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Traffic lights replaced Rothman’s roundabout in SS2

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 2,985 views

Do you know that the most significant landmark, Rothman’s roundabout in SS2 is now gone and replaced by traffic light to ease congestion in the area? The traffic now is alot better than before. Just sufferred when it was in construction.

The traffic lights at the crossroads which is replacing the Rothmans roundabout at SS2 here is now fully operational! I think it has been delayed for quite some time and finally it’s now ready!

SS2 Rothman's roundabout
The Rothmans Roundabout, one of the area’s most significant landmarks, marks the boundary for Sectiond 19, 13 and 17. It was named after the Rothmans & Pall Mall (M) Sdn Bhd premises (now known as BAT), that is located in the north-eastern corner of this photo.

Traffic lights replaced Rothman’s roundabout in SS2

The first phase would involve replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and upgrading Jalan Harapan until the SSTwo Mall while the second phase would see Jalan Harapan extended to connect to the Sprint Highway.

Traffic lights replaced Rothman’s roundabout in SS2

Traffic lights replaced Rothman’s roundabout in SS2

Traffic lights replaced Rothman’s roundabout in SS2

Traffic lights replaced Rothman’s roundabout in SS2

Traffic lights replaced Rothman’s roundabout in SS2

What do you think of this Crossroad Traffic Light @ SS2 instead of the previous Rothman’s Roundabout? I feel it’s good and dead lock caused by roundabout will not be happen in this traffic light crossroad!

XPLAY Coming To Kuching This November!

XPLAY is going to be at Paragon Club this 19th November 2011. Get your snazziest outfits ready and prepare to look your best! Let’s get the party started!

XPLAY Coming To Kuching This November! DJ MALIKA, DJ Jee Hoe, Twilight Actiongirls

The event will feature DJ MALIKA, the smokin’ hot DJ from Russia, plus top as well as up-and-coming local DJs, DJ Jee Hoe, and Twilight Actiongirls a.ka. TAG (DJ Xu & DJ Bunga)

How can I get the passes to XPALY @ Kuching?

It’s FREE! All you need to do is just go to http://on.fb.me/XPLAY11 & register for your FREE passes!

Hurry up and get all your friends to register too because this XPLAY is going to be MASSIVE! Passes are given on a first-come, first-serve basis so you have to register quickly to get your hands on the exclusive passes!

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 5,721 views

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》“Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011” (MACIP 2011) grand finale will be held tonight, 29 October Live at 8.00pm at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highland.

The meet and greet session with the top 10 finalists was held on 19 October at Sunway Pyramid, Blue Atrium.

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011 - Sunway Pyramid, Blue Atrium.

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》MACIP 2011 which is exclusively produced by Astro Ben Di Quan (Local Belt) sees a new theme this year, “Caring for Cultural Heritage”. The theme was chosen symbolic to the meaning of beauty possessed by the finalists and the aesthetic values held by the ancient cultural heritage, allowing a brand new sense of sight.

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

The ancient buildings and archaeological sites as cultural heritages have always reflected the ancients’ thoughts, wisdom and cultural development process of a region and ethnic groups. Today, protecting and saving them are our responsibility.

Accompanied with the advanced technology, modern women are able to elevate their creativity bar towards make up and appearance. Therefore, the lasting fascination of a beauty of cultural heritages can only be compared with a woman’s inner beauty. If the inner beauty and outer beauty are coexisting by these finalists, this program will reach the beauty of eternity.

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

Miss Astro - Host - Jack Lim

The hosts for the event this year are Jack Lim 林德荣 and Cleo Tay 郑靖婷 accompanied by three charismatic girls who took the crown in the previous years, Emely Poon, 2nd runner up for “MACIP 2007”, Katrina Ho and Jane Tan who were the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up respectively for “MACIP 2009”. MACIP 2011 grand finale will be aired LIVE on Astro Wah Lai Toi (Channel 311) and Astro Zhi Zun HD (Channel 310) in high definition.

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

No. 7 Lenna林家冰
年龄:22
出生地:彭亨
高度:170cm
体重:48kg
三围:30″ 24″35″
学历:马来亚大学音乐系文凭
职业:大专生

Hot Pick! No. 7 Lenna 林家冰, 22 years old, from Pahang, 170cm, 48kg, university student. She really looks like Fala Chen (陈法拉)! What do you think? Will she win?

