Born In The ’90s? Here’s 8 Classic Cartoons That Were Part Of Your Childhood

Born In The ’90s? Here’s 8 Classic Cartoons That Were Part Of Your Childhood

Do you still remember how we used to sit on the couch, spending our time watching cartoons on Astro when we were little? It was one of the most relaxing memories we had.  Laughter were genuine and our innocent minds sometimes were convinced that cartoons are real.

Here’s 8 of the best cartoons which made our childhood a memorable one:

1. Tom & Jerry

Source: Dr. Grob’s Animation Review

Since we were little, we were taught to learn that cat and mouse do not get along together. Tom and Jerry shares a complicated love-hate relationship with one another. While Tom is always on the go to catch Jerry but failed nonetheless, over time we realize that the game of cat and mouse is somewhat a twisted way of a genuine friendship between Tom and Jerry.

2. Scooby Doo

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“Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We’ve got some work to do now~ Scooby Dppby Doo, where are you? We need some help from you now~”

This song will first came into my mind if I thought of Scooby Doo. So, this cartoon is about a group of teenage friends and Scooby Doo who travel in their infamous green van, solving hilarious mysteries one after another.

3. Bugs Bunny

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“Eh… What’s up, doc?”. Sounds familiar huh? Catching phrase from Bugs. Bugs is famous for its carefree attitude. I always like how he bites and eat the carrot. Makes me want to munch on some raw carrots too!

4. The Simpsons

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Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Yes! Do you still remember all their names? They are the Simpsons! I still remember they only have 4 fingers.  It’s an American animated sitcom whereby the Simpsons resides in the town of Springfield which humorously shows the American culture and their society.

5. Popeye the Sailor Man

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Whenever I eat spinach, I will think of Popeye. At times when great strength were needed, he will just simply eats (squeeze) a tin of spinach which miraculously flows into his mouth and his biceps will almost instantly start to grow and bulge!

6. The Flintstones

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Another American animated sitcom which sets during stone age era. Fred Flintstone, the head of the Flintstone household who is quick to anger but also a very loving husband and father. His famous catchphrase in the cartoon is “Yabba Dabba Doo!”.

7. Winnie The Pooh

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Winnie The Pooh is everyone’s favorite yellow bear! He is famous for his love for honey as well as his slow-wittiness yet occasionally smart persona.

8. Ed, Edd n Eddy

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A day-to-day life of three friend who have exactly the same name. The trio always invent schemes to make money from their peers so that they can purchase their favorite jawbreakers. But their plans always fail, leaving them in a humiliating situation.

Which are your favorite childhood cartoons?

Born In The ’90s? Here’s 8 Classic Cartoons That Were Part Of Your Childhood was last modified: May 8th, 2018 by Friends Of Sevenpie

8 Unconventional Theme Parks In Malaysia To Relive Your Childhood

8 Unconventional Theme Parks In Malaysia To Relive Your Childhood

Life can get really busy sometimes, and we forget our childhood days of running around and playing outside. But I know we all long for the days where we can once again run around and have some actual fun without adult responsibilities to stop us. So here’s a taste of your childhood~ and maybe your children’s future ‘childhood’:

1. Legoland Malaysia

Well, this is a no-brainer. Legoland is Asia’s first Lego theme park and opened its doors in 2012 at Nusajaya, Johor. In 2012, it had expanded and introduced its new Legoland Water Park to everyone. There’s also a new Star Wars section indoors where Star Wars fans (like me) can totally nerd out in. You can also appreciate intricate Lego sculptures of Yoda, R2-D2, Darth Vader and other Sith Lords, because it’s epic. No? Guess I’m looking for friends in Alderaan places… No? Guess that joke came off Luke warm…

2. ESCAPE Adventure Play Theme Park

Are you the outdoorsy type? Then this place is perfect for you. This theme park is an adventure park that has rides and games in a natural environment. Opened in 2012, this is the only theme park in Penang. Here, you can expect rides and games for different ages and activities that allow you to leap through the air, climb a tower like a lizard, or you can swing through the air and yell like George of the Jungle. Because that isn’t annoying. People will love you.

I’m going to be honest here, Sanrio was 90% of my childhood and My Hello Kitty was my password for years. So why not pass on that craze to the younger generation? This is the perfect place to bring your kids to as they enjoy the joys of Sanrio Town. I mean, I never got to experience a physical Sanrio Town, so I might head here myself just for the hell of it and enjoy a host of attractions and interactive rides. There’s also a really cool fully-furnished Kitty House you can get a tour of, and you can also get your nails done there, Sanrio-style. You can also get jewellery-making courses, make cookies, and puke them all out on a Tea-cup ride, because why the hell not? Who’s with me?

And if you’re a sexist person and think men can’t enjoy Hello Kitty, then you can just take your manly ego and head on to Thomas Town where you can enjoy some manly blue-coloured trains that will fit your manliness better.

If you’re looking for a place to cool down in this harsh Malaysian heat, then this is where you go. It contains a tonne of entertaining water-related rides that’ll provide you with highly thrilling experiences. And once you’re done getting water in your lungs, you can chill on some white sandy beaches and enjoy the sound of screaming children. Do note that if you dislike the sounds of children and any noise they may make, then just head to a regular beach. Or you can just head on to their Safari Wonderland where you can imagine throwing kids into a tiger’s cage, or less macabre, their Old West attraction where you an ogle cute cowboys.

