Oct 16 2016

Fujifilm X-A2 Camera + Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 lens!

The past week has been an exciting week because I’ve been busy playing with my new camera!!! Bought the Fujifilm X-A2 on a random note cos of some promotion and 2 days later I got myself new lens (XF 35mm f1.4) too hahaha.


Meet my new X-A2!! It’s a mirrorless compact with APS-C sensor. Previously I was using my Panasonic Lumix which served me very well for the past 3 years. The Fuji is about 1.5x bigger and heavier than my old cam and at first it took me quite awhile to get used to the weight but I guess it’s still better than carrying a DSLR around!


The camera came with a kit lens (16-50mm) but I wanted a prime lens. So happened I could hunt one on Carousell so I immediately got it! This is the XF 35mm f1.4, and the built of it is sooo pretty. I can just stare at the glass the entire day. :/


There’s actually a newer X-A3 model which was recently launched, but I prefer this one cos it looks more vintage while the newer one just looks like a toy. The person at the shop also told us that this is a more popular model compared to the newer version. There’s a few minor upgrades to the newer version but I can live without that. New version = more expensive too! I also love how vintage this camera looks and it also comes with a LCD screen which you can tilt for selfies! I was researching at other brands/models and there was no other cameras which looked this good and had a screen that could tilt.


Side by side with my Fujifilm Instax Mini 90. Matching colour!


So the whole week I was trying to test the camera and getting used to using it. Previously I was just using auto mode most of the time but I think it’s time I should start learning how to use the manual functions!

The shots below are all straight out of the camera and non-edited. Colours were really rich and pictures are sharp. Love it!


Under low light condition. I didn’t even adjust the ISO, aperture and don’t know what much so I guess photo quality could be better.


Visited Muji Cafe with Fawn on Thursday. We bought the cam together and this girl still hasn’t even taken her camera out to play while I’ve already gotten myself new lens.


Love the depth of field of this lens!


On Friday, Mel sent flowers to my office.


Went to Hana Japanese Restaurant whose flying noodles are all over instagram now. But we didn’t have that.. This pic was taken from the table beside me hahaha.


Abit too dark for my liking but I guess I could have increased the brightness. This beef don is damn good btw.

Make full use of the flowers by spamming pics of it. And also using it as a test subject for my camera.

Really like my camera with the new lens! Alot more to get used to still especially the settings but I think I’m getting used to the weight of it already! Not that bad actually. Only bad thing about this 35mm lens is that it’s quite zoomed in so it’s almost impossible to take a nice selfie! Now I’m thinking if I should get another wide angle lens :/

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Sep 6 2015

Supercar Season @ Wisma Atria

If you’ve passed by Wisma Atria over the weekends you would have noticed this eye-catching display of Aston Martin cars just right outside the mall!!


This!

And this!! (My fave of the lot, the colour is too pretty!)

As we all are aware, the yearly F1 season is just around the corner! From 4 to 20 September, Supercar Season at Wisma Atria will feature a weekend pop-up lounge at the indoor event space on level 1, complete with a live three-piece jazz band, a cocktail bar and a mixologist. It will be open Fridays to Sundays, 6pm to 10pm.

Shoppers who spend $150 ($100 for tourists) or more will enjoy a complimentary cocktail or mocktail at the weekend pop-up lounge. There’s 3 cocktails to choose from: concocted from premium spirits Snow Leopard Vodka, No.3 London Dry Gin or Glenrothes Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskey!


We tried the Whiskey and Gin. I’m no alcohol expert, but Mel said his Whiskey was pretty good!

Also, when you spend $300 of more, you get a complimentary limited-edition NETS FlashPay Cards, each with a stored value of $10 and emblazoned with Aston Martin car models! F1 driver Jenson Button will also arrive at TAG Heuer’s Art Helmet Design Competition on 17 September where helmet designs by LASALLE College of the Arts students will be showcased and will compete for a podium finish. Five lucky shoppers who spend $1,000 or more will win exclusive passes to meet Jenson Button at the event!


