Posts by Bernard Cheong

Testing the Sony Nex 7 (if you’re damned lucky) SWIMSUIT shots

»Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in General | 0 comments

Testing the Sony Nex 7 (if you’re damned lucky) SWIMSUIT shots

Just 4 out of 100 or more pictures. The Nex 7 was a VERY difficult choice, I had over 5 years downgraded from a Canon full frame 1Ds to a Lumix, as seen in the Seiko visit pic. The Sony proved to be made in Thailand, but the quality of construction is soooo good, you would find that the Leica M8 is NOT as well made..seriously, as I compared them, as an owner of both, side by side. Here is the Nex 7 with the only black made in China lens….in its arsenal, or rather small selection, of lenses. BUT…I am sure that much more would appear. If you are a macro, watch taking person..this camera is well worth it. Being a GUY…I really don’t find sceneray interesting..so ..if anything, pictures of any girl, especially those of your friends…they...

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The process of buying a car in Singapore

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The process of buying a car in Singapore

Cars are simply VERY expensive to buy/own/maintain in Singapore. The plus side, is that you can drive them most times…90% of the time. Not that many jams if any. Car population is somewhat controlled. But it also means that a simple, inexpensive car, like this Juke, which in turbo form, will cost $150,000 with a certificate to run it for 10 years. Afterwhich, you may need to buy a new certificate for maybe $45,000 to $90,000 which will last another 10 years, and so on. Now you know why in Singapore, someone would rather buy say..a richard mille wristwatch. We pay 10x what others will pay for their cars in the USA/UK. And they get to keep them. We can only keep them for 10 years. I wanted to get a Toyota 86 for dad. But he is 81…and that car is rather...

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My dad’s 81st birthday…some customs here in the east, are still western.

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My dad’s 81st birthday…some customs here in the east, are still western.

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Britto, Dali, LV, Hermes, Ron Arad, Leica, Walter Knoll in untidy coexistence

»Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in General | 8 comments

Britto, Dali, LV, Hermes, Ron Arad, Leica, Walter Knoll in untidy coexistence

Is there a relationship between depression and homes/offices that look like this? Are people like me disrespectful of brands..yes. I personally feel objects and material things gain value thru the patina of use…and while not in use, should be left lying around the home to imbibe an atmosphere, to the occupants, of humanity. Well, if you ever do drop by my home…it will look like this or worse. Rest assured…it’s an Alladin’s cave. But only in security high Singapore. I know that every inch of this house, except the toilets and the beds are monitored by a 24 hr closed circuit tv system that uploads into the "cloud"…and the local police have acess to it…all the time. Security is one thing, but paranoa that one could...

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$6,000 usd watches that will raise eyebrows

»Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in General | 1 comment

$6,000 usd watches that will raise eyebrows

  The cross over from watch to jewelry to art is full of deep pits. But..in spite of a 50/50 split in like/dislike…the russians and the australian crowd has taken well to this totally and purposely roughly made watch, to poke fun at all of us who harp about "fine finish". I am also supportive of it, because for ONCE…this maker, Artya, is NOT claiming how good his watch is, rather…he is making a distinct social statement about obsessive people who buy watches, and don’t wear them for fear of a scratch. They have old Omega/IWC/ETA movements. They are rather water proof, I bought 3 and swam in the sea with all of them. I travel with them. I have no fear of scratches! I had a gentleman buy one right off my wrist in Paris last...

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