Adventures of a barista wannabe

A couple of weeks back, I was given the opportunity, by a friend, to set up a coffee kiosk at a kindy concert.

At first I was a little bit hesitant. I’ve never done anything of the sort. Mostly I would play barista at home, brewing up cups of coffee for myself, and for my occasional guests.

Checking in

I’m so sorry! I’ve been away from this blog for quite some time. A couple of (maybe just two) things have happened since then. I’ve finally graduated, after seven grueling years, I now have a medical degree! …just kidding… I have now graduated with honours, earning myself a Bachelors in Economics. I can now do…

Let’s not shut everything down with, “that’s socialism”

Talks about social inequality has gained more airtime in the recent past. As wealth becomes more unevenly distributed to the top, its dire consequences are now coming to fruition. In search of answers, people are voting in ‘strongman’ leaders to lead them towards economic prosperity. Often, voters fail to see that the leaders they have…

Be the change (yeah yeah)

This post is going to be pretty rant-y(?). Many times when I write, I avoid as practically as possible any generalisations without backing it up with some kind of data or research. But this time I’m going to throw everything to the wind, and I’m going to use all the anecdotes, and wield a giant…

And done!

Phew, what a hectic couple of months it has been. This is obviously an excuse for lack of updates to this blog, but I’ll ask you to forgive me anyway. For a good six moons, I have slogged through piles of texts, formulas and diagrams (as much as I could anyway), and, I even went…

Book Review: Adults in The Room

Wow, almost two weeks since I last wrote anything. Tsk tsk. For this entry I thought I’d do something way out of my comfort zone – a book review. People who know me, knows that I am a notoriously slow reader. It’s something to do with having to find the time to squeeze a page…

The last mile

Back in 2012, I began pursuing a degree in economics. Seven years later, I’m finally in my final semester. A lot of things have happened in between. I’ve had to put studying off every now and then because of work, or personal commitments. Long story short is that after I came back from Australia with…

And…we’re off!

2018 ended without a bang…both literally and figuratively. The year ended off with everyone in the falling asleep well before the hands of the clock struck midnight; before a line in the sands of time was drawn, signifying the start of something new. It was probably a neat allegory of how we (or maybe just…

Whoa nelly!

The last one and a half month or so has been pretty challenging. It’s like a mad dash to the finish line with a mile to go, your joints failing you and only fumes to power you to the end. To say that I have been handling it well would be an understatement. The year…

Playing tourist

Over the weekend we decided to head back to Ipoh. It wasn’t for any particular occasion, except for the fact that the wife is coming to the end of her maternity leave and is heading back to work. I think it’s hitting everyone quite hard, especially child number one. For the past three months, she’s…