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2014: Year In Review

2014: Year In Review

Time travels like a bullet and now 2014 is coming to an end in just few more days. How was your year of 2014? Hope you enjoyed your year with happiness. For me, it was my final year before stepping into 30s in age. Lots of ups and downs but I cherished every moment of it. And you now what, I actually went to Japan again few weeks back to see the autumn leaves. Autumn leaves, are indeed very beautiful.

This year, many big tech companies published their version of Year In Review to reflect back the big things and happenings that occurred in 2014. Continue reading to find out more.

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Create Instagram slideshows with Fliptastic app

Create Instagram slideshows with Fliptastic app

Today, I proudly announce that Fliptastic, a slideshow maker app for Instagram was launched in iTunes App Store! I’m the user interface and icon designer for this app. I’m super excited!

With this app, you can create wonderful slideshows from your Instagram photos, or you can also choose photos from camera roll or even take a photo on the spot within the app. Then you can arrange them into the sequence you like, and also you can crop the photo and even add text on it!

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Optimized WordPress Hosting server for WordPress websites

Optimized WordPress Hosting server for WordPress websites

WordPress was originated back in 2003 and now every single internet user is well aware of WordPress, the reason it get so popular in short time is its user-friendly environment. Initially people started to use it for blogging purpose but as its features are getting rich people adopt customize it in a content management system (CMS).

These days many blogging websites are using WordPress as a CMS but people willing to get more out of WordPress prefer to have their own WordPress CMS so that they can include WordPress functionality.

Why WordPress?

WordPress is an open source CMS based on PHP and MySQL, all you have to do is to download and install it. WordPress provide wide range of useful features than can be used to develop a website, it provide millions of built-in themes so that one can pick the most suitable one but people having knowledge about PHP can easily create customize themes. Beside this it provide various plug-INS to support various website aspects such as SEO tools, Social media apps and much more.

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Giveaway: Business Card Printing from UPrinting

Giveaway: Business Card Printing from UPrinting

UPrinting an online printing company is partnering with us with a business card printing giveaway! View some ideas for your custom business cards and join the contest.

Giveaway Detail

  • Prize: 250pcs Die Cut Business Card Printing for one winner
  • Card measurement: 2 x 3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2×2″ Rounded Corners, 1.75×3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2×3.5″ Leaf, 2×3.5 Rounded one corner, 2×3.5″ Half Circle Side, 2×3.5″ Oval, 2.5″ Circle.
  • Paper: 14pt Cardstock Gloss / Matte / High Gloss (UV), or 13pt Cardstock Uncoated
  • Delivery: 6 Business Days Turnaround *Free shipping
  • Sample: see ideas for your custom business cards
  • Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only.

How to Participate

Simply leave a comment with a valid e-mail address below before 15 September 2011, and one lucky winner will be randomly chosen among valid participants (US residents only). Winner’s e-mail then will be sent to UPrinting for prize claiming.

Good luck everyone!

Update

The contest period has over. And the winner is Leslie! Leslie will be contacted soon for prize collection.

Disclaimer:
This custom business cards giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given for hosting. For more information about online printing please visit UPrinting.com.

Japan Be Strong

Japan was struck by one of the worst earthquake ever recorded, followed by disastrous tsunami and nuclear reactor crisis. The condition is really bad and I’m really sad for it, for people who lost their home and love ones. But I believe, Japanese people are strong and they will regain their foot step very soon. As part of the world, we can do our part too. Please check this article by Mashable on how you can help, or go to Google Crisis Response to contribute. Ganbare Nihon and be strong!

Picture header credit: Tokyohive

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Woot, it’s another new year for Chinese calendar and here I wish all the reader a very Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year! Well actually the New Year was celebrated two days ago, really sorry about the late wish, for readers who celebrating, hope you enjoy your New Year! This year is the Year of Rabbit according to Chinese Zodiac, so I created a chubby rabbit character to celebrate this festive season.

And I also found a cool video talking about the Year of Rabbit on Vimeo, which was done by Frater. I absolutely love this short clip. Here I embed the video to share with you all.

5 things I like about UNIQLO

5 things I like about UNIQLO

UNIQLO is a casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer originate from Japan and they are really popular and even have branches in many major cities in the world. I really like UNIQLO because of its unique identity and characteristics. When I was in Japan last year, I grab my opportunity and shopped in one of the branches in Tokyo.

But what I like is not just the lovely clothes. I also admire UNIQLO in different aspects, from branding to campaign. Here I listed down the 5 things I like about UNIQLO.

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Meet-up with Danny Choo

Meet-up with Danny Choo

On last Sunday, I went to Danny Choo Malaysia meetup at Lot 10 Hutong. At first I was quite nervous because I went there alone, but the meet-up turned out really great and exciting! I’m very happy that I was there and met the one of the most prominent blogger!

In case you don’t know, according to The Star Wars Wiki, Danny Choo is a blogger and the founder of Mirai Inc., best known for his exploits as a Star Wars Imperial stormtrooper exploring and dancing in the streets of Tokyo. He is currently resides in Tokyo with his blog, dannychoo.com he writes about life in Japan and Japanese pop culture which includes anime, figurines, dolls, cosplay, games and more, and is regularly featured in web, print and broadcast media such as CNN, BBC and G4TV.

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Jayhan in Tokyo, Japan!

Yes, finally I’m able to go to Japan for vacation and sakura viewing! I had to say thank you for all the supports from you, and my parents and relatives, without you all, I don’t think I will make it. Finally is my dream comes true! šŸ˜€ Sorry I have to make this post short because I don’t have the full Internet access. Maybe I will post further report when I come back :D.

See you and thank you again.

Jayhan posting from Tokyo

Yatta! I pass JLPT level 3 and 4 :D

Yatta! I pass JLPT level 3 and 4

I attended the Japanese Language Proficiency Test last year December and now the result is finally out! And I’m very excited that I had pass both level 3 and 4! šŸ˜€ In Level 4, I scored 386 points out of 400 while in Level 3, I get 384 points out of 400. I’m quite surprise at the high scoring mark especially on the Level 3 paper, because I study Level 3 lessons by myself.

I’m also quite surprise that I actually get full score (100/100) for the Listening part for both paper. This is because previously I really don’t have confidence in listening. I think it must be I watched too much Japanese dramas and movies and listening to JapanesePod101 lessons everyday while riding train to work. I can say that listening to Jpod101 greatly improves my listening skill. Arigatou!

All the hard works been paid off. Well, I think it’s time for me to move on and challenge for the Level 2! šŸ˜€

Picture credit: Niku’s Nyappy Plushy