样貌与香港演员陈法拉相似的林家冰,早前就有引起网民在的热烈讨论,更被视为大热门,不过向来大热门多数未能在决赛夺冠,因为被问会否感到压力时?林家冰只是笑说:“之前其实真的很压力,但现在已把心情给调试过来,所以我会全力以赴。”

Amber Chia

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》决赛的10强佳丽有(右起)1号Evonne郑淑樱、2号Joey张祖儿、3号Stephy刘诗荟、4号Sophie郑念诗、5号Ivory黄秋萍、6号Joevy蔡香琴、7号Lenna林家冰、8号Kate黄慧洁、9号Vivienne温慧茵以及10号Casswen林蔚妏。

As the highlight of the event, Hong Kong La Tiger-Jim Chim (Jim Sir 詹瑞文) will be the guest performer for the night.

Together with the finalists, he will tickle your funny bones with his comedies. The MACIP 2011 top 10 finalists includes Evonne (21) , Joey (21), Stephy (22), Sophie (22), Ivory (23), Joevy (23), Lenna (22), Kate(22), Vivienne(23) and Casswen(23).

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》决赛的10强佳丽有郑淑樱(21岁)、张祖儿(21岁)、刘诗荟(22岁)、郑念诗(22岁)、黄秋萍(23岁)、蔡香琴(23岁)、林家冰(22岁)、黄慧洁(22岁)、温慧茵(23岁)以及林蔚妏(23岁)。

《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011

(直播)Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011 – 决赛

播出时间:10 月 29 日,周六 8pm

大马年度选美盛事,一起见证新一届美后的诞生过程!

With great talent comes great reward. The lucky girl to be crowned at MACIP 2011 winner will walk away with RM 20,000, a car, a contract to host a travel program and to be on cover of the iFeel magazine. To add cherry on the cake, she will also become the representative of Malaysia to participate in next year’s “Miss Chinese International Pageant”. You are also able to catch this program online LIVE on www.astro.com.my.

《My Astro On Demand我的最爱2011》谢天华 Michael Tse 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan 来大马宣传

Monday, October 24th, 2011 2,593 views

My Astro On Demand Favourite 2011, is an online voting campaign organized by Astro On Demand (AOD), with MY FM as the official radio station and supported by the Hong Kong TVB.

To kick start the voting campaign and to announce the nominees, AOD invited Hong Kong TVB artistes; 谢天华 Michael Tse, 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan and Kenneth Ma 马国明 for exclusive mall shows from 21 October until 23 October 2011 at Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan.

《My Astro On Demand我的最爱颁奖典礼2011》投选造势活动 @ Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara

谢天华 Michael Tse 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan 来大马宣传造势投选造势活动

谢天华 Michael Tse 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan 来大马宣传造势投选造势活动

谢天华 Michael Tse 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan 来大马宣传造势投选造势活动

谢天华 Michael Tse 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan 来大马宣传造势投选造势活动

謝天華 Michael Tse

“Laughing Gor哥” become “Laughing Sir”

谢天华, Michael Tse, Laughing Gor, Laughing Sir Fan

There’s so many “Laughing Sir” fans there to support 谢天华, Michael Tse. Even there’s small kids also love him!

谢天华, Michael Tse, Laughing Gor, Laughing Sir

谢天华, Michael Tse, Laughing Gor, Laughing Sir

谢天华, Michael Tse, Laughing Gor, Laughing Sir

谢天华, Michael Tse, Laughing Gor, Laughing Sir

潛行狙擊 Lives of Omission – 主題曲 Tuk Hang (獨行) performed by 谢天华, Michael Tse

谢天华, Michael Tse : 潛行狙擊 Lives of Omission - 主題曲 Tuk Hang (獨行)

谢天华, Michael Tse : 潛行狙擊 Lives of Omission - 主題曲 Tuk Hang (獨行)

谢天华, Michael Tse : 潛行狙擊 Lives of Omission - 主題曲 Tuk Hang (獨行)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan Shoe

Check out the shoes wore by 陳展鵬 Ruco Chan. It’s so trendy right? Can you accept it?

