My iPhone 3Gs

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I am not known for my tech-geekiness nor my penchant for sophisticated electronic gadgets.


I guess that was the reason why I have been loyal to my reliable Sony Ericsson w850i for almost 4 years now. In terms on functionality, the SE w850i performed decently with its 2.0 megapixels rear camera, a front camera, 3G compliance, and the slide screen which I loved.

I'm also against the notion of changing phone every now and then because of the inconvenience associated with transferring contacts details and multimedia files (photos, videos, notes etc).

As much as I tried to hang on to it, my phone eventually failed on me. I tend to get the frustrating 'White Screen of Death" staring back at me on my phone almost on a daily basis.

Thus, it's time to upgrade to a new phone, and it has been long overdue perhaps.



Initially, it was a toss-up between iPhone and Blackberry. I took it upon myself to conduct some online research on the pros and cons between the two, besides asking for opinions from my iPhone and BB users friends. The general consensus was that iPhone is more like a 'fun and application-packed phone' while the BB is more business-savvy and the advantage of BBM (Blackberry Messenger) where you can text anyone who has a BB for free.

Eventually, i decided on iPhone 3Gs. Reasons being, it is more sleek-looking and I dig the countless Apps that can be downloaded and installed Apple's Apps Store. I have tried using Vian's Nokia E71 (which is pretty similar to BB) and found the keypad not to my liking, despite most of the people I've asked vouched for BB's keypad compared to iPhone's touch-pad.



The box consists of the phone, a charger, a set of earphones, instructions booklet, and a charger socket. I opted for 32GB rather than 16GB, because I foresee that I might need some extra space for my photos and videos, and I wouldn't want to risk not having the memory upgrading option.

This was my first purchase of Apple's product, and man, am I impressed already!


Holding the iPhone in my hand, it felt exactly just like the way it looked - sleek, slim, and obviously much better looking than my bulky w850i (which is can be an eyesore since it tend to make my pant's pocket look bulky and fat).



The touch-screen was particularly sensitive and there was no problem whatsoever for a first-timer like me.

The only annoyance I faced is with the touch keypad. I had tapped on the wrong keys for more than 20 times in the first 5 minutes that I tried to familiarize myself with it.

However, I found a solution to that. In order to familiarize myself with the keypad, I painstakingly copied all my contacts one-by-one by keying them into my new phone.

At the end of this torturous task, I've managed to get a good hold of the keypads and even managed to type a full message without an error! There is no shortcut to success, INDEED! =)


This was my first purchase of accessories for my new phone. The phone case set came with a screen protector, a crystal-like casing, a phone stand, and a pouch. Pretty good deal considering it only cost AUD 19.00.

I have been having a helluva time playing with my new phone. Within the first day, I've downloaded more than 90 applications and slowly, it has become a fixture in my life.

I found it to be more convenient than my laptop, and now I tend to surf the Net, stream Youtube videos, update my Facebook, and even checking Manchester United score on the comfort of my bed rather than spending hours sitting in front of my laptop. =)
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Goodnight, Beautiful

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Now you know where Dorothy Koomson got her book's cover art idea from.

Wonder if we can claim for royalty for each book sold eh?


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Dim Sum on a Weekend

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Weekend loomed and so our housemates decided to have a dim sum breakfast feast at Northbridge, Perth.


Dim sum is a luxury here and thus, we were naturally pretty upbeat about it.

Percy, FangYu, Vian and I departed from home around 11 a.m. and met up with Jess along the way as we switched from bus to train to get to the city.


Fang Yu - who has a camera-sensor behind her head - on board the train


It was a sunny day and everyone were decked out in their stylish sunnies.



We were supposed to meet Kason in the city but he couldn't make it, so eventually it will only be the 5 of us.


Dragon Palace Chinese Restaurant



Vian, Jess, FangYu and Percy (M'sia, HK, Sin, HK)


There was quite a queue outside the restaurant by the time we arrived and so we took some photos while biding our time.

10 mins or so later, we were called and were led to the 1st floor where I supposed the KTV lounge is located. 3 big plasma screens adorned the wall where the local ang mohs and Asians alike were seemingly indulging in scrumptious dim sum selections.


BBQ Pork Bun


Har Gao (Prawn Dumpling)



We were being seated on a huge rectangular table and it was almost impossible to have a decent conversation as Vian and I were seated at one end while the 3 of them were at the other end.

Not to mention the noise from the crowd almost drowned out every spoken word.


Fluffy Egg Tarts...with Polo Bun at the background


Char Leung (Yau Char Kueh wrapped in Cheong Fun)


After a hearty brunch, it's time to do some workout a.k.a. shopping in the city.




Window shopping mostly around Perth CBD - along Hay Street and Murray Street.


The high end of Hay St - luxury brands area


We were sauntering and then went into Myer's departmental store.

Was delighted to find that Ralph Lauren was having Sale with discount up to 30%. But was quickly disappointed that the cuttings and fits of the shirts were mostly two sizes larger - even for me! Imagine a S-sized shirt looking more like a XL shirt. Utter disappointed! Sigh...



Nevertheless, Vian managed to bought some tops and clothes so we didn't really went back empty-handed.

With Mother's Day and Father's Day approaching, perhaps it's time to set some money aside to buy gifts for our parents back home. Too bad that the Sale only lasted until this Sunday.



We spent the rest of the day shopping, strolling, taking photos, reading magazines in Borders, until the sun almost set.

Vian loved the scenery above when the sun is setting so she asked me to take a picture of her.
We later regrouped with FY, Percy and Jess before heading home.

Weekend in Perth is more of a luxury rather than a routine.
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I'll Be The Greatest Fan

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The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath.
And emeralds from mountains thrust toward the sky
Never revealing their depth.
Tell me that we belong together,
Dress it up with the trappings of love.
I'll be captivated,
I'll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above.

I'll be your crying shoulder,
I'll be love's suicide
I'll be better when I'm older,
I'll be the greatest fan of your life.

And rain falls angry on the tin roof
As we lie awake in my bed.
You're my survival, you're my living proof.
My love is alive - not dead.
Tell me that we belong together.
Dress it up with the trappings of love.
I'll be captivated,
I'll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

I'll be your crying shoulder,
I'll be love's suicide
I'll be better when I'm older,
I'll be the greatest fan of your life.




Love,
Ryan - xoxo -

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You've just made my day

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10/04/2010

Dear, I love your surprises and the way you make me happy~

Was very busy with my studies recently. Stressed out and kinda demotivated.

I am lucky to have him by my side, supports me when I am about to fall......Stay with me throughout the ups and downs...

Most importantly, he will never fails to make me smile ~


I received this very simple animated email from him few weeks ago. I realized that I had neglected him for a while due to my super busy routine.


He noticed that I was moody for the past few weeks. He knew that something was bothering me although I kept everything to myself.

I know that I am always the lucky one.......
I've no need to worry what to eat for dinner everyday because I know he will definitely cook something for me.. I've no need to worry that my essays are out of topic because he is the one who will read through every of my essay before the submission.

Things could not be any better than having YOU in my life.

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