Wednesday, August 25, 2010

HTC Desire HD - HTC Ace

If you like HTC Desire,
you will definitely want to upgrade it to HTC Desire HD aka HTC Ace.

HTC Desire HD (HTC Ace) Specs
  • 4.3-inch WVGA Touch Screen
  • 8-Megapixel Camera
  • 1GHZ Qualcomm Processor
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • HD 720p Video Capture
  • Xvid Video Playback
  • SRS Surround Sound
  • Adobe Flash 10 Support
  • 4GB Internal Memory (up to 32GB)
  • Uni-Body Aluminium Design

HTC Desire HD (HTC Ace) is the dream device for Android fans!

Samsung Galaxy Tab

The next big thing in the Galaxy.
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Embrace the power of Android 2.2 in a tablet, first of all you can multi-task! next you can use widgets!
Isn't that convincing enough?

more of the Tab here:
Samsung Galaxy Tab leaked!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

RG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM

RG means Real Grade. Real Grade is a completely new classification from the existing HG, MG and PG. Though having the same 1/144 scale as HG, but the details are definitely now lesser than that of MG.
As the slogan of RG suggests, RG is all "EXCITEMENT EMBODIED"!

RG 1/144 01 RX-78-2 GUNDAM
The first of the series have to be the RX-78-2 GUNDAM.
Every Gundam fan must own an RX-78-2,
if possible RX-78-2 in all different gunpla grades and Fix Figurations.
RG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM is a must-have since it is the first of the series.
Just like RX-78-2 Metal Composite!

Parts and detailed instruction guide that compares to Master Grade.
The RG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM is once again another classic piece to keep!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mooncakes 2010: Almond Beancurd with Longan in Snowskin from Goodwood Park Hotel

Almond Beancurd with Longan in Snowskin
Mooncakes 2010
Goodwood Park Hotel
It is the time of the year for mooncakes again!
For a start, if you already know that I have been writing up on these seasonal sweet pastries for the past years. This is nothing new.
Every year, I will never fail to get the early bird deals from Goodwood Park Hotel.
Famed for their durian puffs, Goodwood Park Hotel has also had a similar reputation for their mooncakes.
Before we unravel the new flavour of 2010, let me just savour the limited 2010 flavour, Almond Beancurd with Longan in Snowskin.

The limited edition Almond Beancurd with Longan in snowskin is one huge mooncake, bigger than the regular sized baked mooncakes! It comes in a not to fancy plastic container instead of a gift box. This mooncake is sold only as a single piece.

As the name suggests, tastes almond beancurd and the same texture with generous longan chunks in it. Together with the taste of snowskin, it creates a whole new taste completely. It is an interesting mooncake to try for this year, but not a must-try.
Photo & Edit by William Tan 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Belfast! Belfast!

Before I took on this assignment, I have only heard of Dublin and Ireland, not Belfast.
This is the first time I am in this Northern part of Ireland.
But when I first left the Belfast International Airport, I felt a strong feeling of peace and serenity in Belfast. It was all farm and cottages, until I reach the city center.

There is no better and faster way to explore the small city than the City Tour bus ride. The tour costs no more than 5 sterling pounds. You can find their salesmen scattered across major tourist attractions in Belfast. The service is a hop-on-hop-off, but having to wait an hour for the next ride is tad long, unless you decide to visit the royal grounds.

This is the Odyssey Arena where it houses a huge ice-skating rink.

This is the site where the Titanic was built. It will soon be a Titanic Museum in 2012, to mark the anniversary of the sinking of the historic cruise liner. In the earlier days, Belfast was a thriving ship-building industry, where many huge commercial ships and war ships were built here. However, Belfast today is no longer involved in ship building.

The bus ride brings visits around the suburban regions of Belfast city.

The Imperial Grounds.

The murals in Belfast are beautiful and tells the story of Belfast's politics, history and culture.
Today, Belfast is much more peaceful than her earlier days.

An iconic steel sculpture stands on the bridge.

The Grand Opera House is currently screening the story of George Best, a football legend.

There is the Berlin Wall in Germany.
Belfast has its own Peace Wall which served a similar purpose of keeping peace among the once divided population of Catholic and Protestant. Today, the Peace Wall which sits in Shankill region, is a legal graffiti wall. During my visit, the government of Belfast has stopped the opening of the gates on these walls.

Tourists will leave a message of well-wishing for Belfast, on this part of the wall.

More murals scattered in the city of Belfast.

After the bus ride, I was back on High Street. Since it was Sunday, majority of the shops were closed. I was able to find a cafeteria sitting on High Street where I had a scone and latte for lunch, costing me around 3 sterling pounds.

Within walking distance, I found myself on Victoria Street.

Victoria Square is one of the few shopping malls in Belfast.
The mall is not very big, but has the essential shops to satisfy your shopping needs.

Climbing up to the viewing dome of Victoria Square.

Back in the streets.

Belfast City Hall marks the center of Belfast city. The City Hall is open to public where locals just relax and enjoy its open grounds out in the sun.

A bit more of Belfast City. The city is small and not complicated at all, with only a few iconic sights scattered within walking distance. Many buildings are free admission, but operates only during office hours.

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Photography by William Tan
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