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List of things to work on (Technology | Business | Personal) – 27th Jan 2023

It’s back to media publishing work on Friday 27th January 2023 after a short 6 days of Chinese Lunar New Year 2023 break that started on 21st January, the Eve of Chinese New Year 2023. For this year, I decided that I am not rushing back into just publishing content or media news coverage in photography, camera, travel, tourism and hospitality industries. I have to plan and prioritise the business side of things and content creation side of things. Here are my list of things to work on (Technology | Business | Personal) – 27th January 2023.

January 2023 started on a pretty hectic pace with Lunar New Year just 3 weeks from New Year and 4 weeks from Christmas 2022 and my birthday falling on the 2nd week of January 2023 (I kind of took a week’s break unknowingly from publishing work). Now is the time to kickstart FY2023 on a proper and formal basis.

Technology and Business

Media News Coverage

I would continue with CES 2023 technology news coverage, scheduling them into the rest of my ongoing technology and business media news coverage, review articles, special theme topics that I might work with news agencies and call for media pitch.

Media Events Coverage

If I do get invited to attend technology media events, I would try my best and usually publish media news coverage. Since I am not a first tier media, I am also not in every brand’s directory of media listings, I would have lesser technology media events to cover.

Technology Writing and Reviews

There are a number of topics of interest on my radar, they are as follows:

  • Sustainability
  • Future of work and hybrid
  • Start ups
  • AI and its impacts
  • Thought leadership on business and technology areas of interests

There are a few technology review backlogs that I would need to get it completed first before deciding on the next batch/genre of gadgets for review, matching the brands/agencies expectations and sometimes demands before deciding whether I should take it on.

Digital Marketing/Social Media Marketing

For this sector, I didn’t start off and do well in 2022. I am learning from the mistakes made there and hope they would help me better prepare for future digital marketing/social media marketing work.

I am going to make mistakes like any human being, I would continue to strive and improve in this journey and space.

Personal

At this point in time, there’s nothing exciting nor happening things. I am continuing to keep a low profile and avoid getting myself into any dramas or falling down into rabbit holes (fittingly suitable in the Year of the Rabbit).

My Instagram stories might show otherwise, yet it actually doesn’t show you much of my life and what I am doing.

Once a while, I might share some personal thoughts and views on world situations, interesting matters or observations, or some personal rantings/updates.

List of things to work on (Photography and Travel)

It’s more than just my list of things to work on listed above, I also have my TGH Photography  business and TGH Photography and Travel portal/blog to manage and work on. Just like this article post, I also have a list of things to work on (Photography and Travel) after my CNY 2023 festive break.

Working in phases/small steps

On top of finding new business/assignments/projects, I have my content creation and writing to handle as well. I am going to start working in phases/small steps, clearing and finishing my things to do and goals.

I shared quite a bit of updates and things to do here for my photography and travel segments. Sometimes I wonder how many people (whether you are in PR, agencies, from the brands or my friends) would read my article and what I shared, in a social media world filled with videos on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram Reels, as well as populated with photos on other social media platforms and chat apps?

Happy Chinese New Year 2023!

Goodbye Year of the Tiger, welcome Year of the Rabbit! First and foremost, wishing all a Happy Chinese New Year (CNY) 2023! We welcome Year of the Rabbit on Sunday 22nd January 2023.

I wish everyone would have a good time with their family, relatives and loved ones during this Lunar New Year festive period of reunions and gatherings, especially for those working or living overseas and traveling back to their home town for LNY celebrations. Have a good festive rest break too if you can.

I haven’t been taking photos of CNY 2023 around Singapore, therefore for my Happy Chinese New Year 2023 post, I am using old photos that I shot a few years back.

For this CNY 2023, my reunions are not that big and not that many as well. Personally, I would love to go for reunions with my extended family in Malaysia, I have to make time for more visits beyond CNY festive period as well. While I may not show or share my CNY / LNY reunions/gatherings photos, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the time spent together catching up with my extended family.

