Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gala Premiere, Red Carpet and Movie Review : Triumph In The Skies

Red Carpet and Gala Premiere


Julian Cheung and Charmaine Sheh came for the red carpet. As they walked down the glamourous red carpet, for a moment, I felt like I was photographing a wedding couple walking down the aisle. They really look charming and beautiful.

 93.3 radio station DJ, Xie Jiafa (Seah Kar Huat) was the compere. Just before the stars arrive,  Radio DJ holds a quiz with the fans. The rewards were the movie posters.

Here are more photos taken during the red carpet event.

More Photos can be found at : More Red Carpet Photos

Movie Review

Movie Synopsis :

Young pilot Branson (Louis KOO) recently takes over Skylette, his father’s aviation empire, only to realize his old flames Cassie (Charmaine SHEH) is a flight attendant there. Several years ago, he was forced to break up with her and move to New York to take care of his father's business. To this day, the two continue to harbour feelings for each other but decide to keep them bottled up. In an effort to rebrand the airline,Branson invites rock idol TM to star in an upcoming commercial and appoints Sam (Francis NG) as her flying consultant. Incongruent in both tastes and experience, this odd couple gets off on the wrong foot. As the shoot progresses, however, they slowly discover each other's merits, developing a strong mutual attraction.

Jayden (Julien CHEUNG) has left Skylette Airline to become a pilot for private jets. He meets the young and vivacious Kika (KUO Tsai Chieh) during a flight and assumes her to be wayward and shallow. But they turn out to have a lot in common and start falling madly in love. At the height of their romance, Jayden realizes almost too late the secret behind her recalcitrance…

Each of the three relationships comes with its own setbacks. As long as one can accept the imperfection of things, finding happiness—however fleetingly—is a blessing in itself.

Starring: Louis Koo, Sammi Cheng, Francis Ng, Julian Cheung, Charmaine Sheh, Kuo Tsai Chieh,   Oceane Zhu, Liu Jun Xiao

Co-starring: Kenneth Ma, Kong May Yee Elena, Remotigue Joventino Couto, Mark Ma, Liao Jingsheng

Directed by Wilson Yip,  Matt Chow

Distributed by Media Asia Film Distribution

Teaser Trailer : 

Official Trailer : 

Review / Ratings

I have been a fan of this Hong Kong drama television drama, Triumph In The Skies (2003) and II (2013) and naturally I am curious and excited when this new movie came along. Curious as to how the story goes for a movie as compared to the fame television drama.

According to the directors, by adapting a television drama with a 10 years of history, the biggest headache is how can the story move forward while bringing something new to the audience. Both directors took this challenging task together. As they have collaborated in the past, they agree to give this movie a romantic boost and hope to make the movie the year’s biggest romance hit.

In my opinion, it is much easier to understand the background and characteristics of Captain Cool (Julian Cheung) and Captain Sam Tong (Francis Ng) if you have watched the television drama.

It is like a continuation from television drama. The beautiful scenery settings from UK were the winning ingredient for a romantic movie. Just like in the drama I and II, where they were filmed in Rome, Sapporo, UK, France, Hainan, Kaohsiung, Kenting etc.  With the addition of Captain Branson (Louis KOO) and Cassie (Charmaine SHEH) love story, there were three separate romantic couple. Love thus conquers all obstacles. As movie goers, we just love happy endings. In fact, to be more precise, there are actually five love stories. One of them is between Kenneth Ma and Elena Kong. Only those who have watch the television drama 2, will be able to recall their relationship.

In conclusion, there was not much storyline in this movie. Romantic couples simply having a fun time together. One of memorable moment was when Captain Sam Tong and TM (Sammi Cheng) having a laughable time shooting a Skylette airlines commercial. I shall give this movie a rating of 3/5.

The movie will be showing in the cinema on the 19 February 2015.

Monday, February 16, 2015

I was blown away by TriTone AV Bespoke Home Entertainment and Music System

When I first walked into this audio / video showroom, I sensed an air of differences. At the same time, I was curious about their systems. The welcoming room was not very big but it has two comfortable sofa seats facing an LED TV and comes with a moderate surround sound system in place. I waited and finally, Meryn Augustine Loh came out with a smile on his face. Who is he ? He is the managing director and system designer of TriTone AV, a bespke Audio, Video and Control System design company that help customer to create ideal home theatres systems and turning houses into intuitive homes with a Smart Home systems. Well, that is a very specialised service.

About Meryn

He design, calibrate, set-up and merge products into a finely crafted sound machine. The beauty of the sounds and music will be much appreciated by his clients through his scientific approach in system set-up. Meryn, although still quite young looking, already has many years of experience in the AV industry. He grew up in a family where his parents are in the AV trade.

As a child, with much influence on this field of trade, naturally, his interest built up as he grew older. He later worked for his mother’s family business, Ong Radio, a pioneer company for luxury AV systems in Singapore. His capabilities in designing and tuning systems were well received. He rose to become the Chief System Designer.

With a good ear and sheer hard work, he mastered the art and science in this trade. Besides his Marketing degree from University College Dublin, he furthered his trade skills in the sound technology by going to United States to learn more about sound projection and psychoacoustics.

