February 16, 2017 by Kelvin Inner Ramblings 0

Busy at nothing

I think I heard it on The Chase Jarvis Live Show Podcast with Elle Luna. Being busy is not success. Rather you have no priorities…Something like that or close. I think I am like this. I feel busy. But come to think of it, achieve nothing. I should make it a point to sit down, evaluate my life goals.

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September 1, 2016 by Kelvin Inner Ramblings 0

One of those days i asked

It is one of those days where I ask myself…and anyone by my side literally, what is the meaning of life. I have never asked hard about this question. That was until I had a baby girl. My baby girl was then diagnosed with a terminal condition at 5 months old. For 3 years I watched her lying down daily, unable to sit up, move a single limb or even breath on her on. At age 3, she understood that she cannot eat like other normal kids do. She knew she can’t move like other kids do. Yet smiley and happy she was. I thought to myself? Why did she come to earth to suffer? Why? What’s the meaning of life for her? What’s the meaning of life for me. One day, I turned to my helper at home and asked her the same question. She couldn’t answer. I asked my wife. Same. No definite answer. If you are reading and looking for the meaning of life, then you can go now. For I am still questioning that. We strive and jump through willingly hoops in our life. But what do we actually want? Where do we go? What do we do? Almost a year […]

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August 18, 2016 by Kelvin Inner Ramblings 0

Getting back to the books

I have not been reading books for years. Yes I read business, productivity articles online. But I still love reading a published book once in a while. I managed to pick up some reading the the past short span of 2 months, I finished 3 short books. Although 1 of them are actually more like a collection of short stories The life changing magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo Halfway through the book, I think she’s impressive. She managed to create a business out of her OCD. Then after thinking through, it kind of makes sense. Below are 2 quotes from her book. Discard anything that doesn’t spark joy She repeated the phrase few times through the book, and asking you to feel the item. Does it spark joy in you when you and hold, think about what kind of feeling it brings you. And keeping only those made you feel joy. The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life Investing your first $20,000 – A collection of Singapore’s finance blogger This technically isn’t published. But I am interested in learning to invest lately. Summary. With 20K, […]

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July 18, 2016 by Kelvin Inner Ramblings 0

Packing My Rooms Are So Hard

It’s Monday. I feel blue. I don’t feel like doing anything. Still reeling from sitting in a bar with loud music till 12am and then sleeping at 3am on Saturday. I guess that’s when I say “I’m getting older”. My wife and I did some cleaning as 1. My “Name I can’t pronounce” series of Ikea table is giving way. 2. I bought a new desk in place of it My intended study room was filled with stuff. While the second bedroom was functioning as a study with that Ikea table that is giving way, and also a place for stuff. Wife took the opportunity to declutter as well since I was setting up the new table(Not Ikea) we bought a week ago. It was a very difficult session of decluttering. Very. You see. Those rooms contained Kaelyn’s soft toys, medical consummables, books, accessories. Her stuff. A year ago at this time, We barely mustered the strength to just consolidate everything into boxes and stashed everything that’s hers into any nook that we could fit. Then we just left it at that. Wife managed to plow through most of her stuff. Throwing those that should be thrown. Keeping those that […]

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April 23, 2016 by Kelvin Inner Ramblings 0

1 Year On

Time passes so fast. It has been a year since we laid Kaelyn to rest. We came together and had a memorial on her 1st anniversary in Heaven at where we last bade her farewell, at the waters off Changi Ferry Terminal. We then went out to sea in 2 bumboats. My neighbour’s boy, Jayden, drew a picture for her beforehand. It is a picture of them out at sea on a boat enjoying the day. We went out and didn’t think of how to end with the drawing. One of us made it into a paper boat. We tied balloons of Kaelyn’s favourite cartoon character to it. We dropped off flowers, set the paper boat off and reminisce as we watch the paper boat sail away. Truly grateful for the friends that remembers her. Also very proud of my girl in the way she left impressions among people who interacted with her. A year later after I laid Kaelyn into the coffin, it still hurts when memories of us together flood my head. Time heals all wounds they say. This statement is a lie. This wound never heals. It will only be buried by the hustles of life, but never […]

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