May the Year of the Rabbit be a good year for you and your family, wishing all great health, peace and safety, great wealth, prosperity and full of abundance. To all those running a business, may this year be a prosperous year for you.

Once again, wishing all a Happy Chinese New Year 2023!

On a media publishing break for Chinese New Year 2023 (Technology | Business | Personal)

Today is Saturday 21st January 2023, it is Chinese New Year (CNY) 2023 Eve. I would like to update that I am on a media publishing break (Technology | Business | Personal) for Lunar New Year (LNY) 2023. I usually take a few days off during the CNY festive period starting from CNY Eve to CNY Day 3 or 4. For 2023, I am taking a break from CNY Eve to CNY Day 4. I am back to business/work/writer mode on CNY Day 5 (26th January 2023).

During this CNY 2023 festive period, while I am on a media publishing break, I am still working in some form/capacity, at a slower pace and reduced capacity during this short CNY festive break, from writing down notes and points for my technology topics articles, consolidating and scheduling my technology media coverage news, catching up on my technology review backlogs.

Sharing Chinese New Year shopping deals and promotions that you can take a look at if you are still planning to upgrade or add on new home and/or kitchen appliances/gadgets or decorating your home with cute anime figurines!

Anyway, I reckon most people would be too busy with CNY 2023 spring cleaning, preparations, followed by CNY festivities, reunions, gatherings and eating, thus they won’t be too interested into what I am writing here, neither am I a first tier media and don’t need to do too much media monitoring.

Have a wonderful Chinese New Year festive gathering with your family and loved ones! Wishing you a Chinese New Year 2023 in advance!

SHARP New Year Sale 2023 (Till 3rd February)

Chinese New Year (CNY) 2023 is just round the corner, it’s starting on Sunday 22nd January 2023. This would be a busy time with spring cleaning, buying goodies for your CNY reunions, gatherings and celebrations. If you haven’t bought your new home or kitchen appliances/gadgets for your home yet, don’t worry! Sharp’s New Year Sale 2023 is here (till 3rd February)!

Shoppers rejoice! You can enjoy exciting deals for selected products such as the SHARP 4K AQUOS TVs, Washers, Dryers, Fridge, Air Purifier and Microwave Oven! Buy 1 Free 1 promotions for selected items are also exclusively available for this ongoing sale!

SHARP 4K AQUOS TVs (Panels Made in Japan)

SHARP is the No. 1 TV Brand in Japan, its 4K AQUOS TVs come with 7 enhancements that includes 4K up-converter, digital noise reduction, colour optimiser, 6 axis colour management, 4K HDR and comfort mode. 4K TVs have become a preferred choice among buyers as more 4K movies and shows are available in ultra-high definition. Its resolution and cutting-edge image processing technology are able to produce more precise and stunning 4K images. The result is an astonishing clarity that brings all pictures to life.

4K TV Promotion:

  • Enjoy up to $170 off selected SHARP TVs
  • Free SHARP 32” HD TV (2T-C32BD1X) with purchase of selected SHARP TVs

SHARP Multi Door / Side by Side Refrigerator

Trusted by users worldwide, 100 million units of SHARP’s products with Plasmacluster Technology have been sold worldwide. SHARP’s Plasmacluster Technology is a world-renowned technology that eliminates 99% airborne bacteria and 97% airborne mould in the refrigerator. Placed at the top interior of the fridge, ions are released to protect your foods from contamination and keep them fresh for longer.

Promotion:

  • Enjoy up to $400 off selected SHARP Refrigerators
  • Free SHARP Air purifier (FP-J30E-A) or SHARP Plasmacluster Ion Hair dryer (IB-JX9KE-N) with purchase of selected SHARP Refrigerators

SHARP Front Load Washer / Dryer

SHARP Washer is equipped with J-Tech Inverter Technology, which comes with a steam care function. It removes allergen, comes in a guided control panel with 10 different programs. With a Water Efficiency Rating of 4 Ticks, this washer is also able to take up a load of 10.5kg!

