Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year! 2011!!

Hey all the readers! Happy 2011!
May the year bring you better prospects and a better year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

7aste New York 2010.

It was my first time at a 7aste event. Personally I found it a little more toned down compared to HA but still fun.
Didn't really stay long cause I found it a little slow and draggy plus I had another location to go to. So left around 10.40.


Drinks were great. Very generous with booze and company was good. Even though it only lasted for a short while. They had this wall for pictures and they gave out free Polaroids for the guest. Good touch to the event. Makes it a little livelier.
What else to say but free booze and pretty chicks.



 Harith Iskandar entertained the crowd with his humor and a local celebrity charmed the crowd with songs but it was so packed that I couldn't get pictures sorry. 7aste needs a bigger venue.



Borrowed Feeq's fisheye lens. Best camwhore lens ever!!~


Also with Jiayeen.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

HELP ADP Thanksgiving 2010

Okay I know this is a while back but since these days are just so jam packed with stuff. I shall update this now. XD

American Eagle, HELP ADP's math club organised a kinda of annual Thankgiving celebration.
Nothing big just some performances and food. yum yum~

Here are some pics while others are on my profile.





Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010

Hey all I know this is a lil late but Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Please drive safe to your destination and have fun with all your family and friends.

Currently in Bangkok so updating is a little more challenging but I really like it here.
More when I get home. Apparently my baby laptop has returned! Hooray!

Don't really know what to say plus I am doing loads of typos cause the keyboard is filled with thai words....

JLYJ

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How to upgrade Android 2.1 to 2.2 FROYO on Samsung GalaxyS

I have just upgraded my Samsung GLS from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2.
Before upgrading it I was searching around for how to update the firmware and well there were a few ways.
One of it was using another program to place it in like how you would normally jailbreak an iPhone. "Press this and this till this screen appears"

But I went with the way which is a lil bit more normal.
Update the firmware through Samsung Kies. Some of the instructions out there state that you would need the newer version and to download it.
You can actually just update it from within Kies.
Open Kies > Click Kies(top left corner) > Update. Then wait for the program to update itself.
After that just plug your phone into the computer with the USB cable and select Kies on your phone.
When it connects, a pop up in Kies will appear prompting that you can update your firmware.
Click it and follow instructions.
Tadaaa

If you need more specific instructions, here is the website I referred to for my phone.
http://www.dkszone.net/how-to-upgrade-samsung-galaxy-s-firmware-from-android-2-1-to-2-2-froyo-using-kies

Hope it helps.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Following it.

I am sure many people would have been through it in life.
Many of us would give the best advices to friends and family. Save countless relationships and maybe end countless arguments.
But we never seem to be able to follow our own advice well enough to fix our problems.
Well its a personal opinion at least. I can never really follow what I tell others.

It maybe a bad example but think about it.

*Updates for Miss Tourism 2010 and 7aste New York is on its way. Just need to edit the pics.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

HELP ADP Annual Ball 2010, Park Royal.


Recently, okay maybe not so recently, HELP ADP had their annual Ball.
Since I was in it and Proms and Balls are such rare occasions, I went for it. Plus I was one of the organizers...
Heck I pray the next thing I help to organize would have less drama behind the scenes.


Anywho, it was a small event. About 100 people but its was a pretty fun event. The company was great. Had some good music. Food was okay. Everyone looked fantastic.
Don't really know what else to say cause the pictures have been up for quite a bit now.
Had a good time. Sorta.


Pictures don't have watermark. *cries*. Laptop has been sent to repair. AGAIN.
Kinda the problem when I didn't buy the mainstream brands. Still BenQ after sales service is pretty good.
Still wish they had a 3 year warranty instead of 1.

All for this update.

JLYJ

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Photography tip for Prom/Ball Pictures.

Okay so since the season for Prom and Balls are now, here is a tip for all those camera wielding people. To reduce blur pictures for that special night

Please please please use the flash on your camera. Even though the color sometimes doesn't fit and red eye and overexposure might occur, you can fix those on the computer.Most likely the environment is in a dark or a not very well lit room.
Most digital cameras these days have that high ISO feature but I have seen pictures still coming out blur. Even if you do so, try to flash when the picture looks blur. So take a test shot first maybe to judge the lighting and how long you and the subjects got to stand still for the camera to finish capturing the moment.

