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Friday, August 29, 2014

My AirAsia Free Seats

There is nothing I enjoy better than having the best seats for everything.

 I feel the action from the driver's seat, 


Get thrills and chills from a cinema seat, 


Ponder about life's greatest mysteries on the "thinking" seat,


And reminiscence about the past and worry about the future on the "Emo" seat.


But there's one kind of seat that I love the most.


AirAsia's FREE SEATS! 

Because there's no better way to fly to Bangkok, Thailand with 10 of my best friends and to live out our own version of the Hangover without the AirAsia Free Seats.

If I had 10 AirAsia Free Seats, I would probably first hit the streets with my group and just eat everything in sight. Bangkok has the most diverse (and delicious) variety of street food available to satisfy every taste bud. Scorpions, spiders, and maybe even cockroaches are freely available in Khaosan Road at night? Do you know what a party is? Drinking a mix of vodka + Red Bull out of a bucket. It's no wonder why the Hangover cast chose Bangkok as their primary place of filming.


Of course, there are plenty of temples and holy places to repent from the sins of the previous night. The temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) is a must go, though I can't imagine all 10 of us squeezing into the temple, stumbling and hungover.

Still, nothing can happen without the AirAsia FREE SEATS. So my Hangover-styled adventure starts with my favourite kind of seat, the AirAsia FREE SEATS.


So don't wait. Find out more about the AirAsia Free Seats on AirAsia.com.

Cheerios!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

5 Reasons The KwangMong Siblings Are Perfect


Running Man is a show driven primarily by its cast and the relationships that they share with each other. Fans of the show have grown to love these pairings on the show between the members. But as I explored a "hidden" couple; SpartAce Couple a few weeks back, I realized that purely romantic relationships isn't the only kind which drives the show. Running Man is also driven by a familial bond between its members. And who better to highlight on this fact than the KwangMong siblings?

The KwangMong siblings showing off their signature Mong faces. 

Here are 6 reasons why the KwangMong siblings are absolutely perfect for each other and on the show.

#5 They have a great off-Running Man relationship


The KwangMong siblings don't only do their thing on Running Man, they also take their relationship out on their various collaborations. They've attended fanmeetings, voiced characters for the animation film Maritime Police Marco, and just generally been having a totally amazing relationship even away from Running Man.


#4 They're totally at ease around each other


But the one thing that really sets the KwangMong siblings apart is the fact that the both of them are very, very at ease around each other. This actually applies to all the members of Running Man, but when you look at Kwang-soo and Ji-hyo, you can see that they're both so comfortable around each other that they're not afraid of a little bit of skinship (something that most Korean celebrities tend to overreact to).


They're also not that shy to be cute around the camera, showing a noona-dongseng relationship that makes all Running Man fans smile. Behold: KwangMong video selfies.





#3 They're up for a bit of rumble and tumble


The KwangMong siblings are not afraid to show off the physical side of their relationship. That is, there is a lot of hair-pulling, slapping, kicking, punching, wrestling, and more recently, a lot of Suarez-ing.


Like all siblings do, Kwang-soo and his noona take this physical side of their relationship up a notch. As noted in this series of MMA-styled gifs below.




#2 They're not afraid to betray one another


Betrayals among the members play a large part of Running Man and towards building (or tearing down) relationships. This is no different in the KwangMong siblings; as they take turns to betray each other for the victory.


Most of the time, Kwang-soo will lose out to his Ace noona, but the fact that both of them are willing to betray each other belies the fact that they're close enough to do so without incurring the wrath of the other party. Well, most of the time.



#1 They take care of each other


A large part of a dongseng-noona relationship is how well both of them take care of the other. Here is a still of Kwang-soo feeding Ji-hyo a hardfought piece of meat from the infamous Meat Raid of episode 171.


Aside from the occasional feeding, their relationship sometimes wanders into the level where they're so close to each other that helpfulness may lead to a "mistake" occurring at any time. Such as below:


Of course, the KwangMong siblings always take care of each other to the point where the two of them have gained shippers of their own among the fans.






