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  • Posted On: June 24th 2018 at 5:03 pm | 7 Comments
    Categories: Food, Friendship, New stuff, Personal life, Pictures, With my NEX

    I went to Artbox when it is in Singapore a few weeks ago. It was much better than last year. Last year was so crowded and there was no crowd control at all. This year, there were bag checks and some form of crowd control. The space rented is much bigger as well. I managed to get some wooden keychains for myself and a cute handmade crotchet keychain. I love crotchet keychains, or just about anything that is handmade. Haha. Is it just me or do you guys love handmade stuff too?

    I went there twice – first with Alex and Jin Quan, second with Hui Keng and Yi Wei. Took some photos and was surprised to see quite a number of people bringing their DSLRs taking photos too. Oh, and the usual selfie crowd as well. Somehow carnivals are no longer as nice as before. It’s more commercial-driven decorations (towards Snapchat, Instagram, and other social media platforms) rather than the actual fun. It’s not as nice to take photos in carnivals when you see a sea of people whipping out their phones to take photos instead of enjoying the food and games…

    I have been blogging for more than 17 years (well, I started in 2001) and this new wave of social media kind of got me off guard. I am not a fan of posting my selfies on social media for strangers to comment and judge me. But I do love posting photos of the stuff and scenery I saw. I love taking photos and sharing some of what I took. I also have a brand name (lihotography) dedicated for my photography works.

    Anyway, I have scheduled my photos to be posted on Instagram in the next few days. Once it is posted on Instagram, I will post them here for you guys to enjoy. Photos are below for you guys to enjoy! :happy:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/175275651078/i-dont-care-i-want-that-thai-green-milk-tea-in

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/175307020648/beautiful-fairylights-in-the-land-of

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/175341018583/its-always-cool-to-see-that-there-are-still

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/175374666538/the-current-generation-is-into-buskering-and

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/175405447048/artbox-expensive-but-instagrammable-food-oh-i

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/175405463768/when-you-have-snacks-before-dinner-do-follow


    Posted On: June 23rd 2018 at 9:57 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Makeup, New stuff, Personal life, Shopping, Skin care

    Yay for discounts! Innisfree is having 15% discount for its Premium members and 10% discount for its Welcome (New) members. I went to the store and planning to get just 1 face mask. I ended up getting the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater boosting ampoule, the Smart Drawing blusher and my new found favourite mineral setting powder.

    Haha. I should stop buying Innisfree products since I am going to Seoul this year. I can just get them in bulk and tax-free when I go shopping in Seoul. Laneige, Innisfree and Sulwhasoo, here I come!


    Posted On: May 20th 2018 at 3:08 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: New stuff

    I went to buy Panasonic LX10 on 13 May 2018. Haha, that’s after about 2 to 3 weeks of decision making. Well, as you guys would have known, I owned Sony NEX-5R and Sony A6500. It’s not even a year ever since I bought Sony A6500 and I already bought another camera now. Hehe. 

    I got Panasonic LX10 from Alan Photo at Sim Lim Square because it is cheaper than retail price (S$899). Well, I don’t have Best Denki vouchers so buying the camera at the cheapest place is a priority for me. I got a free battery after negotiating with the salesperson. :happy: 

    So now I have awesome selfies and great depth of field (or bokeh) with my f/1.4 Leica lens on Panasonic LX10. :happy: I love high quality photos. 

    You can read more about LX10 here and you will know why I chose it. :smile: It’s a smaller sensor than Sony A6500 but it is significantly lighter. f/1.4 is a big draw too.


    Posted On: January 1st 2018 at 1:01 am | 4 Comments
    Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Technology, Work

    I got myself a new watch – Apple Watch Series 3. Hehe. I think I have everything under Apple umbrella now, except Apple TV which I won’t be buying since I do not own a TV in my bedroom. LOL.

    2018 is finally here and I’m starting a new job in 8 days. :shocked: Oh my gosh, now the reality is finally setting in. 


    Posted On: December 13th 2017 at 11:59 pm | 5 Comments
    Categories: Birthdays, Music, My violin, New stuff, Personal life, Pictures, Work

    Happy birthday to myself! 

    I’m now 1 year older and is getting busier too. I bought Yamaha SV-200 for myself as my birthday gift and it’s awesome. Pretty expensive since it is Yamaha Silent Violin series and it is one of the professional electric violins in Yamaha. Lindsey Stirling has a Yamaha SV-250 while the model I went for, SV-200, is just 1 level down from her professional electric violin… :grin: 

    I didn’t buy the SV-250 since there is no discount for it. There’s some discount for SV-200 since Yamaha is clearing their stocks (they are discontinuing SV-200). Sadly, I don’t have much time to play with my new electric violin… :sad: 

    I wonder how my life will be in the next 50 years… Oh, I am changing my job as well. I’m joining a startup next year. Leaving the comfortable life in an US MNC to join a US startup is going to be interesting (and scary at the same time!)

    I will probably post my birthday cake later… Finally posted! It’s not a chocolate cake, unlike other years. Haha. It’s an ondeh ondeh (pandan + coconut) cake from Butter Studio!

    Happy 27th birthday to myself!