Friday, November 28, 2014

Casio EXILIM EX-MR1 with In-built Front-Facing Mirror

Singapore, 26 November 2014 - Singapore has launched the Casio EXILIM EX-MR1, that comes with a futuristic design. The EX-MR1 comes with a novel front-facing mirror so that users can easily adjust their appearance to capture the perfect selfie.



With the camera lens directly behind the mirror, ladies are able to snap away while looking directly at their reflection and maintain eye contact with the lens.

Weighing at a feather-light 133g, the EX-MR1 is simple, chic and ergonomically designed to fit nicely in a lady’s palm. This makes it easier for ladies to maneuver the camera into position and access the strategically-placed shutter button along the side of the camera.

This innovative camera is also packed with a variety of functions that enhances one's photos:
  • Make Up Mode where users can enhance their skin tone and choose from six different complexion shades and 12 smoothing skin modes to suit any lighting condition or environment.
  • The new Paste Subject Function which allows users to embellish their photos with photo stamps and add frames.


The EX-MR1 is also Wi-Fi enabled, allowing users to transfer photos to their phone via the EXILIM Link smartphone app before uploading it quickly onto their social media platforms.



The EX-MR1 is available in three colours (White, Pink and Green) at SITEX 2014 and selected Casio authorised retailers from 27 November 2014 at a Suggested Retail Price of SGD$429.00

Dell Promotion at Sitex 2014

The SITEX 2014 is happening now at Singapore Expo, from 27 November - 30 November 2014, Hall 4 and 5. Admission is free and visiting hours is 11am - 3pm.

Check out Dell's promotion @ Sitex 2014:



Thursday, November 27, 2014

[Movie Review] The Eyes Diary 《鬼眼日记》



Movie Synopsis:
Feeling guilty and despair over his girlfriend, PLA's (Focus Jeerakul) death in a fatal motorcycle accident 3 months ago, NOTT (Porama “Panjan” Imanothai) tries to find ways to meet his PLA again, even if it means seeing her as a ghost.
      NOTT sets out to find a way that will help him open his eyes to the realm of the dead. He finally joins a body-collecting unit, volunteering to pick up the corpses. He secretly collects the personal objects of dead people who die of violent deaths, in hope to make contact with the spirits – and be able to see PLA again. Meanwhile, his friends who share the house with him, had creepy encounters that prompt them to move out. Only MODTA (Chonnikarn Netjui), a female friend, understands Nott’s suffering and tries to help him.
      NOTT’s close friend, JOHN (Kittisak Patomburana), who works together at the body-collecting unit, warns Nott to quit all the dark activities because they’re too dangerous. NOTT refuses to listen to JOHN and intensifies his efforts to contact the world of the spirits. All he wants is to confront the most vicious ghosts, which he believes, is the only way he’ll be able to talk to PLA again.
      Love and guilt drive NOTT to take the most dangerous step, not knowing that PLA has been watching him from the “other side”. The fate of the two young lovers are forever entwined in life and in death.




Movie Review:
This latest Thai Horror film, directed by one of Thailand most talented film makers, Chukiay Sakveerkul, features 4 Thailand raising stars ~ Kittisak Patomburana (JOHN), Chonnikarn Netjui (MODTA), Focus Jeerakul (PLA)  and Porama “Panjan” Imanothai (NOTT).
      While The Eyes Diary is classfied as Horror Movie, it also touches on the heart affair with a bit of comedy, so when you watch the movie, you have mixed feelings of fear, sadness and joy.
Among the 4 leading actors and actresses, I will think that Kittisak Patomburana (JOHN) and Chonnikarn Netjui (MODTA) fare better.  Especially Chommokarn, she managed to grasp the emotions of the role , bringing you to her inner world.  In fact, I think the supporting actor whom is slightly plump guy, is pretty outstanding, urghhh.... I forgotten his name and information is not readily available on the net as this is a new movie so keep a look out for him!
     Asked if I think the movie is scary enough, I won't say that this is the scariest movie that I have ever watched since there are some funny elements in the movie.  However, my aswer will be yes, the movie can be quite scary.  The movie is scary, not because of any CGI effect, but rather, because of the eerie and spooky setting, gruesome makeover of the casts and sound effects.
Many times, a sudden loud thud almost cause me to jump up from my chair.  As some of the makeover can be gruesome, so when I expect to see "something", I find myself having difficulty to keep my eyes opened wide.
  There is a twist at the ending, but if you are "as smart" as I am, you may have managed to get the hint and guessed it.  Nontheless, I felt that the 101mins is worth spending watching this movie and trust me, the movie is scarier then what you have thought or vs. the trailer.





