The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Saturday, 30 May 2020

#TheLifesWayReviews - DJI Osmo Action #OsmoAction @DJIGlobal #ProductReview

Hi Friends, 

I received this DJI Osmo Action camera for review for 2 weeks from DJI - Core Group and what a camera it is. I have never used any of the action cameras before and this was my first time ever with this category of cameras. It was during the time of Jacaranda bloom when I had this opportunity to test the capabilities of this action camera. The video is live on my youtube channel.
#TheLifesWayReviews - DJI Osmo Action #OsmoAction @DJIGlobal #ProductReview
DJI Osmo Action has a built-in battery that helps you to take videos on the go and directly competes with the famous GoPro range of products. I really loved the front screen which is really helpful in case you are doing some kind of vlogging and selfies. I took the Osmo Action for a cycle tour when I went to to the PWC Bike Park and did some cycling there along with my daughter. I also took the shots of the earthen Diya on the occasion of Diwali or during those days and the camera became too hot as it was kept almost at around 6-12 cms away from the same and it shot non-stop for around 6 minutes 45 seconds in low-light conditions.
#TheLifesWayReviews - DJI Osmo Action #OsmoAction @DJIGlobal #ProductReview
Let's check out the configuration DJI Global has been able to pack up in this 124 grams of technology. The front screen is 1.4 inches with 300 PPI and the back screen is 2.25 inches with 325 PPI. The camera sensor is 12 megapixels and the device is capable to take 4K videos at various frames per second and on the lower edge, it can take 720p videos with equal grace.  The device is also capable to take slow motions, timelapse and HDR videos. You can put a micro-SD card up to 256 GB for capturing all your stills and videos. The rechargeable battery is Lithium Polymer with 1300 mAh capacity which gets charged fully in around 90 minutes and can give output for around 2 hours easily if shooting in 1080p and 60 minutes if shooting in 4K video settings. DJI always gives plenty of More Packages which generally includes extra batteries and various kinds of attachments to make your experience worthwhile by spending some extra rands. The DJI Osmo Action is equipped with Bluetooth and Wifi technologies to make your content transfer easy. Also, the camera can go up to -11 degrees temperature and can go waterproof until the depth of 11 meters. It can take up to 8x slow-motion videos and also UHD quality images on the go.
#TheLifesWayReviews - DJI Osmo Action #OsmoAction @DJIGlobal #ProductReview
The things I fell in love with this device are 

Rock-Steady stabilization - As you can see the videos from the cycle tour, I am just holding the camera in my hands without any gimbal or any kind of monopod as the attachments that came with the same, I was not at all aware how to use them. The device just came in a black box without any manuals and those attachments which don't have that screw thread mount generally found in the cameras underneath.
#TheLifesWayReviews - DJI Osmo Action #OsmoAction @DJIGlobal #ProductReview
Weight and Weather Proof - The device is so light to carry all day even in your jacket pockets and can be taken out to film whatever you want to showcase to the world. With just 125 grams of weight,  you can easily attach a monopod and can take this device around the world.

Dual Screens - As already told earlier that it will definitely put the focus on the photographer to be in the picture too and in all those family videos where you don't have to be on the other side of the camera. vLoggers will love to capture all their daily routines and adventure sports using this camera.
#TheLifesWayReviews - DJI Osmo Action #OsmoAction @DJIGlobal #ProductReview
I didn't like the low light performance of DJI Osmo Action as there was a lot of noise in the pictures as well as videos. This is not built for any kind of night action is what I felt but maybe there must be some settings or firmware updates that have come to tackle these situations too.
#TheLifesWayReviews - DJI Osmo Action #OsmoAction @DJIGlobal #ProductReview
But will you buy this DJI OSMO Action or go for GO PRO range of products? 

DJI Osmo Action is priced at R6000 and GoPro Hero 7 Black is also retailing around R6500 in the same price range at takealot.com at the time of writing this post. The difference which I could see between the action camera is that DJI has a full-HD colored front display which is not there in Hero 7 as it has an LCD display which only shows battery life, memory capacity, and shooting mode. Hero 7 ha vertical shooting mode for Instagram stories which is totally missing in the DJI Osmo Action camera. Hero 7 also is linked to various social media channels and you can do live streaming using this device whereas there is no direct link on DJI Osmo Action for the same but DJI Mimo App does a lot of fun stuff and can share it if you connect your camera to your smartphone automatically. Hero 7 is waterproof till only 10 meters where DJI Osmo Action can go 1 meter more.
#TheLifesWayReviews - DJI Osmo Action #OsmoAction @DJIGlobal #ProductReview
So in the end, it just depends on your choice but I totally loved using the DJI Osmo Action portable camera and can take it on my various journeys if I ever want an adventure camera. I had to return this review unit after two weeks and in between those I was able to shoot various videos. Just checked the same is going for USD 279 (R 4550) including an extra charging kit (extra 2 batteries) till June 23, 2020, on the DJI website Summer Sale to be delivered to the USA. I hope it will make your life full of adventure while you UNLEASH YOUR OTHER SIDE!

