A New Chapter at IvyTan.com

February 26, 2016 / Daily Life / 0 Comments

Long time no write. I’ve begun a new chapter in life. I took a career break and I’m now exploring Japan for the next 2 months. I write about my adventures at http://blog.ivytan.com. Please follow me there instead.


It’s been a while

April 6, 2012 / Daily Life / 5 Comments

Hello all! It’s been a very long time since my last entry. I keep telling myself to blog but I just can’t find the energy and brain power to research and write good entries after long days at work (which also involves a lot of writing and research). This entry is just a quick update…


Photographing My Aura

February 16, 2012 / Daily Life / 8 Comments

My friends have been intrigued by aura reading lately. One of them found a shop tucked away in a mystical part of Singapore that takes photos of people’s auras for just $5. My aura on Feb 4 (left). My auras on Feb 15 (center and right). I’ve had my aura photographed 3 times so far….


Happy 2012! Here’s to Better Health!

Happy 2012, everyone! My new year resolution came early — in November 2011. It’s to treat my body better. I’ve had a terrible track record at taking care of my body. Having been plagued by an autoimmune disease for a decade, my body has always seemed more like a liability than an asset to me….


What is Happiness to You?

August 20, 2011 / Daily Life, Philosophy / 5 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, one of my very close friends forced me to read Eric Weiner’s Geography of Bliss. I like exploring the realms of philosophy and psychology but I’ve never really taken an interest in happiness. I’ve always believed that happiness had to come naturally — that thinking about it won’t necessarily make…


Finding Zen in Phuket

July 16, 2011 / Culture, Daily Life / 3 Comments

Just came back from a short trip to a secluded beach in Phuket, Thailand. It was a wonderfully relaxing trip; one I desperately needed to escape from my increasingly over-analytical, anxious mind. While in Singapore, my mind just cannot stop processing. So many anxieties over inconsequential matters. But I think it’s not just me that’s…


Moving Servers

July 3, 2011 / Daily Life / 1 Comment

Just a quick site update, I’ll be moving nanyate.com to another server. So expect some downtime over the next 48 hours. Thanks!