Hi everyone, it's has been long since I posted here. In fact, I've brought down my website a few times due to some technical issues with the coding. I managed to fix it, but I didn't post anything.
It is 0043 right now, just past midnight. I can't sleep so I'm typing this post as I slowly fall into my slumber.
I'm back as a cadet in the specialist cadet school. I met a lot of new friends, and I'm glad they welcomed me into their family with open arms. I initially thought I might be outcasted by them as I do not know them at all. I also met a few secondary school friends, poly friends, etc. It's just incredible to be back at SCS.
Throughout these few days, weeks and even months. I've thought through and I think I finally found out the reason for my 'behavior'. I will be working to correct and improve myself to become a better person. Meanwhile, I'm drowning myself in music to keep myself sane while I work my way out of it. The first three weeks of my life here at SCS will see myself having my weekends burned. Therefore, I only have like a day back at home every week to rest and to do my own things. I'm seeing to properly manage and plan my time during weekends so I won't waste my weekends. The good news is that I will have 6 days off day during the Chinese new year week. I will be going to field camp in Tekong on the 4th week. Time flies, it's already 7 months (or even a few years?)
Trust takes a long time to build, but just a moment to destroy. Many things happened, and it brought and forced myself to see who are my true friends. True friends that will stay by me in times of need. I'm fortunate to have a few of them in my life.
If you ask me what's going through my mind right now. I would say, the time has come. It is now your group, your clique, and my group, my clique. Two completely separate groups, walking towards opposite direction. It is not unexpected though, just didn't expect it to happen so early.
I'm a person who value consistency, I don't like to change often unless I'm forced to change. I can easily both sides of the story without much problem. I can see through your mood in one look. I can know whether you are feeling happy today or not, easily. Sadly, such skills only work with others. How I wish I understand myself better, knowing exactly what I want. How I wish I could be more persistent. How I wish I could persevere longer.
People come and go, and I have to accept it. Only the truest stay. Everyone is in your life for a reason. After they have served their purpose, they will disappear and leave.
I will keep those true to me close to my heart and try to 'extend' your expiry date with me. Goodnight!
As always, take care and I'll see you soon.
I'm lazy to type this text. Please login if you want to read. That's it.
Signing off @ 2333 hours
As always, take care and I'll see you soon
This is the review of the Mi Band from Xiaomi. Before I start, I wish to inform that I've been using the Mi Band from the 20th December 2014 till 11th January 2015 (today). Mi Band is a fitness tracker from Xiaomi that cost only SGD$19.99 from the official Xiaomi website. It is a band that you wear on your left/right wrist like a watch.(or even neck?) Currently, it has the ability to track your day activities and sleep.
If you are too lazy to read the specs printed at the back of the box, here you go.
The tracker itself is removable from the strap. Tracker feels solid and sturdy as it is made with 100% magnesium alloy. The front of the tracker itself are 3 multicolored LEDs that you can configure using the Mi Band app that's available on the Google Play Store. Overall, wearing the Mi Band is comfortable and extremely light. You will almost forget that you are wearing it. Nonetheless, you should take your Mi Band off and wash from time to time as dirt can get stuck around the band. This problem isn't just specific to the Mi Band, in fact it happens to all watches you might wear. Washing will make sure that the dirt will not cause any skin irritation that might happen for people with sensitive skin.
Next, let's move on to the Mi Band app...
Now, you must be thinking hard about why do I have only one entry recorded in the app. That brings me to my gripe with the Mi Band. The Mi Band app 'deletes' your detailed activity record for the day at midnight. It is possible to view your activity records for the past few days but you lose the ability to view it in detail.
You can clearly see that the app provides a summarized view of your past days, without giving the user the ability to view activities in detail. In detail I mean being able to view stats for a particular day, eg. The amount of steps I took for that day at 2pm? (or insert any random time here). I should say that the activity tracking was rather accurate according to my tests, and sleep tracking works quite well too. Sleep tracking works automatically and there isn't a button to click before you go to sleep like other fitness tracker.
Typical things you would expect from a fitness tracker. Find band allows you to vibrate your band, hopefully helping you to find your band. You can configure Mi Band's light color (Blue, Orange, Green or Red). Incoming call feature will vibrate your Mi Band after a specified duration upon receiving a call. The Mi Band app is quite badly translated and some description just doesn't make any sense. The "Vibrate band when a you receive a notification" is actually the Mi Band app displaying notification on your phone upon any notification from the band. Others reading the description might think that the feature is to vibrate the Mi Band whenever you receive a notification on your phone. At least that was what I thought initially... :(
The alarm feature is either a hit or miss. I won't consider myself a heavy sleeper but the Mi Band vibrating on my wrist simply isn't enough to wake me up.
