3 Quotes to Keep on Going (and Going)

It’s almost the end of a 3 day weekend here in sunny Singapore. Many of us (myself included), dread going back to work after a long break. Going back to the daily grind can be a challenge and a struggle – but it is a necessary one.

Inspiration is easy, sticking with it, that’s tough.  

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Why I Choose to Forget What I Eat

I am as forgetful as people come.

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I usually forget what I ate for lunch 20 minutes after eating. The intricacies and minute details of life are overwhelming and get lost on me like raindrops of the windshield of a car. They splatter thunderously but make no way into the comfort of my being.

Truth is, there are just so many things that happen throughout the course of the day. To me, it’s just a little too much for me. So when I discuss this, very often people are fascinated by the extent that I forget things.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Continue reading Why I Choose to Forget What I Eat

Stress Management – The Beauty in Pressure

Haven’t you heard?  – pressure builds diamonds.

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If you’ve recently watched the movie Deadpool, read on.
If not, you can still read this thought piece. It has a very minor spoilers (you can also avoid the first paragraph). Continue reading Stress Management – The Beauty in Pressure

Giving out flyers taught me an important lesson in business

A few years ago, right after completing National Service, I had a lobang (opportunity) to distribute flyers. It wasn’t great money but it was a job to keep myself going before I started school.

Hoping to earn a little pocket money, I contacted the person in-charge, let’s call him Jack, to find out more. Continue reading Giving out flyers taught me an important lesson in business

“It’s the thought that counts” – a tale of a misunderstood phrase

“It’s the thought that counts” – it’s an overused and tired phrase. It’s often used to compensate a lack of thinking by placing more weight on the fact that the act of thinking was performed.

Today, we challenge you to redefine your understanding of the phrase and encourage you to think deeper about it’s meaning. Does it champion the importance of thinking or, does it just fixate on the fact that thinking was performed?

In other words, is it enough just to think or is it the quality of thought that matters? Continue reading “It’s the thought that counts” – a tale of a misunderstood phrase

The line between im|patient

Someone once told me that words said in anger cannot be taken back.


Being patient might come easy to some but to others (myself included), it is a challenge – especially at work.

We live in the age of tech where communication has been reduced to emails and instant messaging, it is quick, fast and readily available. It is no wonder that people are becoming thought of as tools in the pursuit of some bigger goal – like a cog in the wheel of the conveyor belt within the factory of the cloud.

In a globalised economy where we’re dependent on someone we can’t see, hear, don’t personally know – it’s all too easy to forget that the person on the other computer has feelings, problems, emotions too.  Continue reading The line between im|patient

Climbing for Hope: Singaporean Pair Attempt to Scale Iranian Volcano for Children with Cancer

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir Most undergraduates look forward to their summer break to jump-start their career with an internship, catch up on sleep or even take a vacation. While these are all great things, Ashik Ashokan and Ashok Kumar are getting ready to tackle the highest volcano in Asia. The pair make up a charity collective known as Heart2Climb and are preparing themselves to scale Mountain Damavand in Iran this July to raise funds for theChildren’s Cancer Foundation, which provides aid to over 2,000 children and their families in Singapore. Continue reading Climbing for Hope: Singaporean Pair Attempt to Scale Iranian Volcano for Children with Cancer