The Art of War

The Art of War

The Art of War

Yesterday, I was on browsing through books. I happened to come across “The Art of War”. I’ve always heard a lot of great things about the book, so I decided to give it a try. I noticed it was free to read on kindle, so I downloaded a copy and read it on my laptop (I’m not sure why it’s free, but yay for free stuff!! :D). But since it was relatively short, it’s probably not the full version. However, I thought it was rather powerful so I wanted to share some of my interpretations with my readers.

In this post, I’ve only chosen 5 quotes from the book that resonated a lot with me. If you like what you read, head on to download the free copy on amazon and read it yourself!

Now in order to kill the enemy, our men must be roused to anger; that there may be advantage from defeating the enemy, they must have their rewards.

There must be a purpose for your men. Why would they risk their lives for their country unless they feel threatened? It is crucial to drive emotions into them. If they don’t see any benefits of their sacrifices, they are not going to fight. Fear and anger are powerful forces. As my ex-student Johnson says, “They took everything, and they’ll do it again.” (His slogan for his propaganda poster). You need a strong purpose to carry on.

Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.

Oftentimes, we may believe that in order to win a war, we must fight. The more men, weapons, machinery we have, the more superior we are. But, your goal shouldn’t be to use up all your resources. Instead, aim to win your battle with ease. If you’re able to crush your opponents without fighting, you are truly skilled.

Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defender whose opponent does not know what to attack.

Don’t reveal all your hands. If your opponent doesn’t know where you plan to attack, they will have men dispersed to cover every corner. As a result, they will be much weaker than if they were to gather all their men in one area. You must be unpredictable if you want to win.

Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve. Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.

When you put your men in a situation where they cannot turn back, they will fight to the very end. If they think they’re going to die anyway, they will make the most out of their abilities and time. If there is no tomorrow, you might as well enjoy today.

If it is to your advantage, make a forward move; if not, stay where you are.

Sometimes, we may think we always have to be on the move or else we would be losing out. But if it doesn’t benefit you, it may be better to stay where you are and see. Figure out what benefits you and take action towards that direction.

I hope you like my interpretations. There is a lot of meaning and wisdom beneath these words. I hope you found it relatable, helpful, or inspirational. You can apply these lessons to life, business, and love as well. Thanks for reading!

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Years ago, I had considered writing a post on depression. But in the end, I never did it because it was such a dark topic.

But today, I felt the need to do so due to Kim Jonghyun’s suicide on Dec 18th. For those who are unaware, he was a member of a popular K-pop group called SHINee.

In my opinion, all of us are a bit broken on the inside. None of us are totally ok. Most of us just try to hide or ignore the negative emotions inside of us. Perhaps, we try distracting ourselves or avoid thinking about it.

There is so much stigma about mental illness, and our society is not very forgiving. However, I strongly believe the Asian culture is even worse. The amount of societal pressure and open criticism people experience is unbelievable.

If you try to tell others how you feel, most people will put the blame on you:

“Why are you depressed? Your life is already so much better than so many other people. Think about those who live in a 3rd world country and have no food and water!”    

“Your life is so good. You’re just ungrateful and spoiled.” Continue reading

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Twitter inspiration


I haven’t written an inspirational post for quite some time. I know I used to blog weekly, but I honestly do not have enough content to sustain it. As a result, most likely, I’ll only be blogging once a month or so.

I was going through my twitter the other day, and I ended up scrolling through all of my old tweets.

I’ve always been a huge fan of personal development and inspirational content. So today, I would like to share six quotes that I have tweeted in the past. These quotes resonate a lot with me, and I hope they will also have some positive impact on you.

Note: The way I interpret the quotes may differ from you.


  1. Days are expensive. When you spend a day, you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely. – Jim Rohn

This is one of the quotes that personally affected me the most. All of us know we’re going to die, but I don’t think we truly realize that our time is running out. We shouldn’t postpone the things we want to do until a much later date. We should make it a priority to do something each day to get ourselves closer to our goals.

  1. It’s not about having the perfect relationship. It’s about finding someone who matches you and will go through everything without giving up.