真相 The Other Truth – 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏) performed by 陳展鵬 Ruco Chan

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

陳展鵬 Ruco Chan : 真相 The Other Truth - 主題曲 Tsim Fuk (潛伏)

Autograph Session

Autograph Session

谢天华 Michael Tse Laughing Sir Authograh

谢天华 Michael Tse Laughing Sir Authograh

陈展鹏 Ruco Chan Authograh

谢天华 Michael Tse vs 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan

谢天华 Michael Tse vs 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan

谢天华 Michael Tse vs 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan

谢天华 Michael Tse vs 陈展鹏 Ruco Chan

问两人看好哪位女演员夺得《我的最爱电视女主角》时,谢天华表示:「这个入围名单很“丰富”,也证明了今年的有很多接触的作品,也是观众的福气,每个都有实力,但他当然会支持“Madam Jo”(陈法拉)!」至于陈展鹏则表示:「我也有私心的,我和杨怡的对手戏最多,她好像未拿过这个奖,我也希望她能得到这个奖项!」

《My Astro On Demand我的最爱颁奖典礼2011》

投选活动 由你话事

投选活动入围名单以及投选活动今天正式揭晓和启动。今年的入围奖项一共有10个奖项,其中包括:

我的最爱电视剧集(12个提名)、
我的最爱电视男主角(12个提名)、
我的最爱电视女主角(12个提名)、
我的最爱电视男配角(12个提名)、
我的最爱电视女配角(12个提名)、
我的最爱电视荧幕情侣(8个提名)、
我的最爱最具潜质男艺员(5个提名)、
我的最爱最具潜质女艺员(5个提名)、
我的最爱主题曲(5个提名)以及十五大我的最爱电视角色(30个提名)。

《My Astro On Demand我的最爱颁奖典礼2011》投选活动,公开给所有Astro用户参加,剧迷可以在2011年10月21日起至2011年11月15日登录www.astro.com.my/myaod,投选心目中最爱的艺人和电视剧集。上网投选的Astro用户将有机会获得VIP入场券,现场出席在大马举行的《My Astro On Demand我的最爱颁奖典礼2011》,亲身感受一场星光熠熠的电视颁奖盛会。

《睇Astro On Demand赢香港豪华之旅》巨奖得主 顶级享受香港豪华之旅

在今天记者会的现场,Astro On Demand也特别颁奖给早前举行的《睇Astro On Demand赢香港豪华之旅》有奖游戏的巨奖得主。他们将于11月18日至11月20日飞往香港,顶级享受香港豪华之旅。《睇Astro On Demand赢香港豪华之旅》的巨奖包括 :4人来回商务舱机票、入住5星级酒店、4张TVB 44周年台庆邀请券及交通来回接送、参观TVB电视城、Astro On Demand及TVB精美周边产品等丰富的奖品。

For more photo of the event : http://www.fb.com/smartkong

Najib 1Malaysia Meal for only RM3! Where to find?

Friday, October 21st, 2011 4,463 views

I saw this news and went to a mamak that bearing the logo of 1Malaysia and thinking to try my luck for the 1Malaysia People’s Menu which only cost RM3 for the rice with chicken + drinks but my total bill is RM6.80 for that.

1Malaysia Meal for only RM3!

1Malaysia Meal for only RM3!

My other friend’s lunch. Look at the price, even just 1 portion of Timun + 1 portion of Fried Potato is already RM3.50 and it’s without drink!

1Malaysia Meal for only RM3!
(image source : Facebook)

Where can you get 1Malaysia People’s Menu for RM3.00, you can get rice, taugeh, chicken wings, beef or mutton? I have yet to try out from the real mamak that serve the 1Malaysia People’s Menu, have you tried any? Can you tell me if you find this 1Malaysia Restaurant and let me know! =)

1Malaysia Meal for only RM3!
(image source : lowyat.net)

One of the 1Malaysia Restaurant is below, some tried and can’t get RM3?
Restoran Ukhwah 2-28 Lorong Medan Tuanku 1, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

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According to the prime minister’s budget speech:

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74. The Government will undertake measures to ease rising costs and prices as well as reduce the burden of the rakyat, as follows:

First: Increase the number of Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) nationwide in 2012. KR1M offers 250 types of 1Malaysia products, comprising consumer goods which are up to 40% cheaper. In view of the overwhelming response, the Government plans to open an additional 85 units in 2012 with an allocation of RM40 million;

Third: Extend and promote the Menu Rakyat 1Malaysia which offers popular menu sets at reasonable prices with a maximum of RM2 for breakfast and RM4 for lunch. Currently, more than 700 food operators are participating and this will be extended to 3,000 operators by end-2012. To further expand this initiative, the Government encourages all cafeteria operators in Government offices* and the private sector to implement the Menu Rakyat 1Malaysia.

Source : pmo.gov.my

Thumbs up for low-cost meal

KUALA LUMPUR: The campaign for the 1Malaysia People’s Menu has received overwhelming response from restaurants.

According to the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, there were now 1,004 restaurants taking part in the programme as at Oct 14.

“We were supposed to achieve the target of 1,000 restaurants by December, but we achieved it three months earlier,” he told a press conference after a lunch with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at Restoran Ukhwah in Lorong Medan Tuanku yesterday.

“The Prime Minister came just to eat. He wanted to taste the food eaten by ordinary folk. He also wanted to find out whether the lunch menu served at RM4 and breakfast at RM2 under the programme were really of quality,” he added.

Najib 1Malaysia RM3 Meal
Paying less for more: Najib smiling as he pays for his meal at Restoran Ukhwah in Lorong Medan Tuanku, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.

Ismail Sabri said Najib’s lunch experience at the restaurant also proved wrong the perception of some quarters that cheap food at the eateries were of low quality.

He added that in the peninsula, the restaurants could offer breakfast at a maximum of RM2 and lunch at RM4. In Sabah and Sarawak, it’s RM2.50 for breakfast and RM5 for lunch.

Ismail Sabri urged more restaurant operators to take part in the programme and offer food at affordable prices while helping people reduce their financial burden.

Restoran Ukhwah serves a RM1 breakfast menu that includes teh tarik, roti canai and a piece of kuih while the RM3 lunch menu includes a plate of rice with meat and one vegetable dish and a syrup drink.

Asked how the restaurant could maintain its profit at such rates, Ukhwah Cooperatives president Datuk Rahim Baba said they carried out volume selling while offering other menus at regular prices.

Regular customer Ramlee Salleh, 76, said he ate at the restaurant with his wife Zaleha Salleh, 63, and grandson daily to reduce their financial burden.

Ramlee, who has two wives, said he earns RM700 a month as a petition writer and gets a RM400 pension.

“But it is still not enough for us and I sometimes just eat bread,” he added.

Source : TheStar

Najib gives thumbs-up to restaurant’s 1Malaysia People’s Menu

KUALA LUMPUR — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today praised the taste and quality of the food served at a restaurant participating in the 1Malaysia People’s Menu programme.

The prime minister expressed his satisfaction after spending almost half an hour, enjoying lunch of rice with ayam masak merah, ayam masak kicap, daging goreng, fried taugeh and papadom at Restoran Ukhwah in Lorong Medan Tuanku, here.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who accompanied Najib, said: “The prime minister came just to eat….he wanted to taste the food eaten by ordinary folk.

“He also wanted to find out whether the lunch menu served at RM4 and breakfast at RM2 under the programme were really of quality.”

He said Najib’s lunch experience at the restaurant also proved wrong the perception of some quarters that cheap food at eateries participating in the programme were of low quality.

“The ministry is always monitoring for the quality of food served…the prime minister praised the food served just now, which he said was delicious and of quality.

“I think the prime minister was very happy to taste what the ordinary people eat on a daily basis and it also shows his concern for the people’s welfare,” Ismail Sabri said.

The 1Malaysia People’s Menu programme was launched on July 7, aimed at lessening the people’s daily expenses while enabling them to enjoy breakfast at the ceiling price of RM2 and lunch at the maximum of RM4.

Ismail Sabri said the programme had received encouraging response with the target of 1,000 restaurants by the year-end achieved earlier when 1,004 participated in the programme nationwide.

Of the total, Perak has recorded the highest number with 152, followed by Selangor (137), Terengganu (123), Kedah (104), Pahang (103), Sarawak (64), Penang (61), Johor and Sabah (52), Kuala Lumpur (46), Kelantan (41), Negeri Sembilan (34), Melaka (18), Perlis (12), Labuan (3) and Putrajaya (2).
Ismail Sabri said for public convenience, the ministry would advertise the list of the participating eateries in the newspapers tomorrow.

