A Woman of Substance

I am currently reading the novel, A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  This is a novel that depicts a woman who was then a young kitchen maid and who muddled through a lot of sweats to become a woman of substance – a rich and powerful one.


As a woman myself, I really have high regards for personalities like the main character named Emma. In my generation (Generation X), you barely meet a woman like Emma who becomes sophisticated and dauntless from a merely poor teenage servant.

A Woman of Substance.  Does anybody exist like her in this era? Or do you know anybody like her?

Nowadays you get to know a lot of insensitive women who doesn’t care in any way about you and the environment.  Let’s say you are her colleague, but you don’t belong to her team and don’t have interaction at all as regards your tasks then this is all right. For sure, this is not the type of a girl who loves to gossip and say nasty things behind your back. But sometimes a girl friend of yours whom you trust and get along with for a long period of time will betray you. And oh, it will amount to malign you in public! From the wall of her Facebook account, she is chattering strangely.  She is busy miscalculating your real thoughts. She thought that you are annoyed or outraged with her behavior, just because she knows herself too well.  This happens this day and age especially that social media is now a part of our daily lives.

Anyway, you only have the power to control yourself and you do not have the right to complain about other’s behavior. My daughter often tells me that I am a racist. During our light moments, I say things that I do not really mean but I do have a rationalization each time, why I am stating such. At the end of the day, you cannot change anything in a person, you can only criticize. I am a woman of humanity. Will you believe?

Why is my subject pouring out like this?  Indeed, I have not met a woman of substance.  So I suggest that you read the book. It will intensify your way of thinking. And will balance your philosophies, wisdom, and impressions.

There is a sequel of the novel – Emma’s Secret.





My True Purpose

During early stages in grade school, I remembered that I was being bullied by a dark-skinned peer.  Yelling at the top of her voice, “Big eyes, big eyes!”  I may be an ugly duckling when I was a little girl but contrary to her squabbling, my eyes aren’t round enough to be weighed up as big ones. Fortunately, I think I possess an almond type of eyes. You cannot avoid feeling snappy when someone bullies you, despises you or picks holes on you. It truly challenged the whole of you as a little girl. You will then tend to lose confidence in yourself and will make you avoid getting out of your shell.


But once you have reached maturity, you will begin to uncover yourself. Explore on seizing up for own happiness and discover your true purpose in life. As regards myself, I began to wonder what really is happiness to me during a time that I had to make a crucial choice. A decision that had to break my independent lifestyle, a turning point in my life!

I struggled for how many months after that decisive moment until I stumbled on looking for books to read. From then on, I was buying a lot and made it a leisure pursuit on collecting good pieces, finding their way into my life. I squirreled away a lot of them & remain untouched in the bookshelves. Undeniably, it is one therapy of seeking true happiness in my own way.

Traveling to some nice places in the world has found me an uplifting road in learning to cope with displeasures in life as well and another therapy in discovering happiness.


My travel to Seoul, South Korea


A visit to Singapore

How many of you are on a journey to fulfillment and happiness?



My journey to the Statue of Liberty


I believe that my true purpose in life will be realized soon.  I have to dwell on it.