SHARP Dryers comes in a stunning, sleek design front load drying with glass touch panel to reflect your exclusive lifestyle. Other than being elegant and durable, it also provides an express 34 minutes tumble dry mode, which comes in 15 different programs. With a delicate wave cabinet, it also comes with Energy Efficiency Rating of 5 Ticks!

Promotion:

  • Enjoy up to $140 off selected Washers/Dryers
  • Free SHARP Plasmacluster Ion Electric Stand Fan (PJ-IGS16M(WH)) with purchase of selected SHARP Washers
  • Purchase selected SHARP Dryers to enjoy complimentary Premium Stacking Kit & Basic Installation with selected existing SHARP Front-Load Washer
  • Purchase selected SHARP Dryers and receive complimentary Universal Stacking Kit to pair with non-SHARP Front-Load Washer

SHARP Plasmacluster Air Dehumidifier

Sharp’s air dehumidifiers are equipped with their revolutionary Plasmacluster Ions. Plasmacluster technology generates and emits the same positive and negative ions that occur in nature. Dehumidifying maintains ideal humidity levels by removing excess water content in the air. It eliminates the musty odour and prevents the growth of mildew or molds. In addition, it also can dehumidify and deodorise the laundry with rapid action.

Promotion:

  • Enjoy up to $140 off selected Sharp Air Dehumidifier
  • Free SHARP Plasmacluster Air purifier (FP-J30E-B) with purchase of selected SHARP Plasmacluster Air Dehumidifier

SHARP Donabe Microwave Oven

Designed with a flat and wide table design, the Donabe Oven is the modern-day cook’s cheat sheet to delicious, wholesome meals prepared in a matter of minutes. It not only heats food up effectively, but it also manages quick and easy auto cooking with 26 auto cooking menus. Enjoy fuss-free meal preps with 26 pre-programmed cooking menus to whip up your favourite dishes, featuring seven rice functions to cook rice and six features to cook a variety of vegetable, pasta and stew dishes with speed and ease. Its multiple power settings also mean you can control the amount of energy and time required to defrost, reheat and cook your food.

Promotion:

  • Enjoy $30 off SHARP Donabe Microwave Oven
  • Free SHARP Air purifier (FP-J30E-B) with purchase of SHARP Donabe Microwave Oven
  • Promotion Period: 6 January 2023 to 3 February 2023. While stocks last.
  • Redemption Period: 1 February 2023 till 2 April 2023.
  • You may find redemption form here: https://bit.ly/SHARP_RF21A

For more information on SHARP New Year Sale 2023

For more information on SHARP New Year Sale 2023, you can simply visit SHARP official online stores: Shopee, Lazada, Qoo10 and authorized retailers’ stores.

Wishing all a Happy Chinese New Year 2023! Happy New Year and Chinese New Year Shopping with Sharp!

* Information and pictures courtesy of SHARP and Brand Cellar *

8th Xiaomi Authorised Store Opens at Jurong Point (and Smart Cooking Robot Preview)

Xiaomi opens its 8th Xiaomi Authorised Store at Jurong Point, the lucky number number 8th store on 14th January 2023, one week leading up to Chinese New Year that begins on Sunday 22nd January 2023. It’s an auspicious time for you to visit the lucky no.8 Xiaomi Authorised Store for your Chinese New Year 2023 shopping to transform your home ready (into a smart home with lots of fun and entertainment) to usher in the Year of the Rabbit. When you are shopping at Xiaomi Authorised Store at Jurong Point, remember to check out the Xiaomi Smart Cooking Robot!

What can you expect and discover at the 8th Xiaomi Authorised Store at Jurong Point, the largest suburban shopping mall in Singapore? Consumers can enjoy an in-store experience of an extensive array of AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) products and accompanying accessories. Xiaomi’s latest smartphones, which also connect customers to its ecosystem of smart home and lifestyle products, will be available in the store too.