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

#TheLifesWayReviews - EXTRACTION @NetflixIndia #Movie #Action #Thriller

Hi Friends, 

Extraction is an action thriller movie launched on Netflix on 24th April 2020 and is directed by Sam Hargrave and written by Joe Russo whose graphic novel named Ciudad the movie is based upon. The movie is going to keep you on the edge of your seats because it's a high-level action drama and loud bullet noises. This will remind you of the John Wick series of killing throughout the movie with a twist of using a teenager instead of a dog whom the main character Tyler Rake played by our "Thor" Chris Hemsworth. Sam Hargrave also played one of the roles in the movie as Gaetan who is a partner of Tyler. Tyler is a black ops mercenary whose team gets paid to bring back the kid who gets kidnapped from Mumbai and taken to Bangladesh. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - EXTRACTION @NetflixIndia #Movie #Action #Thriller
Pankaj Tripathi plays a 15 seconds scene as the father of the teenager who gets kidnapped by the Bangladeshi Crime Lord named Amir Asif played by Priyanshu Painyuli and the teenager Ovi Mahajan is played by Rudhraksh Jaiswal. It really felt good to see Pankaj's talent being noticed by the visionary directors of the Avengers: Endgame. Randeep Hooda also plays as Mahajan's henchmen Saju Rav also trying to save the kid in his own way without paying the second installment of money and taking the mercenaries out by himself. Golshifteh Farahani plays Nik Khan, the mercenary Boss who contracts the assignment for her team and also hires Tyler to run the extraction for money. 

The action is endless and the killing continues from the start to the end with some scenes in between calmness without any loud gunshots. The story is about the run and chase to reach the extraction point hence the name of the movie. Some of the Bollywood songs from the 1990s are being played in the background during one of the chase sequences and the makeup of Amir's girlfriends is over the top for showcasing India and Bangladesh in general. The movie builds up your interest but then you feel why all this killing and how can a National military and forces are going to let their people die just to fulfill the commands of a goon. The overall story doesn't offer anything new you have not seen in any of the movies and it feels like a copy-paste from the John Wick kind of series with directors and actors from the Avengers series and integrating Indian fans too to get more audiences for Netflix India and other countries. But I still feel John Wick is a much better film and the series offers something mysterious in each of its different chapters. RATING 2/5

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Mini Me Father's Day Figurines #MiniMe #MiniDad @MiniMeMems #ProductReview

Hi Friends, 

Father is the most important relation that you have within your family. Your father makes or breaks you in your life. 21st June 2020 will be celebrated in South Africa as Father's Day and Mini-Me who masters in creating Unique and Personalised LEGO Gifts for any and all occasions are giving us all a chance to create something for our dad, granddad or anyone we consider as our fatherly figure. You can decorate your own piece by going on the website and adding all kinds of clothes, hairstyles, beard style, and many more features including certain accessories and it comes directly to your address or you can send the gifts to the people around the country. 
Mini Me Father's Day Figurines #MiniMe #MiniDad @MiniMeMems #ProductReview
Though I am not a collector of stuff like this as it needs a lot of care and maintenance as you might lose the small parts in these creations but they are definitely worth creating for those who love and cherishes the same. Mini-Me gives you millions of combinations to create the look that you want and by the end of the creation the total budget will be around R300 but many pieces are charged less and some are charged high but then you can make your own unique persona. It all depends on the number of pieces chosen and the final delivery charges based on how you want it together? 
Mini Me Father's Day Figurines #MiniMe #MiniDad @MiniMeMems #ProductReview
Guys, if you like the options I ordered to replicate my father and monkey being myself - please do visit the website and their other social media channels on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. The pen in his other hands represents his hard work which led to the development of the family to the place where it is today. I really loved the helmet accessory so I ordered the same too. Cheers!!!

Sawubona!

Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

#TheLifesWayReviews - Stone Paper Notebook #agoodcom @agoodcom #ProductReview

Hi Friends,

Journal writing is something that will definitely bring you a lot of satisfaction and with the popularity of the Bullet Journaling method, everyone is creating a unique personal experience to take control of their lives in a great way. I read the book The Bullet Journal Method some days back and since then I am also going through the process of learning to do the same. I have been doing daily journaling from the past many years and there have been variations of stuff I have done on the same. I have always been of the opinion of not sharing my ideas and plans to anyone but now I am seeing the world is opening up to the ideas of others and taking them up too without any judgments. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - Stone Notebook #agoodcom @agoodcom #ProductReview
I received this amazing Notebook from A Good Company last year when I first came to know about the same which aroused my curiosity as this notebook was made from re-used stone. I immediately showed my interest in the company and they gratefully sent me one which took some time to reach and soon was in my hands. I took it to my Garden Route trip to take some of the photographs of the notebook but somehow the writing was not coming to share in terms of the blog post. This thing irritated me to the core as I was not able to complete this unfulfilled promise and it kept on as a task moved from date to date. I think a lot about doing it a particular way but then the execution never happens and that delays the whole process. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - Stone Notebook #agoodcom @agoodcom #ProductReview
What is a Stone Paper Notebook? 
As per the website of A Good Company, ''A5 Stone Paper Notebook is made from recycled stone, it’s the world’s first climate-positive notebook. This isn’t just another notebook as this one is water-proof, naturally white stone paper has no grain direction, resulting in the silky-smooth writing experience.'' My personal experience was when I held the notebook, it felt really heavy as compared to any other notebook and as soon as I opened the same, I immediately fell in love with the silky smooth pages and the fragrance of those pages was awesome. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - Stone Notebook #agoodcom @agoodcom #ProductReview
Let's delve deeper into what it means by Stone paper and what features this gives us? 
This notebook is said to be the world's first climate-positive notebook as there are no trees cut to make this, no water used to make this, no acid - no bleach and totally made with 100% solar energy in the factory. Moreover, the paper is waterproof and tear-resistant, and just like we see on some of the smartphones - the box and the diary is printed with Soy ink. I am so in love with this book that I am just touching it every day without writing anything in the same till date. Also, every diary comes with a benefit of 500 points or a 15% discount on your next purchase and that happens only if you upload the review on their website.
#TheLifesWayReviews - Stone Paper Notebook #agoodcom @agoodcom #ProductReview
The notebook is around USD 23 each and comes in Lined, Dotted, and Blank page setup. The colors available are Charcoal Black, Dusty Pink, Pomegranate Red, Snow White, Stone Grey, and Grass Green. I received the Stone Grey version and the South African customs charged me the same amount of money too as the price of the notebook as it came via DHL express worldwide which has an admin fee of around R150 per package. I paid DHL around R342 as the package was valued at Euro 35 which meant in rands equivalent to R570 so the overall cost of this single notebook will be around R900 which was extreme in my case. But it won't be that much if you order it online because of the various discounts you will get and choose your delivery partner for the same but be aware that it will at least cost you R600. This will bring it equivalent to the price of Moleskine A5 notebooks but I have seen those and this one is still better to touch and feel. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - Stone Paper Notebook #agoodcom @agoodcom #ProductReview
I totally loved the texture and the feel of the pages and the cover of the diary. For every diary purchased it's written on the box I got that the company planted a new tree in Zambia, Africa. Also, you get one sticker from the company and I also got a kind of hard paper that is not likely to be a sticker in the logo shape which I think I can cut and make it into the bookmarks to keep in the notebook. Overall the build quality is really good and I am sure it will last long even if after finishing the pages with ideas and all - it will still last in my bookshelves for years. And if I am able to order more of these then there will be different colors of the covers to mark several stages of my life. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - Stone Paper Notebook #agoodcom @agoodcom #ProductReview
In the end, a notebook is just some blank pages until you spent some time with the same and make it worthy by capturing all your ideas, dreams, things and people you are grateful for and anything that catches your attention for future use. I am sure that I am really going to love writing my ideas in this notebook whenever I start using the same. It's really the execution of those ideas that will become the main theme of my life going onwards. With that idea, do enjoy the overall process of ordering these notebooks, and mines came from Estonia, Europe. 

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Jacaranda Trees #VideoTour in #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica #Youtube #Purple

Hi Friends, 

South Africa turns purple every year from mid of August to mid of October when the Jacaranda trees bloom and all the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria gets laid with the flowers fallen from the trees and then I think it's the best time to take a tour of the city in a helicopter or go up the hill and admire the cities from the higher point of view. It is told that Pretoria has more than 70000 trees and Johannesburg has around 50000 trees planted and when it blooms - every photographer enthusiasts and professionals take this opportunity to click a picture or two. 
I got this opportunity to test out the new DJI Osmo Action portable camera and shot this video of Jacaranda Trees on the streets near the William Nicole Drive and Sandton Drive. Watch and let me know your opinions and also subscribe to my Youtube Channel for more such videos!
Jacaranda Trees #VideoTour in #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica #Youtube #Purple
This is one of the photos I took using the Nikon D7000 using an 18-105mm kit lens. If you like my photography, do follow me on the Instagram handles @Araijain and @thelifesway also. I don't do much saturation and play with Photoshop and other tools like Snapseed, Lightroom so it's the photos without any filters whatsoever. Cheers!!!

