Singtel – Samsung: Where Fashion Meets Music

With the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab, which is currently exclusively available to Singtel, Samsung & Singtel came together and organise a Fashion Concert “Where Fashion Meets Music” & Special Performance by a Korean artiste Se7en.

Samsung Galaxy Tab - Have you tried it yet?
Se7en
Se7en

If you find him familiar, he acted in the Korean drama Goong S as Lee Hoo.

I’ve got more photos on my facebook album, all taken with my D90 with a 18-200mm lens which I borrowed from Zifen 🙂 [ Buzz if you want the high res ones. I’ll gladly share – although they aren’t very professionally taken! 😉 ]

Cisco Flip Video™ launches 3 new devices

Remember the post about the Cisco Flip Video™ I posted 4 months ago? They recently announced 3 new ones!

The new generation Flip MinoHD (1 Hour and 2 Hours); and Flip UltraHD (2 Hours), all feature user-friendly simplicity, enhanced High-Definition (HD) video quality, hardware-based image stabilisation and more ways to share videos using the pre-loaded FlipShare™ software.

Model UltraHD
( 2 Hours)
MinoHD
(2 Hours)
MinoHD
(1 Hour)
Colour Black Black Silver
Recording time 2 hours 2 hours 1 hour
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB
Video Recording High Definition video, at 50 frames per second, with Image stabilization
Software All comes pre-loaded with FlipShare™ 5.9
Battery 3 replaceable AAA batteries Internal Li-Ion battery Internal Li-Ion battery
Suggested Retail Price (in SGD): $359 $349 $279

The new Flip Video camcorders will be commercially available from the following retailers in Singapore: Challenger, CyberActive, Harvey Norman, Hai Chew Electronics (Sim Lim), Gain City, Juzz1@Esplanade Xchange, Parisilk (Holland Village), South Asia Computer (Funan), Sprint Cass@T1,T2, Dufry@T3, Best Denki (at selected outlets at Parkway Parade, Junction 8, Vivo City, Ngee Ann City and Great World City), Tangs Orchard Techno Bay, 12buy.sg, The Network Hub (Educational prices available at http://www.mine.com.sg).

You can follow Cisco Flip by becoming their facebook fan (http://www.facebook.com/FlipSG) .

Singtel-Nokia N8 event with David Archuleta

Singtel-Nokia held an event for the launch of the new phone Nokia N8 🙂

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With him as the guest! David Archuleta, the runner-up for the 7th batch of American Idol 😀

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David was invited to join in the celebration of the launch of N8. Available in 5 colours, David himself was holding on to the blue N8.

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Powered by Symbian^3, Nokia N8 has a 12MP camera (woohoo!!) and you can record videos in HD too!

The N8 phone is available exclusively to Singtel, $348 with the N’tertainment 3G Flexi Lite Plan. Comes with free MobileTV, Singtel Amped.

I thought you might love to see more photos of David Archuleta (taken with my not too bad camera) 🙂

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Photo credit: techielobang
Photo credit: techielobang
Photo credit: techielobang

And I think you’ll love this clip too! [credit to techielobang]

hmm.. I don’t really have a lot of photos.. but you can hop to my flickr to take a look. Or can take a look at Techielobang’s site 🙂

ps: I might have some David Archuleta’s stuff to giveaway!

Nokia N8 available for pre-order at Singtel

Not that I’m getting geeky.. but after watching the video done by tech65, I’m surprised that this phone is actually a symbian phone!

Just received news that this phone, Nokia N8, is now available for pre-order at Singtel and at Nokia site itself (click on the pre-order tab if you’re pre-ordering via Nokia site)! [Pre-order starts today!]

Now I feel like getting my hands on this little machine.. 😀

Bank Anywhere with Citi Mobile Photo Contest

[Advertorial]

Ho ho ho! Have you become a fan of the Citibank Singapore in Facebook, and taken part in the Photo Contest yet?

Or are you still thinking of ideas on how to take the photos? Nevertheless, there’s still a bit of time to go! Submission ends 25 Oct!

Submissions can be done via Citibank Singapore in Facebook 🙂

Fret not, let me share some (actually only 1.. hahah! but it’s important!) tips with you! [Not that I’m very creative, but.. some ideas might help right? :p]

Find a good location / backdrop

A good backdrop helps! Better still if they’re interesting backdrops :p

For example… (these are what I’d submitted!)

