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The 6 Stages of Resignation

Recently I decided to resign from my job. Why? Because I feel I want a better work life balance in my life. It appears, as long as I’m working in IT at Singapore, it’s a hard goal to reach. I want to be closer with my son, who is still in Jakarta with his grandparents.

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Living Costs in Redmond, Washington

Are you considering to move to Washington State, USA and trying to get a feel of how much you need to live over there? Perhaps you have a job offer to migrate to Seattle or Redmond and want to know how much salary you should ask? Read this post for answers to your questions.

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Blood & Glory: Invictus!

I’ve just completed all tournaments in Blood and Glory — all the free ones, that is. Read this article to find out more about the game, how I completed it, and how you can use my experience to improve your own game play.

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HackerSpace.sg: iOS Developer Meetup

Coverage on the iOS Dev Scout event on March 2012 with my commentaries. The primary topics were iOS in-app purchasing and test-driven development.

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I’m alive!

Hi All In case you are wondering where have I been in the past few months, here is a quick update of what I’ve been doing. In short I’ve been doing some work to News Anchor and researching new product opportunities for Basil Salad. With the recent release of Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”, I’ve […]

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Laser tag: Real-life FPS

Interested in doing teambuilding? How about playing First-Person Shooter games with sweat and elbow grease? Yes, that involves walking, running, ducking and squatting. Includes dirt, mud, and the usual injuries of outdoor activities. Is it worth it? Yes it is, and good excercise too.

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LifeHack: Achieve real multitasking on iOS

Let’s face it, multitasking doesn’t really exist on the iOS for third party apps. Even the new “multitasking” features of iOS 4.0 is only task switching — not real multitasking since 3rd party applications get frozen when it enters the background. For example, while the Dropbox app is downloading a large file, you can’t switch […]

How I said "no thank you" to Apple's job offer

How I said "no thank you" to Apple’s job offer

Recently I’ve said “no thanks” to Apple’s job offer. Was I stupid? Probably. But probably not. A few days ago, I’ve received a LinkedIn message from Jennifer Rakow that claims to be an Apple recruiter. She told me that she had several opportunities and asked whether I would be interested to work for her company. […]

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LinkedIn’s April Fools Jokes

Today I logged in to my LinkedIn profile and notice that there was a “Robin Hood”, Chief Fundrasier at Nottingham. Since I’m almost half a world away from UK and have never actually been there, I thought to myself “Hmm, there is an actual person named Robin Hood over there, probably it’s a common name […]

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More flood in Jakarta than Singapore due to sea level rise

It turned out that Jakarta will be significantly more affected than Singapore if the sea level rises. I found this web site that overlays Google Maps with the new sea levels in case it rises. You can browse for your favorite places and set it to display what happens if the sea level rises – […]

Swine Flu Scare

Swine Flu Scare

Swine Flu ScareOriginally uploaded by adibs Swine flu is so bad, even the cardboard figures are frightened(Singapore Airlines Service Center – The Atrium @ Orchard 4th floor)

Stop Preaching for Financial Independence

Do you feel smart by going for financial independence? It turns out that it will be a lot harder to achieve if most people are also going for it. So keep your mouth shut, your heads down, and build your nest egg without preaching others to do the same.

Pencak Silat

Title: Pencak SilatDate: 10 September 2008 21:17Category: PersonalTags: toastmasters Project 6 “Your Body Speaks” Anybody here have not heard of Kung Fu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do? Some of these “fighting skills of the orients” are even contested in the Olympics. Anybody heard of Pencak Silat? Probably not. That is a lesser known martial arts discipline […]

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