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HTC Escapade Sydney

by on Nov.19, 2011, under travel

As an ambassador for HTC, myself and 2 bloggers Eunice & Alvin head to Sydney courtesy of HTC Singapore and Destination New South Wales to experience and share them back using the HTC Evo 3D Smart Phone.

See the rest of the photos on my facebook page
View of Sydney Harbour from the Heli

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LiveStudios 7th Anniversary Giveaways

by on Aug.22, 2011, under livestudios

Thats RIGHT!! Its our 7th year anniversary and there is much to celebrate as we are giving away fabulous gifts all August!  To enter, simply PARTICIPATE in our ‘mini-contests’ throughout August & get your name listed in our point system Raffles Draw!  YES…Its that EASY!  =)))

LiveStudios Celebrating 7 years of Live Entertainment

GRAND PRIZES:

1ST PRIZE: 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS TRIP TO CLUB MED CHERATING (Worth $1400)
2ND PRIZE: HTC SENSATION SMART PHONE (Worth $838)
3RD PRIZE: HEALING TOUCH SPA VOUCHER (Worth $500)
ClubMed CheratingHTC SensationHealing Touch

WHERE TO GET POINTS
– Comment on this note and get your friends to like your comment
– Tag your favourite photo
What makes you smile
Word Challenge
YeeHaw

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Beginner’s Photography Course Notes

by on Jul.15, 2011, under photography

Here are the notes for those attending the beginner’s photography course and the crash course.. For updates on the courses, please join our PhotoSchool Facebook Page

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Food Photography Talk

by on Jul.03, 2011, under photography

I was at Toa Payoh South Community Club in the afternoon conducting a Food Photography Talk on behalf of the People’s Association PASSION Photographers Interest Group

Please do join me on my Facebook Page and my Photography Classes page on facebook to learn more about photography too.

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My Entrepreneurship Story – Willy Foo

by on Jun.30, 2011, under entrepreneurship, social media

Giving a talk jointly organised by

1) Occamlogic Consulting
2) Young Entrepreneurs Society
3) Chen Fu Ji Restaurant

Please leave comments on my public profile on Facebook!

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Creating a clean windows ‘ghost’ image

by on May.08, 2011, under technology

I still use the word ‘Ghost’ due to the success of Norton Ghost many years back, which was one of the only choices then to create a Windows image so that you can ‘Unghost’ it to get back a clean image. The fastest computer is always when it’s ‘clean’ before you start installing various software and when you start using as various files will be written into the system which will slow the system down.

Thus the trick is to partition the harddisk into 2 parts (C: & D:) drive.. have windows running in C: drive and our data in D: drive. I tend to save the setup at different stages as images in D: drive. So that I can choose to revert to the clean images when my system slows down.

I took a look at the various notebook offerings in Singapore and found the Samsung notebooks well configured for this process. The partitioning process is built-in and cloning mechanism is provided as Samsung Recovery which saves you the first 2 steps. Neat :)

Basic Setup

  • Partition Harddisk in to C: & D: (with Easeus Partition Master)
  • Install System Cloning software (ie. DriveImage XML or Easeus Todo Backup)
  • Install Google Chrome or Firefox
  • Uninstall Norton software (Trialware installed, rather use a good freeware anti-virus)
  • Install Avast Anti-Virus or Avira Anti-Virus
  • Turn off Windows Defender (Replacing with Avast or Avira)
  • Turn off System Restore in Computer>System Properties (Replacing with a Imaging software)
  • Move C:\users\[username]\folders to D:\[username]
  • Clone System (I call this the ‘Clean’ image)

Optional Setup

  • Install FastStone Image Viewer
  • Install TeamViewer (You can try the portable version)
  • Install Wacom drivers for my tablet
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NYAA-URA Photography Workshop

by on Apr.30, 2011, under photography

Gave a talk on photography of cityscape and architectural photography for the NYAA (National Achievement Youth Award) and URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority). Total of 190 attendees mostly students who are budding photographers attended.

Here are some photos taken with a LG Phone Camera around Singapore

By the way.. URA’s video is pretty interesting.. didn’t know there were that much thought into city planning.

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Entrepreneurship – The Art of Balance

by on Apr.01, 2011, under entrepreneurship

As part of a series of Talks organised by ClubSnap and the Singapore Arts Museum, I’m presenting a talk on running a photography business

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Nikon’s Factory in Sendai was not hit by the Tsunami

by on Mar.22, 2011, under humanity

Overheard some speculations that Nikon’s Factory was destroyed in Japan’s quake and tsunami and therefore prices of equipment will rise dramatically. Did a little research and found that the situation isn’t as bad. Though I’m sure some parts of the factory will be damaged by the quake and employees lives are definitely affected as well, production will slow but it’s definitely not all destroyed.

I traced the tsunami damage line based on the images google took after the tsunami. The tsunami stopped 2.4km short of the factory. Click on the image to see a larger map or click on this to see the map I’ve created.

So no need to panic and run out to buy your equipment yet.

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Photography Cheat Sheet

by on Aug.13, 2010, under photography

Compiled this few pages to explain some basic concepts about exposure and white balance

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