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Is Final Fantasy VII Remake on Nintendo Switch | Next IT Fair SG

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“As things stand right now (April 2020), it seems unlikely that Final Fantasy VII Remake will come to the Switch due to technical limitations, but a lot could change in a year, and fans shouldn’t give up hope just yet.” – source: https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-nintendo-switch-release/In the meantime, check out the PS4 version released on 10 April 2020, and some time-limited deals online… PS4 Final Fantasy VII Remake RegularS$90 S$80 | PlayStation 4 PS4 Console 500GBS$639 S$576 | XBOX ONE S Battlefield V Bundle S$499 S$428SAMSUNG Buds PlusS$178 S$159 | Xiaomi Mi Power BankS$50 S$12 | Original HP No.63 / 63XL / 61 / 61XL BLACK / COLOR Ink CartridgesS$39 S$25 | Sandisk Ultra MicroSD CardS$79 S$27 | Seagate Expansion / Backup Plus 1TB 2TB 4TB Portable HDD DriveS$99 S$60 | SanDisk Extreme Portable 1TB SSD E60S$193 S$175 | Nintendo Switch Pro ControllerS$127 S$109When is the Next IT Fair in Singapore?The PC SHOW | 16 July 2020 to 19 July 2020 | Marina Bay Sands SingaporeWi…

Why Should I Buy Animal Crossing | IT Fair SG

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When is the Next IT Fair in Singapore?The PC SHOW | 16 July 2020 to 19 July 2020 | Marina Bay Sands SingaporeWill the PC SHOW be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19? I hope not.In the meantime, check out this week’s time-limited deals online…Nintendo Switch Game BEST 30 GAMES CollectionS$99 S$60 | Apple AirPods ProS$390 S$329 | Nintendo Switch Ring Fit AdventureS$300 S$209 | HP Printer Deskjet D2130S$85 S$79 | Nintendo Switch GEN 2 ConsoleS$700 S$689 | Collectable Animal Crossing for Nintendo SwitchS$98 S$87 | Samsung s20 Plus 8/128GB PhoneS$1699 S$1090 |  Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Console Edition with New Gen 2 Improved BatteryS$1000 S$659Why Should I buy Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing?Build your community from scratch on a deserted island brimming with possibilityCreate your personal getaway and customize your character, home, decorations, and even the landscape itselfCollect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools! Then, use what you create to give your …

Growing Potatos at home Day 1

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Grow our own food? Converting the fish pond into a sweet potato farm.

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How to Make Bubble Tea Pearls

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I want to make my own chewy black pearls for bubble tea from scratch? This could be the best tutorial… https://youtu.be/QykDqFDRjak Ingredients:9 tablespoons tapioca flour3 tablespoons BOILING water3 cups water in a saucepan1 cup brown sugarInstructions… https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Tapioca-Pearls-from-scratch/What could be better?Buy ready made black pearlsherehttps://qoo.tn/BmzxnW/Q100206579Leave a comment.Share this post.the Journal of Adrian Lee…  https://adrianvideoimage.com/

Wow. Tastes good.

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How to Share Screen Audio on Jitsi Meet with Mac Using BlackHole

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Jitsi Meet is the open-source alternative to Zoom. Jitsi Meet is free and does not have the 40-minute limit that Zoom imposes. There is also nothing to download and install, except for the mobile version.It works almost like Zoom except there is one problem. There is no audio from the screen share.I want to use Jitsi Meet to share my video editing experience via online classes, so audio is critical.On 7 April 2020, Jitsi added the ability to share system audio together with the screen!WAIT! You can share the entire system audio ONLY on Windows…“On Windows, you are able to share the entire system audio, but on Linux and macOS just that of the tab you’re sharing.”… https://jitsi.org/blog/features-update-april-2020/On a Mac, I can only share audio coming from one single Google Chrome tab.Sorry… It’s the same problem with Windows too… https://community.jitsi.org/t/screen-sharing-share-audio-with-application-window/33484So how? My video editing software does not operate from a Chrome tab.T…

Self-Employed Income Relief Scheme – Am I Eligible?

