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.

Gadgets/Tech
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.

Apple
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.

Travel
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 78 comments, and 532,381 views.
December 2019
31st
Looking Back 2019
29th
GoPro Shorty
27th
GoPro Head Strap + QuickClip
25th
eero Pro
23rd
CraftoCatto Handmade Headphone Stand
20th
TP-Link Tapo C200 Wi-Fi Camera Review
18th
Silicone Case For Sony WF-1000XM3
16th
Western Digital 2TB Gaming Drive For PS4
13th
Sony WF-1000XM3 Earbuds
11th
GoPro Hand + Wrist Strap
9th
GoPro Sleeve + Lanyard
6th
Telesin 3-Channel Charging Box With Batteries For GoPro Hero 7
4th
SanDisk Extreme 128GB MicroSDXC Card
3rd
Spinner Drive
2nd
GoPro HERO7 Black
November 2019
29th
Sony PS4 Vertical Stand
27th
Sony DualShock 4 Charging Station
25th
Energea TravelLite PD+
22nd
Energea TravelWorld Adapter PD
20th
Energea FibraTough USB-C to Lightning Cable
18th
Energea ComPac Wireless PD
15th
Sony PS4 Pro God of War / The Last of Us Remastered Bundle
13th
Wandrd DUO Daypack
11th
Tile Sticker
8th
Google Assistant Now Available For Sonos Users In Singapore
6th
YouTube Premium And YouTube Music Now Available in Singapore
4th
WYFY Beam Review
October 2019
25th
Zhiyun Smooth-Q2
8th
Amazon Singapore
2nd
Passport Go
September 2019
30th
Adidas Ultra Boost 19
23rd
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Clear Case
19th
Victorinox Super Tinker Red
14th
Singtel iPhone 11, 11 Pro, And 11 Pro Max Price Plans
2nd
Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort 4
August 2019
26th
Parallels Desktop 15 For Mac
23rd
Xiaomi Mi 10,000mAh Wireless Power Bank
21st
Singtel Samsung Galaxy Note 10 And Note 10+ Price Plans
19th
Choetech 15W Wireless Charger Stand
15th
Choetech USB Wall Charger With Quick Charge 3.0
13th
Anker Powerline+ II USB-C to Lightning Cable
5th
Clear TPU Case For Apple TV Remote
2nd
Xiaomi Alkaline Batteries
July 2019
31st
Xiaomi 20W Wireless Charger Set
29th
Xiaomi Mi 10,000mAh Power Bank (3rd Generation)
26th
Ugreen Silicone Case For Apple AirPods
24th
Apple AirPods (2019) With Wireless Charging Case
22nd
Minix Neo S1 USB-C Hub With 120GB SSD
13th
Apple Jewel Changi Airport Opening Swag
8th
Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L
5th
Peak Design Field Pouch
3rd
Ugreen USB-C to Lightning Cable
1st
Peak Design Leash
June 2019
29th
Second Apple Store in Singapore will open on 13th July 2019 at 10am
28th
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 (Black)
26th
iRobot Roomba Series Side Brush
21st
Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua Review
17th
Huawei P30 Pro Review
13th
Choetech 5 Coils Dual Fast Wireless Charging Pad
3rd
Spigen Huawei P30 Pro Liquid Crystal Case
May 2019
29th
igloohome Smart PadLock Review
27th
Google Pixel 3a XL
21st
Google Pixel 3a XL Fabric Case
17th
Lulabop Heroclip
13th
Sudio Tolv Wireless Earbuds
10th
Ugreen HDMI Cable
8th
Ugreen DisplayPort Cable
3rd
Peak Design Tech Pouch
1st
Anker Powerline II USB-C to Lightning Cable
April 2019
29th
Universal TV Tabletop Stand
26th
Razer Core X Chroma
25th
Sonos Amp Now Available in Singapore
24th
Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition
22nd
ErgoTune – Ergonomic Chair With Lumbar Support
15th
Ugreen Portable Apple Watch Charger
10th
Asus ROG Strix RX VEGA56 OC Edition 8GB
8th
OSIM uJolly Back Massager
5th
Singapore Future MRT/LRT Map (April 2019)
3rd
PRISM+ Vantage Triple Monitor VESA Monitor Arm
1st
Flosku Aluminium Desktop Stand For Apple Pencil
March 2019
29th
Flosku Walnut Case For Apple TV Remote
25th
Happy 35th Birthday To Me
18th
Xiaomi Mi Standing Fan
February 2019
25th
Singtel Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 And Galaxy S10+ Price Plans
20th
HyperDrive USB-C Hub For iPad Pro 2018
13th
Atmotube Pro Review
January 2019
30th
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, And Surface Studio 2 Now Available In Singapore
21st
Casio Pro Trek Smart Outdoor Smartwatch WSD-F30
16th
Sandbox VR Singapore Review
14th
Amazon Echo Wall Clock
11th
Cable Matters Premium Certified HDMI Cable
9th
Humixx 4-in-1 USB-C Hub
7th
Braun CoolTec CT 4S Shaver
4th
HyperDrive 7-in-2 USB-C Hub
2nd
HyperDrive 4K HDMI 3-in-1 USB-C Hub