Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pit your Creativity, Originality and Quality against other photographers in the Sony G for Greatness Contest

Capture Greatness with G and G Master™ Lenses from Sony
Take Your Photography to Greater Heights with Sony’s High-Performance G Series Lenses

(SINGAPORE, 24 May 2016) – Sony invites all photography enthusiasts around South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) to participate in the #GforGreatness Contest. The contest encourages photography enthusiasts to unleash their visions of photographic creativity. It also aims to showcase outstanding shots from amateur to established artists through the use of G or G Master™ lenses from Sony.

Advances in camera performance and soaring creative ideas require a new approach to lens technology. Through this contest, Sony aims to elevate photography to a realm of visual perfection by capturing the truth and beauty in every image. The #GforGreatness Contest will focus on creativity, originality, and quality – to showcase new creative possibilities for imaging and art with unique lenses from Sony. Interested participants will have to submit their entries using the G or G Master™ lenses. For interested participants who do not own a G or G Master™ lens, you can visit the contest website to find out how to loan these lenses.

The judging panel will include Sony’s α professional photographers from across the region and representatives from Sony. Participants can submit their entries online from 24 May to 19 August, 2016 via the contest website. The contest will run in Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. One winner will be selected from each country and the winner will receive a Sony 85mm F1.4 G Master™ Series lens (SEL85F14GM).
Results of the #GforGreatness Contest will be announced on 19 September, 2016 at the contest website. Winners will also be notified by email. For further information on the #GforGreatness Contest, please visit www.sony-asia.com/GforGreatness/.

Representing the ultimate blend of high resolution and beautiful bokeh, the G Master™ brand of interchangeable lenses features Sony’s innovative optical element technology, design, and calibration. This allows users to produce still images and video content with a level of detail and expression that has never before been possible. Sony has taken the renowned lens technology developed by Konica Minolta and combined it with the industry leading Sony design and technology to produce the outstanding Sony G lenses. Learn more about G and G Master™ lenses at www.sony-asia.com/GforGreatness/.

#GforGreatness Contest Details
Contest dates: 24 May to 19 August 2016
Entry submission: Participants are required to submit photos taken with G or G Master™ lenses

Submission platform: Upload photos to the competition microsite: (www.sony-asia.com/GforGreatness/)

Friday, May 20, 2016

When Wars are fought with Muscles : Nabba Singapore Muscle War 2016

The muscle warriors are back at Nabba Singapore Muscle War 2016. This happened in February this year. It was spectacular. It was "Bloody".Only the strongest win. Oops! I witnessed yet another Body Building competition. As the official photographer for the event, I try to capture the moments of the athletes. The excitement is just amazing. If only you were there to witness the war. Representatives from Korea came for the Muscle War. 

Here are some of the my photos highlights.

Nabba Singapore President Dennis Tew & Nabba World President, Graeme Lancefield

Competition judge Sue Suharni

 Nabba Singapore President, Dennis Tew with Sponsor, Nutrifirst Boss, Barnabas Huang.

Singapore Athlete Desmond Lee from Hercules Fitness Gym 

Singapore Athlete Edwin Aw.  

Our Singapore athlete, Beckie L. at her best.  

Lovely athlete from Korea.

This is what they are fighting for. 

Judges and Nabba World President

 Judges and officials

 The roaring audience

Prize giving ceremony 

Our lovely competition officials 


The ladies 

Group Photo 

Our VIPs 

 Nabba Singapore President, Dennis Tew with our lovely Korean Athletes

Competition judge, Eddie Ho with the Korean female athletes 

Korean judges and Athletes

Look out for the coming Nabba Singapore Competition

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

BlackBerry strengthens enterprise partner Program FOR RAPID GROWTH

Partner program enables solutions providers to strengthen their security and mobility services

Singapore, SG – May 18, 2016 –BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced the evolution of its Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers. Through the program, BlackBerry will provide partners with best practices that enhance their skills to offer and support BlackBerry’s cross platform security and productivity solutions. The enhancements to the program are aimed to increase the value of BlackBerry partners, stimulate growth and drive profit, especially for partners that invest in their relationship with the company.

According to analyst firm Canalys, channel partners currently see themselves in a state of transformation, with security, mobility and managed services as some of the drivers for increased profitability. By enhancing the partner program on several levels, BlackBerry will help partners build new capabilities around the multi-OS EMM platform from BlackBerry.

The renewed program will include an integrated and simplified pricing structure along with enhanced partner discounts through deal registration. Solutions providers that want to mobilize their own business by showcasing Good Secure EMM Suites to customers are supported with discounted licenses from BlackBerry. 

