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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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Zoff: Cheap and Good Prescription Sunglasses

The eyeglasses market in Singapore has become a really crowded space in recent years. Zoff seemed like yet another Owndays wannabe until I discovered their unique selling point–really cheap prescription sunglass lenses.

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Sony Lucky Bag — What’s in the Bag?

As part of its Chinese New Year promotion, Sony is offering a Lucky Bag for just $88, which purportedly contains between $160 to $200 worth of Personal Audio products.

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Smove and TribeCar Car Rental — Long Term Experience Review (2019)

I wrote about my experience with TribeCar and Smove back in 2017. I’ve continued to use both hourly car rental services up until today, so I thought it would be good to share my long-term experience renting cars from both companies.

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Orchard Road 2018: A Very Disney Christmas

As part of a three-year collaboration between the Singapore Tourism Board and Disney, this year’s Christmas light-up at Orchard Road takes a break from tradition, with Disney characters substituting the usual gift boxes, orbs and Christmas tree designs which have become a mainstay over the past 30-odd years.

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Paya Lebar Region: The Burgeoning Hub of the East

In the early 2000s, the area around Upper Paya Lebar Road and Paya Lebar Road (which we shall now refer to as the Paya Lebar region for simplicity’s sake) was Singapore’s equivalent of a chaotic mess, with major road diversions, temporary roads and the terrible traffic that ensued, all in the name of development.

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Exploring the Rod Fai Train Market at Srinakarin

Not to be confused with its younger and hippier sibling located right next to the Thailand Cultural Centre MRT, the Rod Fai Train Market at Srinakarin is located about 20 kilometres away from central Bangkok, or about an hour’s drive away under typical traffic conditions.