Writings on the Blog
Opinions, thoughts, and reviews I’ve written over the years. It’s mostly about games, as I play games for leisure, but on a rare occasion, I also write about programming and personal stuff.
Unit tests are not a Measure of Competence
Few months ago, my former colleague told me that in one of their interviews, they were flat out rejected in the initial stage of the interview process because of there was no unit tests submitted for their take-home test. The problem is, there was never a requirement to do so. Is it really fair?
WordPress Themes: Styling, Sass, and CSS
It can be quite difficult to continually modify CSS file in WordPress. In this post we will setup a working environment for the child theme stylesheet that is automatic, and does not require a lot of maintenance.
WordPress Themes: Child Theme
There are obvious benefits that comes with child theme rather than modifying the theme files directly. In this post I’ll discuss about how to properly setup a new child theme based on the WordPress twentyseventeen theme.
WordPress Themes: Getting Started
WordPress is a very flexible CMS that you can customise to your heart’s content. In this new series I’ll deep dive on how to start developing on your WordPress installation.
Japan with Kids: Tokyo Day #7
On our seventh day, we went to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and shopping around the upmarket shopping district, Ginza.
Japan with Kids: Tokyo Day #6
On our sixth day, we thought we will be taking a bit of a break, walking around Ueno park, visiting Ameyoko shopping street there, as well as going to the otaku central, Akihabara.
Japan with Kids: Tokyo Day #5
On our fifth day, we will be going to the one and only Disney theme park in the world: DisneySea, which is located in Chiba prefecture.
Japan with Kids: Tokyo Day #4
Today we will be going out to Yokohama, which is located around 40km south of Tokyo. We’ll be visiting the famous Cup Noodles Museum, and for parents, the Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum.
Japan with Kids: Tokyo Day #3
On our third day, we went to the famous Tokyo Skytree, as well as strolling around Senso-ji temple complex in Asakusa.
Japan with Kids: Tokyo Day #2
On our first day, we managed to walk more than 25km on a single day, visiting Shibuya, Meiji-Jingu, and Omotesando. Initially, we planned to go somewhere else, but due to weather conditions, on our second day, we went to Sunshine City in Ikebukuro instead, visiting Pokemon Center and the Sunshine Aquarium.
Japan with Kids: Tokyo Day #1 (Part 2)
In this part two of the Day One in Japan, I will be exploring the walks in Harajuku, Omotesando shopping mall, and going to Meiji-Jingu shrine.
Japan with Kids: Tokyo Day #1 (Part 1)
Our first day in Tokyo and we already went to lots of spots in our itinerary, ticking of heaps of things, and putting our legs to torture. We visited Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, and Meiji-Jingu shrine.
Japan with Kids: Your Itinerary
In the previous post, I shared few tips on how to plan your trip to Japan, especially if you’re travelling with kids. Today I’ll share more about creating and customising your itinerary for your trip.
Japan with Kids: Getting Prepared
For many people, crossing off one of the things on your bucket list is an important milestone. For me, travelling and experiencing Japan has always been on the top of my list of things I want to do.
Review: Papers, Please (Steam)
A couple of weeks ago, I read in one of the gaming blog about a game that piqued my interest, a game about being an immigration officer. The game is called Papers, Please. At first glance, Papers, Please seems like your standard average and so-so game that doesn't...
Review: SteamWorld Dig (3DS eShop)
As a gamer, every once in a while I get to play interesting games. Some are quite bad, others are good. SteamWorld Dig definitely belongs to the good ones, and I'm pretty sure almost all of the other reviews or gamer blogs agree. SteamWorld Dig is an action-platformer...
The Sad State of Console Gaming and Locking
Over the last couple of weeks (months, you might say) there are a lot of things happening in the gaming ecosystem. Nintendo recently released Wii U, Sony will announce the next PlayStation, and Microsoft will follow suit with the next Xbox soon enough. As a gamer,...
What Certificates Do You Have?
Just like many of us do, I sometimes clean up my email inbox. I usually open my spam folder to see which email got designated as spam, and to check whether it is truly a spam or not. This week when I open my spam folder, I got an interesting email: an offer for scrum...