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be like Lee Hom!

March 12, 2012 12 Comments

Lee Hom is one of the most talented musicians there is. Other than having a good voice, the guy plays guitar, violin, drums, harmonica, piano, guzhen, and many other instruments.

How is this possible is beyond me, I couldn’t even play the recorder to save my life. I guess sometimes life isn’t always fair, but I’m hoping his skills in minesweeper is no better than mine.

And for those of you who hasn’t been keeping up with the entertainment news, Lee Hom has just completed his second stint here in Malaysia with a very well received “Music Man II: Live in Malaysia 2012 Concert”.


Cindy with Lee Hom

It a huge success and attended by thousands of fans, and some lucky ones, like our very own Tey Cindy, even got a one on one photo with the music man.

Lucky her! For the rest of us, I guess we can go back to pretending to be like Lee Hom, singing his karaoke, and maybe.. ahem, posing like him.

The good news is, if you’re going to swagger-jack Lee Hom anyway, you might as well win some prizes right?

Be like Lee Hom and stand a chance to win these prizes:

  • 1 x Imported Lee Hom Bahamut Dragon Air Guitar
  • 5 x Autographed Open Fire Greatest Hits Album

Here’s how you can join:

  • Submit video(s) of you singing/impersonating/lip-syncing/dancing etc to any Lee Hom’s songs, or even doing a parody. The videos should be between 30s-10min and upload it to www.facebook.com/xpaxfb
  • Send voice recording by dialing *22009 and karaoke or sing along to a Lee Hom song
  • Snap a picture of your most awesome Lee Hom-like pose. Then, send it to 23131 to be in the running as well as receive FREE MMS content every week

Also, you can get exclusive Lee Hom downloads by getting on The Cube and dialing *888#. Then, select Hot Deals and choose Lee Hom or go to m.thecube.my.

Instead of making a fool of myself, here’s the video of Haze doing her best impersonation in a Lee Hom’s song. What do you think, we have a chance?

Many eons ago, there was this thing called portable cassette player (or walkman), then came CD players that uses AA batteries that might last half a day, after that iPod and various types of MP3 players. Not too long ago, many started to transfer and play songs on their mobile phones.

While technology changes, one thing remains constant – we want our music wherever we go.

win beats headphone from celcom

Well, with musiCube from Celcom on Android smartphones, things get even better – the looking for and transferring songs from PC to mobile device becomes obsolete – the application will let you download and keep songs straight to the smartphone, from anywhere with the nation’s widest mobile coverage.

Sweet isn’t it? and this is completely legal too.

music cube application from Android market
music cube application from Android market

From now until 24th March 2012, get a 6 month FREE access to musiCube application from the purchase of any Android smartphone from Celcom. All that music you can download, free for 6 months.

The featured models include: HTC Sensation XE, Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy SII, and LG Optimus Black.

follow these simple steps

Once you have the phone, download and activate musiCube application and stand a chance to win Beats Audio headset daily.

These headsets are some of the bests you can get for the mobile phone. Look it up online and you’ll know what the craze is all about with these headphones.

musiCube app is now on my Prada LG phone :D
musiCube app is now on my Prada LG phone 😀

I downloaded the musiCube to give it a try and happy to say that the application works rather well. I now can have the music I want anytime I want just from a few clicks away, what about you?

Check out http://www.celcom.com.my/smartphones/beats.php for more!

Samsung now completes the line up of their Android devices, from S2, Note, Tab 7, Tab 10.1 and now slotting between the two tablets is the Galaxy Tab 8.9

If you didn’t get what you wanted for xmas, perhaps it’s time to look at this!

This device is perfect for those who thinks the Tab 10.1 is a little too big, and the 7 just a tad too small. At 453 grams, it is also an ideal weight for some especially when you factor in using it as a reading device in bed. The 10.1 is a bit too heavy for me in this aspect.

Galaxy Tab 8.9

Here’s the specification of the Galaxy Tab 8.9, and they are almost the same with the bigger brother, except for the screen size of course.

