Pop20

Reinventing my personal blog

04 Oct 2015

The Borneo Express

My family took me to Borneo, not Disneyland, as a kid. I will forever be grateful for it.
25 Aug 2015

Iā€™m Over Here

My heartbreak was metered: sixteen paisa per second.
22 Aug 2015

The Manual of Intimacy

A post-mortem of an unfortunate affair.
13 Aug 2015

Lying on a Sack of Rice

One of those days.
05 Aug 2015

My Life on a Bike

I rode on a bike rideshare everyday I lived in Indonesia.
03 Aug 2015

Swatow

When my people speak of who we are and where we come fromWe do not say, China.
03 Aug 2015

Split Language Disorders

It is a well-documented fact: multi-lingual people have multiple personalities. I am no different, though I was only recently made aware of it when I started 'losing' language spontaneously.
03 Aug 2015

The Lonely Road

When I ran a startup it was much lonelier than I knew it would be.
17 Jun 2015

Mee Lay

When I was growing up, I thought all families had the same weekend lunches as mine: a giant cauldron of yellow noodles, simmered. When my grandmother died, I thought about that simple dish often. How she conjured love out of a few basic ingredients.
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.
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.