What it is like to join the Champion League of Chess

In June 2022, in the midst of the busiest time of the year both professionally and academically, I joined the Champion League on Chess.com on a whim. Here is the journey of how I got there.

Are you spending too much time by yourself?

It’s ok if you feel not enough sometimes. You don’t have to feel 100% all the time, and sometimes, feeling like 20% is good enough. You should allow yourself to feel empty, and motionless. However, it is good to note that having your mind wander too much during the day sometimes would inevitably lead toContinue reading “Are you spending too much time by yourself?”

What’s more blissing?

I’ve just had a call with my parents. And my brother. And my dog – Leo. I complained to my brother about how Leo never let me hug him. And he shared his tips. Basically you just have to go to school and come back. My mom shared some of her reflections on life, andContinue reading “What’s more blissing?”

What can we do that’s fun?

I just came home from two weeks offline, away from Instagram and many other social media, and it felt like a storm rather than a peaceful transition back to reality. Is this my reality? Cuddle up with no single soul around, just me and my sofa-bed. It feels surreal. It felt like I’m back toContinue reading “What can we do that’s fun?”

Funny, the world that’s turning around

Starting the night with some odd news, here we go: I GOT BORED OF CITY POP Actually, not really. It’s just the 10 times I’ve been playing Airplane Lady, so I’m switching to a new genre tonight. Maybe just for tonight, and abandon my Japanese education completely just to listen to this new bob. ひとり真っ暗な部屋で聴きたいメロウな曲 リミクスプレイリストContinue reading “Funny, the world that’s turning around”

Can an Economist become an Entrepreneur?

It’s going to be just hard to term myself as an Economist, as I am aware how lack of technical skills such as Econometrics and fundamental Statistic of a person I was. The ideal of being adept in Economics while running business is more influenced by my father: After all, he had a Master DegreeContinue reading “Can an Economist become an Entrepreneur?”

Should I write about AI?

In the last article of Writing in time of Crisis (P1 / P2) I wanted to briefly discussed about AI. Why is it such a buzzword? What are some common myths about AI? Here’s the link to the PDF, so you don’t have to make up an account again: 5 Big Myths of AI andContinue reading “Should I write about AI?”

Today I learned

Today I learned That carbon offsets do work. Should we put them to be mandatory? Maybe yes. Just like how plastic bags are banned. It for sure doesn’t eliminate people’s demand for it, but it does help reduce the unnecessary consumption for it. Today I learned That there is joy in encouraging others to doContinue reading “Today I learned”

Things I learn stepping away from Instagram

I felt like I’m in control of my emotion more. I could see the tendency of being anxious the moment I opened the app. Afterall, it’s a terrible idea and I don’t want to handle it. I felt like I can deliberately do things better. I spend time connect to people offline, face to face.Continue reading “Things I learn stepping away from Instagram”

2:24

It’s a bad habit to stay up late and struggle to fall asleep over and over again I’m still taking the blame for it. After all, it’s our choices to keep scrolling mindlessly posts to posts, let ourselves be captivated with wanderlust and allusion. After all, it’s our choices to c give up our timeContinue reading “2:24”