31 Dec 2013

The One With the Last One in 2013...


By the time this is published, Aukland has just celebrated the end of 2013!! ;)

Writing this entry this year maybe is slightly easier than other years as I look back the entire 2013 probably one (maybe 2) thing happened that dominated my 2013, the year of the Snake. The year this dude came into the World...


Something is fishy...


Wooot?



Enter the Parenthood.

You can imagine all you want, read all you can, listen everything possible. Nothing is going to be able to describe "that feeling" when you heard his first cry, in my case shout!. His first movement. His first feed. My first feed. His everything... In fact he is going to be our everything for the time being...

Not forgetting... :)



She has been wonderful, marvelous, tremendous, extraordinary and perfect mum from the beginning, even before he was born ;)

Browsing through my picture collection, found some previously unpublished pictures to loosely reminds me next time when I read this blog many years down the road what's 2013 is all about...

Finally...

Where's my eyes??? As If I'm the father :)


Not often friends came from far east and far west meeting at GMT...

The Formation of CCC

The Flower on the Grass :)





Need some diet advise :)

Last but not least, wishing all my families and friends a wonderful New Year and and as always, stay healthy, stay safe. And whatever happens in 2014, look at him (at least for me ;) and everything will be alright... :)



Choon Heng.


26 Dec 2013

The One With Senyap Sunyi d' London, NO MORE...

Alrite... It has been many years that I have that privilege call "time" to drive out on a "senyap Sunyi" (quiet and lonely) street of London to take some nice peaceful shots of the London Eye...

2012
2011
2010

NOT ANYMORE!!! And definitely never Senyap anymore and definitely not Sunyi ;)

(find the baby;)

Anyway, had a great Christmas party yesterday thanks to Wynn and Ken and hope we can organize the next Christmas gathering next year with our kid running around :)

P/S: Did we forget to take a group picture?






19 Dec 2013

The One With FRIENDS Reunion


(Source:http://gallifreyan.tumblr.com/image/36143314933 (this is a fake img fyi...and has nothing to do with Warners))

Believe it or not, I only started watching FRIENDS (the sitcom) when I first came to London, 2 years after the last episode has been broadcasted and 12 years from it's first!

But since then, I have to admit that I have watched it so many times, over and over again until I can recall what that episode is all about just by watching the first minute of that episode :) This is of course thanks to E4 in the UK had it played from 8pm everynight before they stop renewing their license :)

And it all makes sense to me why some of my friends in college behave certain ways and how they said certain words then, like the popular word "eeeewwwwwww...." or relation status = "complicated"...

I am a big fan of this show now and obviously when I first heard of a Friends Reunion (movie or season doesn't matter), I am as excited as Ross when he first met Rachel in the first episode...

Watching back all these episodes and occasionally saw some news on its star, I have to say some of them doesn't age as gracefully as others (aheeeemmm....Le Blanc). They might still have the charm and character to bring back the memories, I think they might have to do it really differently in order not to spoil the franchise.

Will the "Reunion" ever possible? Everything is possible!!!

Will it be a movie or an entire season? I guess the logical choice would be a movie. But judging from the response of the like of SITC, they might want to consider doing a whole season instead, or maybe both!

When will it be? My hunch... IF it ever happen, 2014 might be a "logical" year from the Marketing point of view. Imagine the tagline... "10 years from it's last episode..." ;) And if it doesn't happen in 2014, I strongly believe it will never going to happen.

Will there be like a new generation of FRIENDS? You mean like 90210? Why not! Everything is possible. But if I have any say in this, don't make the same mistake like 90210 did... It lost it's heritage!!! If they want to make a new generation of FRIENDS, why not make it base on the "actual next generation" of the original FRIENDS. Ross has Ben. Rachel has Emma. Phoebe has the triplets. And the Bings have the twins! They can easily be the next gen of the FRIENDS!

Alright... enough said. If Warners are reading this (as if they would), let's bring back FRIENDS in 2014!!!

(fingers' crossed).


(Picture source: wwws.br.warnerbros.com)


And the CHEAPEST place to Buy a MAC PRO is...

