It has been exciting 6 months since Panasonic did their very first PHOTONISTA campaign back in June 2012. In line with the Photonista Campaign, Panasonic proud to introduce 6 different new models and 3 interchangeable lens.
I was invited to the launch with few of the bloggers and media @ Bahamas Room Level 12, Sunway Hotel. I have captured everything in my Panasonic Lumix LX7! Hehe. Nice and you must check out the video in HD too! Love the low light capturing and just love the constant F1.4! It’s crispy clear and I’m loving my Lumix LX7!
Not only that, with the 24mm ultra wide angle high quality LEICA lens, I able to camwhore with friends without much hassle! Just look at the camwhore photo above and you know it’s super nice and sharp!
Check this out, it’s shot with Lumix LX7. It has really nice depth-of-field for a camera this size.
The Lumix LX7 shoots beautiful daylight photos, and fairly decent ones in low-light. This is the best ever feature that needed most where most of the time we need to shoot in low light condition and still able to get an acceptable good quality photo!
Panasonic presented this voucher for us to claim our gift after the launch which I think it’s good because we do not need to carry the gift around but to collect it just right after the event end. It’s a Panasonic hair dryer! Thank you so much as I needed a hair dryer badly, just in time!
Before the launch, there’s lunch severed at Fuzion – Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. I enjoyed the food there as there’s lot’s of variety, Local Delights, Western, Japanese and yummy desserts! Burrppp ;D
After the lunch we headed back to Bahamas Room for the launch.
TV personality Julie Woon was the host for the day and with her hosting the launch, it’s pretty interesting.
Speech by Mr Harry Sasaki, Marketing Director of Panasonic Malaysia.
The cameras unveiled today are designed and built packed with the necessary technologies to cater for the high-end, the explorer and the party photoniosta of our better halves. It has what the users looking for!
The cameras are eco friendly with high energy efficiency allowing us to shoot more pictures on a single charged as compared to the older models! That’s what most people looking! With this eco friendly technology, I don’t need to worry on battery running low and miss some of the precious moment to be captured with my Lumix LX7!
Julie Woon and two professional photographers shared their experience on the new Lumix cameras during the launch. Each of them have their own sharing and unique experiences with Lumix cameras in their personal daily life.
Chris Tomachi (2nd from left), Deputy Managing Director and Jeff Lee (center), Managing Director, Panasonic Malaysia during the launch of the event.
Marketing director Hidekazu Sasaki said through the campaign, the company had strengthened its position in the mirrorless category, pushing it to the leadership position.
“We have held the 27 per cent market share from April to September and hope to maintain this figure and position in the segment, especially with the launch of new models,” he added.
Showcase of the Photonista at the launch.
The newly added G line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras include the Lumix G5 and Lumix GH3.
The Lumix G5 is capable of achieving an even higher resolution thanks to the advanced image processing engine driven on a new algorithm and faster response time. In addition to this, the camera also packs a 1,440,000-dot electronic viewfinder with a near 100% field of view for easy composition.
On the other hand, the Lumix GH3 is a robust digital imaging option that is built to withstand the extreme conditions of heavy field use due to its splash- and dust-proof construction. It is offering features equivalent to that of a DSLR without the extra weight and size! This is just too good to be truth right!
Designed for casual everyday usage, the Lumix LX7 offers users a 24mm ultra wide angle LEICA DC VARIO SUMMILUX lens, which is capable of an F1.4 aperture at the wide end and F2.3 at the tele end. With the 1/1.7-inch 10.1 MP MOS sensor, the Lumix LX7 also offers a 1.5dB S/N ratio.
Check out how clear the picture able to be captured in a dark box as being demo in the launch!
This stunning bright lens, LEICA DC VARIO SUMMILUX lens with F1.4 aperture, can give impressive expression to the image by reproducing exquisite gradation and mellow defocus!
The quality of the pictures and videos, I can say it’s on par with DSLR! So for now on I will be relying on this awesome camera instead of my bulky and heavy DSLR, not only that, it’s with HD video capturing capability which my DSLR lacking of, now with this Lumix LX7, I’m complete and able to take high quality video! This will help me greatly in my blogging experience!
For the FZ series, Panasonic also unveiled two new super zoom cameras : the Lumix FZ60 and Lumix FZ200, which both offer a 24x optical zoom. With this optical zoom you can take good pictures from far and catch more candid shoots!
