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Bringing Garfield Home

  Garfield is my second cat. Similar to my first cat, Garfield was a stray cat, roaming around in the neighbourhood, living off scraps and the occasional careless mouse or bird. In 2012, around three

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Fixing my Ear, Nose and Throat in 5 Surgeries

  I have undergone five surgeries since 2002. All five were ear, nose and throat (ENT) related. I removed my over-sized tonsils, which were causing very frequent sore throat. I was unable to breathe normally

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Driving License. Done.

My family and friends have bugged me for the longest time to learn driving. And so I decided to get it done. Probably 10 years late if you ask them, especially my wife. I finally

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My weight loss was primarily about cycling.

My Weight Loss Journey: Six-Month Plan and Results

I first worked on losing weight in 2012 when I weighed around 94kg. I was then facing telling signs that my body could not deal with the excess weight - a high resting heart rate,

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The 165 km route I took to complete a cycling milestone.

Century Ride: My 165 km Cycling Milestone

[caption id="attachment_5525" align="aligncenter" width="615"] The 165 km route I took to complete a cycling milestone.[/caption] My parents gave me a bicycle when I was five years old. It was a black BMX bicycle with two extra support

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Actually, change is here.

Transition and Plans

[caption id="attachment_5274" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Actually, change is here.[/caption] The last time I wrote about a transition was in 2009. I was finishing up my relatively long temp job before starting on my Economics journey at

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What it looks like when I write.

A Quick Update

[caption id="attachment_4271" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Chrome & Chromium: What it looks like when I write.[/caption] The past few weeks have been busy yet rather exciting weeks for me. Here is a quick update. This year the

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2012: Very eventful and best of all the world didn't end!

2012 In Review: What A Year That Was!

[caption id="attachment_2897" align="aligncenter" width="615"] 2012: Very eventful and best of all the world didn't end![/caption] 31st December. This is probably my favorite day of the year. The end, the feeling of completion and a whole brand new

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This site has gone through many changes in the past 8 years.

What I Learnt from Blogging

[caption id="attachment_2381" align="aligncenter" width="615"] This site has gone through many changes in the past 8 years.[/caption] I bought my domain 8 years ago and its main purpose was host sites that I created ever since

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PSLE: It's not how but when

The Necessary Bell Curve: Why & How

Singaporeans face the bell curve from the age of 12 and this may continue all the way till we retire. It is used in nearly all national exams including the PSLE and also in firms

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The armband and simple Creative earphones.

Equipment for Continued Weight Loss

In my last post, I lost 7kg and had an enforced 3 weeks break due to a nasty shin splint. I'm back running again and have taken the weight loss tally to 12kg. Based on

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Something's brewing...

Of School, Startups & Jobs

It has been an incredibly busy week and it will remain so for the coming month or so. I have had my hands full with many things ranging from studies, working on an exciting new

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Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

How I Lost 7kg in a Month while Eating KFC

I was gaining weight consistently ever since I completed my 'A' levels and went on to the army. Thereafter, food intake continued to spike during exam periods and summer holidays while doing my internships. This

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A really good view - Supreme Court, Parliament, City Skyline

My Internships & Work Experiences

I have completed 2 full summer internships during the undergraduate years. I am going to undertake my fourth year this coming semester and am about to enjoy the final week of my last ever summer

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The Watt Meter in action.

Tested: Power Consumption – Every Appliance/Device

Electricity bills are rather high in Singapore. I decided to do a thorough test of all appliances to see how much each device in my home draws. I live in a simple 4 room HDB

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Garfield – A Possible New Family Member

My parents wanted me to keep pets when I was young to teach me how to take care of things. I was the only child and possibly this was kind of a substitute for a

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Short Update

School It's been a tough week. I have been focusing on getting this paper completed. It is the toughest for the semester and I have been sick as well this week. Next week would be

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Crunch Week

As the end of the semester arrives, I have a few loose ends to tidy up. One big one has come up and is due next Monday. Not surprising that I will be giving full

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Insurance: A New Tactic?

We're familiar with high profile types of insurance coverage. Death, loss of limbs, loss of senses, big scary things. Those bang on the fact that a low percentage of people would meet unfortunate accidents. That's

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Here we go again

The second half of the semester starts tomorrow. Compared to the last, this has been a relatively smooth semester. Last semester was a nightmare and I'm very glad to have escaped that. I have 1

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Happenings on Public Buses

I was told I have quite an experience to top off my bus taking routine daily. I don't know if I'm a jinx or jinxed but I will compile the more memorable happenings on the

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