Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #9 The Non-finishers

Hey boys I'm sorry. This is becoming a habit for me, isn't it? Since my last post on this series, two months have elapsed! I think it's a new record. It's just that so much has been occupying my mind of late, with writing ideas pouring forth like water from a busted dam. I can … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #9 The Non-finishers

Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #7 Haters/Gossipers/Flaw-pointers

Hey guys After clearing up the dinner table just now, I turned around and you were gone! That was fast. Was your mom about to launch into another round of "Dating 101" with you both? Hahaha... You know she means well. We both want you boys to be on the active lookout for a life … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #7 Haters/Gossipers/Flaw-pointers

“Right to Disconnect” – A Matter of Culture or FOMO?!

Two days ago, a letter I wrote to our local daily The Straits Times was published. In it, I supported a labour politician's recent call that our nation's leaders put in place a "Right to Disconnect" Law, such as what's found within the "El Khomri" Law in France, as well as in several countries worldwide … Continue reading “Right to Disconnect” – A Matter of Culture or FOMO?!

“Fortitude for Fuel” – musing over First anniversary of my Full-time joblessness

Exactly a year ago today, I said goodbye to my last full-time work, and hello to my second jobless status in 17 years. That morning, I completed the requisite paperwork for my departure, said goodbye to the one and only person in the company who was there to "send me off" (the admin manager), and … Continue reading “Fortitude for Fuel” – musing over First anniversary of my Full-time joblessness