下雨天…

…很适合唱这歌。

这是在小红书上听到的,有个小姐姐唱的好好听。我没法跟她比,但我也好想唱,就花了一小时硬学了起来。

结果刚前30分钟是一直在哭 >_____> 一面听一面哭。然后就是一面唱一面哭。晕!

后来有点麻痹了,赶紧录制!

提醒:
– Please use headphones! 请用耳机听!
(不然你的subwoofer爆不关我事哈… )
– 借用了KTV 伴奏版本(非常感谢):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5nrkdLU3qg
– Pixel 7 Pro recorder app 录制
– 没修音没剪辑, one-take

《在加纳共和国离婚》
你還愛我嗎? 你還愛我嗎?
你懂我會不爭氣想回到你身旁

沒想到只能走到這
看你濕了眼 我到底該說什麼?
總以為還有一輩子的時間
慢慢跟你說再見

你不用對我說什麼
我哭不是因為我覺得捨不得
只是覺得努力了那麼久
最後卻還是敗給不適合

也許這一切都是最好的安排
但我無法看著你離開

你還愛我嗎? 你還愛我嗎?
我沒辦法看著你雙眼說那句話
你懂我的吧? 你懂我的啊
你懂我會不爭氣想回到你身旁

你不用對我說什麼
我哭就是因為我覺得捨不得
我們一起努力了那麼久
最後卻還是敗給不適合

也許這一切都是最好的安排
但我無法看著你離開

你還愛我嗎? 你還愛我嗎?
我沒辦法看著你雙眼說那句話
你懂我的吧? 你懂我的啊
你懂我會不爭氣想回到你身旁

你還愛我嗎? 我還愛你啊
我沒辦法看著你雙眼說那句話
你懂我的吧? 你懂我的啊
你懂我會不爭氣想回到你身旁

原來一輩子 它真的很遙遠
抵達一輩子的時候 你不在身邊

来了(随时删)

只上了两首,其他的我就不放这儿了~

《爱情证书》翻唱
原唱:孙燕姿

这首好久没唱了!第一段都忘了怎么唱了,所以把第一段去剪掉了,从第二段开始 ;x

《不痛》翻唱
原唱:张韶涵

这首更久没唱了!艾玛第一段的key越听越觉得太奇怪了。是我没抓对key吧?不过唱到后半段是真的爽啊!整首歌几乎都是放开来唱的,爆麦了好多次哈哈哈哈哈哈!!!!!

我的放松方式…

就是去唱K!

I can’t travel these few months anyway, so the only way to relieve stress is just to go all out at KTV. And that’s exactly what I’m doing later… I’ve already taken PM leave and have booked a room at Teo Heng Centrepoint at 1pm~! :D

Going K nowadays is as expensive as f*** but at this point I don’t really care about the money. I just wanna go sing my heart out, even if it means I’m gonna be left with a hoarse throat and not being able to talk for the next two days, hahahahhahahahahahhaha!

嗯,我疯了。被工作逼疯了。

I need to write down all the song names that I wanna sing … so that I can refer to it and put them all on the machine so that I won’t be wasting time trying to think what song to sing later.

趁早
诀爱
如果你也听说
连名带姓
她说
约定
值得
很好
勇敢
不痛

好久没唱不痛了。我的呐喊歌 :D 每次放开来唱的时候都会爆麦 >___<

怎么越看这些歌名,越觉得能串成一个故事啊,尤其是下面那些两个字的歌名,哈哈!

她说,约定,值得。很好,勇敢,不痛。

光看着这些关键词,我都能脑补一个虐心的爱情故事了。=X

万事俱备,连充电宝都带上了,全程两小时都会用手机录音!但之后会不会上传去YouTube就,.. 再看吧。估计今天不会唱的好,毕竟太久没练歌了,嗓子开不了。

Let me digress a little.

I feel like changing the theme of this blog… but then all the templates that I’m seeing on WordPress are so… “corporate”-ish. What happened to all the fun, personal themes that were all over the place twenty years ago when personal online blog was the “in” thing back then? Nowadays those who have a website are mainly using it to “sell” themselves, or sell their products… does no one still maintain an online personal blog/diary anymore?

怎么现在才9:30AM?! 时间过得快点儿!

我要唱K !!!!!!!

JPY All Time Low!

Should I go change even more JPY later during lunch? I have lots sitting at home already though…

Finally took some time off my busy hours in office to book remm Kobe – and yes! Got the rooms! A tad more expensive than Brenza hotel which I had initially booked, but really I’d pay just that little extra more for the convenience. I really love staying in hotels that’s right in the train stations – you’d understand why if you have stayed in one before. After a long day of walking it really felt super exhausting to have to continue walking or taking a short bus from the major train station back to your accommodation. The thought that’d pop into your head will be “Oh gawd why did I book the hotel so far from the station..” While if you stay at the hotel right in the major train station itself, it takes you barely a couple of minutes after getting out of the train to be back in your hotel room. On the day of check-out, you also don’t need to worry about carrying heavy backpacks or dragging luggage while crossing roads and don’t need to worry about inclement weather, because you are IN the station itself – you can just linger around and saunter through the station fare gates when it’s time to board the train.

