Life, Music, Sightings

Hmm… Apple you got to do better! The Dilemma continues…

I’ve been a Mac fan for the longest time now with its minimalist simplicity and fluidity of how the function rolls and most importantly that it never hangs and has Windows viruses yea! Why should I not buy a Mac! Well obviously the main factor would be the price and as a student and musician I won’t be able to afford one on my own till I start working!

The Apple products that I own is an iTouch (the one just before it has a HD screen and camera on it) and an iPhone which was recent! And my very first Apple product was the 2nd generation iPod Nano with the glass coloured screen! That was the best ever design for the iPod Nano to me! The Nano went through the washing machine twice… the second time it died.

I am currently doing an extensive research assignment with my groupmates at Uni on Windows Phone 7 which is a smart phone that never had an impact on me. Heck I didnt know that it existed till this assignment came up! To be honest it looks really cool with the new Windows 7 OS with live tiles, integration with social media apps, the only phone with Microsoft Office software and the X-Box Live integration! I am still not swayed away from the iPhone tho! iPhone ROcks! Yes the benefits and functions of the Windows phone is attractive, but I don’t play the XBox, and I would rather do my work on a laptop rather than on a small screen! It’s like so hard to work with!

Then just during my web surfing I saw that HP had new lap tops with the models HP Pavillion DV-4-7 which has so much to offer, especially in it’s storage space! Freaking 2TB of storage space! Daymn! That is freaking impressive! http://h20424.www2.hp.com/campaign/consumer_notebooks/ap/en/index.asp#/notebook/HP-Pavilion-dv6/feature

Now for me, I currently have a huge hassle with the amount of space i have in my laptop. with only 250 GB, I have 120 GB just on music alone! And as most of you iTunes users, you have to have your music in the hard disc if not you gotta keep loading your play list in iTunes over and over again!

So with the new HP laptops, freaking I’m impressed! Definitely won me over just like that!

I’m currently using my Compaq Presario which has been an old faithful till today with already 3 years on a Vista Premium and it has been showing signs of it dying off recently. Daymn… and HP and Compaq would probably be my number one computer brand if I am to stick to a Windows OS.

For a cheaper cost and so much more benefits over the Apple MacBook Pro… Apple… you gotta do better to convince me to switch!

At where I’m working now, my boss uses an iPhone, a Mac Book , the PCs are all Macs, our applications that we use in the office are all Mac integrated ones, we use Twitter, Facebook and 4Sq from our iPhones,  even our music player and online radio stations and podcasts are all from an iPad!

Look at the Mac desktop computer! Its simple, doesnt take much space as compared to a PC and the Mac doesnt’ have that huge Hard disc where you ahve to press an On button! Everything is in that screen! The hard disc, CD inputs and everything! Sigh even the MacBook Pro is soo good! sigh…

Overall, I love both! Even my boss has another HP laptop with Windows 7 OS! When it comes to a point where I need to get myself a new laptop in the near future, I will still have the same dilemma… Which am I to get!?

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Articles, Reviews, Sightings

Ogilvy’s Search for the Greatest Salesperson in the World!

David Ogilvy Possibly the best salesman in the world during his time!

A little vid about David Ogilvy

I think this is an awesome recruitment drive by Ogilvy Advertising Agency and I became inspired to join Ogilvy when I graduate next year! Not just cause I’m bias as i interned at my favourite Ad Agency, but their adverts, tone and creativeness in delivering and enticing the people within the advertising industry and worldwide to join Ogilvy One is definitely a head-turner! And if you win the recruitment drive, you get to have the exclusive 3 months fellowship program and a trip to the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival !

Check out the recruitment ads below! Awesome!

The now the following is my favourite of all the ads!

Do you think you got what it takes to be the Greatest Salesperson in the World?

If you think so! Click on this poster below and find out details on how u can participate!! http://www.ogilvy.com/

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Music, Reviews, Sightings

Saosin Tonight!!!

Saosin Live in KL tonight!!

Finally the day has come!!!  Gosh it was a long 1 month’s wait!!

Thanks to JUNK and co presenters Jupiter Projects for putting up a fight to rain in the californian band here to rock out on our home soil live tonight for the first time!!

Saosin is sure to bring the house down in an amazing show!

KL Live page: http://www.kl-live.com.my/event_saosin.asp

Saosin (click for band page)

And not forgetting our own local home grown artist, LOVE ME BUTCH!

