Reading: “Bad Blood” John Carreyrou
I can’t put down Bad Blood. Crarreyrou’s reporting in The Wall Street Journal on Silicon Valley darling Theranos helped take down the fraudulent startup and its Steve Jobs-wannabe CEO, Elizabeth Holmes. The story about how Holmes fleeced investors and her own staff when she promised her company created technology that would revolutionise the medical industry is so engaging that I imagine it’ll be made into a movie soon enough.
Watching: “The Call to Courage” Netflix
I’m currently obsessed with Brené Brown’s Netflix special, “The Call to Courage.” I first watched one of Brené Brown’s TED Talks on a recommendation by my therapist (no mental health shame here, y’all) and fell in love with her message of choosing courage over comfort. Her special is like an extended version of her original talk, and she gets down and dirty on explaining what vulnerability is, why it’s so important, and why you can’t be courageous without it. Seriously, if you’ve had a rough day/week/year, have had difficult conversations with people, or struggle to put yourself out there in relationships, I can’t recommend this enough.
Although I travelled to Malaysia last year, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’d never had laksa until this weekend. A cold Sunday night had me craving something warm and comforting, so I decided it was time to give it a try. I ordered a roasted duck version for takeaway, and it blew me away. That creaminess! That slight spiciness! And oh, those noodles! I’m not a huge soup person, but I can see laksas will be a winter staple.