Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

  Hello Effing Life readers and followers! I’m Yih, the blog’s newest contributor. I got a littleahead of myself when I wrote about “How Many Friends I Can Afford” before officially introducing myself to you, my free Internet friends I can afford. So let me take a mulligan, rewind the tape and enter the site’s…

How Many Friends Can I Afford?

“People Whore” My closest friends affectionately call me a “people whore,” a term designated for the extrovert struggling to live any moment alone. And they’re right. For better or worse, I require the sound of banter and laughter. I long for claustrophobic spaces with many people, fearing the silence, the stillness and the loneliness. So…

Mid Year Review: An Introspection

The total number of days between Monday, January 1st and Monday, June 30th, 2014 is 180 days. What have I done in the last 4,320 hours since the beginning of the new year? Not much but a lot. How can that be, you ask? Well, it’s all relative. Real estate-wise, I’ve already gone under contract on an…

Big Fat F’s – Family and Focus

A recently heard remark: If your child was born this year, they will most likely see the turn of the century. This was mainly regarding the topic of sustainability, where we must consider the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s newborns despite us not living into the 22nd century. I got a major-league dose of this…