Looking Back 2019


Smart Home
Added Amazon Echo Wall Clock, WYFY Beam, and Xiaomi Mi Standing Fan to my Smart Home collection.

I bought a new gaming console, Sony PS4 Pro God of War / The Last of Us Remastered Bundle during 11/11 Singles Day Sales so that I can play Final Fantasy VII Remake on 3rd March 2020.

Got a new GoPro HERO7 Black to replace my 4 years old GoPro HERO4 Black.

Embraced eGPU for my MacBook Pro 13″ with Razer Core X Chroma and Asus ROG Strix RX VEGA56 OC Edition 8GB.

Amazon.sg and YouTube Premium came to Singapore.

Finally, active noise cancellation came to earbuds, and I got the Sony WF-1000XM3.

The second Apple Store in Singapore opened in Jewel Changi Airport on 13th July 2019 and I got the Apple Jewel Changi Airport swag.

Upgrade from iPhone XS Max to iPhone 11 Pro Max and bought an Apple AirPods (2019) With Wireless Charging Case. I should have waited for the AirPods Pro.

Changed Job
After four years and nine months, it is time for me to move on. I left my role as Head of Engineering in Tech in Asia in May 2019.

After I left, I joined Grab on contract as an Integration Manager helping merchants to integrate with GrabPay.

I converted to a full-time employee as a Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack, in November 2019.

I think I travel the most in 2019. Been twice to Japan, twice to Shanghai, three times to Bangkok, the first time to Penang, and the first time to Melbourne.

What I Said In 2018

Looking forward to the successor of the iPhone XS Max since most likely it will have a new design, though not radical.

iPhone 11 Pro Max doesn’t have a new design, but the camera, battery life, and screen make it a good upgrade. Also, there is a new color, Midnight Green.

Apple Homepod will be two years old in 2019. Hopefully, the second generation is around the corner, and it will be available in Singapore.

Still no Apple Homepod in Singapore

In 2019, I am looking forward to the trend of hole-punch screens instead of notch screens.

Somewhat true, I think the same trend will still be in 2020.

For 2020
I think I am going to have a very busy 2020 since I just changed my job, and the new job requires all of us to ramp up in 2020.

My first trip in 2020 will be to Nagano, Japan, where I will be trying skiing for the first time.

As of now, I don’t have many gadgets that I am trying to buy. I might want to get an Apple HomePod if it is available in Singapore and Apple AirPods Pro if there is a discount on Apple’s Employee Purchase Plan (EPP).

I would like to wish all my readers, visitors, and supporters a Happy New Year 2020!

Looking Back 2019

 95 posts were posted in 2019, accumulating 45 comments and 217,775 views.

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