 
Directed by: Chookiat Sakverakul ( “The Love of Siam”, “13 Sins”, and “Home”)
Starring: Porama Imanothai, Focus Jeerakul, Chonnikarn Netjui, Kittisak Patomburana

Movie Trailer:


 
The Eyes Diary 《鬼眼日记》 will be showing exclusively at Catahy Cineplexes: AMK Hub, Causeway Point, Cineleisure Orchard and JEM from 27th November 2014 onwards!

 
Last but not least, thanks Cloverfilms for the invitation to the preview screening! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Celebrating Christmas with Starbucks!

As Christmas draws near, it brings the ritual of baking and sharing cookies with our loved ones to celebrate the season. In mind of getting together, Starbucks Coffee Singapore brings in a new flavour, Christmas Cookie Latte in addition to the existing three Christmas favorites -  Peppermint Mocha, Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha and Toffee Nut Latte. 


The Christmas Cookie Latte is a buttery creamy latte infused with shortbread cookie sauce, topped with whipped cream, shortbread cookie drizzle and butter cookie crumbles, which is an indulgence you cannot miss. It will be available at all Starbucks Singapore stores from 25th November 2014, available in hot, iced or Frappuccino® blended.



Annual Christmas Open House
This year, Starbucks and The Salvation Army will be holding its anuual Starbucks Christmas Open House on Thursday, 4th December 2014, from 5 – 7pm across all Starbucks outlets island-wide. Coffee lovers get to enjoy complimentary tall-sized Starbucks beverage during that period, while volunteers collect donations for The Salvation Army. In celebration of the Starbucks Christmas Open House, Starbucks will also be partnering Philsax and the Ministry of Bellz to hold intimate Christmas Get-togethers at selected Starbucks stores to share the festive joy.

12 Days of Christmas Gifting
12 Days of Christmas by Starbucks will be back with new festive treats galore from 1st to 12th December with attractive promotions, such as all-time favorite buy-one-get-one Christmas Venti beverage, limited to 2 redemptions per customer, as well as $5 off your favorite selected Starbucks merchandise.



[Movie Review] Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 單身男女2

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 Synopsis:
Seemingly to be a fairytale ending of 1st sequel of "DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART" -- “Earthling” Cheung Shen Ren (Louis Koo) loses Cheng Zixin (Gao Yuanyuan) to the “Martian” Fang Qihong (Daniel Wu) and decides to keep it cool and reverts to singlehood graciously, while Cheng and Fang live happily ever after…… however, the three of them got entangled in an even more complicated relationship in the 2nd sequel.
     After jilted by Cheng, Cheung starts dating “Goddess of Stocks” Yang Yang Yang (Miriam Yeung), who works in an opposite building. Yang has been turning a blind eye to Cheung’s philandering until she meets Paul (Vic Chou), a romantic returnee from France whose devotion has melted her heart.
     Afraid to lose his lover again, Cheung determines to settle down and marry Yang, but fate works in mysterious ways. It turns out that Cheng’s wedding with Fang has been delayed and she is now directly working under Yang. A chance encounter with Cheng again makes Cheung question his decision, because even though he appears to have emerged unscathed from their previous relationship, he was profoundly hurt and still hasn’t fully recovered.
Paul is in love with Yang; Yang has accepted Cheung’s proposal; Cheung is unable to get Cheng off his mind; and Cheng is about to marry Fang. A quadrangular relationship among five people – who is really the love of their life?




