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10 reasons to buy / upgrade Windows 7

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 4,120 views

Have you upgraded your windows? Still using Windows XP or Vista? It’s time fore Win7. Why Windows 7?

Windows 7

You told us to make Windows simpler to use, more responsive, and full of new possibilities. We listened—and made loads of improvements. Here’s our top 10:

1.) A better desktop. Windows 7 gets you around your PC faster than ever. The taskbar has bigger buttons and full-sized previews—and you can pin programs to it for one-click access. Jump Lists provide shortcuts to files, folders, and websites. And Snap, Peek, and Shake give you easy (and fun) new ways to juggle all those open windows.

2.)Smarter search. Type in the Start menu search box, and you’ll see results instantly, grouped by category—documents, pictures, music, e‑mail, and programs. Search in a folder or library, and you can fine-tune your search with filters like date or file type—and use the preview pane to peek at the contents of your results.

3.) Easy sharing with HomeGroup. Sharing files and printers on your home network should be simple. With HomeGroup, it finally is. Connect two or more PCs running Windows 7, and with a minimum of fuss you can start sharing music, pictures, videos, and documents with other people in your home.

4.) Built for speed. Windows 7 has key performance improvements to take up less memory and run background services only when you need them. It’s designed to run your programs faster and to sleep, resume, and reconnect to wireless networks quicker. And with 64-bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest in powerful 64-bit PCs.

5.) Better wireless networking. Connecting to wireless networks on your laptop—formerly a bit of a hassle—now takes just a couple of clicks. Choose from the list of available networks in the taskbar, click one, and then connect. Once you’ve connected to a network, Windows will remember it so you can connect again later automatically.

6.) Windows Touch. Use your fingers to browse the web, flip through photos, and open files and folders on a touchscreen PC—for the first time, Windows includes true multitouch technology. With gestures for zooming, rotating, and even right-clicking, it’s a whole new way to work with your PC.

7.) Plays well with devices. Device Stage, a new feature in Windows 7, works like a home page for things like portable music players, smartphones, and printers. When you plug a compatible device into your PC, you’ll see a menu with information and popular tasks like battery life, how many photos are ready to be downloaded, and printing options.

8.) Media streaming. With new features in Windows Media Player 12, you can enjoy your media library around the house—or around town. Play To lets you stream music, videos, and photos from your PC to your stereo or TV (you may need additional hardware). And with Remote Media Streaming, you can even stream media over the Internet from one computer running Windows 7 to another that’s miles away.

9.) TV and movies on your PC. With Windows Media Center and a TV tuner, your PC becomes a digital video recorder you can use to watch, pause, and record live television. Plus, Windows Media Center now supports more global TV standards, including digital and HD, and plays more audio and video formats than ever before.

10.) Nag-free notifications. Action Center, new in Windows 7, puts you in control of maintenance and security messages. You can turn notifications on or off for things like Windows Defender or User Account Control. If Windows needs your attention, you’ll see a notification on the far right of the taskbar. Click it, and you’ll get suggested fixes for any problems.

Source : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-MY/windows7/products/10-reasons-to-buy-Windows-7

How To Change / Replace Your Naza Kia Forte Wheel Cap Sticker

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 14,850 views

Yes… Finally managed to do some mod to change the ugly Naza Wheel Cap at my Forte. On the other hand, I haven’t change my Forte Naza Emblem yet but I have already bought and got my K Emblem (King Loong Emblem) to replace the ugly Naza Emblem that come with this lovely Forte. Will be changing the Emblem soon too…

NAZA Wheel Cap

This is the Naza Wheel Cap. Naza need to change from KIA Wheel Cap to this NAZA and change some other things in Malaysia to claim it as CKD unit.

Forte 17 inch Rim

This is the Naked Wheel without the Naza Wheel Cap on my Forte (Notice the center of the rim a bit rust…). It was removed when I collect my car from my dealer. So wait until now after I apply the K wheel cap sticker only will install back the wheel cap.

Naza Wheel Cap

See the original Naza Weel Cap ugly right? Don’t you think so? Haha…

Here’s simple steps on how to replace your Naza Wheel Cap in a cheaper and economical way. (You do not need to spend hundreds to change the entire wheel cap but just apply sticker on top of the Naza Wheel Cap!) :-

1) Of coz you need to get the stickers lo…

Wheel Cap Sticker

2) Prepare soap…

Soap

3) Apply the soap on the wheel cap / sticker then rub it. (Do not apply too much soap as it will be difficult to dry)

Naza Kia Forte Wheel Cap Sticker
Naza Kia Forte Wheel Cap Sticker
Naza Kia Forte Wheel Cap Sticker

4) Apply the sticker on the wheel cap

After you apply the sitkcer on the wheel cap, adjust it nicely to fit it in the middle of the wheel cap and then clean up the soap and let it dry. (Make sure no bubble)

Forte Wheel Cap
Final process… Fix it to the rim and done!

