Thursday, June 11, 2015


"I can't take a man who doesn't know what he wants."

Not directed at yours truly, yet it struck me all the same.

What do I want? What do men want?

Significance? To be remembered?  A life well-lived, whatever that means to you?

"Time is running out."

For who? For what?

For when do we know the ripe timing?

To move. To go. To call. To live. To fathom.

Onwards here I go.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Once Knocked Twice Shy

Deja vu is a feeling or recollection of another experience that seems the same as the current one.

While tension is when all of you tightens and puts itself, whether productively or not, towards the outcome you want.

Sadness is that low feeling which comes after some knocks and blows.

Move forward is what you really want, though you often can't see the way to your destination.

Now, how about it?

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Remembering LKY

My thoughts after 6 days of reading/hearing tributes and accounts of Lee Kuan Yew:

We should be grateful to know and appreciate how LKY's leadership has brought us from kampung to city-state in a matter of 50 years. Giving us the wealth and security that SG enjoys today. Through his hard-knuckled policies, insights for government and politics, stepping back to let new leadership take over, love for country and countrymen, global reputation with world leaders... Criticism aside, today's SG, along with all who benefitted, owe so much to him. Younger ones may not understand his role and contributions right now, and I hope they will soon. Because we should not take all these for granted and assume that what we have will continue.

So, recognising where we come from is one thing, and because life goes on, the next thing for us is knowing where we are headed. The future's uncertain and full of questions. What kind of era are we transiting into? Will SG continue to prosper, however we choose to define prosperity? What kind of values and world reputation do we want and how do we keep and achieve those? What's each of our roles in this future? Will we still remember our roots years from now?

Let's try and see what works, I believe the answer might be. We'll plan our way and believe for the best, as we take one step at a time.

Thank you, Mr. Lee. May you rest in eternal peace.