Monthly Archives: August 2010

Why Finance Stuck Up like a Sore Thumb

I’m reminded of a ‘lively debate’ with a friend. Last time I used to think that there’s something wrong about finance people getting such unseemly salaries because their products are intangible. To her credit, she’s right to say that it … Continue reading

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Pride, substance and vulnerability

Recent events have prompted introspection on pride. Suffice it to say that a friend’s constant habit of putting down others to bolster her sense of self is disparaging, if not downright hurtful. What is pride and why do people defend … Continue reading

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Soul of the Tango

Currently, I cannot get enough of Astor Piazzolla’s tango music. I was first introduced to it via Yo-Yo Ma’s rendition of his Libertango – still possibly among the sexiest piece I’ve ever heard. What’s the use of words to describe such … Continue reading

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Wedding cam-whoring

Yes I know I know… wedding is supposed to be a sacred union between two person but I can’t help but have this wacky idea to have an ‘avant-garde’ concept of injecting some Japanese ‘surrealism’ (sorry for bastardizing the term, … Continue reading

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Dignity of the Academia

I was almost tempted to send Tony a mail when I saw this (force of habit) but then I thought what’s the use of Heapofcats if our nerdy correspondence (at least on my part) doesn’t go public. This is an … Continue reading

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Brave new world.

Space exploration – if we can go somewhere, where should we go and why? (Within reason and feasibility, of course.)

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Gloomy, ghastly and full of despair

Haha first post and an extremely angsty one… Anyway the title is borrowed from a chapter from the manga Bleach. I like it because the adjectives befit the nihilistic, cynical, existentialist mood of this post. I blame you Tony. LOL “… in spite of or in … Continue reading

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