What Is Happiness?

Growing up in a Chinese Malaysian family, I’ve been told studying science, landing an office job and getting married in that order is the road to a happy and fulfilling life.

Happy life? Uncertain life? Maybe both | Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story.

Happy life? Uncertain life? Maybe both | Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story.

Learning maths at university was dull for me.

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Home: It’s Where The Heart Is

In an age where so many of us are geographically on the move, what does the word ‘home’ mean today?

What exactly is ‘home’?

Traditionally, (the) ‘home’ is regarded as a physical place, the place you return to after a hard day at school or work. The place that you call your sanctuary.

Home is sort of like a lost ship at sea – drifting, drifting. Where it goes and where it docks, no one knows. Photo by Mabel Kwong (Port Melbourne Beach)

In such a mobile world, ‘home’ really isn’t just about a fixed location or the house you live in. The assumption that people live in one place and abide by one set of cultures and norms no longer holds; home today often means more than one country.

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