Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Holiday Greetings: Happy New Year 2023

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Happy New Year 2023!

Golden hour at Whipsnade Zoo in the UK. Clear blue skies over a snow-covered landscape in the English countryside. #t4tShotWithHuaweiMate50pro

Golden hour at Whipsnade Zoo in the UK. Clear blue skies over a snow-covered landscape in the English countryside. #t4tShotWithHuaweiMate50pro

May 2023 bring peace, happiness and good fortune to you and your loved ones.

Yeoman Warder Briggs says Happy New Year 2023 to you from the Tower of London! #t4tShotWithHuaweiMate50pro

Yeoman Warder Briggs says Happy New Year 2023 to you from the Tower of London! #t4tShotWithHuaweiMate50pro

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Holiday Greetings: Fourth and Final Christmas Card for 2022

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Today is the fourth day of Christmas. Here’s the final Christmas card from my recent winter vacation in the Cotswolds. This post was first published on The Travel Memoir.

A view of fresh powdered snow from the warmth of the dining room in the little cottage we stayed in during our winter vacation in the Cotswolds in the United Kingdom. This photo was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone.

A view of fresh powdered snow from the warmth of the dining room in the little cottage we stayed in during our winter vacation in the Cotswolds in the United Kingdom. This photo was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone.

It had not snowed in the Cotswolds for a few years now so it was a pleasant surprise to see the neighbourhood blanketed with snow when we woke up one evening.

As a result, we got to see a side of the Cotswolds not usually experienced by tourists – a winter wonderland of charming cottages nestled in a snowy landscape.

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Holiday Greetings: On the third day of Christmas …

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Today is the third day of Christmas. Another Christmas card from my recent winter vacation in the Cotswolds. This post was first published on The Travel Memoir.

In the photo is this beautifully lit house on Church Street in Broadway, which we visited just after sunset.

In the photo is this beautifully lit house on Church Street in Broadway, which we visited just after sunset.

May peace be with you and your loved ones Always.

In the photo is one of many charming cottages we admired during our tour of the Cotswolds in the UK this winter.

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Holiday Greetings: Boxing Day 2022

Monday, December 26th, 2022

It’s Boxing Day and the second day of Christmas. Spare a thought for those who have been of service to you.

These two cheery

These two cheery “Gingerbread” couple welcomed us at the Church of St Peter and St Paul when we were returning to our cottage in the Cotswolds after dark and decided to take a walk around the village. This photo was taken with a Huawei Mate 50 Pro smartphone.

Boxing Day is a public holiday in many countries celebrating the day after Christmas.

According to Wikipedia, “though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to poor people, today Boxing Day forms part of Christmas celebrations, with many people choosing to take advantage of Boxing Day sales”.

The Oxford English Dictionary gives the earliest attestation from Britain in 1743, defining it as “the day after Christmas day”, and saying “traditionally on this day tradespeople, employees, etc., would receive presents or gratuities in the form of “Christmas Boxes” from their customers or employers.”

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Holiday Greetings: Merry Christmas 2022

Sunday, December 25th, 2022

Here’s wishing everyone who celebrates Christmas a very Blessed X’mas!

We found this charming X'mas tree and fireplace in the House of MinaLima Harry Potter Shop in London, a collaboration between two graphic designers (Miraphora and Eduardo Lima) who created the entire graphic universe of the Harry Potter movies and the Wizarding World.

We found this charming X’mas tree and fireplace in the House of MinaLima Harry Potter Shop in London, a collaboration between two graphic designers (Miraphora and Eduardo Lima) who created the entire graphic universe of the Harry Potter movies and the Wizarding World.

May peace be with you and your loved ones in this festive season.

Fans of Harry Potter must visit the House of MinaLima (in the Christmas Card above) when you visit London.

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Circles.Life Ventures into Travel with Jetpac Subscription Service

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

With the resumption of travel following the restrictions during the heights of the pandemic, Singapore telco Circles.Life is venturing into the travel sector with its new subscription service for travellers – Jetpac.

