Journal #298

I will start off the journal with the following quote by Gary Vaynerchuk during his show, #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness:

“Stop focusing on dumb shit. Don’t be afraid to break things. Don’t be romantic. Don’t take the time to breathe. Don’t aim for perfect. And whatever you do, keep moving. Reread this a few times . . .”

That quote is a reminder for me, for you and for anyone reading this that we should focus on doing and trying stuff out, and not complaining.

What happened

I have been pondering for quite some time now about whether to buy iPhone X. It turned out that I wanted it even after waiting for at least four months since the iPhone X was announced.

So today, I went ahead to get it. I asked a friend to accompany me to the Apple Store at Orchard Road. We met up first at Jurong East MRT station before going on.

Once we reached Orchard Road, we made our way to Sushi Bar at Takashimaya to have our lunch first. Then we made our way to Apple Store.

Once we were there, I spent the first few minutes looking to see what kind of iPhone case they had. I couldn’t find the one I want. Then I went around and talked to my friend about the iMac because he wasn’t sure if he wanted to get it. I told him the difference between the 4K monitors that you can get off the shelf and the one that comes with iMac.

The Mac uses a combination of software and hardware to achieve the insanely good graphics compared to what Windows can do. After some consideration, he somehow decided to get it after the WWDC in June to see if Apple announces any hardware refresh.

Then I went ahead to tell one of the staff that I wanted to get the iPhone X 256GB space grey. After payment, my friend and I made our way to iStudio at Plaza Singapura because I need to get the casing and screen protector. My friend also got himself a new screen protector and asked one of the staff to install for him.

After both of us were done, we made our move, heading home because there was nothing else to do.

Once I reached home, I put down my stuff and clear my desk so that I have a place to work with. I wanted to install the screen protector.

Here are some photos of the phone. Some photos are not that good because I had a hard time getting the camera to focus because of the high gloss, and the lighting in my room is bad.

The rear protector took me a long time to install because of dust keep falling on the display and lints from the cloth I was using to protect my phone from the solid desk. I became frustrated and toss aside the cloth and used scotch tape to pick up the dust particles. Then I went about setting down the screen protector. Then I flip the phone over and install the tempered glass protector. It was much easier to work with it but also there were quite a lot of dust and lint flying around.

After the installation of screen protector is done, I started cleaning up my old iPhone 6S by signing out of apps, and got the phone to backup my WhatsApp messages. I also went ahead to unpair my Apple Watch from my iPhone 7 Plus. Once that’s done, I switched my iPhone 6S off, took out the SIM card and installed it onto the iPhone X and went about setting up the new phone.

Fast forward a couple of hours, I’m finally done with the main migration. I still got a whole bunch of photos I have yet migrate. I will get around that tomorrow.

I didn’t go out for dinner too as I was busy setting up my phone earlier. So I asked my parents to pack some food back for me. While eating my dinner, I went to watch an episode from the show Saga of Tanya the Evil.

What I plan next

I don’t have much plan for tonight except for scheduling a phone call with a friend.

How I feel

I feel superb because I got a new phone. It’s shiny and the first few moments of using it made me feel great. It’s so intuitive and natural.