I’ve realized that there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. All relationships have issues and flaws. In the end, it really comes down to how much two people want to be together. Both parties must be willing to keep trying in order to have a lasting relationship. Continue reading

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My experience on Coffee Meets Bagel

To my dear readers,

Long time no blog!! Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about you guys. 😛

Today I would like to share my experience on Coffee Meets Bagel. For those who don’t know, CMB is a free online dating app where you can meet other people from your city. I like this app because guys cannot message you unless it is a mutual like (meaning, they “liked” you and you “liked” them back).

In case you’re confused, here’s a picture I found on google:

Coffee meets bagel app

Anyhow, I’m not going to teach you how to use this application. If you are interested, I’m sure there are many tutorials online!

I’ve been using this app for approximately two weeks or so, and here are some things I have noticed:

Guys are tired of trying

I scrolled through some profiles and I could tell that some guys were tired of making so much effort. Under the column for “I appreciate when my date…..”, some wrote, “shows up”, “offers to split the bill.”, “takes initiative.”

At first, I thought it was just one or two bitter guys. But after using the app for two weeks, I realized I come across these types of profiles on a daily basis!!

So it appears that a lot of the guys had terrible experiences and had been stood up by dates in the past.

This is rather unfortunate because after so much disappointment, they don’t even want to try anymore. Continue reading

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Five types of fans

Five hearts

This post is inspired by all my fans. I’ve learnt a lot from blogging/translating and today I would like to share some of my discoveries and wisdom with you all. 😉

5 types of fans

  1. The silent lurkers

These are the type of fans that never make a single comment, click a single like, or say anything in general. Basically, you don’t even know they exist. They’re just silently supporting you.

  1. The hardcore supporters

These are the type of fans that are extremely passionate about your work. They are relentless, intense, and extremely vocal. They’re the type that will tell everyone about your creation and constantly write encouraging comments to motivate you.

Without hardcore supporters, it is almost impossible for creators to continue.

  1. The generous givers

These are the type of fans that see enough value in your work and are willing to donate or support you on patreon. These fans are extremely rare but are absolutely essential if you want to make a living out of your creation.

Note: Do not underestimate #1 and #2 as they can also be #3.  Continue reading

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My translation struggles


To my dear readers,

At the beginning of July, I found out that all the advertisements on my site had been disabled because of mature content. I was in shock. Because at the time, I hadn’t translated any explicit sexual scenes yet. Everything was still PG13.

Hence, I emailed wordpress asking which part of my blog/translations was inappropriate. I wanted proof. I felt like I was innocent.

Their response was, “If their ‘crawler robots’ think my site is inappropriate, they will naturally ban all my ads.”

I was so upset.

However, I knew after Chapter 50, my novel was going to go down the dirty path, so I created a new site ( purely for “The Eunuch is Pregnant”.

I thought they would reactivate my ads after this, and they did unblock my site. However, they sent me a response saying, “I cannot promise when, or if, ads will begin displaying again in the future.”

I was so depressed. What made it worse was when I found out my ad revenue amount for the month of June; I had over 115k views and they gave me $0.88.

I felt like I was scammed. And I felt so helpless. Continue reading

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The Eunuch is Pregnant -Chapter 50

To my dear readers,

Sorry for the delay. I have bought a domain called and it’s no longer hosted on wordpress *although it is powered by wordpress* (don’t ask me what that means lol)! Anyhow, the rest of the translations will be posted on there.

Please visit for all future releases of “The Eunuch is Pregnant”!

Note: Chapter 1-49 will remain on this site. I started a patreon to see if any loyal readers would be willing to contribute a monthly amount to support my work ($1 would already be really nice). Obviously, I would never deprive you guys of chapters even if I make no money. I am already very grateful to all my supporters and readers who have chosen to donate to me.



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A texting guide for male millennials

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To my dear readers,

Have you ever wondered why she doesn’t message you back? Have you ever wondered if you can do something to increase your chances of getting a response? Well, the answer is yes!

There had been multiple times where I had gotten text messages from guys that left me in disbelief. Very few caught my attention and drew my interest, while there were many whom may have disqualified themselves. For example, when I logged into a dating app, I received hundreds of messages but they were all of very low quality. I received about 300 heys. In my mind, I was thinking, “Seriously?” Perhaps, those guys may have potential, but they had already lost their chances by writing such an useless message. So, I decided to write this guide (21 pages) to share some of my experiences of what not to text as well as explain the differences between weak and strong texts. There will also be visual examples!