He hoped more eateries would participate in the programme but the condition is that they must served balanced meals. — Bernama

Source : Bernama

Can you spot / find The Hidden Tiger and Hidden Cat?

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 8,459 views

Recently there’s a lot people circulate the images asking you to spot the Hidden Tiger and Hidden Cat. Have you seen it? Can you spot the Hidden Tiger and Hidden Cat?

Haha… It’s good to kill or waste sometime finding out the Hidden Tiger and Hidden Cat. After you find out the Hidden Tiger and Hidden Cat you will feel great trust me!

Okay spend some time to find / spot The Hidden Tiger and Hidden Cat now. Try it!

Can you spot the Hidden Tiger?

Find / Spot the Hidden Tiger!
Hint: It’s not the tiger you see looking at you now, because, er, well, it’s not hidden….

Can you spot the Hidden Cat?

Find / Spot the Hidden Cat
Hint: It’s there!

Find / Spot the Hidden Cat
Hint: I’m still finding the cat! lol… trying very hard still…

You may want to share in your Facebook! Just click on the Facebook share button above! Let your friend have some fun too! =)

I will review the answer soon for “The Hidden Tiger” and “Hidden Cat”, or you prefer not to reveal it and find it yourself? =p

The iPad Gets A Facebook App Finally! Also Updated iPhone Version

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 3,991 views

The most obvious app missing from the iPad has been Facebook and finally it’s released! I have installed into my mom’s iPad and the user experience is really awesome!

This Facebook app for iPad also support Multi-Touch Gestures! The new Facebook app for iPad really highlight the multitouch awesomeness of the iPad!

Facebook for iPad

Take Tour

When you first login to the Facebook for iPad app, you can choose to Take Tour on how to use the app.

Navigate

Menu

Search

Facebook profile

Navigation sidebar

There’s a navigation sidebar on the left side of the screen to search, open your Facebook profile, check out the News Feed, Messages, Events, Friends and more.

Messages

Notification

Notification

Upper toolbar gives you access to friend requests, messages and notifications while your news feed is still on the background! You will not loose where you checking on the feed that you are reading halfway! That’s the best part that I love!

Enjoy bigger, better photos

Enjoy bigger, better photos

Your photos take on new life on the iPad. They’re big, high-res and easy to flip through—like a real photo album.

Enjoy bigger, better photos

When you search for your friends, the profile photo of your friends also bigger and look very organize and awesome!

Focus on what matters

With less on the screen, it’s easier to zoom in on your friends’ photos, updates and stories.

Navigate anywhere, fast

Just tap, slide or pinch to get from one screen to another and back again in no time.

Never lose your place

Use simplified navigation to send a message, see your notifications or browse your bookmarks without switching screens.

Play games on the go

Play your favorite Facebook games wherever you are, and on a bigger screen.

Tap to send messages

A simple dropdown menu makes it easy to scan and send messages without visiting your inbox.

Add multiple Facebook accounts or profile

You could also add multiple Facebook accounts / profiles into the Facebook for iPad app so you could switch between the profile easily.

Download the new Facebook for iPad app now! A New Way to Experience Facebook!

Please Take note!

Problem : The Facebook iPad app might crash or takes a long time to load when you first open the new Facebook iPad app. Don’t worry!

Solution : I kill the running Facebook app and run the app again few times and can load without any problem. Or you may delete the Facebook app on your iPad and reinstall.

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has passed away (R.I.P)

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 2,071 views

Steve Jobs, Apple founder, dies

RIP Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, Apple founder, dies

Steve Jobs

1955-2011

Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues. Steve Jobs stepped down from his role as CEO on August 24th this year following a long hiatus. The visionary leader behind the Macintosh, iPad, iPod and iPhone was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to Apple staff, which reads:

Team,

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

Apple Board of Directors:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

Steve Jobs’ family today made the following statement regarding his death:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

Bill Gates:

I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

May You Rest In Peace (R.I.P) Steve Job!

So iPhone 4S really does mean “iPhone For Steve”?

