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  • Joey 2:41 AM on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fixed Gear, , Vintage Bikes   

    Two Wheels. 





    Perhaps more a want than a need (as with a whole heap of other items on my wish list). I wish there are more general occasions that warrants the need to ride a bike – buying milk from the grocery… creative photography & video… purely relaxing…
    And how about mounting a tripod on it and take a video of a Sunday morning stroll to the markets & cafe? I seem to be going backwards in time and growing a greater appreciation of the simple things and analog technology from vintage days. I sound like such a grandma! Nonetheless, the Fixed Gear Girls in Korea seems to have a ball of fun with their bikes!

    Another reasons that makes vintage bikes so appealing to me is that it is quite a perfect accessory (and of course very useful!) to accompany stylish outfits such as the above.

    I’ll make some time next week to check out GEARS shop Brisbane and get some pics too. Whether this is a good idea or not is open to question since my self-control for spending is lacking the past few weeks.

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    • mo 4:48 PM on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you might’ve noticed from my tumblr but i LOVE bikes…especially girls that ride them 🙂

      • Joey 10:56 PM on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        hehe yesssss!! Saw one at gears for $300 🙂 But i know nothing about them…
        I haven’t ridden a bike for awhile… are helmets compulsory?!?!?

        • mo 11:25 AM on July 22, 2010 Permalink

          i’m pretty sure they’re compulsary…well at least they are in NSW lol.

  • Joey 11:53 PM on July 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , FE2, Film SLR, FM2n, I shoot film, Nikon,   

    Calm Water. 


    It’s all been quiet lately, as you can tell by the huge gap since my last post. I haven’t had much time to chill with my pal, the internet, so I haven’t had much to hype about. Sadface. I seem to always have a hundred things to do or think about. But, now everything seems to be falling into place quite nicely – at least for now anyway.

    A HUGE CONGRATS TO BEE for landing a job as an intern psychologist!!!!!! For those who aren’t aware, it is ridiculously difficult to find positions in psychology when you’re a fresh graduate. Surprisingly, many universities do not equip you with the necessary practical experience for you to become a registered practitioner. So proud of you!! Although its a few hours drive away, I suppose its better than being interstate.




    Chilling with L at Tea Centre – great alternative to Starbucks!



    Happy birthday to Eunice!! What a nice dinner and lovely to catch up with some familiar faces.
    Seeing a few people in suits was something different – makes me want to hurry up finish my degree and graduate! Two years to go for me… its seems like so far away still. Then again, the thought of the whole recruitment process and working full-time straightaway gives me goosebumps. But its great to have all my law girls & boys there alongside me for motivation. We will all make it to the end!


    Oops, I bought another 2 cameras…
    A friend recently asked me, ‘how would you feel if you don’t have or didn’t bring any camera with you?’ My answer is I would feel completely naked and anxious that I might miss out on a “moment” or some opportunity for a great shot. (Oh yes, a huge photography bug bit me. HARD.) I am currently working on covering a wall in my room with photographs from film and about 1/4 of my wall is covered. Hope I can get a scanner soon so I can upload them on here too.

    The thing I hate about our digital era is:
    1) it fails when there are no batteries; or
    2) most things die after 2 years, or conveniently the day AFTER the warranty expires.
    Well I suppose, if everything lasted for a lifetime then businesses will go bust. For those who want to get serious about photography, I highly recommend getting a manual film SLR camera. I have here Nikon FM2n (black, left) and a Nikon FE2 (chrome, right). My other inexpensive choices would be Canon AE1 or Olympus OM-1 or OM-2. They are made to be so solid and provided you don’t drop it or run over it, it will last a lifetime. Although film can be quite expensive these days, say about $7 for a roll with 36exp, it actually forces you to really think about what you’re shooting and be more careful or precise with your composition. No ‘delete’ button or reviewing the photo immediately after. Exciting isn’t it!?

    Anyone shooting film still these days? Love to hear from you!

