Author Archives: xcarpathia

GUNDAM!

Yes, gundam is a big deal not only in Japan but the world over. Malaysia just got their new Gundam hobby concept store open in Da Men shopping mall.

awesome toys!

Live blogging from Sony Premium audio

Got invited to my favorite high end audio line up from Sony at best western hotel

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More to come. Quite excited to see sony launching the new A series Walkman player in malaysia!

Pic spam!
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New digi ad..or is it?

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20 highest paid execs/ceo in malaysia 2013

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Western Digital

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I am a hoarder. yup. i hoard tons and tons of pictures, movies and ripped musics over several external hard drives, big and small. I usually buy 3.5″ hard disk as they have the best for buck and i always end up with western digital as they have an excellent RMA service if i ever need to use them.

However, this year alone, two of my western digital green power 2TB hard disk failed. Now, this is frustrating because the mean time between failure (MTBF) is around 2 years. 2 YEARS!!

imagine losing all your precious baby and family pics.

Then i realised, all in all, i had experience 4 western digital hard disk failures ( 3 x 3.5″ hard disks and 1 x 2.5 external hard disk) . This got me thinking, am i at fault ?

But, i also have other brands hard disk at home : Samsung, Hitachi, Buffalo and they are all more than 3 years all running without any problems. never once do i have to do RMA !

my next course of action ? i gotta start backing up my precious data on another brand hard disk to be safe. my trust in western digital hard disk brand is not where it was .

Mcdonald’s Malaysia Boycott

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Anti Israel sentiments are running high among certain quarters in malaysia and that has resulted in calls for boycott of Israel linked companies. One such company that is now being accussed of supporting Israel in malaysia is non other than Mcdonald’s.

As reported by few medias , Mcdonald’s Malaysia apparently took out a full page ad on SINAR HARIAN to reiterate their stand that they do not support fund Israel in anyway.

My only question is, why did Mcdonald’s only placed the ad in Sinar Harian but not other malay dailies? The ad in question was also not put up on their facebook page.

Full story here :

Pasar Ramadan Kelana Jaya

Some of you may recall my post last year on the Setapak Pasar Ramadan (PARAM for short)  so this year i decided to check out the one in kelana jaya instead. It is not as big as Putrajaya or Shah Alam but it is well known for some well known stalls that have been operating there every year.

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For some reason, i find kelana jaya Param to be very…. smoky…lots of bbq, satay, lamb, and ikan bakar stalls here!

Guess why this is makcik laughing ? hehehe….

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One of the best hidden secret of Kelana Jaya Param is this makcik’s stall. Her Sambal Petai Pau is so famous that THE STAR reporter was there yesterday also to cover the story! So , next time…pandai pandai go kelana jaya look for this stall!

 

Oh…guess which celebrity i bumped into at kelana jaya param!  nampak tak ?

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Yeah…one of her fans asked me to help snap a pic…so i did lah…… azura zainal needs no introduction kan…kan ?

And in case you were wondering what azura was looking at in the 1st picture….here it is..

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Yeah, i was just as surprised as well. There was actually one stall closed with a tutup sign. i guess everyone needs a break once in a while and pamper their friends and family to a great feast. anyone knows what this great offer from CIMB is about ? makan 4 orang bayar untuk 3 sounds like a great deal, especially at doubletree !

 

 

 

ZQ’s story

ZQ’s story.

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Ikea Hackers Part 2

Some of you probably recall of my earlier posting on Ikea hackers , a fan site that has all ikea fans around the world contributing their ideas on how the “hack” ikea furnitures how they see fit.

What i DIDNT know was, the site was owned by a Malaysian and a new interesting development came up

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After 8 long years of operating, Ikea finally noticed this when the site owner started advertising the site to get more visitors.

Apparently Ikea is not happy with how the site is making money, so we will have to see how this pans out.

Full story here 

What do i personally think ? Should IKEA acquire them ? That should be a big yes (barring any legal complications of users getting injured after hacking their ikea furniture) or at least support them. Yes, so the site is making a little money but the ripple effect of it driving more ikea sales ( i know i bought hell of a lot more after getting new ideas from the site) is a win win scenario for both.

Lego dont kill all their fan sites that share new creative ideas to build lego just because they made some money off their site or youtube video content, so good folks at Ikea, dont kill off ikeahackers please.

Note : i do not know the owner of ikea hackers site. i am merely stating my opinion to what seems like a crazy attempt by Ikea to kill off a genuine site helping ikea owners to find ways to use their products creatively.

 

Update : More media coverage on this news, this time, from marketing magazine malaysia. Click here for full story

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