OPPO R9s Plus

OPPO recently launched a new smartphone to their line-up, the OPPO R9s Plus. The OPPO R9s Plus is a 6-inch smartphone packed with some pretty good technical specifications and smartphone camera packed inside the smartphone. I do like the size and form of the OPPO R9s Plus smartphone with its FHD screen, bright, colourful and sharp, ideal for smartphone users who are on the move often or those who work offsite from their office.

During the recent OPPO event, I attended the launch of their OPPO R9s Plus, had a look, touch and feel of the latest OPPO smartphone, playing with its smartphone camera and viewing some of the printed photographs shot with the OPPO R9s Plus. While I had a short hands on session trying out the OPPO R9s Plus cameras, taking photographs of the event venue, I would just share my thoughts and views, that does not necessarily constitute a full and proper review.

The OPPO R9s Plus camera is not too bad, pretty good at times, without having all the advanced features that a (serious photography enthusiast) smartphone photographer would like to have built inside. A short preliminary test and my own personal thoughts and views, I would love to have a review unit and put it to my level of photography usage, testing it out in different conditions and photography themes.

Let me share more details and key information on the OPPO R9s Plus –

The 6-inch phone is the latest model to join the OPPO ‘R’ camera phone series, following the Q4 2016 launch of the OPPO R9s. The R9s Plus carries with it all the imaging technology camera hardware that made the 5.5-inch R9s a hit, with one major enhancement, an all-new OIS+ image stabilizer technology. The R9s Plus also comes along with an upgraded RAM, and larger battery capacity.

Sean Deng, Managing Director of OPPO Singapore says, “At OPPO, we are committed in making products that meet the continuously evolving needs of the market. The R9s Plus carries on the legacy of the ‘R’ camera phone series with its low light imaging solutions, while also providing users a sensible integrated solution for their mobile entertainment needs.”

Now It’s Clear: OPPO’s continued camera phone legacy

The R9s Plus retains the same hardware that made the R9s a favourite among shutterbugs, sporting an exclusive 1/2.8-inch IMX398 sensor jointly-developed with Sony, as well as its Dual PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) technology and an extra-wide f/1.7 aperture on its rear camera.

The R9s Plus receives a software upgrade, being the first OPPO phone to feature the OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization Plus). The OIS+ software kicks in when it detects unwanted vibrations caused by shaky hands, and works to improve the crispness of shots by moving pieces of the optical system and compensating for even the smallest of motions. This in turn, results in crystal clear shots, even while on the move.

Taking smartphone photography up a notch, the R9s Plus adds on a dual-tone LED flash to help adjust the warmth of the picture and improve the white balance for a more accurate flesh tone. This results in photos that look more natural even with the use of flash, and reduces the chances of over exposed or washed out images.

Form Meets Function

The same elegant, “six-string” design that appeared in the R9s makes a reappearance here on the larger 6-inch model, as OPPO’s quest in bringing sophistication to its designs see it eliminate unsightly antenna bands from its phones. The R9s Plus is not just all looks – the camera phone is equipped to operate on six frequency ranges, dynamically choosing the best one for 4G and Wi-Fi signals, for uninterrupted data usage.

Meanwhile, the R9s Plus’ fingerprint reader is coated with a hydrophobic paint to ensure accessibility even in wet conditions, and its intelligent software means that the fingerprint reader learns over time to give users an exceptionally fast 0.2s touch access.

Packed with power

The OPPO R9s Plus sports a Qualcomm octa-core processor, an upgraded 6GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded by an additional 256 GB. The phone is also powered by the latest SoC (Systems on a Chip) in Snapdragon’s 6 series, the Snapdragon 653, and cruises seamlessly on ColorOS 3.0 (based on Android 6.0).

OPPO’s latest 6-inch addition is also packed with a 4,000mAh battery and OPPO’s industry-leading VOOC Flash Charge technology, a low-voltage fast charging system that promises maximum power in less time, without taxing the phone’s internals with excess heat.

Price and Availability

The OPPO R9s Plus is available in Gold and Black for SGD 779 from the following retailers. 

