27 Jul 2017

Do you have plans for year end holidays! Feel like going for a holiday during the year end.

When you hear of friends going to cold countries like Korea, I feel like joining them! I have not been to a country with four seasons before, so I want to try going during the cold Winter period. Not sure if I am going to like it or not, but I am in!

Thinking of all the Winter activities like Snowboarding, skiiing. Just thinking about the cold weather in this hot weather makes me want to book a ticket there straight!

If I were to plan for my trip in Winter, the first thing I would love to try is skiing! It seems super exciting to ski in the snow!

Credit: Visit Korea

I can stay the day at a skiing resort and enjoy the day trying to pick up skiing! I hope I won't be falling down too much! Hehe.

Since I am there, as a Kiasu Singaporean, perhaps I will try snowboarding! Imagine riding the snow. Oh, I also want to try making a snow angel and a snowman! Do you wanna build a snowman?

Credit: Visit Korea

After a day out in the snow, I think I will be a glutton. Trying out every single local snacks there!Cr

I have played hockey before when I was younger. Maybe it is time to try out a game of Ice Hockey since I am there ?

With so many different Winter sports and activities to try out, maybe it is time to plan my year end getaway soon!

Oh yes! Speaking of the winter sports, PyeongChang 2018 is just around 200 days away!

Korea Tourism Organisation in Singapore has organised an event on Friday 28th July 2017 to countdown to the PyeongChang 2018! Fun filled afternoon where you can try out the sport for yourself, activities, snacks! Just visit Korea Plaza from 3 - 8 pm on 28th July 2017 (which is tomorrow!) for a great time immersing in the celebrations!  

Where should I go during the year end holidays?

22 Jul 2017

KBS is at it again. The School series is back in 2017. Running for its 7th season, this season revolves around the adolescents who are valued based on their academic ranking. 

Having watched the past two School series drama, namely School 2013 and School 2015, I am anticipating this season as the previous two were great. School 2013 portrays the friendships. Who Are You: School 2015 is a title filled with mystery, suspense, romance. 

The first two episodes kicked off with an introduction to the season. The series of defiance acts. Seems that someone or a group grew tired of the ranking system in place, and the endless mock exams. Who is the mastermind? 

The first two episodes paved the direction for the story to be developed later. Eun Ho became a scapegoat of the mischief that happened in school. The mastermind stepped out and helped her. Could it be the kind student president Dae Hwi or rude son of the school director Tae Woon? The drama hinted about a secret of Dae Hwi which Tae Woon knew. Something secret that is not revealed to the audience . I would say it seems to be a pretty interesting drama to watch out for. We shall see in the upcoming episodes! 

Check out the video from KBS World Facebook page!

Photo and Video from KBS World Facebook Page

School 2017 - World of ranking? #FirstThoughts

21 Jul 2017

Visiting Korea soon? Look out for LG Electronics' Airport Guide Robots and Airport Cleaning Robots!

Starting today, LG will put into trial service a number of Airport Guide Robots and Airport Cleaning Robots. The  Airport Guide Robot will roam the airport, providing information and assistance to the approximately 57 million travelers visitors travelling through Incheon International Airport while the Airport Cleaning Robot will be on hand to keep the floors impeccably clean.

The Airport Guide Robot understands four different languages – Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese using LG's voice recognition platform. The robot can provide information regarding boarding time and locations of restaurants, shops, and much more. With a quick scan of a boarding pass, the Airport Guide Robot can escort the late or lost traveler to the right departure gate on time.
Remember the LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ launched earlier this year? LG HOM-BOT’s powerful cleaning performance is built into the Airport Cleaning Robot. Applying autonomous navigation, and object-avoidance capability to a commercial, public environment. This robot detects the areas that require the most frequent cleaning, stores those locations in its database and calculates the most efficient routes to get there.

Images from LG Electronics Singapore

LG Airport Robots at Incheon International Airport

18 Jul 2017

The World's lightest LG gram 14! Here is a
chance to be that lucky winner to walk away with the LG gram 14Z970!

Simply join the facebook contest on LG Singapore Facebook Page!

