Welcome, fellow pizza-seeker!

Imagine you’re at a party and you’ve just eaten your fill of pizza. The host walks by, sees there’s lots more pizza on the table, and asks if you want more. Instinctively, you reply, “no thanks! I’ve had enough pizza.…

Indulgence

This week I wanna talk about indulgences. Partly cause it’s Christmas and I’m feeling indulgent, and partly because I think it’s nice to indulge in some things to keep yourself sane. People often append caveats to their indulgences: “I go…

Off the rails

We’ve all heard stories of sushi chefs who come into work 7 days a week for decades to perfect their craft. I’m not like that. Maybe it’s a personality thing, but I’m not good at keeping the same routine for…

There’s no need to feed your emotions

This week, I want to talk about emotions. If you don’t know how to tame your shame, envy and lust, it’s hard to ever feel like you have enough. I’m no expert, and I fail miserably all the time when…

Advice filters

This week, I want to remind you to filter the advice you hear Don’t give people free access to your brain. Before you take any advice seriously, make sure you’ve passed it through some filters. I can’t say what filters…

Cheating

This week, I’m cheating and sharing a post I wrote on my site, lesley.pizza. I stopped writing there last year when work got busy. But I recently found that it’s quite easy and cathartic to adapt tweets and slack threads…

Why Cars Rarely Crash into Buildings in the Netherlands

This week, I’m sharing a YouTube video I found from Koos Looijesteijn’s newsletter explaining why cars rarely crash into buildings in the Netherlands. The video thumbnail is horrifyingly click-baity, even though the video itself is good and worth watching. The…

What’s your retirement job?

This week, I’m sharing a tweet from my internet friend, Carl. Carl used to be a restauranteur and is now building a food ordering/delivery platform. Fun fact: I actually went to Carl’s restaurant, The Garden Slug, over a decade ago.…

We broke the planet. Now what?

This week, I’m sharing a podcast episode from Hidden Brain – one of my favourite podcasts about human behaviour and global issues. Climate change is here. Most people I know can say first hand how this year has been rainier,…

Basic standard of living in Singapore

This week, I wanted to share a tweet thread breaking down a study that says it costs S$6,426 (approx USD$5k) for a family of 4 (husband, wife, 2 kids) to live a basic life in Singapore. On first glance, $6k…

The ‘messy’ alternative to tree-planting

This week, let’s talk about tree planting as a way to offset carbon emissions and a way for businesses to mitigate their carbon emissions. But although it sounds nice to say “we’ve planted a million trees”, this might not actually…