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March: Our Own Little Space

Paula got a road bike, so we welcomed March by waking up at 5:30am to cycle 37km through Tanah Merah with some friends. I don’t have my own gear so I came with a random Mobike, which is a really silly thing to do! Thankfully, I survived that first ever cycling trip. At the start […]

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February: The Normal That Was

After all the festivities, February was jam packed. A reflection, perhaps, of what normal life used to look like. In the first week, I was in Kuala Lumpur, where I inconveniently developed sniffles on the last day (this scared the shit out of me and I took my last meeting in the hotel room over […]

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12 Days of Thanks: A Decision to Unblur

The year was a blur. A friend asked me what word I’d use to describe it, and I struggled to find one. I thought there isn’t any English word to describe the feelings I have. That of inhaling and holding your breath for so long, and just wanting to finally exhale it all out. Like […]

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The Struggles of Beginning

The struggle is staring at a blank page, with many topics floating in the mind but unable to figure out where to begin. So maybe the beginning should be just like this. Dirty and random and senseless and unassuming. Like all the fidgeting we do before an oral exam back at university. Like all the […]

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Shoo! Nothing Here.

I realize people occasionally still find this blog somehow. I haven’t touched it for a while. Today I have stripped it, leaving only the basics and nothing else. Should you decide to stay, be warned that these are all but ramblings from previous lives.

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Good Reads Mind

Book 7 of 24: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Book 7 of 24 of A Year of Books. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. Read: March 2018. The thing that drives me into reading these types of books is obsession. Obsession of the writer, the scientists, and the discoverers all throughout our time who studied every nook and cranny of the universe […]

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Book 6 of 24: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book 6 of 24 of A Year of Books. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Listened to: March 2018. I signed up to Audible’s 30-day free trial to listen to the Ready Player One audiobook. Normally I like actual reading more. It allows me to speed up and slow down my pace depending on my level […]

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Book 5 of 24: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Book 5 of 24 of A Year of Books. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. Read: March 2018. Last night – which is a Friday night – I spent after hours talking about Haruki Murakami’s memoir while sipping red wine in our office common area. It was our second Book […]

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Book 4 of 24: Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Book 4 of 24 of A Year of Books. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson. Read: February 2018. I told my version – faithful and invented, accurate and misremembered, shuffled in time. I told myself as hero like any shipwreck story. It was a shipwreck, and me thrown on the coastline […]

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Book 3 of 24: You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier

Book 3 of 24 of A Year of Books. You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto. Read: February 2018. We should instead seek to inspire the phenomenon of individual intelligence. “What is a person?” If I knew the answer to that, I might be able to program an artificial person in a computer. But I can’t. […]