On Space Colonization and being Human

With all the talk and efforts behind going to Mars to build a colony, I can’t help but think about how we are going to do it and what will happen to people when we do. I love science fiction that touches on the subject, I also love the imaginary technologies behind those stories. As…

(My) Hainanese Chicken Rice

As a Singaporean living abroad, life has its downsides. One of which is that I don’t get to go to the nearest food center to grab a good plate of Hainanese Chicken Rice. Big problem, so I resolved to make it myself. I started with my mom’s recipe and decidedly arrived at something I like…

What’s in a name?

I regard a name as the first and most important gift a parent can give to his/her child. As such I believe it is of the utmost importance to put in the appropriate care and effort in selecting one. I set myself a couple of general rules in selecting my children’s names, listed in order…

Fish in the pond

Would you like to be the small fish in the big pond or the big fish in the small pond? There is no “better” place to be, it is just a matter of preference. Both have its benefits and shortcomings. For those who do not know the meaning of this question, “fish” and “pond” represents…