8 Apr 2017

On Thursday, Linksys showcased Velop, its new whole home WiFi mesh at the Atlas. 
Velop is the first Tri-Band modular WiFi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations. Small and elegant, it can be placed anywhere in the house to deliver Tri-Band AC2200 WiFi.
Simply use the Linksys app and follow the simple instructions to setup Velop. Each node can dynamically utilize the three radios onboard to ensure you get the optimal connection. 
Pricing and Availability:
The Linksys Velop comes with a 3-year warranty and 24/7 consumer support for added peace of mind, and will be available in three different configurations at the following
  • (1 Pack) WHW0301 – S$349
  • (2 Pack) WHW0302 – S$599
  • (3 pack) WHW0303 – S$749
They will be available from various retailers starting from 12 April 2017! Challenger members can watch out for promotions on www.hachi.tech, Challenger stores.  Singtel Fibre Broadband customers can purchase a 3-pack unit at $30/month over a 24-month contract at Singtel shops. It will also be available from 12 May at Atlas showrooms, Newstead, selected Popular outlets and other authorized retailers.

Linksys Launches Velop in Singapore

21 Jan 2017


Goblin or also know as Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, is coming to an end for its run. I think it is time to write a review on this very popular drama that got me chasing from the start.

The drama tells the story of a 900 over years old goblin Kim Shin (aka the title character) acted by Gong Yoo, who aims to find his bride Ji Eun Tak (played by Kim Go Eun) to end his immortal life. He is being punished by the almightly. He met the amnesiac grim reaper (played by Lee Dong Wook) and together, they find out more about their pasts.

The drama kept flashing back to the past, where we know the identity of the goblin - Kim Shin. He was a general who died but was given immortal life in order to experience the pain over the lost of his loved ones. A punishment given to him. We also see the young king Wang Yeo, who ordered his death.

With the slow but steady unveiling of the relations between the characters, the drama kept me tuning in for more. The goblin and grim reaper kept bickering and fighting when they started to live together, and they become frienemies (friends + enemies). What makes me like the story is the interesting mix of traditional and modern expects of Korean culture, coming together to become a cohesive story.

I was lost for the first two episodes. Who is the young lady in red and who the granny who protects Ji Eun Tak. Why does the lady in red make the grim reaper choose the jade ring? From explanations online, I get to understand that she is the goddess of birth and fate in Korea. Ah, so that is why she protected Ji Eun Tak and brings the lady boss and grim reaper together.

Oh, why did the lady in red speak to Yoo Duk Hwa, the nephew (played by Yook Sung Jae) as if they knew each other?

We can see that the writer and production team took great lengths to make a good drama with the different flowers for different occasions. They carefully crafted each scene in the drama, releasing bits of clues for the viewers to decipher.

For that, I would recommend this drama to watch if you have not watched it. Enjoy the drama!


Drama poster from

Goblin Drama Review

The brand new Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (LTE) is launched in Singapore!
The new Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (LTE) introduces LTE support on the smartwatch with its embedded SIM (eSIM), through new revolutionary technology from Gemalto.

Users can download their respective profiles with ease, thanks to the unprecedented flexibility of the smartwatch which connects to the cellular network, enabling them to stay connected wherever they go, such as making phone calls, receiving messages and accessing their apps, even without their mobile phones.

The Gear S3 frontier (LTE) will be available at a recommended retail price of $598 at local telecommunication operators Singtel and Starhub. From 14 January 2017 to 15 February 2017, Samsung will be holding a launch promotion for the Gear S3 frontier (LTE). Customers who purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge during the launch promotion period will be able to enjoy $50 off their purchase of the Gear S3 frontier (LTE) and be entitled to receive a complimentary strap worth $68.

Users can now download the Samsung Gear S app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3, or the Samsung Gear Fit app for the Gear Fit2 on compatible iOS devices3 from the Apple App Store, and complete the pairing with their respective compatible Samsung wearable devices. With the new compatibility, iOS users will now be able to enjoy the various features and functions4 across the Gear family of devices, such as tracking their fitness by monitoring distance and route travelled, running pace, calories burned and heart rate.


Information and photo
from Samsung Singapore

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Available Now

7 Jan 2017

Singtel TV and Oh!K hosted Song Seung Heon's visit to Singapore to promote the highly-anticipated drama Saimdang (师任堂)! An exclusive meet-and-greet session was arranged just for Singtel TV subscribers today. The lucky fans had the opportunity to take photos and interact with him, ahead of a public meet-and-greet event at The Cathay.
Saimdang will premiere on Turner’s Oh!K (Singtel TV Channel 525 / 611) on 26 January 2017 at 9pm. Viewers can also catch it on the Hallyu pack on Cast.



Credits:
Top Photo - Singtel TV

Singtel TV and Oh!K hosted Song Seung Heon in Singapore

15 Dec 2016

Ultimate Ears launched a new app feature, the PartyUp, that allows you to wirelessly connect more than 50 Ultimate Ears speakers, bringing any party to a new level of epic. From 19 November to 17 December, Ultimate Ears will be invading several shopping malls in Singapore for the #PartyUpwithUE campaign!
Ultimate Ears’ waterproof (IPX7) and durable wireless Bluetooth® speakers, now, with the addition of PartyUp, you can wirelessly connect a mix of UE BOOM, UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM speakers together! Bring up the music in places where no other sound system can go, sharing music and moments in ways that weren’t previously possible.
Last week at Bugis Junction, Ultimate Ears showcased what the new PartyUp feature can do. With the top hits blasting from the wirelessly connected UE speakers, the bounce instructors from Kulture Studios performed on their trampolines. 

The public are welcome to receive a free training from them too!

Catch them this Friday and Saturday at Ion Orchard at these timings
16 December, 4pm to 5:30pm
17 December, 12:30pm to 2pm

PartyUp with UE

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