Interests

I love trying out a lot of new things and I also enjoy recommending people things I like. Here are some of the things I enjoyed in the last few years.

Sports

  • Rock Climbing & Bouldering
    • Started Bouldering in 2009 at Turahalli Hills, Bangalore.
    • Started Singapore’s climbing club with over 50 members in 2011. Ran the club till 2015.
    • Prefer Bouldering to Climbing.
  • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Teams played for: Chakra (Chennai), Disc-o-Dewane (Bangalore), WDDN* (Bangalore), CS Singapore, Fudan University, Wuhan Team (2015)
  • Ultra Marathons
    • Started competitive running in 2005 with 10k, by 2012, anything less than a 100k seemed too short a distance to run.
    • Bedok Ultra 1st Edition Winner.
    • Have run 10+ 100km races.
    • Survived Mt. Rinjani Ultra (will probably never do it again)
  • Kayaking
    • Star Award 2 Sea Kayaker
    • Done week long expeditions in Malaysia, hoping islands off Mersing.
    • Island-hopped kayaking in Indonesia (2014), Philippines (2013)
  • Underwater Hockey
    • Played with Sterling Underwater Hockey club, Singapore.
  • Wind Surfing
  • Scuba Diving
    • PADI certified Dive Master.
    • BSAC certified Sports Diver.
  • Kendo

Books (Fiction)

  • Wodehouse
  • City of Thieves
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Motorcycle Diaries
  • On the Road

Books (Comics)

  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • XKCD
  • Dilbert
  • Maus
  • Rurouni Kensin
  • Naruto
  • Old Boy

Books (Non-Fiction)

  • Business Model Navigator
  • Zero to One
  • The Bitcoin Standard

Music

TV-Shows

  • Friends
  • How I met your mother
  • Cheers
  • Dr. House
  • Game of Thrones (except last season)
  • Kim’s Convenience
  • TVF Pitchers

Quotes

People who live far below their means enjoy a freedom that people busy upgrading their lifestyles can’t fathom - @naval

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