Pasta Festa by Mien

July 18, 2009 6

A new pasta stall has just opened at the Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market. Pasta Festa is managed by Jack and June. Jack took apprenticeship with Mien, whose stall resides at Bukit Timah Food Centre. Barely opened for a few days, they asked me to do…

Has someone come up with an acronym for the compact cameras with interchangeable lens? Maybe, say, DILC? Because the world has now another of such product in the market. Olympus PEN E-P1 follows Panasonic Lumix G1 and GH1 to be the next compact camera using…

After 13 days of embargo since I got the phone on 3 Jun, I finally can post my review on the LG Viewty Smart. As you are aware (if you follow my blog), I was selected to participate in the LG “Life is Viewty-ful” Photo…

One of the first photos taken with my LG Viewty Smart GC900 at the Photo Blogger event on Wed. The white balance was pretty aggressive. The place was lit with warm lighting but the shot turned out well-adjusted.  Yesterday, I went for lunch near my…

City drive

June 5, 2009 0

Posted from my test phone ———-post comments———–The above post was published directly from my test phone. The image was taken with the test phone, edited using the test phone, and uploaded to a default mobile blog. Then I “claimed” the mobile blog and updated the…

TAKEN The Movie

April 27, 2009 0

I was deciding what movie to watch over the weekend. Wolverine is not out until Wednesday, and there wasn’t any must-see movies in my list. Initially I decided to catch The International because I thought it must be a nice movie, not from the story…

The Nokia E75 is the latest E-series mobile phone, a replacement to the E71 launched in June 2008. 10 months have passed, but it seems like time stood still and not much new features are found in E75. While E75 boasts a large QWERTY keyboard,…

The D3X Verdict

April 20, 2009 0

Shot using D300 and Tamron 90mm, window light Just submitted my D3X review to T3. Watch out for my review article, signed off as CT, on the magazine. And if you can’t find my name on the contributor list page, that’s because they left out…

I was invited to the Canon Blogger Event held at The Screening Room at Ann Siang Road. I was expecting a huge event but was pleasantly surprised that it was exclusively for a handful of around 20 guests. Before the presentation started, we chilled out…

I have been using Sony Ericsson mobile phones since 2001 (with the T68) because mainly of its unbelievably list of features and its “open-source” data format. I could transfer contacts, notes, multimedia files via IR and Bluetooth to PC without any proprietory software. This is important for…

Music Albums Galore!

January 30, 2009 0

Over the CNY weekend, I was bombarded with lots of TV ads on new music album releases, particularly David Foster’s “Hit Man”, which was re-titled internationally as “You’re The Inspiration”. Nevertheless, Warner Music priced it very attractively. You can look at it as either buy-CD-free-DVD…

I only got to play with the LX3 for 15 minutes before the battery went flat. T3 Magazine lent me the digicam for review but couldn’t find the charger. Nevertheless that 15 minutes is sufficient for me to form an opinion. The LX3 has already…

Lumix G1: Micro DSLR

January 7, 2009 2

The Lumix G1 is the world’s smallest DSLR, but to me, it’s really just an improved prosumer compact digicam that allows you to change lenses, with a large sensor that allows you to create high ISO low noise images similar to DSLR. Since there is…

Movie Marathon Month

December 28, 2008 2

I’ve watched more movies this month than the entire 2008 year (I think). My way of celebrating the holidays. Twilight. It’s more of a teenage fan movie. Nothing fantastic and bombastic, just a glamorous vampire love fantasy tale. Personally I felt that the screen adaptation…

While Nikon D90 is the first DSLR with video recording capability, Canon is the first DSLR with Full High-Definition (HD) video recording capability. Canon’s latest full-frame DSLR retains its “5D” brand and added a “Mark 2” suffix. Needless to say, there is not supposed to…

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd

September 25, 2008 0

T3 Magazine passed me the latest digicam to test. And I wasn’t impressed. Not that it’s not good. It’s every inch an F-series. For those who doesn’t know, the Fujifilm F-series are well known for their high ISO image quality and recently their advancement in…

My friend read about my blog on Google Chrome and he asked me, “So, are you going to review Picasa 3 as well?” I was like:”What? Picasa 3 is already out?” Funny how things just came when you least expected it. I quickly installed it…

Google Chrome Blazes!

September 4, 2008 0

This morning, I read on the Straits Times about the new browser by Google called Chrome. Upon reaching the office, I installed it on my office laptop and tried it. And my, it simply blazes! Websites load so fast! The window is so clean and…

D700 Road Test – Deon

August 17, 2008 0

I have been looking around for test subjects to try out the Nikon D700 before I had to return to T3 next week. Sheer luck, one of my ballet pianists was also interested in doing a photoshoot. So we arranged the shoot at her house,…