With his gained insights, he generates ideas and co-develop speakers, electronics and cables with manufacturers. He also developed new methods to achieve the ideal sound for each individual, according to their listening preferences and sensitivities.


I was brought into another room where sound systems brands such as Legacy speakers, Theta Digital and Mcintosh systems were located. Meryn patiently went on to introduce the different types of music to satisfy our hunger for good sounds and music. I was impressed with the sound quality.

Next was the most exciting room, a truly cinematic experience. It was relatively large room with a screen size of 110 inches. I sat on the comfortable reclining sofa. While waiting, my expectation was running high. True enough, in fact, it exceeded my expectation. It was simply awesome. I can feel my sofa tremble with one of the scenes in a movie. The sound ran from left to right, up and down my ears. That is a true surround system with a blast.

At the end of the session, I wished I could stay longer but I believe good things must be shared with everyone. Maybe someone else was waiting to experience it.

About TriTone

TriTone is an audio specialist that tailors system designs based on scientific and observatory approach to achieve perfectly voiced high-end music systems and convert homes to Smart-Homes. She is also the distributor of Legacy Audio, Theta Digital, and the authorised dealer of Mchintosh Tubes Components, Accuphase, Kaleidescape, Crestron, Piega Switzerland, Dream Vision, Screen excellence, Lowewe, Denon and Marantz, Oppo and Canare.

TriTone also offers consultation services and speaker health checks on acoustic equipment. 

For more information visit

Location :The Adelphi, 1 Colman Street, #04-46, Singapore 179803.


I was impressed by Meryn in-depth knowledge of the sound technology. There is no doubt of his ability to deliver a well-tune sound systems. Beside his excellent skills, he is approachable and possessed excellent communication skills. Rest assured that he will give his best services to each and every of his deserving customer. 

If you require an event photographer, wedding photographer or any other professional photography services, do email me ( Derrick See ) at see323@yahoo.com.sg . You can also message me at my  FACEBOOK account. To view my photos, click My Flicker Photos 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fuji Xerox Opens Up A Dazzling World of Creative Possibilities with Color 1000i Press

Fuji Xerox introduces Colour 1000i Press which is the industry’s first xerographic production press to offer both metallic Gold and Silver Dry Inks. It will be available in the Asia Pacific region including China. It is aim at high end professional printing market.

The new Gold and Silver Dry Inks are developed by applying Fuji Xerox Emulsion Aggregation (EA) technology. Originally, the ellipsoid-shaped inks, with flat reflective pigments were completely covered by toner particles. By orientating the reflective pigment particles in parallel to the print media, it allows the reflective pigments to reflect light after the image is fused onto the media, thereby achieving a metallic appearance. In addition, the reflective pigments do not allow light to pass through, and enabling metallic printing on various media. With these new Dry Inks, what has been conventionally achieved using offset print can now be delivered through a single production printer, which improves workflows for print companies and thus contribute to the expansion of business with increase printing applications with the God and Silver Dry Inks. 

The Compere and the Speakers


Takashi Nawata, Senior General Manager of Marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. He sets marketing directions, solutions and services and also other marketing initiatives.

Yamazaki Toru, General Manager, Production Go-To-Market, Marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. He leads the Production Business and the Graphic Communications Group in strategic directions, driving sales and marketing initiatives.

Daniel Kwintner, Director, Ingenious Design Pte Ltd. Daniel gave a talk about design challenges and why is product packaging important.

Opening Dance

At the opening, a short dance was executed by a China dancer using umbrella. Interestingly, both the Gold and Silver umbrella were featured to remind us of the Gold and Silver Dry Inks.

Sample Prints

Fuji Xerox, founded in 1962, is a leading company in the Document Services and Communication field. It provides solution and services to help customers resolves their business challenges. The company is a 75-25 joint venture between Fujifilm Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation.


To Summarise, Color 1000i Press allows

1.      Fine-tuning of digital prints and digital profit potential.
2.      Boost productivity and achieve accurate, fast and consistent colour.
3.      Help customers to be more creative with a choice of Specialty Dry Inks.
4.      Precision engineering built for client applications.
5.      Outstanding results with prefect finish.
6.      Business to keep moving ahead.

At the end of the event, we were treated to a Media Appreciation Lunch and Chinese New Year Lo-Hei.

In conclusion, the new Fuji Xerox Color 1000i Press, should benefit companies in term of creativity, workflow, time and money. This is a relatively significant improvement to the printing industry.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Let the Glow Lights blew you away at The Gardens By The Bay

In February 2014, I was fortunately to photograph this group of glow light performerspractising their skills at our beautiful Garden By The Bay. With supertrees towering over them. the glow lights simply blend among the super trees as colourful glow worms or butterflies. It was exciting to see them practise. With these series of photos, I hope to introduce my readers a moment of colours into their life. Hope you have a blessed and enjoyable day ahead. Enjoy the world of glow lights. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Catching the Punggol Sunrise

Too much of city life living may not be good for us. Once in a while, drive or hopped onto a bus to somewhere for a slower pace of life. Last year in the month of May, a group of us, photographers went to the furthest end of Punggol. We had a sunrise photography session. Here are the photos for your enjoyment.