Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Love of GALAXY

I started to fall in love with Samsung when I received my first Samsung GALAXY Note 1. It was my first proper smart phone and I became really attached to it. After that, at the end of 2012, the husband bought me the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet as a gift for me to use for blogging and other things when I was in the hospital. Then, in 2013 I bought myself a semi DSLR Samsung camera which I mostly use for the blog and brought with me everywhere I go to snap photos. And finally in early 2014 I upgraded my GALAXY Note 1 to the GALAXY Note 3 after 3 solid years of use. Once you fall in love, you never go back. :)

Being a fan of Samsung gadgets I was naturally excited when they invited me for the launch of the new Samsung GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5 smart phones. Since I knew that the colour for Samsung is blue, I wore a hint of blue just to fit into the theme.

As soon as I arrived, Hana from Astro Awani came up to me and told me that she would want to record a live interview of me about the launch of the new smartphone by Samsung. I didn’t hesitate to do it since it was pretty easy for me to talk about gadgets that I love. At that moment though, I had not gotten the chance to hold the Samsung GALAXY A3 and Samsung GALAXY A5 yet. So, I couldn’t really talk about the new phones at that time but I expressed how I was really looking forward to use it. Looking back at the interview below, I just hope that I actually contained my excitement at that time. I looked overly excited!

Right after the official launching of the event, the moment I had been waiting for finally came. We get to test, use and play with the Samsung GALAXY A3 and Samsung GALAXY A5. It is really awesome. There are so many new features!!!

You know how sometimes, people say that the social media has turned youngsters to be anti-social as everyone is just glued to our phones. I actually think the opposite. Social media brings connectivity to another different level as we get to connect with more people who we might not have been able to reach if it wasn’t for social media.

One of the best features of the Samsung GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5 is the Wide Selfie feature where we can now take selfie photos in a group. I love the togetherness that it brings between people. The 5MP wide angle front camera now allows me to do a Wide Selfie up to 120°. This is awesome because usually when we snap a selfie the quality of the picture and MP is lower and plus, we can now turn a selfie into a Wide Selfie as we can really take group photos! Here in this post I am sharing with you the many many Wide Selfies we took with the Samsung GALAXY A5. I can’t wait for my next outing with friends to try out and fit as many friends in a Wide Selfie as possible. During my last outing with my girlfriends, we had to use a selfie stick to capture a wider angle and include all 12 of us. I can’t wait to capture more meaningful moments with friends & family without the camera angle limitation.

Below are Wide Selfie photos we captured  using the Samsung GALAXY A5.

The other thing I love about the Samsung GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5 is the sleek full-metal slim design. It looks so classy and chic.  Since it is a sleek and stylish phone, the Samsung GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5 will surely act as a trendy accessory to any outfit. 

The stunning high definition Super AMOLED display on the Samsung GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5 guarantees that we get to enjoy more vivid and colourful contents in virtually any environment, even under bright sunlight. We get an ultimate social media experience with true-to-life viewing experience, anywhere at any time.

You know how when we take a selfie our arm that’s holding the camera/phone is always visible? It is pretty distracting especially when we are not alone in the picture. Usually everyone would ask the other person to hold the phone because they don’t want to be seen as holding it. Haha you know what I’m talking about. The cool thing with the Samsung GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5 is that we don’t need to use our fingers to push the button when we want to capture a Wide Selfie. We can just use palm movement (Palm Selfie) or the voice recognition (Voice Selfie) feature. Say “cheese!” I must say that this innovative photo-taking feature is pretty cool and well thought of. It makes the selfie even quicker and easier. Plus, the “beauty face” feature which is also available in the previous GALAXY series (including the one I’m using right now) is also available in the Samsung GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5 so we get to automatically beautify the selfies. I’ve shared this in my earlier blogpost on my tips for a selfie.

I had fun trying out the animated GIF feature too. I get to capture moments in a more dynamic & lively manner.

Enough of all the features and back to the design. They have 4 gorgeous colours which will match most if not many of the outfits that we usually wear. I initially can’t decide between Pearl White and Champagne Gold.

Which colours would you choose? Go to to check out the phone and choose the colour you want. Express your style, character and preference by choosing the right one.

