• Life Experience

    An Alternative to High International Roaming Internet Data Cost

    In my recent travel, I found a great travel companion that I think will be a regular in my future trips. It is pocket wi-fi or some refer it as mifi (mobile wi-fi), wifi egg, and portable modem. As it’s name, it is like our modem at home but portable and can fit into pocket (similar size to smart phone). The service that I went with is Wilh-ma and I found them through OzBargain and found few reviews in Whirlpool link here, here, and here (warning: they are long threads 🙂 ). As it allows multiple connections, I was able to connect my iphone, surface pro, wife’s ipad, and her…

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    What cold weather can do your car?

    My car would not start few days ago and I was told by technician that the engine was flooded. Here is what happened. DISCLAIMER: By all means, I am not a mechanic. The language I use below is very simplistic and this post is only for sharing the experience. You should refer to qualified mechanic/technician for explanation and advise. I have Mitsubishi Lancer 2009 ES model. It was Winter 2018 in Melbourne. The car would not start. It does not sound like battery flat situation. It sounds more horrible. The technician came and they asked me to start the engine. As soon as they heard it, they asked “was your…