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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Another Great Year in 2012- benjaminfoo.com

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Marking the end of 2012 and since we all just managed to scrape pass the end of the world just wanted to bring up some of the events and happenings that deserves a small mention before stepping over to 2013.

The things that I am about to mention are either fun, important or memorable. This includes great parties, certain events as well as an awesome reunion :).

It doesn't come in order so just look through the things in 2012 for me :).

Starting of with a reunion that was 12 year due with my Primary classmates from Puay Chai SS2

Class Reunion, Class of 2000 Puay Chai
No post but I haz album full of smiley faces! :)




*Picture is from our trip to the one in Penang





NAPBAS 2011 (worth the mention)



AND OF COURSE Hui min's Graduation! ♥ ❤ 


My years wouldn't make any sense without her :)

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"It has been a truly blessed 2012 with a lot of things going wrong that made me smarter and more alert, with things going right letting me once again appreciate the goodness of being alive and meeting the many people that I have come to cherish for many years to come. 
2012 has certainly bridged my past present and future. 
It is certainly the best way to take on 2013, bringing everything I have gone through for the past 24 years and taken on my 25th year in life." -benjaminfoo.

HAVE A FREAKING GOOD NEW YEARS EVE AND I WILL SEE YOU IN 2013!


Other notable events :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mama Instant Noodles: Tom Yum Goong Flavor

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Mama Instant Noodles from Thailand.

A super big thank you to the Girlfriend for bringing this back for me cause she knows how much I love my Instant noodles. You can actually get this off our own local shelves but it won't be in Thai and I am not really sure about the quality, will do that comparison in the future.

Huawei Ascends To New Heights With New Devices And A Lot Of Great Prizes To Be Won

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Ascend To New Heights with Huawei and win over 2,000 prizes


In conjunction with the 2012 holiday season, information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei is culminating its ‘Ascend to New Heights’ consumer activation campaign in Malaysia with an on-ground event at Tasik Titiwangsa from 21-23 December 2012.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Things That Has Become An Essential Item Nowadays, DON’T LOSE IT ALL, TIME TO GET DATA.

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Even though the Spirit of Christmas runs high with everyone just like always, I am quite sure that some people are dealing with certain hardships especially Long Distant Relationships which has been seen to be the cause of many broken hearts. 

It’s always assumed that relationships are blissful – but wait! It’s not all candies and kisses, sometimes there a lot of hardship to deal with and it can be really emotionally taunting and mentally demanding. What’s worse is, pairing the idea of a long distance relationship with the sad soppy case of losing communication.

How about this scenario below?



What’s going on? They seemed happy.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Comic Fiesta 2012: Cosplay, Performance, Doujins and Epic Fun at KLCC

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Amongst all the ACG events that happens all around Malaysia each and every year, who would EVER overlook Comic Fiesta right? The ACG event that is now proud to be over 10 years old is one of the most sought after 2 day event for Cosplayers, Otakus, Photographers and Japanese Culture Enthusiasts in and out of Malaysia.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Coffea Coffee: How About A Place For Good Coffee?

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Aside from the alcohol drinking, the movie screenings and the occasional events. It's always good to have a hang out hobby be it playing model trains, board games or even a healthy conversation of different interests. Having a good cup of coffee over a ambient location seems to fit that scenario well too!


Coffea Coffee brings the coffee culture with a strong of Korean taste. 

Name: Coffea Coffee
Location: 8, Jalan Telawi 2 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Operational Hours: 9am to 11pm everyday
Website: http://coffea.my/home2.php

Coffee joints, traditional kopitiams and the commercialized "Kopitiam" are one of the top favorite spots for meetings, studies or even a friendly dinner of session. How many names you can think of when it comes to these more classy places for such activities? I am quite sure you can already name me 3 on the top of your head without even thinking much.

I am not much of a coffee drinker but I do know good tasting coffee when I taste it and many present today felt the same way about this place.

Serving a conservative menu of coffee that you will normally find at any similar cafes but striking a clear difference with the end result, I got chance to have sips after sips of aromatic coffee for this evening and it was a good experience.

I finally realize why so many people around me value the existence of such coffee.

The Madonna blend brings a slightly milder coffee experience with a fruity after taste. 

