Monday, August 24, 2009

Dead until Dark

I’ve wanted to read the Sookie Stackhouse novels for the longest time. I’ve been avoiding watching the True Blood series because I wanted to read the book first (though I have caught one or two episodes which looks good so far). Thanks to Beth Fish Read’s Sookie Stackhouse reading challenge, I finally picked up the book and you know what? I absolutely loved it!
I remembered someone recommending the Sookie Stackhouse series to me after reading my review of Twilight, saying that the Sookie series had similar impact. I haven’t read the full series yet but I like what I’ve read so far. 

Personally, I find Dead until Dark to be edgier and saucier than Twilight and definitely a page turner. The racy romance between Sookie and Vampire Bill is oh-so-exciting; I love the chemistry between the two of them. Other than the romance, the murder mystery flowed with a great pace which was equally good at keeping me addicted to the pages.
It’s an easy read. I’ve read two so far, Dead until Dark and Living Dead in Dallas and it took me less than a day to finish each book. The book is quite graphic with details of gore and sex so if that bothers you don’t read it. But if it doesn’t and if you have a thing for fangs and thrilling murder plots, you definitely should pick up this book.

Note: Book 1 completed for the Sookie Stackhouse challenge. If you'd like to participate, please visit Beth Fish Reads blog.

Friday, August 21, 2009

15 Malaysia

Okay so this post is a couple of days late but I guess it’s better late than never. I was recently given the privilege to attend the launch of 15 Malaysia which showcases short films by 15 local film makers. I would recommend that you check out the site as there are some great short films that you should see.
Do keep a lookout for the following short films which I personally thought was really good:

House by Linus Chung
Release date: 24th August 2009

Halal by Liew Seng Tat
Release date: 26th August 2009
Okay, to be honest I walked out of the cinema when they showed this because I had to attend to an urgent call... So I didn’t manage to catch the whole thing but I was told that it’s one of the MUST SEE.

Meter by Benji & Bahir
Release date: 9th September 2009
This is hilarious and features Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ). DEFINITELY A MUST SEE!

Healthy Paranoia by Khairil Bahar
Release date: 14 September 2009
This is also hilarious and features Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, current Malaysian Health Minister. I think it’s really cool that he took the time to be part of the 15 Malaysia initiative.
Do check out 15 Malaysia’s website to view the 15 short films. You’ll be proud of our local talents.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My New Toy...

Guess what I bought for myself... a little gadget called a Poken. I found out about it through a guy who attended a meeting in my office. I noticed he was carrying a little gadget attached to his phone which he called a Poken.

So what is a Poken exactly? A Poken is a small device that allows you to exchange your contact information with other people that also have a Poken. Not only are you able to share your contact details but you can also exchange your social network information like Facebook, Myspace etc. The social network that you can list on your Poken profile covers most of the popular sites.

Anyway, when I first saw it, I fell in love with it immediately plus they come in so many cute designs! Thanks to PokenAsia who made it possible for me to get my own Poken within a few days after making an enquiry. I am glad to announce that I am now a proud owner of a Tru Blood Poken... isn’t it so cute????

The only problem is ... none of my friends or people that I’ve met have a Poken yet... so sad. Anyway, if you’d like to check out the other cute Poken designs, click here. You can make your order at the site or contact PokenAsia directly on their twitter, they’re really helpful! For more information on the Poken, you can also visit Do You Poken?
So what are you waiting for? GET A POKEN guys... It’s so cool.
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