Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let the blogging begin!

Ok, since I live literally half the world away from my family and most of my friends I've decided it's time for me to start another blog to appease their constant requests for updates on my life. I have no idea if any of them will actually read this blog, but at least they can't say now that I haven't tried.

My blog site's name however, as you'll notice, is Benji's World because more than just updates on my daily activities I hope to explore here the inner workings of my crazy mind. In a self-reflective, if not sometimes self-indulgent, exploration I hope to delve into and share the different thoughts, feelings, and experiences that make up the world I live in and the world I am creating. The past 2.5 years I've spent here in Asia have been such formative ones for me in so many ways. The books I've read, TV shows I've been on, music I've practiced, songs I've written, movies I've watched, people I've met--all these various aspects of my life have played such a big part in making me what and who I am today.

One such experience was having my friend Beth in Shanghai do a hand analysis for me over a year ago. First of all, I'd like to clarify that it was not a palm reading--there were no crystal balls or phony predictions of the future--it was a hand analysis based on a scientific method that she studied for 4 years that helps give insight into your personality, your potentialities, as well as your "life mission" and "life lesson". My finger prints show that my life mission is to be "the messenger", meaning that if there is ever a message that I know--I want to share it. On the surface level, if there is a cool party coming up I want to make sure everyone knows about it, if there is a delicious new restaurant I want everyone to have a chance to try it. I'm a shameless and enthusiastic promoter. On a deeper level, I feel that I have been learning so many life lessons through these experiences and books and I want to share them with whoever is willing to listen.

You might be wondering what my "life lesson" is now that I've already told you my life mission. It's very simple--Peace. My lesson in life is to learn to balance all the various aspects of my life so I can feel peace and be at peace, so I can be comfortable in my own skin and with who I am. This has been my journey and this is what I hope to share with each of you.

There will be a lot more to come in the near future. I'm excited to share my world with you.

Lots of love,


  1. Excellent 1st post Benji! I look forward to reading more of your insights and inner workings!

  2. Thanks Grace! Writing a blog again has been really fulfilling for me..even if it's more for my benefit than anything else. But it's always nice to have somebody listening : )