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Tan Fook-Wan Wah save the day for Malaysia @ Yonex Sunrise India Open 2009

Monday, March 30th, 2009 4,994 views

Malaysia showed a tough fight in the Yonex Sunrise India Open 2009 at Hyderabad although World no.1 Lee Chong Wei lost in the 1st match of the India Open due to food poisoning. This will be the testing ground for them before the World Meet at the same location India. I enjoyed the game of Julia Wong and Pi Hongyan, it was a good match between them.

Only thing is there’s too much unforced error and a lot of the return were actually push too far behind the line and wondering is it the court too small and did not follow the international badminton court standard, I think it shouldn’t be ler? When it was most excited time, it rain and Astro cannot receive any signal, sigh!

After that it was well played by our veteran pair Chong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah, and it was impressive, they only took 17mins to beat Singapore (Hendri Kurniawan Saputra-Hendra Wijaya), then Taufik beat Hafiz. Hafiz is a cool man and he has his own character while playing. =)

Tan Fook-Wan Wah save the day for Malaysia


PETALING JAYA: Veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah were the saving grace for Malaysia in the India Open at Hyderabad yesterday after Mohd Hafiz Ha­­shim and Julia Wong served up double disappointments in the men’s and women’s singles finals.

Tan Fook-Wan Wah took only 17 minutes to demolish Hendri Kurniawan Saputra-Hendra Wijaya of Singapore 21-9, 21-11 in one of the most lopsided men’s doubles finals.

Despite playing in a weakened field, the win was important for Wan Wah-Tan Fook.

The former national pair are hoping to be named as the third Malaysian men’s pair for the World Championships, which will be held at the same venue from Aug 6-10.

The other two pairs assured of their places are Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif.

Chong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah @ India Open 2009
No sweat: Lee Wan Wah (left) and Choong Tan Fook showing off their India Open media after winning the men’s doubles title yesterday.-AFP

Wan Wah said that they were happy to save the day for Malaysia.

“Overall, we are satisfied although the field was not so strong. We probably scored our easiest ever win in a final match,” said Wan Wah in a telephone interview.

“This is the last tournament for us to impress the selectors because we are not going for the ABC (Asian Bad­minton Championships in Suwon from April 7-12). We have done our part (by winning the India Open) and now it is up to the selectors to decide whether to select us for the world meet.

“We will continue with our training and get ready for the next four tournaments (the Opens in the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia next month).”

Hafiz and Julia failed to make it a triple joy for Malaysia, losing their final matches in contrasting fashion.

Hafiz’s dream to win his first title in two years and ending his losing streak against Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia did not materialise when he went down 18-21, 19-21 in 30 minutes.

There were glimpses of Hafiz’s past brilliance but his inability to adapt to the draught in the stadium and inconsistent performances, especially at the crucial stages, saw the Malaysian bowing out to the fired-up Indonesian.

Julia Wong
Julia Wong posing on the podium with her medal and cheque in Hyderabad on Sunday. – AFP

But for Julia, it was a big disappointment after coming agonisingly close to winning her first career title.

She was devastated after going down fighting 21-17, 15-21, 14-21 to world number four Pi Hongyan of France in a 54-minute battle.

“This is the closest that I came to winning a title. I was leading in the rubber game but yet I allowed her to get back into the match. I am truly very disappointed with myself,” said Julia.

“I played too safely in the second game. I should have wrapped up the match by playing more aggressively. My next tournament is the ABC and I will be out to give a better showing.”

Julia can walk tall despite the defeat. She put up a great fight and displayed variety in her attacking shots but unfortunately, it was the China-born player who came out superior when it mattered most.

Source : TheStar

DCIM Show 2009 @ Mid Valley Exhibition Center (MVEC)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 9,223 views

The Digital Camera, Imaging & Media Show 2009 (DCIM Show 2009) was organized by the peeps from Velocity Media, the show was run from Friday (27/03) to Sunday (29/03) at the Mid Valley Exhibition Center.

DCIM Show 2009 @ Mid Valley Exhibition Center (MVEC)

DCIM Show 2009 showcased the entire spectrum of photography and its related gears and applications, from digital SLR cameras, lenses, camera kits and equipments, software, output (printing solutions, etc), as well as other photography and imaging-related products and services.

