Monday, March 06, 2017

Mystery solved: Cannot connect to CNN.com

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Recently I couldn't connect to CNN.com. I tried using Firefox, IE and Chrome and all these browsers had the same problem. Other websites loaded fine. So I tried clearing my cache and cookies. It did not work either. Thinking that it could be my network or my modem and router, I turned off my modem and router for a few minutes before turning it on again. Still it didn't work. I used my iPhone to connect to my network to check if CNN.com can be viewed on the iPhone. Surprisingly, it could! So it's definitely not a network or modem problem.

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Next logical thing to check was if it's a firewall problem. Opened my McAfee and found out that Net Guard was blocking an IP address. Apparently McAfee thought this particular IP address could be harmful to my computer.

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Next step I did was to allow Net Guard to allow this connection for all programs.

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And CNN.com was back online!!! Problem solved.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Guns N Roses live in Singapore is the best rock concert ever!
















Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Unboxing HP Omen goodies on Valentine's Day

Guns N' Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour Singapore

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7 years ago, when I was filming Slash in Singapore, I never thought in my wildest dream that I would be able to watch the original Guns N' Roses lineup perform live in Singapore. You can watch the two Slash videos I shot below. I've been a huge Guns N Roses fan. I have all their CDs. I sang all their songs. I learned how to play guitar and drums because of Guns. When Slash was here in Singapore back then, I remember telling myself this is the closest I will ever get to seeing the original Guns N Roses.





In less than 2 weeks, I'll be rocking in the VIP Pen when Guns N Roses with Axl, Slash and Duff all reunited, perform live in Singapore. VIP baby!


Thank you LAMC for bringing Guns N'Roses to our shores! I cannot believe this is happening.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Camera Threesome: My DJI Mavic, DJI Osmo and Panasonic Lumix G85

Achievement Unlocked: All 154 Pokemon in Pokemon Go caught!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Beijing Airpocalypse: Video of Beijing Smog and after the winds blow it away



This is how Beijing looked like during the worst smog of 2016. Video taken yeasterday at 3pm on 21 December 2016 when the AQI hit 440 and the PM2.5 was at 410. The few days of hazardous toxic air has put China on red alert. Red alerts are issued when an air quality index (AQI) is forecast to exceed 200 for more than four days in succession, 300 for more than two days or 500 for at least 24 hours.


Today strong winds started to blow in Beijing and like magic, the smog has disappeared. I can breathe again!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Japan Food Adventure: Tokyo x Kyoto



Konichiwa from the land of the rising sun! Here's a video of all the delicious Japanese food I ate while filming in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Walk with me as I climb up Baiwang Mountain



Baiwang Mountain is a lush, heavily forested park in Beijing. It covers an area of roughly 133 hectares and its peak is 210 meters above the sea level. Baiwang Mountain is often regarded as the oxygen source of Beijing because of its 95% lush vegetation coverage. There is plenty of historical culture in Baiwang Mountain such as its collection of steles with themes of protecting nature and promoting a green environment. The steles include inscriptions, poems, verses, paintings and calligraphy by country leaders, celebrities, painters and calligraphers.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beppu City Spamusement Park Project combines Spa & Amusement Park



Going to the amusement park in winter and freezing your ass off will be a thing of the past. Beppu City Spamusement Park Project is an amusement onsen city concept that brings together the natural hot springs that are abundant in the city and an amusement park to form a “spamusement park.” You can watch the concept video above. It claims that if it reaches one million views, a plan to develop the park will be carrried out. The video has now been viewed more than 2 million times.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

You can now catch Ditto in Pokemon Go & here's my growing Ditto army


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Batmobile in action in Batman V Superman



The new Batmobile for Batman V Superman movie is a 8,800-pound vehicle that took over a year to build. It has an electrified skin, ballistic missile defense system, smoke grenades and a high-powered Gatling gun on its exterior. 3 Batmobile versions were built for Batman V Superman.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Saying Goodbye to Autumn and Hello to Winter at Baiwang Mountain


Take a look inside Iron Man Mark VII Armor



Hot Toys 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark VII Open Armor Version collectible figure gives us an amazing look inside the armour that Tony Stark wears in The Avengers movie. The armor has a unique feature that involves forming itself into a large red pod, and when opened, has mechanical arms, that can extend and reach into Tony's arms, grabbing them and slowly wrapping itself around his entire body.

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark XXVII Disco



Iron Man Mark XXVII Disco (the Chameleon Suit) 1/6th Sixth Scale Figure from Hot Toys features detailed armor design, specially applied metallic blue and orange colored painting on armor and LED light-up function. The Disco armor from Tony Stark's House Party Protocol is a chameleon suit with a special blue and orange color combination with an ability to camouflage in the surrounding environment.

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark VII Sub-Zero Version



This Hot Toys 1/6th scale Mark VII (Sub-Zero Version) Collectible Figure's design is inspired by the concept of Tony Stark creating a specialized armor for carrying out missions in cold snowy regions, with its white color scheme acting as camouflage in the snow.

The figure features multiple layers and various shades of white and light gray colors on armor with white carbon-fiber like designs, Stark Industries decals at various parts of the armor, LED light-up functions and interchangeable armor parts.

Hot Toys Kylo Ren with burnt Darth Vader helmet



Hot Toys' first 1/4th scale collectible figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! This highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This collectible figure features Adam Driver's headsculpt with Kylo Ren’s helmet with weathering effects, meticulously crafted layers of outfit, the character’s signature crossguard lightsaber with LED light-up function and weathering effects and comes complete with a burnt and melted Darth Vader helmet!

Supermoon 2016 through the telescope


My Supermoon photo on Cathay Pacific's Instagram

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My photo of the the 2016 supermoon onboard Cathay Pacific's A350 is on their Instagram page! Thanks to those who liked the photo and commented. Glad you loved it!