Good news for the Nikon photographers. The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 now available in Singapore at limited Nikon Authorised Dealers such as Alan Photo, TK Foto, iPhoto and Gope’s Photo.
VR70-300mm
The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is the world’s smallest and lightest super-telephoto zoom lens. It is the first 1 NIKKOR lens designed with a focus limit switch, which enables a faster autofocus for capturing fast-moving objects at a distance. Its compact design, coupled with the powerful Vibration Reduction function on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 makes handheld shooting a breeze.
The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 will be retailing at S$1,259.

The King of Fighters is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Wow. Did you still remember how many 50 cents you spend in arcade on this game?
The King of Fighters ’94, was released by SNK on 25 August 1994. The game featured characters from SNK’s previous fighting game series Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting, as well as original characters (including characters from older games such as Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier, adapted for a versus fighting game).
The_King_of_Fighters_94
To celebrate, SNK is offering all their iOS games at a special discounted price of US$0.99 (S$1.28). The full list of games are:
– The King of Fighters ’97
– The King of Fighters ’98
– The King of Fighters-i
– The King of Fighters-i 2012
– Metal Slug
– Metal Slug 2
– Metal Slug 3
– Metal Slug X
– Samurai Shodown II
– Blazing Star

There is a social media phenomenon known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge” going on in US now. The challenge involve dumping a pail of ice cold water over your head and challenging 3 other people to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS Association which fights amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease)
This challenge has since become viral with celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon and Martha Stewart taking part in them. Even Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg done it.
But I guess the best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge goes to Bill Gates. Hey, he even found a chance to plug the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

We should do this in Singapore too.

StarWorld will be airing “A Tribute To Robin Williams” comprising of a 2-hr block of the late actor’s last TV series, The Crazy Ones, to pay tribute to the talented actor who bought us lots of laughters and joy.
StarWorld_RobinWilliams
The Crazy Ones will be airing today (16 Aug) at 6pm and tomorrow (17 Aug) at 10:25am on StarWorld (SingTel mio TV Ch. 301, StarHub TV Ch. 501).

One of the crowd favorite during the National Day Parade is the aerial salute. Few weeks ago, I managed to go behind the scene to visit RSAF 149 SQN to see them prepare for one of the NDP rehearsal.
IMG_9515
It may seem easy on television but a lot of effort were put in to ensure the precise positioning of all 5 F15SG when they fly pass the parade at afterburner. The pilots need to make constant adjustment to ensure the F15SG fly in formation. Things like weather, wind and even 1 second delay in the parade makes a huge difference to the pilots. It’s not as easy as it seems.
IMG_9542
IMG_9547
IMG_9602
IMG_9651
IMG_9778
And it doesn’t help with the limited airspace that they can work with. The planes have to circle around Straits of Singapore while waiting for their turn to show up at Marina Bay. And keeping in mind that there are other planes around the area like the Chinook and Apache for national flag fly pass. They also need to be mindful of the tall buildings around the area.
_MG_1484
_MG_1489 copy
IMG_0949
Even though the aerial salute may last just 10 to 20 seconds, lots of time, efforts and hard work were put in to make sure everything goes smoothly. Salute to the men and women of 149 SQN.
_MG_1331