The Lumix FZ60 is the more affordable option with a 16.1MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor that was specifically designed for it. On the other hand, Lumix FZ200, comes packed with a 1,312,000-dot EVF and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to take sharp and clear photos even at the highest focal length.
The recommended retail prices for each of the newly launched Panasonic models are as follows:
All the cameras are in the market except for the DMC-GH3, which will be available in January next year, Hidekazu Sasaki said.
Apart from the cameras, Pansonic launched 3 interchangeable lenses, which will be joining the 2012 lens lineup :-
Compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens Lumix G Vario 45-150 mm (RM999)
full range F2.8 telephoto zoom lens Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm (RM4,299)
Micro four thirds digital interchangeable standard zoom lens Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm (RM3,899).
The lenses are also in the market, except for the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm which will be available in January 2013.
See that Julie Woon also enjoy taking photo with the light weight and yet featured pack Panasonic Lumix LX7!
I personally love this camera a lot as the design is very solid and very comfortable to hold. There are a lot of physical controls and the LCD screen is bright and clear. The experience with Lumix LX7 is just awesome! It’s fast and accurate! It locks onto a focal point, lightning quick, and fires off shots instantaneously.
There are physical manual controls for just about everything, which means you rarely have to dive into a complicated menu to tweak your photo settings.
There’s also a lot of scene selection where the one that I find useful to me is the “food” scene where you just choose that and start shooting with your food and it’s so easy! Check out the food photo below.
Besides the scene, I find that the Creative Control mode that incorporated to the DMC-LX7 is really cool. The available filters are Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect, Star Filter, Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic (HDR), Miniature Mode Effect. It’s like having Instagram in your camera that you may play with different effects for different kind of photo.
So if you considering a camera, please do check this Panasonic Lumix LX7 yourself to find how impressive it is!
Ooh yeah! Are you sick of “PSY’s Gangnam Style” yet? I guess not! There’s still so much craze about Gangnam style and even “wedding day zhi mui’s game” also request heng dais to dance to the beat of “Gangnam Style Gallop” in order to pass the station game? Also there’s Gangnam Style dance performance and march-in during the wedding reception??!
Just do a youtube search of “Gangnam Style” and you will find 90,000 results!
Now there’s some news that PSY falling sick and need to go back to Korean to do health check due to he was busy for the pass months for so many shows all over the world for the “Gangnam Stlye”! Get well soon and hope to get another great hits from you, PSY!
PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Passes Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ For YouTube Crown
Viral smash has earned over 800 million views in four months.
PSY’s “Gangnam Style” is now the most-watched YouTube video of all time.
The 4:13 clip from the South Korean rapper has earned approximately 803,761,000 views since it was posted on July 15, 2012. Early on Saturday, that total passed the longtime YouTube champ — the music video for Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” which has garnered 803,732,000 views since its February 2010 release.
“Gangnam Style” already set YouTube’s record for the Most Liked video ever posted to the site, with its total now standing at 5.3 million Likes and 323,000 Dislikes. Bieber’s “Baby” clip has 1.4 million Likes and 3.1 million Dislikes.
Bieber’s “Baby” clip enjoyed an impressive run at the top of the YouTube heap, becoming the most-watched video on the site in July 2010. At that time, the clip had collected more than 246 million views to leapfrog over Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”
“#GangnamStyle just became the most watched video @YouTube!! #History,” PSY posted to Twitter on Saturday morning in celebration of the achievement.
Over the four months since the “Gangnam Style” video was posted on YouTube, PSY and his electro-pop anthem has inspired nothing short a pop culture phenomenon. The veteran K-pop artist has performed the “Gangnam Style” dance alongside Britney Spears, Madonna and most recently MC Hammer at the 2012 American Music Awards. In early September, the 34-year-old signed to Scooter Braun’s Schoolboy Records, to become label mates with Bieber.
“Gangnam Style” peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Hot 100, spending seven weeks in the runner-up spot behind Maroon 5′s “One More Night.” PSY was able to climb to the top spot of Billboard’s Social 50 tally in late August thanks to the viral success of “Gangnam.”
Although Bieber no longer owns the top YouTube video, the teen star can take solace in the fact that his personal Twitter account ( @justinbieber) has 30.6 million followers, dwarfing PSY’s Twitter following of 1.3 million.
