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…


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,…


Social Media is like Dough

January 31, 2010 / Opinion, Social Media / 12 Comments

Last night, I attended an interesting session at Hackerspace Singapore with other PR people and bloggers to better understand each other and the social media landscape in Singapore. Although no world-changing ideas came out of it, I think everyone learned something. For me, it’s that social media is like dough. It is what you make…


Why I Enjoy Reading Investment Banking Blogs

September 6, 2009 / Daily Life, Psychology / 16 Comments

Note: Excuse the typo-laden entry. It’s 4am and my eyes are about to close. My latest favorite reads are a line-up of cynical, sadistic, pompous blogs written by investment bankers. I can go through half their archives in one sitting and re-read some of their entries. Something about their bitterness is very captivating. Reason #1:…


Chinese Character: Dragon in the Home

August 16, 2009 / Culture / 19 Comments

Despite being mostly ethnically Chinese, Chinese has always been a second language. I never really learned how to read until I was in university where, I forced myself to enrol in those excruciating classes for 4 consecutive years. I’ve never been fond of the language since I have to struggle to memorize the thousands of…


A Revolution in My Web Design Philosophy

As some of you may have noticed, my site structure has changed since the migration to the new servers. I streamlined the pages in preparation for my new theme; a new theme that is going to be radically different from anything I have ever designed. Not that it’s going to look revolutionary or anything; it’s…


I am Predictably Irrational

June 16, 2009 / Opinion, Reviews / 5 Comments

I have a perpetual struggle against the word FREE. I always caution against FREE because I know it always entails some sort of cost or condition. But I still fall for it, time after time, especially when buying sanitary pads. The amount of times I have been duped into buying the wrong variety pads because…