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Microsoft : It’s a Great Time to be a Family

Monday, November 28th, 2011 2,336 views

Do you remember when you started using a computer? The last I remember was during my primary school which was 15-20 years back then whereby we were still using 386 computer which is using 5.25″ floppy disks and Microsoft MS-DOSwhich don’t even have a graphical user interface (GUI)! Imagine that!

Back then I was enjoying playing all those games loaded with the 5.25″ floppy disks and the graphic is not so advance like what we have today.

386 Computer

Today, we have so many options and all the high tech gadgets / phone and computers. I’m so grateful that today we are able to using computer with full user interface which is operate by the Microsoft Windows and with the latest version Microsoft Windows 7 it really do wonders!

Computer

Now we have big LCD monitor display and high performance computer with the best OS behind which is powered by Microsoft Windows. It really makes a different!

This is my history of the usage of Windows. Windows 98 > Windows 2000 > Windows XP > Windows Vista > Windows 7

Since then, I have been a Windows users and a lot of Windows products really helps me a lot in my life be it for entertainment, studies or work related.

I’m connected to MSN Messenger 24/7 and using it to catch up with friends and family which my bro which is currently in Singapore. Most of them are on MSN and I could reach them easily at anytime. I’m using Microsoft Office during my college days to complete my projects and now for my work related. I can’t imagine if without Microsoft Office, how could I complete my degree without much hassle and how could I manage my work without Microsoft Words and Microsoft Excel.

Windows 7

Have you upgraded to the latest Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 or you planning to get a new computer? Don’t missed out the chance and win a Nissan Grand Livina and some vouchers that you could have some great time travelling with your family by joining the contest below!

Microsoft Contest : Great Family Time Contest

Join Microsoft Great Family Time Contest today. It’s so easy!

You simply have to count family members in a picture and send in an entry with any purchase of Windows 7 or Office 2010 for a chance to win a Grand Livina, a family holiday trip or other fantastic prizes! 15 October 2011 – 15 January 2012

Grand Prize: Nissan Grand Livina
1st Prize : RM15,000.00 Travel Voucher
2nd Prize : Sony 40″ Full 3D HD TV
3rd Prize : Nikon Digital SLR Camera
Special Prize : Windows Phone 7 x 3
Consolation Prize : Microsoft Express Mouse x 100

Microsoft Contest : Great Family Time Contest

1) Buy genuine Windows 7 or Office 2010 software.

2) Count the number of family members in the contest form.

3) Submit your entry via:
a.SMS: MS Customer Name IC# Product Purchased
COA Sticker# Answer.Send to 39993
b.Check our Facebook @ Microsoft Office Malaysia
c.Post/hand delivery: Post to Great Family Time Contest
c/o Apostrophe Marketing Communications Sdn Bhd,36-1, Jalan PJU8/5B, Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia OR
hand deliver at Plaza Low Yat Ground Floor Entrance

Official Website : www.microsoft.com/en-my/family

Do you know the dangers of smoking and its harm to body?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 8,211 views

Do you smoke? Are you one of the millions smokers out there? If you smoke you should read this! There’s hardly a part of the human body that’s not affected by the chemicals in the cigarettes you smoke.

Smoking

Many teenagers and adults think that there are no effects of smoking on their bodies until they reach middle age. Smoking-caused lung cancer, other cancers, heart disease, and stroke typically do not occur until years after a person’s first cigarette. However, there are many serious harms from smoking that occur much sooner.

In fact, smoking has numerous immediate health effects on the brain and on the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, immune and metabolic systems. While these immediate effects do not all produce noticeable symptoms, most begin to damage the body with the first cigarette – sometimes irreversibly – and rapidly produce serious medical conditions and health consequences.

Do you know that smoke actually Increases Stress? Contrary to popular belief, smoking does not relieve stress. Studies have shown that on average, smokers have higher levels of stress than non-smokers. The feelings of relaxation that smokers experience while they are smoking are actually a return to the normal unstressed state that non-smokers experience all of the time.

Cigratte

Cigarettes are filled with poison that goes into the lungs when you inhale. Coughing, dizziness, and burning of the eyes, nose, and throat are early signs that smoking is harming you. Smoking increases your health risks if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high blood cholesterol.

There are approximately 4000 chemicals in cigarettes, hundreds of which are toxic. The ingredients in cigarettes affect everything from the internal functioning of organs to the efficiency of the body’s immune system. The effects of cigarette smoking are destructive and widespread.

Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings or control their mood. How much nicotine a smoker needs determines how much smoke they are likely to inhale, no matter what type of cigarette they smoke.

Along with nicotine, smokers also inhale about 4,000 other chemicals in cigarette smoke. Many of these chemicals come from burning tobacco leaf. Some of these compounds are chemically active and trigger profound and damaging changes in the body.

There are over 60 known cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, causing many diseases and reducing health in general.

Smoke kills

Smoking causes many premature deaths from diseases that are largely incurable, but preventable by stopping smoking. Smoking is like what shown in the pictorial above, it will kill you! There are three main killing diseases which smoking causes or brings on earlier:

Heart disease.

Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths.

Cancer.

It is responsible for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths and 87 percent of lung cancer deaths each year.

Lung problems.

Smoking is responsible for 82 percent of deaths due to emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

So after reading all this fact and know the effect to your body, do you still want to continue smoking or choose to quit smoking? Please tell me yes, you want to quite smoking!

Say “TAK NAK”!

TAK NAK ROKOK CAMPAIGN - No Smoking

In Conjunction with “TAK NAK ROKOK CAMPAIGN” there’s a picture contest with cash prizes to be won. The most creative photos portraying Tak Nak to smoking will win.

Winners are chosen based on 50% votes and 50% marks given by MOH side. However, there should be no photos of cigarette or cigarette boxes.

The photos for this Tak Nak Rokok picture contest can be broadened to smoking kills or the dangers of being a second hand smoker.

• Grand Price cash-RM 1,000.00
• 2nd Price cash-RM 700.00
• 3rd Price cash-RM 500.00
• 4th Price cash-RM 300
• 5th Price cash-RM 150
• Consolation Price – Voucher Worth RM50.00

Join Tak Nak Merokok in Facebook and you able to share some tips there! : http://www.facebook.com/TAK.NAK.MEROKOK

For more info on the contest, you can also go to www.gayahidupsihat.my

Get your Samsung Galaxy Note with Celcom now!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 2,867 views

Nowadays phone is a very important device to us so that we could get connected to the world and with friends. What’s the most important things to bring other than your wallet? Yes, it’s your phone, right? It’s now become a necessity rather than a luxury.

Celcom : Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note is a new type of smartphone, borne of insight and innovation. It is the ultimate on-the-go device which consolidates core benefits of diverse mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability. It empowers you with everything you can ever desire so that you can simply, feel free. It is truly smart. Samsung Galaxy Note gives you the portability of a smartphone plus the high performance of a tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note

What’s better? With Samsung Galaxy Note you have best of both world of a Smartphone + Tablet. It enables you to just only bring one device but you could have a Smartphone + Tablet running on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), 8 Megapixels camera and note pad that could do wonder with S Pen. Now you can take notes easily and conveniently just like a regular notepad, organise your schedule and activities with the planner and enjoy the entertainment of countless games.

Thanks to the latest smartphone in the market – Samsung Galaxy Note, we can have the best of everything in one nifty gadget.

Samsung Galaxy Note is the ultimate all-in-one gadget:-
- High speed performance with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 1.4GHz dual-core processor.
- See and do everything in life-size reality with the stunning 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display.
- Take notes easily and quickly with the S Pen stylus.
- Capture life’s greatest moments with the 8 mega-pixel rear camera and 2MP front camera.
- Store all your necessities with the internal memory of 16GB, upgradable to 32GB with microSD.

Celcom : Samsung Galaxy Note

You can get a Samsung Galaxy Note as low as RM1,368 with Celcom Exec 250 which give you 5GB of data RM250/month with 24mths contract and upfront payment of RM600.

The huge size of the Galaxy Note is the main reason to buy it. Till now, no other smartphone has such a big, beautiful screen. Try it and you will definitely love it! Grab it now by choosing the right Celcom packages and enjoy the excitment.

Find The Hidden Cat in the junk photo?!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 15,886 views

Recently there’s a lot people circulate the images asking you to find the Hidden Tiger and find the Hidden Cat in facebook. Have you seen it? Can you find the Hidden Tiger and Hidden Cat? 1st version on the find the Hidden Tiger and Find The Hidden Cat.

find the hidden tiger

find the hidden cat

There’s a new version now… Go ahead and find the hidden cat! Lolz.

Find the Hidden Cat in the junk

Can you find the Hidden Cat in the junk?

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!

