• Posted On: November 26th 2018 at 11:55 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Love, Personal life, Pictures, With my NEX

    I went to the Changi Wizarding World at Changi Airport with Chin Hau yesterday. Basically it is a set of Harry Potter theme exhibits which look quite disappointing. In order to promote their event, they want to see at least 3 posts for 3 different exhibits before you can play the games. Some of the exhibits are quite disappointing. Anyway, I will leave you with the photos for you to judge. Nothing interesting, to be honest.

    Nevertheless, it was quite a fun date activity and I love to continue to disturb Chin Hau sometimes. :lovestruck: We had dinner at Paradise Dynasty which is kind of expensive and we were so full. Okay, I was very full while it was just ok for Chin Hau. He got a big appetite after all… :smile:

    Posted On: November 22nd 2018 at 8:27 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Insights, Personal life

    I feel ashamed of myself and some people of the generations of mine, including of my generation.

    It was a rainy morning yesterday and I felt as lazy in waking up as usual. I continued to lie on my bed knowing very well that I would be late for work if I don’t wake up and start preparing for work. In the end, I was still late as usual and rushed to the bus stop to wait for my bus to come that will take me to my workplace.

    I was waiting at the bus stop, still thinking if I should get the new iPad Pro. Yes, the new one with Face ID. Then I saw an elderly man crossing the road and was rushing to cross the road as quickly as he can. His bony legs showed his struggle over the years and on hindsight, it seems like he has early symptoms of Parkinson disease.

    Then he finally reached the other end of the road but is blocked by the barriers at the side of the main pavement since he didn’t cross the road at the main section where you can just reach the pavement directly. He was kind of jaywalking but with the traffic lights in green. So he had to walk towards the pavement along the barriers and I can see how dangerous and scary it is for him because there were cars driving past him when he struggling to walk while holding to the barriers. It was at this moment then I thought to myself of how materialistic and naive of myself wanting to get another iPad Pro when I could have use the money to save for my retirement and use it on healthcare when I need it.

    He finally reached the pavement and suddenly he fell down and couldn’t got up by himself. Here’s the interesting part. The traffic light has just turned green and I saw a young lady (maybe in her late tens to early twenties) and an elderly woman crossing the road. I thought they would be able to help the elderly man. Turns out that the young lady walked towards the other side of the pavement, completely ignoring the elderly man. Disgusting young lady indeed.

    Then the elderly woman saw him and the man was signalling for help but she ignored him and continued her journey. She didn’t even help him get help from the stores nearby…

    I was thinking hard if I should cross over and help him but I was going to be extremely late for work. In the end, I didn’t cross over to help him out either. I feel disgusted by myself for not helping him out. Fortunately, a young man (with long hair so I thought it was a she) got down from his car and helped him out. Thank goodness! The fact that he actually got down from his car and help showed a lot about him and the previous generations. Yes, I think he is older than me. Probably in his thirties. There was a van with several middle aged adults coming out of the van to help the elderly man as well. Probably in their fourties and fifties.

    I’m glad that there were people who are kind hearted like the people who got out of their cars to help instead of the disgusting young lady who chose to walk to the other side. I can understand why the elderly woman did not help. She probably need some help herself but she could have asked for help from the nearby store…

    I do feel ashamed of myself for being one of the people standing at the bus stop and not going over to help.

    This incident made me rethink the part of buying new gadgets/stuff when I should be saving more money for the more important things in life – such as securing a home, maintaining my health and retirement. Will I end up like the elderly man in future? Probably yes. What should I be doing to make sure that I still live an enjoyable and comfortable life at that time? I probably need to save more. So yes, saving is important not just for vacation or emergency funds, but also for retirement.

    Posted On: November 21st 2018 at 12:21 am | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Rants

    I have not been blogging as often as I thought and my Instagram accounts are covered in cobwebs. Well, the thing about uploading on Instagram is that I need to prepare the right hashtags, edit the photos and add watermark. It’s a lot of work if you have tons of photos. I think I have posted from April 2018 that has yet to be posted. And yes, my overdue posts from April 2018 too. I haven’t posted about my SF trip back in March and I just came back from Korea too. Hopefully I get more time to slowly (but surely) tackle one by one.

    On a happier note, I’m proud of myself to be able to complete a Masters degree and my Grade 8 violin certification this year. 2 major milestones in a year! :smile: I’m preparing for my first AWS certification right now as I struggled through my online trainings. Yes it is a struggle to go through the huge load of online trainings but I will get there. Gambatte, Sakura!

    Posted On: November 3rd 2018 at 4:10 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Online life, Overseas, Personal life

    How’s everyone? I’m on a hiatus again. Oops. I was busy with work and preparing for my 4th trip to South Korea. Hehe. Now I am in Korea and having my vacation.

    I should get back to blogging regularly. I have been so lazy on social media and hasn’t update my Instagram accounts for so long. So many overdue photos to be processed and posted on Instagram. Hopefully the lazy bug will be gone by the end of this year…

    I am here in Korea for Autumn season and wow, the leaves are really nice! I shall follow Ming Lian’s step to collect the autumn leaves as well!

    Posted On: September 27th 2018 at 9:13 pm | 4 Comments
    Categories: Personal life

    Whee! I managed to go for 2 yoga classes today – one after another. I had Power Yoga class first then left early to rush for my Hot Basics Yoga class. Not for the faint hearted because I was feeling tired at the start of the Hot Basics Yoga class. Oh, and I am sweating a lot more in the hot yoga class. Not sure if it is hotter than usual or if it is because I already sweat it out during my power yoga class. Nevertheless, it was a good workout. I think I will try for 2 yoga classes in a day next time to clock 2 hrs of yoga exercises in a week. :smile:

    Why am I working out more these days? Because I realised I have gained quite a bit of weight ever since I started work (since 5 years ago) and that is not a good thing. I am going to be slightly overweight if I continue to gain weight. Being overweight is not good and I do not want to increase my risks of high blood pressure or heart related diseases. Hence, I decided to work out more. I also have quite a bit of yoga class passes to clear so that helps in motivating me to work out more.

    I rushed both of my yoga classes today since I will not be free tomorrow. I am so proud of myself for this little achievement because I have never done it before and managed to survive through both classes without much child poses or resting. Whee! Sakura is getting stronger indeed! :happy:

    Let’s see how long I will maintain this… Hahaha