“The renewed BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers will enable our partners to capture the rich consulting, professional services, and support and software lifecycle management opportunities created in their move to mobile business,” said Richard McLeod, Vice President Global Channels at BlackBerry. “BlackBerry aims to help partners growing their business by empowering them to increase their value and improve competitive differentiation through building and developing intellectual property and personalized value-added services around our comprehensive multi-OS EMM platform.”

BlackBerry can also work closely with its partners to collect feedback and input on various topics such as in-market products, BlackBerry’s emerging technology roadmap and go-to-market approach to create more sales opportunities for its partners.

Wilson Ho, Managing Director of Westcon Solutions Asia, Westcon-Comstor says: “BlackBerry is a key enterprise software partner of ours, and we welcome this new initiative to better support our partners and grow our businesses.  The company has been through a significant transformation since its acquisition of Good Technology and launch of BES12, and we are excited to be working with BlackBerry to help our customers be secured and enabled in a connected world.”

The new Good Secure EMM Suites from BlackBerry provides partners with a recurring, subscription revenue model and a progressive packaging that delivers a customer life cycle growth opportunity as businesses continue to embrace secure mobility and productivity. With Good Secure EMM Suites customers can leverage simple and flexible options to deploy industry-leading security across devices, apps, content and data. These tailored mobility suites meet the current and future needs of businesses of any size through a single integrated offering of BES®12, Good Dynamics and WatchDox® by BlackBerry. 

The BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Program for solution providers is split into three distinct tiers (Authorized, Gold and Platinum) that reflect the evolution happening within today’s mobile environment. Each tier provides different benefits based on a partner’s level of commitment. The more committed partners are, the more access to specialization, competencies and tools are being made available from BlackBerry. This gives partners the right competitive advantage in the market.  

More information on the BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Program can be found at https://partner.blackberry.com/.

Find out more on Good Secure EMM Suites at www.blackberry.com/enterprise.

Don't know what gift to get for your father on the Father's Day ?



EOS 80D (Body)

EOS 80D Kit 
(EF-S18-55 IS STM) 

EOS 80D Kit II 
(EF-S18-135 IS USM)

EOS 80D Kit III 
(EF-S18-200 IS)

Is dad an aspiring photographer? Then the EOS 80D would be the perfect gift for him! This DSLR takes imaging quality up a notch with its 24.2MP, APS-C CMOS sensor which renders high resolution images in sharp detail and precision. Paired with the fast and powerful DIGIC 6 image processor, and ISO speeds of up to 16,000, dad can capture consistently perfect shots in every situation – from night photography to wildlife and sports.

Bonus tip: Spend some quality time with dad this Father’s Day – join him on a photography adventure with the EOS 80D and take tons of stunning photos (and sneak in some fabulous wefies too!)

7.0fps High Speed Continuous Shooting 

24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 Imaging Processor

45-point All Cross-Type AF & Intelligent Viewfinder

Enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Full HD 60p Movie Shooting

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LEAGOO’s Shark 1 Phone Sold Out in Singapore Following Launch!

Photo Credit : http://technave.com/

The 8.5mm ultra-­‐thin Shark 1 design features the world’s highest capacity of 6300mAh Lithium-­‐Polymer battery

LEAGOO, a leading Chinese smartphone brand, is powering up in Singapore following its set up here less than a year ago. Following the launch  of  its  Shark  1  phone  recently,  the  company has sold out its first shipment and will be ordering more units over the next month to meet growing consumer demands. Shark 1 is now available at nearly 100 stores island-­‐wide.

The phone’s best-­‐selling feature is its impressive 6300mAh Lithium-­‐Polymer Battery, which is equipped with a 3A fast charge technology, delivering the best battery performance to-­‐date. All it takes is 30 minutes to charge, and users will get to enjoy the phone for a day.

With the 6300mAh battery, the phone supports a huge Full HD Screen of 6.0” inches, with a resolution of up to 1980*1080. Its display panel comprising the LTPS technology coupled with a pixel density of up to 368 ppi brings users an incredible viewing experience, not only on video playback but also while surfing the Internet.

Johnson Zhuang, CEO of Leagoo said: “We are very excited with our progress in Singapore so far. With people being increasingly on the move, especially business executives, they want undisrupted phone usage and convenience. Video streaming and social media are also on the rise, so consumers are now looking for battery strength and screen size as key factors when choosing a phone.”

