Year: 2019

  • I’m getting more and more introverted

    Is it because I’m older now? I don’t remember being this tired after just one week of socialising. But ah well, adjust with the times, I suppose? I’m starting to enjoy time alone these days a lot more than I used to. In uni, I used to spend at least 80 hours a week with […]

  • I don’t plan to retire early

    When I first read Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I was a teen who hated being in school. I loved the idea of financial freedom. Back then, it felt like an escape from the drudgery and monotony of school. If work would be an extension of school, I wanted none of it. I dreamed […]

  • The two things I admire most about my mother

    The two things I admire most about my mother

    First, how she is kinder than most people I know, including myself. She always comforted me when I was bullied in primary school. She gives little children gifts and candy. And most importantly, she always gives people a second chance, no matter how badly they’ve disappointed her. She’s set a benchmark for me, and if […]

  • Working on Saturdays

    I used to strive for work-life balance – working on weekdays, and not weekends. Cutting off work at 6pm. These days, I find myself constantly working more hours than I intended. I work from Monday to Saturdays, usually 10 – 12 hours a day. It’s a Saturday and I talked to my client and serviced […]

  • Baby Avery’s Full Moon

    Time flies. It feels like just a moment ago I was waiting in the hospital for Avery’s arrival, and today, we are already celebrating her full moon. Isaac is already six now and Caleb is turning two in a few months. Just a while ago, I had to adjust to the role of being an […]

  • PH’s first anniversary

    On this day one year ago, Malaysians experienced a monumental event: for the first time in 60 years, Malaysians voted UMNO out of the government and voted PH, a coalition which included past minister Tun Mahathir and his former rival Anuar Ibrahim into government. It’s been one year now and progress has been slow. I’m […]

  • if you want something done, give it to a busy person

    I’ve taken on a lot of new work lately, around 3 times more. And yet, I don’t feel that much busier. I’m just getting a lot more done. Maybe I’m learning to work faster. It used to take me a few months to write an article. These days, I can finish one every 2 – […]

  • blessed Ramadhan

    The meaning and practice behind the Holy month of Ramadhan has always intrigued me. I’ve never done any kind of long-term fasting before, but I always imagine it to be something really tough. It’s pretty easy to do a food-fast, but Ramadhan includes a drink fast too. Now that’s tough. To my muslim friends, blessed […]

  • things are getting better, why we need to constantly improve

    Today I got a guy in to replace my RM2,500 air-conditioner. My old one was a 1.5hp Hitachi DC Inverter, meant to be strong, powerful but energy efficient. Now, my AC guy’s telling me that new ACs are as energy efficient as old DC inverter style ACs, and 1hp ACs are just as powerful as […]

  • the magic of seeing a child grow up: Isaac turns six

    I spent my weekend one town away in Bintulu this week. The occasion is my nephew’s sixth birthday. Isaac is six now! My first nephew is six now, and I’m already imagining his life as an adult. Seeing a human being go from being a baby, becoming a petulant toddler and now a pretty well-mannered […]