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handy in Singapore

If you were following my instagram or twitter or facebook you would have known that I was in Singapore last weekend to attend the Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore. Prior to going over my friend was telling the to check out handy.

handy  is a ​is basically mobile phone rental for SGD$15.00 per day. Obviously we don't really want the phone, we want the access to the unlimited 3G data and free local / international calls (5 mins) facility.  The service is also available in Hong Kong.

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AirDroid must have app for android users

I have been using Android close to one and a half years now. And there are not many apps (applications) that I cannot say is a MUST have, until I tried AirDroid by Sand Studio. Prior to using AirDroid I have been connecting my device via USB cable to transfer files, or to manage my media. Now I just run the AirDroid application and manage via my web browser. Very clean and easy to use application

Of course this is under the assumption that you have a WiFi network to begin with. 

Here is a screen shot from my device.

Once you run the application it will give you the device address which you have to key into the web browser on your computer. And use the given password, do not worry, its auto generated every time you start the connection.

Here is a screen shot from my browser. 

Very simple and clean. Key in the password as indicated on the device and click the Login button. 

Screen once you have successfully logged in. 

Another clean page. It acts more like your computer desktop with HUGE icons of its basic functions. I love the extra information like WiFi strentgh, cell strength and battery power on the lower right of the 'task bar'.

A window will pop-up showing the vitals of your device if you hit the Details button, on the upper right. Note that my phone actually has more memory than indicated. Its internal is 16GB with an additional of 8GB. But I could still access everything without issue. 

Call Log. 

Here you can view your call logs of your phone. Not really handy for me, but good to have I guess.

Music.

Now this is more useful. You can view all the song by this view, or by album view. Kinda forgot to screenshot that.

Set As.

This is a neat feature. Changing ringtones on android is basically copying the file to the right folder. Or installing a 3rd party application to do it. I think this is pretty simple and effective. 

Another neat feature is if you double click on the song. You can actually listen to the song stream from your phone to your computer. Neat!

If you want to send songs to the phone, hit the Import button on the upper right of the Music window. 

Photos.

I do not know why the photos are under PHOTO>OTHERS in this window. But it does generate tumbnails for every single photo on the phone. Easy to manage. Neat.

Messages.

Where you can access your SMSes. Yes I get a lot of SPAM from Celcom. Daily affair :(

Once you double click the name, this window pops up. You can send replies or create new SMS from this window. But do note, this is not an instant messaging(IM) service like yahoo or msn or fb chat. Everytime you hit send, it costs money. Unless your on an unlimited or got free SMS plan. Otherwise, use with care! You have been warned!

Oh yes, I was being mean to my friend. haha. xD

Applications.

Now this is one of the feature which I absolutely love about AirDroid. Sometimes updating software is hard without knowing exactly which version your on. You can find out on your device, but to me, it is just too many steps. Here you can view it immediately, and know which application has a new version out. Some of you maybe saying, just use the Google Market. Well, some apps I use did not come from the Google Market. :P 

To install, just hit the Install App button, and load up the apks. Then there is an addtional step, which you need to click OK on your device to initiate install. Which is good, means the application does not have total access and can simply install anything without your permission!

File.

This is the equivalant to the file explorer in your computer. Very familiar interface. When copying files to your computer just click with the mouse, if multiple files use command/control modifier key to select more files and hit Export button. With multiple files, AirDroid will archive it into one ZIP file. Another neat feature. ;) 

To send files from your computer to your device, hit the Import button, make sure your at the desired folder. Simple. 

Clipboard, Contacts, Ringtone and Market is what it is. Nothing much to say about it. Heh~

In case your wondering, you can actually set the port, predefine your password. As for the IP address, if your using fixed then u need to dive into your network settings. But I would assume most people, LIKE ME, use DHCP. 

And no, my secreen was not THAT long, I just merged the lower bit with the upper bit. heh.

So to recap, if your using an Android device, and your have WiFi connectivity at your home/ office, this is a die die must have application! Its not perfect yet, but still a die die must have application. 

And best of all its FREE! (at this point of time as far as I know)

Links:

AirDroid (Market)

AirDroid (web page)

 

Go forth and manage your device!

 

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Simplicious Restaurant & Lounge

Simplicious Resturant & Lounge have opened for business for about 4 months at least. But back then they were still building their menu and training their staff. Its my second time there. This time I was there and was given a delicious tasting of their offerings from the menu. 