Samuel Loi, General Manager of LEAGOO Pte Ltd said: “Our focus has always been on the customer experience and Shark 1 gives them the ultimate power solution. LEAGOO has given serious considerations to Shark 1’s user-­‐friendliness. Our fast-­‐charging technology brings not only undisrupted work, but also undisrupted fun. At full charge, Shark 1 supports more than 770 hours of standby time or 72 hours of general usage. Users can enjoy up to 25 hours of online video, and even listen to 49 hours of music. This endurance gives users much more time to browse, play games and enjoy their favourite movies!”

Besides power strength and screen size, Shark 1 also features the latest 64-­‐bit 1.3GHz octa core processor, giving users more power. This includes a 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM with the possibility of up to 64GB external T-­‐Flash (micro SD card) add on. Over and above the latest 4G network, Shark 1 is also equipped with the latest Android Lollipop 5.1 (with the  latest LEAGOO  OS  1.2) to  cater to  a  faster and  higher efficiency computation.

Shark 1 features a Sony 13MP BSI rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera with F2.0 large aperture. Equipped with flash, they offer great “selfie” shots!

The device also features globally accurate positioning compatible with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou. What’s more, power sharing is possible with its OTG (on-­‐the-­‐go) cable, enabling users to share their battery power with other devices.

Engineers have also fitted Shark 1 with Corning 3rd Gorilla Glass and combined it with the 2.5D  process.  This  makes  the  glass  screen  smooth,  scratch-­‐resistant,  and  extremely  robust yet achieves a thin and sleek look.

The Shark 1 also uses the latest generation of fingerprint censors where its unlock speed can be as fast as 0.39 seconds, while still maintaining maximum security. Fingerprint ID 3.0 is a safe, comfortable, convenient and fast technology that gives users a brand new experience.

Shark 1 Specifications


LEAGOO is a star brand owned by Shenzhen OTEDA Technology Co., Ltd. In order to supply high quality smartphones and excellence using our wealth of previous experience, the OTEDA team – which relies on a proven track record in the mobile communications  industry – set up a new smartphone brand called LEAGOO in April 2014. With our Research & Development expertise and supply chain resources, the OTEDA team has spared no effort in building  LEAGOO  into  a  well-­known  international  brand  of  smart  devices  and  ecosystems. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.leagoo.com/about/About_LEAGOO.html

Fans of X-Men, Apocalypse is here. Only The Strong Will Survive @ 313 Somerset

With the soon-to-be shown X-Men, Apocalypse movie, get ready X-Men fans. You have been warned. It is going to be a battle. Only the strong will survive. Equipped yourself with the extraordinary power whether it is 2D or 3D, fight for your belief. 

As one of the millions of X-Men fan, this movie seems like a long awaited treat since the last X-Men movie, Days of the Future Past which was shown in 2014 ( not counting 2016 Deadpool, which is a spin-off from the X-Men series ). 

The good news is that you can take part in the X-Men contests that is happening only at 313 Somerset. Below are the details in the poster but I will spell it out for you.

X-Men Cool Contest 1
15 May - 29 May 2016

A luxury stay in Cancun, a grand visit to Chichen Itza, exhilarating jetpack experiences and more! Spend $50 for a chance to win the ultimate X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Adventure to the Pyramids of Mexico, exclusive movie hamper or 313 shopping vouchers worth $200. Double chances for CLUB313 members, or when you charge your purchase(s) to your Citi card. 

X-Men Cool Contest 2 : Apocalypse (XMA)
10 May - 29 May 2016, Discovery Walk, L1

Snap your most heroic pictures with the Archangel Wings on display. Post and hastag #313XMA on Instagram, the best photo will win a limited edition XMA luggage case. 3 runner-ups will walk away with $50 313 vouchers each.

Also Check out 313@Somerset offers / events / promotion at :

In the film, Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant awakens after thousands of years. He is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven, with the help of Professor X, must lead the X-Men to stop their nemesis and save mankind from destruction.[51]
In December 2013, Singer announced the upcoming X-Men film, titled X-Men: Apocalypse, a sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past. Directed by Singer from a script by Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, and Michael Dougherty, the film is said to focus on the origin of the mutants.[52][53] Kinberg said that it will take place in 1983 and will complete a trilogy that began with X-Men: First Class.[54][55] Principal photography began in April 2015 in Montreal, Canada and ended in August.[56][57] The film is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016 in North America.[58]

Not sure about X-Men or new to X-Men series, do check out the link X-Men Guide below :

The movie will be in cinema on 19 May 2016

More Photos taken at 313 Somerset event

Friday, May 13, 2016

Media Alert: Singtel TV Solidifies “Home of Football” with Premier League Viewership

Singtel TV’s “Home of Football” gains huge momentum with football fans making mio Stadium the number 1 channel on Singtel TV during Premier League season. Since August 17 2015, Premier League matches are the top performing programs on Singtel TV with an average of 378,000 viewers tuning in. 

