Michael Stephen

Have been busy in between work, starting MBA studies & the love of my life (her & not baking), with a home-based baking venture =) Also this post deviates a bit from norm as touches a bit on personal stuff & family. Hmm.

Photo Credit: Ironman Bakes a Cake by lovely-mint-jelly

What is Michael Stephen?
A place where goodies are freshly baked specially for You! =D And the list of goodies include Breads, Cakes, Cheesecakes, Cookies, Pasties, Kueh, Food, Snacks, etc… Simply let us know what you want & when you want it – and we’ll do the rest of the magick!

The Michael Stephen Story
Approx 1-year since the previous food business attempt started (and ended). This time around the focus would not be on profits but for my dad who retired this year to fill his time while doing something he enjoys (in between playing samurai sudoku, gardening, household improvements & playing with the grand-kids).

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Michael Stephen
A place for Food & Life!!

To Microcosm (or not)

Exactly one month since the last post. Work, life & love have all been busy =)

Anuranjan Bhatia
Photo Credit: Ant Love by Anuranjan Bhatia

Hearts & Minds
Each of us perceives the world as we want it to be perceived. Yet sometimes we react harshly or angrily to the environment, cursing the world, or being downright nasty to people around us. We are human beings who perceive things with our logical minds & illogical hearts. Thus we are fallible in our preconceived feelings & judgment. Yet can we not open our hearts despite all the times we have been hurt before? Can we not try to believe with faith & keep our minds receptive to new input instead of cynically viewing the world against us?

Male VS Female Brain?!
Adding to the complicated jambalaya is the male/female-gender sex divide. Where both sexes in the same species somehow ends up viewing situations differently. For example in a relationship, like how the female actually desires to know more about her significant others day & shares into his life. While the male tries to protect her in his own way by not telling her things trying not to cause her unnecessary worry. (No small wonder that books with mars/venus explanations reach the NY bestsellers list). So with this divide still looming upon us or becoming even more challenging in this new century, how are we actually going to make things better?

All the Small Things
Yet, as is often said, it’s often the small things that count the most. Still a line remains between are you being nitty-picky & overly anal about every single small detail. And the other extreme of the spectrum where everything & anything is perfectly “cool” & “ok” until nothing seems important or relevant anyway. Plus the broad swaths of gray whereby we hover between are we focusing too much on the small details until it affects the big picture OR should we focus on the small details to ensure that it doesn’t adversely affect the overall scheme of things. Can we find that perfect balance of going into detail when needed yet at the same time focusing on the important things?

In any kind of relationship: how, when & should we address something even if minor or trivial?