Updated with the latest price...
http://15dezember.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-cheapest-place-to-buy-apples.html


Obviously... USA! :)

Normally I wouldn't track the price of a Mac PRO but because of it's price tag and the fact that it looks good/ weird/ innovative/ pretentious/ like rubbish bin, let's have a look at where to buy this at the lowest price.

However, price compared are without any sales tax. So depending on where you are, maybe MALAYSIA is still the place to buy all your Apple products :) And chances are, you won't see this in store.

Of course, the weight starts from 5kg (11 pounds) and not sure if it's cover under Mobile internation warranty :)

I have to say, max it out at 10 grand is not even close to how much I've spent on ALL computing hardwares since my first ever VGA monitor computer...


ModelUS ($)SGMYUKHKDE (€)
4 Core Dual CPU 3.7 GHz100%113%100%137%101%137%
6 Core Dual CPU 3.5 GHz100%113%100%135%101%137%
12 Core Dual CPU 2.7 GHz, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD6GB GPU100%112%103%133%101%137%
Exchange (19th Dec 2013)1.001.263.240.617.750.73



16 Dec 2013

The Cheapest Place to Buy Apple's Product is...

Update: With the latest exchange rate...
http://15dezember.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-cheapest-place-to-buy-apples.html

Malaysia!! Apparently...

Of course, exchange rate dependent and types of Apple product that you are looking for....


ModelUS ($)SG ($)MY (RM)UK (£)HK ($)DE (€)
MBA 11' 128GB 1.3GHz100%109%95%137%99%137%
MBA 11' 256GB 1.3GHz100%107%95%138%99%137%
MBA 13' 128GB 1.3GHz100%109%95%125%100%137%
MBA 13' 256GB 1.3GHz100%111%95%140%99%137%
MBP 13' 2.5GHz100%107%98%134%99%137%
MBP 13' 128GB 2.4GHz (Retina)100%111%102%136%99%137%
MBP 13' 256GB 2.6GHz (Retina)100%112%103%134%99%137%
MBP 13' 512GB 2.6GHz (Retina)100%112%104%134%100%137%
MBP 15' 256GB 2.0GHz (Retina)100%112%103%137%99%137%
MBP 15' 512GB 2.3GHz (Retina)100%111%103%136%99%137%
iPad mini 2 16GB100%110%98%134%99%132%
iPad mini 2 16GB (3G)100%111%99%131%99%131%
iPad mini Retina 16GB100%111%99%129%100%134%
iPad mini Retina 32GB100%111%99%129%101%131%
iPad mini Retina 64GB100%111%99%129%101%130%
iPad mini Retina 128GB100%112%99%129%101%129%
iPad mini Retina 16GB (LTE)100%111%99%128%100%132%
iPad mini Retina 32GB (LTE)100%112%100%128%100%130%
iPad mini Retina 64GB (LTE)100%112%99%128%101%129%
iPad mini Retina 128GB (LTE)100%112%100%128%101%129%
iPad 2 16GB100%107%93%133%100%130%
iPad 2 16GB (3G)100%106%93%131%100%129%
iPad Air 16GB100%111%99%129%101%131%
iPad Air 32GB100%111%99%129%101%130%
iPad Air 64GB100%112%99%129%101%129%
iPad Air 128GB100%112%100%129%102%128%
iPad Air 16GB (LTE)100%112%100%128%100%130%
iPad Air 32GB (LTE)100%112%99%128%101%129%
iPad Air 64GB (LTE)100%112%100%128%101%129%
iPad Air 128GB (LTE)100%112%100%128%101%128%
Apple TV100%121%112%161%103%151%
Average100%111%99%132%100%133%
Forex (16th Dec 2013)1.001.263.240.617.750.73





23 Oct 2013

Apple iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina and Macbook Pro Price Comparison

New iPad Air, iPad mini with retina display and Macbook Pro pricing comparison.

Forex as of 23rd Oct 2013 and the source from Google.

