In 2008, I almost died while water-rafting in Sabah with my friend when our little rubber dingy capsized in a muddy brown river that churned us like an egg beater on maximum power. As the rushing river waters swallowed me, my last thoughts were, "I'm going to die here. What a stupid way to die!" … Continue reading Life-changing Experiences
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) recently had a retrenchment exercise. The initial plan was to reduce about 230 jobs (130 being retrenchments) by end 2018, but the management had a change of mind and decided to bring it forward to October this year. This unfortunate event precipitated some critiques on local Singapore media: SPH mass retrenchment to … Continue reading SPH retrenchment, media stagnancy
thoughts on programming, what makes quality code, why write code that is understandable and readable
Today is Tuesday, October 4th 2011, and it's a great day. Just saw on Alaric Tay's Facebook post that The Noose Season 3 has received an international Emmy award nomination. Hmm, could this be a joke? Here's a pic for posterity: How do i feel right now? I feel lucky. I feel like I've won … Continue reading Noose Season 3 received an international Emmy… nomination!
Somewhere in 2007, I was freelancing as a copywriter and Wordsworth Media hired me to create an educational boardgame for school kids about the human digestive system. Here are the hilarious results: Can You Stomach This? See if you have the guts to explore Hungry Joe! Hungry Joe is very hungry and he needs to … Continue reading Can You Stomach This? (boardgame)
Don't be alarmed by the back-to-basics look of this blog, i'm still experimenting with some themes... but for now I think this simple basic look is best for reading. Hope you enjoy the posts on scripts.
In 2002, I followed the Singapore Paranormal Investigators on an excursion for a news-feature writing assignment for school. Here's what came out of that project: It was a Friday evening when I arranged to meet a group of Singaporeans who call themselves Singapore Paranormal Investigators (SPI). We were having a dinner cum interview session at … Continue reading In Search of a Pontianak Tree with SPI (2002)