Nicolas Shi, Country Manager of Xiaomi for Singapore and Malaysia shares, “We’re excited to start the year with good news and new beginnings! Xiaomi Singapore is committed to growing our presence and bringing our latest technologies and AIoT products closer to you. By opening our latest store in Jurong Point, our Xiaomi Fans and consumers will be able to choose, pair up, and experience these products. As always, we have lined up a series of attractive deals as well, and wish everyone prosperity, health as we celebrate the upcoming festive Chinese New Year week ?-gether (together). ”

MasterChef Winner demonstrates Xiaomi latest Smart Cooking Robot

MasterChef Season 3 Winner Jonathan Chew demonstrates Xiaomi latest Smart Cooking Robot at the authorised store official opening celebrations. He demonstrated his baking specialities in desserts.

This latest Smart Cooking Robot by Xiaomi caught my attention during the 8th Authorised Store official opening event, capturing MasterChef S3 winner Jonathan in action during the Smart Cooking Robot demonstration with my camera.

For those into cooking, whether it’s cooking your family or for your cooking passion, do check out Xiaomi latest Smart Cooking Robot, this is slated to officially launch in Singapore in 2023. Stay tuned for this announcement!

This is also the first time the cooking robot is showcased in a Xiaomi Authorised Store, and limited quantities will be available for sale in the store at $1,599.

Johnathan is a Dentistry student who emerged winner in the MasterChef Singapore’s third season, which was completed in July 2022. The self-taught chef is especially known for his expertise in desserts and pastry creations.

Xiaomi Chinese New Year 2023 Promotions (14th Jan – 5th Feb)

Time to usher in auspicious beginnings in the Year of the Rabbit with Xiaomi Chinese New Year 2023 Promotions from 14th January 2023 to 5th February 2023. Enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions islandwide when you purchase selected Xiaomi products from Authorised Xiaomi Stores.

Purchase selected Xiaomi smartphones (Redmi Note 11 Pro 5g, Redmi 10C, Redmi A1, Xiaomi 12 series and Xiaomi 12T series) to stand a chance to win up to $888 vouchers that can be redeemed in the Xiaomi Authorised Stores. Simply follow the steps below to participate:

  1. Purchase any of the selected Xiaomi smartphones (Redmi Note 11 Pro 5g, Redmi 10C, Redmi A1, Xiaomi 12 series and Xiaomi 12T series). Follow Xiaomi Singapore Facebook page.
  2. Post a picture of your best Chinese New Year moments with your Xiaomi Smartphone (with your watermark turned on via the camera settings)
  3. Include #XiaomiSingapore #ChineseNewYearXiaomi in your caption with posting set to public
  4. Gear up for the winner announcement on February 28, 2023 on Xiaomi Singapore’s official Facebook Page

*Original receipt is required upon claiming the prize. Chances will be forfeited if without original receipt. Terms and conditions apply.

Highlights of AIoT promotions include:

  • Purchase the Xiaomi TV A2 4K 58” at $688 (RRP: $999).
  • Purchase the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 EU at $318 (RRP:$399).

Check out other Xiaomi Chinese New Year 2023 Promotions below!

For more information on Xiaomi Authorised Store at Jurong Point

Address: 63 Jurong West Central 3, #B1-16/17, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648331

Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays 11am – 9pm

If you like to keep up to date with Xiaomi latest news, updates and promotions, stay connected through Xiaomi’s Facebook and Instagram.

** Information and pictures courtesy of Xiaomi and APRW **

Hoppy New Year with Miffy at Frasers Property Malls!

Chinese New Year 2023 is just round the corner, we are ushering in the Year of the Rabbit on Sunday 22nd January 2023! As we are preparing to celebrate a Happy Lunar New Year of the Rabbit, you can welcome a Hoppy New Year with Miffy at Frasers Property Malls! Taking place from 6th January to 5th February 2023, you can enjoy an extensive line-up of shopping rewards, handicraft workshops, contest, lucky draws, and exciting holiday treats!

Flourish in Festivities

Frasers Property Malls (1) are offering a handsome lineup of redemptions and rewards as we are preparing for the familiar traditions and rituals of Lunar New Year.

