Monday, July 28, 2014

Dubai Miracle Garden

Just like any typical day of browsing my Facebook feed, I stopped to behold the wonderful beauty of a sea of flowers. These was not taken in tropical or temperate countries as you might expect but in Dubai, somewhere in the arid Middle East.

This place is called Dubai Miracle Garden. It's located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches and contain over 45 million flowers on an area of 72,000 square metre. The project has been possible in this desert through wise reuse of waste water combined with drip irrigation. The company that comes up with this must be genius.

The Miracle Garden is now opened to the public although there're still plans for retail outlets, restaurants and shops. The place is opened from 10 am to 10 pm on weekdays and 10 am to midnight on weekends.

The vast, colourful sea of flowers is just breathtaking!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Watches from!

This article is mainly for guys, and girls are welcome!

I am going to talk about watches today! When I was a schoolkid, I use my watch during my exams. It was there to remind me the progress of my paper, and helps me plan my time for the exam. When was the last time you used a watch?

So, tell me why you wanna wear a watch?
  • Telling the time, so won't run late into important appointments
  • As a fashion accessory to complement match my outfit
Whenever I need a timepiece, my smartphone will do the job today. But I won't deny wearing watch has a long history :) To put it, watches are classic men jewellery that adds to sophistication in a slight way. The watch you choose has a little secret to tell about your personality and character. So what does your watch say about you?

What do you think of the watch below?

The classic silver and gold metal plated watch that's worn to work or important meetings tells us about a professional and successful career. The wearer is confident and courageous to take charge in anything he do. It gives a macho and sophisticated style when worn with a business suit and leather shoes. The metal plated watch is the perfect choice to formal occasions for its exclusive and expensive look.

This typical type of leather strap reveals a more casual look but still maintains a professional image. The leather strap is flexible to be worn to the office or a casual day out without looking inappropriate. This leather watch is suitable for men who prefer to combine casual and masculinity in their style.

Guess what? This is the G-Shock watch! It can withstand shock resistance. Men who love adventures and extreme sports will opt for a G-Shock. A G-Shock watch automatically let us assume the wearer enjoys outdoor activities! Isn't that cool?

If you're wondering where to find these types of watches mentioned above, try checking out Zalora's website as it offers a wide range of collection from many local and international brands. You could choose your perfect watch in a matter of minutes! So hurry up and have a look *click*

Thursday, May 22, 2014

#FirefoxKita launch party at G Tower

On the 8th of May, 2014, I attended the launch party of Mozilla Firefox in Bahasa Malaysia. It was held at G Tower, Jalan Tun Razak.

Mozilla Firefox is a popular web browser known for its speed and security. Volunteers around the world contributes to the improvement of Firefox, as well as making it available free of charge to all users.

The project to translate Firefox into Bahasa Malaysia has been ongoing for two years. For that to happen, volunteers translated 88,000 string of words from English into Bahasa Malaysia! I must commend the dedication and hard work of these generous people to bring Firefox accessible to people speaking Bahasa Malaysia.

#FirefoxKita launch party also commemorates the release of Firefox version 29. This installment of Firefox features a revamped user interface, as well as two features for browsing privacy: "Do Not Track" and private browsing. "Do Not Track" disables tracking of your browsing activity by online advertisers; while private browsing lets you browse web page without leaving cookies. The private browsing feature is useful if you need to go online shopping or banking.

Lina, emcee of the day
Meet Lina, who was emcee for us.

#FirefoxKita launched!
They celebrated the feat with a cake!

I was glad to meet a blogger at the event, This is a reputable tech blog, written in Bahasa Malaysia.

To know more, you can check out the external links below!

Update on Mozilla Malaysia website
Summary of #FirefoxKita on Storify
Photos on Mozilla Malaysia Facebook page

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Don't fret! Xiaomi Mi 3 is restocking

It's remarkable that Xiaomi's flagship Mi 3 was sold out in 17 minutes when sales starts, what more crashing their servers.

For those keen on getting their hands on Xiaomi's phone, don't fret! Just wait a little while, because patience is a virtue! Please don't pay through your nose by buying through scalpers.

Another batch of Mi 3 is coming your way in one week's time, at 12 pm on 27/05/2014. All you need to do now is sit back and wait!

Meanwhile, don't you care about reading more?

Look at what Xiaomi has done to Apple's iPhone
Why are Xiaomi phones so cheap?

Xiaomi Mi3 & powerbank sold out in Malaysia

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi 小米 (literally: Foxtail millet) has been on my radar for a while, knowing that the brand is the bestselling smartphone in China.

Hence I was excited to hear Xiaomi entering the Malaysian market.

