Friday, October 28, 2011

A bigger Switch for the iLovers

"Hah! You really did go for the Steve Jobs look huh?" my brother said with a wide grin.

"Yea, well, I just wanna know what's it like to follow his fashion style..." I said. Not in full enthusiam mind you. In fact, I'm not sure why I went all metrosexual when I was invited to cover the grand launch of Switch at the Spring Shopping Mall last Sunday. 

Normally on a weekend I'll love to wear a football jersey, jeans and sandals; obviously that particular Sunday was not a norm.

So anyway, Switch used to be located at the corner nearby DiGi and while it was a prominent area, it was just 600 square feet. That's pretty small space for a company that sells one of the biggest brands in the world: Apple.

Now of course, it got bigger. 2000 square feet bigger...that's 3.3 times bigger! And they didn't grow bigger without a reason: Switch Spring has upgraded from Apple Authorized Reseller (AAR) status to Apple Premium Reseller (APR) status.

What's the difference you asked? Well, when Switch Spring was under AAR  they can sell only a selected range of Apple software and hardware. Now with APR, they don't just provide the full Apple products, but they now have a training room which they can provide classes for customers to help them familiarize with their Apple products.

How awesome is that?? Oh, they have a service centre too. The only Apple Service Provider in East Malaysia somemore (There's four in Malaysia). So iHooray for the Apple lovers! (By the way, Switch pretty much took over the store where Nokia once stood...kesian Nokia)

Of course, no launch is complete without activities yea? So with the help of photos to narrate this was basically what happened at the event:

Customers testing out the iPods

Boys playing Fruit Ninja on the iPad2
Guess what iPod model is this?
Then & Now: My iPod Nano 1st Generation (left) and the iPod Nano 6th Generation (right)
Something that excite us bloggers...
I'll like this in my room :) 
Cyril winning an iPad2 cover from a pop quiz

If only that website was actually painted on the wall...

  • Fruit Ninja Competition: I thought of joining this at first so I practiced playing Fruit Ninja the night before...gosh I sucked at it! 

One of the Top 10 Finalist slicing away fruits like a Samurai

The kid in white is the winner with 219 points. 

  • Treasure Hunt: Unfortunately I did not take much on this as the hunt started two hours after the original schedule. But I do know who's the winner and it's that...

...boy in the middle, Fahriee. He and his partner won an iPod Shuffle each. It's only natural for an Apple fanboy like him to win an Apple event! But he did something wonderful to his prize.

Best thing for me at this event? The lunch provided was fantastic! Kudos to the management for picking Banquet as their caterer.

I must say though...sorry Steve, your fashion style is not my style!

(Watch this space for a video!) 

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

It's a bird! It's a plane! No it's...

...just me having the most awesome 10 seconds of my life this year!

I'm sure from the video you just saw, you could feel my adrenaline and my euphoria of being up in the air!

And nope, I did not pissed in my pants. Nor did I puked afterwards, or had jelly legs. For this, I am proud of myself (put a star sticker on me will ya? :D)!

Anyway, my excitement aside, this reverse bungee jump (also known as the The Elevator/bungy ejector) was available for the public during last month's Sarawak Regatta. For RM30 (normal price RM60), it sure was very reasonable for some adrenaline rush! Not to mention an awesome view of the Sarawak river as well as the IWWF Wakeboard World Cup that was also happening that time. Well, only for 10 or so seconds at least.

Oh, kudos to the organizers who brought The Elevator in; it certainly made Sarawak Regatta a much more interesting event to go to. Otherwise, you wouldn't have expected Cyril to blog about his orgasm over his 'jump'!

They should have this bungy ejector more often in Kuching really. As Fahriee would have said, we don't get a lot of fun around Kuching so this is very much a big welcome!

You know, it would be interesting if this machine is setup at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching. Hmm that's a thought...

Oh yea, I was given a second chance to go up again. And I heard my friends demanding for a somersault. Well then...


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