Velocity Angel Search 2009 was running concurrently with DCIM Show 2009, the modeling showdown will feature 12 exciting new faces, all vying for the title and cover shots in Valocity Media’s magazines such as T3 Malaysia and Digital Camera Magazine on top of cash prizes and sponsored products.

Brands that showed case on that DCIM

Canon Lense

Nikon Lense

Camera and lenses
Canon compact and DSLRs, EF lenses, Nikon compact and DSLRs, Nikkor lenses, Panasonic Lumix and G series micro fourthird, Leica DC lenses, Sigma lenses.

Canon (Selphy, Pixma and ImagePrograf), Epson (Stylus, Stylus Pro, AIO)

Kingston, Kingmax, Sandisk (SD card, CF cards), Memorax DVDR/HDD, Imation DVDR, Western Digital HDD, etc..

Notebook & Input device
MSI all range notebooks, Wacom Tablets

Lights & Strobes
Bronic, Digicolor V series, Profoto, Visatec, etc..

Energizer batteries, Lowepro camera bags, Pocket Wizard transmitter, Dry Cabinets, Sirui Tripods, Manfrotto, Cokin, Sekonic Light metre, Softboxes, reflectors, umbrellas, stands, SM Flash waves, Flycam, Seccee tripods, etc etc..

Marine casings and underwater photography stuff from Scuba Symphony

K1 GPS, P1 Wimax

Photographic Society of Malaysia (PSM), Photographic Society of Petaling Jaya (PSPJ)

Coffee, tea & sandwiches by Ecogreen. A place to rest your feet in DCIM

Digital Camera Magazine, T3, MAXIT, PC Gamer, Velocity Forums.

DCM Hotshots Winner HALL OF FAME pictures will be exhibited, from Jan 2007 to March 2009. Award winning pictures exhibit from PSM.

Emcee/ Host for the Velocity Girl Search : Kim Ong

Kim Ong
Met Kim Ong once during the blogger outing and she’s indeed very friendly and pretty too.

Velocity Angels
I was late on Saturday so when I reached the Velocity Angels search was ended , but mange to catch some of the leng luis pictures that will be updated shortly. =)

Visit the Official Site Of DCIM Show 2009

Earth hour 2009 @ KLCC – Malaysia

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 6,097 views

Earth hour 2009 @ KLCC - Malaysia

Earth hour 2009 @ KLCC - Malaysia

Earth hour 2009 @ KLCC - Malaysia

The picture of Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC during the Earth Hour 2009 in darkness.

Some video taken by the ppl of the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC during the Earth Hour 2009, it’s very happening man. =)

Too bad, I off all the lights but seems most of the neighbor did not care about this and that’s a very sad case =(

How about you? Did you off your lights like me? Do you support this Earth Hour?

Hong Kong for Earth Hour 2009

Taipei 101 for Earth Hour 2009

check out more video of the Earth Hour of every country here @ YouTube / Flickr / Follow Earth Hour on Twitter

Earth Hour 2009 – What Will You Be Doing?

Friday, March 27th, 2009 3,619 views

Earth Hour

Earth Hour Comic
Haha this comic about Earth Hour. Will any roberry case happening tonight?

What Will You Be Doing During The Earth Hour?

Cuddling up with your loved ones and admiring the stars in the night sky or organising a treasure hunt in the dark? At 8:30pm on Saturday 28 March, people from all corners of the world will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – and cast their vote for action on climate change. Anybody can participate and join together with millions of people across the globe celebrating Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is about taking simple steps everyday that collectively reduce carbon emissions – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.

Here are 10 different ways to spend Earth Hour and reduce your carbon footprint:

1. Attend a local Earth Hour event or organise your own by throwing an Earth Hour street party with your neighbours
2. Gather family & friends for a night picnic in your local park and look at the stars
3. Enjoy a family dinner by candlelight
4. Organise a treasure hunt in the dark
5. Take the dog for a night walk
6. Have a candle-lit bath
7. Sit in the dark and share stories
8. Organise a family night playing board games
9. Share a romantic night in with your loved one
10. Upload your ‘on the night’ photos and videos to flickr and YouTube respectively, and then add them to the Earth Hour flickr group and the global YouTube Group.

Earth Hour Executive Director, Andy Ridley, is encouraging people to participate in whatever way they choose and to think beyond the hour.

