Heady pace, steady heart
Speedy steps, planted feet
Shoulders back, laser gaze
Snap decisions, crystal head
Adrenaline pumping, directional daze!

Ride the waves, rise to that place
Grab the fun, if the bull appears
Love allies, laugh at enemies
Whip out the map, and the thinking cap.

Once a champ, always a champ
Nothing to prove, everything to love
Embrace risks–catalyst for growth
Fear not failure–all factual, nothing personal
Make a difference, forget about achievements
True winners, meteoric rise
No burden of proof
To slow them down!


Stellar doesn’t have to speak
Nor say “Hey look at me”
Stellar can be meek
As only the strong can be.

Stellar seeks not an audience
She doesn’t have to
Stellar stays in her radius
Gracious in all her ways
Runs her race on her path even if desolate
She doesn’t crave but she emanates.

Stellar is a paradox
Quiet yet unequivocal
Unassuming yet august
Carefree yet assertive
She hears no chatter yet listens when you speak
She acts silly and remains courtly.

Stellar is sexy.

Seven Things I Love About Being Malaysian

1. There is sun all year round!
2. I will never have trouble finding things to eat when I do not feel like cooking – there are shops, hawker stalls, cafés, restaurants. And food delivery 🙂
3. The wide use of English here helps me navigate the rest of the world with relative ease.
4. I am close to food, massage, cultural, and shopping haven – Thailand.
5. I get to grow up speaking three languages and a few Chinese dialects.
6. Women are generally heard and respected, with governmental and non-governmental bodies advocating and creating equal opportunities and flexible working environments.
7. I get to practice my faith.

One-Liner Wednesday–If Only

If only, if only each and every of us knows how valuable and worthy we are, just because we have been created to be so, and that our worth is not determined by that one person’s opinion–that playground bully, the spouse who walked out, the parent who could never be pleased, that unrequited love, that mean boss, that insulting audition judge, that publisher who tears your manuscript apart.

This post is part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday:

Focus (Part 2)

The freedom
Of a single-track mind
The narrow path
That leads to life
The excitement
Of being alone
With that dream
That only you
Can understand.

The courage
In saying ‘no’
To the popular, enticing, pleasurable
Just to say ‘yes’
To what you know is right–
The singleness of goal.

The joy
Of being in The Flow
Where at every moment
Everything you touch


“I don’t look at what others are doing. I just put on my goggles and steam ahead.” – Bobbi Brown

No time to fear
There’s so much to do
All the fun to be had
When you’re being you
This is your fuel
Doing things you were born to do.

No need to worry
Take your eyes off the rest
Fix them on that you do best.

Let the world be
It does not belong on your shoulders.

This is your fuel
Just being you.

Being in “The Zone”

I guess this is why among a group of equally talented and qualified people, only a minority will truly shine – the difference lies in how well we get into our ‘zones’. Another great post by Eric Tonningsen.

Eric Tonningsen's Awakening to Awareness

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.” ~ Chuang Tzu

I intentionally chose this photo. It is the one place, a single activity, in which I can find myself in “the zone.”  According to Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, being in the zone or in “flow” is a single-minded immersion and represents the ultimate experience in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning. It is when emotions are not just contained and channeled, but positive, energized, and aligned with the task at hand.

Many of us have been in the zone. And describing how it feels there is unique to each individual. Some people can get ‘there’ easily; they have conditioned themselves and know what it takes to experience a feeling of spontaneous joy while performing a task, although being in the zone…

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