The Chinese usher in a new lunar year with new clothes and a clean house; in Jenna’s bizarro world, it is not a new year but a new era, and the offerings are a new computer (refer to my Twitter feed) and a sparsely-furnished studio apartment in the Tenderloin. The new era has not gotten… Continue reading Bizarro World*
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Chalk it up to generational differences? Or perhaps it’s situational; I will, for example, never aspire to have my mother’s marriage or the kind of relationship she has with her children. Good conversation is like tennis: You volley your ideas on a subject back and forth, building your ideas on top of each other’s until… Continue reading What is Conversation?
What helps you succeed at work can help you succeed in life.
From time to time (though, less than before), memories of dramas, failures, and mistakes haunt me – even keep me up at night. It should surprise no one (who knows me) that they usually involve my professional life. A new addition to my team is a chance to mold a stranger into a more confident… Continue reading Look Forward, but Don’t Forget to Look Back
Two months after my seventh birthday, my father and I flew over the Pacific Ocean to join my mother and brothers in Texas. The gravity of leaving Singapore “forever” never hit me – ever. I’ve wondered what it might’ve been like had we never left, and though it made me very different from my peers,… Continue reading The 4th of July – Another Day to Give Thanks
Being a freelancer was challenging. For six months, I juggled hustling for work and doing the actual work. There had been little time for me to sit down and write it all down… and, thanks to my new job, I have even less.
In case you missed it last week, here’s the photo collage I posted on my Instagram feed for #transformationtuesday: