10 things I learned from working on let’s chill

It’s been tough to concentrate with everything going on these past few weeks. It’s made me really restless. But writing always helps soothe my soul. Besides learning the basics of taking an application from concept to deployment, I learned a lot about myself and it reenforced other concepts I’ve learned …

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Apparently Christmas is around the corner

It’s been a hectic two months since development started on let’s chill. I’m taking a few moments to dump some thoughts before I move onto today’s work load. This past weekend, I had a milestone day as a group of my friends did a first round of testing on the …

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A look back at Startup Weekend Vancouver

It was 1am on November 5th and I was stuck on some code. I decided to take a break and check off something else on my to do list: look at the upcoming startup events for startup week. The kickoff to startup week was Startup Weekend Vancouver (hereby known as …

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The adventures of haircuts abroad

One of the interesting things (for me) to do abroad is to get a haircut. I’ve gotten a haircut a few times where they did not speak English (e.g. Cambodia/Vietnam) so I just let them cut away. I never know what to say when they ask anyways. “How do you …

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Lunch specials of Malaysia

Ah, lunch specials in Malaysia. I’ve been meaning to write this ever since I landed in Malaysia. During my first week back in October, I got to check out a different side of the Malaysia food scene. While there are plenty of delicious food stalls and little shops to be …

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Why I love grocery shopping abroad

I’m in the crowd of people who love grocery shopping. I love walking through the aisles thinking about what I’m going to eat for the week and what I’m going to cook. When I’m in a foreign country, I love it even more. Why? Since many western expats think in …

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What does 100RM buy you in Malaysia?

For the traveler that wanders into Malaysia, you might be wondering what does 100RM (largest bill in Malaysia) buy you? 100RM is approximately $33 CAD. Here are some things it can buy you. 16 BBTs from ChaTime 100+ pieces of satay 40L of soy milk 25 Magnum Ice cream bars …

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I’m leaving Malaysia

I had an intriguing work collaboration opportunity; there was a girl I wanted to date. But just as Malaysia was getting very interesting, the door has abruptly shut on my time here. As I re-entered Malaysia, the customs officer too one look at my passport and sent me to the …

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