Gangnam Style breaks YouTube record
Psy’s song poking fun at South Korea’s bourgeouisie leapfrogs Justin Bieber’s Baby to become most-watched video ever
Gangnam Style’s ‘horse-riding’ dance has become one of 2012′s cultural phenomenons
South Korean rapper Psy’s Gangnam Style has become most-watched YouTube video of all time with more than 805m views.
The camp video, which has spawned a growing number of spoof and tribute clips, wrested the title from Canadian singer Justin Bieber’s Baby, which has more than 803m views.
Psy, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, has become an international star since Gangnam Style’s release in July.
Psy’s song, which pokes fun at the fashion-conscious residents of an upmarket neighbourhood in Seoul, has topped charts around the world, selling more than 4m copies worldwide.
An array of public figures, including the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the sculptor Anish Kapoor, and UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon have copied his “horse riding” dance. Tribute videos include a parody by students from Eton, which has been viewed more than 2.7m times.
In October Gangnam Style became the first Korean song to top the official UK pop chart.
Earlier this month the rapper was awarded one of South Korea’s highest cultural honours, the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit, in recognition of his global success.
MRuncit stands for Mobile Runcit, an online virtual product store which offers prepaid services with loyalty point schemes and easy payment options for community members in real-time via online and mobile device.
It is a place where everything is all about BUYING, RELOADING and SAVING! This means the more you buy, the more you reload, the more savings you will get! So reload all your prepaid here @ MRuncit and be rewarded!
MRuncit gives us something that would make our life easier. Make a purchase on MRuncit store by simply a few clicks without even need to petrol and waste your time stucked in jam and spend hours finding parking!
Personally I paling hate caught in jam and taking up time in finding a parking spot. Ain’t it’s best if everything can be done online plus we will be rewarded too!
Only shopping with MRuncit would give you many options to earn more and more MRewards.
1) The more you buy = the more MRewards earned.
2) Referring MRuncit to your friends & family = everyone earn MRewards.
The more you buy, the more MRewards you’ll earn. Don’t forget, MRewards in your account are redeemable for desirable reward products.
So start to earn more MRewards now! Previously I always need to go convenient store to get the prepaid reload card but then with MRuncit I don’t even need to go out of my house and just a few simple click I’m able to get the airtime reload and with extra rewards too!
Now with any purchase on reload products from MRuncit from 1st November to 31st December 2012 and you will be eligible to join the WOW! Contest organized by ePay. Prizes include a car (Perodua Viva), bicycle (HITS) * 50 and iPod Nano * 50.
It’s not only convenient but you also get something extra as reward when you purchase from MRuncit!
Christmas & New Year Promo! Like MRuncit Facebook (21/11/2012 – 21/12/2012) and get FREE Shipping + 20% discount for mobile phone accessories now!
Christmas & New Year Giveaway! You will be able to receive Free discount vouchers + GSC movie tickets if you are the lucky one, imply sign-up as a member at MRuncit.com from 27/11/2012 – 31/12/2012!
Not only that, if you like MRuncit Facebook, you will be able to join the Coffee Rewards Contest and win some free coffee! I just love coffee! Weehhee.
There are more freebies! You can also obtain the free shipping code in MRuncit Facebook!
Now, I’m getting all my reload from MRuncit so that I could redeem something as a reward to myself! What are you waiting for? Start your purchase with MRuncit.com now and start Earning MReward Points and Redeem Free Gifts!
The new range of HP printers offers highly affordable printing with up to 1,500 pages at only RM37 per cartridge, it’s so affordable for the ink cartridge that you don’t even have to look for the OEM and being risk for spoiling your printer or ink leakage.
Not only that, it also will not void your printer warranty and prevent any printer breakdowns and save your time from all the hassle!
The HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2520hc All-in One printer
The HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2020hc printer
“HP’s attractive combination of affordability and high-quality printing with the new HP Deskjet Ink Advantage high capacity series addresses these concerns. Customers no longer need to deal with the risks and hassles of failed print jobs and messy ink spills that come with using non-HP supplies,” said Kim Dae Hwan, Country General Manager, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP Malaysia.
What would you do with a RM37 Ink Advantage cartridge that prints up to 1500 pages? Watch what Red Hong, the artist did.
HP was the first to introduce the Ink Advantage series that allows users to enjoy high-quality printing at very low running costs and offers the most extensive line-up in Malaysia. Now I have no worry on the printing cost with this Ink Advantage series! I just love the technology!
