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Mid-Century Modern, WHAT?!

21 Oct

Yes, I have been working hard to keep my room clean.

But you know what,,, it is difficult,,, because day by day, more and more, stuff fill up your room.

I moved to Tokyo in the beginning of 2015.

Let me just show you my room and how it is set up.

You never know,,, it may help someone layout their room…;P

I always wanted a long desk so here is my setup.

I got two muji desks that are L120cm x W60cm each. I first bought two “Dulton Stool Clipper 2s” ivory and grey.

I then bought the Eames plastic arm chair in Peacock blue. (Top picture)

I think its a rare color, haven’t seen it anywhere.

SETUP LIST

-iMac27 inch

-SONY Bravia KDL-40W600B //60000yen

-Dulton Stool Clipper 2 Ivory //6000yen

-Dulton Stool Clipper 2 Grey //6000yen

-Muji Desk // 19500yen (Wood top 12000yen, Leg-7500yen)

http://www.muji.net/store/cmdty/detail/4934761394565

http://www.muji.net/store/cmdty/detail/4547315914562

Any Questions? I will try to answer:)

Fresh iMac (2010)

27 Sep

Hello!
The other day (a month ago… to be exact)
A well known man of mine gave me an aluminum box. Engraved on the back was an apple mark.

He told me that possibly the hdd died out on it.
He didn’t want to tackle the time to go through procedures to get “this” surfing the web.

So,,, I became the lucky one, to adapt this product.

Its a 27in Mid 2010, iMac
with 16gb of RAM

I have decided to give it a shot to replace the dead HDD with an SSD.

with a lot of help from ifixit.com I was able to get the machine running again!

the cost was roughly around $300.

That said,,, I am back to have fun. just fun.

P.S. Steezy bought an iMac !

Specifications on my iMac set up is listed below
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1. The site that navigated this project.

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+EMC+2309+and+2374+Hard+Drive+Replacement/1634

2. The SSD i used “Crucial MX100 SSD 512 GB”

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/storage-ssd-mx100

3. Mac SSD Mounter (bought from Japanese Site)

http://www.akibakan.com/BCAK0075290/

4. “SSD Fan Control” app to control the fan. (Since I had to take off the thermal sensor.

http://exirion.net/ssdfanctrl/
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Coffee Meister

14 Feb

I never used to drink coffee….until I started working.

Now, I really love coffee. To enjoy my “weekend coffee” more, I recently bought a coffee grinder from Zassenhaus and a moka pot Brikka from Bialetti. The Brikka has a new valve thingy that produces foam to make coffee more like an espresso.

Also got a 100% Arabica blend from my favorite coffee shop in Landshut, ARAN.

Can’t wait for the weekend!

New Lens Sigma 30mm f1.4

4 Feb

Yesterday I bought my third lens: the Sigma 30mm f1.4.

I was first surprised at the weight of the lens which weighs about 400g. Adding that to the 820g 7D adds up to about 1.2kg. The weight does help out stabilize the camera during shoots, but after a while it does get tiresome.

The lens came with a bag and a hood.

Now on to the lens itself. I had difficulties with the lens to focus correctly. There are blogs written about the Sigma 30mm to have Micro Adjustments. When I had the lens on my 7D, I also felt that the focus was off. I tested the lens by shooting objects with the center focus point in f1.4. However the focus was slightly off to the side.I really didn’t think that this was a problem until one of my friends used the lens on his rebel and told me that he couldn’t get the focus going (I didn’t tell him about the problem). I then thought whether I should take the lens back to the shop to have it checked.

but… after using it for a day, the problem was gone…

Strange…Now I can shoot crisp images.

Overall: Although I have only used it for a day I am liking it. I have been using the Canon 50mm f1.8 II, but the 30mm makes it a lot easier to shoot portraits. I will stay away from my 50mm for a while. ^^

 

 

Light of the Fireflies

23 Jan

My grandpa took out his harmonica on New Years Eve.

He gave my family and I a mini concert.
Here is the rough edit^^ of “Hotaru no Hikari”
Shot on Canon 7D, 50mm f1.8 lens

[Timelapse]Nara

20 Jan

Too bad I can only upload one HD video per week on Vimeo…

In my previous video “Flashback”, I put a portion of a timelapse I shot. For those of you who are interested in seeing the entire thing, here it is 😀

During my stay in Japan, there was one evening where it was super windy and cloudy, and I thought it would be interesting to shoot a short timelapse to capture the movement of the clouds.

I had initially planned on shooting till the sunrise, but the battery died on me…

Anyways, I hope you enjoy.

Music by Daft Punk.

[Flashback] Japan

20 Jan

Bits and pieces from my winter break in Japan.

Thanks to my amazing friends, I had an awesome time in Japan.

Decided to leave the clips ungraded to give it the low contrast look that I really like.
The super slomo part is done with Twixtor in AE, and I think it came out really well.

Music by Bon Iver.

Car Chunky Car

20 Jul

Chunky stopped by my house today with his car.

So we took some shots.

[Scenery] Japan

24 Jun

Japan-ism

24 Jun