Tag: Personal

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

My year in review, and some thoughts for the year ahead. As I enter the final two years of my 30s, I find myself in the midst of a new journey of self-discovery that has taken me towards new work- and life-arcs. I look forward to 2020 with equal parts of fear, hope and awe. […]

Hello world!

It’s good to be back from my self-imposed blogging exile. You can take a look at what this site used to look like (thanks to the Wayback Machine), with key snapshots in Jul 2017 and May 2011. Some of the other snapshots don’t retain the blog format well; the equivalent of bit rot in online […]

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

My year in review, and some thoughts for the year ahead. This is the last week of 2017, and as the year draws to a close, I stay in Singapore and try to slow down a little, breath and think. It’s my annual ritual to reflect upon the past year and plan for the next, […]

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

My year in review, and some thoughts for the year ahead. Today marks the 3rd day of the new year. I write this aboard my flight back from Cambodia, where I’ve spent the past few days exploring everything in between Khmer ruins and Cambodian beaches and urbanity of Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Koh Rong and Phnom […]

Once Bonded, Reloaded

Just like Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, I penned my name on a legal document in 2000 that effectively willed 6 years of my life – after the mandatory military service and the sponsored US university education – to the Singapore Public Service.  The ‘golden ticket’ was like a dream come true – a chance for the eldest son […]