22 Nov 2016

I have been busy getting my life in place. So that explains why I have yet to update my blog for ages.

The K2 completed its run in Korea just two weeks back. The political thriller features action packed scenes that will keep the viewers on the edge of their seat.

Featuring Ji Chang Wook and Im Yoona (SNSD) as the lead, the drama is about how a hired mercenary who ends up as a bodyguard in a very powerful security company with connections politically.

Kim Jae Ha (Ji Chang Wook), the protagonist of the drama tries to get over the death of his girlfriend, whom he decided to marry once he is back in Korea. However, she died because of the antagonist.

Jae Ha was framed for killing the girl. Not just that, he is also wanted because of reasons which will be revealed in the later part of the drama. He somehow managed to get back to Korea, and on the way met Anna (Yoona), who was hidden overseas by the stepmother. (Cinderella?) 

In the world of coincidence of Korean dramas, the stepmother will also become his employer, his revenge buddy, his "friend". 

The drama features intense action scenes with Jae Ha keep getting into fights with the goodies and baddies. Mostly the baddies. Very soon, he finds himself in the middle of a political fight, a family feud, a family problem, with all the main characters. With plot twist and the episodes keeping us in suspense, it is hard to predict what will happen in the next scene. 

I like the romance between Jae Ha and Anna in addition to all those action. Not the "cannot make up his/her mind" kind in many Korean dramas. The slow building up of interests in the two makes it a sweet addition in an otherwise very action packed drama.

So what will happen in the end? Will there be a happy ending? Go watch it and find out yourself!

Photo from The K2 Facebook.

The K2 Drama Review

18 Sep 2016

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a great piece of news to fans and gamers!

The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle will be available here!

The Coalition - the studio developing Gears of War 4 – and the Xbox design team collaborated and designed the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle to resemble a unique piece of hardware lifted right out of the game, bearing the battle marks of surviving a desperate fight with Gears of War 4’s ferocious new enemies – the Swarm. Featuring laser-etched scratches on the console’s chassis, bloody thumbprints on the controller’s red metallic D-pad the limited edition bundle is the closest you can get to the ultimate Gears of War 4 experience.

The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle is available at S$699. It includes a battle-weathered custom Xbox One S console with a 2TB hard drive, an all-new Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, full game download of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition for both Xbox One and Windows 10, a Gears of War 4 Season Pass and eight additional Gear Packs.

Information from Microsoft

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle

9 Jul 2016

At City Square Mall, be spoilt for choices at City Square Mall’s Food Festival 2016 with new restaurant openings, exciting F&B promotions and attractive gifts with purchase this July!

From 1 to 31 July, shoppers who present (a maximum of) three same-day receipts from any outlet (except pushcarts and non-tenant atrium events) will be entitled to redeem a $5 City Square Mall F&B voucher with minimum $150* spent ($250* if including NTUC FairPrice receipts), and an additional canvas tote bag if a minimum of $200* is spent ($300* if including NTUC FairPrice receipts). These promotions are limited to the first 5,000 and 1,000 redemptions respectively, while stocks last!

More reason for you to visit City Square Mall with 11 weekday lunch sets at only $9.90 from Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays) in July. Enjoy complimentary weekday parking worth $3, in addition to free weekday lunchtime parking for the first one and a half hours between 12 and 2pm (excluding public holidays), with minimum $60 spent..

City Square Mall recently welcomed several new F&B options that cater to various food preferences from Western to Chinese and Korean. Din Tai Fung, Crave, Face to Face Noodle House, Seoul Jjimdak are now available in City Square Mall!

For more details on the activities and promotions, visit https://citysquaremall.com.sg/ or check out City Square Mall’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/citysquaremall.

Information from
City Square Mall

Indulge in food at City Square Mall

27 Jun 2016

Last Sunday night, Singapore Babyz have a chance to see their favorite B.A.P members up close at City Square Fountain Square in Singapore!