The new HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2520hc All-in-One and HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2020hc printers are ENERGY STAR ® qualified and offer fast printing speeds at up to 7 pages per minute (black). It’s fast and you don’t have to wait if you are going to rush for your projects and with the fast printing speeds, you able to complete your work just in time!
Along with features like borderless printing of photos and flyers, these new models offer versatile solutions for families, students and businesses. With this borderless printing, we are able to save the paper by printing more content in a paper instead of having to waste more paper. It will be environmental friendly too!
HP 46 Black Ink Cartridge (CZ637AA) – for only RM37
HP 46 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (CZ638AA) – for only RM37
The HP 46 Ink cartridge comprises black pigment ink, which produces high-quality black prints, and dye-based colour inks that produce sharp graphics. The HP 46 Ink cartridge is also designed to produce a higher page-yield while retaining a compact size, and contains up to 60% recycled content.
We can also further reduce their environmental impact by returning used cartridges through HP Planet Partners – the company’s return and recycling programme that ensures no returned cartridges are sent to landfills.
The HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2520hc All-in-One printer and the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2020hc printer are now available at RM389 and RM299 respectively.
HIGHLY VERSATILE WITH LATEST MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
In addition to the high capacity series, HP is also expanding the Deskjet Ink Advantage portfolio with five new printers that deliver high-quality prints at very low running costs while offering the latest mobile printing technologies. The range is also enhanced with more features and faster print speeds than its predecessors, while offering different price points to address customers’ varying needs.
Aren’t it’s all attractive? There’s so many quality model and it’s all made to suit your needs! Read more on the model below which the printer might just right for you.
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 5525 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 6525 e-All-in-One Printer
The new HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 5525, 6525 e-All-in-One printers come with the latest mobile printing technologies that grow HP’s innovation lead in addressing our mobile and digital needs.
You easily print from any wireless-enabled mobile devices without a network or router through HP wireless direct printing. It’s so convenient and cool right? I love this feature as well because it enabled me to print right away even without a computer hook up!
Besides that you may also print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint, and from multiple devices with the new HP ePrint app for Apple and Blackberry®, which recommends the best available HP ePrint-enabled printer based on location and printing needs, and the HP Printer Control app, which allows for wireless and remote control of print, scan and copy features from the user’s Apple mobile device.
In addition, you can scan-to-email both photos and multi-page documents. It just convert to softcopy and pdf for your right away.
The HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 5525 and 6525 e-All-in-One printers are now available at RM469 and RM599 respectively.
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 6525 e-All-in-One printer can further reduce their environmental impact with the HP Eco App that makes it easy to adjust key energy and paper-saving settings. For example, an auto-duplexing feature enables users to print and copy double-sided pages automatically, using up to 50% less paper.
Additionally, the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 6525 e-All-in-One printer is ENERGY STAR® certified and is made with 20% postconsumer recycled plastic.
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2515 All-in-One printer
The HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2515 All-in-One printer is ideal for home-users who want a compact and affordable device that can print, scan and copy. Users can easily scan and copy documents and photos from the intuitive graphic display and customise images or text with the reduce/enlarge buttons.
Students can also take advantage of affordable, borderless prints in HP-quality to create impressive assignments and projects.
The HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2515 All-in-One printer will be available from November 2012 at RM259.
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4615 All-in-One
The HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4615 All-in-One, 4625 e-All-in-One printers are ideal for business users looking for a versatile product with print, scan, copy and fax functions, while producing outstanding documents at a low cost. The ENERGY STAR® qualified devices feature a 35-page document feeder to help complete print jobs quickly.
With the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4625 e-All-in-One printer, home and small offices can easily print while away from the device with HP ePrint and share resources with wireless networking.
The HP Deskjet 4625 e-All-in-One printer is now available at RM449, along with the HP Deskjet 4615 All-in-One printer which is retailed at RM399.
Few days ago, so many people queuing up for the FREE McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, 19th November Monday, now McDonald’s is giving another round of FREE Breakfast, Sausage McMuffin with Eggs, to Malaysian for supporting them!
Some people saying it’s just few bucks why so kiasu to queue up and waste time? I would say it’s because we are truly Malaysian and it’s fun queuing up for FREE stuff rather than using own money to buy it right? Hehe.
