It’s the final day of the event at Singapore Expo this year and needless to say, I discovered more stuffs there and bought something from that event. Various stuffs included the band and DJ performance taking place at the venue, karaoke booths, NES/Famicom clone booth and even the home theater venue from another brand.
About the band and DJ performance taking place there, the performance was bound to start sometime at night there and you need various knowledge if you wanted to register for it. Second is the karaoke booths which I forgot to blog about where you can buy the karaoke machine home. It’s not the laserdisc player that has the karaoke mode I’m referring to ever since I had ones in my childhood. Various laserdisc players have their internal karaoke scoring system while the external karaoke scoring addons are just the addons for the existing physical media players. These from this year’s SITEX event are more or less the home equivalent to Joysound public karaoke center. There’s the Joysound addon for game consoles but again, it’s just an external karaoke addon for an existing system. I don’t do the karaoke thing but it was an interesting discovery at the IT event. Next is the home theater booth from Devialet and I saw a giant turntable which is so suited for home entertainment in the living room although I don’t know if you can fit the existing vinyl records but as the purpose suggests, that turntable there wasn’t DJ-suited as it is quite large like a table with spinnable center.
Lastly is the NES/Famicom clone booth where I saw two consoles that looked like the NES Classic Edition and the Famicom with its cartridge slot but they were clones like always with the cartridges being the multi-game carts. Why would they get involved in IT events like this? This is some technology that could be suited in China or something and I already got my childhood wasted due to non-genuine systems and cartridges. I bet Nintendo won’t accept something like this. The PC-Engine and its games I had played in my childhood were genuine and so is the Game Boy Color that I have although the games I played on that console weren’t genuine as they were in the multi-game cart. Perhaps, I could have bought the NES Classic Edition if I wanted to but the problem is that I might end up leaving other games unplayed and it may be the same for SNES Classic Edition that recently came out this year. At least those systems are genuine, so are the games stored in them internally and the emulation is official and superior. The Famicom clone being shown at the booth had the higher sound pitch for some reason but its controllers had additional buttons for turbo-fire.
In the end, I bought the Sony-branded bluetooth speaker and the ASUS-branded gaming mechanical keyboard. Not to mention that I decided not to attend the discussion meeting today and the exploration took such a long time since the event is quite big. Even the PC Show event at Singapore Expo is said to be large as well like it takes two halls. Talk about a few hours taken in exploring the venue that the meeting already ended by then. The way the meeting starts and ends is some kind of chanting. Additional thing I saw from the Tech Career booth had the list of IT jobs like System Administrator, Network Engineer, IT Support Technican along with the company like OPUS which I recognized from Jobsbank or something.
Thankfully like a few years ago, I wasn’t asked to explain about why didn’t I attend those events I had been avoiding but to explain that I went elsewhere would open opportunities to some consequences like I would be held back a year or something for messing with the importance level as if those events were more important than the DJ lessons I had. However, all of these were just my imaginations.
One imaginary story is that you get approached and mailed by someone who dresses up as a magic teacher as part of his disguise and told to attend his events despite the fact that they are organized illegally in which you’ll think that nobody attends them. By avoiding his events, there will be consequences given but on the contrary, the consequences are false all along that you shouldn’t worry about in the first place. Even worse is that he has hijacked the school system of all magic academies in which all freshmen including you get chosen incorrect courses that many magic teachers from all magic academies will investigate the incident. And yet he denies all the bad things he’s done and claims that it’s for the sake of students’ graduation from the engineering field he’s heavily obsessed with through those events. Normally, there are no consequences for missing, failing to attend or avoiding academic events but he’s made things way too strict that he holds back those who don’t attend his events for a year or something. The controversy has been going on for several months but even if he’s charged by kingdom courts, it’s already wasted the long time of the victims’ in which the victims will finally get to study the ones they truly want based on various criteria.
For this year’s SITEX, it’s a different story. The discussion meeting wasn’t part of my main interest in the first place like it looked alienating to us and who the hell came up with the negotiation and idea to drag me into such nonsensical shit in the first place.