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  • Posted On: April 19th 2019 at 4:42 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Shopping, Work

    It’s Good Friday today and that means a public holiday for me. No work on a weekday is good. I finally get to catch up on my sleep which is awesome. The past few weeks have been really busy and I wish I have more time to just stay at home and do some readings.

    I got myself a Kindle Paperwhite 2018 version and have been reading research papers in the cybersecurity space. It can be quite boring sometimes but I bring it everywhere I go so that at least I can get some reading done. :smile: I aim to read 1 paper a week but have not been very successful. Maybe 2 papers in a month? Hmm.. :hmm: Hopefully the reading bug continues as gaining new technical knowledge is essential in staying relevant in the industry.

    I also went to Changi Jewel sneak preview. Many thanks to Jin Quan for helping us to get the tickets at 6am. It is a really huge shopping centre and reminded me of Gardens by the Bay in an ION Orchard setting and a size bigger than Vivocity. You get a fountain, hiking trail (with some aircon) and bouncing mats all in a shopping centre next to the airport. Talk about convenience. You basically can do everything – from exercise to shopping, all in 1 shopping centre. Definitely a good place to hang out in future if I have the time!


    Posted On: March 19th 2019 at 11:59 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Insights, Personal life

    I realised I haven’t been blogging again. Life is just as exciting as before – I am still going for museums and enjoying myself at exhibitions such as Minimalism at National Gallery and Artscience Museum. I went for the one at National Gallery twice since I signed up for Gallery Insider membership previously. The tickets are free since I already paid for my membership. If you are coming to Singapore or already in Singapore, do pay Minimalism exhibitions at National Gallery and Artscience museum a visit!

    It is a refreshing exhibition that showcases different aspect of art pieces and its interpretation. Minimalism is an art movement after World War II. Definitely one of my favourite after Impressionism. :smile:

    What are some of the nice exhibitions you have been to?


    Posted On: February 28th 2019 at 11:51 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Rants

    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. :sad: 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.


    Posted On: February 9th 2019 at 8:35 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Personal life, Rants

    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.


    Posted On: January 20th 2019 at 12:33 am | 3 Comments
    Categories: Insights, My violin, Personal life

    I’m still trying to get used to the new WordPress editor when I am typing my blog posts on laptop. It’s quite different from the old editor and I haven’t been blogging much on laptop. So it feels a bit odd and I need more time to get used to it.

    Work has been hectic and my violin pieces/studies are getting tougher. I wish I have more time to practise them.

    On a bright side, I have been exercising every week. Well, at least once a week – either yoga or running. It’s important to keep a healthy lifestyle so that I don’t regret in future. That means I should be sleeping early too but sadly that’s something that I have yet to achieve… My colleague was telling me about 1 colleague who recently passed away due to heart attack. :shocked: He was in his late thirties or early forties. It’s very important to have a healthy lifestyle and take care of yourself all the time. Having said that, I think I want to reduce my sugar intake, not just to lose weight but also to reduce the risk of getting diabetes or high blood pressure. Health is gold. No amount of money can buy you good health.

    Anyway, time for me to brush my teeth and sleep earlier than usual. Health is gold and I should start letting my body rest earlier so that it can last longer…