A Momentous Day: 24th of February, 2022

Today, Russia invaded Ukraine. At the same time, Omicron is ravaging Hong Kong. Unlike previous waves, COVID feels so intimate this time around. There are people around me catching it. I have found myself stressed out, anxious and short tempered. On the positive side, I have been paying closer attention to myself. I have become … Read moreA Momentous Day: 24th of February, 2022

After COVID-19

What we experienced as Asia crawls out of lock-down Around the world, many are stuck at home, inundating by scary tweets, dreading about the next 12 hours. Meanwhile, here in Asia, after about 8 weeks of lock-down, restaurant queues, traffic jams, and pollution have returned, and demand for network bandwidth (and face masks, toilet papers …) … Read moreAfter COVID-19

SARS Taught Us 1 Thing: Panic, because We Know Nothing

The reasons why we in Hong Kong hoard face masks and hand sanitisers (and what I wish the foreigners in Hong Kong would choose to understand) “Individual precaution does not scale to collective precaution…. Hence one must panic individually in order to avoid systemic problems.” Nassim Taleb When SARS happened, we had a very limited … Read moreSARS Taught Us 1 Thing: Panic, because We Know Nothing