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A dose of "Mengstupiditis"

He’s wise and humorous (which nobody can deny). Mabel Lee is tickled and enlightened after a wisecracking afternoon with NTU alumnus Tan Chade-Meng, who claims to be a “random generic guy” on his blog, mengstupiditis.com

Mr Google: The funny man behind the inspirational Search Inside Yourself, a bestseller in the United States, Singapore, South Korea and Portugal.

"I spoke at the TED conference in 2010 – it was the most important speech in my life! Although I rehearsed in the hotel room the day before, I was so nervous that I was shaking. I nearly became The Guy Who Fell Off The Stage At TED.

 

However, as I was conscious of my mind, I shifted my weight to my non-wobbly leg.

 

When I watched the video recording later, I was amazed that my nervousness did not show at all… 20 years of meditation was not entirely useless!"

PHOTO: SAM CHIN