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  • Posted On: May 2nd 2018 at 7:10 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Personal life, School life, Work

    I’m finally starting work tomorrow after not working for more than 5 weeks. It’s been a long break and I think the last time I had such a long break is when I am still an undergraduate student. :shocked: Well, it has been boring because I am just doing school work daily. Well, it’s a big difference from the usual rush of work and school work. Now I am just left with school work and whoa, I’m so not used to it. Just as I am slowly getting used to it, I am due to report to work at Grab. Well, I’m not done with school though but I don’t mind starting work and getting back to my usual routine.

    It’s interesting how things turn out… I was at my first company when I am choosing my modules. Then at the second company when I started my last semester. On my last week of school, I am going to be at my third company. What a roller coaster ride for my final semester as a graduate student. :shocked: 


    Posted On: April 23rd 2018 at 5:59 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Altosome, Insights, School life, Technology, Work

    I was thinking of posting on Altosome but realised that the blog post got a bit personal and thought it might be better to post it here instead. 

    Looking back at what I have done since last July (July 2017) till now…

    Firstly, I started reading up on cryptocurrencies and the craze around it. I went for the NUS Summer School programme on Cryptocurrency and got an in-depth understanding about it from Assistant Prof Prateek Saxena.

    Then I went on to explore the wonders of Machine Learning. That include both statistical classifiers and neural networks. Not to forget the unsupervised classifiers too! 

    On the academic research side, I started my own research in the field of Intrusion Detection using Machine Learning techniques. Yeah, it is a marriage of Intrusion Detection and Machine Learning. Perhaps it is more of an arranged marriage between 2 popular fields in tech space rather than a love marriage. Haha. 

    Other than being a postgrad student in Information Security, I have made a step forward in the career as an Information Security Professional and joined Uber Security team. Although it was short-lived, it is still a significant step forward and I have learn so much within a span of 3 months.

    So what is my next adventure? I’m joining another organisation (no prizes for guessing it right) and doing something under the Security organisation. :smile: 


    Posted On: April 19th 2018 at 9:29 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Rants, School life, Work

    It’s the last week of school. Yay, recess week is here. I usually will be quite relieved at the end of lessons but somehow it is not the case for me right now.

    I’m not working and is getting bored. I know I need to study for my only exam and make sure that I do well in it since I failed the mid term test. However, I am also feeling lazy. I feel like going overseas next week since my start date has been delayed. However, I don’t know what else is nice to see at Seoul. I am not so keen to visit other places on my own either. I have been to Seoul on the Spring season and frankly speaking, I am not so sure if I want to go there in Spring. I don’t mind going there in Autumn to see how my favourite holiday destination looks like in Autumn. But Spring season? Errmmmm, maybe not?

    Sigh, what should I be doing and how should I get back my motivation to study for my exam?


    Posted On: April 13th 2018 at 5:56 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Altosome, Work

    I wanted to blog at Altosome but realised that I forgot my password. :sad: Oh well. I guess I have to wait for my host to help me to reset the password before I can blog there.

    I got a job now… at Grab. Well, as part of the acquisition, we are given an opportunity to join Grab which I am glad since that means I will have a job that is inline with my interests.

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    So I’m basically going from #UberSecurity to #GrabSecurity. It’s been a sweet and short 3 months at #UberSecurity as I embark my journey in #GrabSecurity. Hopefully it will be longer than 3 months this time round. Let’s hope no other companies are interested to buy Grab so soon…


    Posted On: April 7th 2018 at 2:55 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Work

    I haven’t been blogging for some time because there are some things that are going on in my life which makes me sad. Well, not angry but sad. My job is impacted and I have lost my job. To be exact, the entire Southeast Asia offices at Uber are impacted. Uber has decided to move out of the Southeast Asia market and sold its business to Grab. Technically speaking, I will be joining Grab but nothing is certain at the moment. No one know what is going to happen the next day and everyone is on paid garden leave. Yes, I am still on Uber payroll and still get to enjoy the benefits as an Uber employee.

    I have not mentioned in my blog before that I am working at Uber. Yes, I left Autodesk in January this year to join Uber. Yes, I went to San Francisco recently as part of Uberversity and my security new hire training sessions. I would love to continue to work at Uber but things have changed. Sometimes life don’t go the way you have planned and you just got to learn to accept it.

    I’m sad but I have learn to accept it and see how things go.

    Ironically speaking, I am typing this while on UberFlash.