Apr 17, 2015

When I Die

I feel compelled to write this post. I do not know if it is because of the nightmare close friends have had, the nightmare I myself had two days ago or maybe I am just being emotional. If I had to choose one song as an all-time favourite, it would have to be 'Canon' by Pachelbel. It is sometimes referred to as 'Canon and Gigue in D' or simply 'Canon in D'. 

It is such a beautiful song! Lately I have been listening to it every day. It calms me and it makes me reflect on my long and short term goals. It is my wish that when I die, this song is to be played at my funeral. It would be great if it is on loop. So yeah that is my wish. 

 Anyway, listen to the song if you haven't heard it. I am sure you will like it.

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Mar 23, 2015

My Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

It's the news all of us knew would come but even so, it's incredibly hard to take. Singapore is what it is today thanks to the vision of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He is truly the Founding Father of Singapore and that is a title that nobody can dispute.

Mr Lee, I thank you for everything you have done. Thank you for the hard work and sacrifices you made. I know if you could turn back time, you would do it all over again. That's how much you love Singapore.

I pray that you and your late wife Kwa Geok Choo have reunited in the heavens above. That thought makes me smile because all of us know how much you love and miss her. 

May your legacy last forever sir.

Noel Boyd.

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Feb 1, 2015

Red Bull RB11 F1 Car

I'm loving the new Red Bull F1 car. The tattoo like design is by Adrian Newey. Can't wait to see the RB11 on the track!

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Dec 5, 2014

My Dolby Atmos Experience

Last week I made my way to Jem to catch the movie teenagers are going gaga about. Yup Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Now, Jem is located at Jurong Gateway and I stay at Upper Thomson Road. It took me almost an hour and a half to get to Jem! Best of it all, I watched Hunger Games alone.

Yes I'm crazy but I'm not that mad. While I like Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, I'm not madly in love with them. My main purpose was to watch a much talked about movie with the all new cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology. If you have not already heard, the Dolby Atmos is the much talked about audio experience you must experience to believe. I have a background in the audio industry so my ears are pretty much programmed to filter out bad audio.

The Dolby Atmos technology gives you at 360 degrees audio experience that transports you to a new dimension. It's like you are in the movie! How's that for an explanation? It's a weird feel when you are sitting in a cinema and both your ears are listening to something that's almost a real world scenario. Don't get me wrong. It's a weird feel in a very good way. I would say this is the way to watch a good movie and it's the only way I'll watch movies from now on.

There is a scene in the movie where soldiers are walking down a street and firing their weapons. It sounded so damn real! Explosions startled me and whenever Jennifer Lawrence's character shot her arrow, it made me want to be Robin Hood all over again. Yeah that was one of my childhood fantasies. Another example would be a scene in District 8 where planes fly overhead. In that split second, I actually thought there were real planes flying overhead because the sound effects were out-of-this-world. Scratch that. The sound effects were phenomenal thanks to Dolby Atmos!

I cannot wait to watch the upcoming Jurassic World with Dolby Atmos. Just thinking of T. Rex roaring gives me goosebumps! With all the action in Furious 7, this would be another good movie to watch. I'll throw The Avengers: Age of Ultron in too. As long as there are action scenes, the audio experience will be astounding!

If you are a home movie buff, I have great news for you. This audio experience can be accomplished in your home! I found out from the Dolby Facebook page that there is a Dolby Atmos home theater system and headphones too! Both products allows you to experience what I experienced at Jem. Uh huh!

Well if you love watching movies at the cinema, you'll totally dig watching a movie with the Dolby Atmos. I reckon the more action the better! Like I mentioned earlier, this is the only way I'll watch movies from now on. When I experience the best, it's tough for me to settle for second best. Visit Dolby Asia's Facebook page to find out more about this mind blowing experience!
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Nov 25, 2014

Bloated iPhone 5 Battery (Bulging Screen)

Three days ago I realized that the corner part of my iPhone 5 had popped up. It wasn't drastic but it did affect the 'home' button. Well I figured that it was wear and tear and didn't think much about it...

This is how my phone looked when I woke up this morning!

I did a search online and all the articles pointed to a bloated battery!

If my phone can look like this in a span of three days, I ain't gonna wait any longer. I can imagine the phone exploding or catching fire when I'm having a conversation. From what I read, this damage will be covered by Apple's special warranty. *am crossing my fingers*

Shall drag my flu infected body out of bed and head to the service centre at Wheelock Place. Will update later!

update: I reached the Apple authorized service centre (QCDtech) at 1.45pm. After close to two hours of waiting, my queue number finally flashed on the screen. I was told that the technicians will check my phone and to return in 45 minutes. Upon returning I received a new queue number and waited for an hour and a half. It was worth the wait! The battery problem comes under a special warranty that does not have an expiry date. They replaced my phone with a refurbished set! Thankfully I backed up my device so I didn't lose anything!
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