Tips on how to find the hidden cat : Enlarge the photo! :)

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

If you can Find The Hidden Cat, please click here to share on Facebook for your friend to find the hidden cat too!

Toyota Corolla Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers

Monday, November 14th, 2011 3,660 views

Last Saturday a few of the bloggers had awesome driving experience in DUAL VVT-i – Toyota Corolla Altis and we were divided into two teams (Red and Black Team) racing against one another to complete few of the tasks assigned.

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers

Red Team - #AltisDrive1

Red Team : kampungboycitygal + Shaolintiger

Black Team - #AltisDrive2

Black Team : Schazwany Hameed + Mohd Zaid + ME of coz!

1st Task - Arrange Boxes

1st Task - Arrange Boxes

1st Task - Arrange Boxes

1st task of the day was to arrang as many boxes as possible without dent / spoil the boxes. There were different points awarded for different sizes of the box. The bigger boxes were 5 points, middle boxes were 2 points and the smallest boxes were 1 point each.

1st Task - Arrange Boxes

We grab all the right size of the boxes and arranged it in a way that it would carry more boxes without wasting space on the boot. We have got 39 points for this task and we scored a little more than the Red Team.

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers

After that, the actual task begin, which each of the team grab a Toyota Corolla Altis and get all those assigned tasks completed within the assigned hours. Those instructions were given thru a pre-recorded audio cd which played in the Toyota Corolla Altis.

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers - FitnessFirst

2nd task : Clue would be Wisma Manulife in Damasara Heights and we need to take picture in a place where people cycling around but going nowhere and attend classes that do not required pen and books.

Yup, it was easy. We figured out it was FitnessFirst and we zoom there and get the task completed, but before completing this 1st task, we pass by Victoria Station which supposed to be the task after this, we decided to skip the 2nd task and get the 3rd task completed before heading back to the Wisma Manulife. Smart?

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers - Victoria Station

3rd task : If Beckham were to open a steak house that name after his wife what would it be?

Yup, we figure that out too, it’s Victoria Station!

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers - Village Park

4th task : A village in Damansara with good food? Oh yeah we figured out where is that and it’s the famous “Village Park”!

We get ourselves too happy and miss out some of the important instruction. We actually need to spend our lunch there as close as RM50 but what we did is spending below RM30. This made us lose out on this task and was not awarded any point for this.

On top of that we packed our food instead of eating in the Damansara Village Park because it was really pack with people and by doing that it save us some time to continue to hunt or complete the next task.

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers - BOBALICIOUS SMOOTHIES

5th task : We need to go to a mall which named after our Tropical weather along sprint highway and get smoothies for each of us from a shop which the name derived from Bubble. We got the mall right which is “Tropicana City Mall”.

At 1st we were mislead by the word bubble and going around searching for Bubble tea which we found “Each a Cup” but I insist that’s not the actual shop that we were supposed to get our drink and after a smart move by googling “Tropicana City Mall Smoothies” and they are plenty of search results showing “BOBALICIOUS SMOOTHIES”! That’s how we figured out! :)

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers - BOBALICIOUS SMOOTHIES

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers - BOBALICIOUS SMOOTHIES

Saw the background? It’s in Uptown where this picture taken. So this means we actually completed task no. 5 before we head to Village Park! Haha this is because the Tropicana City Mall is on the way we head to Village Park, so we suggested completing this task before we move on to the Village Park which is in Uptown. It do save us some time without need to “pusing” here and there.

6th task (Final Task) : We need to find out where’s the City of Light and a place which related to “ICE”.

Toyota Altis - GPS

With the Toyota Corolla Altis built-in DVD-Audio Video Navigation system we just key in the co-ordinate as the guide on the task, we manage to find “i-City” using the shortest road easily without need to look at all the signboard and without having a hard time to search here and there. It’s really helpful as both my team mates haven’t been to i-City and I only been to few times and not really sure of the way, but with the GPS we couldn’t go wrong!

i-City Snowalk

i-City Snowalk

We headed to “i-City” in Shah Alam and found “Snowalk”. There we have completed all of the assigned tasked and it’s 12pm+ way earlier then the assigned time which is 4pm, all and all it’s really a tiring day but yet it’s really a good time with Toyota Corolla Altis which equipped with so many good features.

Toyota Altis - Reverse Camera

Another useful feature of the Toyota Corolla Altis is the Reverse Camera! It’s good to guide me and on a look out if there’s any obstruction at the back when I’m reversing.

