Inspiration at a Cambodian Fish Stall

Inspiration comes in many forms.  This time it just happened to be from a stylish grandmother selling fish in the middle of a market near Pursat, Cambodia three weeks ago.  Not only did it inspire this post, but also stoked the flames of the work I am doing with ShiftRunner, a company I invested in …

Too Much of a Good Thing

Once again, I find myself in a state of feeling overwhelmed.  Expectations are a difficult thing.  I do it to myself.  My sustenance derives from both variety and impact.  And that’s all well and good, until there is just simply too much on the plate, and you don’t even know where to start anymore…it all …

Time To Remove The Costume

I often get asked by friends and family back home if we celebrate Halloween here in Singapore.  The short answer is yes.  In fact, this year, we were even able to purchase a pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern…there is a whole other story, that I won’t get into too much detail here, but which involved …

When Life and Purpose Merge

“Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long…”  Lyrics from song on Mad Mad World album by Tom Cochrane The metaphor of life as a highway with all of its twists and turns, detours, merges and roadblocks, scenic and not-so-scenic views has always resonated with me.  All of our yearly family …

Growing Pains

For much of the latter part of last year, when people would ask me what I do for a living, my slightly stale “go to” joke was “I’m trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up” (insert polite laughter here.)  Even I got sick of hearing myself say it.  This …

Malala Power

Awakened by noises, that in my sleepy stupor, sounded as if we were being invaded, I quickly recognized that it was just another overnight thunderstorm here in Singapore.  We’ve experienced quite a few of those in the last month or so.   The storms here can be quite violent, and I often find myself only …

Some Monkeys Mean Trouble

Living in the the tropics definitely has both its up-side and its challenges.  This urbanized jungle near the equator contains a variety of creatures, fauna and flora, that I never witnessed in the wild growing up in the US.  In fact, just yesterday, a family of monkeys decided to swing by and say hello, much …