Lastly, the battery life for the Mi Band is INCREDIBLE! Xiaomi advertised that the Mi Band will provide 30 days of battery life before needing a recharge. From my own testing and normal usage, 8 days of using the Mi Band drained about 13% battery. Let's do some math...
13% battery > 8 days of usage
100% battery > (8/13)*100 = ~ 61 days?
That's some amazing battery life taking into account that most fitness tracker don't even have enough battery capacity to last a week.
Conclusion: The Mi Band is a ridiculously good buy at just SGD$19.99. The hardware is good and is only limited by the sub-par software. I hope these issues will eventually get resolved one way or another via a software update/or even a firmware update to the Mi Band itself. At that price point, users can definitely try out the whole fitness tracking experience without breaking the bank, and to also decide for themselves whether this product category will work for them. I will definitely be updating this review if there are any updates to the Mi Band that will affect my experience using it on a daily basis.
As always, take care and I'll see you soon.
I went back to camp yesterday morning after a long long week of break. It is 1am right now and I cannot sleep. I don't feel tired because I've been napping the entire afternoon. Played countless amount of games on my phone trying to distract myself to sleep. Counting sheeps doesn't work. I'm left alone in the middle of the night. With no one to accompany me, I texted my buddy. Luckily, he wasn't asleep yet. We chatted a bit before he went to sleep. Here I am typing this post, with completely no intention as to what to write.
Extreme boredom have been bothering me recently. Gone are the days when I almost always have someone to talk to. Considering that I'm in camp, there isn't much I can do too. All of my bunk mates are already asleep. Went downstairs to buy a bottle of ice lemon tea. I went through my secondary school MSN chat log. At that time, all my friends will always sign into MSN to chat whenever their computer is on. Now, there isn't any way for me to have a list of friends that are available to chat with.
I remember myself posting to Twitter a few years ago, telling my followers that I'm bored and have nothing to do. One of my friends replied to my tweet saying that I should really find something to do. I have no idea why but it affected me. It gave me a feeling that others can utilise their time much more efficiently than myself.
I miss studying. I miss going to school. At least studying kept me occupied most of the time for the past few years. I talk to a lot of my bunk mates but none of them actually felt close compared to BMT.
I feel alone... I feel that I have only myself to depend on... Hais, I should stop thinking too much and try to go to sleep. Goodnight people!
As always, take care and I'll see you soon.
A somewhat late Happy New Year to all the readers of my blog! I wish that this New Year will be yet another exciting year for myself and all of you out there. This blog will also continue operating for the entire 2015 at least, so always check back for new content. Since I've not posted here for quite some time, I hope this post would be a relatively long one...
Above are just a few pictures I took before Christmas. I know I'm slow to upload the images...
I've spent quite a lot of money recently.
Just to list a few
Mi Band, Mi In-ear headphones in Silver, SSK 32GB USB3.0 & Micro USB drive, CK wallet, Comply foam tips (T-400 and TX-400), Android apps/games (Titanium Backup PRO key, MX Player Pro, The World II Hunting BOSS, Terraria, System Monitor, Riptide GP2, Minuum Keyboard and Remove ads IAP by AppDeals), Digital Timer for my room and more Speedy Micro USB cables.
I'll do a write up on those more significant ones like the Mi Band soon. I've been wearing the Mi Band for over 15 days. Be sure to check back soon! I'm also more active on Twitter than on any other social media platforms, so please be sure to follow me on Twitter @stevenchingch
Just some of my Twitter retweets...
Have you ever thought you meant a lot to someone and then you find out that you're just one person out of so many others that they talk to, and compared to the way they talk to the other people, you're really just nothing?
Psychology says, seeing your closest friend change isn't what hurts, remembering who they were is the most painful.
You could respond every 15 hours and I'll still respond in a minute. Lol. I hate me...
It is 2:46am right now and I have to report to camp early in the morning. I also heard that tomorrow is the first day of school for many. I hope public transport wouldn't be too crowded...
As always, take care and I'll see you soon :)
Updated: 12 March 2021
Dazhong Primary School
Bukit View Secondary School
(Diploma in Computer Engineering)
University of Wollongong
(Bachelor of Computer Science - Digital System Security with Distinction)