Sony Alpha A6000


Over a decade ago, I downgraded my camera. I had begun to use point-and-shoots and mobile phone cameras. I figured the best camera is the one that is with me when I need it. A few years ago, I upgraded to the Sony RX100. This year, I’ve come one full circle, and now use a biggish camera again, the Sony A6000….

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Logitech K830 Keyboard for the Living Room

Logitech K830

There is no shortage in the types and designs of keyboards. Keyboards that are designed to be used in the living room, particularly those that you won’t feel embarrassed about taking centre stage with your movie night guests around, now those might not be so plentiful. The Logitech K830 is one of those keyboards that fill this need for a…

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Bangkok Jam

Bangkok Jam at United Square

A few nights ago, I had a dined at a Bangkok Jam outlet for the first time. They have a couple of outlets around Singapore, and I regularly walk pass the one at United Square, often attracted to the desserts on the menu. The children, on the other hand, were more attracted to their kids area within the restaurant. They…

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Timbuk2 Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag


Those of us who regularly lug around a notebook computer will definitely appreciate a great notebook carrying bag. The Timbuk2 Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag reviewed here is voluminous enough to swallow plenty of gear, has an abundance of compartments, sports some nice urban sophistication, and travels easy. TSA-friendliness is an added bonus. Timbuk2 is renowned for their line of messenger bags,…

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AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240

I’m not a big fan of headphones, not the kinds that go over my head, but a friend loaned this pair of AKG K240 Studio headphones to me, so I thought I’d write a few words (or paragraphs) about them. It was on sale at Amazon for US$68 with free shipping to Singapore, making it quite a good deal then. AKG…

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Sennheiser URBANITE XL Review

Sennheiser URBANITE XL

I covered the launch of Sennheiser’s URBANITE XL headphones last year. I tested them in the field then, and they sounded good. I’ve now got a pair for testing and review in the quiet comfort of my office, and I’m pleased to hear again the impressive performance of the URBANITE XL under better listening conditions. Here’s a quick recap on the URBANITE XL. It…

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Toast Box NETS FlashPay


If you patronise Toast Box frequently for their coffee, this could be a good offer to get. To celebrate the opening of their 100th stores worldwide, Toast Box has launched a limited edition 100 stores worldwide Kopi Card. It’s both a NETS FlashPay card, and also a special stored value card for purchasing discounted coffee from Toast Box. I’ve not seen or…

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Fitbit Zip Review

Fitbit Zip

Fitbit, the company, is well known for their activity tracker products of the same name. The Fitbit Zip is their entry-level wireless activity tracker. It was launched in September 2012, so it’s a little dated at this time. However, for people who are looking for basic pedometer functions, the Fitbit Zip may just suit their needs perfectly. The Fitbit Zip is…

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Rats at Hotpot Culture

Hotpot Culture

I used to like this place. Simple food. Nothing fancy. But Hotpot Culture found itself embroiled in a disgusting situation when it a netizen reported discovering a rat in a vegetable dish served on their buffet. Sure, some people thought it funny, making references to delicacies and Ratatouille. If you had dined in there, perhaps with some frequency, it’s downright disgusting….

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Vacation at Changi Village


We booked a staycation at Village Hotel Changi recently, and when we weren’t in the hotel, we were out and around Changi Village. I remember this area to be more crowded in the past. Perhaps other local holiday destinations like Resorts World Sentosa have pulled the crowd away. We have plenty of staycation choices nowadays. Has Changi Village changed very much? The approach to…

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