It all started with a casual conversation with Tat Tong, a chart-topping music producer from T2 Productions. I told him about my past Piano Spa albums and he got inspired to produce instrumental albums. After discussing with Warner Music Singapore, Tat asked me if I…

I remember owning the world’s first bluetooth headset from Ericsson (HBH-10) back in 2001. My, it’s rather weighty and comes with a limited-edition large biscuit-tin box with loads of accessories and a bluetooth receiver to plug to your compatible Ericsson phones. 10 years later, I…

Samsung Galaxy SII and Galaxy Note As a Samsung Galaxy SII owner upgraded from Samsung Galaxy S, my eyes gleamed when Samsung announced the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) – a larger version of the SII! Several months back, I reviewed the 5-inch Dell Streak and…

We know Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-9100) is arguably the best Android phone in the market. But where does the Motorola RAZR (XT910) stand, apart from being the thinnest Android phone (Oct 2011)? I tried the device and uncovered quite a lot of features that the…

I spent this evening at the first-ever EPSON blogger event and they impressed me with some innovative projector products. After all, EPSON is the number one projector maker for 10 consecutive years since 2001. EPSON MG-850HD Plug your Apple product – iPhone, iPad, iPod –…

I always appreciate large monitors. I myself have 2 monitors which are set up side-by-side for extended display, allowing me to see more windows. I don’t quite understand why many of my co-workers have no interest in enjoying the benefit, even though our office has…

RJ Rosales (1974-2011)

December 6, 2011 1

May, 2011 When my maternal Aunt Fay SMSed me from Sydney on Monday evening, I could not believe it. She informed me that RJ Rosales had passed away. As Aunt Fay’s godson, RJ was a regular at our family events. He engaged my help in…

10 Years of Marriage

November 27, 2011 1

It’s been a long time since I blogged about my personal life. For the past few months, this blog has turned into a review site, thanks to xinmsn who has engaged me to be their resident tech blogger. That opened lots of doors to the…

Are you getting the best of your modems and routers? Eh, you must be wondering how “best” can one get out of your modems and routers. Aren’t they all the same, differentiated only by technical specs on the access bandwidth? But increasingly, we own many…

Olympus PEN E-P3 Review

November 7, 2011 2

Having tested the PEN Lite E-PL3 and PEN Mini E-PM1, what’s left for review to complete the latest PEN trio launch is the PEN. The E-P3 is the top-line Olympus mirrorless camera and offers a lot more manual controls than the other 2 models, catering…

The date was 20 Sep 2011. I was one of the few in Singapore invited to a Panasonic media meet-up. The purpose: to preview a new Panasonic mirrorless camera. They called it the LUMIX GX1. The information embargo ended on 7 Nov 2011 1pm (+8…

With the increasing number of Samsung NX camera and lenses, I was planning to purchase a smaller camera bag to house them while I travel around. Currently I used my normal messenger bag and backpack to hold them, but this is definitely not the safe…

Together with the launch of NX200 mirrorless camera, Samsung has released several important fixed focal lenses that will satisfy the demanding photographers. In this blog, I’ll share with you the sample photos and how these different lenses can help you in creating your images. 16mm…

Months after the official announcement in Sep, the Samsung latest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera NX200 is available in Singapore. Here’s a list of new features to get you excited. 20.3 effective megapixels 7 fps continuous drive Up to 12800 ISO Magic Mode to shoot with…

With the release of NX 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OIS iFn lens, you might be pretty eager to replace your kit lens. Or you might be contemplating getting the NX 50-200mm F4-5.6 lens instead. In this post, I will share with you the benefits and constraints of…

Olympus has created a brand new mirrorless camera model – the Mini – to further segment the mirrorless camera market. At first look, the E-PM1 looks identical to the E-PL3. But on further inspection, one would find that the E-PM1 has far less buttons, knobs…

Sony Ericsson and I were old friends. Before there were slim phones, there was Ericsson T28. Before there were colour screen phones, there was Sony Ericsson T68. Before there were touchscreen smartphones, there was Sony Ericsson P800. These are phones that I had the privilege…

Over its useful product life, the iPhone 3GS experienced 2 major iOS updates, from the factory-released iOS 3 to the present iOS 5. I must say it is certainly the most value-for-money smartphone I have owned. I managed to update my phone within 12 hours…

Dell has revamped its Inspiron line with the “z”, which is associated with Dell’s ultra-portable line. Currently available in Diamond Black and Lotus Pink, I was passed a copy for review. With a 13.3″ 1366×768 LED screen, the Inspiron 13z weighs 1.76kg and less than…