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An Academic Award

After 3 academic years in university, I have finally obtained a scholarship for my final year. The scholarship covers my entire last two semesters before I graduate. Maybe this is the start of my grand exit out of my academia life. Maybe, just maybe. School’s about to start, we’ll see what happens next.

Finding Satisfaction

Striking off more and more things that I do not feel particularly excited about. I guess that is part of life, exploring different options and opportunities and understanding more about yourself. What you once thought you might like may just turn out to be something that is just “meh”. It will take time. Just got to keep telling yourself to push on.

Where art thou my dream job?

My Trip to Dreamland

Just came back from my short study trip to San Francisco. It was an entrepreneurship kind of study mission where the university brought us to visit various startups and companies to learn from them. As much as I have learned about the startup scene there in Silicon Valley, the fabled wonderland for tech, the most important takeaway has something to do with my self-awareness. Continue reading

Back to Sports

Recently I started playing sports again. What started with table tennis with a couple of friends led to badminton, a racquet sports that I have first started played a decade and more ago. I really want to get better in this so that I can join a special someone in games in the future.

Sports is really fun, badminton is really fun too. I will get better and have even more fun soon!

Valentines Dinner

I’ve started learning to cook some time ago.  For valentines day this year, I decided to cook dinner for my family and loved ones. Did not prepare this completely by myself though. Instead, a wonderful and marvellous chef and my master in cooking helped me throughout the process.

Overall the food turned out okay. The soup, best among all the dishes, tasted like those from cans (which is a good thing if you are wondering). A tad too bit salty though.

I had much fun preparing the meal. 10/10, will cook again.

SGShop Review: First Time Shipping from China by Sea

God created the world, everything else is made in China. Buying things from China is a lot cheaper and recently the quality is decent too especially considering the price. Value for money is what you will get from most of your purchases from China. Most of you should be familiar with the online retailer Amazon. In China, they have TaoBao. Couple that with all the forwarding services available these days buying from Chinese online retailers has never been easier.

I recently bought a large ticket item, a mobile cart for hanging my 40-inch monitor. I used a forwarding and buying service called SGShop and would like to share some thoughts about my experience. In brief for those wondering how it went: Easy to purchase but item came in horrible shape.

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3 Apps I Used in China

I’ve recently went on a school trip to Beijing China in December. While most days were spent visiting companies and attending presentations and business sharings, I had my fair share of free time especially during the few days I extended after all the school stuff were over. If you know China, you know about the great firewall that blocks the great Google from being used. Yes, you can bypass it but in China, Google isn’t all that useful, especially when compared to other services like Baidu, the Chinese’s Google.

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