Thoughts from a Chinese Gen-Y TCK: Tiger Mothers and Freedom

January 22, 2011 / Culture, Opinion, Psychology / 7 Comments

Amy Chua‘s article on Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior is causing quite a ruckus in the blogosphere. I feel compelled to respond because I’ve grown up seeing the difference in children who are brought-up the strict, unforgiving “Chinese-style” and the more liberal “Western-style”. While I am mostly Chinese by descent, my mother isn’t quite the…


Hello Google Nexus S!

January 10, 2011 / Technology / 17 Comments

Presenting my new phone… the Nexus S! Ever since I got my hands on the Nexus One back in April 2010, I’ve been waiting for the day I would own a phone from the Nexus family. I went through hell and back to get it, since it’s not readily available in my country (yet). Thanks…


Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You

December 23, 2010 / Psychology / 6 Comments

It’s been a long time since I devoured a book in one sitting. The book is Sam Gosling’s Snoop. He talked about how our music playlists, our rooms, our office cubicles and even how our demeanor can inadvertently reveal things about our true selves. I was so inspired by it I self-snooped. And here are…


…But What’s My Passion?

December 6, 2010 / Career Development, Opinion / 9 Comments

Check out any interview with any person you consider successful — be it a start-up founder or a CEO of a Fortune 500. They all say variants of the same message: do what you love and you’ll be successful. Great advice but the problem plaguing me, and perhaps some of my Gen-Y peers, is that…


Night Out with the Canon PowerShot S95

November 14, 2010 / Media Events, Photography / 6 Comments

I had a phenomenal time playing with Canon’s latest line-up of cameras last week. Canon brought out the IXUS 1000 HS, Powershot SX130 IS, PowerShot S95, PowerShot G12, Legria HF M32 and the semi-pro DSLR EOS 60D for the Singaporean bloggers to have a go at. I managed to spend some time with the Canon…


Fashion / Beauty Blogger for a Day

September 4, 2010 / Daily Life / 11 Comments

I don’t write about fashion or makeup but just thought I’d do a post just for fun! Now, I’m not really into fashion, I have never bought a fashion magazine in my entire life and I certainly don’t know my Diane von Furtenbergs from my Roberto Cavallis. As for beauty products, I only used make-up…


The Irony of It All

August 28, 2010 / Psychology / 4 Comments

Ever since the meaning behind the first Matrix was explained to me in my 10th grade psychology class, I became enthralled with the philosophy of life. It made me think hard about my existence as a confused adolescent. What do we exist for? Love? Justice? Fame? Power? Passion? I was so intent with seeking the…