If you’ve been paying attention in the digital photography world, you’ve surely heard about the Samsung Galaxy Camera by now. It is simply a camera that changes everything with regards of how we share photos. After all, great photos are meant to be seen, and a photo that isn’t accessible isn’t one that’s very useful.
Samsung Galaxy Camera panaroma photo at batu caves
A short summary of the camera’s specifications:
- 3G/Wifi Connection
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
- Powerful 21X Optical Zoom Lens
- 23 MM Wide Angel Lens
- 1080P Full HD Video Recording
- 121.1 MM (4.8”), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
- 16.3 Megapixel ½.3” BSI CMOS
sample photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera
I’ve had the Samsung Galaxy Camera for more than a couple weeks now, and I gotta say I’m rather impressed by this more than capable gadget. Besides looking great, the most important feature of all is that it runs on Android (Jelly Bean) and has 3G capabilities.
You can now get the Samsung Galaxy Camera for as low as RM 1499 with Celcom’s First Data Lite plan, the camera is otherwise priced at RRP of RM 1,899, so that’s a good RM 300-400 savings. Check out the plan below:
With the data plan you can pretty much share your photos instantly from basically anywhere to all your favorite social networks. I’ve been posting to instagram (check out instagram.com/kyspeaks) almost exclusively with photos taken from this camera in the past couple weeks.
The photo quality beats mobile phone’s quality hands down.
More in depth review of the camera coming to this space soon. For now, check out Samsung Galaxy Camera with Celcom’s First Data Lite page for more info.
Thai food is of course, more than just tomyam and pad thai. However, there are certain dishes that are quite rare in Malaysia since most Thai establishments are set up with providing halal food in mind (Ying Thai 2 at Melbourne serves a good one). So this is one dish that isn’t particularly easy to find around here, but luckily, it isn’t difficult to cook it up at home either.
Yes, the recipe for this post is Kapraw Pork, or minced pork with chili & basil.
note: you can actually substitute pork with chicken.
kapraw pork – Thai style chili basil pork
The ingredients are simple:
- pork, 2-300 grams, minced
- 4-5 chili (red & green for better color, but either color is fine)
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- dark soya sauce (or caramel sauce) – 1 table spoon
- fish sauce – 1 table spoon
ingredients for kapraw pork – pork, chili, fish sauce, basil, garlic
- using pestle and mortar, crush chili & garlic
- heat up 2 tablespoon of cooking oil, and fry chili & garlic till you start coughing (around 2 minutes)
- add minced pork, then fish sauce and dark soya sauce
- stir fry till pork is cooked
- add basil and stir for another 20 seconds or so before serving
For purely aesthetic purposes I also saved half a green & red chili and sliced them instead of having all crushed. You don’t necessarily have to do that.
The result is a dish that is spicy, slightly salty (from fish sauce), and savory at the same time. Best served with rice.
I’m a self confessed gadget freak that spends too much money on toys, I think I’ve used at least half a dozen smart phones already, from Symbian to Blackberry to Android.
Celcom is rolling out all these smart phones deals that looks to be the best in town. Check these out:
Android system, for the gadget freak that syncs everything to the cloud –
- Samsung Galaxy SL (from 468)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab (from RM668)
- LG Optimus 2X (from RM978)
- LG Optimus One (from RM48)
- LG Optimus Me (from RM0)
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 (from RM0)
Blackberry, for workaholics who absolutely needs their emails on time, all the time –
- BlackBerry Bold 9780 (from RM888)
- BlackBerry Torch 9800 (from RM1,188)
- BlackBerry Curve 9300 (from RM488)
Windows Phone 7, for those who want to be different, with a sense of adventure –
- LG Optimus 7 (from RM1,068)
Symbian, for the old trusted brand in Nokia –
- Nokia E7 (from RM958)
- Nokia C7 (from 468)
- Nokia C3 (from RM18)
- Nokia C2-01 (from RM0)
iPhone 4, that needs no introduction – COMING SOON!