OPPO Concept Stores

  • Suntec City Concept Store  @ Suntec City Mall Tower 3, #01-627 to 630, Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
  • Ang Mo Kio Concept Store @ Ang Mo Kio Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #B1-10, Singapore 569933
  • Chinatown Concept Store @ People’s Park Complex, 1 Park Road, #01-22, Singapore 059108
  • Causeway Point Concept Store @ #03-26A, Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099
  • Compass One Concept Store @ #B1-33, 1 Sengkang Square, Singapore 545078
  •  Geylang Concept Store @ 333 Geylang Road, Singapore 389364
  • Jurong Point Concept Store  @ 1 Jurong West Central 2 #B1-15, Singapore 648886
  • Tampines Concept Store @ 4 Tampines Centre #03-03, Singapore 529510
  • https://www.oppostore.com.sg/products/oppo-r9s-plus

OPPO R9s Plus Specification Sheet


ColorOS V3.0.0i (based on Android 6.0.1)


Qualcomm MSM8976SG (Octa-core 1.95GHz)


GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz

LTE Bands B1/3/5/7/8/20/28/TD-B38/39/40/41

Data Connectivity

LTE: 300Mbps/50Mbps

HSPA: 42Mbps/5.76Mbps

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, DLNA, BT 4.1 LE, VPN, WIFI Hotspot


163.63×80.8×7.35 mm


185g (with battery)


Gold, Black


16M AMOLED Colours, IPS TFT, 1920*1080, FHD, 6.0”, 367PPI


16.0MP Front FF Screen Flash; f/2.0 Aperture

16.0MP Rear AF; f/1.7 Aperture, Sony IMX 398, Dual-tone LED Flash, OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization Plus)


ROM 64GB + RAM 6GB, External Memory up to 256GB

SIM Card

Dual SIM – Nano (dual standby)


4000mAh (typical)


Micro-USB, 3.5mm Audio Jack


Video Player/Recorder, Audio Player


GPS, G-Sensor, E-Compass

Light & Proximity Sensor


*Information and details courtesy of OPPO Singapore and Gloo PR*

Canon @ IT Show 2017

IT Show 2017 is now taking at Suntec Singapore, they started on 16th March and would end on 19th March! If you are planning to do some photography shopping, head down there and check out Canon’s range of camera products and accessories at IT Show 2017!

I have reviewed a number of Canon products over the years, you can find my review articles on my photography and travel interest site !

Let me share with you the brochures from Canon for IT Show 2017! There is something for everybody!

Happy shopping with Canon @ IT Show 2017!

*Information and brochures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations*

Some updates and announcements

Taking the pen and writing down the points that I wanted to write for this post, I took a back in time and reflected on my journey for the past 1 year. It was coincidental or even an omen that it took a year since I left my previous organisation in 2016. March 2016 was the start of a journey from the bottom of the well, getting myself back on track with the hurt, disappointments, anger and a big blow to my self-belief. The journey in 2016 doesn’t make it easier dealing with the loss of three people that left the world.

All these life lessons taught me and honed me in many different ways, over the course of this 1 year. Yes, it took me a bit longer than some of your “perceived + expected” expectations to reach this juncture today, writing out these updates and announcements article. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

In the past few months, the first quarter of 2017, I was very busy preparing and setting up my photography business, when you planned and prepared your things yet you faced even more things popping up here and there. More life lessons learned during the past few months, always be prepared for more of the unexpected even though you had did your planning. Thus, there was a slowdown and backlogged in writing and sharing my technology posts. They would be swinging back to action soon.

Therefore, what are my major updates and announcements?

First and foremost, I took the leap of faith and founded my photography business, Tan Geng Hui Photography. There were some changes, restructuring and realignment of my photography sites, written in an article here for your reading.

Meanwhile, I am still working with Wills & Wills, let me recap on what they do and the importance of will writing and estate planning.

Moreover, I am now added another work to my portfolio, working with ProTradersCode. They specialise in conducting classes on how to invest/trade FOREX and stocks and shares. I would be sharing more about them in an upcoming article soon.

The journey ahead for 2017 and 2018 are very tough and challenging, a time to adapt, adjust, innovate and change. I took the first step on my long journey ahead of me, let it be an amazing adventure of growth, expansion and learning.

Entering into the 40s band

The time now is 10:01 am or 10:01pm on the 10th January – 10/01.

Today marks the day, whereby I officially enter into the 40 age band. The last time I entered into a new age band was 10 years ago, entering the 30-39 age band. The thoughts and feelings were so different from then 30 years old and now 40 years old. I had mellowed down over the past 10 years, slowly getting myself away from nonsense and rubbish on the social media platforms.

