My Ruminations

I don’t believe in micromanaging my life; I surrender to surprises :) I want to travel, to every corner of the earth; to discover different cultures, to touch hearts and live dreams. Perpetual wanderlust.

I’m seeking; I’m striving. I am in it with all my heart.

2020

Staying up all night

“I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me.” Not being sexist but I think women have a hard time letting go of criticisms, insults, attacks or friendships woes. I think because emotionally, we care more.

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Tsuta’s biggest menu revamp

What has been keeping me awfully busy during October – unveiling Tsuta’s biggest menu revamp! – Introduced over 80% new and improved items in its menu – Premiered Tsuta’s first Crab Soba, Mazesoba with local renditions, and improved recipes on our Signatures such as Shoyu Soba and Shio Soba While

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Making unconventional choices

Definitely no linearity in my career. Sometimes, it worries me… and I wistfully wish I was a lifer in a big company. Some of my friends have been working in the same companies/fields for 15 years… and here I am, jumping from one to another. 😔 Choosing a non-bank job

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5 years on, 9 lessons I learnt as an entrepreneur

After 5 years of being an entrepreneur, these are some of the most important lessons I learnt along the way. 1.  I really learnt to compartmentalise myself from my work problems.When I started out, I get flustered every time I face an issue. Today, I can really emotionally separate myself

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Productivity, Health & Habit Tracking Tools

  Each time I mention about my habits, tracking tools and 60-day challenge, I get a lot of questions on how and what I use. Thought I’ll share it in a post so I don’t have to reply individually. I honestly believe that I have managed to build a great

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Are you okay?

When’s the last time you checked in with yourself? Take time to breathe, recharge and be thankful. Remember to care for the people you love too. Big hugs x 🌨🌨 “Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated,

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All you have to do is ask

“But I’ll let you in on a little secret: there’s a whole world out there waiting for you. Great cities, and art, and music. Genuine beauty. And you could have all of it. You could have a thousand more birthdays, all you have to do is ask.”

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On quitting alcohol

As I said in the earlier post on limiting beliefs, my dream is to one day, say that “I don’t drink alcohol”. PERMANENTLY. Nothing against alcohol at all. Again, I’m the BIGGEST drinker. I love my alcohol & drink daily, by myself. I can drink half a bottle of whisky

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Money vs Wealth

“The ability to do what you want, when you want, with who[m] you want, for as long as you want to, pays the highest dividend that exists in finance.” Think about what money and wealth are for. A critical distinction between being rich (having a high current income) and being

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Chris Voss: Art of Negotiation

Notes from Chris Voss Masterclass – Art of Negotiation LESSON 1: MIRRORING Problem: Situation The other party: CounterpartCollaborate to solve the problem  EmpathyWhat’s driving someone? What are their rules are?What are they really after? Who are they really working for?What are they really negotiating for? What is the commodity they

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