June 10, 2011

The vote is in!

Have you done your part and vote? Oh, don't worry the election is not here yet. I'm not talking about voting for your favourite political party but I'm talking about voting for your favourite M&M's coz you wouldn't want to miss winning M&M's prizes of your choice worth up to USD1000 right? Well, I'm a certified contest junkie so I enter any and every contest I can find. This one is no exception.

Last Sunday, after my family and I got out from the Pet World Malaysia 2011 exhibition, we went to Jusco to get some goat milk and we came across these colorful giant choc poppers near the LG entrance. There was altogether five of them, happily hopping around near the M&M's booth. My family and I was most attracted to the yellow one, coz he's just so cute holding his sign upside down. LOL! And so I did my part in voting for my favourite M&M's character - I think you can guess which one I voted for right? You can vote too, right here.

I feel for the people wearing these costumes. It is not an easy job, especially when dealing with kids. They can be unintentionally mean sometimes. LOL! Oh, I was also told that the mascots will be visiting local colleges and universities to garner votes. So don't forget to vote for your favourite guys!

We also voted for the best restaurant to eat in and the others won. I voted for Tony Roma's but everyone else said they want Manhattan Fish Market so I had to eat fish instead of meat that day. What can I say right, you gotta learn to compromise, especially with those whom you love.

But whatever it is though, it is fun to go out with your whole family once in a while, especially now that my brothers and I are all grown up. Try to spend as much time as you can with your family before it is too late.

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June 08, 2011

Happy Smurfs Day

Yesterday, I woke up, drove away from home and found myself in a very foreign village. Everybody there was blue, including myself, which I thought was such a coincidence. But then more and more people came and everybody was excited with what's going on in the tiny little village. I couldn't help it but I was excited too. And then only I realized that I was also, *gasp*, Smurfed.

 Smurfs Village

HEHE.. Aren't these Smurfs overflowing with cuteness? I used to grow up with Smurfs. I actually had a bed sheet of the Smurfs characters when I was younger. Wow, that seemed like eons ago. But now, they're back and they're here to spread their blue fever to the younger generation of today too!

There were lots of activities during the "Happy Smurfs Day" celebration yesterday at IPC Shopping Centre, Mutiara Damansara. We, the members of the media & special guests were given a "Smurftastic Surprise" with 20cm high Smurfs figurines scattered around the entrance and Ground Floor of IPC as well as given the chance to taste the special 3D fondant Smurf Cupcake. 


 Awww so cute!

The "Happy Smurfs Day" is actually in celebration of the Global Smurfs Day which will be held on 25th June. The Global Smurfs Day is celebrated worldwide to remember the late Smurfs creator, Peyo (1928 - 1992) who celebrates his birthday on the same day.

 Clumsy, Smurfette & Papa Smurf

Yesterday too, we were informed that there is a Smurf-o-Graphy Contest going on from 7th - 19th June where contestants are invited to submit their most creative photo with one or all three of the Smurfs costume characters (when they appear at IPC at selected times) above. All you gotta do is submit your photo with a slogan either via e-mail, post or you can check out Sony Pictures Facebook for more details. Below I include the costume character appearance schedule :
6 - 10 June   : 3pm - 3.30pm, 6pm - 6.30pm
11 - 12 June : 11.30am - 12pm, 1.30pm - 2pm, 6pm - 6.30pm
13 - 17 June : 2.30pm - 3pm, 5.30pm - 6pm
18 - 19 June : 11.30pm - 12pm, 1.30pm - 2pm, 6pm - 6.30pm
However, if you're not interested in entering the contest, just wait for the movie to be released in the cinemas then! Here I include The Smurfs Movie Trailer for you guys!

Have a Smurfing Week fellas!

P/S : Thank you to Nuffnang for the invite. 

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June 07, 2011

May 2011 Top Commenter

Another month have gone by and now it's time to crown the top commenter of last month - May 2011. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who had visited my blog and especially to those who tried hard to become the First Commenter or First Two Commenters at my blog posts. Your link will forever be under those posts. Hope to see more of you (and others too) in the months to come!

Wahey, looks like this month we have a tie! And so, the blog badge of both these winners will be placed at my sidebar for the whole month of June 2011. The winners are none other than...

Ladyjava and Shemah! Congratulations to them both. To the rest of my readers, if you would like to get free permanent backlink, do try to be the first commenter at my blog posts. Points will be given to the First Commenter or First Two Commenters and the person with the highest points will have their blog badge displayed free at my sidebar for one month. So come on and "chop" away!

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June 06, 2011

Pet World Malaysia 2011

Went to this year's Pet World held once again at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre. Did you know that this year is the 4th Malaysian International Pets & Aquatics Exhibition? Well, now you know. The exhibition is from 3rd - 5th June from 10am - 9pm. My family chose the last day to visit this exhibition - it's just our way, we always do things last minute.

By the time we arrived, it was already 3.30pm. The entrance fee for adult is RM5 and children is RM3. The Main Stage was alive with Product Introduction, Dog Lover Of The Year Award 2011 and some contests. The speaker was speaking in Chinese so I only understood a little here and there. We first entered Hall 1, which was a little packed with people before heading to Hall 2 and Hall 3. We didn't buy anything from Hall 1, only saw many types of dogs and this one particular obedient dog is just so cute and it's fur is so thick and fluffy!

