Tuesday, December 31, 2013

[Event] ChurpOut 2013 at Setia City Park ❤

It was an awesome day at ChurpOut 2013 even though it was raining in between the activities which was held at outdoor park of Setia City Mall. Over 4000 social media influencers converged yet again upon the unique festival took place from 11 am to 8 pm. This was my first time attending the ChurpOut and I could still remembered that I skipped ChurpOut 2012 to join Nike We Run KL 2012 which was a real disaster for me. The event was organized badly without proper management. Super disappointed with the run last year. The previous run was way better! Hmm. Let's not talk about sad things and move to one of my favourite event of the year, ChurpOut 2013. (: 

Panoramic shot of the event. 

It was my first time to Setia City Park and I love the view here. (: Thank you sis and T for accompanying me to the ChurpOut and we always enjoy going to events together like how we go to Arthur's Day. (:

Yours truly posing with the beautiful view of Setia City Park. (: 

Behind the social media festival, ChurpOut 2013 was social media community ChurpChurp, which aims to bring together social media influencers in Malaysia and reward them for sharing the latest happenings, trends and brands with their friends. Churp Churp surprised the social media addicts by going for the vast outdoor park at Setia City Mall as a venue with colourful DOOF bean bags scattered throughout the whole venue. 

My baby girl, Jamie. (: 

There were a few Instagram contest where we would have to upload photos to win their limited edition Churp Churp badges. I also joined the competition to win myself a Line doll! :D 

 ChurpOut limited edition badges. (:

 

And here's the entry for the Instagram contest to win a Line doll! :D 

 My favourite part of ChurpOut2013. (:

Everyone was looking forward to the reverse bungee which was one of the highlights in this festival. Everyone gathered around to try out the reverse bungee. So did my sister, T and I. (:


Both sis and T wanted to try it too.. T went first. When it was T's turn, I was eager to try it out. But I told my sis that I would try after her. Eventually, after my sister went for the bungee, I decided not to try anymore because hers was way crazy. The bungee made her turn three rounds like a crazy woman whereas T was only a normal bungee jumping. I was afraid that I might vomit since I had my early lunch on that day.Somehow, I regretted for not trying out them out. 

Maybe you guys can have check out my YouTube videos on how the reverse bungee looked like. (:

Right after the reverse bungee activity, bloggers were ushered to each booths to know more about the activities and booths that were displayed on that day in Bloggers and Media Tour. Foodies were in for a treat at the Marketplace section of the fair, where ChurpOut 2013 official partner KyoChon made their Malaysian debut there. 

 




Members of the public had the chance to be the first to sample the freshest, healthiest chicken from one of South Korea’s largest, award-winning fried chicken restaurant franchises. The booth even attracted scores of fans of Korean mega stars Super Junior, the official ambassadors of KyoChon as the attendees had the chance to win Super Junior merchandise upon participating in games like a chilli chicken challenge, and a tongue twister challenge.

 I am a happy girl! :P

I was lucky enough to try out their KyoChon chicken. I had the original one as I can't really eat spicy food. 


Man, the chicken wings taste damn good. I seriously can't wait to try them in One Utama. (Missing all the good foods I had in Malaysia. T.T )


Pleasing the foodies as well was MAMEE, partnering ChurpChurp for ChurpOut for the second year in a row. At the MAMEE booth, members of the public satiated their hunger with various MAMEE Chef, Mister Potato, and MAMEE Monster products, and got entertained with several games as well.


Not forgetting, there were WOW Photobooth for us to take photos to keep as memories. I regretted for not taking more shots with my sister. =(


The Marketplace was also where the public could raid the wardrobes of influential fashion icons such as Audrey Ooi a.k.a. Fourfeetnine and Cheeserland of Foruchizu, and Hanis Zalikha, and scout for more great deals from various online boutiques such as Street Fashion by Sazzy Falak, Fashion Valet, Phat Culture, and more. Aside from serving as retail therapy, the shopping contributed to a good cause as well, as 10% of the profits went towards selected NGO partners for ChurpOut 2013.



After the bloggers and media tour, I grabbed the opportunity to capture a shot with Sue Ann and Nick. They are so nice and friendly! Thank you for organizing such an amazing event for social media addicts like me! *wide grin*

Sue Ann and Nick. (:

Other than providing interactional entertainment, the Street Fair section was also where art and creativity flourished. The festival brought together 7 of Malaysia’s most well-loved comic bloggers with 7 distinct styles, and throughout the day, Akiraceo, CheeChingy, Ernest Ng, Bolehland, Ericleeh, Ms Bulat and Kendylife showed off their skills illustrating papercraft caricatures, while their adoring fans looked on.



My sis is a big fan of Akiraceo.com. So she had Mr Jian Goh to draw a portrait of herself on a piece of paper. My sis was so crazy over him that she bought a phone cover of Miao Wafu Pafu for her phone. Too bad, iPhone 5 covers weren't released yet. So I did not buy. (:

The design is so damn cute! (:

Of course not forgetting to take a photo with Mr Jian Goh, the owner of Akiraceo.com. (:

Akiraceo.com, Jian Goh and I. (:

Apart from the generosity of the Marketplace vendors, the ChurpOut2013 charity initiative also included the sale of exclusive ChurpOut2013 Chari-Tees. Festival goers could order a customizable Chari-Tee with their own Twitter username on it, and RM 5 from the sale of each tee would go towards World Vision. I ordered one for myself too. (:

The Street Fair section of ChurpOut 2013 provided a carnival atmosphere throughout the day, where festival goers could find many of their favourite childhood carnival games there, such as the ring toss, stack-the-cans, bowling, and even an i Darts machine. There, attendees could also try their hand at blowing giant bubbles, and the free spirits could fly high with kites sold there as well.

