It had been 5 days since I stopped working, and life without working is, as a matter of fact, pretty MEANINGLESS!!!!!!!!!! Although I regained much of my spare time, I still prefer the life when working. When I don’t work, I tend to spend and I think this normally happens to just anybody. In fact, I just burned a MASSIVE hole in my wallet last month, by taking up the so-called ‘expensive hobby’. That’s why I started to have a second thought on lenghty working hours, as by working long hours I don’t spend, but earn in turn. I really don’t mind anymore about having another ten-to-ten job in the future, just give me the longest working hour job in the world. Haha.Here I’d like to thank all the personnel that I’ve met throughout my short stint at CCS for tirelessy guiding me and good luck in your future undertakings. Enough of the working chapter, I’m going to close case now and leave it behind of my head. There are two things I’m looking forward now namely the upcoming islands breakaway and the seven letters word – C.O.L.L.E.G.E. I’m just hoping to take myself off completely during the holidays and come back with a brand-new mood which has to be focused on studies. But the problem I’m facing now is there will be a week time after returning from holidays until the opening of college, which I find it hard to crack by filling don’t-know-what-to-do in my personal planner. Anyway, this year is going to be very exciting ahead!
I always feel there’s something missing in the recent posts. Yeah! You’ve got it right, Canon wide range of products! Haha, this post will mainly be on the products of Canon. Generally most people will first think of camera when they see Canon. This is inescapably true as Canon has been specializing in the manufacturing of optic for the past 70 years, and this serves as a very trusty factor for Canon to be one of the top players in the camera market. For the younger generation, especially students, they will also recognize Canon printers and calculators as their printing or calculating solutions. I’m going to concentrate on the camera, printer and calculator as well because I feel these are the things which are relative to the needs of my similar age group of friends as well as the younger generation. By the way it’s the final week for me to serve at CCS so in case some of the products below I’m about to recommend successfully added into your wish list, don’t hesitate to come to me would be the first thing you should do, you’ll be promised to have a great bargain. Hehe.
Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS
For some people, they will consider getting one of these tomorrow right after falling for the 6 colours option of this new ultra-compact camera. Consider the lightest among all the new cameras, this credit-card size IXUS 95 IS features 10 million megapixels, 3x optical zoom and a 2.5″ PureColor II LCD. The new Smart Auto means shooting via the Automatic mode has never been so easy and convenience as the camera automatically determines the right scene accordingly based on 18 pre-defined shooting situations.
Undoubtedly one of the most user-friendly cameras but great for general point-and-shoot and everyday shooting only at RRP RM988. Hey Mother’s Day is drawing near eh.
Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS
Finally, measuring at only 18.4mm the IXUS 100 IS is the slimmest camera Canon has ever produced. This sleek and gorgeous metallic-coated camera boasts 12.1 million megapixels, 3x optical zoom and a 2.5″ PureColor II LCD behind of the body. This beauty also comes with the ability to shoot High Definition (1280×720 @ 30fps) video to be on par with the advancement of HD technology.
Priced at irresistibly RRP RM1199, this beauty certainly has caught everybody’s eyes looking for camera with style and substance.
Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS
Canon has certainly made the right move by introducing camera with colour options and design elements. This curvaceous camera comes with 12.1 million megapixels, 4x optical zoom and a 2.8″ PureColor II Widescreen LCD in a blitz to allow user to shoot High Definition video with 16:9 aspect ratio. The IXUS 110 IS also brags a 28mm wide-angle lens to make effortless landscape or group shots.
Powerful compact with wide-angle and HD recording only at RRP RM1399. Ideal for people who likes landscape shooting, Deco? Hehe
*All the cameras shown above are equipped with the latest and powerful DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor and Image Stabilizer (IS). To explore more about Canon’s digital cameras, kindly visit http://www.digitaldreams.com.sg/ixus/.
Canon PIXMA MP145
The most afforadable inkjet photo printer to cater all your needs. It’s not a micro oven, tiny 2 picoliter and maximum resolution of 4800dpi give you the ability to produce photo lab quality printing. Bundled together with a scanner and photocopier, this MP145 simply do the everyday job for you with ease and speed.