“There are no hard and fast rules surrounding participation in Earth Hour. We only ask that you flick that switch and have fun doing whatever you choose to do during that time.

Make Earth Hour work for you. Families with young children should feel free to turn their lights off earlier than 8:30pm and for those having too much fun in the dark during the hour, don’t feel you have to limit yourself to one hour and switch back on at 9:30pm.”

To find out more about Earth Hour, visit the official website, sign up and join millions of people in more than 1,400 cities and towns in 80 countries throughout the world by turning off your lights for one hour at 8:30pm on Saturday 28 March.

Source : EarthHour

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur – It's a HUGE House

Friday, March 27th, 2009 18,467 views

A breathtaking study of contrasts between the inside and outside,the YTL Residence in Kuala Lumpur blends the traditional with the ultra-modern and the natural scenery in the most stylish way. Designed together by the creative folks from Agence Jouin Manku from Paris and YTL Design Group from Kuala Lumpur, the lavish house was commissioned for a uber-wealthy Malaysian family. With state of the art technology, contemporary furniture and exquisite furnishings, the residence is the ultimate expression of influence and power. Definitely in love with the outside pool, the green surroundings or the minimalist living room.

The house that’s nestled in Bukit Damansara was completed at the end of 2008. It’s a perfect dream house / home for everyone I guess.






YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

Paris-based Agence Jouin Manku took on its first large-scale integrated architectural and interior design commission in 2003, when YTL Design Group from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, invited it to design the residence of a Malaysian power family.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

Completed in the latter part of 2008, the residence is the ultimate expression of the taste, influence and industrial-scale capabilities of the prominent family whose entrepreneurial activities have shaped Kuala Lumpur’s skyline.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

Three generations of the family inhabit the 3,000 square-meter residence designed to accommodate both private and public functions.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

The building includes nine bedrooms, two family rooms, a family kitchen and a private dining area, a family library, a game room, a study, a public reception area, a formal dining room, a ballroom, chapel, 21 bathrooms, a swimming pool, two guest suites plus indoor private and guest parking.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

The initial sketches exploring the owners’ usage requirements reveal resemblances to the boring stacked-boxes look still so ubiquitous in residential architecture. And while traces of the “heaped trailers” syndrome remain in the finished building, this is not the Jetsons, neither are we looking at EPCOT, Tomorrowland or the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

We are in the lush vegetation of a posh Kuala Lumpur residential area, and in spite of the boxiness of the structure, an elegant circular softness manages to permeate the sightlines and key details of the building, making it an agreeable part of its landscape.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

Inside, prominent examples of this curvilinear elegance include the amazing staircases resembling the inside of a shell when viewed from above, and the round ballroom chandelier of 13,000 custom-designed undulating petals of unglazed cast porcelain biscuit.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

The curved walls both inside and out have a functional purpose of providing privacy and enclosing each function gently in its own space. The overall sweeping feel inside the spaces invites the viewer in and creates soft, arching vistas.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

The concept consists of three layers: the base for public functions, the ring for guests and the private house for the family.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

The inside of the magnificent residence is gorgeous with its high ceilings, large windows and abundance of light. White color and natural wood are dominant elements but they allow the view from the vast, mostly retractable, windows to remain the main visual attraction.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

The residence is also a wonderful study of contrasts between inside and outside, private and public, traditional and ultra modern, man-made and natural.

YTL Residence @ Kuala Lumpur

YTL Design Group of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was the architect of record. The Agence Jouin Manku design team included Patrick Jouin, Sanjit Manku, Yann Brossier (architect), Richard Perron (designer). Officina del Paesaggio from Lugano, Switzerland was in charge of the landscape design, and L’Observatoire, New York, USA handled the lighting. – Tuija Seipell

Images: Roland Halbe & SkyScraperCity

Source : TheCoolHunter

Saimatkong Supports Earth Hour – Do your part, turn off the light for 1hour @ Sat 28th March

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 6,220 views

Earth Hour Logo

What is Earth Hour? Do not know what’s Earth Hour? Read below to understand more.
You know and aware of Earth Hour? Do your part then. =)

Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. It was pioneered by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, and achieved worldwide participation in 2008.

Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.