5. Skytrex Adventure

Every wanted to trek but in a sky? Well, someone got that idea during a shower and figured to make that thought a reality. At this theme park, you can trek from tree-to-tree and enjoy various aerial adventure activities like flying, swinging, gliding, dangling and other forest adventures you always wanted to do with your squirrel friends. No? Just me? Ok. Think it’s going to be easy? Well it might be… on one level. Because the activities are based on difficulty levels; Little Adventure, Big Thrill and Extreme Challenge. I’m just going to stick to the Little Adventure level with my little squirrel friends.

6. i-City Theme Park

Known for its pretty colourful light trees that I’m sure TNB loves, it also has quite a nice theme park. It also has a really great water theme park with like a tonne of rides and something called the Ultimate Tornado that is the first of its kind in South East Asia. But do check out their other attractions such as the Space Mission, SnoWalk, House of Horror, Trick Art Museum (a.k.a a 3D art museum) and some other fun stuff. Also, since I’m writing about it, I might as well point out that you guys should really check out their website because the pictures are amazing, and also head on to their Space Mission webpage for a heart-attack. Make sure you turn your volumes up just as you click into the page!

7. KidZania

One of the biggest names in the world today is KidZania, where you can send your kids there for a day of fun. The place has a tonne of fun interactive and entertaining indoor workshops to empower your kids, so they can come home to you and ask you a million questions you don’t have time to answer. Best of all? You’re not alone! KidZania is in many countries too! And you don’t even have to worry about them once they go in because the park truly cares for their safety more than any parent do because they’d lose more money losing a child than most parents would. Once inside, the place will teach your kids how to visit banks and withdraw money so they can start learning how to leech off you, control aircraft so that they can get inspired to become pilots one day and fly you off everywhere when you retire early, and also the place will give them the opportunity to look at over 90 different career options so that they can answer the question you’re going to have for another decade or so; when are you going to start working and leave my house. And also many many other interactive stuff.

8. Movie Animation Park Studios

Are you a movie buff? Then this place is for you! Many have state that this place is super entertaining no matter how old you are. This is true because I’m 25 and I’m still excited for every Disney/Pixar movie out there. There is also 6 thematic zones and about 40 attractions. Best of all? It’s mostly an indoor park (whatever that could be fit under a roof, is under a roof) so you can hide away from the sun and actually enjoy yourself. The park also features Malaysia’s tallest drop tower, along with a thrilling live car stunt show, and yes, these rides are outside. But you can play around with the Smurfs. They tend to be indoors.

8 Unconventional Theme Parks In Malaysia To Relive Your Childhood was last modified: April 11th, 2018 by Shareen Ho

8 Unconventional Theme Marks In Malaysia To Relive Your Childhood

8 Unconventional Theme Marks In Malaysia To Relive Your Childhood

Life can get really busy sometimes, and we forget our childhood days of running around and playing outside. But I know we all long for the days where we can once again run around and have some actual fun without adult responsibilities to stop us. So here’s a taste of your childhood~ and maybe your children’s future ‘childhood’:

1. Legoland Malaysia

Well, this is a no-brainer. Legoland is Asia’s first Lego theme park and opened its doors in 2012 at Nusajaya, Johor. In 2012, it had expanded and introduced its new Legoland Water Park to everyone. There’s also a new Star Wars section indoors where Star Wars fans (like me) can totally nerd out in. You can also appreciate intricate Lego sculptures of Yoda, R2-D2, Darth Vader and other Sith Lords, because it’s epic. No? Guess I’m looking for friends in Alderaan places… No? Guess that joke came off Luke warm…

2. ESCAPE Adventure Play Theme Park

Are you the outdoorsy type? Then this place is perfect for you. This theme park is an adventure park that has rides and games in a natural environment. Opened in 2012, this is the only theme park in Penang. Here, you can expect rides and games for different ages and activities that allow you to leap through the air, climb a tower like a lizard, or you can swing through the air and yell like George of the Jungle. Because that isn’t annoying. People will love you.

I’m going to be honest here, Sanrio was 90% of my childhood and My Hello Kitty was my password for years. So why not pass on that craze to the younger generation? This is the perfect place to bring your kids to as they enjoy the joys of Sanrio Town. I mean, I never got to experience a physical Sanrio Town, so I might head here myself just for the hell of it and enjoy a host of attractions and interactive rides. There’s also a really cool fully-furnished Kitty House you can get a tour of, and you can also get your nails done there, Sanrio-style. You can also get jewellery-making courses, make cookies, and puke them all out on a Tea-cup ride, because why the hell not? Who’s with me?

And if you’re a sexist person and think men can’t enjoy Hello Kitty, then you can just take your manly ego and head on to Thomas Town where you can enjoy some manly blue-coloured trains that will fit your manliness better.

If you’re looking for a place to cool down in this harsh Malaysian heat, then this is where you go. It contains a tonne of entertaining water-related rides that’ll provide you with highly thrilling experiences. And once you’re done getting water in your lungs, you can chill on some white sandy beaches and enjoy the sound of screaming children. Do note that if you dislike the sounds of children and any noise they may make, then just head to a regular beach. Or you can just head on to their Safari Wonderland where you can imagine throwing kids into a tiger’s cage, or less macabre, their Old West attraction where you an ogle cute cowboys.

5. Skytrex Adventure

Every wanted to trek but in a sky? Well, someone got that idea during a shower and figured to make that thought a reality. At this theme park, you can trek from tree-to-tree and enjoy various aerial adventure activities like flying, swinging, gliding, dangling and other forest adventures you always wanted to do with your squirrel friends. No? Just me? Ok. Think it’s going to be easy? Well it might be… on one level. Because the activities are based on difficulty levels; Little Adventure, Big Thrill and Extreme Challenge. I’m just going to stick to the Little Adventure level with my little squirrel friends.

