I am Predictably Irrational

June 16, 2009 / Opinion, Reviews / 5 Comments

I have a perpetual struggle against the word FREE. I always caution against FREE because I know it always entails some sort of cost or condition. But I still fall for it, time after time, especially when buying sanitary pads. The amount of times I have been duped into buying the wrong variety pads because…


My Valentine’s Day in Singapore

February 18, 2009 / Culture, Daily Life, Reviews / 8 Comments

With my boyfriend still in Canada, I spent my Valentine’s day with a friend this year. We went to some nice places, bought some clothes, and had an mini adventure of sorts. Food For Thought Our first stop was the Food for Thought. It’s not everyday you can walk into a quaint IKEA-laden store that…


TopHostingCenter Review – After 1 Year of Service

January 7, 2009 / Reviews / 25 Comments

It’s been a year since I’ve hosted with TopHostingCenter, so I guess it’s time for an updated review, since web hosting services commonly fail to provide good service after a year, due to over overselling, and overworked employees. For those who are new to Nanyate?!, here’s some background info: In December 2007, I took a…


Thank You Apple!

December 19, 2008 / Opinion, Reviews, Technology / 20 Comments

Whoa! I didn’t expect the sudden influx of questions and concerns from my anger-filled post about my melted magsafe adapter! Anyway, I’d like to take this opportunity to answer all your questions for everyone’s future reference so you all don’t have to trudge through hell for a simple adapter replacement. 1: What’s the update? After…


My Macbook Adaptor Melted!

December 15, 2008 / Reviews, Technology / 33 Comments

UPDATE (Dec 19): Apple Tech Support have replaced it free of charge. Read this entry for details. And the Apple dealers (since there is no Apple Store in Singapore) are making me pay 180$ for it because I don’t live in the US, where Apple users that face the same problem are given a free…


How to Become Successful: 10,000 hours

Yes, that’s right. A portion to success in anything is to clock 10,000 hours, 417 full days into whatever you do. Or so claims Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink“, in his latest book “Outliers“. After interviewing many extraordinary people like Bill Gates and the Beatles, he comes to the conclusion that one important component of…


Dear Delifrance Singapore…

November 17, 2008 / Daily Life, Reviews / 6 Comments

Dear Delifrance, Last week, your Egg D’vine sandwich declared war on me. The sandwich suffered severe casualties with its innards splattered everywhere – the table, the wall and even on my face. This war could have been easily avoided, if only you had a better understanding of knife politics. I ordered a baguette with egg…