It is not a surprise that designing, building and maintaining huge distributed systems is no easy feat. But for me, what is surprising is the amount of knowledge of the problems that we are solving and technology tools that fall in place to enable the successful implementation of such systems.[Read more…] about Distributed systems: A glance at designing data-intensive applications
It has been 3 months since I started my first job, and I have to thank my company for all learning opportunities that are given to me, both technical and non-technical.
It has been a month since I started work as a new graduate.
My company, which is a new subsidiary of a bigger group, is set out to capture the consumer F&B market. It is going to be an exciting and fast-paced ride this year, as plans to incrementally roll out the system have already been proposed and the real has just begun last week.
The hunt for my first job was a long journey. It started in late September 2018, and extended to mid February 2019.
In the first phase interviews from September to November 2018, I contacted around 6 companies and was shortlisted and accepted by one of them.
Generally, things went well and I was en route to start my first job some time in early January 2019 after a short probation at a company.
But a situation cropped up and I decided to move on and continue my job search, which saw me applying to at around 20 more companies.
As I approach my first step into the working world, I feel that I should be fully responsible for my own financial health, and not left to others to tell me what to do about it.
In 20 May 2015, age 22, I purchased PRUflexicash, which was marketed as a savings plan to me to “beat the bank’s pathetic interest” as well as possibly beat Singapore’s inflation rate. Furthemore, I can choose the yearly 5% cashback option if needed(e.g. graduation trip).
By now, many Singaporeans would have heard of the unfortunate death of Aloysius Pang, a young local actor.
In a flash
It all happened within a span of 4 days, from the initial report of the training injury to his passing.
It was so unreal to learn of this, especially that I used to watch the shows he acted in when I was a kid.