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Java Zelo 20 Inch Folding Bike Review

Cycling has suddenly become everyone’s favourite pastime — not surprisingly given that people can’t travel anywhere and cycling seems to be one of the better ways to explore Singapore, while having fun and getting some exercise in at the same time.

I too, have been suckered into this phenomenon. My last bike was an Aleoca mountain bike bought from Carrefour in 2002 (when I was in Primary Five…) — which I disposed of in 2016 after years of storage because it was starting to fall apart. This time around, like many others, I opted for a folding bike for its convenience — you are no longer restricted to cycling within a limited radius from your house, since you can take the bus or the train with your bike. Rain or a flat tyre? No problem. Just hop on the next bus or call a Grab and you’re on your way home.

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Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas Experience (10 – 13 May 2021)

Taking a cruise has always been on my bucket list, albeit an item that is ranked pretty far down the list — maybe after I’ve conquered Europe, America and perhaps Africa.

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Lightroom Therapy: Nikon 1 J1

The Nikon 1 J1 was my first ever mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. How I came about acquiring that camera was totally by chance. I was waiting for my friends at Star Vista when I decided to venture into Courts, which was having a closing down sale. Saw the Nikon 1 J1 selling for just $129 with a 10mm f/2.8 lens (albeit a display set) and thought it was a no brainer purchase. Later, I purchased the 10mm-30mm VR f/3.5-5.6 power zoom lens for some added flexibility.

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Christmas on Orchard Road 2020: Still Wonderful

2020. Like the term 20/20 vision, 2020 was meant to be the perfect year, the year to strive towards. Just do a quick Google search on the term “Vision 2020“.

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ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425 (UX425JA) Review – Almost Perfect

The ZenBook 14 UX425JA was launched quietly in April via a press release on Asus’s website, and reached Singapore’s shores about two weeks ago. Currently, it seems that only Singapore, Australia and China (known as the Lingyao 14) are fortunate enough to have ‘early access’ to this model. Based on its price positioning (at $1,398 for the i5/8GB/512GB and $1,698 for the i7/8GB/1TB version) and the lack of a 16GB option in Singapore, the UX425JA competes against the likes of other mid-range laptops, such as the HP Envy 13 and x360, Acer Swift 5 and the Dell Inspiron 7490.

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Galaxy Note10+ Long-term Review: Still a Good Choice in 2020

The Galaxy Note 10+ was released some nine months ago. It has since been eclipsed by newer phones such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Google Pixel 4 XL, OnePlus 8 Pro and the myriad offerings from Xiaomi. Still, if you’re on a lookout for a capable Android phone today, the Note10 or Note10+ are still two of the better options out there.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14 (AMD Ryzen 7 4700U) Review – Great Specs, Great Price

AMD’s third-generation (confusingly named the Ryzen 4000 series) mobile processors are finally here, and the IdeaPad 5 is probably the first Ryzen 4000-equipped model to reach our shores, courtesy of Infinito Atrix which is selling the laptop for S$1,398. There was a time sale, however, and I managed to snag it for just S$1,250.

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Lenovo Yoga S740 Quick Review: Good on Paper, Flawed in Use

Yoga S740

On paper, the Yoga S740 is just about the most value-for-money premium laptop you can find in Singapore. At S$1,999, it comes equipped with a 14″ 4K HDR display, Thunderbolt 3 with Power Delivery support, the latest Ice Lake Core i7 processor with Iris Plus graphics and an additional Nvidia GeForce MX250 to boot, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of NVMe PCIe storage. This undercuts its main competitors–the Acer Swift 5 (S$2,198 for a similarly-specced machine but without a 4K display), the HP Spectre x360 (S$2,899 but with pen support) and the Dell XPS 13 (S$2,699 to S$2,899 for a similarly specced machine).

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