Toyota Altis New Dark Interior Colour

I just love the Toyota Corolla Altis New Dark Interior Colour, it make it looks more exclusive and will not be dirty easily. It makes Altis interior feels luxurious the moment you step in. Although it isn’t greatly changed from the old model, the little differences make a positive difference.

Bonus Question : What’s the link between all these location and it will add Vroom to Toyota Corolla Altis?

Do you know the answer?

We got it right! The answer for the bonus question is “Dual VVT-i”! Why? Connect all the initial of the location that we complete the task!
Damansara Heights > Victoria Station > Village Park > Tropicana City Mall > i-City

Besides all the tasks and bonus question, twitter retweet also count! Each team was given a twitter keyword.
Red Team : #AltisDrive1
Black Team : #AltisDrive2

We got the most points thanks to shazwanihamid because of her followers! We got extra points and win!

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers

Toyota Altis Road Trip Experience With Bloggers

This is the wining team! Black Team! I have been the driver all the time and I can feel the power of Dual VVT-i engine, I just tap a bit of the throttle and the power amazes me! (better to feature 7 Speed super CVT-i as TRC is more of a safety feature for emergency situations only).

Find out more about the new Toyota Corolla Altis and I’m sure you will be amaze by the power and the features!

*some pictures are taken by the team members.

Samsung Galaxy Note is in Malaysia!

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 4,352 views

What’s “Samsung Galaxy Note”?

Samsung Galaxy Note is a new type of smartphone, borne of insight and innovation. It is the ultimate on-the-go device which consolidates core benefits of diverse mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability. It empowers you with everything you can ever desire so that you can simply, feel free. It is truly smart.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung’s new GT-N7000 Galaxy Note is the handset that many people dream of with obnoxiously large smartphones. It’s as thin as a Galaxy S II, running Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor and its 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display is as gorgeous as it is enormous.

Samsung Galaxy Note Resolution

The 1280 x 800 pixels screen resolution you once could only get with a full-size laptop (or in the Galaxy Tab 10.1) can now slide comfortably into your front pocket, that’s Samsung Galaxy Note. With support for 21Mbps HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100Mhz), LTE, EDGE and GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz), the Note is first and foremost a mobile phone!

Consumer research indicates that people always want to do more tasks much better, even on the go, whether it is web browsing, email, games, or viewing photos and videos.

Samsung Galaxy Note

To do all this, consumers carry multiple devices, because each device has unique benefits that work best in a particular situation. Therefore, consumers constantly switch devices to use the right device at the right time.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Even for consumers with multiple smart devices, they still carry around a notepad for writing down ideas.

Samsung Galaxy Note

There is an emerging desire for a primary device for on-the-go use that could consolidate the core tasks of multiple devices as well as recreate the ease and simplicity of using a pen and paper.

Samsung Galaxy Note

The GALAXY Note was created to reflect your desires. The Galaxy Note is a primary device that will minimize the need to switch to other devices while on the go and open up the potential of your mobile experience.

Samsung Galaxy Note jumbo display makes it the perfect candidate for a notepad replacement and, with the included S Pen stylus, you’ll have no problem jotting notes on the fly, marking up screenshots or signing documents electronically.

Samsung Galaxy Note : S Pen Stylus

Don’t call it a stylus! Samsung prefers S Pen and, with features that you won’t find on just any plastic poker, it might even deserve the distinction. It’s able to tap and hold to capture an instant screenshot, which is then immediately opened up in an image editor and do wonders!

Samsung Galaxy Note - S Pen Stylus

The S Pen is combined with the full touch screen to create a best-in-class mobile input experience. It is the most advanced pen input technology featuring an array of functions including pressure sensitivity, preciseness, speed and more. With the S Pen, you can easily sketch drawings or write notes with increased accuracy and ease. Also, the S Pen functionality is deeply integrated into the GALAXY Note’s native applications to provide a richer interactive experience.

It’s really a useful tool for me to copy notes and replace all my physical notebook and pen and environmentally friendly too! =)

S Memo : S Pen optimized advanced memo

Samsung Galaxy Note : S Memo

The S Memo lets you record all forms of ideas instantly and freely. A quick memo can be taken from any screen to capture your ideas before they float away. Those ideas along with pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings can be captured into S Memo, to be edited, annotated and shared as desired.

I don’t need to carry my 555 note book and just a Samsung Galaxy Note will do!

