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I’m in love!

12 Jul

No, I’m not over Michael Jackson yet.  I just had a mini-marathon of MJ’s music videos and performances with my 8-year old nephew Isla in his room.  I must have watched his Motown “Billie Jean” performance at least five times this day, with Isla trying to imitate Jackson’s moonwalk and footwork.

But life must go on, as they say, and this evening, while checking out Yugatech, I fell in love.

olympus-pen-ep-1

It’s the Olympus Pen EP-1, the smallest DLSR in the world.  I think this is the perfect DLSR for me.  I’ve been wanting to buy a DLSR (since I’ve long given up on my Canon film SLR, mahal magpa-develop) but I can’t get over the bulkiness of the DLSR cams.  I thought, if I am to buy a DLSR, it must be something I’d be willing to bring along with me wherever I go.  And this is it! This is really it! Ha!

Reposting from Yugatech:

Specs of Olympus Pen E-P1
12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor
3″ display screen
3fps sequential shooting
6400 ISO max
60 – 1/4000 sec. shutter speed
LiveView Autofocus
14-42mm M.Zuiko and 17mm F2.8 pancake (kit lenses)

Olympus uses the micro four-thirds technology with this model. Unlike other dSLR from Canon or Nikon, the Image Stabilizer of the Olympus E-P1 is built in the camera, not the lens. It also does 720p HD video recording (1280×720). One obvious drawback is that this camera does not have a built-in flash and no built-in viewfinder (sold separately).

Suggested price is $800 with the kit lens.

Now, the only question is: How to raise US$800 or about P40,000 to buy this beauty.  I need a good paying raket!

I want, I want, I want!

27 Apr

I’ve been dreaming unrealistically lately.  I’ve been wanting so many things all at the same time, some are way beyond my budget right at this minute.  

When Maru turned 11 months last April 20, it suddenly hit me that I only have one month to prepare for his 1st birthday party (and dedication).  I want the best party I can afford for my son so I asked my friend Olive, who’s managing Let’s Party, to help me arrange Maru’s birthday.  She specializes in organizing great children’s parties and helps create really wonderful balloon decorations and backdrops, perfect for the Mickey-themed party I’m eyeing for Maru.  Maru loves watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and is always all-smiles whenever he sees Mickey.

mickey_mouse_johor
The thing is, I want all kids to wear Mickey Mouse ears instead of party hats at the event.  So I scoured the whole of Divisoria — as in the WHOLE of Divisoria — to look for those ears.  After almost four hours of searching, just when I was about to give up, my niece, who tagged along at my Mickey-ear-hunt, finally saw the elusive Mickey ears — right inside Tutuban Centermall.  Hay, buti na lang!  Ngayon, venue na lang ang kulang!
Next, I’ve been wanting a new cellphone.  And it’s not just any cellphone, it’s a Samsung Innov8!
samsung-i8510-innov8-1
It has an 8-megapixel camera and is wifi ready!  That’s all I needed to hear to love this phone. 
Yugatech posted its features as follows: 

Display: 2.8 inches (16.7 million color QVGA TFT, 320×240 pixels)
UMTS/HSDPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Symbian 9.3 S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
Camera: 8 MP (autofocus, image stabilization, face, smile & blink detection, geotagging)
Storage: 16GB internal, 16GB via microSD card
FM radio
Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP
A-GPS receiver
Optical Mouse
Accelerometer
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Size: 106.5mm x 53.9mm x 17.2mm

Ang kaso, it is priced at around P35,000.  My gawd!  Mukhang mangangarap na lang talaga ako.

And lastly, I cannot seem to quench my thirst for a netbook/mini computer.  Even though I’m using a relatively new 12.1″ laptop, I can’t get my mind off getting a netbook sometime in the near future (was thinking kapag naka-raket ng malaki-laki).  Maybe it’s because I’m always out so I feel like I need to have a mini-computer inside my bag.

But I’m also picky ha when choosing a netbook.  If I were to buy one, I’d choose between an HP Mini Note (which HP doesn’t want to call a netbook) and an Acer Aspire One.  It should run on a 6-cell battery, 1 GB RAM, at least 80GB HD, and Windows XP (not Vista, nor Linux).  I didn’t choose the Sony Vaio P since it’s way more expensive, I could buy a really nice laptop for Mike with its price.  The HP Mini 1100 (Vivienne Tam edition, hopefully) is still on top of my list.

 

HP Mini 1100

HP Mini 1100

 

Kaso, I’m not sure whether it has a 6-cell batt.  Kung wala, I’d go for the Acer Aspire One D150.  In Red ha!

Acer Aspire One D150

Acer Aspire One D150

 

MSI Wind 100 Plus, though, is my third choice.  But I’d probably get the light pink one. Kikay eh!

MSI Wind U100 Plus

MSI Wind U100 Plus

Anyhow, that’s too much daydreaming for today.  For now, I’d just focus on Maru’s first birthday party since I still haven’t found a nice venue for it.