Do you want to replace your Naza Wheel Cap with this Sticker? There’s few design, either design with K or KIA to match your Forte Emblem.

Naza Kia Forte Wheel Cap Sticker

Stay tune for more updates on Emblem, Tinting (V-Kool, LLumar, Ecotint, Aircool…), Coating to protect car body paint (Sierra Glow or PPS). If you haven’t get book a Forte, act now! =)

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 35,933 views

After the long wait… Booked Forte since end of Nov 2009, 1 day before the Forte launch, and only managed to get car yesterday and having a lot of problems too. If you decided and were to book a Naza Kia Forte, book it with Naza Branch, do not go for dealer I would advise you. This is because some ppl booked dec 2009 get it end of dec 2009 / mid Jan 2010 and got it before me. Branch will have more stocks compared to dealers. So this is not really fair and …

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Initially Naza was having some problem with Custom and Menteri Kewangan, CBU / CKD issues, low price, etc and these caused all the Forter 1.6 buyer could not get their cars registered and were waited weeks after weeks till 1 day before CNY… But now the Forte 2.0 still do not have any info on the available date and when is it gonna able to be release to the buyers.

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Yes, when I finally got my Forte I’m very proud and happy but sad thing was I got the bad news that my New Forte batt flat and got to jump start and then my dashboard no light etc… really disappointed and went to Kia Service Center at Jalan Tandang immediately and waited for almost 4hrs to get them to check the battery issue and check is there any cable or anything loosen that caused the batt and dashboard light problem… but the result was my batt no problem and the check showed “Good Battery”…

Battery Check

A lot of ppl in the forum saying that this Forte cannot be jump start if not it will affect your car electronic and all but I have doubled confirm with the Service Adviser and the Car Manual it’s no prob if you follow the procedure. (Refer to your Car Manual, Emergency Starting, page 6-4)

One more thing forget to mention was… my number plate was broken by the ppl in NAZA KIA Service Center Jalan Tandang, but luckily they are good enough to pay for a new number plate! But isn’t it “suey”? First day get car and so many things happened and sumore during CNY…

Besides the small glitches, I still find it is the best and most worthy car as of now! You will get to enjoy every single moment when you driving your forte, that’s for real. Check the photo out and judge yourself. =)

Remember 1 thing, after you collect your car, immediately go petrol station to fill in petrol and make sure the tyre pressure is 220 / 32psi (you can get this info at the bottom of the driver side door) coz the tyre pressure when you got the car is very high.

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Naza Kia Forte 1.6SX Clear White

Get yours now if you thinking to get Toyota Vios or Honday City for the better price you get more features and sexier car? Haha…

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 3,162 views

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How to 捞生 Lou Sang? Tips and Tricks.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 4,311 views

Happy Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fatt Chai, Kong Hei Fatt Choy, Geong Hi Huat Chai… Huatt ahhhh!

So how many ang pauss did you all collected? How’s your reunion dinner and your CNY meal? Have you 捞生 Lou Sang yet? Lou Sang is very meaningful for the Chinese as it resembles of the prosper and the wealth.

Here’s a tips on how to 捞生 Lou Sang… Haha…

CNY Lou Sang

Salmon Yee Sang
Salmon Yee Sang

How to Lou Sang? Tips and Tricks.

How to Lou Sang? Tips and Tricks.

How to Lou Sang? Tips and Tricks.

How to Lou Sang? Tips and Tricks.

#Tips no. 1
Order the right Yee Sang…
There’s a lot of different choice of Yee Sang. Abalone Yee Sang, Jelly Fish Yee Sang or Salmon Yee Sang. So order which type most of the ppl like to eat lo.

#Tips no. 2
Order the right Size of Yee Sang…
If you have more ppl then order 1 Mai Yee Sang, if less ppl then order 1/2 Mai Yee Sang… Haha common sense right?

#Tips no. 3
Before Lou Sang, prepare a clean unused chop stick then only hygiene ma…

How to Lou Sang? Tips and Tricks.

#Tips no. 4
This is the most important tips! Put all your empty plate next to the Yee Sang plate so that the mess will be end up in your plate and not on the table and it will be wasted! Haha…

#Tips no. 5
When you Lou Sang that time, remember to say some good words

“捞到风生水起”, “身体健康”, “万事如意”, “一本万利”

How to Lou Sang? Tips and Tricks.

#Tips no. 6
Do not finish all the Yee Sang, leave some leftover, “年年有余”

It’s only my personal opinion ya! So try it! Gong Hei Gong Hei! Huattt ah!

