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Not The Type of Cousins I Admire

Growing up in a big family, I got used to being surrounded by a lot of cousins. Being the smaller group among the cousins, I'm being taken care of, brought along for kampung trip, invited for firecracker ceremonies, protected from stray dogs, and a lot more sweet memories. 

Looking back, now, I'm a cousin to some others, and I'm the elder ones. Never did I did what my elder cousins did to me. Shame on me. Buckup. 
For a start, start a conversation.

Breakthrough. Dare to Try. Risk Assessment

Did a self-reflection yesterday night. Looking back, trying to find an answer to my successes and my failures. Realize that:Many of my successes were tied to my failures.What made failures into small wins areThe spirit of never-give-upThe dare-to-try spirit. Trying something I'm uncomfortable with. For example:Forming a partnership with someone who I barely knowTaking seed investor's money when I wasn't sure what's the path lying aheadWalking to a girl I admire to ask for a date. This is big for me because I have been a very shy boy back then. If it's not because of this, I won't have a lovely wife today.There are also many opportunities that I missed. The moments of "what-if", I can only live now with "what if I dare-to-try" then.I missed the opportunities to learn more at school. Always too shy to ask. Too shy to volunteer.I missed the opportunities to acquire better engineering skills at Uni for not being curious enough to "Google&qu…

When Desperate, People Make Promises that They will Not Keep

This is a reminder to myself - take note when people make promises.

Pay attention, especially those who make promises when they need help or they are desperate. Typically, they can't keep the promises. They made those promises because they are desperate.

It's not their fault by mine because I believe it. Remember.