The design of the place was quite nice. Its an old house renovated with a good style sense providing a good ambience to share a meal with your friends and loved ones. I was surprised that it was quite spacious inside. Normally houses converted to eateries are kind of small and cramped. These guys seem to have better planning. 

Note: While the place does NOT SERVE PORK, it is not hallal food establishement as they sell alcoholic breverages. 

All around the place you can find 'artifacts' from the past. Please pay no attention to the senget photos. It happens when I have not taken photos for a while. Calibration was off. :P

I kinda love this wall.  How every thingy was not exactly aligned yet it is still clean. Dont know how to describe it.

Beverages come from here. 

Thanks Yien Yien for extending the invite. Thanks Carol for having us!

Who else was there? Ah Lost, Yien Yien and Jaq (she was excited when they offered alchoholic drinks. She went, SAYA MAU!)

Also Jimmy (Jimmy, your site very slow to load la! Too many advertisement dy!)was there was well. 

Besides us the noisy bunch, there was a reporter and a photographer from the WOW book (who seems quite annoyed with us, sorry lo).

Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon.

Home Roasted Chicken.

Pan Seared Seabass

Beef Sirloin.

Lamb Rack. D e l i c i o u s ! ! !

Ceasar Salad with smoked salmon.

Wild Mushroom soup

Mashed potatoes. Looks can be decieving, very tasty.

Pasta Aglio Olio with turkey ham and mushroom

Pasta Tomato Sauce with assorted seafood

Thai Beef Salad. One of the most popular dish. Apparantly everyone except me have never tasted it. 

Giant Platter

Now for some mocktails. 

Minty Refresher

Honolulu Tango

Lychee Fizz. 

Jimmy hard at work.

Irish Ice Cream

Frutti Merry. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy.

Yien Yien promoting the imported alcoholic breverages available at Simplicious. 

Im so going to be killed for posting this photo.... x_X

I think she eally likes her drinks... Hmm...

Which one was good? Well thats up for personally preferences. 

After having a merry time drinking and eating. We went upstairs, to have a tour. MORE SPACE!

 

Whats this? DO NOT SIT!

Its actually the bed. Have not been screwed together properly yet. So, you have been warned!

Since your still here, there is going to be a HALLOWEEN PARTY this 29/10. Early birds tickets are RM 39.00 after that its RM 49.00.

For those who want to make inqueries below are the info you need. If you have special functions, remember to call and book early to avoid dissapointment.

Tel: +6082 253 813 

Addnress: No. 39, Jalan Pisang (off green road), Kuching, Sarawak.

 

Here is a map in case you dont know how to find it.


View Larger Map

 

See you there for the Halloween Party!

 

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Blackmobile Sold

Actually it has been sold off for about a month plus now. I would like to share my experience with mudah.my

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Yup, the listed price was only RM 4000. Cheap huh? 

Anyways I listed the car on 17 March 2011, at night. And the advertisment was approved early the next day with an email notification. Even on the 1st day of listing I have already recieved queries about the car via email. By mid afternoon people have called up asking about the location of the car and wanting to view it.

I had forgoten to state the location was in Kuching. I was unable to edit the information. The only way to edit was to pay some money. So I left it as is. If you want to list anything on mudah.my make sure every possible detail is added. And its only free for 3 ad's. After that you got to pay!

On 19 March one guy had already viewed the car. He even wanted to drive the car back that day! But without any downpayment, how was that possible. Thru out the weekend I had more emails and more calls regarding my advertisement. I was amazed at how effective mudah.my was! It was still not sold, but at least people were asking about it!

By Monday (21 March) the 1st guy that had viewed the car called me and said he had the money and wanted to get the car that day!  I have no idea how he came up with the money, but he did. We dealt on that day late afternoon. 

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That evening I was still recieving email queries about the car. So I immediately went to mudah.my and deleted the advertisement. 

I still remember when my friend told me to support mudah.my, I think that was about four or five years ago. I remember thinking to myself, 'nah this model wont work, how can it fight against ebay.com.my'. Boy was I wrong. Over the years, listings on mudah.my got more and more while ebay.com.my stayed pretty slow. Even lelong.my was slowing down. I think, I never understood the web design, so compliated. 

I didn't even know they had TV advertising ! 

Another thing that I found funny was, one of my friend who got into car brokering told me it would be difficult to sell my car at RM2000. Thanks mudah.my

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Goodbye blackmobile, it has been a fun journey. Hope you serve your new master well like you did me. ;)

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