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OPPO Camera Phone introduces F1, “The Selfie Expert” to Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  The 18th of February 2016 saw OPPO Camera Phone hosting a press conference at the hotel, Galadari, with the sole purpose of announcing the arrival of the brand new F1, the first of OPPO’s latest F Series. The launch was formerly announced on the 15th of January 2016 in Shenzhen, with online preorder facilities on and Amazon opening to the public that same day.

Dubbed the “Selfie Expert,” the F1 features a standout 8 MP front-facing camera, a sophisticated photography platform, and powerful software specially designed to make capturing stunning selfies a breeze, all backed by OPPO’s spectacular build quality and design.

In addition to the outstanding selfie features, which include Beautify 3.0, Screen Flash as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 series Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM, which can be expanded by 128GB, the F1 also offers a great overall photography experience. The F1 sports a 13 MP rear camera with an ISOCELL sensor for reducing pixel noise. The camera also features phase detection autofocus (PDAF), delivering a focus time of just 0.1 seconds, equivalent to the performance of an SLR camera.

The camera is backed by OPPO’s own Pure Image 2.0+ camera platform, offering a huge range of filters and plug-ins for everyone from the aspiring photographer to the meme-making savant. Users can also experiment with Ultra-HD, which creates 50 MP photos composed of four consecutive photos, or other eye-popping features like Super Macro, HDR, Double Exposure, Slow Shutter, Super GIF and more.

OPPO believes beautiful photos need a beautiful phone to match. The 60-degree angles of the F1’s two eye-catching chamfered edges are the result of precise calculations and numerous rounds of testing to ensure an unbeatable hand feel without skimping on any of the visual impact. Meanwhile, the OPPO’s designers scoured three countries in search of the finest aluminum alloy for the back panel. After putting the Japanese material they chose through close to 40 polishing procedures, the designers were able to make good on their vision of giving the F1 a texture like “metal silk”.

On January 26th 2016, it was reported that OPPO sold 50 million units in 2015, representing a year-on-year growth of 67 percent. Propelled by this success, OPPO has broken into the top ten smartphone brands worldwide, ranking eighth in global market share, according to a recent report by TrendForce.

OPPO soared in 2015 on its “simple, focused” strategy, which prioritized product quality and user experience above all. Meanwhile, a host of innovative signature technologies, such as the VOOC Flash Charge quick-charging solution and a versatile, feature-packed camera platform, won the favor of consumers around the world.

Strategic brand partnerships have also been a contributor to OPPO’s rise in 2015, and are continuing to have a huge impact on the company’s global brand awareness. Among the most high profile of these is, OPPO’s ongoing three-year partnership with FC Barcelona, which has afforded opportunities to connect with the fans and followers of one of the most popular football clubs in the world. Meanwhile, a recently announced partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), which will serve to allow OPPO to play an influential role in the upcoming Twenty 20 World Cup 2016, is set to open up a host of exciting opportunities in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and a range of OPPO’s other cricket-loving markets.

“We are very excited about the introduction of the new F1 to Sri Lanka. We have had phenomenal response to the announcement of the launch on an international level and we expect to see a similar response here in Sri Lanka as well” stated Kevin Law the Brand Manager of OPPO in Sri Lanka. The F1 will be available on the Sri Lankan Market around the 25th of February 2016, at the price of only Rs. 36,990.00.


What Your School Didn’t Teach You & Response TL;DR version

During the weekend there was social media uproar regarding an article that was featured in the Colombo Telegraph by Thisuri Wanniarachchi titled: What Your Schools Didn’t Teach You

Unfortunately even though Thisuri had some valid pointers, her article was written in a way that depicted a level of prejudice and hurt, which lead most of the reader to quickly disown her views because it makes them feel victimized. Many felt the article generalizing certain aspects of the big match/Colombo boy’s school culture and responded in vague and butt-hurt manner. Others accepted it wholeheartedly.

