Evergreen Notes

Evergreen Notes

Loose, unopinionated notes on things I don’t entirely understand yet.

Favourite Notes

Jan 12, 2023
🌱 📗 Whiteboard challenge Step-by-Step & Tips

🌱 📗 Whiteboard challenge Step-by-Step & Tips

Some companies will have a whiteboard design challenge. I will have one session next week. It will be a case
2 min read
Jan 04, 2023
🌱 Powerful life hacks for career, health, and relationship

🌱 Powerful life hacks for career, health, and relationship

Sahil Bloom is my greatest resource for learning. His newsletter and Twitter content always give me new and powerful lessons.
2 min read
Nov 16, 2022
🌱 Learning a new tool brings me to new things

🌱 Learning a new tool brings me to new things

I’m often obsessed with learning new tools I love, and 🌱 Obsidian is the newest favourite. But at the same
1 min read

Evergreen Notes

Jan 13 2023

🌱 Ask for quick sharing right after every user interview

Doing this will help you synthesize user research 2x faster.
1 min read
Jan 12 2023

🌱 📗 Whiteboard challenge Step-by-Step & Tips

Some companies will have a whiteboard design challenge. I will have one session next week. It will be a case
2 min read
Jan 08 2023

🌱 Building a product isn't about whether it can be built

But about if people need it. Learning to code might be wise. I think everyone should learn to code nowadays.
1 min read
Jan 06 2023

🌱 Moving my website to Ghost

I’m building an entirely new website with Ghost. My goal is ambitious — to make it my primary website. It
1 min read
Jan 04 2023

📗 Interviewing & Rejection

Yesterday I had only one interview with a designer from a big crypto company. The interviewer is very nice, kind,
3 min read
Jan 04 2023

🌱 Powerful life hacks for career, health, and relationship

Sahil Bloom is my greatest resource for learning. His newsletter and Twitter content always give me new and powerful lessons.
2 min read
Dec 21 2022

📨 Letter from Audience #01

💌Hi Trong, I am Yurong, a product designer based in Singapore. I chanced upon your article on LinkedIn and when
1 min read
Dec 19 2022

📗 Chat with a recruiter from a 3D AI Startup

Today I will have two chats with HR. I did one this morning with E. Their product is innovative. Building
1 min read
Dec 18 2022

📗 An ex-colleague asked to refer me to a company

Today is Sunday. There’s no more reply from companies. But I have some chat next week. Around 4 chats
1 min read
Dec 16 2022

📗 One chat with HR and one more invite to chatting

Today is Friday, and there is no job that is in the interview yet. Most of the meetings are with
2 min read
Dec 15 2022

📗 Getting some replies from companies that I applied

Today I got some replies from some places that I applied: Viki Rakuten, and Coinhako. I also applied to some
1 min read
Dec 14 2022

📗 The first official day to look for a job

Today is Wednesday. The first official day for me to look for a job. Seems like not many companies are
1 min read
Dec 13 2022

🌱 Folders kill creativity

The folder structure defines specific content belonging to one category. The content is stored in the same place, but they
1 min read
Dec 09 2022

📗 Much support from friends and LinkedIn people

Keith, my ex-head of design, sent me a message yesterday. He sent me a Job description from Google and a
1 min read
Dec 09 2022

🌱 Post Layoff Diary

Sharing my process of looking for new jobs after the layoff.
3 min read
Dec 08 2022

🌱 Showing random quotes in Obsidian notes with Dice Roller

In 🌱 Obsidian, we can show random quotes in daily notes (or in any note) from your quote collections with the
1 min read
Dec 08 2022

📗 A long one-hour call with a recruiter

This morning, I had a call with a recruiter from Neuron Mobility, it’s a company I didn’t know
1 min read
Dec 07 2022

🌱 Goodbye letter to Carousell Product Designers

A note to send to my designer folks. We had too many good things together.
2 min read
Dec 05 2022

📗 Affected (by layoff) colleagues are starting to look for a job

Today is the last day we stay in Singapore this year. We will come back after the holiday and with
1 min read
Dec 04 2022

🌱 From Collector to Creator

We often hoard information because it gives us an illusion of knowledge. We consume too much, but we don’t
1 min read
Dec 04 2022

📗 Digest the bad news of layoff and meeting Felipe

Many things happened to me. The worse thing is I got laid off from Carousell. I have no more work
1 min read
Nov 24 2022

🌱 A system should follow you, not the other way around

We try to learn a new system, so we ask others what their best practice are and how to do
1 min read
Nov 22 2022

🌱 The point of taking notes is to think better

We have a habit of taking notes and saving valuable things. But in the end, those ideas get forgotten and
1 min read
Nov 21 2022

🌱 Why do we need a second brain?

We often hoard (or save it for later) content because it gives us an illusion of knowledge. But in the
1 min read