The Psychology Behind My Pet Society Rooms

March 5, 2010 / Psychology / 23 Comments

I’ve wanted to say this for years but I was afraid that everyone would think I’m a lunatic, but I’m going to say it anyway because my interest for Pet Society has recently been revived: Rooms in Pet Society reflect a person’s state of mind. Now I’m no psychoanalyst so I don’t have the knowledge…


Resolutions for a New Decade

January 3, 2010 / Daily Life / 14 Comments

I don’t really believe in new year resolutions. I mean, if you wanted to make something happen, it doesn’t matter when you make it, as long as you follow through. But I thought I should just write this entry for a future self. More importantly, for you since I want to spread this positive state…


Christmas Update!

First off, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! I spent days writing over 50 cards to send out to all those who signed up for a greeting card! I hope most of you have received it by now. 🙂 December is only time I am able to take a long break from work, so I thought I would…


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…


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:…


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…


How to Become Successful: 10,000 hours

Yes, that’s right. A portion to success in anything is to clock 10,000 hours, 417 full days into whatever you do. Or so claims Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink“, in his latest book “Outliers“. After interviewing many extraordinary people like Bill Gates and the Beatles, he comes to the conclusion that one important component of…