A Singapore Taxi Driver’s Diary

Mingjie Cai wrote an incredibly touching post today, and I highly recommend everyone go and read it.

Every word. I was tearing up halfway through.


As for the blog itself, I’m a new follower, having found it via some random links, and thinking “A Taxi Driver’s Diary? This is kind of cool”.

Mingjie Cai is actually has a PhD from Stanford, and has now been forced by the Singaporean system to drive a taxi.

Probably the only taxi driver in this world with a PhD from Stanford and a proven track record of scientific accomplishments, I have been forced out of my research job at the height of my scientific career, and unable to find another one, for reasons I can only describe as something “uniquely Singapore”.

As a result, I am driving taxi to make a living and writing these real life stories just to make the dull job a little more interesting.

I hope that these stories are interesting to you too.

I am hooked.

Every post he writes is a piece of art.

I am reminded of the now-too-famous-for-me-to-read Waiter Rant before he became huge and stopped writing actual anecdotes.

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.