The day I had Pad Kee Mao twice

  “Just eat first.” She said to me. I stood in the center of her restaurant, overwhelmed. The trust that she bestowed upon me shook me. It was before the lunch rush. Having the habit of rising up and exercising very early in the morning often leads to violent complaints by my stomach before noon. […]

The Little Prince

  For years, I have liked the following quote attributed to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up men and women to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. I have seen similar verses from other sources. […]

The Effective Executive

I read a good number of Peter F. Drucker’s works as a postgraduate student. During the last few years, I browsed some passages on and off as the need arose. Last month, I was traveling and had the good fortune to have the company of his The Effective Executive during my Eurostar rides. Coincidentally, I […]

A Traveller

This is a post-travel rant, not a book summary. A UK border agent half raised his hand, signaling me to come forward. I walked up and handed over my passport, said hello meanwhile. We exchanged a couple short sentences. The agent is English, mumbling, in his cubicle protected by safety glass. At times, it was […]