As this new year of 2023 kicks off, I find myself increasingly thinking I'm a 52-going-on-53-year-old teenager with insecurities spilling in every direction, along with my dad bod. Yes, that's right. Yours truly. The one who left high school eons ago. The one who's worked for what is now over a quarter of a century. … Continue reading Starting the new year with old insecurities
Last week, a news article caught my eye and I couldn't help chuckling after reading it. Apparently, at least in the land of the rising sun, it's possible to be paid for doing (get this), nothing! Enter Exhibit A -- Mr Shoji Morimoto A new kind of work? Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Mr. … Continue reading Now you can be paid for doing (wait for it)…nothing!
I recently had a brief life journey conversation with an old friend in the way most modern folks do today - via a messaging platform. It was unavoidable, not because of the pandemic, but because she lived clear across the world from me. The conversation started because I saw on her social media profile she'd … Continue reading How one friend’s “telescope” life journey differs from my “microscope” one
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
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
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?!
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