Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Movie Passes Giveaway!

Adam Sandler returns with yet another awesome comedy 'JACK and JILL'!


In conjunction with the release of this hilarious movie, and to kick-off a brand new year...
MYC! IS GIVING OUT 15 PAIRS OF EXCLUSIVE MOVIE-SCREENING PASSES TO WATCH 'JACK AND JILL'!

THE FIRST 15 PEOPLE WHO POST A PHOTO ON THE WALL OF MYC!'S FACEBOOK PAGE, POSING/HOLDING A COPY OF MYC! News Magazine... WINS!
(Kindly include your email address with your photo entry)

Each winner wins ONE (1) PAIR of movie-screening passes!

Movie Details:
Date: 4 January 2012 (Wednesday)
Showtime: 9.30 PM
Venue: Cathay Cineplex e@Curve
*This film is rated PG-13.

Remember, the first 15 posts on the Wall of MYC!'s Official Facebook Page WINS! :)

Link to MYC!'s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/mycclub

Photoshop Makes Perfect

Are you a beginner or amateur in photography?
Do you want to make your photos more fantastic?
Do you try to edit your photos with a graphics-editing program?
If yes, then Adobe Photoshop is a MUST tool for you!

Photoshop is an amazing tool that can do almost everything you can imagine
and think of with a photo  but it is also very tricky to learn from scratch if you’re a beginner.
However, beginners tend to spend too much time editing; some even have no idea 
on how they are editing it.
But fret not guys! Here’s a quick tutorial on how to ‘transform’ your photos in a few minutes! 
(In this case I’m using Adobe Photoshop CS5)

Nikon D3100 1/30s ISO 800 Kit Lens 16~55mm (Original Photo)


First, choose the photo that you want to edit to a fantasy-dreamlike image.
Then Right Click on the Background, and Convert to Smart Object.
(Smart Object is to allow you to change the settings without damaging the photo!)


Next, choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. 
This is to make the picture as blur as you want.


In this case, I chose 55.5 pixels, press OK after you’re satisfied with the blurry effects.
(You don’t have to follow my settings; it depends on the photo itself!)


Double Click on the Blending Options, it is on the side of the Gaussian Blur filter setting.



Choose the mode to Screen, and adjust the opacity to which you feel it is good.
In this case, I chose 90% of opacity to make my photo look brighter.

And you’re done! Here you have your fantasy-dreamlike photo with just a few simple clicks!
*Cheers!*


[Credits to Teddy C.]

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Winners: YAT BENG WOR Contest

Tis the season to be jolly, a time to give, and a time to feast!
So everyone who participated in the 'YAT BENG WOR' contest... WINS!


Are you the owners of these email addresses below?

samanthachen28@hotmail.com

eskgunn@gmail.com

charminecyh@gmail.com

janice_fenq@yahoo.com

jemeinchin@gmail.com

tan.bl@hotmail.com

kakashi.saylee@gmail.com

tan.smart@hotmail.com

michael_tks@hotmail.com

addison250@gmail.com

o.my.money@gmail.com

tanbendy@gmail.com

shygunn17@gmail.com

karigunn84@gmail.com

You've each won a pair of cash vouchers to dine in 
Yat Beng Wor!

Do check your email for Prize Collection Details! :)


Thank you for participating in the contest!
Stay-tuned to this Blog & MYC!'s Facebook Page for upcoming contests with more exciting prizes to be won! :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ten Random Christmas Facts

Did you know that...

1) The world’s largest Christmas present was the Statue of Liberty. The French gave it to the US in 1886. It is 46.5 meters high and weights 225 tons!

2) It can take up to 15 years to grow an average-sized tree of 6-7 feet or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7!

3) 1 in 10 – The number of the presents received that will be broken by the New Year

4) 7 in 10 – The number of dogs that get Christmas gifts from their owners

5) 25 – The percentage time spent in queues when Christmas shopping

6) 5340 – Average number of times Visa Cards are used every minute during Christmas time

7) Approximate amount generated by photographs with Santa in shopping malls in the USA in dollars: $2,255,750,000

8) Percentage of Americans who finish off their Christmas Shopping on Christmas Eve: 20%

9) How many Barbie dolls are sold every minute around the world? 180 dolls

10) How much trash is generated annually from the gift wrap and shopping bags: 4,000,000 Tons

Have a jolly Christmas, everyone! :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Want to WIN a Lomokino?

Calling ALL of the Lomography-Lovers! Do you want to WIN yourself the lastest Lomo camera, Lomokino - the 35mm Movie Camera which can shoot a movie of 144 frames on any 35mm film!




Do you want it?

