Monday, December 31, 2012

HK Station at Sg Wang – Free a trip for 2 to Hong Kong!

Happy New Year everyone!! Before the year come to the end, I gotta share a good news to all of you! As the title suggested, it is free Hong Kong trip for two courtesy of HK Station! :D

A little background of HK Station if you're unfamiliar with it. HK Station is located on the 6th floor of Sg Wang Plaza and the whole area are designed base on Hong Kong lifestyle. Varieties of shop especially fashion are stormed the whole floor.

Now! You know what is HK Station! How do you win the free trip to real Hong Kong?? Just go ahead and like HK Station Facebook Page.

Head to Snap, Shop & Win tab and install the apps. After done installation, time to shine your photo! Just snap a photo of your shopping experience at HK Station and upload to there! The grand prize of course 4D3N air ticket & 4 star hotel stay at Hong Kong for two!! I repeat, you and your partner :D

So what are you waiting for? The contest already started since 20 November 2012 until end of this month only, 31st January 2013! Submit your photo now to HK Station Facebook Page.

p/s Photo courtesy of Rebecca.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Light Painting with Shutterbugs @ Taylor Lakeside

I am always opened and willing to explore more on photography and coincidentally one of the Nuffnang group, Shutterbugs are going to do Light Photography last 2 weekend at Taylor Lakeside. This is my first time shooting with them and in a group.

Somehow I felt nothing much technical on doing light painting. You just need light source, long exposure and yes, creative mind. Or else I feel it is pretty pointless to just simple whack a swirly light and call it as light painting.

I gotta admit I wasn't prepare nor think about it at all what kind of art I am going to create with light. All of us just seem no direction on what to do and simple play around and testing. I have to google it around on the spot and see some example but yet, I felt I can't do like what they are doing.

From this time experiences, I know I should be more aware and well prepared instead of wasting time exploring on it. Wish I could have a proper model shot this shooting like what I seen in some people works :)

Well, no point complaining. What done is done. It is more like learning and experimenting night instead of doing a proper job. At least, I learned something new.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Huawei's 'Ascend To New Heights' Media Launch @ Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Are you at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa on last fri-sunday? If not you are really missing the fun and awesome deal ever! Last Friday, Huawei officially launch the 'Ascend To New Heights' campaign at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa. In the campaign, public can fully experiences their brand new smartphones and also stand a chance to win a trip for 2 to Dubai!

Huawei prepared hot air balloon rides, jumpshot photography, Trampoline Jump, Racing Challenge and also Experience Zone to experience their new smartphones model. You will stand a chance to win the grand prize by succeeded on each booth and get a stamps! Grand prize? Of course it is none other than the trip for 2 to Dubai for 4D3N all expense paid by Huawei!

In the media launch, Huawei's announces their new partner, Midland Network Sdn Bhd as a way to expand the distribution of Huawei's smartphones in Malaysia. Huawei also officially launch three new smart phones - Ascend D1 Quad, Ascend G600 and also Ascend G330. Of course, special price are given for public who attended the roadshow and also interested to get the phone on the spot.

I bet you're curious how's the phones isn't? I manage to make a quick hands on on those phones. Let's check them out 1 by 1.

Huawei Ascend G330 packed with 1Ghz Dual core Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP camera and 4 inch screen with pricing RRP RM599. This made the phone is direct competitor with Samsung Galaxy Y or Sony Xperia U who has the similar pricing. But hey, the price is cheaper than Sony Xperia U and also the spec is better than Samsung Galaxy Y. In fact, it is a recommended smartphone for those on budget ;)

Huawei Ascend G600 is one of the mid range smartphone that grab my attention most. Imagine with pricing RRP RM799 you can get nice 4.5 inch IPS display, 1.2Ghz dual core Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM and also 8MP shooter at the back. The spec more or less on Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation and Sony Xperia P league. No doubt I will go for Huawei G600 for the cheaper price, bigger screen, nice IPS screen and also 8MP camera.

Huawei Ascend D1 quad is Huawei flagship phone. It is direct competitor with other current smartphones that running quad core processor (Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One X, HTC One X+) that offer promising performance with lower price, RM 1239. Huawei Ascend D1 quad offers 720p resolution in the 4.5 inch screen, their very own in house processor clocked at 1.5ghz quad core, 16 GPU processor and also 8MP BSI sensor camera.

Huawei Ascend P1 is not new but it is one of the worth mentioning device that has large screen and slim (7.69mm). Unfortunately they did not release the another twin, Ascend P1s (6.7mm thickness) version here. The Huawei Ascend P1 has a higher price range compare with Ascend G600 - RM 1099. It packed with 1.5ghz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP back facing camera and also 4.3 inch qHD  Super AMOLED display.

Overall, it is very good first step for Huawei to penetrate their smartphone to Malaysia. I been highly looking up on Huawei since last year because they not only offer high quality built and premium feel Android Smartphones, the price is very reasonable and affordable. If you're having doubt about the performance to compare with other well known brand, I can ensure you they are 100% running same hardware and chipset. So what to worry about? It is always good we are giving multiple smartphones to choose rather than just stick into the same "thing" and not to be different. If you know what I mean :P

Nevertheless, year 2013 will be another awesome year for smartphone industry. 1080p screen resolution, 8 core, bigger camera sensor and thinner design for sure be one of the elements that make smartphone very attractive.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Guinness Christmas Party with Vince Chong @ Dirty Nelly's, KL Live

I know Christmas was so yesterday but hey, at least I am given chance to attend Vince Chong launches debut Christmas album with close Friends, fans and a Merry Guinness Christmas Party back to last 2 weeks!

Courtesy to GUINNESS® and local singer-songwriter Vince Chong, they joined forces to bring GUINNESS® fans early Christmas cheer with a Merry GUINNESS® party at Dirty Nelly’s KL Live. The exclusive invite-only party was held in conjunction with Vince Chong’s debut Christmas album, which was launched amidst celebrity friends as well as lucky GUINNESS® fans.

* Just in case you all miss me :P *
* With Jess. It has been time since we took picture together *
* 3 of us *
* Dinner of the night *

Not to mention, Vince Chong also performed selections from his latest album ‘With you this Christmas’ live at the event for the whole night. This is the first time that Vince has performed any song from his latest album in public, making the Merry GUINNESS® party an extra special occasion for guests. He was joined on stage by local celebrity / TV host and singer Burn, Daniel Veerapen and his brother, Sean Chong as well.

Aside singing around, Vince done a great job too to entertained crowds on that night.

Vince’s album is available for purchase at the following venues:

  • CanaanLand Bookstore in Cheras / Bandar Utama & Menara TA
  • CzipLee Bangsar
  • Caprizone, Kota Kinabalu
  • Trinity Bookroom, Kuching

Apart from this exclusive party with a host of celebrities and fans, the brand also has exciting Christmas promotions lined up throughout the month of December. Over 70 participating outlets nationwide will be featuring special GUINNESS®-infused Christmas dishes inspired by Masterchef Adam Liaw and Chef Emannuel Stroobant.

All photos and video taken with Samsung EX2F courtesy of Iris :)