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Casio Exilim ZR20: First Touch

When I first laid my hands on the ZR20, I didn’t think much of her. After all, it looks like just another compact packed with super high (16) megapixels and a wide angle (25mm) 8x zoom lens. But as I got to know her better, I can’t help but to fall uncontrollably in love.

The ‘Premium Auto PRO’ function is highly intelligent and accurate. Point the ZR20 at anything and it analyses the shooting conditions instantly – faces, macro, backlight, lowlight, white balance, etc. The AF (Automatic Focus) is the most precise I’ve experienced among point-and-shoots. As shown in the photo above, the focus frames automatically align themselves to the right upon detection of the subject.

Then, other than the ‘Premium Auto’ and ‘Premium Auto PRO’ modes, comes the ‘Best Shot.’

Loaded with 41 ready selection to capture the moment with optimal settings, my personal favourites so far are HDR, HDR Art, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Slide Panorama, and Multi SR Zoom.

I’ve yet to fully explore all the functions, but during these few days of fiddling around with the ZR20, I’m really bought over by its high speed. Start-up is approximately a second and shooting interval is an impressive 0.27 second – achieved by having dual CPUs to record and process the images concurrently.

Think I’m showing off? Chill, it’s your turn now.

Show off your photography skills and stand a chance to strut home with the awesome Casio EX-ZR20! Contest runs from now till 20 May, so hurry!

P.S. Thanks omy and Casio for the ZR20. I’ll be taking my new toy out soon to let her bask in full glory. Stay tuned for the upcoming shots 😉

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I Has Many Kit Kats

Strawberry, sakura green tea, green tea, dark chocolate, and pumpkin cheesecake! 😀

Three are bought back from my Japan trip but the dark chocolate and pumpkin cheesecake ones are actually from Singapore! Yes, these Japanese flavours are retailing exclusively at NTUC FairPrice outlets only for the month of October or while stocks last. So you only have one more week left to grab them!

Anyway, we’ve come to the end of the Kit Kat®‘s Yer Big Break! Blog Challenge. Sheron, as expected, emerged as the big winner of a 4D3N trip to either Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Phuket! Congrats woman! It had been a ride. Cheers to the new made friends and Nestle team once again!

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My Break, Yer Choice: Part 4

This is the fourth and FINAL part of ‘My Break, Yer Choice’ regarding the planning of my one-day break! I don’t want to repeat the story so you can refer to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

I need YER HELP in selecting an activity for me to do between 6pm – 9pm, or you can throw me better ideas if any!

You can drop me a comment / email me / PM me / say it in my face / whatever. One lucky reader will walk away with a $200 KIT KAT® KIT! Easy like A B C, ‘cos you just hafta choose A, B, or C!

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Yer Big Break! Design Contest

Remember my call for entries in Kit Kat®’s Yer Big Break! design contest two months ago?

Well, it had been a close fight, but the judges came to a decision and the winner has emerged.

Guess who won? ME ME ME!!!!

Yah, I wished. Anyway, that was my submission for the contest but I didn’t get shortlisted. *Runs to one corner and emo. Okay, kidding.

Back to the design contest, we have 10 finalists, and I’ll take you through all 10 artworks (provided by Kit Kat®). Forgive me if my two cents’ worth get critical, because it’s an occupational disease and I can’t quite help it. Continue reading

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My Break, Yer Choice: Part 3

This is the third part of ‘My Break, Yer Choice’ regarding the planning of my one-day break! I don’t want to repeat the story so you can refer to Part 1 and Part 2.

I need YER HELP in selecting an activity for me to do between 3pm – 6pm, or you can throw me better ideas if any!

You can drop me a comment / email me / PM me / say it in my face / whatever. One lucky reader will walk away with a $200 KIT KAT® KIT! Easy like A B C, ‘cos you just hafta choose A, B, or C!

Have a Break, Escape to *SCAPE

And lie on a pile of pillows like it’s your home.

If anyone tries to steal it, pillow fight her!

Hell yeah! That’s Sheron, a blogger friend I made during an event last last Saturday. (OMG I’m backdated I know! Pillow photos credited to her btw.)

The launch of SHINE Youth Festival 2011, BIGGER, BOLDER, BETTER! That’s what I’m talking about. Continue reading

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My Break, Yer Choice: Part 2

This is the second part of ‘My Break, Yer Choice’ regarding the planning of my one-day break! I don’t want to repeat the story so you can read more about the yadah yadah in Part 1.

