IPhone X First Impression: So Far So Good

I had few reservations to buy iPhone X before, mostly because of its form factor and the loss of Home Button.

The form factor is because when I saw iPhone X for very first time in flesh, it was the white model. Honestly, the side chrome body of this model looks cheap. It lacks the feel of premium shown by Samsung flagship phone S8, or even iPhone 8.

But yesterday when I saw the space gray model, I just realized it doesn’t have this chrome side body. It is gray/black all the way to the glass back and look fantastic. This was one of the reason that made me immediately decide to buy one. I’m really into aesthetics when it comes to stuffs. Yea, I’m that kind of guy. Continue reading

Apple Fanboy X

Call me Apple fanboy as you wish, but it feels good to get their latest phone (iPhone X) in their flagship store with a spectacular view of HK harbor 😊It’s my first time ever to visit this cool flagship store. It’s located in IFC building near Central. What is so cool with this store is the concept that you can approach the staff in red Apple uniform, and they will enter your purchase through their iPhone.

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Back to Hung Hing Toys!

This small toys store near Johnston Road at Wanchai always become my favorite destination whenever I come to Hong Kong. It has one of the most complete toys collection in town. But what attracted me since 2008 was they sell with relatively much cheaper price than in Indonesia. It’s not uncommon for Rafif to find his Gundam’s target at almost half price than back home. No wonder he is like a kid in candy store!

Look at their floor to ceiling toy rack!

Don’t be mistaken with the place among HK street market, but for toys collector, it won’t disappoint.

How to get there: use MTR to Wanchai, and take exit A3. Walk straight towards Johnson Road, and you will see across the road, there’s a small street full with street market vendors just beside KFC. Go walk inside this street and you’ll find this sign:

Or follow this Google Map location:

Hung Hing Toys

Hong Kong, Wan Chai, 太原街17-19

+852 2891 4739

https://goo.gl/maps/mY9vcHQKGYE2

Get inside, and empty your wallet! Hahahah 😅

Epic Sunday Car Free Day Ride to Jakarta Old Town

Okay, for some of you, the veteran bike athletes, 40kms is nothing. But for us, the reluctant folding-bike cyclists, this was an epic ride!

Committed to use my Brompton more often, I asked Rafif to join me for Car Free Day (CFD) cycling session. Initially I planned for riding at elevated road of Antasari, but alas, the road was only opened for CFD last week, hence we had to detour.

Of course, the Sudirman-Thamrin is the most likely destination.

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Back on Bike

Finally I bought a bike. This is part of my year 2017 resolution – which is to have regular sports activity. As running is not (yet) my thing, riding a bike is a more feasible option.

I used to have Dahon folding bike before. But I have not used it for long time, so when my maid asked for it, I had no hesitation to give it away. And I’ve been eyeing Brompton bike for about some time. Well it was love on first sight when I tried my friend’s Brompton bike during my stunt act as Jokowi couple of month ago. “I got to buy this bike”.

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Childhood Memories on the Top of the House

Playing drone at roof top actually reminds me of my childhood, when we liked to climb to the roof and saw the surrounding from the top of the house.

But now it’s with a plus, I can borrow my drone’s eyes to look from viewpoint which only birds can see. Alhamdulillah for the technology.

Oh, another plus is to take selfie from unusual point of view 😬

Vespa and Drone Morning Ride


Suddenly this morning I had the urge to ride my vespa, and looking for wide place to practice my drone flying skills. Then I remember Richard, my friend, who just repainted his Vespa, and I believe he was falling in love again with his scooter.

So I texted him to see if he thought if it was a good idea. 

Well, great minds think alike, within minutes Richard already arrived at my house. Unfortunately, my Vespa’s battery was dead, so I couldn’t start it on (jarang dipake siih). But it’s ok, at least we took pictures together with our scooters:

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Droning Around Complex

Controlling the drone from our roof top
Is that a word? Droning? Haha. 

Anyway, I and Rafif continue to learn how to fly Pelican, our drone. Taking off from our roof top, it was much more delicate take off and landing procedures than in swimming pool area, given relatively narrow area (that yellow pad is the drone landing pad). But thankfully, we managed to complete the task safely. 

Then I recorded the movie of my drone flying around complex. Geez, just realized how difficult it was to create a smooth, cinematic aerial video. As you can see in the video, the movement was very jaggy. I’m still not familiar with Mavic controller, let alone to focus on how to shot pro-like video. Many things to learn and practice, I guess 😉

You can see the video on this YouTube link