Being Employed

Being employed is a blissful thing. Your days are structured. You look forward to the off days.  If the job is tough, you look forward to the end of the day. If the job is boring or repetitive, you will find ways to entertain yourself.  If the job is not what you want, you will […]

Welcome Back, MacBook

The MacBook Pro I’m typing on is a 2013, 13″ model with the lowest end specs – 128gig of SSD, 8gig of ram, and the slowest processor (but still blazing fast for most tasks even today). It’s a superbly built machine. I remember when I first opened it up from the pristine box and holding […]

Getting Rid of “Too Much”

Too much time = procrastination Too many choices = inability to decide Too much money = squandering on stuffs that are non-essentials Too many stuffs = cluttering of physical and mental spaces Constrains can be good. Giving boundaries to things are important. Without proper framing, we are scattered all over the place, unsure of how […]

Restoring Film Camera

Intriguing. I love all things vintage. There’s character and story behind things that are well used. To find a young chap restoring and repairing stuff like film camera – it’s not something you’ll see everyday. The man behind this is Pierro Pozella. His demure, dedication, patience and background seems to fit this trade perfectly. He […]

A Walk In The Park On A Friday Morning

An uncle with a head of silver hair stopped by the side of the pathway. He balanced on his bicycle full of groceries bags, looking intently up the sky and fully absorbed by what’s happening above him. Fighter jets thundered by, leaving a trail of echo that broke the silence on this tranquil park. A […]

Never Gets Easier Applying For Jobs

It’s never easy looking for a job. And it never gets easier. I can’t help but feeling jaded after multiple applications. Some job descriptions are so wordy and precise that I wonder if there’s one single candidate that’s able to fulfil every requirement. Some friends around me go round spamming their resumes. I doubt they […]

Good Writing

What constitutes good writing? Good writing is a pleasure to read. Short sentences, concise expression, unpretentious words. And honesty. I’m drawn to people (and brands) who write this way. Jason Fried. Shawn Blanc. John Grubber. Hiut Denim. Jason Fried said rhythm is the most important element of great writing. Great writing has momentum, it has […]

Insanely Simple

I’m halfway through Ken Segall’s book Insanely Simple. It’s a page-turner, distilling the concept to its essence. The writing is clear and free of fillers, akin to the title of the book. One doesn’t have to be a marketer or in the creative sector to appreciate this book. The idea of simplicity can be applied […]

Pushing Up Good Habits

20 push-ups and sit-ups. Every night, without fail. Did it for 9 straight days. No matter how tired I was, I made sure it was done. It’s my first 30-day challenge. For 30 straight days, I have to do 20 push-ups and sit-ups. I chose this as I’ve a fitness test coming up in 2 […]

Happiness in a Bag

Last weekend, I gifted my wife a Sandqvist bag as an early Mother’s Day gift. We’ve been looking for a similar brown leather bag since we first came across a Fossil bag 8 years ago. We contemplated getting it and a few months later, it was gone from the shelves. It probably made way for […]