Nokia Lumia 800 Hands-On Review - First Impressions

Hi peeps! I can't believe this and neither would you, but you should. Yes, I've gotten my hands on a Nokia Lumia 800 all the way from London, UK! I would be using Nokia Lumia 800 for the next 2 weeks and I'll let you know what I think about it.

What was found in the box I received. 

Well, it's not a brand new phone actually because it was already opened up when I open up my parcel. This phone is actually from Nokia, UK. Very excited about this. I was looking at the tracking site and this phone traveled from UK to Germany, then to Hong Kong then only it reached Malaysia. All in 3 days! Gotta salute DHL for their efficiency.

It's Windows, baby!

This, is where you place your microsim card.

View from another angle. 
From left: microsim, charger, 3.5mm jack 



At the back of Lumia 800
Camera and flash. You can see at the Nokia part there are quite some bad scratches there. 

Buttons.
Camera. Lock/Power. Volume (down and up)


First thing is set up the phone and start downloading apps. To download Facebook on Windows takes up quite some time compared to my Samsung S2 that operates on Android. The same goes to Youtube and also Twitter. 

So far, I'm loving the exterior design, grip and the navigation. I especially love how sleek the phone looks with the live tiles. I think I might go crazy if I got a cyan color set instead of black. Hehe.


Hmm. More updates coming soon (: 



Rhymes

Dwelling in the past, memories never last.

Work for a better day, slave for a better pay.

Keep your eyes open wide because there is always something to hide.

Wish upon the stars to keep your hopes of getting money alive. But throw a coin to the wishing well and you'll find a dime.

What am I saying? Does it make sense? Am I just babbling or I making cents?

Far from sight, chasing a flight.

~ 25/6/12 ~ 

Selling Autographed Super Junior SUJU Album - Sungmin

Edit: Item sold!

Sungmin's Autograph

Hey, Heechul :D

Look at Siwon staring right into your soul :x



(: Selling this autographed album. Please leave a comment (remember to state your email!) in this blogpost if you are interested and I will contact you (;

I won this, and I don't really need it although it's nice to keep. If you have any hesitations don't worry, I'll gladly explain to you how I got it :D 

I got it from here (link)



Video of The Week: Ed Sheeran - Lego House (A Cappella by Eclipse)



A friend shared with me this video and it's awesome! Love it. :D I always love it when people a cappella and it turns out to be awesome. (Y) Thumbs up. Share it with your friends if you like (: 

Borders Malaysia Manager Charged Over Banned Book, JAWI and JAKIM

Yet, another controversial issue that happened in Malaysia. It seems like a trend whereby our leaders or authorities failed to take immediate action or give immediate attention to a case unless it is publicize by media and then they finally feel the pressure attend to the matter. I wonder why is this happening that the pleas of Malaysians always fall into deaf ears.

This time, it's Borders Malaysia who resort to social media (sharing a statement demanding for immediate release).

Read the statement released by Borders Malaysia (read in PDF: link):


In view of the reports in the press today about an employee of Borders being charged in 
the Syariah Court for violation of Syariah laws, Borders is compelled to issue the following 
statement.


The management of Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd who own and operate the Borders bookstore 
chain in Malaysia is very disappointed that our store manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz 
has today been charged by Jabatan Agama Wilayah Persekutuan (JAWI)  in the Kuala 
Lumpur Syariah Court for distributing a book by Canadian author Irshad Manji deemed to 
be against the Islamic Law (Hukum Syarak) and banned in Malaysia. The charge was 
brought under Section 13(1) of the Syariah Criminal Offences  (Federal Territories)  Act 
1997.


Nik Raina was accused by JAWI of contravening the Hukum Syarak by distributing or 
selling Irshad Manji’s book entitled  “Allah, Liberty and Love”.  If convicted Nik Raina faces 
a RM3,000 fine or a maximum of two years' jail or both.   


The charge follows a raid on the Borders bookstore at The Gardens Mall in Mid Valley City 
on 23 May 2012 by JAWI (a unit of the Prime Minister’s Department) which seized books 
by Irshad Manji that, at that time, had not been banned by the Kementerian Dalam Negeri 
(“KDN”). There was also no fatwa nor any form of notification issued by JAWI to Borders. 


There was no way for Borders to know that JAWI considered the books to be 
objectionable. We understand that the Home Affairs Ministry only gazetted the banning of 
the Irshad Manji books on 29th May 2012 and that fact was published on 14 June 2012. 
Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd has at all times cooperated fully with the authorities and has 
instructed its employees, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to assist JAWI with its 
investigations, despite the company not being subject to the jurisdiction of JAWI as it is a 
non-Muslim entity.


