Thank you for visiting my site.

I started this blog because of my fascination about the human condition and the richness of the human experience.  This has become a form of self-expression and a forum for my thoughts; to make sense of what I am going through, and what others are going through and to show this in the medium I know best.

I write as an attempt to put into words life’s lessons I’ve picked up along this journey.  I write to dream, to think and most of all, to learn as I go along.

I write because that’s who I am.

You are welcome to join me in these conversations.

My name is Melinda Roos. I was a business & marketing instructor for five years in an international business school in The Hague. I also taught Citizenship & Social Responsibility subjects and study coaching and mentoring to pre-bachelor degree students. I wrote for for various English language websites for the expat and international community in The Netherlands.

Currently based in Malaysia, I write a monthly expat column in Malaysia’s national English language newspaper, The Star.

Born and raised in Cebu, Philippines, I am an island girl at heart.

You may get in touch with me atinfo [at] melindaroos [dotcom]

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  1. Salim Cherfan permalink
    June 27, 2013

    Dear Melinda,

    I saw your profile at LiknedIn, and wanted to show my happiness to see a compatible person “in some aspects of business”, with a success record in life.
    Remember, (We are what we make of ourselves).
    Wishing you a “non-interrupted” success in a brilliant future.

    I am Lebanese & I am working in kuwait now.
    It is really a pleasure writing to you.

    Best Regards,

    Salim A. Cherfan
    Business Development Mgr.

  2. May 1, 2011

    Dear Melinda Roos, I am a Finnish authoress and my partner is a painter
    Mr. Jarmo Ylänen (reborn Vincent van Gogh ). I love your website.
    You are very a great woman. I would like to cooperate with you for business.
    Reply me soon, if you want to know more from my ideas…
    With friendship, Anne Pajuluoma.
    Jarmo loves very much Dutch people.

  3. November 18, 2010

    Oh, thank you Silvia. I’ll drink a shot of bourbon to that. Proost! :)

  4. November 17, 2010

    your stories give me quite some peace…

  5. January 19, 2010

    Hello T.R., thank you for stopping by and thank you for your thoughts. You are so right on all your questions… you ask “how is it that we let rules govern our better nature?” I still wonder most of the time how we let our own prejudices, our own judgments cloud the best of our intentions.

    It is not easy to open up our souls and look at things from a human aspect all the time because we are mostly gripped by our fears. And so it is easier to hide behind laws because it provides a convenient fallback from accountability and ownership of our actions. But being mindful as opposed to being mechanical about these things will hopefully, slowly lead us to the path of higher awareness. One day at a time…

  6. January 18, 2010

    Melinda, I promised to read your web site at our meeting last Thursday and I did read “Knowing when to quit” on Friday…. but ran out of time to comment…. NOW I KNOW WHY.

    When I read today’s post I sobbed…. you are writing about what I want to talk about in every conversation… How is it that we let rules govern our better nature? How is it that we let rules interfer with our body wisdom to connect and care for another? Is it because we don’t have the skills to say I’ve given all that I can give and I need a short recovery break to preserve my humanity? Is it because rules separate us from our intate capacity to be human? Is it because we live in a world that is so overwhelming not human that if we open our heart, we will drown in the void?

    I want to live fully with all my senses alive. I want to be fully human and I want to do this with others. I invite you to join me on this journey… so beautiful to see how you invite us to be more… whether through our mind or our body of emotion….

    Keep the ideas and writing flowing…. all my best, Tylara

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