What’s the National Library’s Role in Society?

July 16, 2014 / Opinion / 1 Comment

Of all public resources the Singapore government affords its citizens, the institution I have the most reverence for is the national library. Every year, when the tax man knocks on my door, I happily give a share of my earnings knowing that someone in Singapore is becoming smarter and wiser because of it. Singapore’s national…

Photographing My Aura

February 16, 2012 / Daily Life / 7 Comments

My friends have been intrigued by aura reading lately. One of them found a shop tucked away in a mystical part of Singapore that takes photos of people’s auras for just $5. My aura on Feb 4 (left). My auras on Feb 15 (center and right). I’ve had my aura photographed 3 times so far….

Quick Look: UOB’s iPhone Mobile Banking App

December 12, 2011 / Reviews / 5 Comments

Singapore’s UOB finally launched its mobile banking app today. I use UOB as my primary credit card, so I’ve been waiting for their mBanking app for a long time. I was able beta test the app a couple days before the launch date, and I have to say it was well worth the wait! I’ve…

Political Divisiveness — A Matter of Time

After reading on the recent debates on Occupy Wall Street in the US and watching the parliamentary speeches in Singapore, I’ve gained a new perspective on political divisiveness. I always assumed that political division was just a bunch of old farts vs a legion of hippies. Actually, it’s not too far off, but there’s a…

The Disconnect Between Childhood and Adulthood

October 26, 2011 / Opinion, Philosophy / 6 Comments

I just came back from an panel discussion organized by the Creators of Tomorrow. Their aim is to inspire more kids to become engineers. I can’t comment on the profession, since I’m no engineer. But what struck me at the event was the disconnect between the panel of professionals and the audience of high school…

Shots from My First Prime Lens!

October 9, 2011 / Photography / 17 Comments

I recently saw some phenomenal shots from the Fujifilm X100 and it rekindled my passion for photography. Since the X100 is totally out of my budget, I decided to get a prime lens for my Pentax K-x instead. So say hello to Pentax DA 35mm F2.4 AL! Shooting with a prime lens is so much…

Why We Feel Lonely and Unfulfilled – How to Fix That

July 30, 2011 / Psychology / 7 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…