The travelling economist

When More Choice Leads to Less Happiness By all reason and logic, I should be happy. Yet emotively, I was having an internal tug of war. I was in turmoil, my heart split and torn up into various Israeli quarters of Jewish or Muslim significance… In my attempt to map out a probabilistic decision tree with Amsterdam and India as the main branches, visions of how gay and flamboyant a life I may lead, neon…

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Can the gay science (economics) save China?

It’s easy to forget that poverty had been seen as destiny, rather than as a condition that may be ameliorated if not rendered obsolete altogether only until recent memory (Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius). Certainly, the political economy of Malthus left little to desire for the masses, arguing that “nine Parts in ten of the whole Race of Mankind drudge through life” and are condemned to lives of abject deprivation. No sooner had wages…

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Thoughts on Interactive Multimedia Journalism

During my time in the Great Firewall of China, I had turned my thoughts to the increasing decentralisation of power and information, and technology’s complicit role in these developments. I find myself increasing intrigued by the implications of what some would call citizenship journalism for political systems. Beyond politics, the cult of the amateur and new trends in crowdsourcing are also breaking much waves in the business community. While it is only typical of people in every…

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旅行还是流浪之 让我用心把你留下来

离开嘛,对我而言从来都是拍拍屁股就走,换个地方继续逍遥的事儿。是没心没肺也好,潇洒也罢;俺就是从来不做没有意义的事儿。怎么说我都是学经济的,坚决不浪费精力情绪、对不?想了解我的世界,必须从基础经济学说起。经济101,这世界——神马都是有限的。有了这认知,咱们手边最迫切的课题就是如何让有限的资源发挥最大的效益。钦此。

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旅行还是流浪之 身躯是用来相爱的

你若是江南那采莲的女子,我必定是那岸边静默的柳,以一种穿越时间的姿势在你身上投射了一道道思慕的影子。无声无息。 你若是那赶集的牧童,我必定是你路经过的树,我存在只为了偶尔能让你遮风避雨。那撑起枝干的该是勇气。

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旅行还是流浪之 父亲节没有父亲

最矮最好看的那个就是我陈某人的爹啦,其优良的基因完全遗传了下来。:D 父亲节没有父亲是怎么一个概念,在一个陌生的城市边行走边惶恐又是为何。电话里的母亲听起来很脆弱,可是我不晓得还有多少个方式可以换着说:妈你有你的世界价值观,我有我的人生。我的人生观就是就算全世界都说我错了我也不能原谅自己欺骗自己。因为我觉得爱情比虚伪更珍贵、诚实比附和更值得体会。 我活着,在一个个断层的夹缝中找乐子。

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这是我的温柔

我一直很无法自控地热爱着音乐这个东西。如果诗说的是不会口述却不得不言喻的事,那么歌说的该是不敢表达却不得不抒发的事罢。我们喜欢听的歌,总有一种直达心脏的力量,共鸣在心坎上最脆弱、最潮湿、最柔软的那块地方。 像子弹穿过胸膛、列车碾过肝脏,挥斥方遒的超快感。 回忆与歌声交织,构成了每个人无悔的青春。一首歌陪伴一个阶段的人生,一首歌是连接过去的任意门。就算那些画面已是从前,婉婉唱出来的情绪还是可以很赚人泪水。或者把灯都关掉,或者闭上眼。听那些,爱过痛过恨过的语言被乐章谱成诗篇。把心情寄托给黑白琴键,把想念赠予绝唱;陆离斑驳,不可名状。

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旅行还是流浪 之一

题记:旅行消化的是物质,流浪消化的是体验。每一代人都会自我感觉在历史的洪潮里自己所能参与撰写的篇章有多独特(老人已经知错),每一个作家—名副其实或者滥竽充数,都会骄傲自己笔下的东西有多么煞有其事。而我是学经济的;从1776年经济学之父发表国富论以来,历经1939年对资本主义最严苛的考验以后,我相信上一个世纪两大思想的对立,资本主义的胜利是毋庸置疑的。而今我们这一代的难题在于,璞玉可能浑金,却还是该雕塑成形才能发挥它最大的价值。

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From Teo Heng KTV to Eminem&Linkin Park to Girls’ Generation

后来写上的题记:我第一次听到田馥甄的《还是要幸福》,心念:这是一种什么心态?!是傻掉还是没大脑。对于旧情人当然是希望那个人痛不欲生、从此与快乐无缘。哈!今天接近傍晚时分,在驶往远东购物中心的巴士上,我听着新买的二手手机里的这首歌—多么大方、悱恻。开始可以体会。 Teo Heng Katong is situated in this mall with colours reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. I wouldn’t know (of) which period exactly since I hadn’t been borne those times yet and am neither an academic expert on these matters. I had heard about this place since secondary school – my secondary school being in the neighbourhood – but it was only to be my first ever visit, on the 12th of May. I…

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