Yo WTFBBQ! may be among the first few reactions anyone would have when confronted with such a phenomenon. You know, like; A taxi driver you say? and a blogger? ah that’s nothing new! New York is filled with guys like that!
What? so he’s from Singapore. So what? different city… What? The man has a PHD? from STANFORD UNIVERSITY?
Actually he was a bio engineer something at this massive firm and got laid off work a couple years ago. His chances of finding a new job in research plummeted after the Great Recession hit and he decided in a bold career move to start driving taxis.
The man started blogging to alleviate boredom. And probably to try and infuse some intellectual adventure into his life as a taxi driver. Global Voices Online has a sort of critical analysis on the whole case.
Check his blog out, it’s got details on where to find Thai girls in it. And a wealth of other cultural information (rambleramble..)