I think I already know mine. It’s the Champagne Gold colour. Can’t wait to get my hands on my own gold Samsung GALAXY A5!!! Hope I get to meet my new found love pretty soon :)

*Sponsored post by Samsung Electronics Malaysia


# aere Giveaway 1

This week has been pretty amazing :) This week has been a good week all around as I've blogged in The Unexpected Move and A Short Farewell. :) Alhamdulillah. It is a big bonus to me that aere has just reached 15,000 followers on Instagram! We had just launched end of 2014 and sometimes the support that I have been receiving still feels so surreal. I feel so blessed and happy with the love and support given. And I can't think of a better way to reward you at this point in time. 

This is the first exclusive reveal of the mini-contest for my faithful readers :p It's just a simple contest that's easy to join. Insyallah I will be back in the middle of February, and that's also going to be a very exciting month for aere :)

Below are the mechanism and caption I've planned to put on aere's IG!

"Aere has just reached 15000 followers! To show our appreciation to all our followers, we are running a contest. Show us your love for aere and you will win two coveted aere pieces of your choice. Just follow these simple steps:

(1) show us your most creative aere shot  - wow us with sketches, illustrations, ootds, flatlays. Anything! Flaunt that artistic eye of yours;

(2) post your photo(s) on IG and mention + tag @aere; and

(3) hashtag #aeregiveaway

Contest ends 14th February 2015."

Pray for my safe journey, health and faith and I will pray for all my readers too, insyaAllah. May God bless all of you. See you all soon :) Till then, I leave you with some of my fav shots I've put up on aere's IG in the past 4 months :)


The Unexpected Move and A Short Farewell

Salam and morning dear readers. 

Two days ago something nice happened. Just when I thought I'll be separated from the FV team whom I have been working a lot with since they had to move office, on Monday me with a few others went off to an unexpected move to a change of environment and a much better place Alhamdulillah. Yes, the same place as FV's office.

We only got to know on Monday itself. :) It was a real pleasant surprise! I love the new environment and ambience. 

And I had just blogged about Moving Places last Saturday. When I blogged on Turn My Life Around last Monday,I still did not know about the move too!

Here's a photo of us being all sad and then back to our happy self last Friday. Little did we know that we won't actually be separated. I've spent so much time with these people since I started aere. Almost everyday of the week!!! I remember after this photo was taken I did not want to say goodbye to everybody because I just did not want to get all emotional and I just rushed to the launch of Dina Pelangi's boutique in Shah Alam. I really wasn't ready to say goodbye.

We didn't have to say goodbye after all :)

Also, I am finally going to umrah again insya-Allah tomorrow! Been meaning to update on this but I've just been so busy. I haven't even finished (or started) packing yet. Will have to sort out everything tonight. But I'm excited. I've really been looking forward to go back there as I mentioned in my post .

On Monday itself, during the move Fahima came and spent time with me and helped bring me from my old office to the new office. Since we had already planned a meet-up even before I got to to know about the move. It really was a surprise. Eima brought me some stuffs for umrah including her own abayas and books on umrah. We had good yummy food at The Gravy Factory where I had baked crab. Yums! I also did a blogging job after working hours and then had dinner with Mel. It was a really greta catchup with her at Pasta Zanmai where I had my Japanese fusion fix. Yesterday, my CIL Azura also came to my new office as she wanted to get aere's stuffs to bring for her trip too! And yesterday Ruzana came and spent some time with me at my parents' house while I was looking for my umrah stuffs! Spent some quality time with the family too :) Alhamdulillah.

Finally, before I leave, I'd like to shoutout a few things. I know that I have been stalling the announcement of the winners of my #rnadiagiveaway. See RNadiaGIveaway #1 : Dinner Winners' Shortlist R but the reason is because I couldn't choose just two out of the five shortlisted (that also took such a long time!) so in the end I decided to choose three!


@pinkdurian, @imaginetaty and @kiasatinaothman 

Dinner is on me :) Can't wait to meet and chat with you girls. Please email me at with your details so I can reach you after I come back from umrah, insya-Allah.

There's also an exciting announcement on aere, which I will be posting right after this.

So this is a short farewell, God-willing! :)  Forgive me if I have ever did any wrong to you and forgive me for my shortcomings, flaws and weaknesses. Thanks for your support, for everything and for sticking around here! I really appreciate all the love. Much love from me!!! I'll see you if I see you again :)