Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The New Selfie Smartphone by Alcatel Onetouch

So the highly-anticipated ALCATEL ONETOUCH FLASH Selfie Smartphone is finally out, which is definitely good news for the many selfie lovers out there!Smiley

Launched in Malaysia early December 2014 with the announcement of the intriguing #BEaFlasher campaign, ALCATEL ONETOUCH FLASH aims to captivate selfie lovers with enhanced camera features to ensure that oh-so-important selfie truly flashes your individual expression.ihikhik

The #BEaFlasher campaign will include a range of fun selfie related activities for all Malaysians in hopes of encouraging phone users to express their personalities by taking selfies using the ALCATEL ONETOUCH FLASH. Do check out the #BEaFlasher campaign on Instagram and Facebook.

My #BeaFlasher shot on Instagram

I for one am not a huge selfie fan but of course one can’t help but get caught up in the crazy social media world sometimes, which includes joining the fun and crazy world of selfies. So if I need to take a selfie, I’d want to ensure it looks great before happily publishing it on Instagram and Facebook. The new ALCATEL ONETOUCH FLASH does just that with its outstanding camera precision and performance!Smiley

 - 5MP HD Front Camera with 13MP Full HD Back Camera
 - Front Camera with Smart Beauty function; no extra photo editing    
   apps required
 - 5.5 inches HD screen to give you a better view for selfies

The ALCATEL ONETOUCH FLASH was also designed with the chic fashionista in mind, one who needs a flashy fashion accessory to show off her new phone. So, in conjunction with the launch, ALCATEL ONETOUCH has partnered with Hydraskins.com to provide an exclusive 50% off skins exclusively for ALCATEL ONETOUCH users by simply entering the redemption code “BEaFlasher” from now until 31st March 2015.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH FLASH selfie smartphone can be yours for only RM699 bundle with free flip cover and a one year one time screen crack warranty, so hurry over to your nearest authorised ALCATEL ONETOUCH dealer today!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Visiting Cannes, French Riviera

According to B who has stayed in a cosy French hotel in Cannes a few years back when he was there for work, most of the hotels in Cannes are tiny and costly. So when we visited Cannes city in the beautiful French Riviera back in October 2013, the first thing we did upon arrival was to find ‘his hotel’ so he could show me the cosy but costly hotel he stayed in. ihikhik

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Waiting for the train
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Heading to Cannes, France
Apparently ‘his hotel’ was still around and of course, evidence of me seeing the hotel in person was done via a snapshot! Too bad I couldn’t go inside to take more photos but I pretty much got the idea just by looking at the hotel from the outside. Smiley

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Hotels in Cannes
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B and his hotel!
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Mariuca in Cannes
The last cosy but costly hotel I can recall staying in was the Hotel in London during our European Escapade 2010. Although tiny, it was still a wonderful snug hotel with friendly staff, good service and an excellent location as well, which played more importance than our need for a spacious room when we made our booking. 

If you’re planning to visit Europe any time soon, say Paris in France for example; worry no more about costly hotels in Europe! Whether it’s a 3-star hotel in France or a 4-star hotel in France, you are bound to find suitable accommodation at extremely reasonable rates, when vacationing in Europe. And when I say reasonable, I mean less than €100 for a 4-star hotel! Smiley

When and if I finally get to set foot in the city of romance Paris, I’d definitely be looking at these great deals too. Great hotel deals are always around online. You just have to look for them starting with the 3-star and 4-star stylish and charming QUALYS-HOTEL collection I mentioned earlier. 

By the way, our day out in Cannes was a hot and humid affair. I got tricked by the weather forecast and arrived in Cannes in sweater and jeans. Although it did get cooler later in the day, I told B that if we get to visit Cannes again during the same wet month of October, I’m just going to confidently wear something skimpy LOL! ihikhik

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Exploring Cannes
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Cinema Cannes
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B in Cannes
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Am I doing it right?
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Lovely Cannes souvenir store where I got myself a snow-globe
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Al fresco dining in Cannes
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Shopping & Dining at Rue Meynadier
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Hanging out with Pinocchio
I’m leaving you with a few more photos of our Cannes visit. Next, I’ll probably blog about my romantic lovey-dovey lunch with B at Le Caveau 30 French seafood restaurant in Cannes. Until my next post, Merry Christmas to those celebrating and Happy holidays to the rest! Smiley

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Yeah .. 'What about YOU?'
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Cannes Carousel
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Heading to the beach
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Tourists in Train
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Fun in the sun
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Artist at work
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A different kind of artist at work! ihikhik


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Monaco Revisited

October saw B and I back in Monaco and since it was my third time visiting, I did a little research online on what to do in Monaco before our arrival. I’ve pretty much covered most of the main touristy areas over the last two trips namely the beautiful Japanese Garden, La Condamine, Port Hercules and Adam and Eve so frankly, I was at a loss on how to fill up my itinerary during the day while B was at work. Smiley

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Hotel de Paris
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Cooling view
There’s always the ritzy Casino of Monte-Carlo to visit, which almost always find busy traffic right in front. Rain or shine, night or day, tourists seem to love this spot and it’s hard to get a clear shot of just the casino since it’s usually jam-packed with visitors and party-goers looking for a little thrill in this classy casino. Smiley

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Rainy day in Monaco
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Super hot day in Monaco!
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Tour group caught in the rain
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Happy to see other curious photo-taking tourists!
By the way, did you know that the citizens of Monaco are not allowed to gamble or even enter a casino? All visitors to this casino comprise tourists from other nationalities. I wonder if the Monaco people are allowed to play online games using the many no deposit casino bonus codes or no deposit bonus that you can find online. Would that be going against the rules too? Smiley

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Valet service for the posh at Casino Monte-Carlo
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More Casino Fun

In the end, I did visit the casinos of course LOL! I mean I was on vacation after all so why not stop by a casino or two for a little thrill yes? No, I did NOT win but I did manage to check out the inside of the casinos we visited, which were all gorgeous! Of course, no photos allowed inside so we settled for photos outside … after sadly losing!Smiley
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Better luck next time!

Now that I’m home and no longer on a casino holiday, it’s back to using no deposit bonus codes to keep me entertained when bored. No money needed to play, so I don’t have to worry about losing! ihikhik

Until next time, I’m leaving you with a few more Monaco moments on our last Monaco visit. Have a good week people! Smiley

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Mariuca's News Van

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Les Pavillons
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Just window-shopping!
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