6. i-City Theme Park

Known for its pretty colourful light trees that I’m sure TNB loves, it also has quite a nice theme park. It also has a really great water theme park with like a tonne of rides and something called the Ultimate Tornado that is the first of its kind in South East Asia. But do check out their other attractions such as the Space Mission, SnoWalk, House of Horror, Trick Art Museum (a.k.a a 3D art museum) and some other fun stuff. Also, since I’m writing about it, I might as well point out that you guys should really check out their website because the pictures are amazing, and also head on to their Space Mission webpage for a heart-attack. Make sure you turn your volumes up just as you click into the page!

7. KidZania

One of the biggest names in the world today is KidZania, where you can send your kids there for a day of fun. The place has a tonne of fun interactive and entertaining indoor workshops to empower your kids, so they can come home to you and ask you a million questions you don’t have time to answer. Best of all? You’re not alone! KidZania is in many countries too! And you don’t even have to worry about them once they go in because the park truly cares for their safety more than any parent do because they’d lose more money losing a child than most parents would. Once inside, the place will teach your kids how to visit banks and withdraw money so they can start learning how to leech off you, control aircraft so that they can get inspired to become pilots one day and fly you off everywhere when you retire early, and also the place will give them the opportunity to look at over 90 different career options so that they can answer the question you’re going to have for another decade or so; when are you going to start working and leave my house. And also many many other interactive stuff.

8. Movie Animation Park Studios

Are you a movie buff? Then this place is for you! Many have state that this place is super entertaining no matter how old you are. This is true because I’m 25 and I’m still excited for every Disney/Pixar movie out there. There is also 6 thematic zones and about 40 attractions. Best of all? It’s mostly an indoor park (whatever that could be fit under a roof, is under a roof) so you can hide away from the sun and actually enjoy yourself. The park also features Malaysia’s tallest drop tower, along with a thrilling live car stunt show, and yes, these rides are outside. But you can play around with the Smurfs. They tend to be indoors.

8 Unconventional Theme Marks In Malaysia To Relive Your Childhood was last modified: April 10th, 2018 by Shareen Ho

Beginner’s Guide To The Affordable Android Beast – OnePlus 5T

Beginner’s Guide To The Affordable Android Beast – OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is the latest flagship phone of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus.

OnePlus was founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei back in 2013 and has since released 7 phones, amongst other products. OnePlus rose to fame with their first ever flagship smartphone, the OnePlus One, having the best of both worlds of an iPhone and an Android.

Being affordable and user-friendly, OnePlus listens to their consumers and gives us what we want. The founders have expressed that they aspire to be the “Muji of the tech industry”, emphasizing their focus on high-quality products with minimal and user-centric designs.

The OnePlus 5T was released in November 2017 and was officially brought into Malaysia by Brightstar just recently, making it a fairly new phone to the Malaysian market.

Let’s talk about its specs:

1. Screen

It features a redesigned 6.01″ Full Optic 1080×2160 AMOLED display. It is claimed to provide a crisp and bright experience even when used in bright and sunny environments.

It uses the 18:9 aspect ratio instead of the standard 16:9 – a 80.5% screen to body ratio, a trend for the newer phones of 2017 and as seen on other flagship phones. It has a pixel density of 401ppi and has smaller bezels compared to its predecessor.

It uses 2.5 Gorilla Glass 5 as protection for the display and comes with a screen protector once you open it from the box.

With no physical hardware buttons on the front of the device, it uses virtual navigation keys instead – similar to the iPhone X and Samsung Note 8.

2. Body

It’s made entirely from anodized aluminum, giving it a similar sleek look to the matte black iPhone 7. It is comfortable in the hand due to its curved edges, making it super easy to hold compared to box square phones. However, due to its aluminum body, it is quite slippery so it is best to use a case.

The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back and uses ceramic coating. It is at a great spot, unlike the Samsung Note 8 or S8 where it is near the camera, so it is easily accessible and you won’t accidentally leave fingerprints on your camera.

It also has an ‘Alert Slider’ located on the left side of the phone that allows users to set their notifications to silent, vibrate and so on.

It also has a headphone jack, thank God, and a mono speaker located at the bottom of the phone.

3. Camera

It is dual-camera phone, like most flagships these days.

The main lens is a 16MP Sony Exmor IMX398 lens and the secondary is a 20MP Sony Exmor IMX376X lens, both with an aperture of f/1.7. The secondary lens is not a telephoto lens, compared to most dual-lens phones – but rather one that helps with low light photography. It also has ‘Portrait Mode’.

It is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p at 30 or 60fps.

The front camera is a 16MP Sony Exmor IMX371 lens with a f/2.0 aperture.

4. Internal

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Octa cores – a beast for performance.

It comes with the choice of either 6GB RAM with 64GB configuration or 8GB RAM with 128GB configuration, with no SD card slot for extra memory.

It features a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery, similar to its predecessor.

It ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS user interface. It is said that Android 8 Oreo will be available down the road.

With OxygenOS, more features can be found such as night mode, reading mode and more.

There is not much bloatware as well – other than the usual apps that are pre-installed.

5. Other Features

  • Face Unlock: Like the iPhone X, facial recognition can be used to unlock the phone. Since it uses 2D scanning, it is faster compared to the iPhone X and the iris scanner of Samsung. However, it lacks the ability to authenticate purchases, does not work well with dark lighting and is said to be not as secure.

  • Dash Charging: Although it does not have wireless charging, the Dash Charging feature can charge the phone from 0% to 100% in about an hour.

