Photo walk at Chinese garden

12 12 2011

After Srinath had purchased his DSLR, it was time for another photo walk. This time it was at Chinese garden.





At a kids world

12 12 2011

Been a very long time since my last post. Would love to say been too busy, rather it’s been too lazy. A bit of work and a loads of laziness ends up here.

After months of laziness we at last managed to drag our asses to Singapore science center.was expecting something cool based on the website.

Once reach there we are a bit overages to be roaming there. But still it’s a good place to explore.






iPad 2 :Makes it up for its cons

16 07 2011

So purchased a iPad 2 last week, and had been playing around with it. Since my main requirements was taking notes and making models. Did a quick search and came out with Bamboo app for note-taking. I find Bamboo a normal note taking tools with better UI, doesn’t seem to have anything to make note-taking better.

But few apps were just amazing to play with,



This is all in one app for news, brings all the news you would need to read into one single app and also makes it easy to read format using flip screen. Easy to customise too.

National Geographic


This is another well laid out App. Amazing image resolution, and easy to ready, but its not a free apps costs 5$ for each magazine.

Readers Digest

This is one app which is fun to read. But might get lost with the navigation in the start. Needs some practice just to make sure you can get back home every time.


With iPad packing loads of GPU power, it would be a shame not to put it to its use.



NFSInfinity Blade

I was eager to try out this game, as the graphics are said to be stunning, and yes they were amazing. But the game was too repetitive. It’s more of same level again and again. Starts to feel bored after few bloodlines.






Tablet War

16 07 2011

Ipad, Xoom, Flyer, Transformer.. Man! Competition on mobiles have now shifted towards tablets now. Tablets are not something which came to market lately, they have been in market for very long. But no one seemed to care much for them in those day, now its such a craze for these, that people are actually selling body parts to lay their hands on one. Come on guys is it really worth your body parts??

Only reason which i could come up with for this madness is the second generation of tablets. Previous generation were bulky, runs desktop OS which are not optimised for tablet use, poor performance, and low battery. All these have now been fixed, tablets comes out with OS which are designed just for touch, loads of apps just for tablets, good battery life and compactness.

After all the tablet talk, i was finding them a useful tool for my projects. Since had to keep track of data, make notes, design models etc, and tablets seem to make the perfect tool for it. With so much tablets on the market it was time to pick the right choice. After a quick research came down to 3 tablets

HTC Flyer


  •  It is excellent as a tool for note taking with its stylus.
  • Compact 7 inch size.
  • Runs Andriod.


  • Extra bucks for the stylus, damn! come on guys you advertise along with it and ask ppl to shell more money for it.
  • Note taking app does has no handwriting recognition.
  • Runs Gingerbread. Even my phone runs tat, makes me realise its again a blown up version of my phone.

Motorola Xoom


  • Excellent set of ports
  • Expandable memory
  • Large Display
  • Runs Honeycomb
  • Good Batterylife
  • Dual core power


  • A bit too heavy for portable use.
  • Runs Honeycomb- i would say that in cons too, since being a tablet OS open to app manufactures, Google actually have no control over the screen size. It runs on tablets from 7 inch size to 10+ inchers, and now sony comes out with a split screen s1. Making it really hard for developers to make an app which would run good on all screen.
  • Not sure why, but it costs more than ipad when it comes to contract.

Ipad 2


  • Dual core power
  • Excellent screen
  • Light weight compared to its competitor
  • Tons on apps
  • Excellent speed


  • As usual a closed source OS with Apple having the final say on everything
  • Very bad Camera. 0.7 MP cam, a good strategy to make ppl go for next version of Ipad. Still atleast could have made that a 1MP.
  • No ports, no memory expansion. Dont ask why, you get answer as Apple trademark


So atlast decided with Ipad 2. Even though it has a very bad camera, i doubt i would be using a camera from a 9inch tablet to take pics around. Also already have a phone with really good camera for tat purpose. So iPad it is!!!

Henderson Wave

6 07 2011

After roaming tourists spots in Singapore, started searching for good photographic spots in Singapore.  First on my list was Henderson Wave. Titled as highest bridge in Singapore, i was eager to check out. And the day i had picked for this photo walk ended up being a hot sunny day. Henderson Wave is a bridge connecting Souther Ridge in Harbour Front. Its a pretty short bridge of just 0.3 kms. But the view from bridge is good.

Another try on Light Art

6 07 2011

Its been a very long time since the last post. Been a busy day with my work. Had very little time to kill. So after long time got a break to take out my camera from in rest and put to use. Always wanted to try out the Light art. Cam across a page where the author was able to create amazing art work by just hanging the light and making in swing.

The concept seem simple and interesting enough to give a try. After setting up a dark room, hanging up the light, and hooking up camera to my comp all was set. The first results were disappointing. I was not able to get the design as seen on the webpage. Althought there was few streaks of light. There was nothing notable to be said as a design in the photos. After few tries, one stand design started to evolve. its spiral. no other design was coming out of the hanging light. Need to find some other method to make the light swing in a particular direction.

30 Steps to make a day good.

24 05 2011
  1. Get started a few minutes early.
  2. Work on something that’s meaningful to you.
  3. Complete an important piece of unfinished business.
  4. Spend time with positive, friendly people.
  5. Do something nice for someone else.
  6. Be present. Focus on where you are, what you’re doing and who you’re with right now.
  7. Do one thing at a time.
  8. Listen to your self-talk.  When you hear negative thoughts, think about the positive side of things.
  9. Smile, even when there’s no pressing reason to do so.
  10. Unplug.  Entertain yourself with real-world experiences.
  11. Go somewhere new.  See something new.  Meet someone new.
  12. Do something that makes you laugh.
  13. Challenge your mind.  Learn a new skill.
  14. Challenge your body.  Exercise for 30 minutes.
  15. Let someone help you.
  16. Clear a little clutter by getting rid of something you don’t need.
  17. Be honest with yourself and those around you.
  18. Don’t compare yourself to others.  Instead, let them inspire you.
  19. Spend a few minutes alone in silence, just thinking.
  20. Focus on solutions.
  21. Keep an open mind to new ideas and information.
  22. Handle important two-minute tasks immediately.
  23. Stay out of other people’s drama.  And don’t needlessly create your own.
  24. Say, “Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry” and “I love you,” when you should.
  25. Don’t try to please everyone.  Just do what you know is right.
  26. Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  27. Savor the natural joy of simple pleasures.
  28. Notice what’s right with the world.
  29. Focus on all the things you already have, think about them and appreciate them.
  30. Get to sleep a little earlier tonight so you’re well rested tomorrow.

And remember, a smile is the most beautiful curve on the human body.  So go now and strut your stuff.  ;-)