單身男女2剧情大纲
「地球男」張申然(古天乐飾)求婚失敗,不敵「火星男」方啟宏(吳彥祖飾)後,張申然選擇瀟灑離開,重返情場,而程子欣(高圆圆飾)亦跟方啟宏快快樂樂地生活……《單身男女》第一集的童話式結尾,現實世界中,故事未完,三人的情感瓜葛在微妙機緣下重遇,再度陷入糾纏。
離開程子欣後,張申然遇上在對面大廈上班的「女股神」楊鴦鴦(楊千嬅飾),二人火速展開戀情。兩位性格相近,楊鴦鴦更對男方的花心行徑採取隻眼開隻眼閉。直至遇上「法國男」程子建(周渝民飾),其浪漫痴情,令楊鴦鴦為之心動。申然恐怕「失愛悲劇」重演,欲和鴦鴦速定終身。天意弄人,子欣一直仰慕股神鴦鴦在股壇上呼風喚雨,早已應徵旗下公司,並成為鴦鴦下屬。程子欣再次在申然眼前出現,令他方寸大亂。因為看似花心豁達的申然,實則情傷不淺,這趟傷口多年來其實未癒合過……更意想不到是,方啟宏在這刻竟向未婚妻大方承諾,讓她再揀一次。
子建痴心鴦鴦、鴦鴦苦等申然、申然難忘子欣、子欣待嫁啟宏。五個男女,四段感情,最愛是誰?

Movie Trailer:
 

Directed by 導演: Johnnie To 杜琪峯
Starring 主演: Louis Koo 古天樂, Miriam Yeung 楊千嬅, Gao Yuanyuan 高圓圓, Vic Chou 周渝民, Daniel Wu 吳彥祖

Movie Review:
The movie is the 2nd sequel of the movie, you are still able to catch up what has happened to the 1st sequel with many flash back through out the movie.  The BGR simply got more complicated with the quadrangular relationship among Cheung Shen Ren (Louis Koo), Cheng Zixin (Gao Yuanyuan), Fang Qihong (Daniel Wu), Yang Yang Yang (Miriam Yeung),  and Paul (Vic Chou).
     The creativity of using sticky notes passing message across the 2 glass buildings' windows is contined here and it is really funny seeing message put across to the wrong person, cracking some "jokes".  "Paul the octopus", made its "unexpected cameo appearance" in the movie as Genie the octopus, which I think, is a highlight of the movie. Somehow, it is an important connection to the various characters of the film.
     While many questioned, is it really necessary for the 2nd sequel since the 1st one has the pefect ending, I bet to differ.  We all knew that Cheng accepted Fang proposal as she can't accept the flirty nature of Cheung.  But is Fang really her true love?  Or did she decide to be loved instead of loving? Having a second chance to pick, who will Cheng choose?
     Frankly speaking, most of them who catch the movie do not like the ending, I secretly hope the ending to be otherwise too, but I do understand the rationale of the ending somehow, as I felt that there are some underlying messages. In life, there is always a tendency to struggle between the perceptual and the rational.  But in a love relationship, we sometimes need to follow our heart, not our mind.  We always have expectation for our loved one, however, do we expect him/her to change for us or should we change our expectation and accept who he/she is?  Love, is never a simple affair...




 
 
 


電影觀后感
雖然是第二集,片中有不少倒敘畫面,因此,即使未觀看第一集也依然跟得上劇情。隻是續集中,感情糾葛當中又加入了楊鴦鴦與程子建,使原本張申然,方啟宏與程子欣的三角關系,變得更為復雜!
     片中延續於兩座大樓玻璃窗戶運用便利貼紙傳達訊息,以致鬧出不少烏龍與笑話。疑似章魚"保羅"俯身的章魚"神燈",,可算是片中焦點,也將片中人物連接起來。
     許多人質疑,第二集其實有必要嗎?但,我卻不敢苟同。子欣當初舍申然嫁啟宏,實屬,無法接受申然的花心本色,啟宏真的是她的最愛?真愛嗎?又x或者,她選擇被愛比愛人幸福?再次得以取舍,她又會選擇誰?
     說實在的,大部分已觀看這部電影的觀眾,都不喜歡影片的結局。我心底其實也默默祈求結局並非如此。然而,我也能夠接受這樣的安排,因為覺得這樣的結局,實有它的寓意。人生當中,總難免在理性與感性之間掙扎。但,往往在感情處理當中,我們其實更應該傾聽自己的心。愛一個人,難免對他/她有所要求,但,我們應該執意要對方為我們改變;還是應該改變初衷,而接受原本的他/她?愛,真的沒那麼簡單!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 Press Conference

The iconic music Festival, Sundown Festival, is back in its sixth year, with a line up of both local and regional artistes from 11 countries! 
 
Apart from enjoying a good mix of music from the various countries, fans also get to relish popular street food from the different Asian countries food stalls set-up on the festival grounds.

