On Sight

It is amazing how mankind has evolved in such a way that we are very dependent on sight as one of our five senses. For those of us who were born sighted, we use this faculty a great deal to filter our perception of the universe. And yet we are often reminded that all that…

Quest for Solitude

I read two things lately that have struck me as significant. The first is an online essay about the qualities of an introvert: apparently, introverts are quiet because their brains are hardwired to absorb a lot of information all at once and do not need the same degree of external stimulation as an extrovert, lest…

‘Tis the Season…

In my younger days, I could stride into shops, battle for hours with the crowd to get the best deals and emerge happy and contented. Gone are those times. Last Sunday, I went looking for my last Christmas presents. I entered only one mall. One department store, two shops and two hours later, I had…

Towards 2012 and beyond

It has been a long time since I have written on this blog. The demands of life has continually interfered with my good intentions to write publicly in this fashion. Nevertheless, as the new year approaches, let's keep a new year's resolution to maintain this blog properly with new entries weekly. Other new year resolutions…

13 Days in San Francisco

12 June 2010 I arrived in San Francisco on 3 June. As I am writing this, it is 12 June. How time flies... So what have I been doing since I arrived? Slowly discovering the city of rolling hills at my own pace, instead of being rushed around tourist-mad in a matter of 2 or…

10,000 Hours

Remember the quote that is associated with Thomas Edison, that success is only 1% inspiration and and 99% perspiration? Apparently he spoke from experience, trying umpteen times before he finally developed a working light bulb, apart from working on other inventions. History is replete with stories of try and try until you finally succeed. However,…