Social Media Impact

Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, Whatsapp, WeChat, Viber, Zalo, Skype etc has become a dominant part for most of us.

As of the end of 2017, Facebook has a total of 2.07 billion users worldwide and increasing, easily being the largest social networking platform to date. How have this impacted our lives and productivity?

This post is purely based on my opinion and all the impact it has on my life personally and professionally.

Positive Impact

Level of happiness?

I signed up on Facebook for the first time in 2010, having migrated from Bebo at the time, it was still a new form of social media at the time although most people I knew has Facebook. I have family all around the world and we often contact each other every few years via mail. The introduction of Facebook has allowed us to be more involves in one another’s lives. We were keeping up to date with who was getting married, who had their first born, got in touch with my long-lost cousins. My mum was able to have some facetime with her sister in law who live in the U.S. It was good.

At School, we were able to have group works via Facebook instead of having to meet at a location. This was fairly difficult as most of us didn’t have a car, so we had to rely on unreliable public transport.

At university, this became even more convenient, as we all lived in different locations (North, South, East, West…you name it). We used group chats for majority of our group work and usually meet up once a week on the day of class. This was great as I live 1.5 hours away from Uni.

When Facebook became increasingly popular from 2013-14 onwards, I was able to locate my relatives, childhood friends etc. I found my childhood best friend in 2016, that was one of the many highlights I had with FB.

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Happiness around the Globe?

Around the world, people were using Social Media (SM) such as Facebook or twitter to share important messages like fundraising activities political news, searching for missing relatives and friends, buying and selling activities and many more. Eventually, SM like Facebook became a crucial part of our daily lives without realizing it.

Negative impact

As FB become a crucial part of my life and many other people around the Globe, I started finding myself checking for updates on FB soon as I wake up, during the day and before I go to sleep. I could have easily spent about 3-4 hours just looking at random things on FB daily.

This have significantly strained my relationships with the people around me. I started talking less as I spent more time on my phone. I started allowing SM to access my pictures, and other personal details freely as I continue to upload photos of where I go, checked in to locations that I have been, tagging people that I was with. Updating status on makeup/breakup, how I feel, what I want etc etc.. I started having complete strangers following my page, liking all my activities and so on. It was getting a bit full on.

While I was in a relationship, my partner was easily spotted on my SC, news spread quickly to all my relatives etc. I got intro many troubles over that. I guess I learned my lesson the hard way by sharing less and less things about myself socially and created a more personalized sharing portfolio to only the people I want to share with.

The only reason that so many people wishes me a Happy Birthday on my Birthday is because Facebook reminded them. We have basically lost touch with human interaction, and instead substituting with digital platforms.

Around the Globe?

I started seeing people having mental break down when they fail to seek positive comments about how they look, what they do, their social status etc. It was becoming common for people to upload a selfie with the caption “ Omg I look so ugly today”, then you started seeing comments from their circle of friends like:

Omg you are so cute..

Stop it, you’re so pretty

Blah blah all the positive things to cheer them up and make them feel better. And then there goes 1 comment like “yes you are”. End of the world, people began to seek social media acceptance, addicted to likes and comments. It was becoming full on.

I have a few friends that constantly check in everywhere, updating statuses on everything they do, it started to look sad. I don’t know, after all this is my personal opinion.

2018 resolution?

I reduced my SM time tremendously over the last few years and only decreasing, I only use it for purpose now instead of boredom. I become much happier as a result, no joke !

I have started to go do more sightseeing, see more people instead of leaving comments on their page, and most importantly I have started to read more.

And I have loved every moment of it since then.

I have a lot more to tell my family and friends rather than what’s going on, on Facebook.

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Koi Dessert Bar

Hello Everyone,

It has been a very long time since I have last posted something. It has been a little hectic for me with work and personal life. I have finally taken some time off work and during this time I will be catching up on my blog. I will be sharing all the good things that I have experienced recently.

Last week when I caught up with my girl friends, we went to Koi for dinner and desert. The food here is always good and especially the deserts. The deserts are not too sweet with that little Asian touch, which makes it so perfect!