You still can grab free FREE Sausage McMuffin with Eggs if you missed it on Monday!
Thank you for making it possible!
Words can’t express our gratitude for your support on McDonald’s Breakfast Day, so we want to thank you with another great breakfast as we believe every Malaysian deserves to enjoy the most important meal of the day.
Come and enjoy the all time favorite Sausage McMuffin with Egg. Freshly prepared with a farm fresh egg cooked to sunny perfection, grilled chicken sausage and tasty cheese in a toasted English Muffin. Have a great start to a great day today! Only at McDonald’s.
Terms & Conditions
*This round, coupon would required to redeem the FREE Sausage McMuffin with Eggs at participating McDonald’s restaurant. No photocopies allowed. So you need to go grab a copy of TheStar today for the coupon!
Redemption Period : 21 – 25 November 2012.
Redemption Hours : 4am – 11am
Only original coupons will be accepted.
‘McBreakfast’ giveaway a big hit
Mc-nificent deal: Early birds queuing for a free Egg McMuffin at a McDonald’s outlet in Petaling Jaya.
PETALING JAYA: Over 200,000 Malaysians took part in McDonald’s Breakfast Day, thronging restaurants nationwide to get their free Egg McMuffin breakfast.
At the Mutiara Damansara drive-through branch, 800 out of the 1,000 free Egg McMuffins were given out by 8.30am, with some customers arriving as early as 6.30am.
Queuing patiently, they were let into the restaurant in batches of 20 to prevent overcrowding.
Even the drive-through area was packed with cars and motorcycles waiting in line to collect their breakfast, comprising an English muffin, cheese, egg and sausage.
Chong Kam Mooi, 65, said she came on a “breakfast date” with her neighbours after hearing about the Egg McMuffin giveaway on television.
“We are very close and often go out for meals together. We thought this was a great way to enjoy free breakfast after going for our tai chi exercise this morning.”
Car salesman Calvin Wong, 40, said he brought his two young children, Zane and Renee, to McDonald’s for the free Egg McMuffin.
“My children love eggs. We normally have bread and eggs for breakfast. I’m very happy that McDonald’s is giving out a good breakfast,” he said.
McDonald’s Malaysia and Singapore regional manager Sarah Casanova said some 170 workers at the head office had volunteered to help out at their local branches and serve customers.
Casanova, also McDonald’s Malaysia managing director, said she believed this initiative to encourage the “breakfast movement” was the first of its kind in the world.
Customers who missed out on the breakfast were given vouchers to redeem a Sausage McMuffin from tomorrow to Sunday.
The vouchers can also be found in local newspapers.
Yut Kee is one of the grand old lady of the Kuala Lumpur kopitiam scene having been established since 1928. It’s 84 years to-date! Today it’s being run by the third generation of the family.
This was my first visit to Yut Kee Restaurant at Jalan Dang Wangi which is just a walking distance from Nuffnang office. I heard of this restaurant for quite sometime and finally get to try it out but it’s really disappointed with the food there as it’s not as good as expected?!
Yut Kee always flooded with customers and the queue is never ending. You have to share tables with other customers and there’s no privacy when you eating and the environment is really bad where the works will shout for orders and so noisy.
Yut Kee’s Hainanese Chicken Chop 益记鸡扒 – RM8.50
Yut Kee’s Chicken Chop is very popular as it seems but I would say it’s really over-rated and it’s not at the best it seems maybe the standard drop or so?
The gravy for the Chicken Chop rather bland and it is served with few pieces of potato wedges, onions & mixed vegetable. The Chicken Chop seems over cook or rather burnt and the taste of the chicken chop is so so and nothing to shout about. It’s not only that but it served in small portion too!
You can get better Hainanese chicken chop in Kluang Station or Restaurant Sin Kee @ Brickfield? I yet to try out the chicken chop @ Sin Kee but would definitely go for it if it’s good!
Yut Kee’s Roast Pork 益记烧肉 – RM14
Look at the Roast Pork!
Two slices of roasted pork roll served with apple sauce. Crispy and crunchy skin. I have read somewhere saying that this is Aunt Margaret’s roasted pork but the name is not be seen in Yut Kee.
To me, the roast pork is not really awesome too, if you ask me I have tried the better one at S’more, Bangsar South.
