Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Concert: We Love Asia Music Festival 2013 - 19 & 20 January 2013 (Review)






We Love Asia!


Attended We Love Asia Music Festival 2013 for the first time on the 19 & 20 January 2013. Concert was held at Sepang International Circuit (SIC), Kuala Lumpur.

Official Trailer: http://youtu.be/c9-H3HFdgeQ

Tickets were available via Redtix and Rock Corners outlet.
  •  1 Day Pass 19.01 or 20.01 -> RM129 (RM159 Door Sale)
  •  2 Day Pass 19.01 AND 20.01 -> RM159 (RM189 presale)
  •  VIP Pass 19.01 or 20.01 -> RM219 (no door sales)
Day 1 (19 Jan) --- Went in with my brother and some friends. There were fake merchandise like t-shirts, event tags and F&B's at the entrance of the venue. Security check was not so strict. They only check on your tickets, your age as per NRIC and of course what's inside your bag.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Review: US National Team Jersey Vs Harimau Malaya National Team Jersey

Looking forward for the next world cup on 2014 hosted in Brazil.

I am a Malaysian but I have high expectation for my tanah tumpah darah-ku country, the United States of America (USA).

THE 2012/13 US REPLICA JERSEY: COMFORT AND CLUB PRIDE




The 2012/13 US Replica Men's Soccer Jersey represents tradition and success with bold colors, unique style details and soft, breathable fabric.

BENEFITS
ATOM Dri-Release fabric for lightweight sweat management, durability and a soft feel
Rib crew neck with interior taping for a comfortable fit
Finished hems for a refined look

DESIGN
This home jersey features the club crest on the front and a team graphic on the inside back neck for pride. With finished hems and cuffs that prevent fraying, it maintains a polished look on and off the field.

FABRIC
Exceptionally light, strong and breathable, this US Replica Jersey is made with ATOM Dri-Release fabric, which offers better ventilation than mesh. It's stretchy and durable, too, perfect for fast-paced contact games.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Authentic jock tag at left hem
  • Swoosh design trademark at right chest
  • Fabric: Dri-FIT 100% recycled polyester
  • Machine wash
  • Imported

Review:

Design: ★ ☆  ☆ 

Red stripes across the jersey, looks like a pirate uniform. Not sure how Nike US come up with such design. I guess when seeing millions of people with this red and white stripes of shirt in a stadium will resemble the US national flag.

I came across the US training jersey in Paragon Mall, Bangkok Thailand. However, the size is just not so asian. S size is similar to asian L. Still hunting for the original jersey when travelling abroad.

MALAYSIA NATIONAL TEAM KIT 2012/13

Check out the Malaysia national team jersey.


PRINTED ON THE INSIDE OF THE JERSEY IS THE WAR-CRY “TANAH TUMPAHNYA DARAHKU”, AN EXCERPT FROM THE MALAYSIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM WHICH AIMS TO INSTILL HUNGER AND DESIRE FOR VICTORY. TO COMPLETE THE LOOK, THE “JALUR GEMILANG” IS ALSO FEATURED ON THE NEW KIT, PROVIDING PLAYERS AND FANS A SENSE OF PRIDE WHEN DONNING IT.





Review:

Design: ★ ★ ★  ☆


Really nice -- good job Nike Malaysia. I can see most Malaysians are proud with this jersey. Even its not football season, I still see people walking around with this black and yellow strip jersey.

Do I own one? Nope!
Not a big fan of the term "Harimau Malaya". The Malaya word to be specific. Malaya means tanah semenanjung, it doesn't include Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak).

Why its hard to find US national items here in Malaysia. I can always see other World Cup country jersey sold in Malaysia Nike Store like Brazil, Italy, Korea. Not fair!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Online Shopping 101



I finally made a transaction on eBay today --- http://www.ebay.com.my/

As my first attempt on the online eBay shopping world, I ordered something 'fun' as an addition item to my running gear. Its a gadget which will make my running activities more 'exciting'. I will be revealing the item soon when unboxing.










Here are some 101 for sharing:

eBay works exactly like an electronic 'flea market'
  1. eBay sellers pay a small flat fee plus a 1.5% percentage fee to eBay in order to market their wares.
  2. eBay buyers visit and use the marketplace without any surcharges;
  3. Any parties that abuse the system or each other will be disciplined or ejected.
How to Stay Safe:
  1. Check the sellers feedback. If its above 98% the seller is probably good. If the feedback score is below 90% stay away from this seller.
  2. Look at how many feedback points the seller has. If they have less than 11 feedback points, you may want to hold off. If they have 10 to 100 feedback points they are probably trustworthy. If the seller has over 100 feedback points chances are very good they are legit and a very good seller.
  3. Don't pay too much attention to negative feedback the seller has, as long as they have an overall feedback score of over 98%. On average an ebay seller gets 8 negative feedbacks for every 1000 feedbacks received. Some people just aren't satisfied no matter how good the seller.
  4. See how long the seller has been registered, and from what country. Countries with a high fraud index are more likely to have fraudulent sellers. USA Sellers who have been registered for more than one year are more likely to be legit.
  5. If you are skeptical of a seller, try to find the same item from a seller with better feedback. If you feel you have waited too long on a paid order, contact ebay and paypal, as they have buyer protection programs for this.
  6. Pay a little extra for delivery confirmation when you order. Also buy insurance. These cost very little but are a great piece of mind when buying.
  7. To be extra safe you can search the sellers username along with the phrase "rip off" in google to see if anyone is out on the web complaining about the seller.

So what do you think about eBay?

Do share me your thoughts or experience if any. Im still a noob on this. Tips and advices are welcome.