My First GovCamp

November 25, 2011 / Media Events, Technology / 0 Comments

I attended my first GovCamp last Friday. I couldn’t make it to the keynotes (which I heard where great!) but managed to sit through a few of the breakout sessions. For those of you who’ve not heard about GovCamp, it’s place for people to talk about eGovernment initiatives or how governments can use tech to…


Nokia N9 Hands On: A Testament to Nokia’s Sisu

September 11, 2011 / Media Events, Technology / 17 Comments

I talked about sisu a while ago. It’s a Finnish brand of perseverance — the quiet determination that allowed them to withstand the brutality of cold and invasion for centuries. Despite Nokia’s decline in recent years, I’ve secretly been rooting for it, especially when I read Stephen Elop’s burning platform memo. I really wanted to…


Night Out with the Canon PowerShot S95

November 14, 2010 / Media Events, Photography / 6 Comments

I had a phenomenal time playing with Canon’s latest line-up of cameras last week. Canon brought out the IXUS 1000 HS, Powershot SX130 IS, PowerShot S95, PowerShot G12, Legria HF M32 and the semi-pro DSLR EOS 60D for the Singaporean bloggers to have a go at. I managed to spend some time with the Canon…


Why Web Accessibility is Important

I’m usually a bit more organized with my blog entries but this issue hits quite close to the heart, so it’s going to be more of a ramble this time. So last week, I visited the Infocomm Accessibility Centre at 24seven‘s invitation. The centre is designed to help disabled people to train in infocomm technology,…


A Day with Canon PowerShot SX210 IS at Universal Studios Singapore

March 9, 2011 Update: A lot of you have asked about accessing color swap, color accent and other scene modes on your Canon PowerShot and IXUS cameras. I’ve written a step-by-step guide here. Lately, I’ve taken a serious liking to photography. So I’ve been thinking about upgrading to either an advanced point and shoot or…


Peranakan Culture

November 22, 2009 / Culture, Media Events / 19 Comments

I realized I spent a lot of time being fascinated by other peoples’ cultures but have never really mentioned my own – and I don’t mean Chinese culture. As with many Chinese people in South East Asia, I am not purely Chinese by descent. My paternal grandmother is Peranakan from the Indonesian Riau Islands and…


Witty Taglines and Wicked Tattoos by HTC

October 31, 2009 / Media Events, Technology / 6 Comments

Finally had some extra time this week and decided to attend the rebranding of HTC and the launch of the HTC Tattoo at the Butter Factory. Many thanks to the awesome people at The Right Spin for the invitation. Witty Tagline Anyway, I’ve always been a bit of a language freak, so it’s not surprising…