April 25, 2011

[GAMES] Ninjump

Well, this is one of the games that I love to play because it's simple and easy to play while I'm waiting for bus or simply when I needed something to keep me awake. It is important especially since I have been staying up late for football matches lately.
Anyway back to this app...the interface is cute with a rather good background music...i love to play the game while wearing the headset...it gives the sort of Ninja feel.




Well, the game is pretty simple...when you press on the skin, the ninja will jump and you must avoid contact while on the move. When you jump, you will be able to kill the bird, fox and also other ninjas and rocket bombs as well.

If you manage to kill three of this in a row, then you will be able to jump higher and faster for a while. It is not a game that requires a lot of intelligence but definitely a good one when you just wanna chill and relax yourself. I got myself the highest score at 14000 plus though a friend of mine manage to make it 15k.

There are two versions, the free and the deluxe version with some additional challenge. I honestly feel that the free version is fun and good enough although I must admit the occassional lag due to the advertisement but nevertheless, it should not be a major issue.

So, if you are looking for a free game to occupy your time and help you waste your time while waiting, this is the one that I recommend you to. Simple, fun and challenging all at the same time!!









April 22, 2011

Good Friday

It is Good Friday today and there ain't any plans for any celebration or anything since I am in KL, I just wanna reflect on what I call "second birth". Honestly, I still remember the first time I ever stepped into the church...it was for Easter celebration and Jian Yao invited me. Back then, the only purpose I went was for the food and the chicks. 

But it was during that time that I met LiangHin and also heard about "Jesus". While the image of "Jesus" may have look different during the different phases that I went through, the first time was always the most meaningful.

And I owe it a lot to Jian Yao and LiangHin...one who bring me to CGBC for the first time and the other who has become the mentor for so many years. The days of being a mentee has long passed but truly, it was at that time that I start to be who I am today....

The road ahead is still long, and I have yet to reach the half of it...and I have already exhausted but these feelings, these thoughts, these reflections, these memories will teach me how to face the future.


It is indeed Good Friday and while God may be a term so "BIG" and filled with mystery, love has come to me at that time...thank you Jian Yao! and thank you Liang Hin!!

April 14, 2011

The beginning of a new phase


Was feeling rather tired after another whole day....university life is coming to an end real soon and a new beginning is emerging.
Am looking forward towards a new direction...time to bid goodbye to one phase of my life and say hello to a new one!!
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April 10, 2011

Grow up

I am thinking about my university days as next week will be the last lecture week for me and graduation is really closer than I could imagine. My uni days were probably not as exciting and as interesting as other phase of my life but as I sit down tonight to recall on this journey in University Malaya, I believe this is the phase that I call "Grow Up". 

Is this still relevant?


There isn't anything spectacular to remember but I believe this was the phase I call grow up because this was the moment I left my comfort zone. No more mentor...no more people to talk to about my problems...most of the travellings throughout this period were on my own....financially, I need to start taking responsibility (and seriously, it was not easy and it is still not easy today)


Nothing seems to be right as I walk on to the next step,
It seems that "Growing Up" gives me another kind of nightmare,
Nothing seems to be the way it used to be,
"Growing Up" means taking responsibility,
I used to have someone watching over me,
But now that I "Grow Up", it's time for me to watch over someone else,
The moment of laughter,
The moment of joy,
The moment of pain, sorrow, and all other emotions...
I'll learn to embrace,
Maybe that is what "Growing Up" means,
and someday, in the process of "Growing Up",
I'll understand God's plan..

I wrote this, with the fear of growing up and with the anticipation that I always have....

April 04, 2011

[REVIEW] HTC Aria

I guess it is cool to buy the iPhone 4, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy S, the tablets or other high end smartphones but what if you are looking for a good smartphone that isn't that bulky. 
Well, you probably will be disappointed because all the smartphones with 1GHz processor have big screen...but in my opinion, if you are looking for a mini smartphone, the HTC Aria will be the one for you.


HTC Aria looks nice and elegant even in a smaller size
The look and design of the phone matters

Just when it seems that the next great smartphone will be humungous in size, it is great to grab a hold of the HTC Aria. The silver faux screws on the rear and the power strip on top with the volume rocker on the side are definitely a good choice for design. What sets HTC Aria apart from other great smartphones are probably the design. Cute is right word to describe the smartphone and yet it could still look sexy when you grab hold of it. A combination that definitely attract enough attention despite of so many other higher end smartphones that we are seeing in the market today.

