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  • 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!


    Posted On: November 13th 2017 at 8:41 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Technology

    Yay! I got my iPhone 8 Plus finally! Well, I can finally recontract and there is an offer for Singles Day (11 Nov) whereby I can get $150 off for my handset and enjoy a lower price for upgrading my data plan to 3 times of my current plan. That means I got 9GB of data monthly which is awesome. I don’t think I will need to worry about it again. Yay for more data for the data-hungry Sakura!

    Anyway, I wanted to get an iPhone because of iOS. I don’t think I can trust Android platform after my first semester in graduate school. Cause one of my assignments is to hack the Android platform. Now I find Android insecure and don’t really trust it anymore. Glad that I got iOS now… I guess I kind of completed the entire Apple environment with iPod Touch Gen 4, iPad Air 2, Macbook Pro and iPhone 8 Plus. I am still on Windows and Android though. But more for less secure work…

    After I got my iPhone, I went to get screen protector and a clear case for it. Well, because I got the Gold version and it is quite pretty with rose gold colours. Guess how much it all cost me? It is only S$8.40! :shocked: That is even cheaper for a case I got for my Samsung Galaxy Note 5… No more expensive and less variety of cases for me to choose from. Say hi to pretty iPhone cases for me now. Hahaha.

    One thing I missed is the back and side menu buttons which was on Android OS. Sigh, why can’t Apple bring them to iOS as well? :sad: I keep trying to click the back button…