Step 1: Like LG Singapore’s Facebook Page
Step 2: Like the contest post
Step 3: Share the post with your settings to public
Step 4: Snap a photo or video while lifting our LG gram 14Z970 (Hint: Check out the list of authorized retailers included in T&Cs). Tell or show what you love most about it!
Step 5: Upload your photo or video in the comment box and tag 5 friends

Contest ends 10 August 2017, at 12 noon. Be creative and convince us on what you like about LG gram! Best of luck!

T&Cs apply: http://spr.ly/61848qakG

Stand a chance to win a LG gram!

28 Jun 2017

LG is having its LG Red Fair 2017 from now till 15 August 2017! 

Looking for LG’s newest innovative living solutions? Offering more value with each purchase, customers can enjoy rewarding promotions on selected products, there is no better time than now to make your modern living dreams come true!

Check out the following promotions!

Home Entertainment Promotions

  1. Gift with Purchase: Purchase selected OLED TVs and be rewarded with free gifts worth up to S$1,199 as well as a pre-paid MasterCard® worth up to S$500.
  2. Lucky Draw Contest: Purchase selected Dolby Atmos® OLED TVs or the SJ9 sound bar and stand a chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles worth S$8,000.
  3. LG-Singtel Bundle Promotion: Purchase any LG TV and enjoy promotional prices for Singtel Fibre packages with a two-year plan.
Home Appliances Promotions
  1. Gift with Purchase: Purchase selected products and receive free gifts which includes cold press juice extractor and more, worth up to S$239.
  2. Get additional free grocery vouchers when you purchase any two selected LG home appliances from any two product categories.
Mobile Promotion
  1. Get a free flip case worth S$58 and an additional 12-month warranty with purchase of LG G6.

To find out more about the LG Red Fair, be sure to go over to http://www.lg.com/sg/promotions .

LG Red Fair is back!

June holidays just ended right? Or are you planning for your next trip already? 

Located in the Gangwon Province of South Korea, PyeongChang is hosting the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Here are some reasons why you should see PyeongChang 2018 and what to expect!

1. The cold weather


The PyeongChang city is gearing up to welcome its visitors during the Winter Olympics held during 9th - 25th February 2018. As South Korea is a country with four seasons, February is the winter season. If snow and cold weather is your thing, February is the best time to visit!

Get ready your winter wear, and have fun in the snow!

2. Be part of history!

The PyeongChang 2018 or the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, is the second Olympic Games in South Korea. The first is the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. PyeongChang won against two other cities in the bidding to become the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Oh yes, did I mention the very cool emblem? The emblem is made up of ㅍ and ㅊ which are the first Korean consonants in the syllables of PyeongChang. The symbol ‘ㅍ’ symbolizes the harmony of Heaven, Earth and Man. The symbol ‘ㅊ’ represents snow, ice, and the winter sports athletes.

3. Cute Mascots!

So cute right?

The cute mascots Soohorang (White Tiger) and Bandabi (Asiatic Black Bear) welcomes the visitors to the PyeongChang 2018. 

How do they come about?

Soohorang, the white tiger is the mascot for the 2018 Winter Olympics. “Sooho,” meaning protection in Korean, symbolizes protection offered to the athletes, spectators and other participants in the 2018 Games. “Rang” comes from the middle letter of “Ho-rang-i,” the Korean word for “Tiger,” and is also the last letter of “Jeong-seon A-ri-rang,” a cherished traditional folk song of Gangwon Province, where the Games will be held.

Bandabi, the Asiatic black bear is the mascot for the Paralympic Games in 2018. or “ban-dal-ga-seum-gom” (the bear with a half-moon mark on the chest) symbolises strong willpower and courage in the Korean folklore. “Banda” is derived from “ban-dal,” the Korean word for the half-moon. “Bi” stands for celebration of the Games.

4. Competition Sports

24 disciplines, from Skiing to Skating to Snowboarding! Three categories - snow, ice and sliding sports. Athletes from all around the world will come to PyeongChang to compete in the various sports! Remember to check out here for ticketing information!

5. Location

PyeongChang is bordered by Jeongseon in the east, Gangneung in the northeast. The Olympic Games venues are grouped as the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster and the Gangneung Coastal Cluster for easy reference. All locations are within 30 minutes driving distance from the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

How to get there?

