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…


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’s In My Bag — 2011 Edition

February 8, 2011 / Daily Life / 4 Comments

Much has changed since my last What’s In My Bag post, so I thought I should do an update. Before I start, excuse the quality of the writeup and photos in this post. I’ve been sick as hell the last week (I still am!), so I don’t really have the energy to meticulously check over…


Photos of the Temples of Cambodia

July 31, 2010 / Photography / 18 Comments

I went to Cambodia a couple weeks ago. It’s my first vacation in over a year. Honestly, I don’t fancy vacations; there’s just something infuriating about not having enough time to fully immerse oneself in a foreign culture. Nevertheless, I got to take some breathtaking shots of the Cambodian temples with my brand new dSLR,…


Food, Glorious Food!

April 18, 2010 / Daily Life / 13 Comments

My posts haven’t been easy reads lately, so I wanted to throw in a photo entry for a refreshing break. The theme for this entry is all about food! Happy salivating! Blogger Chicks Day Out Once a month, Brenda, Dayna, Cherlynn, Teddy try to meet up to unite in our hatred for IE6 celebrate our…


Untranslatable Words: Sisu

March 19, 2010 / Culture / 48 Comments

I love finding foreign words that can’t be translated into English. These little gems allow me to experience another culture as a local because the only way to understand these words is to put yourself in their shoes. Untranslatable Finnish Word: Sisu During one of my Top Gear marathons, I stumbled upon an interview with…


The Wonders of Social Media

January 2, 2010 / Social Media / 7 Comments

Happy 2010 to you! Hope you all had a great time during New Years. I know I did! It was probably one of the best new years ever – thanks to the wonders of social media. It all started with a tweet a couple days back from Derrick, a guy I don’t know then, of…