Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Smartphone Lenses


I recently dabbled in the arts of online purchases and a whole new world of wallet-burning opened up in front of me! Usually, I'm a bit suspicious when it comes to online transactions but seeing that I'm not getting any younger, I threw caution to the wind this one time.

I bought a set of smartphone lenses from Photojojo for USD49 (that's about RM150).

It was a fun purchase. Experiencing the whole process from payment to delivery was an eye opener. After online payment via debit card, the items are packed and then delivered from the US to Malaysia. The package tracker was an anxiolytic - I got to know where my package was at the moment; no need to wonder whether it was still in the US, or got lost over the Atlantic ocean. And in fifteen days (faster delivery means more expensive fee), I got my lenses.

The way they work is by sticking a metal ring over the camera lens. The lenses have magnetic rims, so they automatically attach to the metal ring - on any phone! The magnetic power of the lens is adequate to support the lens despite significant movement, and it's easily detached. I dunno about the effects on the smartphone innards but so far so good.. haha.

I've been using the lenses for a week (mainly the fisheye lens) and here's some of the pictures.

So I guess it's goodbye to the Lomo Fisheye camera?

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Fasting Month


I suppose it's not too late to wish everyone a blessed Ramadhan.


For me, it's my third time as a HO. The first time was during tagging in medical posting. I had to break fast with dates that I snuck in my white coat while clerking new cases during Iftar. Now in the emergency posting, I sneak out to a wholesome meal while clerking new cases during Iftar.

It's all about prioritizing and time management ;-)


Whenever I get the time (after NO and working PM or ON the next day), I'll go back to Bangi to break fast. I've been coming back home a lot these days. Usually by express bus followed by the LRT.

Aim: to meet my daughter but more importantly, she gets to meet me.

Plus, with the missus occupied with her finals these few weeks, she could use the rejuvenative sleep that's usually denied by the nocturnally active baby. So that's where I come in - I play with my daughter in the middle of the night.

After all, who could resist this cute face nudging you to entertain her in those ungodly hours?

Monday, July 1, 2013

The First Mobile Post


I'm familiarizing myself with the Blogger android app. For those who expected an awesome post or something new to learn, know this:

The difference between ikan patin liar and ikan patin sangkar is the muddy smell when the latter is cooked.

New knowledge. Boom.