Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Back Up Plan

Anyone still remember Jennifer Lopez? Perhaps a photo of her might help you recall
She has been quiet for quite a while now.. and now she's back with the movie titled "Back Up Plan"
Allow me to cut this short and simple.. The plot was pretty straight forward and there's no unnecessary scene..  There were tons of humor and funny moment around.. But only little manage to tickle you, and even if it doesn't you will still be firmly seated on the comfort of the cinema chair.. A personal honest opinion, the "argh-I-can't-stand-it-I-have-to-laugh" scene at the credit is much funnier..

Perhaps is a relaxing movie but is not gonna be a stress release movie..

Rating: 2.5/5

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S Launch

Would like to thank Maxis for the very exclusive invite to the Samsung Galaxy S Launch event that happen yesterday, 25/6/2010 at Rootz Rooftop Lot 10..

This way sir

You will have to get pass the "gate of reflection" before reaching to the main area where it is filled with tons of pretty and gorgeous showgirls Samsung Galaxy S phone
Darn I was late, so I missed out the opening ceremony but the presenter did quite an impressive job when he introduce the phone to everything there.. But wait is these scene familiar to you?? Hmm.. Google it can you might get what I mean :D

Anyway still a good live presentation.. He highlighted one of the best feature that is the SWYPE technology
With swype texting, user no longer need to lift his/her finger off the screen while 'typing' on the virtual keyboard..
The Samsung Galaxy S also comes with most (if not all) of the common / wanted apps with it.. It would definitely save some precious time looking for it..
Ok MC said it is time for some performance, give a round of big applause.. here comes..
After the "cat walk" with Galaxy S, it time for some short dance performance..
It ended with a group photo
Before the session end, there's a QnA that open to the floor and here's where you will get answer to your doubts..

There were 2 Galaxy S up for grabs that particular night.. Too bad I didn't manage to throw my namecard in to try my luck.. Next time perhaps.. Now time to mingle and try out
If you think AMOLED is sexy, what would you think about Super AMOLED display then?? Should probably gets your hands on it..
Wonder what happen to the word "Google Map" the P has been cropped

The UI is pretty the familiar Android UI you seen everywhere.. What about the menu??
Now that's something different, but wait isn't this familiar too? :p
Hmm.. Am I in the right section? Yeap I am.. This Library is one of the features that come with the phone, there were few others like Layar and etc.

Overall the Samsung Galaxy S is something interesting that one should be looking into.. Whether or not it is nice/up-to-par with other phone of its category, some test out and comparison need to be made..

Here's the specification of the phone taken from its official website



HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/1900/2100
HSUPA 5.76Mbps 900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900


64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9 mm (119g)


4.0” WVGA(480x800) 16M SUPER AMOLED
mDNIe(Mobile Digital Natural Image engine)

Operating System

Android 2.1 (Eclair)

Samsung Apps & Android Market

Various free applications downloadable

Social Hub

Integrates SNS and Phone Contact

FM Radio

RDS, Auto Frequency, Auto Off, Background Playing


Google Map



Android Samsung UI

Multiple Homescreens
Hybrid Widgets


1GHz CPU Speed


Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0

Battery, Li-ion, 1,500mAh

Talk time: 2G/803 mins, 3G/393 mins
Standby time: 2G/750 hrs, 3G/576 hrs


5.0 Megapixel AF Camera
Self/Beauty/Smile/Panorama/Vintage/Action/Cartoon/Add me Shot
13 Scenes, Macro/ Face Detection, Outdoor Visibility mode
ISO up to 800, Anti-Shake, Blink Detection, Geo-Tagging


HD(720p) Video Player & Recorder (1280x720) @ 30fps
codec: DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1
format: 3GP(mp4), AVI(divx), MKV, FLV, H.263


Music Player with SoundAlive, Disc UI
3.5mm Ear Jack


16GB + MicroSD(Up to 32GB)

Android Browser

Flash Lite 3.1, RSS reader

Multi-touch zoom

Light Sensor

Accelerometer Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass

Mobile AP

Share mobile internet connection through Wi-Fi

Additional Features

Aldiko e-Book, Daily Briefing, Gallery Browser, Google Mail, Layar Reality Browser, Mini Diary, Voice Dialer, Write & Go, ThinkFree Office, YouTube Application, Swype, Flight Mode, Auto Reject Mode, Haptic Feedback, Automatic Brightness Adjustment, Power Saving Mode, TV-Out Support, Screen Unlock Pattern, Mobile Tracker, System Tutorial.

