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A Few Days at the Luscious Greens of Adeline’s Villa in Gopeng, Perak

The company which I work at, Lava, organized a get-together at the beautiful green resort, Adeline’s Villa. recently. It was great fun and a much needed getaway with the team to realign ourselves. The added bonus was the self-evaluation (Myers Brigg Type Indicator) done during this three day trip. It not only gave me a lot of insights about my personality but also the people I work with. One of (…) Read more

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Matt Mullenweg gives up his smartphone for Lent

One of the other people I admire apart from the late Steve Jobs is Matt Mullenweg. Not exactly a familiar name here in Malaysia but for the benefit of those who don’t know, he is the founder of WordPress. To give you an idea on how big WordPress is – almost 20% of websites on the internet are powered by this platform! As Lent is coming, Matt announced on his (…) Read more

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
by Albert Einstein

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Boyd Varty’s Cathedral of the Wild

If you have not watched his Ted Talk, you must! Boyd Varty and his family owns the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. It’s a beautiful place established in 1973 by his father and uncle. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to recover at the reserve. He’s got a new book out which is a memoir of his life at Londolozi. It’s to be released next (…) Read more

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A Talk on Vegetarianism for the Malaysian Pyramid Society

I was recently given an opportunity to speak on Vegetarianism at a meditation camp held by the Pyramid Society of Malaysia in Genting Highlands. I’ve never really done a talk on vegetarianism before so it was a bit of a challenge. Nevertheless there was some really good feedback after the talk. Played a video by Mercy for Animals which got some members of the audience cringing at the violence and (…) Read more

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The Meditating Ganesha

Spent Saturday painting with my son, Saivhes. I think the last I tried painting was when I was 9 or 10 years old. Anyway, here’s something I just did. Painting with Saivhes feels somewhat therapeutic and relaxing. I’ve always enjoyed doing graphic design. Never really tried sketching or painting. Perhaps this is something I should try to learn. This first attempt is just something random I did. Took the paint (…) Read more

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Children safety car seats in Malaysia, start using them now!

Why are safety car seats important? Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of kids! Why? In many cases, children are either not properly buckled into their safety seats or parents don’t realize that a booster seat is vital to ensuring children fit safely in their vehicle’s seat belt. It is probably the most overlooked thing here in Malaysia where I have personally seen many parents quite happy to (…) Read more

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