They call this Rudolph-wannabe "Pom Pom"

When we got to Hall 2, Dad was interested in Kitty's Crumble, an organic pet litter made from uniquely processed grains of coconut husk that has unbeatable natural odour elimination, super absorbency and small carbon paw print. What's better is that you can recycle it as your fertilizer after use. There was a promo so we bought the RM75 pack and got the RM 25 pack for free. Now we just have to try it with our kitties. If they like it, then we'd prefer to change to this rather than using the normal cat litter. We bought this from the Progenesis Group booth.

Oh, Kitty's Crumble is not for Kitty only. It's suitable for a variety of pets - gecko, snakes, spiders, hamsters, rabbits, tortoises and birds too!

Cats at Cat Show

After playing with some puppies at the Petsmore booth, we made our way again to Hall 3 and this time we were greeted by cats in cages for The 4th Pet World Malaysia Cat Beauty Competition. Most of the cats were sleeping then, since the competition started at 10am and I saw some cats was starting to behave erratically, an indication that they're stressed out, probably because of the noisy hall and crowd.

In the same hall, we came across H.O.P.E. H.O.P.E. is the abbreviation to Homeless & Orphan Pets Exist. It is a non-profit, no kill shelter that rescues dogs and cats regardless of breed or age. When I saw the photos of the dogs, as usual it tugged a string at my heart. OK, maybe more than just a string. My feelings were further enhanced when the dogs I saw in the photos were actually there at the booth, brought all the way so that the visitors can see for themselves that these dogs exists and they are indeed in need of help.

Below I show photos of the dogs at the booth. Below is a photo of Kenko and Fortune. Kenko is a victim of a hit and run while Fortune is believed to be a victim of abuse. When I took this picture, Kenko was resting while Fortune was asleep.

Top : Kenko.   Below : Fortune

The photo below is of Kenko and Fortune when they were first brought to H.O.P.E.

If you feel like I did when I first saw these photos and you would like to help these animals, you may do so by donating to H.O.P.E. through their Maybank Acc : 5012-0808-5710 or you can contact them and check out for yourself the shelter at Lima Kedai, Skudai, Johor. Go to their Facebook or their website and find out more how you can contribute to their cause.

Seeing this kind of cruelty toward animals is draining to my mind. My family helped what we could today but what I can do next is just spread the word, hoping that some of you out there might reach out and help these animals in pain. Let's not turn our backs to them and let's stop cruelty to animals. Love them, do not hate.

Anyways, how was your weekend guys?

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June 04, 2011

Movie Review - X-Men : First Class

This is the bestest movie of all X-Men movies. 'Nuff said.

Err, OK, maybe that's a little too short. Maybe I should write a little more than a 12 words summary eh?

From left : Sean Cassidy/Banshee, Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, Raven/Mystique, Moira MacTaggert,
Hank McCoy/Beast, Charles Xavier/Professor X, Alex Summers/Havok.

Honestly, I never imagined that a prequel could be more interesting than the original but X-Men : First Class certainly had me rethink it. I'm actually not much of a Marvel comics or DC comics fan. I don't read the comics so I wouldn't really know if the movie sequence is in line with the comics or not. But what I can say, after watching the other X-Men movies and comparing it to this one, I love this one more. I don't know what it was exactly, maybe it's the storyline or maybe it's the actors but I just enjoyed it tremendously. 

This movie was set in the 60's where young Erik "Magneto" Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) was in Germany during WWII and under the cruel practice of Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon). Young Charles "Professor X" Xavier (James McAvoy), on the other hand was in England and he comes from a wealthy background. In this way, at least we understood why Erik had such a grudge to the world while Charles is more calm and collected.

But then, there were also some illogical parts in this movie which does not tally with the other past X-Men movies. For example, in the past both Professor X and Magneto always said that they built Cerebro together but in this movie it was Beast who built it for them. And also when they were trying to recruit, one of the mutant they met at a bar was Wolverine (the real Hugh Jackman) but if you think about it, the timeline is not right because Wolverine was actually a "project" made by Stryker way after that.

Charles Xavier & Erik Lehnsherr

Still, there were some funny parts, some quip here and there that got you laughing and loosen up a bit. I loved how real everything looked, even though you know some parts uses CGI but it is still entertaining and believable. The cast played their parts very well and they make us believe in what they believe in. I absolutely love how Fassbender and McAvoy mesh and work real good together. And another thing I loved is that the movie used historical events - the Cuba crisis and Cold War (60's) - to prove its point.

 Sebastian Shaw & Emma Frost

The only thing I did not love was probably Emma Frost (January Jones). I don't find any significance in her busty tight-fitting character. Maybe they just needed some other telepath just to slow Charles down and stretch the movie a little bit. It's not like she played any part to stop the X-Men team anyways.

Well, I think I shouldn't be dishing out too much infos on this great movie. It's just best that you guys go see it for yourselves and then fall in love with the characters and plot just like I did. Oh, and maybe you'll fall in love with James McAvoy too (just like I did as well. LOL!). I am sure you will not regret it.

X-Men : First Class will be in Malaysian cinemas by 2nd June 2011.

Movie Rating : 9/10

P/S : Thanks to Yes World for the premiere tickets on 31st May.

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