What I'm Doing Now

Updated on 10 January 2022 from Tokyo, Japan

where are you?

I came to live and work in Tokyo, Japan on 1st April 2019. 


Before that, I was working in Hong Kong and Singapore. 

my job?

Please see about. My day job takes up between 50 to 55 hours weekly.


I exercise 3 to 4 times a week. On warmer days, I like going for 5 km runs each time. On colder days, I like working out at home, with the heater on. Since I am always pressed for time, I'd go for the Insanity Max 30 series because it's only 30 minutes. On my days off, I'd try to go hiking. I cancelled my gym membership last year because I find myself yearning for outdoor activities whenever the weather is nice.


I am always reading 2 books at any point in time. When the sun is up, I read non-fiction. When the sun sets, I read fiction. It's been this way for many years. I don't know why but I just like this arrangement.

Fiction Now: The Last - by Hanna Jameson

Non-Fiction Now: The Infinite Game - by Simon Sinek


I started this blog because it was tough to speak directly to our newer colleagues when the pandemic started. The blog becomes an informal platform for me to share with our first jobbers. I intend to update every Sundays and Wednesdays.

journal / time planner

I journal at least 30 to 60 minutes daily. I enjoy chronicling events and reflecting how I can approach things better. I also like planning my time well in ahead. I am using the Jibun Techo in 2022. I highly recommend it and I like it more than Hobonichi.


I watch at least 1 episode of 2 different TV shows everyday without fail. I don't think TV is a waste of time at all. To me, it's deliberate resting. I always watch a comedy over dinner.

explore / hiking
I haven't flew outside of Japan ever since the Covid19 pandemic started. I am grateful that Japan is a big country with lots of beautiful places to see. Hiking trails are easily accessible. If you'd like to see, I chronicle travel stories in my Instagram. Please feel free to visit, only if you'd like to.


what is a NOW page?


I got the idea from nownownow. To quote, a now page shares "what this person is focused on at this point in their life". It is "what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year".