The PyeongChang is linked from Incheon Airport and Seoul by highway, local roads and KTX. The KTX line between Incheon and West Wonju is upgraded and a new line between Wonju and Gangneung is built! With Wonju - Gangneung line opens for service, you will get to the heart of the games in less than 2 hours from the Incheon Airport! 

It will also be linked to Seoul. So shopping at Dongdaemun market or a trip to the N Seoul Tower, anyone?

There are more information available on PyeongChang 2018 official website. Do check it out for updates and more!

5 reasons why you should visit PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

16 Jun 2017

This Father's Day, check out the recommendations for gift ideas that LG has in store for our ultimate hero!
LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W7 - The Award-winning TV
Razor thin, measuring 2.57mm, the TV is as thin as two Singapore $1 coins. The TV is so light that it can be mounted on the wall using only magnetic brackets. Resembling a piece of exquisite wall art, the W7 adds sophistication to any space. Its revolutionary pixel dimming control technology reproduces the most lifelike images, enabling Dad to revel in the finest audiovisual experience from the comfort of the couch.

LG SJ9 Sound Bar - The Cinematic Audio Experience
The SJ9 is LG’s first soundbar that harnesses the power of Dolby Atmos® technology, achieving powerful, moving sounds that Dad will enjoy, thanks to its delivery of high-resolution audio. With up firing speakers that deliver a sense of realism and height, Dad can now enjoy the cinema sound.

LG SJ7 Sound Bar Flex - The Flexible Audio Solution
A powerful 320W sound bar, the LG SJ7 comes in two modules and can be used in many ways: as a powerful sound bar when placed together, or a front and rear setup for a surround sound experience. The SJ7 also supports Bluetooth® setup as a portable option to stream music on the go.
LG 38UC99 Monitor - Optimized Productivity for the All-rounder Dad
The 38UC99 boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio – with a wider field of view, Dad can work with comfort and focus, controlling and monitoring programs simultaneously without having to toggle between various windows. 

Additionally, as the first UltraWide monitor to feature a USB Type-C port, the 38UC99 allows Dad to easily connect and display 4K videos, transmit data as well as charge devices such as a smartphone or laptop at once without having to sort out a tangled mess of wires. 

LG 34UC79G - A Visual Experience that Will Please the Young-at-heart Gamer
Is Dad a fan of first-person-shooter games? If so, the LG 34UC79G curved UltraWide gaming monitor will help Dad be the winning player. It combines a blindingly fast refresh rate with advanced one millisecond Motion Blur Reduction for Dad to enjoy fluid gaming motion. What is more, the AMD FreeSync offers a smoother experience without any stuttering or screen tearing. Dad can now achieve his goal of becoming the next top scorer!
LG Styler - To the Dad with a Flair for Style
Help Dad look dapper 24/7. LG Styler’s marquee steam technology refreshes his suits and blazers in a fraction of the usual time, as well as eliminates more than 99.9 percent of bacteria and germs. With deep-penetrating steam and moving hangers, it also reduces wrinkles in Dad’s clothes. Now, he can dress to impress effortlessly!

LG G6 - For the Dad Whom Captures the Best Moments For Keepsakes
The LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display and a new 18:9 screen aspect ratio. It is also the first smartphone to support Dolby Vision technology maximize his mobile viewing experience. 

Boasting a front and rear wide-angle, Dad will be able to capture more breathtaking views in the background while easily including friends and family in the photo without the need to squeeze. 

With IP68 Dust & Water resistance, Dad no longer need to worry about accidental splashes of water on the phone while washing his car! Oh, check out my review on the phone too!

To find out more, check out www.lg.com/sg

What to get for Father's Day? Here are gift ideas from LG!

15 Jun 2017

LG Electronics launched its LG G6 earlier in April 2017. The latest flagship phone from LG packs a number of features such as IP68 water and dust resistance and Google Assistant built in. I have a chance to take the LG G6 for a spin for two weeks to test out some of the features. 

The LG G6 comes in three colours at its launch - Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White. The review set from LG comes in Astro Black. LG G6 comes with a 18:9 QHD+ FullVision display instead of the usual 16:9 aspect ratio. This means more room for more details. The details seem richer on the LG G6 screen.

