How I can help
I research, share and write about personal-development-related topics so that you understand your emotions or behaviors which can help you better understand yourself and others.
ADVENTURE & CULTURE
I hope that you share my fascination about the world and thirst for adventure. Here you’ll find stories from my journeys to more than 60 countries and my encounters with over 90 nationalities.
DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY
I share tips and resources on the kinds of digital tools and technologies that help expand your knowledge, boost the quality of your work and life.
Hi! I'm Cindy.
An adventurer, storyteller, and hacker dedicated to helping you gain awareness of yourself and others to build better relationships with yourself and people around you.
A born-and-raised-and-lived ;-) Asian American European girl with nothing more than a thirst to explore the world and to know what make us US.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been curious about the world and people. I wanted to see different places and meet different people in additional to a multitude of seemingly unconnected things: technology, psychology, brain chemistry, personality, creativity, MOOC just to name a few.
From a bustling Southeast Asian city to the academic lab in San Francisco Bay Area, to crunching out computer code at a Polish startup in the South Silesia, to teaching high-school IT in Bosnia-Herzegovina, to managing projects at the world's largest logistic company, to helping an obscure mobile/IoT security startup become one of the hottest startups in the Czech Republic and KPMG's Best British Mobile Startup 2016 finalist, to immersing in the local cultures of more than 60 countries and meeting with no less than 90 nationalities, I've learned from the experts as well as from the street the code of the individuals and their worlds.
My dojo is at café bars, train stations, airports, hotel lounge, backpackers’ common areas..
Thank you for visiting.
Countries lived, worked & traveled
Education, Hospitality, Logistics, Internet, IT, Self-Help
Computer Programming, Teaching, Training, IT Consulting, Project Management, Blogging, Coaching
Before coming to London to join Techstars program, I told myself that I would try to blog as often as possible, but I could not find the time. The plan to write every single day is no longer possible. The plan B to write every single week is gone too, leaving plan C to summarize[…]
Food anyone? According to Adele, a Malaysian friend of mine, a “busy body” is someone who likes sticking her nose into other people’s business and gossip. Gossiping people exist everywhere because sometimes gossiping can be addictive, especially in Southeast Asia where I came from. “Hey, you know Ales?” asked Adele. “Ales who?” I replied. “He[…]
I attended the Web Summit in Dublin In November to exhibit a startup found by a colleague of mine. He has built a snap-on technology that allows the instant integration of security into a mobile application and its backend, easily. Ok, it’s not a sales pitch…unless you or your organizations have anything to do with[…]
This post is a longer version of my Toast Master’s speech. One day when I thought about how to become happier: what should I do next, where should I go, and who do I want to have around. I came up with the W-factor to serve as guideline for my decisions and actions. In the[…]
This free MOOC course “Becoming a Resilient Person: The Science of Stress Management and Promoting Well-being” is by far one of the best resources for stress management. The course shows you to look at stress from a more holistic view: yourself, your stressors, the environment and eventually your well-being. I think if we focus only[…]
I recently attended a Type conference in Europe organized every two years in various cities in Europe by the British Association of Psychological Type (BATP) to connect Type Practitioners to share ideas, exchange new stuffs and practices in the industry. Most of the attendants are coaches, consultants, corporate trainers, entrepreneurs, psychologists, psychoanalysts and researchers. One[…]
Philosophy might not be a dying art just yet. According to Professor Luc Brabandere from Ecole Centrale Paris, there are many things we can learn from great philosophers. Below is a short summary of the course content. (Consider yourself saving 8 weeks of learning and hours of video.) To change is to change twice: perception[…]
What appears to be random behavior is the result of differences in the way people prefer to use their mental capacities, wrote Carl Gustav Jung. Some people you just click and some make you tick. Some daydream while some scream “show me milestones” or “give me tasks.” It would be convenient if you click with[…]
What is EQ? Emotional Intelligence (EI) or Emotional Quotient (EQ) is the new big. It indicates your “ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.” (Source: Wikipedia). Your success depends on the people skills: your personality, ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. Daniel Goleman, a renowned author and[…]
Reframing – 5 Simple Mental Tools to Change the Way You Experience Something, Change the Way You Feel, thus Change How You Think
Meet Anette Prehn, the award-winning trainer from Denmark, who has an extraordinary ability to turn a boring scientific subject into a fun dinner conversation and make you fall in love with your brain in the process. I got to know Anette by accident via a discussion thread on Linkedin while looking for tips on conducting[…]