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Do Not Fret

Psalm 37:3-7
Trust in the Lord and do good;

dwell in the landz and enjoy safe pasture.a

Take delightb in the Lord,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.c

Commit your way to the Lord;

trust in himd and he will do this:

He will make your righteous rewarde shine like the dawn,f

your vindication like the noonday sun.

Be stillg before the Lord

and wait patientlyh for him;

do not freti when people succeed in their ways,j

when they carry out their wicked schemes.k

That was today’s reading in Our Daily Bread and very 7 really resonated with me. Whether or not some colleagues are actually scheming or it is just my perception, the truth is I only need to trust God.

Opportunity Costs

If there’s one thing I place a lot of importance on it’s having minimal regrets in life. Therefore with every choice I make, I make it considering the pros & cons, and the opportunity cost of the decision. Which is why I will not change my course because that will mean all my previous decisions and opportunity costs I accepted would have come to nought. Understand this and you will understand why I do / refuse to do certain things at certain times.


I shall call her Samaritan, not cos she’s an enemy but cos I should learn to love her.


Can’t think of a nickname for my annoying colleague so I shall call her Thrashcan for now

She really got on my nerves today with her stupid suggestion of checking with Compliance for issues that brokers can easily read and know for themselves.

I have to admit that my anger was proportionately greater than the rubbish things she said and I believe it’s due to an accumulation of incidents where she has rubbed me the wrong way.

Unfortunately, I’m going to have to continue working with her but I’ve decided to keep interactions with her to a minimum, need be basis only.

Grr! That piece of shit.

Ah Choo!

Finally caught a cold today (21 June 2021). Haven’t had one since taking the flu vaccine last Oct. Not sure if it’s that or the mask wearing + WFH that’s keeping me healthy. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Fight (for) My Way

Fight My Way captures dating dynamics very well. It’s hard for old friends to date cos the risk of losing the friendship is high.

It’s also hard to maintain a r/ship. The girl may ♥️ the guy so much that she asks for nothing but guys want to feel needed & ends up falling for the next damsel in distress that comes along…

Dear Diary – Vesak Day

Vesak Day. Nice to have a midweek break. Glad the 8pm call on Digital Strategy was meaningful too. Binged Netflix – Bad Guys, No Mercy, Suspicious Partners. 🥳

Stupid Android Bug

I had this really strange issue with my Samsung S10 Plus for months. The apps simply wouldn’t update; as in they either would not download completely or the download would not start at all. I tried all the suggested solutions online such as clearing data and cache for Google Play, download manager, etc. I even reinstalled the Google accounts on my phone but it was of no help. On some days, the app would successfully download and update at the magic hour from 10-11am. No clue why that was so.

I subsequently changed phones to the Z Flip and after 2 weeks, the same issue started plaguing the phone!

I searched online for a solution and found 2 suggestions which didn’t seem to make sense. One user said he/she turned off Bluetooth and managed to get the updates to work. Another user turned on airplane mode and it worked too.

So I tried turning off and on the Bluetooth (pls note that the Bluetooth connections on the Samsung S10 Plus were ported over from my old Note 9, and the Bluetooth connection settings on the Z Flip were ported over from the S10 Plus using Samsung smart switch). Lo and behold! The updates worked!

At the same time, I received a prompt from the phone’s Bluetooth setting that a device that was added to the phone had to be re-synced for it to work. That’s when it occurred to me that maybe the old Galaxy ear buds were causing the problem!

I deleted them from my Z Flip (I’ve switched to using the Buds+) and Google Play updates have been working fine since.

Damn! Never realised something as unrelated as Bluetooth settings could cause so much problems!

December 2021