The phone measured at only 4.1- x 2.3- x 0.46-inches and weights 3.8 ounces only with the 1,200mAh battery installed. The lightness of the phone made it comfortable to hold and play with the phone. The black rear of the phone also rejects fingerprints and could easily be taken in and out of your pocket. 

There is however a setbback on the design. I find it extremely difficult to open the phone and it is a neccessity for this phone as the storage card could only be inserted inside the phone, something that I find it to be quite annoying. Besides this, I felt that the design of the phone is pretty flawless.

DISPLAY 

When it comes to display, HTC Aria is definitely not as great as the iPhone or some of the higher end smartphones. Under the bright sunlight, the HTC Aria will require an adjustment to the brightness so that it could be seen clearly. Of course, it is not a big issue with the widget available for one to easily adjust the brightness to the maximum. 




No doubt about it, with smaller phones, it simply means that you will find it more difficult when it comes to texting. I definitely find it hard to get used to it after using the iPhone 4 for quite a while but then, I still manage to find some good keyboards from the Android market to help me on this.
The four main buttons on the screen remains the same, just as any other Android phones and I think it is smart as you could easily click on the Home, Menu, Back and Search button.

CAMERA

Well, the HTC Aria comes with a 5 Megapixel camera, pretty much competitive on paper but when it comes to performance, it really isn't as good as the iPhone 4. However, with some tweaks on the phone camera settings, you could still come out with photos with great satisfaction. Of course, on low light, it will be an issue for the camera since it does not come with flash for the camera. 

BATTERY

Now, when it comes to battery lifespan, the HTC Aria is top class and you will most likely be able to enjoy the usage of the phone for a whole day without worrying about charging your phone. I find that I don't have to worry about whether the phone has enough battery to last when I am using YenLeng's HTC Aria in comparison to when I use the iPhone 4. Anyway, it might due to the fact that I am playing more often with the Apple's toy but then, the HTC Aria definitely is strong on this area, most likely due to the much smaller screen.




THE SOFTWARE AND EVERYTHING ELSE
 

When I first play with the HTC Aria, I am totally in love with the HTC-built Sense overlay on top of the Android 2.1. Oops...before I forgot, the HTC Aria could be updated to Android 2.2 (Froyo) although it might not support 2.3 (Gingerbread). 
Anyway, when I play with the phone, I did not expect much on the speed front since the phone is only on 600MHz but I am quite impressed by the HTC Aria. With a few apps running in the background, I did not notice any particular lag or sluggishness. 
I also enjoyed switching the home screen as I downloaded some new homescreen such as the Launcher 7 (similar to Windows Phone 7). 





And honestly, I kinda like it since the home screen helps to simplify things...but then again, the Android multiple pages home screen has its' own advantages such as being able to look at news without entering any apps, update on the weather easily and also the ability to look at notes and to-do list in a glance, something that iPhone cannot do. 

Of course, like almost all other high end HTC smartphones these days, there is a polite ringer functionality. As soon as one lift up the phone to see who is calling, the ringer volume lowers down and if I flip the phone over, it stops ringer altogether and takes message quietly. Something useful especially when one is in a conversation and decided not to be rude by answering the phone. 

The email is push on the go (I find it as good as the iPhone), the FriendStream is good enough and there is the HTC Peep for twitters!!! Like all other HTC phones, there is the HTC Footprints to check on the places that you been before (particularly useful if you are a traveller...not me though).

WRAP UP


So, the question that remains after all this playing and blogging about the HTC Aria, is it good enough to be the smartphone for you? 
Honestly, if you are asking me to compare the iPhone and HTC Aria, I will definitely go for the Apple's Giant but then it is like comparing an Apple and a orange...one is sweet and the other is sweet-sour citric taste...both are different stuff!!



If you want the smartphone that is tiny, sexy, cute and yet able to perform marvellously, HTC Aria is the one for you but if you are a gamer or someone who would need to use your smartphone for a lot of emails, social networking, blogging and other business work, it might not be so suitable due to the smaller screen but overall, it is a classy smartphone, definitely one worth while for you to check on and given that it is also much cheaper than other high end smartphones...
 

April 02, 2011

The smartphones frenzy...

