June somehow ended up being mega suburban month. This project will be continuing with a less intense frequency here on, but for the last of this month-long daily gander, here’s a little snippet of my suburban Singapore life, inside one of these flats I’ve been posting about lately.
Coffee and Magic is a little business that Flemming and I run, making simple WordPress websites. You’re looking at our Singapore headquarters: the dining table in the kitchen of my mother’s flat. If you’ve ever Skyped with us and wondered about the kitchen paraphernalia in the background, you now know what the rest of the room looks like.
There are a few similarities between us and Silicon Valley tech giants:
1. We have catering: most of our meals are provided by the good hawkers in the hawker centre, a 5 minute stroll from our block. For a special treat, Mum cooks us dinner sometimes (that’s her wielding the spatula in the background of the top shot).
2. Like many Silicon Valley tech giants, we have inhouse laundry facilities
3. Inhouse entertainment: Puppy dog was a never ending source of fun, and bearer of many pet names in many languages. Once in a while though, the talent would chuck hissy fits when he had to have his ears medicated, nails clipped and a shower in one hit:
4. And our team building activities are pretty damn cool:
Investors, keep an eye out, we may be going public sometime this century.
Part of the Suburbia Series.