Dec 30, 2011

Starbucks Planner 2012 Unboxing Video

Posted by Joshua |

If you followed me on twitter or Facebook, you might have seen me check-in to Starbucks via Foursquare very frequent lately.

Starbucks has launched their Starbucks Card few weeks back and they have this promotion of purchasing 15 handcraft of Starbucks beverages, you will get a FREE Starbucks Planner 2012 which is worth RM88.

Two day back I've manage to pooled 15 drinks with my Starbucks card and claimed the planner. The planner is very unique. It's packed inside a very premium box that I feel I should share the unboxing video with you all.



Check out the unboxing video of Starbucks Planner 2012


The promo will be ended 15th of Jan 2012, so hurry and while stock last :)


Dec 28, 2011

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Posted by Joshua |

Just watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with buddies at 1Shamelin TGV. I was pissed with TGV Cinemas with the unacceptable reason for setting up higher ticket price.

The reason "WE" watch movie on Wednesday is to have a great deal movie ticket that are suppose to sell at half price. When I walked to the counter they told me is RM13/tix cause this is a blockbuster movie. Hello! Other cinemas who also screening the same movie are giving 1/2 price on Wednesday, even those small cinema also practicing so. Double standard?

I've no option to purchase it as all my friends already reached there.

Continue back to the movie.


This is the second sequel of Sherlock Holmes where Sherlock again dragged his best sidekick Dr. Watson to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. This time Holmes's older brother Mycroft Holmes helped out together.

Check out the movie trailer below;


Rate 8.5/10 Love the sense of humors of Robert Downey Jr. You guys should check this out! :)

UPDATE

I've actually blasted a tweet about TGV on the ticketing issue and theirs twitter's handler contacted me in a very short time. They have the problem resolved immediate and received a call from TGV's 1Shamelin PIC for the explanation. It was a glitch on their system. I'm very impressive with the efficiency on how they handle complaints and feedback from customers.

Good job and thumb up to TGV Cinema Malaysia's social media team.


Dec 27, 2011

Panasonic Lumix Launch in Malaysia 2011

Posted by Joshua |

On 19th Panasonic has launched its latest premium line of Compact Micro System Camera, LUMIX DMC-GX1 at Sunway Resort. I was lucky enough to be invited to witness the great launch event by Panasonic Malaysia.



There were 5 new products of Panasonic LUMIX were introduced and the Panasonic LUMIX-GX1 that caught my eye.




You can now own a compact camera that able to output great image quality equally with DSLR. It has a large 16 megapixel sensor with a maximum ISO up to 12,800. Now you will have no problem to shoot great photo in low light environments.

It uses a Micro Four Thirds mount which is compatible with both Panasonic and Olympus lenses having it much more variants lenses to choice including power zoom X, telephoto zoom, single focal length, wide-angle, fish-eye, macro and more.



The autofocus is remarkable fast at 0.09 second speed by simply touching the subject on the 3-inch (460k) touchscreen. Besides shooting great images it can also record 1080/60i Full-High Definition video with full-time AF in MP4 or AVCHD that can be playback on PC or other portable electronic devices without a need for conversion.

It has these two modes of cool features; Creative Control and Photo Style that let users capture precisely true-to-life images and create their own beautifully expression images.

I love the hand grip of the GX1 which I found it’s ergonomically to hold and fast auto-focus.

Ok! Enough with all the tech talk, let show you some hot babes. :P

The event was showered with 60 Miss Tourism International around the globe catwalk and posing with the new LUMIX cameras.



It’s because I’ve only attend the night event, the guests and bloggers (ME) are invited to joined a grand dinner with Ms. Tourism. YES! You heard me right!



Not eating on our own table and the Ms. Tourism has theirs’ own. I had dinner with Ms. Ukraine one on one. Don’t play play ya!



Meet Ms. Jane, she’s working in a legal firm back in her country. Although there was a little communication barrier but we manage to have some chit chat. :P



There was a voting of Ms. Photogenic carried out that night and all the guests are given a ballot to cast vote for theirs favourite Ms. Photogenic.

Ms. Czech Republic received the most votes by the crowd and crowned as Ms. Photogenic of that event.



Seriously I found Ms. Belarus much more photogenic. Just in my humble opinion.

Here’s the 5 new products launched by Panasonic on that day



1.Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1
(RM3,099 c/w a kit 14-42mm power zoom lens dual function)
(RM2,999 c/w a kit with twin lens 14mm plus 14-42mm)

2. Panasonic LUMIX FZ150
(RM 1,799 – available in black)

3. Panasonic Camcorder HDC-Z10000
(RM 11,999)

4. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-3D1
(RM 1,999 – available in black)

5. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH7
(RM 649 – available in black, silver, pink, and gold)

Warped up this blogpost with a group shot of us; Johnson, Xiang, Simon, Me & Jason.



Thanks to Panasonic and BlupBlup for the invitation. Feel free to visit www.panasonic.com.my for more information on the products.


Dec 26, 2011

My Facebook Timeline - Poke Me!

