Category Archives: reflections

“thinking about future”, february 2007

“My father is now bugging me to get a scholarship with the RSAF. It does not interest me at all. I have no interest in the military and I don’t want to spend 6 years doing something which i have … Continue reading

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A summary of all 43 “reflection” category blogposts

Now How? Don’t like academia. Sour grapes. Seems saturated and sterile. I don’t want to push boundaries in specific fields. Realistically, I’m not good enough to be able to. I think I’ll maximize my value to the world by connecting … Continue reading

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We have surpassed the future of the past.

Here’s a picture of a GTA 5 advertisement. I took the picture with my smartphone. I am writing this blogpost on my smartphone while waiting for my wife to show up before we watch a movie together. This picture struck … Continue reading

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Why are we doing what we’re doing?

I was looking at my own blog, and what I’ve been blogging about, and an amusing thought occurred to me- “Wah, this guy really doesn’t like The Straits Times ah, keep suan-ing them like siao.” I mean, this occurred to … Continue reading

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When is “be yourself” not good advice?

I answered this question on Quora and got quite a few upvotes for it, so I thought I’d share it here. TL;DR: The self is dynamic, not static. You are always yourself, even when you’re “fake” or “forced”. Be your best self … Continue reading

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The constant refinement of voice.

I wrote an angry, emotional blog post last night, laden with expletives and vitriol. It wasn’t one of my better moments. I read my post again with a clearer mind, and I didn’t like it. I thought I was being … Continue reading

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Pushing The Button

Here’s a hypothetical question- well there are two ways of reaching what I want to communicate- one question is, if you could make the following decision, would you? Dramatically shorten your life-span to ensure that you will make a lasting … Continue reading

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