You Know What? You Are Right

I love to argue. Well, I used to love to argue. I used to love proving to everyone that they were wrong. That I knew better. For me, arguing was almost a sport. It was like arm-wrestling intellectually. Over time, I observed three things. The first is I learned not all people have my patience.Continue reading “You Know What? You Are Right”

Not So Dumb After All

A lot of people gained weight during lockdown. My wife and I didn’t. How we managed to get healthier during lockdown isn’t a secret. Firstly, we kept a healthy diet. Admittedly, this wasn’t always easy. Without leaving home, with no delivery services, there were hard times. But we managed. We ordered from local markets. WeContinue reading “Not So Dumb After All”

Untie The Knot

Sitting in front of a computer all day isn’t great for my body. Add to it the tentions of work and you get a problematic combination. The funny thing is, it creeps on you and you don’t realise it. I didn’t feel the tension that was building up. And then I got my wife aContinue reading “Untie The Knot”

Optimise For Happiness

What is my goal in life? I guess the easy answer is to be happy. What makes one happy, though? This is a tough one. Clearly it’s not having fancy things. We get used to anything and soon enough it’s no longer exciting. I was once presented with the idea that happiness is always there.Continue reading “Optimise For Happiness”

Let It Rise

Few things in life can beat the smell of fresh bread in the morning. It always makes me feel like I’m on a vacation. It starts my day on a really positive note. Making bread takes time, though. And patience. And it’s kind of messy. Plus, timing it just right for when I wake upContinue reading “Let It Rise”

It’s Raining… Umbrellas?

It’s been roughly seven years since I moved to London. One thing I learned about London is you always want to have an umbrella (or a brolly, if you’re local) handy. You never know when it’s going to start raining. I used to buy them from just any old store on the street for £2Continue reading “It’s Raining… Umbrellas?”

Serve Me Your Best Dish

I love good food. When I travel, I love exploring the local kitchen. The problem is, quite often other people appreciate good food, too. This means the best places to try a certain dish are often packed to the brim. A former colleague of mine once shared a really useful piece of advice with me.Continue reading “Serve Me Your Best Dish”

99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall

There are many aspects of my life I could improve. I could be spending less time, less money, less effort. But I can’t address all of these improvements at once. Where do I start? This is a known problem, also known as the Theory of Constraints. Software engineering has a solution. The idea is toContinue reading “99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall”

Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine

I work from home. Like many others, the pandemic got me working entirely from home. But even before the pandemic, I used to spend many hours in my home office. Since my work involves me sitting in front of computers, what I mostly do is, well… Sit. And I’m not as young as I usedContinue reading “Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine”

Smile

I drink a lot of coffee. I mean, I could easily drink ten cups a day. While I enjoy my coffee, it does come at a cost. One of the most noticeable side effects of drinking plenty of coffee is the stains on your teeth. Since I can’t ignore the coffee stains, I have toContinue reading “Smile”