DSLR wielding photographers, if you have that external flash, bounce it. If you don't you can still try to bump the ISO up and widening the Aperature or slowing down the shutter. Around 1/20 would be the most I dare since the place is already dark. There is a trick for bouncing the pop-up flash where you place a card in front of the the flash to bounce it but I haven't tried it before.

The other tip would be to have a spare battery or a FULLY charged one and also an EMPTY memory card.
Have a steady hand.
and shoot like crazy!

Best to have captured different moments than not getting any at all.
If you have a bad picture? Just delete it!

Have fun to all you readers out there!
Hope this helps.

YJ

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Grind My Gears - Punctuality

Personally I think that punctuality shows a lot about people.
Doesn't really matter what kind of personality a person has, they must at least be able to keep to the set time.


Sadly in the country where I am in, people seem to take their own sweet time and when they are late, they would say "Malaysian Timing"
wtf? Just cause you live in Malaysia  doesn't mean you get to have your own timing of your liking.
Need an example?

Events such as wedding dinners. Sure the invitation card would write 7pm, Guest arrival, 8pm dinner begins.
But after going to a few, I would advice you to have an early dinner before arriving. People would only arrive at 8pm and the event starts at 9pm?
Or maybe a more common example, meetings with people. If you are gonna meet someone for work or play, at least be on time.
Even if, and really this is a BIG if, you met with some problems, give the person a call or reschedule the meeting. Don't make whoever it is to wait for 30minutes to an hour standing or sitting at 1 spot.


There is a saying, "When you are early, you are on time. When you are on time, you are late and when you are late, you lose your job".

When I have to wait for people for more than 30 minutes, it grinds my gears.

Monday, December 13, 2010

IT IS FINALLY OVER!!! sorta..

Well finals is FINALLY over. Thank God! Terima Kasih Tuhan.
For the next few weeks.

But it is not without consequences, the paper was so hard, I wanted to cry after it.
Anywho, anyhow, whatever, I shall have blog post coming up soon enough, even this is considered one! XD

To all the party people, sounds like there are some pretty rad parties happening and hopefully I will meet you guys there. Sad I couldn't go Zoukout...

Till then,
JLYJ

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pictures for KLIMS 2010

Okay dear readers, pictures of cars and girls are up on the facebook fan page.
Scroll down on the left to find it.
or click this.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/YeeJinLimblogspotcom/123713251015820

Thank you for your attention.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

KLIMS Children Road Safety Edu and activities.

If you haven't visited the KL Motorshow yet, just be aware that it is till 12th December at PWTC,
but just be informed, I think the Bumblebee and the Batman car thingy is just over-rated.



Okay anyways, if you are not very sure on how to cross the roads properly or you have younger children with you when you are visiting the Motorshow, be aware that there is Road Safety booth to teach children the ways of crossing the roads and all that. (booth 1B10, located at Hall 1). 




Fun and educational, I do hope so. 


Please be careful of your kids as there are ALOT of people there. Don't want your kids to go missing.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Patience. Just for another week at least.

Okay so my finals are finally here. That is the reason for the lack of updates these days.
But fret not dear and love-able readers, I already have a list of things which I will be writing about.

Plus I shall be going to the KL International Motorshow tmr. So hopefully there would be some good car pictures and not forgetting those pretty model pictures.

So just give me another week before I start flooding this blog with life again.

Cheers!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A girl every guy wants.

Recently I read a tweet about how Taylor Swift sings about girls feelings,
Bruno Mars sings about what girls want to hear.

Well Taeyang sings about what guys want too!
Here is his, I Need a Girl eng sub

Great song really.


Of course, you are loved no matter who you are.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Be careful of your belongings. A friendly community service reminder. XD

Okay this happened around me and I didn't even noticed it.

I was at Mc.donalds eating with a friend and it was around 4 something so it was pretty empty and slow,
2 guys walked in, flopped their bags on the table and went to order.
About 5 minutes later, one of the guy goes "excuse me, have you seen my bag".
Apparently he lost his bag with his laptop in it but on the same table, there is another bag there.

The person who stole the bag, switched it and left an empty bag there, then he walked away.

So please please please be careful of your belongings.
Have someone to watch over your belongings and help the person order as well.
At least there is someone at the table.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SNSD Jessica / Ice Princess Wallpapers Part 2

Okay, another post to feed all you Jessica fans out there.
If you haven't checked out part 1 yet, here it is.







Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gran Turismo 5

It's finally here! The long awaited Gran Turismo 5 has finally been released after 6 years of waiting. And yes, being the petrol head I am, I've got it.. the Collector's Edition =) This review wont cover all of the game just because, there is way too much to cover.


The pack includes:

*Gran Turismo® 5 game

*Exclusive limited edition 1:43 scale diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with custom Gran Turismo livery designed by Polyphony Digital, produced by well-known collectible car maker Kyosho

*In-depth 300-page car-lover’s guide written by the experts at Polyphony Digital, covering everything from the history of the modern automobile to driving techniques and game reference material

*Custom etched Gran Turismo key chain

*Voucher for five (5) exclusive high-end cars(Including the Lamborghini Murchielago LP640 Chrome Line Edition =D) with custom Gran Turismo livery and performance upgrades

*Numbered certificate of authenticity

*Custom collector’s packaging


The Game
I would say its pretty damn good. 1031 cars, 75 tracks. Graphics was improved from the Prologue, smoke effects are better, weather and time effects are now available as well. Having played the game for a total of about only 5 hours, I noticed that the cars now handle slightly sharper than before. You can feel it, I don't know how to describe it, but you could.

A 'Course Maker' feature is available, allowing you to custom make your own track and race around it with AIs and/or friends.

GT Mode
Basically 'Single Player' mode. In this mode, there are 2 Specs. A Spec, which is you racing to unlock race events and leveling up to buy cars, yes now there's level requirement. B Spec is like an RPG, yes a racing RPG! You'll be in the paddock, giving instructions to your driver to pace down, maintain pace, pace up and overtake. Decisions will affect your driver's strength and mental ability. You could also see all the times distances between cars.

In addition to that, there's also options to tune your car, do maintenance(yes, the more your drive, it'll affect your performance, so maintain it) practice, race in special events, earn driver licenses, and many more.

Oh and since I have the exclusive McLaren F1 with me since I bought my game off Gamestop, every race up to now have been a breeze 'cause the AI's of the low level races are using Daihatsu's and other junky cars. =)


Lounge
A lounge is where you could meet up with other Playstation Network friends. There, you could chat, as well as hold race sessions of up to I think 12 players.

Overall
It's a complex yet unique system which was developed by the Gran Turismo crew which allows the player to manage his/her experience instead of just racing, tuning and buying like previous GT's. Race experience is much more realistic. You can actually tell when your car is going to kill you if you push an inch more gas, that's if you're decent enough to figure out when. If you want to know more, GET THE GAME!

Downside
My dream car, the Lamborghini Murchielago can't turn to save a life =( They should have given it superb handling.

Clips
Featuring the Stig's Communist Cousin! Sorry about the clip quality.
 
Me test driving the McLaren F1 on the Suzuka Circuit.
video


Me making sloppy donuts with the AC Shelby Cobra at the Daytona track.
video

Chester

Monday, November 22, 2010

Praise the God of Parking

Okay I know beliefs sometimes is just a total crap.
But is case it is totally different.
Call it luck or power of the universe,
I totally personally believe that there is a God for Parking.

Every time right before I reach my destination, I ask for parking, then tadaaaa
parking...waaa so magical.*bows bows pray pray*

Try it out for fun, you might just be as lucky as well. *wink wink*

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Because numbers just doesn't really matter.

Being a blogger and all, I'm sure many people would understand what I would be going on about.
From the moments of beginning this blog, I have always worried about my daily blog traffic.
Is it high enough?
Not enough readers for today.
This week unique visitors are so low...



I remember I was once told a while back that blogging ain't about the number of visitors instead it is about passion.
Passion for the things you write about. The joy of writing and eventually the joy of being heard.
I know it kinda sucks when you write your heart out and only 20 people viewed it, so what?
You finally released all that pressure that was bursting to come out. Good for you!
On to the next gossip..


Technically, what I am saying is, don't worry so much about traffic.
The blog is yours and if people like what you write about, they will come back.
It is always better to have loyal readers than random strangers dropping by asking you to visit them back.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Grind My Gears - Lack of Attention Bullies.

Today, I personally felt how it was like being the victim of a LOA person.
What is a LOA? My personal definition would be - A person who likes attention but does not manage to be in the center of attention, so the person would do anything to be back there again.

If I am not mistaken, there is a personality disorder for such symptoms.
Anyways, I know that its not a very big deal and all being bullied since it happens so constantly that we neglect the issue. Even worst is that, me being the wallflower in most cases, usually wouldn't be the target.

