Through the past half-year, my context has somewhat expanded rather drastically due to a 3 month backpacking trip through Europe on a sub-shoestring budget and a new calling as the COO of a tech startup in Mumbai, quite possibly the dustiest city on Earth.
In the meantime, I write poetry in pubs while sober, tell stories, and make clever remarks on life's absurdities. All in an attempt to grasp at anything that might give me a semblance of comfort so that I may center myself.
That being said, Scott Adams (the Dilbert guy) said that your only job is to find a better one. It's an advice I take to heart.
Learning. Get me interested with anything and I will pick it up in record time.
Suspending Disbelief. I am naturally curious but with a strong streak of skepticism from my past. This one skill has allowed me to get stories I would never have been able to tell otherwise. It also happens to be my most profitable trait so far.
Pattern Matching. Quite a lot of times, I'd match two seemingly unrelated circumstances and come up with an observation that oftentimes either bowls people over or falls flat explosively.
1) The Answer by John Assaraf and Murray Smith
2) The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Fiction-wise, I recommend any book by:
1) Neil Gaiman
2) Terry Pratchett
3) Warren Ellis
1) Fight Club
2) Miller's Crossing
3) Infernal Affairs 2
4) Spirited Away
5) Before Sunset. Yes, the second one.
1) Sherlock - Bromance with mystery
2) House - What do the evidence imply?
3) The West Wing - There's good work. Then there's GOOD work.
4) Stargate SG1 - Major Sam Carter. Nuff said.
5) Ed - Romance. High School. Julie Bowen.
6) Firefly - Whedon in SPAAAAaaaaaceeee
7) Castle - Nathan Fillion playing himself as a best selling author.
1) Upbeat, melodic music. Good example: SNSD - Gee
2) Epic orchestral music. Example: 2 Steps from Hell, Nobuo Uematsu
3) 80s Music
1) Nom nom nom nom
1) My mission
2) My feet
3) My sense of humour
4) My intuition
5) My words
6) My faith in the future
How to tell better stories.
What's for lunch?
If I'm in KL, I'd probably be home with the folks.
If I'm not (which was surprisingly common in 2015), then there's no such thing as a typical Friday, innit?
I'm currently rather dissatisfied by the fact that I do not have backrubs on tap.
I'm pretty sure that a good cuddle and snuggle will beat the best stimulant I have ever tried (inquire inside!).
And yes, I'm also pretty annoyed by the fact that sex in my currently single state is incredibly rare compared to when I was in a relationship. That said, I haven't resolved my disdain for sex with random people.
I blame the fact that I've experienced cosmic sex before.
Standards: Who the hell needs them, amiright?
You have connections to venture capitalists who are open to doing pre-Series-A funding. This bit is serious. I will love you long time. Even if I end up friendzoning you.
Or if you think you are interesting enough for me to write a poem about you.