Had a conversation with some friends about numbers the other night. It seems that for some people, the term ‘numbers’ is automatically linked with accounting, business, commerce, bottom-lines, and so on. I wonder if this is the ‘norm’? If it is, then I suppose I am one of the abnormal people.

I can vividly recall how in grade 1, while sitting in class and learning about multiplication tables, I was fascinated by how all the numbers were manipulated on the blackboard. It seemed magical how they played and interacted with each other. I guess this fascinated has persisted and kind of explained why I ended up in a science/engineering field!?

In fact, even now, I loathe to associate numbers with accounting, or business! The thought of it just makes me shudder. It’s so routine, boring, down to earth… 🙂