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  • Posted On: April 6th 2020 at 11:14 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Personal life

    Tomorrow is the start of the semi lockdown in Singapore due to COVID-19. Actually, it is not really a lockdown because we are still allowed to go out and exercise in parks. We can still go out and get food and groceries. Only offices, schools and shopping malls/entertainment areas/non-essential services are closed for a month. Everyone has to work from home for a month and practise social distancing.

    We are not required to wear masks to go out but we are also not discouraged from wearing masks. We are discouraged from gatherings or eating out but we still can buy our bubble teas. Yes, bubble tea is an essential service in Singapore. Haha, probably part of the F&B category. Of course, public transport is still operational as there are folks who still have to go to work as they are part of the essential services category.

    To all Singapore residents, please stay at home as much as possible and stay far away from everyone else when you see them. Let’s do our part and not overwhelm our healthcare systems.

    To the rest of the world, please stay at home too. Don’t overwhelm your healthcare systems.


    Posted On: March 1st 2020 at 1:01 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Shopping, Technology

    I got Bose QuietComfort 35 II during Shopee Super Brands Day – Bose edition. Hehe. I wanted a bluetooth and noise cancellation headset for a while but didn’t get one so far. I actually wanted to get the new NC700 but it wasn’t on huge discount – it’s still selling at S$549 so I didn’t go for it. QC35 II, on the other hand, was selling at S$349 for their rose/pink limited edition version. It was a pretty good deal so I bought that instead. Hehe. I can live without not-so-crystal clear voice calls with QC35 II for a S$200 savings.

    I got the S$20 Bose voucher that was released in the event so the total damage for the headset is S$329. Whee! :smile:

    My QC25 is still working fine though which I will continue to use it for flights and stuff. :happy: QC35 II works well for my phone which do not have the audio jack.

    Speaking of which, I’m so glad that my phone, iPhone 8 Plus, is still going strong. I don’t want to curse it but I am loving the longevity of iPhones. What’s going to be my next phone if my current phone dies? The latest iPhone for sure. Haha. A new wallpaper and phone case and my phone feels as good as new. :grin:


    Posted On: February 16th 2020 at 8:14 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life

    Hello, how is everyone doing? The COVID-19 virus is making its international appearance over the last 1 month, from China to the rest of the world. Singapore is quite badly hit but I think it is mainly because Singapore government has been actively looking for new cases and provided motivation for the sick ones to really go see a doctor by ensuring their inpatient stay is fully covered, etc.

    I was worried earlier but now feeling better since there are many people who are just staying at home. So the shopping malls, restaurants and even offices, are quite empty. I am trying to avoid the crowded places like shopping malls but guess I don’t have to do that now. Haha.

    I shall go back to do my usual work now. Stay healthy and hygienic, guys! :smile:


    Posted On: January 11th 2020 at 12:56 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Personal life, Rants, Work

    The flu bug came for me a few days back. A bad time to fall sick since I am quite busy at work this week. Sigh, I really should do something about increasing my body immunity. My colleague came to work after down with flu bug but hasn’t fully recovered. I only sit opposite of him for a day and I fell sick. Well, I had a bit of sore throat the previous night but that was just it. Guess my weakened immunity system caught the flu bug and boom, the full effects of flu. :sad:

    I had fever earlier but fortunately it is gone now.


    Posted On: January 1st 2020 at 11:25 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life

    Happy new year everyone! It’s a public holiday for me today and I managed to get some rest before the hustle begins for 2020 tomorrow. I’m excited that there are new challenges constantly at work even though sometimes things can really be very tough and stressful. Well, it’s all part of the learning process.

    I decided to have some new year resolutions for this year to keep myself healthy and hopefully stay on track on certain health goals. Not sure how long I will keep them but I’ll try my best. :happy:

    1. Sleep early everyday, even on weekends. I hope I can sleep by 12 midnight everyday. Yes, even on weekends.
    2. Eat more healthily. Like reducing fried food and sugary desserts/food. Have more fruits and probiotics instead.
    3. Exercise more. Maybe at least 3 yoga classes in a month for a start?
    4. Practise violin more. Maybe at least 3 times in a week for a start?
    5. Spend wisely. I’m getting better at it as I become older and more mature. I’m not spending too much on buying stuff that I ended up not using it. Like those bad makeup or mismatch tinted sunscreen. Now I am just buying my usual makeup and the non-tinted sunscreen. I also stopped stocking up sunscreen in case my skin changes and my usual sunscreen is not suitable for my skin.
    6. Spend more time reading up on investments and invest for the future. Adulting is tough and learning how to invest is part of adulting.
    7. Get a technical certification this year. It’s important to keep learning new things and get certified for it in tech industry after all.

    So 7 new year resolutions for this year and hopefully I will keep to them?

    What are your new year resolutions for this year?