Yusheng , yee sang or yuu sahng (simplified Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng), also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means “raw fish” but since “fish (鱼)” is commonly conflated with its homophone “abundance (余)”, Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

While versions of it is thought to have existed in China, the contemporary version is created and popularised in Singapore in the 1960s amongst the ethnic Chinese community and its consumption has been associated with Chinese New Year festivities in Singapore as well as in neighbouring Malaysia. In Singapore, government, community and business leaders often take the lead in serving the dish as part of official functions during the festive period or in private celebrity dinners. Some have even suggested that it be named a national dish.

Source : Wikipedia

Chinese New Year Deco @ 1Utama Shopping Complex

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 4,422 views

Have you check out Chinese New Year Decoration @ 1Utama Shopping Complex? This year they use the “招财猫” (Lucky Cat) instead of Tiger theme which you will normally see in almost all other shopping complex. The funny thing is there’s a mole on the Cat. Haha. Nice?

Chinese New Year Deco @ 1Utama Shopping Complex

Chinese New Year Deco @ 1Utama Shopping Complex

Chinese New Year Deco @ 1Utama Shopping Complex

Chinese New Year Deco @ 1Utama Shopping Complex

Chinese New Year Deco @ 1Utama Shopping Complex

Chinese New Year Deco @ 1Utama Shopping Complex

Chinese New Year Deco @ 1Utama Shopping Complex
See different “招财猫” (Lucky Cat) got different side of mole… haha.

Lion Dance Performance

Lion Dance Performance
Lion Dance Performance by Thailand group @ 1U last week.

This is at the New Wing Oval, but at 1Utama Old Wing, there’s nothing much just a small stage with the word “虎” (Tiger).

1Utama Old Wing
1Utama Old Wing not so happening now compared to the New Wing.

*Photos taken with BlackBerry Curve 8520, image quality a bit cacated.

Wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day! Gong Hei FATT Choi!!!

Vote For My Design In Dell Design Studio "Make It Yours" Contest

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 5,050 views

Dell Design Studio

I love this Mike Ming’s design Bunch O Surfers, it’s simple and with white background.

There’s 14″ and 15″ but I will take Studio 14 with this design as it’s lighter and suit me well. With Mike Ming’s Bunch O Surfers design it’s only start from RM3,071.00 and if you required any other specs or additional peripherals you could customized to your needs! It’s using Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor and Genuine Windows® 7, FREE Upgrade to 4GB Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 and 14” High Definition 720p WLED (1366×768) Display with TrueLife™. It will be good for gaming too! It’s just like a perfect laptop for me.

Check out which Dell Design Studio is suitable or up to your liking here.

Still remembered that I have joined Dell Design Studio “Make It Yours” Contest previously? Now it’s voting period and you must do your part to vote for the best design that deserved to be the winner! Start voting your favorite now as the voting period ends at 12th Feb 2010..

Browse Submitted Design For Dell Design Studio Contest

Dell Make It Yours Contest
Click here to view the submitted design.

Okay… So now you can start browsing all the submitted design of the contest and choose the one that you like most and start voting!

How to vote? It’s pretty simple… only need 3 simple steps…

1st Step : Click on register link

Register

2nd Step : Fill in your personal details

Fill in details

3rd Step : Key in the activation code you received from your email

Activation code

That’s all and you could start voting by clicking on the vote button on the design that you like.

Choose a design
Choose a design… I choose this design because it’s nice and it match this year CNY theme… Tiger! Woohoo.

Vote
After you click on vote button, you will see this message prompt on the screen. “Thank you, your vote has been registered”. So easy right? =)

Check out my design too! Titled : The Love

Customized Dell Design Studio
Click here to vote for me too pls! =p

I need your help to vote so that I can win! Haha, of coz if you think mine is not nice, you could vote for others that you prefer or suka lo then. Still, pls vote for me! =p I’m not forcing you okay! Kaka, which design is nice? You could comment here and I will check out the design myself too or perhaps I will vote for others design too!

On the other hand, if you think my design is nice and wants to support me, please send the link to your friends and ask them to vote! Undilah saya =p haha…

The winner could win a Studio 15 laptop designed by themself and RM5000 cash vouchers! So make your choice now and start voting for the best design ya! Hurry up as voting ends 12th Feb!

Honda Cars In Malaysia Not Affected By Recall

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 3,651 views

Another recall exercise by Honda after Toyota Recall.. but it’s luckily that Honda Malaysia is not affected. Hopefully my new car which is another brand will not have all this recall and will not have problem at all! haha.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) — Honda models, sold in Malaysia since 2001, are not affected by the Honda Motor Co’s recall of defective supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags in other countries.

This announcement follows the decision by the Honda Motor Co to expand the recall of Honda cars mainly from the United States, Canada and Japan, after reported incidents of airbag failure.