Seems cool huh, especially when it is powered by 1GHz processor and have 16GB built in memory.. The phone is now available with Maxis

You can find out more at their website..

I know I know, the post isn't complete with show girl right.. Here they are..

Thank for reading..

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The legend is born: Ip Man

You have seen Ip Man and Ip Man 2 in the past, the question is will you watch The Legeng is Born: Ip Man as well??
Just reach home from a tiring premier screening of this movie from GSC Tropicana City Mall.. First and foremost the movie feature quite a number of familiar faces, if not popular cast.. We have Sammo Hung, we have the little kid from Stephen Chow's CJ7 and the list goes on.. Also feature quite a number of the cast from Ip Man 2 if I'm not mistaken..

This movie, as the title suggest, is a story about Ip Man from young till teenage time, it showcase his life, how he get involves in Ip Man, how he modify Weng Chun, how he ended up being a hero, a legend..

Will I watch this movie? Yes I will cause I would like to know what happen beforehand and will I watch again?? With all respect to our legend, is a nope.. Probably is because of the lead actor, we are so used to Donnie and now this Donnie look-alike just doesn't sound like him..

However it is still a good to catch movie over the weekend..

Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Knight and day

Just came back from premier screening of Knight and Day from GSC 1Utama
All I can say is this, from the trailer you want so wanna know what they are trying to protect.. But once into the movie, once they mentioned that what they are protecting., basically there's where you put a full stop to the show..

Personally I feels that the way the movie is executed is kinda weird, and hey they used shortcut too.. Shortcut like given in such critical and thrilling situation, it would be good to let the audience witness how they manage to slip their way out rather than just.... (contain spoiler, go watch if you are still interested)

Rating: 2/5

However there's a Jai Ho Flash Mob that happen just right before the redemption start and here it is.. Pardon me for the poor quality and annoying-crazily loud music as I was standing just right beside the speaker..

She's out of my league

So sad that I was not invited to Break up plan by Nuffnang which is held at TGV Sunway Pyramid but instead gained myself passes to watch She's out of my league at 1 Utama GSC
The show is rated 18 here in Malaysia and you sure do know what kind of joke you will be expecting from it.. The thing that I like and at the same time hate about the overall of this movie is that when there's joke it really tickle you off but when is not it is just kinda plain..

Rating: 2.5/5

Monday, June 21, 2010


Was suppose to catch the movie Frozen this Wednesday but lucky me get to watch it on last Saturday in TGV 1 Utama
Bear in mind this is a human vs mother nature type of horror film.. There's no murderer nor is that anything that will jump out from the side all of sudden just to make you shit on your pants..

It started off quite draggy and then it reaches the highest peach point of the movie; where the first person get injured.. But excitement don't last long and you want to guess when's the next gruesome scene? It would be on the next title if they even manage to make it.. Yes, there stop the fun / thrill.. and entire movie ended quite awkward..

In conclusion the movie Frozen failed to send chill down to your spine..

Rate: 2/5

Sony Music Malaysia Facebook Page

Music has always be a part of me for as long as I live.. It inspire me, it guided me, and now with Sony Music Malaysia Facebook Page, it motivate me to at least make an entry for it :D
Even though I have been a Following @SonyMusicMy and joined Sony Music Malaysia Facebook Page, I am not aware that they are giving out 2 CDs to 100 blogger.. Woot right o.0 Just hope that it is not too late yet for me to grab my share :D

Here's top 3 reason why you should totally join em..
1. Receive updates and latest news on your fav celebrity by who else if it is not Sony Music itself?
2. They are giving out freebies / prizes like almost everyday.. and all these prize are something special.. Like exclusive merchandise or autographed CD and etc..
3. You will eventually become the coolest kid in town..

I've always been a fans of music but mainly western music with the genre of Alt/Modern Rock but if I, if I really get to win 2 CDs from this post I will pick up Jay and Leehom.. Weird huh? Well that's because I decided to give it to my GF as a present..

