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  • Posted On: June 6th 2022 at 10:40 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Rants, Technology

    I got a dehumidifier for my bedroom recently after I discovered mould spots on one of my Hermes bags. I have always use dehumidifier packs from Daiso/Nitori or thirsty hippo equivalent from Guardian/Watsons over the years and apparently those are not enough. I even went to Shopee/Lazada to get a small desk electric dehumidifier and even that is insufficient. It’s only when I discovered mould spots on my Hermes Evelyne 29 bag and I have to send it for spa for mould removal that gave me the final push to buy a huge electric dehumidifier for my bedroom. Thank goodness Hermes do spa the inside of the bags if it is an anti-mould treatment locally in Singapore!

    I have been contemplating to get a huge electric dehumidifier for many years but never actually get it. I guess it’s a blessing in disguise that the mould appeared on my Evelyne 29 bag instead of my Constance 18 bag, especially when they are both stored next to each other in the same wardrobe compartment that had mould issue. I didn’t see mould when I was cleaning that compartment a few months ago. :sad:

    I got the EuropAce 6251S after many research. It has a capacity of 25L and is designed for bigger spaces like living room and has a laundry mode. I got it for my small bedroom because I also want to use it for laundry during rainy weathers. Singapore weather have been crazy recently and humidity levels are at 75% to 90%.

    So far the dehumidifier seems to be working well after I use my hygrometer to measure it. It’s down to 40% to 55% as long as I close the door. It can go below 60% even if I open the door. I’m glad that it is working well since it’s cost me S$619 which isn’t exactly cheap.

    May the mould issue resolved before my bags are back from their spa.


    Posted On: May 16th 2022 at 7:22 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Technology, Work

    I got my Google Cloud Platform: Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification in March 2022, today I renewed my Azure Security Associate certification for another year. I’m happy that the renewal is free. I originally thought I needed to register for the exam again but turns out it is not required.

    I thought I failed my GCP Cloud Security exam since I took it last December and it said that I failed it. Fortunately they revised/audited their exam and realised that it was a mistake and not I passed it. :smile:

    Now I need to clear Azure Administrator Associate certification before I am done for the year in terms of cloud certifications.


    Posted On: April 4th 2022 at 11:30 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Technology

    My MacBook Pro charger has finally died. Luckily I got a new one and can start using the new charger. I got my MacBook Pro since 2016 and it’s going to be 6 years old and is going strong. The charger stopped working after close to 6 years and I’m glad that Apple store still sell the replacement charger.

    My MacBook Pro has went to San Francisco in my last business trip. I vividly remembered how I was using it to do my homework for one of my modules for my graduate school while looking at Golden Gate Bridge from my hotel windows.

    I’m really glad that my MacBook Pro is still good and is on the latest MacOS version too.