Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Shopping, Work
It’s Good Friday today and that means a public holiday for me. No work on a weekday is good. I finally get to catch up on my sleep which is awesome. The past few weeks have been really busy and I wish I have more time to just stay at home and do some readings.
I got myself a Kindle Paperwhite 2018 version and have been reading research papers in the cybersecurity space. It can be quite boring sometimes but I bring it everywhere I go so that at least I can get some reading done. I aim to read 1 paper a week but have not been very successful. Maybe 2 papers in a month? Hmm.. Hopefully the reading bug continues as gaining new technical knowledge is essential in staying relevant in the industry.
I also went to Changi Jewel sneak preview. Many thanks to Jin Quan for helping us to get the tickets at 6am. It is a really huge shopping centre and reminded me of Gardens by the Bay in an ION Orchard setting and a size bigger than Vivocity. You get a fountain, hiking trail (with some aircon) and bouncing mats all in a shopping centre next to the airport. Talk about convenience. You basically can do everything – from exercise to shopping, all in 1 shopping centre. Definitely a good place to hang out in future if I have the time!
Categories: New stuff, Shopping, Technology
Yay after many years of pondering, I finally got myself the Canon Selphy printer! Hehe I have been thinking of getting it since CP900 but I went for Instax Share SP-2 printer (back in May 2017) instead. Now I got myself the photo printer from Canon Selphy series and can print my own 4R photos! I still need to figure out how to print it out nicely since it gets cropped at the side if I set it to print as Borderless.
Photo quality is close to the kind of photos you print in photo shops. The Border printing mode allows me to print it as a nice postcard which is quite pretty! I foresee myself printing awesome photos for my family and friends, oh of course for myself too.
This is going to be my last gadget purchase for this year since I pretty gotten everything that I want. Well, I decided not to get the new iPad Pro (with Face ID). I still love my current iPad Air 2.
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!
And of course some dinner at Ding Tai Fung!
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!
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.
So now I have awesome selfies and great depth of field (or bokeh) with my f/1.4 Leica lens on Panasonic LX10. I love high quality photos.
You can read more about LX10 here and you will know why I chose it. It’s a smaller sensor than Sony A6500 but it is significantly lighter. f/1.4 is a big draw too.