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Reinventing my personal blog

09 Sep 2020

The Day the Sky Turned Orange

Woke up this morning to an orange sky. It's 2 in the afternoon, and it's still orange. Here are some photos to remember the day by.
19 Aug 2020

Memories of Home

I recently picked up my film camera again. I forgot how to rewind my film and accidentally leaked light all over the roll. I like the 'spoiled' look, however. In the roll, I have photos from Singapore and San Francisco, both of my homes.
16 Aug 2020

A World of Adventure

Last night, I started posting snippets of the things I have done, the places I have been, the places I have gone. Where they might have felt jumbled up and messy on a blog or Facebook post, the Twitter thread / tweetstorm format seemed to be a natural home for my adventures. Because that's what it felt like: a series of jumping through time and space, zooming through many different challenges, having many opportunities. Today, I am grateful for the mess that my early adulthood sometimes felt like.
07 Aug 2020

Setting up Ghost on Webfaction

If you must used shared hosting, Webfaction is still not a bad choice. Their Ghost installer helps you set up the popular publishing tool easily. Too bad their documentation is not great.
14 Jun 2020

Akhuni

A review of Axone, the first movie featuring Northeast Indians and the issues they face in mainland India. With such big shoes to fill, and so much to say, what did it end up accomplishing?
12 Jun 2020

We Got Married

In August 2018, we got married in Auckland and moved to San Francisco a few weeks after. To say that was a whirlwind might be under-stating it.
12 Jun 2020

Blogging in 2020

Just after the turn of the century, we blogged—a lot. Why did we ever stop? For one, it got harder. The tools got better, but mostly worse.
17 Mar 2020

Love in a Time of Quarantine

These unprecedented times.
21 Jan 2020

Envelop SF

It's easy to stay in the tech bubble in San Francisco, and never do anything else or meet anybody outside of it. In this series, I will write about the non-tech things I enjoy about this town.
10 Jan 2020

So This Is the New Year

The dream of the noughties is over. An experiment to write more, post it here, call it a blog, and call it a day.
10 Oct 2019

We Built This

Why I joined San Francisco Digital Services as its new Product Director
22 May 2019

Fresh Off The Boat

When I first moved to America nine months ago, I was perplexed by a never-ending list of things. Like bed-linen.
18 Jul 2018

This Modern Love

Reno, domestic violence, queerness, marriage.
25 Jun 2018

Soul Story

Soul Story makes incredible Korean skincare that I swear by. Help a woman-run business expand.
18 Jun 2018

Rediscovering Video Games

I started playing video games again. They are not for kids, not anymore. So many video games I love have taught me so much: about storytelling, life and hopes and dreams.
05 Apr 2018

Road, Gravel, Mud

What running a startup for a couple of years felt like. Muddy.
26 Nov 2017

So You Want To Be A Startup Founder

Sometimes, I speak at universities that want me to 'inspire their young'.
23 Aug 2017

Signals and Noise

I was a startup founder for several years. Most of that time was unglamorous, terrible and difficult. It was one of the hardest things I'd done. I wanted to share, at that point, what that was all about.
18 Jul 2017

Munduk

Something mushy I wrote when I met my wife.
11 Apr 2017

Do What You Don't Know

Do things you don't know how to do, I like to say. At different points in life, I have had the privilege of doing just that.