Chinese New Year

Well this is one of the hectic Chinese New Year I’ve ever been, or so. I think rebel teenage year would be much more hectic, but now, I do not have the stamina for such trips and days for holidays.

Yes, it is just a holiday for an adult.

Phuket, Thailand 2019

First, we went to Phuket for a quick getaway. After wife nagging me for not travelling for years after our son’s birthday.

Kuching, Sarawak 2019

After Phuket trip, a one day rest at home and we went to Kuching for another quick getaway. Well, it was impromptu actually, we didn’t plan to go to Kuching after the Phuket trip. But mom called, all sibling going to Kuching this year, so I guess a family gathering should be in the card.

The bad news is, the MacBook is acting up again. I know, what a little thot! This time the battery warning came out, and while I tried to do an SMC reset, it refused to boot up. It’s lay in the hotel room for the whole Kuching trip and I’m working on an iPad.

Everything is offensive nowadays

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Yes, everything is offensive. Every single word is offensive as well. Nowadays, people learning too many words and putting too much emotion on wording.

Try those common swear word, or any swear words and everyone getting offended.

I grew up in a household that speaks swear word. As you know, these words are enhancing wording to help emphasize a certain situation. So we all know it’s just word to help the sentence. What is the big deal of it? The whole family speaks about it.

Now? Because we keep those words aside for far too long, when you use one of those words, people get offended. Remember:

Sticks and stones may break my bones. But words can never hurt me.

Learn to use that shit!

Having an online shop isn’t always easy

Having an online shop isn’t always easy

Yup, we all heard the story about how digital nomad was cool and work everywhere, anywhere, any time and of course every time.

It sounds cool when one can work at Starbucks, but it’s not that cool if you think about it from another perspective.

First of all, there is no holiday. I already forgot how to enjoy a holiday. Note that I have been freelancing and has never really gone out of work (touch wood, it never going to happen), so I have been constantly working all the time.

25th December is the big holiday, I dare say almost all countries are having a day off, but not online shop owner, like myself and my wife. The next 6 days aren’t short of work either.

It’s not exactly an easy job to trade for flexible time. Sometimes, a 9 to 5 job sounds great for me.

Possible WordPress features

Possible WordPress features

Kristian Strand

One feature I am keen about to add into WordPress is the typography. Font or typeface is something everyone going to want to change, and it should be within WordPress just like how menu feature (although fork from WooTheme) in today in WordPress.

WordPress can easily alter the body class to change background colour and image, why can’t it change font family too? I don’t see why it is not possible.

With the recent development of WordPress, it seems they are now changing from a content management system to an entire website builder – Gutenberg. I know, it may seem a bit ambitious to say so, but that should be the direction WordPress is working on.

Note that Gutenberg too does not have typography customization, and if and when WordPress is about to implement it, why not in the system itself instead of just within Gutenberg.

We see how customizer comes to live and everyone seems to be getting used to it, then comes the logo (although fork from Jetpack), favicon and why is it not typography!?

Retire young

At least this video is honest. Save, save, save and more save to have enough for retirement, and if you’re lucky and “hardworking”, you eventually get to retire younger.

One more thing in the video, the compound interest thingy. Used to be very technical financial word for me until I learn more about it, make sense.

Using the old saying from Gandhi (surprisingly still work for today): Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

We all consuming electronic good more than anything else, that’s the reason we cannot retire young. Not only that, we prefer to pamper ourselves as soon as possible than later or slower.