Contests & Freebies

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Classic Semi-Hollow Tone

To a non-guitar playing person, a guitar is just a guitar, with not much of a difference. 

To my sister, who has been hankering for a guitar with a semi-hollow tone but has been complaining that the one she is currently playing is too bulky. 

While browsing the internet this morning, I came across this Gibson's ES-339 guitar and brought her attention to it too. She is so excited, and claims that it is just what she has been looking for. 

Her excitement rubbed off on me too and I think I want to get it for her.

Win a Hush Puppies Freebie Only On 1st April, 2016

Image courtesy of Hush Puppies Malaysia 

This freebie from Hush Puppies is only valid today - 1st April, 2016. Yes, this is no April Fool's joke. 

Head over to any Hush Puppies outlet in Malaysia and flash this promotion image to the sales consultant. 

The first five customers stand to win either a Hush Puppies plushie or magnetic handphone holder, for free. 

Terms and conditions may apply!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Piano vs. Keyboards

My friend is a third generation piano seller and she keeps saying that my church should purchase a piano. However, I am thinking that perhaps that is slightly out of our budget and maybe the keyboards would suit our pocket and needs better. I have been Choosing a piano keyboard from Musician's Friend, comparing features and costs. 

Obviously, it is not going to be my sole decision, but at least, I would like to be aware of what we will be buying and how much. I will know if the price that we are paying will be justified. 

So, what do you think is better? Piano or keyboards?

Christmas Bargain

It's less than a week to Christmas and I have not bought any Christmas gifts for my family or friends yet. I have missed a few shopping sprees throughout the month and somehow, now that it's not yet sale time again, somehow, things seemed to be more expensive. 

This weekend, I am going to devote more time to scour the internet to look for suitable gifts for the season, and am prepared to pay premium price if I am unable to catch a good deal. 

Haih... this is punishment for me for not allocating time to do my Christmas shopping way before the big day arrives.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tenor Saxophone

I was at a concert last evening. Although the entertainment was non-stop, it was littered with plenty of flaws. For one, I didn't think the performers put up a top notch performance. I may have expected too much but I was not the only one who grimaced at the music. 

One of the better ones was a saxophone performer. I loved that he was able to capture a vintage sound from his equipment. I understand from him later that he is using the Otto Link Vintage, setting it apart from other saxophones. The hard rubber mouthpiece is able to recapture the old Link sound. 

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed his segment of entertainment. Luckily, at least there was someone to save the day!

Free H&M Vouchers and Tote Bags

Image courtesy of H&M

In conjunction with the new opening of H&M outlet at Aman Central, Alor Setar, Kedah, on October 1, 2015, the first 200 customers at H&M will receive free H&M shopping vouchers and a tote bag. Limited quantity is available and this freebie is valid while stocks last. 

Stand a chance to receive vouchers to the value of RM500, RM200 or RM100. Otherwise, every one of the first 200 customers will receive at least RM50 worth of H&M shopping vouchers.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Upgrading Guitar Skills

My little cousin brother, who has recently been inspired to pick up the guitar, now wants to learn more than just playing the instrument.

I'd say that we are not a musical bunch but when he says he wants to produce different sounds from the guitar, after learning the basics, I thought of the Rocktron xpression Guitar Multi Effects Processor. 

I've seen a friend using it in his music studio. If I remember correctly, it has ten different effects and more than a hundred presets for guitar and bass. Perhaps I'd take my cousin there for a visit and see how comfortable he is with the features first. 

I don't want to invest money on it and then find that he has lost interest in it. You know how young people are these days.

Free Sample Giveaway: Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control

Image courtesy of Laneige 

Here's good news for sample lovers. Laneige is giving away free samples of their new BB Cushion Pore Control. 

To get your hands on some, play the Laneige Pore Buster Facebook game! Complete all three levels and redeem your free sample to try to achieve that flawless skin! 

Additionally, you will also stand a chance to win a range of Laneige products! 

This giveaway is available from 9 July to 6 August, 2015.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Day In The Life Of A Sound Engineer

My friend, an audio engineer, gave me a tour of his studios when he was not so busy. There are times when he has pressing projects at hand and I dare not even go near here lest I get snapped by him. 

But last week was his low season and so he had the time and mood to explain stuff to me. 

One of the equipment that he showed to me was the TC Helicon VoiceLive. I was so fascinated by it from the many vocal sound effects that I could meddle with that enhances my own voice, or sound.

I think I need to get one for myself but then I know that I really should curb that impulsive shopping!

Life Plankton Essence Free Sample From Biotherm

 Image courtesy of Biotherm

Good news if you are some one who loves to try new beauty products. Well, here's one from Biotherm, which is said to transform your skin in just eight days or less!

According to a survey conducted on women who have used this Life Plankton Essence product from Biotherm, a hundred percent of them said that they have felt an improvement in their skin condition. That's the maximum positive response. Woowee!!

I too have submitted my form for a trial package. I am supposed to receive a text message on redemption information but until now, there has been no news. Perhaps I have to forget about it already.

How about you?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vintage Amp Knobs in Classic Brown

My friend, a music producer, returned to Malaysia recently, and found that his amp was smashed during shipping. Although he couldn't use it for some time, he made use of that down time to enjoy his enforced break and said that it was a good reason for him to change his set of knobs.

