Appendix

What’s the purpose of this blog? I don’t know. I probably do not like the idea of updating status on social media 🙊. I just want to write freely. I want to collect unforgettable memories and put them in a non-cluttered space. I want to look back to a clean space that shows my growth over the years. I want a space that is completely mine – hence this blog. Welcome to my home!

A new way to navigate on my blog. The Chapters are the phases of my life. I hope you find some gems in there 🙂

[Work in Progress]

CHAPTER 5 – BEYOND PANDEMIC

Pandemic is over, let’s move on. WTF Omicron 🤯 two years already?

CHAPTER 4 – PANDEMIC DIARIES

This was one of the most difficult and evolutionary phases of my life. I learned things the hard way in this chapter.

CHAPTER 3 – UNIVERSITY DAYS

University of Southern California – One of the best phases of my life. I fell, stood back up again, stumbled, screamed, hit a wall, grieved, and made peace with it. Never going to forget this one.

CHAPTER 2 – MY EARLY 20s

I was naive, young, and ignorant. I admit I wasn’t a good writer back then.

CHAPTER 1 – TECHIE IN ME

My best shot at writing anything technical. 

CHAPTER 0 – FIGURES

This is where it all started.

BOOKS 

Other Reads

  • “Thinking, Fast and Slow” – Daniel Kahneman 👍
  • [couldn’t finish] “Untangling the USA” – Etienne Deffarges
  • “Becoming” – Michelle Obama 👍
  • “Born a Crime” – Trevor Noah 👍
  • “Greenlights” – Mathew McConaughey
  • “The Storyteller’s Secret” – Carmine Gallo 
  • “Less” – Robert Petkoff
  • “Diary of a Tokyo Kid” – Christine Mari Inzer
  • “Grit” – Angela Duckworth
  • “The Boring Book” – Shinsuke Yoshitake
  • “Option B” – Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • “Hi, Anxiety” – Kat Kinsman 👍

Podcasts

  • The Daily – The New York Times
  • Stuff You Should Know
  • Lex Fridman Podcast
  • Today Explained
  • Unexplainable by Vox
  • Overheard at Nat Geographic