Dave Junia

Analyst. Cyclist. Photographer

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.

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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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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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