     
    • denise 1:24 AM on July 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      cant wait to see your pics!!!!!!!!! ive a few film cameras but i hardly use them, always feel like developing film can get so expensive and that type of money just builds up!

      • Joey 1:37 AM on July 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If its just the standard 35mm which you can develop at local discount stores, it works out to be about the same as printing digital photos. What is REALLY exxy is 120 medium format and true black and white 35mm film. OMG… paid $30AUD for ONE ROLL and only 5 of them turned out decent enough for my wall. I can nearly buy an elcheapo lomo camera!

    • mo 1:31 AM on July 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      looking pretty in your pics joey!! oh and love your glasses too! hehehe.

      i don’t have a film slr camera (only a toy lomo) but you can buy pretty cheap film in sydney…in those dodgy asian stores lols.

      • Joey 1:39 AM on July 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thx Mo! I love lomo!! I know the prices are hugely inflated for just a toy plastic camera… but I STILL WANT ONE!! LOL. Looking to get a Diana F+ with instant back >.< I don't think I can ever stop buying things =.=

        • mo 4:50 PM on July 19, 2010 Permalink

          neither will i…my to buy list is ever SO long…haha never stops shrinking 😦

    • audrey 7:04 AM on July 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you’re so pretty 🙂 hope you can scan your photos to share with us !

  • Joey 11:55 PM on June 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    Some Warmth in Winter. 

    Feels so relaxing when everything is quiet, and still – just feeling the winter breeze. Freezing, but refreshing.
    What’s perfect with this scenery is my favourite hot drink and companion: coffee & my dearest Bee. I appreciate my days off even more now that I’ve started working again. Even finishing work, coming home to cooked dinners and seeing people at home is something I always look forward to. But then there comes a time where things change – career opportunities, family circumstances, or other commitments. Its all a bit daunting to think about it, that maybe for some time you will be without those things you’re so familiar with.


    Looking for something to wear for an important interview. Seeing him try on all these shirts just makes me how much we’ve grown up. We’ve come a really long way and this is another experience to add on our never-ending list. All the best!!


     
  • Joey 6:35 PM on June 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , iPhone 4   

    Pop the Bubbly. 


    /me

    When it all seems to be getting too much, it really helps to de-stress a bit. I don’t know whether to be happy that I have been given awesome opportunities at this time, or frustrated that it has all come at once while I’m supposed to be concentrating on the task at hand – study. Right now, I might have dug myself into a bit of a hole by putting too much on my plate. FML.

    On a lighter note, iPhone 4 is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There has been a HUGE spike in my stats from the millions of people searching for iPhone 4 in the www. And what the hell, might as well join in on the HYPE!! I was so sure that when I got a custom-made iPhone case, that I wouldn’t really want the new upgrade of the iPhone this time around. But I want just about everything with the Apple logo on it!
    It has improved most of the major downfalls of the 3Gs: Multitasking, 5mp camera with LED flash, “FaceTime” (video calling), new design and HD video. What I don’t really get is the purpose of the “micro-SIM’. I don’t see it really taking off, kind of like when Sony brought out the Sony Duo Memory Sticks. Fail much? Maybe it has some greater purpose that I don’t know about then plainly being smaller in size. The design is quite boxy as a number of people have pointed out, but as Steve Jobs said:
    “You gotta see this in person. This is beyond the doubt, the most precise thing, and one of the most beautiful we’ve ever made. Glass on the front and back, and steel around the sides. It’s like a beautiful old Leica camera.”
    He said LEICA! Its like the Rolls Royce in car terms, or Hermes` in handbags.

    I’ll have one of those, kthxbye.

     
    • littlebeckie 6:39 PM on June 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      micro sim for the iphone 4? are you serious ? =/

      • Joey 6:45 PM on June 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        YEP!! Means a whole lotta sim swaps!!! ewwwww….. XD

    • mo 6:30 PM on June 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i cannot wait!! hehehe

      vodafone and 3 are charging $2 to port your normal sim over to a micro sim…

      Telstra and Optus have confirmed that they can do it but no confirmation on pricing to port over.

