Here are some photos I took of my Blackberry Bold 9900 unboxing. Admittedly, this is actually the first Blackberry I’ve ever had the privilege of using every day and though I realize that the company is really going through some rocky times at the moment I have to say that overall this unit is physically quite nice.
Unlike last year when I made the horrible mistake of lining up….five unsuccessful times to buy an iPhone 4 (a feat I will never allow myself to partake in ever again!) this year I decided to do the less-stressful activity and order my iPhone 4S online right from the Apple store. In fact I stayed up till 3AM, which got delayed to 4AM, just to be one of the first in line to place my order. Thankfully that went through without a hitch although being delayed is always aggravating.
My next set of pictures come from Fairview Mall which is probably my most visited shopping mall of all time. I don’t know whether or not that is a positive or negative factor! Regardless, here are a few shots from different angles of the food court area which was renovated a few years ago. Before the renovation this area used to be empty space that was only utilized for special events such as building Santa Claus’ castle during X-Mas season. The food court was previously located upstairs near the cinemas but I figure that the owner decided on a major redesign. I can’t say it has hurt as the food court is almost continuously packed and is about impossible to find a seat on weekends.
For my first photography post I looked into my recent photo backups and realized that I might as well start from a recent event thus here are two shots I took while I was lining up on iPad 2 launch day at the Best Buy at Markville Shopping Mall. I can’t say that they are the most interesting or dynamic shots I’ve ever taken but as is customary with these types of events I find people tend to take shots of the huge lineup as a kind of memento. In hindsight I wish I had taken a photo of the iPad 2 launch in Fairview Mall since people were lining up from the Apple Store all the way to the other side of the mall – we’re talking hundreds of people!