December 31, 2011

the end of 2011, a new start in 2012

It felt just like yesterday when I last make the new year resolution 2011, but with just a few more hours to go, 2012 will start. It's funny how human beings create calendar to help us contain time. In a way, this is the only way that the scientific brain could do to categorize time...into seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years. 




Next year, tomorrow will be a new day. Sometimes i wonder how different one year could be from the other but as I looked back my life, I realized that the changes are big indeed. 


Last year, while celebrating New Year, I have the luxury of not working as I was still a university student back then. Tomorrow is Sunday and I'll get ready to be back to KL for work on Tuesday....that has indeed been a big difference.

Recalling 2011 and the years before brings great memories....I'm happy for the many people that I have met along the way, people that transformed my life in little ways....there is so much that I could said but the simplest way to sum it all is this: Thank you for being in my life. Your presence has make all the difference....Happy New Year!!



December 29, 2011

Things that I love about iPad 2....

There are a lot of things that I love about the iPad 2...I'm sure most people agree with the statement given that the iPad 2 is packed with a lot of features...

Here are the top 10 lists of what I love about the iPad 2...

1) Reading

I'm sure this is not on the top list for most people but reading on the iPad brings a new experience. Everytime when I am on the go, I could easily browse the magazines, newspaper and articles. Whenever I wanna blog and I seem to run out of idea, reading the blogs of my friends help to inspire me. It is also interesting to read about my favorite football team news. It really help me to stay connected.





On the image is shown one of my favorite websites where I read most of the articles...


2) Blogging

Can you imagine blogging while on the go? Well, I'm a blogger and I love to write about things that I love, share about new discoveries and also to discuss about things via blogosphere. I used to blog with my netbook when I reached home but with the iPad,I always use it to blog. Whenever I want to write a very long contents, I will use the keyboard that I bought.



And of course, blogging with the keyboard on the iPad is not too bad either after one get used to it. In fact, it was pretty fun.

3) Watching video

This is probably one of the best feature in the iPad...with such beautiful device at hand and the video playing with such high resolution, I totally enjoy it.





It works even better when the connection is good....YouTube, VEVO, etc....of course, it also work perfectly fine to sync your favorite video onto the iPad.


4) Game Play

Now most people will agree with me on this: that game play on the iPad gives a lot of fun. With the cool graphics and a user-friendly interface, gaming on the iPad is flawless....but I'm not really that into gaming....but still, I have enjoyed the moment...

5) Social Networking

This is one thing that help one keep in touch in a cool manner. I don't remember the last time purposely turn on my laptop or netbook for Facebook or twitter...in fact, it is turn on in a split second on my device...





The official Facebook app on my iPad...






And then there is flipboard that works like a magazine...



















Flipboard works perfectly fine on both Facebook and twitter...

6) Listening to Music

Well, listening to music is definitely not the most efficient thing on an iPad but what the heck, this device helps to keep the beat and the mood...

7) You've Got Mail

Now I don't know a better way to put this but gmail on an iPad works flawless and also hotmail....it is easier to read on the screen with beautiful interface and layout....checking mails on the iPad makes working a lot easier...













Emailing is smooth and it is easy to manage...helps me to keep my hands off the PC...

8) Time Management

I used to enjoy having a planner or a diary each year...especially the Starbucks one...but with the iPad, I don't think there is a need for paper and pen. iPad calendar features are cool...and one could easily sync via the Internet, such as the Microsoft Exchange, Gmail and etc....




A calendar that is sync with Facebook birthdays, hotmail and gmail...how's that for being organize??


9) Video Call is Amazing

I'm not sure if there are a lot of people who are keen about video calling but one thing that I can say: iPad makes video calling cool and real...reason is simple enough: the video call on a large screen makes it easier to connect...of course, one has to make sure that the Internet connection is fast enough....try unifi!!





Try Skype on the ipad2...

10) Apps, apps, apps....

What do you think of Apple? The first thing that comes to mind: apps, apps, apps...

