IKEA LADDA 2450mAh rechargeable batteries

Someone did a test on the IKEA LADDA 2450mAh rechargeable batteries and found that it has similar characteristic as the Eneloop Pro rechargeable batteries. And the amazing thing is that the IKEA LADDA cost $5 while the Eneloop Pro cost $15 in the US.

On top of that, someone found that the IKEA LADDA batteries has slightly faster recycle speed. Since the rechargeable batteries for my Speedlite is getting a bit old and I have nothing to do on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year, I decided to visit IKEA.

Unfortunately for Singaporeans, we won’t be getting much savings. The LADDA 2450 batteries cost S$15.90 per pack. (HEY IKEA Singapore, what currency conversion rate are you using?) The Eneloop Pro usually cost around S$23 – S$25 and you can even get it at around S$20 or less at some online stores. But a few dollars savings is better than nothing. So get your rechargeable batteries during your next visit to IKEA.

10 days Taiwan itinerary

Just returned from a 10 days Taiwan vacation recently. Never expect Taiwan to be such a beautiful place. There’s many things to offer in Taiwan. From the beautiful Qingshui Cliff to the busy Taipei city streets.

10 days is not enough to cover the entire Taiwan. There are so many things to do and places to visit. Could easily spend another 5 to 10 days there.

Ever since coming back, I got quite a number of friends asking me about my itinerary. So I’ve decided to share it here.

10 days Taiwan itinerary.
Day 1: Taichung: Gaomei Wetland and Feng Jia Night Market
Day 2: Taichung: Lavender cottage and Sun Moon Lake
Day 3: Taipei: Sato Castle
Day 4: Hualien: Leader Village Taroko Hotel
Day 5: Hualien: Taroko Gorge, Qingshui Cliff and Qixintan
Day 6: Taipei shopping
Day 7: Taipei: Tamsui, Beitou Hot Spring and Shilin Night Market
Day 8: Taipei: Maokong and Taipei 101
Day 9: Taipei: Shifen Waterfall and Shifen Old Street
Day 10: Taipei Ximending

PS: I’ll write more in details about each day shortly. If you see a hyperlink above, that means I’ve posted the entry. Else, that means I’m still procrastinating.

It is not the best itinerary around. There’s quite a number of popular places that we did not visit. We could squeeze more places into the itinerary but we decided to take it slow and easy. That’s what a vacation should be right?

Auld Lang Syne

Haven’t been blogging much lately. Been busy. Too many things to do in both work and personal. Too little time to get everything done. But I guess no matter how busy I am, I must update the blog today.

I always say I’ll take the last day of the year to look back on what happened for the year. And I must say 2017 has been an amazing year. It’s been an amazing journey. And the best part is that I’m not alone. The only regret is that I don’t have more time on my hand. Life is short. And as I grow older, I start to realise that time is not on my side.

I don’t know what lies ahead for 2018. I don’t know if I can find time to do all the things I want to do. But at least I’ll try. For if not now, then when?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Carousell launches Smart Listings

Carousell just launched a new feature call Smart Listings. Using artificial intelligence, Smart Listings will help you suggest category based on the photo you have snapped.

Smart Listing process also prompt seller for key details necessary for the item they are selling. No longer will a user have to feel uncertain about which details to include when listing in a new category. The description box is still available for sellers to add further details and stories, but the key details can be entered via the new Smart Listing process.

Together with Smart Listings is Smart Filters which takes advantage of additional filtering criteria to help buyers discover relevant. If you were browsing for a dress to wear to a party, you could filter the women’s fashion category to view only tops in your size.

Carousell now has over 95 million listings worldwide.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

For the first time ever in Singapore, watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on a giant screen with more than 70 orchestral musicians playing the soundtrack live on stage. Created by five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams, the epic music will take on a new dimension when played live with the movie projected on the big screen, with all of its dialogue and sound effects.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert is happening from 29 – 31 October at the Esplanade Recital Theatre.

Get your tickets now.