This year 2023, the Malls of Frasers Property have designed environmentally friendly, tree-free red packets for a greener Lunar New Year! Made entirely from bamboo, these vibrant and festive red packets have a significantly reduced environmental impact, while retaining the spirit of this treasured tradition.

From 6 January, spend a minimum of $68 to receive two sets of tree-free red packets! To find out more about these tree-free red packets, visit https://bit.ly/FRxCNYwithMiffy

Shoppers who use GrabPay via the FRx app, we have good news for you! Simply spend $60 with GrabPay via the FRx app to receive a $10 FRx Gift Card. If you spend $30 with PayLater by Grab via the FRx app, you will also be able to redeem a $10 FRx Gift Card.

In partnership with GrabPay, each FRx member can send Miffy eHong Baos to 2 unique recipients in a day and get to receive a $6 FRx Gift Card per day. An in-app confirmation will be sent when the $6 FRx Gift Card is successfully auto-credited to the member’s FRx e-wallet.

This way, shoppers can continue exchanging care, appreciation, and good wishes in an environmentally friendly way. So spread joy and prosperity with your friends and family sustainably throughout the festive season!

Abundance of Prosperity and Good Fortune

As you are preparing to welcome Lunar New Year 2023, shopping for your Chinese New Year goodies, you can have fun with your family and children at participating Malls of Frasers Property (2). Catch the thrilling lion, dragon, war drums, cai qing performances and the roving God of Fortune to usher in good fortune for the Chinese New Year.

Get your cameras ready for the exciting acrobatic endeavours by the lion dance troupe as they usher in good fortune and get a picture with the roving God of Fortune!

Remember this old Chinese saying, “When flowers bloom, prosperity follows.”

Across participating malls of Frasers Property, shoppers can look forward to lucky draw spins (3) and mall activities to usher in good luck and fortune! From 6 January to 5 February, shoppers get to test their skills at the time-attack game when they spend $38 in a single transaction, they get to redeem 2 game plays at the Customer Service Counter. Try to step and score 8.8888 on the timer to win exciting prizes.

Furthermore, head down to these malls (4) to get the latest updates on the zodiac this year from Fengshui World.

Let Your Inner Creativity Blossom

Looking to spruce up your home with unique handcrafted decorations? The Centrepoint, Changi City Point, and Tampines 1 are inviting shoppers to a range of handicraft workshops on weekends, starting 7 January. With a minimum spend of $10-$50, shoppers can sign up for a workshop of their choice, to make their very own MIFFY (5) coin bank, MIFFY blossom tote, DIY traditional fan, DIY pom pom rabbit, essential oil, and floral arrangement. Each workshop is limited to 1 redemption per member per day, only for the first 10 sign-ups so hurry and don’t miss out on your chance to bring home a one-of-a-kind festive décor.

Exciting activities include “HUAT A SURPRISE”, “Fortune Rewards”, “Roving God of Fortune”, “Usher in the New Year”, “Prosperity Bag” and “Doing Good This CNY”. Potential prizes include shopping vouchers, wine, red thermal bags, and surprise ang baos! To enjoy these rewards, all shoppers need to do is to scan their FRx member QR code when they spend at participating stores.

For more information on Hoppy New Year with Miffy at Frasers Property Malls!

Please visit www.FrasersExperience.com for more information on the full list of activities and rewards for shoppers at Frasers Property Malls.

Wishing you a Hoppy New Year with Miffy at Frasers Property Malls!

Notes:

(1) Participating malls include Changi City Point, Causeway Point, Century Square, Eastpoint Mall, Hougang Mall, Tampines 1, The Centrepoint, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Waterway Point, White Sands, Valley Point. 

(2) Participating malls: Changi City Point, Causeway Point, East Point Mall, Hougang Mall, NorthPoint City, Tiong Bahru Plaza and Waterway Point.

(3) Participating malls: Changi City Point, Causeway Point, Century Square and Tampines 1.

(4) Participating malls: White Sands, Tampines 1, Waterway Point, Century Square and Changi City Point.

(5) MIFFY workshops only available at The Centrepoint.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Frasers Property and Black Dot *