10 Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today my “aunt” past away. I’ve grown since then and many things have changed, but I still can turn on the waterworks when I think about her anywhere and anytime. (In fact, it’s happening now.) I saw she was my aunt because she wasn’t a blood-relation. She was my god-mother, but I…

Perpetual Machine

I think I’ve always been fascinated by perpetual motion or perpetual machines. I think those of us who like efficiency or want to get/create/make something out of nothing (i.e. alchemy) is exhilarating. We hear stories in the news like that — in our modern day, examples include the success of the mega, unicorn-like companies, Uber,…

Run Meetings Like A Magic Show

This doesn’t only apply to meetings, it could also apply to presentations. I say meetings though because most of the time, meetings are held because someone requires questions to be answered and expect responses to be given, than say a lecture or a presentation that’s more a one-way street. I’ve probably learned many things subconsciously…

Enough is enough (is enough)

I recently got into the part of my cycle where I clear things out. These were physical things and it also being digital things. I started purging my closet and each successful round manifested garbage-bags full of clothes that either were too old, too big or too small. I also never though I’d do this,…

I Manage To…

There’s a lot of ways to finish that sentence. Right now I’m focused on writing about my experience on managing my parents’ investment portfolio. For some reason, my parents are not very interested in knowing about or needing to know about their investments and its management. I’m not 100% sure why that is, but I…

What Good Writing Should Be

This is a bit pedantic, but there’s the occasional time where I’ve seen a movie or a series that’s really affected me. I think it speaks more to my own personal taste than anything else, but I also happen to think that good tv or movies should make use think or be really original, especially…

Proud Of No Matter What

One thing that I think I’ve been proud of no matter what is the number of (literal) steps I’ve taken. (Come to think of it, I’m also proud of the metaphorical steps I’ve taken to but that’s a story for another day.) Like most people, I’ve used my gadgets to track this. In the past…

Pareto in Product

I first learned about Pareto’s Principle in my Industrial Engineering class — not sure which one. I’ve since seen it used in many different contexts and analogies as a basis for this and that. To be honest, I cannot remember one where it’s been used accurately or at a depth where I thought it really…