On 30th September 2009, I received an sms from a friend who was in Hong Kong at the time that there was an offer for a Canon IXUS camera and since I've been blogging for a month now, I decided to reward myself with a new digital camera and I sms him to get it for me. He replied that he already did even before he receive my sms! What a beauty it turned out to be; it's a Canon IXUS 980 IS. At 14.7 megapixels, it's the most powerful digital camera in the IXUS series. It also comes with a 2.5 inch LCD screen, 3.7x optical zoom, optical image stabilizer (no more blur photos), face detection technology, 8GB SD memory card (which fitted into my laptop's card reader without any extensions or adaptors) and even a spare battery! It sports a very unusual curvy and rounded design (great handling and feel) uncharacteristic of other IXUS models which I have seen; all of which are usually in plain rectangular shape. COOL!