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stress of marriage

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“Well, if you and Nochie did separate, what is the hardest issue to resolve?” “Probably custody of the kids…” mused Timmie, “Oh wait, actually no, she definitely won’t be fighting for that!” Two years ago, as Tim recounted this conversation between him and his therapist, we both broke down into hysterical laughter. 

shared bicycles & determination

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The scooter burglar alarm screamed. I had thrown a bicycle into it. One of those yellow ones and then I added an orange one for good measure. A third I threw into the concrete wall. Shared bicycles pollute the streets of Beijing. I had wanted to push the stroller up the slant walkway that led…

a drip, a trip, and a flip

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24 days before 2017 ended, I was back in ER. I had always wondered why I did not hear the sound of the saline solution drop as it passes down from one end of the tube to the other. It was not quite as in the movies. Nothing serious, just a bout of sinister bacteria…

I do not have what it takes to get through The Struggle

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I do not have what it takes. I am the average. The mediocrity. Not that special. I do not think I have the resilience to keep standing back up after every cold rejection, every disheartening defeat, every failed attempt. I do not have what it takes to get through “The Struggle” to become what I…

Happy Mother’s Day Rant that never got published

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I was going to write about the stupidity of Mothers’ Day, pitch it to Huffington Post, let it get rejected, and then grudgingly post it on my own blog so it would not get read. It never got written in time. I chose to nap instead of storming on my keyboard – until now. My…

dreams are my reality

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there was a time when I adhered to guidance, and abandoned the subjects I wanted to study there was a time when I succumbed to practicalities, and took up law & politics instead of journalism there was a time when I gave up my aspirations in international criminal law for a salary in banking there…

So what are these bears all about?

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In the last few days since the launch of the Bearapy online campaign for World Health Day, I have posted one bear a day on my social media platforms. Different people answered the question “What emotion is this bear feeling?” and thank you to everyone who reposted or commented. We got varied answers. For this…

SUPER ANNOYED!

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I talked about Lego’s Serious Play programme for a while, and for two years here, nobody cared. Suddenly, I get an invitation to attend a workshop to learn how it can help strategy discussions blah blah blah. I am SUPER ANNOYED. Why did no one listen to me then?   I am petrified to one…

polar bears

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So much shit, so much crap. Such cacophony. I wish they would stop honking. I wish the time would stop, so I could halt my brisk stride to stop and buy the clay rabbit on a stick made by a man with no fingers for my daughter, knowing that the eyes would fall off even…

about Noch Noch

Enoch Li, (pen name: Noch Noch) is born and raised in Hong Kong and Australia. She has also studied / worked / lived in the US, France, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, China, and has travelled to more than 40 countries. She loves travelling and her curiosity in foreign cultures and languages has led her to enjoy her life as an international executive in the banking & finance industry. However, she was forced to take time off work in 2010 due to her illnesses and after spending time in recovery, cooking, practising Chinese calligraphy, reading and writing – in short, learning to take care of herself and letting out the residual work stress, she has transitioned into a Play Consultant for corporates interested in creative change management and employee well-being using the psychology of playfulness.