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About Jonathan Chu


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  • Life’s like cooking a dish – you need to cut the ingredients, put them on a hot pan and add some spices. It takes time and effort to get a great meal, and though it is challenging, it can be fun. That’s why I’m here. To share with you the smiles and tears of “cooking” as I live from day to day so that your life will taste better each day.

Entries posted by Jonathan Chu:

Are You Preparing For Opportunities?

Are You Preparing For Opportunities?

Really? How hard? There are two types of ‘opportunities’. The first is what I call the it’s-flippin-starin-at-ya kind of opportunity. I believe that there is opportunity in every environment; it’s just our perspective of the situation. Is there a lack of resources? Great – opportunity to be creative. Is there a lack of manpower? Great…

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How Do I Live A Good Life?

How Do I Live A Good Life?

As I was browsing through instagram, I came upon this picture by one of the key leaders in my life. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. I thought that this was extremely powerful because often we live each day forgetting that every moment is a…

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How To Be Absolutely Inspiring?

How To Be Absolutely Inspiring?

I have always wanted to be inspiring, but my idea of “inspiring” was being a popular figure, standing on a podium, saying the right words that struck people’s hearts, and getting them to cry. That was my idea of inspiring. But Tommy Caldwell taught me different. I remember stumbling upon this video and my eyes…

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How to Pick Your Battles?

How to Pick Your Battles?

Some time ago, Lance Armstrong confessed that he has been abusing drugs to enable himself to win competitions for years. I followed the news and stumbled upon this article: It’s Not About Lance Armstrong. The writer wrote about how angry he was at Armstrong’s calculated move to come clean, but then he wrote : “……

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Love Is A Choice

Love Is A Choice

I’ve been back in Malaysia for half a year, and never a day has gone by without me thinking of Newcastle and the people whom I’ve grown to love with all my heart. Every day, I question God if it was His plan to first send me where I experienced acceptance, only to bring me…

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A Fortunate Journey to Golspie: Lessons of Brora, Scotland

A Fortunate Journey to Golspie: Lessons of Brora, Scotland

August 14, 2012 8.00am 12°C It was a lovely morning. Pete (my traveling buddy) and I left Inverness for Dunrobin Castle, one of the grandest castles in Scotland. We boarded the bus and specifically told the bus driver to stop at Dunrobin Castle, to which he nodded and grunted, “Aye!” And so the journey to…

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How to Significantly Change Your Life

How to Significantly Change Your Life

Early this year, I started a new project, called “The Thank a Person a Day Project”. The rules were simple: I had to thank somebody a day. It didn’t need to be a big deed; it could be for little reasons. I had to also be genuine about my gratitude. Why start this project? I…

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Being Work-Oriented = Socially Crippled

Being Work-Oriented = Socially Crippled

When I heard the term ‘work-oriented’, I thought to myself – Finally, a confirmation! Because I’m work-oriented, I can’t build good relationships with other people and I shouldn’t even try. It will be a complete waste of my time. For years I lived this way. But then life somehow took a turn and brought me…

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What Cooking And Baking Taught Me About Life

What Cooking And Baking Taught Me About Life

Patience is key. Don’t rush. Don’t take the short cut. The best dishes require me to spend a fair amount of time and attention on it. (It took me 2 hours to bake a batch of tiramisu cupcakes!) That goes to life’s best experiences as well. Here are a few things you can do when…

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