After going through it, I don't like it. I have a personal quote of how we are all sadistic people, cause we thrive on the pain of others. This is no different. I wouldn't even want to imagine kids younger than me being mentally tortured by all these other kids, like what? Gossip. Its like a nuclear bomb without any physical damage. Furthermore, young kids like to isolate and gossip just as much as adults do. I was there I know. Just cause you are a little different, you would get nicknames and be jeered at.

Omg I'm really ranting...
Back to the point, if you want attention, don't find it from the pain of others but find it from the achievements of yourself. 


Grinds my gears...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The new Proton Inspira

Okay okay, so proton re-badged the Mitsubishi Lancer. Still depends on how you look at it, either Mitsubishi did a wrong move or people can have this car for a cheaper price.
Only Proton doesn't have the best track record around, at all, for whatever reasons.

Anyways, won't know it till we have tried it right?
I guess I would test drive it when its available.
Till then, here is a short clip of fun about it.



The Proton Inspira was officially launched on 10th of November.

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Samsung GalaxyS Review




Okay. For anyone interested in the GS, I'm pretty sure you already know, its either this or the iPhone 4. For malaysians that is. I know there are like Droids and Evos overseas but since we don't have that option here...like that la..sad case

Anyways, I recently got the GS and before I got it, I was forced to choose between the 2 and after a lot of research and reviews and people's opinions I got the GS instead.

Both phones are very evenly matched. In some areas, one would have the upper hand but in the end everything evens out. Enough said, here is what I really think should be mentioned about the GS.


  • The screen is definitely the brighter one and all but when under direct sunlight, with the brightness at full blast, it is still a little difficult to see. 
  • The battery life under normal usage would last about 1 and a half days but if you have a data plan running, it would be less than a day. Bring that charger around. 
  • The option of putting the speakers behind is stupid. If you have the phone on its back, sound levels drop by 50%. When you place it screen down first, then it is freaking loud. 
  • The phone would lag under multi tasking but of course which phone wouldn't. My sis has the iP4 and it lags as well. So that's even as well. There is a fix for it tho which requires it to be Rooted. 
  • The front facing camera is VGA. Which is 1.3mp? For placing so much muscle in this phone, the FF camera would be one of the saddest part of the phone. 
  • I thought that the lack of apps would not affect me but after using it for a while, it hit me that the only things that are missing are mostly games. XD
  • Made of plastic but luckily high grade plastic which is quick scratch proof, luckily. 

Of course with all the bad, there must be perks to this phone. 
  • You get this huge ass screen to yourself, and damn it feels good. HD games and vids. Who wouldn't love it? Plus the Super Amoled screen is more power efficient. 
  • You can just drag and drop files without a care in the world or go through all the hells of iTunes. Mount the phone and viola. 
  • No need for jailbreaking and unlocking. It is great on stock but if you want a really smooth phone best to Root it. 
  • Free apps, most of it at least. Just that they come with ads. But they can be totally ignored.
  • The bluetooth connects to everything. I know there are apps for the iPhone for the bluetooth, but for the GS, it is a native feature. Just that remember to set the Appear to devices in the settings. 
  • The GS has a back button and menu button. I like it. 
  • It has a notification bar from the top with easy access to wifi, bluetooth, GPS, Silent Mode and Auto Rotation. It also allows you to change screen brightness as well. Kinda nifty actually. Quick access. 
  • It is notably lighter than the iPhone. Very obvious weight difference.
  • General MicroUSB adapter. Since it is more popular these days in the newer phones, definitely a smart move. 
I would have to say, this is a great phone to have for a person who doesn't want the hassles from Apple. If you don't mind it then well pick whichever. Many other options as well with the same 1ghz processor.

My final verdict - If you ignore everything I wrote above, both phones could be called twins. One the bigger one, one the clearer skin complextion one.  Really depends on which you like better. If you don't like to fiddle around, you know the Iphone is easier but if you like to fiddle around, have more control of your phone, more compatibility, pick the SGS. 

JLYJ

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Girl's Generation / SNSD Tiffany Wallpapers Part 1

Having Fanny fever?
I am! XDD
Anyways here are some of Tiffany's wallpapers!







Thursday, November 4, 2010

BenQ Malaysia Laptop Service Review

Yes, like I have said before, I can review about practically anything.
What to do I like talk? Or in this case write.



