Win a Peri Platter on Twitter!

I thought it was a bit unfair that only my blog readers got to win a Peri Platter, so I decided that my Twitter friends, followers and the occasional bot should have a chance too!

Also I’m on Twitter at odd hours so rather than the usual 9-5pm time that people seem to do twitter contests, I thought it was fair that people can win stuff out of working hours. True?

Ok so read the terms and conditions below and follow me on twitter @icednyior and also @nandosmalaysia and I’ll reveal the questions at 1am (my time) 17 July.

There is ONE (1) Peri Platter to be given away. And I’ll choose randomly from the first 10 people who reply me.

Just some usual terms & conditions

  • Open to Malaysian Residents who have public (not private) twitter accounts. (I cant see private accounts sorry!)
  • Only your first answer will be chosen as an entry (no multiple entries)
  • If there are multiple correct answers from different people, the winner will be chosen randomly
  • Vouchers will be delivered by Nandos Malaysia after 20th July 2012
  • Judge’s decision is final

What’s in a Peri Platter? Four 1/4 chicken, 3 large sidelines, one bolo bread with butter & one Portuguese Salad (a mix of fresh rocket leaves, tomato wedges, romaine lettuce, onion, green coral, red coral and green olives with a drizzle of Portuguese vinaigrette).

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[Update: 1:15am]

Question is now up on my Twitter page – http://twitter.com/IcedNyior/status/224913436709097474 . I’ll wait till I get 10 answers then list them down here before choosing a random winner. Good luck guys!

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[Update : 3:30pm 17 July]

Thank you everyone who participated! Winner is @exodes!

@MrKayMY – https://twitter.com/MrKayMY/status/224913771381014528
@sayaEM – https://twitter.com/sayaEM/status/224914087384072192
@jenkinyat – https://twitter.com/jenkinyat/status/224914358625509376
@avrilchan – https://twitter.com/avrilchan/status/224914430255828992
@exodes – https://twitter.com/eXodes/status/224914842232963072
@sir_munchy – https://twitter.com/Sir_Munchy/status/224915755668471808
@loqoe – https://twitter.com/Loqoe/status/224915870235897858
@tenoq – https://twitter.com/tenoq/status/224920989740441600
@ezralghazali – https://twitter.com/EzralGhazali/status/225045557280915456
@daudifah – https://twitter.com/daudifah/status/225079840527761408

Thank you everyone for participating and of course thank you Nandos for sponsoring the Peri Platter

Contest : Win a Peri Platter from Nando’s Malaysia (Part 2)

Did you hear of the Nando’s Malaysia Champions challenge? Macho Kai and Harry Kok  are battling it out in many different challenges to be the biggest, baddest Flame Grilled CHAMPION.

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I organized a contest last week to giveaway a Peri Platter just by answering a simple question. If you missed it, don’t worry, I will be giving another mouth watering Peri Platter (which serves 4 people!) if you watch the video below and answer one easy question :

“Who managed to get tangled up in their ribbon and received –5 points?”

What’s in a Peri Platter? Four 1/4 chicken, 3 large sidelines, one bolo bread with butter & one Portuguese Salad (a mix of fresh rocket leaves, tomato wedges, romaine lettuce, onion, green coral, red coral and green olives with a drizzle of Portuguse vinaigrette).

Sounds yummy yes? Comment below to participate! Get your comments in before Wednesday 18 July!

Just some usual terms & conditions

  • Open to Malaysian Residents only
  • Only your first answer will be chosen as an entry (no multiple entries)
  • If there are multiple correct answers from different people, the winner will be chosen randomly
  • Vouchers will be delivered by Nandos Malaysia after 20th July 2012
  • Judge’s decision is final

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Update : 19 July

Thank you everyone who participated! Congrats to Kel Li for winning the Peri Platter. I have one more last one to give, so do follow me on Twitter @icednyior and also not forgetting, Nando’s Malaysia accounts on Twitter – @nandosmalaysia and fb.com/nandos.my.

Nando’s Malaysia Champions! Win a Peri Platter!

 

Have you heard of Malaysia’s hottest battle? Macho Kai and Harry Kok (no dirty thoughts now…) are battling it out in many different challenges to be the biggest, baddest Flame Grilled CHAMPION.

A new video has be released every week since two weeks ago where Macho Kai and Harry Kok played football, danced and fought guitar hero style to be the best of the best! Personally Im rooting for the underdog Harry Kok! Go green team!

You can support your favourite champion on the Nandos Malaysia Facebook page by choosing your champion and getting your friends to fill your henhouse. You could win one of 20 set meals a day! Click image below to access the app!
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Thanks to Nandos Malaysia, I will also be giving a mouth watering Peri Platter (which serves 4 people!) if you watch the video below and answer one easy question :

“At which minute/second does
Macho Kai start smashing his guitar?”

What’s in a Peri Platter? Four 1/4 chicken, 3 large sidelines, one bolo bread with butter & one Portuguese Salad (a mix of fresh rocket leaves, tomato wedges, romaine lettuce, onion, green coral, red coral and green olives with a drizzle of Portuguse vinaigrette).

