Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Launch @ DPAC, Empire Damansara

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While walking towards DPAC, I saw this. What a rare sight! Empire Damansara is actually still under construction, and as far as I can see, DPAC is the only thing that’s open here. Apparently it’s been here for about a year already ! :O

When I arrived, I saw a few men putting these up. It’s kind of like the floating umbrellas in Portugal. Probably the same concept. Pretty lovely, huh?

At the entrance of DPAC, there’s prettily arranged light bulbs above that spells out DPAC.

They have this ADORABLE giraffe on display. It’s impossible to miss it when you step into DPAC. It’s almost as tall as me .

LOOK AT THAT FACE and it’s shiny metallic eyes..

Reminds me of the PIXAR lamp but an oversized bright orange version.

During the launch, Kwon Jae Hoon, the Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia Electronics spoke English perfectly, with his Korean accent of course. He talked about how Malaysians preferred notebooks that has powerful multitasking abilities AND easy mobility.

To cut things short, let me tell you the KEY POINTS of this wonderful gadget, well explained in layman’s terms.

*128GB Solid Sate Drive (SSD)
With SSD, enables you to start up your notebook in 8 seconds!

*Quad-Core Processor & AMD Radeon HD 8250 Graphics
Well, it’s not meant for heavy gaming (Battlefield 3, Fallout New Vegas or Alan Wake is out of the question here), but it’s enough to handle Adobe softwares and other design/audio/film softwares. It’s a LITE notebook, meant for you to bring it around at ease. With a fast processor and a decent graphics card is good to go! (:

*SideSync

Let this video explain it all. It’s so damn cool, I tell you. It’s so perfect for people like me, once you’re on your computer, you forget about your phone. I always have the tendency to ignore messages and sometimes phone calls when I’m on my laptop ….. Hehe.. (^_^)ゞ

*180 degrees position

Yes, you can do that with this notebook.

*Light weight
At a whopping 1.44kg (1.58kg for touch screen), carrying this around wouldn’t be much of a problem unlike my 4kg gaming laptop. Besides, it’s only 13.3 inch, girls can totally fit this into their big bags with no problems at all.

*SoundAlive
The speakers in at the back of the laptop (Trololol, it took me and Sandy a while to figure out where the speakers were..) Since the notebook is designed slightly concave at the bottom, the quality of the speakers isn’t affected at all. In fact, for a tiny notebook, it’s as loud as my current laptop! :O
SoundAlive is an audio tech that automatically adjusts to sound quality by analyzing the source. So when you switch to drum and bass from jazz, your speakers adjust it to the way it’s meant to be heard. (I hope I’m not confusing you)

FAQ

Battery Life?
8 hours of prolonged usage

Colours?
Marble White – Non-touch screen
Mineral Ash Black – With touch screen

Price?
Marble White – RM1,999
Mineral Ash Black – RM2,399
(Retail Price)

More details?
Click here!

Other cool factors?
The screen is protected with a layer of Gorilla Glass, has only 2 USB ports and huge trackpad with ample of palm space.

Goodness, I can never get the dual camera function right. Either I look bad or the main photograph looks bad.

I didn’t bother taking many good shots of the laptop. You can get a way, way, wayyyyyyyyyyyy better photos of them on Samsung’s website.

But dayum, son ! Look at how thin it is!

The edge of the laptop almost as thin as my phone.

I’mma end my blog post with two really adorable commercials for this notebook . You HAVE to watch it ! 😀


Finale of Windchimes in a Bakery

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I had the chance to watch the whole series of Windchimes in a Bakery in GSC, Pavilion today.. We were there at about 10am, stood around for about an hour-ish, mingling around with the other bloggers and casts of the drama. They set up the place looking like a mini bakery within the cinema area. Pretty neat, I must say. The amount of bread and pastries they had there for breakfast was incredible too. About 11.30am, we were ushered into the cinema.

I tried so, so hard not to cry…. BUT NOPE, MY EMOTIONS DENIED ME. In all honesty, they were tugging on my heartstring the moment Dennis Lau played the official theme song for this series.. A violin and piano piece just hits the spot for me.. I didn’t feel that embarrassed to cry because the rest were tearing up too. Well, ONE tear rolled down my cheek, that’s about it. I don’t want to look all red and messy after the film .. Heh. Such a vain pot. 😛

Don’t forget to check out the FINALE of the series this 30th August! 😀 Yes, it’s tomorrow !! I’ll post up the link on my facebook page. (:

Dennis Lau played the theme song so beautifully ..