Advanced 8MP camera

Samsung Galaxy Note : Advanced 8MP camera

I love to take photo and with the powerful camera feature, I capture the world’s every moment in deep detail. Also, using the vivid and large display, anyone can easily review photos and show them to my friends in a huge screen! So don’t need to bring bulky DSLR everywhere you go and can take awesomely good photo!

Conclusion / Summary of Samsung Galaxy Note

The huge size of the Galaxy Note is the main reason to buy it. Till now, no other smartphone has such a big, beautiful screen. However, the size also creates a number of issues, short battery life and sheer unwieldiness being chief among them. If you can live with these drawbacks, you’ll find that this is one of the most powerful Android smart phones around, tackling apps and media with aplomb.

Samsung Galaxy Note will be available in Malaysia stores from 11 November onwards. If you want to grab one do go and check it out!

Astro中文艺人管理部成立 Astro’s Chinese Artiste Management Pools 38 and Growing High Caliber Local Talents

Friday, November 11th, 2011 4,756 views

Astro celebrated the inauguration of Astro’s Chinese Artiste Management at 17 Saloon, Sunway Giza. This star studded event saw the attendance of numerous invited guests including media members, the who’s who in the local broadcasting industry including music producers, production house personnel and advertisers to celebrate this milestone in local Chinese entertainment with an array of live music and performances from Astro’s in-house artistes.

I’m not an artiste but I was being invited as a guest too! Thanks. =)

Astro中文艺人管理部成立 Astro’s Chinese Artiste Management Pools 38 and Growing High Caliber Local Talents

Astro’s Chinese Artiste Management was established with the objective to strengthen the image and identity of the artistes under its management and to nurture and develop the careers of these high caliber local talents.

Among the artistes managed by the artiste management unit are, Siow Hui Mei, Gan Jiang Han, Cleo Tay, Loong Boon Min, Emely Poon, Kay Kwok, Danny Koo, Chen Keat Yoke, Juztin Lan, Peace Teo, Stephanie Liew, Fyone Tan, Geraldine Gan, Tha Kien Ying, top 8 finalists of Classic Golden Melody 2011, and top 5 finalists of Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011, just to name a few.

Siow Hui Mei 大姐大蕭慧敏。
Siow Hui Mei大姐大蕭慧敏。

Backed by Astro’s Chinese Customer Business, the Astro’s Chinese Artiste Management is one of the largest artiste management units in Malaysia encompassing 38 and increasing contracted talents, ranging from news anchors, programme hosts, actors and actresses to contestants from various reality talent shows.

美姐幫。Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011 林家冰
Miss Astro Lenna林家冰

美姐幫。Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011
Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2011 美姐幫《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》5强林家冰、黄慧洁、张祖儿、温慧茵,以及郑淑樱。

Choo Chi Han, Astro’s Vice President of Chinese Customer Business said, “Astro produces numerous talent search programmes every year, in addition we have programmes of different genres such as variety, food, travel, music, documentary and education, including countdown galas and movies. We hope to develop a strong Malaysian talent pool as apart from the exceptional expertise in production, hosts and talents are necessities as the faces of our programmes to raise the bar of our programmes on par with international productions.”

“Through this artiste management unit, Astro aspires to develop both new and experienced talents, through training courses and various performing opportunities, to become all-rounded artistes,” said Choo.

Gan Jiang Han 顏江瀚 vs Siow Hui Mei 蕭慧敏
Gan Jiang Han 顏江瀚 vs Siow Hui Mei 蕭慧敏

The diversity on Astro’s Chinese channels enables talents to explore and showcase their different potential on the most suitable platforms. For instance, the debater-turned-news anchor Gan Jiang Han managed to diversify his career when he was given the opportunity to host a children’s programme and acting in movies and later on became a product’s brand ambassador. Also, the singer-turned-actress Kay Kwok diversified her career path as she joined Astro to take up the leading female role in “Home”, the first Hokkien drama produced by Astro Hua Hee Dai.

Kay Kwok 郭小溦轉戰福建市場
Kay Kwok 郭小溦轉戰福建市場

Not only that, Emely Poon who was once a pageant aspirant, has been trained to become TV host and radio announcer. Talents unearthed from Astro Star Quest will get the opportunity to explore various career possibilities; Danny Koo, Eng Yee Min and Chang Yew Joe hosted a few programmes respectively and now they are also driving the community-based Astro BDQ Cruiser, while Peace Teo, Stephanie Liew and Fyone Tan have released their debut singles.

