“The king is dead, long live the king” is a traditional proclamation which may also refer to “the old has gone, replaced by the new”.

Pre-COVID-19, innovation sounds very much like a buzzword. In the time of a pandemic, innovation seems to have taken a backseat. Further, most people expect to be disruptive — Recall a time when we leaned in and listened to a conversation between a founder and someone they’re pitching to…


Stay home, stay safe — with a list of lists of resources. Photo by Thanyakij.

I know what you’re thinking — The world needs as many resources as possible, but I’m not here to compile another detailed list. This article here is to serve as a list of lists of resources that are out there — and , is not exhaustive (pun intended).

A…


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Rise and RYSE again, until lambs become lions.

Some of you might already know this — Ezra, Jason, and I started a band way back in 2012 called RYSE — we’re very excited to share with everyone that we’ve just released our first single, Truth of the Matter, now available on Spotify and Apple Music!

Our journey began…


In the past few years I’ve travelled to a couple of places, but because my trips are always back-to-back, I hardly had time to explore the cities, even though I was visiting for the first time.

Before I share a little more on a project I’ve been working on, here’s…


“Staring at the bottom of my glass; one day it’ll make a dream last”

Some say that turning twenty-five is the point in life when we encounter a quarter-life crisis. …


“Why do your notions carry you away, and why do your eyes blink”

This semester I took a course on Documentary Photography in Yale-NUS taught by Tom White, which culminated in a mini-exhibition of the class’ projects last weekend.

At the start of the course, I shared that the documentary style is used to record significant historical and present-day evidence of events and…


“Take my heart by the hand, and lead me back”

This is the final piece of a three-part instalment of Medium articles; in case you missed Wave I and Wave II, do check them out if you’d like. My thoughts are flowing, and I’m thinking about what’s gonna come next. How often (and in-depth) does one think of his/her future…


“Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?”

In , I’ll be penning down some reflections on my internship under the NUS Overseas Colleges (Singapore) Programme (Jan—Jun), and the Overseas Study Mission (OSM) trip that came after (7–21 Jul).

First and foremost, let us not mistake ‘Eunoia’ for the newly opened Junior College in Singapore. Last year…


“Come to grips and take your chips when the cards aren’t goin’ your way”

John Mayer released his latest album, The Search for Everything some time in April last year. I thought it was a particularly apt title to encapsulate what life has been and should be like. He released it in three waves with 3–4 tracks in each wave, which is what I’ll…

Ryan Chong

I write about design, innovation, technology, and personal experiences to share with my future kids, Luke and Leia.

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