There were times when you can see and feel, that you are getting older, just by looking at the people around you. My nephews and nieces have all grown bigger and older, my friends children had grown and some of them had more children in their family.

Entering into the 40s age band is like the new era of 30s, there are still many opportunities and great things to achieve ahead for me. Although I would not be as fast and energised like when I had the health and body energy of a 30 year old.

Age is truly a number, no doubt about that and you cannot run away from it! While I can never run away from getting old, my heart, mind and soul can still be forever young with a higher and increased level of maturity, thinking, experience from the life journeys. While I may not run as fast as before, I am still learning and growing, exploring and setting new goals and objectives. A person’s life learning journey must always be ongoing, no matter how big or small the lessons are.

Oh yes, in Singapore, when we reach 40 years old, we are automatically enrolled into this health insurance program known as ElderShield, you can read up more about this program here. I have a feeling my younger friends are going to give me the short end of the stick again for getting inside this program. Alright, this is also a huge and constant reminder to take good care of my health, keep and stay fit, exercise more!

While I am having mixed feelings of hitting the 40s, I am excited of the new journeys and adventures ahead that I embarked upon at the start of the year 2017.

Oh yes, welcome to the 40s club!

Busy start to Year 2017 and a difficult year ahead

6 days have passed into Year 2017. During this time, it was a busy start for me. On 01/01/2017, I took a huge leap of faith into a new hope, something that I had been planning, strategising, seeking advice and assistance from different people from all  walks of life.

In time to come, I will share what I have entered into for year 2017, some might already had known, some would have guessed it by now, upon reading my first two paragraphs or I have shared with you privately over the various messaging platforms. There are no guarantees in life except taxes and death.

During this period especially in the month of January 2017, there are quite a number of tasks and things to do, from administration setup, content generation, spring cleaning of my room and home. I would do my best to continue sharing and writing my articles, things might be a bit slower than usual . All of them are crucial to my content delivery, publicity, awareness, branding and marketing outreach.

The year 2017 ahead is going to be more difficult and slower than previous year 2016, in my personal humble opinion. We have to be ready for slower growth like this in the immediate future, considering our geography, land size, population size and resources, competition and changing trading patterns in a ever changing and disrupting world economy.

We may have the infrastructure and hardware, we need to upgrade and change our software inside our hearts, mind and soul. We need to remove complacency and self entitlement from our current DNA, if not, we are going to become worse and lagging behind others.

I still have two remembrance posts to write, once this is completed and uploaded here, I can safely close this chapter 2016 and archive them. The chapter for year 2017 has already been opened up and a landmark moment had been embarked upon.

Time to produce many outstanding chapters and achievements, moving ahead in another (more) difficult and challenging year 2017.

Personal post – 27th September 2016

I was already planning to write a personal post here, my mind was filled with thoughts, happenings and views. However, before I could pen down all of them, my mind was thrown off the tracks by a sad news that I received, on the passing of a senior scout master from Hawaii, a mentor, a leader, a friend. My thoughts, feelings and emotions were diverted away for a while, thus this post got delayed a bit.

The current situation at this juncture in time is things are not getting easier, slowing down of the economy in Singapore and around the world, disruption in our jobs and daily life. This period is a lot about adapting and changing for the new future ahead.

Making business plans, strategies, partnerships and collaborations, getting advice from business owners of other industries, the bits and pieces of the finance and administration portion of running a sole proprietorship. Some didn’t even take off the discussion stage, some went on to a collaboration stage. Things and planning take time, people don’t see it, the “blood, sweat and tears”, hard work and usage of brain juice behind the scenes. It took me about 6 months to get myself out the mess, picked myself up from the rock bottom, and started all the planning and strategies, mostly on my own, with help and wisdom from friends who went all out to help and advice me without putting me down.

This is also another reminder that it’s time to put away and chuck away into a galaxy far far away, of the stress, hurt, disappointment and rock bottom period that I went through. This life lesson must not be forgotten, it will be and must be learned, digested and not to be repeated ever on other people under you in the future when I grow my business.

