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  • Posted On: August 6th 2017 at 8:21 pm | 6 Comments
    Categories: Personal life, Wants

    You know it is a series of signs that you need a new camera body when:

    (1) your camera body broke on the first day of your holiday

    (2) the remote control does not suit your current camera

    Sigh, so now I have to save up for a new camera body. Luckily for me, I am not going overseas anytime soon so I wouldn’t need a camera that urgently. For daily photos, I can just stick to my Gopro Hero 5 which I just bought. The downside of using Gopro is that I really need to edit my photos on Adobe Lightroom (which I am using the one on my iPad Air 2). 

    I’m also thinking of getting another camera lens along with a new camera body. I’m thinking of getting the Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens. It’s quite expensive but I figured out I need a better lens other than kit lens for power zoom travel lens.

    I’m still considering if I should get Sony A6300 or A6500. Well, time for a better camera body on top of my Sony NEX-5R which I absolutely adore! I guess I will still be using Sony NEX-5R for selfies and group outings whereby I can have selfies easily. However, because its battery cover has broke, I can’t really bring it and carry it everywhere I go. :cry: That’s why I need a new camera body so that I can bring it everywhere I go.


    Posted On: July 27th 2017 at 9:41 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Personal life, Shopping, Technology, Wants

    I went to order a pair of Gentle Monster sunglasses from Gentle Monster online shop in  the end. Well, yolo (you only live once) attitude? But bleh, I do need to save money. I am also thinking of getting Microsoft Surface Pro 4 since my Windows laptop refused to boot up and work properly the last time I used it. Hopefully it will recovered soon. I had backup my files so it is not too much damage done if it suddenly died. But I still prefer a Windows OS since my main storage is already on the hard disk formatted for Windows OS (I forgot the actual name of the storage though). Guess that is going to be the advantage Surface Pro 4 has over Macbook Air or Macbook.

    Luckily for me, I can still take advantage of student discount so it isn’t too bad.


    Posted On: July 23rd 2017 at 2:01 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Shopping, Wants

    This is my first weekend after coming back from Japan whereby I am not sick. Hehe. Being sick for a month sucks and it makes me value my health even more. After all, no amount of money can let you have good health. Only what you eat, what you exercise and how strong your antibodies/white blood cells/platelets can ensure good health.

    Which is also why I am a bit paranoid in terms of eye protection and is seriously considering Crizal Xperio lenses – the one that claimed to have the maximum sun protection for your eyes. However, I am also thinking of chabging to a new sunglasses frames, probably one that is branded and much nicer. Sadly, I will have to pay for my own frames since I kind of used up the money for my spectacles for this year (company benefit).

    I am thinking of getting Gentle Monster frames but those are quite expensive. Was thinking of buying them online since SGD to USD rates are lower these days. But oh well, not sure if that is a wise choice since I don’t actually get to try them on. Hmm…


    Posted On: January 28th 2017 at 5:46 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Music, New stuff, Personal life, Reviews, Shopping, Technology, Wants

    I realised that I didn’t blog about my new Beoplay H3 ANC. Well, I got it from TANGS and got 6% cash rebate and S$25 gift card since I used my StanChart credit card to pay for it. It costs S$339 after discount but after all the rebates and gift card that I got, it became less than S$300. Well, that means I am less guilty of my purchase? Hahaha.

    Anyway, it is an awesome looking earphones with a balanced sound. ANC sucks though but I’m not going to complain much with its superb sound quality. Okay, fine. Actually I am a bit regretting because of the poor ANC. But the next option is Bose QC20 and I am not really keen to get that because I already owned a QC25. Oh well… I am using it as frequently as I can now to make full use of my expensive purchase. Hopefully this is going to be the last expensive purchase that I am going to make in the next few months. I seriously need to save money… Bleh…

    So now I am a proud owner of both Beoplay A2 and H3 ANC. I really love the sound quality of my Beoplay A2. It makes me want to stay in my bedroom all day long because of its hifi-like sound quality!


    Posted On: December 31st 2016 at 9:04 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Personal life, Technology, Wants

    I am tempted to get a new earphones since I lost my old Audio Technica earphones… I went to Stereo shop to try Audio Technica ATH-ANC33i, ATH-ANC40BT, Beoplay H5 and H3 ANC. Audio Technica ATH-ANC40BT is good for its ANC abilities. I was impressed by its ANC quality. However, the sound quality seems a bit lacking. I prefer a natural treble sounding earpiece… Then the salesperson recommended me Beoplay H3 ANC and whoa! It is good! ANC is so-so. I find my Bose QC25 have better ANC abilities though. But Beoplay H3 ANC has a more balanced sound. I would prefer my Bose QC25 though but it is too bulky for me to bring around…

    So now I am more inclined towards Beoplay H3 ANC. The only thing that is stopping me is the price tag. :sad: It costs S$379 which is quite expensive for someone who don’t really wear earphones…