Sunday, September 21, 2008

Techie gifts from Singapore



Just an excuse to post a picture I took using the new Canon EOS 1000D Eddie brought back from Singapore yesterday. I'm still trying to figure out this camera, my brain just can't absorb techie stuff. It'll really have to be all trial and error.

I wasn't the only one to get a techie gift from Singapore. The Nokia phone up there is Brian's first mobile phone. It's a basic cheapy model, about $90 or something. It's for him to be contactable after school; there's no fancy functions in there.

Back in Singapore, just 1 week into Primary 1, Brian came back one day asking, "Mummy, when I get to Secondary 1, will you buy me a handphone?"

I was shocked, cos he's not the type of kid (back then) to ask for stuff, and what did he know about Secondary 1? When I asked him where the heck he got that idea, he said his classmate told him that his father promised him a mobile phone when he got to secondary school.

Just a story to show the power of peer influence at such a young age.

19 comments:

monlim said...

Lesley-Anne has a basic handphone too, it's now the norm, practically everyone has one. but we use a pre-paid card so there's no excessive usage.

Lilian said...

Yup, I know most Sg primary kids have them. Can't believe something that was unheard of maybe 10 years ago is the norm now. We're using a prepaid card too. Brian's only gonna use it to contact us during pick-ups; his close friends don't have mobiles but he just told me one of his classmates carries an iPhone :0

monlim said...

Lesley-Anne says her friend's handphone keeps going off in class, to the tune of Spongebob Squarepants. Must annoy the hell out of the teacher!!

Lilian said...

LOL!!! Even better if it's Spongebob's annoying laughter!

hsirn said...

Talk about peer influence...now I want a dslr!

Lilian said...

LOL!! You new here HSIRN? haha

Alcovelet said...

Haha, talk about peer pressure. Kids catch on pretty quickly. When RK was still in school last year, he suddenly protested against his usual 3mm Botak Chin look. Why? "Because my friends laugh at me!" Maybe that's why I took him out of school - no more protest this year, yeah!

Lilian said...

HAHAHA, I can't believe you know Botak Chin! You do know it's a real person right, not just a nickname for baldies? Notorious Malaysian criminal?

Alcovelet said...

Yes I know. But what a great name, although Hsien gave me another Botak-xx name the other day. I forget what. Can't help it lah, he looks even more tykey in this razor look. BH says otherwise, he looks like one of those meat eating monks in the Kung Fu movies. The haircut just happened again today actually.

Theresa said...

Wooh... good u got the DSLR alr! Hope u'll find and use more functions than I ever did... :)

At the training the guy recommends purchasing a guide book from bookstores, which I have not gotten around to. But not sure if there's any as yr model is so new, but worth checking out :)

Lilian said...

Meat-eating monk?? LOL!!

Have you ever tried growing out his hair? Any pictures?

bACk in GERMANY said...

Wow... first kickass photo!!!

More more more... we want more!

Talking about hp, once my hp rang during class.... the cheeky students wanted to confiscate my hp! *blush* That was, again, my first year of teaching lah... since then, I lock it up in the staff room.

Alcovelet said...

Pics of him in the next post, hehe!!!

Lilian said...

PP: I better start managing expectations now that I'm having so much trouble figuring this complicated object out; maybe not kickass lah, nudgeass pictures can?

I find the Digital Macro with DSLR more inferior than the same function in my P&S. Why huh? With my P&S I can go really close to, say, a book's page, and the words turn out crisp and clear. But with the DSLR, I can't go too close to the subject matter.

P&S can also take sharp object, blurred background leh, look at this picture I took with my Canon ixus back in London. Not bad right?

Lilian said...

Theresa: Don't think I'll get a guide book cos I'm already having headache going through the manual that came with the camera.

There's also so much information on the net it's mindboggling. Now looking at DSLR tips on Youtube.

bACk in GERMANY said...

LOL... couldn't stop laughing at how Sean tried to perform plastic surgery on Mary!!! LOL!!!

Yes, of course, P&S also takes good macros.

Haha... now, why do you think I'm thinking about macro lens??? Wonder if I can borrow someone else's to try it out first. I'm sure you read the marco lens brochure in the box , right?

Will it help if you try to focus manually? That's why knowing the av/tv and iso values is useful. So when you see a nice photo on the web next time, see if you can take down the values and then try out... - actually, I also know nuts about photography... groping in the dark too.

Hmmm... pictures of books...? haven't tried that yet... hey, that's our photo assignment for the week! ;)

Lilian said...

Not really plastic surgery, more like toy mutilation.

Yup, macro lens is great, but wait first lah. Slow down woman!

Dutchess said...

Now isn't this fancy pants camera much better than a KitchenAid? *wink*

Lilian said...

Dunnoleh Joyce, I don't own a RED Kitchen Aid...yet :) *wink*wink*