The Past, The Present, The Future

You can do something about the present and the future. But what’s gone is gone. It’s good to remember lessons from the past, but don’t ever dwell in the past and edit the details with an emotive pen. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check […]

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Beware The Shifting Tides

Even those organisms at the top of the food chain must eventually slide to the bottom to be decomposed by the tiniest organisms – bacteria. Life is not permanent. Greatness is not permanent. Suffering is also not permanent. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check […]

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Still Breathing

As we breathe, some people are born, some people are dying and the majority of those greedy for material possessions struggling in between birth and death seem oblivious of the inevitable outcome. Beyond 50, every new day is a bonus, a blessing. Don’t waste time on the futile and fruitless. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and […]

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Yuan Fen 缘分

There is probably no equivalent word or phrase in English. Yuan fen is easy to understand but difficult if not impossible to explain or define. Why do some people get along so well even when they are so different? Why do people fight even when they have so much in common? Dewdrop Books – Fiction […]

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Lessons Under Duress

Calm seas don’t make good sailors. You need to encounter some of life’s sufferings before you become a good manager of your own life. Adversity also puts friendships and even marriages to the test. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check out our titles.

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Revenge Or Ignore?

Revenge was a favourite theme in Chinese sword-fighting dramas. There seems to be a feel-good factor in seeing those who have wronged us get what they deserve. This is a primal instinct we all need to rein in. But why do some cultures/societies glorify revenge even as they espouse Buddhist values in the same breath? […]

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Hating The Truth, Loving The Fake

There is so much truth in this. You only need to check the popularity of some bullshitting lifestyle/fashion bloggers. They enjoy free meals, free clothes and free skincare products and show them off on platforms like Instagram. Somehow they manage to influence thousands if not millions who seem unaware that they are obliged to say […]

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Mistakes Are The Best Teachers

The fewer mistakes someone makes, the higher we value his expertise. But what did he have to do to get there? Everyone makes mistakes in the course of learning. Those who somehow manage to hide their mistakes command the most respect and confidence from the ignorant public. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a […]

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Love Trap

A man came to a temple to consult the Buddha. He was haggard, unkempt and miserable. “What is wrong?” asked the Buddha “My girlfriend left me for another man.” “Why would she do that?” “I don’t know!” cried the man. “I went out with her, bought her gifts, looked after her when she was ill […]

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All Will Come To Pass

Time heals all wounds. All tears will dry up, one way or another. I avoided the pain you brought. Soon, I can even joke about how we broke up. I’ve been so happy for you. we’ve been through thick and thin, I’ve embraced you, depended on you. I thought I couldn’t let go. I thought […]

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