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Evening Desert Safari and #Sunset in #Dubai #UAE #Youtube #TheLifesWayCaptures

Hi Friends, 

Dubai is a place that offers so many activities to do for a tourist who is on a visit to the city and we did an evening Desert Safari and I shot this video and shared it on my youtube channel for your viewing pleasure. Do support the same and subscribe to my youtube channel too. 
Desert looks great at the sunset and the lines created by the wind and the sand look artistic. Check out the full video and enjoy the travel during these times from the safety of your home.
Evening Desert Safari and Sunset in #Dubai #UAE #Youtube #TheLifesWayCaptures
Cheers!!!
Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Monday, 25 May 2020

#TheLifesWayReviews - BETAAL @NetflixIndia #WebSeries #Horror #Thriller

Hi Friends, 

Netflix launched another original web series in the Hindi language on 24th May 2020 and I binge-watched the 4 episodes released yesterday for around 3 hours in total. Betaal is a horror-drama from the house of Red Chillies Entertainment in collaboration with Blumhouse Production and SK Global Entertainment. The web series is directed by Patrick Graham and Nikhil Mahajan. The web series stars Vineet Kumar Singh, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Ankur Vikal, Manjiri Pupala, and Jitendra Joshi in prominent roles.

Betaal is about an old curse on a tunnel where the villagers protect the tunnel and government wants to connect the tunnel to the main highway. A fictional police force by the name of CIPD (Counter Insurgency Police Division) is called to stand against the assumed Naxalites protestors and the villagers are removed by force and their homes burnt. A tribal woman Puniya played by Manjiri Pupala lives to tell the story of the curse on the Betaal mountains. All other characters play some of the ranks in the CIPD namely Vineet (Vikram Sirohi), Aahana (DC Ahluwalia), and others all reporting to Suchitra (Commandant Tyagi). The actors and their body languages look totally fictional to make you convince as they belong to some kinds of force or uniform. That thing becomes visible by the look Vikram has on his face when he says bye to his boss Commandant Tyagi. It's basically a force without any brains whatsoever till the end of episode 4.
#TheLifesWayReviews - Betaal @NetflixSA #WebSeries #Horror #Thriller
The story continues as they dug the tunnel and when some of the workers go inside without their JCBs or any kind of big lights, the already fully built tunnel, they don't come back and then the force goes and some come back infected. Again the main lead of the show Vikram goes inside to see that these are British Raj Military soldiers turned into zombies which he doesn't agree to while Commandant Tyagi is now fully controlled by the head of Zombies Colonel Lynedoch played by Richard Dillane. A lot of superstitions are showcased as Zombies won't be able to run past the Haldi-ash-salt lines but they can fire with their guns, play drums and even fly. Their bullets can also infect the people whom it hits. That's zombies on the next level but they all look kind of IT movie eyes but in red color and look really clown-like. In one sequence they say that all zombies have one eye, one instruction, one mind, and one order but they completely miss the chase when Aahana turns into a zombie and sees the 5 remaining characters running towards the village without getting any support from the other thousand zombies.

The dialogues are totally crap too where one soldier whole firing at British zombies says that this is for Jallianwala Bagh and this is for Bhagat Singh if only revenge and crime such as those will give some peace to the hearts of Indians by killing already dead British soldiers. More logic comes, when they get surrounded by a lot of British zombies so a guy said that he used to be a brilliant student before turning personal assistant and can repair anything and there was a canon by which they then kill the whole range of zombies in the room. Despite killing so many zombies, the dead forces keep on coming as if the mountain holds an unlimited supply of headcounts. The CIPD tries to save themselves and enter the British barracks where Jitendra Joshi (Ajay Mudhalvan) finds the diary of Colonel Lynedoch where he finds that he wants the sacrifice of his daughter Sanvi (Syna Anand) and tries to trade her in.

Overall, the horror audio is nice but not that spicy which will bring you to tremble in fear, and the overall performance of all the artists is just average. None other than Suchitra Pillay and Aahana looked somewhat convincing as the CIPD force. The only shrill that brings you is the mysterious character of village girl Puniya (Manjiri Pupala) as the story slowly unfolds. Vineet has acted just like he acted in Saandh ki Aankh with so much of heart in a force that is totally in the hands of politicians and whosoever pays them as they start to crack and break hierarchy just in the first few minutes of under pressure inside the barracks. In the end, web series making is not the game for everyone and you should not watch all of them until and unless they become super hit by word of mouth. Red Chillies has not been able to convince us with this one also after the Bard of Blood extravaganza. The story did have potential with all the right kinds of mysterious zombies and a storyline of the British Raj but the execution, acting, and production really beat the whole context. RATING 1.5/5

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Horse Riding Video @Walkersons Hotel and Spa #Dullstroom #SouthAfrica

Hi Friends,

Horse Riding comes at a charge of R40 for 2 rounds and kids loved the same. Whilst day entry is free, this only allows people access to the hotel building and surrounding gardens, horse riding & pre-booked spa treatments. Day visitors are NOT permitted to roam around the estate for walks, fishing, or photography. The hotel is situated on a private estate and as such has to follow the rules of the Homeowners Association. Guests who are booked into the hotel / self-catering houses on the estate have full access to all areas and facilities but this is restricted for day visitors.
You can also book the hotel and spa but being a 5 Star establishment the rates start at around R3600 per night for 2 persons. I have personally never stayed inside the hotel and the best I came across the same is during this horse ride for kids.
Horse Riding Video @Walkersons Hotel and Spa #Dullstroom #SouthAfrica
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Namaste!!!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Sunday, 24 May 2020

