Sunday, October 12, 2014

Shell Fuel Save 2014 - WIN RM100 STARBUCKS CARD WEEKLY!

Well, if you know me it's not everyday that I will blog about recent happenings in school but this post is one of them. You see, every year my department competes in this inter-uni competition named "Shell Fuel Save" since 2011. This year is no different. The team from my uni is really working hard to reclaim the victory this year so I'll give my support too.  

Here's one of the videos they shot to promote this campaign:



Anyway, main highlight is you just need to SNAP, TAG and PLEDGE to win a RM100 worth of Starbucks card, Jawbone speakers or even a CAR - yes, a Mazda2 Skyactiv is the grand prize.

Step 1: Snap a photo & write a caption for your #shellpledge
Step 2: Include your hashtag #shellpledge & #helpuni :P
Step 3: Upload your picture on insta! What, you tell me you got no insta?! Get one lah! Or.. you can just upload here: http://www.shell.com.my/products-services/on-the-road/promotions/shell-fuelsave-college-competition.html

That's all! Better yet, if you are a HELP student, you stand a chance to win RM100 hard cold cash from the team!



Don't wait already lah. Go win the cash :D 


Monday, October 6, 2014

DSPTCH Heavy Camera Sling Strap (Grey)

Since the beginning of the year, I've been wanting to get a strap for my Olympus camera ever since I switched system. When I sold my Nikon D7000, I forgot to kept my Matin neoprene strap. So in the past 10 months, I was on a quest to get a suitable strap. 

Anyway, I wanted to find a sling strap and shortlisted a few candidates:
1) Artisan & Artist Easy Slider E25R
2) BlackRapid Metro Strap
3) BlackRapit The SHOT
4) DSPTCH Sling Strap
4) Carry Speed M-Sling

Price wise, it differs from one brand to another but none of straps I listed is actually below RM100. Why the heck are camera accessories so expensive? I was contemplating Carry Speed's strap because I found a few stores carrying it at a rather good price but at last I didn't get it cause it was still new in the market and I don't know how durable it is. I trust reviews too much.

So finally, a few weeks ago, I settled for DSPTCH.


DSPTCH is based in San Francisco and in the last 10 months I kept searching but failed to find anyone in Malaysia selling this strap. Finally, not too long ago, I saw Major Drop posted that it carries DSPTCH stuffs. Lo and behold - they also carried quite a number of camera straps from DSPTCH. That was it. I figure it's time and I saved up some money.



Kena poison sudah.

I got myself the grey color although I wanted the black initially but it was out of stock at that time I ordered. Pfft.. Anyhow I thought the grey go really well with the silver OM-D EM-5 body. I really love the strap! Durable and I like the material. It's rather comfortable but I have yet to carry the camera for long hours so we shall see. I also like the fact that it's super convenient when I want to disconnect the strap.

Verdict: I love it! Can't wait to really utilise it to the maximum.

Now, for the paracord wrist strap... :P

Edit: Someone asked me where I got the DSPTCH strap although I mentioned I got it from Major Drop. Heh. Perhaps it wasn't clear, my apologies. Anyway if you would like to get a DSPTCH, go ahead and and get it from Major Drop (here)


Friday, September 26, 2014

Win A Honda Jazz 1.5L S with Domino’s Pizza x Mountain Dew Blue Shock!


Two Fridays ago, I had the privilege to attend the launch of Domino’s Pizza collaboration with Mountain Dew Blue Shock at Domino’s Pizza Subang Perdana outlet with a few other bloggers.



When I first got into the restaurant, I saw this striking bottle on the tables. What is it? It’s Mountain Dew Blue Shock! This is Mountain Dew’s fourth variation, after having three flavours in line namely the Mountain Dew original, Live Wire (zesty orange flavour) and Pitch Black (citrus grape flavour).


Domino’s Malaysia is collaborating with Permanis Sandilands Sdn Bhd, the manufacturer and distributor of Mountain Dew in Malaysia for a brand new campaign but more details on this later.



In all honesty, I wasn’t very fond of the blue color but anyway I still tried the new variation of Mountain Dew (it’s raspberry citrus flavour) and it’s better than what I expected (skeptic me, lol) – the drink was really refreshing.. I finished my cup and got a second serving ;)

Anyway, I won’t keep you waiting as the highlight of the event was definitely this:


The all-new Honda Jazz in striking blue colour! The car is worth RM72,800, and it is up for through Domino’s Pizza’s ‘Eat, Drink and Win Contest’! The contest mechanics is really simple and they can be summed in three simple steps:

1.      Purchase of Mountain Dew Blue Shock 1.5L is required
2.      Calculate the number of Mountain Dew Blue Shock 1.5L bottles that can fit the All-New Honda Jazz
3.      Fill up the form and complete the slogan

Easy right? :D As a comper myself, I’d say that the contest mechanics is straightforward and easy to understand. You may be wondering why there is a slogan right? The organisers are predicting that many will get the answer right, so the slogan serves as a tie-breaker. 

