Political Divisiveness — A Matter of Time

After reading on the recent debates on Occupy Wall Street in the US and watching the parliamentary speeches in Singapore, I’ve gained a new perspective on political divisiveness. I always assumed that political division was just a bunch of old farts vs a legion of hippies. Actually, it’s not too far off, but there’s a…


The Disconnect Between Childhood and Adulthood

October 26, 2011 / Opinion, Philosophy / 6 Comments

I just came back from an panel discussion organized by the Creators of Tomorrow. Their aim is to inspire more kids to become engineers. I can’t comment on the profession, since I’m no engineer. But what struck me at the event was the disconnect between the panel of professionals and the audience of high school…


Shots from My First Prime Lens!

October 9, 2011 / Photography / 17 Comments

I recently saw some phenomenal shots from the Fujifilm X100 and it rekindled my passion for photography. Since the X100 is totally out of my budget, I decided to get a prime lens for my Pentax K-x instead. So say hello to Pentax DA 35mm F2.4 AL! Shooting with a prime lens is so much…


Questioning My Quest for Knowledge

October 7, 2011 / Philosophy, Psychology / 8 Comments

I’ve always been an inquisitive child. My bedtime story books were primarily encyclopedias. It’s not out of tiger mother coercion. It was simply the thrill and joy of knowing how the world worked. I loved learning about the stars, the plates beneath the Earth, the times before mankind dominated the world. Into my teens, I…


Chic DSLR Camera Bag

October 1, 2011 / Photography / 2 Comments

I’ve been searching for a cute, chic and affordable camera bag for my DSLR for a long time! Most DSLR bags are too manly, and the stylish ones are out of reach (in terms of cost or availability). But then I found the Herringbone Discovery Canvas Black today. It’s a Korean brand, if I’m not…


New Theme on Nanyate.com: Flow

Finally, after 1.5 years, I’ve grown tired of the last theme and re-designed nanyate.com. (You RSS subscribers need to click into the site to see. :P) About the Re-Design This theme is all about serenity, simplicity and balance. I’ve cut out a few redundant pages and removed some unnecessary design elements, so that it’s minimal…


Nokia N9 Hands On: A Testament to Nokia’s Sisu

September 11, 2011 / Media Events, Technology / 17 Comments

I talked about sisu a while ago. It’s a Finnish brand of perseverance — the quiet determination that allowed them to withstand the brutality of cold and invasion for centuries. Despite Nokia’s decline in recent years, I’ve secretly been rooting for it, especially when I read Stephen Elop’s burning platform memo. I really wanted to…