Volunteer needed for Kuala Lumpur 2017

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29th SEA Games to be held at Malaysia after 16 years

Malaysia is the host for the upcoming 29th Sea Games to be held at the vibrant city Kuala Lumpur. The coolest thing about Kuala Lumpur 2017 | 29th South East Asia Games is looking for volunteer.

The only way to beat being a spectator on this grand event is to be volunteer. Everyone can be a spectator even your grandfather watching at home is a spectator. But not everybody can ask for a high esteemed position as 29th SEA Games volunteer.

To beat being a volunteer, you may need to be an athlete. Sadly, I was not born athletic. The volunteer initiative was not just opened for Malaysian only. If you have a willing heart, you may register to be join volunteer initiative at this link  Kuala Lumpur 2016 Volunteer program    

Run a few searches on Kuala Lumpur 2017 volunteer programme, they will required as much as 20,000 volunteers. Qualified age is 16 years old and above.  

10 Good Reasons You should Play Pokemon Go

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I have play the Pokemon Go since it first launching

10 good reasons stem from you. These are mine. What are yours ?

1. The Challenge

Achieve this accomplishment with Pokemon Go

Get out of your sofa because it just an illusion of comfort. We are making a history, we are leaving a mark. Let catch all the pokemon !

It does not matter how much Pokemon you have catch. It is a personal time you and Pokemon Go. Take your time, enjoy the great game.

One day in the near future, you will thank Pokemon Go for it encourages spending time walking around for your health.

In my experience, I have endured 2 hours of walking with Pokemon Go. The distance recorded was 2 to 3 Kilometers. That is something I cant achieve without Pokemon Go. It is harder than you think, 2 to 3 kilometers is merely less than 5,000 steps. Still, it better than nothing.

2. The Surprise

Dragonite Pokemon Go
Dragonite on the screen

When an extremely rare pokemon appears, the amount of excitement is unimaginable. Dragonite is the last pokemon to have in current Pokedex.

Pokemon Go egg hatching

Egg hatching is one of the motivator for distance walking ! One can get some rare pokemon in 10 KM eggs.

3. Childhood Dream

I think you guys share the same dream as me to be the Pokemon master. This dream however, faded through times. In my time with Pokemon, I was 8 years old and thought the other part of the world lies a Pokemon island where Pokemon did exist there. Well, that happened after finish watching some episodes of Pokemon in my CD player. The pirated CD was like RM12.90 with 3 Pokemon episodes in one CD.

That was not just it, when I was much younger, fighting my sibling over a Gameboy device with Pokemon game in it.

4. The Achievement

The game is not about catching the strongest Pokemon, it is about catching all the Pokemon appears on your screen. Even the strongest Pokemon will just contribute 100 experience points to your level. The tips is to catch all Pidgey, Ratata, Weedie and Caterpie as these gives you 500 exp points for every evolution made.

5. Social / Peer Pressure

Everytime I turned on the Facebook or having a lunch at one of the restaurant, I got "Pokemon" whispering everywhere. I do not have enough reason not to join the Pokemon Go craze. It just too much to bear everyone is on their phone with Pokemon Go in it.

6. Fight for your claim

When you have all the necessary skills, it time to hit the GYM. In Pokemon Go , the GYM never give out any badges so do not go all-out screaming. It fairy easy to conquer as long as potions and revives are enough to replenish.

I am team instinct and I am not afraid to admit although we are few, we still win anyone with enough potions and revives. So much relieving that potions and revives do not discriminate.

To be honest, Pyro is not even my strongest Pokemon. It is wise only use strongest Pokemon to attack and not defend because everyone get the chance to win the GYM.

7. Place of Interest

Every Pokestops and GYM means something special. The Pokemon is just another pulling factor or a beautiful cover to be attractive to the content. The game is created to encourage people to explore the world. It is a game to get your boots dirty and physically heathlier.

8. The Excitement

It's hard to contain the excitement of so many people shares a common goal to capture a single rare Pokemon.

9. The Disappointment / Anxiety

The legitimate Malaysian Pokemon Go player start date should be same as above

The game first launched on July 2016. The overwhelm feeling that the company behind Pokemon Go decided to launch it region by region excluding where you live. As if  I was like born to a wrong place. "When the game going to be released in Malaysia" ?

