The hype in the digital world for a while has been all about platforms. There are the typical social media platforms that link friends with each other. There are marketplace platforms, directly linking buyer and seller for goods (eBay, Carousell) and services (Fiverr, Uber, Deliveroo). But something really intriguing: I've seen a lot of attempts… Continue reading Why so many platforms?
A short story and a toast for now. This very day, the 13th of March, marks one year of booking the soonest flight ticket I've ever bought, a flight departing the very next day. I am a planner by nature and born of an accountant. I track Skyscanner like a hawk two months before flying… Continue reading Exodus Day, one year in
In my previous post, I discussed how products, services, and whole industries have shifted from analog to digital, and how this move is almost inevitable in current day. That's because digital forms are far more quick and efficient. It takes seconds to search up a song on Spotify, take a photo with your phone, make… Continue reading Analog means intention
Today let's talk about how products and services are moving from their analog forms (like 35mm film) to their digital forms (like .jpg image files). It's a major shift brought about by the knowledge era and its products, the computer and the internet. Consider film photography, buying vinyl records or CDs, or visiting the library… Continue reading Digital means abundance
The Practice talks about a creative's 'practice', and its main message is to encourage the reader to trust the process and ship the work. There are a lot of insights and principles bundled into a series of short lines bundled in micro-chapters. Those chapters link with others, jump topics, then make references back - so… Continue reading Review: The Practice by Seth Godin
This Sunday was my first birthday as a working adult. At the beginning of the week I asked my friends to save a Friday or Saturday evening for me to have two different groups of celebratory dinners, but the next day I called it off and promised a party once group restrictions lift a little.… Continue reading Diary: Interpreting birthdays
Both on a conscious and subconscious level, I've built up some kind of resistance towards calling myself an artist. My priority in life was never to create art. I spend a lot of time in art school surrounded by people who were much more dedicated to their craft, and had visions and strong messages they… Continue reading On being an artist
Can you imagine a society without a leader at the top? Try imagine a classroom without a teacher. A restaurant kitchen without a head chef. I'm not even talking about a leader in the sense of hierarchy - I'm talking about a central, authoritative point of reference. So imagine roads without traffic lights. Board games… Continue reading Complex systems without a leader
This evening, my parents had laid out some old newspaper pages on the coffee table, just to line the table as we ate dinner. I wasn't interested in the Chinese drama they were watching so I had a glance at the article just under my bowl: 8 tips to boost your mental wellness. Step 1.… Continue reading Toughness vs. Comfort: which strategy works?
It's a known fact that in a 4-piece rock band, the player you're attracted to the most is an accurate measure of your personality (more accurate than the Big Five, in my opinion). So pick your fighter: lead singer, electric guitarist, bass guitarist, or drummer. My favourite's fluctuated between the drummer and bassist, and so… Continue reading How to listen to the bass