Some friends words hurt, e.g. when I told some friends I am taking on 2 jobs (photography business and marketing work) that currently don’t bring in money, one said “why are you so stupid to take on 2 jobs that don’t earn money?” Sigh … Some people don’t even seek to understand first (never ever probably). Another friend commented “Why are you slow in setting up and opening your sole proprietorship business” … Opening and setting up a business, whether it is a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited or private limited, no simple words to describe the overall process, it’s never as simple as it might sound. Damn, it’s so tough and challenging.

I am also very grateful to a primary school classmate, her husband runs his own business and is a sole proprietor. When I approached her for accounting/finance advice, she did not hesitate to share her knowledge and experiences with me because she helped her husband in his sole proprietor business. She knew exactly what I am going through. Her tips and advice were priceless, it got me to my drawing board again, that the additional things that I needed to do.

The best advice she gave me was that I have only 2 hands, cannot cover so many mouths of others but my 2 hands can cover my own ears and don’t care what people say.

As long as I am working hard, trying hard, taking on the challenges ahead, one step at a time, nobody can fault me for trying and making an effort to take on this challenge or even put me down.

A mentor that I looked upon when I was in my previous industry, she said “change the word to opportunities from failure”. Words of wisdom, it’s time to rewire my brain, mindset, heart and soul.

I went for a night run on Monday 26th September, in preparation for my upcoming The Performance Series Run 4 at Bedok Reservoir. After finishing my short 2.4km run, I stopped by the West Coast Park Promenade, enjoying the sea breeze, listening to the waves hitting the breakwater, resting and relaxing. I looked up above the sky and I spotted shining stars above me. This is not a common sight due to the amount of light pollution Singapore has. The shining twinkle twinkle little stars are like a blessing. Maybe somebody above is watching over me, maybe it is someone.

Alright, the final bits and pieces for the initial start are almost in place. Once it get started, more challenges might (and will) appear.

Inspired by Jedi Master Yoda, “Begun the new journey I am, a new chapter I start.”

Canon at COMEX 2016

COMEX 2016 is currently taking place at Suntec Singapore from 8th to 11th September 2016. Canon is participating at COMEX 2016 and if you are looking to get a new camera, let me share with you more information on the Canon deals and promotions at COMEX 2016!

If you are looking for Canon DSLRs


If you are planning to get a Canon compact camera


If you are looking for a Canon printer

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There are also Canon consumable products there too –

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Share the deals and promotions by Canon at COMEX 2016 with your family and friends! Happy weekend shopping at COMEX 2016!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

LG launched array of Premium Monitors

At the recent LG IT Media Launch event, I had the opportunity to view LG’s newest and wide range of premium monitors from the 4K to consumer monitors. There is a LG monitor that caught my attention and it was their UltraWide monitor! Monitors grab my attention because of my photography and I would be sharing more thoughts on the range of LG monitors before sharing the press release information, technical specifications and pricing.


It would be ideal to have 2 big monitors side by side and I am able to work on different things concurrently. If I am able to have 3 big monitors such as 3 x LG UltraWide monitors, this would really be awesome for my photography, work and gaming! However, I would need the big office space with a big office table!

For this particular series of LG monitors launch, they are have IPS capabilities. Some key points that I saw from the LG IT Media Launch were –

  1. Colour calibration on LG UltraWide monitors, LG Ultra HD 4k and LG IPS monitors
  2. Total Colour Management on LG Ultra HD 4K monitors – colour calibrated, hardware calibration ready and true colour pro

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From my conversation with the LG staff at the launch event, the monitors would be calibrated before leaving the factory. A colour calibrated monitor is definitely most welcomed for photographers and creative industry professionals.

The 31-inch LG Ultra HD 4k monitor colour gamut is AdobeRGB and it would really be nice to own that monitor! However, I think the 29-inch Curved LG UltraWide monitor would be on my wish list!

Let me share with you more information and details from the LG press release information below –

LG Electronics (LG) showcased its array of monitors set to heighten the viewing experience for end-users. UltraWide™, ultra-high-definition as well as consumer monitors took center stage and are poised to meet nuanced business and user demands.   

UltraWide™ Monitors for Discerning Users

The UltraWide™ line-up generated much fanfare, in particular the 34UC98 and 29UC88. Coming in curved displays, these two monitors promise an immersive experience while boasting IPS capabilities. IPS panels are designed to offer rich, true-to-life colours, deep black levels, amazing contrast and colour detail at virtually any angle. Even at wide viewing angles, users can expect consistent picture quality.

