Samsung passed me the kit lens, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, over the weekend for a review. This kit lens’ specs is no different from the majority of the kit lens out there offered by most camera makers. If 30mm makes NX10 perform beyond expectations, 18-55mm relegates the…

Growing Up With Toys

April 26, 2010 3

My new house has a large display cabinet that allows me to showcase my humble toy collection. It’s not a lot, because I only had a small display cabinet in my old house, and my practical personality prevents me from buying them. I mean, I…

Unknown to me, Warner Music has another Piano Spa compilation album in the market. Best Selection of Piano Spa is a 2-CD compilation sold exclusively at CD Rama. I came across it when I was comparing prices at CD Rama. I managed to find my…

Piano Spa: The Timeless Collection. 4CD collectors set. A selection of 60 best Piano Spa masterpieces. Now on sale at all music stores. I was caught by surprise when I visited HMV this afternoon. A quick call to my music agent confirms it. Actually, Warner…

In my last NX10 post, I blogged about the immediate experiences on the first 24 hours. During that review, I focused on what matters to me. In this review, I shall continue to talk more about the camera and the other areas that I got…

Seems that the camera specs of the rumour isn’t very exciting. If that’s true, then Nikon is again proved to be product-oriented rather than market-oriented like Canon, who would typically launch new models regularly to keep the market interest. So the D300S and D700 might…

I christened my song to my new home, where it gives me new inspirations to start composing once again, after months of hiatus. Listen: Spring Bloom by Chester Tan (5:01) I only realised after I uploaded the track that the composition has references to 2…

I’m still receiving blog comments from my ballet pianist posts 2 years back, so I decided to blog again. The search for ballet pianist has begun again after our other regular pianist who has played for 2 years is going to study music in Melbourne…

I came to know that ION Orchard is opening their shopping mall to photographers to shoot for a photo contest. Instead of joining the contest, I arranged to shoot Melissa Jane there. It’s a rare opportunity for a shopping mall to open their doors to…

On Wednesday night, I watched “A Single Man”, starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. Not many cinemas are screening the movie, and it’s rated R21 for homosexuality content. Tom Ford produces and directs this artistic film that was nominated for several film awards and won…

So the iPad is finally on sale 3 April, and it brings a new hope to the world hunger for beautiful technology. I have not owned anything Apple yet (except for the first-gen iPod Shuffle 512MB). I think I am getting rather tired about rationalising…

After 10 years of residence in a HDB estate, I have upgraded to a condominium. The entire process is long and I have to thank my wife for doing a lot a lot of work to make this move a reality. She picked the interior…

The shoot with Amanda was laden with challenges one after another. It took a few good months from our first email discussion before we actually settled on a shoot date. And even that date was close to being postponed 4 days before. And on the…