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I am mediocre

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  With all the self-flagellation of how inadequate I am, or the jealousy I feel towards others I classify as having “made it,” today, I come to the somber revelation that I am mediocre. I am part of the mediocrity. I am not the same league as those I aspire to be.

“Should” “Should not”

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I overheard these conversations recently: “You should not complain about your work, many people do not have a job…” “You should enjoy your pregnancy, many people can’t get pregnant… “You should be happy, many people don’t have a home…” “You should spend more time with your daughter to build a bond…” “You should not spend…

what have you done in 2015?

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I don’t know the name of the song, but the lyrics go: “So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over…” I am struck always by “what have you done?” Each year, I feel that I have not done much, have not been productive as I wanted to be, and have not…

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A recent coffee chat with a mentor reminded me of an experience I had about a few years ago at a dinner with my husband. Back then, I was feeling even more lost than I am today. After the tedious formal introductions and chit chat about the weather and smog – which in my opinion is not…

Making up for lost time

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Every morning I wake up, I would be in a flurry. Get myself dressed, charge my phone, swing my arms about to tick the box of doing some exercise, go through the calendar for the day, and get the baby up. Once she is done with breakfast, we head off to some playgroup for the…

A new treadmill

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I had an imagery of myself on the treadmill. Ever since the launch of the Free Ebook on depression a month ago, I had been in non-stop motion.

I am amazing

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I was sitting in a neighbourhood café, computer in front of me, a cup of lukewarm coffee and a half eaten brownie to my right hand side. Outside, the orphaned leaves were trembling in the wind, as if mirroring my shaking hands. I was on the verge of tears, my chest tight, and my being…

A hope to help (+ Free Ebook download)

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Two years ago, I noticed that a particular blog post,“10 things not to say to a depressed person”, had not ceased to stimulate discussions, debates, and inspirations in the comments section. The post was and was intended to be sarcastically amusing, with a touch of humour to bring a smile – at least to myself…

Putting it all out there

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Feeling vulnerable at the moment. Have been feeling vulnerable for the last few months ever since I finished my thesis. Time to find some work – simply because I would like to work and satisfy my intellectual curiosity, but otherwise because I would go crazy if I had to stay home and look after my little girl…

Too much positivity

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Life is not all rainbows. Sometimes life is crap. We spend time waiting, chasing, hoping, wondering… to no concrete results. People do not respond to emails. Things out of our control keep us in limbo. We get sick. We get tired. We do not reach the goals in our self-allotted time. Sometimes we wonder what…

about Noch Noch

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. Noch Noch loves travelling and her curiosity in foreign cultures and languages has led her to enjoy her life as an international executive for the last 7 years in the banking & finance industry. However, she was forced to take time off work in 2011 due to her illnesses and now spends her 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.