Read more on the Steve Jobs:
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Steve Jobs in his own words
Steve Jobs Is Dead
The Life of Steve Jobs

Disappointment! No Apple iPhone 5 yet, it’s Apple iPhone 4S!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 2,961 views

There’s no Apple iPhone 5, it’s Apple iPhone 4S that was announced. The Apple’s new iPhone 4S is just like iPhone 4 exterior design loaded with a new brain and more memory. It’s kinda disappointment for all the Apple fans or followers that expecting the announcement of Apple iPhone 5.

No Apple iPhone 5 yet, it's Apple iPhone 4S!

Newly minted CEO Tim Cook ably helmed his first major product launch without former boss Steve Jobs, but failed to ignite the sort of excitement and buzz that the charismatic Apple co-founder once did.

Investors and fans, looking to be blown away by some amazing surprise, sent the shares down as much as 5 percent before they recovered with the market to close down 0.6 percent.


Apple – Introducing iPhone 4S

What’s New on the Apple iPhone 4S?

Apple iPhone 4S will run your apps faster in dual-core A5 processors alongside a new dual-core GPU that supposedly boosts graphics performance by up to 7x and Apple’s new iOS5‘s Assistant, an artificial intelligence program that listens and interprets your orders, and a better 8 Mega Pixel camera.

No Apple iPhone 5 yet, it's Apple iPhone 4S!

Up front is the same 3.5-inch Retina display as iPhone 4, and around back is a glass plate. Those antennae around the sides (which caused many users so much trouble) have been revamped and iOS will intelligently switch between two different sets on the fly to avoid dropping calls no matter how you hold it.

Those antennae are connected to a dual-mode GSM and CDMA radio that will let Apple’s handset roam the globe while enjoying either 14.4Mbps HSPA+ or EV-DO Rev. A an improvement over the iPhone 4′s 7.2 Mpbs.

iPhone 4S - 8 Mega Pixel

The 8-megapixel camera come with a backside illuminated CMOS sensor for better low-light performance. The lens now comes packed in a new 5-element assembly with a hybrid IR filter and sports apertures down to f/2.4. The improved visuals extend to video performance as well.

The iPhone 4S can record 1080p video and has a new image signal processor for image stabilization and facial recognition, making the handset’s camera comparable to many point-and-shoots. The camera is also quite a bit faster than many other smartphone shooters, needing only 1.1 seconds before being ready to take the first shot and only half a second between successive images.

Siri on iPhone 4S


Apple – Introducing Siri on iPhone 4S

Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, set reminders, place phone calls, and more.

Just tap the mic on the keyboard (just like on Android!) and start talking to enter text, check the weather, get directions or perform web searches.

You ask Siri a question example “Do I need a raincoat today?” Siri will try and make sense of it and responds “It sure looks like rain today.” Other examples include “What is the time in Kuala Lumpur?” Siri will then show you the world clock. Yes it comes with iOS 5, but only 4S users will be able to enjoy it.

Apple iPhone 4S - iCloud


Apple – Introducing iCloud

iCloud stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly

Apple iPhone 4S iOS5

As far as battery life, you’re looking at 8 hours of talk over 3G, and 14 hours of 2G, while web browsing over 3G cuts off at 6 hours. Using WiFi you’ll get a respectable 9 hours of web, video playback tops out at 10 hours and music at 40 hours.

The iPhone 4S will come in three variants, the brand new 64GB ($399), 32GB ($299), and 16GB ($199), and it will come in both black and white. The pricing is the same as the iPhone 4 last year. What’s the Apple iPhone 4S pricing in Malaysia?

It’s yet to update from all the major telco – Maxis, Celcom, Digi. Will update once the pricing is available but it should be similar to the iPhone 4 price!

The iPhone 4S pre-order starting this friday, October 7th, and it’ll start shipping on October 14th in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, and Japan. Oh, and Apple is welcoming Sprint to the family here in the States, while Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Three will all be carrying it in the UK.

On October 28th, 22 more countries will get it, Singapore is one of them. Presumably, Malaysia is targeted for the end of the year release.

So in conclusion it’s the same old iPhone 4 design, same screen size, it’s not any thinner or lighter, and there’s no resolution boost. No true 4G or LTE either. It’s only Camera and processor upgrade! Do you want to be locked down in a contract extension without awesome features that are standard on a lot of rival devices?

Think before you decide to upgrade to this iPhone 4S! I’m still waiting for my iPhone 5!