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Am I an employee or a self-employed or a shareholder-director? I don’t know. Really, I know am all of them… And I also know I am not qualified for any COVID-19 SG income relief scheme… https://adrianvideoimage.com/temporary-relief-fund-singapore-online-application/So I am left out to go hungry, declare bankrupt, default on all my loans, cancel all subscriptions…Subscription? While others use their covid-19 lockdown income relief to subscribe to Netflix, I have to unsubscribe to all services I am paying for.The lockdown is extended to 1 June 2020.Is there hope for me?19 April 2020. The Self-employed Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) eligibility is extended to cover wider qualifications… http://www.ntuc.com.sg/SIRSAm I eligible?NO!Appeal?Wait. There is yet another hope.21 April 2020 update: Jobs Support Scheme at 75% in May, now covers shareholder-directors… https://www.mof.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/government-to-continue-support-measures-to-protect-livelihoods-and-stabilise-businesses-d…

Up Your Game in Conducting Online Classes

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How can I connect my DSLR to my computer as a webcam for better quality online courses?I get this question after my post on using the GoPro as a webcam for live streaming.So here is my answer.If you seriously want to up the game in your live online presentation, one camera alone cannot cut it.You will look more professional with a multicamera setup.One camera with the close-up shot of your talking head.One camera with a wider shot of yourself and the flip chart or whiteboard.One camera with a close-up shot of the flip chart or whiteboard or any product you want to demonstrate.One video source with your presentation slides and your face in one corner.One simple switcher to switch between the above scenes.I have created a video on how to do that. Watch it here… https://youtu.be/-qls8CdnnXw You don’t need a crew to operate this system.The next step is to edit and repurpose the recorded footage.Again you don’t need an editor if you know which software to use.In all my classes, I never fail…

Why I Love Using Zoom Meeting for My Online Classes

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I hated Zoom at first. I was wrong.I slept like a log last night. My energy is totally drained after 2 full days of training over the weekend.This is my first time teaching live online… And I love it! Here’s why…I thought it will be easier, less tiring, to teach online. I was totally wrong. I still used the same amount of energy. I get the same amount of satisfaction from completing the challenge. I’m a perfectionist.I thought that it’s harder to get the attention of participants because they are in the comforts of their home. I was wrong. It was, in fact, easier to get an individual’s attention. Maybe because I have less than 10 participants in the class.I thought participants attention will not last more than half a day taking a course online. I was wrong. Participants were listening intently from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm with 3 short breaks in between. How do I know they were paying attention? I can see their faces. I can hear their voices.Thanks to Zoom.Participants can show me the gear…

It feels like magic. After a day of exhausting training, shut off the computer, step out of the room and I am home instantly! The wonders of working from home. 🥳😄🤣

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Break time! Even online training have break time. So far so good. I'm enjoying conducting remote training... Sharing my experience in videography and video editing.

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Done! Equipment all set up. Slides modified. Tomorrow's online training will be conducted from this tiny home studio. No classroom required. Stay at home, work from home, and home based learning. I've got a strong feeling this will be the new norm even after covid-19. What do you think?

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Wired internet! No more unstable wifi. The mercy now depends in the internet provider M1 (used to be Starhub)... And my Huawei internet router... And my router's power adapter (which broke down once)... And the Singapore Power supply... And my home circuit breaker (no pun intended)... Am I paranoid or what? Or am I just the same old electronics engineer I was trained as? All this for conducting the weekend's 2-day live online training.

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Back to the basics. My wifi isn't very stable for working from home and conducting online trainings. Thanks goodness I have a 100m ethernet cable. Gonna connect the internet router from one end of my house directly into my mac at the other end.