Simple right? If I can do it, so can you! Don’t wait already! Submission dateline is less than a week away!

Additional tip: Remember to be a fan of Citibank Singapore in Facebook, to stand a chance of winning a trip to Hong Kong too! 😀

Hurry! Don’t miss this chance!

Win a trip to anywhere in the world!

[Advertorial]

Have you noticed? That Citibank has recently launched a Citibank Singapore in Facebook page!

You might think “aiya it’s just another page mah.. why get so hyped over it?”

But wait! Did you see the title I set for this blogpost? YES!!! By becoming a fan, you stand a chance to win a trip to Hong Kong! Woohoo~ [Good news must share right? That’s why I’m here telling you this!]

I’ve never been on a plane before.. so obviously I’ve not been to Hong Kong hurhurhur :p

There are 7 tickets to be given out in total! 4 draws have already been over, but there’s still 3 more to go! There’s still a chance of winning!

Draw Dates:
Draw 5: 22 October 2010, 3pm
Draw 6: 29 October 2010, 3pm
Draw 7: 8 November 2010, 3pm

So what are you waiting for? Hop on to Citibank Singapore in Facebook and become a fan!

And that’s not all! My blog title says win a trip to anywhere in the world! There’s more than just a trip to HK!

How?? Simply by taking part in Citi Mobile Photo Contest!

Points to note

  • Photo submission ends on 25 Oct.
  • If your photo gets shortlisted, get everyone to vote for your photo from the 2 – 15 Nov!
Bank Anywhere, Anytime!
At the Citi Mobile race to have a first-hand experience on taking creativity shots :p
Bank Anywhere, Anytime!
Getting briefed
Bank Anywhere, Anytime!
The group of us who took part!
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We're on our way!
Bank Anywhere, Anytime!
Does this give you some inspiration? 🙂

Easy? So what are you waiting for?! Go around snapping photos! 😀

Good Luck!

Love Cuts

Yes this is an overdue post.. Sorry HPB folks! But better late than never, when it comes to spreading messages, right? 😀

I’m sure you can find the synopsis online (or you can check out Chester’s entry here), but nothing beats watching it with your own eyes.

It’s an interesting touch to have HK actor Kenny Ho starring as the male lead, and Zoe Tay as the female lead. Something refreshing, as compared to other local movies. The movie’s in a mix of Chinese and Cantonese, but there’s English subtitles if you don’t understand Chinese / Cantonese.

Knowing how easily I cry when watching shows, you won’t be shocked at how much I cried while watching this movie at the charity premiere on 3rd Sep (there were actually tissue packets  provided that day!). No special gimmicks in the show, all the attention is on the plot and the actors.

No doubt the plot is simple, but it brings across an important message – Early detection saves lives. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women in Singapore – but that doesn’t mean the guys don’t get it. When it is detected early, there is a good chance that it can be successfully treated. So if you have loved ones between the age of 40-49, they should go for mammogram screening annually, and once every two years if they are above the age of 50.

Having lost both of my grandpas to cancer years ago, I’ve grown to understand the fact that we should not take cancer lightly, especially when my paternal grandma was recently (2 months ago, in fact) diagnosed with cancer (which the doctor said it’s rare for it to be detected only at her age of 80). If regular checkups (mammogram screenings in the context of this blog post) had been done, things might have been different.

If you need more information on health screening, you can check out http://www.hpb.gov.sg/healthscreening/. If it doesn’t answer your queries, check with your GP.

Oh yes.. the movie is still screening in cinemas. Not sure when it will stop though. Don’t put too much high hopes on it, like I said, the plot is simple, no gimmicks. But do prepare a packet of tissue 🙂

Cisco launches Flip Video™

Cisco Systems [yesss I love this company, coz that’s where I had my first internship 10 years ago!] recently launched a new Camcorder in Singapore.

Was privileged to get invited to the launch event on Thurs 🙂

Camcorders might seem common these days, but a pocket camcorder? That was what attracted me! But I was pretty skeptical on the video output. Will the quality be comprised?

So we took the Flip Video™(s) and went around doing some “testing”.

