Tag Archives: Family

How to Succeed When You Have No Past Hardships

I notice that extremely successful people had painful past and hardships during their younger times. My big boss, for example, lost his father before reaching his 12th birthday. The deceased father seemed to die after having been abducted by the … Continue reading

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A Whole-hearted Listening and Unexpected Rewards

I am so grateful for still having two grandmothers in my hometown. My father’s mother has been widowed since decades ago, since my father was 7th grader ( he is now retired from being a government civil servant, as recent … Continue reading

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Rose Lee: “Indonesia is the Heaven for Married Women”

This chic 51-year-young woman was my tour leader, Lee Kye-suk (이계숙). She has an endless supply of story on her mother land, Korea. Along the tour, she narrated various real-life stories. She may tell us about her two sons who … Continue reading

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Day 6 #WritingChallenge : FYI, I Suck at Fiction Writing But am Not That Bad at Telling Real Things

Still remember that writing challenge I deliberately launched days ago? Yeah, this is the 6th day and I haven’t posted anything new to answer the challenge. So here’s today’s challenge: “Write a story that includes: twins, a 12-layer cake, a … Continue reading

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Single Mothers Stronger than Single Fathers, Survey Finds

Women prove to be stronger than you, guys. While males are always considered physically stronger, they’re in fact more emotionally fragile than their female counterparts. This survey has its findings, stating that women raising children alone are less prone to … Continue reading

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“9 Summers 10 Autumns”: An Epic Familial Memoir of Iwan Setyawan You Can’t Miss

It’s 16.55 pm. I’m staring outside and witnessing the raindrops falling on mother earth. At such this hour I should be working for my last left energy to stroke the keyboards in the cooled office down there but today I’m … Continue reading

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