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How Long Would You Spend to Teach Your (Future) Baby to Walk, Before Giving Up?

Crawling baby

Have you ever taught a baby how to walk? According to BabyCenter, most babies take their first steps between 9 and 12 months old and walk by the time they’re 14 or 15 months old. Some babies take longer, walking only when they’re 17 months old, though it doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with them — it’s simply different babies needing different time for…

Barbie Thomas: Body Builder with No Arms, and Inspiring Mother of Two

Barbie Thomas, modeling on the beach

Yesterday night I was just thinking how many “problems” we face today are first world problems, just that majority of us don’t know that. For example, if your greatest problems in the past six months include any of the following: Not having a seat when taking public transport Not being able to lose the last two pounds (when you’re not fat to begin…

7 Inspiring Lessons I Learned from a Blind Stranger

Blind woman with walking stick

Last week, I was on the bus, on my way home. After a few stops, a blind woman got up the bus, after which the lady sitting beside me promptly gave up her seat for her. (That lady beat me to it as I was sitting on the inside seat.) As the blind woman (whom I’ll refer to as X) sat down beside me,…

Case Study: Lance Armstrong’s Elaborate Doping Scandal (and 5 Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From It)

Lance Armstrong Confession on OWN

In one of the biggest scandals ever uncovered in sports history, Lance Armstrong came clean about his use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) throughout much of his professional cycling career last Thursday (January 17) in a two-part interview with Oprah Winfrey on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Lance Armstrong–Oprah Winfrey Interview: Key Highlights I didn’t catch the interview when it was…

When Adversity Strikes: My Interview with Inspiring Cancer Survivors (Plus Help Donate to Cancer Research!)

Cancer survivor Fay with husband and daughter

Several months ago, I was invited by National Cancer Center Singapore to visit their facilities and perhaps do some coverage on PE to drive awareness of cancer in the society. I was cordially given a tour of their center at 11 Hospital Drive (Singapore), where I met their staff (including the nurses, their principal radiographer, their radiation therapist, their marketing communications…

7 Lessons We Can Learn from The Kardashians on Life and Success (Yes, Indeed)

The Kardashian Family

Some of you must be wondering what I’m up to, writing about the Kardashians. The rest of you (probably those outside of America) are probably wondering, “Who/What the heck are/is the ‘Kardashians’??” Who are the Kardashians? Well, the Kardashians are a family of eight with their own reality TV series in America, Keeping Up with the Kardashians (KUWTK), which features their…

Why Mass Shootings Happen and What We Can Do as Individuals

Dark Knight Rises

“The Dark Knight Rises”, the third in the trilogy of the latest Batman films, premiered yesterday, 20 July. What was supposed to be a happy day for Batman fans turned out to be a tragedy as a gunman opened fire, killed 12 people, and injured 58 others at one of the midnight premieres in Aurora, Colorado. (It’s now referred to…

11 Life Lessons to Learn From Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Yesterday morning, I was busy writing the preparation post for upcoming 21-Day Meditation Challenge.

As I took a quick glance at my Twitter timeline, I saw a message which said, “RIP Steve Jobs”. When I first saw it, my first reaction was…