Source : Wikipedia

62 countries including Malaysia have committed to participate in WWF’s Earth Hour in 2009. This will be the first time Malaysia officially takes part in Earth Hour and our Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi has indicated his support and endorsement of Malaysia’s participation.

The campaign, which hopes to reach out to more than one billion people in 1000 cities around the world, encourage individuals, businesses and governments to switch off lights for just one hour on Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm to convey their support for action on climate change. Cities already committed to Earth Hour include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Rome, Manila, Oslo, Cape Town, Warsaw, Lisbon, Singapore, Istanbul, Mexico City, Toronto, Dubai and Copenhagen.

2009 is a critical year in terms of the political decisions that will be made at global climate negotiations in December 2009. Earth Hour, aims to highlight the voice of the people of the world and represent a visual mandate for meaningful policy on climate change.

If you would like to pledge your support of Earth Hour log on to and sign up. If your company would like to participate in Earth Hour, please call WWF-Malaysia at Tel: +603 7803 3772 or Email:

Source : WWF

Turn off your lights for one hour. @ 8.30pm Saturday 28th March 2009

Besides that, where will you be this Saturday during the Earth Hour? Some ppl suggest that go Lookout Point @ Ulu Langat or any hill side that can have an overview of Kuala Lumpur and take photo or even video of the history moment and I guess it will be awesome?! yeah where will you be?

3月 28号,8.30pm-9.30pm,爱护地球,请大家也一起熄灯一小时…

Help us reach the Malaysian target of 5 million sign-ups. Please register at to sign up and pledge your support towards Earth Hour!

Earth Hour Malaysia Resources
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Twitter –
Facebook (Profile) –

MY FM 飞天遁地阳光帮 caught in action…

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 3,501 views

Have you seen any of this? My Fm was having this contest MyFM 飞天遁地阳光帮 whereby the contestants need to bring this board of MyFM DJ, Jack Lim, Mei Yan, Nicholas wherever they go and let ppl take picture. Those who caught them and take picture of the board will get RM100. Now the contest is ended and one of the contestants finally won the contest and grabbed RM15k wow. I must say this event is a successful one and it actually attract a lot of ppl and make a successful marketing for Brands.

I myself caught them in somewhere nearby Jaya ONE. I guess that was there because BRAND’S 白兰氏鸡 office there or something.

MyFM DJ 飞天遁地阳光帮

MyFM DJ 飞天遁地阳光帮

MyFM DJ 飞天遁地阳光帮

This is one of the creative video done by the winner – William Kok.

MyFM Banner

《MY FM 飞天遁地阳光帮》大奖得主终于出炉,那就是来自蒲种的郭伟良。他凭借自己的实力、勇气和毅力勇挫其他999位参赛者,成为1万5千令吉的大奖得主!

从 2月19日开始一直进行到3月15日的《MY FM 飞天遁地阳光帮》,要求所有参赛者拿着MY FM《阳光灿烂》三位主持人林德荣、颜薇恩和Nicholas翁书尉的人形站牌到人潮汹涌的地方,争取最多的曝光率。随着这项活动的结束,MY FM于今天中午12时30分通过电台宣布大奖得主,同时于今天的颁奖仪式上颁发模拟支票予10位优胜者以及大奖得主。

MY FM与BRAND’S白兰氏鸡精联合呈献的这项《MY FM 飞天遁地阳光帮》活动自展开以来获得非常热烈的反应。参赛者在取得三位主持人林德荣、颜薇恩和Nicholas翁书尉的人形站牌后都绞尽脑汁,不管吃喝玩乐、上班逛街购物睡觉都与他们三人形影不离,并展开为期约一个月的”新同居生活”,务求让更多的人看到自己,同时争取最多的曝光率,然后拍照并上载到MY FM网站以作为”证据”。除了大奖得主将获得1万5千令吉的现金奖之外,10名表现最好的参赛者也将各获得一千令吉现金。


主办当局透露,大奖得主郭伟良胜出的原因,除了是他为这项活动发挥了无限的创意,如创作歌曲并上载到you tube之外,他还把人形站牌带到一些保安森严的地方去拍照,当然最让人感动的是他经常到人多的地方不断寻找公众与他合照,同时”不辞劳苦”地向公众介绍这项活动,让更多人对这项活动有所了解。

Source : MyFM

HP & Intel Biggest Warehouse Sale – 3 days only! @ 3 Two Square

Friday, March 20th, 2009 5,636 views

Dear Readers,

If there’s ever been a time to splurge for a new computer, it’s now. The snazziest notebooks, stylish desktop PCs, powerful workstations and a host of other cool peripherals could be yours for not just low or lower prices but the lowest prices! Don’t miss out on the best deals in town.


