Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Lunch

As always, lunch at lelepot was satisfying.
By the way, they started imposing GST from 6 Nov 2017.

*We ordered beef set $8.80 each + concubine abalone slices $5 & ayataka $1.05 each (O.P $1.5) Total spending ====> $26.40

3CE Mood Recipe Matt Lip Colour #115

Sixty bought me this lipstick when she went Korea in Oct 2016. I finally tried it.

I love the colour and the matte look. It has a creamy feel on the lips without any drying effect which I used to have the notion, matte = drying.

Smell of lip colour is pretty light...almost bordering on none.

Feeling happy feeling pretty.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sharing my M1 FoneCare+ experience

My love-hate relationship with my Samsung S8!

So i like the flexibility of Android phones...on how its easy to use, akin to a mini-computer. Plus i love google and seeing how the apps fit in nicely into this little gadget....etc

But i am upset with the quality of the so-called gorilla screen? Just irks me that as phone prices goes up, with advancement of technology....yet why is the phone quality not improving to match expectations?

So my previous Samsung S6 screen cracked (for quite a while) so thats why i excitedly got my hands on S8 once the 2 years contract was up. At the M1 shop, the staff recommended FoneCare+ plan as well...which is some monthly fees of rounded up $8 as insurance coverage for the phone and this plan can be terminated at any point of time.

What i was told - If phone screen cracks, then can request for SWAP as 1 for 1...brand new phone. Pay a fee. Convenience...plus worth it since phone replacement will be expensive. Sales guy also said their coverage is better than getting Samsung concierge. So ok, i agreed.

I went on to buy a Samsung phone cover from Challenger...some $68! And heck, just 2 days later, i found a scratch on the top right of my phone! Darn...no idea how that came about......suspecting a run-in of the phone and my house keys. Anyway, needless to say...i was super upset at the discovery.

Just 2 weeks ago, i saw another scratch but now at the bottom of the phone. Not sure how that came about but say, maybe caused from drop at home. Then i thought, nevermind...let me just live with it for now.

3 days ago....whilst out, Kate didnt stand still and her bag accidentally hit my hand causing the phone to fall off screen down onto the asphalt concrete! I literally died...the top past of the phone chipped into tiny glasses and there were huge crack lines across the upper part of the phone!!!! The unavoidable finally happened....and mine you, the phone was less than 3 months old! Well...i am also to be blamed for procrastinating on sticking the screen protector but never got around to doing it.

M1 FoneCare + Tel: 800-852-3098
To cut the story short, the whole process would be:
1. Call to log in service request. Staff would verify your ID, phone IMEI
2. I confirmed for SWAP and was told that the same model (either new or refurbished) would be exchanged. Upon hearing refurbished....i got uncomfortable....i said, the sales guy at the M1 shop told me it would be a new phone!!! To which, the staff over the line said, "oh they are from another department. They are not aware, you could be receiving a refurbished phone. We also dont know." Exasperated....but no other choice anyway.
3. Then i gave him my credit card details for the payment of $125 to be charged.
4. Was told that the delivery would be made within the next 4 hours upon his submission of my request.
5. True enough, my request was logged at 9.30am.....at 1pm, i received a call from courier saying that she was at UBI, picking up my item and would be headed my way. At 1.30pm, we met. Twas a little funny as well....because i wasnt expecting a UBER-EATS delivery driver :)
6. So really, there werent enough time at all to allow for tranfers between the phones. She verified my details then proceeded to whip out a FONECARE box bearing just the phone in it....and i quickly reset my phone to factory default. She helped me to remove my SIM & storage card, whilst i checked the phone for any aesthetic issues then i signed on the form, she sealed my old phone, i signed over the sealed package....and she is off!

Backing-UP
I was quite put off that i wouldnt be able to launch the Smart-Switch app like how i did for my previous restore. Nevertheless, on the bright side, i backed-up whatever possible to (1) Samsung Cloud and as for my pics, those were already synced to (2) Google account, along with calendar, app, chrome, contacts. Restoring to the new phone is still an ongoing process at about 2.5hrs now.....cross fingers that my playlist will be there :)

Next to-do list.......get screen protector.......need new sturdy all round protection phone cover????

