About MiddleMe

You.

MiddleMe is about you and the 9 hours you spend on your job each day.

More often than not, I hear folks lamenting about their tasks and problems at work. At first, I would drop a few tips on how to improve their current situations but nothing much, just my two cents in such circumstances. Then, I started having more and more friends that even my colleagues approached me for career advice. Even when I left a company, I’d still get calls or text messages from my ex-colleagues seeking a different outlook from theirs. Right up to today, I have colleagues from my 4 previous companies that still consult with me about their careers and issues. After a while, this got me thinking… “Hmm, I must have been doing something right”.

I tried searching for a website or a blog that dishes out sound career advice to people. However, all I have come across are either very factual statistical articles or blogs written by Westerners for Westerner readers in a Western context. I am quite surprised that I could not find something that speaks in layman language, fit for you and me, and in an Asian society context since we all know that we are culturally different from the rest of the world. Also, have you read or heard about the advice “Sky is the limit” or “Be passionate”? This kind of advice is usually easier said than done. Everyone tells us to take the next step, but a lot of us do not even know where and how to proceed.

So, I’d like to help YOU with MiddleMe.

MiddleMe is where you can find the collaboration of all those pieces of advice that I have given to everyone, in the hope that it may help you too. Even if you do not have a problem, this website will surely inspire and enrich you in so many ways.

MiddleMe is also about helping you to make smart career moves and decisions. I will offer some tips, recommendations, and even personal stories to help you in your decision-making.

Lastly, MiddleMe is a platform for sharing. I will be sharing both mine and other people’s experiences, and the actions that we have taken to get ourselves unstuck in various situations, hoping that these stories can help you too.

Let’s make the 40 hours you spend each week on your desk worthwhile.

217 Comments Add yours

  1. roach59 says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Dedicated Blogger Award. Go to my site for more information.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Kally says:

      Awww!! Thanks for the nomination! Going to your blog right now!

      Liked by 4 people

  2. atkokosplace says:

    Helping others is such an awesome trait. Not many are willing to do that. Most are all talk. Good for you! I wish you well in your endeavors. Looking forward to reading your blog. Best wishes, Koko:)

    Liked by 8 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thanks so much for the compliment, Koko!! Appreciate deeply.

      Liked by 4 people

      1. Thanks for your good work
        Email me with your contact please

        Liked by 5 people

        1. Kally says:

          Please do provide me with your email address or you can always reach me at kally@middleme.net.

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  3. Brendaline says:

    Your About Page is fantastic. I really appreciate your article on finding happiness in what you do — workwise, because it is a big part of our lives. Very inspiring. Keep up the good work and best wishes, Kally! 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much!! I always try my best in everything I do and hopefully bring guidance and joy to others at the same time.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Gary says:

    You had the audacity to like my comment on visiting anyone who likes, comments a post I make or follows my blog!! Is this a test of my statement…if so….ha 😜

    Love the idea behind this blog Kally…it’s brilliant…and…sadly for you one must simply follow it 🙃

    Thanks for the like or I may have taken far longer to find you 😇

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Kally says:

      Haha! You’ve got me, Gary!! And that’s because you’re and your readers are fantastic!!

      Liked by 3 people

      1. Gary says:

        Tis only courteous to dip out and check who’s been looking…well I think so 🙃 I’m privileged to have met so many awesome bloggers in my short time here too. Actually engaging is brilliant too. I mean…all over the world and we can actually meet up in a place of common interest and be part of a global community….brilliant to meet you too 😊

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  5. Just from reading your AboutMiddleMe blog, I can see why ex-colleagues from four companies ago still stay in touch. You have something important to say and to make sure I remain nearby to read more… I’m now one of your followers. PS… Thank you for liking my comment on Little Mermaid’s “Golden Etiquettes” blog.

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    1. Kally says:

      Awww.. You are really sweet, Tom. Thank you for your generous words and it is readers like you that kept me wanting to share my experiences with everyone. A big hug!

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

      Like

  6. Light Writes says:

    Hi, thank you for following my blog.

    I can’t wait to read your posts after seeing this page ☺️

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Kally says:

      You’re most welcome. Have an awesome weekend!! 🙂 TGIF!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Excellent mantra Kally, like the sentiments. We all spend so much time at work that we should be able to enjoy it. As someone much older than yourself I find the barriers being pout up in trying to change careers ridiculous and yet the press and ministers keep saying that we will all have to have multiple careers. Ugh…HVD❤️

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Kally says:

      Keep pushing on and motivate yourself. There are always barriers and obstacles, we all need to take it in our strides and see what we can do to get the most and the best out of difficult situations. I find it really a waste of time and life if one spends so much time on their job that they hate.