The popular South Korean boy band members took turns to answer questions from the media. The fans even sung the birthday song for Daehyun whose birthday is on June 28! Check out the video below:

B.A.P Live on Earth 2016 World Tour Singapore Awake Press Conference

6 Jun 2016

Singtel showcased how it takes entertainment on the go to a whole new level with Singtel TV GO app!
Singtel TV GO is an app that helps you enjoy over 120 channels on up to three devices, whether you’re relaxing at home or on-the-go. The app also allows you to use your mobile devices as a remote control, or set up programme reminders, schedule recordings with your Singtel TV. 
For the soccer fans, you can find the sports portal to help you get into the game! Fixtures, team news, video highlights are just some of the features of the sports portal to get you into the game. For soccer fans again, Singtel TV has also announced that it has secured broadcast rights for UEFA Euro 2016 as well as Copa America 2016, so you can have the freedom to catch all matches on CH142 and CH141 through the Singtel TV GO application!

The application can be found on Google Play or the App Store! Find out how to subscribe to it here!
Good news for Singtel TV subscribers! MTV Live (CH349), MTV China (CH550), and AXN (HD) (CH304) are here on Singtel TV! These channels will be available for all Singtel TV subscribers for free viewing till 23 June 2016!

To find out more about Singtel TV GO, you can check out http://www.singteltv.com.sg/singteltvgo/

Information and photos from Singtel TV

On The Go Entertainment with Singtel TV GO

4 Jun 2016

LG will be releasing the LG Stylus 2 Plus in Singapore on the 11 June 2016!
While consistent with the original LG Stylus 2's design, LG Stylus 2 Plus packs 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor, a sharper 5.7-inch Full HD IPS display and higher resolution 16MP rear camera, with a flash on both sides for clearer photos and videos in low light. Other improvements include more RAM and the choice of colors: Titan, Gold and Brown.

It retails at S$498 and will be available at all Singtel, M1 and StarHub outlets as well as authorized retailers. Available in titan, gold and brown, a free transparent jelly case and screen protector (worth S$32) will be included with every purchase while stocks last!

Key Specifications:
- Display: 5.7-inch Full HD IPS Quantum Display
- Chipset: 1.4GHz Octa-Core
- Camera: Rear 16MP / Front 8MPMemory: 3GB RAM / 16GB ROM / Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Size: 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm
- Weight: 145g
- Network: LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
- Colors: Titan / Gold / Brown

Information from LG Electronics

LG Stylus 2 Plus coming to Singapore

27 May 2016

Logitech released the K380 Multi-Device Keyboard late last year! Promised to be able to take up to three devices via Bluetooth, the K380 is awesome for everyone who needs to switch between workstations to get your work done.

Even if you have just one device, the K380 fits right in too!
The K380 is a neat little keyboard that weighs less than 500g (423g to be exact). Weighing that little, you can nicely tug this into your laptop bag while on the go.

The Logitech K380 Multi-Device keyboard takes up less than half the space compared to my 14" laptop. That is around 124 mm x 279 mm x 16 mm. Placing the K380 adjacent to my laptop leaves ample space for me to move my mouse despite my tiny desk space. 

The review set that I have comes in blue, exactly the shade of blue I loved! It does come in black too!
The K380 features round buttons for its numbers and alphabets. Possibly that saves some space to squeeze the most out of the small profile. It is a nearly a full keyboard without the number pad. It is not a big deal for me without the number pad but for those who love number crunching, you can still use the the 1 - 0 number buttons right above.
The keyboard is slanted at a degree, making the typing easier!

In order to pair the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Keyboard, you have to turn the device on by using the mechanical switch on the left side of the keyboard. I missed this button and mistakenly return the keyboard thinking it is not working. Haha!

If you are wondering if your device is compatible, it can run on any Bluetooth ­enabled computers or other devices that support external keyboards (HID profile). Android 3.2 or later, iOS 5 or later, Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.10 or later, Chrome OS, Apple TV are among the lists of devices that are supported.
To use your K380 to pair with your laptop or device, hold the "lighter coloured" device number key (e.g. 1) for about three seconds. Select the K380 in your device's bluetooth menu and key in a confirmation number. WIth that, you are good to go!

To pair the next device, just press the next available device number key. To overwrite the paired device, simply repeat the same steps.
With my laptop and android tablet paired to the device, switching between devices is straightforward. Press the K380's device number keys right on the top, and you can switch between your three devices with ease. I set my laptop at 1, and my tablet at 2. You need to get use to the which key belongs to which device. After a while, you will get used to it.