  • Sleek and user-friendly design and an affordable price

It is surprising that the OnePlus 5T is quite affordable, even with its features that challenge most flagship phones from the big players. The local set with a Brightstar warranty costs about RM2400 for the 64GB configuration variant, which is less pricey than its competitors, like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Samsung Note 8 and iPhone X.

Performance is what makes this phone a beast. Even with your usual apps and games running and with daily use, there is no lag whatsoever.

Although it does not market to be water resistant, the phone can withstand minor water splashes.

The camera is fairly good. Low light photos are average but it is true to color and bright. Portrait mode works well. Videos are automatically stabilized, so you won’t get any shaky footage but it does have some minor glitches of shakiness – as you would have if you try to stabilize footage.

Battery life is above average, with a full charge lasting you the whole day.

It feels good in the hand too – even with its size and that is due to the sleek design and curved edges.

Let us know what you think of the OnePlus 5T. Does it compare to the other flagship phones or will it just be another Android that’s ‘trying too hard’?

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Beginner’s Guide To The Affordable Android Beast – OnePlus 5T was last modified: March 17th, 2018 by Friends Of Sevenpie

18 Games To Look Forward To In 2018

18 Games To Look Forward To In 2018

If you’ve got a PS4, Xbox or PC and is constantly on the lookout for new games, this post is dedicated just for you.

With 2017 seeing the release of great games such as Resident Evil 7, Horizon Zero Dawn, Assassin Creed: Origins, Little Nightmares, FIFA 18 and more – it’s not a surprise that this year will take it a step further.

Here are 18 games that are set to release in 2018 that you should look forward to:

1. Shadow of the Colossus

Quite similar to the original version of the game according to previews with its breathtaking visuals and great gameplay, the developers remade all the game’s assets from the ground up but it still retains the same gameplay from the original title along with the introduction of a new control scheme.

Release date: 6th February

Platform: PS4

Watch the trailer here:

2. Far Cry 5

You’re the new Sheriff’s Deputy in town. Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult—known as The Project at Eden’s Gate—that is threatening the community’s freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leaders, Joseph Seed and the Heralds, as you spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community.

Release date: 27th March

Platform: PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

 3. Monster Hunter: World

It features a much larger map, seamless transitions between zones as well as a four-player online co-op and will allow players, for the first time in the series, to globally play together.

Release date: 26th January

Platform: PS4, Xbox One

Watch the trailer here:

4. God of War

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The eighth installment of the series and the sequel to 2010’s God of War III, this game will take the series to the world of Norse mythology – straying away from the previous games’ Greek mythology. Kratos, the protagonist will be returning as the main character – but he’s not alone. His son, Atreus, will be accompanying him and will be his mentee, while Kratos masters the rage that has driven him for so many years.

Release date: Q1

Platform: PS4

Watch the trailer here:

 5. The Crew 2

Taking place in a scaled-down caricature of the United States, the game promises to deliver open-world, point-to-point racing beyond just cars. Players will be able to pilot biplanes, speedboats, monster trucks, sport bikes, dirt bikes, and a varied slew of four-wheeled racing machines in addition to Porsche and Chevrolet’s latest and greatest.

Release date: Mid 2018

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

6. Crackdown 3

Enter Crackdown 3’s sandbox of mayhem and destruction and become a Super-Powered Agent dedicated to Justice by any means necessary. Explore the heights of a dangerous futuristic city, cut through gang-infested streets in a transforming vehicle, and wield amazing abilities to dismantle a ruthless criminal empire. Largely retaining the sandbox elements from the past games, Crackdown 3 will feature destructible environments which can be triggered by players.

Release date: Q2

Platform: Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

7. Red Dead Redemption 2

It’s set in an open world environment and the player controls Arthur Morgan, an outlaw, a member of the Van der Linde gang and a troubled cowboy who has angered groups across the Wild West intent on pursuing him. It seems this will be the driving force of the plot with Arthur befriending unlikely allies on his quest to escape .The game has both single-player and online multiplayer components.

Release date: Q1/Q2

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Watch the trailer here:

8. Spiderman

The game will tell a new story about Spider-Man and is not tied to a film, comic book or video game.  It will cover both the Peter Parker and Spider-Man aspects of the character and will feature an older and more experienced Spider-Man. It’s set in modern-day New York City and environmental combat, quick time events as well as stealth are also featured in the game.

Release date: Q1/Q2

Platform: PS4

Watch the trailer here:

9. Anthem

In this shared-world action-RPG, you and your friends are Freelancers—the bold few with the courage to leave civilization behind, explore a landscape of primeval beauty, and confront the dangers you find. Up to four players band together to take on whatever perils you discover as a heroic team. As your friends support you in your journey, so do your victories and rewards benefit your friends.

Release date: Fall 2018

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

 10. Detroit: Become Human

This neo-noir thriller video game revolves around  three androids: Kara, who escapes the factory she was made in to explore her newfound sentience; Connor, whose job it is to hunt down deviant androids like Kara; and Markus, who devotes himself to releasing the androids from servitude.

Release date: Q1/Q2

Platform PS4

Watch the trailer here:

11. Kingdom Hearts 3

Set after the events of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, returning protagonist Sora is joined by Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey and Riku in their search for the seven Guardians of Light and the “Key to Return Hearts” as they attempt to thwart Master Xehanort’s plan to bring about a second Keyblade War. Their journey has them cross paths with characters, and visit worlds based on different Disney properties, Pixar and Marvel included, and Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise.

Release date: TBA

Platform: PS4, Xbox One

Watch the trailer here:

12. The Last Night

The Last Night is a 2.5D cinematic platform game, where the player controls Charlie, a person living a lower-class existence among the rest of society that is living in an “era of leisure” and where computers and machinery have otherwise taken over all menial work. The player can have Charlie explore his city, talk freely with other citizens, get involved in gunfights, and includes elements of stealth.