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  8. Bless you Kelly ❤

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Kally says:

      Bless you too, my friend!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Thanks for liking my comment at MakeItUltra.
    Love your blog’s content and hard work.
    Blessing to you.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Rose!! Going to pop over to your website site too.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. That would be great, love to connect with you.
        Thanks and have a lovely day.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Kally says:

          Just realized that you’re in KL too! 😊

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Yes I’m in KL. How about you? 😀

            Liked by 1 person

          2. Kally says:

            Yes, I’m based in KL too! What a small world. Haha.

            Liked by 1 person

  10. LOL. Yes, it is a small world! Amazing and exciting in the same time haha

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  11. Light Ministry Blog says:

    Thank you for noticing my comment and liking it regarding the award nomination. As one who gives advice, please take this little bit from me. It is wise to find out and follow what the Lord has to say to us in His word. That is what my blog is about. Please visit it as you can; it would be my pleasure!

    Steve

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Steve! I will visit your blog today as it is a day of rest.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Light Ministry Blog says:

        Thank you very much, Kally…

        Like

  12. roijoyeux says:

    This blog is great idea…

    I did not realize you did not live in the Westen part of our world, where a re ou in Asia, I know Japaneses people are very different when it comes to their job, much more serious and perfectionist than most Westerners …

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you but I’m not in Japan either. I’m in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia right now 😊

      Liked by 2 people

  13. 3C Style says:

    Thanks for liking my comment at Edmark M. Law. I read a few posts on your blog and so far I’m impress by the content and the quality of your writing. Will keep coming back in order to get to know you better. Keep up the good work Kally! -Dominique

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your encouragement, Dominique!! I’ll be sure to check out your blog now. Have an awesome weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. da-AL says:

    Kally, after reading your blog for quite a while now, only just not stumbled onto this page — I hadn’t realized you were in Malaysia – your advice is sound for just about anywhere 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      I tried to make my article less location based so that everyone gets to enjoy and perhaps learn something from the articles I wrote. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. da-AL says:

        would love to read a post on how you find regions differ – if you do, let me know & will reblog here 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Kally says:

          I have written a post on the 2 neighbouring countries – https://middleme.net/2017/04/17/my-life-kuala-lumpur-vs-singapore/ Not so much on regions yet. 🙂

          Liked by 2 people

          1. da-AL says:

            ok – will reblog it soon – tx

            Liked by 1 person

          2. Kally says:

            You’re totally awesome with your support!!!

            Liked by 1 person

  15. I hope that you don’t mind that I reblogged this.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for sharing my post out. Please feel free to share more if you want.

      Like

  16. I read what you said but I’m a little slow so how does this work? as far as with me… how can I get involved?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Read my articles to improve your current worklife 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Anthony says:

    Thanks for stopping by and “Liking” some of my posts. I appreciate it.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      You’re most welcome, Anthony.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Kally,
    Thank you for following our Blog Site. We strive to maintain your interest. We welcome all comments as they are important the continuance of improving writing skills. We are honored that you would follow us.
    You have taken on a big task and you seem to handle it well. Keep up the good works as many will benefit from your content.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for following MiddleMe too! Have a wonderful weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. frejatravels says:

    Hi,

    We have nominated you for the Mystery Award. It is posted in our website today. Please have a look. cheers:)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much and I’m so super honored!! You’re awesome!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. frejatravels says:

        You are welcome and have fun:)

        Liked by 1 person

  20. Anna says:

    Hey, thanks for sharing. I love the fact there are people like you who want to help the others to get out from their comfort zone and see that besides work, there is LIFE also. I used to be in that zone too, but one day I’ve just told myself to STOP and LIVE. I’ve changed the work first, then I moved, started to travel more and I feel happy now. Maybe it will sound like an advert but there’s a really nice and helpful product that my friends launched – it’s called Boost Camp Bali and it might be the first huge step to change somebody’s life, especially when is stuck in the office. It’s like reloading the pills, session with couches, pure nature, healthy and delicious diet, travelling (it’s happening in Bali as the name suggests), meditation – all those things our bodies and mind need. I’m proud I can be a part of something like that and spread the positivity in the world :-).

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for your positive comment, Anna and welcome to MiddleMe!

      Like

  21. Kally, you have a very intriguing blog here! I have to say, it’s one of a kind. I love the creativity which you have designed and added content to the blog (I love the category “Whisper”), and your writing skills are top-notch. I’m looking forward to reading your posts. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so so so much for your sweet encouragement, Sindhuja! You are being generous with your words! Have a wonderful weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Sounds great! Really a wonderful idea for a blog. I have my first job interview on wednesday. Wish me luck!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      I hope you did great for your interview! Let me know how it goes.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. It went very well! I got the job, it starts tomorrow!

