Thursday, March 28, 2013

Twitter's 'new' policy

Some people were asking me about a new rule on Twitter. Supposedly if you tweet a verified account, they can't see it unless the person follows you.

I laughed inside, knowing that with no official announcement for Twitter, it was some idiot trolling or pulling a fast one.

So some dumb bitch got massive attention because they spent their time asking people to retweet something that was not true. How could you ever assume a new policy by Twitter because there was possibly a bug?

Or maybe it was just someone upset that a celebrity wasn't following them, and didn't reply their tweet.

To cut a long story short - are people really that stupid to NOT look for the source of stories like that and wonder why there's no OFFICIAL word?

Sheesh. Come on people. It's 2013. Get with the program!

...or perhaps you believe in the tooth fairy too.

Here's Twitter's OFFICIAL word on the situation.

Happy now?

Congratulations. You got trolled.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Blackberry history

I'm so happy today, it's worth a blog entry. Aku selalu minat kumpul benda-benda yang pelik. One of my obsessions I've blogged about obviously are toys (specifically from the cult hit M.A.S.K.) from the 80s. There's also Gucci - but since I'm not exactly swimming in money, that 'hobby' is a little harder.

Another love of mine - of course, is Blackberry.

My first phone was Motorola. And I was stuck on it for years. I tried almost every model that came out - managing to get my hands on the latest. And then - I discovered Nokia. Motorola stopped innovating - and Nokia was top dog. There were occasional flirtations with other brands like Siemens, Alcatel... etc.

My last Nokia was the N95 - and then I discovered Blackberry with my Blackberry Bold 9700.

Needless to say - even though I started a little bit late, I've been hooked on Blackberry since. No matter what anyone said about it - I loved it, because it works for me. Fuck apps and shit. Who needs 800,000 apps on a phone that lasts only 4-6 hours (clue : iPhone)

So up to now, I've had the 9700, 9780 (sold), 9900 - and of course the Playbook and the Porsche Design P'9981 apart from my latest in the Z10. It's sad of course that my P'9981 got its screen broken 0 so that's RM6,400 down the drain. It still works, but the touch function doesn't work. 

Blackberry Malaysia and Singapore tried calling around but they can't find a replacement. So it's just part of my collection now.

For the last two weeks, I've been happy over my Z10.

 And of course, I'm waiting for the next release in the Q10 - I've always loved the Qwerty function more. But I'm definitely holding on to my Z10 - it is the BEST smartphone in the market - and even if you hate the Blackberry - you MUST check it out. Screw Androids and iPhones. It doesn't even come close.

Today however - after two weeks (12 days exactly since a friend sent it from the States), I received a package. I've been waiting for it, worried that it may get lost, misdirected and so on. You know the postal service...

But surprising that past 7pm today, there was a delivery!

Guess what it is!!!!

Want to know what it is? Here's it is. TAA-DAA!!!!

And now a little history lesson. Beginning from the bottom photo.

This is the RIM - Blackberry 957 released in 2000. It's one of the earliest models of Blackberry handheld devices. Blackberry began with the Inter@ctive Pager - and moved on to PDAs. The first four models were the 850 - then on to the 857, 950 and 957. So this is a little piece of history in my hands.

Next, RIM released the monochrome Java based series - the 5000 and 6000s series. This is the Blackberry 6750 - among the first of Blackberry's smartphones. This was released in 2002.

And then Blackberry began releasing its first batch of colour series phones - 7200, 7500 and 7700. This is one of the earliest models - the Blackberry 7230 released in 2003.

And last but not least, this is the Blackberry 7730 - the last of the series before the current crop of Bold, Curve, Storm, Torch and Tour after the 8800 lot. 

I am EXTREMELY proud to have one of the healthiest collections of Blackberry history in Malaysia. All of these Blackberrys - if I'm not mistaken were never released in Malaysia. We started with the 8*** series.

And just a little extra - as you can see in the photos, the 7730 works fine - as I managed to get a charger for it since it uses the old charger yang kepala besar sikit ala ala yang Bold 9000 nya.

