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Friday, December 28, 2012

Simon Says Turned 5 Yesterday!

I almost forgot it was my blog 5th anniversary yesterday. Too bad I've already promised to publish an advertorial yesterday so I can't do a Blog Birthday post. Sorry blog. As usual, during each blog birthday I'll change the header to reflect what's I've blogged about and been to events that related to this blog of mine. Also, together with the new header will be a new background colour.

The year 2012 is a year of change for me because I started working in a new company after I quit my previous job of 4 years. So far the new company has been good. Better benefit and better job satisfaction.

As for blogging activities, this year as always I've been invited to many many events, especially alcohol beverage related event. Started with this and ended with this. I also did something related to cars, which is not a common in Simon Says. Got the media pass to Super GT 2012 and then I was invited for a makan trip to Malacca while driving the all new Nissan Almera.

Of course the tons of movie screenings from Nuffnang and Churp Churp that saves me a lot of movie tickets money. Hell, I can even earn from the two. Coincidentally, Nuffnang also turned 5 this year.

This is my previous blog header.

The new blog header.

Honestly, I've been lacking in updating my blog this year and wrote a lot less personal post like food post or personal view. The most personal one I've got this year is probably this. Next year in 2013, I promised I'll update more often.

So far...

Simon Says has garnered 877,668 of page views in 5 years. Not much if compared to other bloggers but I'm still thankful that there's people out there that read what I write.

Simon Says FB Like Page is liked by 127. Click the link and like if you haven't done so :p

My Twitter account now has 775 followers.

Thank you for all your support this 5 years. Hopefully I can continue to blog for many 5 years to come.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ascend To New Heights with Huawei

Last Friday at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 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. At the official opening of this event, it also launched three new smartphones and announced Midland Network Sdn Bhd as its latest partner to expand the distribution of Huawei smart devices in Malaysia.

Tang Siew Wai, Regional Marketing Director for Huawei Device Southern Pacific Regiond said, “The ‘Ascend to New Heights’ consumer campaign is an aggressive push towards extending awareness of the Huawei brand in Malaysia. We have organized many exciting
activities from today and over the next two days.

During the 3 days, visitors can register and then try out each game or activity to collect stamp.

The ‘Ascend to New Heights’ campaign, which is opened to the public, offers over 2,000 prizes including a Grand Prize of an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Dubai (comprising a 4D3N stay at a super 5-star luxury hotel with a helicopter tour of the city, exclusive tour of the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Historical Tour and Desert Experience). The campaign is a significant milestone in the company’s increasing push into the direct-to-consumer space.

These are some of the prizes that could be won when completing or being the top of the activity.

Start with the Experience Zone to experience the 3 new Huawei smartphones what were launched on that day.

The 3 Huawei Ascend smartphones are:

Ascend D1 Quad – This super-fast smartphone powered by the Huawei’s K3V2 quad-
core 1.4GHz processor boasts the most compact design among 4.5-inch smartphones.
The Ascend D1 quad expands the realm of possibilities for consumers with an Android 4.0 operating system (upgradable to Jelly Bean) and Huawei’s proprietary power management system which provides up to 30% in energy savings. RRP at RM1,239.

Ascend G600 – With a sizeable of 4.5-inch LCD IPS HD screen and a 960 x 540 pixel
resolution with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, this smartphone offers visual clarity on a dual-core-powered Android 4.0 operating system without breaking the bank. A 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with industry-leading 1930mAh Li-Polymer battery ensures the Huawei Ascend G600 can be fully charged in four hours, powered on in five seconds and with Huawei’s power saving technology, more than 15 days of standby time. RRP at RM799.

Ascend G330 – This is an affordable smartphone which combines slim, sleek design
with a powerful 1.0 GHz dual-core processor that maximizes computing performance. It
also features a 10.16-cm (4-inch) WVGA TFT display, a 1.500 mAh lithium-ion battery
which delivers plenty of power for extended chat, phone and surfing sessions and a high-performance 1.0 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB RAM/4 GB ROM and crystal-clear display resolution. RRP at RM599.

To get more updates about Huawei Device one can follow one of these links below:

Facebook - (Malaysia)

Twitter -

YouTube -

Flickr -

Website -

Visitor could walk away with a Huawei smartphone by joining the Racing Challenge. I tried it too but alas my lack of exercise betrayed me in the race.

So, I went for something less challenging and got myself a Huawei pen.

Visitors that are good and fast with their hands went to try the Cup Stacks. The highest stacked cup walks away with a Huawei smartphone.

For something fun and easier, just take a photo of your self jumping with a Huawei logo. You can see the photo taken in the photo booth.

The event's official radio station 988 was also there to mingle with the visitors by giving out freebies and playing games with them.

On that day DJ Anson of 988 was there to host the event. Usually, you'll hear him hosting his show on air using Cantonese but that day is a rare case that he uses Bahasa Malaysia to host. Here's a video of him speaking in Bahasa.