Which KwangMong sibling moment is your favorite? Do leave a comment below!

Cheerios!

Note: Running Mondays will be on break next week (1st September 2014) and will return the following week.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Force is Strong at LEGOLAND Malaysia


Okay, maybe not so far away. If you got that reference above, you’re probably not staying beneath an ice cave on Hoth. That’s right. I’m not the biggest fan of Star Wars; unlike some of the mega fans who write thousand word essays detailing how soft Chewbacca’s fur is. But you don’t have to know the difference between a Wookie and an Ewok to be excited about what I’m about to drop on you.

If you didn’t already catch on with all the hints in the previous paragraph, LEGOLAND Malaysia is bringing your favorite Star Wars characters to you with a brand new indoor attraction, the LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display, in conjunction with the theme park’s 2nd anniversary.


This entire LEGO Miniland is built using more than 1.5 million bricks, and I kid you not, was painstakingly built by one of LEGO’s many Master Builders. A freaking Master Builder like in Morgan Freeman, Batman and Star Lord from The Lego Movie.


Housed inside an insane looking octagon building, this Star Wars attraction is the first of its kind in Asia. With authentic sounds and lighting effect from the Star Wars movies, as well as a host of characters and planets from the movie, the Star Wars Miniland promises to stay true to the source material and will definitely score with fanboys and girls everywhere. It also recreates seven of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars movies, which will of course remain a secret for now because patience you must have, young padawan.

Still, I'm not a cruel person. Here’s a little bit of what you can look forward to in this new Star Wars Miniland that will be opening very, very soon.

 Darth Maul in the process of being unchopped into half after the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

R2D2 getting ready to greet you. Bleep bloop bleep bloop. 

Now are you ready to step into LEGOLAND with a whole New Hope? See what I did there?


Cheerios!
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Sesame Street LIVE: Elmo Makes Music" To Our Ears

I'm pretty sure almost everyone of you know about Sesame Street. At the cost of sounding old, back in my day, Sesame Street was THE educational entertainment show to watch. From the likes of Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grouch, Bert and Ernie, The Count and of course the furry red monster that was Elmo among other memorable characters, I learned my ABCs and 123s through the songs and dances on Sesame Street, and for a while, even thought Sesame Street was a real street in the US. 

Of course, as I grew up, I watched lesser and lesser Sesame Street. But I never forgot how awesome my childhood was as a direct result of the things that the Sesame Street characters brought to my TV screen every Saturday morning. So when I heard that Resorts World Genting was bringing the Sesame Street cast down to Malaysia, it was a blast of childhood nostalgia. 


I was invited to the official launch of the Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music at Highstreet 1 Utama. It was insane because Resorts World Genting was pulling all the punches to make sure that the Sesame Street Live show was fully reminiscent to the glory days of the TV show. So they brought in Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie to liven up the crowd. 


Then suddenly, a familiar red, furry and giggling monster appeared. Elmo had arrived, and the children (and myself) squealed in delight. If you don't know what this feels like, just imagine seeing the Power Rangers morphing into action right in front of you. It's a childhood hero thing. 


The 2 monsters and whatever the heck Bert and Ernie are quickly livened up the crowd with a short musical performance; a prelude to the upcoming show. It was...beautiful.

The VIPs had to give a word or two about what they thought about Sesame Street Live. Mr. Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment was up first:


He was followed by Christopher Harper, the Director of ‘Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music’ and my new favorite person in the world. He had this to say:


And of course, the customary group pictures with the 4 Sesame Street characters.


The boy in the front, third from the left is like: "Why am I not at the concert right now?!"

Because I was such a huge fan of the show, I was also invited onstage to pose with Bert, Ernie, Elmo and Cookie Monster. We're now Whatsapp buddies and regularly text each other just for the fun of it. Cookie Monster only knows how to type in one word though: cookie, but it's still cool.