Recently my BenQ S57 Joybook - laptop had some problems with it which was

  • the battery did not charge even after I inserted it into the laptop.
  • the audio output jack was faulty. The speakers would not stop even after connecting headphones
So since my laptop is still under warranty, I called them up. I would admit I had some trouble finding exactly who to talk to since I was bounced around a lot.
In the end, I got a worker's email which proved to be the best solution.
Just emailed her my receipt and told her my problems. Since under warranty the courier service was free. Thank god.
Then they came, picked it up and repaired it within 2 weeks. Not bad I would say. 
I did receive a call from the technician tho, cause they did not understand the explanation I did on the email. wth?
All in all, my baby is back with a new Motherboard and she(laptop) is healthier than ever.

My Review - Service could have been better. I like the fact that they did not give me too much trouble but still not being to comprehend my email of problems is not a good point. Good point was, they called to clarify. The after sales service ain't that bad, just harder to find than usual and of course they do try to make you do most of the work. Still not as bad as I have heard of being a "china man style" service. 

I rate thee - 6/10

Monday, November 1, 2010

PapaGo! X5 for Android Phones.


Okay so recently, I've got a new phone and its android.
Will write a review for it later.
Anyways I've apparently found a free GPS app for Malaysia and Singapore roads.
The app installs well and all but i'm still having trouble getting the maps.
It's downloading as I type. I downloaded some other map which didin really work with the app. Sadly.

Anyways, any Android people out there who wants to try it, here's the download link.

To get the app, just go to the app Market and search for papago.
Papago SEA maps

Will update this post on whether i succeed or not.

****UPDATE!*****
I managed to get it working!! Not under trial either.
I am a happy boy!


Okay, its a not bad app for you to play around with as they have provided the trial version but if you want the full map, then a lot of digging on the net has to be done.

YJ

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Grind My Gears - Overly Braking Drivers

Another rant...haha sorry people...



Was driving today and you know after all the advice on tv and papers, I do try to drive in the most fuel saving way.
Like I stick on to the speed limit, lighten the car load, having a light foot but generally all these wont help much when you have a driver in front of you braking on every coincidence.
For every port hole on the ground, the driver brakes,
for every bird he/she sees, the driver brakes.

I don't get it. How can you brake when the road in front of you is totally empty?
Worst part of all, they drive on the fast lane and think that they totally own it.
Worst than worst, they drive on the fast lane at 50km/h over taking a lorry which is going at the same speed.
O.o!!



Holy Mother Of All Cows, these people need to learn to not hog the roads. Sometimes they feel the pressure and let you pass but shows you the finger as if you are wrong instead O.o
Keep the road rage at home and drive safely la, look at the road and not me.

Grinds My Gears....

Friday, October 29, 2010

Petronas Launches "The Road To Rewards" Campaign

 Petronas is launching their new campaign of The Roads To Rewards

Just spend a minimum of RM30 ringgit on either petrol or goodies from the Mesra Shop and you will be in the running win RM5000 or RM500 or RM100 vouchers a WEEK! Thats not all, not just 1 winner would be selected but a few for each category. Stand a chance to win a chunk of 3 million ringgit!

RM30 = 3Million

I was lucky enough to be at the media launching and here was what happened.

The setting at Petronas, near Ampang Point.

 The opening speech.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hennessy Artistry Big Bash 2010 Awesomeness


So how was it?
Personally I found it AWESOME!


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

AOC Launches World Slimmest wLED Monitor, Razor LED

Okay, I'll cut to the chase and make everything simple.

Recently Art Of Colors, officially launched their new wLED Monitor, the Razor
Coming in a wide variety of sizes from 18.5", 20", 21.5" and 23".

It is the world SLIMMEST wLED screen at 1.29cm, which is actually thinner than the iPad. Of course being just slim ain't anything special, but here is the twist, the Razor also boost of a 50million:1 screen color ratio. So you would get darker and more vivid colors on your screen, sharper images and premium picture quality. This is also the world highest count for any screen created. Besides that, remember the recent hype of how sharp the Apple iPad's screen was? Well this is the same technology as that, only BIGGER.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hennessy Artistry Big Bash 2010 Press Conference

Okay today I was at the Hennessy Artistry Press Conference and let me tell you this,
if you have the passes, go for it yo!


The set up was totally awesome and the drinks there was just mouth watering. Personally the Apple and Berry was the best.

There will be big acts tomorrow, so don't you worry!
I shall let the pictures do the talking!

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