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Work From Home

My work from home has been started from mid of Feb 2020. Because in Singapore, there were some infected person by covid-19 who came back from china. It seemed earlier than another countries. After beginning of March, another countries in the world wide had faced covid-19 difficulty.

And due to private matter, I temporarily backed to japan from mid of March, have been staying in tokyo for 1.5 months under this situation. It means mostly over 2 months, i work from home. 

So how i can make comfortable work place in my home is getting important to stay long time. I tried to enrich some equipment in my room.  Let me briefly explain what i brought in recently.

First one is PC stand for MacBook Air. Angle for Laptop display is always lower than natural eyes position, it means neck got unnecessary load and makes stiff upper back. To adjust angle, stand for laptop is needed. I found best designed stand for MacBook Air, it’s completely thinner when folded and no issue to store it on case without removing.


A bit expensive but it’s worth to buy.


Another one is sub display to extend MacBook Air’s workspace. There are many type of monitor recently, but to care about future’s flexibility, I selected mobile monitor which is enable to be attached with monitor arms, also can power by only Type C without AC adopter. Upon on the condition, Below one was bast and price when i bought was around 30,000 JPY, but no ups to 40,000 JPY because it may be by many work from home. 

It’s not big size among no mobile display with same price zone. But it’s ok as second display and 4K is well matching with MacBook Air’s Retina quality.

モバイルモニター EVICIV 15.6インチ モバイルディスプレイ 4K Adobe100%色域 HDR 薄型 IPSパネル USB Type-C/標準HDMI/mini DP スリーブケース付 EVC-1504

Actually I bought more product to make comfortable home desk space. So sometime i may write this kind of article in future.



I had been using Apple Watch 2 to receive any type of message on the phone. Because of that, i was recognised that person seriously care time management. but it’s totally different what i did. Since i just checked messages in business hours. But someone felt I carefully checked time because it’s watch.

In this December, as reward to me, i finally brought Apple Watch 5 Hermes Version. Official name is “40mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Noir Swift Leather Double Tour” on Marina Bay Sands Hermes shop. Actually it’s first time buy product in offical Hermes shop. I’m still far from those famous brand shop…. But that watch has been sold out in Apple store in Japan and Singapore, also online. I luckily found it. So no time to wonder to buy….. Staff in the shop said that “Some men look for Double Tour band, but only men who has slender arms can wear it. Mostly it’s for women.”

Simply say, it’s expensive as digital watch… And my functional expectation is same as Apple Watch 2 had. But I’m feeling well fit with my hands. I believe i can use this longer term. 


Singapore F1 GP

It has passed over three years after moved to here from Japan. Actually i brought F1 ticket 3 years ago when i moved to Singapore. But that time, I couldn’t watch in place since I caught a cold that time. This was first time to watch F1 Main racing in Singapore. 

As it’s well known, there were many time to face car incident and ran safety car during racing, because Singapore F1 GP course is very difficult one by  many sharp curve. 


Replace compact camera

Usually I took photo by iPhone X. Needless to say, it’s so easy and qualified without any careless. No one doubt that reason. But iPhone’s setting is too much automated and i Guess it’s possible to offer functionality to configure some detail setting, Apple doesn’t do that as usability point of view. So to take more photo with some condition, I prefer to use Digital Cameras. But one of that is DSLR camera, it’s so functional and easily take good and Vivid photo. Issue of that, heavy and big for mobility. It depends on situation, but not suitable for travel and daily use. So my second one is compact camera. Although just saying compact camera, There are many type of that. My favourite one is Ricoh GR serious. It doesn’t have zoom lens and flash which major compact camera has. But GR serious can take good snapshot in any situation with vivid colours. started to use this from GR Digital 4, GR 2 and now i just replace to latest version of GR, “GR 3” from GR 2. Compared with previous one, Usability for navigation on Camera has been improved and added some useful function without grade down. Below is one of the photo took by GR3 last week. I’m really enjoy to more take photo with this.


Multi Tasking on iPad

I should have used this functionality of iPad from beginning. But my expectation and usage of iPad will be dramatically changed by utilizing multi tasking. Since i wanted fully use iPad for my personal study same as physical note book, that’s why i renewed iPad with Apple Pencil. But for a while, completely forgot this function.  Somehow I realised this functionality and reached to conclusion as best for me.

Why i felt this is best for me is my preference way to learn something is by hand writing. Maybe it’s not easy to fully memorise, but it easily understand . And it’s very compact on the desk and everywhere, don’t need to open notebook and textbook together, also don’t need to take all books to everywhere. Most of book i have are held on Kindle or Kobo, also scanned on Good Reader, and recent papers are almost provided by PDF. So physical paper are not required. All are available on iPad. based on this environment, I can maximise my limited and small piece of time for those study. It’s kind of revolution for me.