On 5 June 2012, Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd wrote to both the Minister for Home Affairs,
Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein, and Minister in the Prime Minister’s 
Department for Islamic Affairs, Senator Mejar General Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir bin Haji 
Baharom, seeking their assistance and intervention with regards to JAWI’s action but has 
yet to receive any reply from either Minister to date. 


The management of Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd fully supports our employee Nik Raina who 
has done no more than to perform her duties as a store manager. As store manager, she 
does not have influence or control over the selection of books in Borders. The seized 
books were not at the time of seizure declared to be banned by KDN. Neither did JAWI 
notify Berjaya Books concerning the seized books. 


The day after the raid Jawi  came with members of  the  media to the  Borders store in 
Bangsar Village 2 to interrogate another Muslim female employee.  When informed by her 
that the books have been taken off the shelf as directed and returned to the  company’s head office, she was accused of lying. They proceeded to do a physical search of the 
premises, which did not turn up any of Irshad Manji’s books.


In full cooperation and compliance with all directives by JAWI, Nik Raina also attended an 
investigation on the 30th May 2012 with two other colleagues accompanied by Borders’ 
appointed lawyer. Instead, they were treated roughly by JAWI personnel and were issued 
a Waran Tangkap. JAWI also refused to allow legal representation to Nik Raina. We view 
this as outright victimisation and violation of  the  constitutional and  legal rights of our 
employees.  


In the same vein, the management of Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd fully supports and will 
continue to support our employees whom may be subject to persecution while performing 
their assigned duties. This support was demonstrated by the presence of the management 
team of Borders at the Syariah Court today.


The actions of JAWI upon Berjaya Books employees may influence the considerations of 
corporations when hiring Muslim employees.


Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd has on 18 June 2012 also applied to the High Court of Malaya for 
a judicial review of the actions of JAWI. The Minister of Home Affairs and the Minister in 
the Prime Minister’s Department for Islamic Affairs have also been named as respondents 
in the application for judicial review.

Video of The Week: TEDtalks - Beeban Kidron - The Shared Wonder of Film



I missed VOTW last weekend. This video is a lil lengthy and might be boring for some. But I find it full of content. TED videos are awesome stuffs. You guys should check it out. :)

McCafe Malaysia at Kota Damansara Opening 16 June!

Great news, McDonald's or rather McCafe fans! McCafe is finally opening in Malaysia! McCafe is opened for business from 7am-12 midnight starting tomorrow at McDonald's Kota Damansara. 



For more details log on to McDonald's Malaysia's Facebook Page :) (link)

Update: 

*click for bigger image*


Maroon 5 Concert Live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012

*updated: 27/5/2012

Pre-sales starts on June 29  (only for Fan Club members)
General tickets will go up for sale on July 14 at 10am. 

Price tickets are: RM195, RM295, RM355, RM485

For more info - click (here)
--
Maroon 5 just announced on their twitter (@maroon5) that they are coming to Malaysia on September 20th, 2012! Book your dates people. More updates soon on the ticket pricing and seatings and venue soon I hope!


via: (link)

Met an Accident, Stolen Phone - Patrick Lim

What has become of our world today where our police chose to ignore a case with evidence presented? Is it true that Malaysia has come to a stage where it is too corrupted that we really have to be seen as a hopeless nation? What has the society become today where the thief/robber is still freely roaming outside when he is already identified? Why there is NO action taken or any investigation that takes place? What disgusts me more are that those people who support his action. And what about the girl that is possessing the phone? Is she not responsible for this matter also? It is no longer the matter of losing a phone because it was stolen. It is the matter of these people that causes harm to others but they are escaping from punishments (that they deserve) and yet these people feel no remorse or regret about their actions but continue to be proud of their evil deeds. It is the matter of bringing justice back to the society and bringing back the freedom to walk and drive on the streets without fear. Restoring this sense of peace that Malaysians have been robbed by this small group of people. It's about why Malaysians can no longer rely on police, law or even constitutions for peace and harmony that all humans deserve.

Read the account of what happened to Patrick Lim below and you'll understand why am I so disappointed and disgusted.

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Tomorrow I’m going to have an exam, but due to this matter at hand, I’ve been running around for the whole day. So this would be my last strive, to hope that all my friends, family and all who will be reading this to help me find the culprit who stole my phone. It’s not for me, but for all of us who believe there is still justice in the midst of our society. 

The following would be my encounter during the time of event: 

Yesterday, when I was driving home at Jalan Shamelin which is near PGRM, as I attempted to avoid the incoming motorcycle that just zooms pass me, I unfortunately ramped into some construction barricade. My tyres were stuck between the barricade and the mud within and it was impossible to reverse the car. I was frightened and my first reaction was to get down and survey the condition. However, I forgot that I left my phone on the car seat. In a matter of moments, many good Samaritans (mostly motorists) came by and lend a hand. The first motorist self-volunteered to help me reverse the car. As I thought the location of accident is impossible for one man to drive my car away, I accepted his help without a single doubt in mind and let him took the driver seat. 


