The First Condo Quiz Competition

My friends can be a bit competitive at times. When we’re all eating at a restaurant, someone will randomly start eating faster than the others, and we’ll end up in a race to see who can finish their meal the fastest. A few weeks ago at my condo at the Treasure at Tampines, we were watching a game show where contestants had to answer trivia questions for money. We were competing with each other to see who could get the most right answer. No one was keeping score during the game, so no one really remembered who had the most. I remembered that a video game version of the game show had been made, so I ordered the game and invited my friends over again to have a real competition.

For the game, I decided to make a prize pool that anyone could get if they won the game. Each person had to put $100 into the pool as an entrance fee. To play the video game, each person had a controller and they were allowed to create their own custom character however they wanted. Continue reading

They Got My Daughter to the Next Level

I bought some piano lessons for kids in Singapore because my daughter needed them. We employed the services of an instructor who would come over to the house to teach her techniques and they just didn’t click. My daughter didn’t care for the teacher and thus made little progress in learning how to play the instrument. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, you’ll never master anything unless you really click with the person teaching you. I’ve always learned better and faster with someone I liked and respected than with a person who seemed hostile or indifferent.

I wanted my daughter to learn to enjoy playing the piano, to have a passion for the instrument that would translate into really achieving mastery over the keyboard. Continue reading