Such an exciting F1 Season!! :)

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Mar 13 2015

Review: Singtel Combo Plan

It has been 3 months since I’ve re-contracted my line with Singtel. If you all remembered, I mentioned previously that I’ve been holding on to my old line which still had the free 12GB which I wasn’t ready to give up… And re-contracting my line was one of the best decisions ever!!

Why?

1) I got to change my phone!!

And I’m loving my iPhone6, especially the camera quality!

2) Previously, I had to fork out additional money because I exceeded my talk time.. Now with the new combo plan, I have 200mins of talk time woohoo!

3) Initially I thought that I can never survive with only 2GB of data. But surprisingly over the past 3 months I’ve been keeping within the 2GB limit. And the funny thing is I’ve been excessively surfing the internet, using YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram outside (and you know that Instagram videos eats up lots of data) BUT YET I still don’t use as much data as before! (I used to use on average of 4GB every month) Was scratching my head because I have no idea why… Then it struck me – It was because of the free Singtel wifi which were available in malls and train stations and I was automatically connected to it once available. It was so convenient and hassle-free that I didn’t even realise it. And unlike those shitty free public WiFi, my Singtel WiFi experience has been great so far, everything loads super quickly (which is no surprise because Singtel’s WiFi is 5 times faster than public WiFi!!).

Being a user of Singtel ever since I’ve gotten my first mobile phone (14 years ago), I seriously have nothing to complain about their services, which is why my family and I have been with Singtel for so long! And thank you Singtel for coming up with the free WiFi hotspots, which really benefits users like me who’s greatly dependent on mobile data.

For more information of the Singtel Combo Plans, you can visit their website at http://info.singtel.com/personal/phones-plans/mobile/postpaid/combo/combo-plans :)

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Feb 10 2015

Review: SingTel WiFi

I’m sure mobile data has become one of the necessities in most of our lives. I think I’ll be bored to death without being connected to Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, especially if I have to wait for a long time for someone (*stares at my boyf*).

If you’re someone who’s frequently looking out for WiFi hotspots in shopping malls, you might have notice that ‘SingTel WiFi’ has appeared as one of the network selections in certain malls and even MRT stations.

If you’ve always been wondering what that is and how you can access it… Please read on!

SingTel WiFi

Remember the SingTel Combo Plan that I’ve introduced awhile back? This range of mobile plans are fully integrated with a new premium high-speed WiFi network that it is rolling out at crowded locations and underground MRT stations. With this plan, you can now tap on SingTel’s high-speed WiFi on the go without compromising on your mobile data bandwidth. The best part – customers will enjoy unlimited WiFi usage until 31 July 2015! Woohoo!

It has been about 2 weeks since I’ve changed over to this new plan and I’m amazed by the number of WiFi hotspots SingTel has! I don’t know if I’m just very lucky or what but almost all the malls I went and the usual route I take on the MRT have got it!! But actually it’s nothing to be surprised about because by March 2015, approximately 1,000 hotspots at more than 100 locations across the island will have been deployed. These numbers are expected to double by March 2016.

And the speed is really wonderful! Unlike free public WiFi networks, SingTel’s WiFi network is fully managed to ensure high quality performance. It can provide connectivity that is five times faster than typical free public WiFi services. (Average typical speeds of SingTel WiFi range from 4 to 10Mbps.)


This is what my Facebook page shows when I’m using 3G on the train.. It’s really annoying when I’m trying to see new blogshop launches and the pictures refuse to show up…


But once I’m connected to the SingTel WiFi (happened to pass by the stop which has the hotspot), the pictures load super quickly! And using this WiFi service is so convenient because it auto connects and there is no password required! Just switch on my WiFi and it’ll automatically tap onto the WiFi whenever it’s available.

So far I’ve tried using the WiFi service to stream shows while waiting for my friends and connectivity is so fast I’ve no complaints. Also, connecting to WiFi instead of using 3G also means that my battery life can last longer! This also helps alot in ensuring that I keep to within my mobile data limit so I don’t pay extra!

For the full list of SingTel WiFi hotspot locations, please visit www.singtel.com/stwifi!

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