Hi there, my name is David Chieng. I’m a Malaysian, currently living and working in sunny Singapore.
Over and Under is my personal blog; after umpteen failed attempts and numerous domain names, this is my next attempt at self-discovery, as well as to finally get back to writing for fun, as opposed to doing so for a (previous) day job for the better part of the last decade.
I love dabbling in, reading about, and experiencing technology, gadgets and everything else in between. I’m currently exploring the world of self-caffeination, and also just might be the only technology journalist in the region (former or otherwise) who still insists that Windows Phone is worth using.
I’m the parent of two wonderful children, and am still trying to figure out just what parenthood really means.
I’m also a former technology journalist, having cut my teeth with a publication called PC Plus, and then MAX-IT; both published then by Velocity Media in Malaysia. After a short stint editing the Malaysian edition of PC Magazine with Catcha Media, I made the move across the causeway to helm HWM Singapore, currently published by SPH Magazines, as well as to coordinate editorial content for HWM’s regional partners in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Being a lifelong basketball fan (up till a bum knee made it hard for me to run around the court), the over-and-under (known by some as the up-and-under) was a favorite move. Playing on my secondary-school team as a center, and at just under 5 feet 9 inches, the over and under was superbly useful for getting past, and scoring on, much taller players. Of course, NBA players like Hakeem Olajuwon did it the best, and till today, I still think no one shakes it like Hakeem. The over-and-under would bring greater meaning later in life, as I learned that despite how big you were, sometimes the better move would be to go around your opponent.
Last but not least, the obvious must be said, that the contents of this blog represent my personal views, and not that of my employers.