  • Joey 9:10 PM on June 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Denim, ,   

    Denim on Denim Works! 


    I was listening to the radio a few weeks back and they were discussing how “denim on denim does not work”. Well well well~ l think with a bit of modern touches and cutting, its looking fab!! Want the bag, and the camera too XD

    via

     
  • Joey 7:13 PM on May 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    Hermit. 

    Going to begin hiding away for about 3 weeks until all the exams are over. I know I give myself unnecessary stress at this time of year. It probably doesn’t help that I overestimate my productivity and can’t ever really check off the things I intended on my To Do list. Actually, I know of someone who would not let themselves eat or go to toilet until the work was done. Now that’s motivation! Just before I crawl away into my shell, had Oishi for dinner last night and tea at Fusion.
    Wearing: Lambskin leather jacket, Bonds white T, old check shirt, True Religion Jeans, Ferragamo flats, beanie.







     
  • Joey 2:01 AM on May 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Black, Chictopia, Nude, superwowomg   

    Nood. 

    Is NUDE the new black?
    Well, I don’t think anything can really replace black. Opened my wardrobe, and suddenly felt a bit emo from the monochrome. Perhaps in my life now I’m playing it too safe and feeling like I’m just blending in with the mediocrity. Stressed. Tired. Worried. Black. I hope adding some nude (or other colours for that matter) will make my wardrobe a happier place, and me in life too.





    via, via & via

     
    • mo 2:08 AM on May 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I definitely think you should add more colours into your wardrobe…

      I used to be a bit like you then I took the plunge and started to wear more colours in my outfits and it does make you a happier person when you look at yourself in the mirror 🙂

  • Joey 3:25 PM on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Madrid, Street Style   

    Street Style: Madrid 

    I do have a thing with hats – trying to hold myself back from wearing them too much. But best thing about this outfit are the shoes!! Love the watch detail.


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  • Joey 11:39 PM on May 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: New York Premiere, Sex and the City 2   

    Sex and the City 2 New York Premiere 

    The SATC ladies are looking stunning at the New York Premiere. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis looking fresh in their bright colours. After so many years, they are still fabulous and looking great. I wish I look like that when I’m that age – so inspiring!

    PREMIERES 2 JUNE IN AUSTRALIA~ I’ll be watching this in Gold Class – sipping on cocktail and wine!






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  • Joey 9:25 PM on May 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Strida   

    STRIDA. 

    Features
    Aimed primarily at commuters and city dwellers whose storage space might be limited, the Strida is designed to be simple to use, quick to fold, and easy to maintain.

    Folding in just 6 seconds and weighing in at 9kg’s, the Strida is one of the lightest, fastest-folding bicycles on the market. The Strida is also impeccably clean. With rust-proof components and a kevlar belt driving the bike in place of a chain, you don’t have to worry about dirty grease, lubrication, or adjustments. In addition, the kevlar belt never needs to be adjusted or cleaned the way a chain would, so you can ride with a clear mind. Strida bicycles are known for their hand-built quality. Given that they are single-speed, there is even less maintenance to worry about.
    Designed by Mark Sanders






    What’s ya flava? I think I like the white, and cream, and perhaps silver too.
    There’s something attractive about bike riding. When you’re flowing on a bike, its so peaceful and calming – definitely needed in amongst the hectic schedules and stresses of daily life.

    The cult of the vintage design Strida.


    VIA
    Strida Bike
    Interview:Strida bike designer Mark Sanders-Sketches

     
    • Kai W 2:23 AM on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Love these bikes…seen them around HK. I’d go for red, yellow or orange – nice and bright…

      BTW, cool blog – got some cool bits and pieces here 🙂

      Kai

    • fubarbicycleproducts 4:14 PM on December 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Really cool design ! good job!

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