I realised I have been wasting my time on social media apps like Facebook and Instagram. It seems like catching up with friends by looking at what they posted on social media.
I realised that I have not been working hard at improving myself in terms of technical knowledge. I still haven’t work towards a technical certification this year. I have placed an order on Amazon for my CISSP book and hopefully, I will actually study for it and take the exam by this year. Gambatte, Sakura!
I realised that I have not been working hard to improve my violin techniques and not practising it daily when I should be. Well, at least once every 2 days, maybe? In case I injured my finger again.
I realised I have not been blogging about my overseas trip which I aimed to do so previously. Time to start reviewing my photos and review the places I went too in Korea and China!
I realised I have not been posting the photos I took with my camera for a really long time. Time to start looking at them and editing them to make them look Instagram ready and post them on Lihotography.
I have been wasting too much time and not using them to the fullest. It’s time to change…
Hello everyone! I realised I should make it a point to try to blog every week. Maybe even on the small things in life that happened for the week.
I am finding my life pretty boring these days. Weekdays is just working and sometimes dating after work. Then weekends is just violin class and dating. I need something to learn and spice up my life.
I didn’t manage to go for violin class last week and haven’t been regularly practising my violin either. Not sure how long it will take me to prepare for my ARSM violin exam. Sigh.
I am starting to go for yoga class once a week as well. Hopefully this habit lasts as I should learn how to take care of my body and exercise more.
I recently saw a dress from Esprit which costs S$99.95 which is quite expensive. I’m not sure if it is worth to buy it but it looks so pretty. Oh well. I also saw a new pair of shoes from Charles and Keith which looks pretty too but it is like S$46.90. Bleh, I should be saving money. I feel that earning money is tougher as I grow older. I remembered how I spend more freely when I just started work before I start to curb my spendings a bit more.
I haven’t been blogging much recently as I was sick and flooded with work. I am struggling to find time to practise violin too. Fortunately, I have a supportive and accommodating boyfriend and is still able to meet him regularly despite my hectic schedule.
Sometimes I wish I have 48 hours in a day. There are so many things to do, so many things to learn and yet so little time. I got so many things I want to learn but is not able to learn due to lack of time. I need more rest but don’t have enough time to sleep much. Despite having a vacation back in November (I flew to Korea), I don’t feel that recharged and is thinking of flying to somewhere else again.
Happy Chinese New Year! It’s a few days as I was sick last week. Took 2 days of sick leave then had 2 days of leave which I applied a few weeks ago. Then 2 days of Chinese New Year and 2 days of weekend for me to rest before I go back to work.
I’m still a bit sick with a bit of coughing. Hopefully it will get better since I had medicine and 3 rounds of afternoon naps today.
Categories: Insights, Personal life, Rants, Technology, Work
Happy new year everyone! Sorry that I didn’t post any new year blog entry on New Year’s day. I think I am becoming really lazy in blogging, which is not really a good thing.
I started 2018 with an upcoming new job at one company and ended the year working hard at another company because of a merger event. Well, it has been a rollercoaster ride in 2018. What a ride, literally!
I have achieved quite a bit in 2018 as compared to previous years. Well, 3 main events happened in a span of a year:
- A second degree (Masters, whee!) while working full time and studying part time.
- 2 jobs in a year? Well, it’s not exactly by choice but the turn of events ended up this way.
- Finally passed my ABRSM Grade 8 violin after waiting for more than 1.5 years for my finger to recover
So what’s up for me in 2019? I am still waiting for my Sony A6500 and SEL1670Z to come back from the repairs. Well, another hole in my wallet since it has passed the warranty period.
I’m also waiting for Watsons to provide what kind of personal data they have collected from me over the years. I sent an email to their DPO twice and they ignored me on both instances. It’s sad but I guess I got no choice but to go through the formal complaint route to Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) just to get information on my personal data in Watsons’ systems.
What have I learnt from this incident? Don’t fall prey to cheap discounts and stuff. You might be paying for the “discounts” when your data gets leaked in the Deep and Dark Web (DDW) or in the surface web (WWW – basically out in the open for everyone to see). Especially so given the level of security awareness they have in some employees… I feel like facepalming every time I got reminded how they asked me for my password in plaintext on a social media platform. Now I can only pray that they didn’t collect as much data as I hoped. Physical shopping and carrying heavy shopping bags for the win. No or minimal online shopping.
Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to an amazing 2019! I know it’s going to be amazing because I will make it amazing for myself. Hehe.
And, no new year resolutions since I know I won’t actually fulfil them.