"I Loved You, But Not No More" Thoughts on Love: Kingston's Journal #29

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

The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get: Kingston's Journal #21

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

Africa, The New American West: Kingston's Journal #17

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

All Roads Lead to Rome: Kingston's Journal #16

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

How to Be the Best: Kingston's Journal #11

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

Getting Stonewalled: Kingston's Journal #10

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

Always Know When to Pivot: Kingston's Journal #9

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

Kingston's Journal: The Final Project

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