ToonMe And NewProfilePic

I had a field day using both these apps, ToonMe and NewProfilePic, to render my photos into something reminiscence of an 80s movie poster.

I’m usually not into these image editing and enhancing apps, but it looks like the quality has been upped a notch or two in recent years!

These apps can also be used from desktop computers, and they’re free to use. I think you’ll enjoy using them, because I sure did!

A Week In Johor

So I went to Johor again this round and got quite some things done in the week I’m here.

Since the borders were opened early this month, I had two Singaporean business friends come visit me from across the causeway, albeit at different times. One for shooting video ads, another for casual meet up.

Over the weekend, I had visited several shopping malls and with the exception of Jusco Tebrau, the rest were lukewarm to deserted. It was already not so good prior to the pandemic, now it’s worse for businesses in these malls.

On a brighter note, it’s good to see more and more people take the MySejahtera app scanning less and less serious, ever since its scandal with selling the database has been exposed.

And let’s be real: the app didn’t do shit to curb the pandemic, instead it’s an inconvenience to limit people’s freedom to move around, and as baseless as the mask mandate, forehead scanning (glad they dropped this garbage recently), and god forbid the vaccines that comes with a side dish of random blood clot and surprise heart attacks. Glad to be one of the final 1% in Malaysia NOT to drink the fucking vaccine propaganda. May normalcy return, because the last 2 years were a true aberration to life.

P.S. The tenancy agreement for the SOHO unit in PJ will expire end of July 2022. I’ll be using the remaining months to tie up some loose ends, which isn’t a lot. Not in any real hurry, as I’ve already moved like 95% of my things to Johor earlier.

Moving To Johor?

I’ve told some of my close friends about it from a few months ago, and here I am now.

Earlier this week, I moved 90% of my stuff from PJ to my other house in Johor. I expect to be based here most of time starting later this year.

There are several reasons for my moving here, chiefly my sister is going to work in Singapore and my mother will be alone.

And since my business is practically online and no longer have a physical office, it was an easier decision now to move back.

It’s also a serendipity that my Singaporean business partner who’s been living with his family in KL for the last several years, will also be moving back to Singapore in June 2022.

But don’t say goodbye. I will swing by Klang Valley now and the. In fact, I am still staying in PJ until August 2022 – I just moved most of my stuff ahead of schedule.

Chiefly because months ago, I predicted the daily Covid cases will skyrocket – and I was right (seriously people, wake up… this whole ‘Covid vaccine’ is a f*cken scam that doesn’t work) and even though the government had promised not to impose another lockdown, well… how many broken promises and U-turns have you seen in the last 2 years? You have to be a fool to trust a word they say.

Plus with Airbnb and homestay lifestyle a thing today – which it wasn’t 10 to 15 years ago – I can change my environment anywhere, anytime. All I need is my laptop.

P.S. When I moved here earlier this week, I underestimated the work around the house. My mother is in her 60s, and the garden has become too much of a maintenance for her so I trimmed and cleared the place in and out of the house last 4 days. Anyone that is all for “saving nature” probably didn’t do a lot of gardening; these madafakas grow back real fast! ??????