Jonathan ES Lin
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What Makes You Happy?

Apr 14, 2021

A question that I occasionally get with regard to work is, "What do you want to do?", which can be translated as "What makes you happy (at work)?"

Frankly, it is a difficult question.

Don't Peak Too Early

Feb 21, 2021

I wonder where has my energy gone. In recent years I've been dealing with a lack of motivation, confidence, or desire to do anything. Mild depression perhaps, but generally just a lack of energy and enthusiasm for life.

Year 2020 In Review

Jan 1, 2021

Some personal highlights and lessons from 2020 (listed without much commentary and in no particular order):

How it Started

Oct 28, 2020

Admittedly, Malaysia's still doing great compared to some Western countries. Boo. (Left: "No need to quarantine." Right: "Lockdown in the capital.")

There's a How it started / How it's going trend going on in Twitter, usually bragging about how well things are currently going, or how they are not.

Well, here's mine.

Reminiscing Berkeley

Oct 14, 2020

Courtesy of Wikipedia.

This month, it was announced that UC Berkeley had gained two more Nobel laureates. In conjunction, I thought it would be a good time to blog about my time at Berkeley. The standard Malaysian disclaimer is that Berkeley is not...

My First Gaming PC

Sep 11, 2020

Building my first PC

At the ripe age of 32, I finally built my first gaming PC! Is this a quarter or mid-life crisis?

I started playing Call of Duty Mobile on iOS during the lockdown period, as a way to kill time (and escape from the dark realities...

Serial Loser

Jul 7, 2020

I found myself self-employed again (my fourth time) after I resigned in April 2020, during the lockdown period. My salary got cut, and I just lost motivation to keep working in the airline tech industry, given that the whole industry was burning...

How to Live Stream your Church Service from Home

Mar 25, 2020

With the Movement Control Order (partial-lockdown) in place in Malaysia and elsewhere, meeting up as a group in church to stream to Facebook Live straight from your Facebook mobile app is not really an option anymore (you shouldn't, really, #stayhome

What If You Don't Get What You Want?

Jan 28, 2020

"What if you don't get what you want?", is a pertinent question for all persons, irregardless of the thing that is wanted.

The thing that is wanted may be a certain level of income, financial freedom, romantic love, stature and achievement, business...

9 Months In

Sep 23, 2019

It's been nine months into my third round of self-employment. The first time was circa Sep 2014 - Mar 2015, where I focused on consulting work in Ruby on Rails. The second time was when I developed PageDash, circa July 2017 - Dec 2018. Third time's...

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