The Psychology Behind My Pet Society Rooms

March 5, 2010 / Psychology / 23 Comments

I’ve wanted to say this for years but I was afraid that everyone would think I’m a lunatic, but I’m going to say it anyway because my interest for Pet Society has recently been revived: Rooms in Pet Society reflect a person’s state of mind. Now I’m no psychoanalyst so I don’t have the knowledge…


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:…


Gym Memberships and Marketing Tactics

I finally got myself a gym membership after living in Singapore for 7 months. The experience of a getting a membership was…eventful. I wasn’t quite expecting the answer to my innocent question, “how much does a gym membership cost?” to be a 1-hour bombardment of marketing tactics. Unfortunately for the gym, these tactics pretty much…


How to Become Successful: 10,000 hours

Yes, that’s right. A portion to success in anything is to clock 10,000 hours, 417 full days into whatever you do. Or so claims Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink“, in his latest book “Outliers“. After interviewing many extraordinary people like Bill Gates and the Beatles, he comes to the conclusion that one important component of…


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…