In the end, he was just acting in the car by pretending to step on the accelerator. After that, he quickly got out and left the scene in the confusion. Still in a panicked situation, I never noticed that one person had actually left the scene. When I realized that my phone went missing, people around me which includes all three races informed me that the person who helped me just now had already left. I was deeply disappointed and was eventually lost for words to describe it. Already preparing to get a lecture at home, now the situation just got worse. The Galaxy Note that I have used only for a few months was stolen by a cold-hearted person who acts like helping out. 

Do not be mistaken, my article here is not meant for reflecting any race group or to instill any racial issues. It is not to incite hatred. Just last night I have stated in one of my Facebook post saying “During the time of incident when my car was stuck, a group of Malays, Chinese and Indians which is very much 1 Malaysia spirit came to drag my car out of movement impairing mud. Though my phone was stolen by an idiotic person, but the aid of the diverse group managed to clench my anger and also my heartache from the accident. Before I left, I hugged the Malay man who helped the most. I said “Kita memang satu Malaysia.” he even said “Tak per ma, kita Peng You (friend)!!” in mandarin. The next Malay man who helped me out told me not to simply believe anyone who volunteers to drive your car, he also informed me to drive home quickly. 

Therefore, I’m only discussing what really happened. The Malay person who thought he was giving hope actually preyed on my already downcast emotions. He’s really an unscrupulous outlaw with no sense of conscience. On the following day, I was already not expecting anything more but my friend gave me a ring and told me that an Instagram photograph has been uploaded on my Facebook page. The person who took a self-portrait was a Malay girl. I was thinking that my phone was already stolen and yet I do not own any smartphone to use Instagram, who could it be? Put aside help from other parties the truth is already shining as clear as day. 

The Malay man who stole my phone must have given it to his girlfriend (refer to pictures). To make it a laughing stock, this Malay girl actually forgot to sign out from my Instagram account. In so doing, posted a picture of herself onto my profile. 

Without hesitation, I told my friends to share her picture around. Very soon in the afternoon I received a notification from another friend saying an anonymous lady recognizes the girl in the picture. Her name is Ellina Maulad Mahather. I immediately contacted the lady and found out the girl in the picture (Ellina) was actually a previous show girl which helps her to dance and so on so forth. Now she has opened her new shop named “The Empire” dancing studio. The anonymous person gave me Ellina’s number and constantly reminded me to sort the matter out diplomatically and not making it any worse. When I asked regarding Ellina’s address, she said she was unclear but gave me a guy driver’s (Ken) number, asking me to ask him instead. Upon giving my gratitude, I rushed home from college and contacted Ellina, hoping to solve the case by taking back my phone peacefully without interference from the police. 

Tried calling the number for quite a number of times, she did not chose to answer. I SMS-ed her saying I would like my phone back but she played dumb stating she doesn’t know anything and please do not find her that sort of thing. So, without any choice left I called Ken. Sadly, Ken does not even have her address and only said that it’s around Seremban highway Wenworth Hotel. My uncle tried calling again but only received a cold response from the receiver. I asked the receptionist to get “The Empire” dancing studio’s address but she said she was busy and it’s inconvenient. 

Lastly, I resort to reporting the case to the police, bringing along all evidence and proof found. After giving a statement to the police, they replied with the utmost “sorrowful” tone saying “Sorry, This case is not within our district. You should go to Pudu district. The Sergeant in charge of your case is currently busy with another case, and therefore cannot help you investigate. Please return home and wait for our call.”

 Without satisfaction, I push the question by asking “I still have their pictures in my pendrive, I also have the girl’s number, aren’t you guys going to have a look?”The policewoman only gave their standard procedure “I can’t help you” smile. 

It really pissed me off to be treated like a football but I have to show discipline. So I went home and prepared to post their pictures and to notify people about their actions. Now since the authority is turning a deaf ear towards the case, I would have to be rely on myself, and rely on all Facebookers. This man who stole my phone constantly check-in at the places he and his girlfriend went to and also left posts that contains elements of threat. Warning me to be careful and all which I ‘thought’ is a crime towards the general public. 

What is this world becoming? Why people who committed crime have the guts to warn to victim to be careful? Why despite all my evidence, the police are not willing to take responsibility? They can just ignore the evidence? Is losses occurred to the public not important? Is it not worth their effort? I heard that the man had committed repeated crime and has been published in the papers before. Filled with a criminal background, why the police aren’t budging from their most comfortable seat? 

I do not know.

What I do know is that, the Sergeant that is trying to save the world has not given me a call. This will be my last effort to do what I must. In the middle of exams and all together with a lost phone life still continues. I would prefer to spend time together with the people I cherish and love. It would be much better than giving trouble to everyone to share things on Facebook.Although I do not know each and every one of you who helped me, I would like to give my thanks to you.There are things which can be repeated, things which can be bought again, but there is only one life which does not allow any take two.

