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cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
31 December 2009 @ 08:07 am
I have always been the kind of person who believes that a product is made solely for a purpose, a camera is a camera, and a phone is a phone. Which kinda explains why I own a phone, an mp3 player, a camera all separately. So when I was given a chance to test out a smartphone, I was pretty hyped up and excited.

LG’s latest offering, the BL40 chocolate, is made in my favourite colours: red and black. Sleek is probably an understatement to describe it. Typical of Korean brands, presentation and look is extremely important (those who stayed in Korea or Japan would agree with me). Paired with vivid colours and cute ringtones, the phone was definitely love at first sight. Though the phone seems to be in a rather odd length, it felt very comfortable to hold and use.

Using the S-class interface, it makes navigating the applications a fun and easy way. Jam packed with applications (which works wonder when you are bored and trying to find some games to pass time), it was a little to identify what the cute little icons will bring, but it’s all about exploring and getting to know the phone better. Basic functions work quite easily, with a QWERTY keyboard included when the phone is tilted to one side.

What’s most impressive about the phone is the 5MP camera. With specifications such as Schneider-Kreuznach lens, LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization, face detection, Smile Shot, Blink detection, Intelligent shot, Beauty and Art shot, VGA video recording at 30 fps, I was skeptical at first how all these functions could actually fit into a phone. And I was proven wrong. The photos taken looked professional and definitely did not lose out to the proper cameras out in the market. Photos were taken with the function of the half-stop focus action that none of the camera phones I have encountered before have, which proves to increase the quality of the pictures by a big leap.

Watching videos in the 21:9 aspects paired with the Dolby sound system proved to be an eye opener. Graphics, clarity and color were at the highest standards that I have ever seen and experienced before. However, the size of the screen just seems to work really well for videos, and not for web browsing and emails.


The new Chocolate is definitely a head turner, with its sleek design and color pairing of red and black (all my tech stuff seems to be in red and black I realized). Multimedia tools are definitely a class above the competitors so far. Truly a statement looking phone.


Battery life seems to be a little short, especially for people who spend their entire day browsing the net on their phones. Touch interface seems to be lagging at times, making it irritating to have to keep “touching” the command button to get to where I wanna go.

All in all, the phone’s an impressive multimedia gadget, with amazing graphics and colors to boast about. Definitely room for improvement in the interface and touch-sensitive departments. With a bit of tweaking done, this phone is probably a very amazing phone that will be seen on people’s hands. Yet, currently, it’s really a case of you love it or you hate it.
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
28 December 2008 @ 01:07 am
well well well? ho! ho! ho!

the year is coming to an end.
and somehow i am starting to dread posting blogs because i am too lazy to do. and photos are always uploaded on facebook.

i think i have been a naughty little boy this year. dun u think so?
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
29 October 2008 @ 10:29 pm
i know. i know.

i haven been very diligent in updating this blog of mine.
work has been taking up too much of time, and of course with the passing of a dear friend, catching up with old time friends and spending more time with family was more important.

this trip to korea was with the bff, and the bff's bf. this trip back was some what different from last year when i actually stayed there. different company obviously made it different for the fact that i was the only one who spoke the language and all my dear friends weren't around to do the silly things we used to do.

gone were all the little shops we used to eat. relocated were some shops which i took a long time to find. and the places i found, they hardly share the joy that i used to find in them (gill, remember weird uncle stall?). yet there was beauty in this trip. the trip up to panmunjeon was very different from the dmz tour.it was quite surreal to actually step into that blue room and just come so close to north korea (alright, it was just a line of separation). shopping was surprisingly good this time round, though lotte mart was never in the itinierary (i miss the BIRCH biscuits!).

hong kong on the other hand was more of the memories of the 3 of us. the roast goose was good, the dim sum was good, shopping was alrite,and it became so routinal that the camera was never out of the hotel room, thus explaining the lack of pictures.

more to update. more to come. only a matter of whether i wanna do the update.

take care, if u are even reading this.
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
26 August 2008 @ 10:12 pm
this is what u get when u attempt to play scrabble the singlish way with crappy nonsensical people.

more explanations coming up!
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
26 August 2008 @ 03:08 pm
this is what happens when u accumulate too much bad karma.

car got reversed into and ......

heng heng the person paid for it
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
30 July 2008 @ 08:42 am
a little pity jac u weren't there.

otherwise the pictures would have been perfect with u inside!

