Pearlicious Somersby!

Always been a fan of Somersby Apple Cider Beer, felt so excited when I heard about the Somersby Pear Cider Beer is now available in Malaysia.

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Been absent from the event scene due to hectic work, but how could I resist Somersby?! Hence I’m here at the event =]

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The Somersby Pear Cider launch was held at Publika, the event started late due to the rain earlier. However it doesn’t kill our mood by enjoying  one after one glasses of Somersby!

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Somersby Pear Cider!

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Refreshingly crisp taste – Somersby Pear Cider!

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Enjoy bottles of Somersby Pear while enjoying the live band performance.

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The Somersby Pear Cider has a lighter flavour as compared to the Somersby Apple Cider. The pear cider has a sweeter hint as compared to the apple cider, it has a calmer tone compared to the latter one.

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Try it yourself and let me know which is your favourite!

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Hosts and Somersby Ambassadors, Jeremy Teo and Chelsia Ng posed with Mr. Andersen and guest as they enjoyed the delicious Somersby Pear Cider. (L-R) – Guest, Jeremy Teo, Mr. Anderson and Chelsia Ng

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with ze Chagang member Smashpop and Baldwin at the Somersby Pear Cider launch

New Level of Selfie!

The word selfie is described as a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr. They are often casual, and are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror.

Selfie with my Samsung Note 3

If you thought selfie is something just came in trend in the recent years, wrong! In the early 2000s, before Facebook became the dominant online social network, self-taken photographs were particularly common on MySpace. What was the element that spice up the selfie trend again, all thanks to the improvements in design—especially the front-facing camera copied by the iPhone 4 (2010) from Korean and Japanese mobile phones, mobile photo apps.

Selfie is a must whenever we meet each other =]

Selfie with my god son!

Initially popular with young people, selfies gained wider popularity over time. Now I’m sure some of your parents or aunty uncle selfie-ing during lunch or over the dinner, isn’t it?

Selfie in the Hotel

According to a 2013 survey, two-thirds of Australian women age 18–35 take selfies—the most common purpose for which is posting on Facebook. A poll commissioned by smartphone and camera maker Samsung found that selfies make up 30% of the photos taken by people aged 18–24.

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Did you realised the front few selfie photos were kinda grainy or filled with lotsa noise? All the photos earlier were taken using a smartphone. Obviously the technology of the smart phones still limit the perfection of the front shots hereby Samsung came out with the world’s slimmest interchangeable lens camera using a BSI 20.5MP CMOS sensor of the 1″-type for the “selfies”!

It’s only 22.5mm thick, and with the diminutive 9mm prime it’s well within the bounds of jacket-pocketability. The Dual View series, point-and-shoots with small secondary LCDs on the front panel, as well as the first cameras to run full Android operating systems with LTE connectivity. Selfie made easy with Samsung NX Mini!

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So am I into selfie, you judge =P

A Saturday Morning with the Samsung NX Mini Camera

Last Saturday, I was one of the few to first experience the slimmest interchangeable-lens camera debuted by Samsung Malaysia – Samsung NX mini Smart Camera. I’m personally quite fond to the slim compact size camera but able to produce great photos that can tabao my DSLR right away.

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Samsung is proud to announce that NX Mini was the slimmest interchangeable-lens camera on the market by weighing its body only for 158g and 22.5mm design, I could easily carry it around by slipping in the camera into my pocket.

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The Samsung product specialist brief us on the features of the camera before we head out for photo hunting. We were told that the camera was exclusively designed for the selfies addict to meet the current trend. With the 3 inch flip up and touch display screen that able to rotates 180-degree, “selfie-make-easy”!

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The Samsung NX Mini is available in 5 different colours, from white to pink, mint green, brown and black, I found that the colour designs were all equally attractive.

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Since this camera is designed for the selfie people, decided to give it a try! I adore how the mini camera able to produce the crisp, clear and quality image unlike the others camera.

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With the ultra-slim 9mm wide angle lens, the NX mini able to capture group photos from an arm length. The 1-inch type 20.5 MP BSI CMOS Sensors enables the high quality images with such small camera body and yet retained the highest resolution in class and vivid colour.

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One of the impressive features of it was the 6fps continuous shot mode, I didn’t expect this coming from a small camera.

