Another Page turns over

Soon after blogging about [Border’s closure in Singapore](http://vantan.org/archives/2011/09/a_life_without_borders.php), we were hit with news that another popular bookstore, Page One, [was exiting the Singapore market](http://sg.news.yahoo.com/end-of-chapter-for-page-one-bookstore.html). Another crying shame, even more because Page One was a homegrown company that seemed to have found its own niche with its design-oriented collection of books and related products. I visited …

God gives and God takes away

This Christmas, three of my friends encountered very different life-changing experiences. First, just before Christmas Day, I was elated to hear that a close friend of mine was going to become a mother. My longstanding prayers for blessings have become that of thanksgiving, and now I can only ask for the pregnancy to be uneventful, …

Back!

So, I’ve gone nearly 3 months without a blog post here. The hectic life of (relatively) young couples in Singapore leaves little room for leisure, especially when tying the knot. In October we finalised our choice of home. In November we got married. In December we came back from our honeymoon. Who knows what lies …

One year wiser?

Hopefully so. This is the year that I’m getting married and moving out; moving into unchartered territories at work as well, and realigning my priorities; realising I can’t do everything and should rather focus on doing a few things well. That includes upkeeping various social media profiles, including one on this blog. Most of my …

Meeting the BBC

Last week, I was invited, as part of a select group of bloggers, to dinner with the BBC’s Economics and Business editor, [Jeremy Hillman](http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/news/jeremy_hillman.shtml). Jeremy and I happen to come from the same law school, and he just completed his MBA. So we had plenty to talk about! I also met his boss, [Francesca Unsworth](http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/news/francescaunsworth.shtml). …