The programme line-up will be as below:

 
Attended the Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 press conference, with majority of the performing artistes making their appearance and autgraphed on the Skechers Sundown Festival T-shirt which will be available for sale at the Festival.

Hip hop artist, songwriter and music producer - ShiGGa Shay

CROSS GENE from Korea




Japan Piano Rock  Band  - WEAVER


Japan Piano Rock Band, WEAVER shared their journey to London to pick up English, music and culture from the land of Great Britain!

Regina Lin (林琳) from China
Multilingual China DJ, Regina is well versed in English, Mandarin, as well as Cantonese.

Girls Group - S.O.S from Indonesia

Kanika Kapoor from India
It is hard to believe the Kanika Kapoor is a mother of three!

Big Ass from Thailand


PUPIL featuring Ely Buendia from Philippines

Kate Tsui (徐子珊) from Hong Kong
 
 
Hong Kong Actress, Kate Tsui is way too hot, the temperature of the conference turns too high the moment she stepped in.

Olivia Ong 王儷婷 from Singapore
Homegrown song bird, Olivia Ong shared that after being away from home for almost 10 years, she planned to return Singapore to spend more time with her family and local fans.

Chang Chen Yue 張震嶽 aka Ayal Komod 海雅.谷慕 from Taiwan

 
When questioned if the rumour that "I Am Ayal Komod" may be the last album of Chang Chen Yue, he did not give a definite answer, but rather, mentioned that may be looking at becoming an independent artiste to share his music online instead in the future.

Other performing artistes include:
Jeremy Teng 丁文淞 (Singapore)
Shila Amazh (Malaysia)
BIG ASS (Thailand)
James Yang 楊永聰 (Taiwan)
 
 
Skechers Sundown Festival 2014CAT 1 : $138 | CAT 2 : $118
Date : 22.NOV.2014
Venue : Marina Promenade, F1 Pit Area
   (Next to Singapore Flyer)
Time : 4:00PM - 11:00PMTickets available here.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Coca-Cola Movement is Happiness

Can you recall when was the last time you flew a kite with your kids, challenged your friend to a game of hopscotch, hula hooped with your family, or kicked off your shoes and ran on the grass?


(Photo Credit: Coca-Cola Singapore)
  

In partnership with the Health Promotion Board, ActiveSG, NParks, People’s Association, Coca-Cola had came up with a series of activities on Sundays @ the Park.  Grab your family and friends to the park and start visiting the parks.  Visit Sundays @ the Park at these locations between 8am and 11.30am, just keep an eye out for the red stickmen!   Refer to http://www.coca-cola.com.sg/active_healthy_living/sundays_at_the_park.asp for latest updated schedule.

Last Saturday, we joined the Movement is Happiness Family Picnic @ Down Town East, a family-bonding event, held in partnership among Coca-Cola, Centre for Fathering and NTUC. Downtown East.  Went to the picnic with sister, CF, brother-in-law, and mom to the picnic session.




There are many fun activities, including Kite-Making, Carnival games, Bouncy Castle, etc.  These are great for family bonding, getting active and healthy together.



(Photo credit: CF Chai)


(Photo Credit: Coca-Cola Singapore)

(Photo Credit: Coca-Cola Singapore)

Despite the sudden downpour, we had much fun at the event...  Thanks Coca-Cola for the wholesome of picnic goodies!




In additional, Coca-Cola had partnered with Spotify to create the “Move Happy” app, which allows users to create personalized music playlists for their everyday activities.
Check out the app at: http://apps.facebook.com/movementishappiness
Now, to spread some happiness, I'm doing a giveaway in collaboration with Coca-Cola Singapore.
1. Share on instagram, photos of you with your family or friends, being active in sports or games
2. Hashtag #movementishappiness and #happinessckchai
3. Giveaway will close by 10 Dec 2014 23:59 hrs and only available for residents in Singapore.

Two lucky winners will each win:
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• A lanyard
• One frisbee
• One hula hoop
• One skipping rope
• A mobile phone case
• A Bag (Color may differs)
•  A 6-pack of Christmas Coca-Cola cans
• A can cosy (which helps to keep your Coke cool!) 


Prizes collection will be available at sessions 14-Dec onwards, winners may select your date of choice: http://www.coca-cola.com.sg/active_healthy_living/sundays_at_the_park.asp

Disclaimer: If the session gets rained out, winners will have to collect their gifts at another time.

**Winners: @cookiehuijin @chokfern, congrats!

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