Flying and Falling

Flying

So high

Falling

So hard

For love

Climbing

Up the heart

Flowing

Downstream to the

Beautiful waterfall of love

 

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Water

ChinHooi Ng's Poetic Notes

Water

crystal clear

cultivates lives

benefits all thing and expects nothing

in return

water

kind and soft

soundlessly moistens a scenery

breeding a natural landscape

water

cleanses all things

has a cleansing instinct

to turn dirt into purity

water

all over the wilderness

with its benevolent conduct

doing good to all beings

be like water

with a mind of vale

the inner peace

and harmony

like a drop of water

let the heart shine

to refract the brilliant rays of sun

let it shine.

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The meat and potatoes, essentially, is “no.”

That Which is To Herself

1*ST6GlN-wTgiPZGrquhdk3g Scott Simmerman “The Square Wheels Guy”

The brain is green, according to Charles Duhigg in The Power of Habit.  It likes to save and conserve energy and as a result, “[the brain] allows us to stop thinking constantly about basic behaviors.” If you’ve ever tried waking up an hour or two earlier and found this challenging, this is because of a “habit forming loop” embedded within the brain. “When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making, It stops working so hard, or diverts focus to other tasks. So unless you deliberately fight a habit – unless you find new routines – the pattern will unfold automatically.”

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In the month of New Year’s resolutions we vow change our bad habits. And yet, we often fail and promise the same ones in the following year. Duhigg believes that we must…

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Becoming a Wolf In a Lions Den on Wall Street

That Which is To Herself


I have become like a wolf on Wall Street. I seek stories with unquenchable thirst, rather than deals.

Showing up to a company party in The Trump Building on Wall Street, it unexpectedly ends up being an intimate gathering between coworkers.

Clearly I don’t belong here, but luckily as a journalist I always belong, I always have opportunity with the power of a pen.

Cutting through the fog of internal discomfort is enabled by a goal, to explore the folks of NYC in their habitats. Conveniently, here I am in the ferocious territory of the wolves, I can’t let this one pass me by.

I’m feeling uncomfortable at first being one of the only girls, not to mention the only person who does not work on at this company. Yet my curiosity takes over and I inquire about their workday. Through being a journalist I can become a part of…

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Dear Humanity, Have a Voice For Me

That Which is To Herself

Dear Humanity,

It has been long told that a woman’s dress does not reflect her desire or consent to engage in physical touch or anything beyond this point. Much has been said about the foul and rotten men that violate, trample on, and extort consent to touch. These men attempt to conjure connection and touch despite the obvious unpleasant and uncomfortable reaction that is clearly etched upon the victim’s face. Though at times, even to the trained viewer and purposeful observer, the desire of the victim in question can be elusive. For women, as well as men, have been trained to be polite and socially agreeable. As an example, being polite means smiling when someone says something stupid or not funny. The programing for this has long been developed in early childhood. Simultaneously, children are taught not to talk to strangers. However, when one becomes an adult and more comfortable…

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Afternoon

ChinHooi Ng's Poetic Notes

The wind in the forest
trees swaying all happiness
the clear crisp sound
is their beautiful voice
it’s such a beautiful picture
birds cheering happily
a nice afternoon
the rising sunlight
stippling the entire forest
and the upcoming twilight
will bring a trace of
warmth
it’s changing
little by little
i am a stranger seeing
with stranger’s eyes and mentality
the most familiar view
of the mountain and
it’s good to go through it
and wander
in its mind.

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