When You Surprise Yourself as A Writer

In the back of my mind, I had been thinking all day what I was going to write next. Sometimes when I am reading on a train, sometimes listening to a podcast, occasionally bopping my head to music thumping through my headphones, sometimes when I am walking along minding my own business thinking about my [...]

How To Write Early In The Morning While Drinking Coffee

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings   The alarm went off like a thundering smack to my pleasant dream. I turned my smartphone over to hit the snooze button on the glowing screen. In my weariness, I was unsure [...]

Why I Returned my Pixelbook after Five Days

I spent five today days with the Pixelbook. Within five days I went from excitement, experimentation, tweaking, reading forums, testing, to dealing with my first bug of many bugs, and ultimate disappointment. Confession I am an Apple Geek. I love Apple products. There was a time when I was unwilling to experiment with other technology [...]

Four Years Using the Same iPhone

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend I unlocked my iPhone 6 Plus for the last time. My new smartphone, an iPhone Xs Max (say that again at ten times speed), was set up and ready for me to download apps and login to more accounts and download my cherished list of songs and curated playlists. [...]

It’s more Comfortable for me to Write with a Fountain Pen

When I hand write anything I prefer using the Lamy Fountain pen over any other writing utensil. Left-Handed Confession I’m left-handed. I’m not a great hand writer. I prefer typing tenfold over handwriting. My handwriting is hard to read. I have found it challenging to handwrite in a world which celebrates the English language from [...]

Honest Passionate Writing Begins with Failure

If you don’t have a passion for writing, then you’re wasting your time. Writing static words put next to each other is for the technical writers. If you’re not writing clear and concise instructions, then you are not writing with passion. Write with a passion for finding your voice. What Do I Mean? What does [...]

To Anthony Bourdain, From A Lifelong Fan

I never ever expected to read you passed away from suicide. “If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for [...]

The Brydge Keyboard is An Elegant Worthless Mess

The Brydge Keyboard is one of the most gorgeous designed iPad keyboard accessories. It’s also one of the worse. With its patented hinge design, one can recreate a laptop experience while using their iPad. But Brydge's lackluster Bluetooth technology leaves one frustrated and upset. Imagine a scenario where you tap a key only to find [...]

Returning to the iPad Pro

I was waiting for Apple to release new MacBook models this past 2018 WWDC. That didn’t happen. As soon as Tim Cook said in his opening statement, “this is all about software,” I stopped paying attention.   Apple has an iPad problem. But more than that — Apple has a Macbook problem. With Apple’s inability to decide [...]