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Where Robert scribbles his thoughts for the day.

I got a confession to make

I got a confession to make

But 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

While 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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Invoking nostalgia in 3, 2, 1

Invoking nostalgia in 3, 2, 1

Listening to 5566’s 我难过 is the OST of MVP情人, starring the guys from the band and 张韶涵. I watched the drama several times (back then, VCDs were the only entertainment other than the telly. I had no cable). The drama was released in 2002, and thus bringing up memories of secondary school times. Amazing how old songs can trigger old memories.

Advertising on Twitter, the wrong way

Advertising on Twitter, the wrong way

Recently, I have seen some tweets coming from an account, like this: Noticing the link, I went to Ad Plus Platform’s website and this is what they sell:   Paperless Flyer Distribution? Online, it is called spam. If anyone wants to advertise on Twitter, just use the system that Twitter has. It is definitely cheaper and the reach is wider. Doing this will more often than not leave a negative impression of the business that is being advertised. By the…

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Clearly, doodling is much faster than writing

Clearly, doodling is much faster than writing

Picture paints a thousand words. I attended a training session by Nicholas Bate, who was brought in to brush up our presentation skills and widen our arsenal. Part of the session touched on creativity and how everyone can be creative at any point in time. As a part of a pressuring 90 seconds or so, I doodled what I learnt for the day.

Singapore Night Festival 2014

Singapore Night Festival 2014

I went to Singapore Night Festival 2014 on the opening night, 22nd August 2014. This year’s theme is “Bold and Beautiful”. Singapore Night Festival is held around the main museum belt, encompassing Singapore Management University, featuring a lineup of local and international artists. Album: Singapore Night Festival 2014 | Facebook After walking about for a couple of hours with friends from HackerspaceSG, I noticed that the crowd is more muted, less dense than before. The main feature however is a…

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Sights and thoughts from cycling from home to work and back

Sights and thoughts from cycling from home to work and back

I started work the week after I had my graduation ceremony and my bone marrow donation procedure. During the two weeks after work started, I could not do what I wanted to do: Cycling to work. I could not sit still anymore after two weeks and bought a road bike on one Saturday. The path to work is reasonable for a cyclist, through Kallang Riverside Park, passes through Marina Bay Sands’ waterfront promenade, Marina Bay Financial Centre and then the…

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Pentatonix in Singapore

Pentatonix in Singapore

I caught the last show that Pentatonix had in Singapore last Thursday, buying the tickets at the last moment despite raising it up much earlier on Facebook. It was awesome. I mean, they sounded awesome over YouTube and iTunes. But hearing them live simply blow your mind off. The harmonies were great and the chemistry between the members was electrifying. A thumbs down for not allowing DSLRs and other cameras into the theatre, and yet allowing the audience to whip…

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