Release date: TBA

Platform: Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

13. Death Stranding

Death Stranding is an action game set in an open world environment, which also includes multiplayer functions. When the main character Sam dies, the player is sent to another world, referred to as an upside-down world submerged in water. Kojima suggests that when the player returns to the world of the living, anything they did or any damage that an explosion or the likes causes when the player dies remains persistent in the world and does not go away.

Release date: TBA

Platform: PS4

Watch the trailer here:

 14. Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive is a survival action-adventure game set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective. It also features cooperative multiplayer mode, in which the player can be joined by up to three other players to explore the game’s world and to complete missions. It can also be played solo, in which the player will be accompanied by three AI teammates, which the player can give orders to.

Release date: 22nd February

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

15. Beyond Good and Evil 2

It is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective which takes place a few generations prior to the events of Beyond Good & Evil. It has more traditional role-playing elements compared to the first game; the player will generate a character that starts the game “at the very bottom of the social system”. As the player completes various tasks, they will improve in various attributes, and gain spacecraft and crew members which they can also improve over time. The player will visit planets that have their own societies, and by completing tasks on these planets, will gain new technologies or other facets to improve their spacecraft.

Release date: TBA

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

16. Sea of Thieves

It is a pirate-themed action-adventure cooperative multiplayer game played from a first-person perspective. The game features cross-platform play between Windows-based personal computers and Xbox One video game consoles. A group of players travel and explore an open world via a pirate ship and assume different roles such as steering, hoisting sails, navigation, firing cannons and other tasks. Players will embark on quests, collect loot and engage in combat with other players.

Release date: 20th March

Platform: Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

17. A Way Out

A Way Out is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. It is specifically designed for split-screen cooperative multiplayer, which means that it must be played with another player through either local or online play. In the game, players control Leo and Vincent, two convicted prisoners who must break out of prison and stay on the run from authorities.

Release date: 23rd March

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Watch the trailer here:

18. Days Gone

Days Gone is an action-adventure survival horror game set in a post-apocalyptic open world environment and played from a third-person perspective. The player takes control of the game’s protagonist Deacon St. John (Samuel Witwer), a drifter and former bounty hunter who prefers to live a dangerous life on the road over living in wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic occurred which killed almost all of humanity, and transformed millions of others into “Freakers”, mindless zombie-like creatures that are quickly evolving.

Release date: TBA

Platform: PS4

Watch the trailer here:

 Will you be getting any of these games when they are out in the market?

18 Games To Look Forward To In 2018 was last modified: February 1st, 2018 by Friends Of Sevenpie

These Are 5 Reasons Why Malaysians Should Try Geocaching

These Are 5 Reasons Why Malaysians Should Try Geocaching

If you’re wanting to do something different in the new year, be it for leisure or what, I would recommend geocaching. Remember Pokemon Go that took the world by storm last year? Well geocaching is basically along the same lines except the stuff you find are real physical things.

You download the Geocaching app on your phone then search up caches you would like to find. The app would roughly track your location and guide you to where the cache is hidden, kinda like Google Maps navigation. The cache is usually a small container like a Tupperware that will have a logbook and maybe random trinkets inside. Once you find a cache, proudly leave your mark by recording your name in the book and exchanging one of the little trinkets for your own if you wish.

Sound like something you would want to try? Great! Here are 5 reasons why you should start geocaching.

1. It keeps you active

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If one of your new year’s resolutions is to exercise more, start with geocaching. By running about or even just moving about looking for the cache, you are exercising. Calories will be burnt. Perhaps not as many as a full on work out but still, something is better than nothing. Overall it will keep your body healthy and fit. It can make your heart stronger and make sure you stay hydrated.

2. It keeps your brain active

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Not only will your body be active but your brain will be too. More often than not, in order to find the cache, there will be a puzzle you have to solve or something you need to decrypt. This will get your brain working and in the long run can have many benefits.

3. It enables you to explore new places

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A lot of the time, these caches are not hidden in very well-known or typical places. This means that by searching for the cache, you will be able to explore a new place as well. It makes you realize places and things you never really noticed before. What better way to get to know your place than that?

4. It is a fun bonding activity

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Geocaching is a fun bonding activity because you are in effect running around together for the same reason ie to find the cache. It can help to improve your relationships and you experience new things together. You could go geocaching with friends, family, your significant other, colleagues etc.

5. It gives you a sense of accomplishment

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This is a given. When you successfully manage to find a cache, you will no doubt feel a sense of accomplishment. You not only feel great but it can boost your confidence and self-esteem. You feel productive. Not to mention it is highly motivational as well.

So there you have it, piefaces! Give geocaching a try and you just may end up falling in love with it. When you try it out, feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments below!

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These Are 5 Reasons Why Malaysians Should Try Geocaching was last modified: January 18th, 2018 by Maple

9 Photo Editing Apps You Need To Check Out If You Like The Vintage Vibe

9 Photo Editing Apps You Need To Check Out If You Like The Vintage Vibe

The vibe of the good old days are back and there’s no denying that it’s showing up in everything – clothing, accessories, music videos and now, photo editing apps.

A plethora of vintage, retro and analog photo editing apps have been gracing the app stores and the results of that are all over Instagram!

Here are some photo editing apps you need to check out if you like the vintage vibe (don’t worry, Android users; we got you too):

1. Huji Cam

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Making your moments as precious as the feelings of analog film with old memories.

