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  • Posted On: December 31st 2021 at 6:00 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Personal life, Rants

    The year is ending and I feel like I have not done much this year.

    Didn’t manage to pass my GCP Cloud Security exam hence have to retake again 2 weeks later. I have been working hard for it for months and didn’t understand why I will fail it since I can answer most of the questions. Oh well.

    I hope I can do more in the new year and gosh, I need to stop slacking. :stressed:


    Posted On: October 7th 2021 at 12:29 am | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Korean related, Personal life, Rants, Work

    Today’s my last day of my 3-day off days. I took 3 day leave from work as I was feeling burnout but now I feel like a kid, dreading when the “school” reopens. Haha. Back to work tomorrow and hope things go well.

    It’s important to take breaks sometimes to prevent burnout after all.

    I cleared 1.5 courses for my GCP Security certificate preparation. Still got 3.5 courses more to go. :sad:

    I also finished the “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?” korean drama too and had a haircut at Walking on Sunshine. Don’t think I will be going back to Walking on Sunshine for haircut next time. I miss my usual hairstylist, Mikhaela. She went back to Korea and relocated to Australia in 2019 after her marriage. Oh well. She’s the only hairstylist who knows exactly what I want for my hairstyle. I haven’t found a hairstylist as good as her so far. Elin from Zinc Korean Hair Salon is the closest to her standards. I think I will just stick to Elin next time. Although it’s a bit expensive to keep going to Zinc Korean Hair Salon… :sigh: Oh well…

    Nevertheless, I’m loving my new haircut even though it is not the usual style that I prefer. Well, there were some miscommunication with the hairstylist and I. Oh well.

    I also went to try Eggslut with my boyfriend and the egg burger he ordered is better than my bacon burger.

    I’m looking forward to my next break in December. Time to start counting down!


    Posted On: September 6th 2021 at 10:59 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Personal life, Rants

    Singapore is on track to another lockdown. I think this is the fourth lockdown if it really happens. We are encouraged to work from home and if you want to go back to office, we need to do Antigen Rapid Test (ART) weekly. We are also encouraged to reduce social gatherings to once a day and no workplace interactions from 8 Sep 2021 onwards.

    Hopefully things get better after 2 weeks with the upcoming guidelines, otherwise we will be welcoming our fourth lockdown. :sad: Oh well. At least we can still dine in and shopping malls are not closed. Anyway, our shopping malls are not closed during a lockdown. It’s only the first lockdown that has shopping malls being forced to close.

    I’m getting a bit of backache after carrying my violin and my heavy bag to go shopping yesterday. Gone are the days where I am able to shop with heavy bags and my violin. Oh well. I need to use smaller bags to force myself to carry only what I need and not anything more. I’m becoming old after all. :sigh:


    Posted On: July 24th 2021 at 4:22 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Personal life, Rants

    Hello everyone! I haven’t been blogging as frequently as I should be. In fact, I hardly use my personal macbook these days. I’m usually on my iPhone and occasionally on my iPad. I also always play Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch.

    COVID-19 is still here to stay. We still can’t travel out of the country too. I see more folks shopping at luxury stores too. Like the massive queue when Chanel launched their new collection or the Factory 5 series. I am guilty of it since I started luxury shopping during the pandemic but I have since slowed down in it. Money don’t drop from the sky for me, sadly. :smile:

    Singapore has entered our third lockdown again, this time due to horny guys who visit KTVs and destroyed the rest of the nations’ plan to reopen the economy and start to travel overseas in end August. COVID-19 virus is always on a lookout for the weakest link and Singapore’s weakest link that cause third lockdown is horny guys. :angry:


    Posted On: June 6th 2021 at 9:44 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Rants, Shopping

    I finally manage to find a way-below-retail Hermes rodeo bag charm in MM size. I got it from a consignment store (Luxlexicon). I previously got a horse shoe bag charm that is below retail too. Both were listed as New condition and it didn’t look used as well. Pretty good deals cause I doubt I will be paying retail price from Hermes. Anyway, both bag charms are almost impossible to get it from Hermes store anyway. I’m fine with getting them from consignment stores and at a discount.

    I feel like I spent more during this pandemic. I thought I will spent less since I save on commute and eating out when I am working from home but I discovered luxury shopping and that didn’t helped my wallet.

    Luxury shopping is really expensive and definitely need to be managed. I also cannot keep buying stuff and end up not using all of them.

    Time to slow down in shopping and start saving more money. Gambatte, Sakura!