Of the many responders that were voiced one very eloquently written post ( A Letter to Thisuri Wanniarachchi) by Kithmina Hewage articulated and pointed out why the article offends and at certain points:

An inability to justify your claims simply proves that you are as prejudicial as those you accuse of prejudice.

“An absence of a university degree does not imply that an individual is “socially and intellectually backward”. It, however, demonstrates that those who judge the worth of an individual based on their degree is socially and intellectually backward.”

And other times not but admitted that as a society we have an inherent problem and needs to be addressed:

“We should all draw more attention to this deficit and constructively contribute to this discourse in order to find suitable solutions.”

23 lessons I learned in my 23 years

24th lessons I learned in my 24 years:

24. Take chances even if you know the outcome is awful. You’re only 24 and you only know so much, so add to your experience what ever you can. Experiment on things you feel that will make you better.

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18th September 2015 – I AM 23! I started writing this list exactly one month ago – 18th August 2015. I completed it two hours ago. I gave this a lot of thought, and think this covered most of the important lessons (in no particular order). Reflecting on incidents that made an impact on my life was an inspiring exercise. Most people might see 23 years like a short period. However, if you look closely, you can learn so much from each situation. Whether you are younger or older, here is some wisdom I got in my 23 years that you might find interesting.

  1. Nothing comes easy – but hard work pays off, big time! Outcome is depended on how much effort I put in, and I would not have it any other way.
  2. Experience is everything – don’t fuss over a puny salary.
  3. “Don’t make assumptions” –…

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Love, Rosie

Finally, after waiting for it to come out almost a year watched “Love, Rosie” the movie. A complete let down comparing with the book, but as a stand alone movie separate from this book it was a heart warming and feel wrecking story of two best friends who kept missing each other when it came to love.

Obviously the movie left out a lot from the book (parts that made the story so much more meaningful and satisfying at the end). Like Rosie’s first husband and Alex’s son. Katie grew up way to fast and her relationship with Toby was rushed.


All in all I’d give it a 4/10

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The truth and the opposite

This post and I made a very strong emotional connection, therefore I shall share.

Sheruni Alles.

It was never supposed to be this way.

It was never supposed to be this heart strangling, suffocating, engulfing pain

I never meant to commit emotional suicide

Depression was a pit I blindly let myself walk into

I should have watched my step,

Perhapslooked forward,

Maybe jumped over it,or walked around it

But no, I walked straight into it

Face first, flat down


Im stuck now, unable to breath,

Too proud to ask for help

I ought to get up, but…

Though it’s dark and painful, it’s constant

Can’t get worse than this right?

What if I move and it hurts more?

I’d rather stay down than get up and fall again

It’s the impact that hurts

Who knew those flames of passion would be the very thing that burns me down to ashes?


Lift me and carry me up

Hold me tight

Don’t let me fall again

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Elmo’s First Post: First Ever Camping

Elmo’s first blog post and it’s about a resent camping trip we did awhile back. Since I couldn’t (my excuse: being having to dive head first into #SMdayCMB preparations as soon as I got back, about which also I need to write about) write my own perspective of my experience, and this post does an excellent job of summing up the whole nine yards I am reblogging this post.

Check out my boy @elmoQ twitter for some interesting tweets as well.

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Campsite View View of the campsite

This blog was set up several months ago but I couldn’t make up my mind on what this blog should be about or what I should write about. Time passed by and then I was invited to join a camping, with a group of people including @rothbourne. This was my first camping and during the camp it is that I finally got the idea for my first blog post.

The camping was planned for Hortain Plains in Nuwara Eliya, which apparently has 3 campsites. We set off on a Friday night at around 11pm, and traveled along the Kandy Road. There are three major routes to Nuwara Eliya and the Kandy Road route was the longest, but this known route was chosen for the want of not losing our way amidst the dark mountains in the middle of Sri Lanka, when everyone else was sleeping.


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