Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Short Lived Lighters

I was in Guangzhou 广州 recently with the missus. I chanced upon some cool oil lighters at a small stall along Beijing Road.
I bought two of them without a second thought.



I was glad I took some photos of them back in the hotel room before I packed them in my check-in luggage the day before departure.
While checking in our luggage at the counter, the CSO asked if we have anything to declare like drugs, live plants, weapons or flammable items.
My dear declared that we have lighters in my luggage. The CSO straight out said that no lighters are allowed on board the plane, check-in or hand carry. Funny though, I read that the TSA of USA even allows one lighter to be carried per passenger. Never knew that China of all countries to be that strict.
I transferred my brand spanking new lighters to my hand carry in hopes of convincing the boarding CSOs that they are harmless as there is no fuel in them.
Sure enough, the guy behind the x-ray machine spotted my 2 lighters and ask for my bag to be opened for inspection. I calmly took them out and explained that there is no fuel in them. The lady inspector says that there is still the flint and wheel which can produce sparks, hence it is not allowed on board.
With a heavy heart, I surrendered my gorgeous collectibles to the authorities.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

LEATHERMAN SIDEKICK













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LEATHERMAN CRATER C33T
A multitool knife - comes with flat and philips screwdriver and a carabiner cum bottle cap opener.








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Thursday, December 29, 2011

GERBER FLIK MULTITOOL
It is an excellent fun tool.











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Monday, October 31, 2011

IPHONE 4 - BLADE T.D Design Aluminium Case
I bought a cool looking iPhone 4 aluminium case from ebay.
It fits perfectly at first......

The grey frame, red bezel & the accessories




Fits snuggly onto the iPhone 4


The silent button is a little difficult to access if you ain't got long finger nails



There's a lanyand hole


There's an opening slot for you to access the sim card


And openings for the charger/data slot and speakers


Here comes the problem.
The slot for the charger is exactly the size of the original charger connector.
Any other 3rd party charger connector would be unable to fit in.


I used a round file to widen the slot.
But there are still limitations to other charger connectors.


Then I decided to get rid of the entire slot.
Now it fits all sorts of iPhone charger connectors.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PHOTOBOOK - OUR ROM
Hooted a Groupon for a photobook some time ago to create a memorable album for our ROM pics.

11x8.5 Medium Landscape Imagewrap
Paper: 170gsm Premium Silk
Cover: ImageWrap Matte Lamination

The hardcover


The underside of the hard cover


The binding part


The printing on the spine was accurate


Colors turn out pretty good



We are very pleased with the outcome of this photobook.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

[HOOT] BRAUN BUFFEL - HIVE COLLECTION
HIVE-379
Centre flap wallet with coin compartment






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