It’s been a while

April 6, 2012 / Daily Life / 5 Comments

Hello all! It’s been a very long time since my last entry. I keep telling myself to blog but I just can’t find the energy and brain power to research and write good entries after long days at work (which also involves a lot of writing and research).

This entry is just a quick update on my life. I have more insightful, techie and opinionated entries in the pipeline. I just need to sit down and edit them. Anyway, here are my updates:

  • I’ve started learning Japanese at a school! This is the first time I’ve gone back to school after work. The experience is different. While I find it more difficult to pay attention for 3 consecutive hours, my brain is more engaged. I make much further connections and ask more pertinent questions. I would totally recommend my kids to do a gap year or two before college, after this experience. It’s really a whole new level of learning.
  • I got the new iPad thanks to the the bf! This is my first tablet. So far, it hasn’t really impressed me technologically. As an Android user, I find Apple’s need to control everything disconcerting. But it’s still too early to do a review at this point.
  • iPad
    The new iPad!
  • I went back to Malaysia! I spent most of my childhood and the last year of high school there. It was nice to meet some of my childhood friends. I feel that friendships forged during childhood have a certain quality that friendships made in adulthood don’t. There’s this bond of trust that allows you to be more of yourself. Bonds made during adulthood tend to have this undertone — that we’re mutually sussing each other out for various reasons. The idealist in me doesn’t like that feeling.
  • Hartamas in Malaysia
    An awesome cafe in Hartamas in Kuala Lumpur
  • I was featured on What Do I Live For — an inspirational blog that interviews people about their views on life and philosophy. Check out my entry here.

Alright, that’s it. I’m going to edit my other entries now on my snazzy new iPad. I wrote this one on the iPad too! Later, folks.


  • http://mikefoong.com Michael Foong

    Hahah, if you want to fully utilize the ipad let me show you… šŸ˜‰ and probably be impressed along the way.. :) google is just as controlling as apple :)

    • http://nanyate.com Ivy

      sure! let me know when you’re free to show me. šŸ˜€ hmm, google does try to control too but there’s a bit of flexibility built in for power users e.g. apk files, checking battery and mobile data status etc. i don’t really quite see the same in iOS or maybe i haven’t played around enough. but there’s not much to play… hahaha.

  • http://silvercpu.com/ Lissy

    I’m an android person myself, but I do love my new iPad. The good thing about Apple being controlling is that it’s made for a very stable environment with really high quality apps. Apps crash and freeze on my phone constantly, but so far I haven’t seen that on my iPad.

    • http://nanyate.com Ivy

      Yeah, developers like you must love Apple! Not many iterations to worry about. No OS fragmentation too! My iPad has had apps crash but definitely less frequently than my Android! ICS has made it too resource hungry and unstable actually…

  • http://one-parade.com/ Marjorie

    Glad to see you’re back, Ivy!

    I’m still on the original iPad. Performance-wise it has me yearning for an upgrade, but I can’t complain. It gets the job done, even after a few years. Did you write the blog entry using Safari or did you use an app? I still can’t decide what is more efficient.

    Congrats on the feature. :)