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…


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…


Why We Feel Lonely and Unfulfilled – How to Fix That

July 30, 2011 / Psychology / 8 Comments

If you’ve got time to spare, you should absolutely watch this video by Simon Sinek. It’ll make you feel good. I highly, highly recommend it! But for those of you who don’t have the time, Sinek shares two main ideas: Progress, be it organizational or societal, can only be made if there’s trust. And trust…


The 2011 Macbook Air — My New Laptop!

July 24, 2011 / Technology / 9 Comments

Meet Coco Chanel. My new main computing device — the 2011 Macbook Air. Coco Chanel in all her glory Why Coco Chanel? Well, for the past few months I’ve been stressing out between Mac vs PC. I considered so many things, from specs to price to usability to future-proofness. If you just look at the…


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…


What Does Success Mean To You?

For a while now, I’ve been thinking about my career. Is what I do now, what I want to do for the rest of my life? If look at my skill sets, it does suit me well. I also love the industry I’m in. But I couldn’t help but feel that something is missing. I…


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!