#TheLifesWayReviews - #HuaweiFreeBuds3 Earphones @HuaweiZA #ProductReview

Hi Friends,

I received these Huawei FreeBuds 3 just on the last day of the lockdown when I went and picked them up from the PR agency of Huawei and grateful to them for giving me a red one to review and use them as my day to day Bluetooth enabled earphones. The first thing I fell in love with these earphones was the packaging Huawei always makes as it felt premium and totally loved the design of the overall structure. As soon as the box was opened I really loved the circular case which really was something unique and easily slips into your pockets without any edges causing any kind of irritation etc. The third thing was the ease with which these earphones gets connected to your smartphones or any Bluetooth enabled device even laptop and tablets. Just plug and play as it connects with the device immediately and if you take them out and put them back the music stops immediately. The fourth one which will definitely bring you to think about these is they have an active noise cancellation feature built into the same and you can adjust the cancellation as per your size of the ears and fitting of the earbuds. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - #HuaweiFreeBuds3 Earphones @HuaweiZA #ProductReview
Last month in April 2020, I used them for almost 100 km of the walk which took me around 20 hours of music and audiobooks play. Along with that, I must have heard the live TV news channels for almost more than 30 hours or so using these earphones and lately I have watched several web series on the sleepless nights and the reviews of all of those are in the pipeline on my blog if not published till date. I really am in love with these earbuds from the stable of Huawei Electronics and various other electronic items I have received over the years in the goodies bags if you attend any of their launch events. I am going to post about all of them sooner than later and more focus is now on execution rather than thinking a lot. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - #HuaweiFreeBuds3 Earphones @HuaweiZA #ProductReview
There is an app called AI Life by Huawei that you can install them to keep you and your earbuds updated and personalize the various touch buttons along with the noise cancellation adjustments. The QR code is supplied when you open the package along with various instruction manuals and warranty cards. I was not able to understand the circular button interface inside the app but as you rotate the same, it adjusts the noise isolation inside the earbuds to create a more controlled environment as per your ear size. Also, the app helps you to update the Huawei FreeBuds3 to the latest firmware and no need of Huawei smartphone like the Huawei FreeLace earphones which only gets updated when you are connected to a Huawei smartphone. The noise cancellation helps you to reduce up to 15dB ambient noise and though the generator volumes will go on as there is no silicon casing kind of setup which can completely isolate the external sound. My first opinion was to go back to the Huawei FreeLace earphones but the convenience to use 
#TheLifesWayReviews - #HuaweiFreeBuds3 Earphones @HuaweiZA #ProductReview
Huawei FreeBuds3 offers audio performance using it's highly sensitive 14.2mm dynamic driver, with is able to produce natural sound and brings clarity during the calls too. It also has a Bass-tube which produces the audio effects similar to listening to the music inside the studio. This feature really helps me go through a lot of audiobooks as the voice clarity holds the punch on each word and sentence spoken by the reader. Moreover the FreeBuds 3 picks up voice from your bone vibrations to enhance your voice quality during the phone calls. Each earbud has a 30mAh battery and the case is equipped with 410mAh battery. This gives the earbuds to go for around 4 hours in a single charge and case then can charge the whole unit at least 5 times to make them work for around 20 hours. But then the performance all depends on the volume levels and noise-cancellation being used. I was able to get more than 3.5 hours in a single charge. The overall case and earbuds can be fully charged quickly in about 90 minutes or so. I don't have any wireless charging (Qi Standard 2W) set up or any smartphone with reverse charging at the moment so I could not check how easily these can be charged using the power of wireless during these social distancing times.
#TheLifesWayReviews - #HuaweiFreeBuds3 Earphones @HuaweiZA #ProductReview
The pebble-shaped earbuds are made of glossy plastic without any silicon casing which sometimes irritates your ears and you have to take them out for your ears to rest. The Huawei FreeBuds 3 comes in three colors - Carbon Black, Ceramic White, and Red. But the overall casing fits easily in your ears as the weight is very low around 4.5g each and the case is around 48 grams. The company calls the design of the earbud as Dolphin Bionic design. The earbuds have a touch-sensitive option by which you can pause/play the audio from the right earbud and the left one enables the Noise-Cancellation. These options you can change in the Huawei AI Life app as per your convenience and most used feature in your life. What I have observed that the touch also works when I was wearing Buff over my ears as it was extremely cold some days back in Johannesburg. This was something that really made me a fan of these earbuds. The design of earbuds and casing is such that you won't be able to put right earbuds into the left ear or vice versa and also inside the charging case it will go in its own slot.
#TheLifesWayReviews - #HuaweiFreeBuds3 Earphones @HuaweiZA #ProductReview
Moreover these Huawei FreeBuds 3 are really intelligent in terms of automatic wearing detection and Pop-up and pair to your smartphone. Huawei Kirin A1 chipset really enables all these kinds of advanced features in these earbuds. Kirin A1 is an ultra-low-power consuming processor that enables 5.1 Bluetooth connection and using Huawei Isochronous Dual Channel transmission technology and a class-leading 356MHz audio processor the FreeBuds3 brings music clarity like no other earbuds. I was afraid as I dropped each of the earbuds from my height of six feet to the ground in my walks but other than a small dent on the casing nothing has changed so the quality of these earbuds is great.
#TheLifesWayReviews - #HuaweiFreeBuds3 Earphones @HuaweiZA #ProductReview
The retail price is around R3000 but you can get the same for around R2500 or so during the online sales on Huawei Store and comes with a free wireless charger that I didn't receive from the company. There is nothing else I wanted in these earbuds which is not there and these really look great in their design and performance. If you getting them when you are ordering any new Huawei Smartphone do go for the bundled deal as you won't regret your decision later. These are one of the best in the price range for sure. There is always a scope to improve the active noise cancellation as Huawei FreeBuds 3 needs to fight with the Sony's and Apple's of the world in this category of earbuds. RATING 4.5/5

