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Happy 8th Birthday DKSG

Almost forgot that today is my 8th year blogging on this domain. Thank goodness I got Timehop to remind me.


So Happy Birthday DKSG! It’s been 8 years of blogging here. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll carry on blogging. I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately. Maybe its time to switch to video blogging instead. Lol. We’ll see.

Auld Lang Syne

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is over so quickly. They say time flies faster when you are older and I think they are right.

If I say 2014 is an uneventful year, then 2015 is an eventful year. Eventful in the wrong way. Maybe someone upstairs thought that I wanted something eventful. Half of my 2015 was spend fighting off stupid people.

A lot of things had changed at work. Quite a number of my colleagues have left and I’ve transferred to another department. Another will be leaving next month. All because we had a new horrible boss.

I was talking to a friend few days ago and she said that I have some symptoms of depression during that period. Looking back, I think I might be. It was difficult working for someone who doesn’t appreciate what you do. I always said that I was blessed with good bosses. I guess someone upstairs decide that it is time for me to try working for a horrible boss for once.

2015 would had been a great year without this unnecessary toxic in my life. So glad that it is over.

2016 is going to be an exciting year for me. Well, at least I can be sure that it can’t be worse than 2015.

May 2016 be a great year for everyone.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Power trip can damage fibre ONT

Had a power trip at home recently. OK, power trips are uncommon but they are usually non-events. All we need to do is to flip the switch back at the circuit breaker.

But this time round it was slightly different. The power trip damaged my fibre Optical Network Terminal (ONT). Tried restarting my ONT and router several times but there’s no lights on the PON (Passive Optical Network) indicator. Which means I have no internet at home. *horror*

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PS: I hang my ONT on the wall to save space. Lol.

Well, luckily I managed to get the ONT changed the next day. Plug in the new ONT and peace was restored at home once again.

I’ve always heard that power trip might damage your electrical appliances. But this is the first time I encountered it personally. And totally didn’t expect my ONT to be affected. I thought things my iMac or NAS are more likely to be damaged by power trip.

Well, good thing it is just the ONT that was damaged. Got it replaced for free since I’m still under contract for my fibre plan. Let’s hope we don’t get power trip again.

Disclaimer: These are my own views and not representative of those of my employer.

Cheers to 35

Oh wow. Another year passed. Another year older. Here’s to 35!

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I always say that I’m blessed with good bosses in my career. I also said that I’m lucky to have good health despite not taking good care of my body. Well, I guess luck will eventually run out if you live for 35 years. I fell sick for almost the entire June recently. Don’t remember ever being sick for so long. And as for work wise, let’s just say I’m trying to transfer department ever since we got a new boss.

Well, I also always say that one day I might get knock down by a car suddenly and stay in hospital. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. Maybe I should stop cursing myself. But I did say that one day I might win the Toto $5 million grand prize alone. So let’s hope that happen really soon. Lol.

Anyway, things will happen if it wants to happen. Not everything is in our control. So give me coffee to change things that I can and wine (or beer) to accept the things that I can’t.

I’ve voted

I’ve voted.

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This is the 2nd time I’m voting (3rd if you count the 2011 Presidential Election).

It was a smooth process. I choose to go at around 4pm to avoid the lunch and dinner crowd. When I reached the polling station, which is just a short 3 minutes walk from my house, there was no other voters. Yeap. No queue at all.

Thank you to all those on duty today and making it possible for Singaporean to vote.

Now let’s wait for the results tonight. Hope that everyone will respect the voters’ decision.