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Best Zoom Settings for Teaching and Recording

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I hate Zoom. The video recording is worse than VCD. The audio recording is worse than a tiny box radio. Screen sharing is so laggy. Too laggy to teach video editing software.I can’t find the solution on Google. So I tweaked all day to experiment.Here are my “best” Zoom settings for remote training and local video recording…This is the actual Zoom recording, unedited… it could be much better if not for its limitations… https://www.facebook.com/AdrianLeeYC/videos/10157378421663391/ I preparing Zoom for tomorrow’s videography and video editing training to 6 participants… https://www.videolane.com/courses/basic-videography/Suggested Alternatives to Zoom video conferencing would be Microsoft TEAMS, WebEx free tier, Streamyard, Jitsi, and Google Meeting.Do you know any better platform that provides great online meeting and video recording quality?Leave a comment.Share this post.From the Journal of Adrian Lee… https://adrianvideoimage.com/PS:Wifey is at home. Finally, she’s working from home.…

Can I Use My GoPro as a Webcam? Yes, here’s how… https://ift.tt/3cqP5sC #goprohero7black #gopro #webcam #livestreaming

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Can I Use My GoPro as a Webcam? Yes, here’s how…

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I am looking for a live streaming webcam? Instead of buying a new one, can I use my GoPro?I need a camera better than my laptop’s webcam to stream an online videography and video editing class this weekend.In this video, I document how I use my GoPro Hero7 Black as a webcam on my Macbook Pro for OBS live streaminghttps://youtu.be/raPKMAfqBX4 What do you need to use the GoPro as a webcam?How to connect and use the GoPro as a webcam?Which GoPro models can and cannot be used as a webcam?Learn more about live streaming with a GoPro here… https://www.videolane.com/how-to-use-gopro-hero7-black-as-a-webcam-on-a-mac/Have you tried this method?Leave a comment.Share this post.From the Journal of Adrian Lee… https://adrianvideoimage.com/

iPhone SE (2nd Generation) Specs and Price in Singapore

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The new 2020 iPhone SE looks like my old iPhone 6. The price is so low that i might buy one for my small kiddo.How much is it?S$649 for 64GBS$719 for 128GBS$889 ffor 256GBPre-order begins 17 April 2020, 8 pm Singapore time.Why is the price so low?Compared with iPhone 11,11 Pro, and XR, the SE has…Smaller 4.7″ displayOne camera onlyOnly 13 hours of video playbackThat doesn’t sound bad at all.How’s the camera specs?Single 12MP Wide camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture… Same as the iPhone 11 Pro wide camera, the best camera of the 3.Optical image stabilisation for video.4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps.1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps.Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps.Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps.7MP selfie camera with 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps… 7MP without 4K is a bit low for me.Stereo audio recording.So basically that one single camera is the same as the best camera of the 3 on the iPhone 11 Pro… Except for the selfie ca…

How to Use Your iPhone as a Webcam for OBS Live Streaming - 2020

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My iPhone is a great mobile camera. Can I use it as a webcam? Yes, I can, but I will need an app for that... https://youtu.be/nRDPlZ0YZjI


My videography and video editing workshop is now an online event while we stay safe at home... Please share... Message me privately if you are interested to sign up.

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OnePlus 8 Pro Launch | Circuit Breaker Day 8

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When is the OnePlus 8 Pro launching? Today, 14 April 2020. Watch it here… https://youtu.be/LOWVrkL_DEE Is the video camera good on this phone?I will update on the specs and price here.Will I be recommending it in my Smartphone Video Class Online?Talking about online classes, I just modified my videography and video editing workshop as a live stream class.To practise my online live presentation skills, I am going to conduct a free class.Today’s topic will be bout how to use the iPhone as a webcam for live stream.Everyone is doing live streaming during the lockdown (aka Circuit Breaker).Today is Day 8 of working from home.386 covid cases reported in a day. Biggest spike so far.I’m worried. Wifey and small kiddo must go out to work.I’m tired of my own cooking. Time to order food from outside.I’m also really thankful for the people running the internet.Without the internet, I cannot continue running my business.With the Internet, I am getting ready to watch the launch of the OnePlus 8 Pro……