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Animation of Air Show @Rand_Show #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica

Hi Friends,

The whole journey of Air Show is compiled in this gif using all the photographs and it happens annually at Rand Show in Johannesburg, South Africa. It's an event where political parties set up their stalls as well as all motor vehicles displays their new cars and motorcycles etc. There is even a bid and buy kind of auction for cars at the event.
Animation of Air Show @Rand_Show #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica
Various vehicles belonging to the Military and Air Force are also displayed and you can actually touch them and sit inside too. There are plenty of popup stores selling clothes to perfumes and the list is long. One day is not sufficient to visit all the stalls and do all the activities offered in this show. Go check it out in 2021!

Namaste!!!
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Saturday, 23 May 2020

Video Journey @Walkersons #LotusGarden #Dullstroom #SA #TheLifesWayCaptures

Hi Friends,

Video is always great as compared to the photos so I decided to compile all of the video clips into a vista to see all the venues I have been. The Walkersons Hotel and Spa are a 5 Star establishment whilst day entry is free, this only allows people access to the hotel building and surrounding gardens, horse riding & pre-booked spa treatments. Day visitors are NOT permitted to roam around the estate for walks, fishing, or photography. The hotel is situated on a private estate and as such has to follow the rules of the Homeowners Association. Guests who are booked into the hotel / self-catering houses on the estate have full access to all areas and facilities but this is restricted for day visitors. Kids do love the same and it's safe too as they just take you around a park. Dullstroom is a great place to spend your weekend and it's just 250kms far away from Johannesburg, South Africa. 
You can also visit their restaurants for brunch or lunch or dinner but do pre-book the same as you never know how much full is the hotel as they might be already full.
Video Journey @Walkersons #LotusGarden #Dullstroom #SouthAfrica #TheLifesWayCaptures

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

#TheLifesWayReviews Ghoomketu @Zee5Africa #Ghoomketu #Zee5 #Movie #Comedy

Hi Friends,

Ghoomketu is a comedy movie starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ila Arun, Raghuvir Yadav, Ragini Khanna, Anurag Kashyap, and various others launched on Zee 5 Online platform. The trailer did look promising but the movie has nothing in it and comedy is not there at all. The movie belongs to Ila Arun alone and if you want to see her you can definitely going to enjoy her acting. This movie looks like one of the postponed projects due to money or various other issues and looks like a compilation of students' final year project in film making. The whole movie is a personal project of Pushpendra Nath Misra where he has directed, edited, and also written lyrics of the songs. 

They have even small performances by Amitabh Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, Ranvir Singh, Chitrangada Singh, Nikhil Advani and Lauren Gottlieb in cameo appearances. The music is totally bad and Jasleen Royal has sung the song in her characteristics small nursery girl singing poems in 2-3 words sentence format. Overall this is a total waste of your 1hr 42 minutes and there is nothing all these big characters are able to hold to your seats. I felt so many times to leave it in between but then I wanted to review the movie so I had to take the torture myself.  Nawazuddin was also not able to bring any comedy as there is nothing in the story as he narrates the whole movie himself. He has played it similar to his other performances with just extra long hairs in this movie. 
#TheLifesWayReviews Ghoomketu @Zee5Africa #Ghoomketu #Zee5 #Movie #Comedy
Let's talk about the story, Ghoomketu played by Nawaz Bhai is a budding writer from a small town Mahona and leaves for Mumbai to become a writer and gives himself time of 30 days to write his story/script, etc. He gets counseling from Chief Editor of Gudgudi newspaper from his own town and is able to write 3 scripts that get lost in the end. At the end of 30 days, when his money is spent, he realizes that family is more important and he has a story of Bollywood struggle to share with his family and friends. The other characters are not grown much and Raghuvir Yadav is shown as an eager father of Ghoomketu who wants him to do something in life. His acting remains similar to a common irritated father which he has played in many TV serials. 

