• Posted On: March 19th 2017 at 12:28 am | 3 Comments
    Categories: Emma Watson, Friendship, New stuff, Online life, Personal life, Shopping, Technology

    I went to PC Show just now to get my hard disk for my Macbook Pro. It’s like the fastest shopping trip to PC Show since Rui Yun and I were rushing to catch our Beauty and the Beast movie. Yes, it’s that Emma Watson movie! Hahaha. That’s actually the main reason why I wanted to watch it and we planned for it months ahead. We originally plan to go on Sunday instead of Saturday but I am having my Network Security project meeting so have to pre-pone it at the last minute notice. Thanks to her for accommodating and also helping me to shop around for the hard disk so I can just go there and get it immediately.

    I was talking to one of the salesgirl at Western Digital counter where I decided to buy my hard disk and this epic conversation came up.

    Q: Which hard disk do you recommend me to use if I want to transfer files from macOS to Windows OS (points to the 2 different hard disk options for Windows OS and macOS namely My Passport and My Passport for Mac)?

    A: Oh, that’s not possible. Perhaps you can consider the mobile wifi hard disk instead?

    Moral of the story: Make sure you know the basics before going to PC Show to buy your stuff. Discounted prices don’t come with sound advice. Lololol.

    Rui Yun and I were both amazed at her “sound” technological knowledge of the products that she is promoting.

    Anyway, in the end I got the My Passport (for Windows OS) and bought it home to reformat it by myself and started using it now. Hehe. I saved S$10 and got a better looking case (it’s orange!) too. Hehe. :smile: 

    Oh, I have been posting quite a lot for someone who is supposedly on hiatus. Oops.


    Posted On: February 12th 2017 at 7:52 pm | 6 Comments
    Categories: Articles, Friendship, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, Travel, With my NEX

    I went to Legoland with Huang Yin and Lay Lian during my Week of Rest last December. I have never been to Legoland so that is quite a refreshing trip. I have never been to Johor Bahru either so that’s my first trip to Johor Bahru too. :smile: 

    I took quite a number of photos and uploaded tons of it on my Instagram. So I shall let the photos do the talking now. Hehe. :grin: 

    It’s Legoland!

    Finally went to Legoland in Malaysia after it has opened for quite some time…

    It’s the shipyard… in lego. Hahaha.

    Quite cool to see a camel made of lego blocks…

    Probably the worse chicken rice I ever had… And this costs around S$10… :(

    We went during the Christmas season and they have this Christmas tree made of lego. :shocked: 

    Christmas tree at Legoland.

    This somehow reminds me of Lee Kwang Soo… Hahaha.

    I got myself the gold and silver lego keychains and a ice mould for lego. Hehe.

    Wow, so many lego keychains!

    The lighthouse. I would love to get on top of it but seems like it is not allowed…

    “Let us fix the banner up…”

    Not exactly sure what is this…

    Fireman character in lego!

    Look at those children having fun with water!

    Roarrrrr.

    I actually went to check the souvenir shops and see if I can find any musical themed lego items. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any. :sad: 

    Musical fountain, literally.

    They have this special section called the Mini World which displays the famous buildings around the Asia (or was it Southeast Asia? I already forgot it…) The one for Singapore is huge. But the one for Malaysia is massive. :shocked: 

    To be honest, I read about it and was quite excited to go there and take tons of photos at Mini World. Unfortunately, it is one of the last stations that we went at Legoland and we were running out of time since we have a 4ish pm bus to catch to go back to Singapore. So I had a mad rush to take as many photos as possible. But I think I missed out some exhibits though. Sigh. :sigh: 

    The old scenery of Singapore river, Merlion and Fullerton Hotel – in lego blocks.

    Another old scenery of Singapore…

    I love Canon. Haha, just kidding. I love my Sony NEX-5R camera more (i.e. Sony) than my Canon compact camera. Hehe.

    And now for the non-Singapore ones…

    Forgot what is this but it reminded me of the palaces I visited in Seoul…

    The famous Twin Towers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Forgot what is this…

    Bollywood dance with lego figurines, anyone? Hahaha.

    The Perdana Putra building made in lego blocks. It’s the Prime Minister office in Malaysia in case you didn’t know…

    Karaweik Hall from Myanmar.

    Taking flight!

    There are random figurines around Legoland when we move from 1 station to another station too…

    It’s parrots, in lego blocks!

    Anyone needs new swords?

    Oh, I also took 2 rides when I was at Legoland. Hehe.

    I don’t usually take rides but when I do, it is because it is not scary and I get to take nice photos.

    The Merlin’s Beard ride. I used to love that Disney storybook but I have forgotten what is the title…

    Of course there are other more exciting rides which I will never take…

    No, I didn’t take this ride and will never take.

    And lastly I saw this lovely wild flower (okay, probably it is not really wild) while on the way back to the bus stop for our bus back to Singapore…

     Finally the last photo from my Legoland trip. Hehe. I wish I have my macro lens to take this photo…


    Posted On: February 12th 2017 at 5:57 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Articles, Friendship, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, Travel, With my NEX

    I went Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum with Zhe Wei during my Week of Rest since both of us got free admissions as NUS staff (him) and student (me). I didn’t really upload much photos from the trip though since some are a bit not-so-nice for social media. I love those seashells though. Hehe.

    This seashell has a very unique name. It’s called Triton’s Trumpet. Somehow it reminds me of a trumpet in a way. Hahaha.

    Striped Helicostyla. What a nice set of seashells!

    Real dinosaur fossils even though I don’t know what dinosaur it is.

    Will I go there again? Definitely since it is free for me. Will I pay to go there again? Probably not. It’s a nice place for kids and intrigue them with the wonders of science and nature though. But I’m not a kid, hahaha.


    Posted On: February 11th 2017 at 5:03 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Friendship, Rants, School life

    Hoho. I finally submitted my Web Security assignment 1. The deadline is 13 Feb but my team managed to finish it earlier so we just submit our checksums of the VDI file early. We used individual instances of the virtual machines in Virtual Box to do our assignments.

    My new friend, Pei Fang, decided to pause her postgrad studies. Well, that’s unfortunate since I only known her for less than a month before she decided to leave grad school. Anyway, that means 2 of my project groups (for Web Security and Network Security modules) are now left with 3 people instead of the standard 4 people in a group… Oh well… That can’t be helped…


    Posted On: January 29th 2017 at 12:11 am | 10 Comments
    Categories: Friendship, My violin, New stuff, Personal life, Pictures, Presents

    I took a photo of my violin and added it as my new phone background. Along with the icons from the LINE Launcher app and the nice date/calendar widget, it looks like the one I posted on my Instagram.

    My new phone background and new theme, featuring my darling violin!

    It’s very nice, isn’t it? I forgot which camera filter I used for taking the photo but it looks really nice. Hehe. I love my new bedsheets too. I got it from Akemi Uchi with the vouchers that Wan Ling, Janice and May Yee got for my birthday. It’s my first bedsheets that has 930 thread count and it is super comfy and soft. :smile: The downside? It’s pretty expensive. I think I got it around S$80? And that price is after discount. I think it was close to S$150 before discount. It’s super expensive. I will definitely not get it before discount.