Monday, March 20, 2006

Meet My New Toy

Yesterday, my parents came back from their weekend cruise (which is really for the casino) to my interrogation.

Me: Win or lose? Win or lose?
Mum: Eh... Papa lost $1K

Now, I'm the sort who makes a big hoo-haa on learning any losses because I am extremely risk-averse and therefore seldom indulge in any sorts of gambles. I am always using logic and rationality to explicate why my mum shouldn't go near the slots machines, but they seldom work. On the other hand, if they have won, I would slink away quietly without my usual nagging.

Me: $1000?!!!!
Mum: Hee hee.
Me: $1000?!!!!!
Mum: Aiyarrr.....
Mum: 2 weeks ago win money you also never complain....
Mum: Go ahead and buy lah. Who's stopping you?
Me: Your $1K I can buy 2 DIGITAL CAMERAS okay.
Mum: Go lor. Buy TWO lor. Nobody's stopping you!

So FINE. NOBODY IS STOPPING ME THIS TIME. With my friend's kangtao (which turned out to be a non-kangtao, btw), I set out to Sim Lim Square, the land of gizmos and geeks. With my easy-to-cheat face, I would be just another potential carrothead for those conniving salesmen sniggering at my ignorance. However, my friend said he knew a friend's friend (You know, you should always eye such friend's friend's connection with suspicion) working in a reputed store.

The friend's friend began to exchange a load of customary bullshitting with him as I remained fixated at my choices. I was deciding between Fuji's F11 and Z2, Canon Ixus 60 and Panasonic Lumix Fx9. The Canon one felt strangely agreeable. F11 was a tad bulky and Z2 had a sleek surface that scream "SCRATCH ME!". Panasonic is cool, except I have a problem with the brand not being a pioneer camera brand.

After sauntering around, I decided to impulsively make a purchase.

Meet my new toy - Mister Digital Ixus 60.

Unsurprisingly, I spent the whole night thereafter tweaking with the camera functions. The night mode sucks lah. I stuck my head out of my 2nd-storey room to take some night view, inccuring much raised eyebrows among passers-by below who probably thought I was some peeping-tom. The pictures turned out really dark. Bah! Nevertheless. Some virgin attempts on the brand-new toy.


Anonymous weixiang said...

gosh, i hope the 3rd photo isnt of your room... i think hhq's might even be neater.

3:47 PM  
Blogger jellybeano said...

whey, that's my room lah. Very messy meh? Order in Chaos, okay.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Toukarin said...

Heh... help you look at your cam next time. Canon's night shot mode shouldn't be that bad. Most likely got some settings you need to tweak.

Your desk looks for like for storage leh. Unless of course, you do your work while lying down on the bed instead of sitting at your desk... =P

4:54 PM  
Blogger t` said...

Hey! I bet you don't remember me. I was on tabulas before, then moved on to read your lj and found from kenties' lj that you've moved! (that's why no updates for so long..) But anyway, I just bought my digicam too.. bought the F11, love it! Bulky meh? haha, i even set up a blogspot so i could post pics..
p/s: didn't know the canon ixus60 was out already!

8:24 PM  
Blogger jellybeano said...

toukarin: It's okay lah, I am doing some tweaking myself. The joy is in discovering hidden functions of the camera. Until I really can't figure out, then I ask you lah. Otherwise, no kick at all.

T: Oh of course I remember you. Rayefel! :) Hello again.

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hai my room used to be neater.
but dun worry, i make sure by the time u come over my room 15000x neater :P /tob

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am using ixy 60...

5:57 PM  
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1:56 AM  

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