This is my very first formal review of a pen. Well, technically-speaking, it is classified as a gadget accessory, since it has a screen stylus on the other end of the pen which you can use on touch screen devices, from smartphones to tablets and even…

1. Wide angle camera lenses let me capture perspectives similar to our human vision. 2. It immerses the viewer into the scene. 3. It makes the subject look dramatic. 4. It presents objects in an interesting perspective. 5. Things look further than they actually are. 6. Perfect for candids, as…

Willy Foo informed me of a photography seminar happening on 14 Aug 2016 and asked me to give a shoutout on my blog. Thanks to him, I have 5 tickets to give away to my readers. Willy is the CEO and Founder of LiveStudios and…

Now that I have driven 1000 kilometres on the road with the Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI Highline with 7-speed DSG gearbox, it’s time to pen down my opinions about this new ride. Without a doubt, it has taken me some time to get used to…

Singapore has the highest percentage of myopic children. They are often caused by improper reading habits, like reading too closely, reading in dim light, reading for long periods without rest. Singapore company, CrymsonTec, then designed a product specifically to tackle this. They invented a smart bookstand…

I was lucky to be able to buy my first car in 2007 at a low price thanks to the low COE. And thanks to my blogging habit, you and I are able to reminiscent the journey in 2007 from these posts: http://musicphotolife.com/2007/07/test-drive/ http://musicphotolife.com/2007/08/more-test-drive/ http://musicphotolife.com/2007/08/my-first-car/…

I have been sharing a number of wearables, fitness bands and smartwatches over the past 2 weeks, available from GearBest. It is an ongoing collaboration where they provide review units for my assessment. There is a wearable for everyone. Want a slim fitness band with…

I am a “casual collector” of toys. What I actually mean is that: I buy toy products selectively based on personal interest and product quality. For that, I garner a small collection of figures and toys from Transformers, Lego, MASK, Star Wars, and Marvel superheros.…

I have not published a personal entry in my blog for a long time. When I started the blog back in 2006, I wrote more personal stuff. Nowadays, I have a lot more products to review. But once a while, I feel like writing some personal insights to…

This has kept me busy over the weekend. I must be one of the few old-timers who still buy desktops. Actually, I had tried to use a laptop for my powerhouse activities last year, but it didn’t work out. A laptop simply cannot keep up…

This is a special post, because this is the 1,000th blog post I published, that’s according to WordPress. I also happen to hit 100,000 views on my new WordPress blog since May after I migrated from Blogger (again, according to WordPress Jetpack site stats). I was…

Year End Gift Guide 2015

December 14, 2015 0

My last year’s gift guide was quite popular, and so I’ve decided to do up another gift guide for this year. And like last year, all these products I recommend are personally reviewed (unless indicated otherwise). Prices indicated are recommended retail price, so the street price could…

I seldom blog about time-limited sales. Oh my, who am I kidding, I just did 2 Black Friday promo posts for GearBest. And here’s the third one. In one week! But you know why? Because these people are nice to me. They send me review units for…

Did you manage to order any good deals on the GearBest Black Friday promotion? All the crazy deals are totally gone, like the Xiaomi new hybrid earphones, which was out within minutes. The Darth Vader nano-block set is still available at US$1.99. Anyway, GearBest is…

This weekend is going to be a massive shopping period for everyone. Internationally, there is the Black Friday sale, made popular by the U.S. after Thanksgiving. There is the Cyber Monday, created to encourage consumers to shop online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Locally in…

On Saturday 17 Oct 2015, NTU presented me with the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The award “recognises alumni, under the ages of 40, whose endeavours in their chosen fields or professions are worthy of recognition and have brought honour to the University.” For my case,…