I really enjoy staying in hotels situated right in train stations so much, that even though I’d encountered some pretty fierce supernatural stuff in Via Inn Kanazawa, I don’t mind staying there again whenever I’m in Kanazawa. LOL!

Next up – to set reminders on phone to purchase the regional rail pass and to book the necessary train reservations, as well as booking the Kobe steak lunch.

162 days to go!

Decision Made (?)

I’ve (kinda) set my mind to get an iPhone 16 this fall.

But whether it’ll be my main phone will still remain to be seen.

It’ll definitely be for my work and all banking apps though. I’ll hold on to my P7P at the same time in case I get extremely frustrated with the camera on iPhone.

It’ll also definitely my go-to phone when it comes to travelling in Japan. I just need to figure out how the Apple Wallet works…

My P7P will still come along with me for the ride, of course, at least for this December’s trip. I still need it’s trusty zoom when I’m taking photos.

It’s almost like a betrayal though… 一脚踏两船的感觉 🤦🏻‍♀️

I always said my PC is my hubby; my phone is my boyfriend. Now it’s like I’m entertaining the thought of having two boyfriends… 🤦🏻‍♀️

我觉得我必须澄清一下啊,我很专一的!真的!😭

It’s just that… If I don’t ever get the iPhone, I will never be able to determine if the phone works for me. At the same time, I want to be able to fall back on my Android if the iPhone doesn’t work out somehow (yay for iPhone resale value?).

It really doesn’t make a lot of sense for someone to switch to iPhone after being so used to Android, I know.  Android can do soooooo many more things. Almost everything is customizable, including notification sounds. And did you know – my Pixel can automatically set itself to vibrate everytime I left my home, and set the sound settings back on when it detects that I’m back home. Likewise, my phone automatically goes into unlocked status and stays that way whenever I’m home, and it’ll go into screen lock status the moment it detects I’m no longer home. This is such a huge jump in QOL. I’m not exactly sure if iOS’ shortcut is able to do this – I might need to delve deeper into that iOS app and play around with it more, but based on my previous interactions with it, this can’t be done.

But, I have my reasons to try and attempt the switch, and I believe they are all valid (refer to my previous post 2 weeks back) as well. Of course, I don’t need to justify to anyone, but I’m writing this all in order to convince myself, obviously… ;x

Now that’s outta the way…

Why am I sneezing non stop in office?! 谁在骂我!

还有,为什么我的偏头痛回来了啊 😭 今早就一直在疼… 现在眼睛都跟着疼了,救命 😵

要疯了。

Yesterday’s full day testing already had all scenarios done and all have passed. We were all like, yay, finally?!?!?!

But yet in another round of private impromptu test-check, we noticed one invoice not being generated again…

*tears hair in frustration*

Yes we appreciate that the IT team puts in a fix on the spot for problem X, but whenever that’s being done, problem Y pops up.

How are users supposed to pass the UAT when this keeps happening all the time?!

And then there’s the deadline of 30th June that’s looming in the background… if this system doesn’t go live next week, it’ll be totally unplugged and we end-users will have to do all the manual work….

!@*$&#*%^#)__% IT做不出来就是我们死。这是什么歪逻辑啊…

昨天下午每个人都还以为系统下周一定能go-live了,大家都开心死了呢,结果今早发现我们都白高兴一场,顿时泪流满面…

还以为接下来这两天能放松一下了,但看样子应该还是得等到他们fix了再来一轮的new testing…

突然觉得,我要出国散心还得等到12月… 还有168天!好久啊… T___T

明年起要出国的话,还是安排在5月一次,11月或12月一次较好… 今年这样的安排(2月一次12月一次)太难受了…

感觉要病倒了

好累好累。

不只要忙closing,还要忙EU ETS testing,真的好累。

有时在这种时候特别想找人倾诉,但发现也没人能找…

算了,还是自己消化吧… 反正都习惯了 ~

压力山大

突然就被CFO点名要求待会儿4.30PM参加一个关于EU ETS系统的高层会议。

什么东东呀… 心好慌。

我只是finance部门的UAT tester,怎么就被要求去参与高层会议了呢… 晕。

Vanessa 说刚才2点的会议里,CFO就在问待会儿的EU ETS会议谁会去。我的Group FC就说她自己,Cheryl 和 Chooi Ling会在。结果CFO就立马问 “Wasn’t Susan involved all along as well? I want her to be there later as well too.”

Geeeeeez……………. -_-;

他怎么知道的啊,我们的讨论组他也没在里面啊…

真是压力山大啊….

