~japanese proverb

unconditional friendship with oneself is the basis of compassion.

"substitute “boundaries” for “balance”: while balance requires an unsteady equilibrium among the various demands on our time and energy, boundaries offer a sustainable means of keeping things in their proper place" ~via Ryan Li Dahlstrom

empathy, not sympathy - because what makes something better is not a response but a connection.

race still matters, support affirmative action. #SCA5 #noLiesnoHate #AsianAmericansAdvancingJustice

"Nothing good gets away."

some words of wisdom from a thoughtful & hard-working development professional and dear, sweet friend in Cambodia: “I have had more failures than successes and I am inspired by Nelson Mandela’s quote, “Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” I wish to share some messages to young people about career path as well as about journey to life. First, start small and dream big and never lose hope. As Martin Luther King said, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  Embrace patience as a virtue. Enjoying the journey to your dreams is more important than realizing your dreams. Second, we live as a community, therefore communication and networking is crucial. So, communicate with others and build networks. Third, be inspired and inspire others. Learn from inspiring people to help shape your life and inspire others with your realized dreams. Fourth, live a life of meaning and purpose by giving a hand to others. Be compassionate to yourself, your family and extend your compassion to others. My last words are: Be altruistic: give more to others and to your country without expecting any return.” thank you Socheata for the reminders, looking forward to seeing more of your great work ahead. 

confidence (自信感 / 자신감) comes from within