Food, fashion and games weren’t all that ChurpOut 2013 had to offer. Always a supporter of the local music scene, ChurpOut 2013 showcased the best local talent in music and dance during the festival. Capoeira group Grupo Capoeira Cordão de Ouro Malaysia and cheerleading troupe Cheer Aces wowed the crowd with their energetic performances, while Youtube singer Sher Lin and Sunshine Band serenaded everyone with soothing tunes at the Center Stage.

 

 

In a partnership with leading independent movie distributor Nusantara Edaran Filem (NEF), local graffiti artist Kenji Chai and local designer Gilbert Ng provided a splash of colour for ChurpOut2013 as well with some unique art displays. In conjunction with the upcoming release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Chai worked on a collaborative “umbrella graffiti” art display which audiences could participate in as well, and also put his own spin on a dress inspired by Katniss’ in Catching Fire, designed exclusively by Ng.

 


After a full day’s worth of music, dance, food, art, games and fun, ChurpOut2013 has once again successfully rallied the Malaysian social media community, and demonstrated the ability of social media to bring people together. I will definitely join this event again! (:


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Monday, December 30, 2013

[Review] Ninetology U9X1 / HTC One ❤

Holla readers, I was in Taiping over the weekend to recuperate from the sickness I had for the past two weeks. Had terrible throat infection and coughing for these few weeks. Prolly because I had been eating a lot of fried food in Manila, the throat infection got worse up till today. However, Taiping air is really fresh that I am slowly recovering. Hopefully I am able to recover before I am back in Manila again. =/ 

Anyway, I had the opportunity to review two phones which is Ninetology U9X1 and HTC One all thanks to Ninetology. This is my first time reviewing gadgets so bear with me alright? (:

 HTC One on the left and Ninetology U9X1 on the right. (:

I am going to make a comparison in between these two phones. For HTC One, it has a sleek aluminium body while for U9X1, it has plastic body which makes it slightly lighter compared to HTC One. 

HTC One has a live home screen that streams all of your favourite content, a photo gallery that comes to life and dual frontal stereo speakers. 


Both are working on Android OS and pretty much the same when it comes to functions.


As you can see from the photo above, HTC One is bigger and more square-ish compared to U9X1 which is more rounded at the back.


U9X1 is lighter compared to HTC One and HTC One's back attracts me more compared to U9X1 because it shows the name of the brand. If I were to hold U9X1, no one can actually guess the phone I was carrying. So I prefer the logo on the back of the phone. (:

The back of Ninetology U9X1.

The back of HTC One.

However as you can see from above, U9X1 is easier to grip for girls' hand compared to HTC One. I find it slightly bigger for me. I personally doesn't like big phones. Anything bigger than HTC One is a "NO NO" for me as I find it hard for me to put in my pocket. Having it to keep in the handbag always may attract the snatch thieves to eye on my bag more.

As for the home screen, HTC One shows clearer and higher resolution compared to Ninetology U9X1.

Left: HTC One and Right: Ninetology U9X1

HTC One has screen size of 4.7 inches with 2.1 megapixel of front camera while U9X1 has 13 Megapixels rear and 2 Megapixels 720p HD front camera. Tried the both models' camera and here's the results:

L: Taken with HTC One and R: Taken with U9X1

Both are taken under the same light conditions and you can see that the one on the left is slightly darker compared on the right. However both possesses the same quality of photos as you can see. (: 

Overall, both features are almost the same except for the body of the phone. I prefer aluminium body compared to plastic body. However, in terms of size, I prefer to have U9X1's because it's easier for girl's hand to grip a phone nicely. (:


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Friday, December 27, 2013

[Review] bloop Nail Strip ❤

Have you really encountered a nail strip which is fast and easy to use? Thank you to HiShop Malaysia that I have the opportunity to review these pretty nail strips from Bloop! 


I have been trying out number of nail strips from other brands and this is my first time trying out this awesome nail strips!


This bloop nail strip is made with environmental-friendly materials, has a sheer protection to nail from breaking.


This nail strip is super thin and the design on the nail strip looks realistic on the nail. This allows air to penetrate through nails.


Tips on how to apply the nail strip:
1. Make sure nails are clean before using the nail strip.
2. Choose the best strip size for each nail
3. Remove the transparent protective layer
4. Align and place the nail strip on to the nail. (Note: The rounded ends should be facing the cuticle)


5. Rub strip over the nail starting from the center working it out toward the sides
6. Press the excess nail strip across the edges of the finger nail
7. Using a nail file, file off the excess strip in a downward motion


8. Rub striped nails again to move any excess bubbles.
9. For a longer lasting wear, apply a layer of bloop top coat nail polish.

  

 The nail strip is finally done! (:

Here's a short tutorial for the nail strip. (:



I love this nail strip because it is fast and easy to use by just peeling off the sticker from the film. Another advantage is that there's no drying time which you don't have to worry that the sticker is ruined.


It looks so real as if it's nail art done by the professional manicurist. And this nail strip can last about 5 - 7 days.

Look at the pretty nails! 

Bloop Nail It Strip comes in 3 packs with 3 different designs at the price of RM38.00 in HiShop webpage. (:

Pretty nails for Xmas season!

I seriously can't wait to purchase more of the nail strips and try them for the upcoming festive season. *wide grin* That's not all, my readers will get an exclusive RM20 rebate with minimum purchase of RM99. Type BLOOPNAILS and this promotion is valid till 31st January 2014. Go and grab now since they are having such awesome promotion!Remember to like BLOOP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloopinc

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