Auld Lang Syne

I was scrolling through my old blog (which is now sitting in my Synology NAS) and I realised that I’ve been doing these “end of year reflection” blog entry since 2005. Or maybe even longer since I started blogging since 2002. (I feel old talking about this) So I guess I’ll continue this tradition.

2020 was a horrible year. Nobody expected a global pandemic that would create a huge mess around the world. Sometimes I wonder how will the history textbook talk about Covid 19. We should have listened to Bill Gates.

I went to see a fortune tell back in late 2019 and he told me that 2020 will be a bad year for me. So bad that I would reach rock bottom. When he told me that, I didn’t really believe it. You see, 2019 was already quite bad for me. I was thinking that it couldn’t get any worse than that. I was wrong. Really really wrong.

So I went to see the same fortune teller again recently and told him that he was right about me hitting rock bottom in 2020. The good thing is that it is over. According to him, 2021 will be slightly better for me.

2020 was really an eye opener year for me. Even though it was a bad year, I get to experience a lot of new things. Got a part time job. Meet a lot of new people. And successfully applied for BTO. Should be moving to our new home in 4 years time if there’s no delays in the constructions. I think I’m going to love the view from my new home.

Let’s hope this pandemic will end soon so that life can go back to normal. I don’t know what’s in store for me in 2021. But if I can survive 2020, I’m sure I can handle all the challenges ahead.

2021 New Year countdown is going to be a different one. Unlike the past, there won’t be fireworks at Marina Bay. To minimise the crowd, there will be fireworks at 11 heartland locations. Covid 19 is not over yet. So stay safe while you celebrate.

And we have lots to celebrate. We survived 2020. That’s something worth celebrating. Happy new year!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

What’s happening?

In case you missed my previous blog post, I’ve decided to change my blog hosting to The previous web host is fabulous but too expensive for my personal needs. Hosting on is a lot cheaper. I managed to get a very good deal on Black Friday. So good that I decided to sign up for 2 years. The amount that I’m paying WordPress for 2 years is less than 50% of what I’m paying my previous web host for 1 year.

Which means I’m staying with for at least 2 years. Fingers crossed. Let’s hope everything goes well.

So what’s new? For a start, the URL is now No more But the good thing is that if you type, you’ll still be redirected to this blog. So let’s hope I don’t lose anyone with this move. You can also access this blog via but I’ve no idea why would anyone want to do that.

And the biggest and most obvious change is that all the old post has been removed. Part of me is lazy to transfer all my old blog entries to And the file size is quite big too. More than 3GB worth of data. The current plan that I’m on only gives me 6GB storage. So I think it is better for me to start new. Besides, who needs to read my old blog entries from 2005?

But don’t worry, I have everything back up in my Synology NAS. I could basically host the old blog from my NAS but I don’t really see the need for it actually. So it is just going to stay in my NAS in case I want to refer to some old stuff.

I guess the rest will more or less be the same. I’ll still be blogging about the things that I usually blog. There are some new things that I want to try out too. Let’s see if I manage to find the time and motivation to do them. In the meantime, please excuse the current mess here. Still a lot of things need to be done on this new blog. Hopefully I can get them done within the next few week.

PS: Just curious for those who are still using RSS reader. Does this new blog post gets delivered to your RSS feed? Is anyone still using RSS reader?