RRP RM268. If you buy one, you don’t have to come to my place everytime just to print a page or two, Darren. Give you a free 4GB USB drive while stocks last.
Canon PIXMA MX318
Professional-looking all-in-one printer including Super G3 Fax. Print out photo lab quality photo and documents with its 2 picoliter droplets and 4800dpi maximum resolution in 22(B&W)/17(Colour) pages per minute. Scan, copy and fax effortlessly with the assistant of an Auto Document Feeder up to 30 A4 pages.
RRP RM468. If you buy one, you don’t have to come to my place everytime just to fax a page or two, Darren. Give you a free 4GB USB drive while stocks last, too.
Canon LS-270V II
Calculator goes colourful. Available in Spring Green, Autumn Orange, Summer Red and Winter Blue, these 4 pocket-sized calculators feature a 8-digits calculation capacity in a big display, dual power and mark up calculation as well. This lead-free lightweight product slips into just any pockets in your bag and calculate your numbers in a colourful way!
RRP RM17.50 only, great for gift. In fact, I have one of the orange ones with me.
Oh. Before I sign-off, here are,
the Compact Photo Printers
Canon Selphy CP770
Can’t believe I nearly miss out this thing. Shown above is the popular Selphy CP770 compact photo printer. Throw a party and snap photos, print ’em out instantly with the CP770. Handle your photo immediately when printing is done, the photo’s durable overcoating prevents water spills, finger prints and other hazards. Long lasting technology ensures you preserve your memories in either postcard or credit card size the best way you could.
RRP RM549 only. You don’t have to own a Canon, just pull out the memory card from your camera, plug in and print, it’s that easy!
Canon Selphy ES3
Let me clear off some myths. The Selphy ES series is different to that of the Selphy CP series. The ES series allow user to do Creative Printing, which user can customize their photo, like adding on clip arts, frames, calendar, album or even speech bubble before printing. Whilst the CP series is a great photo printer without Creative Printing, user can still expect the same quality of output between this two series of printer. Make use of the 1GB built-in memory to store your favourite prints and print wirelessly with optional Bluetooth adapter or via Infra Red.
RRP RM799 only. Save your memories the way you like.
Emm… Clearly this post is intended to draw some sales in the next 8 days as I’m going to leave CCS at the end of the month. So far, some of my friends did came to me to purchase a couple of unit cameras and I think they are very happy with what they got from me. It’s a good experience also to do some business with the people whom I know, haha. Lastly, if one of the items above really hits you, come visit me at Canon Lifestyle Concept Store, Mid Valley, don’t miss it.
[Part III ends]
Apparently someone is whining about the lack of updates of my blog ehhhhh.
Once Upon A Time
Ok. I’m undergoing some reminiscences here. Outdoor activities, entertainment and outings are things that look a million miles away from me, I hardly grasp the chance for these. Don’t get me wrong in first place, I’m not a workaholic, it’s just the nature of the job. Never mind. Last Monday I played the first badminton game in some 5 months, I didn’t know what was the feeling, but it felt good to work out all the sweat once in a very long while. After the game, Scott, Wallace and I went to Low Yat Plaza together. Oh my goodness, it just hit and questioned me when was the last time the three of us hang out together to this place. It just changed, so much. This kind of scenario happened again on the Wednesday when I rode with Scott to Mid Valley. When we were in the mall, both of us admitted time really changed things around. Assuming you visit a place for the first time at a certain age (young age I’m referring at here), the feeling you get from the first time will be certainly different to that of when you come back to the same place after 10 years for example. If you get me you’re a great listener, as I myself have no clue what am I crapping. I realized I’m yet to watch the first movie and eat the first crab, for the first time in some 150 days.
DOG DUNG! Could somebody tell me why am I keep on stepping on it? Yucks! Everytime it stick under my shoe my car’s interior get instant perfume which makes me feel like throwing up. The morale of the story is I must learn to avoid dung, or I must learn to clean up the mess if I’m careless. Similarly, in the workforce, do not leave dung behind for others to clean up. Commitment is the key.