Homegrown Love Me Butch (click for band page)

Watch out for next post!  Saosin Experience in KL!!!

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Life, Reviews, Sightings

14hrs wait…came out empty handed

Myself and a friend were waiting in for this amazing promo by Digi, where they are promoting the BlackBerry Curve 8900 for only Rm99 and RM58 per month for the BerrySmart plan.. which is darn worth it! (link here)

The problem is this… Digi should have anticipated the largeness of the crowd and hype over this along with other of its promotions, especially from it’s first 2 days of experience they should have expected a crowd for the weekend and should have sorted out a system where it is only fair for those who wait in line to be able to wait and queue..

My friend and I were the first to come at 7:45  pm to queue up and the line later grew to 20 and 30 people and naturally we were told to leave there at 10:30 since 1U was going to close.

So we came up with a system where we had a list where those who came first and those following in at later times were to put our names on a list of paper where we know who came first, as we thought it would only be fair. We waited outside behind the FlyFm stage…

The security guards told us that we had to wait for them to open at 6 am which we did.. when it reached 6 pm  we had 92 people on the list who have waited.. but all hell broke loose, as there were a bunch of guys who just ran in and caused people to get hurt.. my friend suffered the worst.. she was really the one who deserves the standing O since she first came up with the list idea and got assaulted by a guy who pushed her and she got whipped lashed and hit the back of her head and got her arms hurt and was pushed and shoved by the same guy.. wth??? He hit a girl!! I was really really proud of how though she was.. and she did well as she managed to hit the guy in the face.. and thank God there were others who pinned the guy who assaulted her to the walls and another trouble maker was also stopped by new friends that we made…

When we reached back in to the malll.. they had shutters down at the Oval… it was a first time in a long time 1U had shutters down at the oval in awhile since i work on recces and events.

We were shocked to see others there waiting as well.. i guess there were definitely over 200 people in total including those who were with us..so we just waited by the shutters and it was so packed like a can of tuna that I had to stand.. good thing my friend could have enough space to grab a seat… it was quite  scary to see her hand shake so much from adrenaline rush.. when she was smsing on her phone… after the commotion with the assault…I have really realy painful limbs rite now… even as i write this …. I am aching all over….

According to one of the promoters who were  lining up with us for friends.. she was told that the Digi people were trying to think of a solution to manage the “overwhelming response” … what in the world??? Such a big telco company and they did not anticipate and preamp the possibility of this happening… great… well done…

When the Digi people came… they came up with a decision that everyone had to disperse and get off the ground floor so that Digi can set up and open the shutters and discuss how they were to handle the situation with the security of 1U… Digi told us that they will let everyone line up when everyone dispersed from the Ground floor.. we though obviously it will take a long time because people did not disperse… some hid in the toilets behind evelyn and crabtree, some were obedient and went to the floor above.. myself we were obedient and we were outside of chatter box.. and we sent one person in consistently to check on the situation. then we a drink at Kluang station so that in case we did not hear the call from Digi..

To my shock… there was already a line waiting at the Digi shutters where there is the entrance into the queue behind the shutters, and the digi people and the security discussing in the Digi event floor area on what to do.. and the dispersing obviously was not effective as they did not get people to really disperse…

When the Digi people and the security have finished their discussion.. the Digi guy said: ” OK! the line starts here.” I was like.. what the hell???? He pointed at the line infront of him which had 30 plus people…

I was like.. wth???? people were not suppose to line up yet and there was not suppose to be a line???

We all rushed to the lines along with 200 plus other people and we were lined up pretty close enough for contention for the 44 Blackberry Curve which was the one that we wanted…

Then to my freaking shock.. the dude said.. “Priority is  DIGI CUSTOMERS FIRST” Everyone in the line were freaking shocked and angry as it did not state anywhere that Digi customers had first priority!

Shoudn’t Digi open the lines as it is where there are others who were from Maxis and Celcom, Potential NEW Customers, who are willing to trade and SWITCH to DIGI.. I have been a Maxis user for 5 years since coming back from Overseas… and I was willing to pledge my allegiance to DIGI!

I saw bunches and bunches of people leaving and I saw tears streaming down this lady and she mumbled that it was not fair that she lined up for over 10 hrs and being treated like this .. what customer service is this??

