• Posted On: December 13th 2017 at 11:59 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Birthdays, Music, My violin, New stuff, Personal life, Work

    Happy birthday to myself! 

    I’m now 1 year older and is getting busier too. I bought Yamaha SV-200 for myself as my birthday gift and it’s awesome. Pretty expensive since it is Yamaha Silent Violin series and it is one of the professional electric violins in Yamaha. Lindsey Stirling has a Yamaha SV-250 while the model I went for, SV-200, is just 1 level down from her professional electric violin… :grin: 

    I didn’t buy the SV-250 since there is no discount for it. There’s some discount for SV-200 since Yamaha is clearing their stocks (they are discontinuing SV-200). Sadly, I don’t have much time to play with my new electric violin… :sad: 

    I wonder how my life will be in the next 50 years… Oh, I am changing my job as well. I’m joining a startup next year. Leaving the comfortable life in an US MNC to join a US startup is going to be interesting (and scary at the same time!)

    I will probably post my birthday cake later… It’s not a chocolate cake, unlike other years. Haha.

    Posted On: September 9th 2017 at 11:46 pm | 4 Comments
    Categories: Music, Personal life, Rants, School life, Videos, Wants, Work

    I have been really busy with school (and work, of course) recently that I am neglecting my music and perhaps, photography aspect of life. Guess blogging from my laptop has taken a backseat as well. Speaking of which, I am thinking of getting a mechanical keyboard for personal use… I guess it makes typing feels more shiok? Haha. But first I need a proper mouse since the batteries in my Microsoft Arc Mouse is leaking and I can’t use it anymore… :cry: 

    I have also started my investment journey and is making paper loss. Well, I guess it is all about long term investment? Hopefully I am going to see paper gain soon… 

    It didn’t help much when USD is depreciating too. Sigh. It has been on a steady decline ever since someone has become the President. Oh well. 

    Joanna Dong went to take part in the Sing! China competition and her second performance for the competition is really awesome! Just watch it below.

    Okay, back to school work now.

    Posted On: May 5th 2017 at 9:07 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Online life, Personal life, School life, Work

    Hoho. I finally went back to yoga class. Well, I stopped going for 1.5 to 2 mths because of the tight school schedule and overwhelming work from my modules, especially my Foundations of IP Law module. Glad that I got the discipline and motivation to go for class today. I actually wanted to skip today’s class to go shopping instead. So glad that I went for it today and my shoulder muscles don’t feel that tight anymore. :smile: 

    I actually wanted to go for yoga class on yesterday but ended up working till late and kind of missed the timing to leave office in order to reach yoga studio in time for my class.

    I wasn’t planning to go for yoga class today but I still book a mat just in case there is a change in plans. Well, luckily I booked a mat because my night shift got postponed this morning. I was supposed to attend a training at 4am later but it got postponed.

    Well, guess it is a good thing that I got more time to clear my work today (which is really a lot since I took 1.5 weeks off from work to focus on my law exam revision) and I even managed to squeeze some time out for yoga and blogging. Haha, I also managed to post some seriously overdue photos on my Instagram yesterday night. That means a blog post on those photos is coming up! Hehe. Do look out for it! :wink: 

    I am also going back for my songwriting class and going back to the regime of practising my violin at night too. That’s certainly feel like I am getting back my life without school work.

    I also felt pretty happy to go back to work. Guess law is really not my cup of tea… at least for now. I’m still happy to be working in the tech industry and doing technically challenging work. Of course, I love the benefits of working in a tech company too. Haha. :happy: 

    Posted On: February 16th 2017 at 9:56 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Personal life, Rants, School life, Work

    My Foundations of IP Law assignment is out and the questions are like quite difficult. Oh well… There goes my weekends again. Luckily for me, I have about 1 mth to work on it… I will probably go back to school and work on it over the weekends… But first I need to decide what question to choose…

    I heard from Samuel that the questions are the same as the ones he got when he took the module 2 semesters ago. It is the same professor that is teaching the module so I guess he didn’t change the questions.

    Things have gotten stressful and uncertain at work too. And I am thinking what I want to do in future too. Feel like having the dreaded quarter life crisis all over except that I have passed my quarter life mark.

    The thing about being in IT sector is that you are consistently challenged and the need to learn new things. Can’t really afford to be complacent either. It is either you keep up with the pace or you get kick out. Like the “Keep Up or Kicked Out” rule… Although I am doing my Masters degree in Infocomm Security and IT Security is the next up and coming division, I can’t help but to think if I can actually do something on IT Security in my current company. I am not sure if I have the courage to actually move out of the company either since I have gotten really used to my company culture, colleagues and benefits.

    Sigh, I’m just feeling stressed and kind of lost in my career direction again.

    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…