Original Sin, ideal for vegetarian 🙂

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Went to Holland V today for some work, we passed a street full of eating place, which is different from the crowded Holland V area. Then, decided to have lunch at Original Sin, a vegetarian restaurant serving western food.

The food was really nice and so was the service. Not so crowded place as most people chose to sit inside. Overall, this place has been my new brunchin fav 🙂

Next week, I would love to try PS Cafe at Demsey

Xoxo

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Eatography 2nd week of April

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Usually I eat out on weekend, actually everyday I eat out 😀 but weekend I go to nice “restaurants” to splurge on food. Because I love going to such places (of course, not denying) and I love taking food pictures. I do go out so often that my food photo collections are now definitely growing so fast. I upload all of them on my Pinterest and the number of “followers” keeps increasing so I have to catch up with that 😀

From now on, I will update this blog at least once a week with my foodie pic (for the week). Excited!

This week, I went to Manhattan Fish market (again), ate a similar dish, small flame instead of small grill (fyi, small grill’s portion is a lottt bigger)

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The pomodoro technique

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Further to my quest of finding a good way to act upon your motivation( yes you can be motivated and still not doing anything) and converting your thoughts into actions.

Use the pomodoro technique( download instruction from their website) and combine it with any task management products like

Asana.com or
Producteev.com or
Remember the milk or
Pen, paper and a file 🙂

Use pomodoro.me for timer or

Search for “focus booster”
I am too lazy to put the hyperlinks but google them.

Simply by listing the tasks on a piece of paper as first thing in the morning and following it using a timer will do wonders to yours productivity and you will be proud of yourself, which in turn will make you feel happy and lead to more productivity!!!

Happiness and work can co-exist 🙂

That’s a thought worth wondering for a pomodoro 🙂

PS: if you hate the word pomodoro, just call them pomies or poms 😀

The funniest physicist :)

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I haven’t read many biographies, but I am sure dick’s is one if the most fascinating ones. I will call it a successful life if I can have half the fun he had, 10% solidarity in character and a percent of his success in anything I do.

A story of a man of science full of mischief and life. He found his true calling in having fun and enjoying life. Always challenging his capabilities and overcoming his shortcomings in the most simple of ways. He gave everything his best shot and quite often came out victorious. He derived pleasure from the experience of doing something rather than kill himself for the goals.

As a man of logic and science, he believed in reasons behind doing things and looking for the best out of everything. In his brazilian experience he was able to define the deficiencies that plague our cog-in-the-machine Indian education system.

Before he delivered his last lecture, he had picked every single lock, worked on the first atomic bomb, championed getting laid at clubs, punched a son-of-a-gun on the face, played in rio dance fest and composed for belle, painted nude girls and sold the pictures in a gallery, metal-coated plastics, had out-of-body experience, got married thrice, had two great kids and won the bloody noble price( which he wanted to giveup as it will be a lot of bother)!

The most important of all would be his simple ways, respect for others, love of life and belief in eternal friendship. He was one of the greatest genius of his time and the biography reaffirms the fact that no matter how smart you are, it takes time and effort to figure things out. So, stop worrying and enjoy life.

Mr. Dick Feynman, I bow to thee.

Papillon – definite endurance and will power

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Do not give up and settle for anything less than you deserve. Sometimes, the society with kick you in the groins and throw you in the gutter. Fight back. If you feel society is selling shit to you, don’t buy it. Fight as hard as you can. Fight till you succeeded or die trying with your head held high. It’s a far better end than rotting yourself to death while cursing the whole society.

Papillon had to withstand very harsh circumstances to even have a chance of getting his freedom. Papillon had a rage of punishing the ones who sent him down the drain. That rage kept him going. He was ready to face the consequence of trying and failing rather than succumb to the fear of failure.

He tried, failed and suffered, tried again, failed again and suffered again, yet again and again until he succeeded.

There is something very important to be learned from this story that applies to even out daily lives in the current advanced society. Do not settle for anything less than you deserve or doing anything other than your hearts Desire. Don’t follow to herd. Don’t listen to your parents, peers, teachers, if they don’t listen to you. Define your motive and chase it with all the rage that you have. Don’t be afraid of failing. By not doing what you want you have already failed. There is only success in your way. You have to find your peace, and it doesn’t necessarily come with wealth.

It’s very important to be able to respect yourself and the only way of doing it is to achieve what you truly desire.

Chinese new year eve and morning

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After 5 rounds of brewing 🙂

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Jessie put it correctly – literally squeezed the last bit of tea juice from the leaves. In the end it was barely leaving any color at all.

This is my way of making most out of coffee bean and tea leaf or any other joint charging 4 bucks for a tea bag 🙂

The best work I do, I do it in Cafe’s. With just a laptop, a notebook(paper one) and a pen. Anything more is just a distraction 🙂

The CBTL at Forum mall is one of the absolute best place I had discovered. The location is nice. A lot of outdoor tables with good low seating cushion chairs. Cosy enough for working, but not too comfortable that I sleep off 🙂

The place has absolutely largest variety of tea flavors to choose from and all actually available! The staff is very friendly and fun. The wifi connection is solid.

I spent around 5 hours working and managed to do quite a good heap of it. I was quite please by the time I finished and was not feeling guilty of watching movie last night 🙂 I refilled the cup with hot water once every hour and checked if I was making any progress.

Just as a note to self – always start work first with a pen and paper before touching the laptop. Specially for presentation. I feel stuck when staring at a screen fiddling with keyboard. The ideas start flowing as soon as I take a pen and start scribbling. From there the job is easy 🙂

PS – the day started with a good 2+5 rounds of jogging and long catch up session with rahul at bukit gombak stadium. We discussed a wide range of topics like how different type of employers manage their team and keep them together while others just let it wither away, pride and respect of engineers, true engineers vs copying machines, and finally salary and increments 🙂 according to me 10% increment is bullshit while rahul feels its good enough. My logic asks what is the net after inflation!! We Couldn’t discuss the last point further.