Conversation with a Telecoms Engineer

September 29, 2009 / Daily Life, Technology / 3 Comments

Had the fortune to manage a part of the Singapore Grand Prix again this year. Highlights included walking pass Nicole Scherzinger and Michelle Yeoh, and also having the Senior Minister of Singapore check out my week-long workplace. Ironically, the only highlight that will stay etched in my memory was a conversation with one of my…


Why I Enjoy Reading Investment Banking Blogs

September 6, 2009 / Daily Life, Psychology / 16 Comments

Note: Excuse the typo-laden entry. It’s 4am and my eyes are about to close. My latest favorite reads are a line-up of cynical, sadistic, pompous blogs written by investment bankers. I can go through half their archives in one sitting and re-read some of their entries. Something about their bitterness is very captivating. Reason #1:…


How to Brew Tea โ€“ Properly

August 13, 2009 / Daily Life / 13 Comments

As a child, my mother would tell me that I would learn to appreciate coffee once I became a grown-up, and that I would slowly move away from drinking tea. I’m now 23 – and that didn’t happen. I became a tea nazi, instead. I need to have my tea brewed a certain way to…


Japanese Jazz: Informel 8

August 8, 2009 / Daily Life / 3 Comments

There was this one guy I really, really admired in middle school. I have always wished be at least half as talented as he is. He’s extremely talented and dedicated to everything he does. Whenever he has a goal, he would relentlessly pursue it and is always confident of its success. In school, he had…


Moving Hosts

July 28, 2009 / Daily Life / 2 Comments

Dear Nanyate Readers, Please bear with me as I switch hosts over the next 48 hours or so. Will be back in full force soon! Much Love, Ivy


Updates, Updates, Updates!

It has been a while since I last blogged about my daily life. Most of the time it’s because I don’t have much of a blogworthy life outside of work. But this time, it’s because I’ve been spending most of my time out, I haven’t found time to sit down to write. ๐Ÿ˜€ Company Plant-a-tree…


3 Things Every Hairstylist Should Know

July 11, 2009 / Daily Life, Opinion / 16 Comments

Just left a hair salon horribly, horribly unimpressed with my hair do. In my sporadic time in Singapore, I have only ever found ONE awesome hair salon. And today, I think I have discovered what distinguishes the elite hairstylists from the mediocre ones. Before I go on with my list, I just wanted to say…