Venue : 3 Two Square, Section 14, PJ
Date : 20* – 22 March 09
Time : 10am – 8pm

STARRING: Workstations | Desktop PCs I Commercial and Personal Notebooks | PC Accessories | Printer Supplies | HP Merchandise

* Exclusively for HP employees, Citibank / Maybank cardholders, media and students only.

**Please bring your proof of verification to enjoy this privilege.

HP & Intel Biggest Warehouse Sale - 3 days only! @ 3 Two Square

For more information, visit

Map to 3 two square (生意坊):

Map to 3 two square 生意坊


Just back from this HP Warehouse Sales. Not much stuff there ler… HP Mini sold out, the price they selling is not to say very cheap RM1499 + miracle gift for the hp mini… they are selling some of the free gift as well and speakers, headphone, laptop, etc…

Don’t waste time going there. A lot of ppl went and we have the same opinion, it’s just waste of time. The marketing is very good… “Biggest Warehouse Sales”… lol. but the thing they sell they is a failure and limited.

Some picture taken using my old cacated Nokia phone. waiting for new phone sponsor. haha.

HP & Intel Biggest Warehouse Sale - 3 days only! @ 3 Two Square

HP & Intel Biggest Warehouse Sale - 3 days only! @ 3 Two Square

HP & Intel Biggest Warehouse Sale - 3 days only! @ 3 Two Square

HP & Intel Biggest Warehouse Sale - 3 days only! @ 3 Two Square

HP & Intel Biggest Warehouse Sale - 3 days only! @ 3 Two Square

Nuffnang Bloggers Nite Out With Digi @ Friendster Cafe – Introducing Windows Live Messenger (MSN)

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 9,341 views

I was invited to this Nuffnang Nite Out With Digi @ Friendster Cafe last Saturday for the introduction of MSN. It was drizzling on that day but luckily I stay near by and familiar with that place and been to Friendster Cafe for few times. =)

Friendster Cafe

Some ppl thought this Friendster Cafe is actually own by an online social networking site and make fun of it telling that if you show them your friendster user account and you will actually get 20% discount. LOL.


Before the event start, the emcee Jonathan, Robb from Nuffnang, Cecilia from Digi were having discussion on how to run the event in a successful manner.


Lucky Number

After that, all the bloggers chit chatting there and camwhore there while waiting for 7pm for the registration. After the registration, we were given a T-Shirt each and a lucky number which did not bring me any luck. Haha.

MSN Virtual Board

MSN Virtual Board

Before the event started, we need to sign in to the virtual MSN board prepared by Digi, I must say it’s a creative way to push MSN. A lot of funny funny nick and status and personal message was written to the board.


My Honeymoon Dessert Restaurant @ 1Utama

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 12,121 views

My Honeymoon Dessert

My Honeymoon Dessert

My Honeymoon Dessert Restaurant

My Honeymoon Dessert Restaurant Interior

My Honeymoon Dessert Restaurant Interior
The interior is quite unique and the chairs is also specially custom made for My Honeymoon Dessert Restaurant which bare their logo. Cool.

Sesame Cream Dessert
This Sesame Cream Dessert is not bad =)

Sesame Cream Dessert

Sesame Cream Dessert

Mango Cream Sago Dessert
This Mango Cream Sago Dessert is not bad either.

Grass Jelly Tau Foo Fa
This Grass Jelly Tau Foo Fa is not really good because the Tau Foo Fa not that smooth!

The total damage…
My Honeymoon Dessert Restaurant

My Honeymoon Dessert Restaurant
(Next to BBQ Chicken, Near Cold Storage, Old Giant)!
LG 322, LG Floor Oval,
1 Utama Shopping Centre.

Telephone : +603-77109337
Fax : +603-77109337

Business Hours:
Sun-Thus 11.30am till 10pm
Fri-Sat 11.30am till 12am

Official Website : (not ready yet)

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