The screen to body ratio is great with little space for bezel on the sides. I like the aluminium frame that spots a soft matte finish which gives is some grip yet it is smooth. LG says the rounded corners are there to disperse the impact if the phone is dropped.

When held in the hands, the LG G6 feels more comfortable to be held in the hands than some of the phones in the market. 

The fingerprint sensor at the back can be a little easy to activate. When placed in my pocket, I have tried activated it accidentally when the pockets brushed against my skin. However, it is good that it is sensitive to my touch so I could get the phone to quickly unlocked with a touch.

The phone is much easier to grip and hold in one hand and gets unlocked when my finger is in place at the sensor. I brought it out for a week to test the usability and to take photos with the improved camera and camera app.

The LG G6 comes with not one but two cameras. Both cameras now comes in 13 MP, so check out how much more you can capture with the wide angle and regular cameras in comparison below.

Regular Camera

Wide Angle Camera

The enhanced camera application has the Square Camera mode. This is good especially for Instagram as you will have your photo canvas already in 1:1 ratio. Of course the Square Camera mode does not stop at giving you the 1:1 ratio, it brings Snap shot,  Match shot, Grid shot and Guide shot. LG has a great video on the modes.

As I love to share photos, the guide shot helps a lot and is my favourite shooting mode in the Square Camera mode. It gives you a "template photo" to literally guide you where to place your plate or food. Effortlessly making sure that your photos are consistent. Gif (debate is over, the creator say it is "jif") can also be easily created with the photos shot using the same template, giving a cohesive animated graphic within a few taps.

I also played around with the 360 Panorama mode. With the guide on the screen and the wide angle camera, more can be captured. Check out my photo at the link and have a tour of the Pang Sua Pond. https://goo.gl/photos/BsB89nMGEj9RQzZG8

Besides all these features, what I like about the G6 is that it is dual sim feature. However. the second sim slot shared with the memory card. What makes me want to mention about the dual sim feature is that the LG G6's OS comes with features that makes managing dual sim usage easier. Widgets, the notification area, and the cost save mode to make all the calls on one sim card. All are subtle but useful features to have.

So what is my take? I love the features on the new LG G6 especially the camera. The enhanced camera and application make taking beautiful photos easy with the LG G6.

To find out more about the LG G6, you can check out the official website at http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-G6.

LG G6 Hands On

12 Jun 2017

This June, check out these new shows premiering on AXN and Sony Channel!

NCIS: Los Angeles – Season 8 Premiere
Premieres Jun 7, every Wednesday at 9.45pm on AXN.
(Singtel TV Ch 304 and StarHub TV Ch 511)

Blue Bloods – Season 7 Premiere
Premieres Jun 21, every Monday to Thursday at 10.35pm on AXN.
(Singtel TV Ch 304 and StarHub TV Ch 511)
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Casual – Series premiere
Premieres Jun 21, Wednesdays at 8.30pm on Sony Channel.
(Singtel TV Ch 316, StarHub TV Ch 510)

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Younger – Season 4 premiere
Premieres Jun 29, Thursdays at 8.30pm on Sony Channel.
(Singtel TV Ch 316, StarHub TV Ch 510)

The Night Shift – Season 4 Premieres
Premieres Jun 26, Mondays at 8.55pm on Sony Channel.
(Singtel TV Ch 316, StarHub TV Ch 510)

Check these shows out in June on AXN and Sony Channel

11 Jun 2017

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Ultimate Ears launched its new Second Street Collection! It will come with eight new patterns and colours for Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 and Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM.

Cityscape and Urban Zebra showcase bold geometrics and stark, graphic patterns in neutral tones inspired by the monolithic structures in the urban landscape. After Hours and Marina embody a classic palette of red and blue turned up to an electrifying intensity. Midnight Garden, Stone, Cashmere and Lilac feature soft, warm and vaguely luminous tones inspired by the hazy light of spring.

The Boom2 and Megaboom are available at S$249 and S$399 respectively from now (Boom 2 Stone design will be available in July). Check them out here at http://www.ultimateears.com/en-sg/street-collection

Information and photo from Ultimate Ears.

Ultimate Ears launched the new Second Street Collection