The steps are simple! How to submit your entry?
  1. "LIKE" MYC!'s Facebook site and Lomography Malaysia's Facebook page.
  2. Post up your BEST, QUIRKIEST, MOST INTERESTING X'mas Lomograph shots on MYC!'s Facebook site!
    * Please include your Name, Email Address, Caption of the photo, Photographs taken by which camera and Lomohome username (if any).
  3. Wait for us to contact you!
Prizes:
Grand prize 1 x Lomokino camera + 3 packs of Lomography films
                             Free 1-year MYC! Magazine subscription

9 Consolations prizes of  5 piggies each!
Easy right? Don't forget, we do have terms and conditions for this contest! (I know you will not like you entry to be disqualify.) So, read this.

Terms and Conditions:
  1. Whoever submits the competition MUST have a Lomohome account. If you do not have one, you may register yourself at here. Guess what? You'll get 10 free welcome piggies (to spend at Lomography online shop) for each registration!
  2. Only Analogue pictures are allowed! We will not accept any edited Lomo version of any Digital artwork.
  3. The closing date of the contest is 11.59pm, 21st Jan, 2012.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Win Cash Vouchers To 'YAT BENG WOR'!

A new fusion concept restaurant named 'Yat Beng Wor' recently opened at The Scott Garden in Old Klang Road. Have steamboat dishes at your fingertips on a sushi conveyor belt - All you can eat style!


MYC! News had the exclusive privilege to meet and greet with none other than Jack 'Ah Beng' Lim himself at his newly owned restaurant.
*HINT... grab your copy of MYC! News January 2012 issue when it's out!*

But for now.... how would you like to
WIN RM5 CASH VOUCHERS TO DINE AT 'YAT BENG WOR'!

Simply tell us WHY SHOULD YOU DESERVE THE VOUCHERS... 
at the comments section below. 
Best 15 answers will walk away with 2 vouchers each!

Contest ends on 27 December 2011 at 10.00 AM.

Kindly include your email address at the end of your entry. :)
(Prize will be mailed to your mailbox so do provide your email address to receive notifications - Will you be one of the lucky winners?)


Good luck! ;)


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Got Milk?

If you do not know this already, the 'Got Milk?' campaign is an American advertising campaign which encourages people to consume cow's milk. Since 1993, the ads have included celebrities from a broad range of fields, including media and entertainment as well as sports and fictional characters from films, all of which feature milk mustaches. Check this out  :)

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Friday, December 9, 2011

3D Thingamajig



OK, so if you'd noticed, the same image appears on the December '11 issue of MYC! News. And if I'm not mistaken, we did promise a mystery prize to the first 3 (three) people to give the correct answer as to what the hidden object in the image is. 

So what are you waiting for? Start crossing your eyes!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Smile!


SO WHAT IF YOUR DAY AT SCHOOL/WORK WAS AN AWFUL ONE?
CHEER UP, IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.
TOMORROW'S A BRAND NEW DAY  :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Love-Hate Relationship with FB

Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life. It is indeed one of the greatest social network ever created as of today and to many, most of us can't live without logging into our Facebook accounts to keep up to date with what's happening around us.


With Facebook being a powerful platform for many purposes and having over 500 million users from all over the world active on Facebook, unfortunately there has bound to be a couple of scenarios and features that might make you have a time-out with Facebook. Are you guilty of any of these Facebook Don'ts?


Not everyone likes the '-ville' games!
Games are fun! Sure everyone has the freedom to play the games they like and enjoy the thrill of watching the farm grow. But dear Facebook farmers, not every one on your list of friends have the time to water your crops every other day of the week.


TMI! TMI! TMI!
You've shaved and you're feeling like a million bucks! That's great! But some of these things are probably best kept to yourself. Also, everyone may not need to know the gradual progress of the constipation situation you're going through. Hmm, too much info! :-\


5397 friends, for real?
Okay perhaps for some it's for real, but do you really know every single person on your list personally? My my, you sure are one social butterfly!


Bedroom secrets should stay in the bedroom!
That's one kinky shout-out, ain't it? If your partner gave you one of the best nights in your life, maybe you could whisper softly in his/her ears and express how much of a good time you had instead of a breaking news flash on Newsfeed! Rawr.. calm down, tiger! ;)



The POKE button, like seriously?
Hmm, so what does that button do again? I poke you and you poke back - Giggles! That tickles!
False drunk-typing
Actually reading a couple of drunk-typing posts can be pretty amusing and hilarious! :-D But I don't get why some consciously announce that he/she is SO drunk but type perfectly fine.


Solve it, like a boss! 
Dear girl/guy, if your man/girl did anything wrong that got you so heartbroken or pissed off, venting out your thoughts and spamming everyone's Newsfeed won't solve the problem. Be a man and communicate face to face with each other! - Or get a diary, or a pet! :)

But all in all, Facebook is still no doubt an entertaining and interactive platform, useful as a birthday reminder tool, and so much more! Aih.. thank you, Mark Zuckerberg!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Greatest Trilogies Ever!

