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 […]

Big Ben Running Marathon

Running a 42km full marathon. Checked. Dressed up as Big Ben. Checked.Attempting to break the Guinness world record as a landmark completing the marathon. Checked.Running to raise fund for Alzheimer’s research. Checked.Viral-worthy moment when crossing the finishing line. Checked. (via swissmiss)

Lovely Passport Designs

Countries with rich heritage should showcase it more often. What better way to let the world know than passport. It’s literally the window to the world, one in which if designed properly, subtly boosts its soft power. I praised the design of Japan’s new passport ahead of Tokyo Olympic in 2020. Besides having one of […]