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…


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…


…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…


Hello! It’s been while…

June 17, 2010 / Daily Life, Technology / 9 Comments

…since I last wrote an entry. I’ve been working hard and resting hard (apparently, not hard enough since I’m pretty sick right now). So here are some highlights over the past month. Featured on Web Design Galleries Big thanks to all the CSS galleries and web design blogs for featuring my latest theme, Nami. And…


Gen Y at Work: Are we intolerant and demanding?

Career blogs and business publications, like this article from the Wall Street Journal, all have a knack for painting a harsh picture of Generation Ys (people under 30). Here are some things they’ve been saying about us. We… want work life balance and a good pay can’t handle criticism – even constructive ones are flaky…


How to Become a Great People Manager

November 17, 2009 / Career Development, Opinion / 5 Comments

I had a great opportunity to spend the last week at APEC Singapore 2009. While important world leaders and CEOs debate on the future of the world, I was there to make sure things ran smoothly for my company’s image and clients. It’s a comparatively insignificant role, but it was a goldmine of a learning…


Conversation with a Telecoms Engineer

September 29, 2009 / Daily Life, Technology / 3 Comments

Had the fortune to manage a part of the Singapore Grand Prix again this year. Highlights included walking pass Nicole Scherzinger and Michelle Yeoh, and also having the Senior Minister of Singapore check out my week-long workplace. Ironically, the only highlight that will stay etched in my memory was a conversation with one of my…