So what are you guys waiting for? Join them, start posting, and finger cross that you get the CDs too..

Sunday, June 20, 2010

HTC Desire wrap up

In case you are still looking for the specification of the phone here it is (source: http://techie-buzz.com/mobile-news/htc-desire-full-specification.html)..

HTC Desire Full Specification:

  • 3.7-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive screen
  • 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
  • 1 GHz processor
  • Android 2.1 Operating System
  • HTC Sense
  • ROM 512 MB
  • RAM 576 MB
  • Optical Trackball
  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G connectivity
  • Upto 2 Mbps upload speed
  • Upto 7.2 Mbps download speed
  • microSD memory card
  • Proximity and light sensor
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
  • FTP/OPP file transfer
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Audio Formats – AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA
  • Video Formats – 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV
  • Upto 7 hours talktime
  • Upto 360 hours standby time
  • 1400 mAh Battery
The HTC Desire is equipped with 1GHz processor and this have added a great improvement from all its previous phones.. It could be easily spotted with the smooth navigation...

The other attraction from this phone is that it is the AMOLED display.. I could bet with you that everyone who first saw the display will go Woah!!! My friend who just recently bought a Nokia X6 felt that her phone too can portrait such display but after testing it, it was of course totally out of the league.. Even a friend of mine who is using iPhone 3Gs is amazed with the display..

To make things better, HTC Desire is pre-built with friendstream and twitter and facebook, so that you could start updating your status right after you gotten your Desire.. It also allows you to easily keep track of your friend's update..

The 5 mega pixel camera however have a mix review.. It allows user to tap on the area to be focus and you can leave the rest of the job to the camera.. It was also equipped with a flash and was definite a need especially when you are snapping photo at night.. On the other side, the digital zoom feels like there's not much different from the origin mode.. Here's an example of a sample photo taken from the same distance between the 2 mode..

Without Zoom & Without Flash
With Zoom & Without Flash

and for the flash there is nothing to hooha about as it was just the normal flash, and doesn't have the flash synchronization  feature.. Here's a sample on flash testing

Without Flash
With Flash

The little features that come with the camera setting was sufficient enough for simple photography, and if you want to have more special effect you could always upgrade it by installing some plugin for that..

Once of the scene available in the built-in function.. Awesome eh??
An important note here is that this camera has been a great improvement as compare to HTC Here, not sure about HTC Legend and Mini though as I don't have access to such phone just yet..

The trackball was kinda difficult to navigate with, at least not until you discover how you could instruct it as commanded.. But once you are used to it, you will not find it hard anymore.. I wonder why they replace it with the trackball from HTC Hero..

It might seems weird (or some said ugly) at first but it was very, and I do mean very finger licking good friendly..

 There seems to be a minor flaw on the multitouch AMOLED touch screen.. I don't know if it is the apps that I installed that is at fault or was it really an undetected issue.. But rest assure, cause there's no flawless device, every perfect phone comes from the experience of an issued face before its predecessor..  This flaw however wasn't that noticable and is still bearable and it will go undetected up to mild user.. For hardcore user you might notice this few times but it doesn't really interrupt you unless of course you are onto gaming on your device..

You can find a library of apps from Android Market, and there are tones of fundamental apps done and ready to be used.. However if you were to compare to iPhone, it is still lack of plenty of 'customized' apps.. What I mean is that there were still many of useful apps to be develop on the market.. Apps like the arrival of next bus / lrt might seems to be useful as you could plan your journey/time, and plenty more.. If you are a smartphone user for quite some time I'm sure you could easily list out a few that is not available yet on the Android Platform..

HTC Desire is more than just fun.. It aided me with my work too.. I'm able to access to my office workstation or my server to troubleshoot or to retrieve important stuff from basically any part of the world as long as I'm connected to the Internet..

The sad part of this Maxis10Reviews programme is that it has come to an end.. My sweet date with desire have to end here right after midnight.. Sob sob.. So it is up to you guys to judge whether I have what it gets to owe the phone or not :p Or maybe I should tell em I drop the phone and it has now become this
:D Nah it is just an apps and never did I allow my Desire to be placed on a dirty surface.. For some other details about the phone you could always go through my previous entry.. Thank you for supporting and I appreciate it all..

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