Archive for March, 2006

An IT fair survival guide

Alright, I’m back. Took longer than I expected, but Jer’s friends kept me entertained. =) Although I felt bad having them wait around for me (thanks guys!). Did some major shopping, and I’m quite pleased with what I got. The deals were decent, as always, and if you’re in the market for a digital camera, the IT Show’s a good place to start. Lots of other stuff as well – computers, peripherals, accessories, etc. Definitely worth a visit if you’re thinking of making an IT-related purchase.

Oh, we saw this really cool 3D printer! I’m not sure how it works, but apparently it makes 3D (polymer, I think it was) copies of the object you place in it. How cool is that?? Jer got a flyer with more info on it, so maybe he’ll have more insight as to how it functions.

Anyhow. Being a “veteran” visitor to IT fairs (of which we have an average of 4 a year), I wanted to post a quick survival guide on how to make the most of your visit to an IT fair without getting crushed to pieces. I was going to post this before I went for the Show, but didn’t have enough time, so here goes:
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IT Show 2006

For all you geeks out there, the IT Show 2006 starts today at Suntec Convention Centre. The show runs till Sunday, and as always, promises lots of bargains.

If you can bear to brave the crush of people, you might want to check out CNET Asia’s roundup of the available offers before you hit the show. It’s not entirely comprehensive, but it’s a start. Don’t forget to look through the IT Show supplement that comes with today’s Straits Times as well.

Jer and I are going to check it out right about now, so I’ll update if I see anything interesting. =)

Items at a flea market


Items at a flea market

Originally uploaded by Liangcai.

I guess this picture more or less sums it all up. Was walking along a flea market at Clarke Quay this afternoon, and I chanced upon this display table of oddities, of which half the table had wooden buddha carvings, and scattered randomly among all those items were objects like the Ninja Turtle action figure you can see at the bottom of the picture, as well as that Ali Baba-esque lamp at the bottom left. I quickly took a shot and left before the seller glared at me.

Post MOS revelry and pre wedding drunkenness

So I promised to post a little update about Ministry of Sound. I must say it was a pretty good experience, especially when I enjoyed myself tremendously without actually having to drink a lot. That really speaks volumes for someone who needs alcohol to get myself disinhibited enough to party.
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Career Fair 2006

careers.JPGToday I went to the Career Fair taking place at the Suntec Convention Centre from 2-5 March. I was expecting booths setup by various companies showcasing the type of individuals they are looking for to join their organizations and the kind of careers paths they can expect with them and I thought the attendees would be professionals or at least soon to be professionals; instead I found that most of the booths were set up by universities promoting various programs and the people attending were school students. I think it would have been more appropriate if it was promoted as an Education Exhibition 2006.

Sunny sunny days

It’s been such a glorious week weather-wise. Fluffy clouds, blue skies, and sunshine sunshine sunshine. =)

Although, of course, it’s going to start pouring the moment I say this.

But damned if I don’t enjoy this while it lasts!

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