down witha horrible throat infection-fever-cold. think must be due to the powerful aircon at cineleisure. :(
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
27 July 2008 @ 01:00 pm
a picture my aunt took of me and my dad when we were in malacca.

more pictures coming up (i hope?!)
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
20 July 2008 @ 09:18 am
goodness gracious!

i was looking thru all the photos i have taken so far and i realised i am seriously due for some posts.

but then again, seriously no time. due for another photoshoot later.
start with something small first!

from commencement!

from the very much anticipated koyon dinner

cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
03 March 2008 @ 11:40 pm
seriously, i never thought this would ever happened.
but it did.

people need to grow up, and know the facts of the case. and in fact, you knew what happened. so please do not go behind my back and start telling people all kinds of nonsense.

you know u owe me a lot, be it sales or even the KPIs.
u have just did urself a lot of wrong.

goodbye to this friendship.
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
20 February 2008 @ 10:34 pm

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21 January 2008 @ 10:14 am
first night of bbq with the esplanade gang!
pictures courtesy of sharon and richard, and of course wonderful food by johnson!

you have been warned: PICTURES INTENSIVE!

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cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
18 January 2008 @ 12:09 am
Currently in the process of sorting out photos. cos my grpmates are complaining that i am not sending them the photos.. but then think again.. U GUYS DIDN'T send me urs too! ahhaha!

so anyway, dun think i posted this picture up before.. my first contact with reality of SMU right after korea. 2 days in fact.

my strat grp wasn't that bad to begin with. in fact, i think i was the slackest amongst them, especially for the fact that i had just returned from KU. it was quite nice working with them, where they seem to be covering my ass most of the time.

my prof was quite a nice guy too! eerm.. witty and corny at times, but more on the corny and irritating side. i think he likes me a little bit.. and i would have applied to be his TA if i had the chance, but work at LV was a little more important to me then.

still trying to sort out pictures!! gimme some more time.

and advertising mates, if u happen to be reading this stupid blog.. stay tune for all the stupid pictures that we took!
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
16 January 2008 @ 01:08 am
my 'H' key is suku one... need to press really HARD to get it to appear on the screen.

so anyway, there are simply too many pictures for me to blog.. and i am kinda in the mood to do some collages and glorify my wonderful teammates and life happening after my birthday (oso have to include in the celebrations that i had for my birthday).

anyway, first up, just needed to show u guys the love-hate relationship between kenny lo and daryl tay.

Summary of event: kenny volunteered to do up the video for the grp and the videos were shot using daryl's vidcam. so kenny sms-ed to daryl saying that he didn't get the full set of videos for him to do editing and he is in limbo now. and daryl got irritated cos kenny TRIED to copy everything from the vidcam into his laptop while everybody was doing something else.

and then... kenny replied with this..

to which, the most LOGICAL way of replying to kenny loh was this...

dun we just love the two of them?

more coming up after i get back from work LATER. of course if i am not working full shift. otherwise i will be too tired..:(
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
15 January 2008 @ 01:22 am
It was some time after all projects were finally over (including exams too i think?) and we were supposed to have a lunch treat from kenny which eventually we did not really have what we wanted to have.

And then we made our way to the Singapore Design Festival which was quite an eye opener.

As usual, we wanted to take a nice picture of the three of us behind the big cube bearing the SDF words and kenny just have to f*ck things up AGAIN.

thanks kenny.
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
08 January 2008 @ 12:28 am
everytime i look at the numerous photo albums on facebook, i wonder to myself:

how many days will i take to upload all the pictures that i have onto facebook?

more updates soon!
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
27 October 2007 @ 10:16 am
the postman came knocking at my door at 1015.
with him came a green parcel from the hongkong-dutch people!

more pictures when i get back from work!

cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
27 October 2007 @ 12:20 am
feeling so old. cos i officially turn 24 at this very moment.

not too bad so far. presents include:
1. ipod classic from june which doubles up as my birthday and xmas present for last and this year
2. 100 bucks voucher from capitaland shopping malls from the baybehs, which i am going to buy my nice ipod cover (not forgetting the wonderful dinner i had with them)
3. birthday card from bay all the way from taiwan. the first birthday greetings for this year
4. a nicely personalised birthday card from my advertising mates + carol, which also came with 6 different pieces of cakes, coupled with a black balloon that they stole from the ASOC day outside and have kenny marching in, in his pyjamas outfit and humming the FINAL COUNTDOWN tune as though it was a wedding dinner (cos my birthday cake pieces came in 2 plates and 1 candle)


but so loser lor.. birthday still have to work. =(
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
24 October 2007 @ 10:35 pm
You Are An ENFP

The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.
You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. And you do break a lot of hearts.