  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb
  • 8.9″ touch screen display
  • 1 Ghz dual core processor
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 2MP front & 3MP back camera
  • Supports Wifi & 3G
  • 720p HD video recording

Galaxy Tab 8.9 now with Celcom

While the LCD is smaller, it spots the same 1280 x 800 resolution with the 10.1. Which means that it actually has a higher pixel density. In layman’s term, the screen is actually sharper to look at. Coupled with the fact that this device is slightly cheaper than the 10.1, I can see that a lot of people will favor the 8.9 unless you really do want to have the biggest out there.

Celcom brought in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wifi + 3G version) to Malaysia and you can get it for as low as RM 1,288 (RRP RM 1,699) with Celcom Broadband packages. Check out the table below:

Celcom broadband plan with Galaxy Tab 8.9

Check out more at http://www.celcom.com.my/smartphones/tablets.php for more. Other than the Tab 8.9, you can also opt for Tab 7 from as low as RM 668 or the Tab 10.1 for RM 1,468.

Tablets now it’s like those free t-shirts that only comes in one size. S, M, L, take your pick.

This is the progression of mobile devices in the our pockets (or handbag/man bag) over the one decade or so. The example isn’t far fetched at all especially if you are a gadget freak.

  • digital organizer
  • digital organizer + camera
  • mobile phone + camera
  • mobile phone + mp3 players + camera
  • mobile phone + camera + mp3 players
  • camera phone with mp3 player and email
  • camera phone with mp3 player + tablet
  • and now… the ultimate all in one – Samsung Galaxy Note

purchased Samsung Galaxy Note

Just the other day when I went on facebook, the screen shot above was the status update from my little brother. He made the move and got himself a Samsung Galaxy Note.

Now it says “new phone”, this little device has a lot more to offer than just mobile phone functions, lets see some specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1.4 Ghz dual-core processor
  • 800 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches Super AMOLED screen (that’s as high res as most laptops!)
  • 16GB/32GB storage, with 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP camera with LED flash and autofocus, with a 2 MP front camera
  • S Pen Stylus

checked out Samsung Galaxy Note at Sungei Wang
we checked out Samsung Galaxy Note at Sungei Wang

At first I thought the 5.3″ screen might make this phone a little too big for the pocket, so when my colleague Sheng and I saw the Samsung booth displaying the phone during one of our lunch breaks, we took a little test run on the device.

It actually fits into the shirt pocket.

The features are pretty neat too, I use an Android phone right now, but the Galaxy Note has the advantage of the screen and offers features not found in other devices. The calendar function itself already looked so much more gorgeous by taking advantage of the screen size.

Galaxy Note plan with Celcom

The best part is, Samsung Galaxy Note is now available with the nation’s widest network coverage in Celcom from as low as RM 1,368. With an all-in-one gadget like that, you will surely want to take advantage of its online capability – viewing webpages in its full glory (not just limited to mobile versions), streaming videos, online games, etc.

So do find out more about Samsung Galaxy Note at  .

Tempting, very tempting!

Nam Yu (red fermented tofu) is one of my favorite ingredients to marinate meat. I’ve used it for deep fried chicken wings and pork slices, and thought I’d give it a try in a recipe that has East meeting West – Nam Yu pork chop.

The idea is simple, using the Western cooking method utilizing griddle and oven, but marinate the pork with nam yu. The result turned out rather well, with the pork acquiring that sweet and salty flavor of nam yu, while not having to use oil (as with deep frying) and be able to retain much of the natural juice in the meat.

nam yu pork chop, a griddle is preferred
nam yu pork chop, a griddle is preferred

Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces of pork chop at 150-200 grams each (I prefer the cut with a layer of pork fat)
  • 2-3 cubes of nam yu
  • 2 cups of mushroom
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • lettuce for granish

Haze enjoying the nam yu pork chop, with some mushroom & lettuce
Haze enjoying the nam yu pork chop, with some mushroom & lettuce

Cooking instructions:

  • using a pestle (or back of chopping knife), pound and flattened the pork to half it’s thickness. This is to make the pork more tender
  • spread the nam yu on pork and left marinate for at least an hour
  • heat up the griddle, and saute the pork until brown (2-3 minutes each side)
  • add mushroom and garlic to the griddle, and place in oven at 175 Celsius for 10 minutes
  • remove from oven and let the meat sit for 5 minutes before serving

The garlic and mushroom should be cooked in the oven with the fat coming off from the pork. The lettuce serves as a garnish as well as something refreshing between the bites. Give it a try!

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