Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What is Greed?

Person 1: "When you see around the globe the mild distribution of wealth, the desperate plight of millions of people in undeveloped countries... When you see so few haves and so many have nots, when you see the greed and the concentration of power with it, did you ever have a moment of doubt of capitalism? And whether greed is a good idea to run on?"

Milton Friedman: "Well first of all, tell me is there some society that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed?"

Friday, December 12, 2014


Today I woke up learning that my cousin-in-law's mother has passed on. It's really unexpected for me because I saw her just a year back and she was healthy, joyful and so helpful. She isn't young, but she was still so full of energy then.

And it got me thinking about my own parents, aunt and uncle. I think that's the reason why I cannot relocate myself somewhere else to work. I know I will regret if I pursue my own dreams at the expense of spending less quality time with them in their last few decades of life.

I think sometimes we gotta stay rooted. We need to remember. We need to prioritise.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

You Deserve

What I've been up to in the recent. It's fun reworking on old projects.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


when it seems eternal, you don't cherish.
when it's ephemeral, you cherish.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

“Simple is as simple does”.

Who is he that can define what is complex? Who is he that can say another is poor and queer? It is the flawed that points out the flaws of another. Simplicity is a matter of perspective.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Color Pencil Portraits

I've been doing some color pencil portraits since I went to Berlin. As enjoyable and fun as it is, I usually get pretty irritated with the outcome because I hate how my drawings look nothing like the subject. I really want to draw well. But I know it's gonna take more than these sketches but years of practice. Maybe when I am old, I can start learning about art again. Working with oil paint and huge canvasses because I have all the cash and time in the world (well, before I die).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mornings in Stuttgart

There's a certain charm when you're up at 5.30 in the morning in Stuttgart. The air is cold and you're snuggling under your comforter. There're some lights turned on opposite your apartment, but mostly people are asleep. Death Cab for Cutie is playing in the background, and you're in the mood for some essay writing.

It's the same solitude I had when I was in the army. Only the weather is much better. Much.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Home Cooked

Some days you have dinner. And other days you have really good dinner.

Shallow Tourists

Just penning some thoughts.

It's interesting why people visit those tourist spots, no? I am currently planning my trip to Paris. I had the Louvre, various museums and food places on the itinerary and then suddenly I realised I haven't include the Eiffel Tower. To be honest, I didn't intend to visit it because the main reason to go to Paris for me is to visit the Louvre. But, you know, since you're there at Paris, you might as well just drop by the famous Eiffel Tower, no?

So I mapped the Eiffel Tower on Googlemaps and was admiring the grandeur of the structure. And then I realised, wait, there are so many chinese taking pictures in front of the structure. Do they even know what is the significance of this building? Are they just there to feel fulfilled that they have visited the icon of Paris? And then I stopped judging others and judged myself. Do I know what is the significance of the Eiffel Tower?

It's so interesting. Such a famous structure with so much history but no one knows what it means.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Ich Habe Hunger

Garlic Soup
 Yay Rockets!!!
 Nothing goes wrong with bacon and eggs. Nothing.
 Healthy dinner at Franzi's. It was a great night.
 Broccoli suppe mit kartoffel und bratwurst
 "Homemade" Pizza
 Maggie mit Bak Choi mit Ei mit zwiebel oil
 Granny's cake mit jam
 Chicken curry + Baked pasta + Eggs
 ROCKETS!!! With makeshift french toast.
 Never goes wrong. Doner.
 Pumpkin Soup that fits a tupperware.
 Schnitzel mit Käse Spätzler
  Pumpkin soup with some kind of pasta (haha, I don't remember)
 Malay snack! Haha
 Chicken competition with Polish girls!
 Pumpkin Soup with raisin bread.
 Thai Basil Chicken Fried Rice with Shallots.
 Comfort food. Chicken Porridge with eggs and bak choy!
This is how burgers should be. With Rockets.
 Really good Tom Yam with Thai Basil Beef Noodle.
 Pesto Pasta
 MSG filled porridge. Wasn't that great.
 Fried potato skin + pasta for cow. Rockets!!
Fried potatoes + mushrooms + ROCKETS!