Green Tea Latte adds a certain color to your daily dose and gives just the right amount of Zen 

A variety of carefully selected Tea that gives alternative for those who don't take coffee

I couldn't boast on their menu selection or any fancy merchandise but this humble cafe does come with it's perk of well priced good coffee, carefully brewed styles and a smile to add that extra cream on your day.

"Drinks include hot beverage(tea/coffee), Ice blended varieties (coolist) and desserts for that afternoon snack"

The ambience provides quite a nice environment as well (consider yourself being one of those main characters in Korean dramas being alone and sipping away your coffee with a cheerful background music to boot)





Though it was not explained (or maybe I wasn't paying attention) The interior consists of an obvious 3 element fusion of metal, wood and stone creating a slight modern medieval feel that disguises itself in a soothing atmosphere. A perfect place for assignments, small meetings and of course a relaxing cup of coffee.





Lead by a team of Baristas of Korean Descent, the leading duo strives for the perfection of coffee brewers and the code it comes along. Brimming with confidence in their skills and coffee beans and a heart of sharing, the language barrier will be easily broken once they get the hang of it.

Passions speak in all forms and to add to that, Baristas as well as Bartenders are professions whom I find very inspiring and intersting because it is safe to say that most if not all of these people work with passion  and is shown through the drinks they serve and the smiles they give, much like artists and their drawings, DJs and their sets and Songwriters and composers with their music.


It's a nice spot for coffee lovers to hit, a cool environment for those looking for a chill and certainly one of those perfect places for an afternoon tea.

They bring an affordable price with a nice setting as well. So you should drop by for a try and maybe occasionally come back if it's right :). (More additions to the menu and branches coming soon too)




Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Movies: Jack Reacher 2012

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What's it about:-
An AWOL Military elite detective comes back for an investigation of a Sniper shooting that involves 5 random victims that seems to unfold into a larger syndicate   Jack Reacher ( Tom Cruise) must now solve this case before he gets cornered and properly disposed off. 


What are my thoughts on the movie:-
Overly done with the wrong dosage, Jack Reacher is a half ass movie with the following genre of crime, thriller, suspense, action and heroism. A plot that moves too convenient and is predictable after the first 30 mins that somehow dragged to a 2 hour long chase only to end up with nothing more than multiple dead bodies. 

The stunts were low budget and seemed to be done by a disheartened choreography team and Tom Cruise's performance was more than just bad, it was annoying. His character was not even well developed which leads to a number of unlinked solutions at every turn of events. Most of the time he was just showing off his (not explained) detective skills that often leaves the female lead breathing very hard and close to his face. 

The BGM's were coming out at the least favorable times and the action was less den amusing with him destroying his opponents most of the time in a very unconvincing way and to end it with a very cheap climatic fight.

The main antagonist, the one they called Zed was not even fearful looking and yet everyone listens to him like he has no choice, did i mention that he was severely handicapped as well? The villain played a very small impact on the suspense that the show wanted to project and failed to captivate me at all. It was slow and draggy up to the end. 

I am sorry to say that it does not even live up to the old school feel that I was hoping for Jack Reacher, he felt like a batman wannabe movie.

Rating: 0.5/5

"If it weren't for the dead body counts, we would be calling this an action/comedy with a ridiculously convenient way of solving the case"-benjaminfoo.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Heineken Red & Green Celebrations For An Awesome End Of The Year

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Bringing home the Festive seasons with Heineken :)


Malaysia will be the epicentre of five of the world’s top party cities as Heineken paints the town red and green this festive season. This December, five consecutive parties inspired by progressive party cities - Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York and Ibiza will be held in various venues in Klang Valley and Penang.


Dubbed ‘Heineken Red & Green Celebration’, the five global-inspired parties will carry the spirit & energy of each of the party cities and embodies Heineken as the world’s No. 1 international premium beer served in over 176 countries around the world.

So watch out for these amazing DJs that will set to bring out the most cheerful moment in it's respective designated ares! 


Heineken Red & Green Celebration 

1. 
14 December Ÿ 7atenine, The Ascott
Rio de Janeiro

"Renowned for its decadent carnivals and sinfully gorgeous locals, Rio de Janeiro is one of South America’s most festive cities. Get balmy with Heineken as Blastique & Calvin Clarke turn the heat on."

2. 
20 December Ÿ SkyBar, Traders Hotel
Tokyo 

"The embodiment of a progressive Asian city - Tokyo is still one of the best places to party in this region. With an unmistakable view of KLCC, rev up with Ramsey Westwood at Skybar this December."