You’d have to look close to the viewfinder to see things bigger while holding your iPhone in the Landscape Mode. With vivid and vibrant photographs that take you back to 1998, this is one of the most used apps for the trendy 90s Instagram photos.

FREE on iTunes only

2. 1967 – Vintage Filters

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A new intuitive, uncluttered and powerful photo editing experience inspired by 64 vintage photo films.

With vintage presets that give your photos a grim and retro feel; it’s super user-friendly!

FREE on iTunes only

3. Filterloop

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A premium all-inclusive photo editor that you’ll fall in love with! Make adjustments, have glitch effects, enhance pictures and more!

FREE on Google Play Store only

4. VSCO

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The holy grail of photo editing on-the-go. With an endless amount of presets, you’re bound to get the perfect photo outcome.

Some analog & vintage presets include: A4, A5, A6

You can even play around with the editing tools like these!

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FREE on iTunes and Google Play Store

5. Calla

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A bunch of film filters for all your vintage vibe needs!

FREE on iTunes only

6. Glitch Photo Analog Film FX

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Play around with trippy retro style with glitches – great to use around neon lights to get a nice 3D effect.

FREE on iTunes only

7. Fotor

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Considered as the ‘Photoshop lite’ by the BBC, not only is it user-friendly, but also a world first photographic community platform with over 300 photo effects.

FREE on iTunes and Google Play Store

8. Kuji Cam

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A ‘disposable camera’ with instant preview! With features like lightleak effects and chromatic aberration.

FREE on Google Play Store only

9. Snapseed

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A complete and professional photo editor developed by Google. With features like 29 tools, opening of RAW files, lens blur as well as several grainy film and vintage filters!

FREE on iTunes and Google Play Store

What apps do you use for your photos? Let us know!

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9 Photo Editing Apps You Need To Check Out If You Like The Vintage Vibe was last modified: March 1st, 2018 by Friends Of Sevenpie

5 Unexpectedly Stunning #ootd Spots In Klang Valley That’s Calling Out For All Instagrammers Out There

5 Unexpectedly Stunning #ootd Spots In Klang Valley That’s Calling Out For All Instagrammers Out There

When it comes to #ootd spots, there are plenty of places in Klang Valley which makes a good one. Heck, even a white wall or a parking lot can easily be a nice spot. But there are also GREAT #ootd spots to take pictures, and these places have been appearing on our Instagram feed more than once. Check out five of these spots in Klang Valley which makes them a great spot for you to immortalize your outfit of the day. Don’t be taken aback because this list is a mixture of café, shopping mall and university (yup, you read them right).

#1 Empire Damansara

Empire Damansara is a place with a lot of shops in Kuala Lumpur. It attracts crowds from those all over the city as its architecture is creative and artistic, making it a good place to have food and take nice photos. Basically, it communicates arts through color as you can see there is a row of colorful umbrella.

The second Instagram-worthy spot is the non other than the black and yellow wooden wall with a yellow color bench. People often chose this over the former spot as it has natural sunlight that can enhance quality of the photo. The third spot in Empire Damansara would definitely be the place where some craft hanging, it creates a strong art sense.

Apart from that, there are a few popular cafes that you should check out in Empire Damansara such as HarajuCube, Metal Box, Sevencups, Fiskee Dough, Jekyll & Hyde and etc.

Address: Empire Damansara, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

#2 APW Bangsar

APW was established in 1952 as a commercial printing factory. It was then converted into an inspiring creative space with several cafes and small scaled event place as well. All of the cafes located in APW are quite famous such as Breakfast Thieves and PULP by Papa Palheta. As APW is a space for people to held their small businesses, performances, and artisan market and some events or programmes, it attracts public attention. People can hang out in APW for 3-4 hours to enjoy performances or visit artisan market and have a cup of coffee with their family or friends. It is a great place to chill.

The staircase is a must photo spot for everyone who visited APW Bangsar. The unpainted wall is written #APWBANGSAR and if you pay more attention to the staircase, it is actually empty in the middle. You can either pose alone or with your gang as one of your squad goals.

#3 Taylor’s University

I believe that everyone is familiar with Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus. A smoke-free campus with a lake, a uni-square with trees and nice architecture of the school building. Hence, these factors attract a lot of students as well as public to take pictures or videos around the campus. As you all know, Taylor’s has several superstar or social media influencer students, they normally will take their #ootd photo around campus. One of Malaysia’s YouTube content creators, LizzChloe (who is also an ex-student of Taylor’s University) film one of her recent videos at this very location.

The most popular #ootd spot in Taylor’s will be the uni-square located right beside the lake. As you can see, the uni-square is designated as an area for students to chill with their course mates or friends during non-class hours. Some other spot will be the white color background, white fence with Syopz mall as background, white staircase, basketball court and etc. A small tip for you guys: do visit Taylor’s during weekend for nice #ootd picture, you don’t need to have student ID to enter.

Address: 1, Jalan Taylors, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

#4 Merchant’s Lane Café

A café with some old school design especially their shop signboard is actually a mirror with name written in red color. Most of the furniture in this café made up of wood. This is a place where most hipster Instagrammer hang out at. However, its decoration and fusion dishes suit elderly as well. Basically, it’s a place that family can hang out at. It is situated at an old heritage building which is less noticeable.

Merchant’s Lane is pretty crowded during weekend with people that are craving for food they served and people who came for their environment or the nice #ootd spot. Back to the topic, the most popular #ootd spot is the one people sitting on the wooden swing chair. It is hard to find this kind of wooden swing chair in cafes, probably it’s our grandma’s generation chair. A few unique things that I found in this café was the ruined wall, wooden chair and rattan furniture. They purposely keep it there as a memory and as an old-world charm.

