• Posted On: December 31st 2017 at 7:55 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Insights, Personal life

    It’s the last day of the year and it is also a time to reflect on my past year. 2017 has been good to me. I have been juggling with:

    It is pretty crazy and busy for me but I somehow managed to survive through all of them.

    I also got myself a new phone (say hi to iPhone 8 Plus) and a new watch (yay for Apple Watch 3). Oh, I got myself a new laptop that is much lighter so that I can bring it to school without breaking my back. Lots of new gadgets for myself this year indeed.

    What I absolutely love is the 9GB data plan that I signed up for cause that means I no longer need to bring another phone out to tether for internet access or pay excessive phone bills cause I burst my data limit again.

    I have also started my investment journey and slowly (and steadily) building my portfolio this year. Kind of late but still better than nothing? Hehe. :happy:

    I wonder what 2018 will bring me…

    How had 2017 treated you guys and what do you look forward in 2018?

    Posted On: July 6th 2017 at 5:41 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Advices & Tips, Insights, Personal life, Technology, Videos

    I was surfing Youtube earlier and found this video which I find it quite inspiring. It’s about the perks of being single life.

    Some pros of being single pointed out in the video:

    1. Save money! Whoa, totally. But I think I am quite a spender though. Hahaha.
    2. No need to consider about the significant other. More YOLO-ness, maybe? :smile: 
    3. More time for yourself to learn new stuff?
    4. Friendships get infinitely better – know who are the friends that can last longer.

    I particularly liked this quote from Wes in the video too.

    “Investing in yourself when you are single is going to pay when you get into a relationship” – Wes

    Anyway, the video is embedded below so watch it if you are free? :grin: 

    Oh, it’s great to have a 15inch laptop (such as MacBook Pro) cause I get to put the Chrome on my left side of the screen to blog while watching Youtube. Hehe. Glad that I listened to Nicholas’ recommendation to get a 15inch MBP instead of the 13inch MBP. It’s really good for school stuff too.

    Posted On: June 24th 2017 at 2:51 pm | 4 Comments
    Categories: Friendship, Insights, Overseas, Personal life

    I guess an overseas trip serves as a good break. It helps when you are sick and you are forced to sleep early and adjust your lifestyle. It kind of makes you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle so that you don’t fall sick again. Partly because the feeling of being sick simply sucks.

    It also serves as a good reflecting point about your life as well. I guess that only works when you don’t travel that much – which is the case for me. I aimed to have a personal vacation (not business trip or whatsoever) once every 2 years but it seems like the frequency is higher than what I would have expected. Well, I went for personal vacation in 2012, 2014, 2016 and then now 2017. Not sure if I want to go for personal vacation in 2018 though… But I am already thinking of going somewhere this December… Like whoa, 2 trips in a year?! :shocked: 

    Well, I am not a light packer and can be quite yolo when it comes to spending overseas. That being said, I still keeps a budget and tracks every single expense I made overseas.

    I went to Hokkaido with a 14.5kg luggage and came back with a 23.6kg luggage. Technically speaking, I have exceeded my limit by 0.6kg but thank goodness the Jetstar Japan staff just labelled it as 23kg for me. :grin: I bought 3 bottles of Muji toners, 4 Fancl/Kose cleansers and tons of food/snacks. That probably contributed to the increase in 9.1kg.

    Coming back to Singapore and meeting my friends to explore Singapore (and its various events) kind of kept me grounded on who I am. Sometimes I feel lost but it helps to have friends who reminds you who you really are. On the other side of the coin, that can also mean that you may not break your invisible boundaries in life and explore the uncertain dimensions in life. I guess I will have to find the intricate balance and embrace life as how it comes along. I sometimes wonder what life has for me in the next few years…

    On a less philosophical note… What I learnt about this trip is that I can trust my new GoPro Hero5 to take nice wefies and landscape photos with its ultra wide angle view. However, I still need my Sony NEX-5R to take high quality shots. I don’t really want to take both overseas in future so I guess I have to decide what I want to bring next time.

    Posted On: February 4th 2017 at 6:59 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Insights, Personal life, Technology, Work

    Sigh, I end up getting stuck at the last part of my Web Security assignment even though I stayed up till 3am to do it. Can’t really be bothered anymore… Oh well… I wonder when will I get the motivation to do my law readings… 

    Somehow the more I learned about security and IP Law, the more skeptical I am with regards to using social media. Not sure if I want to stop using social media after this semester…

    Do you know that by uploading photos to Instagram, you are giving them a license to do whatever to your photos? But the so-called license can be challenged as well. Then again, why do you want to challenge Instagram with regards to your photos? In addition, using live stream on Facebook or Instagram means you are given performers’ rights which Facebook and Instagram are infringing on your copyright when they provide API calls to share your performance elsewhere. There’s nothing in their terms and conditions that protects themselves with regards to performers’ rights. 

    Anyway, the more I learn about IP Law, the more interesting it gets and the more I am reluctant to use social media…

    Posted On: January 22nd 2017 at 2:29 pm | 8 Comments
    Categories: Insights, Korean related, Makeup, Personal life, Reviews, Shopping, Skin care

    I was going through some of my old blog posts and I realised that it’s been quite some time since I blogged about my skin care regime! My last blog post on my skin care regime is back in 2014 in this post. :shocked: Anyway, it’s time for a checkin status on my current skincare regime. I have become lazier over the last 2 years too. Hehe.  :crazy: 

    I’m going to follow the similar format of my old blog post… Well, to keep things consistent (actually it’s cause I’m lazy to come up with a new format, hehehe)

    Day care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mousse Cleanser)
    2. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture (I’m still using it after so many years so you know this must be one of my holy grail products!)
    3. Sulwhasoo Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream EX
    4. Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence or Laneige Water Bank Essence EX
    5. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
    6. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion
    7. Belif Sun Powder

    Night care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mousse Cleanser)
    2. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mask or Innsifree Jeju Volcanic Mousse Mask or Eucerin scrub or Innisfree Jeju Volcanic pore strips or CNP Laboratory pore strips or Innisfree Second Skin masks (I used one of these products occasionally)  
    3. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture (I’m still using it after so many years so you know this must be one of my holy grail products!)
    4. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX (I hardly use it but I still use it when I am not that lazy, hahaha)
    5. Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence or Laneige Water Bank Essence EX
    6. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

    Most of the products are the ones that I have been using for many years and I’m still using them. My holy grail products are as follows:

    There are some products that I doubt I will be buying as I want to keep my costs low and find cheaper alternatives:

    I do need to look for a new eye cream after I finish my Sulwhasoo one. Any recommendations?

    Now that I am in my mid twenties, I have started using more makeup. Well, I’m actually starting to like makeup. Hehe. I even got myself proper foundation and lip brushes! Maybe I will blog about my makeup routine on weekends in future. I don’t wear much makeup on weekdays, other than the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion.