Looking Back 2011

Looking Back 2011
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In my Looking Back 2010 post, I stated I wanted to visit the US and see some snow in 2011 and I did! I am posting this post at my uncle’s house in LA!

For my 2011 resolution/wish, I would like to visit the US or any country with snow! I have not seen let alone touch snow in my 26 years of life before (Snow City is not counted as it is crap). I am so going to make this wish comes through. Tentatively planning to go to the US in December 2011.

Apple – The Company Store

Apple – The Company Store
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After my trip to Google Building 44, I headed down to Apple – The Company Store which is located at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014. It is about 15 minutes drive from Google Building 44.

The famous “I visited the mothership” t-shirt is no longer in print, and now the new t-shirt design prints “I visited the Apple campus, but that’s all I’m allowed to say.”

Google Building 44 (Android Mascots)

Google Building 44 (Android Mascots)
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Google Building 44 is located at 1635 Charleston Road, Mountain View, CA 94043. I rented a car from Hertz and drove there from San Francisco. Took me about an hour to drive from SF.

When I went reached there, I noticed some snow on the ground and I thought it doesn’t snow there and indeed it doesn’t. Those are artificial snow that Google made for the Christmas season. Too bad I missed the whole white snow part as when I am there, most of it has already melted.

Garmin Nuvi 1390LMT

Garmin Nuvi 1390LMT
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Got the Garmin Nuvi 1390LMT (Amazon Link) from RadioShack (938 Market Street, San Francisco). Is hard to find electronics store around San Francisco and RadioShack is the nearest to my hotel (Chancellor Hotel!

The guy who attended to me was super helpful (I think in US, the service is generally good) and he recommended me the Garmin Nuvi 1390LMT as it comes with Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic.

SingTel’s Broadband on Mobile Prestige 75

SingTel’s Broadband on Mobile Prestige 75
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On the 20th December 2011, SingTel launches the first LTE service in Singapore and it is available to both consumer and business users. The new LTE service will initially be available for USB dongle modems only. It will be enhanced to support LTE-enabled smartphones and tablets when they become more readily available in the market.

The new LTE Broadband on Mobile (BBOM) plan is called Mobile Prestige 75.

UOB Mobile iPhone App

UOB Mobile iPhone App
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UOB launched their mobile iPhone app (App Store: UOB Mobile Banking) yesterday.

Its differentiating factors from local banks’s iPhone app such as OCBC or DBS/POSB is the access to financial information (deposit/exchange rates, unit trust prices, gold/silver prices) and calculators for personal loans/home equity/financial services.

Crumpler Pouch – Haven (M)

Crumpler Pouch – Haven (M)
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Gotten another Crumpler pouch for my US trip next Sunday, this time is the Crumpler Pouch – Haven (M). This is the limited edition print and is retailing for S$79. As it is limited edition, no 10% discount is applicable.

I bought this pouch to place my Canon 50D (with 18-200mm lens) in it so that the camera can be place in my backpack and still being protected.