Diluting the opposition vote,

and other theories in Singapore elections. - Sometimes, we wonder if Singaporean politics are really quite so different from politics elsewhere in the world. But having it better is not a legitimate reason for others to silence whatever complaints people do have. Since democracy allows people to complain. Dictatorships instead, kill their detractors. I've always... Continue Reading →

Counting and losing count

of days spent in repetition but still, good days. - Here's a picture of the tomato plants from yesterday, Day 24. As one can see, they're a bit leggy and some are a little bit yellow. Nothing water and time won't fix, I hope. Daily I have to rotate the egg carton because they grow... Continue Reading →

Just hold on, we’re going to

stay home. I promise that disasters are cyclical and that this too shall pass. Bad things, like good things, will not last for eternity. So even if that wanting is the source of all suffering, we will keep wanting. Because being hungry is the only way to make good food, to persist in making good... Continue Reading →

It’s not so much a question of

whether it is, or is not your fault, or where to place the blame. Not so much as it is a question of if it is 'okay'. - Everyone is imperfect in some sense, and we grow to accept these imperfections - love others because they are willing to love us and tolerate our flaws.... Continue Reading →

Spending time alone,

is part of social distancing and also human recovery. - Growing spring onions on my window sill and having eaten the kimchi that has fermented for about a week, it's time to begin another cooking project. There's ever more time now since friends and I have mutually agreed that from here on, 'go-out's will be... Continue Reading →

Washing hands and social distancing,

are not guarantees, but are on different scales of enforceability. Accountability. - - Here in Singapore, schools are still open, though many wonder how long they will remain open for. But if the news reports of tourists from China getting ready to start going overseas to (hopefully not badly hit cities) are true, then life... Continue Reading →

Strumming such pain,

with your fingers. Stranger to my eyes and killing me softly with such a song. - Kimchi is fermenting in my fridge, but I can't quite decide if a ziplock bag with as little air as possible, or some is better. Since we expect the baicai to ferment and carbon dioxide gas to be produced,... Continue Reading →

Lagging behind, the hardware limit

not the bloatware, or maybe it is that. - We built computers and their processing units similar to how we conceptualised our brains. Then if a thousand years ago, a computer engineer landed in civilisation, would he be able to build a functioning computer for himself? It's also interesting to think that a thousand years... Continue Reading →

And we are here for some reason

knowing or not knowing (how can you know?) doesn't change that you are. - And do not tremble because you are uncertain, instead, push forward feeling like that 100%. Fake it till you make it, someone said it, but the vain brain is such that what you believe will become true to some extent. I... Continue Reading →

To the you who reads this

hmm, thank you for all the things I didn't get around to thanking you for. - To the 2.44 a.m. ourself that is writing with 17 economics questions to look at before going to sleep: I understand, I really do. - Today (which started 2 hours and 45 minutes ago), I thought about the purple... Continue Reading →

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