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Month: May 2018

Creativity in translation

Creativity in translation

Reading Time: 2 minutesTranslating for WordPress themes and plugins is a repetitive work for most of the time. Filled with technical words and jargon, only a minority of the texts requires quite a bit of creativity. One of the most infamous strings in WordPress would be ‘Cheatin’ uh?’. This string was a general catch-all error message. For many years, many WordPress users would have seen the screen without any useful context to it. Why did the action fail? Was it a plugin, or…

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I got a confession to make

I got a confession to make

Reading Time: 1 minuteBut I doubt it is the one that you would want to hear. Not now. Everyone has chains to break. I am no exception. But it seems that I can’t break this one, despite me moving on. I may have waited for far too long. 10 years too long. Despite meeting up months after months, the words won’t come out from my mouth. The fear of rejection is too strong, and I continue to delude myself that I don’t want…

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Don’t Get Promote Twice

Don’t Get Promote Twice

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhile serving out the two years that most Singaporean males have to do in the Armed Forces, there was this running joke that we often said to each other: ‘Do what you must, do what you are ordered to do, just don’t up two ranks at the end of it.’¬†Even now during ICT, we sometimes repeat the same statement. Often, we laughed it off nonchalantly. There aren’t many occasions where we would encounter situations that we would leapfrog a rank….

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