This Facebook note can be found at (link
 For the Chinese version click (here)

5 years

It's been 5 years since I started blogging on blogspot. Time flies isn't it? I started with xtremezx.blogspot.com then to hazelzlurps.blogspot.com then now, www.ruxyn.com I'm gonna stick with this for a very long time now.. or at least for as long as I'm blogging

If you've been following my blog for quite some time now, you'll know I've gone up and down with blogging. Missing at certain times, spamming with posts at the other times when I'm free or just bored.

What started off as a diary, became less and less personal because of experiences. Mainly because of my rants and how I vent out my frustration on my blog because an obstacle for me to not move on with my life when thing sucks. Sometimes when I look back at my archives, I find myself being so silly and childish. But that's what teens do, right? And there were so many subtle messages that I posted in my blog last time.. but now when I read it back, I forgotten what I meant behind those subtle messages now.

There was a point in these years in blogging, where life "stopped". I don't find any meaning with life because I was completely frustrated with what was going on in my life. I've lose and gain friends in this 5 years..and it's reflected in this blog. The fact is high school was very memorable, I've found my closest friends in that period of time. But it was also because of what happened in that period of time, I've lost joy because I was so angry with myself and all that had happened. When college came, I suddenly found a new meaning in life. I've learned to pursue what I love to do and I put effort in achieving them no matter what people may say. 

For the past 1 year, I cannot thank God enough for the blessings that He has given me. From giving me so many opportunities and even blessings that came in material form. I cannot thank Him enough, for giving me the strength to pull through when the world seemed dark. If you know me, you know I am not a person with good self esteem. But He has given me strength in all that I do. 

Oh. It's 7th June. Happy 5 years in blogging, Ruxyn.



Video of the Week: Safe and Sound (Taylor Swift) - Sam Tsui & Kurt Schneider

You should know by now I can be not biased to anything - except Sam Tsui and Criminal Minds.

Well! I was mad happy when I woke up on Monday and found Kurt posting a new video with Sam! It's good to see Kurt and Sam working together because they are BEST together. Seriously. Pfft. Rumour has it that Kurt has found his "new boy" - Max - who happen to share the same family name with Kurt - Schneider. Gasp.

BUT. It's cool to see them together AGAIN. They've been making good good covers. And this video below must have been the video that have gotten the least "Sam Tsui sucks/is gay" comment ever. Seriously, if you go through the comments, most of them are positive (how unlikely :P) Sam definitely sounds awesome with falsetto!

One thing that bugs me is that Kurt's videos are not getting as much views as before :( Not sure why. So sad. But hope they don't stop making covers and producing originals!



Attempted Kidnap, Rape and Robbery at The Curve

Has anyone not yet read this account that happened at The Curve last weekend? (link).

For the past 1 week, I had lost count how many articles and stories I read on social media related to rape, robbery, snatch thieves and attempts of trying to rob people on the road even. Of course, social media is good at these things. One story goes viral and all the others pop up one after another. Same thing with every other issues.

But..all these stories sparks up fear. I don't feel safe in my country. I don't even feel safe in my home sometimes because of what had happened back in 2008. To think that as a girl, I'm even more vulnerable to all these compared to a guy. So, over the past few nights, I've been thinking of how I could protect myself from these incidents..or how I would react when I encounter them. (See? I even picture myself in these situation because in this time, this kind of things could happen to ANYONE).

I was thinking I should get a weapon like some heavy sticks to put at home. Carry pepper sprays and what not. But then I thought. What if these evil people have knives or parangs? That's gone case for me isn't it? As I continue to think.. I don't think there's a solution for me. I can only hope. Even as crimes continue to grow (and I don't see how things may improve from here), the only solution for me is dependence on God because He is Jehovah Nissi. He is my Protector because no one else could protect me anymore other than Him. I come to realize, even as we are surrounded by people with evil intentions, no one shall come near us.

Every night I pray, God, you protect my family and friends. Keep everyone safe and sound. Cause unrest to those with evil intention so that they will never ever intend to harm others. I can only cling on to His promises.

WIN: SUJU Super Junior Autographed Mr Simple Album!


Hey Kpop fans, if you really, really, really LOVE SUJU...You need to know this: A few organizers are giving away SUJU's autographed albums. I know where to find them. Just hit me up. Leave your emails here, ASAP and I will contact and tell you the complete details. :)

In case you aren't convince, I've actually won 2PM autographed album before (link)



It's fine if you don't believe me. But you're missing out. :P

31 August

Politics is not the only thing that we should care about, but it's at the centre of any nation in this world. I read, catch-up, follow...