I haven’t ‘lived’ somewhere unless I had bills to pay, a mobile phone or visited the local doctor/dentist.
I don’t know the full extent of a job unless I’ve gotten in the trench and done it myself.
Kim chi is kim chi is kim chi until you’ve eaten enough of it. Then, you know there’s a difference. (Same with rice.)
Local coffee in the local style is always best. A small shot, black with sugar. Boiled, mixed with condensed milk. Brewed with milk and two sugars.
I directly correlate the treatment of others to my own worth.
I believe in giving everyone the benefit of my doubt. Truth is stranger than fiction; everyone deserves a break.
There is exponential (negative) karma involved when treating baristas, flight attendants, waitstaff and retail checkout people poorly. This is why everyone must work in a restaurant or a lowly retail job at some point in their life. It’s hard to trust someone who hasn’t.
Everyone needs a no-holds-barred best friend.
This is the person who will know when you are wrong, but still listen to you adamently say you are ‘right.’
The worst situations in life can break you in amazing ways.
Almost crippling homesickness has made me forever fall in love with places. Only after I was broken from missing everything I knew, could I finally learn to see where I was.
The further I travel from home, the more home means to me.
It’s almost as if ‘you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.’
I’m a comparative person, so I need to see the differences.
“Traditional agencies tend to see themselves as guardians of the brand, while interactive agencies approach briefs from the consumer’s perspective”—“In the old world, agencies were way out in front of clients,” Mary Beth West, chief marketing officer at Kraft Foods, said. “Now clients are ahead of the agencies – and the consumer is ahead of all of us.” FT.com (via somethingchanged)