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Rules I Live By

Here are some rules I live by. I had never actually consciously used them, until the last few years, where I’ve learned through greater self-awareness what drives the motivations behind me. I do think that most of these are “positive”, but like Rule #1 on my list, “there is nothing […]

Lucky Dresden Lea

I had this thought pop onto my mind while riding on the bus to work: I die. Nothing remains of me (the crash is bad, body badly burnt), except (miraculously) my bag. A newspaper publishes a photo of the destroyed bus, and my family only realises that I was involved in the crash after seeing my bag in a small corner of that photo.

Kill the Silent Girl

I had a conversation with Zixuan last Monday regarding the fairer sex. I copied the later part of the conversation — a discussion on the types of girls I like — below. A little point to note: this conversation was quite a long one, and the lead up to this, […]

Life Update 2

It’s been a while since I last wrote about the things going on in my life. Yes, there’s the “About” page, but as most people know, “About” pages aren’t exactly updated frequently. So here’s a list of going-ons in my life, my “Life Update” if you will, as I have […]


He looks at the clock. It reads “5:00”. He is a little anxious. “5:15” and he taps his fingers on his desk. His colleagues wonder if woodpeckers ever get headaches with all the tapping they do. Tap. Tap. Tap. It’s 5:25. A bead forms on his temple. An ant below […]

Apple Onsite Repairs?

As I was thinking of getting a MacBook from Apple and bringing it over with me to UWA (University of Western Australia), I decided to take a look at their “AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro/PowerBook“. I scanned through the text once quickly, and decided that it wasn’t for me. […]

The Tricky Business of Identity

“Who are you, really?” asks she. “I am who you think I am.” says he. “Don’t play games with me.” “Who else could I be? Tell me.” “I want to know what you think most people think you are.” “Popular opinion does not a man make.” “A man’s identity is […]

On Humility

Q: What do you think is your strongest attribute? I would go for humility. Humility is, I find, the best policy. Q: Humility is the best policy? That’s interesting. How about honesty? Do you not think that’s important? Humility is in itself a lie.

From Dawn to Dusk

If I married a girl called Dawn… It is early morning. Phone rings. “Hi, can I speak to Dawn please?” says she. “Donn speaking,” says I. “No, Dawn. I want to speak to Dawn.” “Erm, yeah. Donn here.” “No, Dawwwn,” stresses she. “Oh, Dawwwn,” stresses I. “Hold on a minute […]