Address: 1st Floor, 150, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

#5 Ikea

Among all the #ootd spots in Klang Valley, Ikea would be the most familiar one to everybody. Ikea is not only a place for us to get new furniture, get inspiration for home furnishing at an affordable price. Kids would love this place so much, all the furniture showcased in Ikea allows customers to try using it even the bed. Normally, I will see a bunch of kids playing around at the soft toy section.

Before we talk about the #ootd spot in Ikea, I would like to touch base Ikea’s food court. Their meatball, pasta, fish and chips and etc are everyone’s favorite. Do give it a try if you haven’t. Most people preferable #ootd spot will be the last section where people get their furniture or items at before proceeding to the payment counter. As you can see, people usually take picture at one of the rows of the furniture or items placed at. Whether it is a lovely type, cool type, sitting down, or trying to stand on the trolley poses, you can take any kind of picture you like as long as you don’t break it.

After looking at five of these best #ootd spot in Klang Valley, have you decided where to hang out on this coming weekend? JIO your gang then.

5 Unexpectedly Stunning #ootd Spots In Klang Valley That’s Calling Out For All Instagrammers Out There was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Friends Of Sevenpie

8 Futuristic Tech Unveiled At CES 2018 Which Are Worthy Of Our Admiration

8 Futuristic Tech Unveiled At CES 2018 Which Are Worthy Of Our Admiration

CES is the gathering place for the those who are passionate for the business of consumer technologies. Deemed as the world’s biggest tech show, it attracts business leaders and pioneering thinkers from all over the world. With more than 1000 speakers and 4000 exhibiting companies, it is the place you would want to be if you’re into tech.

Here are some of the futuristic and amazing tech at this year’s CES.

1. The Wall by Samsung

Samsung unveiled a gigantic 146-inch MicroLed TV.

It delivers incredible definition without restriction to size, resolution or form. It is a self-emitting TV with micrometer scale LEDs and they serve as their own source of light. This means they can take a 1080p video and make it seem like its 4k. It is also bezel-less and can adapt to serve different purposes.

Of course a 146-inch TV is on your bucket list, right?

2. Rollable LG Oled TV

The world’s first rollable 65-inch 4K OLED TV can roll itself into a box that’s a fraction of its size. It’s still a prototype, but the mechanism that rolls out the screen is smooth and didn’t generate any noise.

3. Razer Project Linda

It’s an ultraportable laptop design powered by the Android-based Razer Phone. The phone can be docked into the laptop’s “touchpad” where it will act as one, where it’s the ultimate mobile hybrid setup for gaming, creativity and productivity.

4. Hyperkin Gameboy

Hyperkin is bringing the Gameboy back with this Ultra Game Boy that will include a six-hour battery life, USB-C port for charging as well as a pair of stereo speakers. It improves the Nintendo’s original beloved Gameboy without affecting the classic gameplay.

5. Acer Swift 7

The thinnest laptop in the world – at 8.98mm – has an all-black aluminum design with a 14-inch touchscreen with narrow bezels. Not only that, it also features 4G LTE connectivity for on-the-go productivity. With up to 10 hours of battery life and a great keyboard for an ultrabook, it is no wonder why so many people are hyping it up.

6. Sony AIBO Robot Dog

With touch sensors on its head, chin and back, you can literally pet it like a real dog. It responds to touch and voice as well as features 22 actuators to enable it to have more realistic movement. With OLED panels for eyes and a camera on its nose to recognize people, it is basically an electronic replacement for pets.

7. Dynamic Wallet Card

An all-in-one card that allows users to put several accounts through all at once. It features an organically rechargable battery as well as a digital display to show the account numbers involved. With this card, it will be easy to switch from a debit to credit card by just flipping a switch.

8. Razor’s Giant Functioning Keyboard

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Razor did this for no other reason besides the fact that they can. It is a 100% functioning giant keyboard.

Which tech blew you away?

8 Futuristic Tech Unveiled At CES 2018 Which Are Worthy Of Our Admiration was last modified: February 6th, 2018 by Friends Of Sevenpie

Carolyn Au-Yong Shapes The Future Of Malaysia’s Rhythmic Gymnastics, One Stretch At A Time

Carolyn Au-Yong Shapes The Future Of Malaysia’s Rhythmic Gymnastics, One Stretch At A Time

Former rhythmic gymnastic child prodigy, Carolyn Au-Yong Yim Wah made Malaysia proud when she represented Malaysia in the XVI Commonwealth Games in 1998, which brought her to winning a Gold and Bronze Medal for Malaysia. Close to two decades later, Carolyn has managed to make a name for herself through her undying passion for the sport by forging her way in the rhythmic gymnastics scene where she gained recognition locally and internationally.  For aspiring athletes who think that being a sportsperson especially in Malaysia is a short-lived affair, Carolyn is a living proof to defy that very misconception. Read on to get inspired by Carolyn.

1. Hi Carolyn! Tell us more about yourself and Carolyn’s School of Rhythmic Gymnastics (CSRG).

Hello! I’m the Founder and Principal of Carolyn School of Rhythmic Gymnastics (CSRG) which was established in year 2010. Having coached for the past 15 years (since 2003), opening a rhythmic gymnastics school of my own was one of the many goals I had in mind. The school currently has 5 other coaches under my care, teaching 250 over girls aged between 4-17 years old.

Recently, I received the FIG Brevet International Judging Certification/ Badge for both RGI (RG individual) and RGG (RG group). I was also involved in the recent Sea Games hosted in Malaysia, sitting in the panel of Judges.