The bread is real. It’s R.E.A.L. Edible props, I tell you, I can take all of the bread and pastries there and it’ll last me two months.

Me, Sham and Cindy. (The two photographs by Isaac Tan)

Look at what I’ve got here! Doesn’t it look familiar? 😀 It’s a little souvenir from Samsung. Heheh It shall be my little reminder to keep striving for my dreams.

Flower Buns, anyone?

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It was a bright and sunny Saturday. I didn’t sleep very well due to my week old cough. Despite my lack of sleep, I freshened up and waited for SIdney to pick me up. The whole bunch of us went to At 19 Culinary to learn how to bake red bean buns! It was relatively easy for us to locate the venue because Samsung put up banners like these to guide us to the house.

Nobody would have guessed it is actually a house (If you aren’t familiar with this area, of course) I carpooled with Sidney today. When we arrived, most of the bloggers were there already! (: We had to quickly write a question to ask the stars (Adam and Sue from the short film) later onward.

Wind Chimes in a Bakery is all about never giving up on your dreams. So I decided to wear my dream catcher necklace. Just a lil’ something to show that I understood the short film, you know?

We were told to split up into groups of fives and go to our stations. I teamed up with Shakiddo, Ah Bok, Anna and Sidney. The ingredients were already measured and placed in different bowls.

After the MC introduced the stars, Nabil and Koe Yeet (Adam and Sue), she passed it to our teacher! Teacher: Okay, I’ve already prepared the recipe, it’s on your station tables *Everyone searching for the recipe PAPER* Turns out that the recipe was actually in the photo gallery in the Samsung Galaxy S4s they placed on the station table. Gee, I knew that. I mean, yeah. Why wouldn’t I? Pft.

Everyone understood why there were 2 Samsung S4s nicely placed on our station tables after that. Definitely not just for decoration or advertising purposes… (Or maybe most of us were pretty blur on a Saturday morning)

Team work! Managed to catch a photo of Ah Bok and Anna sieving the flour and stirring it before taking over the sieving job .

After that, she taught us the later parts of the recipe. Sadly, I didn’t catch our teacher’s name .. Shall go find out later. 😛

Koe Yeet weighed the dough and separated the hug bowl of dough into tiny ones of 65g, while Nabil rolled. And rolled. And rolled the dough for the some of us and himself. After that, our lovely teacher taught us how to cut them to shape them like flowers and all.

Nabil and Koe Yeet were pretty naughty, playing with the dusting flour and all.

 

After we all made our buns, we placed them on the tray and went inside to watch the 4 episodes of the short film (3rd time for me, LOL).

Yukiko, Ashley and me. When we were watching the film, excited Koe Yeet shared with us some Behind-the-scenes stories. She was really entertaining and hillarious. Poor Nabil had to take in a lot of embarrassment. After watching the 4 episodes, the MC asked the stars some of the questions we wrote down earlier.

I’m so happy she read my question out, which was, ‘Have you eaten red bean buns before? Do you like them?’ Koe Yeet said the ones Nabil made were so horrible and she had to pretend it was the best red bean buns she has ever tasted. Hahahahahahhaha . Poor Nabil gets it all the time. Sadly, Nabil said he never got to try it during the whole production of Wind Chimes in a Bakery although there were plenty of the buns.

These are made by me!

Brought them home, and shoot some more! 😀

Okay, I know they’re no where near perfect and probably taste horrible. It’s okay. at least I leveled up in baking Red Bean Bun now. Level 1. Yes!

Animated Photo aka Cinemagraphs aka GIF

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Hey guys! How’s your Thursday? (:

Out of the 12 modes, my favourite has got to be the Animated photo mode. You can call it the gif maker if you want . 😛

All you gotta do is to click the capture button… (HOLD REALLY STILL, Or at least rest your elbows on something, or someone)

It will capture up to 5 seconds maximum, but here’s a lil’ tip from me, don’t go more than 3 seconds!
Why? Because if you want to upload it on blogs/tumblr/photobucket and etc, you would want your GIF file to be as small as possible, so it will load faster! (:
Also, it’s way easier to edit later.

After you’re contented with the video, press the capture button again! It will show this screen, so wait a while. (:

Alright! Now we have a gif file ! (If you stay really put and only 1 subject is moving, the whole picture would look a little darker. Explaining it in the next photo)

You can use your finger and rub off the parts where you want to freeze (Or animate) The darker coloured parts would be the frozen image.
Tip: To make really cool/creepy cinemagraphs, select the most unusual subject to move. I’mma share some really cool cinemagraphs later for inspiration! (:

My mum was helping me, as I snapped the photograph. So she just doodled it a lil..
Can you see the interface?
Top: Undo, Redo, Animate, Freeze, Cancel and Save
Bottom: Trim, Direction

Trimming is to cut your video shorter, or select only certain frames of the video you have captured.

