Coding (Week 3) - one bad egg

Me learning Javascript
Learning Javascript this week, and ironically not grasping any concept at all.

I dislike bad teaching. This is a bitter pill that I can no longer hold in my mouth. It's one of the reasons why I avoided going back to school after I was done with Occupational Therapy – bad teachers can really break a student's morale for learning.
After 2 years of rat-race in JC and 3 years in OT, I had had enough.

To be fair, 99% of the instructors in the coding course are absolutely wonderful. They are brilliant mentors and always ready to share their knowledge. But there is this one bad egg whom I disagree with. I tried very hard to swallow it down and just ignore it over the past few days, but realised I can't because I truly value this course and his bad teaching/bad attitude/snappy sarcastic remarks deters me from value-added learning.

I am an adult learner now, not the kid learner I was a decade ago who had to swallow all the grievances down #justbecause. I am also a paying customer and when I entered the course, we were promised a learning style where questions were welcomed and will be entertained. However the opposite is unfortunately happening now.

Our questions are pushed away, and those who can't understand are left to feel even more stupid than we already felt. I hate dealing with politics and just want to be able to devote myself to learning a new skill that I have been yearning to master for the longest time ever. Anyone who wants to play mind-games should just step-aside. I have no interest in entertaining such bs, and honestly have no time/emotions either.

As how my life motto goes, "life is already as hard as it is, why make it harder?"

Shopee CNY Food Alley 2022 + Coding (Week 2)

This week we began actual coding lessons and they did not hold back at all. On Monday we were given an assignment to create part of a website from scratch, and damnnnnnn... it was challenging. Well if I thought that was bad, Wednesday's assignment was even tougher and I'm already dreading the assignment we'll be getting later this afternoon.

I am silently struggling to catch up because between motherhood duties, the self-study reading materials, online lessons, assignments and assessments... it is a lot to chew all at once. I can be just getting into the mood to code, finally understanding the gist on what's going on, and then my helper walks into the room telling me it's time to cook Elina's meals. I can't put aside my daughter's meals because she needs to eat, so once again I have to put my work aside to fulfill my motherhood duties. It really is a challenge to juggle everything.

On a happier note, my recent collaboration with Shopee loaded up our CNY goodie cart!!

Shopee 2022 CNY Food Alley

They sent us pineapple tarts from 3 different brands and so this year, I don't have to hear my husband whining about how he hasn't had his fill of pineapple tarts. 🤣 吃到他够!!! LOL my mother-in-law also bought a 3-tier trolley to store all our CNY goodies this year and wasn't expecting us to fill up the trolley so quickly.

Here are some of the pics taken for the collab. I've posted the same set over IG!

Shopee-Exclusive Shangri La Pineapple Tarts

Mdm Ling Bakery CNY Gift Set

Jack Daniels Whiskey CNY 2022 Edition

Gin Thye Pineapple Tarts


Fortune Recipes Mini Abalone


Four Seasons Durian CNY Gift Set

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Oh yeah, I got so frustrated coding with only one screen – my frustration got so bad I burst out into tears.

New ASUS 16" ZenScreen
My loving husband rushed down to Challenger @ Jem during dinnertime (even though he was hungry af) and got me the last Asus portable monitor!! He has been so supportive with my course; I don't know what I would do without him.

afterlight 26

He even drove me down all the way down to MBS' Apple Store to get me a Magic Mouse + Airpods Pro! LOL I spent so much money upgrading my gear just for this course.. current amount is at $1.2k 🥲💸 Pokgai liao...

Ok I got to get back to coding now. This is just a short update on what's been going on this week. I've got a lot more studying/catching up to do! Gotta make my money's worth... buy all the gear so expensive. Need to put them all to good use and study crazy hard!!

Back to Coding

Back to Coding Cover

Can't stay away from Tiktok even while coding


After 2 years of not blogging/writing code, I am diving back into the deep ocean of code. I am so rusty, so many things have changed – even Blogger looks so different! It's literally forcing me to type in code. Well I could use the practice so who I am to complain? lol


Things are coming back slowly to my mind as I go about with my studies. Some say might say I'm crazy (I have had a few friends who think I'm mad doing this) but I am realising another dream of mine. For the past 10 years, I've always had this nagging feeling that I should have pursued computer science. I let my parents' disdain for technology affect my academic choices and it has been a regret of mine.


With all that's said, I don't blame them. They did give me a choice in the end to make my own decision: I chose this path.


I feel like everything is coming round to a full circle. It's been a long path but at least I clearly know what I want and what my interests are. Being clear-headed of who I am as a person is one of the things I am most proud of about myself.


This blogskin/website is in need of a total revamp – Ethan is now 4 and I've got a 2nd kid! Who knows, I might just have it be my portfolio. Creating a website that seamlessly combines and integrates professional commercial writing with personal causal journaling (like such) with neither sticking out like a sore thumb. Jazz the pages up with some fancy animation and javascript. Perhaps throw in some video plug-ins for smoothless watching of Tiktok or Instagram videos?


Lol I think I am dreaming a bit too big. Let me first finish up on my HTML studies. It is only day 2 of the course (the amount of course material to go through is heavy!)


To new readers, welcome! You're just in time for another transition in my life. Just nice I am turning 30 this year!


To old readers, hello old friend. Thank you for sticking around, I'm glad to have you! Leave me a comment below if you are an old reader, will send a little something your way! FYI only applicable for those residing in SG because I aren't got money for overseas postage! Raising kids is expensive!!