April 22nd, 2009


:: Acer Smart Handheld Launch ::

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ACER officially launches its series of Smart Handhelds in Singapore, and I was one of the fortunate ones
Who popped by this event to take a look. I was surprised that ACER has bought over companies such as
Gateway and Packard Bell, and more importantly, ETEN. I used to be an ETEN owner and have been 
impressed by ETEN's products, especially the Glofiish PDAs. That was before I migrated from being a
Windows Mobile user to an iPhone user.

With this acquisition of ETEN, ACER is well-poised to be a leader in the Smart Handheld market, after
having emerged as the world's number one in the Netbook market, and ranked second in the Notebook market globally. Of the new models, ACER DX900 (S$799) offers a dual-SIM function that allows users to
keep track of personal to business communications in one device, while ACER DX650 (S$599) takes
user-interface to new levels with a dual-face design, featuring a touch screen on one side and finger-
friendly keypad on the other. For more info, visit here.

With more competitors in the fray, I think Apple will have to be more innovative. While I like ACER's offerings,
I would not be switching the iPhone which I purchased last september for another gadget. In fact, I look
forward to the upcoming iPhone 3.0 release in June. It better be an impressive update, else the newcomers
like ACER will upstage APPLE with their low-priced full-featured devices.


:: Anniversary, No More Heartaches ::

:: Anniversary, No More Heartaches ::

And so B and I had our Anniversary meal yesterday.
At the same old place, that Japanese eatery at Taka.
That was the first place we had a meal together, eight years ago.
B, fresh out of the army then, made it a point to buy me a nice dinner.
 We hooked up almost immediately and were together for six years.
Even though we have embarked on our own little journeys, it was comforting
To know that the mutual care for each other remains.
When age catches up with us, as we grow older and older,
More of our future gets written in stone, and become, the past.
And with more history accumulated along the way,
Reflecting over past episodes becomes a frequent activity.
I realized that I was too masterful with B;
I didn't like B to drink coffee; I deem it to be an addiction.
And I demanded an IPPT Gold, to match mine.
Now, upon reflection, I realized that all these didn't matter.
It is the connection, chemistry and the companionship that do.
B, too, realized the quandary that I used to be in,
When I had to make all the planning and decisions in
Where to go, what to do, and the whos, hows, and the whys.
Hence the importance in joint planning and decision-making, he reckoned.
In fact, we had a great chat and then laughed about it.

And as old ties are renewed, I hope, just like everyone else would have hoped for themselves,
That I have found my final love, and that the both of us will love each other forever,
For we will never need to feel the pain of any heartbreaks, and that the rest of our future
Would be henceforth filled with beautiful memories which we will never need to put away.