Reinventing my personal blog

03 Oct 2023

Interview Waiver Experience for H1-B1 Visa

Since 2021, the US Embassy in Singapore has allowed eligible Singaporeans to use the Interview Waiver process for the H1-B1. I finally got to use it for the first time. I would highly recommend it.
27 Sep 2023

Merantau Cino

I have been struggling with my feelings and thoughts about immigration. Turns out, it's a problem with how painfully not specific English can be.
07 Sep 2023

Applying for Singapore Visa for your Friend

A guide to applying for and receiving a Singapore visa for a person you know who may need one.
06 Sep 2023

How to get a H1-B1 Visa for Singaporeans

The ins and outs of actually getting a work visa to work in the US. With special advice for queer people.
04 Aug 2023

How to add a Chinese dictionary to Calibre

Note to my past self on how to add a Chinese dictionary so that I can read Chinese ebooks more easily.
29 Jul 2023

Making the Yamaha P-125 digital piano sound better

Playing around with piano vsts.
08 Jun 2023

What Pride Means to Me

A few thoughts on Pride 2023 and my very gay life so far.
25 Apr 2023

Wives and Lives

Some emotional thoughts on what it means to be a queer immigrant in California, now that I know what I know.
23 Feb 2023

I Now Have an Attention Span

Some thoughts on disability, chronic illness, autism, and learning to ask for help.
31 Jan 2023

Feeding My Soul

It is not too late to know what is most important in life.
05 Nov 2022

Goodbye, Twitter. Hello, Slow Socials.

What a post-Twitter world means to me. What happens if I focus on intentionality over virality? Slow socials, just like slow food.
03 Nov 2022
06 Jul 2022

It's Not Enough to Bear Witness

Some sobering thoughts about the future of the United States, and how I hope to deal with the mess.
13 Apr 2022


How I use Tailscale instead of a commercial VPN
06 Mar 2022

The Saxophone Diaries

Learning to play the saxophone in my late 30s.
01 Mar 2022

New Beets

A few ways to move away from Spotify and other suckiness.
21 Feb 2022

So far, so sober

I leave the intersection of startup hustle, disease, and alcoholism for a new perspective on life and everything.
30 Nov 2021

The Moving Calculus

Why do people move and when do they move? What drives them to do that? As an immigrant from Singapore, I am not driven by economic reasons to go elsewhere.
16 Nov 2021

The Antidote to my SADness

Between October and February every year in the northern hemisphere, my brain betrays me and makes me very SAD. Here's a log of some of the things I've tried.
10 Aug 2021

All of my wildest dreams

For most of my life, I've dreamed of a life full of weekend wilderness. Something about that just appealed to me. It's part an obsession with camping gear (all of the best innovations in fabric and materials exist here), and part a desperate aspiration for a different life where I could do things like that without sweating too much. Living in California lets me do that: without ants, cockroaches, sweat, or humidity! This past weekend, I went out with a group to Point Reyes' Wildcat campground and did a bunch of trails. The 2 nights I spent without a shower were worth it. The dehydrated backpacker food was not.