That’ll remind you of life’s magic.

The Alchemist is not a book. It’s the meaning of life condensed into 163 pages.

The book has sold over 65 million copies in 67 languages. It holds the Guinness World Record for the most translated book by a living author.

When I started reading it this year, I didn’t…


You don’t have a bad memory.

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We no longer rely on our memories the way we used to.

Everything is easily googleable.

Can’t remember that restaurant you went to last week? Google.
Can’t remember the directions to your in-laws’ place? Google.
Can’t remember the recipe for mac and cheese? Google.

But, I would say, having a…


Money Making Tricks on Medium

There’s hope for shitty writing!

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Okay, I’ve been stalking a couple of accounts on Medium who claim to make over $100 a month on Medium. Meaning, they are in the top 6% of writers on Medium!

I’m happy for them, I really am. But I can’t get over how bad their writing is. Weak language…


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“If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” — Dan Poynter

You start by doing.

If you want to be a writer, write. Practice your dream. Master your craft.

You don’t improve by waiting. And you won’t become a writer by waiting for inspiration…


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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson, 1777

These were the words of the renowned English writer when London was the most populous and vibrant city in Europe. It was the start…


I’m done with Delta.

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I’ve been away from Medium for a while — seven weeks, to be specific.

I want to blame it on COVID-19. See, I recently got the latest Delta variant, and I was vaccinated, and I always ensure to have a mask on. …


Thank you, Medium, for yet another curation!

Tons of writers complain about the new Medium curation — that it no longer has the impact it once had. That it’s a…


Self Improvement: Atomic Habits

So why do you expect overnight success?

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Many of us are aware of the compounding power of making tiny improvements, or Atomic Habits, popularized by James Clear.

A 1% improvement each day, or a tiny bit better, will lead to a 3778% improvement by the end of the year. …


Thank you, Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她) for the prompts that get us thinking and writing!

Here are my responses.

[1] What did you like to do most when you were 10? They say that this hobby is likely what brings you the most joy in life — is this something you still do?

When I was ten, I rode my bike for hours every evening, and I practiced Karate three times a week. I do none of these now and haven’t in years.

I’m…

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