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Eagle Eye Premiere Screening by Nuffnang @ GSC 1U

Sunday, September 28th, 2008 4,762 views

Thanks to Nuffnang for the Eagle Eye Premiere Screening by Nuffnang. Eagle Eye rocks! Must watch “Eagle Eye by Shia LaBeouf (Transformers & Indiana Jones) and Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible 3 & Made of Honour)”. But it’s not out in cinema yet so wait a few more days ya. =p

Eagle Eye Banner

Eagle Eye Queue
Gempak, Standard Chartered, Hitz booth all setup on time and some even earlier than 8.30pm.

Nuffnang Booth for Eagle Eye
On the other hand, Nuffnang was the last to setup the ticketing booth and late until around near to 9.00pm which supposed to be 8.30pm and cause a lot of inconvenience for me that i can’t take my proper dinner. be professional and make sure be punctual too. =)

Eagle Eye Premiere Tickets

Eagle Eye, Hotdog, Drinks

Cinema Hall

Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Monaghan) are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations – using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. As the situation escalates, these two ordinary people become the country’s most wanted fugitives, who must work together to discover what is really happening – and more importantly, why.

More details : Eagle Eye Official Site

Release Date : 2 October 2008
Language : English
Classification : U-PG13
Running Time : 1 hour 59 minutes
Director : D.J. Caruso
Cast : Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson.

Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye Free Wallpaper from GSC

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The Skinny T Launch with @ Berjaya Time Square – Crazy Crowd Waiting Since 2pm Yesterday!

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 3,401 views

Update: 100 more people join the queue for The Skinny T Launch with @ Berjaya Time Square since 2pm! Source : Lowyat.net

What I can say is, they are really crazy ler?! or are they paid to do so to create the crowd and attention from the public? Haha, marketing gimmick ah. Or are we Malaysian kiasu or kiasi? Malaysia Boleh? Haha. So what are you waiting for? Go to join the crowd now and become the 1st to own this Skinny T Series Cybershot Camera from Sony!

RM8 : 1 – 10 units
RM88 : 11 – 20 units
RM188 : 21 – 30 units
RM388 : 31 – 50 units
RM488 : 51 -70 units
RM588 : 71 – 110 units
RM688 : 111 – 150 units
RM788 : 151 – 230 units
RM888 : 231 – 350 units

But is it worth to waste your time like that? Hmm…

Crazy Crowd @ The Skinny T Launch with @ Berjaya Time Square

Crazy Crowd @ The Skinny T Launch with @ Berjaya Time Square

Crazy Crowd @ The Skinny T Launch with @ Berjaya Time Square

Crazy Crowd @ The Skinny T Launch with @ Berjaya Time Square

Crazy Crowd @ The Skinny T Launch with @ Berjaya Time Square

Crazy Crowd @ The Skinny T Launch with @ Berjaya Time Square

Wow the first few person who get it from RM8

RM8 Skinny T Cybershot Series

The Skinny T Launch with Splash, Flash, Dash and Crazy Buy ! @ Berjaya Time Square – 27th September 2008

Friday, September 26th, 2008 5,845 views

After almost one year of the launching for Sony Album – T at 11-11-2007, now Sony gonna launch another new camera – Sony Skinny T (Cyber-shot™ Digital Still Camera, T Series )

Sony Skinny T (Cyber-shot™ Digital Still Camera, T Series )

10.1 Mega Pixel resolution, Optical SteadyShot image stabiliser, Smile Shutters, Face Detection and a bright, 3.0″ LCD touch screen for reviewing your photos with ease. The stylish DSC-T77 delivers excellent functionality in an ultra-slim body.

* 10.1 Mega Pixels with Super HAD CCD
* Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 4x Optical Zoom
* 3.0″ Full Wide Touch Screen LCD
* BIONZ Image Processing Engine
* Double “Anti-blur” Solution: Optical SteadyShot and ISO 3200 High Sensitivity
* Improved Face Detection Technology for Children and Adults
* Smile Shutter
* Intelligent Scene Recognition
* In-camera retouching
* HD Slide Show with Select Music Playback

Suggested Retail Price
RM 1,299.00 *

more detail specs on Skinny T

Sony Skinny T (Cyber-shot™ Digital Still Camera, T Series )

Splash, Flash, Dash and Win!