The funny thing was that masa member kat US snapped a photo of it, he had the phone on. And despite it being in the box for TWO weeks - the phone was STILL on when I opened the box and it had 10% battery left! Awesome!

The rest I'm not sure if they work, but they should be. Just need to find the chargers for it.

And that - is the little happiness that I have to share with for today. Joy!

I love Blackberry!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tanpamu - official!

It took some time but my kid, Amir Jahari finally has an official music video out for Tanpamu, which of course made Anugerah Juara Lagu 27 earlier this year.

Thanks so much to for their backing for this video and the Phuture Phlow family for their great effort.

The video was directed by award-winning music video director Kroll Azry who is behind some splendid works from Butterfingers, Altimet, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Yuna and Qi and more.

Enjoy it, if you like it, LIKE it ok on Youtube...and spread the word. The next music video is coming out VERY soon!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Thank you everyone

It took me a little time to write this.

Somehow... I didn't want to say anything about this, but I know I have a lot of people to thank for #OpsBunga.

What started as a small idea by me out of frustration over the politicking in Sabah, amidst the death and fear... became something that was talked about not only in Malaysia, but in other parts of the world.

The idea was simple. To lay flowers, and to say a prayer. The reasons behind #OpsBunga were clear (click #OpsBunga anywhere and read if you haven't).

And yet, Twitterjaya - the Malaysian Twitter community, as well as the Malaysian blogesphere and online community went full force to promote the event.

I'm touched that so many total strangers, bonded over the simple call for peace.

What surprised me even more was the attention the media gave to us.

Thank you everyone... and all I can say is - at least we proved that social media CAN make a change. I got some hate from a few parties for doing this - from people saying it was a stupid idea to being called a hippie.

Well, I guess I'd rather be a hippie any day than a keyboard warrior.

I don't want to say much more apart - since the attention shouldn't be on me, but a big hearty THANK YOU to Malaysians on Facebook, blogs, Twitter (especially Twitterjaya) for the support for #OpsBunga - we proved we can do something, and that we do have a voice.

May this voice, however small, echo through this troubled times and bring forth a new belief, that peace can exist.

Imagine all the people... living in harmony.

Friday, March 08, 2013

I dream of Z... 10!

Haven't had the time of late to blog so much. Tweeting as usual dominates my life, sehingga tak ada masa nak betul-betul duduk nak update. Walaupun tak panjang punya entry pun - blogging sesungguhnya lebih memakan masa nak buat. Tapi kerana blog ni juga lah ramai mula kenal siapa aku, so sayang gap nak abaikan sampai bersawang.

Anyway, for the last couple of days, I got my new 'toy'. Something I've been waiting for over a year now. It's the Blackberry 10 - Z10!

Oh my... what can I say. I'm in love with it. Blackberry haters can say what they want, but put the Z10 to a test against the iPhone or any Android - the Z10 kicks major ass!

In every, single way. You've probably read of all the features, but honestly, nothing beats giving it a go for real!

Earlier tonight was the launch of the Z10 which begins sale in Malaysia from tomorrow, so while everyone was clamouring over it at the event, I was showing off my white Z10!

The launch at Marini's on 57 0 on the 57th floor of the Petronas Tower 3 was mind blowing. Check out the view - taken of course with my Z10.

If you're thinking of getting a new phone - seriously try the Z10. I won't hard sell it to anyone, because I seriously say you have to try it for yourself to realize how amazing it is and how it's really redesigned from any Blackberry you may have known.

And to answer the age old question...

I've been one of the few online friends of Blackberry in Malaysia (they don't pay me, but they recognize I'm a loyal fan of the brand) - but with Blackberry 10 - I've gotten another status from Blackberry Malaysia - I'm one of the Blackberry Elites - a small group of hardcore, Blackberry fans cum 'experts'.

Expert indeed. *giggles* - but yeah... I guess I do know my Blackberry. It took me all of 2 minutes to master the Z10 - without needing manuals or tutorials.