Well, there are a lot of different apps that gives us different thrill...

Here are a few that I will share:





DocAS is cool for usage and it is really amazing....it is beautiful and functionwise: very useful...





Moleskine...the famous and expensive notebook is available on iPad 2 for free, as an app...









Bloomberg, you can bring news and business with you on the go...



For the geek, check out national geographic...





Here is one entertainment for those who love cute and adorable stuff like Happy Feet....

I guess that's all for now but trust me, the iPad 2 will change your lifestyle..

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December 27, 2011

Manchester United hits 5 on Boxing Day..

On Boxing day, Manchester United delivers a strong warning to neighbour City by blasting 5 goals against Wigan and Rooney was not even on the pitch until
around the 60 minutes plus...

Amazing display by Valencia and Berbatov, not forgetting Park Ji Sung who sets the rhythm going by scoring the first goal. In a way, Wigan was forced to play with 10 men as the referee punished the team with a harsh red card.

I definitely am in a good mood given the performance by the Red Devils and I'm on leave...pretty cool feeling...





The hatrick by Berbatov despite of a rather soft penalty kick...and a sharp and strong long range by Valencia...after the first goal by Ji-Sung when Evra passed the ball inside into the unmarked Korean...



5 goals against Fulham and another 5 goals against Wigan...





And the rest of the teams only managed to get a draw...an amazing feeling on Boxing day!!

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December 26, 2011

Breakfast in Wah Nam

The other day I had breakfast with Yen Leng in Wah Nam. This is what I really like about Ipoh...you can think of a lot of places to go for breakfast here. 

Anyway, since YenLeng likes the breakfast here, I decided this would be my first stop for my Ipoh refuge. 

Toast Bread with Half Boiled Egg
Now I must admit the toast bread with half boiled egg in Wah Nam is not good as in the past. YenLeng used to really like this but I'm sure she also agree with me that it was not as good as in the past. 




Well, these two are not the bad but I'm sure there will be better ones in Ipoh.

Christmas

I always wonder what makes Christmas so special...for Christians, it is the birth of Jesus...
For non-Christians, I believe it is the holiday season and Santa Claus...
Anyway I usually would spent Christmas with my family but since my family went to Singapore, I am doing something rather different....

For Christmas eve, I spent the night with Yen Leng and some of my friends from school, Kumara, Chee Hoe, Victor and William...while there was nothing special and the feeling for Christmas is quite different this year, it's great to know that we are all doing good...not forgetting Kumara's iPhone 4S.

As for Christmas, I went to church for the worship session in the morning...met Jian Yao for a short breakfast session. Then I teman my grandmother for lunch...it was a good time to just be talking about anything that comes across my mind with her and to know she is doing good is a great relief.

After that met up with my close buddies, Addie, Alicia and Samuel Choo...it's been a long time but it feels as good as it was back then. It is great to be talking crap as usual. Haha!!

Then night time Christmas dinner with YenLeng in Jusco and tried looking for a watch for her but cannot find a suitable one.
The night ends with a yum cha session with William, Jo Ee, Kumara, Dhilip and Sai Mun...

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December 16, 2011

Will you buy the new iPhone 4S?

Things become pretty interesting when a company like Apple launch a new product...

Quite a number of people in the office ask me about the difference between Galaxy S2, iPhone 4 and 4S...well, it's time for bonus for most of them and so naturally the question that pop up: is it time to buy smartphone?? Some are more specific...should I buy the new iPhone 4S??





Well, having play with my own iPhone 4, Yen Leng's iPhone 4S...and been to a few Samsung's stores to play with the Galaxy family, I personally think that the device that worth the money is still S2 and for those of you who are looking for a simplified user experience, you may wanna pay a little more for the 4S...

But while 4S has the additional Siri, iPhone 4 is probably good enough for those who want a cheaper one...






The only difference is the additional Siri in 4S and speed...but if you are no serious gamer, you might not even see the difference between iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S...