One thing I realised is that the device indicator will go off after a few seconds, leaving you to guess when you come back to your workstation, is it my laptop or my tablet that it is connected to?

I thought of a way to overcome this, and that is to press the key belonging to that device that you wanted to use. This way, it will be sure your next keystroke will be for the device you wanted.

I could easily switch between my android tablet and search for information on the press kit while I type out my blog posts. As it is OS-Adaptive, the K380 automatically detects and maps the keys to the connected device. 

On the whole, the keyboard is very user friendly, and pretty responsive to the switch between devices. I could quickly switch between my laptop doing work and my tablet to change the song playing on YouTube. With two devices connected to the K380, it actually reduces time to lift up the hands from typing and reduce the need to introduce another keyboard on the cramped desk. More space for more gadgets!

The Logitech K380 is already available at stores in Singapore! To find out more about the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Keyboard, simply head over to www.logitech.com !

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Review

15 Apr 2016

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has appointed SamKnows a global leader in broadband measurement performance, to independently measure the performance that consumers receive from their internet service providers.
By taking part in the National Internet Measurement Infrastructure (NIMI) project, Singapore consumers can join thousands of other consumers in putting their ISPs to the test and ensuring they are getting the quality of experience that they are expecting.
The information collected during this project will enable ISP providers (MobileOne, MyRepublic, SingTel, StarHub, SuperInternet, ViewQwest) improve the speeds and reliability of their internet connections.

Interested participants can apply for a free Whitebox at https://www.samknows.com.sg/.

To learn more about the NIMI project, please visit IDA's website.

Information from
IDA/ SamKnows

IDA appointed SamKnows to measure the performance of ISP

10 Apr 2016

On Wednesday, LG Electronics showcased its 2016 TV lineup. This includes the addition of the LG Signature OLED TV, OLED 4K TVs as well as SUPER UHD TV to the going family of TV offered by LG.

LG’s newest addition, the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV is recently awarded at the iF Design Awards 2016. The amazing 2.57mm-thin OLED panel is less than four credit cards stacked together, bearing the LG’s unique Picture-on-Glass design concept.
The LG Signature is available in 77" and 65" featuring OLED displays, 4K resolution, OLED high dynamic range, Ultra HD Alliance’s (UHDA) HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

LG Electronics also demonstrated its E6 and C6 OLED 4K TVs. These TVs can handle HDR content and 4K picture flawlessly.

LG also offers the SUPER UHD TV models UH950T, UH850T and UH770T with Super Picture technologies such as HDR Super and In-plane Switching (IPS) 4K Quantum Display. Also available is Ultra HD 4K TV, UH650T.

For more information on LG's TV Lineup, visit www.lg.com/sg

Information from
LG Electronics Singapore

LG Electronics 2016 Television Lineup

15 Mar 2016

Sudio, the Swedish earphone brand, is now available right here in Singapore!

Sudio is established 2012 in Stockholm Sweden and already has presence in 15 Asian countries. Sudio offers a that is mix between elegant and preppy that caters to the fashion industry led by companies such as Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Gant. 

The timeless, elegant of design of Sudio's products comes from the hint of gold, the genuine leather carrying pouches and the careful choice of materials. It easily complements a wardrobe of that allows one to showcase their personality in a classy and vibrant way. Sudio’s earphones will also seamlessly tie in with the customer’s belts, watches and other accessories alike.
Their most popular model, Vasa, has a touch of rose gold detailing that makes the product incredibly stylish. It is available both wireless and corded version. The 10,2 mm driver has been tuned to deliver extremely clear tunes with a natural bass. With Vsa, you are able to hear every instrument in your favorite songs, just as if you were inside the recording studio. The Klang and Två models are also available in Singapore.

The Sudio Vasa, Klang and Två earphones are now available at selected Epi Center, Lenovo, Best Denki, Polaris and TREEOO outlets. For students, Eight Flags is offering a student pricing. Check 

For more information, please visit http://www.sudiosweden.com/sg/where-to-buy today!

Sudio now available in Singapore