TO make matters worse….. My 2 friends, one who came in the morning.. were in front of me, one was a digi customer for 11 years and he was so he was happy and my other friend who was with me for 14 hrs, were right behind 3 people who went in and when they announced that the 44 blackberries were finished!

And the guy who was in charge of the line said that we could not go in, and we could only go in to buy a HP Mini NetBook.

So they guy told us to get off the line. The Digi people were super rude not just the main guy but also his other staff..

What we found out later was that there were a few people who were blacklisted and also did not want the blackberry curve in the end… I was freaking furious! I was like.. If we were not told to get off the line.. we would have got our Blackberry! The dude freaking shooed us off and told us u can’t go in. you have to buy the HP mini then u can go in. WTH????

I found out from one of the promoter girls later that at the start of the queue for those who managed to enter beyond the shutters… that they just ticked what the people wanted… that’s how they determine what people wanted thats how they came up that 44 blackberries were finishd!

WTH??????

DIGI should have checked the phone numbers on the spot whether there were blacklisted or those who are outstanding !!

If they did that we would have been in line for the blackberry and not being freaking shooed off!

We were freaking complaining and there were others too who was complaining….

I was surprised to see my dad in 1U and i told him the torture that i went through.. and he was furious and shelled at the the digi managers (or whoever the person incharge is).  Apologies are not enough…No matter how Apologetic they try to look…  as the saying goes.. Sorry No Cure….

My friend who has been a loyal customer for 11 years, has decided to switch camp to another telco.. So Digi might have gaind more loyalty from their existing DiGi clients… BUT they definitely lost a lot of potential new Digi users the last few days… bad reputation… word of mouth does spread like a disease…

I can imagine the competitors looking at this as a big joke and a potential advantage point for them to pounce with a new promo of some sort… Wonder if it will hit the papers 2mr.. hint.  saw a journalist there… Knew he was a journalist since he was the one that talked to me!

Blogs will definately be filled with an event like this…

to view my rants on twitter to Digi Telco @Dannyboy242 click here.

For a big big company like Digi, I am really shocked at bad event management, customers treated badly by the staff and yelled at…. and did not have a system..

Bottomline is.. my friends and I should have gotten a Blackberry if they had checked the registrations at the line itself… to see if people were blacklisted or had something outstanding… 4 people were blacklisted from the line in front and 3 did not want a blackberry in the end… we were next inline right in front.. when the guyed told us to go away…

Digi’s Tweeter Bio says:

“At DiGi, your needs are at the centre of everything we do. Whoever you are, wherever you go and whatever your needs may be, we’re there for you!”

This is such a contradictory statement from Digi as myself and definitely others who did not feel that. I was not treated like Digi was there for me, and definately did not feel that customers are not the centre of everything that they do.. as evident from this ghastly nightmare of an event that happened…

I wasted my time 14hrs, I’m aching all over, I was cheated.. and thrown aside like some rubbish.. thats how Digi treat customers?

The only compensation I will settle for the least is for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 that I came for, after my friend complained. Digi is getting one for her later during the week..

I want the same …. its only fair.. for what I have been through..

Here are 2 other bloggers who also have their accounts of what happend..

Joshua OngYS (click here)

Satkuru (click here)

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Food, Life, Reviews, Sightings

Kin Kin’s Pan Mee

Went for lunch with colleagues from creative in my department! Was having a farewell lunch for a leaving colleague. Was told that Restaurant Kin Kin has one of the best Pan Mee with dried chilli flakes!

Packed!

Packed as u can see!

Pan Mee with Poached Egg

Pan Mee with Poached Egg

Its the first for me.. eating KL Pan Mee … I was expecting something really good since this place is famous for their Pan Mee.

Kin Kin is also famous for their dried chilli that goes well with the Pan Mee

Restaurant Kin Kin is famous for their dried chilli that goes well with the Pan Mee

Restaurant Kin Kin can be found here!

Restaurant Kin Kin can be found here!

Restaurant Kin Kin.. Construction rite infront.. -.-
Restaurant Kin Kin.. Construction rite infront.. -.-

Don’t ask me how to go there cause I am clueless on KL roads! Go ask Google Maps!

Well.. in my opinion, I agree with my colleague Pat, that the Pan Mee is ok la.. I had 2 bowls cause 1 wasn’t filling. It is special cause it has the poached egg in it. The dried chilli was just normal for me.. haha .. I still like the Pan Mee in my old college area.

