On Learning One’s Language

If someone told me 20 years ago that I would write this article, I would have laughed at his face. I hated learning Chinese (Mandarin) and didn’t feel that it would be anything useful. In Singapore, everything that mattered was and still is taught in English. However Singapore made it compulsory to learn a 2nd…

Sleep deprivation (anecdotal)

There is not enough time in the world. Between work and family, there is hardly any time left for myself, or more specifically gaming. Of course the actual amount of time available and whether that is “enough” is highly subjective but let’s just leave it at that. End of the time, to fit everything in,…

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…

Introspective: Alternate Worlds

  I have always been fascinated by the premise of “Alternative Worlds”. I loved “Stargate SG-1”. I also love the many anime titles that cover the subject, especially those that give a fresh perspective. If I remember correctly, my first contact with this subject was the anime “El Hazard”. It was a blast, being a…