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mrbrown
Singapore
Father of 3, Blogfather of Singapore, satirist, writer, traveler, podcaster & boss of new media company. Loves gadgets, film cameras & bicycle commuting.
Interests: anime, xbox, japanese robot toys, iphone, gba and pc gaming, writing about my country, playing with my daughters, faith and joy, and my son isaac, cycling, lord of the rings movies, mobile phones, apple macintoshes, ps3.
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It depends really. The mountains can affect signal. May be safer to get a car with a dedicated GPS.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Traveling with my own pocket wifi at mrbrown.com
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Yesterday, after I read the heartbreaking open letter from the father of the 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after being questioned by the police without his parents or legal counsel present, I felt an overwhelming need to send this SMS... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mrbrown.com
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I finally set up my new 2015 Apple TV with the Siri Remote. Decided to give the Siri feature a try so I asked via the Remote, "Hey Siri, show me the latest movies." My Apple TV, iPad Pro, iPad... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mrbrown.com
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That stock photo looks familiar… Continue reading
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You would think that having owned a wireless SONOS sound system in the house for a few years, I would be jaded. But when TC Acoustic, distributor for SONOS, sent me a Playbar, Sub and two of the new Play:5's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mrbrown.com
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Apologies for the lack of updates here lately. I'm away in Japan (again), battling some crazy winter weather but generally having a ball. I promise some updates soon. Here are some fun signs I've seen in Japan to keep you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at mrbrown.com
Yes. I took it with me skiing in Yabuli. And Im now in Togari, Japan with it. Also skiing. Works great.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2016 on Traveling with my own pocket wifi at mrbrown.com
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I think Toa Payoh may have a pot problem. [image by Mingz Wang] More evidence that Toa Payoh is a rough neighbourhood. Wow, online crime has a physical location (and yes, it can happen, because WeChat has a location-based feature... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at mrbrown.com
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Yabuli! The name conjures up a mysterious and exotic land! When I was first told we were invited by Club Med to stay at this resort, my first reaction was "Ya Boo Where?". Turns out it was near Harbin, China,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at mrbrown.com
Ah Kong JC!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2015 on Eunoia, I know yah, he know yah at mrbrown.com
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So they really named a new JC, Eunoia Junior College. It comes from the Ancient Greek word εὔνοια, meaning “beautiful thinking”. It is also a rarely used medical term referring to a state of normal mental health. I suppose you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at mrbrown.com
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Yes, we are very blessed to have the opportunity to travel. I told them though, not every year is liddat. Hahaha!
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After a hectic Christmas season, we packed our bags and flew to Yabuli on Boxing Day. Where is Yabuli, you ask? It's near Harbin, China. And it s very very cold here. -22°C during the DAY kind of cold. We... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at mrbrown.com
I no longer own my OMD. I still have my m4/3 lenses but I use them only with my GH3 video rig. When I started using the X100 series, I eventually moved into the rest of the X system. First it was the XE-1, then the XT-1. I currently own two XT-1s and many of the X lenses. So yes, Ive switched systems. That said, I shoot a lot with the X100T, and the XT-1 is only out when I have specific project needs like wide angle landscapes or I need the longer zooms. I cant tell you whether you will regret selling off your OMD. But I can tell you that after I got used to my X100 colours, image quality and handling, I decided that I wanted the rest of the Fuji system too.
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We don't have a Christmas tree this year (because the living room is filled with my bicycles and a new Doob beanbag) but we do have this Christmas decoration on our front door drawn by Joy. All three siblings are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at mrbrown.com
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Blessed Christmas from mrbrown and the gang from The Momma Shop! (And in case you are wondering, yes it was done in one take. Took us many, many tries though. Haha!) The Momma Shop is James Lye, Anson Koh, Sikai... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at mrbrown.com
It trains our camera reflexes. Haha!
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Something struck me over the weekend when I took Faith and her younger siblings to a theme park. It is very precious to see her smile and very hard to capture on camera because it comes and goes so quickly.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at mrbrown.com
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It's the school holidays again, and thos... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at mrbrown.com
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Yesterday, at home… Me: "Joy, is that you pooping in my bedroom toilet?" Youngest daughter (sings): "Hello from the other side…" We then proceeded to sing the rest of the song, including a line that went "I'm sorry I have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at mrbrown.com
She is also the resident insect catcher for her classmates. Haha!
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That combo is nice but I find the 27mm a tad long for general travel use. 23mm is a very sweet spot for me. The X100 series also comes with the nice ND filter built in. I use that a lot. Viewfinder options are also better with X100.
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Greetings from Perth! After a spell at Margaret River, our three families drove back to Perth itself. From wide open spaces to a cityscape. The weather is warmer here than down south but it's still pleasant because it's not humid... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at mrbrown.com
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Signs I need a vacation: I drove to work last Friday because I had stuff to carry and several places to be. After a long day, I knocked off work. I walked out of the office. And took my usual... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at mrbrown.com
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I wake up at 3.45am. Mom lands at 4.19am from Hangzhou. I pick her up at the airport and we have breakfast at 5.30am. At 6.30am, she is at the wet market buying supplies for tonight's dinner. She is an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at mrbrown.com