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Fashion, Life, Reviews, Sightings

Oh My God!!! Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti Warehouse Sale!

Let me tell you this…

DannyBoy is back and running again! THough am amidst my exams but I managed to find time to blog! Apologies to my faithful readers!

To kick things off… I had a blast at the Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti Warehouse Sale!

Warehouse Clearance Bunting

Warehouse Clearance Bunting

It was definitely an awesome experience.. Think about the recent flick a month back, Confessions of a Shopaholic, where the scene where all the women went berserk and crazy at a sale? It was exactly as crazy!

My self and 2 fellow Fashionistas were there at approximately 10:15 a.m 45 mins before the doors open! Yes… we are crazy and its a sale.. and we were not the only ones!

There was already 2 queues!

The queue 45 mins before Opening at 11 a.m

The queue 45 mins before Opening at 11 a.m

It started to get crowded and crowded until there was really no point in having a queue in the first place! People started to cut in is now like a stampede! Everyone was packed like a can of tuna, people pushing and shoving to try to get it first and basically… Grab the best first!!!!

Growing queue as Opening draws near!

Growing queue as Opening draws near!

Crowded like canned tuna!

Crowded like canned tuna!

People were so desperate to come in that they were getting more violent where while we were enjoying ourselves in the vacinity, people were screaming and shouting and trying to force themselves in until the sliding wall doors were vibrating and moving and one or two of the sliding doors came off! They even had to stick tape on to the glass so that it won’t shatter!

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Taped sliding glass doors

Security with Hailers to help suppress violent crowd

Security with Hailers to help suppress violent crowd

Crazy people! Gosh BE CIVILIZED! The bouncers outside had to scream at the screaming people outside and prevent a havoc accoring! Good job security! It’s only la people! … SALE… HAHAHAH!!! Too bad! you guys came later so too bad! All the nice clothes are mine! Muahahha!! …

When I got in… it felt weird and treasure hunt like… and my single and main mission was to find all the things that I want fast and quick before someone lays hands and eyes on my ‘precious’!

There was so much on dirt cheap and rediculous prices! Almost a give away!

Rm9.90 , Rm 29.90, Rm 39.90, RM 49.90, Rm 59.90… I was in awe! I mean.. ZARA! Pull & Bear! & Massimo!!!

Ok.. normally warehouse sale means really crappy dented and not 100% quality products or has faults in it! But no… it was freaking the really thing! I asked the saleswomen nearby and she said that the new season is arriving soon and strictly all of this season has to go before the season ends!

I was shocked i managed to capture pictures …. normally there would be like.. no cameras, no food and no bags signs… but there wasn’t any so i just clicked away! But they did tie up hand bags and totes to prevent theft obviously.

My fellow fashionistas got a pair of gorgeous suade Massimo Dutti heels for only Rm169.90 when the normal price is Rm500.oo! She got a few other tops as well. but all were in the range of Rm 19.90 to 39.90!

Myself? Hehe…

I got this Zara hoodie for RM 69.90! Original price:  Rm 199.90!

My new hoodie!

My new hoodie!

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The original price....

The original price....

Zara Accessories Dark Blue Scarf for Rm 29.90! Original price: Rm119.90!

New Dark Blue Scarf!

New Dark Blue Scarf!

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the ori price!

the ori price!

Xdye accessories by Pull & Bear Belt at Rm19.90! Original price: Rm 139.90!

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My New and 1st P&B belt!

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Original Price total: Rm 459.70

Total Spent: Rm 119.70!

And you may ask.. only?? Well.. thing is the stuff there for guys (am not sure on the girls) there are more XXL than the regulars.. I heard one dude cursing that there were only sizes for big people and there was no S or M.. In my mind I was like… hehe … that’s why I am here.. HAHAHA!!!

On a normal day, I would be buying loads of stuff and don’t care how much as long as the quality was good and it was worth it and cheap! But.. I put a cap on myself today. I only brought RM 210 with me and no ATM cards! Had to limit and not be a shopaholic!

“I am Danny, I went to the Zara,  Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti Warehouse Sale and I only spent Rm 119.70! And I am NOT a Shopaholic!”

*Big Smiles*

*Shopaholic Anonymous group applauds and gave a standing ovation!*

Hehe.. Am dreaming! 🙂

For more info refer to the first picture of this post!

Cheers and Shopaholics unite!

For more pictures click here!

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