"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Last week, my good friends from Indonesia, Alex & Santi, popped into Singapore on their way to Kuala Lumpur.

Upon their arrival at the Fullerton Hotel in the late morning, we met up at the Cedele coffee joint in Raffles Place, where I took the opportunity to introduce them to my good friend, Dilip Mukerea.

Together with their eldest son, Victor, now studying in Singapore, all five of us took a short MRT train ride to Raffles City, where we had a quick lunch at the Din Tai Fung steamed dumpling restaurant. The foregoing picture was shot outside the restaurant.

We later adjourned to the nearby Toastbox for local coffee & tea.

Interestingly & coincidentally, & also without knowing each other, Alex & Santi runs their own Superbrain training outfit in Jakarta ever since the nineties, while Dilip Mukerjea's debut book was entitled 'Superbrain', released during the mid-nineties.

By the way, Alex has the entire collection of Dilip's books, including 'Superbrain', all specially autographed by the author.

If everything goes according to plan, arising from the lively discussions on that day, Alex & his family may eventually be the first family of budding authors, with expert guidance from Dilip, of course.

[Incidentally, Alex had written a self-improvement book from the spiritual perspective, released in Bahasa Indonesia, entitled 'If You Want to be Rich, First be Rich', about five years ago. He is contemplating writing his second book, & I have volunteered to be his storyboard guide.]

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