What is Love? https://youtu.be/IZ4UyKeKGro So yesterday I saw some of my M3 students likely for the last time. As I walked past, one of them called after me, "Mr. Kingston!" she said. I turned around, "good bye!" they called out as they waved farewell. Me, being more a man of letters and not so quick … Continue reading "I Loved You, But Not No More" Thoughts on Love: Kingston's Journal #29
Once on the birth bed and once on the deathbed, both times we are helpless.
Accept there are things beyond your control, but that the more you focus on what you can control, then the more you actually have a say on matters. https://youtu.be/8Bu-IrM2H04 Often there is a lot of talk about luck, specifically in life and career. How this person or that person became successful because of luck and … Continue reading The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get: Kingston's Journal #21
Every generation has a land with greater opportunity, is Africa it? https://youtu.be/OV7YXzpccVc About three weeks back I talked about how I felt stonewalled. I didn't know what to do next after finishing my year teaching in Thailand. I knew I wanted to spend a few months learning how to farm in Latin America, but I … Continue reading Africa, The New American West: Kingston's Journal #17
Once you have your goal in mind, the answers of how to get their will come. https://youtu.be/H_nny6Cf9ZQ With all the different career paths I've been moving around in for the past year, it gets easy to forget my purpose with all these changes. As such I think its important to define what I want out … Continue reading All Roads Lead to Rome: Kingston's Journal #16
Want a better you? Study yourself. https://youtu.be/es4Y0bjbltg I have a sizable chunk of subscribers on my YouTube channel given its been just a little bit over a month. Many of these followers are there because I asked random strangers to subscribe after completing my survey. Given that most of them are This that don’t have … Continue reading Why YouTube?
The best have patience and endurance in what they do, something that I sorely lack. https://youtu.be/CBXRgJFN9T4 I've come to realize now that I've been an accountant, author, English teacher and a field surveyor. All of these professions started out new and intriguing. Especially towards the beginning of the experiences everything seemed so fresh and that … Continue reading How to Be the Best: Kingston's Journal #11
A seemingly unanswerable question is the most frustrating of them all. Right now I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I wasn't feeling frustrated with my life. I'm turning 24 in less than 10 days and I still haven't figured things out. Yes, I'm almost finished surveying 400 Bangkok university students and after I'm … Continue reading Getting Stonewalled: Kingston's Journal #10
Have a plan, with a buffer for adjustments. https://youtu.be/hWzc-d_0qd4 Planning out all aspects of your life just doesn't work out when there are so many external factors that are beyond your control: Things that can change in forces of mother nature to man made disasters, the possibilities of things getting in our way is endless. … Continue reading Always Know When to Pivot: Kingston's Journal #9
Life is purposeless in the absence of an end goal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1SM4pg2uPY Unless I find a way to open up another angle in my stay here in Bangkok, there is not much more to be gained. What I'm looking to do though is lecture once in a University here in Thailand for the experience, bragging rights, … Continue reading Kingston's Journal: The Final Project