Film Camera

Why are we attracted to film cameras? Is it because pictures from digital cameras are so sterile and clean that they’re lack character? Or is it because we enjoy the approach and process of analogue cameras? To me, I’m drawn to the imperfection of film. The little bit of haziness, the softness, the lush colors, […]

Shiver

What sends a shiver down your spine? Is it staring death in the face? Is it facing your phobia? My mother has always been awkward in signing papers. Given a choice, she’d rather get her thumb printed. That’s old school. But that’s how she is. She was given an anaesthetic for a procedure in the […]

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

I once had a wise boss. He was a gentleman, firm but considered. He told us not to save on trivial things which would cost more in the future. I totally agree on this, especially on things intended to use for a long time. But there are also some things which I try to squeeze […]

Sunday Bliss: Grilled Cheese Sandwich

After watching the legendary scene of grilled cheese sandwich in the movie Chef, I’m inspired to make one of my own. In what’s like a follow-up to the movie, the mini series Chef Show (now streaming in Netflix) showcases Jon’s chemistry with his buddy Roy. It’s nice to see him getting his hands dirty and […]

Something To Succeed In

I was looking through my Day One journal and 2 years ago, I closed the entry by writing this: However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. – Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking is someone special. I proposed to my wife in the cinema after watching the show “The […]

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 […]