June 16, 2017

Should the government…?

The most dangerous statement any one could make in a democracy: “The government should…” I subscribe to the political philosophy of limited government and small government. The former part of the ideals of liberalism; the former a philosophy held by classical liberalism, libertarianism, and conservatism. In this piece, ‘government’ does not just mean the Prime Minister, the Federal Cabinet, the Chief Minister, the State Ministers, […]

June 9, 2017

Hung Parliament: Minority Government, Coalition, or Confidence & Supply

Results of the UK Elections are coming in as I write this entry. Already many are calling on the departure of Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, and Minister for the Civil Service. Terms that are entering the lexicon of observers and enthusiasts alike include hung parliament and minority government. Of course, there will be those who – like Jeremy […]

April 20, 2017

Hot cakes and Big Breakfast

Today I woke up at 6am to attend a blood taking session at – tentatively – 8am. It’s part of my annual checkup which I do since 2013. As usual, I refrained from anything except plain water in the 12 hours before. When I was finally done, I decided to drop by McDonald’s for breakfast. This was about 10am. By the time I arrived at […]

April 19, 2017

Starting New — Again

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks. I have to admit that these past few weeks were filled with frustration just as I thought I was taking control of the situation. I realised the cause comes down to the expectations that I have from myself. In the last few days, I’m feeling as if I was drowning. Or worse: I felt like I am aboard […]

March 26, 2017

Inspired by an Infatuation…

This was written before my last piece – ‘Stepping out of the Shadows‘. Meant for my blog, AldricTinker.com, and not a Facebook note. “What do I look for in a partner?” My age is catching up. I thought I could continue being single for at least two years. Too soon? I just broke up in August 2016. What’s the rush, right? Yes, I was prepared to […]

March 20, 2017

Stepping Out of the Shadows

This entry was originally posted as a Note on Facebook on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017. (https://www.facebook.com/notes/aldric-tinker-toyad/stepping-out-of-the-shadows/10154128904455443) Hi Fredrik. Let’s date while waiting for a meeting. 😆 Damn, wrong bookmark! #bibliophile #malaysianbibliophile A post shared by Aldric Tinker Toyad (@a.tinkertoyad) on Feb 14, 2017 at 2:09am PST While waiting for my 7pm meeting today, I revisited the first few chapters of Fredrik Eklund’s book, The Sell. Who is […]

January 29, 2017

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

The Fire Rooster soars in as the Year of the Fire Monkey left us with a bang! Yes, roosters do not fly; some dub the Fire Rooster as the Phoenix – which can fly. :-p Just as the year ended, I was in Singapore for a business meeting. I have to say I am amazed by how much travelling I encountered in the last lunar […]

November 30, 2016

My 2016 Journey.

In about 31 days, we will say goodbye to 2016. On the 32nd day, we greet 2017 with great jubilation. I am amazed by how far I’ve come as a person since this time last year. There were ups and there were downs. I never expected to be where I am today; and I am grateful for all the opportunities that came my way. Recap […]

October 1, 2016

On a Two-Way Street…

Communications. Human behaviour. Emotions. Beliefs. These are facets of humankind which fascinates me. In almost 30 years, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing joy, anger, sadness, remorse, hate, love, and other feelings. However in 2008, my feelings betrayed me. The disastrous first relationship robbed me of what I could have. For years since August 31st, 2008, I’ve looked back and questioned myself: Am I good enough? Seeing […]

August 16, 2016

Revising Directions and Goals.

It’s August 2016. A lot has happened in the past 8 months, but at the same time nothing has. When it comes to goal reviews, I’m late by 2 months. Nonetheless it’s important to re-evaluate one’s direction. Taking the time to reflect on values and priorities set against the changes. Anyway, there’s a lot to re-examine. For this entry, let me just focus on one: […]