Tag: wisdom

March 25, 2016

Sit and Sig

Every two weeks on an early weekend morning, I get together with two individuals at one of the many Coffee Bean and Tea locations around Los Angeles to talk about business and life. It’s kind of weird how it happened. Someone I had met 3 years ago in New York, saw the post I wrote about me moving out to LA, and reached out to me saying…

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December 28, 2015

On my radar: Zen Pencils

Someone sent me a comic that described exactly how I felt. And then I spent the next few minutes clicking around the site that it came from. Usually when I click around aimlessly on a site, I end up regretting it but every moment spent on this site, Zen Pencils was totally worth it. They’re quotes in cartoon form. If you couldn’t tell, I’m kind…

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November 29, 2014

Stop and Think

I just renewed my domain for another year. I guess you’re stuck with me writing at inbusinessandlife.com for the year ahead. I’m not giving up on this blog 🙂 With this renewal I’d like to share something with you- a secret-that has guided me in writing blog posts. Before I publish a post, I always ask myself, “Did you THINK?” Here is how it was…

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May 21, 2014

My Ego will get the best of Me

Ego. It’s something that’s been on my mind for quite sometime (I know because this post has been sitting in my “drafts” for more than a month). Everyone has an ego. I’ve seen how it operates in me and other people in both business and life. It doesn’t just come in the form of arrogance or stuck-upness.  It’s not just about vanity or showing off. Ego…

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May 15, 2014


 Whenever Thursday and Friday rolls around, I can’t help but be struck by a bit of nostalgia with all the “#TBT” (ThrowbackThursday) and “#FBF” (flashbackfriday) posts I see on instagram. Today I randomly thought  of that time I was waiting for my friend to come meet me in front of the Forever 21 in Causeway bay, Hong Kong when I was visiting back in January….

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April 14, 2014

Things I wish I knew when I was 22

I love getting random emails and comments from readers.  In my last post, I even offered my style advice to a reader. The people who stumble across my blog often make my day 🙂 Not too long ago I got an email from someone who read my Crazy Rich Asians blog post and I eventually asked him for some advice. (Yea kind of random, but…

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January 3, 2014


STTA- Something to think about, on this snowy day. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Need I say more? Stay safe and warm today. Bundle up! Happy Happy Friday, AndreaM Related blog posts STTA -the first Mood Board Sunday Thoughts Don’t forget to subscribe to the right or follow my twitter |facebook to stay…

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June 3, 2013

In conversation with Joan Rivers at Internet Week NY

With Joan Rivers, you never know what you’ll get. I definitely did not know what to expect from her Keynote at Internet Week but I had a feeling that whatever it was, it would be brutally honest and just the comedic relief I needed. Honestly, I wasn’t able to write down too many notes about the internet and media but I did write down sage…

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May 30, 2013

Feel Alive

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been posting a lot about commencement speeches on Twitter or Facebook. It’s because I’m curious as to what other schools are hearing and if there’s a common thread in all that’s been said. You already know what was said at my commencement but today I was able to catch a bit of Harvard’s speech, thanks to…

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May 27, 2013

On my Mind: my 20’s

It seems that I’m not the only one going through a period of transition. I’m only 21 and just beginning my 20’s, but I keep meeting people who are going through the same things, even years ahead of me, so I thought this passage (below the 2 images) was worthy of sharing. Worth the lengthy read: