So a few months ago, I had a personal health issue. Because of that I had to take a break from strenuous activities such as running while I recuperate. Half a year on and along the way, I slowly ramped up my exercise regime and I am now back to running regularly, three times a... Continue Reading →
Gifting books as Christmas presents
As always, I gift books to two of my closest friends as Christmas presents. I select the best books I have read for the year as recommended reads for my friends to enjoy. Usually, I will buy the books, wrap them up and gift to them just in time for the holidays. But because of... Continue Reading →
Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro Max
Upgrading my iPhone has become an annual tradition. So much so that I get my hands on the latest and greatest from Apple on the day of launch. This is made possible by the high resale value of last year’s iPhone on the resale market. The iPhone 13 Pro Max 256gb version is S$1969. It’s... Continue Reading →
I hit my reading goals I set on Goodreads three months early.
Every year, I set myself a reading goal. It varies from year to year. I usually set my goals to read an average of 20 books a year. Some years, I set at 24 books, which means having to complete reading one book almost every two weeks. Some years, slightly less. Since 2014, I have... Continue Reading →
Collecting my iPhone 13 Pro Max Sierra Blue on Friday at Apple Store Orchard
When the pre-order window came up on the 17th September at 8pm, I immediately placed my order for the Sierra Blue iPhone 12 Pro Max. But I hit a snag when I placed my order. It seemed that my order was in limbo. No credit card charges were made, and no delivery date was mentioned... Continue Reading →
I watched Dune in the cinema, the first time in almost two years.
Since the pandemic started in 2020, I have not returned to the cinemas to watch my favourite movies. The last movie that I watched in the cinemas was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That movie came out in December 2019, just before the first reports of a new virus were emerging in China. I... Continue Reading →
Pre-ordering the iPhone 13 Pro Max? You betcha!
I was pleasantly surprised when Apple announced in their recent September event that the iPhone preorder will begin on this Friday. The phone will officially launch on the 24th of September, Am I going to upgrade my current phone? You betcha! Upgrading a new iPhone is an annual tradition for me. I am very excited... Continue Reading →
Calvin Klein Defy
Last week I realised that almost after two years of applying Dior's Sauvage eau de parfum as my main cologne for everyday wear, it was starting to run out. I almost finished the entire bottle. It took that long to finish the 60ml bottle for two main reasons. First, the pandemic, which resulted in me... Continue Reading →
Documenting my daily life more
I have been thinking about trying to find ways to not be shy or afraid in sharing and document more of my daily life. Pictures and videos of travels and other significant events in my life are important and I love documenting and sharing them for memories’ sake but I think it is equally important... Continue Reading →
Back 4 Blood Open Beta: Not the type of game I enjoy today.
Back 4 Blood Open Beta was launched this week to invite more players to test out their game for their upcoming official launch in October 2021. Created by the original creators of Left 4 Dead a hugely popular 4-player co-op zombie shooter game that launched in 2008, Back 4 Blood is touted as the spiritual... Continue Reading →
Sumatra is my new favourite single-origin coffee from Starbucks
Previously, I wrote about how I started to enjoy my manual filtered coffee every morning by using the Hario V60 dripper. I really love the flavor of the coffee using this method. Coupled with Starbucks Verona Blend ground coffee, I have the perfect cup of coffee hand-brewed every morning. Recently however, I have started exploring... Continue Reading →
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC: The Siege of Paris
The Siege of Paris is the second DLC for AC Valhalla, the first being The Wrath of The Druids. It is also possibly the last major DLC to be released in the AC franchise before Ubisoft embarks on a whole different direction for the franchise moving forward. The Siege of Paris was released on the... Continue Reading →
I bought The Frame
Ever since my family moved to a 3-room flat, I spent significant time and effort to make my room my very own sanctuary. I selected my wall colors, lighting and even the furniture to look exactly how I wanted my room to be. A year on, and it has paid off in spades. I enjoy... Continue Reading →
I bought a Nintendo Switch Lite.
I am not mobile gamer, much less a handheld gamer. But last week I pulled the trigger and bought the Nintendo Switch Lite. I initially almost bought the Nintendo Switch, the one with the dock and the ability to play when plugged to the TV. But I decided to go for the cheaper option, after... Continue Reading →
Gotham Folio caught my attention
Yesterday I went to Kinokuniya Bookstore at Takashimaya to do a little book shopping. I eventually bought three paperbacks that have been in my reading list for quite a while. Usually I read my books off Kindle, but on rare occasions I do miss the feeling of reading from a physical book, with an actual... Continue Reading →
Consider myself lucky
Sometime in November of 2020, a couple of months after the launch of Nvidia’s latest 3000 series GPUs, I saw someone on Carousell trying to sell an RTX 3080 from a pre-built gaming pc that he bought. He wasn’t interested in using it. Despite being in a prebuilt, with the GPU used and fixed in... Continue Reading →
Previously, my AudioPro C10 speaker was just sitting on a bamboo bench that was placed beside the TV in my room. It was wasted space. I knew I can do better than just simply placing a Bluetooth speaker. I need storage solutions to better utilise every square inch of my room. With my burgeoning LP... Continue Reading →
Caffe Verona ground coffee is my new favourite coffee blend from Starbucks
Starbucks recently expanded their lineup of coffee beans, coffee pods, instant coffee, cold brews and even accessories like mugs and thermos under their “Starbucks At Home” series. It makes perfect business sense when the world was pretty much in lockdown due to the prevailing pandemic happening throughout the world. Just how do you get customers... Continue Reading →
Say that again? The repair cost of the iPad Pro without AppleCare+ is how much?
Given how technologically advanced the latest iPad Pro 12.9 inch is with regards to the display, it is no wonder that the repair cost for the iPad Pro, if the device is not covered by AppleCare+ is exorbitantly high. Let’s take a look: Yes you read that right. Straight from the official Apple website. If... Continue Reading →
iPad Pro 5th Generation video watching experience.
During the weekend I had the opportunity to use my brand new iPad Pro, specifically to watch HDR content. You can easily watch content on HDR nowadays, with Netflix, Disney+ and even Apple TV offering their lineup of content on HDR. The 5th generation iPad Pro 12.9 inch features a Mini LED display that pushes... Continue Reading →