LG Mobile has differentiated itself from the other smartphone competitors with Quad DAC audio processor on V20, G6 and V30. The V30 goes further by becoming the first smartphone that supports the relatively new but promising MQA format. MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated, an audio…

2016 is an exceptional year for me and my blog. I published 144 articles, averaging 12 posts per month. I reviewed almost 40 headphones and earphones, 5 speakers, around 20 smartphones and tablets, 15 wearables, 11 cameras, and 5 cars. Every single product tested and…

Sony’s NW-A26HN is an updated release to the earlier A15 which was given to me by Sony during a campaign last year. From the photo above, you can see that they are identical in exterior, with just a few differences: A20-series support built-in active noise…

Enya, one of the most influential artists in my music career, has finally released a new album. Her last album, “And Winter Came”, was in an era when online music was not as prevalent, when compact discs were still immensely popular, when singles are easily available. Back then,…

With less than a month to 9 Aug 2015, Singapore’s 50th National Day, the local music community is filled with songs specially produced for the occasion. And all of them are available for free download.   Here are a list of my favourite ones, in…

Close friends would know that I am working on my next Piano Spa album, which will be number 7. Most of the earlier albums are composed and arranged by me, except PS4 (half by Fred Lin),  PS5 (entirely by Fred), and PS6 (half by Tat…

Close To You

July 15, 2012 1

Late last night, I was browsing my news feed and one of my friends shared a Yukie Nishimura recording of “Close To You”, a Carpenters classic. I liked her arrangement, which adheres to the original whimsical feel. I’ve always liked how this song tugged my…

Last evening, I watched “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” musical event, rekindled my love for this song, which I’ve not played on piano for years. So I decided to record my rendition here for your enjoyment. As for the show, it’s enjoyable, allowing me…

Tonight, Mayenne was not at home, because wifey has to work on a big project proposal. So the night is ours to do what we wanted. I have no other photo projects on hand, and I have a cameo performance for my friend’s wedding banquet…

I’ve been doing so much photo taking and editing that I have not touched on my music side of me for the past month, so I decided to arrange 2 pop songs. “Quiet” 安静 by Jay Chou, is a favourite song to many many people…

I Believe… in I Believe

September 16, 2007 5

In 2004, my music manager got me to produce an album by re-arranging a list of Mandarin pop songs in New Age style. I did 16 tracks and submitted to the record label. It seems that the album was ready to be released, but months…

The Meaning of Music

July 31, 2007 4

The easiest way to understand (and therefore appreciate) the meaning of a piece of music is through lyrics. Which is why I felt that lyrics are more important in a song than the melody. And though sometimes you would enjoy the instrumental version of a…

“I Am Real” (我是真的) is a classic Mandarin pop song that is very popular in 1995-96. Sung by the Prince of Ballad, Jeff Chang 张信哲, he was then THE artiste that epitomises love songs. Huirong had just revamped her blog site with a new template,…

After over 2 years of contemplating, I finally bought a software piano sampler. In case you are wondering what’s that, a software piano sampler is basically a software piano. Nowadays, you don’t need to buy a hardware synthesizer to get the instrument sounds you need:…

“I want to become the angel whom you love in the fairytale” A touchingly beautiful song that I’d like to present in this blog, arguably Guang Liang’s best song, sweeping the Mandarin pop awards in 2005. I hate the karaoke-MTV though, coz the producers used…