Jonathan ES Lin
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Futility of Life

Jun 10, 2018

Been down with viral chesty cough for the past one week.

Body is still able to function. But the extent of the coughing sometimes makes me wish I didn’t exist.

Stayed at home for the most part. Worked from home even. But the prolonged time of feeling...

Ode to 2017

Dec 31, 2017

Impulsively, 2017 is one forgettable year. Introspetively, 2017 marks many turning points in my life.

If I could redo 2017, I would probably have done a few things differently… in any case, let's choose to look at the achievements and positives for...

Tired

Jun 28, 2017

I’m tired of toeing the line. I’m tired of compromise. I’m tired of legalistic teaching.

I’m tired of being a pawn in a corporation. I’m tired of dragging my feet to work. I’m tired of working in an “offshore” company, waiting on white folks to tell...

On blocking Medium.com

Feb 17, 2016

Malaysians should probably realize by now that Medium.com has been blocked, and we all know the reason why. It was because Sarawak Report used it as an alternative platform to publish the already blocked sarawakreport.org articles.

As a software engineer...

My Scouting Experience

Oct 29, 2015

I was a scout for at least 8 years. To be fair, I'm an average scout. I missed out on many camping trips on the pretext of wanting the weekend to study. But in doing so I lost out on many memories.

In my high school, the scouts were the cool guys...

What the Introvert Saw

Oct 14, 2015

Today, I visited my paternal grandparents – at the cemetery. I'm not sure why, but I didn't speak much to them. I just said hi, and we just stood there staring at the stones.

The next time I visit, I would want to talk more to my grandmother. I feel...

The Hard Reality

Jul 30, 2015

I graduated from high school in 2005. It's 2015. There's talk of a 10th year reunion. I would go, but only because I feel obliged to, as I was the Head Prefect. I don’t really want to, actually. I’ve nothing great to talk about since high school.

Hard Things

Jun 7, 2015

Here are some hard things I want to accomplish in the next 5 years:

  1. Stay at my current job (BAE Systems AI) for at least 5 years. My longest stint was only slightly over a year. Perhaps things have changed, and people switch jobs every two years...

Living Dangerously

May 29, 2015

Most people live it safe. I'm not saying that they prefer stable jobs over entrepreneurship, but rather that they prefer to keep their time, money, and skills for themselves, rather than be generous with it. It might also be a preference for a stable...

Personal Encounters

Apr 6, 2015

I thought that the visiting pastor gave a good sermon on Easter Day. He touched on the topic of doubt. And along the way he brought up the reality that even though one may have had grown up in a Christian home and called himself a Christian, he is...

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