This is how you want your gif to look, how it loops, actually. Back and forth, forward, or backward.

Thanks mummy dearest for her beautiful hands.

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I took a few cinemagraphs today, I was pretty nervous for my presentation..

Yes, I suck at drawing, and my words aren’t very pretty or neat.

This was pretty funny. Hehh. Mich was writing for everyone’s storyboards and Bryan was just fooling around behind her.

Go over to AnnstreetStudio to look at amazing cinemagraphs! Maybe that’ll inspire you to make great ones of your own (:

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My muse left me for a good 6 months. I wish for her dearly to come back to me in some form.

 

Feeling so trapped in Malaysia. My creative box isn’t expanding.

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At Mukha, TTDI.
Munch, munch, munch. If you can’t see the picture move, wait a while ! (:

 
Acting all cool and shit with our masks. Well, it’s the only time we can post a photograph like this and doesn’t look weird.

On the bright side, API is dropping (Puchong, KL side)

3 more days! I can’t wait to listen to their album! 28th June, guys!

Oh, and apparently Deadmau5 will be having performers touring with him now. Take a look at his first two models.

Looks a lil’ creepy isn’t it? BUT SO COOL . It weights 2,000 pounds, not kidding . Jeez, talk about abnormal performers. 😛 I wish he’d come down to KL to perform with these two babies.


Also, I found this while browsing through Monstercat’s YouTube channel. I… Didn’t think there was such thing as Glitch Hop. Lol. Sounds pretty fun. But out of the whole playlist, this was the only song I enjoyed cause of the mixture of old school stuff and Gameboy glitches. I don’t really like the sudden dubstep, everyone’s saying it’s not dubstep, it’s jazz glitch hop. Er. K. Doesn’t affect my life. (Fun Fact: Glitch emerged around about mid till late 1990s!)
If you like Gameboy glitches and all, you simply must check out songs from Crystal Castles or Xilent’s Boss Wave!

 

I am so mad at the staff at TTDI McD.. Really. Every single visit causes some sort of frustration for me.

First time I went, the chicken was so dry, I just couldn’t finish it. (Thinking, never mind, they’re new, it’s okay..)
2nd time I went, I ordered the burger, take away (Terrified of how bad the fried chicken would turn out), I was in a rush for an event, so I didn’t check before I leave. THEY FORGOT MY FRIES. I mean, must I really check, every single time?
3rd time, I ordered the fried chicken (Convinced by a friend, and I was craving for it), their idea of a thigh is this >
I couldn’t find a better picture of a fried chicken breast or keel , so this will do. Tsk, really. It isn’t that difficult to differentiate thigh and breast meat. Not like the frozen bag of Ayamas fried chicken, you can’t tell what’s what, not that I’m complaining about it, it’s so good.
4th time, which was today. I ordered Ayam McD Goreng Spicy. SPICY. SPICYYYYYYYYYYY. OMGGGGGGG . How can you not.. Gosh, I can’t even. -.- Real. I was actually happy when she understood what thigh meant. I was happier when she asked me, if I was okay with a thigh and drumstick (They ran out of thighs). I was so happy that their service improved… Untill I reached home. THEY GAVE ME ORIGINAL. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! It was such a simple order.
Why must the McD near MY HOUSE be one of the worst McDs in Klang Valley.
Aside the unhappy/dissatisfying/annoyed/angry-fying situations I faced, I cannot comprehend their logic.

 

I don’t get it. Their 3rd counter is usually closed. Why do they have to cramp everyone like the picture above? (Sorry, I’m too frustrated to draw a nicer picture)
First of all, you confuse the bloody hell out of everyone. Nobody knows which bloody line to queue. I’ve seen so many people queuing at the wrong line and then they have to queue again. When they realized they need to queue again, there’s this frustration and annoyed look on their face. I mean, really. Unnecessary frustration. If you wanna tell me it is neat/systematic… Errrr, yeah it looks organised in the photo above but in real life, it looks like a bunch of humans standing around, waiting. But waiting for what, we don’t know.

 

I’m not gonna end my post with a terrible rant, here’s something for you guys. I find it pretty funny. Well, it’s a joke, I hope you’re not offended by it though.

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