To master a blade is for the blade to become part of oneself. Not a mere physical extension of one’s arm, increasing its range and therefore deadliness but an extension of the mind where the blade moves before you think and you ponder if you are controlling the blade or is the blade guiding you. […]


Hearing with the stethoscope. Sensing of the pulse. Several timely incidents happened recently, including a discussion centred around the title (Cure symptoms or roots?) led by Huey Yei, and a bout of mild sickness, which inspired this post (please bear with my personal rant for the first part, there is a meaning to it and […]

How to Win

At each level of competition in any field, these are the critical factors that affect each level or the factor that determined the outcome of the competition. Level 1: If everyone starts out equal, at the lowest level, the one with talent usually wins. Level 2: When talents are equal, the one with better trained […]

backward analysis

There are many selling points for a product and identifying the right selling point to the right consumer group is probably one of the most critical factor to determine success. Lets talk cake. The taste, the price, the look all plays a part in selling cakes. Different cake vendors may focus on a different part […]

As Expected

As expected, if they keep doing what they are doing and nothing else change… Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, there are many sophisticated formulas on predicting outcomes and results. 90%, 99%, 1% success rate. But too frequently, the results takes drastic turns and ended in a completely different way. How could a 99% rate […]