Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A family trip to i-City Theme Park @ Shah Alam

My family spent our recent Nuzul Al-Quran holiday at i-City Theme Park located near UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor.

When we reached there, there are still construction works going on around the place for the development of residential and commercial buildings. The theme park is also in the midst of building an outdoor attraction area.

I have to warn you that the ticket price for I-City attraction areas is not cheap. Luckily, there is a limited time promotion ongoing now for us to purchase an i-Card at the price of RM52 per person (regardless adult or children) which entitles us to visit to the following 5 attraction areas:

  • Red Carpet all-stars interactive wax museum
  • House of Horror
  • Space Mission
  • Snowalk
  • Waterworld
This RM52 i-Card is only available for daytime visit, and not inclusive for the entrance to the famous Trick Art Museum nor the 5D Cinema in i-City, which need to purchase the tickets separately.

The Red Carpet all-stars interactive wax museum is transformed from a block of vacant shoplots. Now you don't need to travel to Hong Kong or New York to have a look at the wax figures of famous celebrities, politicians, athletes, scientists, and other personalities.

The House of Horror and Space Mission are also transformed from vacant shoplots.

Snowalk is located next to Waterworld. You can experience the winter coldness in this snow wonderland with igloo, ice sculptures and rides. If you want to visit to Snowalk, you'd better at least wear sport shoes. Don't go with slippers or sandals as it might be too cold and too slippery for your feet. Anyhow, non-slip boots are optionally available before you go in, at additional charge. Winter jackets are available for borrow for free (inclusive in ticket price), so don't worry about bringing your own jacket there although no harm for you to do so.

You might probably spend the most time at Waterworld. The main attraction in this waterpark is the Tornado ride. Lockers are available for rent in Waterworld at the price of RM10. You will be given an NFC watch to unlock the assigned locker. Make sure you return the NFC watch to the ticket counter to get a free ride to the Under The Sea attraction outside the Waterworld.

The Trick Art Museum is a place for photo taking. The paintings inside will come into 3D via illusion in your photos.

i-City at night features its City of Digital Light lightscape with colourful LED lights on trees and figures around the place.

We had our meal at Spice of Penang. I felt that it would be better to eat at one of the fast food restaurants around rather than this.

In most of the attraction areas, you will see photographer offer to take photo for you. Photo taking is free, but to take away the photo taken, you need to pay for it.

Monday, July 14, 2014

A psychology test on what you really matter in your life

This is a psychology test which is pretty accurate to help you unveil what you really matter in your life.
If you are interested, please have some patient to read through the story below.
A man M is going to marry his fiancée F, but there is a river getting in their way, and he has to borrow a boat to cross the river in order to meet with F.

Then he met a lady L who owns a boat. M tried to borrow the boat from L. But L fall in love with M and asked, "I love you, do you love me?" M honestly replied, "I'm sorry, I can't love you as I already have a fiancée." L was upset and decided not to lend the boat to M. She said, "I love you, but you don't love me in return. This is unfair, and I won't lend you my boat."

M was disappointed. He continued finding a boat. He met with a second lady S. S told him, "I can lend you my boat, with one condition. I like you very much, and I don't care whether you like me or not, but you have to stay a night with me, or you shall not get the boat." M felt awkward for he knew that there are only 2 boats available. He was unable to borrow a boat from L, if he didn't get the boat from S, he won't be able to cross the river. He was forced to make a deal with S in order to meet up with his fiancée. They have one night stand, and S fulfilled her promise by lending him the boat.
M felt guilty when he met with F. He confessed to F about his story with L and S. F was deeply depressed and broke up with M. She felt M had betrayed her and that was unforgiveable.
Then, M came across with another lady E, and they started a relationship. Sensing that M has something in his mind that troubled him, E asked is there anything he wanted to tell her. M told her everything about his relationship with LS and F. Surprisingly, E just told him, "It doesn't matter to me, for I have no relationship with your past."
Now comes the question to you: please put these 5 persons (including M) in the order who do you think has the best character, and who is the second, third, forth and fifth.
Your answer reveals what is the most important to you in your life, and your order of value among:
  • E - Enterprise (career)
  • F - Family
  • L - Love
  • M - Money
  • S - Sex


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Google Drive as a good alternative to Dropbox or OneDrive

I have been using Dropbox to sync, backup, share and publish files for a few years, and I am still using it today.
Dropbox is pretty good, but it lacks of access control feature for sharing file/folder with other users. For example, you cannot make a shared file/folder read-only to your buddies, and you cannot prevent your file/folder from being deleted by your buddies.
I heard that Dropbox is now finally trying to introduce such collaborative sharing features, but they plan to limit the function to Dropbox for Business which is not free and requires subscription.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has evolved their SkyDrive into OneDrive and bundles it with Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 and Microsoft Office 365. When sharing file/folder in OneDrive, we can define it to be read-only (recipient can only view) or full access (recipient can edit).
There are other cloud based file sharing applications such as SugarSync,, etc. which also support for collaborative sharing access control, but such function is only made available to the non-free version of their service.
As such, I found Google Drive is so far the best cloud based file sharing applications in terms of feature, particularly on collaborative sharing access control. Besides, you get a free cloud storage of 15GB (shared with Gmail and Google+ photos) with Google Drive, compared with the 2GB initial free storage in Dropbox and 7GB free storage in OneDrive.
You can activate your Google Drive service if you have a Google user account. All Android phone/tablet/device users should have one, and if you are using other Google services such as Gmail, Blogger, etc. you also have it.
You can access Google Drive by browsing to One that page, you can download and install Google Drive sync service into your computer.
Google Drive app for Android can also be found in PlayStore, and Google Drive for iOS can be found in Apple iTune Store.
The Google Drive installation process for PC is pretty simple and straightforward.
 You can set the file/folder access control the moment you share it out with Google Drive.
 Your buddies can even make comment to your shared Google Docs files.
And you can define if your editors with the "can edit" permission are allowed to add people and change permissions or not.
The table below shows the access control mechanism of Google Drive, which is pretty comprehensive and similar feature can only be found in subscription version of other alternatives.

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