Stephanie刘佩芯和Fyone陈慧莹演唱彩虹的家
Stephanie刘佩芯和Fyone陈慧莹演唱【彩虹的家】

The first-time collaboration between Astro Star Quest and popular reality singing show in Taiwan, Million Stars, enabled the top 5 finalists this year to participate in the competition where both Geraldine Gan and Tha Kien Ying (currently in the top 8 position) have earned themselves a ticket to international fame.

With efforts continuous efforts to develop our talent regardless of age, the artiste management, have successfully led the golden-aged talents from Classic Golden Melody singing competition to shine continuously as they have got chances to release a group album, appear on music show “Classic Saturday” and perform in various events.

“We are looking forward to work with more parties, be it for music album, TV appearance, events or commercials, to maximize the publicity exposure and further market our artistes nationally or internationally,” added Choo.

Astro中文艺人管理部成立

栽培全方位艺人,打造专业艺人品牌

为庆祝Astro中文艺人管理部正式成立,Astro中文部在Sunway Giza的17 Saloon举办一场派对,多位旗下艺人带来一连串精彩演出,与受邀出席的媒体朋友、唱片公司与制作公司代表、厂商等嘉宾一同共襄盛举。

Astro中文艺人管理部是本地目前规模最为庞大、聚集最多艺人的管理单位,从新闻主播、综艺节目主持人、戏剧演员,到电视台选秀节目所发掘的精英,旗下合约艺人目前共有38位,规模亦在持续扩大中。Astro中文艺人管理部成立的宗旨,主要是打造出一个专业的艺人品牌,更有系统地栽培优质的本地艺人。

Astro中文艺人管理部目前旗下艺人包括萧慧敏、颜江瀚、郑婧婷、龙纹敏、陈韵传、关萃汶、潘毖伶、郭小溦、苏科威、许佳麟、曾洁钰、刘界辉、黄毓敏、张诒博、刘佩芯、陈慧莹、曾
耀祖、颜伟伦、颜慧萍、赵洁莹、周艺培、黄立强、林长金、戴伟贤、盛天俊,《Astro经典名曲歌唱大赛2011》8强侯诗玲、白琳、黄桂珍、丘小祥、李兆才、郑良胜、林才、戴楣溧,《Astro国际华裔小姐竞选2011》5强林家冰、黄慧洁、张祖儿、温慧茵,以及郑淑樱。

Astro中文部总监朱志恒表示:“每一年,Astro除了制作和播出多项大型选秀节目之外,也有不少本地制作的综艺、美食、旅游、音乐、纪录片、教育等新节目,还包括倒数钜献或电影等大制作。我们希望透过提升艺人的素质,让大家有机会看到更优质的本地节目。透过训练课程和提供演出机会等,让艺人多方面学习,成为全方位艺人。”

朱志恒也表示,Astro艺人一直以来都积极参与很多的社会公益活动,例如今年组成的Astro本地圈车队,便积极走入人群携手参与教育、体育、环保、人文等有意义的社区活动;Astro中文艺人往后也会持续参与更多的慈善公益活动为社会尽一份力。而在本月廿一和廿二即将于东马古晋和诗勿举办,结合当地媒体和单位举办的两场《Astro本地圈全星为您慈善演唱会》,也将会携林德荣、潘毖伶、郭小溦、周艺培、黄立强、林长金、丘小祥、白琳等十位艺人参与演出。

同时,他也公布了另外一项值得让歌迷期待的活动,即Astro中文艺人管理部年底在云顶娱乐城将会有一场别开生面的跨年演唱会,这场演唱会一共分两个场地进行,让年轻人和爸爸妈妈们同时观赏自己喜欢的歌唱表演,一起倒数和庆祝新年!

