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Showing posts from May, 2020

Internet Connectivity in the Age of Covid-19

Source: Bella The Brave on Unsplash In living the life of a Covid-19 Lockdown, it seems that the Internet is now not just a luxury. It's almost a necessity. 53% of Americans Say the Internet Has Been Essential During the COVID-19 Outbreak and a large number of people from the lower-income group are worried about the digital divide and digital homework gap. Whatever 'homework gap' means. We're now talking, working, doing homework, learning, watching, looking for references, read the news, shop, compare prices (...) all completely online. Honestly, I can't imagine life without it right now. I'll admit this much. Before this, I tune out of the internet. There are deep, dark moments when I feel like slamming my head onto my keyboard really hard and just chucking my smartphone out of the window, Instead, I settle for merely silencing it or just putting it out of sight. For some peace of mind, you know. This has earned me the ire of my family members

Cooking Video: Chicken Breast Stew with Tofu and Bean Sprouts

I've honestly been cooking so much at home that I have exhausted all avenues for inspiration. Books, apps, websites, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube videos...everything. On Monday, I threw something together which turned out perfectly fine...which meant nobody complained. Today, I, once again, threw something together based on what was in the fridge, pantry, and what I bought yesterday from the grocery store and came up with a one-pot-solution dinner. Maybe my kids are just angels, so, no complaints still! I am currently experimenting with some video editing software and apps for work as well as some graphics stuff, so, I thought I might as well give filming the cooking thing a go. This is what I figured out - you need bloody good lighting, a good camera and a sidekick. It's hard because I can't cook and film at the same time. It boggles me how those YouTube people manages to do it all the time! Do these camera people get paid or something? Anyway, here's

HairCut and America

Source: Joshua Tan That's it. I've taken the plunge and cut my own hair. All I know is that I need to get my hair out of my face and I can't take a decent photo regardless of how many times I wash and dry-style my hair. Not that I am going to be meeting anyone any time soon, but was making me feel like shite. I was watching out for news about hair salons opening around my nook but NOPE, it was a fruitless scavenger hunt. The chances are slim. Do I look great? Am I going to be Instagramming or YouTubing it? HAHAHAHA... don't hold your breath .  I look fine  (as far as my low standards are concerned) from the front but I 't have no indication about what looks like on the back. As long as no hairstylist gets to run his/her comb through my hair, it'll do. All I know is that my head is lighter and I don't have annoying strays sticking into my eyes or nose. Am I going to attempt cutting my kids' hair ? I don't know.  It's

Testing SurveyMonkey

Testing this quiz maker out. All those bullshit ads out there on #Google that pops up when you type free quiz maker are not free...least of all SurveyMonkey and PollDaddy which used to be free. Now, they make you pay through your nose for simple quizzes. We're not major league players, mind you. Create your own user feedback survey

Online, Listening, Sale, Management, TikTok, and Gwyneth Paltrow's Kid

Source: Sergey Shmidt on Unsplash Well....a little update then. I know that came out of nowhere but since we're all in lockdown, things pounce on us for no reason all the time. So, we better get used to this, anyway, right? I've just updated my website with a new article, Becoming Awesome at Copywriting: Differentiating Digital Content Writing from Copywriting  while listening to this, At The Beginning by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis on . No, I am not an exceptional copywriter or content writer. Despite the years of writing under me, I dare not say I am anything exceptional because the goal posts keep moving. I stand by my mantra of ' The day you think you know everything is the day you'll learn that everything was BS ." I've also gotten quite a number of questions on both Quora and Linkedin about how to get a business online, so I published this article: Here’s How to Get into eCommerce and Sell Products Online . And while I was

Update: May 2nd, 2020 was announced yesterday that things will be easing up a little bit over here in Malaysia when it comes to the Covid-19 lockdown. We don't know what the situation's going to be like because...we don't really know how to be human anymore. #lol There's been some arguments floating around on the Internet. Some are 'for' the lifting of the Movement Control Order while others...not so much. For : Because we've been locked-up long enough at home and we've GOT to resume life somehow. Things have been at a standstill and it's about time 7-11 returns to being a 24-hours convenience store, for Crissakes. At some point in time, before there is a vaccine, we have to be uncuffed. It feels like being locked up against our will, in all honesty. Come on, don't lie. You feel it too. Against : If things go South again, we're back to square one. Considering the fact that the end of the fasting month is coming right up, I am not so sure, liftin