I have got the iPhone 4 for about a month plus and so far, it's pretty good. Well, the phone definitely lack customization and is pretty much the same all the time, unlike the Android phones or the previously Windows Mobile.

Anyway, a friend of mine, BabaHo bought the Blackberry before I even had the iPhone for more than a month. And she's loving it from what I heard. 
Then, just not long later, WeiHoong got himself the iPhone 4 as well. Honestly, it was pretty gay to be walking along with someone having the same phone as you but thank God iPhone is quite common so it ain't that bad. 

After that, Tom bought the LG Optimus One for himself. Android phone and we even played with the phone a day before our Monte Carlo examination. 
Then, just a day before the RM28 per month offer for the Dg Smart Plan over, Chin Sian followed suit by purchasing the HTC Desire HD.

Well, I guess we are all going to graduate soon and having the smartphone is definitely better. (ask those who bought them)

The GPS functionality (Wei Hoong and I use the Google Navigator only while Tom bought the reliable Papago) helps us in direction when we are lost. 
Facebook addict (BabaHo, Wei Hoong and myself) could easily post update, comment on photos and play with our smartphone, checking out on the latest updates.
Then, there is the Foursquare frenzy...I still couldn't figure out how Wei Hoong could earn so much points despite him having much lesser badge and mayorship...Imagine checking in to a place and realizing that your buddy is just around the corner...the power of Foursquare!! 
And what about blogging? I love it whenever some thoughts come across my mind and I could easily access to blogspot before the thought went missing...
Then we have the games....we were playing games, competing on the top scores...and of course, I'm proud to say I win WeiHoong...hahaha!!
What else? Free chat...that's where Whats App comes in...I love it everytime I use it to message with people like Addie, Evon and others...

Of course, there are more fun with the smartphones and I am sure Chin Sian will find out about it soon enough...so what are you waiting for?

April 01, 2011

HTC Incredible S for only RM599

Well, the Digi Smart Plan rebate promo on smartphones might have ended yesterday (31st of March) but if you are wondering if you could find any good bargain from Digi, there will be another promotion tomorrow and it is a one day promotion and only available for the first 300 customers who register the Dg Smart Plan and you could buy the HTC Incredible S for only RM599.

Well, this is definitely not a April fool's joke and so if you are really interested in buying a smartphone, here is the time. The HTC Incredible S has almost similar specification as the HTC Desire HD except for the smaller screen.

In fact, the smaller screen might even be more convenient and comfortable for users as 4.3 inch is probably just too big. So, we're talking about one of the high end smartphone at RM599...
So, be the first 300 customers to purchase the HTC Incredible S at an incredible discounted price at RM599 when you sign up for the Dg Smart Plan 24-month contract at Digi Retail Centres nationwide tomorrow (2nd April 2011)


Here are the list of Digi Retail Centres that have this offer:
Central Region
SoHoKL
K-OG-03-04, Solaris Mont Kiara, No. 2, Jalan Solaris, 50480 KL.

Times Square
L01-36, Berjaya Times Square, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 KL.

Klang
Lot Unit B-G-8, BBT One, Lebuh Batu Nilam 2, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, 41200 Klang, Selangor.

SS2
24, Jalan SS 2/66, 47300 PJ, Selangor.

Sunway Pyramid
Lot LG2.69, Lower Ground 2, No. 3, Jalan PJS11/15, Bandar Sunway Pyramid, 46150 PJ, Selangor.

Bangsar
Lot F140, First Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, KL.

Eastern Region
Kuantan
Lot G22B & G23 (II), Ground Floor, Berjaya Megamall, Jalan Tun Ismail, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang.

Northern Region
Ipoh
Lot C-01-04, No. 2, Ground Floor, Persiaran Greentown 3, Greentown Business Centre, 30450 Ipoh, Perak.

Pulau Tikus
368-1-02, Jalan Burmah, 10350 Pulau Tikus, Penang.

Southern Region
Taman Molek
6 & 8, Jalan Molek 1/12, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor.

Seremban
No. 15, Ground Floor, Jalan Kong Sang, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Sarawak Region
Kuching
Lot 506-507, Section 6 KTLD, Jalan Kulas Tengah, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak.

Sabah Region
Api-Api 
Lot 5/G3, Ground&First Floor, Api-Api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.



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