While my trip to New York City is still many months away, but I am already starting to think of what to buy while shopping in New York. I know that certain items are far cheaper buying in the States than in Singapore. And I think it's good to come up with a shopping list... Continue Reading →
Christmas shopping done!
Taking advantage of the Black Friday sales and the Christmas shopping season, my family and I bought heaps of stuff as Christmas gifts. Honest, we have never bought this much for our relatives who would be coming to our house to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Day. As host to this year's celebration, we are making... Continue Reading →
Christmas is upon us.
Today, I went to town after work to get a present for a Friend of mine. She wanted a book, by Daniel Kehneman, Thinking Fast and Slow. I bought it at Kinokuniya and had it gift wrapped. I read this book before. Or tried reading it it. I have read hundreds of books ever since... Continue Reading →
On the issue of Facebook and the erosion of trust as a social media platform
The damning report on Facebook by the New York Times, was a fascinating read. I have suspected for a quite a while that Facebook is on a decline. Personally, I have seen an increase in content being shared that are just nonsensical and downright false. I used to enjoy sharing stuff on Facebook. What I... Continue Reading →
Robin Hobb: Fool’s Quest, Book II for the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
It took me a while to complete this 800 page tome. In between work and studies the past year or so, progress on this book has been painstakingly slow. But I have reached the end of this book and as usual, another truly enjoyable epic fantasy. I lost count exactly how many of Robin Hobb's... Continue Reading →
Guards of the Taj
I don't usually watch theatrical plays. The last time I went for one was at The Esplanade. I was watching the adaptation of the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-time. That play was great. The set, the cast was all wonderfully done. My only regret was not... Continue Reading →
Less than one month to Yogyakarta!
Yogyakarta will be my first trip after a long travelling hiatus due to my post grad studies. Looking forward to the trip with my friends. The last time I had a vacation was sometime in March or April this year, when I went to Sydney. This will be a short trip. A trip to rest... Continue Reading →
Worry free first weekend.
It felt really good to not have to worry about assignments on a weekend. This is my first weekend in two where I can do whatever I want, without worrying about any impending deadlines. It felt so good to have such a free schedule ahead. Today, I completed watching the latest season of House of... Continue Reading →
I have completed my post grad studies.
Two years. Two years as a part-time post grad student, working and studying at the same time. For two years I hunkered down, bit the bullet and made the arduous journey of completing my studies and finally getting my Master's degree from NUS. Two long years. Sacrifices were made, Something had to give. Now that... Continue Reading →
Got my iPad replaced.
It was a painless experience. After I got the call from Apple informing me that they had the replacement unit on hand, I went to the Apple Store the next day. I approached one of the staff and they checked my credentials. Sure enough, they had record of the expected exchange. Within 15 minutes someone... Continue Reading →
iPad Pro display issues
This morning as I woke up and started using the iPad to read today's news, I noticed a peculiar green line running across the display of my new iPad Pro. I have been very happy with my purchase so far and been using it with great satisfaction. For some odd reason I did not have... Continue Reading →
Our trip to Morocco (three of my colleagues and good friends, including myself) is starting to take shape. We have started to enquirer about desert tours and started finding cheap tickets to Morocco. Past couple of weeks, we have been trying to find out what is the cheapest (but not necessarily the slowest or most... Continue Reading →
Rami Malek’s performance in Bohemian Rhapsody is astounding.
I always knew Rami Malek was special when he acted as Eliot in Mr Robot. There was something about him that truly made him shine as an actor. That intense, vibe you get when you observe him. His role and portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody absolutely blew me away. He practically lives and... Continue Reading →
Stashaway, a Roboadvisor: My impressions so far
So after a few years of working, I finally saved money in the bank, that is equivalent to a year's worth of salary. Whatever extra I have saved is now in Stashaway. Stashaway is one of a few Roboadvisor that have set up shop in Singapore. It is regulated by MAS and what it does... Continue Reading →
I got the iPad Pro! (And saying goodbye to my MacBook Pro)
Today, I took a major leap. I took the plunge and went ahead in buying the brand new iPad Pro. I bought the 11 inch, space grey, 256GB model from Challenger along with the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio. I am planning to use this device as my main mobile device. I have already sold my... Continue Reading →
I have often believed that my house is jinxed. Whenever I express interest in replacing an old device, gadget or home appliance, and start to look for the next available option on the market, somehow, by ways that cannot be explained, the old and current item would start to break down. It is as if,... Continue Reading →
Trying out the new Gutenberg.
According to WordPress, the Gutenberg aims to create a more feature rich WordPress blog. Right now as I am seeing it, the user interface looks totally different, one that requires a little bit of getting used it. It actually reminded me of WIX web builder. So back to the topic at hand: Should I get... Continue Reading →
Migrating files from one cloud to another can be a nightmare.
In a couple of weeks, I won't be needing any of the Microsoft Office Suites anymore. I would have graduated and the chapter of my life as a student will officially end. 31 years of formal education (not going the intervening years that I started work, but I digress, you get the drift). So it... Continue Reading →
My Master’s course: Looking back.
Two years ago I made a decision to be a student again. A part-time student. A postgraduate student. I knew what the stakes were. Working and studying at the same time was never meant to be a walk in the park. Sacrifices had to be made, something had to give. For me, it was holidays... Continue Reading →