Contemplative

Money Talks

Money Talks

This is something that has bugged me for a while. As a child I was taught that it’s considered rude to talk about money. Specifically, that it was in bad taste to bring up what you spent or what other…

The Art of Conversation: Caveats

The Art of Conversation: Caveats

One random weekday afternoon, Elaine and I started listing out the annoying ways that people passive-aggressively preface their sentences with a caveat, in the hope that it’ll make what comes next less annoying/offensive. Any more to add?

2012 Resolutions – Part 1

The changing of the calendar is a great opportunity to take stock of priorities. The end of the preceding year is usually too hectic to regroup and think, ┬áso I’ve saved my resolution-making for January. In 2012, I will: 1….

A Creature of Habit

A Creature of Habit

I like having my little routines. I’m not very organised, but I find a certain comfort in the repetitive patterns of daily life. It makes me feel good to be able to mentally tick items off a list that seldom…

My Cubicle Comics

My Cubicle Comics

I’m clearing out my workstation this morning – it’s amazing how much crap you accumulate over two years. Before tossing these in the recycling bin, I took a photo for memories’ sake.

Nom: Neighbourly Noms

Nom: Neighbourly Noms

When I was growing up, my parents and I lived in a HDB ‘point block’ that had three other families on the same floor. We weren’t close, but we were always friendly, and it would show during the festive seasons….

Taking Stock, Briefly

Today marks the first day of my 3rd year with my current employer. When you consider that all my previous jobs lasted 13 months each, this has to be something of an achievement. In slightly over five years of working…

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