Yut Kee now accepting roast pork orders for the Christmas and New Year’s Eve period and you may place your order for the Roast Pork!
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Yut Kee’s Roti Babi 益记猪肉包 – RM8.00
Yut Kee’s specialty is their Roti Babi 猪肉包, it’s a sandwich of white bread coated in egg then deep-fried, with the stuffing as follows : – shredded pork, onions, lap cheong and crab meat.
Too bad, but I don’t have a chance to taste it because was too full then and to me that the food is not as nice and tasty so dropped the idea.
Yut Kee’s Steamed Bread With Kaya & Butter – RM2.40
The steamed bread with kaya & butter is just so so and you could get a better one out there at any kopitiam. Perhaps PappaRich‘s steamed bread with kaya & butter is better than this!
Yut Kee’s Marble Cake – RM1.10
On the other hand, the cake really made uhlala. It’s really yummy and smell good. You should try this marble / butter cake!
Yut Kee’s Kaya Roll RM0.90
This kaya roll taste good too!
Yut Kee’s Cham Peng – RM2.00
Their Cham Peng is so so only. Most people here for the Roast Pork, Chicken Chop, Pork Chop, Marble Cake, Roti Babi, Tong Fun…
Overall it’s so so only if you ask me but I heard it has turned into a tourist makan place?
Total Damage :
Price increased recently and portion smaller isit?
Roasted Pork Roll with Apple Sauce (RM14), Roti Babi (RM 8.00), Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM8.50), Hainanese Pork Chop (RM10.00), Lamb Chop (RM13.00), Fried Mee (RM6.00), Lum Mee (RM7.00), Kaya Roll (RM0.90), Marble Cake (RM1.10), Cham Peng (RM2.00)
Terms & Conditions:
- FREE Egg McMuffin is limited to first 1,000 customers per restaurant serving breakfast from 7am to 10am.
- Redemptions hour vary for different restaurant outlets.
- Only ONE Free Egg McMuffin per customer.
- NO COUPON or PURCHASE required.
About McDonald’s Egg McMuffin:
Made with a Perfectly-cooked farm fresh egg, deli style smoked chicken roll & cheese toasted in English Muffin.
Share this great news with your friends & family now.
Visit McDonald’s Restaurant on the 19th to get your free Egg McMuffin Burger.
Let’s have McDonald’s FREE Egg McMuffin for breakfast next Monday!
Microsoft Malaysia (“Microsoft”) unveiled its latest operating system, Windows 8! It’s the much awaited operating system after Windows 7 and all the other successful previous Windows.
Windows 8 is designed for a no-compromise experience for work and play across multiple devices (desktop-based All-in-Ones, to laptops and ultrabooks, as well as new hybrid and tablet models). It’s so smooth and so fluid experience with Windows 8.
I was invited to the launched on Monday 29th October @ Plaza Lowyat, Kuala Lumpur. It was my first experience with Windows 8 and seeing the demo itself already make me want to own one of the device equipped with this latest Microsoft Windows 8! This Operating System really do wonders!
The launch started with a dance custom to Microsoft Windows 8 theme by Katoon Network. They were Astro 舞极限 Battleground 2011 winner. The performance was great and it grabs all of the audience attention with the unique dance choreograph.
“This year, Microsoft Malaysia celebrates its 20th anniversary of Transforming Malaysia Together. We have made such a huge impact on transforming education, businesses and lives here in Malaysia through the power of computing technology. Today, this is best exemplified through the launch of Windows 8!” declared Ananth Lazarus, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.
He continued, “With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is unveiling a re-imagined Windows to the world. Whether you want a tablet or a PC, whether you want to consume or create content, whether you want to work or play – Windows 8 delivers a no-compromise, immersive personalized experience that fits your unique style and needs.”
The highly anticipated touch-optimized operating system, Windows 8, has garnered more than 16 million preview participants to date and is considered to be the most tested, reviewed and ready operating system in Microsoft’s history with over 1.24 billion hours of testing.
Some of the main features of Windows 8 include the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps and content they care most about. In addition, the entirely new Internet Explorer 10 has been perfectly designed for touch and offers built-in cloud storage capabilities with SkyDrive.
The Live Tiles feature in Windows 8, meanwhile, provides seamless connectivity to multiple social applications thus delivering updated information at a glance without the hassle of attending to multiple applications simultaneously.