It's funny how we sometimes want to get something new but then think it's a waste of good money and not do it, and when we are forced to, we are thankful for the reason to do it? Yes, this was exactly the case. 

And so, my friend ordered a set of six vintage-style fender amp knobs in classic brown to match his amplifier. 

Hopefully, by the time he returns to his home in America, the knobs will be there waiting for him.

Air Asia Flight Promo To Singapore @ RM1

Image courtesy of Air Asia 

To all my friends who have caught the travel bug, here's good news for you from Air Asia. It's only RM1 to fly to Singapore from Penang, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur or Kuching. 

Obviously, the RM1 fare is base fare, and may not include airport tax or other fees. 

Booking is available from now until May 17, 2015, while travel date is until September 30, 2015. 

Well, since I am in Ipoh, it's not worth for me to go to one of the above airports to fly to Singapore just to take advantage of this promotion from Air Asia. 

It makes more sense to fly directly from Ipoh.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Shopping Galore

Well, it's that time of the year again when the Chinese communities are preparing for their Lunar New Year. Every time I meet someone and we make small talk, I am asked if I have already done my shopping. 

Well, I haven't and I don't intend to. I am saving up to get a gift for my nephew and thankfully, the instrument is on On Sale

This means that I have saved enough to get him that gift and don't have to wait a little longer. A gift just in time for Chinese New Year would be all the more meaningful. Don't you think so? 

See, even if I may not celebrate it myself, at least I am able to bring cheer to others during this special family occasion.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Air Asia Free Seats Promo

Image courtesy of Air Asia

If you are planning a vacation and about to purchase your air tickets, hold your horses!! Air Asia's always anticipated and looked-forward to free seats promotion is back in a couple of days. 

Booking period is from 10th Nov at 0000hrs to 16 Nov, 2014. Travel period is from June 10, 2015 to Jan 17, 2016. 

Argh! Do we have to wait so long more to fly?? Routes will only be announced when the promotion begins. 

Which means me and millions of people will be logged on to Air Asia website as soon as the clock strikes midnight tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Learning The Piano and Guitar

My friend and I are challenging ourselves to pick up a musical instrument. She knows music and plays the piano but I know nothing about music and the notes confuse me. 

Still, she is learning the guitar, and I guess I am starting from scratch and learn the piano. 

She told me about reading about purchasing a guitar online and that it's most convenient. To place your order, call us toll-free at 800-449-9128, the website states. 

As for me, I will have to buy a second hand piano from a music shop owned by my friend's family. I’m sure she will offer me a good discount.

Free Sample: Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel (5g)

Image courtesy of Guardian 

Guardian Malaysia is giving away free samples of Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel (5g) for online shoppers at their e-store, with any purchase of beauty and skincare product(s). 

No minimum purchase required but this promotion is valid while stocks last. 

Let me know if you have successfully received your free sample, and update me on how well the product worked for you, OK? 

*Terms and conditions may apply.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pet Pharmacy

My friend is going to relocate to the suburbs after buying a house there. It's far from the stores and won't be as convenient to buy things, such as household products, as now. 

As they have a lovely dog, I wondered how they are going to find it convenient, especially during an emergency case. I have pets too, so I know how things could turn out to be. 

My friend told me that it's not as inconvenient as I have imagined. She has an account with EntirelyPets Pharmacy and it is easy to get prescriptions shipped to her home, quickly and easily. 

That certainly sounds like what I need too. In fat, what every pet owner needs!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Win Free "The Room" Movie Tickets At GSC Tropicana City Mall

This freebie is available via Groupon site. All you need to do is log in to your Groupon account, could be done through your Facebook account too, and then fill out the form. 

There is no mention when the closing date is but at this time of writing, it is still valid, although it says "Limited time remaining".

I also have no idea how many pairs of tickets are given away, but winners will be contacted by phone. 

Therefore, if you have submitted your entry, the only thing you can do is wait for the good news. 

Make sure your phone number is correct! 

Winners are to redeem their free tickets at the counter on the day of screening. 

The movie is screened at Golden Screen Cinemas Tropicana City Mall on Oct. 14 at 9pm.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Necklaces & Rings

If you know me, you know that I am not a person who likes accessories. 

However, the other day, I attended a function and there was a lucky draw. There were diamond rings and pendants given away as lucky draw prizes and I was soooo close to winning myself a diamond ring! 

Since that day, I have been checking out rings and trying to get one for myself, probably to console myself. 

Truth be told, I cannot afford a diamond ring, so I've been looking at a more affordable range of rings. 

These joy jewelers promise rings have caught my eye and I plan to get one for myself even though I am not making any pledge. LOL 

Which do you think suits me more?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Free Liquid Facial Soap from Clinique

Image courtesy of Clinique

Good news! Clinique is giving away a free bottle (30ml) of liquid facial soap, from today until 7th Sept, 2014. 

Only available at the Clinique counter at AEON Mid Valley, this freebie giveaway is only limited to the first 50 requests. 

Therefore, be there quickly.before stocks run out.Good luck, peeps.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Free Madu & Gandum Handmade Soap Sample

Image courtesy of Borneo Soap 

Borneo Soap is giving away free samples of their Madu & Gandum handmade soap, but only at their kiosk Metrojaya MidValley, from Aug 13 - 7, 2014, between 12pm to 8pm. 

This is an "all-natural" product, so this should be great news for those who suffer from one kind of allergy or another. 

For more information, click on the link I have enclosed at the top of this post.