Category Archives: Thoughts

Hello 2017

Dear 2016,

Thank you and good bye! You have been fabulous for Kris and myself!

I have loved a lot, worked hard, played hard and enjoyed the last 365 days tremendously. I cannot be more grateful for everything that has happened this year.

As with every year, I hope that the upcoming 2017 will be one filled with good health, joyful laughter and even more successes in NS1.

I also hope that the upcoming president elect doesn’t accidentally start a war. No, not a twitter war! A real war – by accident, because I wouldn’t put it pass him! Oh America, what have you done!

Life has been good to us

There is a lot of working going on in the Beevers household. Both of us like to be busy and we’re both sufficiently engaged and intellectually stimulated with the work we’re currently doing. We work a lot because we like what we’re doing.

During our walk back from dinner last night from our Japanese dinner , I was remarking to Kris (with reference to his business).

“I wonder when we will be considered successful/rich in Manhattan?”

Given that the latest apartments with a 360degree view is going for 130++million or something ridiculous like that. I was telling him that as an educator, I’ll never be rich (not in the strictly financial sense at least). So am I damned to be poor in NYC? >.<

Kris said something that really left me thinking about our current lives.

“We’re already very rich, because we can both do what we want to do without worrying about money.”

My husband sometimes sprouts words of wisdom and I’m often in awe of how little he truly cares about cash, status or prestige.

So yes, life has been good to us because we are able to do what we want in life. After all, isn’t the pursuit of money supposed to make us internally rich and not just externally so? The latter is often sought by most people, in their ability to showcase wealth, status symbols through material things. But how often do we think about enriching our own lives? Intellectually, Spiritually, or Morally?

So my question is, what are you pursuing in your life today to enrich your life?


Its that time of the year where I feel the need to downsize!

I need to donate stuff I don’t wear anymore and stop buying any more crap!

Yup. That’s my goal of April!

I need to wash all my winter gear and pack it nicely in a nice big box. (Which I might have to *ahem* purchase.

Ever so once in a while, I feel like I have so much material goods. I would much rather do more stuff, help more people, learn more things than accumulate accumulate accumulate!

For today, I’m going to acquire knowledge! Tata!