We got the set menu dinner for $85/per person. I think it was a little pricey but Koi has always aimed to bring their dining experience to the next level. Services was consistent, however I think there is always room for improvement there. One of the staff who served us, mumbles a lot when he serve the meal. 80% of the time we didn’t know what we were eating even though it tasted sensational.

Below are the dishes that we had throughout the night.

We started off with this potty plants looking dish
















Followed by Cottage cheese and Cabbage I think..

(One of my girlfriends don’t eat cheese so the waitress said that let them know next time and they will make a different dish! how awesome is that?!)

Main: Duck with plum and duck donut (my favorite )
Steak and mushroom
First desert dish: something sorbet but it has that citrus taste
This is my fav desert dish. White chocolate with grape and a the ice cream is super light

and here are my complimentary shots:

Deserts are not cheap but super worth it.

Highly recommend you to try it if you are in Sydney or ever come to Sydney!

Top Cheap casual eat out: Sydney CBD


Menya Mappen

537 551 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000
It is a kind of place that you have to queue for. Constantly busy in a small quiet restaurant. Food here are always fresh and you definitely get what you paid for.
Average cost for 2 people is $20, free water.
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Encasa Deli

135 Bathurst St, Sydney NSW 2000
Feel like having Spanish food ? Encasa is a must visit restaurant. The chorizos here are amazing and some fresh olives.
Average cost per roll is $10.

Hunter Connection Food Court

Address: 7 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000
There are heaps of food here, all very cheap. Most of the stores are cash only so make sure to withdraw some cash on your way here.
I have spent $6 for full meal here. There is a variety to choose from and they are all good.

Pasta and home made garlic bread

It was a simple dinner in door on a quiet Sunday night.

Good food, good company and very healthy (just a little bit of carbs).


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In Australia, we have long weekend this week. So I definitely have had a very well spent long weekend with doing as little as possible. Just stayed in door and cook good food and hanging out with good company.

Still trying to go to Vivid (light festival in Sydney) before it ends 😦 !

What are you all doing this weekend ?

Thai Style Laska with Roast Chicken

The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside -Mark Twain

Want to make something warm for winter but don’t want to put in too much efforts ? 🙂

I made my own version of Chicken Laska today, it was really simple, quick and tasty. See below for my easy recipe:


  • 2 tbs of Olive oil
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 200 ml of water
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 roast chicken
  • 200g vermicelli noodles Laksa Paste
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 bag of beansprout
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 jar of laska paste


  • Step 1
    Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add Olive oil and onion. Stir until the onion is brown and add the laska paste from the jar. Meanwhile, pick the roast chicken into serving pieces and add into the pot. Stir for about 3 minutes, add the chicken stock and water. Bring to boil and add the coconut milk in. Add the fish sauce and bring to boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes (cut into serving pieces) and leave on stove for 3 minutes before turning the stove off.
  • Step 3
    Cook the noodles according to packet instructions. These noodles only takes about 5 minutes not like pasta so don’t leave too long on stove, it will be soggy. Drain noodles
You can use any vermicelli noodles, this is just an example of what they look like.

Serving instruction

In a bowl, add some beansprout, add the drained vermicelli and then laska soup over the noodle. If you like spicy then add some fresh chili and dried onion over the top.


Enjoy !

Roasted chicken Marylands with vegetables

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments – Bethenny Frankel


4 chicken Marylands

4 carrots

2 potato – cut into serving pieces

1 zucchini – cut into serving pieces

1 sweet potato – cut into serving pieces

1 red onion – cut into slices

2 tsp vegetable oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp of pepper

1 lemon – cut into slices

25g butter

1 piece of rosemary for taste


1. Heat your oven to 180C fan-forced. Add the Marylands to a baking dish with the oil and toss to coat, then arrange skin-side up in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and squeeze over the juice of the lemon slices. Add all the cut vegetable to the baking tray and then put the squeeze lemon slices on top across the tray. Bake for 45 minutes.

2. Microwave the butter for 15 seconds until liquid, brush over the top of chicken. Add the rosemary and bake for a further 15 minutes.

