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  • Posted On: March 8th 2021 at 12:18 am | Add a Comment?
    Categories: New stuff, Technology

    I recently bought a new 360 camera – Insta360 One X2. I wanted to get a 360 camera and explore the different footages that I am able to take. I originally wanted Insta360 One R but I have a GoPro Hero 5 which I got back in 2017. I hardly use it. Since now I can’t travel, it means even lesser chances of using it. I paid S$637.72 for the One X2 bundle set that comes with a bullet stick (selfie stick), extra battery, SD card, hard case, soft case, microfibre cloth to clean the lenses and a couple of cables.

    I haven’t been updating my Instagram profiles. Hopefully I get time to update and maybe post some photos/videos taken using Insta360 One X2.


    Posted On: October 12th 2020 at 10:05 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Technology, Work

    I left my job at Grab and is joining PayPal. In fact, today is my first day of work at PayPal. Due to the extraordinary times of the pandemic, I am not able to go to office and have to start work virtually. It’s an interesting experience indeed. Well, even changing jobs in the middle of a global pandemic and recession is interesting.

    I’m happy to receive the MacBook Pro for my work laptop. I haven’t been using Windows laptop since I switched to do security work at Autodesk. I am also on MacOS for my personal work. Actually, I have iPad, iPhone and iWatch devices as well so I am in the Apple ecology of devices. :smile: I’m glad that I won’t need to take time to adapt to Windows OS.

    Hopefully I will get used to virtual onboarding. I wish I can meet my new colleagues but I guess I will make do with virtually meeting them for now.


    Posted On: September 2nd 2020 at 7:00 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Technology, Work

    I realised I haven’t blogged about how I passed my Splunk Core Certified User (SPLK-1001). Hehe I passed it on 18 Aug 2020 which was awesome. Now I am studying for AZ-104 which is Microsoft Azure Administrator certification. I’m still waiting for the AWS Security Specialty exam voucher which I signed up for but my company hasn’t distribute it. I’m definitely loving the time and free exams from Azure to upskill myself.

    I paid for my Splunk exam at full price and it’s only after I passed, the account manager at Splunk messaged me that there is a promotion of $50 (not sure USD or SGD) for any of the Splunk exam (one time usage). Gah, I think I might go for Splunk Core Certified Power User (SPLK-1002) after my AZ-104 and if my AWS Security Speciality exam voucher is not here yet.


    Posted On: August 4th 2020 at 12:25 am | Add a Comment?
    Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Technology, Work

    I realised I haven’t been blogging much. In fact, no new entries in July 2020. Omg. :shocked:

    Anyway, I’m going to summarise what has been going on in my life in July 2020 in this post.

    Firstly, Singapore has started Phase 2 since mid June 2020 and life has been back to the new normal in July 2020. Shops are open and shopping malls are really crowded.

    Secondly, I also got my Nintendo Switch on 4 July 2020 from Amazon. Chin Hau got me Animal Crossing and I have been playing it since July 2020. :grin:

    Thirdly, I bought my nephew’s 1st birthday presents too. I got him a watermelon romper and a customised cardigan from Kids Crafters. August is his birthday month and I wanted to get his presents early. :grin:

    Last but not the least, I cleared my Microsoft Azure Security Technologies exam. Whee! Now I’m AZ-500 certified. :smile: I cleared it on 29 July 2020 and was spending the past 1.5 months to study for the exam. It was tougher than AZ-900. :stressed:

    Now onto Splunk Core Certified User certification. :smile:


    Posted On: May 31st 2020 at 5:00 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Personal life, Technology, Work

    I cleared 1 more course on Monday. Basis Technology is opening up their Autopsy Basics and Hands On training for free until 1 Jun 2020 due to COVID-19. I went for the free training and managed to clear it in a week or so.

    Definitely open up my eyes more on another Windows Forensics software. The first one I did was Mandiant Redline and now Autopsy. Well, Autopsy is available on MacOS as well but the course was conducted on Windows. Since I have became a MacOS user, I have to use my Windows virtual machine to go through the labs.

    I have started on my AZ-500 night classes and hopefully I can clear it next month.

    This circuit breaker is like clearing 1 course/certification every month. There’s no time to slack or play games. It’s hustle all the way! I hope I don’t get burned out though…