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I've just enabled the new Facebook timeline and did something fun with a theme "POKE ME!"



Check it out on my facebook's page http://facebook.com/tallboyz.

What do you guys think? Have you enabled your timeline? Do it now by clicking here http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline


Dec 22, 2011

Malaysia New Banknotes: Distinctively Malaysia

Posted by Joshua |

Malaysia has announced a new series of banknotes with a theme "Distinctively Malaysia" that consist of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100. The new banknotes features Malaysian wealth, arts and crafts and natural wonders.



The long discontinue RM20 is here again with a sporting bring orange. Other banknotes are bright in colours that reminded me of monopoly. Who agree?



The new notes will be available starting July 2012 and commemorative sets are on sales starting today.

Video below explained the new banknotes


Bank Negara Malaysia revealed the new series of Malaysian banknotes today, Wednesday 21 December 2011. The new series draws its inspiration from the distinctive features of Malaysia, incorporating elements of the country's natural treasures, culture and heritage. Themed 'Distinctively Malaysia', the banknotes features traditional expressions in the art and craft, natural wonders, flora and fauna and the economy. The banknotes issued are in the denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100. Commemorative sets are on sale starting today, Thursday 22 December 2012


Dec 18, 2011

Day 2 - Singapore Lumia Launch

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Here I'mg gonna continue back Singapore trip on Nokia Lumia launch.

The following day had a wonderful breakfast before attending a Fireside Chat on Developer Ecosystem with Nokia and Microsoft.


A coach bus are ready on our Hotel to usher us to the event location at TheatreWorks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road.

Only few of us medias and bloggers were on this bus.

Got my media pass for developer session and keynote.


The developer session is about partnership between Nokia-Microsoft in building up the ecosystem in delivers differentiated and innovative products with unrivaled scale in terms of product breadth, geographical reach and brand identity.

The developer session started by Mr. Neil Gordon, Vice-President, Sales Nokia South East Asia Pacific.


"We are very heartened by the strong support we have seen from developers in this region, some of whom are with us today. We are inspired by our partner enthusiasm, which is spreading rapidly across the ecosystem. The momentum has grown in leaps and bounds and the response to what are doing has been fantastic. Nokia and Microsoft has excellent complimentary assets around the world, and are committed to providing the very best support for developers - said Mr. Neil Gordon"

Then it continue with Mr. Gary Chan talked about developers program such as Nokia Developer Launchpad, Nokia Developer Champion, Nokia Developer for Universities and Nokia Developer Automotive Program.

Mr. Ed Quek, Director, Developer & Platform Strategy, Micrsoft Asia Pacific explained Windows Phone 7.5 and collaboration with Nokia.


HungryGoWhere was there to share their thought as a developers for Windows Phone platform.


The winners of X-Calibre Hackathon with their "Skinery" winning entry was invited to share their thought, idea and ease of developing application for Windows Phone platform OS.

Skinery is an app that allow you to have your skin tiles on your Nokia Windows Phone with their favourite photos.

Be one of the first to get hands-on with the Nokia Lumias

Nokia Lumia 710


and Nokia Lumia 800.

Too a photo with a giant Nokia Lumia 800 :)


Next will blog post about Nokia Lumia keynote.


Dec 16, 2011

Mission Impossible 4 : Ghost Protocol

Posted by Joshua |

I've just watched MI4: Ghost Protocol, special thanks to 4D Magnum for the special invite. Meet up with some bloggers buddies and friends there.



What's the movie about? Of course some missions that impossibly be done by a normal person.

This time it's about IMF being shut down when it's drawn into a bombing of the Kremlin caused his new team to rogue to clear their organisation's name. I saw iPhone 4, not sure is 4S or just 4, the discontinued Dell Streak 7, MacBook, Dell servers and a lot BWMs crashed. lol!

Rate 9/10 It's a nice movie, heart pumping with all the stunts and actions. Super like the proto BMW sport car, look like an EV BMW. They actually promoted BMW a lot and even shown a free fall 100ft on a BMW 1 series you will survived but must with seatbelt on. lol! Insurance is not covered said agent Benji.

Check out the movie trailer below


Dec 11, 2011

Arthur Christmas

Posted by Joshua |



Christmas is around the corner so I would not want to miss chance to watched a festive season movie. So I've catched Arthur Christmas on the weekend with YY.

Watched 2D for greater experience at Pavilion. Arthur Christmas is about a Christmas night Santa's second son teamed up his father use a high-tech operation for the presents delivery mission. Unfortunately this was one present being left out and Claus's family would not like to see this happen especially youngest's son, Arthur.

Arthur is the clumsiest in the family member but he has a very passion heart to be a good Santa thus he faced a very tough mission to accomplish.

Rate 8/10 I can feel the Christmas coming! I want to be Santa, he only need to work 1 day in a year! :P


Dec 9, 2011

Magnum Movie Nite - Mission Impossible 4

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Magnum Movie Nite is here again! Finally it's back to Klang Valley. This time Magnum 4D brought us Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol.



They are giving out movie tickets to all Magnum 4D Facebook's fans.