And obviously, I would like to discharge myself from any liabilities by telling everybody up front that I shall accept NO LIABILITY or whatsoever from the chart below or any mistakes made both in description or in the pricing.. It's merely drafted out out of personal interest.

Previous pricing comparison:
- 14 Oct 2013
- 25 Oct 2012
- 15 June 2012


ModelUS ($)SG ($)MY (RM)UK (£)HK ($)DE (€)
MBA 11' 128GB 1.3GHz100%109%95%137%99%137%
MBA 11' 256GB 1.3GHz100%107%95%138%99%137%
MBA 13' 128GB 1.3GHz100%109%95%125%100%137%
MBA 13' 256GB 1.3GHz100%111%95%140%99%137%
MBP 13' 2.5GHz100%107%98%134%99%137%
MBP 13' 128GB 2.4GHz (Retina)100%111%102%136%99%137%
MBP 13' 256GB 2.6GHz (Retina)100%112%103%134%99%137%
MBP 13' 512GB 2.6GHz (Retina)100%112%104%134%100%137%
MBP 15' 256GB 2.0GHz (Retina)100%112%103%137%99%137%
MBP 15' 512GB 2.3GHz (Retina)100%111%103%136%99%137%
iPad mini 2 16GB100%110%tbc134%99%132%
iPad mini 2 16GB (3G)100%111%tbc131%99%131%
iPad mini Retina 16GB100%111%tbc129%100%134%
iPad mini Retina 32GB100%111%tbc129%101%131%
iPad mini Retina 64GB100%111%tbc129%101%130%
iPad mini Retina 128GB100%112%tbc129%101%129%
iPad mini Retina 16GB (LTE)100%111%tbc128%100%132%
iPad mini Retina 32GB (LTE)100%112%tbc128%100%130%
iPad mini Retina 64GB (LTE)100%112%tbc128%101%129%
iPad mini Retina 128GB (LTE)100%112%tbc128%101%129%
iPad 2 16GB100%107%tbc133%100%130%
iPad 2 16GB (3G)100%106%tbc131%100%129%
iPad Air 16GB100%111%tbc129%101%131%
iPad Air 32GB100%111%tbc129%101%130%
iPad Air 64GB100%112%tbc129%101%129%
iPad Air 128GB100%112%tbc129%102%128%
iPad Air 16GB (LTE)100%112%tbc128%100%130%
iPad Air 32GB (LTE)100%112%tbc128%101%129%
iPad Air 64GB (LTE)100%112%tbc128%101%129%
iPad Air 128GB (LTE)100%112%tbc128%101%128%
Apple TV100%121%112%161%103%151%
Average100%111%tbc132%100%133%
Forex (23rd OCT 2013)1.001.243.160.627.750.73


14 Oct 2013

Apple iPAD, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air & Apple TV Price Comparison

Updated pricing on this link...

http://15dezember.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/apple-ipad-air-ipad-mini-with-retina.html

A community service as an Apple fan :)

If we use USD as the base price, you will be surprise that you might be paying as high as 49% more (Apple TV in Germany) compare to the price in the US.

So if you are by any chance travelling to let's say Malaysia, find yourself a bargain :)

Prices are correct as of 14th OCT 2013 with the exchange rate obtained via Google.

And obviously, I would like to discharge myself from any liabilities by telling everybody up front that I shall accept NO LIABILITY or whatsoever from the chart below or any mistakes made both in description or in the pricing.. It's merely drafted out out of personal interest.



