Reinventing my personal blog

18 Jul 2017


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.
10 Mar 2017

Shaken Not Stirred

When you work at Wobe, you’re bound to have conversations like these at some point:
10 Feb 2017


As the cofounder and CEO of a tech startup working to improve financial inclusion in one of the world’s largest countries that is also one…
02 Feb 2017

The Last Mile

How to create products for emerging markets
09 Dec 2016

How to Build Something

Wobe’s founder on the basics for technical success
21 Nov 2016

On The Spectrum

I found out, as an adult, that I was on the autism spectrum. That helped me make sense of the world, of why I struggled so much as a child.
18 Oct 2016

Wordpress to Jekyll

A brief flirtation with Jekyll, my first static site generator. I've moved on to happier tools since.
10 Oct 2016

What 31 Feels Like

Discovering that birthdays in your 30s are rather different.
01 Oct 2016

My article on Indonesia in Brink, last month

An article I wrote about the Indonesian middle class and tech
14 Jun 2016

Panic at the Disco

Why the Orlando gay club shooting in 2016 hit close to home for every queer person around the world. It certainly did for me.
31 May 2016

Kolkata Kalling

In 2004 I came to Kolkata for the first time. To say it made an impression would be an understatement. From time to time, I still return to it.
27 Apr 2016

In Small Rooms with Betawi Women

I lived in Jakarta for a couple of very happy years. The old women there was my favorite people.
21 Apr 2016

When I Was Young

For most of the '10s I was perpetually in transit. It was more romantic on paper than it really was.
24 Mar 2016

Is the Self-Hosted Blog Dead?

Every once in a while I try to blog again. I usually think using a new blogging platform will help. It never does.
20 Feb 2016

Tan Boon Chye

A surprising slice of life of old Singapore.
10 Dec 2015


And all the roads that led you there were winding
10 Dec 2015

The Cult of Busy

I do quite a few things. Run a startup. Run two non-profits. Mentor queer kids. Spend a lot of time with my family, partner and our dog…
06 Oct 2015

A Sucker Punch in the Gut

I don’t follow my gut as much as let my gut punch out a path.
05 Oct 2015

12 Years

A list of stuff I wrote since 2003, sorted thematically.