Standing, Sitting, Wishing
Last month was a what-a-month-it-was for CCS. Godlike I’m almost, due to the regaining spending ability of parents from ‘school spending spree’ and the first ever photography fair in Malaysia – DCIM Show 2009. Specifically during the DCIM Show 2009, shoppers swamped into the store like tidal waves, they just don’t stop coming in. From time to time, the whole store was full of shoppers and there were only 5 of us which resulted some of the shoppers stomped out because they were not served in time. Taking experience from the first day of the fair, I resorted to a pack of Neslo-ais in order to keep me stay alerted. I almost become a holy god due to the fair. This month will be the final month for me in CCS. In fact, I’m resigning on the last day of April now though the initial projected resignation date was 5th of May. It’s still a good move. Mixtured moments now, just sitting, waiting and wishing. [Part II ends]
This blog (and some upcoming entries in the next few weeks) is going to cover mostly about the working life I’m having now since it’s the final month I’ll be working in Canon Concept Store (CCS) though I’ll be resigning on the 5th of May, mainly because I don’t want get relaxed too early before the islands trip which falls on 7th of May. By doing this way, I can take myself off completely from the working world and soak myself in the beautiful beach under the shinning sun, just relax, after some hectic thousands hours of all-work-and-no-play.
Back to the topic. My days in CCS are numbered now, yeah I think it’d be good to post stories about my working life, since I barely get to write ever since started working. Talking about this, perhaps I should kick-off with the early part. My life turned drastically after joining the workforce. Adjusting from high school to work place is the first thing to hit me. The working hours is still the biggest pullback although I had already get used to it. Working from ten to ten everday means no leisure time for me to carry out my favourite pastime or even to settle some personal thing because my time is all tied to the shop. It could get frustrating sometimes when I feel time is hard. I’d only get to rest once in a week, normally it falls on every Monday, but that in turn taught me a precious lesson – time management. The sacrifices are actually paying off by telling me how important time could be to a person, especially to people like me who used to waste a lot of time back in high school by doing NOTHING. Today, once I get a rest day, I know I only have 24 hours in the following week to accomplish the things that are important to me, I’d plan accordingly. I just don’t want to become the old me anymore, never. In fact, this has also further inclined my decision in topping TESL high on my courses of desired because I know I want a job that allows me to have flexible working hours. Right now, hopefully with fingers crossed I could secure a place for that.
There’s nothing wrong with long working hours, really. But when I think of the goods and bads of lengthy working hours… Good things are that of course there will be extra bucks for earning, boss praises you for being hardworking but boss as always gets to eat the bigger pie, an ideal training way to become a workaholic etc. On the other hand, the bad things are… actually a lot, but I’m more worried towards the issue of health. I don’t have to look far, I myself already starting to experience some health issues. It could be the nature of the job, there are blisters on my feet after standing on my feet for an extended period. I just hope it doesn’t get anywhere too far until it affects me. Money is important, health is way more important. I can’t agree with people who puts money infront of health or other things, because I can’t resist to lay my sympathy to those who ignore their healthcare, escpecially when they eventually fall under the palm of diseases.
I guess this entry has to be about working hours, it’s just not the way I planned to be. Anyway, if you’re curious about how did I make through such an extended working hours, emm… don’t have to be surprised, because it’s about Kevin Cheng. You know I’m a big fan of him and if you’re familiar with one of his series, Under The Canopy Of Love, he actually potrayed an executive in a shopping mall. Isn’t the working scenario is very similar to that of mine? We both work in a mall! Yes, I’m kind of inspired by this series, and at the same time I wanted to know how will it be like to work in a mall. And it just happened that I actually get to work in a mall! Differences? He is an executive, I’m just a trainee and he have Ko Yat Sze (Niki Chow), I have my cameras… Ok, take that as something delighting, because I’m here to “Delighting You Always”. But seriously, that series did more or less gave me the inspiration to carry on. Back to reality, what drives me is that the interest in photography, meeting different kinds of people, learning from mistakes, gaining knowledge that cannot be found on textbooks and etc. It’s not a bad job actually. [Part I ends]