Splashing of Colours and Flashes of Emotions comes to you ath the Sony Cyber-shot Skinny T Launch at Berjaya Time Square on 27th September 2008.

Come to the Skinny T counter from 10.30am and grab your own ultra stylish Skinny T camera for a Crazy Buy offer as low as RM 8 to RM 888.

Counter will be made available for the queue from as early as 6.00am, so get here and put yourself in line for the craziest Skinny T offer ever! So similar to other Sony recent launched of Sony PlayStation3, you gonna stay over night at Berjaya Time Square in order to get the RM 8 deal!

There’s also Cyber-shot T-Mall Hunt at 2.00pm, dash through the mall, find hidden treasures and be the Grand Prize Winner Team of 2 Sony Cyber-shot Skinny T cameras and 1 Sony VAIO notebook! There will be Consolation Prizes of 2 Sony Cyber-shot Skinny T cameras per team (up to 5 teams only) as well! But the registration is closed.

Register yourself now

Fuel prices down by 10sen! Now it's RM2.45

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 3,435 views

Fuel Price Reduce RM2.45

Fuel Price Reduce RM2.45

Fuel Price Reduce RM2.45

Ok reduce again good but only 10sen after the reduction from RM2.70 to RM2.55 on August 23rd?? Is it enough? Of coz not enough, always ask for more. Hmm better than none! so now it’s RM2.45 per liter. How much can you save? haha properly few ringgit per pump only!

PUTRAJAYA: Prices of petrol and diesel are 10 sen cheaper from midnight Wednesday.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said the retail price of RON97 is reduced from RM2.55 per litre to RM2.45 per litre, the price of RON92 is lowered from RM2.40 to RM2.30, while diesel is reduced from RM2.50 to RM2.40 per litre.

In reading out a statement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badaw, Shahrir said the 10 sen reduction is the maximum value that the Government could reduce.

It is also the second adjustment made by the Government.

The first adjustment to reduce the fuel price was made on Aug 23.

Shahrir said the Cabinet, which met Wednesday for the last time this month, decided to reduce the fuel price since people would start their balik kampung exodus this weekend to celebrate Hari Raya.

“It is hoped that the price reduction will reduce the burden of the people this festive season,’’ he said.

Going by the trend, Shahrir said the Government would be paying slightly more for the fuel subsidy as the average crude oil price would be only be seven sen cheaper but the Government had decided to absorb the difference and lower it to 10 sen.

Asked whether the Government would implement a free float system for fuel prices, Shahrir said it was still too early to think of such a system at this moment although it was one of the items dicussed in Cabinet with no decision made yet.

Earlier, Shahrir also announced that the consumer price index (CPI) from January to August increased by 4.8 % to 110.4 compared with that of 105.3 in the same period last year.

Compared with that of the same month in 2007, the CPI for August registered an increase of 8.5 from 105.9 to 114.9.

The CPI for August increased by 0.2% when compared with July, he said.

Despite of fuel prices lowered on Aug 22, it was not reflected in the CPI in August.

Shahrir said the CPI in September may not be lower as well as the Government had allowed a 30% increase in surcharge for buses during the festive season.

Source : TheStar

Petrol prices cut by 10 sen
Sep 24, 08 2:08pm
The government has cut petrol and diesel prices by 10 sen to RM2.45 and RM2.40 per litre respectively effective tomorrow.
- Second cut in 2 months
- Festive cheer ahead of Raya

Source : Malaysiakini.com

SS2 Murni Mamak stinking side?! Too dirty?

