Doctor Without A Degree

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The Poetry Pharmacy ⚕

He had blood on his hand. Moments earlier, he got a front row view of a man flying after getting hit by a truck. Haunted by noises of that horrific accident, he was suddenly comforted as his mind recited “Ambulances” by Philip Larkin.

Discovering it’s power, William Sieghart started to send his friends poem to cheer them up. He didn't realize how impactful it would be, until his friend set him up for a poetry counseling session. He was to listen to people’s problem and prescribe a poem for them. After 5 hours, he was still there with more people queueing up. In 2017, he put together his best prescriptions in his book, The Poetry Pharmacy.

Sieghart says that poetry is so powerful because reading the right ones makes you feel someone understands and it helps you move on. What's special is that someone might be from hundreds of years ago.

Words in poems are beautiful in a subtle way. I'm going to try writing one to switch things up.

What's your favorite poem?


Playing with Shadow and Light

Intersection by Anila Quayyum Agha, a Pakistani-American artist is made by playing with shadow and lights. The whole room is bathed in patterns created by a laser cut steel box. To her, the installation expresses exclusion and wonder.

More people choose light instead of shadow but one wouldn't exist without the other.

Where do you think the name Intersection comes from?

  • intersection of light and shadow

  • intersection of exclusion and wonder

anila-quayyum-agha-intersections-designboom-04This Wooden Box Can Turn A Simple Room Into An Architectural Masterpiece |  Bored PandaArt, an Inclusive Space for All | Ever Widening Circles

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Boeing Back to Life

Prison life, The Grand Budapest, and Bubble Insider

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My whole life I've been a prisoner. Now I'm getting out of jail and getting a taste of freedom, but it's nothing like my expectations.

Getting Out of the Prison


Feast for the eyes

Wes Anderson’s signature visual style is enchanting. His color palette is striking and mesmerizing. He is very hands on and particular when directing his movies as he knows exactly what he wants and that is why all of his works are excellent.

Lorena G’s flat illustration of The Grand Budapest Hotel captures the movie’s charming story and aesthetic perfectly.


Flight of Ideas

For an industry in turbulent times, airlines need to be creative in generating revenue. Here are three ways the airlines industry is pivoting their business to survive:

  • The fastest selling flights in Qantas history is a seven hour flight to.. nowhere. In 10 minutes, all the seats for the flight departing from Sydney and going around Queensland, Gold Coast, and eventually back New South Wales were sold out.
    This is not the first no-destination flight as Japan's All Nippon Airways flew a 90-minute scenic flight on one its “Flying Honu” Airbus A380 aircraft. The airlines created a Hawaiian resort-style experience in the airport and plane, which normally flies between Tokyo and Honolulu. Taiwan and Brunei’s airlines also successfully tried this.

  • I’ll let you judge this one. Qantas came up with a limited edition designer clothing line with a starting price of $250 (tote bag) to $305 (cashmere sweater).

  • Airplanes food isn't the best, but this is the evidence that people use emotion instead of logic in their buying decision. Thai Airways opened a pop up restaurant where you have to enter using a special boarding pass. You can even choose between business and economy class, and served the exact same menu that you would get in flight. In a similar fashion, Singapore Airlines’ transformed their plane into a restaurant and reservations were sold out in 30 minutes.


Bursting the Bubble

NBA Bubble is officially a success. NBA is non committal on replicating it though because of it’s impact on players’ mental health. What interests me is the bubble’s logistics. Each teams can bring their own trainers, coaching staff, and front office personnel. All in all, there were more than 1,500 people in the bubble during the regular season that needed. Plus, you have to get permission to leave and will be subject to quarantine when you reenter the bubble.

The video focuses on food logistics. The bubble has two zones, inner bubble for players and outer bubble for chefs. The chefs can only move across the zone with buses. The teams place orders online, the chefs will packaged it safely, and then hand off the food to runners who can only enter the first security point. After that, it’s picked up by second runner who will deliver it to players.

If you want to know more, here’s how things get inside the bubble, how the laundry is done, and how four barbershops operates. I also found article about their daily COVID testing. Plus, Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle filmed a vlog series of his bubble experience.


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A Rearview Mirror

Japanese maps and notes snippets

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The collage I created with available materials. Guess what the basketball is made out of?


Off-road specials

A magnificent website full of Japanese historical maps and ephemera archives. I don’t understand Japanese so I just clicked randomly and these beauties popped up.

