Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I'm at Europe!



Dear readers,

My blog maybe inactive for the next 3 weeks as I'm either at Ireland or London enjoying life there

Will update as much as i can =D

I'll be back in Malaysia on the 18th of November

Your's faithfully
Samuel




TROLOLOLOLOLOL...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Big Bang Alive World Tour 2012!

You have been seeing me post up some random things about Big Bang for the past month, and it has all come down to this, The Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 at Stadium Merdeka Kuala Lumpur!

Courtesy of Samsung & Manoah, I went to The Big Bang Alive Tour VIP style with another 8 bloggers! Just imagine, it was a sold out concert, where the VIP tickets (Cat 1) that were on sale, were all gone within the 1st hour! What do you think of that? How lucky am I to get those seats


The Best part is, There were some fans who were in queue since the morning? just to get as close as possible to Big Bang in their allocated zones

and luckily for me, I could just happily walk in at 7.30pm and my reserved seats were there for me and the other bloggers, just about 5 rows from the stage with FRONT VIEW! I bet all Big Bang fans are jealous! =D


I headed there with Alicia, Senri, Victoria & Ercilia, where they got getting their spirits up for the Big Bang Concert, as well, they are girls LOL! The thing is, it was raining all day, and started to rain again which made everyone wear ponchos since its an open stadium



lets head to some pictures that night:

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This was the crowd at 7.30pm when i came. crazy ain't it? 

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All VIP yo!

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Ercilia & I





The amazing thing is, when Big Bang came on stage, The rain stopped! Big Bang can stop the rain! LOL

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The opening of the concert



here is my whole experience at the big bang concert, check out the video:




unfortunately, Tae Yang slipped and fell during his performance of "Wedding Dress" but he recovered and managed to finish the whole song! (You can watch it in my video at 4.44 minutes)







Other than that, a few more pictures of the night:

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Big Bang Performing
*picture credits to Caxton Chow*

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One thing for sure, It was all worth it to watch Big Bang live! Thank you Samsung & Manoah for giving me this chance! 

If you want to be more into Big Bang, you can always check out the Big Bang application at: https://apps.facebook.com/s_bigbang/

All photos & videos were taken using the Samsung Galaxy SIII

20.3 mp is all i need! The Samsung NX20 aces it!

As i was given the Samsung NX20 a week back, I was basically molesting it thoroughly to get the best out of it. One great part which amazes me is the megapixel count on it, which is 20.3 megapixels.

With 20.3 megapixels, I'm able to blow up my photos to humongous sizes and it wouldn't be pixelated. If you have no idea what i'm talking about, Digital pictures are made out of pixels, and 1 mp = 1 million pixels. So with 20mp, my picture will be made up of 20 million pixels which makes the picture sharp & stunning no matter how large you print it.

So basically, The Samsung NX20 has a freakishly great amount of mp which creates great photos and one thing for sure, I know it wouldn't be pixelated and the quality of my images will be superb!

here are some examples of the photos I've taken:

My Dog, Oreo @ 1/125 seconds, F/4.5, ISO-100

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and when the picture is blown up: 

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See how sharp is the quality of it? his fur & dark circles can be seen so clearly without any pixels




Subang Lake @  1/500 seconds, F/8, ISO-800

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when blown up:

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You can see how clear the father-child are when its blown up to amazing heights






and with 20.3mp, you're able to take awesome low light shots such as this:

KLIA Highway @ 5 seconds, F/10, ISO-400
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one thing for sure, the 20.3mp feature on the Samsung NX20 is just so good to be true! Get your hands and try the Samsung NX20 at your local Samsung distributors if you can as definitely, I'm happy with mine!

The journey is not over! There is just too much to be explored! 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I Care 2 Share!

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I'm gonna ask this question, Do you care 2 share? I definitely do! Chikapowwow has created a movement which is "I Care 2 Share" in support of PRUkasih which is a community service project born out of the very simple yet powerful act of listening.

If you do not know whats Chikapowwow, it is Malaysia's most innovative online auction experience which allows its users to bid and purchase items for a small fraction of the price. Some of the items sold at Chikapowwow are limited edition items and can't be found in Malaysian markets.

