Morris T

ABOUT ME

And other embarrassing facts about me. Please come on in, I am rather shy.

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Welcome and have a seat

Hello! Kind of you to drop by.

First, allow me to address that title.

Yes, I wept. Many times. Why? Because I watched the movies many times. I was the epitome of a Titanic fan. At one point, I memorized all the dialogs. Obviously, I did the “I am the king of the world. Woooah!” …


REFERENCE | MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE

Folklore tells of this terrifying ghost that rips through the internal organs of men.

Illustration of a Pontianak with red eyes, open jaws.
Illustration of a Pontianak with red eyes, open jaws.
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Origin: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore

Type: Spectre

Appearance: A beautiful woman with pale skin, long fingernails, red eyes, and dark hair. She wears a white dress smeared with blood.

Nature: Ferocious and bloodthirsty. Her prey is typically men.

Horrifying details

The Pontianak is the ghost of a pregnant woman who died during childbirth, or at the hands of men. She returns from the dead with vengeance, determined to exact revenge and retribution from men.

In order to do so, the Pontianak transforms into a beautiful woman in order to lure her prey. Once the unsuspecting man falls into her trap, she reveals…


EDITORIAL

Focus on actionable plans to improve your financial situation instead.

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A photo of a protest with a No and Stop sign added.
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The Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse estimates that the global top 1% richest individuals own a 43.3% share of the global wealth.

Let’s put this into perspective.

Imagine the global wealth as a cake with 100 pieces. There are 100 people vying for a piece of it.

Out of these 100 people, someone will get 43 pieces of cake.

I get it, alarm bells are ringing. How can such an atrocity be allowed to exist? It seems unfair that someone gets 43 pieces of cake while the rest fight over scraps.

But the question one needs to ask is…


wise words. . the freelancer working by the beach is the exception .. most of the others type in comments like me. lol


SIDE HUSTLES | WEBSITE ADS

Diversify your revenue source to build income resilience.

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An illustration showing additional income with a imac background.
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The digital advertising industry continues to grow year by year.

In a report by Mordor Intelligence, the market value of online advertising was USD 304.0 billion in 2019 with a forecast of USD 982.82 billion by 2025.

How it works

You gain access to this lucrative industry by displaying ads on your blog or website.

To do so, you need to sign up with an online advertising platform and get accepted. These platforms usually decide based on the topic, reputation, and traffic of your website.

This is necessary, as advertisers do not want any association with dubious content.

Upon approval, you generate small…


WRITING | READERSHIP

These 3 points made content creators popular and can do the same for your writing.

TikTok logo with ideas inspiring a writer on a laptop.
TikTok logo with ideas inspiring a writer on a laptop.
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As a TikTok user myself, I noticed several similarities with writing for online platforms. Both platforms are full of content and competitive. Observing what makes a TikTok video successful can help us do the same for our writing.

If you have not heard about TikTok, here is a brief.

It is a social media based on short videos created by users. Other users will watch these videos if they like what they are seeing or swipe up to move on to the next.

Be mindful of the readers’ attention span

We live in a hyper-competitive world for our attention. …


SATIRE

Gain unrestricted access to link drop secrets.

A woman working on a laptop with the caption “GET MORE READS!”
A woman working on a laptop with the caption “GET MORE READS!”
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I know what you want.

More attention for your stories.

You have spent so much effort changing the structures of other people’s content to pass it off as your own. It is only right that these stories get what they deserved.

As an owner of a Facebook writing community group, I see an endless stream of attempts by genuine paraphrasers struggling to make it big. I get so emotional that my laptop reboots because my tears of sorrow seep into the keyboards.

What have they done to be tormented by such a cruel fate of low readership? Writing an original…


CONFESSIONS

And this is not a situation you want to be in.

Old man dancing with headphones. Caption say OH YEAH.
Old man dancing with headphones. Caption say OH YEAH.
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Let me be the first to admit, I catch myself using “I’m too old for this.” far too many times.

It seemed so long ago when a night out left me energized, wanting more. Nowadays, I would celebrate if I somehow manage to muster my reserves to make it out the door.

Subconsciously, I conform to notions of aging, classifying activities as too wild, too tiring, or “something only young people do.”

I got a feeling that I am not alone in this, so here I am reaching out to you, wondering how are you taking in all this business…


SIDE HUSTLES | BEER MONEY

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We play games every now and then.

To pass time, to relax during lunch break, or while waiting for the bus.

While you are at it, why not earn some cash for your next coffee!

I am not talking about low-quality, spam-laden types of games. These are crisp-looking fun games of high standards.


SELF LOVE

And what you can do about it.

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White flowers on the ground.
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A message from my friend sent me on a depressive spiral.

Judy, a common friend of ours, is in her last stage of cancer and time is running out. She was diagnosed two years ago, and it has now spread to her bones and blood.

Besides the persistent excruciating pain, she suffered a stroke and is now immobile. The hospital, having done all that is possible, is asking for her discharge.

The thing is, she does not have any family or insurance.

While the message was about pooling a sum of money for her, something else struck me right through…

Morris T

Melancholic by nature, hopeful by choice. Dreams of a day when people are kind to one another. Life is tough, don’t make it worse. 😅 Former Banker and Educator

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