I attended the CanJam Singapore 2018 last weekend, and being writer for NXT Magazine, I was tasked to interview a few persons so that they can be featured. We managed to catch up with Robert Watts, Designer and Chief Engineer of Chord Electronics, well known…

Creative Labs Singapore launched the Super X-Fi during CES 2018 in January and was awarded “Best of CES 2018” by AVSForum.com. When I saw the launch coverage, I asked Creative PR if there are any chances to experience it on Singapore soil. Weeks later, I…

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is formally announced on 23 Aug 11pm (+8 GMT). I caught the live stream via YouTube. Even before the official announcement of the Note8, there are ample leaks about the design of the smartphone. Hence when it was unveiled, there was…

My Saturday clockwork routine had a break when I received an invitation to attend a church wedding from a ballet student whom I played for many many years ago when she was a teenager. We kept in touch over Facebook because her birthday is 2…

Samsung opens the Galaxy Studio at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City Singapore, from 14 April till 29 June, 11am to 9pm. The elaborate set-up showcases the new line-up of device and service additions to the Galaxy ecosystem, with the newly launched Galaxy S8 and S8+…

I attended the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Live Streaming Event on 29 March, knowing that they will be announcing the new S8. Due to the numerous leaks prior to the event, there was no major surprise about how the latest S8 and S8+ looks like. This…

Here’s a musical event to share for those who likes Chinese orchestral music.  Ding Yi Music Company is founded in 2007 and is the first Chinese chamber music ensemble in Singapore. Other than traditional Chinese music, they also perform contemporary and even cross-genre works. Under…

This year, I managed to attend the Singapore Motorshow 2017. Last year I was invited but I was down with a terrible illness. Attending this year’s #sgmotorshow with #sony #a6500 #review and #huaweimobile #huaweimate9 #sgmotorshow2017 #camera #smartphone #car A photo posted by Chester Tan (@musicdiary)…

Best Gifts Ideas for 2016

December 21, 2016 0

It’s 5 days left to Christmas. If you have not decided what to buy for that special person, here are my recommendations. There are reasons why I love them which I will share with you. No bullshit (quote from Klipsch founder), no commissions, all personal…

TP-LINK Singapore has been an avid supporter of my blog. Previously they generously gave away 2 smartphones, the Neffos C5. This time round, they are making me give away this state-of-the-art Powerline HomePlug worth S$259. This is no budget homeplug, mind you. Check out the…

There is a music event happening in Singapore on 30 Nov 2016. 5 music artistes from Japan and Singapore will come together for a one-night performance at the Victoria Concert Hall. This is the third edition of the concert, held annually since 2014 under the…

It has been a pilgrimage of sorts to attend the Samsung Galaxy Note Unpacked Livestream event which typically occurs late in the evening due to time zone difference. Last year, Samsung disrupted the Singapore smartphone market a little when it officially unveiled the Note 5…

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…

Paradigm Electronics is a rather well-known audio speaker manufacturer for over 30 years. They recently announced the availability of 3 models of the Premium Wireless Series in Singapore, and invited me to a private launch event. The PW 600 (RRP: S$1199) is a compact speaker driven…

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…

For those who read earlier about the upcoming collaboration with Lomography, here it is! Lomography, in partnership with my blog, brings you the chance to win your very own Lomo’Instant Camera! How to win? Just visit this Google Form site link for full instructions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nt5Vt4HWtO5PQMZS3VWIOWKqLnGuopBiH2UCqpzU9Xw/viewform Wondering why you…