There’s wide industry support from partners and app developers. With the support it will definitely boost the usability of Windows 8 hence it will bring more sales to and it’s in a cycle!
With the immediate availability of Windows 8, we will also have access to a plethora of new Windows 8 optimized PCs and tablets plus a wide range of local and international apps from the new Windows Store. This is definitely benefit us because there’s more choices of hardware that will suit to our usage and that will also means that the cheaper in price as there’s plenty of devices available in the market!
As of launch date, hardware partners in Malaysia have announced the availability of Windows 8 certified devices which are available at all major retail outlets.
These include ultrabooks, tablets and hybrid devices from Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba. All these devices are really powerful and nicely build embedded with the power of Windows 8!
“The support from our partners is critical for the success of Windows 8 and as you can witness today, there is an array of brand new, exciting devices and apps — all carefully designed to work beautifully with Windows 8,” said Ananth.
In addition to the wide range of new devices available for Windows 8, Windows 8 computing experience can be enhanced by downloading the thousands of apps that are available from the new Windows Store. If a canggih device + canggih OS without apps that would be a useless laptop / tablet!
On to of that, Windows Store is cloud connected, which means that our settings automatically follow across Windows 8 devices and can get to all the apps they have purchased on any device. It’s seamless and it’s so convenient with this as you do not need to download each of the app one by one which will takes time.
We can browse thousands of apps or use the Search Charm to quickly find the app we are looking for. What make it best is that, we can even try the apps before we decided to make a purchase to an app that we are not sure whether it suit us or not, so it will not be a wastage on some apps that not useful to us.
There are two ways to access the Charm Bar, the first is by moving the cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen which will cause the bar to appear on the right or you can use the Windows key + C shortcut on your keyboard.
Local momentum for Windows 8 adoption has been encouraging. There are already some of the popular local apps that are immediately available for download include apps from The Star Online, MYDIN, AirAsia, DiGi and Sunway Lifestyle.
Danny Ong (Chief Marketing & Operations Officer) and Tenh Shiao Peng (Technologist Strategist – Enterprise & Partner Group) demonstration Windows 8 during the launch and showcase all the upcoming devices with Microsoft Windows 8!
Passion8 Project to engage fans
In conjunction with the launch of Windows 8, local celebrities Noh Salleh (better known as Noh from the local music band Hujan) and Mizz Nina have also announced their collaboration with Microsoft in an online project known as Passion8.
Under this project which will run for eight weeks, Mizz Nina and Noh will use technology as a platform to engage with their fans on their respective passions – fashion for Mizz Nina and music for Noh. Apart from interacting with fans on various social media platforms, the Passion8 Project will also be aired on 8TV over eight weeks.
According to both Mizz Nina and Noh, the Passion8 project represents the ideal opportunity for them and their fans to share their experience, exchange ideas, culture, music and fashion, and ultimately to bring to live the magic moments through technology.
“The music industry is filled with all sorts of exciting elements, challenges and accomplishments. But all this means nothing without my fans that choose to be a part of my musical journey,” said Noh, adding that fans can engage with him and contribute towards a piece of music that he will compose during the Passion8 project.
Check out the full range of devices available that bundle with Windows 8!
Microsoft’s will also be conducting a nationwide roadshow to promote Windows 8 and the new Windows 8 optimized devices. The Windows 8 OS really awesome when bundled the cool device!
Come to experience the new operating system and Windows 8 devices during the following dates and at these locations:-
29 Oct – 4 Nov : Kuala Lumpur – Lowyat
2 – 4 Nov : Kuala Lumpur – Midvalley
2 – 4 Nov : Penang – PISA
2 – 4 Nov : Johor Bahru – Persada Johor
9 – 11 Nov : Melaka – MITC
16 – 18 Nov : Ipoh – Stadium Indera Mulia
30 Nov – 2 Dec : Penang – PISA
30 Nov – 2 Dec : Kuching – Borneo Convention
30 Nov – 2 Dec : Kota Kinabalu – One Borneo
7 – 9 Dec : Kuala Lumpur – KLCC
Windows Upgrade Offer for consumers purchasing a new Windows 7 PC
Now you can upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 8 in just RM50. The Windows Upgrade Offer provides consumers who buy an eligible Windows 7 PC the option to purchase a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of just US$14.99 USD during the time of the promotion.
