Saturday, July 21, 2007

Review - Sony NW-E010 Series MP3 Player

Are you kidding? Are they lipsticks? Can lipsticks play music?? ;) They are Sony NW-E010 Series MP3 Player - the gadget in a size of a lipstick can easily impress you and completely lift up your standard in defining a good-quality, stylish and versatile MP3 player. Yeah.. They are tiny, so that they can be easily fitted into your pockets or whatever places you want to keep it. The sound quality is really good with Stereo Clarity and Solid Bass Beats.

Oh yeah... There are 5 stylish and vivid colours: Black, Blue, Yellow, Pink , Purple to cater for your preference.

;) With NW-E010 Series, your life will be definitely never bored, always painted with your favourite MP3 tunes. You also can always listen to your favourite radio channels.

NW-E010 Series have 3-line colour display for your track list. Further more, your favourite artists' album cover can be displayed in 3-line colour! It's so cool!

To make your life easier, Sony Walkman’s new NW-E010 Series MP3 Player has easy direct USB transfer. :)

The battery life is amazing with 3 minute charge to enjoy 3 hours of playback! It is really important for music fans that are always accompanied with music.

Love it? Grab it today! :)

The official homepage of Sony NW-E010 Series MP3 Player:

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Review iCalvyn

Hi everyone, Calvyn is a cute young guy and a typically Penang kia (kia is a hokkien word for guy), according to the photo somewhere else. :p

How do I know about him? I get to know him online in the WebmasterMalaysia Forum which attracts a pool of webmasters/bloggers/e-enterpreneurs/developers etc. He is one of active members in that forum, and subsequently caught my attention to visit his blog. ;)

I feel touched that he is the 1st one to concern me and ask me whether I have any bog or website, indirectly inspiring me to get familiar with the blog sphere, using the blogspot platform mainly for practices before having the formal blog. In fact, he becomes my 1st blogger friend, although we had never met before. He also have congratulated me when I won the title of the Member of the Month for April 2007, May 2007 and June 2007. He is kind to help and share, especially if you have encountered problems related to blogging and website. Although he is pretty new in blogging using the formal own domain.

Calvyn is an IT Officer in Penang, he blog about his IT Officer life. He is now giving away free domain to who ever review his blog.

Gals, he is still available, if not mistaken. :) Try to date him before he is attached.

Do you know that?
- The WebmasterMalaysia Forum is initiated by ExaBytes, based in Penang.
- Penang is known as Silicon Valley of (North) Malaysia.

Also read:
Little Penang (Calvyn's first domain) or
Wiki - Penang
Official Tourism Website for Penang
Visit Penang Travel and Tourism

2nd Penang Bridge secures RM1.7bil loan from China

This marks another diplomatic milestone between Malaysia and China.

For the close ties between Malaysia and China, Malaysia is able to secure a huge loan of more than RM1.7 bil (US$500mil) from China for the 2nd Penang Bridge project (RM2.7bil). The huge loan is the largest for a single project given to a foreign country by China.

The loan will be handled over from the Bank of China to Bank Pembangunan, Malaysia.

Construction of the bridge will begin in early 2008 and be completed in 2011.
The bridge will link Batu Maung, Penang Island and Batu Kawan on the mainland of the Malaysian peninsular.

UEM will co-operate with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build the second Penang bridge.

Do you have any comments on this?

Do you know that?
- CHEC (
China Harbour Engineering Company) is one of the foremost builders of bridges in the world with brilliant achievements in constructing some longest bridges in the world.
- The 2nd Penang bridge (24km long) will be the longest in South-East Asia.
- In the diplomatic history, Malaysia was the first Asean country to have formal ties with China.

