Tuesday, April 8, 2014

[Mint.Music.Journey] Listen To A Newly Written Song With The KaseSG UNIK Sound Sphere Speakers

Signing up for the WDA Song Writing Music Career Programme was one of the most important decisions in my life. 

= Meeting Like-minded Friends =

Within a short span of 3 months, I befriended a group of like-minded friends.
Our friendship continue to blossom even though the course has come to an end. 

We continue to meet up often and do funny videos, covers and write songs together.
Some of us even started forming bands of our own!

Watch this parody about Terrible Auditions a group of us did together in Dec last year:



Local band Mu Tou Ren with their original song about a geeky stalker.
This song came in as the 1st runner up in Impressario 2013.
Read about it HERE.



A jingle Stephen, Fif and I wrote and produced for the WDA Music Career Programme titled Will You Live Your Dream:


The list goes on...

There are endless videos and links to share, all done by my other classmates.
Covers, MVs, Originals, Soundtracks, Winning Song Contests…

I AM PROUD OF EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

*Law of attraction*

2 years ago,
I wish that my life would be surrounded by friends who is passionate about music, is involved in music projects, like to explore music-related projects together and voila, it is happening!

= Brand New Original Song Is In Progress =

It all started with a random conversation with Zhihao after our Christmas Carol gig last year. 
He shared that he had written a song about a relationship between an angel and a devil.

He felt that the lyrics could be improved.

I thought that the concept of this song was interesting, so I asked if I could help him with the lyrics and if there's a need, tweak the melody a bit.

We started drafting and recording raw demos (handphone recordings) for each other,
fine-tuning the song until we are at this stage where we were both agreeable with this version.

This is the first completed draft of our new song: Yao Wo Zen Me Shuo (要我怎么说).
The title of the song literally means 'How Do You Want Me To Say'.

2 weeks ago, 
Zhihao and I finally met up to record the vocal track of our song after he's done the guitar and piano soundtrack.

The sound coming out from the speakers of the Macbook is always so soft even at its maximum volume! Thank goodness for my new sphere speakers from The Kase

Zhihao and I could listen to and practise our song with ease.


The Kase UNIK Sound's Stereo Bluetooth Speakers On-The-Go 

The Kase Enters The Music Market With Latest Line, UNIK Sound.


This pair of bluetooth speakers is:
 Portable.
Stereo.
Has a built-in lithium battery.
Duo bluetooth connection.
Up to 5 hours of continuous playtime (for bluetooth connection)


= Gelish Nail Art By Lavishing Me =

Side track a bit here because I caught my rainbow-painted nail in the above shot: 
These #roomiesTV inspired nail art was painted by Lavishing Me.


They are having a promotion now at www.facebook.com/LavishingMe .
First 50 gets SUPER special promotion for your Gelish package.
*Good things must share*

OKAY.
Back to my hot pink speakers!

Easy-to-understand buttons: volume, pause and play.


The KASE bluetooth sphere speakers also come with an audio cable which allows plug in BOTH speakers to ONE audio jack directly. 

Convenient enough :D




Zhihao helping me to attach the micro USB cable to charge the speakers while I try to connect the speakers on bluetooth. 

Again, ONE micro USB cable can charges TWO speakers at the same time!






Pair up done.
WE ARE GOOD TO GO!

The soundtrack is also set up and ready for recording on Logic Pro:

We deliberately set up stereo setting for our soundtrack to test out the stereo function of the speakers.
(bottom left +63 button means the sound will be heard from the right speaker)
It works!


So cool to see hot pink sphere speakers on both sides of the laptop.
Makes me happy~



The Lyrics are downloaded onto my iPad Air for reference during the recording. 
Did I tell you how much I adore my customised iPad Air silicon casing?

I DID!




My iPad Air casing was customised at The Kase at ION Orchard (#B2-27).
They have another branch at Parkway Parade (#B1-150/151).


Go down and have fun customising your casings!
To my friends who've headed down to get them, 有眼光.

