What’s the National Library’s Role in Society?

July 16, 2014 / Opinion / 0 Comments

Of all public resources the Singapore government affords its citizens, the institution I have the most reverence for is the national library. Every year, when the tax man knocks on my door, I happily give a share of my earnings knowing that someone in Singapore is becoming smarter and wiser because of it. Singapore’s national…


3 Things I Learned from Hackathon

I joined a hackathon recently to put my rusty design skills to the test and also gain insight/empathy of what starting up a company would be like. It’s a terribly exhausting ordeal but I got what I wished for, and actually learned a whole lot more. Here are top 3 lessons: Lesson #1: It’s all…


Ghost Blog Platform: A Lesson in UX and Investing

I’ve been raving about Ghost for a long time. I loved it so much, I specially signed up on Kickstarter to back it. It recently open its doors to the public and I have to say, I have never vacillated so quickly between delight and disappointed in my life. It was my personal failure for…


Quick Review: Philips Fidelio X1 Headphones

August 12, 2013 / Reviews / 0 Comments

I had the opportunity to test the Philips Fidelio X1 Headphones last week thanks to Philips and their agency. Here’s a quick review. What I liked Aesthetically, The Fidelio X1 is classic luxury with the velour and leather finish. It’s well-crafted and feels very premium. The sound quality is definitely worth its S$499 price tag….


A New Theme A Year Later

It’s been one whole year since my last post. As I grow older, I have come to realize how short 24 hours a day really is. There are so many things to do, so many things to experience that, I guess, sharing the little observations about my life has found itself much lower on my…


The Opportunity Costs of Consumption

Call it an off-season new year resolution, if you will, but I’ve been living a new mantra in the last few months: to invest resources instead of consume. It’s become criminally easy to consume — whether it’s shiny, new stuff, useless information, or mindless entertainment. After a hard day’s work or study, we vegetate in…


Goodbye Nexus S, Hello HTC One X

June 1, 2012 / Reviews, Technology / 5 Comments

May has been a month of multiple misfortunes, one of which involves the death of my beloved Nexus S. (The other is more personal and hence harder to write about.) Anyway, the power button just stopped functioning one day. At first, I managed re-route the power function to the proximity sensor, and it was all…