Archive for June 2010

North Korea 1 – 0 Brazil

OK, we all know that the score for world cup match between Brazil and North Korea is 2 – 1. But here is an interesting Youtube video about North Korea’s National TV showing otherwise.

OK, it’s a fake video. But still, pretty entertaining. And come on! How the hell did Brazil let North Korea scored a goal?

Calypso Crystal iPhone CrystalDock

When the folks from Calypso Crystal contacted me saying that they want to send me a Crystal iPhone dock, I was wondering: What is so special about a Crystal iPhone dock? To me, it’s just a iPhone dock made of crystal. Sounds normal to me.

Then I went to their website to check out the dock and discovered the amount of hard work it takes to create a beautiful crystal iPhone dock. The crystal iPhone dock from Calypso Crystal is handmade in Europe. It takes days and more than 15 pairs of hands to create a single CrystalDock. Pretty impressive.

The final product is a beautiful and elegant Crystal iPhone Dock. I’m no expert when it comes to crystal, but I know this is no ordinary iPhone dock when I got it. The CrystalDock is very clear. This is no surprise as all CrystalDock are carefully checked for flaws in clarity and colour, bubbles or shades. Only the perfect ones are branded and shipped to customers. The CrystalDock comes in a very nice looking box and is well protected by foam for the journey. I think it’s very suitable as gift.

The CrystalDock that I got is the Dune design. According to the website, the Dune CrystalDock is precisely hand-cut to create asymmetric waves, and then polished to achieve a crystalline shine. And yes, it does shine. Nice hor?

And judging from the look of the dock, it should be able to fit the upcoming iPhone 4. I’ll update this blog entry again when I confirm it is 100% compatible.

The only problem is that my table is not beautiful enough for the CrystalDock. I think I need to get a new table to match my Calypso Crystal iPhone CrystalDock. Hmmmm…..

I Wish You Love

Notice recently that quite a number of my friends are either falling in love or falling out of love.
Whichever group you belongs to, I wish you love.

Rachael Yamagata – I Wish You Love

I wish you bluebirds in the spring
To give your heart a song to sing
I wish you health
And more than wealth
I wish you love

And in July some lemonade
To cool you in some leafy glade
I wish you health
And more than wealth
I wish you love

My breaking heart and I agree
That you and I could never be
So with my best
My very best
I set you free

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
And most of all
When snowflakes fall
I wish you love

My breaking heart and I agree
That you and I could never be
So with my best
My very best
I set you free

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
And most of all
When snowflakes fall
I wish you love

Dee Kay Dot As Gee Giveaway: Photography seminar by Mattias Klum

Wow, it’s been a long time since I do a giveaway on my blog.

Anyway, I got a pair of ticket for a 2-hour photography seminar for
nature photography enthusiasts. The seminar will be conducted by Mattias Klum.

Mattias Klum (photographer and filmmaker) was born in Uppsala, Sweden and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1986. He regularly contributes to National Geographic Magazine, has published ten books, has directed or co-directed internationally released films, and has exhibited his photographs around the globe.

Mattias Klum has dedicated over 20 years to documenting Borneo’s unique flora and fauna and has been following the story of Tebaran, who resides in the forest, for nearly as long. On one expedition, Klum took a team of four assistants on a 14-month journey deep into the
100,000 acres of protected rainforest in Borneo’s interior. The team lugged over 4,400 pounds of gear to support the mission, including camera and filmmaking equipment, solar panels for power, and a hot-air balloon to provide aerial views of the forest. Their work has resulted in two feature stories in National Geographic plus books, traveling exhibitions, lectures, media interviews, and films.

In this seminar Mattias Klum will share what makes good storytelling and what it takes to get the story. Focusing first and foremost on the art of photography, he will touch on aspects which include but are not limited to: developing concept and narrative, research and preparation, establishing the photographer’s presence in the photograph, eliciting emotion, and using photography to inspire change. He will provide examples from his assignments for National Geographic and his numerous expeditions to Borneo to illustrate these points.

Date: 3 July 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum

How to apply:
Just drop me an email me with the title: “Dee Kay Dot As Gee Giveaway: Photography seminar by Mattias Klum”. Closing date is this coming Friday, 25 June 2010, 2359. I will randomly select the winner via the usual method. Refer to the rules for more details.

Many thanks to Phish Communications for making this giveaway possible.

*SCAPE’s respond to balloon release #scapesg

My blog entry regarding the *SCAPE balloon release was retweeted several times yesterday. Someone also posted the link to the blog entry on *SCAPE’s facebook fan page. I guess the message is loud enough. We don’t want balloon release. It does no good to the environment.

I’m glad that *SCAPE finally respond to the issue on their facebook page.

Thanks for the concern and comments you have made regarding the balloon release during our Launch Festival. The information has been noted and *SCAPE will take care to avoid such incidents in the future.

Moving forward, *SCAPE is committed to work together with you and push your environmental concerns forward! Tell us your ideas on how we can publicize and educate others regarding other environmental causes.

Tell us how *SCAPE can play a part in improving the environment! Suggest events, topics, campaigns, or anything that can further publicise the causes you feel should be more made known in Singapore. *SCAPE might just start a new activity to back these causes up!

We look forward to hear from you. :)

Salute to *SCAPE.

And thank you everyone for helping to spread the message. Let’s hope this is the last time a local company or organisation have balloon release.