Brightest in the Class

“I really don’t know where I stand today. I quit jobs because I couldn’t tolerate all those specimens - manipulative or psychopath or womaniser or backstabbing bosses. A good boss remains a pipe dream, as I’ve now quit the corporate world for good.” “Do you regret doing whatever you did, Sandra?” “Not really. It could …

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People who?

Inbound flights were allowed even after the Covid outbreak in China. The economy is going downhill, and the stimulus package does not land in bank accounts of citizens. Two banks failed. One was rescued from disaster. A mutual fund closed down its schemes. A finance company has cheated citizens in a chit fund scheme, and …

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Night of horror

It was a night to remember, much more than a campfire in the countryside. Our friend’s father had ensured a full-on traditional celebration for her birthday party. I don’t know how banned drugs made an appearance, and soon the party was going from whacky to wild to uncontrollable. And then, the unspeakable crime happened. The …

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Authenticity

“Try and think of times when you were not wearing a mask.” “Quite a few….” “In whose company and where were you? Can you recall?” “Yes, vividly…” “That is the place you can truly call home. The rest of your life has not been authentic. It doesn’t matter how many books you have written or …

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Unpleasant Fairy

Somebody told her she was made of stardust, and nothing could stop her from achieving what she wants. That somebody did not tell Maria that God always builds an anti-thesis of everything. One would never appreciate peace, without knowing turmoil and war. Colours look more defined when contrasted with an opposite on the colour wheel. …

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Reading too much

I try to find a pattern in the randomness. Is there a message hidden for someone? Was it meant to cross the barriers of language, culture and time - if someone sees it long after the imprints were created? Palms, thumbs, teardrops, jellyfish … certainly something to do with aquatic life ….or just the uncontrolled …

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Count your blessings

CHANGE THE CONVERSATION WITH YOURSELF We are facing a 50% salary cut for the next three months. My job is still intact. Opportunities in my business look hazy. Did I really like it in the first place, or was I doing it only to earn money? This could be the right time to reskill and …

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