(You know this is the hottest time of the day and I had a hard time coming up with this.) So, I need YER HELP in selecting an activity for me to do between 12noon – 3pm, or you can throw me better ideas if any!

You can drop me a comment / email me / PM me / say it in my face / whatever. One lucky reader will walk away with a $200 KIT KAT® KIT! Easy like A B C, ‘cos you just hafta choose A, B, or C!

My Break, Yer Choice: Part 1

Rules are simple.

With so many events happening to me lately – getting my own transport and firing my boss, I’m planning a one-day break for myself and I NEED YER HELP!

Just help me select an activity for me to do between 9am – 12 noon, or you can even throw me better ideas if any!

I’ll be posting a total of four time slots (for different activities), so at the end of everything, I’ll have a complete one-day break itinerary because of you guys!

You can drop me a comment / email me / PM me / say it in my face / whatever. One lucky reader will walk away with a $200 KIT KAT® KIT! Easy like A B C, ‘cos you just hafta choose A, B, or C. Tee hee!

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On the Papers!

My first appearance on mainstream media! It was in ‘我报’ last week, and though I wasn’t mentioned in the article, seeing my photo there is already a biggie for me :DD

But that’s not my point, my point is I just wanna get your attention, because I’ll be hosting a mini contest in my blog to give away a $200 Kit Kat® kit. Stay tuned!

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Have a Break and Art Jam!

Or you can art butter / art kaya / art peanut butter whatever. Okay, la-me stuffs aside. GOOD NEWS IS, I got shortlisted for the Kit Kat®‘s Yer Big Break! Blog Challenge due to my previous post! Woo hoo!

So, to kick start the whole event line-up, 6 omy blogger finalists (the other 4 were out of town) got together for an art jamming session at my art space.

The studio was housed in one of those quaint old shophouses along Tanjong Pagar Road, and the very moment I set foot in, I felt that I’ve entered a different world.

Littered with crude paint stains art grime and all, this whole grungy little space somehow soothes my inner self. You know, the kind of feeling you get (at certain places) where the world just suddenly seemed to spin slower.

Not long after, we geared up in aprons and the art jamming began!

So what exactly is art jamming, you ask. Honestly speaking, I have no idea. The only jam I know of is the music kind, and er, the kind on your bread. I’m totally new to this, but it’s nothing too complicated.

Basically, art jamming is free play painting party with diverse musical genres playing in the background (from Pop, R&B to Soul); which simply means, have fun!

Full-time artist bringing us through the basics of canvas painting.

THE empty canvas. Omg I hate this. It’s the exact same feeling I get whenever I open up a new Photoshop document, and I get freaked out by staring into a blank canvas with a blank mind. Sorry hur, occupational disease.

We were asked to paint what having a break means to us, and with a picture in my head, I got down to work.

I imagined myself cruising down an endless stretch underneath the clear blue skies with candies and chocolates (Kit Kat included of course) planted on both sides of the road. Whoa! Hallucinations of a sweet tooth 😀

20 minutes into it and this was what I got – nowhere close to what I wanted so I gave up and requested for a brand new canvas :\

Wrong move, because I ended up not having enough time to finish my second piece. And now that I looked back, the first draft didn’t look THAT bad after all.

Photos courtesy of omy.

Each of us (both bloggers and organisers) had a chance to paint and talk about our own masterpiece, and I thought everyone there are all quite artistically inclined! You think?

We also got to meet Beru Betto, the female illustrator of this artwork.

It’s one of the model works of Kit Kat®’s Yer Big Break! contest if you remember.

And tadah! Here’s my final art piece which I’m not very satisfied with 🙁 The idea is a fantasy world with happy people dancing to music, fishing for Kit Kat, and climbing a ladder (????) on cloud nine. Lol does it even make any sense?

I think I’m too “safe” for art jamming la. You know how some people who can whip out a brush and throw random colours but end product still turn out freaking nice. Damn envious okay.

With both of my half completed paintings.

Me and fellow bloggers, or you can call them competitors wahahaha.

All of us!

Kit Kat also gave us an exclusive take home art jamming kit. Super cute right! Check out the miniature canvas!

Remember, have a break and have a stick..

..of Kit Kat.

See how more people have their kind of break at Kit Kat®‘s Yer Big Break! Blog Challenge.img src=”http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kt_terappin/otherz/11kitkat_artjam_14c.jpg” class=”alignnone” /

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