The 34UC98 has chalked up notable wins, including the prestigious iF Design Award 2016, Reddot award 2016 and CES’s Innovation Award 2016. This 34-inch, 21:9 Curved UltraWide™ monitor features Thunderbolt 2, which allows users to transfer data at an amazing speed of around 20 gigabytes per second. The 3440 x 1440 Quad-high-definition resolution, picture quality-enhancing IPS technology and streamlined features cater to the needs of a wide range of users from avid gamers to digital media professionals, delivering a well-rounded multimedia experience for content creators and viewers alike.


The 29UC88 boasts a 2560 x 1080 resolution, offering visual comfort and ensuring a superb viewing experience. The model celebrates the convergence of AMD FreeSync and 21:9 UltraWide™, which takes gaming to the next level where tearing and stuttering are now a thing of the past. The monitor also comes with First-person Shooter, Real-time Strategy and Custom modes, allowing gamers to choose the most ideal resolution for different game genres.

Ultra-High Definition 4K Monitors Cut a Swath

Also making an appearance is the 31MU97, which is designed to meet the sophisticated demands of working professionals. Boasting a Digital Cinema 4K display (4096 x 2160 resolution), its 10-bit colour depth supports over one billion colours and delivers accurate, detailed and natural-looking images. One of the monitor’s nifty features is the Total Colour Management. This feature maintains the colour standard through a calibrator and dedicated calibration software “True Colour Pro” to minimize any differences in colour space and expressions between the original images, monitor screen and printed collateral. The monitor also provides presets for various uses such as broadcasting, medical and calibration modes. Furthermore, the 31MU97 is equipped with two internal 5W speakers and MAXXAUDIO® functions for a wide range of dynamic, crisp, clean high and low sounds while reviewing or editing 4K contents.


Equally impressive is the LG Ultra HD 4K monitor 27UD88, designed for creative professionals in mind and features the latest USB-C port technology. Representing the next generation of computer connectivity, the monitor allows users to charge a laptop as fast as with a dedicated power cord while simultaneously transferring data at USB 3.0 speed. The single cable gives users the ability to connect their laptops to an external monitor while also using the monitor as a power source, eliminating the need for more cables. The 27UD88 also offers colour presets including the popular Rec. 709 and SMPTE-C broadcasting standards, giving users a fast and easy way to adjust the picture depending on the screen content.

Consumer Monitors with an Affordable Price Tag

Also showcased at the LG IT Media Launch were models 24MP88HV, 27MP58VQ, 24MP58VQ, 22MP48HQ and 22M38H. These monitors stand out from the pack thanks to their outstanding designs. Compared with conventional counterparts, these sleek models have a reduced body frame depth of nearly 25 percent, helping users to better manage their workspace. With a slim make and stunning ArcLine Stand, the monitors also lend aesthetic value.

In addition to being perfect options for users looking for affordable alternatives, the monitors also pack commendable features. Before hitting the shelves, the monitors undergo colour calibration tests, ensuring clear images and vivid colours for your viewing pleasure. To maximize visual comfort, the monitors come with Reader Mode, which reduces blue light and eye strain for bookworms who spend hours reading on their computers. Also, the Flicker Safe function promises stable images regardless of brightness and frequency control, to ensure a consistent viewing experience. For gamers, the Black Stabilizer provides leverage — it brightens dark scenes for enemies in their hiding spots to be more visible. With the Screen Spilt feature and Picture-in-Picture mode, users can customise their multitasking by dividing the display for different tasks.

For more information: http://www.lg.com/sg/consumer-monitors

Key Specifications:

Category UltraWide
Model 34UC98 29UC88 29UM68 25UM58









Size (Inch) 34” Curved 29” Curved 29” 25”
Aspect Ratio 21:9 21:9 21:9 21:9
Viewing Angle 178 / 178 178 / 178 178 / 178 178 / 178
Resolution 3440 X 1440 2560 X 1080 2560 X 1080 2560 X 1080
Colour Gamut sRGB over 99% sRGB over 99% sRGB over 99% sRGB over 99%
Brightness 300 cd/m2 300 cd/m2 250 cd/m2 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (DFC) Mega Mega Mega Mega
Response Time (GTG) 5ms 5ms 5ms 5ms