3. Rest for 10 minutes and serve

5 days breakfast challenge (2mins read)

I have a very round body, so I always try to eat low carbs food but often only lasts a few days.

I challenged myself to have proper breakfast for 5 days in a row and the below is the result. We all got to start some where right 🙂

Day 1 – Coffee with 1 piece of toast

Nice and light.

Day 2 – Scramble egg with 1 apple

This meal was so filling as it have high protein. I had breakfast at 9am and did not have lunch until 1pm.

Day 3 – Oat with banana

This gotta be my favorite, it was so nice. A touch of raw sugar in the oat porridge with banana toppings.

Day 4 – A fruit salad containing 1 green apple, 10 grapes and 1 mandarin with a cup of milk tea with no sugar
Day 5 – Hot chocolate milk with Weetbix

So yeah it was that simple. I will be commencing another 5 days and will show you guys what I have in my up coming posts.

Do it with me 🙂

How to write a stunning Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume)

I used to work for a recruitment agency and it is quite normal to go through hundreds of CVs every day and select the most suitable applicants for 1st stage interview. The trick is you don’t write your CV using a hard-to-read font or make the entire CV very colorful because we (recruiters) will have to go back and edit your details in the simplest form using the most basic template.

You will need 3 main sections in your CV.

1 – Your details (don’t put your address or DOB in your CV, it is not necessary). If you are going for a position like “Account manager” or something similar and if you have an English name, please use it instead of your actual name (Only applicable if you are Asians). I used my full name when I applied for jobs and never used to hear back, my old boss told me it was because my name as too Asians and between picking me and an English name person, I would most likely fail to be selected (yes, noted).

2 – Your education details: only include your most important achievements. Eg the name of your Degree, Certifications and the Institution that you got your certifications from. Don’t include unimportant info like your primary school details, high school achievements, unless you are applying for job WHILE you are at school.

3 – Work experience: this is the most important part. You will need to present yourself in a way that will be attractive to your employer. Outline your achievements from your previous work place, specify the time when you worked at that place. Try to make it point form, short and straight to the point.

For example:

  • I have achieved my KPI by 105% for project x.

Instead of,

  • During the time at this company, I worked on project x. My hardworking efforts and determination has allowed me to achieve over and beyond what is expected of me. I was expected to close 5 deals in a period of 1 month. However, I have been able to close 7 deals in a record period blah blah blah…

The above example is too long especially for someone who has been working at more than 5 different places


At the end of your CV, do include 2 referees from the most current 2 jobs that you have been at. this will give you more points and higher chance of being selected. For people with referee’s section left blank, we often just trash the application unless we are desperate to find people to fill a role.

Let me know if you guys would like to see a sample of an approved CV.


Ciaooo for now!

5 x Self-improvement tips

We all want to lead a better lifestyle, always want to beat the crowd and achieve something every day, but let’s be honest it’s not often so easy. Just add a little bit of determination to the ingredients and you will get to where you have set to be at. A very special person once said to me “a river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence”.

Follow the below tips with me and let’s be successful together.

Work hard – consistently focus and work hard. Trust me it will pay off. doing a task that takes you 10 minutes comparing to someone who would be taking 30 minutes, you will surely be rewarded whether it is materialistic or emotional.

Educate yourself – always spare some time during the day and flicks through a few pages of your topic of interest, watch the news, read your favourite book. Knowledge is power. It will make you rich.

Live your life – go to different places, travel to different countries. You will really know how little you are when you step out in this world. Life is short so I don’t want you to miss out all the beautiful things/places out there.

Stop comparing – stop comparing yourself to other people. Yes, there will be tones of people out there that are prettier, smarter, richer than you. But so what? you can’t be them and they can’t be you. Everyone is special in their own way, remember to always cherish yourself. I feel super lucky every day waking up to another day full of potentials, super lucky to not have cry for food, water and clothes.

Be honest – always be honest to all the people that are in your life. They are in your life for a reason so don’t take it for granted. Honesty will take you above and beyond capability. One lie can ruin your career so don’t do it. Admit your flaws, learn from your mistakes to be a better person every day.

Let me know how you have lived your life !

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