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It is 6pm now, another hour to go before dinner time, 4 more to the end of day one. We’ve been pretty busy blogging, performing tasks, and trying to lobby for on-location votes. One thing that can’t be complained though are the meals served so far.

We’ve had the luxury of getting catered food sent to us from Island Bistro, located at third floor, Pavilion KL.

fried tong fun
fried tong fun with chicken fingers

Lunch was a plate of rather delicious fried tong fun (glass noodle) with chicken fingers. The fried chicken was juicy and with just the right amount of saltiness, and the noodle went well with the cili padi provided. A glass of orange juice for that vital vitamin C too.

sandwitch and fries, island bistro
sandwich, fries, and coleslaw

This morning, we had this pretty interesting sandwich – a combination of blueberry (or maybe cranberry) jam plus tuna. I couldn’t really think of anything similar, it was kinda strange but in a good way. The fries were very crispy and very good! I think I had more than my share of fries.

Tea time was a different type of sandwich, now we’re waiting for dinner. If I remember correctly it’s going to be fried rice. Yes! I need rice. 😀

Having been graduated with a Computer Science degree and working in an IT job. I do like to think that I know just a little bit about computers.

However, the topic of “dream notebook” is actually quite a tough one. Instead of describing the speed of processors, size of RAM, hard disks, operating systems, screen size and all those technical specifications, I thought I’d go all out with my imagination here on what I want my dream notebook to be able to do.

Here goes 3 of the features I’d love to have!

  • a smell function – it’ll be neat to be able to convey the sense of smell other than just visual and audio. This will definitely bring food blogging to a totally new dimension, but I guess you’d also get a lot of gag blogs – fart posts anyone?
  • solar/nuclear/kinetic power – wouldn’t it be nice to have a notebook with power source that can last as long as a calculator?
  • built in projector – webcams are now pretty much a standard feature on notebooks, but I’d really love to see a projector on the laptop, doesn’t need to be a very strong nor powerful one, it’ll be really neat.

lenovo ideapad u350
Lenovo ideapad U350

Since we can’t have those yet, the laptop I’m using now, the Lenovo ideapad U350 is actually very nifty. It’s got an Intel Centrino processor, HDMI output for entertainment, and an active protection system for the hard disk to prevent accidental shocks. This thing is pretty light too.

Alright, it’s almost 4pm and we just completed the first task required at this Blogathon. We were given 20 minutes to roam around TANGS to capture and blog creatively on the following six keywords (creative is relative, heehee)

The keywords are –

  • Ultra slim
  • Inside
  • Fashion & Lifestyle
  • Long lasting
  • Eye Candy
  • Idea

So here goes!

ultra slim lenovo pc
Ultra Slim

Spotted this sexy all in one Lenovo PC, when it comes to desktop PCs, this definitely fits into the Ultra Slim category. No more letting your desktop take up half the table space. Would love to have one!

this is what you wear inside

What goes inside must not be compromised, be it briefs or “maa yin thong” (boxers), make sure they’re at least as stylish and above all, clean as what you wear outside.

high fashion
Fashion and Lifestyle

Fashion, ahhhh, something that isn’t exactly my forte, but we do learn new things everyday, so.. Anyway, almost any photo at TANGS would conform to the “fashion and lifestyle”

long lasting memory
long lasting accessories

Jewelery is synonymous of long lasting, and none too apt than diamonds and pearls. I’m sure everyone has heard of the tagline “a diamond is forever”, that should satisfy the keyword “long lasting”, no?

eye candy
eye candy!

Spotted this walking eye candy at TANGS. Refreshing. hehehehe

eye deer!
now that’s an eye deer!

Last keyword – idea! Ah now that is a tough one. Was thinking a long time till I found this .. deer’s eye, in reverse that’d be eye deer. How about that for an idea? 😀

Slightly more than 5 hours to go at Blogathon Day 1, I can do this!

Ahhh, fashion, what is this fashion thing I kept hearing about? Until a few days ago, all I ever really think about when it comes to dressing up are usually two things – that I am conforming to the dress code (party, office, etc), and that they are clean.

Then I was assigned a short consultation by Tangs stylist, Miss Cha Bom (that’s her trade name, no lie). She looked at me for a minute or two, picked up a few articles of clothings, and said “your features are such and such, so these should fit you”.

I looked at the jeans, shirt, and sweater/jacket thingy. They are obviously something that I’d never have chosen for myself, but she’s a professional, so I trusted her.

Put on the cloths, looked at the mirror, I saw someone who’s .. er.. not entirely familiar but vaguely recognizable as myself. Refreshing.

So this is how I look like in Tangs window  display, swell?

KY's blogthon wardrobe
to my credit, those are my own shoes, bought on sales

Life as a Mannequin

November 13, 2009 25 Comments

Hohoho, I’m currently stuck in this window display at Tangs Pavilion from 10am to 10pm. The current time as I am writing this is 11:30am, so there’ll be another 10.5 hours to go. I think the first toilet break is not for another 1.5 hours.

This is of course, the Intel/Lenovo/TANGS Live Mannequin Blogathon.

not going anywhere for the next 10 plus hours

I slept for a good 3.5 hours last night. Woke up at 7:30, picked up cheesie and braced the traffic all the way to KL (smart tunnel was all jammed up, by the way, I think that the road system is a pretty lousy idea. When you need to transport the most people/car, it become the slowest and most inefficient system.. blah), and got here at Pavilion.

OK this post is taking a little long to write due to all the intense lobbying we are trying to get from the crowd. It is almost 12 now, can’t wait till the lunch crowd’s in!