News: Asus ZenFone 5 coming to Singapore

2014 seems to be a year for budget priced but decent spec phones, first from Xiaomi…
And now, it’s Asus’ turn.


- screenshot from Asus ZenFone 5 page

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It’s dual-sim feature, design, the Zen UI, PixelMaster Camera and accessory case arouses my interest. But do take note, it doesn’t have LTE, just 3G and 2G.

Seen on Asus Singapore FaceBook page, the Asus #ZenFone 5 will be here soon and pre-order price will be at a special price of S$199 (without mobile contract).
For those are interested to purchase it, register your interest on the ASUS website (link here) from April 23-30 to receive the special price (choice of phone: black or white) or with Starhub telco contract and a free flipcover.

Colors available in Singapore will be white, black and red.
Though the champagne and purple casing looks better / eye-catching but since most will probably cover their phones with a protective case, so it wouldn’t matter as much.

For more details:
ZenFone 5 – Specifications.
Registration – ZenFone 5 Interest Registration.
Asus Singapore – FaceBook page.
GSMArena – ZenFone 5.

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Though exceptionally late with this news but just read up on it on Asus Singapore’s FaceBook page.
Better late than never, I suppose.

If we look back at the hype Xiaomi created recently for the Redmi and Mi3 phones in the last 2-3 months, with the budget priced phones and features… It’s 30bucks more than the Redmi phone but I’m looking forward to see if it will get similar hype / responses from local consumers, for its affordability.

Oh and for those who are going for the hands-on session or doing the pre-ordering, could you kindly let me know if you liked / love / -_-” the phone? Thanks :)

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Thoughts: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Following immediately after their last film (The Muppets), the Muppets are at a loss to what to do next.

By chance or mere evil scheming, they were enticed by their new tour manager to go on a global tour and selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London.

But mayhem soon follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two or Lemur, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.

Other notable casts like Ty Burrell, as the Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty and somewhat screechy voice prison guard.

Muppets: Most Wanted opens 24 April (coming Thursday) in movie theaters!

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The plot is simple and straight to the point, pretty much a ‘bad guy frame good guy, save the damsel and happy ending’ type of light hearted show.

Some of us grew up watching The Muppets, so it’s silliness and senseless / randomness is nothing new. It’s always never quite as expected with the Muppets’ unpredictable antics and this film / movie has include the usual American & British humor with various comedians / cast, made it enjoyable. With over the top burlesque like musical scenes, face-palm worthy lines and original songs… those made my Monday a whole lot less gloomy.

One thing hasn’t change, Miss Piggy still wants to sing her heart out, be the main star and hopes to marry Kermit… while Kermit still tries to manage the group, please everyone and his reaction to marriage :D

Oh and… highlighted on the Walt Disney Studio Facebook page, are a number of cameos appearances screenshots of various stars. I would suggest not visit the page now but that’s entirely up to you. I feel it would be more fun to spot the stars out first. That way, you wouldn’t spoil the surprise and amusement when the stars appearing on scenes.

After catching Muppets: Most Wanted, now I want to catch the last film, the previous installments on DVDs and maybe get the soundtrack. Not just reliving childhood memories but the show somehow works well as a stress reliever for me… I was constantly tickled and laughing out loud at a couple of scenes, to my fiance’s amusement :P

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Thanks Walt Disney Studio and Bates Chi for the preview tickets.

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