Hi guys! It’s been ages since I have published something worthwhile here. Though I know, you often see my posts in my other blog, Books in My Baggage (If not, feel free to check it out), I have not published any article here in a while.
This is not because I have forgotten about you all, but because I am currently working on myself.
As what they say, you can not give what you don’t have.
Thus, I am earnestly working towards my self-development so that I’d be able to share more values to my readers.
Last two years was a little tough and had challenged my grit and perseverance so much, to the point of giving up at some point. It wasn’t life changing or tear jerking though. Nothing that you need to worry about.
And maybe the reason why I keep on reading books about winning and loosing. The wisdom I’ve gain from those books were 100 folds more than the price that I got them, which I am very thankful about.
Last year 2016, though I’ve had a lot of family travels and started to see and experience more places, I have not posted some of those here and I am so sorry about it. I have also removed some of the travel and food posts here too. I have thought about it a number of times because my travels wasn’t only really about the shallow parts of travelling.
The travels here were more than places. Sometimes, it’s about traveling back n time – reflecting about what happened in the pasts that have shaped my today and can surely affect the future.
Though this blog will still be about travelling and inspiration, I just felt like it is time to re brand it.
Travel, reflect, inspire and express will still be four verbs that I’ll keep but would be using them in a different context.
Travel Reflections and Expressive Inspiration.
And that is the value that we will give you in the long run. For sure, there are questions that are running in your head right now and the About Page of this blog has been updated for your consumption, but let me also put it here in the posts to serve more audience.
What is Travel Reflections?
Travel reflections isn’t only about discovering new places and hot spots in town, it’s also about travelling through time – by going through the past, analyzing the present and preparing for the future.
How about, Expressive Inspiration?
Expressive inspiration is when you are lured to negativity but you choose to be positive and inspire others. Expressive inspiration isn’t common nowadays. You know why? It’s because it’s easy to quit, say goodbye and reset your life.
Why Re brand?
This is also my fourth branding: My Baggage Counter, Blog Made to Inspire, Travel.Reflect.Inspire.Express and right now, TRI Express.
And I’m never gonna stop until I’ll find what is best for this site, that can also allow me to embrace my love for reflections and inspiration.
I am an advocate of self-awareness and believes in what Lao Tsu said,
“Knowing others is intelligence;knowing yourself is true wisdom.Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
Don’t get me wrong and might think that knowing thyself is a selfish act, for I will revert back to our first point which is, “You can not give what you don’t have”.
Giving yourself the wisdom that you need is never selfishness. Because the more you feed your mind with relative soulful thoughts, the more you’ll continuously give value to people around you.
This is my life’s turning point. When value to people is my greatest goal. And I will always live in my mantra,
“If you cannot change the world, at the very least, change yourself.”
Imagine a community that would want to change themselves to their greatest version, what a wonderful world this could become. 🙂