If you have the subscription to Zee5, you can watch the movie for some of the comedy scenes which will make you laugh but the overall torture will make you kill yourself. The overall project is just released to keep the online platform occupied and social media channels buzzing to get some traffic to their website. RATING 1/5

Sawubona!
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Friday, 22 May 2020

#TheLifesWayReviews @TheDeskStand Wavy Sit-Stand Laptop Bed Table #ProductReview

Hi Friends, 

The Desk Stand is a Cape Town-based South African company run by Mr. Ryan Roberts who is the founder and the brain behind the ergonomics of these amazing standing DeskStands and Laptop/Desktop accessories to take away the pain he suffered from. Ryan suffered from severe back pain and could not do office work easily which led to his Industrial Product Designer mind starting working in full capacity. After going through various prototypes for DeskStand, he completed his design in 2014 which also won him the runner up design award at Design Indaba in 2015, and soon the product was launched to the market in Feb 2015. This also helped me work without any pain and his posture also improved significantly over the years and now he enables all of the consumers and saves them thousands of rands in money as well as physical, mental, and emotional pain due to diseases led by the wrong ergonomics.
#TheLifesWayReviews @TheDeskStand Wavy Sit-Stand Laptop Bed Table #ProductReview
After seeing a lot of posts on the DeskStand Instagram channel and various people enjoying the same, I finally waited for some kind of sale. I ordered my Wavy Sit-Stand Laptop Bed Table when it came in a sale on 25th Sep 2018 for around R395 including delivery at my doorsteps. I was so happy to have ordered the Wavy Laptop DeskStand and it came to me within 3 days and I started using the same by 28th Sep 2018. Soon I found this to be not up to the mark I thought it to be from the pictures on various social media pages and the product also didn't hold well as the legs were not even and holding point was not fully structured which led to my laptop falling several times. Soon within less than 10 times of use, the edge holding one of the legs broke and it totally came out from the wavy table. I wrote about the experience on their review posts but nothing happened and that was the end of my story for DeskStand until 2020 COVID came. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @TheDeskStand Wavy Sit-Stand Laptop Bed Table #ProductReview
Ryan sent an email asking me how is my DeskStand working out of the blue which I never expected from him after such a long time and soon I sent him the photos of the broken pieces of the wavy stand which was there in between the almirahs somehow waiting for this day. Immediately, Ryan offered to send me a new Wavy Laptop Bed table free of charge and took my address and sent the same to the concerned department on Apr 6th 2020. Soon enough after the lockdown was relaxed and DeskStand started delivering the products, I got my new table on 11th May 2020. This one is completely stable and holds my laptop and other accessories quiet well. I am so happy with the customer service and satisfaction, Ryan has brought me. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @TheDeskStand Wavy Sit-Stand Laptop Bed Table #ProductReview
Coming back to the Wavy Table which is made from 9mm Baltic Birch Plywood which can support up to 5 kilograms of weight. I don't think any laptop is more than that so it can easily take your breakfast and coffee also. I generally use the same for my journal writing and reading books on kindle as it supports the hands quite nicely other than the regular use of laptop and mouse for writing these blog posts. I really love the design of folding legs, 6 ventilations lines to let the warm air from any laptop distributed and a 6mm groove to keep your pens, etc all around the table length and breadth. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @TheDeskStand Wavy Sit-Stand Laptop Bed Table #ProductReview
The overall height of the product is 24cm, width is 54cm, depth is 36cm and folded height is only 4cm so it can be easily stored when not in use under your bed or on the space between bed and side-table. The wavy table weighs around 1.5 kilograms. Also, the same when used on any other table can be easily converted to hold your screen or display, and also you can even work in the standing position while your laptop rests on the capable Wavy DeskStand. I am thinking of now using the Wavy laptop stand for product photography for all the reviews I am going to do in the near future. I just wish that the lacquer coating should have been done on the inside of the vents and also on the legs and the overall body of the ply to make it smooth but it might add to the cost and also will make the plank slippery. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @TheDeskStand Wavy Sit-Stand Laptop Bed Table #ProductReview
Not only this, but the product also comes with 60 days return guarantee, 1-year warranty, free lifetime support on call and worldwide shipping so if you know someone suffering from back pain or need to be ergonomically better, then you can order for them by gifting this unique range of products. I myself is now changing house and there is no study table so I am again on the lookout for a sale where I can order a JUMBO DeskStand which can really hold on to several devices needed to shoot my Youtube Videos and also help me during the editing which can happen anywhere with the help of Jumbo DeskStand even in the balcony on a rainy evening or inside near the sofa or even on the corner of the bed. Moreover, it gives more flexibility to adjust the height as per your body structure, as I am 5 feet 10 inches it will definitely improve the overall ergonomics for my body and back. RATING For WAVY DeskStand 4.5/5

Sawubona!
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Video Journey of #LoneCreekFalls #Sabie #SouthAfrica #TheLifesWayCaptures