Did this indoor, at the dining venue.

And this was taken outdoor, at the open area of VivoCity at 3rd floor.

Doesn’t seem to impress me much actually. But I’m pretty cool with it, seeing that it’s a compact camcorder. It’s good for play use!

Not until.. I saw the “Watch in HD” mode on youtube! haha oops!

It’s nice of the organisers to have a “choose the correct flip and u get to own it” game. Yes I won it ahhaha!

So I took it with me to a colleague’s housewarming on Sat. Here’s the video I took, in bright daylight, indoor. 🙂

Take a closer look at 0:52. I’m impressed by how the video auto adjusts the brightness as it moves.

Oh! I haven’t show you the size of the camcorder right? Here you go!

The name tag is the normal credit card size. That’s how small the Flip Video™ is (the one in the backdrop is MinoHD™)!

More info on Flip Video™ on the official site.

Cisco Flip MinoHD™ is currently retailing at SGD 349, if you’re keen to get one 🙂

Finally, thank you Julian from Text100 for the invite!

Super Junior (was) in town!

When Huishan asked me if I’m interested in the Super Junior showcase, I went (to myself).. “who’s Super Junior?” (Despite having their poster in my room’s wall for the past years). Nevertheless, I said Yes!, seeing that I seldom reject invitations to concerts. So I went!

Before leaving house, I read DK’s entry on Super Junior. That was the FIRST time I watched their video. First time hearing the song “Sorry Sorry”. And I was impressed by their performance. A group of (currently active) 10 members, the dance was perfect! Very neat performance they had!

It was at the venue (Marina Bay Sands) that I realised, it was actually the Singtel-Samsung Galaxy S showcase (coz I only had ticket to the showcase and not the media release)!

While waiting for them to appear, I was playing around with my D90. Haven played much with it, need to find out what/where are the buttons/features. LOL. Turned out that the lens that I brought along didn’t perform as good as expected, my Canon Powershot SX120IS was so much better!

Enough said, here are some of the (better ones) photos!

Heechul, Yesung, Leetuk
Siwon, Leetuk
Siwon, Leetuk
Heechul, Siwon
Heechul, Siwon
Dong Hae, Eun Hyuk, Sungmin
Dong Hae, Eun Hyuk, Sungmin
Ryeowook, Yesung, Dong Hae, Eun Hyuk
Ryeowook, Yesung, Dong Hae, Eun Hyuk

I think I have their names correct. 9 of the 10 members were in town, Shindong isn’t in the above photos (couldn’t find a nice one of his in my cameras!). KyuHyun wasn’t in town.

Oh! Today’s (21 June) is Ryeowook’s birthday! They had a mini celebration for him during the showcase.

Ryeowooks birthday (With Sungmin & Heechul)
Happy Birthday Ryeowook! (With Sungmin & Heechul)

Happy Birthday Ryeowook!

Did I mention.. I’m now a fan? I’ve got their albums & posters. Songs on the loop in my playlist. Videos played repeatedly. Geesh!

Thanks DK, Singtel & Samsung for the invite! I had fun!

More photos in my flickr & facebook.

Samsung GALAXY S

SuperJunior was recently here for the launch of Samsung’s new phone – Galaxy S. Had a chance to play with the phone, though it was only a short 5-10 minutes. And I’m totally sold.

What attracted me to the phone?

  • I thought it look like an iphone – iPhone lookalike
  • Sharp colours on screen – better & nicer looking photos, comparing with Huishan’s Omnia
  • Camera has the beauty-shot mode – a mode that Victor kept telling us about, when he was holding on to the review unit of Samsung NX10
  • Record HD videos! – very awed with this! HD leh!

Because it is an Android phone, I thought it might be a good idea to try it out. Having been (stuck) with my iPhone 3G (which I admit I had very wonderful memories with) for a year & a half, I think I need a change. :p

Samsung Galaxy S is currently solely available with Singtel. Ranging from $0 to $768 with contract. I can’t wait!

Oh! Here’s a photo of the 9/10 members of SuperJunior who came!

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Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Executive Vice President, Consumer Group, SingTel and Mr Sung-Hyun Moon, Managing Director, Samsung Asia together with Korean pop sensation, Super Junior.