• January 17, 2014

The Ballet of Life and Death

Reading Amanda Palmer’s blog always makes me feel agitated and overwhelmed. Like the dormant notion of my mortality is suddenly awakened. There are so many ways to live, so much to life, so much to live (or die?) for, so many experiences to have and so little time to do it all. She wrote about […]

  • January 16, 2014

Navigating Stuckness

“In the tradeoff between timeliness and timelessness, choose the latter. The zeitgeist rewards timeliness, but your soul rewards timelessness.” Best article I have read in a long while. It came at exactly the time I need it. Navigating Stuckness by Jonathan Harris “[…]each time I’d been majorly stuck, it meant that a life chapter was […]

  • January 1, 2014


I have only one resolution for this year. Write more. Even if only one sentence a day to document what I read/see/hear/create.  

  • January 27, 2012

Something Good

Today we promise each other forever. A part of me still refuses to believe this is actually happening. Especially not to me, the guardian of cynicism and antithesis of ceremonial romance. Love is an arcane and impossible language. Like plucking feather from thin air, like smelling roses in a desert, like galloping on unicorns, like […]

  • November 21, 2011

Starting Up

I have no idea how this story is suppose to begin, in which way it will unfold and how it will end. All I know is I need to write this down, despite the fatigue, anxiety, stress and most of all, fear. I started a company with Glenn and two other friends (S and K). […]

  • July 19, 2011

The Universal Equation

Besides a few constants in life, I have always thought that change is good. But I have never considered the possibility of fate and chance outwitting my meticulous calculations. And lately I have come to realise that, stripped down to its barest, life is really just about parameters. We are all going to die. What […]

  • February 2, 2011

Aliens and Predators

Note: This piece was originally published in the CERN Student Club’s “Creative Voices” in 2009. The website is now under major revamp, so I am republishing it here. When she was ten Janine was asked to write a story based on four pictures in her mandarin writing class. The first picture showed several workers working […]

  • October 6, 2010

Describe Yourself

“I am a bundle of contradictions wrapped in a tiny frame, with a heart too small to accommodate all my wildest dreams and an appetite too big for my tiny frame. I’m a proud tree hugger, a hopeful realist, a silent rebel and an aspiring writer-editor. My best friend says I am too fast, too […]