If you explore the website and find another beauty, please show me!

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Wall of Fame

I wanted to write about basketball / NBA but I couldn’t think of anything worth writing about. I started brainstorming with a video and turned it into a voice tweet..


👀 snippets from my notes

  • It’s easier to ask for feedback than advice.

  • Tweeting and blogging are bets that’s paid with time, with no downside and unlimited upside.

  • A happy life doesn’t mean an easy life.


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Thinking with Collage, James Bond, and Questions

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Last newsletter I promised an update for my experiment of going a full 24 hours without screen time. The result of the experiment was surprising and rewarding. I’ll do more of these going forward and I recommend you to try it!

Zero Dark Twenty-Four

I know I’ve been writing seemingly random topics, I do that to explore my passion while creating a habit of producing/ expressing.

So far, what do you think are my strength or personal monopoly? Name three or four please :)


Creativity realm

As part of my new project about People+Atmosphere, I’m making a collage which is an exploration of the atmospheric and sensory qualities of my chosen place. Atmospheres mean the mood or character of a space directly connected to our bodily sensory perception. The way a place looks, sounds, smells, feels and tastes contributes to our perception of atmosphere.

I chose the Staples Center (shocking), where I watched my first NBA game. Collage is an interesting way to think by sticking a seemingly random things. To start creating one, I think about the place’s:

  • Material - What material is your place made from, and how does it look/feel

  • Lighting - Is light a defining element of your place? What colour is it? 

  • Activity - Is there a particular activity that occurs in this place?

  • Smell/Taste - where does this come from? How is it experienced? 

  • Sound - Is your place overwhelmed by a specific sound? 

What’s one place that holds a special meaning to you?

My inspo:


Off-road specials

James Bond’s posters by Matt Needle. Here’s the full collection. Tbh, I’m not a fan of James Bond but I love vintage posters and album covers.


Questions that made me think

I was playing 36 Questions that Lead to Love with my friends when someone asked me this : “If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?”

My answer was having more fun and being impactful in other people’s lives. It’s funny how I didn’t think of reading more books which seems to be every successful person’s advice. After I pondered more, I think the answer changes as the duration is longer e.g. 1 to 5 to 10 years. Our short term instinct is to have fun, which is in contrast with our long term vision that makes us want prepare for the future.

Maybe the things that have stopped you from having fun is when you think too long into the future. Having a long term vision is great, but what if you aren’t around long enough to enjoy the future you envisioned? Don’t forget to have fun along the way!

If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?


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Late Night Buzzin

When nature sings, you listen.

Hey 🖐 !

I’ve been looking and applying for graduate program or internship this week and tbh I hate it. Is there a better way? Current plan is to look up for companies I’m interested in and then apply, but I feel like that’s a roulette.

Speaking of roulette, do you feel like this newsletter is unpredictable or surprising? Is there anything you would like me to add? Any format change? I’m open to suggestions, just hit reply!

River of updates

After 3 years in university and being a mentor, I realized that I have lots of university hacks to get the most out of the biggest investment in our life. This article answers the question that I constantly ask myself during my three years course.

What Units Should I Take?


Not Walking the Talk

My plan to walk everyday hasn’t been successful because I’ve been staying up late until 4 am for BASB (Building a Second Brain) mentor sessions. To be fair, I chose to stay up longer as I love the 4-5am mornings. I get to read books, summarize them, came up with ideas for blogs and other contents in two hours. If that isn’t productive I don’t know what is lol.

The weather doesn’t help either. It was sunny and warm before but now it’s five degrees (Celsius) and rains all the time. When I do walk though, I relish every second of it. My favorite thing to do is hearing birds’ chirps, then looking up and searching for that 🦜


Zero Screen Time

Since I committed to writing weekly and online learning took place, my screen time skyrocketed. I don’t want my eyesight to decline, so I’m going to attempt going for 24 hours without screen time.

Phone replacements:

  • notebook

  • pencil /pen

  • physical books

  • jump rope

  • take a long walk

  • Any other suggestions?

My prediction: Time will feel really slow and I’ll be struggling to find things to entertain me.

I’ll update you next week! Let me know if you want to do it too


Marketing realm

Brilliant marketing campaign from Mother London for IKEA 👇

P.s. the branding for Business Class from the OG #GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso is 🔥
Okay apparently her website is also on point.

Who has the best website?


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