Continuing with "I Care 2 Share", Leveraging on PRUkasih movement, its purpose is to provide financial protection to urban poor families should the unexpected happen to the breadwinners. In keeping with Project Listen's spirit of inspiring others, every share of a Project Listen video or written story through Facebook or email will be matched with a RM1 contribution to PRUkasih 

Here is my video on PRUkasih:


So do show your support by heading to: http://www.chikapowwow.com/my/index.php?cmd=page&id=projectlisten

and share the story via Email, Facebook or Twitter as each share donates RM1 to PRUkasih 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Brisbane: Lone Pines Koala Sanctuary

Continuing my previous post on Brisbane, I also managed to head to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. it is a wild life park located about a 20 minute ride from Brisbane City, and they have more than 100 Koala's in their sanctuary

Besides Koala's they have other animals such as the Tasmanian Devils, Kangaroos, Platypus and all other Australian Animals you can think of. A great thing about it is they have a schedule on whats going to happen, and well, we got to see a few shows of the animals

On the first stop of the program, We headed to the Lorikeet Feeding place where there was a live feeding session  of Wild Lorikeets, we just put the food bowls up and, yeah they will just swarm down for some food

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Yeah the bugger was on my head





Soon after that, we headed to the kangaroo pens where we were able to feed, touch and disturb the kangaroos. LOL

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Uncle Mike feeding a kangaroo

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Bow down! good kangaroo oh good kangaroo

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Family pic

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Uncle Mike, Mom & Sonya


Next on our lists, we headed to the sheep pen, where there was a live show on how sheep dogs gather sheep, and follow the commands of the owner. My god those dogs are damn clever, and the sheep, are dumb as fuck.

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There was also a show & tell by the park rangers where we were able to get a glimpse of their favourite animals and how they deal with them in the park

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one of the barn owls

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A sugar glider, see how fat the fella is compared to Malaysian ones?

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A possum that is under rehabilitation 




Coming to the main point that we are coming to this park, The Koalas! These creatures sleep about 20 hours per day, and eats and poops the rest of the day. such gentle and cute creatures, and this time, I'm able to actually hold one! *yippee* i didn't get to do so the last time in Perth

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Sleeping like a boss

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How cute is she?


last but not least, here is a video of a Platypus swimming around, and failing to catch a prawn:



that's all for my Brisbane trip, I hope you enjoyed reading my experience there

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A trip down under, Brisbane!

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Its been about 3 years since i visited Australia, and as for this time, I headed down with the family to Brisbane! Got our air tickets, flew an 8 hour journey there, and another bus ride of an hour to reach our destination. We stayed at Metropolitan Motor Inn which was a 10 minute walk from the city, and well, the adventures began!

I would say, Brisbane is a pretty small city, quite a lot of designer shops, and pretty much food was available everywhere! And since its still spring, it was quite cool over there of about 20 degrees, and the flowers are still blooming everywhere! a pretty sight to see

In this post, I'll just show you a few shots of the city and its surroundings =)

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At the airport with Mum & Sister

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holding on to some testicles like a DFT (Dumb Fuck Tourist)

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The waterfront

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Look ma, I'm holding the Wheel of Brisbane!

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The View of Brisbane

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A street artist

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Some sort of building

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I'll never buy things from here LOLOL *asian minded*

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The morning market

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Buy more dumplings!






Other than that, I managed to wake up early at 4.30am one of the days, which allowed me to go to the botanical gardens to get some morning shots

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The Sunrise at the Botanical Gardens

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The pathway to...

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these trees were blooming everywhere!

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Another walkway at the Botanical Gardens



That is all for this post, I will be updating soon on the Koala Sanctuary! stay tuned!

The Pinnacle of H-Artistry!

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We've already seen 2 H-Artistry's pass us this year. As for the final installment, it will become the phenomenal climax to the H-Artistry series for this year! Targeting 3500 party goers, MIECC will be transformed into a party hall no one will forget!

Promising a distinctive and breathtaking party arena draped in red and black, the H-Artistry finale will see the return of the Hennessy Art of Mixing Zone, featuring the Hennessy 360 Cam and the signature Hennessy V.S.O.P. long drinks

Whats more, The Hennessy Mobile App will enable all party goers to take part in various activities which may lead to winning prizes such as Hennessy Bottles! 




As for the artistes of the night, Its going to be:

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Alexandra Burke from North London! She's the 2008 winner of The X Factor, a three-time chart-topper on the singles chart (her debut, a stirring cover of Hallelujah, sold 105,000 copies on its first day of release) and the creator of a UK number 1 album, Overcome, that features collaborations with the likes of Flo Rida Ne-Yo and RedOne. She can belt out a ballad and she brings energy in abundance once the tempo shifts up a gear.

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Havana Brown from Australia!  Since firmly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the Australian and international DJ scene, Havana Brown’s hustle hasn’t slowed for a minute. As the only female DJ to sign a major label recording deal in Australia, Havana has delivered on Universal Music’s expectations with multiple releases of her Crave compilation series, all charting and spurning successful national and international club tours. DJ Havana Brown has since put out some hugely successful tracks, and continues to take over Malaysian dance floors and airwaves with the euphoric track “We Run The Night” ft. Pitbull. 

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Starkillers from USA! As the USA’s dance music scene continues to come of age on a widespread scale and different styles proliferate and evolve, new talents are coming thick and fast. However, only a few have the staying power to go the distance. Formerly known as Nick Terranova, Las Vegas talent Starkillers has been cutting a swathe through the bolshier end of the global house music scene over the last few years with his tough-edged, eclectic sound. 

