Thursday, 20 October 2011

iphone 4S review - Coming soon lah!

Teh: Yesterday i had lunch with Lim. Guess what?! Lim said he will be getting the iphone 4S and he has promised to give us an iphone 4S review! I told him not to wait too many months before he starts writing the review.

Right Lim?

Lim said he read online about some of ways other users were testing Siri. (Siri is an artificially intelligent, voice controlled assistant. You talk to Siri and she talks back. She can do everything from set alarms and schedule appointments to answer reference questions and make you laugh. My voice controlled assistant will be affectionately called "Serene".) One of users was asking Siri for suitable places to hide a body. Reservoir was one of the top results. It was hilarious! I wonder what questions Lim will ask. Or rather what questions Lim will confess to asking Siri when he writes here.

I wait with bated breath for his review!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Random Thoughts

I thought we should have a random post about random things. Nothing too serious like baking, cooking or keep up with the world.

Random Thoughts:
1) ill fitting clothes be damned! 
2) The website designing gig is killing me softly...

I briefly toyed with the design/layout of the blog. Although the red background i picked made the pictures stand out, the texts went haywire. Hence after much consideration, i changed it back to how it originally looked.

Now back to reality....

Monday, 10 October 2011

Flying Hog Cafe & Bar's Set Lunch Menu

Teh: What's a blog for if not to shamelessly talk about the things we like? Today, Flying Hog Cafe is starting their new Set Lunch menu! Check it out:


Thursday, 6 October 2011

iphone 4S - Check it out!!

I know what the whole world is thinking - "There's no iphone 5!!"

But you know what? I think the iphone 4S is pretty exciting too! For a non-iphone user, i was instantly attracted to the new Siri feature. It's a voice command/interactive software in the new iphone 4S. I feel as though we've officially stepped into the future. Remember those sci-fi outer space movies from the past? There were always some super mega smart giant computers on board the spaceship and they usually have names! You talk to the com and it will talk back. It gets you all (almost all) the information you want. All you have to do is ask! How cool is that?!

Imagine this in the future:
Me to Serene (the name of my iphone 4S in my head) : Find me a recipe for Beef Goulash.
Serene to me: Here it is. This is the recipe that has the most hits.
Me: Thanks.
Serene : You are welcome.


Me: What is the weight of 1 cup of butter?
Serene: Do you want US or in metric?
Me: Metric please.
Serene: 1 cup of butter in metric is 240g.


Me: When am i going to get attached?
Serene: Would you like me to check your bazi or zodiac sign?
Me: Bazi please.
Serene: According to xxx website, not in the near future.
Me: Will my chances increase if i go to the beach today?
Serene: Based on my calculations, your chances will increase by 0.045%. But bring an umbrella. It is going to rain in 4 hours and 33 minutes if you are going to Sentosa.

You get what i mean =) Here is the specs of the new iphone 4S from Are you getting one? It's coming to Singapore on 28th October 2011.

On a sad note, Steve Jobs just died. Hope he is in a better place now. - Teh

What’s in iOS5?

  • NewsStand
  • iCloud
  • iMessage
  • Reminders
  • Updated Saferi  Safari [Edited : thanks Jeremy]
  • Twitter Integration
  • Wifi Syncing (No more cables , WOOHOO)
  • Last But Not Least The Must[Edited] MUCH Awaited Notification Centre


What’s inside the new iPhone 4S?

A5 Processor Chip
  • 7x Faster Graphics
  • Up to 2x Faster CPU
  • Dual Core Graphics
New Antenna System 
  • Intelligently switches between two antennas to transmit and receive
  • 2x Faster Downloads
  • CDMA & GSM Network (iPhone 4 had 2 DIFFERENT Models)
  • 8 Mega-pixel Sensor
  • 3264 x 2448
  • 60% MORE Pixels
  • Backside illumination (73% More light)
  • 33 % Faster Capture rate (We needed that man! , Check out image below) 
  • Hybrid IR Filter 
  • Better Color Accuracy
  • More Color Uniformity
  • 5 Element Lens (30% More Sharpness)
  • f/2.4 Aperture
  • 26% Better Auto White Balance 

  • 1080p HD Video recording
  • Video Image Stabilization
  • Temporal Noise Reduction
AirPlay Mirroring
Ability to play your games on bigger screens (TVs, Monitors,laptops) wirelessly
or wired


Siri intelligent assistant 

this voice control software recently purchased by Apple is the ultimate Game Changer , with the ability to learn your voice.
Siri voice control has the ability to check your appointments , reply sms , define words , make a calendar appointment , give you directions , find you a restaurant in jurong , ask how’s NASDAQ is doing today , ask how’s the weather, what’s john address? , wake me up at 7am tomorrow! 
Let the pictures speak for itself.
  • Natural Language
  • Conversational
  • Contextual
  • Personal
  • Works with Built In Apps
  • Dictation Anywhere
  • 3G + Wifi

iPhone 4s Battery Life?

3G Talk Time 8
2G Talk Time 14
3G Browsing6
Wi-Fi Browsing9
Video 10

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Banana Cupcakes

On impulse and due to having a lot of bananas all the time at home, i made banana cupcakes. They were unbelievably soft and fragrant! No cheating with banana essence. But i did add some vanilla essence. lol. This recipe is from Chubby Hubby's wife, S. I've modified it slightly. Enjoy! - Teh

Banana Cupcakes (makes 10)

150g flour
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
some salt
50g sugar
120g unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
200g mashed bananas
4 tbsp milk
1tsp vanilla essence

1) Cream butter and sugar until creamy.
2) Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
3) Add beaten eggs a little at a time into the butter and sugar mix. Incorporate fully.
4) Add vanilla, milk and mashed bananas all together. Whisk to blend in the mixture.
5) Fold in the flour. (Be sure to fold in. No cheating with the whisk. And as usual, don't over mix. Be gentle!)
6) Scoop the mixture into cupcake cups and bake at 180˚C for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. (Which is around the time they have browned nicely on top, unless your oven is too hot then your cupcakes would have burnt by now. Ooops!)