Review: LG Viewty KU990R

October 3, 2008 / Opinion, Reviews, Technology / 83 Comments

Update (November 2008) It looks like I have an older firmware. LG has yet to allow people to upgrade their firmware via their website. I will update this post whenever I make my way down to the LG Service Centre at Vivo City. So, I got another cellphone for work purposes. And this was one…


Economic Freedom

September 30, 2008 / Opinion / 3 Comments

“Economic freedom means the freedom to succeed and the freedom to fail” – Mike Pence Hold on there, cowboy! Since when was the American economy ‘free’?! If it were free, the American government wouldn’t have forced Microsoft into two. Neither would they need to sign bilateral trade agreements with its neighbors. And don’t forget the…


Life Lessons Learned from Sports

August 26, 2008 / Culture, Opinion / 6 Comments

Today, I finally realized why sports is so important in life. As an elementary school sprinting champion, I am now able to run fast, fast enough to run after the bus that seems to always want to escape me. As a basketball point guard, where I was a dwarf amongst giants, I gained the skill to…


Fat Fines: Japan’s New Law

July 8, 2008 / Culture, Opinion / 24 Comments

Japan has recently instituted a new law that fines employers that hire ‘obese’ employees or employees with ‘obese’ relatives. Men are required to have waistlines slimmer than 33.5 inches and women 35.4 inches. As I read that from the newspaper headlines last month, my first reaction was stunned silence. What happens to those who are…


Designer Bags: Stares and Status

July 6, 2008 / Culture, Opinion / 22 Comments

After experiencing life in Asia for the past month or so, I have come to conscious realization that Asians are infatuated with designer bags. It’s not a bad thing. However, with a little knowledge of designer labels, it has become quite obvious that most (not all) aren’t infatuated with the bag or the brand, but…


Self Searching

Warning! Long entry of which Part 2 involves psychoanalysis. If delving into your unconscious doesn’t interest you, feel free to skip it. Part 1: Self-searching and Job-searching Wow. It’s really been a while since I last blogged. As most of you know, it’s because I’m still in my transition period. Two weeks for transitioning was…


Singapore and Cellphones

May 31, 2008 / Culture, Opinion, Reviews / 21 Comments

Singaporeans are incredibly infatuated with cellphones. Everywhere you go people are text messaging, chatting, emailing all the time. It has been said that the annual cellphone sales in Singapore is often double the population of the country. So why the craze? Cellphones, otherwise known here as handphones, is a symbol of fashion forwardness, education and…