“You’re still young! You should leave the worrying till when you’re older! Live life, travel, party, do something fun!” One of the most cringeworthy pieces of stupidity “advice” I hear parroted around by many young people (20-35 years old). Is it any surprise that you have to wonder out loud whether your employer will pay the month’s salary before Christmas, so that you can shop for the holidays, while “when will I get paid” is something I’ve never had to think about?
It’s Christmas and time for a more lighthearted topic. Today we’re going to talk about the pricing of Steelcase chairs, specifically in Malaysia. The summary is that Steelcase chairs are surprisingly affordable (AKA not a rip-off) in Malaysia, which unfortunately cannot be said about Herman Miller chairs as of time of writing.
This Christmas marks 5 years of working out – a few weeks ago, I just went to the gym for the 700th time in that period. When I first started working out, I hated it and have been told so many times since then “oh you’ll learn to like it” As of present day, fitness doesn’t do it for me – I still hate working out (I find it to be a massive time sink and also extremely boring).
Alternative title: How much free time does a “40 hour work week” white collar employee actually have? The short answer is not nearly as much as you think. Companies often boast about “work-life balance”, commonly described as working 40 hours (+/- 5 hours) a week, which the media gladly slurps up and parrots to make everyone feel better, and many people blindly believe and celebrate (see: your LinkedIn news feed).
“You’re just cynical: people out there aren’t racist! You just gotta write a better profile! Take better pictures of yourself!” … are just three out of dozens of bullshit lines I’ve been fed in the last 3 years since I started my attempt at dating in Germany, several months after moving here.
I had planned to put together a post like this at a later point but I suppose it’s a good thing I get this post out there now to set the basis for several future posts that investigate in-depth where all of these feelings come from.