Hiatus. No more..?

It’s been a good two years since I wrote my last post on this blog. While things have happened to keep me busy, they’re not entirely responsible for my hiatus. Like someone once said, if you want to do something, you find a way to make time for it!

So while I get back in the groove of writing regularly, allow me to catch you up on what’s been happening with me.

Since I’ve stopped penning my random ramblings, I’ve switched companies and job profile. While this was more random and not planned, it’s been a refreshing change.

To further my understanding and appreciation for the business world, I’m finally pursuing a MBA, a decade later than originally planned.

Subscribing to Audible has helped up my consumption of books (more on that in a separate post). Additionally, to complement the consumption of knowledge and information, my magazine and newspaper subscriptions are up the wazoo! Last count the subscription now includes The Economist, New York Times, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and the Harvard Business Review.

On the wanderlust front, the wife and I have travelled through New Zealand, Fiji and Japan. And this year we’re finally make a trip home to catch up with family and friends after almost three and a half years.

So, that’s what’s been up with me in a nutshell. I don’t promise a post a week. But at the same time, I’m going to make it a point to pen as often as possible.

Here’s to being more habitual with my blogging passion.

Kylo Ren Is Good

With the latest villain in the new Star Wars movie revealed and parodied across The Internet, I felt the need to voice my opinion on the matter.

Personally I think Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren is an excellent antagonist to kick start the new Star Wars Trilogy. In many ways his inner conflict is reminiscent to that of his maternal grandfather, Anakin Skywalker. Continue reading

52 in 2015 Update: April

So here we are, the fourth month of the 52 in 2015 challenge. A bit of a mixed bag like the previous months. But some really good progress on many fronts.

Starting with my fitness, my weight is still a long way from the target number but at least I seem to be ensuring that I don’t gain any more weight. But my step count has also been a tad under the mark as I haven’t seem to breaking the average of 12k per month.

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Why You Should Write A Letter

This year as part of my 52 challenges for the year, I began a practice that I soon hope to transform into a tradition. Writing letters, old school style with a pen and paper. I’ve been writing one letter each month to my parents and elder brother and his family, who reside back home in India. In fact my habit has got them writing back as well! Continue reading

52 in 2015 Challenge Update – March

March has been a mixed bag in terms of what got crossed out and what got missed out.

Well so I already am not faring well on one front of the 52 in 2015 challenge, i.e. Posting monthly updates. Missed the update for February and am over a week delayed for the March one. Hopefully I am more diligent for the future months.

On the financial front I have been unable to save money for the daily, weekly or the monthly challenge. Worse, I’ve even had to transfer some of the amount saved for a few emergency expenses last month. Really hope I can play catch up on the savings and soon! Will need all the savings I can muster for the coming few months.

In terms of fitness, its been a pretty bad month. Step count has gone down and my average daily count is below 10k. Haven’t had too many running sessions either. Grrrr.

I have however started the month long deprivation of refined sugar and sweets of any kind. Started the challenge towards the end of March so hopefully next month’s update sees me cross off two more items from the list.

Managed to catch another new movie in the cinema hall and also blog about it. Another Bollywood flick, NH10. You can read my thoughts about the movie here.

My culinary knowledge got a further boost with two more recipes, both using the same main ingredient, macaroni. Alas I haven’t been able to concoct any new cocktails since January. But I do have some great new recipes saved for use.

Also had a true blue romantic evening with the wife at NTUC’s Romancing U event in March. Absolutely lovely time and also got some truly memorable pictures and souvenirs from the evening.

So there you have it. My month of March in terms of the challenges I’ve outlined for the year. Not fantastic, but not a complete waste either. Hopefully next month’s update will have some positive updates.