The ‘Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music’ is proudly organized by Resorts World Genting and produced by VEE Production. Official loyalty card is Genting Rewards card and CIMB Bank is the official bank partner of the show. Both Genting Rewards and CIMB bank card holders will be given exclusive discounts on the tickets. Grab your tickets fast. Ticket price starts from RM88 onwards.

For even more information, you can check out www.rwgenting.com, or y'know, ask me in the comments or something. 

Cheerios!
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Which Telco Plan is Best: A Comparison

Your phone is now probably the most important part of your life. I can’t leave the house without making sure that my phone is someone on my person. There’s something about having the weighted comfort of a phone in my pocket which makes me feel like I have all my limbs intact. You know what I mean.


Okay I have a confession to make. I’m not the richest person out there but I still have to pay for my phone bill every month. This is why I’ve decided to sit down and just start comparing all the different plans currently available in the market now.

I’m being completely unbiased here. I’ll set a limit I can afford monthly and then try to compare what I can do with that monthly cap on each of the telcos. I can no longer use the excuse of being a student, because the only thing I’m studying now is how to b. So, I will have to cap it off at RM50. This is, again, completely unbiased and based on hard facts. Because research.

Maxis ONE


Maxis’s plan isn’t the cheapest one of the lot. For starters, the cheapest monthly commitment fee that one would have to pay is RM78 for unlimited calls and SMS to other Maxis users and 1GB of data. But if you don’t have that many friends using Maxis, this plan is not the best choice because it’s the standard 15sen/min for calls and 10sen/min for SMS.

So no, this isn’t a viable option.

Celcom First One Plan


Celcom and Maxis are both part of the “upper” tiers of the telco companies, charging slightly higher for their plans. Celcom First’s cheapest plan available is the One Plan 3GB, which offers a whooping 3GB of data, but only gives 60 minutes worth of calls and 60 SMSes before reverting to the standard charges. This is most definitely a plan for the Internet-hungry person, although it still falls above the RM50 cap I set at the beginning.

DG SmartPlan 50


DiGi is probably the first one in this list which dips below the RM50 cap. At RM45/month, the DG SmartPlan 50 gives you what’s necessary; 2GB of data, no voice calls, and 200 SMSes. It’s one of the most basic plans in the market, although the focus lies mostly on you having apps like Whatsap and LINE to cover up for the lack of calls/text. There is that matter of DiGi getting a ton of complaints for their terrible coverage, but since I’ve never used DiGi before, I can’t really give a conclusive judgment.

Tune Talk The Cun Plan


The cheapest one on this list. At RM38 for a monthly plan, this is one plan which falls way below the budget, and leaves you with enough money to buy yourself a good meal. Offering 1.5GB of data, the Internet crazy ones among you will love this. The only downside is that there are only 60 minutes of calls, and no mention at all about SMSes. Still, who needs SMSes with Whatsapp and LINE and whatever else the kids are using nowadays? You can also opt for a weekly plan, which is only RM8.

Again, I’ve never used Tune Talk before so I’m not sure how it good their line and Internet connection is. Still, Tune Talk deserves a mention solely for being the cheapest one on this list.

In the past, I couldn’t live without call time or SMSes on my phone. That was way before people even knew what things like Internet data plans and Whatsapp were. But since the invention of smartphones, data has become one of the most important factors when looking for a phone plan. There are people who would forgo calls and SMSes for more data. An active Internet connection is more important than anything else, especially when we need to send that super important selfie to the world.

So among all the plans, the winner would be the one that gives the most data, for the cheapest rate.

DG SmartPlan 50: RM22.5/1GB

Celcom First One Plan: RM22.6666666667/1GB

Tune Talk: RM 25.333333333333/1GB

Maxis ONE: RM78/1GB (but this plan is focused mainly on trying to be balanced, so keep that in mind before screaming blue murder)

So yes, I hope that this post has been somewhat informative to you. It certainly was for me.

Cheerios!
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