Tag: death

  • Saying goodbye to my grandpa

    Yesterday night, my grandpa passed away.  I was in the hospital with my family, he had choked on some food the week before and got pneumonia as a result. Pneumonia at his age is basically fatal, and he had very little chance of surviving. I took an emergency flight back to Toronto to see him.…

  • What is Kobe Bryant‘s place in basketball history?

    Can’t believe Kobe has died, brain is still processing this. As many people may know I wasn’t a Kobe fan and I considered him the most overrated player of all time. That said Kobe was still one of the greatest players in NBA history, a top 10 player all time, the second greatest SG all…

  • What can we learn from the news of Sulli (f(x) member)’s death?

    This was indeed a tragedy, and many kpop stars have expressed their feelings about her suicide; and the relation to both mental illness and the effect of cyber-bullying on people’s health. Sulli was only 25 when she died, which makes it even more tragic as she’s the youngest kpop star to die pre-maturely since the…

  • What famous musicians died prematurely?

    The list is long for this one. First what do you consider premature – would 50 years old count? (The age Michael Jackson died at)? A lot of musicians tend to die young… part of the reason is probably due to their active risk taking lifestyle. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 35 years old Franz Schubert…

  • Thoughts about introversion, leaving BT, Ladies Code, Tech

    Work Today is my last day at BitTorrent. I enjoyed working there, I had a cool manager, smart co-workers, I learned a lot of technologies like NodeJS, EpoxyJS, more Backbone and especially payments systems like Paypal and StripeJS, but in the end I guess I was still tired of the monotony. I needed something new…

  • Power of human destiny and decision

    One of the people who I admire most is Steve Jobs. He characterizes everything that a leader should have – vision, dedication and tough management. He gave a commencement address at Stanford University and some of the things he said were very relevant to me: 1) He talks about how you cannot connect the dots…