Dave Junia

Analyst. Cyclist. Photographer

Bringing Garfield Home

After five years of being semi-domesticated and close to three years of returning to the wild, Garfield has adjusted to a fully domesticated life in our home.

Fixing my Ear, Nose and Throat in 5 Surgeries

I have undergone five surgeries since 2002. All five were ear, nose and throat (ENT) related. I removed my over-sized tonsils, which were causing very frequent sore throat. I was unable to breathe normally through my nose because of a deviated septum (the cartilage between nostrils) and excess cartilage in my nose. In addition, I was born without 1.5 out of 3 middle ear bones in my right ear which meant I was almost completely deaf on my right. I thought it would be interesting to share what the experience was like.

Chester Bennington - 1976 to 2017

Thank You Chester

I didn’t expect the abrupt end to Linkin Park’s lead vocalist Chester Bennington’s life to affect me. But it did and I was brought to recognise a part of me that I was and probably still am not comfortable with. My music preferences lean towards a more classical genre, shaped by my dad’s daily indulgence …

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First Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

Lee Kuan Yew’s analytical prowess and leadership skills

Lee Kuan Yew’s passing and the subsequent week of national mourning caused many Singaporeans to revisit the achievements of one of the most important figures in Singapore’s history. Lee’s absence will be felt but more importantly his void must be filled. Lee was a man who had a unique blend of skills that were relevant …

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Singapore wants more cyclists but the conditions are not right at the moment.

Making Cycling a Viable Commuting Option in Singapore

Most developed and crowded cities are trying to encourage cycling as a mode of transport so as to save scarce space and to more efficiently manage people-flows. Cycling is the second most space efficient form of transport, edging just ahead of motorcycles and falling behind mass public transport options such as busses and MRTs. But cycling …

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Actually, change is here.

Transition and Plans

The last time I wrote about a transition was in 2009. I was finishing up my relatively long temp job before starting on my Economics journey at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Time flies. Four years have passed and here I am at yet another transition. The time lapse between this transition and the …

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MDA's announcement creates an online storm.

Singapore’s Tweaked Online Licenses Show Naivety

The Media Development Authority announced new guidelines that will require additional licensing for current affairs orientated sites with a large Singapore viewership. I think it is important for those who are interested in this change of rules to read the factsheet verbatim from MDA’s site. Context is important, please do click on that link and …

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