• Career,  Living

    It’s a long game

    A friend just passed her PhD viva and another friend just earned his MBA. We gathered to celebrate their incredible milestones. One of our friends said, “Gosh, I could never do that. You guys are lucky to be born smart!” They’re lucky, or smart? Really? Yes they are smart, but the real secret of their success is stamina. As their friends, I got to witness how much time and effort they committed into their goals. Getting a PhD is a lonely journey filled with countless failures and rejections. She’s constantly solving problems and overcoming hurdles. The guy who got MBA is a full-time engineer who battled with his health issues…

  • Career

    Beware of the women scientists!

    There’re 7 scientists in this photo – 5 with PhD titles (Doctor of Philosophy), 1 PhD candidate and 1 Master of Science candidate. You better don’t mess with them. They will secretly take your hair back to the laboratory  and mutate your DNA. Be warned, you might wake up having blue hair and fish scales on your body on the next day . Their expertise also includes mixing rainbow-colored chemicals and make an explosive bomb. Their lab is full of needles, syringes and formaldehyde which is used to preserve human samples. Notice the water bottle that they bring everywhere? That’s acid. They also like to discuss about serious issues during lunchtime.…

  • Living,  Travel

    Put in the work

    Recently our Prime Minister Tun Mahathir caused an uproar because he feared that the Malays and Bumis couldn’t compete with 3 million Chinese from China that were expected to come to Malaysia. He said, “If we bring in another three million people from China, what will happen to us? They are strong, able, knowledgeable in business; they come not as labourers but as successful entrepreneurs…. Can we compete with them?” Naturally the Malaysians aren’t happy with his statement. “Are you saying that we aren’t capable? Are you saying we will lose our competitive edge?!” Honestly, I agree with him. We can’t compete. My one-month stay in China has completely opened…