Hi Friends, 

Lone Creek Falls is around 12km from Sabie, 50km from Lydenburg, 107km from Dullstroom. The waterfall is around 68m high. There is plenty of space for braai and toilet facilities are also available adjoining the parking area in a park. Kids totally enjoyed the falls and people enjoyed watching the falls from various pedestals made at Lone Creek Falls near Sabie, South Africa. 
My little one wanted to enter the water and did so by wetting his feet in the pool. Moreover, there were so many small fishes in the pool that used to eat your dead skin of the feet if you keep them still for some time which gives a tickling sensation. Enjoy this marvelous beauty of South Africa!
Video Journey of #LoneCreekFalls #Sabie #SouthAfrica #TheLifesWayCaptures
Enjoy the video from the Lone Creek Falls - my first attempt to show you the journey to reach Lone Creek Falls, Sabie, South Africa. Follow me on Youtube and watch more journeys - दक्षिण अफ्रीका में घूमने चलिए 

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Thursday, 21 May 2020

#TheLifesWayReviews Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 1 @PrimeVideoIN #JackRyan #Thriller

Hi Friends, 

My wife motivated me to watch this amazing Crime, Thriller, and Espionage kind of series on Amazon Prime Video and man I totally loved Season 1 where Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan tries to find this imaginative criminal named Suleiman. The series has 8 episodes and was released on 31st August 2018 so it's been there for a while. I earlier watched the movie on my flight from India to Johannesburg but didn't find it much interesting so I had an opinion about this web series without giving it any other chance. So are our perceptions built on first impressions and it takes a lifetime to break them too. 

Dr. Jack Ryan is played by John Krasinski who is a Financial Analyst in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a Marine Veteran earlier deployed in Afghanistan. The man not only looks great in this season but well built too. More reading told me that he is married to Emily Blunt and they were together in the movie A Quiet Place and also Director, Writer, and Producers. His strong personality is showcased greatly in the movie along with his conviction and self faith on truth and what's best for the greater good. 
#TheLifesWayReviews Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 1 @PrimeVideoIN #JackRyan #Thriller
Jack reports to his boss James Greer at T-FAD played by Wendell Pierce and together they go on a journey showcased for the viewers as they get glued on the edge of their seats. The first season is totally worthy of binge-watching and I spent my weekend on the same starting on Friday night and the first season ended by lunchtime on Saturday. Ali Suliman plays Mousa bin Suleiman and Dina Shihabi plays his wife role of Hanin Ali. Abbie Cornish plays the love interest of Dr. Jack Ryan as Dr. Cathy Muller. The chemistry between them is totally worth watching and keeps you engaged throughout the series as it slowly unfolds. Haaz Sleiman plays the younger brother of Suleiman along with several other artists who have played their part really well in the series. 

The story takes you on the life-changing events as Jack Ryan finds himself in action once again after a job behind a desk analyzing the financial transactions and overcoming his past inhibitions and the ability to speak up even in front of the POTUS for what he thinks is right. Go on the journey of how a series of financial transactions can lead to finding the location of the terrorists and what they are planning next? The overall acting and action mix together to create an enigma which audience will enjoy and the storyline never becomes tiring to watch. The events keep on happening in all the 8 episodes which makes you watch from one episode to another and you will definitely enjoy this thrilling ride of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan in Season 1. RATING 4/5

Sawubona!
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Good Morning World @RhinoandLionSA #SouthAfrica #Wildlife #TheLifesWayCaptures

Hi Friends, 

All the photos are taken by Aashish Rai using Nikon D7000 at Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is a private park where you can buy the tickets and enter with your own car and roam around in the restricted jungle area where wildlife is roaming free whereas you will be inside the car. There are different enclosures for different kinds of carnivorous animals so that they don't kill the other animals and are fed by the authorities every alternate day in the case of Lions, Cheetah, Leopards, and Wild Dogs. It's so easy to find the animals during lunchtime and if you are on the day of wildlife serving day you are definitely going for a feast for your eyes. If your windows are open then it's dangerous as wild animals are really wild but these photos are from the animal creche where small cubs are kept and earlier you could take photos with them but now it's no longer the case.
Baby Cheetah enjoying the breezing air and taking some rest
Baby Cheetah enjoying the breezing air and taking some rest
I was really working on getting some of the online training and taking my technology quotient in level with the latest in the world of the software industry. It was really a great experience of learning new skills or at least adapt to the key terminologies used in the new world.
Walking in the jungle is like learning with each step on the way
Walking in the jungle is like learning with each step on the way
I am trying to find my own creative space after all this is over and we go back to the work environment. I want to see the change in myself in all the ways possible with an open mind to learn, experiment, and adapt to the latest technologies and an eagerness to work on them too.
With each step in the jungle, I will gain confidence
With each step in the jungle, I will gain confidence
Indeed with each step taken in the corporate jungle, my confidence will be challenged and as I cross those boundaries, I will learn and earn more respect and money. Let's start the journey!

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

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