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 12,669 views

Today few ppl told me to read this news and I was thinking it should be refer to SS2 Murni Mamak after I found out the road is “Jalan SS2/75, Petaling Jaya”. If it’s in such condition, please clean it and if not I will not ever go to the mamak again even how wonderful and how special is their food expecially those western food like spaghetti cabonara or chicken marryland and drinks especially those special fruit punch!

The condition of the cleanliness make me worried as I was one of the Murni mamak lover once upon a time. Few weeks back I just went there with my colleagues to have my lunch there as our office is near to the mamak and want to have different variety that day so decided to go Murni.

Famous Murni Loh Shee Fun! RM 5.00 (IINM)
Famous Murni Loh Shee Fun! RM 5.00 (IINM) The egg is very nice but if they put for long and did not take out immediately to the customer the egg will be harden and it not taste as good.

Famous Murni Mee Raja! RM 8.00
Famous Murni Mee Raja! RM 8.00 Just like “kon lou mee”

Famous Murni Nasi Goreng Seafood RM 10.00 (IINM)
Famous Murni Nasi Goreng Seafood RM 10.00 (IINM)

Kuih Teow Utara
Kuih Teow Utara

Mee Java
Mee Java

Please fix the condition and if not for sure I will not going there in the near future. What say you?

THIS week, the focal point of our hygiene campaign is a restaurant in the SS2 commercial area in Petaling Jaya.

We received a tip-off from a reader who frequents an Indian-Muslim restaurant in the area.+

Murni Back Lane
Filthy: Workers preparing food at the backlane of a restaurant in Jalan SS2/75, Petaling Jaya.

According to the reader, he was appalled to see some foreign workers preparing food by the drain at the outlet’s backlane.

“I could see cooking utensils left on the ground and bits of leftover food scattered all over the area.

“Not only that, the area where the food was being prepared was also very smelly. The men were cutting meat and vegetables on top of ice boxes and they did not seem to be bothered that their work area was close to a garbage chute,” he said.

After seeing how food was prepared at the backlane, the reader had sworn not to patronise the outlet again.

To verify his claims, we despatched our award-winning photographer Mohd Sahar Misni to capture the scene.

Our findings revealed the ugly truth in vivid colour.

Murni Back Lane
Blatant disregard for cleanliness: Raw chicken placed side by side with ice (on top of a gunny sack) on top of a ice box.

The workers were oblivious to our presence in the backlane, nor did they appear uncomfortable to be seen working in such an unhygienic condition. They continued working as if no one was watching.

Apart from pest and rodent infestation in the area, public safety is now in question.

The workers have obstructed the backlane and the back doors of some of their neighbours with the heavy ice boxes. The place is obviously a fire trap.

This food outlet is by far, one of the filthiest we have ever come across. We thank our reader for pointing out the matter and will keep tabs on this with the Petaling Jaya City Council for further action.

In a seperate development, our Seremban office reported on Sept 17 that a restaurant was closed down by the state’s health department after 100 guests at a wedding dinner had fallen ill.

They ate pork contaminated with salmonella parathypi B bacteria which is a common cause of food poisoning.

The bride’s father succumbed to illness caused by consuming contaminated food several days later.

It was later discovered that six of the restaurant employees who handled the food had not been vaccinated for typhoid. Now, the question is: do we have to wait until its too late?

Prevention is the best approach and if you suspect unhygienic food preparation, do not hesitate to contact your local authority.

Source : TheStar

Fruitful wait for nation’s first three PS3 buyers @ 1Utama

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 3,081 views

PETALING JAYA: Three lucky videogame enthusiasts each won a RM1,000 cash voucher when they became the first customers to buy the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) game console that officially went on sale in Malaysia yesterday.

Scores of people camped at the entrance of the 1-Utama shopping complex’s new wing as early as two days ago to be among the first to buy the PS3, which has taken two years to arrive here after its worldwide launch.

The lucky ones were Joey Lim Chee Yee, James Chong and Ean J. Chan, all eager gamers who can now use the vouchers for their next Sony product purchase.
Sign of devotion: PlayStation 3 enthusiasts camping out at 1Utama shopping complex in Petaling Jaya on Friday in the hope of being the first to get their hands on the long awaited videogame console.