3.
22 December Ÿ Bedroom, Pavilion KL
Amsterdam 

"The birthplace of Heineken and a battalion of the world’s top DJs, Amsterdam is pure electricity. Fresh from Heineken Thirst, join Mr Nasty & GuruGuru as they rip off the roof at Bedroom."

4.
24 December Ÿ Zouk KL
New York

"The Big Apple remains one of the world’s top destinations for partygoers. Celebrate Christmas Eve like a New Yorker at Zouk KL with crowd’s favourite - LapSap throwing in eclectic beats."

5.
31 December Ÿ Sixty9ine Mansion, Penang
Ibiza

"Without a doubt, Ibiza is the ultimate party destination with annual clubber pilgrimages to Pacha, Amnesia and the likes. Ring in the New Year at Sixty9ine Mansion in Penang with Imma*bleep*youup on the decks."

Looking forward to seeing you at these parties as each one gives out a unique vibe that reflects how these other places do it all in the same country now!

To be part of Heineken’s exciting calendar of events, stay tuned at their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Heineken) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/Heineken_MY).

Huawei ‘Ascend to New Heights’ Event Brings You Bundle Of Prizes Including A Trip To Dubai

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Stand a chance to win a trip to Dubai and more at the Huawei ‘Ascend to New Heights’ Event at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa from 21-23 December 2012


Hua Wei which is most widely know as a device manufacturer of sorts is bring it's brand to new heights with a generous display of awesome prizes and great activities at Taman Tasik Titi Wangsa from 21st to 23rd Decemeber 2012!

The many prizes that will be available for the participants in this coming event!

Huawei Device Malaysia will be running an on-ground event from 21 to 23 December 2012 at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur offering a Grand Prize of a 4D3N all-expenses-paid trip for two to Dubai. This includes accommodation at a super 5-star luxury hotel, a helicopter tour of the city, an exclusive tour of the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa, a Dubai Historical Tour and a Desert Experience.

Participants in the 3-day on-ground event scheduled to be open to the public from 12.30pm to 8.30pm will also stand a chance to win over 2,000 prizes including Huawei smartphones, devices, t-shirts, USB drives and movie tickets. Activities include hot air balloon rides, jumpshot photography, Trampoline Jump and Race Challenges.

For more information, go to www.huaweidevice.com.my/AscendContest where you can pre-register and redeem a mystery gift (while stocks last) at the event. Also tune in to 98.8 FM, Suria FM and Red FM from 15- 23 December for further updates and announcements on the event.

This event is in conjunction with Huawei’s launch of its ‘Ascend to New Heights’ consumer campaign in Malaysia which will run until 31 December 2012. 

The campaign is part of a global effort - Huawei’s biggest and most wide-reaching consumer activation campaign to date.

So Pre Register now because it's definitely going to be worth your time being there!

Movies: Here Comes The Boom 2012

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What's it about:-
When a school is forced to close down extra curricular activities for the reason of budget cuts and the life of a fellow teacher. Vince ( Kevin James) makes an impulsive stand to help the school raise funds and when the odds are against all his efforts he finds a way to raise the money. MMA fighting. 


What are my thoughts on the movie:-
A clear bomb shelter for those who are overwhelmed by the battalion of huge year end hit movies , Here Comes The Boom does nothing more than just clears your mind a while and gives you a few jabs at the funny bone. 

Kevin James has certainly made this kind of role his trademark even though it's nothing fresh but he does take it quite seriously, the hints of Zookeeper, Grown-ups, Mall cop and other movies certainly comes together here as well. It is yet another movie revolving around a clumsy goofy Kevin James Character doing what is right and teaching us all a lesson.

Overall, it's a predictable plot filled with a good set of punchline timing and heart warming and inspiring film for those who want to have a good laugh and feel good about the end of the year. It does help with you making your next year resolution too! :)

The fights are quite unrealistic coming from someone who watches MMA and UFC occasionally plus had a short course on the basics but it probably was enough to get most audience riled up, the first person camera scenes were new but limited. It's a film not to be taken serious on technicality.

Rating: 2.5/5

"Nothing to be taken seriously here, just Kevin James doing his thing and potentially influencing some people to actually do their work tomorrow :P. It's still funny and comes with a catchy song"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

SStwo Mall Embraces The Spirit of Christmas Within It's Neighborly Walls.