Read HERE about my visit to The Kase ION Orchard to get my mobile and tablet accessories customised.

The Bluetooth sphere speakers on-the-go are also available for sale at the outlets.
Available in Pink, Black, Green and Purple.
Retail price: S$159.90/ SET


= About The Kase =

The Kase is an international brand specialising in fashionable and customised mobile phone and tablet accessories. 

Launched in France in 2012, The Kase boutiques have appeared in all corners of the globe.
The Kase believes in being unique (or UNIK) and this has defined their brand concept of offering exclusive collections created by their community designers and in-store personalisation. 

The Kase’s mission is to make all your products UNIK by reflecting your personality, mood, or quite simply to make you look beautiful.

This can be done with The Kase ID, which offers you the chance to customise most smartphone or tablet cases. Each boutique has a customisation workshop consisting of a high-performance industrial machine, where you can see your UNIK creation come true in 15 minutes.


- Recording-in-progress -

shhhh…..


Check out behind-the-scenes of Zhihao and I practising our song with the Sphere Speakers and Bubble Leong disturbing us at the same time (or maybe it's me disturbing him). 

Too adorable!

Give us a thumbs up on the video please.
Whoever you are, 
Thank you for your support!


LIKE The KASE SG FACEBOOK 
by clicking on the image below)


Thank You The Kase SG for the sphere speakers.
Thank You Lavishing Me for my beautiful nails.

Thank you Zhihao for working on this song together and allowing me to post pictures/videos of you on my blog. 
Thank YOU for reading and supporting my blog, music and videos!

Without any of your support,
MintLeong.sg wouldn't have come this far.
Blessed be.


= #MintLeong Lifestyle & Music Blog Giveaway =

#MintLeong Blog is giving away ONE PAIR of (pink) Bluetooth Sphere Speakers On-The-Go by The Kase SG worth S$159.90!

How To WIN


Share this image via www.facebook.com/MintLeong
onto your facebook with message "#MintLeong Blog is giving away ONE pair of #TheKaseSG Sphere Speakers On-The-Go! worth S$159.90". 

You may also download the image on Mint Leong's Facebook page and share this image via your twitter/instagram with the same message. 
(Feel free to write the message in your own words but you MUST include hashtags #MintLeong and #TheKaseSG.

You are allowed to share the image on each platform(facebook/twitter/instagram) ONCE within the giveaway period.

Each share = ONE Chance of winning this set of pink speakers by #TheKaseSG

Sharing Period: 16 April 2014 - 20 April 2014.

Winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Mint Leong's Blog/Twittter/Instagram/Facebook Page on 
21st April 2014, Monday.

Good Luck and 
Happy Reading!

WINNER OF #MINTLEONG #TheKaseSG Blog Giveaway
 = drawn on 21st April 2014 =


Watch the instavideo of the draw HERE.
In case you are not able to, click on this link http://instagram.com/p/nCdSxxphp6/.

Congratulations Yiyang, sharing via MintLeong Facebook Page.
Will be contacting you personally on details to pass you your new #TheKaseSG Speakers!

Another Blog Giveaway is coming right up people,
thanks for joining this giveaway and will see you at the upcoming one~

Monday, March 31, 2014

[Mint.Music.Journey] Ride To Fame for Cornetto Red Tour Truck All Around Singapore!

You'd had seen this Big Truck along with the Cornetto Ride To Fame Street Team going around Singapore for the past one month.

Shot taken with front row left to right: Jonette, Me, TRICK, Natasha
Back row: Sebastian

#CornettoRedTour is here!

THE RIDE Cornetto truck was at:

Orchard Cathay Cineleisure
Bugis Junction
Vivocity
Downtown East
Plaza Singapura

We spent many wonderful evenings with the good people playing games, enjoying music and Cornetto ice-cream cones! 


They also walked home with Cornetto Premiums and got to enjoy our new Cornetto Limited Edition Flavour - Blackforest RED. 