Chong, 26, who had queued up from early Friday, said he wanted to buy a PS3 to support the local videogame market.

Speaking at the launch, Sony Malaysia Sdn Bhd managing director Naoi Sudo said the introduction of the PS3 coincided with Sony’s vision of delivering full high-definition entertainment to the home.

“The PlayStation3 isn’t just another videogame console, it is a complete entertainment system with Blu-Ray playback and integrated WiFi connectivity to surf the web from your living room,” said Sudo.

Despite the PS3’s delayed arrival here, Sony Computer Entertainment Asia president Tetsuhiko Yasuda said Malaysia remained an important market for Sony as it had a young demographic.

He said the timing of the PS3 launch couldn’t have been better as the market for high-definition products and broadband infrastructure to support the media was growing rapidly.

“Through our efforts, we hope to see more customers buy original PS3 consoles and games.

“Even our local distributors were pushing us to launch the PS3, so we finally decided to do so.”

The PS3 available here is the 80GB version, and is priced at RM1,599.

Sony also announced that it would launch a local version of Sony’s online multi-player gaming and digital media distribution service, PlayStation Network, by the end of the year.

This will allow local gamers to set up their own accounts to buy games and media, as well as play games online.

Source : TheStar

More details of the PS3 launch @ 1Utama and my trip to ShenZhen and Hong Kong coming up soon.

The Official Malaysian PLAYSTATION 3 Launch

Friday, September 19th, 2008 4,460 views

PlayStation® 3 Launching @ 1Utama, Malaysia

PlayStation® 3

The PlayStation 3 (officially marketed PLAYSTATION 3, commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii, as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

A major feature that distinguishes the PlayStation 3 from its predecessors is its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, which contrasts with Sony’s former policy of relying on game developers for online play. Other major features of the console include its robust multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable, and its use of a high-definition optical disc format, Blu-ray Disc, as its primary storage medium. The PS3 was also the first Blu-ray 2.0-compliant Blu-ray player on the market.

The PlayStation 3 was first released on November 11, 2006 in Japan, November 17, 2006 in North America, and March 23, 2007 in Europe and Oceania. Two SKUs were available at launch: a basic model with a 20 GB hard drive (HDD), and a premium model with a 60 GB hard drive, and several additional features (the 20 GB model was not released in Europe or Oceania). Since then, several revisions have been made to the console’s available models and it has faced competition from the other seventh generation consoles. As of July 17, 2008, the PS3 is in third place in US home console sales for its generation. more details

Be prepared to enter the ultimate world of high definition gaming experience with PlayStation® 3 : The revolutionary game console with unparalleled multimedia features that incorparates the latest Blue-Ray technology to give you the most cutting edge entertainment experience like no other.

Don’t forget to join us as we bring you the ultimate gaming experience at the Official Launch of PlayStation® 3 at Ground Floor Highstreet New Wing on 20th September 2008.

PlayStation® 3 Launching @ 1Utama

How much is the PlayStation® 3 ?
Suggested Retail Price : * RM 1,599.00

See you there! Bring a camp and over night @ 1Utama tonight and you will be the 1st 120 buyers and you can get yourself some Sony Vouchers! =)

Ambassador Hotel 国宾大酒店 @ ShenZhen

Friday, September 19th, 2008 5,479 views

After the not so nice dinner, then we were brought to our hotel, 国宾大酒店 Ambassador Hotel – No. 1121-1123 Shennan Dong Road, Shenzhen , which we already paid for 3 days according to our Malaysia travel agent.

Ambassador Hotel @ ShenZhen

Gang @ Ambassador Hotel

The hotel is not bad. Clean and Spacious. The most important thing it’s cheap. RM120 for 3days.

