stYlobAte

Style is a state of mind.

LaLaLand

La la Land (noun): e.g. living in lalaland. The mental state of someone who is not aware of what is really happening; a nickname for Los Angeles, California; or any place renowned for … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

fiVE lesSons

I haven’t written for a long while… Not for lack of new ideas, but perhaps because in the race between the insights and new thoughts, the latter kept running ahead. … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

jiHadi bRides & hUman naTure

The rush of hormones when you hit puberty is extraordinary. Emotions spill, but at the same time a sense of power surges through your body. Getting your period is at … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

strIVing & strUGGle precEde succESS

To strive (verb): to exert much effort or energy; to struggle or fight forcefully toward any goal   Striving and struggle precede success, even in the English dictionary. In modern, … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

dAm yOga: a worK liFe balanCe

I first went to Amsterdam when I was 22. Back then it was a post-uni hipster trip with a few friends to check out the city’s (in)famous delights. Nine years … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

pRactice mAkes perFect

Strength (noun): ability to withstand applied stress without failure. I’m not a die-hard believer in motivational quotes, but some adages bring comfort in their brevity. You note them, you internalise … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

MIDLife can beGin at 30

“Midlife crisis is a term coined in 1965 by Elliott Jaques stating a time where adults come to realize their own mortality and how much time is left in their life. A midlife crisis … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

why aRRogance is stYlish but vAnity iSn’t

We tolerate arrogance. Especially the arrogance of designers and creatives. But what about vanity? So many people conflate the meaning of these two words and yet they are quite distinct … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

tO FashioN is a vERb

A friend of mine said he didn’t understand Fashion. You’ve heard that before. But he admitted he wasn’t immune to it, he just didn’t feel he’d ever consciously made a … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

men, WOmen & their spaRe tiMe

I overheard this the other day… MAN: So what do you do with your girlfriends when you meet up? WOMAN: blah MAN: So, you chat? WOMAN: blah, blah, yadda yadda, … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

whaT’s yoUr hEadsPaCe?

Headspace (noun) = mindfulness, perspective. I recently spoke to a Feng Shui consultant who spent ten years working in the asset management industry about why she packed in her illustrious … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment
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