Different Facets of My Life captured by Podcasts so far

Recently, I have appeared in different podcasts out there from Asia to Silicon Valley, discussing different topics from my thoughts on Asia technology giants such as the BAT and SoftBank, my corporate work, my perspectives as an angel investor and corporate business executive and my side hustle project, Analyse Asia. At the same time, these different podcasts capture different aspects of my life and hence it might be better if I aggregate them for those who want to see different facets of my life so far. If you want to listen to them, just click on the link of the title and you can listen to them. Continue reading Different Facets of My Life captured by Podcasts so far

Why I want to reach Flow again

Water I happen to be one of those lucky few who do the things that I like to do. At an early age, I have decided that the best way to enjoy life coupled with my epicurean beliefs, is to focus on what you like instead of being forced to like what you get. That is why building a product or writing a new mathematical equation appeals to me more than making money at an early age. Yet, over the course of my life, there is only one occasion where I experienced a condition called “flow” (which I came to understand it recently). It happened years back and due to unfortunate circumstances, I never recovered and often pondered why I can’t get into that form again. Recently, reading Steven Kotler’s “The Rise of Superman” and Mihaly Csikszementmihalyi’s “Flow” have provided me the impetus to think about reaching flow again but for a different set of goals. I share the concept of flow here, and for those who might be interested, you can continuously pursue your passion and reaching flow in anything which you do. Continue reading Why I want to reach Flow again

Goodbye 2014, Welcome 2015

2015-500px Before I even know it, 2014 is finally over. I have also passed an important milestone of my life: turning 40. It just means that the search for the next in one million has just begun. Reflecting over a fast paced year, I am only thankful to be blessed with the time spent with my family. Here are my thoughts in reflection about 2014 before I look forward to an interesting year ahead. Continue reading Goodbye 2014, Welcome 2015

One in a Million @ 40s

Our_#tyrell_bikes_parked_in_the_Lorong_Halus_wetlands_area_as_we_cycled_4km_across_the_Punggol_waterway_at_Lorong_Halus_Wetlands I never thought that I want to pen down something upon turning 40. When I was 20, I thought that I have worked out where I would be at 40. I stick to my plan till 33, and upon realising that I am heading nowhere, I took a road less travelled. Why should I pen something now at 40? After all, I expect that it is about half the distance or slightly more to the end journey. It will be interesting that I can look back when I will reach 50 and tell myself that I have set myself not to waste any time and focus on what really matters to me. I look back to the past decades and I am happy and contented that I have reached a few major milestones. Of course, there are greater heights to achieve and sometimes, like a drop in a ocean, I don’t really know whether I am really making an impact not just to my life, but the lives of others around me. Of course, I have my own personal aspirations which I want to reach out to. While I am still in the midst of rebuilding myself for the next most important journey of my life, I cannot help but reflect what has transpired before so that I can utilise the lessons learnt to propel forward. Continue reading One in a Million @ 40s

Where you want to be depends on you

DareWeDreaminConcreteAn article and a counter-argument to the article from two friends of mine (who I highly respect) inspired me to write this. I will summarise the article first. The article describes a well-respected hardware maker, Bunnie Huang and his views on why he considered Singapore as an ideal place to be in. Of course, the counter argument came from a local software leader and community organiser for the Python community, Calvin Cheng who argued that Singapore do not have interesting hardware companies as compared to Silicon Valley. Of course, the debate “Silicon Valley is a better place than [name of another place].” popped up again. Continue reading Where you want to be depends on you