3 Simple Things That Make You A Better Person

When we start to see a half-full glass instead of a half-empty one, we start to appreciate the little things we have instead of complaining about the little things we don’t have. Have you ever felt like time just flies and you wonder where did they all go? In today’s world, we’re constantly bombarded with news, social media, and hangouts with friends & family. Life… Read More »3 Simple Things That Make You A Better Person

How Kind Can You Be? The Ultimate Random Act of Kindness

Be kind, be grateful, today.  What have I just witnessed?  It was a typical weekday after work and I was driving to the gym near my house. I came to a traffic light, waiting in the left turn lane. There were 2 cars ahead of me.  A car in the opposite traffic was ready to take a left turn and suddenly, the car stopped. Then,… Read More »How Kind Can You Be? The Ultimate Random Act of Kindness

How to Stop Reacting to Other People’s Emotions

Once we started to react to other people’s emotions, we become emotional ourselves and won’t be able to process things rationally.  Family Reunion In July, my sister and her boyfriend came to visit us on the west coast from Singapore. I was extremely excited to see her and also meet her boyfriend for the first time. I requested 2 weeks off to actually be there… Read More »How to Stop Reacting to Other People’s Emotions

The Simplest Way to Meditate for Beginner

  Meditation practice is actually very simple, but it’s not easy. “I’ve tried meditating a few times, but it’s so tough. My mind just keeps wandering around and I cannot focus.” Sounds familiar? You’re not alone. We’re living in a world where we’re constantly stimulated with an insane amount of information and distraction. Meditation is more needed now than ever because it helps us focus… Read More »The Simplest Way to Meditate for Beginner

Don’t Miss Out on the Benefits of Meditation

What is meditation? About two years ago, I was meeting up with my friend at the gym for a week-night workout. As we were warming up, she asked me: “Have you tried meditation?” “No, what’s that? What does it do?” I asked. “It’s basically a practice of focus that increases the awareness of your thoughts, that promotes emotional stability and clarity. You should give it… Read More »Don’t Miss Out on the Benefits of Meditation

How to be More Productive

“I have so much to do, how can I be more productive?” In a world that’s busier and more distracting than ever, it’s getting more challenging to stay focused. Oftentimes, we can confuse ourselves with being productive from being busy. Being busy is mindless work without necessarily producing any value. Being productive is more than just checking things off. It’s about focusing on the most… Read More »How to be More Productive

How Discomfort Will Make You A Better Person

“Talking to a Stranger? Why? No Thanks.” That would have been me just a few months ago. Growing up in a culture where we don’t even look each other in the eyes when making conversations, I’ll shake my head a million times if you wanted me to approach a stranger. It’s just out of my reach. No freaking way. Having started this blog, I need… Read More »How Discomfort Will Make You A Better Person

A New Chapter in a New City

Just a little over a month ago, I was still working on my desk, until one Friday morning, I received a call from a number that I didn’t recognize. I answered the phone.  “Hello, this is Rynn.” “Hey Rynn, this is X from Y.” Oh, it’s the manager who interviewed me. I was thrilled to get a call from him. And of course, nervous. I… Read More »A New Chapter in a New City

Key Takeaways From My First Job After 4 Years

Last Friday, February 11, 2022, marked my last day working at NWEA. I started my internship with them in the summer of 2017. After returning from a trip upon graduating from Oregon State University, I reached back out to inquire about openings for a Business Analyst position. Fortunately, I got hired as a contractor in 2018, which soon got converted to a full-time employee. My… Read More »Key Takeaways From My First Job After 4 Years

5 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently At My First Job

This is part 2 of the post. Read part 1: Key Takeaways From My First Job After 4 Years There is always room for improvement, right? Looking back to those 4 years at my first job, there are a lot of things I would have done better or differently. This reflection will be something valuable I carry with me to the next adventure. Be intentional… Read More »5 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently At My First Job