8 hours no tech challenge!

I would conclude that it was a fail, not because I could resist the urge to get my hands on some tech gadgets but because I couldn’t make my family “suffer” and join me in my challenge. Well, it is quite hard to close out the noise from the television or my sister playing music from her phone so in a way I had access to tech gadgets. However I was successfully in not using any of my own tech gadgets during these 8 hours. Mini success! Below is detailing how I spent the 8 hours without technology –


10am          Start of the 8 hours no tech challenge! & I was in la la land 😛

12.30pm    Prepare to go for swimming

1.30pm       Swimming at Hougang Swimming Complex (had to use some form of technology to get to the swimming complex ><)

3.30pm        Reach home (again using technology) and had lunch

4.30pm        Reading Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time

6.30pm        End of the 8 hours no tech challenge!


Well I must say I actually felt normal. No desperate need to get to my phone to read notifications or check Facebook feed. Of course I had to plan the 8 hour schedule before embarking on it. During the 8 hours, I realised that I already knew everyone’s schedule in my head so I did not need to text any one to find out who was where and whether they needed me to get any thing since I was out. However, it was a bit uncomfortable as I was not able to make last min changes to my plans if I wanted to.

Technology is a privilege given to us, and I am appreciative of the convince it provides.


6-months mark @ my first job!

Ever since I joined SICS Management Committee, I was determined to find a job (or of similar scope) to work in. Even if it is only for a short period. Thankfully I actually found one, with my school manager’s help and 4 years of “training” by SMU.

As of 3rd Feb, I have completed my 6 months probation at Agency for Integrated Care. Still pending that confirmation letter 😛 Of course it was difficult to absorb all the schemes and services AIC offers and understand the healthcare landscape when I have not really been involved in it. I think the closes I have been to healthcare was doing volunteering work at Hospice and Nursing Homes, and learning bits and bits of the operations.

It has definitely been a fun experience thus far. Serving the ageing population in Singapore, learning how “the ground” works, improving my communications skills, gaining new skills/knowledge, etc. Following close to what i believe, there is no end to learning and I should never close my doors to any opportunity to learn.

However there is bound to have some difficulties i need to face, and it might even make me want to stop learning and just cruise along. But… somehow i just can not do that and have been thinking of solutions to overcome those difficulties ~