After retiring as a National Gymnast, I continued my studies like any other teenager would. I enrolled into college, majoring in Advertising and Graphic Designing and graduated from college 3 years after. In the midst of deciding to further my studies overseas, I had a short break. During that time, I was called in to help the KL Rhythmic Gymnastics State team to help assist a foreign coach. I took up the offer and the rest was history.

To be honest, I had no intention of being a coach. It was not the plan, It was never something I though of venturing into. However, after given the opportunity to coach for that period of time, I felt that it was a good place for me, it was something I really enjoyed. Furthermore, I loved being around children. It really helped me realize the passion I had and how I could use my knowledge and be an inspiration to the kids who were interested in pursuing the sport.

2. It has been 2 decades since you won your medal in rhythmic gymnastics at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Can you tell us how the rhythmic gymnastics landscape has evolved over the years?

Has it been 2 decades already???

Well, Rhythmic Gymnastics has grown and evolved tremendously over the years. And I believe that it all started after the CG 98 team won the gold medal at the games. It sparked a lot of interested towards parents and children, some who never knew this sport existed. It was an eye opener to many.

Currently there are a few number of Rhythmic Gymnastics clubs in Malaysia that provide classes for kids as young as 4 years old. Compared to my time, kids now have a better opportunity in being able to try the sport, whether it is recreational or competitive. Now we have more competitions provided for these children throughout the year and they get the chance to be exposed to be able to understand the sport better.

Many people who do not know the background of this sport think that it is a very easy sport to pick up. Rhythmic Gymnastics is such a precise sport. It is a combination of the dynamics and flexibility of gymnastics, the technical knowledge of ballet, and the self-expression and rhythm of modern dance. You must have the coordination and skill to be able to master this sport and not many have that full package. Talent is not the only thing you need, you must also be extremely hardworking.

Of course the benefits of Rhythmic Gymnastics to girls in their formative years include physical fitness, self-discipline, positive self-esteem, lasting friendships, team skills, fun and a healthy lifestyle that the gymnast will sustain for life. I myself believe that I have gained so much as a person and I am where I am today because of my involvement in this sport.

3. With years of experience coaching kids, how are the millennial kids different from those from back in the days in terms of sportsmanship?

I believe sportsmanship is not build in everyone. However, it can be taught and instilled in ones self. In our school, we build good relationships with both kids and parents. Despite the competitive environment in this sport, we believe that our students must learn how to work as a team and support each other. I believe that with such environment instilled, our kids show good and healthy sportsmanship at a very young age. With a good show of sportsmanship, there is so much positivity which eventually molds a child to be a confident and determined person and perhaps passed on to the next generation. Hence to me, I do not think is a matter of now and then but rather how it’s been shown/ taught.

4. What are the few qualities that you wish to instill among the young kids through CSRG?

Despite the hard work that needs to be invested into this sport (by both coach and gymnast), I believe kids will always be kids. And ‘FUN’ must always be part of the learning process. We strive to ensure that the kids have a good time during training (of course we are strict as well). We find different ways to educate the girls and keep them interested and on their toes, while teaching them proper techniques for the sport. Interest is very important in a child, they must be eager to learn, it is then that they pay attention.

5. If our readers were to tag along with you to work, what can we expect from a typical working day with Carolyn Au-Yong?

I usually head to work in my sports attire (comfortable workout top and bottom). Hair tied up in a ponytail ready to sweat it out with the kids. When I arrive at CSRG, girls will already be there 10-15 mins early to do their stretches before hand. Without fail, my music speakers will be out and music (compilation on my spotify) will be playing in the background. Warmup exercises with the girls will start, continuing with their routines accompanied with music and warming down at the end of classes. I do back to back classes with different groups and levels of girls scheduled for the entire day. It’s tiring but all full-filling at the same time.

6. Who is your all-time inspiration?

I don’t have anyone in particular actually.

7. Aside from coaching, what do you enjoy doing during your leisure time?

I work throughout the week, this includes weekends. Our school is involved in most state and national competitions hence it can be busy all year round. I do however get some time off when the school is not preparing girls for competitions. With time off, I am actually quite happy staying home spending time with loved ones, family and friends. (I recently tied the knot) So it’s nice to just chill with the husband too. =)

8. Is there anything which you’d like to change about the local rhythmic gymnastics scene?

I believe the sport is growing and moving on the right track. We have many amazing, dedicated people behind the Rhythmic Gymnastics scene which ensures that our country evolves in this sport progressively.

9. Where do you see yourself and CSRG in 2 years’ time?

It’s been 8 years and our school has achieved so much, more than I could even imagine. Who would have thought from being a coach, to establishing a rhythmic gymnastics school, and now a qualified FIG judge for the country. Who knows what bigger opportunities lie ahead? But I am looking forward to it. The future is indeed bright! =)

10. Any life mottos?

As Walt Disney quoted, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

I am glad I took that step to pursue my dreams in establishing CSRG. It was not a walk in the park at the beginning, however it all started off with that little spark of passion in the sport. Year 2018 is our 8th year running and the school is growing by bounds.

11. What are the advises you can offer to parents with aspiring rhythmic gymnastics kids out there?

Support is very important especially from a parent to a child. Encouragement goes a long way. She may or may not have the potential, however with the constant support and encouragement, a child will naturally want to work hard work on her own because she has the determination to succeed.

12. Who should we interview next?

My mom. =) I wouldn’t be where I am today without her constant love and support as a growing child, a national gymnast and now a principal/ coach of CSRG.

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Check out CSRG’s website and Facebook page for more info!

Carolyn Au-Yong Shapes The Future Of Malaysia’s Rhythmic Gymnastics, One Stretch At A Time was last modified: January 19th, 2018 by Leav