Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My New Toy

Got this during my recent trip to Singapore... Got it pretty cheap but like any bargain-hunter, my mom and I hit some rough spots in our camera-buying quest. Well, I can't give an actual tip in buying a camera, but here are some things you should know when buying in Singapore (or any Hong Kong style sellers):
1. Buy with a purpose: Don't go there NOT knowing what you want to buy... research on the item you want to buy and don't let the seller persuade you to buy something else. That is their tactic, since they can't sell you the item you want at a more expensive price, they'll sell you another item that may not be of the same quality.
2. Buy quality: Don't get tricked into buying an item which is cheaper than you expected. Sometimes they change the items included into 3rd party accessories or remove some free items from the package.
3. Don't trust anybody: Check on the item's availability first before asking the price. Some sellers shout a lower price making you return after "canvassing around" and low-and-behold his/her stock mysteriously is now out of stock. This is a Hong Kong seller's technique and is
very rampant at electronics shops. They tell you what you want to hear, only to find out your item is out of stock.

Good thing a guy from the shop we bought this camera told us all about this and even showed us an article about camera-buying and seller's tactics (still we didn't listen -- see tip number 3) and learned the hard way by spending a lot of time going around the whole Sim Lim Building in search for a bargain... only to come back to him... hehehe! I'm happy though, bought it cheaper than the Philippines' selling price so it's all good! :)

Monday, July 09, 2007

I've done 102 out of 144 stupid things' -- 71%

Just wanted to see how I enjoyed being ALIVE! (thanks ainee for this!)

Level 1
(x) smoked a cigarette
(x) smoked a cigar
(x) done weed
(x) drank alcohol

SO FAR: 4

Level 2
(x) been in love
(x) been dumped
(x) shoplifted
( ) been fired
(x) been in a fist fight

SO FAR: 8

Level 3
(x) snuck out of the house
(x) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) been arrested
( ) made out with a stranger
( ) gone out on a blind date

SO FAR: 10

Level 4
(x) had a crush on an older person
(x) skipped school
(x) slept (not sex) with a co-worker
(x) seen someone/something die

SO FAR: 14

Level 5
(x) had/have a crush or liked on one of your friends.
( ) been to Paris
( ) been to Spain
(x) been on a plane
(x) thrown up from drinking

SO FAR: 17

Level 6
(x) eaten Sushi
( ) been snowboarding
( ) met someone BECAUSE of myspace
(x) been mosh pitting

SO FAR: 19

Level 7
(x) been in an abusive relationship (emotionally abusive)
(x) taken pain killers
(x) love/loved someone who you can't have
(x) laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
( ) made a snow angel

SO FAR: 23

Level 8
(x) had a tea party
(x) flown a kite
(x) built a sand castle
(x) gone puddle jumping
( ) played dress ups

SO FAR: 27

Level 9
(x) jumped into a pile of leaves
( ) gone sledging
(x) cheated while playing a game
(x) been lonely
(x) fallen asleep at work/school

SO FAR: 31

Level 10
(x) used a fake/someone else's ID
(x) watched the sun set
(x) felt an earthquake
( ) killed a snake

SO FAR: 34

Level 11
(x) been tickled
(x) been robbed/vandalized
(x) robbed someone
(x) been misunderstood
( ) pet a deer

SO FAR: 38

Level 12
(x) won a contest
(x) been suspended from school
(x) had detention
(x) been in a car/motorcycle/4-wheeler accident

SO FAR: 42

Level 13
( ) had/have braces
(x) eaten a whole tub of ice cream in one night
(x) had deja vu
(x) danced in the moonlight

SO FAR: 45

Level 14
(x) hated the way you look
(x) witnessed a crime
( ) pole danced
(x) questioned your heart
(x) been obsessed with post-it notes

SO FAR: 49

Level 15
( ) squished barefoot through the mud
(x) been lost
(x) been to the opposite side of the world
(x) swam in the ocean
(x) felt like you were dying

SO FAR: 53

Level 16
(x) cried yourself to sleep
(x) played cops and robbers
(x) recently colored w/crayons/colored pencils/markers
(x) sang karaoke
(x) paid for a meal with only coins

SO FAR: 58

Level 17
(x) done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(x) made prank phone calls
(x) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) kissed in the rain

SO FAR: 62

Level 18
( ) written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) been kissed under a mistletoe
(x) watched the sun set with someone you care/cared about
(x) blown bubbles
(x) made a bonfire on the beach

SO FAR: 66

Level 19
(x) crashed a party
( ) have traveled more than 5 days with a car full of people
(x) gone rollerskating/blading
(x) had a wish come true

SO FAR: 69

Level 20
( ) worn pearls
( ) jumped off a bridge
(x) screamed "you suck" in class
( ) swam with dolphins

SO FAR: 70

Level 22
(x) got your tongue stuck to a freezer/ice cube
( ) kissed a fish
(x) worn the opposite sex's clothes
( ) sat on a roof top

SO FAR: 72

Level 23
(x) screamed at the top of your lungs
(x) done/attempted a one-handed cartwheel
(x) talked on the phone for more than 5 hours
(x) stayed up all night

SO FAR: 76

Level 24
( ) picked and ate an apple right off the tree
(x) climbed a tree
( ) had/been in a tree house
(x) are scared to watch scary movies alone

SO FAR: 78


Level 25
(x) believe in ghosts
( ) have/had more than 30 pairs of shoes throughout your life
( ) gone streaking
( ) gone to jail

SO FAR: 79

Level 26
(x) played chicken
(x) been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on
( ) been told you're hot by a complete stranger
(x) been easily amused

SO FAR: 82


Level 27
(x) caught a fish then ate it
(x) almost drowned in a pool
(x) caught a butterfly
(x) laughed so hard you cried
(x) cried so hard you laughed

SO FAR: 87

Level 28
(x) mooned/flashed someone
(x) had someone moon/flash you
(x) cheated on a test
(x) forgotten someone's name
(x) slept naked
( ) French braided someone's hair
(x) gone skinny dipping in a pool
( ) been kicked out of your house

SO FAR: 93

Level 30
(x) rode on a roller coaster
(x) went scuba-diving/snorkeling
(x) had a cavity
(x) black-mailed someone
(x) been black mailed

SO FAR: 98

Level 31
(x) been used
(x) fell going up the stairs
( ) licked a cat
(x) bitten someone
(x) licked someone

TOTAL: 102


Repost this with:
''I've done 102 out of 144 stupid things" -- 71%

So much more to do... hehehe! LIFE IS GREAT!!!

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