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We were given the opportunity to explore the central market and china town during the test shot session. Trust me, I haven’t been to the Central Market in my life time. It was a good time exploring it with loads of street food there.

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I spotted durian ice cream at the Central Market and the next thing was I’m enjoying it already! The RM7 durian ice cream may sound expensive but the taste was so awesome!

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Not to mention that I have the luxury to be accompanied by the pretty ladies during the walking =P

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We walked to the nearby Petaling Street after the Central Market, I missed the must have Longan drinks there!

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After spending an hour plus at the market, we were enroute to Johnny Rockets in Avenue K for our lunch. One of the popular burger joint in America, we were treated with scrumptious burger for lunch.

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Throughout the session, I seriously find that the Tag & Go feature of the Samsung NX Mini amaze me the most. It allows the NX mini to pair wit NFC-enabled devices such as Samsung Galaxy Notes or S4/5. To make the picture clearer, touch the camera on the devices and the images can be transferred within a few seconds.

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I always think that the NFC function on my Note 3 was a little waste as not function on it, but the NX mini integration has further enhance the value of the devices itself. From transfering single to multiple images, one can also send the image to 4 users at the same time or even control the NX mini via Remote View Finder Pro.

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Long story short, Samsung NX Mini will definitely be in the recommendation list. Currently the NX Mini comes with either the 9mm F3.5 ED lens for RM1399 or 9-27mm F3.5-5.6 ED lens (arriving soon).

Stay tuned for a more detailed write up on the camera on my blog and meanwhile surf www.instagram.com/xiangcool to scroll through the photos taken using Samsung NX Mini!

Sennheiser – Momentum

I was lucky to review one of the best headphones by Sennheiser over the last 2 weeks, the PURE, ESSENTIAL & UNCOMPROMISING – MOMENTUM!

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Geared with a rather simple look, I would name it premium! The timeless style reflects Sennheiser design principles of purism and perfected. The headphones comes with leather-wrapped, stainless-steel headband which provide additional padding.

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According to the designer, MOMENTUM is for those who define their own style, but not the copy cat. The sleek, clean and rich design portray a cool design in my opinion. Momentums use the retro approach of a one-piece band with tracks cut into it. So, rather than adjusting the size of the band itself to put the fixed earcups into the proper position, you simply slide the earcups up and down inside the tracks. This design feels more sturdy, and it allows for a thinner band. The cups themselves articulate slightly to give you a nice seal without too much clamp.

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Equipped with a light light aluminium voice coils, it able to deliver breathtaking impulse response. The luxurious leather covers the ear pads, filled with two layers of special foam is extremely soft and supple provide a comfortable yet great rest near my ears.

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The wired cable was crafted with Kevlar material which was used for bulletproof vests and protective suits worn by racing drivers and therefore a brilliant choice for MOMENTUM. Heat and acid resistant. Unbreakable and tearproof. Absolutely secure.

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The Momentum’s along with bass response get me excited! It sounding every bit as smooth and luxurious with more clarity, more detail, and better balance. Specially designed to support Apple devices but work nearly perfect for other devices too!

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Lastly, the noise isolation was perfect even with heavy traffic noise around me. The Momentum headphones sound phenomenally sweet. Overall, they sound excellent, exerting just enough character and personality to bring out a pleasant liveliness in the music.

PLAY – Hot Spot for Nightlife and Entertainment

Since I started working, I always felt that I’m lacking of time to spent with my friends. You can’t believe I actually sleep around 10.15pm during weekdays *sigh*

But… There’s always but.. Sometimes I would sneak out during the weekday =P

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Last Friday night, I decided to go The Roof to spent time with my friends. I have been to Stratosphere, Malt & Leaf and I’m finally there to experience PLAY this round.

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Walk into Play, the build up area was smaller than what I thought. However, I realised every table was allocated a bigger area for their own. Undeniable, I enjoy a wider space for my own group than packed like a sardine.

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Ordered a bottle of Belvedere Vodka, a very fine polish vodka to kick start the party!

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I personally enjoy the sounding system and DJs play during the night plus the classy interior design, it’s definitely cool to party at PLAY!

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The group of friends that I spent time with last Friday! A truly great night filled with chats, laughters, drinking and clubbing moments!

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