This weak I learned: stuttering is not a weakness

The first time I found out I repeated phrases was when I was 19 and tutoring part-time for extra cash in my first year of university. In the middle of a lesson one day, a student raised her hand and said to me, "Teacher, can you not repeat yourself -…

The 6th Bonus Year

I took a look at the moving clouds in the skies this morning and wondered to myself, how do moving clouds sound like? In that moment, I felt lucky to be here, alive and enjoying life in slow motion. A thought suddenly came to my mind. How old am I…

Expensive lessons my mother taught me for free (v1)

This has been in my drafts for a long while now. I always waited for the perfect day to write it, but many months have passed, and I haven't found that day. Maybe it doesn't exist. So I'll write it now, on an imperfect day. I'm quite exhausted. I think…

So, how's it going 2021?

There's too much dust on this blog. Give me a minute to clean. . . . Alright, all clean now. I guess it's obvious by my last entry here how busy I've been. 'Busy' isn't a word I like to use to describe my life, but for a brief moment in the last…

All the things they said I couldn't do (Pt.1)

Part 1. On running a businessIn college "These business ideas are cool to think of, but let's admit it Lu Wee, you're an engineering student, you don't know how to run a business." "That's a nice idea for a side thing you do on the weekends." After college, in a…

Libraries changed my life

I grew up with Asian parents who wanted the best for me, but never followed the typical Asian parenting stereotype when it came to my academics and self-enrichment. We didn't speak English, or Mandarin at home. We spoke our own dialect, Foochow (a.k.a. Fuzhounese/Hokchiu). When I cried…

The magic of doing just one thing a day

One night, more than fifteen years ago, I found out that my life would be changing forever. A man who my parents loaned a six figure sum to, failed to show up at an agreed location to pay off his final dues. He wasn't the only one. Some weeks before,…

aspirations 2021

do more, show less. like my mother, who donates, gives, serves... yet, you see nothing of these on social media. not because she doesn't use social media, it just doesn't occur to her that a picture needs to be taken when you do good. learn more, learn faster. curse less.…