Also read:
RM1.7bil loan from China for the second Penang bridge
CHEC - Introduction
CHEC - Achievements

AFC Asian Cup 2007: Malaysia Vs. China 1 - 5 (Video)

Revenue: The Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date Time: July 10, 2007 20:35
Malaysia-China 1-5

Malaysia: Indra Putra Mahayuddin 72
China: Han Peng 15, 55, Shao Jiayi 36, Wang Dong 51, 90

Team Members:
Malaysia: Azizon Kadir, Fauzie Nan, Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Mohd Kaironissam Sahabuddin, Rosdi Talib, Sharulnizam Mustapha, Mohd Hardi Jaafar, Mohd Shukor Adan, Fadzli Saari (K. Nanthakumar), Hairuddin Omar, Akmal Rizal (Indra Putra Mahayuddin).

China: Li Leilei, Sun Xiang, Zhang Yaokum, Li Weifeng, Shao Jiayi (Li Tie), Sun Jihai, Han Peng (Dong Fangzhuo), Zheng Zhi, Wang Dong, Zhou Habin, Mao Jianqing (Zheng Bin).

The 1st goal (15th) scored by Han Peng, China.

The 2nd goal (36th) scored by Shao Jiayi, China.

The 3rd goal (51th) scored by Wang Dong, China.
The 4th goal (54th) scored by Han Peng, China.

The 5th goal (90th) scored by Wang Dong, China.

The 1st goal (73th) scored by Indra Putra Mahayuddin, Malaysia.

1) Weak discipline
- The Malaysian defenders didn't follow the coach's planned strategy.
2) Weak teamwork and tactics
- The Malaysian defenders didn't work out together to stop the Chinese strikers
3) Weak skills
- The Malaysian team always lost control of the ball.
4) Inaccurate attacks
- The Malaysian team missed some golden opportunities to score the goals.

Do you have any comments? Welcome to express your thoughts.

Also read:
Five-star China hand Malaysia a thrashing
Asian Cup: Drastic changes in Malaysian line-up
Asian Cup finals: Malaysia humiliated
Malaysia kena belasah
Anak buah Norizan langkah kiri
亞洲杯•諾利占峇分析敗因一針見血 大馬球員缺團隊精神
中国5比1摘开门红 老虎主场失威
中國強勢開門紅 大馬5體投地
喧宾夺主冲击亚洲之巅 朱家军两大纪录压日澳
China hammer co-hosts Malaysia
Zhu not resting on laurels
Loss of shape proves costly for Malaysia
Han on a high after double strike

Monday, July 9, 2007

Red Bean Series - Cendol

Yummy.... Tasty.... Cendol is a very popular dessert in Malaysia.
It consists of green pandan flavoured noodles, dipped in white coconut milk with brown sugar plus red beans, which are BIG size or normal size, depending on which sellers.

It costs between RM1 to RM1.50 per bowl.

The places for selling the best cendol in Penang:
- Penang Road
- Lorong Selamat Coffee Shop

Also read:

Red Bean Series - ABC (Ais Batu Campur) aka Ais kacang

No doubt, "ABC" (Ais Batu Campur) is the mother of all Malaysian dessert.

What does "ais kacang"? It is literally "iced beans".

Basically, ABC consists of shaved ice, showered with red and brown syrup, plus red beans, jelly and sweet corns, "attap chi" and evaporated milk.

Additionally, certain type of ABC is chilled up by a cup of ice cream on the top. :)

It costs from RM1.50 to RM3.50 per bowl, depending on the amount of the ingredients.

The famous place for selling ABC in Penang :
- Lorong Selamat coffee shop
- Swatow Lane

Also read:

Events for Visit Malaysia Year 2007

January 2007

* Flora Fest
* Florathon
* Floral Parade

February 2007

* Federal Territory Day
* Thaipusam Festival
* Le Tour de Langkawi
* Malaysia Open Golf Championship
* Chinese New Year Celebration and Open House

March 2007

* Malaysia GP Sale 2007
* Taman Negara Eco-Challenge

April 2007

* KL GP City Festival
* Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix
* Royal Go-kart Competition