Astro中文频道的多元性,一直能够把艺人带往最合适的舞台,展现多方面的才华。例如:辩论员出身的颜江瀚从开始成为《新闻报报看》主播,到Astro小太阳《智力我最棒》主持人,之后更跨足大银幕当起电影演员,还担任品牌代言人,可谓多栖发展。而唱而优则演的郭小溦今年签约加盟Astro后,便挑起大梁出任Astro欢喜台首部福建连续剧《家缘》女主角,并有机会演唱剧中插曲,开发更多未来发展的可能性。另外一位,一直努力耕耘的新闻主播郑婧婷也在今年初挑大梁,被派遣出任《马来西亚国际华裔小姐》半决赛和决赛的大会司仪,表现标青引人注目。

另外,选美出身的潘毖伶被栽培成为电视、电台主持人;从新秀大赛中崛起的多位新秀如许佳麟、黄毓敏、刘界辉、曾洁钰、曾耀祖等,都能够接触到电视主持和各项演出机会,因此人气大增,而张诒博、刘佩芯和陈慧莹等皆有机会推出音乐作品。值得一提的是,今年《Astro新秀大赛》首次与海外歌唱节目合作,让五强新秀获保送赴台湾参加第一届《华人星光大道》的百人初选,颜慧萍和赵洁莹更双双告捷,目前已进入比赛的8强阶段。

除此之外,Astro也不忘兼顾各个年龄层的人才,为《Astro经典名曲歌唱大赛》的歌手进行演艺生涯规划,例如与唱片公司合力推出8强合辑、上歌唱节目《好!经典》继续亮声,以及各项歌唱演出,让他们的黄金年华更添精彩。

“Astro中文艺人管理部非常期待能够与更多国内外不同单位合作,无论是代言、商演、唱片发行还是节目制作方面,希望藉此让我们的艺人能够拥有更大的市场和发挥空间。”朱志恒补充。

My Nuffnang Story

Monday, November 7th, 2011 2,195 views

Hmm do you know what’s Nuffnang?

Nuffnang.com is Asia-Pacific’s first and leading blog advertising community. The online platform allows advertisers to serve graphic or video based advertisements onto more than 300,000 Malaysian blogs hosted on various platforms. Nuffnang.com currently has offices in 4 countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia.

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I must thanks Nuffnang for what and who I’m today! If not because of Nuffnang I will not enjoy blogging or I might stop blogging and might not meet so many awesome blogger or people out there and some become my good friends.

I’ve been with Nuffnang since the launching on early 2007 and it’s been 4 years now! Really a lot of memories be it the good and the bad experiences.

What I like most is to join all the events events which I able to meet bloggers and mingle around while can get some of the goodies and make some bucks out of it.

I think this is the 1st Nuffnang Screening : Eagle Eye Premiere Screening by Nuffnang @ GSC 1U

Eagle Eye Premiere Screening by Nuffnang @ GSC 1U

1st Nuffnang event : Nuffnang Bloggers Nite Out With Digi @ Friendster Cafe – Introducing Windows Live Messenger (MSN)

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

1st Wining Blog Post : That I have got PSP with mini kit, which consist of 1 Crystal Case, 1 Screen Guard, 1 Earphone, 1 USB Cable and 1 Cleaning Cloth.

Sony PSP-3006 Piano Black

Nuffnang & Ogawa Close To Me

Nuffnang & Ogawa Close To Me

Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blogger Awards 2009 @ Singapore
- I was invited to attend the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blogger Awards 2009 at Singapore and the entire journey was sponsored! Thanks to Nuffnang again!

Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blogger Awards 2009 @ Singapore

Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blogger Awards 2009 @ Singapore
With Kenny Sia and Joanne Peh 白薇秀 the excellent blogger!

Nuffnang DiGi Pimp My Day Challenge
DiGi Pimp My Day Challenge, an on ground challenge where the winners will win 4 personalized laptops, external hard drives, routers, modems, headphones, thumb drives and many more! Yes we are the 1st prize winners!

Nuffnang DiGi Pimp My Day Challenge

Super Model You

We also won ourselves RM300 QuickSilver’s voucher each in the “Super Model You Challenge”!

RM300 QuickSilver's voucher

Astro B.yond – The new HD Experience
I went for a shooting @ Desa Park Cityfor Astro B.yond tvc with some of the other bloggers.

Astro B.yond – The new HD Experience

I have also join some meaning full charity campaign to raise fund.

TLC Promise Me Campaign

JJ Lin林俊杰100天音乐实录大马签唱会Live Super Tour 2010

JJ Lin林俊杰100天音乐实录大马签唱会Live Super Tour 2010

Uncountable food reviews with other bloggers as well.

I love cheese! Extreme Cheesy 6 from Pizza Hut

The Largest Blogger’s Gathering with GATSBY Deodorant Street Fair into the Malaysia Book of Records. I’m in Malaysia Book of Records too!