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Though many have still not visited this homely mall in the heart of SS Two, it is certainly a cozy spot for many families and students around the area as well with a variety of middle class shops that are just as friendly on the wallet :).


Santa’s Toys Outpost Setup at SStwo Mall this Christmas
Rewards for All Visitors to SStwo Mall this Christmas Season with 
Lucky Draws and Giveaways of the Season’s Most Coveted Gadgets 
worth over RM20,000.00

Saturday, December 15, 2012

iPhone 5 arrives in Malaysia with best plans on Celcom Network

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Celcom launches the iPhone 5! 
Get yours now with the best savings in town with Celcom First plans.


Ah the season for that overnight lining up to purchase the iPhone is here again, the iPhone 5 is now making it's way to the blue giant's stores, Celcom with a better than ever package plan for you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Heineken Thirst 2012 : How I Wish You Were Here!

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How I Wish You Were Here!

These were the exact words I mumbled under the towering 50 foot extravagant "Wish" theme structure that was erected in the middle of the most epic Electro Dance Music Festival in Malaysia!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Heineken Thirst 2012 First Looks : Set times and Venue Layout

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Another 10 hours more before the start of the single most epic party of the year for Malaysia as ravers and dance music enthusiasts will be flocking the Sepang International Circuit for a night of some of the best Electro Dance Music acts from around the world. It will definitely be a night to remember.

Celcom Pre-Order of Iphone5, Iphone5 Coming Soon From Celcom!

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The iPhone 5 is coming soon to Celcom. Pre-order yours today!



The long awaited Iphone5 will be available to Malaysia's best mobile network and all you need is to place a RM200 deposit order with Celcom! You will be one of the first to experience this phone!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Armin Van Buuren Announces Full Line-Up of #ASOT600 Kuala Lumpur

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It has been confirmed that the awesome DJs that will be joining Armin Van Buuren for the #ASOT600KUL Kuala Lumpur are as follow:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Movies: Wreck-It Ralph 2012

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What's it about:-
Ralph plays a villain in an arcade game call " Fix it Felix". Nicknamed "Wreck It Ralph" he was always the bad guy and is shun away by the civilians as well as so good guys as well because it was part of the system and the job, they still get their off time but Ralph was a bit more lonely than the others and he finally got fed up and decides to proof that he can also be good and win a medal like the heroes. 


What are my thoughts on the movie:-
For any of you that was looking forward to this movie then many of you might find it disappointing with the promise of a nostalgia atmosphere for the movie, it turns out that those are just the mere marketing gimmick to attract people to watch the film especially the older generation who leaved through most of the games that was featured.

Stripping away the disappointment, Wreck-It Ralph was still a pretty good watch! It's dialogue was written to take on the tone of those you get in the white dialogue boxes of old games at least most of it was! 

It quickly moved away from the nostalgia premise and shot off with it's own plot and story with the occasional cameos and comebacks but the flow was indeed quite fluid.

The colorful world was "Sugar Rush" was certainly one of the best part in the movie and of course the pretty decently created race sequences that gave a rather convincing circuit race and ending it with a slight surprise before the predictable happy ending. 

My only complaint would be John C' Reily who was probably the weakest link when it came to voice acting as Jane lynch, Sarah Silverman and Jack McBryer were excellent at bringing the characters to life.

Despite certain inconsistency with some of the scenes and characters, the movie proved to be a joy ride that almost everyone would enjoy. Good action, a nice emotional chapter and a fluid happy ending! 

Rating 3/5

"You find yourself strapped on the seats of a good ride throughout the animation and come out quite satisfied and much more relaxed".

Monday, December 3, 2012

Movies: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

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Credits to Zaheer for the edit :P


What's it about:-
The finale that was long awaited by fans the whole year, the final chapter to the Twilight saga. The ending of a successfully sold book that turned into a successfully sold out film with 5 movies and huge fans and haters from around the world, the end of a supernatural love story and a totally annoying perception of a long lasting relationship. 

Movies: Rise Of The Guardians 2012

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What's it about:-
An animation about Fairy tale characters who were chosen to guard the hopes and dreams of children and when someone dark from the past comes back for recognition and to stir the fear once again into the hearts of children, it is up to the guardians to protect them once again with the help of a new and young ally.

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