Previously I made mental note to shop for a Coach leather briefcase when I make my trip to New York that I desperately fell in love with. And guess what? I got it! And the best part? It was indeed cheaper buying in the USA! I initially wanted the midnight blue one based on the... Continue Reading →
New York Itinerary planning has begun
Last week I borrowed a couple of travel books for both Morocco and New York. Last weekend however, I had some time to go through those books, especially the New York one and started taking down some notes and places of interested that I must visit on my upcoming vacation to New York. Things are... 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 →
Why I’m not getting the Apple Watch series 4
Ever since it was leaked that a new Apple Watch is in the works, I hadn't given much attention to it. And now that the specs for the series 4 watches are out, it still doesn't give me a compelling reason to upgade to the latest series of watches. It's been about a year since... Continue Reading →
I did the unthinkable.
At 3.01pm on the 14th of September, I did the unthinkable. I fired up the Apple Store app on my iPhone X and pre-ordered the new iPhone XS Max. For the first time in my life, I blew more than S$2000 on a phone. Call me crazy, and I will agree with you. Why the... Continue Reading →
So I have been thinking about money…A lot!
I am 30 this year and recently I have been thinking and yearning to move out of my parents apartment and buy my own apartment. A place where I can call home. But I can't do that until I am 35, me being single and if I want to buy an HDB flat, then 35... Continue Reading →
Ear infection… on both ears!
So this past week, I was ill. I was down with an ear infection, which resulted in me being forced by the doctors to take 4 days of medical leave so that I could rest and recuperate as my ears slowly heal. Which is a good thing because I desperately needed the rest because my... Continue Reading →
The Octavius Maximus Build!
When the new Ryzen's Zen+ Ryzen CPU was officially launched last week, I pulled the trigger to get their latest 2700x, 8C/16T CPU with an accompanying motherboard. I couldn't wait for the ITX motherboards to be released, so it was my first time getting a full ATX motherboard. Previously I mentioned that I never liked... Continue Reading →
Smartifying my home (Part 2)
In my last post, I talked about my new goals of 2018 in smartifying my room. Primarily, it was about adding smart bulbs, lightings and gadgets, adding a layer of automation to my life. The Nanoleaf Aurora, the LIFX bulbs and the Sony Android TV were the items in question. The process wasn't easy. It... Continue Reading →
Pains me to ditch my camera for my upcoming trip
Early on while planning my trip to Vancouver, I made a firm decision to ditch my Olympus camera and all the lenses that I own. I wanted to pack light. I am doing a number of hikes around Vancouver, some of which are pretty challenging. So it is a no-brainer that lugging your entire camera... Continue Reading →
I miss school. Alot.
Now that I am officially a student again (graduate student), I eagely look forward to my night classes on mondays and wednesdays every week. Everytime I walk through the campus and on to my faculty of science bulding, I am constantly hit by pangs of nostalgia. Even though I was an NTU undergrad, seeing those... Continue Reading →
1Gbps. That's the speed I am getting from MyRepublic. This would be the first time trying out MyRepublic Broadband services, after being on the Singtel camp for close to 10 years. It's that time of the year where I am eligible to re-contract my broadband services and that means time to shop around for the... Continue Reading →
Had a couple of drinks
Had a couple of drinks with my colleagues tonight. Apparently one of my colleague's friend opened a bar and restaurant in the heart of Raffles Place, and we were treated to some good food and fine cocktails. I had the chili burger, that comes with handmade minced beef patty with a dollop of chili, and... Continue Reading →
So what’s going on?
A lot. And I haven't update this blog in a long time. I promised to write my entire Iceland adventure here but I stopped half way. I promised to update this blog regularly. But I didn't. Broken promises, so many of them. So why didn't I live up to my promises? I can give you... Continue Reading →
I'm not a morning person. I hate waking up before the sun rises. I hate it when the world is still dark and I had to get up for whatever reason I need to get up and start the day early. Fortunately, that doesn't happen often. I don't mind waking up not too early, to... Continue Reading →
Day one 2 Journal + Notes
I saw the price for the new, revamped app to the ever popular Day One journaling app. Isn't it a little too expensive? And that's, I presume, is the price after a 50% discount sale going on right this week. I used Day One app for a short while but I can't really commit to... Continue Reading →
A pair of bookshelf speakers from Dali was one of my potential upgrades to my current speaker system. I am currently using the Acoustic Energy 2.1 speaker system and so far it has served me really well for the past 5 years or so. It is still going strong, except for the volume knob that gives... Continue Reading →
Amazon Cloud Drive Impressions
The Amazon Cloud Drive offers unlimited storage to backup your files to the Amazon Cloud. A relatively new player in providing unlimited file storage for just 50 bucks a year, its practically a steal. So how does it perform? And does the service suit my needs well? Remember I am trying to find an inexpensive,... Continue Reading →