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20-something

She is 20-something, she says, and I start thinking. I am 20-something too. It’s good to be 20-something. You have the sense of youth and possibility with you, unlike those poor old 30-something suckers whose life is half-over. Plus, everyone … Continue reading

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Memory rooms

La Maison en Petits Cubes is the sweetest, gentlest film I saw in a long long time. That it’s only 11 minutes long makes the feat¬†all the more amazing. It understands how we all have rooms in our memory we … Continue reading

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Engineering problem

Recently a stranger asked me in an email “don’t you have a tech blog other than wideeyed.me?” No, not really. Despite being an engineer at Google and getting fair bit of traffic from my StackOverflow account, I have no urge … Continue reading

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Life is what happens to you while you’re busy killing orcs

One of my favourite quotes comes from a song by John Lennon, Beautiful Boy. It reads “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Life is in trivial things around us, like a butterfly which flew … Continue reading

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Tie me to a chair and leave for 12 hours

A few months ago I went on a volunteering trip with some people from my work, most of whom I never met before. On a plane, I got to sit next to a woman from the Korean office and in … Continue reading

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Looking for ideas

My trip to the future wasn’t nearly as intimidating as I expected. In fact, the future dwellers I met are relatively young (their 50s-60s) and able-bodied.¬†Unkempt, but not that different from the people we meet every day on the street. … Continue reading

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What more could you wish?

Being a rock star is what every guitarist wants, right? It follows then, that being kicked out of Nirvana and Soundgarden, two legendary bands, would be a monumental failure. That’s what I thought when I started reading about Jason Everman, … Continue reading

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My personal time machine

Tomorrow I’m going into a nursing home to meet George. He is 50 and, apparently, relatively healthy. That had me wondering for the past month, ever since the visit was arranged: how do you end up in a nursing home … Continue reading

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I love my company!

This is the things I’ve won at a workplace charity auction. Abseiling adventure in Blue Mountains – $60 Pixel art or caricature by Vela Noble – $100 Creating a futuristic movie with SFX – $40 Playing with a virtual reality … Continue reading

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