In a statement issued by the company here Wednesday, it said, the total number of vehicles subject to the expanded recall, was 437,763 units worldwide.

The company also said the inflator in the driver’s SRS airbag of vehicles subject to the recall, would be replaced.

Source : BERNAMA

Honda expands airbag inflation recall

DETROIT: Honda Motor Co. is adding more than 378,000 cars to an existing safety recall for air bag inflation problems, the company said Tuesday.

The company will replace the driver’s side air bag inflator on the cars because they can deploy with too much pressure, causing the inflator casing to rupture and injure or kill the driver.

The recall affects certain 2001 and 2002 Accord sedans, Civic compacts, Odyssey minivans, CR-V small sport utility vehicles and some 2002 Acura TL sedans.

Honda said it is aware of 12 incidents linked to the problem.

The company said it is not aware of any problems happening after July 2009.

“However, we have concluded that we cannot be completely certain that the driver’s air bag inflator in the vehicles being added to this recall at this time will perform as designed,” Honda said in a statement.

Honda says owners should take their vehicles to dealerships as soon as they are notified by the company in writing.

Notification will begin during the month of February.

Honda says it has kept the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informed of the problem.

Last month Honda recalled 646,000 Fit hatchbacks worldwide because of a glitch that could cause water to enter the power window mechanism, causing components to overheat.

The Fit recall affects 2007-2008 models. The Fit is sold in other countries as the Jazz and City.

The recall affects Asia, Latin America, Europe, South Africa and North America. About 140,000 vehicles are affected in the U.S. – AP

Source : TheStar

Toyota Safety Recall – Prius

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 3,959 views

So who say Japanese car is so great after all? Haha… See they are affected too. So it’s nothing wrong with brand or the origin of the country of the car makers!

Toyota Prius

UMW TOYOTA MOTOR TO CONDUCT SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO PRIUS

More than 60 units Prius owners in Malaysia are involved

SHAH ALAM – Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan has announced on 9 February 2010, they will conduct a recall campaign related to the software program that controls the antilock braking system (ABS) in the Toyota Prius. TMC has undertaken a recall campaign in the interest of ensuring customers’ confidence and peace of mind. The corrective ABS software programming will resolve the problem.

UMW Toyota Motor, the exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia would like to announce that it would initiate a special service campaign to address the brake issue of Prius.

Mr. Kuah Kock Heng, President of UMW Toyota Motor said, “To date there are over 60 units of the third generation Toyota Prius sold by the company since it was launched in October 2009.”

He also said, “At this moment our technicians are being trained to carry out the necessary corrective measures.”

“UMW Toyota Motor will contact our Prius owners regarding the special service campaign that will be available starting from Friday, 12 February 2010. Owners of the Prius will be given first priority,” he added.

Mr Kuah continued to say, “For customers who have booked their Prius or are interested to purchase a Prius, we would like to assure you that all Prius models will go through the corrective measures before delivery.”

“We would like to apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused by this predicament,” he concluded.

Customers may also contact UMW Toyota Motor free phone line 1800-8-869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA) for further information or assistance.

UPDATE : TOYOTA VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALLS

Our principal, Toyota Motor Corporation has released a media statement dated 1st February 2010, that they have found a remedy for the accelerator pedal recall issue.

Further to that, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd would like to reiterate that all Toyota and Lexus models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd are not affected by the recall exercise as announced in a media statement issued on 29 January 2010.

This is because the accelerator pedal components of the affected models used in the US markets are different from the Toyota and Lexus models sold in Malaysia by UMW Toyota Motor.

We would like to advise the public and the Toyota and Lexus customers in Malaysia that there is no cause for concern on this matter.

TOYOTA VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALLS IN U.S.

On 21 January 2010, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), United States released a media statement of a safety recall campaign involving 2.3 million vehicles affecting eight (8) Toyota models.

TMS also released a follow-up media statement on 26 January 2010, regarding the suspension of sales of their selected models.

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd would like to emphasise that we have received confirmation from our principal, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan that all Toyota and Lexus models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd are not affected by this recall exercise. The accelerator pedal components of the affected models used in the US markets are different from the Toyota and Lexus models sold in Malaysia by UMW Toyota Motor.

We would like to advise that there is no cause for concern on this matter.

For more information, please call:
Mr. Justin Kwan
En. Zulkefli Mohamed
External Affairs, Marketing Division
UMW Toyota Motor
Tel: 03 – 5123 6688 Fax: 03 – 51236321
UMW Toyota Motor free-phone : 1800-8-869682

Source : Toyota.com.my

Andrew Tan 陈势安 – 至尊流行榜頒獎典禮 2009

Sunday, February 7th, 2010 4,382 views

至尊金曲 : 《天后》陈势安

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