On rushing in a finite world

One morning on my usual walk to work in Raffles Place, the central business district of Singapore, I spotted these two ads by Chevron Building. The first ad by Bumitama Agri Ltd says: “Mum was wrong. Slow and steady doesn’t win the race.” Its supporting line says it is a young and fast-growing oil palmContinue reading “On rushing in a finite world”

My Insights personality

Recently at work, our Human Resources department conducted an Insights personality profiling for all employees. Based on 50 short questions we had to answer, the result was a 16-page booklet summarising your working style, key strengths, weaknesses and more. I’ve done many of these personality tests before and they are generally accurate and describe meContinue reading “My Insights personality”

‘I asked for clean, athletic, smiling. She sent me dirty, tired and paunchy’

These are the infamous words uttered by the notorious Miranda Priestley, editor of Runway magazine in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). And that’s exactly how I felt today with the agency I work with. Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) “Tell Simone I’m not going to approve that girl thatContinue reading “‘I asked for clean, athletic, smiling. She sent me dirty, tired and paunchy’”