Greetings from humid Singapore — I’m here for a short stopover before heading to Tokyo in July. Admittedly, I was only back home in Australia for two days before taking off on a plane again. So while sky high rides can wear one out, what’s life without frenzy?
For my first Q&A instalment, I’ve teamed up with Lenovo Australia to clue you in on how I survive — away from my usual quarters.
Lenovo: What is your ideal outfit for long plane trips?
I like to sport a neutral blazer, a pair of casual trousers and some sharp loafers. Plus, a dash of red lipstick really perks up any outfit.
What would we see in your suitcase for trips away?
How do you keep yourself occupied on long flights?
Eat. Seriously, food takes most things off my mind — and I can never sleep on planes. What I’ve also realised is I tend to watch sad movies and order plenty of orange juice.
Sometimes, I’m stressed and have to resort to working on board. Thankfully, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook is a PC when I need it, a tablet when I want it. The secret: The Yoga 2 Pro’s unique design and touchscreen display allows the screen to flip around 360 degrees, which means I can select the mode I use based on what I choose to do.
Anything that makes my life easier, I’m easily a convert.
Where is your dream holiday destination?
Either Iceland or Norway for the Northern Lights.
What is your essential summer fashion item?
You’ve been doing a lot of work in Singapore lately. What is your favourite thing about Singapore?
The fact that you can find food whenever, wherever. There are food stalls, cafes and restaurants at every corner and that’s awesome — for me anyway.
But definitely not the weather.
Do you prefer using a tablet or PC when editing your photos?
I do enjoy easily changing between four modes — Laptop, Stand, Tablet and Tent.
But for post production, I tend to stick with PC. I feel there’s a lot more control with a mouse.
Though one sweet party trick to note is the motion control where the webcam is used as an input device — effortlessly flip pages, rewind or forward music, change volume, and gesture other simple commands with the flick of a hand. And voice control lets me perform tasks by simply telling the ultrabook what to do or by asking a question.
Dear Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, how do I look today? Is the red lipstick too much?
Now that all’s answered and done — with Q&A part two coming soon, I must leave you. Sleep is calling.
But my online presence will always be there for you to harass. Happy July.