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Year in Review #31

Today, it’s that time of the year again. I am now 2 to the power of 5. I did my “first review” 2 years...


Our App at Battle Hack 2015

I joined Paypal-organized hackathon in Singapore, with an idea after knowing I will soon become a father. I usually go solo in hackathon, but...


Remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew

This Monday morning was especially gloomy, as our founding father passed away. But as Sir Terry Pratchett once said: No one is actually dead...


Brain Rules for Baby

Couple of years ago, I read Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. It was an excellent self-help...


Singapore Tax Calculator 2015

Last year I created a spreadsheet calculator to know how much tax to pay. This year, with SG50 Jubilee tax rebate, I edited the...


Birthday Present for Wife

First photo of the little one @ 8 weeks old Dear wife, You wanted a 潜力股 (stocks with good investment) as birthday present. So...


I bought a used car without going through car dealers

Renovating a house didn’t bankrupt me. Wedding and a honeymoon didn’t bankrupt me. Buying a (used) car - it did. Well, only because I...


My Big Day

Some 20 months ago, we booked our wedding venue at Rasa Sentosa. In the midst of that long and tedious preparation, I had some...


Getting Rid of Sanebox and Airmail, and back to Gmail

2 years ago, I subscribed to Sanebox to improve my email lifestyle. My 2 years subscription has ended, and I have decided it is...


Getting Married is a Full Time Job

When I left my full time job early this year, I listed 20 reasons (in my private diary). One of which is “I am...


Home Renovation Completed

It took 6 tiring weeks to renovate my BTO house @ Yishun Natura. Tiring, but a very good experience! Seeing the end product, it...


Happier Book

Happier is a book mentioned in Delivering Happiness (Zappos). It is a book for us to learn to be happy. Or at least to...


My Wedding App is now on App Store

For the past 2 months, I have been working on Big Day - an app that is meant for… my BIG DAY! But it...


How to find good Amazon deals in Singapore

I recently bought a TV Projector at a big discount (thanks to bargain queen tips) at Amazon, which even ships for free to Singapore....


HDB website with usability problem

Whenever I use government websites, I felt like they are run by some secondary school kids. Some time ago I was pissed that they...


Bought a TV Projector, just in time for World Cup

I bought this Acer 3D Home Theater Projector when there’s a sale - for $599 USD. It’s an awesome buy for an entry level...


Sharing session @ Zopim

I was invited by Zopim to share anything during their monthly sharing session during lunch. And so I shared about (8 years of) my...


Manage Your Day-to-Day

Just when I started on my new lifestyle, I bought a book about managing your day. This is an excellent read, and once again,...


A hackathon where one-man team is not allowed

GeoHackathon is a Singapore hackathon on making love making apps using OneMap API. Unfortunately, one weird rule they have is: No one-man teams are...


Delivering Happiness (Zappos)

Zappos is an online website selling shoes, and it was acquired by Amazon at nearly $1 BILLION. This is a book by Tony Hsieh,...