May 2007

* Wesak Day
* National Water Festival - Labuan International Sea Challenge
* Johor International Orchid Show
* Colours of Malaysia
* World Harvest Festival 2007 & Gawai Dayak
* Tadau Kaamatan

June 2007

* Malaysia International Aerospace Exhibition
* Penang International Dragon Boat Festival
* Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival
* Japan GT
* Fiesta San Pedro
* Penang Bridge International Marathon

July 2007

* Ipoh Open International Run
* Rainforest World Music Festival 2007 - Penang
* Port Dickson International Triathlon
* KL Fest

August 2007

* Sultan's Cup Terengganu Endurance Challenge
* 50 Years of Nationhood - World Lion Dance Invitation
* Malaysia International Fireworks Competition
* Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon
* 50 Years of Nationhood - Merdeka Month Celebration

September 2007

* Sarawak Regatta
* Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix
* KL International Tatoo Show
* Penang International Lantern Festival

October 2007

* Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration and Open House
* Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week
* Heart of Borneo 4x4 Safari

November 2007

* Malaysia International Gourmet Festival
* World Drums Festival
* Deepavali Celebration and Open House
* Malaysia A1 Grand Prix - Grand prix of Nations
* Terengganu Monsoon Cup 2007

December 2007

* Malaysia Year End Sale Carnival
* KL International Busker's Festival
* Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition
* Christmas Celebration and Open House

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Red Bean Series - Red Bean Ice Cream, Simply Yummy

Red beans (Kacang Merah) are very popular in Malaysia for food, especially soup, desserts and buns. Red bean desserts and buns are easily spotted in Malaysia.

Do you like to eat it? Most likely, I bet you are. ;)

Nowadays, the red beans are also used as an ingredient in ice creams.

Today I just ate the "red bean ice cream" :), bought it from the Carrefour shopping mall, Perai, Penang, Malaysia. The pack consists of 10 sticks for RM6.00. It means one stick costs RM0.60.

Looked very familiar... Yeah... It is in the (rectangularly tube instead of circular) shape form.

It has a wooden stick as a handle, so that you can easily take the ice cream around, for examples, standing in front of the TV to watch the TV programme, standing in front of the housing compound.

:P Yummy... the embedded red beans are unveiled after a munch. ;)
Certainly, it is tasted - sweet, with crunchy red beans embedded.
It makes your day sweet.

Do you know that?
- Red beans are also known as azuki beans in English.

Also read:
Wiki - Azuki Bean
Wiki - Kacang Merah

Thursday, July 5, 2007

My Name is We Love Malaysia - Part 1

Hi :) My name consists of 3 wonderful and meaningful words - We Love Malaysia.

It is given to commemorate the special moment when I was born on 31 Aug.

I can speak Malay, Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew), English, and Tamil.

I like to eat nasi lemak, roti canai, laksa, curry mee, hokkien mee, satay, cendol, briyani and cappati on banana leaf.

I like to drink teh tarik and hainanese kopi.

(to be continued...)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Exabytes® Love Malaysia & Win Contest 2007

This is a very good chance for Malaysians to show the spirits of "WeLoveMalaysia" to the world !

Exabytes has launched "WeLoveMalaysia" contest, part of the celebration activities for Malaysia's 50th Anniversary of Nationhood. This contest begins on 1 July 2007 and ends on 31 August 2007, 5:00PM GMT +0800.

This contest invites every Malaysian to join the contest.

What are you Malaysians waiting for?
Grab this opportunity to show "WeLoveMalaysia"!

It is easy to participate with just 3 steps as below:
Step 1: Register as a contestant
Step 2: Attach the logo of "WeLoveMalaysia" at your website by inputing the script provided after you have registered.
Step 3: Get spotted by Exabytes and win yourself attractive prizes!

This is the link that you can join the contest:

Grand Prize :

Sony Ericsson W850i Handphone (worth RM 1200) x 1 winner

Consolation Prizes:

Wireless mouse and keyboard (worth RM 100 each) x 8 winners