The Vizier’s Reflections

Jul 282010

I am not a Star Craft fan. But this is merely because I’ve never played the game and so I know little about it. Yet at the request of my brother, I agreed to pick up the pre-order version for Star Craft 2. I knew there was a launch here in Singapore for the game, but I underestimated its popularity amongst Singaporeans. Thus what was originally a simple errand turned out to be a 3 1/2 hour wait. Caught off guard by the length of the queue, I was totally unprepared. I was hungry and thirsty but I couldn’t leave the queue which kept growing longer and longer. Read on to find out how I survived the launch of Star Craft 2 as I waited from 11.30am to 3pm.
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Jul 222010

I recently came across an interview that Mike Tyson gave and found it to be candid and moving. Most of us are aware of Mike Tyson. We know of his spectacular rise to stardom as a boxing champion. We also know how he lost it all when his life unravelled due to his personal problems. The media covered much of Tyson’s struggles from his failed marriages to drugs and a whole host of public embarrassments. It seemed like Tyson would never get out of the deep dark pit he was in.

Yet today, at the ripe old age of 44, Mike Tyson is a changed man. He has tasted almost all that life has to offer. He has known poverty and wealth, success and failure, love and loss. These experiences have humbled him. Although his inner struggles still plague him, Tyson is making a persistent effort to turn his life around this time for good. Considering all that the man has been through and continues to struggle against, I cannot help but be moved and inspired by his determination. Read on to find out why.
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Jul 132010

Reading has always been a large part of my life. My upbringing instilled in me a strong love for reading from a young age. However, it was my nature; I am an INFJ, my experiences and my quest for knowledge that determined the books I would gravitate towards. All my life I have been searching for the answer to one burning question; how to handle life. In my three decades here on this planet, I have found a few books that provided some answers to that question. These books have shaped and influenced my life. What follows is a list of the books.
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Jul 022010

I have always been a big fan of the underdog. I love stories where they struggle against great odds with courage and determination because it inspires hope. No matter how much hardship they face, they refuse to stay down or to give up. Written well, such stories are moving and instructional. One of my favourite underdogs is Rock Lee from the popular Naruto manga written by Kishimoto Masashi. Lee is a classic underdog with a pure heart. His slight goofiness only adds to his likeability. Today I will share why I like him.
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