Category Archives: What I Learnt

0152 – Letter To A Young Songwriter

When I was a teenager, I’d play bass in bands, sing horribly and toy with the idea of being a songwriter. This is a letter I wish somebody had written to me when I was 17. Strive to be prolific. … Continue reading

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Your frustration is valid, but your response isn’t helping you.

Visakan Veerasamy’s answer to: If you could write a 10 note to your younger self, what would you say? Your frustration is valid, but your response isn’t helping you. —When I was younger, I was very angry with the world, … Continue reading

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What I Learnt From 90 Weeks Of Self-Quantification

In 2010 I enlisted into the Singapore Armed Forces as part of my National Service. 102 weeks of service, to be precise. About 10 weeks into it, I realized that I hadn’t done anything worth mentioning. I hadn’t learnt anything … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learnt (so far!) From Starting My Own Business

I used to doodle ideas for t-shirt slogans on my notebooks. I thought I started doing it last year, but when I was clearing out a bit of the clutter in my room, I actually found sketches from way back … Continue reading

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What I Learnt From Having Completed A Half Marathon Without Training

I was in the shower earlier today and I checked out my the big toenail on my right foot. It’s almost completely healed now- the cracks and bruises and internal bleeding are almost all gone, and there’s just a bit … Continue reading

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What I Learnt From Having My Wisdom Teeth Extracted

(This isn’t my x-ray, but it’s pretty similar. Check out the teeth at the far right of the picture- the left side of the person’s jaw. Check out how the teeth are coming in practically sideways. Yep.) I’ve been hit. … Continue reading

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Nobody Actually Wants You To Be Yourself

Some of my friends describe me as a megalomaniac. I can’t refute that, because it’s a valid assessment that I ought to pay careful attention to, and learn from. To be is to be perceived. (I love and adore these … Continue reading

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