Root your Nexus 7 Flo (2013) on Android 4.4 KitKat (KRT16S)

I have finally laid my hands onto the latest tablet released by Google in partnership with ASUS. It is none other than the Nexus 7 Flo (2013). This tablet though slimmer (8.65 mm) and lighter (290 gram) than its predecessor is much more powerful.

Nexus 7 Packaging     Nexus 7 Content

It comes with a 7.02″ 1920×1200 (323ppi) 1080p HD IPS  display, and running on a Quadcore 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of memory. The default OS loaded during shipping is Android 4.3 Jellybean, at least for the set that I received. Please kindly perform an OTA update to Android 4.4 KitKat before proceeding with the rooting guide.

Android 4.4 OTA     Android 4.4

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Is Medical Insurance Coverage Necessary?

For the past year and in recent months, I have been in and out of hospitals more times than I have in my whole life. This really sets me back thinking hard. With the ever-rising medical costs, will I be able to afford should anything happen to my family or me?

A report released by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) showed that the inflation rate increased by 4.2% year-on-year in May 2013 [Source: Singapore’s Inflation Up 1.6% On-Year In May 2013]. However, I believe many people’s salary do not rise at the same rate or even higher.

Inflation Rate May 2013

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Starbucks Christmas Open House! – 5th December 2013

Coming into the 10th year, Starbucks has been supporting the Singapore Salvation Army with the annual charity drive. Head down to Starbucks outlets on the 5th December between 5pm to 7pm and make a donation to the Singapore Salvation Army. Drinks* shall be on the house! Do donate generously to assist those who needs help!

Starbucks Christmas Open House

* Only applicable for Starbucks Christmas beverages which include Toffee Nut Latte, Peppermint Mocha and Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha.

Review: Google Chromecast

After using the Apple TV (ATV2) for many years, now is the time to try out a new gadget to connect to my TV. Google Chromecast was released on 24th July 2013. It is like a USB flashdrive (except that the port is a HDMI), measuring 7.2cm, which allows you to stream audio/video content via WIFI from the Internet or your local browser. You will then control the device either via your computer or your mobile devices be it  Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, or Chrome for Windows.

Google Chromecast     Google Chromecast Back

Google Chromecast Inside     Chromecast Stick

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A Lovely French Birthday Dinner Treat in the Suburbs at Vis-a-Vis

Like I say, these few months have been full of celebrations and finally, it’s my hatch-day on the 4th September. Although my birthday fell on a weekday this year, Colin specially took leave to spend this day with me and Ashley. It’s a blessing when you have your loved ones spending this very day with you even if you cannot have meals at the poshiest restaurant in town (you would get what I mean when you have a little one at home). One of the frustrating things on arranging of a lunch/dinner venue on this special occasion with a little angel in tow is that some restaurants are practically baby-UNfriendly (whereby they do not allow prams in their restaurant premises or kids under a certain age to dine indoors) so I definitely understand Colin’s difficulties in finding an ideal restaurant for my birthday especially I am also as fussy a eater.

So extremely glad I am when he found Vis-a-Vis, a cozy French restaurant located in the suburbs at Jalan Kembangan. The restaurant is like a hidden gem exuding with a rustic charm of country Provence and most importantly, without all the parking hassles of downtown dining. Furthermore, the friendly service provided by Francis and Michael added on to the wonderful dinner experience and Chef Jeremy even came out to explain on the best way to taste the dishes such that our palates are full satisfied.

Here’s a look at some of the dishes we had that night.

Entrees Chaudes

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Foie Gras

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