It still clear how much anxiety I got during this period of depression. To the extend that, I would always check Play Store when the game can be downloaded to my phone and frequently visit the Pokemon Go Official Facebook page for their newest announcement.

I never condone myself downloading the apk file for my android phone. It was so insecure !

Before the release, the only thing to do is observe the Facebook Trending and Popular post overloaded with Pokemon Go contents. The feeling of described as "out of touch" or "disconnected with the world" (This can't be serious)

The wait is over, I have found Dragonite on the eve of Hari Merdeka to be exact 30/8/2016. It still crystal clear that the countdown was over and a Dragonite appeared. But, the image explains thoroughly. The point is I did not bring home Dragonite with me that night. What a night !

The lesson learnt that do not try to catch Dragonite using curve ball, you will never reach it !

10. The Updates

The game get some good updates in order to perfect the game in accordance to player demand. I think the greatest update is to make the game available for everyone. The update that take away Pokemon footsteps is one of the example to make the game much more efficient. In return, the game is opened to more region due to the reduced overload of game data.

The newest update to ensure players get their boots even dirtier by implementing buddy system that rewards player with candy. That fine by me !

Every new updates carry a sign of effort by the company behind Pokemon Go to work out the best interest of the players around the globe.

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Entopia

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It was a butterfly farm. Now, it is literally a theme park.

This is a school of insects. Not just display of butterflies. A tons of educational tools were being deployed for the visitors to digest. Awe and groundbreaking to express the experience given.

On the day of visit, there was a sight of middle east tourists enjoying their trip to Entopia. Good place for family and group,

I will be joining them for a lifetime adventure offered by Entopia. ( The butterfly theme park). One can learn nearly everything about butterfly and other insects too. Not from text book, from watching closely with both of your eyes.

Keep the brochure and wear the bracelet tag for later !

It takes time to visit all of it. There was an underground learning facility and a western concept restaurant. Handful of toilets and baby changing room. There is no turning back as you might lost on the way.

1. The little one shapes our land and fertilize the soil.

They are well fed !.   Give them a round of applause for what they did to our soil. We would not have so many palm trees without them. Their continuous effort is appreciated.

2. Plants and Flowers

For your information, a native flower of Madagascar. Flame of the forest is one of the useful plants. To be able to see it closely, surely no regret in life.

I am not a flower expert. This look like the flame of the forest from my view.

3. Amazing Butterflies

The smell of rotten fruit attracts butterfly !

Spot some real butterfly of this chart. Particularly the Chocolate Glass Yellow or Eurema Sari.

Enough and tired of seeing butterfly photos ? Enjoy the video below for more butterflies sightings

4. The Underground

Built a tunnel with an escalator. It does feel like underground because of the pressure. Well, the air condition did a pretty good job maintaining our body temperature to a comfort level. Besides, You stilll have a long way till the end.

You are required to crawl to be fit here. Some amazing things to discover.

5. Scientific Discovery

More time were spent here reading all these butterfly myth collected from all around the world. It just throw everything for you to digest. Everything from fictional and real scientific stuff. The kids must be confuse, well for adult like me, it already confusing. Still, it pretty outstanding !

The image above is a scientific discovery. Ant and caterpillar are friend as they have some common business. Caterpillar provides honey gland whereas, ant provide some protection.

6. The right place for family

Hi Toro !

A laboratory to learn on ant behavior. Ants exhibit some good practice such as hardworking. Have you bring your kids ? Your kids will be learning the wisdom and knowledge after the visit.

A restaurant in the middle of Entopia.

7. Learn importance of Pollinate

Looking like a real garden 

Observing the process of pollinating is an essential learning. Do not miss it out !

Butterfly hold an important job to transfer flower essence to another keeping them alive by reproduction.

Remember the flame of the forest ? How can the butterfly face it upside down ? anti gravity ? 

8. Tourist Attractions

These plants in the pot are attracting many flying butterfly to stand on the leaves for resting. Many visitors took out cameras for a closer shoot on these beautiful butterflies.

The sunlight is able to penetrate the garden feeling body temperature is rising sharply. 