Today, I heard about Mi3 was sold out within 17 minutes on the web. 4000 units in less than half an hour - that's remarkable.

And the Mi powerbank finished in 9 minutes. The powerbank retails at RM 36 for a capacity of 10,400 mAh. Not only that, Xiaomi's server crashed under the sheer number of requests!

I knew of K-pop concert tickets selling fast - those of SM Entertainment's, not even five minutes!

That's a craze.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

ISMA is right about Chinese who are causing problems

It has been quite some time since I wrote about politics here, I wasn't pleased about the political developments of Malaysia. Every day, I am fed more shit by politicians. The latest episode of Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia calling Chinese "trepassers" sparked my ire. Even more, the group went ahead claiming Democratic Action Party (DAP) will cause another May 13 incident - by far the largest bombshell I've ever heard. No wonder Ramkarpal Singh (Karpal Singh's youngest son) calls ISMA a disgrace.

The truth is, the Chinese never took anything from the country by unscrupulous means. Us Chinese has done business with honesty and trust. The Chinese enjoyed success today by knowing how to conduct a business properly. If you are to ask me why the Malays have failed themselves, what I can say is the Malays have been failed by the political party of their own choosing.

I came across this satirical piece of opinion posted on The Ant Daily, written in Chinese by Hazlan Zakaria (link). I have translated the article and put them here.


Yes, I believe Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (ISMA) is right: In Malaysia, there are indeed Chinese gangsters and troublemakers going to the extent of bullying Malays and admitted their wrongs.

If you go to some schools, you may have heard of Chinese gangsters. If you ask the police who the Chinese gangsters are, then you're bringing the police a great deal of trouble.

Of course there are Malay gangsters and troublemakers, but that's a different story altogether.

These are the crimes of so called "pendatangs". ISMA claimed that the British brought these immigrants in and allowed them to deprive the Malays of their birthright.

In reality, my concern is much more than that. Just like the Chinese, the crimes committed by immigrants are aplenty.
In fact, most of these crimes are not committed by the Chinese. They're farmiers, rubber tappers, tin miners, labourers of transport, rail maintenance worker, brave and hardworking policemen, businessmen and shop owners.

Needless to mention about teachers, lecturers, nurses, doctors, dentists, lawyers, soldiers and pilots. I can say that more are involved in nation building activities.

Since independence, they lose their sleep, sacrificed their sweat and blood to build Malaya and Malaysia. These are their crimes.

In reality, the ridiculous hidden agenda of ISMA is not targeted only to the Chinese, but extends other immigrants as well, the Indians and foreigners included.

Can I ask one question: Where did Tun Mahathir Mohammad's father come from?

These immigrants have left their own country behind; they came to Malaysia for work and built the nation together! The truth is shocking. I thank ISMA for pointing this out, otherwise it may be too late to realise that these immigrants made the country prosperous as we see today.

But just like what I see today, it's actually too late to think about it. Since our independence, we've grown up and grown out of our humility. That's in large part brought by the immigrants.

I blame them for building a nation called Malaysia, I blame them for contributing to the country for so many years.
Maybe I should blame myself for having Chinese grandparents.

Although I may have to blame the Malays and all the other races for where I am today, we are all to blame. We are equally responsible for what Malaysia is today.

Maybe, just maybe, if we were more racist and strongly opinionated, Malaysia can be much more than what she is.
I consider ourselves "lucky", because there are people who points out similar problems like this, and made us vigilant.


My encounter with gamer girls!

Yours truly has started his career in the gaming industry, and he is getting a taste of it. Moving away from his academic life, he is now discovering the meaning of fun!

I came to know about Summer Liew as a gaming personality since I started working with Duskbin. She was at Viewnet Hyperstore for Logitech G Dota2 event to take on anyone with the guts to play against her! I went there to see her in action.

Since there were free slots, a chap suggested me to take up the challenge and play against her. The last time I ever touched an MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game was in my days at HELP University College studying Edexcel A Level. My coursemates played Dota in the student activities area, and I observed them. I learned about playing Dota a little, but yours truly is never a person who neglects classtime for sheer enjoyment.

Fast forward a few years, I had to pick up Dota2 from scratch, and played against Summer Liew as a total newbie.

I discovered another gaming ulzzang Wynnie Mynimo, and I clicked the 'Like' button on her page without a second thought.

My company was sponsoring a Mission Against Terror (short: MAT) tournament at Tbun II Wangsa Maju. I saw a girl in red with impressive bangs, and also a complexion so eye catching. I guessed she must be Wynnie, and turned out I was right.

She plays MAT and hold live streams of her game regularly on Twitch. A Taiwanese site has a collection of her pictures, so go check out to get to know her better! Link

Where do you find them? Here are their Facebook pages:

Summer Liew