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A poor workman blames his tools

There is this idiom that goes something like this: a poor workman always blames his tools (a Google search reveals this might be better known as a bad workman always blames his tools, but I digress). Having grown up with the idiom oft-repeated to me by my mom, its grown […]

Programming in Python

Did I mention that I am learning (and have learned) to program in Python at Codeacademy and am loving it? (Unbiased plug: if you want to learn to program, doesn’t have to be Python, try Codeacademy!) Sometimes I think that I’m such a nerd: reading programming books in the train; […]

2015: Dare Greatly

Happy New Year! It is now 2015. 2014 has come and passed. It’s had its ups and downs — as had every other year preceding; and as will every other year succeeding, though in many ways this year has had a little more of the latter than the former. As […]

Wanderlust

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Attributed to  Augustine of Hippo, the quote above reignited latent wanderlust. If I had to be honest though, as much as I like the idea of Travel, the execution of the act of Travelling is […]

On Blogging and Slogging

Ah, it’s been a while since I last published anything here. Feel a little guilty, but thankfully not too much. Crazy work commitments in the months prior (man, I’ve been busy) followed by a two week holiday (to America!) meant I couldn’t devote as much time as I’d have liked […]

Back to writing

It’s been such a long time since I last wrote anything here (blame the whole ____load of work that’s been coming in; hint: sounds like “ship”) that I’m suddenly all self-conscious about it. It reminds me of a period of my life where I used to wear running shorts all the […]

Why you will fail to have a great career

This is a beautiful talk, one that addresses something I’d felt strongly about since I started thinking seriously about my professional life back when I was studying at Temasek Polytechnic. I remember sitting in the lecture hall, listening to an entrepreneur who had been invited to speak to us business […]

I’m an analyst. I analyse.

Tired and socially exhausted after a very nice company dinner (a common predicament for introverts), I was looking forward to some me-time on the taxi home. But it was not to be — the taxi driver was a little chattier than I’d hoped. Having seen me catch his taxi amongst a group of foreigners […]

People Watching

People watching used to be a favourite hobby of mine. Sitting at a café, observing without judging. Then technology came along. And I don’t observe people so much anymore. I mean, you can’t observe both the screen and the people around you, can you? A real pity, really. Technology has […]