The One about the Opteka SW-1 Sidewinder Joystick Pistol Grip Ball Head

I have been wanting a pistol ball head grip for my camera for a while. As much as I wanted the Vanguard version, with my focus on saving money on glass, it means I have to resort to a more economical route and so, my decision was to go with the Opteka SW-1 Sidewinder. For $30, I could only hope it’s worth it. I’ve struggled with going for this version […]

The One about the AHAVA Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream

AHAVA Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream is an interesting product is the fact that it is made by AHAVA based in the Dead Sea of Israel. The hand cream which is about three inches high utilizes mineral spring water from the dead sea and Ethylhexyl, Palmitate, Celeareth-30 & Celearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Catearyl Sulfate and more. The hand cream is definitely rich and thick and not at […]

The One about Purchasing Baseball (NPB) Tickets in Japan

For those who are traveling to Japan and want to watch a baseball game will want to purchase their tickets through sites like While there is a small fee tacked into the price, one must remember that you are literally hiring someone to get you the best seats available (you can let them know which area you prefer to sit), without the hassle, without having to wait in line […]

The One about Tokyo Skytree

In 2012, Tokyo Skytree was unveiled to the public. A broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, the tower is the “tallest tower” in the world and the second tallest structure in the world. Tokyo Skytree also serves as the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kanto region.   As of 2015, Tokyo Skytree now has free Wi-Fi service and the location has a great view of […]

The One about the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Fingernail Clipper

A nail cutter from Germany that does precise cuts…but are you willing to pay $22 for a nail cutter?  Introducing the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Fingernail Clipper. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical by Zwilling’s claim of precise clean cuts and really, I was thinking, how would this nail cutter be any different from a cheaper nail cutter. At first I was a bit curious because of […]

The One about The Monogram Checklist: The Films of Monogram Pictures Corporation, 1931-1952

I watch and review a lot of films each year and each time I sit down and watch a Monogram Pictures film, I get a little excited and that is because I’m a big fan of B-films made from the 1930’s-1940’s.  More specifically, I’m a fan of films from Monogram Pictures. For those not familiar with Monogram Pictures and those who do know the company and roll their eyebrows and […]

The One about the Monster NTune On-Ear Headphones V3

With the headphone market getting a little crowded and competition ramping up among various companies, many are trying to capture audiences with flashy/stylish headphones that deliver quality sound. Monster has their line of headphones known as N-Tune (version I am reviewing is the HD version) which offer various colors. The version I am reviewing is a blue metallic headphone with chrome-like accent on the side. The combination is very cool […]