Showing posts from November, 2013

Our Obsession With Video Virality

Someone asked me, "What are the factors that make a viral video?"

Although I understand the benefits of a viral video, I think we should shift the question to something more meaningful. One shouldn't focus on video virality for the same reason one shouldn't focus on the results of an exam.

Yes, the results have their importance but in the long term (so long term, we have to think until the Afterlife), results don't matter as much as the sincere effort one puts in the process.

The Power of Sincerity

Sincerity is a powerful thing and we don't necessarily see it readily in our physically-inclined perceptions. Sincerity is spiritual, not physical. But the effects of sincerity can manifest itself within our lifetime in the physical world.

For example, I know an honest small businessman who is in business for about 20 years or so. In his experience, he has seen people making too much profit from mediocre, low-end products (e.g. selling a RM5 item for RM50).


Should I Get A Masters Degree?

Alhamdulillah (all praises and thanks are due to God), I have finished my undergraduate education from University of Toronto Missisauga. I now hold a Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology.


When you finish your undergraduate, other than asking about marriage, people will normally ask about whether or not you are going to further your studies - which is understandable. I got asked that question a few times.

I am trying to form a habit of asking myself "why?" before making decisions, particularly big decisions like pursuing masters degree. So when people ask me whether or not I will continue my studies, I ask myself "why?"

Why do I want a masters degree?

The two usual reasons (among many) that people associate with getting a masters degree are better pay and higher status. I see the merits in both reasons, but those reasons aren't enough to make me do it. Although money and status are important, I don't want to chase aft…