Ever since I switched to my (perhaps “invested is the most appropriate term to use given the astronomical price tag) behemoth monster of a camera (Canon 5D Mark 2), I must say I’ve become very suspicious of portable, tiny ‘point and shoot’ cameras. The quality isn’t the same, you know?
Olympus Japan recently gifted me one of their Olympus Pen cameras (Olympus Pen Lite E-PL3 to be specific) and I must say I’m very impressed by it. There are times when I don’t want to bring my ultra heavy camera with me, especially when I’m going out at night. Nothing screams “FASHION BLOGGER” more than someone in designer clothes with a huge camera dangling from his/her/shim’s arm. The Olypus Pen Lite is tiny, compact and very discreet. It’s the perfect camera to bring when you want to document private memories.
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I think I’m the only iPhone user in the world with the least number of Apps on my phone. I bought my iPhone 4 in February and to date, the only apps I have are: Monopoly, Twitter, Fatbooth, Skype, Google+ and WhatsApp. Andy introduced me to the wonders of Incredibooth and Instagram over the weekend.
What are your favourite iPhone Apps?
Crystal Cellphone Case & Covers
Have you seen these swarovski crystall cell phone cases and covers?
ELECTRIFYING! I DIED when I saw these in Taipei. DIED. DIED, I TELL YOU.
It’s no secret that the Chinese adore anything that’s glittery and shiny… cellphones are not spared from this dazzling love affair.
There’s more where they came from. Click click click!
Speaking of Hello Kitty, look at what I did to my boring ol' Blackberry Bold 9700. Yes, I got a lovely customized crystal-studded battery cover for my phone.
Sorry for the bad shots. It looks much, much better in real life.
The BF asked me why I (in his words) "pimped" my phone when I showed it to him.
Well… y'all know my history with cellphones. I've lost 6,093,002 phones this year because of my negligence. I've left phones in cabs, hotel rooms, etc.
My dad recently told me I should get a strap and put my phone on my neck to avoid losing them.
So that's what I did in Taipei. I bought a crystal-studded strap and attached it to my phone.
A few minutes later, I saw all these crystal-studded iPhone cases (which, btw, are NOT, I repeat, NOT cheap) so I went to this shop and gave them my Blackberry case where they customized it overnight.
I paid about US$160 just for the customized case alone. I'm sure you can get it cheaper in China or Bangkok but what am I gonna do? I was in Taipei and if I don't get it done right then and there, I probably won't have the time or patience to do it in the future.
Anyhoo… I was disappointed at first because the women at the shop used a different shade instead of the blood-red crystals I wanted. They also used bigger stones instead of smaller, fine crystals.
But you know what, the end result wasn't THAT bad. I could live with it.
Not happy with the bling, I attached all these key charms to the strap. I found them at a stall at some random underpass.
I told a friend that from now on, I'm gonna buy some sort of a charm at every city I go to and attach it to my phone. The more the merrier.
I know it will eventually weigh a ton and look like a fucking Christmas tree but you know what… the chances of me misplacing this phone are slim to none.
I don't know what I'm gonna do to myself in the event I lose this phone. It could only mean one thing: cellphones are not for me.
But until then… I LOVE MY PHONE!!!!
What do you think?
This really sticks in my craw so excuse my French.
After all the hype and hoopla, Apple's iPad turned out to be a bloody disappointment. Only an idiot would want something as stupid as this, this whatever you call this oversized iPod Touch thing.
Click the photo above for a larger version.
Aside from the touch screen, what can the iPad do that a phone and a laptop can't? I don't understand why they won't develop one powerful device that can do EVERYTHING.
Camera, phone, laptop, iPod, and now, the iPad? Can you imagine carrying all that mess in your bag?
16-64 Gig memory and no camera or phone functions? And you have to pay more extra for 3G capabilities?
Typical Apple behavior to nickle and dime features because they know suckers will buy them every time they release a new version.
International Herald Tribune TechnoLuxury Conference 2009
For those of you out there who are obsessed with luxury and technology, be sure to bookmark http://www.wednesday-london.com on your browser and visit the site on Tuesday and Wednesday next week for up-to-the-minute coverage of the International Herald Tribune's TechnoLuxury conference in Berlin.
Genius MousePen i608 Graphic Tablet for Creative Painting
The Genius MousePen i608 Graphic Tablet is available for around US$65. Let’s see if I’m gonna be able to get my money’s worth over the next few weeks. Surely I can do better than juvenile scribbles, doodles and stick figures…
Nokia N97 + New Phone Number
I’ve been living off one of them cheap disposable phones for a few weeks now because I couldn’t decide which sort of proper phone I should get — a blackberry, an iphone or a new nokia. Well, the iPhone 3Gs won’t come out for a few more days here in the third world and I’ve been itching for a new phone. After two weeks of deliberation (what deliberation), I bought myself a Nokia N97.
I love my wallpaper! Before you slam me, who else would I put there? YOU? Kate Moss? My mother? Your mother? Think about it.
I’ve spent the past three days customizing EVERYTHING. Changed the wallpaper, ring & text message tones (hence the Anna Wintour set), installed tons of software, email, facebook and twitter apps, uploaded some of my mp3s and videos.
It’s a lot of work but a gurl’s gotta do what she has to do… which is why I haven’t done anything at all last week. Seriously. It took me a huge chunk of time “training” this thing and if some nasty French thief tries to steal my baby away from me (like what they did to my poor e71 in Paris), rest be assured a baby unicorn will die in her sleep.
Now the $64 million question is… am I gonna cover the thing with Swarovski crystals? The answer is no. I don’t want my new baby to be the JonBenet Ramsey of the mobile phone world so no, no Swarovski crystals for me.
My new (public) number is: +63.927.350.7453.
To all my contacts, please pop me a note with your name so I can put you on my address book. I don’t have everyone’s phone numbers on my (old) list.
Also, please disregard my previous 915 cellphone number. I do have a private number but that’s for me, friends and family.
Would you pay US$1,120 for a 16GB iPhone 3G?
Have you seen the Philippine Daily Inquirer article? Globe Telecom is about to launch the new iPhone 3G here in the cesspit of the third world. If you are a pre-paid subscriber, the 8GB unit is priced at P41,899 (US$960) or P48,899 (US$1,120) for the 16GB model. The price of the phone drops (depending on your plan) if you're subscribing to a postpaid account.
Whatever happened to Steve Jobs' plan in making the iPhone more accessible to everyone? I've gone through god knows how many phones over the years and all but one had a happy ending. Surprisingly, the only working phone that I'm still using to this date is my trusty (and crusty) old nokia which I've had for what… 4 years? I don't know anymore.
Back to the new iPhone… I think I'd rather get a liposuction thanks very much.
Speaking of sushi, check out this kitschy kitschy ya-ya da-da sushi USB flash drive I saw at Urban Outfitters the other day. For those of you out there looking for an eye-catching, portable storage space for files, dizz iz it!
The USB sushi comes in two types — salmon roe and tuna. Aren't they
cute? My friend told me they look disgusting (this is coming from a
woman who spent a lot of her youth jetting back and forth to Japan) but
I love them!
There's a massive sale going on at Urban Outfitters so be sure to visit their site. Clothing and accessories aside, I personally like browsing their "Apartment" area because that's where all the kitschy gadgets are. Go!