Fortune

In 2017, I was fortunate to get a new job. It was a job as a consultant. I got this job because I was studying for my MBA. A classmate of mine is a director of sales in the company. He referred me to the team, so I became the consultant taking this role in… Continue reading Fortune

Jobs to be done

I am sure you had this experience: you were doing online shopping, saw a great deal and clicked the “Pay” button with internet banking. But then, oops, an error popped up, it said: “Sorry, something went wrong, the transaction failed, please try again later”. “Haiya!” It’s so frustrating. Maybe you are fed up already and… Continue reading Jobs to be done

Working with localisation on website and mobile in APAC

First of all, why do we have this blog post? What is the question that we’re trying to answer here? The topic was raised by my colleague in the UK, she asked me specifically about the localisation, toolings, and insights into big ‘NOs’ or ‘YESes’ in the Asia-Pacific region. So I am trying to answer… Continue reading Working with localisation on website and mobile in APAC

Don’t be afraid, my mentor is here

Do you have a fear of public speaking? Yes, I do. That’s why I joined the toastmaster club, get more practice and try to overcome my fear. That’s why I was fortunate to met Ernest Chen at a social dinner and asked him to be my mentor. And that’s why I am here today to… Continue reading Don’t be afraid, my mentor is here

My imposter syndrome, insecurity and depression

It is common for people in I.T. to suffer from imposter syndrome, and I am one of them. The feeling of self-doubt and personal incompetence. I felt like a fraud, working in the most reputable consulting firm writing software. My undergraduate degree was not in computer science. My initial work experience was in marketing which… Continue reading My imposter syndrome, insecurity and depression

My career transition to software engineer

It was a life-changing moment in 2014 when I received the letter about my work visa result in Australia. I was fortunate to get the job offer from my company to work as a marketing manager in Brisbane, which means I could extend my stay after a year of working holiday visa. Unfortunately, the government… Continue reading My career transition to software engineer

My time as an undergraduate student

I spent three years study for a bachelor degree in chemistry. During that period, the biggest dilemma is between the ideal and reality. In the perfect world, I could spend the time to immerse myself in the pursuit of science. I got interested in quantum mechanics, which was the most complicated subject in my life.… Continue reading My time as an undergraduate student