Other Sources/Reference :
Gizmodo
Engadget
iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4: what’s changed?

KIA Optima K5 Hybrid

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 4,558 views

Another revolution has come from Korean made cars after KIA Forte, KIA Optima K5, this is another car that will be the next killing model? It has the Hybrid version for the KIA Optima K5 too!

KIA Optima K5 Hybrid

KIA Optima K5 Hybrid

KIA Optima K5 Hybrid, revealed!

This photos were taken during my last visit to Bangkok International Motor Show 2011. More photo of the interiors will be posted soon!

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KIA Optima K5 Hybrid

KIA Optima K5 Hybrid

KIA Optima K5 Hybrid

KIA Optima K5 Hybrid

How much would this KIA Optima K5 Hybrid be when it reach Malaysia? Just last week itself someone spotted KIA Optima K5 at Malaysia JPJ Office… Which means KIA Optima K5 will be launching in Malaysia soon? How much would it be?

How about the Hybrid version? When will this KIA Optima K5 Hybrid come to Malaysia? I would like to own 1! As if I afford la… Haha…

Suara Kami 2011 Concert @ Stadium Merdeka

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 2,821 views

Malaysian Youth had an enjoyable night with some of the hottest names in music at the coolest youth concert, Suara Kami 2011 by Astro on 17th September 2011, 7.30pm at Stadium Merdeka.

The Suara Kami Concert was organized by Astro in conjunction of Malaysia Day as well as Astro’s 15th Anniversary.

Suara Kami 2011 Concert @ Stadium Merdeka

“Music knows no boundaries. It is the common language amongst youth today. The Suara Kami 2011 Concert celebrates the spirit of Malaysian youth. It coincides with the significance of Malaysia Day and the event also marks ‘15 years of Astro with you’ – our valuable customers. We are making it a double celebration with international and local artistes to entertain all Malaysian youth” said Henry Tan, Chief Operating Officer of Astro Malaysia.

Some of the hottest names from the international music arena like K pop sensation Rania; award winning playback singers from India Naresh Iyer and Chinmayi; popular Canto pop singer from Hong Kong, Hins Cheung 張敬軒; and some of the hottest names in the local music scene like Yuna, Hujan, Faizal Tahir, Pop Shuvit, Lan Typewriter, Psycho Unit, Soul Krazy, Ruffneckz, Stacy and Malaysian Rock Legends such as Man Kidal, Kid Search, Joe Wings and Hillary Ang were the line up for the Suara Kami Concert.

Naresh Iyer

Naresh Iyer’s ‘Yethi Yethi’ entertains Suara Kami’s culturally diversed crowd.

Chinmayi (left) and Naresh Iyer (right)

Chinmayi and Naresh Iyer belted out the best of Indian renditions.

Moots! belted out PopShuvits' popular record 'Mara Bahaya'

Moots! belted out PopShuvits’ popular record ‘Mara Bahaya’.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Attends Suara Kami Concert

rime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Attends Suara Kami Concert

Despite his busy schedule, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took some time off to watch the “Suara Kami” concert at the Merdeka Stadium.

rime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Attends Suara Kami Concert

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was accompanied by wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, received a rousing welcome when he arrived at the concert venue, much to the delight of those present who did not expect the country’s number one leader to be with them to watch the show.

Hins Cheung 張敬軒 from Hong Kong

Hins Cheung 張敬軒 from Hong Kong.

Faizal Tahir chants to mesmerize the audience with Karma

Faizal Tahir chants to mesmerize the audience with Karma.

Rania @ Suara Kami

K pop fans scream their hearts out with Xia (시아), T-ae (티애), Di (디) Jooyi (주이), Joy (조이), Riko (리코) & SAEM (샘), who are part of Korea’s latest sensational 7-member group, Rania. This group has been gaining much attention as their debut album was co-produced by the famous Teddy Riley, the one who’s responsible for the success of platinum-artists like Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.

autographed CD from Rania

I have got the autographed CD from Rania! I’m a happy man! Do you want the CD?

Nelly

Nelly performed 4 songs in total including Dilemma, Party People, One & Only, Just Dream. Wicked Act.

The concert ended with a list of local artists performing “Malaysian Boy”. I like this song and love the tune! Keep repeating the song! =)

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