Journal Snippets


It’s the last month of the decade.

I was in school for the first 3 years. Those weren’t good years, although there were some highs. Things did get progressively better afterwards.

I’m not one to set goals or resolutions–or follow through, if I do set them–but if I want to do anything in the next decade, I’d want to be as happy as I have been these past few years.

Journal Snippets


We changed the look and feel of the podcast website a little bit. Have a look:

Along with it, the podcast logo and thumbnails are changing, too. We will use these typefaces and design style whenever promotional material are created in the future.


New logo:

New episode thumbnail for Anchor and all other podcast platforms we’re on:

New episode thumbnail for YouTube:

And that’s that.

Journal Snippets

June 3rd

June 3rd is getting nearer.

There are 2 reasons I’m looking forward to this date.

  1. WWDC. That means new iOS, macOS, watchOS, everything.
  2. But most importantly, the selected attendees of the Google Local Guides Summit will be announced. I’m pretty sure I have not been selected, but it’s still exciting to look forward to.

I think I should prepare myself a little for the fact that I would not be selected. I’m sure it won’t affect me a lot. I won’t feel upset or anything, because I know very well that I don’t deserve it, but it’s still good to have some self talk.

Firstly, even though I’m a Level 8 Local Guide, my contributions to Maps are very minimal. A bulk of what I do is making minor edits. To be a better contributor, I think I should write more reviews, and upload more photos. And to do that, I have to visit more places. I’m not keen on visiting a lot of places, so that’s a little difficult.

Secondly, I’m not active in the community. I don’t attend a lot of meetups, and even on the Local Guides Connect platform I rarely engage with people. I hardly ever post anything there.

Thirdly, I’m not proactive. I haven’t organized any meetups here, and probably never will.

So, apart from the 30K points I have accumulated over the years, I don’t have a very good profile. If I ever want to go, I will have to try a lot harder.