Ethereum Boom In Singapore and Globally

ETHUSD 5th Jun 2017 hovering at USD244
ETHUSD 5th Jun 2017 hovering at USD244

Over the past few weeks, Cryptocurrencies made headlines globally and one cryptocurrency that is of huge interest by many would be Ethereum.

Using blockchain technology and also smart contracts, the technology sees many big names adopting it by joining the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Members such as BP, Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, Toyota, UBS, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, BBVA, Natioanl Bank of Canada, ING, Deloitte, Accenture, Infosys, Wipro and many other Cryptocurrency players in the market and invested in some form or another in it.

Some might think it is a bubble which is not technically wrong, but If you know the technology behind it and the potential behind it and with more organisations backing it, its time to start investing in it IMHO. I’m a noob in this and have only started getting into investing in Ethereum very recently.

If you want to start, there is a startup called Coinhako that makes transferring money from Singapore banks very easy and lets you buy Ethereum quite easily. (Yes I’ve added my referral code and hope you support as you will get SGD$5 and me too).

Some are calling Ethereum the next new internet and i’m inclined to agree. So if you are interested, read up about blockchain technology and what Smart Contracts are. Here are some Videos to start you off with.




I’m no expert, but hope this helps you get started about knowing what the future will bring.

And another video from Vitalik Buterin is the co-founder of Ethereum.


I really think someone should help me get a makeover to look less like a Russian hacker, but a reputable genius which he truly is.

Heyday Vintage Jazz Lounge Shanghai

Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China

Was in Shanghai for a week for work and really wanted to get some Jazz. Firstly went to The Jazz bar at Peace Hotel as it was at The Bund and my colleagues and I wanted to go there anyway to check it out.

The Jazz Bar at Peace Hotel, Shanghai
The Jazz Bar at Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Oh man… The Jazz Bar’s Old Jazz Band was really old. Kudos for playing live music for so long, but it was not something I had in mind. Thank goodness for a soulful female vocalist that saved the night with classics from Old Shanghai Jazz. I could see quite a few senior ladies really enjoying themselves and dancing to the music up front and that brought a smile as I could sense the joy they had.

In short… its kinda old for me… I’ll skip it.

A friend of mine then recommended a place called Heyday. I looked it up Baidu (because no Google in China) and the web design / look and feel was right. It had that 20s Art Deco feel. Yes we had to check it out.

Colleagues and Friends
Colleagues and Friends

We went on a Saturday night not expecting much but we were just blown away. The Pianist from Israel, double bassist from Korea and drummer from Brazil were out of this world.

Heyday Jazz Lounge
Heyday Jazz Lounge

The vocalists were also superb. Song after song, solo after solo, my feet can’t stop tapping along and you can see from the crowd, cheers and applause, it was a great night. The musicians gave their all, cracked jokes and really engaged an interactive audience.

I put together a short footage to capture the feel of Heyday. Too wonderful.


THIS PLACE IS MAGIC! If I wanted to open the bar, this is it!

Anne Evenou with Oleg Roschin
Anne Evenou with Oleg Roschin
Anne Evenou with Oleg Roschin
Anne Evenou with Oleg Roschin

We stayed till the bar close down. TWICE. It was that good. I was there 20th May 2017 and again on 23rd May.

Heyday Bartenders
Heyday Bartenders
Good Night
Good Night

It was a really good night and I think I’ll have to come to Heyday again whenever I come to Shanghai. Everyone needs to go to Heyday.

Heyday Jazz Lounge
50 Tai’An Road (near Xinguo Road)
泰安路50号,近兴国路
P: 6236-6075
W: http://www.heydayjazz.cn
F: https://www.facebook.com/heydayjazzshanghai/

Obi-Pan Kenobi at Star Wars Run SG 2017

So… I’ve NEVER ever did something like this before. Dress up and go out. Furthermore, I’m not really that crazy about Star Wars. But somehow after hearing about the Star Wars Run SG 2017, I simply wanted to represent the Light Side because almost ALL of my friends like to be on the dark side. Me being me, I just like being the opposite of what everyone else likes.

So I’m going as a Jedi. “Obi-Wan Kenobi”. Or you can call me “Obi-Pan Kenobi”.

My brother who works in China currently heard about me wanting to go dressed up as a Jedi and helped me find an outfit online in China, got it shipped to his addressed then brought it back for me. It fit perfectly, however due to the layers of cloth, the sides keep dropping off like bra straps. I added some velcro to it. Problem solved.

Now, the challenge is heat stroke. How am I going to run 10km in this gear and with a lightsaber no less. I think I will be a mess of sweat at the finishing line. lol. Let’s see what happens. I’m not going for timing. Just going for the fun of it.

If you see me, do say hi. ;)

#Maythe4thBeWithYou

Update: I feel sick on race day and was running a fever instead. I got changed and struggled for 1hour on the decision not to go for the run. Sad. So disappointed. :(