This program is available for consumers buying new Windows 7 PCs that are preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate and include a matching and valid OEM Certificate of Authenticity. The Windows 7 PC must be purchased new during the eligibility period of 2 June 2012 to 31 January 2013 and redeemed before the program expiration at the end of February 2013.
Consumers who register for the Windows Upgrade Offer will be able to download Windows 8 starting 26 October 2012. The upgrade can be installed on any eligible and compatible Windows PC and comes with 90 days of support from Microsoft.
ASTRO ON DEMAND AWARDS 2012 KICKS OFF WITH ONLINE VOTING
The star-studded 2012 Astro On Demand Awards kicks off with its online voting campaign, giving fans the opportunity to vote for their favourite stars and TV shows across 12 nominee categories. The campaign was launched together with TVB artistes Aimee Chan 陳茵媺, Jason Chan 陳智燊, Florence Kwok 郭少芸 and Ku Ming Wah 古明華 who were present at the promotional tour at Cheras Leisure Mall.
The 2012 Astro On Demand Awards award categories include “My Favourite Drama Series”, “My Favourite Actor in a Leading Role”, “My Favourite Actress in a Leading Role”, “My Favourite Actor in a Supporting Role”, “My Favourite Actress in a Supporting Role”, “My Favourite On Screen Couple”, “My Favourite Promising Actor”, “My Favourite Promising Actress”, “My Favourite Drama Song”, “My Favourite Top 15 Drama Characters” and two brand new award categories of “My favourite Outstanding Character” and “5 th Anniversary Special – My favourite Classic Character.”
The four TVB stars, Aimee Chan 陳茵媺, Jason Chan 陳智燊, Florence Kwok 郭少芸 and Ku Ming Wah 古明華, thrilled the crowd with stage performances and interactive games during their promotional tour in Malaysia. Hong Kong TVB drama fans had the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite artistes as well as shared the excitement leading up to the 2012 Astro on Demand Awards which will be held this December.
So scary kah all the Malaysian fans out there? haha…
V姐 – 郭少芸
So Gay 苏基 so popular and so many fans out there!
There’s quite a number of 陈茵媺 Aimee Chan fans there to cheer and support her!
陈茵媺 Aimee Chan is so sweet and pretty? Her smile really charming right?
V姐 郭少芸 献唱 – 《海阔天空》!
Jason 陈智燊献唱 – can’t take my eyes off you
So Gay 苏基 – 對面的女孩看過來
陈茵媺 Aimee Chan – 《大日子》
The 2012 Astro On Demand Awards online voting campaign is organised by Astro On Demand and supported by Hong Kong’s TVB International (TVBI), with MY FM as the official radio station. Astro customers can start voting online for their favourite TVB drama series and artistes from today until 18th November 2012. Casted votes will then contribute to the overall results of the 2012 Astro On Demand Awards.
Voters also stand a chance to win special invitations for two (2) persons to attend the 2012 Astro On Demand Awards on 2nd December 2012 at Sunway Convention Center.
This year, Astro will bring you the 2012 Astro On Demand Awards LIVE on Astro On Demand (Channel 934) and *Astro On-The-Go. With Astro On-The-Go, TVB fans can now catch the entire Award ceremony at home or anywhere you go.
For more details on how to vote online for the 2012 Astro On Demand Awards, please visit www.astro.com.my/aodevent or tune into MY FM.
配合《Astro On Demand我的最愛頒獎禮2012》，香港TVB的藝人陳茵媺、陳智燊、“V姐”郭少芸和“蘇基”古明華來馬宣傳兼拉票，憑著《巴不得媽媽》裡，娘娘腔出位的“蘇基”，在香港人氣是不用多說，他來到大馬人氣一樣“沒得頂”。
造勢活動現場許多媽媽阿姨級的粉絲為他瘋狂，不但有人送他玫瑰花，還有師奶粉絲對他高喊：“蘇基，你‘cam cam地’好型啊！我很喜歡你，I Love You！”人氣直蓋其余3位藝人，可以說是新一代的師奶殺手。
出席活動的4位藝人成功入圍《Astro On Demand我的最愛頒獎禮2012》的其中幾個獎項，其中入圍男配角和女配角獎項的“蘇基”和“V姐”，要為“我的最愛‘出位’人氣王”獎項“拗手胍”爭人氣，而“V姐”還要同時跟陳茵媺爭女配角獎。
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