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Owndays Snap Review

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My eyes aren’t that bad. But vision with spectacles are way better (and comfortable) than without.

Then there’s the size of my head, nose and cheeks which make finding and buying a good pair of spectacles and sunglasses a pain.

Easy solution… Contact lenses + sunglasses during my holidays.
Spectacles for work.

So here’s where Owndays Snap comes in handy…

You have your spectacles that can function as sunglasses… in a Snap!

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So after finding the frame that suits my face, I bought one (it will always come with a free “snap sunglasses.”

After a month use…

Using the spectacles with the snap-sunglasses are heavy… The snap was an additional 8 grams and the additional frame is in front which can feel a bit unbalanced.

The sunglasses also give off this weird rainbow effect which can be seen when I look at my phone and the front LCD panel of my GoPro. It was so strong, I initially thought I broke the LCD of my camera!

Lastly, it would have been nice if Owndays’ case had a special pocket for the “snap,” not a big deal but it would be nice to have.

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Owndays’ Snap is perfect for roaming around the city and driving (you have to test that rainbow effect first). Tried it on the beach and it was really bad.

If you find a style that suits you, I cannot imagine buying another non-Snap spectacle from Owndays at there’s almost no difference in price.

Selleys Shoe Glue Review

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It seems that the old Rugby Contact Cement no longer works as it used to.

Yes in 2019, it’s only enough to have your shoe fixed for a day or two!

So while walking around the nearest mall, I saw Selleys Shoe Glue! A 15ml tube costs S$5.90

So for my first test… A cracked rubber sole.

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As you can see, I used a generous amount of glue on this one.

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Shoe was glued between the crack and excess glue can be seen oozing out of the sole.

Will leave it for 2 days to dry before starting to use the shoe again.

Second test… my wife’s Canvas Shoes (same issue with my Chucks)

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Since this one will affect the looks of the shoe, I have to be careful with the amount I’m using.

For my leather shoes (cracked sole), adhesive was applied around 1300H on a Friday and I started wearing the shoe Monday at 0900H. That’s more than 2 days for the adhesive to dry.

After a week use (I only use the shoe during office hours, I use Chuck Taylors 2 for my commute), so far so good.

Wife’s (white) shoe, more than a week to dry.

Chucks, more than 1 day.

Cracked sole – it lasted for a week. I’ll try to re-apply the adhesive again later and put a more generous amount.

Canvass shoe – this one is still ok, its not used everyday hence I’m happy that it’s holding up well.

Bulova 96A120 BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial Watch

Bulova 96A120 BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial Watch

Bought this watch while I was on-board the Mariner of the Seas.

It came in black with a silver strap and brown with a leather strap…

Honestly, I didn’t even notice the black model. The seller just showed it to me as an alternate option.

For me, the brown model stood out, and comparing it to the Stührling (automatic) watches which were also on sale… Bulova looked stunning…

Honestly, the purchase wasn’t easy…

I finally decided to buy it on my 4th day on-board…

 

Bulova 96A120

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Watch is 42mm in diameter and around 13mm thick.
Automatic with 21 Jewels…

From the front, you’ll notice that “4” is written as “IIII” instead of the “IV”…

Left dial shows hours in 24hr format, while the right dial shows the seconds.

Date would have been nice, but I’m not complaining.

Behind it is a sticker that says “Japan Movement Hong Kong Brand”

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Japan Movement makes sense since Bulova is owned by Citizen…

Hong Kong brand? According to Amazon, this watch was initially released in 2011… Either there’s a part of Bulova history that’s not in Wikipedia, or someone pasted the wrong sticker.

Back of the watch is open…

Japan Movement + the Bulova tuning fork symbol can be seen inside.

One of my favorite features of this watch is that the leather strap comes with a Deployment Buckle!

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Bulova leather strap with Deployment Buckle

Bulova tuning fork

You’ll need to get used to wearing it… It feels strange at first, but it’s like having the best of both worlds!

I’m really glad I bought this watch!

I can’t believe it took me 4 days before pulling the trigger…

Orient Watch Review (FDB05001W)

This post will just show how much I know little about watches!

Orient Automatic Mens Semi Skeleton Watch FDB05001W

Orient Watch FDB05001W

 

Orient Automatic Mens Semi Skeleton Watch FDB05001W

Been using this watch for almost a year and here’s a short review.

Orient’s FDB05001W is a dress type, water resistant (50m / 5bar) automatic watch with sapphire crystal and 21 jewels.

I haven’t tried bringing it under water, but I can say that it was able to withstand daily splashes.

Used daily, I love that the watch feels solid.

Accidental hits (so far) did not leave a dent. (And I’m hoping it stays that way)

The bracelet feels comfortable and it doesn’t have a clanking sound.

The watch stops if not used for (around) 48 hours…

Qoo10 (formerly GMARKET) finds!

Here’s a couple of stuff that I have recently purchased from Qoo10 (formerly GMARKET).

Laptop (Numeric Kaypad) Number Pad (SGD 5.99, free shipping) http://list.qoo10.com.sg/gmkt.inc/Goods/Goods.aspx?goodscode=404470326

It honestly feels cheap and light…

But it does the job well!

For its price, the only alternative I found were those made of silicon which I find almost impossible to use.

I chose “free unregistered shipping” and the package took 12 days (inclusive of weekends) to reach me.

Smart Cover for iPad (SGD 11.99, free shipping)

http://list.qoo10.com.sg/gmkt.inc/Goods/Goods.aspx?goodscode=405658430

All I can say is that it fits and works well!

Also chose “free unregistered shipping” and it also took 12 days (inclusive of weekends) to reach me.

iPad 2 Clear Crystal Snap-on Hard Back Case (SGD 8.80, free shipping) http://list.qoo10.com.sg/gmkt.inc/Goods/Goods.aspx?goodscode=405650605

Was honestly not expecting much… but I was really surprised with the quality of this Back Case…

Fits my iPad 2 perfectly.

Item needed 8 days (inclusive of weekends) to reach me using “free unregistered shipping”

Please note that I am not connected with qoo10, I just wanted to share what I thought was a good deal from their site.

http://www.qoo10.com.sg/

*I have included links of the product’s page. However, I’m not sure how long will the link and the product remain available*

Heineken Beer Can Speaker

Just got myself a Speaker from Heineken!

Actually I was buying beer from our local shop when I noticed a pack of 9 box which includes another can which was actually a portable speaker.

This speaker can connect to your device through USB or a 3.5mm jack.

Sadly, Heineken did not give any instructions about this speaker so everything I’m sharing here is actually based on experience.

The speaker looks great, it actually feels like a normal beer can. I heard/read that its actually made of aluminum so be careful not to drop this as it will surely have dents.

Cable can be found underneath the speaker, DO NOT TWIST the bottom cover as you’ll break it. You can open the bottom cover by just pulling it off (its a bit difficult at first but you’ll get used to it.)

The speaker also requires 2 AA Batteries, the battery slot is a bit tight and I was not able to use my regular rechargeable batteries.

It also does not have an on/off switch dont forget to take out the batteries after use as it will surely get drained.

Tried the sound quality on my iPhone while inside a reasonably sized room and the sound was ok. I would suggest that you do not expect too much from this speaker since its almost free.

Its fun to own and maybe it will start a funny conversation someday… Of all the promotional stuffs I have seen/received, this is definitely better than a beer mug/glass and cooler 🙂

iOS 4.3 Upgrade

Finally, iOS 4.3 now has a personal hotspot feature.

No need to jailbreak just to have this feature!

Now, I can easily share my iPhone’s internet with all my wifi enabled devices!

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