Dreaming… Part 1

Watched a bit of Canada Cup last night.  Stayed up specially to watch Fujimura’s first round of games in the Pool.  Went to bed after he won his first set of games.

….. And dreamt about him for the entire night.

So weird.  It’s not like I was actively thinking about him throughout the day.  But yet for the entire night of sleep, the dream just kept continuing despite me waking up briefly in the middle of the night.  It felt… quite real.  But of course it’s just a dream (and some wishful thinking obviously) after all…



SEA Major 2018 / FGC

Attended Gamestart Asia 2018 for Sea Major 2018 – for the first time I stayed there from morning till late night, and only at the SFV booth, watching the pools going on till end of the day.

Saw the current legends and top pros like Tokido, Daigo, Fujimura (!!!!), Sako etc in real life, feels so unreal.  At one point, Tokido was standing next to me.  Sako walked right in front of me.  Fujimura was just sitting right in front of me and I could totally stick out my hand to tap his shoulder to talk to him (but I didn’t).  Xian brushed shoulders with me.  Gachikun is so short in real life!  Chocoblanka’s vocals are…. er…. hmmm…. okay never mind.

For once, it feels like these pro players are not so out of my league after all.

But then again, spending a day there also makes me realise that FGC is such a close knit community that we, as spectators, will have zero chance of barging into this community to claim a spot unless you are either friends with the pro players or you appear as a spectator often enough in every pro tour events and has the courage to talk to them.

That said, I was still glad I went.

Here’s some photos!

Watching Tokido’s back while he was getting prepared for his match
Fujimura sitting down and watching other players’ matches with Mago-san
Fujimura’s turn to play!

BigBird won the Opens on 13th Oct, while Gachikun won the Regional Final on 14th.  I was only there on the 13th – and even though we stayed till 9.30pm, we couldn’t catch the end of it because it was really way too late.  It was fortunate that we went home instead of waiting for the Top 8 to start, because the whole thing ended at around 1+am in the morning!

We were worried about the delays again on the 14th, and from the schedule the Regional Finals would only start at 6.30pm on 14th. So we decided to skip going to the actual event (despite already paid for the tickets) in case it got delayed too much. If only we both had applied for leave from work the next day… sigh.

That said, it was really fun watching the pros play in real life.  You get so up close and personal with them.  If I had enough courage, I would already have gotten photos with so many of them!  But oh well… hope I’ll have the chance to attend these events again soon, not just in Singapore, but in Japan too!

Office Renovation

So our office is going for a major renovation soon… I’ve got too many barang barang after being here for more than 15 years.

Managed to clear quite a bit already….

So empty right! I feel a sense of accomplishment lol.

But after renovation, it’s 100% for sure that I won’t have a seat next to the window anymore. Sigh… There goes my frequent photo taking of the Marina Bay skyline….

Here’s one more to add to my collections then, while I still can!

TI Staycation!

Got a staycation coming up this weekend, just to watch TI!  Hope I can sleep earlier and wake up at around 2~3am to catch all the action on Sat/Sun! Will try and remember to post some pictures here – need to update my blog more!

Already August

I can’t tell if time passes fast, or slow.

It seems fast – it’s already August now.  It was almost yesterday when we just started year 2018!

But it seems so slow…. there’s still 3 more months to my Japan trip!  Ugh……

Can’t really describe my feelings right now.

Cleared my work pretty fast this month… now I’m just waiting for my boss to pull the supplier’s aging report so that I can work on the SOA recon.  Otherwise I’m just sitting here with nothing to do, especially when there’s no emails from suppliers…

Bored out of my mind… wish I could just get home now to play my POE Incursion Flashback event.

Test post from app!

Just testing from my mobile phone… Seeing if this works?

I’ll add in a photo just for the sake of testing….yup.

My uh, collection of King’s Avatar (全职高手)! Loving this Chinese animation / web novel. Have finished reading all 1700++ chapters online, but now rereading it! And still loving it!

Tired as hell

It’s been a hectic two months… I was so busy at work.  New colleague came in on 25th May and I had been spending entire days teaching her from scratch.

Finally managed to finish teaching all the basic stuff yesterday.  Finally had time to take a breather.


Well in the meantime while all these were happening, I have booked yet another trip (?!) to Japan this coming November.  Haha!  Initially it was supposed to be just a last-minute-planned short Hong Kong trip, but as I was looking through the airticket and hotel bookings and overall costs, I realise with just bit more money thrown in, I could go for a simple Tokyo trip! So after a quick discussion with Bruno (he was also willing to save and splurge a bit more for Japan!), we decided to switch our year end short holiday break from Hong Kong to Japan (Tokyo – Asakusa only, to be precise).

Airtickets were becoming expensive and the promo fares that SQ/ANA were offering were long snapped up with others.  What’s left are regular airfares which are really too expensive.  Thankfully JAL still has reasonably-priced airtickets, so I managed to get them! Also, we picked Red Planet hotel to stay as the trip will be in my birthday month and Red Planet offers a whopping 45% discount off their prices to members during birthday month.  So I managed to save quite a bit despite choosing to stay in a pretty popular area.

The itinerary that I’ve drawn up isn’t too ambitious.  I wanted it to be more relaxed but somehow one thing led to another and we ended up having a pretty packed itinerary!  Not that we will be rushing to and fro like headless chickens though, but I have wished it could have been more relaxing… can’t be helped though, there’s really too many things to do/see, and too little time!

So now, what’s left is just the waiting….. 5 more agonizing months to the trip.  Ohhhh it’s time to start that countdown timer widget at the bottom too.

Almost Dead…

Wow it’s been a long time since I last blogged.

It’s been so tiring and exhausting lately, ever since the change in job scope at work. Still trying to settle in to this role of having to talk (email) to random strangers, colleagues at work etc. This is just not me.  I felt so drained at the end of the day – everyday. Sigh.

I desperately need a vacation – but I can’t. I can’t really afford it when I do not know when my Dad will have to be hospitalized again, and whether we will be slapped with another 3k bill again.  My mom has all the money but she refused to pay a single cent.

All these have been affecting my sleep lately… I could be sleepless one night, only to be extremely tired the other day and finally managed to sleep properly.  It’s just a vicious cycle at this point.  I’m just so tired mentally…