Tuesday, July 19, 2016

To Live or Not, That is the Question

Some have already ceased to live before their physical time on earth is up. Life goes on, but they do not. Others go on living, despite their many valleys in the shadow of death. I understand why suicide is frequently an option.

To Live or Not, That is the Question

Some have already ceased to live before their physical time on earth is up. Life goes on, but they do not. Others go on living, despite their many valleys in the shadow of death. I understand why suicide is frequently an option.

Friday, July 08, 2016

2016: A Rough Year

I have shirked from blogging. Many things have come up and I felt I needed time to process my thoughts. My time and focus have been robbed by other things and penning my thoughts here has taken a back seat.

This year is a rough one. I began the year heart-broken and drained. The girl I thought I was going to marry decided she wasn't sure anymore and left. It has taken several months for me to move on. It's never an easy journey to wade through a breakup (or divorce). But the only way to go is forward.

I'm in the midst of deciding on my career direction. Being 37, and having run my own business for the last 10 years (I've been working for the past 17 years now), this sounds like an anomaly. Why would I even be in this position? My business took a hit last year. Our cashflow faced a bottleneck. Prices from my suppliers soared (with the introduction of the Government Service Tax). Budgets from my clients shrunk. And in time, I wasn't able to garner the same kinds of jobs anymore.

So, I'm now at the drawing board, deciding on the next career move. Two potential job offers are in view. I'm taking the next couple of weeks to evaluate both options. I think I have lost touch with what I really want in life, or rather, how I want to contribute to life.

If I don't get derailed, I'll follow up with another blog post!

Kevin

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Everyone wants to help matchmake but nobody wants to help patch a broken relationship.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Book Cover Designs for a Good Price

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

To Write or to Write Off?

I just read a blog of an acquaintance. It felt heartwarming to know his thoughts, how he treats his wife, loves animals, and is an upright man.I know he enjoys life. This is something I would never have known just watching him move about in his daily life. A quiet man. 


What struck me was, his interest in blogging (he follows about 50 over blogs). His writing is candid and witty. He is deeply committed to journaling life as it goes by.

This is something I certainly miss doing. Writing. I'm not as creative a writer as I would like to be, but I do like expressing myself this way -- framing and sharing my thoughts on things.

I'm constantly battling the tyranny of the urgent and the important. Hardly having enough time to sit, think and type. Today's an exception because it's Wednesday. I'm normally off from work on Wednesdays. Some call it a 'sabbath'. I call it: 'off from work on Wednesday'.

But most of the time, I feel like I'm sliding down the narrow slope of the hourglass as time seeps through, and when all of it has passed me by, I'm going to get stuck in that hole.

If you have been following my blog, you would have balked at the strange amount of advertisements, music videos and random-non-writing-posts. That's because I was experimenting with ways to monetise my blog. Just felt this might be worth a try. Well, I'm still trying. It's whole new world for me. I've made only USD2.66. I will stick to my day job.

So my question is, should I continue writing or write off this blog as my personal platform to share thoughts?

After reading that acquaintances blog, I think I will resume writing. Even if there isn't an audience, somewhere... out there... somebody's going to either read my post or click on an ad on this blog.




Art For Grabs!

Here are a set of illustrations I worked on. I am selling them on 15x15cm prints. If you would like to purchase them, drop me an email at: kevin.thomas@twentyfivecents.com.my
















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