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…


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…


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…


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…


Life of a Social Media Rockstar

November 2, 2009 / Daily Life / 18 Comments

Pat Law is my new idol. No, she’s not another Japanese singer. She’s a digital strategist for Ogilvy and a social media rockstar in Singapore. She recently wrote about how she stays on top of her ballgame with a demanding career and her online presence. Her 3 tips for balancing her life: #1: Work comes…


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…