Sounds yummy yes? Comment below to participate!

Just some usual terms & conditions

  • Open to Malaysian Residents only
  • Only your first answer will be chosen as an entry (no multiple entries)
  • If there are multiple correct answers from different people, the winner will be chosen randomly
  • Vouchers will be delivered by Nandos Malaysia after 20th July 2012
  • Judge’s decision is final

Congratulations to Melissa Ng! You have won a Peri Platter. I have sent you an email regarding this.
Thank you everyone for participating & thank you Nando’s Malaysia for sponsoring

 

Hotmail’s new look–15 years and going strong

If you’re like me, Hotmail was the first real email address you had. It was the coolest thing to see your nickname and getting really excited if and when someone emailed you. Hotmail launched in 1995 and was one of the first free email service.

Over the years, unfortunately, Hotmail started to lose its luster, especially with a whole lot of new free email providers cropping up like mushroom. Hotmail with its clunky design and lack of features (2MB space only!) got left behind.

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From left : (i) The small crowd of techies & bloggers
(ii) Unsubscribing from a newsletter with a dropdown menu within Hotmail.

Fast forward to 2011 and Hotmail is still (surprisingly) the largest free email service in the planet with 360 MILLION unique users per month who receive 9 billion and send 300 million emails Every Day! And in celebration of its 15th year, Hotmail is ready to unveil new features! These new features offer improvements in the vital areas of spam filtering (which is a big issue for Hotmail users), performance, storage and mobile compatibility.

“We’ve all used Hotmail at one point in time and we loved it for its features and simplicity. Things are a bit more complicated today. People want more than just an email address. Users want huge storage space, seamless integration with instant messaging and contact management as well as easy access across all mobile devices.

With our latest Hotmail release, we are bringing all this and more to our users. Hotmail has come along way since its humble beginnings. It is now more feature rich, more integrated and more secure than ever before. It’s the perfect time to fall in love again with Hotmail, “ said Barrie Ooi, Head of Windows Live, Asia Pacific.

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From left : (i) Attached photos will be automatically presented in a album format
(ii) Hotmail is coming to Mobile. In fact I think the Android one is launching later today!

Last night, I was invited as part of a select group of bloggers who were given a sneak preview of the new features launching today (press release was embargoed till 6am this morning) by Microsoft. Barrie, quoted above walked us through some of the exciting things coming to Hotmail in the next few weeks.

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The new features include:

  • Smart Newsletter Filtering which allows users to highlight and delete newsletters with a single click or unsubscribe completely.
  • Categories and advanced folder management that allow users to choose to categorize their messages in the inbox as opposed to having to file them in separate folders.
  • Scheduled cleanup allows you to automatically get red of emails of a certain age sweeping away old newsletter and out-of-date offers. You can also now keep only the last message from the sender.
  • Flags done right that position your priority messages right at the top of your inbox. No more having to mark messages as unread or email them back to yourself to keep them at the top of your mind.
  • Instant Actions are buttons that appear when your mouse hovers over a message allowing you to delete, flag, sweep, etc messages with one click. Users can also customize their UI by adding and removing buttons based on the tasks they use the most.

One of my favourite new feature is the Sweep function. The sweep function lets you select a bunch of emails then proceed to setup rules or filters on how these emails should be have (get deleted, move to a folder, etc). This will be really convenient for people who have tons of email.

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Hotmail has always been (unfortunately) associated with spam and they know it. In fact, they found out that 35% of your inbox is made up of spam. That’s more than 1/4 ! Thus, they have implemented a SmartScreen filter (made up of humans reporting spam and a computer algorithm) and managed to cut down the spam to ONLY 3% currently. In fact you can see the sharp dip in the left image below.

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Another interesting fact is that Hotmail servers has the storage capacity of 140 Petabyte! 140 petabyte =1400 terrabyte = 1400000 gigabyte! Not only that, they are continuously increasing 10% every month (or was it week? I forgot.) That’s how Hotmail can give you virtually unlimited storage. Best part is, you can send attachments of up to 100MB – compared to the usual 10MB!

After a scrumptious dinner at Apartment, KLCC and an interesting demo and discussion with Barrie, we were given instructions not to announce anything until the press conference with media today. We were also given some Windows Live goodies. I also won a set of Windows Live plushies! Don’t they look cute?

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So what do you think? I think Hotmail’s new features looks very useful and this puts them back in the running with the other big email giants like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. Was Hotmail your first email too?

Create your own Twitter Character!

This is a pretty cool “customized” infographic for you Twitter users out there. Quite fun and interesting project from the people over at Visual.ly

Get your own here – http://visual.ly/twitter

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One of my gripes about the infographic is that I don’t seem to have a unique URL to show people my character. So what I did was I screenshot the whole thing so that I can share it here.

Whoops my bad, you can get a short unique URL to show people. And also, I’ve noticed that it seems to track back only to a certain time, meaning the topics are what you’ve talked about in the past few days or past 1 week, I’m not sure. This is because my character this week is different from the one I did above. Also it’ll be quite cute if I can actually use the character created as my display picture automatically.

But still quite cute and good work from Visual.ly & @shanesnow