THE BLACKFOREST RED ICE-CREAM CONE


It's chocolate ice-cream coated with raspberry sauce, chocolate flakes and and creamy rosette!

This new limited edition flavour marks the sponsorship-relationship between Taylor Swift and Cornetto! Presented by Cornetto, Taylor Swift will be holding her upcoming RED tour concert on 12 June 2014, LIVE IN SINGAPORE!

I kept telling everyone at the event, 
 "Don’t forget to flip those lids to find your unique codes and redeem them at www.cornettoredtour.com. 
You'll receive cornet to and Taylor Swift merchandise such as her RED CD, caps, T-shirts and even her Baby Taylor Guitar...

Also, the Grand winner wins tickets to see Taylor Swift live in Singapore!"




REMEMBER TO REDEEM YOURS TOO OK!

"YUM YUM to Cornetto Blackforest RED!"

Game Participant holding on to her Cornetto Blackforest RED Ice-cream cone while playing the Cornetto Shoutout - the person who can hold his/her breathe the longest wins a prize!

Here's me interviewing one of the local acts - Venilla - who has such an amazing voice. 
She sang Royals by Lorde so beautifully.
 Blown away by her performance!

Jona and I at Vivocity playing more games with everyone!

There's more.

Come on down and join us in April 2014.
The rest of the venues shall be disclosed weekly on www.facebook.com/CornettoSG.

Look at for our Street Dream dressed in Taylor Swift Tees and ask for a Cornetto!


More prizes are waiting to be won so come on down and join us from 3PM onwards!


The #CornettoRedTour Instagram Contest

An instagram contest is also going on right now.
1. Upload a photo on your instagram account showing how much you love Cornetto.
2. Hashtag #CornettoRedTour

Unlimited Entries so post as many pictures as you want!

Weekly Instagram Winners would be drawn and prizes would be won.
The grand prize winner will also walk away with a pair of Taylor Swift RED LIVE Tour concert tickets!

Extreme left: Instagram winner, Glenn, with his limited edition Taylor Swift Tee from Cornetto!

"Yes, you've got the right answer and here's a prize for you, wohooo!"


Another Game participant playing the Cornetto Treasure Hunt. She won herself a prize for bringing up her red bag we're looking for!


It such an honour to interview the local band TRICK and listened to their performance.
They write originals and already produced their own albums!

Listen to their original song titled Up All Night:




LIVE MUSIC.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed them.
You'll really HAVE TO be present at the place to experience that goosebumps-standing adrenaline rush. These are vibes that can never be captured on video, no matter how good the camera and the sound quality are. 

We have more local acts music and ice-cream cones for everyone in the month of April.
Also, the Ride To Fame Talent online Talent Search Competition is ready announce it's semi-finalists.

The Grand Winner of this talent search contest gets to perform before Taylor Swift in her upcoming concert in front of her fans!

They are also going to walk away with 1 year supply of Cornetto and the NEW SONY HD-MVR proudly sponsored by Sony.


So good people, 
I'll see you this Weekend, 
the next and the next after next Cornetto Ride To Fame!


Images are from Cornetto and also taken from www.facebook.com/CornettoSG.

It's a brand new week!
Enjoy The Ride And Love The Ending~

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Customised My iPhone 5S and iPad Air Casing At The Kase, ION Orchard



Oh Yeah Oh yeah Oh Yeah!*
Mobile phone and tablet accessories can be C.U.S.T.O.M.I.S.E.D.
Oh yeah Oh yeah Oh Yeah!*

*Watch too much Phineas and Ferb. 
My new favourite cartoon show.*

The Kase



Launched in France in 2012, The Kase is an international brand specialising in fashionable and customised mobile phone and tablet accessories. The Kase believes in being unique (or UNIK) and this has defined their brand concept of offering exclusive collections created by their community designers and in-store personalisation.

There are currently TWO The Kase stores in Singapore; one at ION Orchard and the other at Parkway Parade.

I visited the ION Orchard Branch located at #B2-27 (the link to Wheelock Place is close by).