OnePlus 8 Pro Price Leak | Covid Circuit Breaker Day 7

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The OnePlus 8 Pro is set to release on 14 April 2020 and here’s the rumored price. Not cheap.OnePlus 8 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage: €729 (S$1128)The OnePlus 8 Pro will succeed the popular OnePlus 7 Pro.OnePlus 7 ProI am looking for a new phone for my kiddo. At this price, I would rather get the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite or the iPhone 11.Anyway, I still need money to buy the phone, and have to figure out how to make money while locked down in my home.So today’s challenge is…Set up my live streaming gear permanently.Modify my workshop to an online version.Practice by giving free mini-courses on Facebook.Sell 7 more tickets in the next 3 days.Prep follow-up in-depth courses after this.It’s a monday today, CCB Day 7. Wifey and small kiddo have to go to do “essential service” work. Big kiddo doing uni home-based learning. Me? Setting up a home-based teaching system.What are you doing today, 13 April 2020?Leave a comment.Share this post.From the Journal of Adrian Lee… https://adrianvideoim…

Can I Go ________? Canigo.sg | Circuit Breaker Day 6

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I have a US cheque to deposit over the counter. Can I go to the bank during covid-19 Circuit Breaker?Let’s check https://canigo.sg/On the website, I can also check where else I can go. For example, can I go to my parents’ place?Those are my plans for this week. I need to give my parents our DIY reusable masks with filter inserts, coz the free reusable cloth masks cannot fit them.This week will also be a preparation week for my upcoming 2-day Videography and Video Editing Course in Singapore.For the first time, I will be using Zoom to conduct the training online.This is what I am going to do…Spruce up my online live presentation skills.Optimise my streaming equipment and software.Modify the course agenda to an online version. (Taking way the group activity that involves setting up a mini video recording studio)The first that will happen is…Go live on Facebook or Zoom to conduct mini-courses for free… https://www.facebook.com/VideoLane/live/As for today, let’s enjoy Easter Sunday with t…

Using GoPro as a Mac Webcam

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Here’s how I set up my GoPro Hero7 Black as a webcam on my MacBook Pro... https://www.videolane.com/gopro-webcam/

Nintendo Animal Crossing in the News | Circuit Breaker Day 5

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Nintendo Animal Crossing is in the news for the wrong reason. That shows how powerful the game is. Read about the news here at CNA.Animal Crossing is a game played on the Nintendo Switch Console where you can decorate your own island and invite other players in real life to visit.Build your digital world! This is like a perfect game in a time when you have to stay at home to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.It’s Saturday today, Circuit Breaker Day 5 in Singapore. I am thankful that Wifey and Kiddos are all at home. Kiddos have their own games to play, Final Fantasy XV and Club Penguin.Me? I have been busy filing my business and personal taxes with wifey… AND… Repairing my MacBook Pro that refused to boot up.Today is also going to be busy too. I have plenty of backlog video editing to be done for my YouTube channel… AND… Preparing the home-based learning version of my 2-day videography and video editing course in Singapore happening next weekend.What’s your favorite game?Lea…

Macbook Pro Bootup Stuck on Apple Logo after Installing Samsung DeX Solved

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I was about to use my Macbook Pro to file my income tax when I regretfully decided to install Samsung DeX.I installed Samsung DeX so I can connect my Samsung Galaxy S10 to the big screen.After installation, I had to reset the Mac and that’s when it happened.The bootup stopped at the Apple logo…I tried every method I can google. I asked my friends on Facebook. Nothing worked. Then i tried my own method and it worked!Here’s how…Press and hold the power key to turn the Mac Off.Press and hold Command + R + power keys together.When the Chime sounds, let go of the power button.When the Apple logo and loading bar appears, let go of the Command and R keys.Wait for the macOS Utilities to appear.Click on the small Apple logo in the top left-hand corner.Select Startup Disk.Click the Restart button.I am so thankful the SSD storage is still intact. Everything is back to normal.Do you have Another way to solve this situation?Leave a comment.Share this post.From the Journal of Adrian Lee… https://ad…

