Jonathan ES Lin
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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...

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...

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...

Futility of Life

Jun 10, 2018

Been down with viral chesty cough for the past one week.

Body is still able to function. But the extent of the coughing sometimes makes me wish I didn’t exist.

Stayed at home for the most part. Worked from home even. But the prolonged time of feeling...

Ode to 2017

Dec 31, 2017

Impulsively, 2017 is one forgettable year. Introspetively, 2017 marks many turning points in my life.

If I could redo 2017, I would probably have done a few things differently… in any case, let's choose to look at the achievements and positives for...


Jun 28, 2017

I’m tired of toeing the line. I’m tired of compromise. I’m tired of legalistic teaching.

I’m tired of being a pawn in a corporation. I’m tired of dragging my feet to work. I’m tired of working in an “offshore” company, waiting on white folks to tell...

My Scouting Experience

Oct 29, 2015

I was a scout for at least 8 years. To be fair, I'm an average scout. I missed out on many camping trips on the pretext of wanting the weekend to study. But in doing so I lost out on many memories.

In my high school, the scouts were the cool guys...

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