Posts Tagged ‘unlucky’

The Panasonic LX-3

Posted: December 11, 2008 by ralliart12 in Technopia
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Just got the E-quote from MS Color for the Panasonic LX-3: $699 for the “standard” freebie set. Sianz…previously it was selling for $68x. Think this model is that high in demand, i.e. it was even out of stock a week back. Anyway, I saw first-hand the physical size of the predecessor: the LX-2. It’s very small! A true compact PnS; not ultra-compact though. I hope the real LX-3 retains this form factor. Which will just make it much more desirable when I re-consider its other enticing features:

  1. RAW format output supported
  2. Auto-focus tracking (automatically and continuously track the subject even if the subject moves around)
  3. 1cm macro
  4. 1/1.63″ CCD size(for comparison, the Fujifilm Finepix F100FD’s CCD size is 1/1.6″; bigger CCD size is better)
  5. “Real”, full manual controls
  6. Ultra-wide Wide angle of 24mm (anything from 28mm and below is considered “proper” wide angle)
  7. Bonus: High-Definition Video-recording (720p)

How? No money to buy, & furthermore, I’m kinda subscribing to the concept of not spending future cash, or accepting generous gifts from other folks. Looks like no camera of my own to bring on my impending trip. Which brings me to another unfortunate point of consideration: how to break the news of my upcoming trip to my folks…I really do not wish to lie, but suppose we decided on the trip AFTER the protests occurred, then it would have been an obvious, undeniable mistakes. On the other hand, the trip was procured way before any hints of disturbance at the proposed destination…

In other words, I’m freakin’ “sway”…what’s new 😦


Why does it always rain on me?!

Posted: March 30, 2008 by ralliart12 in academia, Roadblocks, ScratchPad
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Was waiting for the A1 shuttle bus to get from AS6 block to Biz faculty. Heavy rain; inconvenient to walk there. Waited for 15mins but to no avail. Have an umbrella & finally decided to use it. The moment I unfurled my unbrella shuttle bus came! I swear to God(or swear at, if he’s doing it again), just a sec before there were no buses in sight!

On a totally unrelated incident(I’m sure), it started raining the exact moment I stepped outta Ailjunied MRT station the day before! So, sorry to the folks there & then, it ain’t my fault the big fellow up there doesn’t really like mi 😦

Shitty luck

Posted: March 20, 2008 by ralliart12 in Roadblocks
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Wanted to get a Martin Field’s Screen Protector for my E51. Went down to MobileSquare to get it, thinking it’s a 50-50 (as it’s NOT a particularly popular handset as its hype subsided) chance of either have. Or not. Turns out they ran out. Bespectacled boss says stocks will arrive next day.

Next day, called but nobody picked up. Went down, & out of this year’s 366 days, they choose the day I went down, for renovation.

1st event: 50% chance of happening

2nd event: [1/366] *100 = 0.273224% chance of happening

Both events happening together, consequetively = 0.273224% * 50% = 13.66%

Now that’s what I call shitty luck!

P.S. I couldn’t find an image for “shitty luck” on Goggle Image Search.