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Star Wars - As a Star Wars fan (of the original trilogy, not the Natalie Portman/Hayden Christensen one) this naturally sits at the top of my list. Created by George Lucas, the space opera film series include Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Who could forget those adorable Ewoks and the hunkalicious, roguish Han Solo (Harrison Ford)?
Memorable quote: "No, I am your father," says Vader to Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back. Now that is one of the biggest shockers in movie history, ladies and gentlemen.


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The Godfather - One of the major gangster films around, The Godfather chronicles the experiences of the Italian-American Corleone family. The second and third parts of the trilogy came out in 1974 and 1990 respectively. Based on the novel by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the trilogy boast stars like Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and James Caan, among others.
Memorable quote - "I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse" (uttered by Don Vito Corleone) was voted the second most memorable line in cinematic history to the American Film Institute (right after Rhett Butler's "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone With the Wind).


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The Bourne Trilogy - Created by author Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Trilogy tells the story of Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss as he races to solve the mysteries of his past while he is being pursued by members of the very organization that he was hired into. Comprising of the Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum, the Bourne Trilogy stars Matt Damon, Franka Potente and Julia Stiles.
Memorable quote - In Bourne Identity, this amnesiac hunk tells Marie "I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting up at the corner weighs two hundred fifteen pounds and knows how to handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab or the gray truck outside, and at this altitude, I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking. Bow why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?"


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The Indiana Jones franchise - Wait, wait, before you could go, "eh, this is not a trilogy!" let me tell you that this writer is still in denial and thus refuses to acknowledge the fourth installment (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) due to its horrifyingly bad storyline. I mean, c'mon...aliens, Indie? Like there's not enough ancient tombs to raid and mummies for you to evade, you had to get tangled up with extraterrestrial beings and Soviets now? And oh don't you get me started on Shia LaBeouf's character *hiss*
Memorable quote - "DON'T call me Junior!" shouts Indiana at his father (Professor Henry Jones, played by Sean Connery).


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The Evil Dead Trilogy - If you're a fan of zombie movies and have never seen The Evil Dead, kindly smack yourself over the head. The Evil Dead, if you must know, is a trilogy of films created by Sam Raimi (yes, folks, Raimi is the same dude behind the Spider-Man franchise). The story begins with five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin. There, they discover the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (the Book of the Dead). Their vacation soon turns nightmarish when they unintentionally release a hoard of demons who begin to kill and then, possess them.
Memorable scene:
Ash: (talking to the mirror) I'm fine, I'm fine.
(Mirror Ash jumps out of the mirror and grabs Ash)
Mirror Ash: I don't think so. We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound 'fine'?
*Just FYI? This scene is a heart attack waiting to happen*

So yeah, there you go, five of the writer's favourite trilogies. 
What's yours?
          

Once Upon A Time, There Lived 14 Lucky Contest Winners...

Congratulations, 14 lucky winners!

You've just won yourself
ONE (1) PAIR of exclusive movie premiere screening tickets
to watch ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 3! =)


Are you the owners of these email addresses below?

If you are, do check your email for the Movie & Ticket Collection Details! :)


















BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Thank you for participating in the contest! J
Stay-tuned to this Blog & MYC!'s Facebook Page for upcoming contests with exciting prizes to be won!

Friday, December 2, 2011

MYC! Music! Awesome!

Guess what tickets do we have to give away this time around?
Yup, we sure do.

Date: 10th December 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: Sepang International Circuit 
Time: 7pm onwards 

And yes, there is a age limit (18 and above ya!) 

Thirst 2011 returns bigger than ever. How big you ask? 
Tiesto big. 
Yes, the very same Tiesto that's voted DJ of the Year multiple times, performed at the 2004 Athens Olympics opening ceremony and also Grammy Award nominee. 

Got you excited yet? 

We have 5 pairs of passes to give away to eligible MYC! readers. 
All you have to do is finish the sentence in your most CREATIVE, FUNNY, INTERESTING way: 
"All i want for Christmas is......." 
(in not less than 25 words)


"... Tiesto's shades and jacket!" 

Make sure your entries reach us by Tuesday, 6th December 2011 by 11.59pm. 
Don't forget to put your email at the end of your entry AND let us know you've joined by posting on our Facebook wall! (clicking 'LIKE' would be nice too!) 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

14 Pairs of Movie-Screening Passes To Win!

Hello All Chocolate Chipmunks!

In conjunction with the release of the movie "ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 3"
we are giving out 14 pairs of exclusive movie-screening passes!


All you have to do is - 
Create your own crazy/silly/funny storyline 
starting with the words:

"Once Upon A Time, Alvin and The Chipmunks ..............................................."

in NOT MORE THAN 50 WORDS.

Do include your EMAIL ADDRESS at the end of your story. 
You just might be one of our lucky 14 winners! :)

Contest ends - Monday, 5th of December 2011 at 2.00 PM.

-Good Luck!- :)

Christmas, Pt. 2

All the pain and abuse Santa and the reindeers had to endure just to get presents to children all over the world.











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