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…


A Day with Canon PowerShot SX210 IS at Universal Studios Singapore

March 9, 2011 Update: A lot of you have asked about accessing color swap, color accent and other scene modes on your Canon PowerShot and IXUS cameras. I’ve written a step-by-step guide here. Lately, I’ve taken a serious liking to photography. So I’ve been thinking about upgrading to either an advanced point and shoot or…


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…


Poi – Maori Performance Art

September 5, 2009 / Culture / 2 Comments

While doing one of my random YouTube surfing, when I stumbled upon poi, a traditional performance art from the New Zealand’s Maori people. Traditional poi is made of a string and a ball. But what really intrigues me is modern poi – the one with LED lights and glow sticks. There’s just something very entrancing…


Maru the Japanese Cat

August 5, 2009 / Internet Memes / 19 Comments

My boyfriend, my parents and my ex-housemates can all vouch for this: I am obsessed with cats. Before I go off to bed every night, I must get my fix of I Can Has Cheezburger and Cute Overload. And whoever is unlucky enough to be around me then would be coerced into sharing joys of…


SOYJOY Challenge 4: Much Effort, Little Effort Video

June 28, 2009 / Daily Life / 10 Comments

So our last SOYJOY challenge is a video/slideshow to show Much Effort, Little Effort. I decided to tell a story of two brothers Much and Little Effort with my wonderfully awful drawings that failed me my art classes in school. Please excuse the watermark on the YouTube video. I had to use a free converter…


My History with Cell Phones!

May 31, 2009 / Daily Life / 9 Comments

So I stumbled upon Lennel’s entry on cellphones and was inspired to write my own entry on my history with cell phones. Motorola StarTAC My very first phone was a hand-me-down from my dad. It was 1998 and I was 12 at the time. Before you accuse me of being a spoiled kid, it was…