Well, that's my verdict...the question is: will you buy the iPhone 4S??

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December 13, 2011

Nice Indian food for lunch...

Alright...I guess I couldn't stop myself from blogging bout food for the first time...





This is how they started...the leave and the sauce (dunno what you call that)...






Tada!! This is what you'll get...and after that, the curry...





Well, I wanted some meat...chicken and this is what I got...






Delicious and super full...I never thought it will be that big...haha!!





After that, this is for drinking after finished eating...apparently it helps to cool the body...

Anyway, time to get back to work....

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A nightmare: me without my teeth...

For some reason, I have a rather weird dream, a nightmare I will call it.
While I was sleeping soundly under the influence of the medication, I had this weird dream where my teeth came off for no reason.

It was unimaginable and I looked horrible. I went to the dentist and asked about the solution....then I just woke up!! and my first thought was: did I just lost my teeth? Haha!! Thank God it was just a dream because I definitely don't look good without the teeth...haha!!


If you are a kid and you lost one or two, people call it CUTE...





But if you are this,






I'm sure you have an answer already right?

It looked horrible...anyway not gonna watch the Chelsea game tonight...wanna catch up on my sleep...hopefully, this time no bad or weird dreams...

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December 12, 2011

Cough medicine tastes sucky

So it was pretty lame to be coughing all the time and one of my close friends told me this: "Kian Hin, you really got to start taking care of yourself and stop making people around you who cares for you worry."

Well, the truth is I'm not too sure how many out there really care about me except my family of course.

Didn't know the right words to put it but I guess I trust people to an extend that it doesn't hurt me....and it is probably the best that I could describe how I feel after the "Timothy breakdown". Guess this is the term that I could think of...

Anyway, here am I, taking up the coughing medicine that taste like shit....alright, this shitty stuff is what gonna bring me back to normal in the fastest way so I'm taking it.





















Alright, here we go...gulp!! and it's in...not that bad after all...cheers!! Haha!!

Hmmm...I left out something...dinner....alright, no maggi or anything...so bread or biscuits will do for now. and I have instant soup...haha!! instant mushroom soup, not so sure if it's good for people who are cough but then I'm taking the medicine already...so it's an improvement.

Anyway, while I was thinking about whether I should take the medicine, I decided to look for some funny quotes about medication and doctor...
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.

Alright, no offense to the doctors but it is really a funny one....and quite true as well..oops!! Thought of writing some crazy jokes here but the head is feeling pain. TOtally hate the combination of headache + cough...one keeps you awake in pain while you try to sleep to recover from headache....damn! Adios!!


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December 11, 2011

Maxis app: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!!

Yesterday when I bought the tickets for the movie: Arthur Christmas, I went to look for the Maxis app on the Apple store on my iPad. I remembered in my conversation with Ben, he told me all you need is a maxis number and a PayPal account.

Well, I no longer have the maxis number but my brother is still using his Hotlink number so it wasn't really an issue.





Well, it is awesome because technology definitely help us to save money to a certain extend. And it is user friendly.





When I open the app, I saw a few options on the bottom as shown on the image above...with the Buy 1 Get 1 FREE option in the middle right at the bottom...pressing it will lead me to the page where I could easily choose from the cinema and the movies that I want to watch.

Well, the process takes less than 30 minutes and I get to buy 1 FREE 1....pretty worth it when I bought 2 for 4 tickets. Of course, there is the RM1 online booking charges and a 50cents charges for the sms sent to the mobile but it is definitely worth the money.

I believe technology helps to save and this is one example of it.

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Watched Arthur Christmas

Well, just came back from a movie...Arthur Christmas...and it is good...
Something new on how Santa actually works...






Well, I'm not gonna be a spoiler by talking about the movie but what this movie really speak about inspires me....

That Arthur totally disagree when others said: "Only a child miss it!!"
This movie talks about passion, about love and about effort....giving the best that one could do...

A definite thumbs up for those who have yet to watch and I'll definitely say this movie is in line with the spirit of Christmas...