Like Magnum4D on Facebook www.facebook.com/Magnum4D then fill up your details HERE and get 2 free tickets.

Earn extra 2 more tickets if you blogposted about it. So do it now. Magnum, play the game.

Thanks to @amelialing911 for the tips :)


Dec 6, 2011

Day 1 - Singapore Nokia Lumia Launch

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Today is the first day I'm here in Singapore, attending the Nokia's First Windows Phone launch, Nokia Lumia.

Reached KLIA around 9am meeting up with Nokia's PR, Asri and few others medias.


Went to Old Town for breakfast before our flight to Singapore. I was surprise to know they have Old Town in KLIA.


We took SilkAir Airline to the destination. No more stewardess doing the safe demonstration just watch the damn clip


We were like booked the entire plane as there was less than 40 people including the SilkAir's employees.

We can sit anywhere like a lousai :P

The flight was only 30minutes plus which was shorter than my trip from KL Sentral to KLIA.

We were welcomed at the departure hall and every each of us get a limo to send to our hotel. Yeah! It's like a VIP / LikeALouSai! What a waste of resources?

My limo :P

A friendly Singapore driver chatted about Singapore's life and living standard here.


We stayed at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore which is very near to Clarke Quay.

Had our lunch at the cafe in the hotel before we check in.

Check out my room! Yeah! I own both of the beds. How I wish I can merge both of the beds.


The view from my room


Had a quick rest before the night come and head for dinner. Sound like a Makan & Tidur trip :P


We asked a staff from the hotel for direction on how to reach Clarke Quay, he said it's only 10-15 minutes walks and it's very near only. So we took the option to walk.

The night view along side the river of our hotel.

Closer view of the bridge


We took nearly 30 minutes plus to reach to Clarke Quay kena cheated by uncle lol!


It's very nice there with all the Christmas decoration and LEDs


We had our dinner at Corlander Leaf Restaurant.


Had a great dinner there, the foods there are not bad and the price is quite ok if compare dollar with dollar.

Side dish

I ordered ribeye


Had a great chit chat with others before we head back to our hotel.

One of the view at Clarke Quay.

That's a wrap for day 1. Can't wait for tomorrow to come, waited badly wanted to feel and touch the Nokia Lumia. If you are a Singaporean / Malaysian leaving nearby Johor, you may be interested to join an exclusive Nokia Lumia launch party tomorrow at Read Bridge, Clarke Quay. Be the first 100 to buy the Nokia Lumia 800, you will get a Xbox 360 with Kinect absolutely FREE! How cool is that?

Do follow me on twitter @tallboyz


Dec 5, 2011

Singapore Here I Come!

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Photo credit: Yellowbanana

Woots! Will be going to Singapore tomorrow to attending Nokia Windows Phone Launch, the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710. Will get the chance to have hands-on of the devices.

Good news to all who are in planning to get the Nokia first Windows Phone, the date is getting closer after the launch in Singapore.

So do follow me on twitter @tallboyz or subscribe to my tech. blog: theidealmobile.blogspot.com to get the latest updates and news.


Dec 2, 2011

Petaling Street Warriors - Great Local Comedy

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Today was suppose to have our regular "Friday Badminton" with my buddy. The courts booking at 1Shamelin has messed up by the badminton's management. So we ended up no badminton and made a sudden decision to catch a movie at TGV instead.

Watching movie at TGV's 1Shamelin is great! No need to queue and we can pick any seats that we want #likeaboss. The staffs there are courtesy, they will opened doors after the movie ended with a smile on their's face accompany with a word of "Thank You". Both thumbs up to them. I want to raise my feet to do the thumbs

Why we are treated as VIP? I owned the cinema ma! Hahahha! They just opened and not really much people know this mall has a cinema. Now I got a new place to hangout if I want to catch a movie out of blue :P

Ok! Back to the movie.

Another great local movie that we shouldn't missed. Why? We all laugh from the beginning of the movie till end.


This movie is set in Petaling Street in 1908 where it tells a Hokkien Mee's seller who finds himself entangled in deadly battle with skilled fighters. He was linked to the Qing Dynasty and rumor that he possessed of a lost treasure.

He was protected by his wife that refrain himself from consummating his marriage so he can master the "Virgin Kung Fu" in order for him to protect himself in future.

The storyline may sound ridiculousness but who care, I just want to laugh out my arse. :P

Rate 8/10 One word to describe this movie "Chee Bet Kaw Siao" Go and watch, you would not regret.

Check out the movie trailer;


Dec 1, 2011

Taiwan Day 6 - Danshui Fisherman's Wharf

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After a wonderful dinner and hot spring spa we head to Danshui, famous with Fisherman's Wharf. It also called as lover bridge whereby a lot couples dating here to watch sunset.

The big white bridge


Took a group photo there.


and I even planked on the bridge :P


We spent a lot of our time on the bridge there cam-ho and have portrait shot.


Here's the view from the bridge


Bought a tall ice cream to kill the heats


Waiting for the sun to settle down


Bye bye Mr. Sun!


Next we head to Xi Meng Ding for dinner