Monthly Archives: May 2011

How I Ran A 21km Half-Marathon Without Training

I remember the day we decided to do it. It was in December last year. My brother had just gotten married and the family was sitting around chatting over drinks and food until late into the night. I can’t remember … Continue reading

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Life- The Ultimate Game, by Steve Pavlina

“When designing a game, a good game designer will present the player with a solid collection of compelling choices.  As long as the choices remain compelling, the game has a chance of being fun.  But if the choices are boring, confusing, pointless, … Continue reading

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The 48 Laws Of Power

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers Law 1 Never Outshine the Master Always make those above you feel comfortably superior.  In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your … Continue reading

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What Mass Effect 2 can teach you about earning the loyalty of your peers.

In the multi-award winning game and beautiful narrative that is Mass Effect, you play as Commander Shepard- an all-around badass human being in a hypothetical future, where we have travelled the galaxy and encountered life elsewhere- and we’re the new … Continue reading

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Is Singapore a gaze-averse nation?

Normally, going home from work for me means taking one bus, getting off at Tanah Merah MRT and changing to another. I’m experimenting with a different routine where I walk home instead of taking the second bus. It takes me … Continue reading

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Quotes About Heroes and Heroism

Commander Shepard, Mass Effect Series “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” … Continue reading

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“Pursue Excellence”, Aug 2010

Let’s do this. I’m an ordinary guy. I found school to be generally boring and uninspiring. I almost never did any homework, often cut classes and underperformed my whole life. I’m skinny, gangly and awkward looking. None of my clothes … Continue reading

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