The Largest Blogger’s Gathering with GATSBY Deodorant Street Fair into the Malaysia Book of Records

I just love Nuffnang. There’s a lots more happening events but I just can’t list out all coz it’s too many! =)

NAPBAS 2011

Come 16 December 2011, 500 bloggers including the biggest names in the blogosphere from around the Asia-Pacific region will flock to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 in Putrajaya Marriott.

The Blog Awards experience will not end there, because after the glamour and fanfare of the awards ceremony, foreign bloggers will also get the chance to get a taste of the unique, colourful culture of Malaysia with a semi-guided tour around the city of Kuala Lumpur the next day.

Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011

DATE : 16 December 2011, Friday
TIME : 6.45pm (Registration Starts)
8.00pm SHARP (Dinner commences)
VENUE : Grand Ballroom, Putrajaya Marriott, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
DRESSCODE : Formal
Gentlemen – Long Sleeved Shirt and Pants (preferably Black Tie)
Ladies – Cocktail Dresses

Do you want to join all the awesome bloggers as well? Nominate your favorite blog and join the voting too if you think which blogger deserved to win the category.

The Awards aims to not only honour the region’s best bloggers, but also to bring together blogger communities from across Asia-Pacific. The Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards is brought to you by Volkswagen Malaysia and Putrajaya Marriott.

If you are also one of the blogger and want to join this Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 do write a post about your story with Nuffnang or 3 reasons why you want to attend the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011.

You may follow the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards’ twitter @napbas & @saimatkong for more updates #napbas !

So see you there!

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Sunday, November 6th, 2011 6,846 views

Had a chance to taste this Korean food at Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant at Solaris Mont Kiara. I tell you even they are only selling 1 kind of main dish, Dak-Galbi (닭갈비), which is chicken, be it spicy or non spicy, it’s really awesome!

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Uncle Jang serves Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) also romanized dalk galbi, is a popular South Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang (chili pepper paste) based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake) together on a hot plate. It is a local specialty food for the city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, where dak galbi originates. Because of its origin, the dish is also called Chuncheon dak galbi.

It is said that dak galbi appeared after the late 1960s as an inexpensive anju (food that is eaten while drinking) in small taverns, on the outskirts of the city to replace the rather expensive gui dishes which are grilled over charcoal. The dish has spread to the main districts of Chuncheon, where the livestock industry thrives and soldiers who serve their military service frequently visit on leave.

It is also a popular dish for university students who are on a low budget, as dak galbi is relatively cheap and served in abundance. It earned the nickname “commoners’ galbi” or “university student’s galbi” back in the 1970s.

The city of Chuncheon has held an annual autumn festival dedicated to dak galbi since 2005.

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) in spicy RM 22 per portion and normal Rm 19 per portion, minimum order is 2 person portion. We ordered two portion in spicy but told them less spicy but in the end also it was damn spicy and it taste awesome even it burnt our lips a little and “bengkak” like two sausages! Haha.

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비)

Check out the menu! There’s instruction to guide you on how to eat if you are first timer then you should read so that you could enjoy the food ya!

Dak-Galbi order to eat.
1) Choose and Order hot spicy or normal spicy as your taste. (Tip. You can order mixed-flavour.)

2) Choice and Order your Additional Dishes (Sari)
(Add dishes: Mushroom, Noodles, Udon, Sweet Potatoes, Rice Cake)
Just wait for around 10 minutes.

3) At first, Enjoy the rice cake and then ckicken with vegetables. (You can also wrap the dak galbi with vege + kimchi + onions for extra kicks too!)

4) After finishing 2/3 of your meal order fried rice.

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant @ Solaris Mont Kiara

You could also order other side dishes to taste it together with the Dak-Galbi (닭갈비).

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

saimatkong chef with Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

See so red hot spicy right? Yummy!

saimatkong chef with Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

You can opt to cook for yourself too!

Dak-gye (Spicy Chicken Soup)

Dak-gye (Spicy Chicken Soup)

We order extra soup, Dak-gye (Spicy Chicken Soup) RM10. It’s worth the price!

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Dak-Galbi (닭갈비) @ Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

About finishing 2/3 of the meal we order rice and fried it together with the left over Dak-Galbi (닭갈비). The fried rice is awesome with Dak-Galbi (닭갈비)!!

If you love or enjoy Korean Food, do go there and try out! There’s 3 out lets. Puchong, Mont Kiara and Ampang.

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant

Official Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/UncleJang

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant Opening Hours:
Mon : 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue : 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed – Fri : 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat – Sun : 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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