Year end has traditionally being a time of much turmoil as I raced against time to see through commitments made earlier, while yearning to drop everything and be still, to find a quiet corner for reflection and to journal my thoughts. What happened very often would be incomplete posts, started when I had a moment… Continue reading Thank You 2017!
I have been told quite a couple of times not to use the word ‘design’ to describe what I do. Because the word has been so overused that it has become a meaningless word. It doesn’t help that everyone appears to be some kind of a designer these days. In the context of education, we… Continue reading What do we really mean by design?
Because collaboration IS hard work. Each time we initiate a joint venture, or what we call ‘collaboration’ we do so in hope of achieving 1 + 1 = 3 instead of 2. However, most of us end up disappointed, unable to realise the promise of collaboration. And the common reasons we hear, do not go… Continue reading Why is collaboration so hard?
What does it mean to be “Together Alive”? This was the question that preoccupied many of us as we came together as a community in search of some answers. For 5 days, we heard speakers share their stories and insights, watched pre-recorded videos on the impact of community in times of personal tragedies and prolonged crisis,… Continue reading What does it mean to be Together Alive?
Continuing the spirit of adventure, Day 4 like Day 3 was very much about taking on the unknown. Instead of staying in the hotel till it was time to head to the airport, as I typically would do, I set out once again to explore the neighbourhood and find somewhere nice for lunch. After close… Continue reading 75 hours in Tokyo ~ Day 4
If Day 2 were all about rediscovering who I was, Day 3 would be mainly about rediscovering the city as I walked from Harajuku to Shibuya to Aoyama, places I have visited frequently since my first visit in 2001. I thought I knew these places well, but I found that I did not quite fully… Continue reading 75 hours in Tokyo ~ Day 3
Day 2 started at 8:30 am, after 10 hours of good sleep. Rested, I felt more ready to see the city, to experience the sights and sounds that were to come. I decided to do something I never did, which was to try a brand new food option, Tempura Kurokawa at the outer Tsukiji market.… Continue reading 75 hours in Tokyo ~ Day 2