Crumpler…getting a new bag!

As much as i like my LowePro Computreker backpack that allow me to shoot hands free, I dislike the feeling of having the back of my shirt wet due to perspiration. I am considering getting a shoulder bag which might be more suitable for Singapore hot and humid climate (although it adds quite a load on one side of my shoulders). I found the Crumpler Brazillion rather cool.

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The ability to carry 2 bodies, 3 lenses and 2 flashes is essential for any practical use. What do you think?

Bee Movie

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I’m not a big fan of animated movies. The last few that i caught were totally disappointing…or should i say it is more for kids. After watching Bee Movie, I have second thoughts about animated movies. For once, it is really funny (you gotta catch the jokes!). I shouldn’t spoil the fun for you…if not have not watch it, i say go watch it :) (4 out of 5) Enjoy!!!

Scenic Singapore, A lesser known Photography Hotspot

Changi Boardwalk, Singapore (MAP)

Visitors to Changi Point will now be able to enjoy strolling along a boardwalk hugging part of the scenic Changi coastline.

The 1.2 km Western Coastline Boardwalk stretching from Changi Beach Club to Changi Sailing Club along the western coast of Changi Point, is part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) infrastructure improvement works to enhance Changi Point. Construction of the Changi Boardwalk started in October 2001 and was completed in August 2003 at the cost of $3.5 million.

The Western Coastline Boardwalk winds along lush greenery and the undulating terrain along the Changi coastline. It is made up of four segments – stretching from ‘Sunset Walk‘ from the western end of Changi Point, to ‘Kelong Walk’, ‘Cliff Walk‘ and ‘Sailing Point Walk’, ending at the Changi Sailing Club.

The ‘Sunset Walk’ allows visitors to enjoy a splendid view of the sunset at the western end of Changi Point, amid a backdrop of huge boulders.

The ‘Kelong Walk’, a stretch of the boardwalk with kelong stilts built over water, allows visitors to reminisce the good old kelong days.

The ‘Cliff Walk’, another stretch of the boardwalk located just below the hilltop chalets, will allow visitors to enjoy a walk through lush trees and greenery. Viewing decks along this stretch give visitors vantage points to take in panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Visitors to the ‘Sailing Point Walk’ near the Changi Sailing Club can enjoy open views of the sea and watch a myriad of sea activities.

Here are some pictures taken on Sunday:-

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All Images taken with Canon 20D & Lensbaby 2.0

A Day at Palawan Beach, Sentosa

Our Deepavali (Diwali) public holiday was spent at the beach today. After days of rain…the weather was pretty good today and we decided to pack our bags and head to Sentosa with our new toys.  At Sentosa, we saw  a lot of Indian foreign workers, and it seems that they are celebrating deepavali with their friends at the beach. I can imagine how much they must have missed home during a special festival like this for a hindu miles away from home.

I guess we did not know what to expect from the Sand Castle Kit we bought a few weeks back. We have not put it to the test despite seeing beautiful sand castle being made by the people who sells it. At the back of my mind, I know that it is not the tools that makes beautiful sand castle, it is the people that uses the tools.

Anyway, the challenge is for us to make good use and practice as we build, like the saying goes ” Rome wasn’t built In a Day”. Behind all perfections and successes you probably find someone who has sweat and toiled before he is where he is today.

Oh well….let’s take a look at what we have achieved on our very first attempt.

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Oh yes….and the person behind all these is….

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Rain

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October to December is known for its heaviest rainfall throughout the year. The weather during these 3  months are usually cooler because of the rain. I was driving out this morning and it started raining cats and dogs. This is a picture taken this morning on my way out.

Storage Overflow

Today, many of us are face with the problem of handling growing data. How do we keep this data and how can we prevent the lost of these precious (if not critical data). Our music files, photos & documents are all in digital format and the rate of growth of these data is at alarming and the chances of losing these data is relatively high if you do not have a proper back-up strategy. It can be costly to recover a failed hard disk. Therefore, perhaps we should give it some thoughts today for long term sake. I saw this NAS (Network Attached Storage) product and find it pretty good in terms of the features. It supports RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disk) 0, 1, 5 and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disk). Besides the capability of having RAID, it does have Auto Rebuild function too. Essentially, what it means it that, say you are doing RAID 5 with 3 disk and should 1 HDD fails, you can plug in a new HDD and the data will be rebuild on this new HDD. Since it support SATA, it allows the hard disk to hot-swap (meaning just plug out the failed disk and plug in the new one without having the need to power down).

This NAS supports up to 4 HDDs. Assuming we plug 4 x 500GB HDDs into the NAS, configure it to RAID 5, we get about 1 Terabyte of usable space. Which is about 75% of total hard disk space.

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