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2012 - A boring year.

Technically we have not reached the end of 2012 but by the counts of my post this year.  It's actually quite a boring year for me.  The year never ended on 21-12-2012 as predicted and nothing really major happened (aside to the scandals in Singapore politics and the SMRT strikes).  Maybe only the first half of the year when I came back to Singapore to work and resumed my shift job.  Other than that, it's just work, sleep, buy stuff, fly back to Thailand to spend time with the kids and etc.  Nothing eventful in my personal life.

Which brings to one point, how long can I last in such a situation.  Again, I have managed to save up some money and gained some through our stock exchange in lovely Singapore.   So 2013 will be an interesting year for me again.  I have that option to leave my job in Singapore (for good this time) and return back to Thailand to work on something.   I also have some plans that involved in a room of stuff left by my late father that I promised my mother that I will sort them out eons ago.  Initially I planned to sort them out when I'm on my day offs but I just do not have the energy to do so when I came back from work.

And recently, I just feel "old". hahaha.  Being physically of course and I do have to admit, once you hit 35 and above, its going to be downhill all the way.....  

So Happy Holidays and see you all in 2013.

More Camera Porn - Rollei 35 SE

I was looking around on (E)vil bay for my "Texas" Leica 690 when I bumped into someone selling a used Rollei 35 SE.  I have been dreaming of getting one just for collection sake.  Yes.. you heard me right.  First time I say I buy a camera just for "collection" but I just want to get one because I already know about its quirky designs.  I wanted it because it kinds of reminds me the old Singapore, when Singapore is part of the camera manufacturing business in the 70s and 80s.   Rollei 35 was an engineering feat as it's the smallest compact fully mechanical camera ever build.  So I want to get it for its historical value.  

I started bidding for it and set aside a target.  Nothing over 300 SGD including shipping.  Shipping was $10 USD so I set $250USD as my MAX bid.  It still has 9 days to go and I expected to loose the bid as this little piece of gem could still command a pretty high price in pristine conditions.  Come end of Nov.  I received an email from (e)vil-bay saying I won it and need to pay it asap... HOLY Shit!  I WON.  And the price is just ............

Anyway, happily paid for it and received it today!  I was on MC these 2 days and it was the best gift I could have.  Early Christmas pressie from Santa?? :P heheheh    Here are the rest of the photos of this little camera.

The beautiful Sonnar 40mm 2.8 with Rollei HFT coating

Size Comparison