Domino’s Pizza understands that in this day and age, not everyone eats Domino’s Pizza at their restaurant as some would take away, order online or call for delivery. So it’s the same with this contest – you can order over the physical counter at any Domino’s Pizza outlet, call for delivery or order online, and you will still be eligible to enter the contest :D 


 Linda Hassan, Senior Marketing Manager, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia & Singapore

Linda Hassan was present at the launch to share with us more information about the contest and even gave us some tips! Some of the tips that she shared was to get as many bottles Mountain Dew Blue Shock 1.5L bottles as you can and try to fill up your car (if it’s a Honda Jazz, even better!) and you can probably gauge how many bottles it will take to fill up the All-New Honda Jazz. Another tip: Don’t forget to include the car boot!


Well of course, an event will not be complete without food for us Malaysians.. and so we had a pizza party! :D Yay! Oh ya, we were told that there is no such thing as a fryer in a Domino’s Pizza kitchen. Everything is oven-baked! 


Did I mention it was my first time trying their Chocolate Lava Cake? .. I love it!





Anyway, one last thing! The “Eat, Drink & Win A Car” contest runs from 8th September till 19th October 2014. So hurry up and maybe, just maybe, you are the lucky one to bring home the car! Well, as I always say.. if you never try, you never know!

The full T&C and more information about the contest can be found on www.dominos.com.my J


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Food: Fahrenheit 600, Solaris Dutamas (Outside Publika)



Yesterday HJ and I were talking about going to a cafe to have lunch. While I was scrolling through insta, I saw a post on Fahrenheit 600 and looked up for it to find out that it's at Publika. Actually, to be accurate it's Solaris Dutamas (just outside Publika, not inside the mall, but ya).




There are more than ten dozens of cafes around Klang Valley and we're spoilt for choice so it was kinda difficult to make a decision. But the post on insta attracted my attention because... the instagrammer mentioned that he got a set lunch priced at RM18.90. And so.. I suggested this place and then.. we came here this afternoon.




Fahrenheit 600 is actually a restaurant more than a cafe because of it's extensive menu. Too many cafes here only serve limited types of drinks and desserts like cakes. The favourites at Fahrenheit 600 are the pizzas. They also have sandwiches and pasta.

There are limited choices for mains if you want to have the lunch's special. Initially I wanted to order the beef lasagna but they ran out of it. So anyway, we got a pepperoni pizza and a carbonara. As for the drinks, quite a number of choices too. Dessert is awesome, you can choose any dessert from the dessert counter.



Pepperoni pizza

Super cheesy, with the right amount of goodness. A good pizza. By the way, look at the picture below to see how cheesy it was lol.





Carbonara


No jelak! One tick for good carbonara. I would say that is comes with generous amount of hams and mushrooms. Delightful. Always a fan of a good plate of carbonara. 



Hot chocolate



Iced chocolate



Tiramisu - simple tiramisu, easy to eat. Not too sweet also.



Chocolate mousse - just one word: rich!








My final verdict? I'm impressed! The portion is good, the food is nice and so are the drinks. What's not to like?  Not many cafes/restaurants like this offers lunch specials. Even if they do, usually they are not very sincere cause either the menu sucks or the portion shrinks. If you're looking for a place to hangout for a few hours, this is a nice place.

Besides, time taken to serve drinks and food was really quick, didn't have to wait long. Service was ok. Nothing to complain about.

So overall, I like this place! Worthy to come especially on weekdays for the lunch specials. Even without the lunch specials, this is the place to be simply because of the extensive menu.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Talks



Jonathan Rinzler making a funny face.

Last Wednesday, I had the chance to attend one session of talk at #KLConverge. First time in my four years at uni that we had a field trip and transport was provided! KL Converge is a three-day event that features various talks by reputable speakers and admission was free! Shame that it seems that the marketing or publicity was rather bad.. 

Oh ya, so I managed to attend a talk by Jonathan Rinzler, author of The Making of Star Wars and the Complete Making of Indiana Jones, NY Times and London Times Bestsellers, and he has written Emmy award-winning animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He gave a talk about writing for digital age. To be honest, it was not the best talk I've ever been but it was a privilege to meet these big shots from Hollywood and we could even go close up and ask them questions after the session was over. Fuh.




And then I rushed back to attend another talk.. this time by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir!

I hate it that the events clashed. So I made my choice anyway. So anyhow, I managed to meet MM too and it was yet another privilege to see someone who is who reputable and respected at a close range. 

More of these please!