HELP!!!!! What to do when MacBook Pro gets stuck on this apple logo screen on startup? 🙏

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No Zoom for Singapore Home Based Learning | Circuit Breaker Day 4

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9 April 2020, Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) stopped schools from using the video conferencing platform Zoom after several hacking incidents.Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/hackers-hijack-home-based-lessons-on-zoom-to-allegedly-show-obscene-photos-to-childrenHackers hijacked live-streaming lessons with obscene pictures appearing on some students computer screens.The security breach likely happened because the Zoom meetings were entered with just a given link instead of logging in with passwords.Zoom does have security features built-in. We just need to know how to use them.So for my upcoming class, I will continue to use Zoom, ensuring that participants join the session with password login.The live online class will happen next weekend, on 18 April 2020, for the 2-day Videography and Video Editing Course for BEGINNERS.In the mean time, I am practising my online presentation skills by going online and teaching mini-lessons for free. Take a look at this… https://…

Completed a live video editing demo while editing my next YouTube video.

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Singapore Reusable Face Masks – go where to collect and first look review

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I’ve collected them today. The reusable face mask distributed to every citizen by the Singapore government.Where and how to collect the reusable mask?Go to https://www.maskgowhere.gov.sg/Key in your postal code.Choose the nearest collection point.Bring your identity card along.If you you are collecting for others, bring a snapshot copy of their IC. Only the bar code is required. The good people in charge will scan the bar codes.Collect before 12 April 2020. I missed out on the 500ml alcohol-free hand sanitizer handouts because I didn’t take note of the dates.Wear the mask when you are outside. Wash it at the end of the day.Singapore reusable face mask reviewHere’s the “unboxing” and first look review video… https://www.facebook.com/AdrianVideoImage/videos/147693096680259/ You need more than the mask to protect yourself!The coronavirus is now known to be airborne.This is just like all alien invasion movies, where scientists around the world try to find the weak spot in the common enemy,…

Moving to Home-Based Learning From Traditional Classroom Training

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It’s a major milestone. I have finally moved from conducting traditional classroom training to home-based learning, aka e-learning. Here’s how I did it.I have been planning this for many years, and finally, thanks or no thanks to covid-19, the process is sped up.The online course is launched at 12 noon today without a hitch… https://gum.co/BtipvI recorded one more welcome message and shortened the 34 lesson titles.It works on both desktop and mobile.Best of all, there is already one sale. More to come.Here’s what I did to make the move from offline to online.Record my offline training while conducting the actual class in front of real students.Edit the recordings into small lesson chunks by removing delays and distractions.Upload the recordings to an online course platform marketplace.Wrote a simple sales page.Start promoting the sales page link.If you want to know the detailed process for any of the steps, l will be glad to expand on it.The next step for me now is to market the onlin…

120 COVID-19 Cases in Singapore in a Day! Coronavirus is Airborne!

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This morning, I sense a heavy tension in the air.
– People going to work deciding whether they should go back to work tomorrow… https://www.gov.sg/article/covid-19-circuit-breaker-heightened-safe-distancing-measures-to-reduce-movement
– The coronavirus is confirmed as airborne and likely to remain in the air for 8 hours… https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/who-considers-airborne-precautions-for-medical-staff-after-study-shows-coronavirus-can-survive-in-air.html
– Singapore sees record daily spike of 120 COVID-19 cases… https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-singapore-record-daily-spike-120-new-cases-workers-dorms-12611132
– Getting my family members to stay at home but impossible… see story below.
– My first online video course is releasing at 12 noon today… https://gum.co/BtipvATTENTION: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Wear a mask when you are outside.First, about my dream last night.The DreamBig kiddo and her friends met the queen of England. The Queen had a private chat session w…

Covid-19 Circuit Breaker Singapore Means Closing my non-essential business!