Of course, the most fun part is the hot air balloon ride.

Still want to try your luck to win the trip to Dubai? No worries. Until 31 December 2012, consumers can also continue to take part in the ‘Ascend to New Heights’ hot air balloon contest online at for a chance to win attractive prizes including Huawei smartphones, devices, t-shirts, USB drives and movie tickets.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Don't Lose It All, Time To Get Data

Ah, long distance relationship. It's a love and hate situation. It used to be difficult to communicate with your bf or gf in the old days. It's usually writing letters to each other because long distance call cost a bomb back in those days. So to make LDR work in those days is quite difficult.

But now with the Internet, one can keep in touch almost anywhere. Whatsapp, Skype, Gtalk and etc. However, a very good data plan is very important. If not, one might lose communication with the love one like the Episode of this web series, Don't Lose It All, Time To Get Data.

So, after weeks of not communicating with Nick, will Amy choose Joe instead? Maybe Nick and Amy should sign up an XPAX data package, just dial *128# and they can choose their data package. Watch out for the latest episode from this website Let's hope Joe is actually a good guy that will helped them to stay in touch with XPAX.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kylie Chapman, Heineken Red & Green Celebration destination guide

Join the fun in Heineken Red & Green Celebration. If you missed the last one, Rio de Janeiro, no worries. Here's Kylie Chapman, Heineken Red & Green Celebration destination guide’s festive message.

20 December | SkyBar, Traders Hotel
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.

22 December | Bedroom, Pavilion KL
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.

24 December | 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.

31 December | Sixty9ine Mansion, Penang
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

For more information, check out

Monday, December 17, 2012

Come to Huawei Ascend to New Heights 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.

Tang Siew Wai, Regional Marketing Director for Huawei Device Southern Pacific Region with some of the prizes which will be up for grabs during the event.

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 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.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Great savings on iPhone 5 with a Celcom First Plan

The wait is over! Finally iPhone 5 is now available in Malaysia. The good news is you can get your hand on an iPhone 5 with the biggest savings up to RM 1,921 if you get it from Celcom. What's more, with Celcom plan you get the highest data volume of up to 6.2GB a month.

Get the iPhone 5 and enjoy total savings of up to RM1,921, lowest device price offer from as low as RM278 after savings and total monthly rebate up to RM1,210. Simply choose the ideal Celcom First plan to suit your needs:

Celcom First Plan + Mobile Internet
Bundled Usage (Mins/SMS/MMS)
FREE Celcom First WiFi
Total Data Volume
FREE Celcom First WiFi
Monthly Commitment

Device Price After Savings (12-month contract)
iPhone 5 16GB
(RRP: RM2,199)
(SAVE RM541)
(SAVE RM651)
(SAVE RM801)
(SAVE RM1,051)
iPhone 5 32GB
(RRP: RM2,499)
(SAVE RM531)
(SAVE RM641)
(SAVE RM791)
(SAVE RM1,041)
iPhone 5 64GB
(RRP: RM2,799)
(SAVE RM521)
(SAVE RM631)
(SAVE RM781)
(SAVE RM1,031)
Monthly Fee After Rebate for first 10 months
(16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
RM75, RM76, RM77
RM104, RM105, RM106
RM139, RM140, RM141
RM194, RM195, RM196

Device Price After Savings (24-month contract)
iPhone 5 16GB
(RRP: RM2,199)
(SAVE RM901)
(SAVE RM1,121)
(SAVE RM1,411)
(SAVE RM1,921)
iPhone 5 32GB
(RRP: RM2,499)
(SAVE RM891)
(SAVE RM1,111)
(SAVE RM1,401)
(SAVE RM1,911)
iPhone 5 64GB
(RRP: RM2,799)
(SAVE RM881)
(SAVE RM1,101)
(SAVE RM1,391)
(SAVE RM1,901)
Monthly Fee After Rebate for first 20 months
(16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
RM73, RM74, RM79
RM97, RM98, RM103
RM128, RM128, RM134
RM177, RM178, RM183

It's a great deal, right?

Why register with Celcom? Step up with Malaysia’s best network!
• Celcom has the widest network coverage anywhere in Malaysia, indoors, outdoors and on-the-move.
• Celcom offers the best network quality, be it messaging, voice calls, video calling, surfing, email, etc.
• Celcom gives you the richest web and video streaming experience with its stable connection.

Don't wait anymore, stock is going very fast. Visit your nearest Blue Cube outlet to get yours today! For more information, log on to

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hurry Up And Pre-Order Your iPhone 5 from Celcom!

Yes. I know, I know. You've been waiting until your neck as long as a giraffe for iPhone 5 to be launched here in Malaysia. Well, the wait is over because iPhone 5 will be officially launched here on 14th of December 2012.

Can't wait to get your hands on one of this deliciously looking iPhone 5? Plan to go and buy one from Celcom Blue Cube? I worried you might be disappointed if you go there without making a pre-order. Last I checked, the 64GB version was already out of stock. No worries, if you don't need that much space, the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 5 are still available. Updates: Only 16GB is still available for pre-ordering, 32GB is out of stock too!

