Category Archives: DIY
I’ve recently gotten myself a Sony a6500 camera. It’s been really fun using it. But the lens cover has been a very annoying thing. I constantly need to find it after I’ve taken it off and when I need to take a quick shot of something, I need to take it off and put it away quick enough while composing my shot.
I notice that it’s been an extremely long time since my last post. I’m not sure if people actually read my blogs since they are random ramblings and DIY things for my OCDness. Anyways, I’ve been busy with work, other projects for work and also I had just moved not too long ago.(I’ve still got a couple of boxes that I’ll likely unpack in the near-never)
I have an old Boogie Board (Probably the first generation) that has run out of battery. I love my boogie board simply because it writes like paper and it is paperless. It’s pressure sensitive so, it’s great for sketching as well. The boogie board is supposed to allow for about 3,000 erases. Now, that’s a lot. I’ve had mine for about 2 years until it finally ran out of juice. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve got a handy little wooden box that I like to keep all my watercolour paint tubes and brushes. It also contains a couple of acrylic blocks to act as a makeshift palette. For the longest time, it was a simple thing of just dumping everything in the box and hopefully nothing gets lost. I hated it.
So, today I decided to make a little organiser. I used corrugated plastic cardboard for this. And black works fine for me as it gives a clean finish. So I started off by measuring the internal dimensions of the box and cutting out about 3-4 pieces. Read the rest of this entry
Recently, I tasked myself to build a playard/baby cage for Livy. We’ve been using one we got at a baby fair for quite a while but Livy has just been getting stronger and taller that she’s now able to climb out of it quite easily. She’s not even 18months, so it’s a little worrying for us since she cannot understand dangers and articulate things well enough. I’ve searched all over and all the playards are at a max height of 60cm. I needed something that could really contain my kid.
So I decided to build one out of plc water pipes. Now, I’ve never used this stuff before but I figured…ehhh… what the hell…how hard could it be?? So I headed down to a hardware store and bought some supplies after I did some initial drawings and measurements. I wanted something that was about 80cm wide by 150cm long by 100 cm tall. And I wanted something that had a door because at 100cm high… it’s impossible even for me to climb in and out of it easily. Read the rest of this entry
For those in Singapore, we live on a little island with very few TV content providers. And with the slow death of DVD rentals, it seems we have no choice but to live with whatever this island has to offer for TV and media entertainment, namely our two biggest providers – Singtel and Starhub. Read the rest of this entry
It’s almost 15 days to my drain flies extermination project. I’ve not seen any drain flies for the past couple of days. The numbers have dropped significantly in just 7 days. I also ran out of moth balls. I went to NTUC and found this massive ginormous tennis ball sized moth ball for only $0.85!! The best part about it is that I don’t have to keep refilling the moth balls everyday!
Friday will mark the 15th day, which should be the end of their life cycle. If everything goes well, I shouldn’t see these drain flies anymore. But as a precautionary, I’m just leaving my massive moth ball there till it sublimates completely.
Drain flies are horrible! They breed and live off slime and gunk in drains. And they’re almost impossible to get rid off. I’ve searched the internet for various solutions from pouring boiling water into drain, to pouring in vinegar with baking soda, to scrubbing the inside of the drain( Blehh….) I checked with exterminators, it’ll cost about $200 for a visit and they’d need to do multiple visits because these flies can come back. Like… what the heck man! $200 to get rid of these damn flies?!?!? Read the rest of this entry