Room @ Ambassador Hotel @ ShenZhen

Room @ Ambassador Hotel @ ShenZhen

But some not so happy things happened. The tour agent told us that we need to check out and take all our luggage to Hong Kong on 2nd day and then come back on 3rd day but we paid for 3days! I think she want to save the 1 night $$ and take to her own pocket!

So we keep on argue with her and then keep calling Malaysia tour agent and finally ding dong ding dong… and then we manage to fight back for our room and we no need to bring our luggage to Hong Kong, what a relief! If not we going to carry so many things.

After we checked in and changed… Then we went for night walk.

Shopping, Eat, Sleep and Massage @ ShenZhen

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 6,912 views

AirAsia

This is my second time sit on AirAsia Air Bus. It was a bad experience, when I boarding from Malaysia that time, all the bag need to be scanned and they found my multipurpose kind of pen knife, I didn’t know that we cannot even bring that multipurpose pen knife, so the lady there forfeited it and I asked “Kak, boleh tolong jaga ini, bila saya balik boleh claim balik?”. She replied, “Boleh, RM10 or was it RM20 satu hari…”, then I said tak apa and just walk off.

AirAsia

Then I saw one of the air stewardess scolding a passenger and here goes the conversation, “Off your phone now! If you do not off your phone please get out of my plane.” I was like mad when I listen this, can’t she just talk nicely to the person instead of shouting there? That was bad. Anyway it does not affect my mood of holidaying! =)

Reached ShenZhen'

ShenZhen Airport

After reaching ShenZhen, China, I saw some funny translation in the immigration.

For Weak Only
“For Weak Only”, I was wonder, weak? refer to where/which part weak? haha

Visa For Aliens
“Visa For Aliens”, refer foreigner as aliens.

Finally we reached ShenZhen, China. That time was about 9pm+ if I remember correctly. Met up with the tour guide from ShenZhen. After that she keep on asking us want to have dinner or not because from airport to our hotel need at least 1hour and after some discussion then we agreed to eat at the place that she recommended to us, if not I think her face will turn black because cannot get commission and cannot eat free dinner? Perhaps.

ShenZhen Food

ShenZhen Food

ShenZhen Food

ShenZhen Food

It cost us RMB 50 per person, at 1st she said got “Siew Ngor” and “Yu gap”… then told us that “Siew Ngor” no more swap with duck. The food is not nice at all and most of the dishes was cold then the tour guide told us is like that because late d, all the nice food also habis. The environment there is worst. There’s a gang of ppl like gangster sitting beside use and some of them even took out their shirt… drink beer and shouted… worst scare anything might happen so we also no mood to eat lo. In Malaysia we can take the same amount of money or even lesser to eat better quality food!

Up next shopping in ShenZhen.

I'm back from ShenZhen and Hong Kong!

Sunday, September 14th, 2008 3,663 views

Last week went for Company Trip to ShenZhen and Hong Kong 4days 3nights. It was fun and great experience although it’s very rush because we had limited time in each location so our trip is like catching up with time!

Some of my colleagues sit Bus from KL Sentral that cost RM9.90, some colleagues got family sent them directly to LCCT airport, me and few colleagues chose to take taxi, it’s pretty cheap and convenient I would say. The Limo only cost about RM50++ and after divided by 4 it cost about RM15 each, that’s rather cheap compared to Skybus and we no need to carry our luggage and take LRT to KL Sentral that would also save time and cost too. If next time you want to go to LCCT and got partner why not think of this option? =)

After we checked in, we went to McDonalds to have our lunch. Then waited there for 1 hour plus. LCCT currently is undergoing renovation so if you are going to LCCT to check in, you might want to go earlier.

LCCT Waiting

Air Asia
Thinking our plane is the MU plane and everyone so excited but it’s actually not! So malu… haha

Air Asia
Our plane is just next to it. =_=”

Shen Zhen and Hong Kong
ShenZhen and Hong Kong here we come…

11 ppl went for the trip and there a total of 7 cameras! so there’s about few thousand photos and videos to be sorted out. Stay tuned.

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