By pre-ordering, you'll be sure to get an iPhone 5 , the booking fees is only RM 200. It's so easy. Just a 5-step online process.

1. Choose your Device.
2. Choose your branch. You can even choose branch that is available for midnight collection if you really can't wait.
3. Enter your registration details.
4. Enter payment details.
5. Purchase confirmation.

For more information, check out

So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on the world’s most sought after smartphone and experience it first with the best network and the best plans! Pre-order your iPhone 5 with just RM200 deposit and you can secure your iPhone5 and get invited to the launch to be one of the first in Malaysia to own the iPhone 5.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Where's The Party 2012 In Penang

It's December already! It was just a month ago I was in Penang joining the Where's The Party 2012 winners from Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong to celebrate this epic event organized by Carlsberg in Hard Rock Hotel Penang. It's been almost 3 years plus I had not been to Penang and now thanks to Carlsberg I was able to come again and also visit Hard Rock Hotel.

The medias and VIPs depart were all gathered in the Carlsberg brewery and were driven in a few tour buses to Penang. I was in bus no. 3 and the host there is Karl. He's there to break the ice and keep us entertained.

Traffic was not too good that day so it took us about 6 hours to reach our hotel. Once we reached, we were greeted by Carlsberg ambassadors and Joey G. There was not much time for me to rest. After checking-in to my room, I took a quick shower and then I depart to Hard Rock Hotel next door for the press conference.

The Carlsberg Managing Directors from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong giving their speeches and answering the Q & A. This is the first Where's The Party event that includes three countries from Asia region.

Miss World Malaysia 2012 Yvonne Lee was my bus mate during the trip.

We were then introduced to some of the performers that will be performing at the event later that night. Some of those that appeared at the press con are DJ Mayumi, Love Cubic from Korea, Edmund Leong, Rubberband and

I was lucky to be able to get a photo with Edmund Leong. Thank you Jackie for helping me.

After the press conference, we all moved to the beach to where Where's the Party is being held.

I went straight to the food area where a lot of local Penang food is being served. Hungry sial. Before I step in the that area, I bumped in to Chutipond who is working as one of the Carlsberg ambassador there.

Taking photos is part of the job as a blogger in an event.

Shawn Lee was there to beat-box for us.

RED FM DJ Linora was there to enjoy her off mic session.

Besides food. There were games too to keep the guests entertained.

Lucky Tim with his Malaysian Hottest Bloggers girls.

Nothing like free flow of Carlsberg to keep us going all night long.

The guests were all into it. Enjoying the music and atmosphere. Epic is right.

The MCs of the night are Patricia K and Joey G. This is Simon S reporting from Where's the Party 2012 at Hard Rock Hotel beach.

The crowds went wild when Mad August ditched out the currently most popular song in the world, PSY's Gangnam Style. They all started dancing to the song.

Edmund Leong and Rubberband came out after Mad August aka Crossfire's performance. He sang some fast songs and also a song original sang by Beyond, 俾面派对. The party goers asked him to sing one of his famous song, 七友 but he told them that the song is not suitable to be sang here. LOL.

All in all, this is a great party. The best thing is we can drink all the Carlsberg till drunk because we can just walk back to our hotel. Carlsberg encourage us to drink responsibly so no one is driving that night. I really enjoy myself that night. Hope next year I'll get to go again.

Monday, November 26, 2012


The grand finale of the H-Artistry series this year happened early this month. Alas, I was only able to make it there at around 11pm because I need to attend the wedding dinner of my flogger friends, Christine & Chris. I made it in time to see Alexandra Burke elevating on to the stage.

I missed seeing Block B from Korea perform. I think I bumped into them in the hotel elevator earlier in the afternoon. Oh, well, friends told me I didn't miss much.

I am more interested to see another Korean group, Evol perform =P Not too bad, can dance and sing a bit. Of course there are still room for improvement.

I of course, need to get a glass of Hennessy Mix to start warming up for the next act. I asked for extra strong one.

The next act is Havana Brown. Oh, she is good with her DJ mix. She will also interact with the party revelers there too. The music she played is the kind of music I like to dance to.

Look at the crowd that night. I read that were 4000 strong of party revelers there.

Last but not least, it's Starkillers' turn to wow the crowd. Too bad he only get to wow us for 30 minutes before we end the night with a bang. I was almost KOed by that time. As, I practice to drink responsibly, I've booked a room in Mines Wellness Hotel, which is just opposite MIECC. Walking back to the hotel is no problem for me.

H-Artistry at MIECC was a night of true musical artistry, mixed with a sensational experience befitting of the amazing culmination for the H-Artistry Trilogy of 2012. H-Artistry events are by-invite-only, and are open to non-Muslims aged 18 above. Keep it locked on for updates on future H-Artistry events slated for 2013.