Random: Walked up and thank the uncle who was mopping the floor. He gave me a stunned look at first but smiled back when he realised I said 'thank you'. Totally made my day. Be kind. :)

Once inside, be dazzled by rows and rows of ready-made phone casing designs - some specially designed and drawn by well-known artists, others came in special prints and were made of special materials like wood and genuine leather.




The Customization Workshop - The Kase ID

The most popular section in the shop.

Customising of casings can be done with The Kase ID, which offers you the chance to customise most smartphone or tablet cases. Each boutique has a customisation workshop consisting of a high-performance industrial machine, where you can see your UNIK creation come true.

Here, you can customise your casing in 15 minutes!
These casings are Scratch-proof.

It was full house at the workshop area even on a weekday afternoon.

To facilitate the customisation process, there is more than one way to access your images.

METHOD 1.
You can access your facebook account from one of the touch screens to choose your picture. Here, you can also preview and add in ONE-LINE text.

METHOD 2.Alternatively, you can connect to the wifi with your gadgets and send your chosen image to the indicated email address
.


METHOD 3.
Last but not least, you can use their in-house gadget to access and choose your image.


Come Prepared with your picture first.

TIP: You are only allowed to print ONE image on the casing if you doing it at The Kase boutique. 

Lesson learnt: 
Caren (another blogger friend I bumped into on the same day) was so smart because prior to her visit, she tried and measured the cover online, did a photo collage with photoshop and uploaded her collage on her facebook. All she had to do was to send her image, validate the preview and send it for printing so she got her casing really quickly.

As for me, I spent some time on my phone photo-editing app 'Photo wonder' doing collage with pictures chosen from my phone: one with Bubble Leong smiling, one with mum, one with my favourite boy and one with Ang Zir zir... All my favourite loves are going to be on the casing!



Unfortunately, the collage didn't align with the size of the casing (you can tell from the picture below).
There was a big empty space.


This was the preview shown on the screen!




In the end, I added my name with the Text function to balance up the space and the images.


Thank you Louis for helping me with the customisation!
Louis here allowed me to take my time to do up my collage. He even took initiative to adjust and align my image for me before we sent it for printing.

Thanks to him and his brilliant suggestions, I have a casing which I like very much in the end!


Here's the machine to ink the images onto the casings.
It can print up to a few phone casings at a time!

Customising my Ipad Air Casing

While waiting, I prepared my design for my iPad Air. 
This time, I chose only ONE image; one I really really like.
One which is designed by Darren Ang (Method86).

The image is going to be printed on a transparent, silicon casing. 
I can't wait to see my casings!!!




BEFORE AND AFTER

My gadgets look brand new!


Unveiling my brand new phone casing...

Tadah!
 
My NEW high-quality, scratch-proof silicon casing. There are a few colours to choose from: white, black, pink, purple, brown, orange and more (availability of colours based on different phone models.

The colours, layout and other customising tools can be found on The Kase website. (www.thekase.com)



My NEW high-quality, scratch-proof silicon casing (you can choose from the FLIP cover casing too). There are a few colours to choose from: white, black, pink, purple, brown, orange and more (availability of colours based on different phone models)

Prices start from S$39.90.

Your iPhone 5s

Oh yes before I forgot to highlight this other thing:
I realise that I have to use the original cable to charge the phone because the tip of my 3-in-1 cable was slightly bigger than the opening of the casing.

Full Plug in with my Original iPhone 5 cable:

I have to take out the casing when using the 3-in-1 cable to charge my phone:

So take note when charging  your phone.
Get the smaller tip (left side)~












































Two happy girls with Louis, impressed with his patience and excellent service.
Thank you for your help once again!

Read Caren's experience at The Kase boutique here.



Look at the packaging, so atas omg!
A little bird told me that the paper bag was made by the same paper bag manufacturer of Chanel.

Woots~

Thank you The Kase for your hospitality.
I'm very satisfied with my latest TheKase collection~







The Kase Sphere Portable speakers post coming up next!



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