Netflix Singapore will be increasing their subscription price in Singapore. This come at the same time as GST for imported digital service.

Previously, consumers only need to pay the 7% GST for local digital service. To level the playing field, overseas digital service providers with yearly global turnover of more than $1 million and sell more than $100,000 worth of digital services to Singapore customers in a 12-month period are required to register for GST and charge GST to their customers.

Netflix will start charging the new price from 9 January 2020 onwards. All new pricing are inclusive of the 7% GST.

This is the first time Netflix increased their pricing in Singapore since launch in January 2016.

I went to see a fortune teller recently. He said that if 2019 is a bad year for me, then 2020 will be even worse. In fact, I will reach my rock bottom this coming year. Honestly, I don’t know if my fortune can go even worse than what I’m experiencing now. But hey, bring it on.

I’m still wondering how all these are going to connect the dots in the future. But they say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And probably makes a great story too. Let’s hope there will be people interested in hearing my story when I grow old.

I’ve been thinking about doing new year resolutions. After all, its a new decade. And I’m turning 40 next year. Maybe this will be a good time for some resolutions. But the thing about new year resolutions is that they don’t work for me. I’ll most likely forget about them before February arrives. Maybe one of my new year resolutions should be keeping my new year resolutions.

A part of me doesn’t really look forward to 2020. But nobody can stop time. It might be another difficult year. It might be the year I hit rock bottom if the fortune teller is accurate. But sometimes you need to hit rock bottom in order to bounce back. At least I’m not alone on this journey. And that’s good enough.

So cheers to the new decade. Bring on the challenge. And see you on the other side.

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.

OK, I’m a bit late for this post. If you are a Nintendo Switch owner, you might want to check out the Nintendo Eshop now. More than 700 games are currently on sale. Some of the offers are quite good. I’m just going to list down a few good deals that you might want to check out. Seriously, there’s too many good ones.

Cuphead @ $13.99
30% off usual price of $19.99
This game has been on the Best Seller chart for some time. It’s a classic run and gun game inspired by cartoon from the 1930s. You can play in single player mode or co-op. At 30% off, this is a good time to check out Cuphead.

Overcook 2 @ $14.99
40% off usual price of $24.99
Overcook 2 is a great party game. Up to 4 players can play at the same time. Communication is the key while you work together as a team in interesting venues to cook.

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection @ $31.99
20% off usual price of $39.99
This is quite a good deal. Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection was just release on the Nintendo Switch on 6 December 2019. Although AC IV Black Flag and AC Rouge has been around for some time already, this is the first time you get to play them on the go with Nintendo Switch. Definitely worth checking out if you haven’t played the game on other platforms. And Assassin’s Creed III is on 50% discount @ $19.99.

Pan-Pan @ $0.25
95% off usual price of $5.00
Pan-Pan is a beautiful puzzle game. At $0.25, you can’t go wrong.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle @ $14.99
75% off usual price of $59.99
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn based tactical role playing game. A cross over of Nintendo’s Mario and Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids. You seldom get to see Mario on discount so grab this game is you are a fan of Mario.

Thief Simulator @ $3.99
80% off usual price of $19.99
A great sandbox game where you try to steal from neighbours.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster @ $24.99
50% off usual price of $49.99
If you haven’t played Final Fantasy X/X2, this is a good time for you to try out this classic game. Other Final Fantasy titles are also on discount ranging from 33% to 50%.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered @ $17.99
40% off usual price of $29.99
If you are a fan of The Ghostbusters, you must check out this game. The game features the voice and likeness of the original crew and story written by the Writers of the original film.

OK, I give up trying to list down all the good deals. There are really a lot of other great games on sale now. The games listed above are just the tip of the iceberg. Go check out the Nintendo Switch Eshop now. And go easy on your wallet.

Microsoft just announced their next generation gaming console at The Game Award 2019. Previously known as Project Scarlett, the next Microsoft console will be named Xbox Series X.

The Xbox Series X is backward compatible with thousands of games from previous generation Xbox. All Xbox One gaming accessories will also be compatible. On top of that, Xbox Game Pass will also be available on Xbox Series X during launch.

Microsoft also unveiled a trailer for the Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, a sequel to the award-winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from Ninja Theory. The game is being built to leverage the full power of Xbox Series X.

The Xbox Series X will be available Holiday 2020.

Remember the My Melody Carrier from McDonald’s? Singapore McDonald’s is launching a Hello Kitty Carrier on Thursday, 14 Nov 2019, 7am.

Singapore is the first country in the world to get this. So expect crazy queues.

The Hello Kitty Carrier costs $7.90 with the purchase of an Extra Value Meal or Doubles Feast. Limited to 2 carriers per transaction. Available at all Singapore McDonald’s outlet thru counters and Self-Ordering Kiosks. Not available via Drive-Thru, McCafe, Dessert Kiosks, McDelivery or GrabFood. Not available at McDonald’s Tampines Shell, McDonald’s Hougang Shell and McDonald’s Tampines Kiosk.

Good luck queuing. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Qoo10 just completed its operational integration with MyInfo, a digital service that enables citizens and residents to better manage their government-verified personal data. The integration will boost consumer confidence in Qoo10’s individual sellers, while greatly simplifying the seller registration process.

New and existing individual sellers will be able to enter personal particulars via the MyInfo service. Developed by Singapore’s Government Technology Agency (GovTech), MyInfo automatically fills in a user’s personal data fields on registration forms upon SingPass authentication. This process empowers any individual in Singapore to set up an e-commerce business in just a few simple clicks while ensuring that Qoo10 obtains valid data directly from government-verified sources.

With trusted data, Qoo10 aims to give its customers greater peace of mind as they transact with individual sellers on the platform. In the event of any investigative procedures launched against the seller, the details obtained via MyInfo will also help Qoo10 to promptly and accurately assist the authorities.

Corporate seller processes will not be directly affected by this integration, as Qoo10 currently collects a corporate seller’s ACRA Bizfile, along with its latest bank statements, during registration. Qoo10 is working to complete a similar integration with MyInfo Business, where local corporate sellers may sign in with CorpPass credentials to automatically fill in required details for the registration process.