无聊(随时下架)

突然想唱…

周蕙 《约定》(iPad录制,清唱~)

远处的钟声回荡在雨里 我们在屋簷底下牵手听
幻想教堂里头那场婚礼 是为祝褔我俩而举行

一路从泥泞走到了美景 习惯在彼此眼中找勇气
累到无力总会想吻你 才能忘了情路艰辛

你我约定难过的往事不许提 也答应永远都不让对方担心
要做快乐的自己 照顾自己 就算某天一个人孤寂
你我约定一争吵很快要喊停 也说好没有秘密彼此很透明
我会好好的爱你 傻傻爱你 不去计较公平不公平

萧煌奇 《末班车》(从来没有一次能好好唱不哽咽,这首歌最后的bridge我永远都唱不出来,所以还是唱前半段就好… T__T)

空着手 犹如你来的时候
紧皱的额头 终于再没有苦痛
走得太累了 眼皮难免会沉重
你没错 是应该回家坐坐

鸣笛声 悄悄地刺进耳朵
这一次挥手 恐怕再没机会问候
最后一遍了 换你躲进我双肘
像靠在 曾摇动我的天空

别说话 泪水你别带走
镜子里的我 已留下你 轮廓上的笑容
别回眸 末班车要开了
你不过先走 深爱是让不舍离开的人 好好走

范晓萱 《氧气》

沉入越来越深的海底 我开始想念你 我好孤寂
跌进越来越冷的爱里 我快不能呼吸 我想要你
人活着赖著一口氧气 氧气是你

如果你爱我 你会来找我 你会知道我 快不能活
如果你爱我 你会来救我 空气很稀薄 因为寂寞

张惠妹 《连名带姓》(好难唱啊,副歌key不上不下的…)

零七年 那一首定情曲的前奏
要是依然念念不忘 太不称头
早放生彼此 好好过 都多久

你怎么像标本 杵在我心里头
后来的那几个 又没做错什么
他们口中自私的我
犯了偷窃时间的错 复制贴上你的爱

也很精彩的你 不甘寂寞
这圈子不太大 多少听说
欣赏你流浪 像是种信仰
我真这么想

再被你提起 已是连名带姓
谎称是友谊 却疏远得可以
多少人爱我
偏放不下你 是公开的秘密
只剩你没拆穿我

再处心积虑 终究事不关己
哪来的勇气 我就是不灰心
我且爱且走
其实在等你 是仅有的默契
你会不会又错过 我没有把握

Oh Dear…

I haven’t quite really decide if my next phone is gonna be an iPhone or not, and I’m already bingeing all the iPhone accessories recommendation videos on YouTube…

The latest iOS18 updates do somehow gave me little nudge towards the iPhone camp (thanks to the new homescreen customizing features and that default Photos app is closer to what I like to see on my Google Photos app), but my main beef is still how limited the iPhone’s alarm features are, and the camera… I’m not saying iPhone’s camera isn’t good. I just like Pixel’s AI when it comes to photo processing – It’s so user-friendly. I didn’t have to do any sort of post-edit and the photos all looked pretty good after I hit the shutter button. Yes, I do complain that the AI processing can get a bit too over-aggressive at times, to the point where I couldn’t capture the real colours when I wanted to, but overall I was still pretty satisfied with it. I wouldn’t have been able to capture Fuji-san so clearly back in Feb-23 at Shonan-Enoshima station if I hadn’t had my Pixel 7 Pro with me.

This is taken with 12x zoom, if I remembered correctly. Can the iPhone camera do this? I’m pretty sure the answer is no.

So the question to myself: Am I ready to give this up?

I’m not sure, to be honest.

That being said, iPhone does have other pros that are tempting me to make the switch:-

  • apps that are optimized for iOS and hardly region-locked (for SG App Store, that is),
  • relatively more secure ecosystem (my problem – because I have to sideload APKs on my Android due to some apps being region-locked and only available in Japan Play Store; and some official apps from China couldn’t even be sideloaded, even though I can find their official counterparts in Apple App Store)
  • Magsafe (!!!)
  • NFC that can be used in Japan (yes I’m quite tired of rummaging for that physical SUICA/ICOCA card when taking trains / making payment in shops and restaurants, and not to mention the daily trips to the ticket machines to top up the card with cash)
  • Company seems to prefer staff using iPhones… sigh

The cons with iPhone:

  • Limited default alarm features with limited third party alarm apps too
  • Abysmal notification system
  • Expensive accessories and apps / high chance of getting trapped in the Apple ecosystem (phone, watch, tablet etc… I’m pretty sure I won’t ever switch to MacBook though)
  • No ultra zoom for camera
  • No fast charging

That said, if iPhone 16 Pro Max is gonna have a zoom of at least 10x, I’ll jump at it, even though the rumoured size of an iPhone 16 Pro Max is bigger than what I would like. I’m sure I can live with the rest of the cons, if need be…

Now onto my to-buy list if I really do get an iPhone:

  • iPhone itself (duh)
  • Airpods Pro
  • Magsafe case (haven’t decide on which yet, though I have a few brands/models in mind)
  • Apple Watch
  • Aukey MagFusion Qi2 (not a necessity, but I really like the design – just need to clear a space on my PC table for it…)

Now, I’m keeping my eyes peeled for iPhone 16 camera features’ leaks…