Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My First Ever Duststorm

Woke up to find the bedroom painted an eerie red orange. We do have red curtains, but today the shade is not the same. Looked out the window and the sky is red. First thought that came to my mind is bushfire. That would explain the smell, but not the color. Found out later that the orange haze everywhere is due to the duststorm coming from the west. Said to be the worst is 70 years. It was so bad ferries were canceled and flights were diverted. People are also advised to wear masks or stay indoors.

It's really strange because by afternoon, the haze has mostly cleared up.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

LA32B650 Is in Da House

By LA32B650, I meant the 32" Full HD Samsung Series 6 LCD TV. The one with:

  • 100Hz Motion Flow
  • 4 HDMI ports
  • Internet connectivity with access to YouTube and weather and U.S. news
  • USB 2.0 to play movies, music and photos from USB sticks and USB drives
  • DLNA certification
  • Built-in recipes, games, artworks, etc.
We didn't really shop around anymore. I did check out some online shops before to have a feel of the prices. Walked into a Bing Lee store, and they gave us a good deal. $1400 for the LCD TV, plus an extended warranty, and a free HDMI cable worth $90. (Yeah, right.)

My most expensive impulsive buy yet.