Musings: Are Rap Moguls Philosophers Stoned?


Human beings in a mob. What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a god? What’s a god to a non-believer who don’t believe in anything? Will he make it out alive? Alright, alright. No church in the wild. –  Kanye/Jay Z, No Church in the Wild Okay, so the title is a […]

Musings: What Makes a Good Writer?


I believe when it comes to good writing, there is little more important than clarity. It’s still a learning process for me everyday. But working in a newsroom with some of the most experienced, sharp minds in journalism has taught me some very valuable lessons. Most of which can be distilled into one simple idea. Clear writing reveals clarity […]

Musings: Taking Shortcuts


Two days ago, I asked chef extraordinaire Gordon Ramsay what is the one thing that ticks him off the most. And he said, “When people take shortcuts.” It got me thinking about something I’ve been reflecting on lately about discipline. I train at least 3 times a week, an hour or two of Muay Thai or […]

Musings: The Things We Leave Behind


The world spins faster with technology. Everything is instantaneous, we become more efficient, and it seems like an all-round good thing. But there are some things we inevitably lose when machines do the work for us. I was in Yogyakarta lately and observed that people and things moved at a much slower pace there. But […]