Update as of 9 Nov 2017
So the phone is just days away from being 2 months old.....but guess what? There's something wrong with it again!!!!!

I am still using the original Samsung flip cover...which turns out to be quite a lousy protector......pffft....some $68 rubbbish. Then from an $18 filmsy tempered glass protector, i upgraded to a $53 better quality (higher sensitivity to touch) tempered screen protector from Japan.....but that cracked exactly 1 week later! My fault; Last week, brought kids to play slides at admiralty park and took phone out not realising that i didnt zip up the phone pouch so the S8 landed on hard ground :( bloody upset......thats how the expensive protector cracked! (and i later discovered a slight scratch on the top side of the phone)

Then just a few days before the above, i discovered that the phone cant 'sing' well....it produces a cackling noise when ringing or when i use the external speakers....whats worse, it has evolved to not producing sounds now unless i do some hard pressing here and there right about 2cm above the home button area. Even so, this trick might not work all the time. I am sooooo pissed with the phone! We are just so incompatible!

(I did attempt a few other methods in the hope of restoring the sound....all didnt work and i am now contemplating if i should resort to factory reset.....argh....i cant face another 'defeat")

I called M1 FoneCare+ to confirm that the phone is under warranty and they said yes,  still within the 6 months and problems like external speaker acting up or apps shutting down by itself etc can be covered under warranty BUT, there must NOT BE ANY COSMETIC DAMAGE to the phone otherwise, no replacement can be arranged. Not even a hairline scratch! Bloody hell....so i'm pissed...this is such a penalizing kind of shit plan....i dont see how i am really benefiting!

So, my only recourse now:
1. Try factory reset?
2. Look for external party to try and repair the sound issue
3. Arrange and pay for yet another swap device but suay suay kena possibly a refurbished set?
4. Sulk, cancel this stupid monthly plan of some $8.50/month after option 3?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Le Le Pot at 58 Seng Poh Road, opposite Tiong Bahru Market

It was raining and colleagues suggested steamboat to warm the body so I tagged along as well.
Pretty decent food considering the price charged :)

$8.80 - Herbal chicken soup, beef set with tung hoon

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Bought new swimsuit

From Sun Paradise, Vivocity
O.P $135 less 10% discount = $121.50
Expensive but i hope its worth it. The design is rather flattering, especially on my flabby tummy :)



Friday, May 29, 2015

Enough of slacking

Last signed up to study for this paper in 2012...but i think I chickened out on exam day....seriously..my memory is foggy...so much so that I can't remember much of what was taught then!

Just enrolled for jul intake and I must remind myself to stay focus this time round and be determined to PASS!!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Daily Kyara - Crying face = Not pretty

Since last week, naughty Kyara has been crying practically every night.....crying is an understatement...she seemed to be screaming her lungs out..for at least 30 mins or longer each time. Without much warning, she would just launch into nonsensical crying....i would try to carry and pat her, or leave her alone on the bed, or use the cane on her when she continued to bawl...(other than stopping for brief seconds to tell me she doesnt want me to beat her with the cane) if she still didnt stop after i have counted to 3, left her standing alone....engaged her jiejie or gorgor to console her.....nothing worked.

So last night, i let her scream for really long....until she looked exhausted, still she went on relentlessly...then i plunked her back on bed and placed her small pillow over her face...trying to drown out her terribly bad-sounding cries...(the rest actually slept amidst the cacophony)....then within seconds...the crying stopped.....NOPE...she didnt die....(in case you are wondering what a bad mummy i am....it was just a small and light pillow)....she actually fell asleep.

It dawned on me that she must be really tired and sleepy but because she still wants to continue playing into the night, that must have been why she threw tantrums. Not willing to go to sleep just yet....even when the clock was showing 23:30......haiz