“And there were just a lot of days when you woke up and
you just wish that at the end of the day, you hadn’t
Because you haven’t done anything that hasn’t just been a trial”
The opening lines from my favourite song, Emily by The Tourist strikes me with a powerful message that resonates with my own existence. Emily is one of those songs able to arouse a range of emotions through series of melancholic loops and uplifting progressive beats that put listeners into a trance-like state onto experience a magical transformation. Emily brings me on a journey to…
The perk to having ADHD (undiagnosed) is that my loud mind is always wandering to various places, different thoughts on random things that pop up when triggered by the environment. Whenever a thought was useful I try to write it down and further build onto it.
Over a quick lunch this afternoon, I thought about my life disappointments lately. A kind of struggle I’m going through right now is not getting what I want, and seeing people around me having them, which supposedly makes it worse. This led me to think of confidence. What exactly does it mean to be…
A while back, a good friend of mine and I had a discussion about altruism, which led to an interesting question: Is giving a selfless or selfish act?
In a famous thought experiment, Peter Singer argues that we are all the person passing by the pond. Almost everyone would save the child from drowning in front of us, at the expense of ruining a nice suit, but not the millions of children dying each year far away, at no greater cost. How does proximity influence our moral judgement? Could we let blissful ignorance justify our inaction?
I’m at the age where people within my social circle are getting engaged and forming families. Even ones who weren’t, resorted to the dating apps to search for dates and ultimately finding someone to pair up with.
I’m also at a age where, people deliberately try to solve my “problem” of being single. There are inevitable questions about why I’m single, why I’m not giving people a chance, why I’m not putting myself out there, what kind of “high expectations” I might have for a partner.
Before I give off a false impression of a sociopath or someone who is…
I used to daydream about running a private dining restaurant when I was a kid. This idea stuck with me to this day, I still want to start my own restaurant, perhaps making something really simple yet tasty, ie. noodles.
There is something about food, a common interest shared by everyone, something that brings us together. Cooking is a process I particularly enjoy. It allows me to indulge within the realm of my imagination, to experiment with different ingredients and create new possibilities. The best part is being able to share the end product, a delicious dish with others, and…
I woke up this morning with a mini panic attack: I’m about to turn 28 in three months, I’m single, and I have no freaking clue what I’m doing with my life.
I’m an analyst by trade. I spend ample time at work evaluating and writing about potential investment opportunities. I decided to adopt the same approach to my life outside of work. I figured if I cannot execute my ideas about life and things, then writing about them is another outlet.
There is an overarching sense of duty, that my life should be a certain way (go to school…
A pragmatic dreamer. Curious about how stuff works/Longing to make beautiful things.