        Liked by 2 people

        1. Kally says:

          Huge Congratulations!!! You certainly did well for yourself!

          Liked by 1 person

        2. Kally says:

          And best of luck on your first day of work!

          Liked by 1 person

  23. OneLife says:

    Love the spirit and approach to something we all go through daily but ignore way too often. All the best with your endeavors and happy blogging 🙂 .

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much and welcome to MiddleMe!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Great to meet you!
    Many thanks for stopping by my Travel and Photography blog.

    Like

  25. James Wetu says:

    Awesome. Your articles never disappoint!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thanks a lot and welcome to MiddleMe!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. bindyamc says:

    That’s nice.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you and welcome to MiddleMe!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. | Purvasha | says:

    You’re doing a great job here Kally by helping others become ‘unstuck’ in their careers and lives. You’re right. Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Purvasha and welcome to MiddleMe!

      Like

  28. Kally, you seem to have done a lot already in your life, and are using this difficult time of Covid, to plan your future.. You seem to me very creative and focused which are two key ingredients to any success:) I wish you the best!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Karima for your encouragement and support. I have pursue the corporate part of my life and now I am focusing in creating epic adventures in new chapters of my life.

      Like

  29. Kally, you’re a true Good Samaritan! Blessings, peace and light, my wonderful friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for your generous and kind comment, Lance. Blessings to you and your loved ones. Stay safe and smiling.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kally, you are sincerely welcome, my good friend. Thank you- blessings to you and your family. Be safe and well.

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  30. Hi Kally,
    How are you doing? I hope fine, I’ve been kind of out of the loop lately, my tired old body keeps letting me down. I recently had my novel turned into an audio-book. I will send you a promo code in case you’re interested in listening to it. Audible offers a free book for doing a book review. I know you are a busy person, you always have been and always will be. A self-starter at birth! Stay Well, best wishes. Leland
    D2BNUA9K6J3H8

    Make sure to direct fans and reviewers to http://www.audible.com/acx-promo or http://www.audible.co.uk/acx-promo to redeem ACX promo codes and remind them to mention that they received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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    1. Kally says:

      Hi Leland, how are you? It has been decades since I last talk to you! I’m doing well here.

      Awesome to hear that your novel is now an audiobook! Congratulations and you’ve done so well for yourself. I’m so proud of you.

      I will never be too busy for you. I will make time to hear your book. However, I tried to redeem the code, it doesn’t allow me to. Is it a one-time code? I will try again in a few hours time. Hopefully, I get to listen to it and leave a wonderful review for you. Yes, I’m biased. 😊

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  31. Thank you for your wisdom.
    Greetings Tony

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  32. When you find a job, that is not really a job because it is what you yearn to do, you have found your vocation. Once you have found that vocation never let other’s belittle or demean you or what you do.

    After 33 years in the military, I finally figured out what I was suited/needed to do was help other veterans who were suffering from PTSD, Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and homelessness. I jumped through a lot of hoops to get on with the Veterans Administration and work my way into one of those jobs.

    I spent the next five years working with veterans individually and in groups and was rewarded multiple times. The reward came when I saw in another veteran’s eyes that they realized what we were talking about was true and the light at the end of the tunnel was not the train barreling down on them, but the light of hope.

    Then, last year I found my body telling me something was wrong and I retired. Six months later I found out I have cancer and it was time to start a new vocation, blogging my journey through cancer so maybe someone else down the line will read it, relate to it, and find their journey has something to compare to making it easier for them.

    I really enjoyed your blog post Kally.

    God Bless,

    R. I.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and journey with us. You are such a brave soul that inspired us to do more for ourselves. Take care and stay positive.

      Like

  33. paracelsus says:

    I have already had a career in which I have done my bit to feed the state coffers.
    So I do not have to work nine hours a day anymore, I just have to do things where no time determines what I do or do not have to do.
    Judging from your personal presentation, I can confirm that you are a very driven person with a lot of ambitions. So much power and inspiration to be of use to others, on top of your personal private life.
    Congratulations.

    P.S.
    May I thank you for your visit, and your many appreciations, gives me satisfaction.

    Kind regards,
    A Virgin from Antwerp
    😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your nice encouragement. This boost me further to do more for others.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. paracelsus says:

        You’re very welcome 😉
        Have a nice day Kally

        Liked by 1 person

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