In my guide, you will get:

22 reasons why she doesn’t message you back
5 ways to improve your chances of getting a response
What not to do
Weak texts vs strong texts
Your goal in texting
Some real life examples of SSI texts Continue reading

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To my dear readers,

Unfortunately, wordpress has disabled all my ads because they say my content is too mature. The novel hasn’t gotten to that point yet, but it will starting from Chapter 50. As a result, I will have to move the translations on a different site.

If you have been a reader of mine, you would know that aside from translating, I also blog. I don’t want to lose all my potential ad revenue because of my translations (even though I barely make anything).

So, I am going to be using a different site to host and I’ll be paying for it (right now, I’m using the free wordpress, I only pay for the domain). However, since I’m terrible with technology, this is going to take awhile for me to figure out (Special thanks to Kiki for helping me). This means that Chapter 50 will not be released until I get the new site ready. Most likely, the new site will be up in running in less than a week. Until then, please feel free to check out my other posts on my blog! Or check out Your Highness, I know my wrongs on volarenovels! Your Highness is translated by me and it is finished. Continue reading

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The Eunuch is Pregnant -Chapter 49

To my dear readers,

This novel is about to get more visual next chapter.

P.S. Please support me by donating!! Any amount is appreciated. My site has been banned from ads.

Chapter 49: F**k this slave-owning society!

Leng Jun Yu’s voice had no temperature. It was similar to the cold wintry twelfth lunar month; causing others to shiver from fright.

The eunuch that came in was terrified. He couldn’t stop trembling as he stuttered.

“T-this s-servant i-is Xiao Li Zi. The chief manager sent me to serve you, P-Prince…”

It took a lot of effort for him to complete his sentence. Xiao Li Zi’s thin body was still shuddering. He looked like a pitiful yellow leaf being blown around by fierce wind.

Hearing Xiao Li Zi’s words, Leng Jun Yu’s eyebrows furrowed even deeper. His eyes flashed.

“Where is Xiao Yao Zi?”

“T-to respond to the Prince, Xiao Yao Zi is currently going through punishment. The chief manager has ordered him to kneel by the entrance door!”

“Punished by kneeling?”

Hearing this, Leng Jun Yu’s eyes flickered and he thought about it. In his residence, whenever the servants did something wrong, they had to go through punishment. Punished by kneeling was already considered a light punishment. However, as he thought about it, Leng Jun Yu couldn’t help but turn around and gazed at the rainy weather outside.

Although it was almost summer, the night temperature was undoubtedly much colder than the day. On top of that, there was a rainstorm outside. It must be extremely cold right now.

Leng Jun Yu thought about the delicate adorable little eunuch with anxious watery pupils and instantly felt his heart ache.

How can that tiny body handle being swept by wind and battered by the rain?

Thinking of this, Leng Jun Yu’s eyes subconsciously revealed signs of care.

Although it was very subtle, if anyone saw, they would have thought the Sun had risen from the West.

After all, this was the cold and ruthless King of Hell we’re talking about. When has he ever revealed so much kindness towards anyone? Plus, this was towards a eunuch?!

Leng Jun Yu wasn’t aware of his own behaviour. He didn’t even think about it as he spoke –

“Tell the chief manager that I want Xiao Yao Zi to serve me in my bath!”


Oh God! It was as if there was a hole in the sky. The heavy rain just wouldn’t stop. It was pounding down so violently that her body was aching everywhere!

Currently, Le Yao Yao was drenched. There wasn’t a single dry spot on her body.

Also, right now, she felt like this body didn’t belong to her (it wasn’t hers to begin with). It was very awkward and heavy.

Her hands were stiff and her knees were numb. But she didn’t dare to loosen her grip. Her eyes were covered by a layer of rain as she fixedly stared at the smoke of the burning incense as it rise in spirals.

It will be over soon! It will be over soon! I will get through the four hours. Then, I can change my clothes and return to rest in my room.

Damn it. She was so hungry and cold right now…

F**k this slave-owning society! Oh God, can’t you just strike me with lightning and send me back to the 21st century? I don’t want to stay here!

Le Yao Yao yelled from within. Sadly, there was only unlimited rain but no lightning. Her wish will not come true. Continue reading

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