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 Day with Janet
- picked her up at her house at 3pm cause she had work until 2pm
- drove to Leichardt to experience Berkelouw bookshop cafe but failed miserably because they closed it down for renovation until May. We also tried to go to the Newtown one but there was no parking anywhere on those small streets.
- Last resort was the City, so we went there and sat at the Chocolate Room from 5pm-6pm. I ordered a massive vanilla sundae (accidentally because I didn't read what it was) and a cap. And Janet ordered a waffle and flat white
-Went to Lantern for dinner
-then drove her home and went home myself.
"Day with Janet" was Posted On: Sunday, January 13, 2013 @11:23 PM | 0 lovely comments
 New Camera!
Bought the SONY ALPHA NEX-F3 with the 18-55mm lens while at work today.
Dw I didn't buy it on a whim, there was thorough research involved ever since my trusty Canon died on me after 8yrs of bonding. Though needless to say, I did want something more than a point and shoot so I delved into the new and exciting world of Mirrorless Compact System Cameras.
It was a tough battle between the Samsung NX1000 and the one I actually got. Even today and yesterday, I was so set on grabbing the Samsung at JB Hi-Fi for an awesome deal of AUD$446, but as I played around with it around the shop for the 2nd time, something just didn't seem right. Yeah the iF was really clever and allowed easy access to all the manual settings quickly with a quick swivel of the focus lens, but the picture quality (even with Smart Auto) was missing something.
Then I went around several shops asking to try out the Sony NEX-F3 (since JB was out of stock) and surprise, surprise, most had sold out! And then I remembered that there was a not well known camera store (DigiDirect) tucked in the corner somewhere and the Salesperson was really persistent. But he was a good bloke, and I tested out the camera there. And  first thing I noticed was the more sturdy feel of the casing, then the mission to find the menu began. Yeah it was kind of tricky and you really have to dig through everything with buttons but I'm pretty sure once you start using it, you'll understand why Sony put every single setting under 1 single button. Sure it's not as fun as adjusting through the lens in order to try to look like a pro but lets face it, nobody's going to care if you're holding the entry level model. But yeah, then it hit me! The Focus Point comparison was what made the difference (25v15), even though the Samsung had a higher resolution (20v16MP) and shutter speed (8v2.5FPS), there was a major difference when you wanted to be a bokeh whore. And it took a longer time for the Samsung to focus on certain things because it gets confused as you flick it at something suddenly then it goes "oh okay lets see, oh you want me to shoot that!"
Then I heard the price tag, at most places the single lens kit was around AUD$600, only Teds were selling it for AUD$499.95 so I was about to go to the City to see if they had any in stock. But at this shop, for their Boxing Day special, they were offering it for AUD$497! haha $3 difference. Not a lot, but still saves me the time spent on the trip and back.

-images and full review after I charge it up-

And after that, I just had lunch with Benson at the "fancy" food court, not really, but that's what we all call it at work because it has nice views of the City.
"New Camera!" was Posted On: Sunday, January 6, 2013 @11:38 PM | 0 lovely comments
 NYE2013 (31/12/12)
Went to dinner at CafeCya at around 6:30pm: dumpling and rice cake soup hehe
Watched 9pm fireworks with Ellen and Benson, wasn't able to get to Cat at blues pt park because of barricades. Got so many mossie bites during that time.
Then met up with Mish and Michael at north Sydney station and tried again to get to blues pt but wasn't successful. So we went around trying to find a good spot near the shore and found Bradfield Park.
We played Mafia for around 2hrs before the 12am fireworks. It wasn't that good this year but it was still okay.
Got home at like 2am, tired and sweaty. :(
"NYE2013 (31/12/12)" was Posted On: Friday, January 4, 2013 @1:12 AM | 0 lovely comments
 Vicki and cat's bday (12/12/12)
@gunamatta bay park
Drove there early at around 230 to help set up
Waited around with Cat Ellen and Jason til everyone else arrvied at 4pm.
Mish then brought Vicki along with Michael and we surprised her with the cake as the party was meant to be a surprise party for Vicki.
Took photos, had some sushi and chow mien. Then went out to the beach to play around before looking for Benson since he went to Cronulla beach instead.
After that we swam in the beach for a bit before going back to the hall for some BBq. After dinner some people went home by train and the people who stayed played some drinking games before we decided to head off into our cars and go meetfresh for dessert.
When we got to hurstville, meetfresh was closing so we decided to call it a night a parted ways.
"Vicki and cat's bday (12/12/12)" was Posted @1:12 AM | 0 lovely comments
 Madame Tussauds (11/12/12)
Wax figures of famous people in Sydney
Drove to Benson's place and got Macias along the way. Then we too k the train to downhill and bought an umbrella from daiso since it was raining.
As it was a surprise I didn't know where we were going until we got there so to keep me from knowing, Benson told me to play ispy with him.
i actually always wanted to go there but never knew where it was located at. Cause the last time we walked that direction, there was only the wildlife park.
After the museum, we just went to the galleries to have Chat Thai.
"Madame Tussauds (11/12/12)" was Posted @1:12 AM | 0 lovely comments
 Got a new Tablet! (09/12/12)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tab at Harvey Norman for $568 with free keyboard dock worth $109 and $100 cash back in an eftpos gift card!
Super great deal and I guess it was an early X'mas present for myself. - Even though they ran out of white ones... I was still happy with whatever colour....
Also went to Parra to grab Catherine and Vicki's Bday present and then I bumped into a world vision guy who convinced me to sponsor a child...
ANd then went to lunch with the bros and finally went to see bubbi to show him everything I got! (:
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