sharing is caring: #76


1. Interesting list of professions. “Personal Data Broker,” “Personal Memory Curator,” “Data Trash Engineer,””Algorithm Bias Auditor,” “Head of Machine Personality Design,” and “Chief Purpose Planner” piqued my interest.

2. Drinking water may be overrated but it’s much needed during pregnancy.

3. Agreed that complaining is how we communicate and build bonds. I just need to ensure that it’s not about the same thing all the time and that I also have a productive outlet with actionable resolutions.

4. Gig economy impacting all sectors of society — but is it sustainable to work in such state when all benefits are tied to companies?

5. Sad turn of events — even the princess Meagan Markle cannot steer away from racism.

6. Maybe I should consider data product management role in the travel industry down the road.

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2019: book reviews


Last year’s attempt to compile book reviews failed because I didn’t update it in real time. It was just too much for me to do it all at the end of the year, especially because Novembers and Decembers are generally busier than other months.

This year, I’m trying to update the books as I finished them in real time when they are fresh in my mind. Below are books that I read and enjoyed.

Essentialism by Greg McKeown – 4/5 [Nov’18 – Jan ’19]
It provided me a sense of clarity and empowered me to make intentional decisions, specifically saying no now so that I won’t regret later. Timely book to finish at the start of the year, as I’m trying to re-focus and re-prioritize.Read More »

2019: tv reviews

Another year. Another post of TVs that rank and review all the shows that I spent time watching. This year, I enjoyed Korean dramas more than Western dramas and liked that they were available on Netflix in real time.

American Shows

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Killing Eve S1 – 4 / 5
A refreshing thriller / crime drama that deserved all the praise and more. The cat and mouse chase between the assassin and British detective was so addictive that I binged the entire season in one sitting. Can’t wait to see the second season.

After Life S1 – 4 / 5
Unexpectedly delightful show! Staying true to its European roots, the pace was slower and the dialogue was caustic. Wish that it was longer and can’t wait for the second season.Read More »

2019: movie reviews


Parasite – 5/5
The best movie of the year for me. So many unexpected twists and turns. What I thought was going to be a low key movie about a poor family infiltrating a rich family to earn a living turned out to be a strange tragedy in the end. So glad that I went to the theaters to enjoy it!

The Green Book – 4.5/5
Sadness and hope packaged into one! What a fascinating true story and great to see that the two were friends for life.Read More »