D-Sub (VGA)
HDMI •(2EA) •(2EA) •(2EA) •(2EA)
Display Port
Mini Display Port
Thunderbolt • (2EA)
USB Type-C
Headphone Out
USB Up-stream • (USB 3.0 1EA)
USB Down-stream • (USB 3.0 2EA)
Feature FreeSync



Tilt -5 o ~ 20o -5 o ~ 20o -5 o ~ 20o -5 o ~ 20o
Height 110mm 120mm
Wall Mount Wall Mount Size (mm) 100 X 100 75 X 75 75 X 75 75 X 75
Speaker Audio Output (Watt) 7W * 2 7W * 2 5W * 2
Power Internal / External External External External External
Availability May 2016 May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
Price S$1,599 S$899 S$499 S$329
Category UHD
Model 31MU97 27UD88 27UD68









Size (Inch) 31″ 27″ 27″
Panel Type IPS IPS IPS
Aspect Ratio 17:9 16:9 16:9
Viewing Angle 178 / 178 178 / 178 178 / 178
Resolution 4096 X 2160 3840 X 2160 3840 X 2160
Colour Gamut AdobeRGB over 99% sRGB over 99% sRGB over 99%
Brightness 320 cd/m2 350 cd/m2 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (DFC) Mega Mega Mega
Response Time (GTG) 5ms 5ms 5ms










D-Sub (VGA)
HDMI • (2EA) • (2EA)  (2EA)
Display Port
Mini Display Port
USB Type-C
Headphone Out
USB Up-stream • (USB 3.0 1EA)
USB Down-stream • (USB 3.0 3EA) • (USB 3.0 2EA)
Feature FreeSync



Tilt -5 o ~ 15o -3 o ~ 20o -2 o ~ 15o
Height 140mm 110mm
Wall Mount Wall Mount Size (mm) 100 X 100 100 X 100 100 X 100
Speaker Audio Output (Watt) 5W * 2
Power Internal / External Internal External External
Availability May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
Price S$1,799 S$999 S$859
Category Consumers Monitors
Model 24MP88HV 27/24MP58VQ 22MP48HQ 22M38H









Size (Inch) 23.8″ 27″/ 23.8” 21.5″ 21.5″
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9
Viewing Angle 178 / 178 178 / 178 178 / 178 170 / 160
Resolution 1920 X 1080 1920 X 1080 1920 X 1080 1920 X 1080
Colour Gamut sRGB over 99% 72% 72% 72%
Brightness 250 cd/m2 250 cd/m2 250 cd/m2 200 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (DFC) Mega Mega Mega Mega
Response Time (GTG) 5ms 5ms 5ms 5ms










D-Sub (VGA)
HDMI • (2EA)
Display Port
Mini Display Port
USB Type-C
Headphone Out
USB Up-stream
USB Down-stream
Feature FreeSync



Tilt -2 o ~ 15o -2 o ~ 15o -5 o ~ 20o -5 o ~ 20o
Wall Mount Wall Mount Size (mm) 75 X 75 75 X 75 75 X 75
Speaker Audio Output (Watt) 5W * 2
Power Internal / External External External External External
Availability May 2016 May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
Price S$399 27” – S$340

24” – S$205

S$158 S$134

*Information courtesy of LG Singapore and Brand Cellar*

LINE Characters Lend CUTENESS to LG’S Pocket Photo

For those who love using the Line app and their cute characters, I have good news to share with you! Line characters have teamed up with LG Electronics to bring cuteness into your photo printing!

Let me share with you more information from the press release information below –

Fans of LINE characters, rejoice! LG Electronics (LG) has teamed up with LINE to release a brand-new design for its Pocket Photo (model: PD239SF), an inkless mobile photo printing device. Motifs of LINE characters will adorn the device, upping the style quotient. Available at all Challenger outlets, this special edition will be up for grabs from today onwards and will retail at $229.

The portable and eye-pleasing LG Pocket Photo is one of the smallest mobile photo printing devices in the market. The LG Pocket Photo prints pictures rendered at a crystal clear 313dpi — perfect for sharing or displaying. After downloading and installing the free Pocket Photo editing app, users can wirelessly connect their smartphones or tablets and begin printing immediately.

