Maxis 4G LTE Bloggers BlazeMonday, December 16, 2013
A bright sunny day on a beautiful Sunday morning is definitely a recipe of a great day. With clear blue sky and smooth traffic, made my way to the Maxis 4G Bloggers Blaze event held at The Curve. Upon arriving on site, the rows of cars were parked in coordinate line and there were lots of balloon with some unusual sticker on it which we would later find out what it is.
What better way to start the event with Ben from FlyFm helmed as the emcee of the day and one couldn’t help shake off the voice his other persona as the Dong Krappi Dong Dong. Didn’t muster enough courage to shout Dong Krappi is in da house (Though the thought ran through several times) but manage to get a quick shot with him.
got drafted into the team named Pirahna (Ya, the legendary carnivorous flesh eating fish) and elected as the team leader. Also we’re armed with the Samsung Galaxy Note II 4G enabled and a passport that would capture all the challenges required.
A quick brief of the event that will consist of travelling, some house rules and most importantly, have a great time.
Quickly we moved onto the main event where everyone has been waiting for. Prior to that, a quick snap on the teams which the energy fills the air to win the prizes that Maxis has installed for the winners.
Given the various team competing, the balloon sticker is comprised of QR code that has the address inscribe into it that would show the location of the challenges awaits. A quick stop on the Play Store and download the app to scan the QR code which happens in mere seconds, thanks to the super fast 4G connection. However the catch is while some balloon has the real sticker, the rest is decoys to throw the team of the time and unfortunately our team had fallen for the decoy once too many times.
Probably after spending quite a fair amount of time (It’s getting rather late), we were given the route to the first challenge. Our team quickly hopped into the car and drove off like speedy Gonzales (Like literally but within reasonable limits). A quick scan on the code leads us to our first challenge which is at Sunway Lagoon.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II comes preloaded with WAZE navigation and with the super fast connectivity of the 4G, we plot and navigate our course to the venue challenge. The challenge drop us the hint to park at the lowest basement as this would lead us directly to the challenge course. Upon arrival, we are greeted with the counter and require completing the mini challenge. The mini challenge would require all 4 team members to play the game called Drag Racing as part of the time challenge. A quick stop to Play Store and download the app which is done in a jiffy as the blazing fast connectivity of the 4G that is very impressive, given we are in the cyber age where super fast connectivity is very crucial.
All participants are given a lap to adapt to the track and subsequent 3 laps to complete it. Unlike the usual one seater, we were given the double seater.
As we made our way to complete the 3 laps, the vibration drawn from the road and the engine, certainly rattle some parts of the body as feel slightly wobbly upon stepping out of the kart. (Due to unforeseen circumstances, the picture of our team was kept in the phone from Maxis and it was returned without exporting it out. Bummer L) We receive our next set of challenge.
As we quickly munch down the burgers, all of us in the car were discussing on what the challenge might be and we got it hard as a quick check through the net depicts the nature of the venue. Madmonkeyz is a indoor bouldering gym which pretty much gave us the idea on the next challenge.
Each team member is required to participant in two way challenge. First pair would head on up to retrieve the pole flag, located on top middle section of the boulder wall and the second pair would have to climb back up to place the flag back at its position. Sounds easy, with the emerging scenes from Cliffhanger with Stallone in tow.
Each team is given a timeframe within 6 mins and failure to do so, would be penalised an additional 20 mins. had gone up twice to complete the course as we were pressed for time and the arms does hurt a little as being the first timer, taking a swing like a monkey. (Go figure on the name)
After completing the challenge, we head to the last challenge which takes place from the initial starting point. We were guessing the challenge should take in the form of food or drinks and we were right on the mark as we arrive in the sight of the first round in the final challenge which involving the gorging down a quarter size watermelon. The challenge requires participant to finish the watermelon with the hands behind as fast as possible and only the team leader is allowed to hold the watermelon. Now that is a challenge worth all the effort pulled in.
Soon after came the second round where the later team taking a go at it. Prepping for any eventuality, taking a breather before gorging down the watermelon.
Later Yoges from Maxis came on stage to announce the winner though later relinquish the honour to Ben.
Announcing from second place is Team Leopard whom scored themselves each with a brand new iPad Mini and the Maxis brand new 4G LTE device.
Though our team didn’t win but our initial pledge is that we have a great time and the experience is truly most memorable. We did however walk away with the goodies bag courtesy of Maxis.
Being out and about for almost the entire day, it’s time to head back to rest for the coming week. Special thanks to the people of Maxis to organise such events which we would be looking forward for more to come and also the great people that participate in the event which have shown much energy and the determination to brave through the challenges.
Signing off for now, see ya.