When The Well Runs Dry- Part 1

Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.”       And he answered:       Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.       And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.       And how else can it be?    …

Money Matters: Embracing Debt

“The poor put money in the bank for the rich to take out” Anonymous CHANGE OF MINDSET It seems difficult to think of money from the debtors perspective. Often, through my childhood, I knew debt was the ultimate measure of poverty.Many a time people say it is better to be at zero rather than at…

My Two Cents: Resisting Dependency

“I am thankful to those who said no to me, because of them, I did it myself.” Albert Einstein. Ben Carson, in numerous of his interviews, fondly recalls his mother’s struggle. He often says that she refused to go on welfare, regardless of their poverty level, because she never saw anyone come out of it….

My two Cents: Why you Can’t Beat your Deadlines

Do you remember the good old days when we would be in studio all day and all night. We would all miss the other units’ lessons and all the other lecturers knew to back off at that time (except maybe the stubborn few who decided they would give a continuous assessment test on the day…

Money Matters: After you Reap what you Sow

  For many freshly employed graduates, receiving the first salary is one of the most exciting moments. If you are anything like me, it was more money than you had ever received at one go. I recall all the excitement I had, all the things I ever wanted to buy started coming to me in…

My two Cents: Staying In love with Architecture

‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,…

My Two Cents: The Myth that is Passion

“Clarity comes with engagement, not thought.” Marie Forleo “You are lucky, I am yet to find my passion!” We all have either heard or said these words. If you were on the receiving side, I imagine you nodded and gave a weak smile because you didn’t know what to say to help the other person….

My Two cents: The Importance of Setback

‘A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it… He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies… Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he…

My two cents: Getting your first job.

Happy new year! Its unbelievable how one year goes so fast. It seems like only yesterday I was happy to have landed my first job as a graduate architect. Well, it’s that season again for many new candidates. Some of you already have jobs, some are looking for a job and others are taking their…

Waiting For your Big Break: My two Cents.. via Archidatum

It has been a while since I thought of writing. As you know with every relationships there are highs and lows. My relationship with architecture is no different. Having gone through a low, I had to reset my mind and think of ways that I can fullfil my intellectual desire and impact the world of…