Ok... time to sign off. Wanna play some more with my Z10.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Wall of heroes

These are the eight, brave, heroic men who have been killed in defending our country from the bogus Sultan and his bunch of barbaric bastards.

The two on the lower row died in Lahad Datu, and the six were killed in Semporna. 

These men will not have died in vain. We celebrate their name, and cry the tears shared with their families and loved ones in their passing.

Semoga mereka semua ditempatkan dikalangan mereka yang beriman. 

May God bless their souls. 

Am seriously messed up right now thinking how in this day and age, some people can still justify such barbaric actions to storm the homes of others and think they're in a lawless land to demand what they want out of greed.

The Kirams can haul their asses back to wherever they came from. You do not belong in Sabah. Sabah will never belong to you.

Whatever claims you have - if you had even an iota of a chance - you would have gone to the International Court of Justice instead of turning your back on the elected governments of two countries in your desperate greed!

Praise the Lord that Philippine President Benigno Aquino and Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and their respective governments have come out in condemnation of this stupidity.

Am just so angry those barbarians are saying it's about pride and it's a do or die situation.

As mush as I hate violence, maybe death is the best option if they really think that way.

Sabah belongs to the people. And the people don't want them. They are part of Malaysia. 

WE are Malaysia. 


May God protect us.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Sabah in prayer

I want to update my blog. But right now... I can't say anything. I can't feel anything. So sad over the situation in Sabah.

Up to this moment - seven have been confirmed dead. Two in Lahad Datu, five more in Semporna. And they were all part of the security forces protecting our country.

Can't say anything more, receiving constant updates from friends there, including civilians, police and media.

God protect Sabah.

Saturday, March 02, 2013


Tahniah team Bunohan! I am so proud of you guys! Finally a film that has been recognized in other parts of the world, has been acknowledged at home!

Kemenangan Bunohan di Festival Filem Malaysia 25 memang membanggakan. Selama ini jarang sekali aku puas dengan keputusan dengan filem sampah yang mendominasi.

Finally, FFM 25 has offered a fresh start for the local film industry and a promise with quality prevailing over - well.. shit.

Again, proud to have supported Bunohan from the beginning. And a special shout out to the team behind Songlap as well. Good job! Here are the results of FFM 25 - ini belum lagi kira tiga lagi anugerah dirangkul Bunohan pada malam pembukaan FFM 25.

Anugerah Pelakon Harapan Wanita - Jojo Goh (29 Februari)
Anugerah Pelakon Harapan Lelaki - Izzue Islam (29 Februari)
Anugerah Pelakon Pembantu Wanita Terbaik - Normah Damanhuri (Songlap)
Anugerah Pelakon Pembantu Lelaki Terbaik - Syafie Naswip (Songlap)
Anugerah Penyunting Terbaik - Wong Hui Lynn (Songlap)
Anugerah Cerita Asal Terbaik - Dain Iskandar Said (Bunohan) 
Anugerah Lakon Layar Terbaik - Dain Iskandar Said (Bunohan) 
Anugerah Sinematografi Terbaik - Hariss Hue Abdullah (Songlap)
Anugerah Pelakon Wanita Terbaik - Maya Karin (Ombak Rindu)
Anugerah Pelakon Lelaki Terbaik - Faizal Hussein (Bunohan)
Anugerah Pengarah Filem Terbaik - Dain Iskandar Said (Bunohan) 
Anugerah Filem Bukan Melayu Terbaik - Petaling Street Warriors
Anugerah Pencapaian Khas - Rhythm & Hue Studio (Life of Pi)
Anugerah Khas Sepanjang Hayat Wanita - Mariani Ismail
Anugerah Khas Sepanjang Hayat Lelaki - Datuk Aziz Sattar
Anugerah Khas Juri Penggiat TV Lelaki - Mano Maniam
Anugerah Khas Juri Penggiat TV Wanita - Lai Meng
Anugerah Filem Terbaik - Bunohan