ModelUS ($)SG ($)MY (RM)UK (£)HK ($)DE (€)
MBA 11' 128GB 1.3GHz100%108%94%135%99%135%
MBA 11' 256GB 1.3GHz100%106%94%136%99%135%
MBA 13' 128GB 1.3GHz100%108%94%123%100%135%
MBA 13' 256GB 1.3GHz100%110%94%138%99%135%
MBP 13' 2.5GHz100%106%97%132%99%135%
MBP 13' 2.9GHz100%106%96%132%99%135%
MBP 15' 2.3GHz100%106%96%132%100%135%
MBP 13' 128GB 2.5GHz (Retina)100%106%96%132%99%135%
MBP 13' 256GB 2.6GHz (Retina)100%108%98%135%99%135%
MBP 15' 256GB 2.4GHz (Retina)100%109%97%130%99%135%
MBP 15' 512GB 2.7GHz (Retina)100%108%98%130%99%135%
iPAD mini 16GB100%109%95%130%102%135%
iPAD mini 32GB100%108%95%129%102%135%
iPAD mini 64GB100%107%95%129%102%135%
iPAD mini 16GB (3G)100%108%96%128%101%135%
iPAD mini 32GB (3G)100%107%96%127%101%135%
iPAD mini 64GB (3G)100%107%95%127%102%135%
iPAD 2 16GB100%106%94%131%100%135%
iPAD 2 16GB (3G)100%106%95%129%100%133%
iPAD Retina 16GB100%106%94%127%101%135%
iPAD Retina 32GB100%105%94%127%101%135%
iPAD Retina 64GB100%105%94%127%101%135%
iPAD Retina 128GB100%105%94%127%102%135%
iPAD Retina 16GB (3G)100%105%95%126%100%135%
iPAD Retina 32GB (3G)100%105%95%126%101%135%
iPAD Retina 64GB (3G)100%105%95%126%101%135%
iPAD Retina 128GB (3G)100%105%95%126%101%135%
Apple TV100%120%111%159%103%149%
Average100%107%96%131%100%136%
Exchange Rate (14th OCT 2013)1.001.253.180.637.750.74

Note: If you need the working file, please drop me a comment below and I will send to you ASAP...

And if you find the chart above useful and are looking to buy one, kindly support us by clicking the link below and buy from Amazon (if the price is right ;). Thanks....


10 Sep 2013

The One With The Three Turn 3...

Have been really abandoning this blog for sometime, which is no good. And if I don't start writing something, there will be ONE additional excuse for me not to write in the future.

So, let's kickstart with a couple of short blog to kickstart the habit again. Old habit dies hard! :)

Ok... These little fellas...

I've grown up with quite a number of kids around me when I was young. But never had so much recollection of them compare to these 3. And with the help of digital photography, I've probably have so many pictures of the kids which I don't actually own :) And probably at certain stage in their growing life, they might look back and ask their mommy and daddy, "... why is uncle Wong take so many of my pictures???..."

This year, all Three of them turn 3! And if I have the time to look back at all my life in London, probably half of it (at this stage) is all about them, before and after they are born.

And sincerely from Uncle Wong, Happy Birthday 2013 to Shuen, Yi Yi & Ethan. And if you guys ever found this post in the future, I am not "Uncle GOldfish" ya!!! :)




22 Jan 2013

The Inevitable: Malaysia The Next Gaza Strip?

Please... Please... Please...

Tolong... Tolong... Tolong...

Toh Looooog la....

Have we not learned anything since the day we call ourselves Malaysian?

Are we in such total denial that we have to stood this low to fight among ourselves?

If the Israelis & Palestinians fought for a piece of holy land, are we really want to fight for a WORD???

Does anyone who "owns" the word ALLAH means he is more Muslim than the rest?

And does Muslim's teaching is just about ONE WORD?

Come on lah! Come on lah! Come on lah!

I can only pose questions as I do not have any "academic" answers to the above. But if I may predict the next 10 years if this "fight" continues, Malaysia will become the next "Gaza Strip" and no one is going to benefit at all out of this, INCLUDING ALLAH.

Yah Allah... Oh My God...

Links to some disturbing news...

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/perkasa-threatens-to-pull-support-for-mca-mic-over-allah-bible-burning-row/

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/priest-lodges-police-report-over-bible-burning-pesta-notice/


2 Jan 2013

The Inevitable: Windows Blue Screen of (almost) Death

Not the best way to start work on the first day of 2013 isn't?

I have to say though, it's not as scary as it was just 2 years ago because of the constant backup that I have been doing and more things are moving to the "Cloud".

But still!!!! Grrrrrrrr.......... Happy 2013!