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December 10, 2011

Windows is the future

How many of you have been following the release of the iPhone 4S? Well, I'm one of them and seriously, the Apple latest iPhone is pretty much a let down...partly due to the hype played by the rumours.

However, my main concern is: Windows Phone. If those of you who still think that Windows are using the old interface on the Windows Mobile, think again. And why did my post start with Windows is the future...look at Windows 8!!

Honestly, the upcoming OS for Microsoft will have one of the biggest changes in terms of interface and even functionality. Microsoft aims to make it user friendly for everyone...question is will it work? Well, Windows 8 looks promising but even if Windows 8 fails to make the impact as expected, Microsoft is heading at the right direction.

A one similar interface across all platforms....your PC, your tablet, your smartphone....and that is exactly the idea of Steve Jobs (the man that everyone seem to praise)

Here are why Microsoft simply does it right, at least on paper at the moment:

1) Windows 8 Store - Windows 8 Store is the first thing that Microsoft probably has done right. Microsoft's revenue sharing for the apps on the upcoming Windows 8 store will be 30%, similar to iTune app store, Mac App store etc....but once the $25,000 mark is cross, Microsoft will only take 20% of the share. And guess what, the fees is much cheaper with $49 charged a year for individual and $99 for company. As for Apple, the charges is $99 a year for individual and $299 for companies wishing to do so. This will definitely be an attraction to developers.

2) Tablet will finally work for Microsoft - One thing that we must credit to Microsoft is the ability not to rush into tablets even after the launch of Windows Phone 7. It must be a painful process for the tech-giant company to play underdog but this has given ways for the tablets to work together with Windows 8, and rumours suggest that the Windows 8 tablets will make it big.

3) Windows Phone on the right track - What else can we say but Windows has been heading to the right direction with Windows Phone...the collaboration with Nokia was also a good effort. If anything were to say about Windows Phone, it is a work heading to the right direction...

I believe Apple's mistake with the launch of iPhone 4S that has receive so much criticism (regardless of how brilliant they claim Siri to be, I still find it stupid) also open up the way for Microsoft to penetrate into the market. The scenarios and circumstances at this point suggests Microsoft only has to do it right to regain the customers in the mobile industry...


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Location:Jalan Pegoh Seberang 3,Ipoh,Malaysia

Breakfast with family + Yen See & Ben

This morning, I went for breakfast with family & Yen See + Ben in Nam Heong. I totally love the environment there...it brings back the Ipoh feel...the coffee and the food and ya...basically, it's just good not to be in KL! Haha!!
















I took these photos while the guy is preparing the tart....haha!! Actually it was my sister (Chiew Lian) who wanted me to take the photo. Looks delicious but didn't buy it as I was pretty full...will go again and maybe this time, I'll get Yen Leng along.

Well, since Yen See and Ben are also around, we went for breakfast together and as usual, the "natural disaster" has a lot to say. We gossip so much...(gonna do that more often...loL!)

Anyway aside from the breakfast, here is the latest update to the Transformers collection: Optimus Prime






Well, it is the BIGGEST Optimus Prime toy but I still prefer Bumblebee....

Anyway, I guess that's all for now...more updates on my Ipoh weekend!!


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December 09, 2011

Play pool game

It has been a rather tiring week. Decided to play a pool game with Tom, Choon Foong and Aaron. Well, I have the free time since the tuition is cancelled as the centre needs to prepare for their Christmas celebration this weekend.





While waiting for my turn, I took some snapshot....Aaron and I partner this time around...






The three musketeers....haha!! Tom looks like he is suffocating...must be because of losing to Aaron and I...haha!!

















Choon Foong showing off how one should start playing pool....we played for about 2 hours and it costs us RM23....each of us about RM6...not bad...it is much cheaper than playing other sports...haha!!

Well, maybe next time we should consider badminton...haha!!

Anyway time to sleep....need to wake up early and go back Ipoh after work tomorrow...another weekend at home sweet home!!!


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