At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.
You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding

When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
23 October 2007 @ 10:11 pm
i walked into the shop which sells things in blue boxes and white ribbon with my BFF.

and then i bought her a bracelet.
for the fact that she was my best friend for the past 11 years.
11 years and counting.

great being friends with you, GownGarGownPya
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
23 October 2007 @ 09:37 am
woot! i had such a g-r-e-a-t weekend that i must note it down.

8am: woke up
12pm:leave house for school
1pm: meeting in school
5pm: report to work
930pm: ended work
1020: home to change and shower
11pm: leave home for overnight meeting at KAP
1130pm: Meeting starts + dinner time

continuing from the previous day
2am: manager walks around telling everybody macs is closed
4am: daryl drove me to the nearest toilet at a nearby shell station
5am: started to rain
530am: macs opens for breakfast
730am: meeting finally finished, but was simply because everybody was too tired
830am: reached home after kenny drove all of us home
915am: left home for work after washing up and ironing uniform
945am: reach work and started work

745pm: ended work with total sales for the day of $295
830pm: reached home + dinner
1030pm: headed to bed. CMI oredi

awake for a total of 38.5 hours

cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
19 October 2007 @ 08:54 am
2005: 58 shows
2006: 85 shows
2007 (up to date): 70 shows

200+ shows and counting.

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plays, musical, orchestra, pop, choir, funeral, press launch, gala dinner. i think i have done it all.
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
18 October 2007 @ 10:50 pm
happy birthday to my brain for the past 3.5 years.
credits to kenny for the pictures

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cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
17 October 2007 @ 10:31 pm
hehe! i just luff whenever i see this pic.

this is the gang trying very hard to make their face smaller.
stupid camera trick that they employ!

missing u guys loads!
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
15 October 2007 @ 09:48 am
sometimes, or rather most of the time, the grass is always greener on the other side.

ever since i came back, i have had more unhappy days as compared to the days i have in korea (which was truly a blast!).school sucks, work sucks, singapore just simply sucks.

not that i hate the country, but i just hate the way people are. be it singaporeans, or other races. most of the people in singapore just sucks.

anyway, this post is supposed to reminisice abt my wonderful life in korea, so read on if u are even interested!

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cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
11 October 2007 @ 11:32 pm
kenny loh tiang yew says that we should be embarassed by this.

REALLY?! hahah!
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
04 October 2007 @ 12:09 am
so near yet so far.

just a mere 8 weeks away from the end of my very last term. dilemmas, dilemmmas, and more dilemmas.

been going through a rough patch recently. so rough that i am this close to going to the temple and da xiao ren.

luck, shine on me soon please!
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
29 September 2007 @ 11:04 pm
stupid singaporeans.
stop trying to act atas when you cannot even pronounce something properly.

english 101 lesson now.

A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, and may be used as recognizable symbols or logos. A series of uncombined initials, such as "TCM", is properly referred to as a cypher and is not, strictly speaking, a monogram, although ciphers are frequently referred to as monograms.

Mammography is the process of using low-dose X-rays (usually around 0.7 mSv) to examine the human breast. It is used to look for different types of tumors and cysts. Mammography has been proven to reduce mortality from breast cancer. No other imaging technique has been shown to reduce risk, but self-breast examination (SBE) and physician examination are essential parts of regular breast care.

So.. please stop telling me you wish the bag came in the MAMMOgram when it is supposed to be the MONOgram.

once again, act atas singaporeans never fail to amaze us.
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
25 September 2007 @ 04:52 pm
i have, officially, filed for graduation today.
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
21 September 2007 @ 09:00 am
my bag. on a simple day when i have NO school.

in ad class now. sian to work later.
cheenaboi roughing out in kimchi-land
20 September 2007 @ 12:26 am
When i chat with ms ting, i have to bring my intelligence many levels down.
so anyway, she was telling me how she felt sad and lonely after her dearest nb vincent left for taiwan! (vincent if u are reading this, count ur blessings for having such a wonderful gf who misses u)

ok fine... call me LAME!