Tag: personal

  • Fucking Around

    At an old company I worked at, we had a kettle that could continue to boil as long as you didn’t put the lid on and a mini-fridge what had a completely frozen freezer section (you can see the block of ice). The bosses of the start-up were in China, it was Friday, and I […]

  • Thank You Tonegawa

    Readers of the blog, you might be wondering: who is this “Tonegawa” and why must he be thanked? My friend and her post are partly responsible. A conversation we had led us to this scene from the anime, Kaiji. Tonegawa is one of the antagonists who, after laying out a life-or-death game, delivers a monologue […]

  • Boredom

    Boredom’s a powerful force. As a survival instinct, it makes a lot of sense; we strive for new experiences which may lead to developing new skills or a better understanding of the world. However, boredom can be quite the painful thing to alleviate. Recently, over drinks with a friend, we shared whatever ennui we felt […]

  • 2021/05/21

    In one week’s time, I’ll finally be getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination! It’s been a long time coming, and I’m excited to finally join others in my cohort in time for summer. My manager told me to take the day off in case I end up feeling like shit afterwards, and I […]

  • Good Ideas

    Where do good ideas come from? For any idea to turn from simply an idea to a “good” idea, what properties must it have? This has popped into my mind recently because, after connecting the dots between a few seemingly independent concepts, I’ve formulated an app idea that will be the the next big thing. […]

  • NaNoReNo

    There’s an annual writing contest / game jam called NaNoReNo which happens in March. Have you heard of it? The reason that it can be both a writing contest and a game jam is because the focus of the competition is specifically visual novels. NaNoReNo is, by far, the most famous visual novel game jam […]

  • Switching Jobs

    Last Friday, I left my first job out of university to go to another company after working for two years. This isn’t necessarily the first time I’ve ever left a job; I’ve left part-time jobs and fixed-length internships in the past. However, this is the first time I’ve had to write a serious resignation letter. […]

  • Security

    Security is a subject my thoughts often gravitate towards these days. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how the basis of my decision making is grounded in creating a sense of security – either for myself or for others. If something has the tendency to drive my decision-making, it’s something I want to try and get […]

  • Hidden Blogging

    Half a year of writing posts has really been fun. I’m not sure if I’ve touched upon this before, but this is the first time that I’ve done this much recreational writing in my life. At the beginning of the year, seeing some of my friends persistently blogging toggled something for me. Having posting histories […]

  • Torrenting

    While I was returning the e-reader my friend lent to me today, I was showing her the one that I ended up buying. At that moment, I noticed a stark difference between her and I. All the books that she had on her Kindle were actually purchased, whereas all of mine were downloaded (either legally […]