9. Dragonfly

Dragonfly is rare. One can only found them near lake where water is present. It seem like dragonfly was not as many as butterfly.there is a place specifically introducing dragonfly and also the grasshopper.

10. One of a kind in Penang

Meet the little one Dagon

 Giant man made tree ? I cant figure out as if it was a living tree, how they transport it to here ?

A short-sighted caterpillar ?

They made a waterfall !

A very nice purple flower girl !

In the end of the journey, there was a shop selling souvenir too.

Pokemon Go Officially Released in Malaysia on August 6, 2016

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Malaysian are able to download and enter Pokemon Go since 0900AM today

Unexpected news broke out on Pokemon Go Official Facebook page today, 15 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and many more are able to download the game.

There is an overwhelm of excitement for the announcement because author have been waiting since July ! 

As you can see, author is 35 minutes late to try Pokemon Go. It was firmly believed to be released around 0900AM. Some Malaysian trainers have jumped into the game and catch few Pokemon.

Some of us expecting the game to be released much earlier something like First and Second of August 2016 in order to be compatible with the Hotlink event. 

Have you been playing Niantic's Ingress ? There is a similarity between Ingress and Pokemon Go based on the monuments stuff.

First pokemon is Bulbasaur. Leaf type Pokemon, there was a nickname associated with Bulbasaur. What was it ? Nasi Lemak ?

Thought there was a Pikachu to catch as first pokemon. First log-in trainers are able to choose one of 3 pokemon offered Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur. You might be asking why not Charmander ? Guess what, Bulbasaur has the cutest voice when it spell it own name.

8 Reasons Why You Should Own Fitness Tracker

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Instead of wearing bracelet, Xiaomi Band1S definitely worth every penny

I think Xiaomi Band1S has affected my decision making in purchasing a men bracelet. The other day, I was searching for some cool men bracelet on one of the popular online shopping website "11street". However, my eye seem to be caught on Xiaomi band1S

Definitely got to own a fitness tracker. This piece of technology is a mandatory. As if you own a smartphone or a laptop, fitness tracker is the next thing you need. Why would you own a fitness tracker ?

First reason is it serves as a motivation tool. I think if you do not like sport, this thing is going to get you up and do some workout ! First I thought it was impossible, a person is lazy to do some exercise will never change the bad habit, but, with this fitness tracker it might change everything ! The reason is will you not using a smartphone that you had purchased ? You cant !

2. Detailed Daily Report 

What do you think ? This is a daily chart from my personal phone Huawei G8. Accumulated 10063 steps was not a easy accomplishment. Guess what I really doing ? I went to so many shopping malls.

3. Social Media Posting

The amazing thing about Xiaomi Band1S. The specification required for your smartphone is Bluetooth 4.0 and KitKat 4.4 and over. In Google Playstore, download xiaomi band app. In the app, it enables user to post to their respective social media account such as Facebook or Wechat to encourage friends and family to do daily exercise.

 Besides, you will get to know how many people using Xiaomi band 1S are ahead of your miserable result of 44 steps.

4. Heart Rate Sensor

This state-of-the-art fitness tracker enables users to do a monitoring on heart beat rate.

5. Morning Joging

Wake Up in the morning and try to get more step points. However, I managed to get 2500 steps point only.

6. Xiaomi app is comprehensive

The best part about Xiaomi apps is it is a comprehensive and functional app. I am glad one of the Xiaomi Band1S owner. We are educated that a human should walk at least 8000 steps in a day. But, do we really know how many steps we have accumulated ? To fully utilize the idea of 8000 steps per day, this tool should be able to help human collecting the steps count. Unless, you want to count your every step.

The seventh reason is instead of get a alarm, you could change the centuries-old method of waking human up, the fitness tracker could help to do the wake up call by vibration.

8. Monitor your sleep process

I am terrified it actually can monitor sleeping progress. It such a magnificent tracker. With this, you could tell what time you actually fall to sleep.

Xiaomi Band1S battery could last for 20 days with a single full charge. Moreover, it could store activity data without the smartphone bluetooth in range. In Fact, it stored all the date long enough for you to reach the smartphone Bluetooth range for the the data to sync into the apps.