Archive for February, 2009

“L & H, these came for ya”

Posted: February 19, 2009 by ralliart12 in ScratchPad
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More stuff in the mailbox

More stuff in the mailbox


After a couple of weeks, scouring Cathay Photo Peninsula, John 3:16, major electronic department stores like Harvey Norman, Courts and Best Denki, CaseLogic @ Clarke Quay, I still did not manage to locate a pouch for my camera and iPod rig. the Lowepro bags are really nicely designed, i.e. I like their orange/grey- & black color scheme, but some of them are too squarish.

I guess I’m also partially at fault because I can’t decide what kinda camera bag am I really seeking, i.e. a standalone bag to hold just my camera, a lightly bigger stand-alone bag to hold my camera AND iPod rig, or a camera bag that can be thrown inside my main backpack? Hard time finding nice, sturdy neck strap too…

It was even worse trying to find a case for my iPod + amp rig. The protruding bend of the inter-connect proves to lengthen the minimum-required perimeter of the setup unnecessarily, while the iPod touch, which needs to have the touch-screen accessible every now and then (for video viewing, web browsing, etc) proves another challenge. The closest purpose-built contraption is the AmpSack from Jaben, but due to my previous experience with them, they have earn the last of my dollars. Besides, $7x for that black boring design that translates into a walking advertisement, seems over-priced (u can get a Crumpler for this, but then again, a Crumpler isn’t purpose-built).

An idea struck me while I was revising for CS3253 today. Suppose I propose a solution that is similar to the AmpSack but estimated to be ard $20 less? I have a rough idea, but that involves more shopping…let’s see what blooms from this budding spark…

Birthday wishes

Posted: February 16, 2009 by ralliart12 in ScratchPad
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Came to recall that I actually didn’t wish for anything at all for my past 2 birthdays. Realise this nonchalance was due to a fear of “wasting” birthday wishes unnecessarily on material wants and not meaningful needs. Well, I found a couple of things to wish for (not that any supreme being owe me any possible fulfilment in any way):

I wish that…

  1. None of the people I know loses their job
  2. My 2 nieces grow up to be strong & healthy & intelligent.

As a matter of fact, I realise most of my lesser wants can really be easily accomplished using money…so I picked the 2 above to “expend” my long overdue birthday wishes on…let’s hope they come true!


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S, this came for you ;-)

Posted: February 3, 2009 by ralliart12 in ScratchPad

This is another package. =)

This is another package. =)