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Reinventing my personal blog

14 Jun 2015

To the Mountain

In all of my 29 years, my grandparents had been such a big part of my life that I could have never conceived of a life without them. Losing them was a shock to the system.
07 May 2015

Two Pairs of Pants

The Hustling Years. Apparently, life comes full circle.
27 Apr 2015

Balance

What I learned about running a company from drinking cocktails.
26 Feb 2015

To the Young Queer Nerds

Avoid hyphenated relationships, and other advice for battle. Really, a letter to my younger self.
18 Feb 2015

Don't Work With Assholes

There's a wealth of literature out there about this, but it can never be said enough. Too many people work with assholes.
09 Feb 2015

Stress Balls.

What drives us to create companies?
21 Jan 2015

A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a bit of both, really.
13 Nov 2014

Do You Know About Galau?

I was just telling someone tonight: I force myself to meet a different stranger in Jakarta every single day that I'm here.
11 Nov 2014

Some Updates

A short update just before I moved in Indonesia.
11 Nov 2014

Then & Now

I wrote briefly on Medium about Myanmar's tech boom
21 Jul 2014

Singapore's So-Called Moral Majority

The Seven Cultural Mountains of Singapore's Christian theocrats, and their culture war on the rest of us
27 Jun 2014

The Freedom to Love

Climate of fear for Singapore's queers. Some sliver of hope in Pink Dot and other things.
05 Jun 2014

Videos Games & Political Consciousness

As a politics and video games nerd, I was glad to be asked to write this article for a journal. Some quotes, and the link to the story.
06 May 2014

All In

Growing pains. Or something.
10 Apr 2014

Gyanada 2014

In 2014 I helped set up a non-profit, with some friends.
16 Mar 2014

What I Learned

A few years ago, I found out I had a disease, that would change the course of my life, love and business. A few years ago, I also fell into the habit of writing in lists.
27 Feb 2014

An Open Letter

If there's anything I can't stand, it's self-serving Christian theocrats who want to turn Singapore into a theocracy. I will always fight them. Always.
26 Feb 2014

Mahabandoola

Between 2012 and 2014 I spent significant amounts of time in Myanmar, which was just 'opening up' at the time. My ability to speak various Asian languages opened up an interesting world of street conversations for me, that helped me learn bits of the country I might have never known in just English.
24 Feb 2014

Culture Kitchen 2: Little Myanmar

For some years I ran a small org called Culture Kitchen that wanted to expose Singaporeans to the cultures of different migrants to Singapore, through food.
14 Feb 2014

The Geography of Hope

I once wrote extensively about love and heartbreak. Sometimes, newspapers published it. This was in the Mint's (India) issue on love