With the ease of viewing content anytime, anywhere, Over-The-Top (OTT) viewing has increased tremendously with 57% of live viewing traffic and almost 4 million Singtel TV GO streams viewed via personal devices.

Premier League fans watch Premier League matches around two times more than other popular channels on Singtel TV. mio Stadium total viewing share is 11.5% among Premier League subscribers.

This exciting season of Premier League concludes on 15 May 2016, 10pm on Singtel TV’s mio Stadium. Don’t miss it!

For the latest football fixtures and more information about Singtel TV’s Home of Football, visit www.singteltv.com.sg/homeoffootball.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

MY NEW SASSY GIRL 我的新野蛮女友 Movie Review


A sequel to the 2001 hit romantic-comedy "My Sassy Girl" - Cha Tae-hyun returns to reprise his role as Gyun-woo together with Victoria (member of South Korean girl group f(x)) as the new ‘sassy girl’. 

Gyun-woo (Cha Tae-hyun) is having difficulty forgetting the sassy girl. One day he reunites with his childhood sweetheart (Victoria Song), an elementary school classmate from China who was often teased about her broken Korean. Gyun-woo marry her and goes through a honeymoon which no man would ever dream of.

Movie Details and Casts

Starring      : Cha Tae-hyun, Victoria Song

Directed by   : Jo Geun-sik

Genre      : Romantic-Comedy

Run-time      : 100-mins

Rating      : PG (no consumer advice)



Born in 1968. Graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts and KAFA majoring in film-directing.

Past works:
1998 <Wanna be> short film
2002 <Conduct Zero> Starring Ryoo Seung‑bum, 
                Box office: 9.837 million USD
2006 <Once In a Summer> Starring Lee Byung‑hun
Box office: 1.593 million USD


Cha Tae-hyun (born March 25, 1976) is a South Korean actor and singer. Internationally, he is best known for his lead roles in the box-office hit comedies My Sassy Girl (2001) and Scandal Makers (2008).

2001 <My Sassy Girl>
2002 <Lovers' Concerto>
2004 <Two Guys>
2007 <Highway Star>
2008 <Scandal Makers>
2010 <Hello Ghost>
2012 <The Grand Heist>
2014 <Slow Video>


Song Qian (Chinese: 宋茜, Hangul: 송치엔; born February 2, 1987), better known as Victoria Song or mononymously as Victoria, is a Chinese singer, dancer, actress and model. Over the years, Victoria has been active in various Korean and Chinese entertainment outlets.

Following her debut with the South Korean girl group f(x), Victoria gained fame as part of a virtual couple with Nichkhun in We Got Married Season 2, as well as being a cast member of KBS's Invincible Youth. She won the Popularity Award at the MBC Entertainment Awards. She also began to take up acting in China, playing lead roles in dramas such as When Love Walked In and My New Sassy Girl, and won the Best New Actress Award at the China National Drama Awards.

Victoria is very popular in China, with more than 18 million followers on Weibo, ranking fourth most followed K-pop celebrity as of April 2015. She was ranked 80 on The 2013 Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces and first on Sohu's 2011 Entertainment World's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 2014, she won the "2014 Goddess of Asia" poll with 579,298 votes. She was also named one of the top ten most popular celebrities on Baidu, ranking at 7.


The sequel rely on the success of My Sassey Girl in 2001, but came short of plot in the movie. The original was funny, comic driven and has a emotional component into it. The new movie is a combined production of Korea and China. With a much bigger China market, the movie hope to capture a large audience who still have memories of the 2001 movie. 

The movie is still funny but when compared to the original, I just smile at it but not with the big laughters I had when I was watching the original movie back then. The winning expression of Cha Tae-hyun ( main actor ) still have the same magic as in the original movie. I guessed we love his sad but pitiful expression. In one scene that kept the spirit of the original movie was when Victoria Song, vent her anger, by whipping Cha Tae-hyun with a wet towel. Somehow, it brings back a strong memory of the tortured character of Cha Tae-hyun. 

Mandarin dialogue are spoken and have been some focus of comedy targeting at the China audience. The beautiful countryside of China does help us to appreciate the beautiful scenery of rural China with China minority race dressed in their traditional colourful costume. An attempt to bring Chinese culture into the movie. 

Overall, the movie is still watchable but with it's weak plot, it was not as fantastic as the original movie back in 2001. The impact felt from this movie is also not as great as the previous one. I shall rate this movie at 2.5 / 5

The movie is currently is showing in cinema near you.

Movie Trailer