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Is my business an essential or non-essential service?Must I close it or go to work as usual? Check the criteria here…… https://www.gov.sg/article/covid-19-circuit-breaker-heightened-safe-distancing-measures-to-reduce-movementIt’s a wonderful morning waking up to the smell of coffee.I’ve recovered from yesterday’s exhaustion with 7 hours of sleep.I haven’t driven for months, hence a 45-minute drive was stressful.Thanks to brother for lending me his brand new car.Needed the car to transport my big Kiddo’s stuff from her university.She’s been asked to move out from the student hostel.All local students are asked to move just one day before.That’s a last minute notice in line with the government order.The emergency order is stop schools and stay at home.This is in line with stricter measures to slow the spread of covid-19.Non-essential businesses are also asked to close for a month.That includes private training classes.That’s my main business currently.Classes must now be conducted onlin…

Singapore Pools Close Due To Covid-19 – Both Outlets and Online

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You cannot buy 4D and Toto from 6 April 2020. This is in line with the stricter measures to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus in Singapore.Think you can bet online then? Sorry, that’s also closed. See the screenshot of the notice…When will Singapore Pools open again? When can we start buying 40 and Toto again?As long as we stay at home, wear a mask outside, do not loiter as a group, keep 1 meter distance from each other, wash our hands, don’t touch our face, don’t go near wild animals, avoid raw foods… Etc… Etc… SP may reopen earlier.Leave a comment.Share this post.the Journal of Adrian Lee… https://adrianvideoimage.com/

The sky is so blue today with wispy clouds. Picture taken at NTU.

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Nintendo Switch Console Scam in Singapore

What Businesses Are Benefiting From The Coronavirus Outbreak?

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Is my business being affected by COVID-19? Yes!It’s time to diversify and survive.Which Industries are making money from the global pandemic? How to survive as a business on lockdown? How to make money from covid-19?Here are some businesses that will thrive…Face masks and medical supplies. (disposable gloves, ventilators, face masks, alcohol cleaners)Cleaning services.Drones.Grocery store liquor.Drive-in movie theatres.Shopping delivery services.Boardgame and puzzle makers. (Cluedo, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Pandemic)Fitness equipment companies. (yoga mats)Video conferencing and Document Handling.Online gaming.Toilet paper, soap, and sanitizers.Remote doctor’s services.Telecommunications. (Internet and voice service providers)Bookings for space travel to Mars.Streaming video and live video hosting sites. (Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, Netflix)Now that i know what businesses i can consider to get in to, I must also know which ones to avoid.What businesses are badly affected? Shopping malls, …

COVID-19 Temporary Relief Fund Singapore – Online Application?

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Today, residents are queuing up at Community Clubs to apply for the temporary relief fund from the government.The Temporary Relief Fund is for those who have been financially affected by the coronavirus outbreak.It is a one-time cash of $500.Singaporeans and permanent residents are eligible to apply.Applications are open from today, 2nd April 2020, till the end of the month.It’s an interim measure for the lower to middle-income tier.Am I financially affected? Of course.But…I wonder why we must gather at the community clubs for this when I’m trying very hard to stay at home.Isn’t there an online application?… https://www.msf.gov.sg/media-room/Pages/More-Support-for-Lower–to-Middle-Income-Singaporeans-Affected-by-COVID-19-Situation.aspxI guess i have no choice but to join the queue for my basic living expenses.The situation around the world is getting worse and that will affect my income even more.S$500 is definitely not enough for me and my family.So i have to look into other financial…

Best Android App to Remove Background Noise from Audio Recording

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How to remove background noise from an audio recording on your Android phone?Here’s how I did it. I use WavePad. Let me show you how it works… https://www.facebook.com/AdrianVideoImage/videos/3107736882605118/ Have you tried it?Leave a comment.Share this post.From the Journal of Adrian Lee… https://adrianvideoimage.com/

YouTube Automatic Subtitles Not Working? Try this Unusual Method...

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For the first time, my Youtube video auto-generated subtitles are not available. There are two possibilities. YouTube may have stopped the free service. Or it is now selective in providing the service to videos that qualify for certain criteria. I don’t know. All I know is I need that subtitle to be on my YouTube video. So here is the next best thing to do…