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Block B from Korea! Started out by hip-hop artist and producer Cho PD under his label Brand New Stardom, Block B was among the hottest K-Pop rookies to debut last year, and they have come a long way since. With three hugely successful records out, namely New Kids On The Block, Welcome To The Block and Do You Wanna B, Block B is one of the fastest rising K-Pop boy bands internationally, and have garnered lots of attention as well as a huge following throughout Asia








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And as the event is over, Hennessy is providing free shuttle service and a subsidized taxi service for those who need it!




So how do you get your invites? head over to Hennessy's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/HennessyMalaysia and play the Facebook game "Hands On Hennessy" and stand a chance to win invites with the highest scores!!

For more updates, you can head to www.h-artistry.com.my

What more can you wait for? Get your invites and head to the party of the year!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Code 10 Watch2Win Contest!

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Contest and competitions is one of the things I live for *laughs* as you know, I love the challenge and the surprise when you do win something from it.

So now, why don't you just spare some time for an ongoing contest which is the Code 10 Watch2Win Contest!

all you have to do is:

1) Like Code 10's facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Code10Malaysia?fref=ts

2) Watch this video:


3) answer the question and write a short "10-word-slogan" at the Code 10 Facebook's post here: https://www.facebook.com/Code10Malaysia/posts/126323777517158

4) Share it with 5 friends!



Simple as that? yeah! The week 1 & 2 winner has already walked away with a Samsung Galaxy S3 and The New iPad!

As for this week, a brand new Xbox 360 + Kinect could be yours if you're to be called the winner of this contest!

So what are you waiting for? Just follow these simple steps and join the contest! *As kiasu as I am, I have already submitted my entry =)*



T&C of the contest can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/notes/code-10-malaysia/ten-makes-the-man-watch2win-contest-terms-conditions/511044432240282

The First Whatchuwant Pimp My Ride Winner!

Dreams can come true when you go for Whatchuwant! That’s what Mohd Zariq of Kuantan, Pahang found out recently. His dream of having an awesome tricked-out ride came true as he’s the first winner of Whatchuwant MTV Pimp My Ride day and he’s going to have his ride pimped out MTV-Style!

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A simple guy, Zariq never thought much when he dialed *128# and picked a Whatchuwant pack. He just wanted to subscribe to a pack that would give him lots of savings on his mobile usage. But when Altimet – the host of Pimp My Ride Malaysia – knocked on his door to tell him he has been selected as a winner by subscribing to Whatchuwant, he couldn’t quite believe it.

Because he uses his ride to go to college and do his health supplement business, this win is much needed. He needs that ride pimped! Beat and battered, Zariq’s ride needs to be refreshed so that he won’t be ashamed to drive it around town. Plus, since the car was handed to him from his father, Zariq wanted to keep it as a sign of appreciation to his father. Now, not only can he keep driving the car for a looooong time, it’ll also be the talk of the nation!

Zariq’s ride will get the tender loving care it deserves and be pimped up to look like brand new (and then some). What will the ride look like? Well, you’ll have to wait for the reveal in the first episode of Pimp My Ride Malaysia to see the full transformation.  But if some behind the scenes sneak peek is Whatchuwant, we’ve got it right here:

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Don’t forget to catch the first episode of Pimp My Ride Malaysia – the first of its kind in Asia – to find out Zariq’s story and see his pimped up ride.


Most importantly, for your chance to be a winner on Whatchuwant just like Zariq on the surprise MTV Pimp My Ride days, simply dial *128# and pick a pack that’s specifically tailored to your mobile usage. There are six awesome packs for you to choose from including the Surf Pack, Talk Text Surf Pack, Talk Text Pack, Talk Surf Pack, Text Surf Pack and Fun Pack. Up for grabs daily are gadgets worth RM10,000 but if you want your ride pimped up and be featured in MTV Pimp My Ride Malaysia with Altimet and MTV VJ Rich, keep it locked to xpax.com.my and the Xpax page on Facebook (http://facebook.com/Xpaxfb) for the surprise day announcements. You wouldn’t want to miss this chance to have your ride pimped and be on television!


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Step 1: Dial *128# to access the Whatchuwant menu
Step 2: Pick Whatchuwant Pack for special offers. Press 1 and send.

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Surf Pack: Lets you surf all day or all week so you can tweet, update Facebook, blog and more!
Talk Text Surf Pack: The all-in-one pack that lets you chat, SMS and surf with lots of savings
Talk Text Pack: With this pack, go from phone calls to SMS-es every time you miss someone.
Talk Surf Pack: Whether you want to make phone calls, Skype someone on your mobile, this pack lets you!
Text Surf Pack: If you wanna send something more than and SMS, you can send a DM, a PM or Youtube dedication with this Pack.
Fun Pack: Wanna hear the latest tunes or have the best mobile games? This pack is for you!




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