Siddarth Chaturvedi, country head for Singapore at Circles.Life, launches the Jetpac travel subscription service at the Mandala Club in Singapore.

Siddarth Chaturvedi, country head for Singapore at Circles.Life, launches the Jetpac travel subscription service at the Mandala Club in Singapore.

The details of the Jetpac subscription can be found in this story from the preview I attended last week in Singapore.

For the moment, the core services – Lite Pac at S$10-per-month – includes the provision of global roaming data, and access to airport lounge during flight delays.

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Preview: Circles.Life to Launch Jetpac for Travellers

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Singapore’s telco Circles.Life is venturing into the travel sector with its new subscription service for travellers – Jetpac. Details below.

Jetpac from Circles.Life will launch on 1 November 2022, with a Pokemon-partnered “Dare to Roam” celebration on 30 October from at *SCAPE, Singapore. Click to enlarge.

Jetpac from Circles.Life will launch on 1 November 2022, with a Pokemon-partnered “Dare to Roam” celebration on 30 October from at *SCAPE, Singapore. Click to enlarge.

Monthly subscriptions are available in three tiers:

  1. Insure Pac: S$30
  2. Pro Pac: S$20
  3. Lite Pac: S$10

Subscribers enjoy global roaming data with rollover of unused data; access to airport lounges in case of flight delays; monthly Expedia vouchers (Pro Pac & Insure Pac) that can be accumulated; as well as travel insurance (Insure Pac only).

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Accessory Review: Belkin BoostCharge USB-C to USB-C Cable 100W

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): For charging MacBooks and laptops that need greater power, get the BoostCharge USB-C to USB-C Cable 100W from Belkin.

The Belkin BoostCharge USB-C to USB-C cable 100W will allow you to charge any laptop currently in the market, and maximise the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger (sold separately).

The Belkin BoostCharge USB-C to USB-C cable 100W will allow you to charge any laptop currently in the market, and maximise the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger (sold separately) .

For laptops with high charging ratings eg. the 16-inch MacBook Pro with a 96W charger, you’ll need a high power rated charging cable like this BoostCharge 100W USB-C to USB-C charging cable from Belkin.

It also makes the most of the maximum 96W USB-C charging port on the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger.

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Accessory Review: Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB-C Cables

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): Need rugged and durable USB-C cables with USB-A or USB-C connectors for your Android devices or PCs? Check out these two cables from Belkin.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB-C to USB-A Cable (S$34.90) and USB-C to USB-C Cable (S$39.90) are available at Belkin LazMall and Belkin Shopee Mall.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB-C to USB-A Cable (S$34.90) and USB-C to USB-C Cable (S$39.90) are available at Belkin LazMall and Belkin Shopee Mall.

When I got the BoostCharge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger from Belkin, I also got two USB-C cables along with it, for charging my Android smartphones, tablets, PCs and other gadgets like smartwatches and earbuds.

  1. Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB-C to USB-C Cable (S$39.90)
  2. Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB-A to USB-C Cable (S$34.90)

These cables are more durable and flexible compared to generic cables – they are supposedly up to 30x more durable and are more resistant to tangling, fraying and kinks.

They have been tested to survive more than 30 thousand bends.

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Accessory: Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex Lightning to USB Cables

Sunday, July 10th, 2022

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): Need charging USB cables with Lightning connectors for your Apple devices? Check out these two cables from Belkin.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB to Lightning cables are available for S$39.90 each at Challenger stores and online, Belkin LazMall and Belkin Shopee Mall.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB to Lightning cables are available for S$39.90 each at Challenger stores and online, Belkin LazMall and Belkin Shopee Mall.

Over the weekend, I got these two cables for my nephew who is an Apple fan.

  1. Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB-A Cable with Lightning Connector
  2. Belkin BoostCharge Pro Flex USB-C Cable with Lightning Connector

Why use these cables instead of those generic cables that came with the devices?

Because of greater durability and flexibility.

Belkin boasts that the BoostCharge Pro Flex USB cables are up to 30x more durable than ordinary cables, so that they are more resistant to tangling, fraying and kinks.

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