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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Staycation at Village Hotel Changi

Village Hotel Changi

My #1 was a bit disappointed to learn that we weren’t planning any holiday trip this December. We did go somewhere in June, and although we did consider something for December, it was eventually postponed. So anyhow, the wife suggested booking a staycation, and so we got ourselves a room at Village Hotel Changi. Our kids have simple likes. While we had stayed…

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Mi Band Review

Xiaomi Mi Band

Xiaomi has risen to become the 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. You’ve probably already heard of their Redmi smartphone and the Redmi Note phablet. Their Mi Power Bank is also particularly good value for money. What else are they up to? Meet the Mi Band, their new wearable fitness and sleep tracker. The Mi Band sells for just…

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Teddy & Me Cafe

Teddy & Me Cafe

Mr Bean Cafe, or the Teddy & Me Cafe as it’s officially known, opened in Marina Square several months ago. I’ve passed by several times, thinking about having desserts, but I only got around to it today. I think it’s a place we’ll be coming back again, many more times. I’d guess everyone knows who Mr Bean is. This cafe is…

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StarHub Broadband Upgrade


The time had come to re-contract my broadband. I wasn’t looking forward to it. I’ve heard too many horror stories about people who faced all sorts of problems whenever something needed to be done with their fibre broadband connection. It could be understandable if you changed provider, but even if you stayed with the same one, there could be interruptions. I did…

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