The accompanying Pocket Photo app lets users experiment with a wide range of customization options. There are filter effects as well as a clever frame augmentation feature. It also offers the ability to embed QR codes in photos, a great way to connect a physical photograph with an online community or internet-based content. The creative and easy-to-use combination of app and device gives the Pocket Photo the unique ability to both edit and print photographs immediately while on-the-go.

The Pocket Photo uses the proven ZINK® technology, eliminating the need for expensive ink cartridges, ribbons or toner. This technology utilizes heat to activate the necessary color-forming dye crystals imbedded in each sheet of paper. Compared with conventional printing processes, ZINK’s inkless paper system preserves images much longer and produces less smearing. The Pocket Photo can print 30 photos on a single charge.

For more information on LG Pocket Photo mobile printers, please visit http://www.lg.com/sg/Pocket-Photo-Printers

*Information and picture of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar*

Learning, Sharing, Networking, Biz Plan vs Biz Model

Networking, learning and sharing are key elements that I hold dearly upon. In the past 3 months, while I was doing a lot of business planning, there were a few things that were holding me back from officially registering and opening my small (probably one man operation) business. Inside my mind, there were a few stumbling blocks, I need to let it out and get them off.

In a recent networking session, I caught up with some business owner friends from other industries, it was great to catch up with them again! I knew that they were supportive, helpful and willing to share their knowledge and experiences from their entrepreneurship journeys in their business. I took the opportunity to meet my business owner friend, had a great chat, learning, sharing and networking.

I shared about my marketing role at Wills & Wills, an online legal services company offering –

(1) Make a Will Online

(2) Deed Poll

(3) Lasting Power of Attorney

(4) Advance Medical Directive 

They shared marketing tips with me especially on the part of guerrilla marketing/shock tactics marketing implemented in overseas markets such as USA, UK and Australia. I am now looking at how some of them could be possibly implemented here in Singapore. With their help and various alumni networks, holding seminars are now on the pipeline in the near future, partnering financial advisors / financial advisor representatives in an holistic estate planning seminars for alumnus friends or customers.

The real stumbling blocks inside my mind were pertaining to my photography business. I wanted to hear and listen to views from business owners outside the industry that might be able to give me insights and inputs from a neutral perspective since they are not inside the industry. Listening to their views and insights of the creative industry where photography is part of it, the creative industry has become a lot more fragmented and commoditised; the growth in social media and Internet played a big role in this. I have to handle it while I am navigating my way through my journeys in that area.

Another key concept that shook my mind was Business Plan versus Business Model, do you know the differences, and do you know the similarities? It was mind-boggling and I am glad that during our chat, I was enlightened to realise that I need to learn and know more about them, as a business owner, as an entrepreneur. Initially I have a business plan, now it is back to the drawing board to do my business model and business plan together.

During our lengthy discussion, sharing and networking session, there were more topics, ideas and thoughts that were brought up. It was a great sharing, learning and mentoring session that I really appreciate. I do and really hope that we can bring this form of networking, learning, sharing sessions to different alumni groups and business networking groups among my fellow alumnus. That would be very interesting and powerful with business owners, management level executives, entrepreneurs, start-ups and aspiring young business owners to sit down, get together and have such wonderful sessions.

Rounding up this article, this sharing might be the highlight for some of my readers and followers. The current economic climate in Singapore and worldwide is not ideal and it’s pretty bleak. The worse is yet to come, coupled it with FEAR, it just make things much more bleak, getting worse till 2017 (from some analysts, economists and industry views). My business owner friend shared something that a Fengshui Master predicted it would get worse till 2018 where it would hit rock bottom in 2018. The year 2016 is the year that people and businesses have to change to prepare for the upcoming round of market downturn and to change their business models, operations and practices for the future. Having seen the 2008 / 2009 global crisis and our complacency in life, we might be in for another big shock if measures by everybody from businesses, government and the people themselves make the changes and prepare for the future.

My life journey changes in 2016 started in Q1, I had to change due to the unforseen circumstances thrown upon me. There were some huge changes and I took a huge step to do something on my own. Ironically, the change that people and businesses needed to start in 2016, I had started and I am now still working on it, the journey is long and far, it’s only the first few steps.

Sometimes, you feel that you are walking alone. However, with a group of supporting friends, networks, partners and business, You’ll Never Walk Alone.