3 Things I Learned from Hackathon

I joined a hackathon recently to put my rusty design skills to the test and also gain insight/empathy of what starting up a company would be like. It’s a terribly exhausting ordeal but I got what I wished for, and actually learned a whole lot more. Here are top 3 lessons: Lesson #1: It’s all…


Goodbye Nexus S, Hello HTC One X

June 1, 2012 / Reviews, Technology / 5 Comments

May has been a month of multiple misfortunes, one of which involves the death of my beloved Nexus S. (The other is more personal and hence harder to write about.) Anyway, the power button just stopped functioning one day. At first, I managed re-route the power function to the proximity sensor, and it was all…


Review: Nokia Lumia 800 – Windows Phone 7

April 10, 2012 / Technology / 8 Comments

[April 11 Update: Fixed a lot of typos. Now I know blogging on the iPad is not a good idea!] Nokia sent me the Nokia Lumia 800 about a month ago. And I have only one word to describe it: Wow. And that brings me to the end of review. Kthxbye. The Amazing Nokia Lumia…


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…


The 2011 Macbook Air — My New Laptop!

July 24, 2011 / Technology / 9 Comments

Meet Coco Chanel. My new main computing device — the 2011 Macbook Air. Coco Chanel in all her glory Why Coco Chanel? Well, for the past few months I’ve been stressing out between Mac vs PC. I considered so many things, from specs to price to usability to future-proofness. If you just look at the…


Top 5 Favorite Android Apps (Part I)

March 7, 2011 / Technology / 6 Comments

Lately, I’ve been on a quest to seek out awesome apps for my phone. IMHO, the Android Market isn’t doing enough to promote all the phenomenal apps out there. So in the spirit of sharing, here are some of my favorite apps of the moment. 01. Human Japanese Learn Japanese for under $10 Human Japanese…