Last weekend was the PC Fair exhibition in several places in Malaysia. We’ve got one in Penang, at PISA, the Penang International Sports Arena. I didn’t think of going there because I have nothing to buy, but some friends wanted to go there to take a look, walk around, and feel the crowds, so I joined them.
PC Fair is always crowded and I didn’t go to PC Fair a lot. A lot of people like to go there buy laptop. In my opinion, there’s too many laptop in the market, competitions and hard to choose a good one, I picked a out of competition, you-won’t-see-it-at-PC-Fair-model and that’s Apple MacBook. You probably won’t see people shouting “Come and see MacBook!” because the price is fix all the time.
On that Friday morning, Chien Chern came from Batu Feringghi, passed by my place and fetch me along. PISA is like on the other side of the island from my place.
Then we reached Zez’s house as a meet-up point for everyone, waited everyone at there only we walked to PISA because his house is just right across the street.
We haven’t went in and we started taking photos a.k.a. camwhoring, a blogger’s term. As the picture shows, we are Digi user, I am too.
Since H1N1 is not over, there’s handsanitizer, but I believe not many will bother about it.
We then started walking, following the route to the exit as we didn’t have anything wanted to buy. I just wanted to look around, to spot anyone familiar and find some cool new gadget.
Elaine, Chaiwei’s friend, who were both working on the same booth.
It’s all flyers, flyers, and flyers. They just keep handing out flyers even you have already got it. Their task was to give it out all.
After passing by a few laptop booth and there comes the broadband booth. It’s like a war zone there, all the promoters were in their coloured uniform representing different broadband service provider. This is the most happenings part, which created by their own “army” but not people.
They will never ever convince me to potong (cut) my broadband line because I like sticking to my Streamyx. This part is the noisiest and there’s balloons by Maxis and P1.
Arron and Huaken.
To make things fun, I went to speed test all the broadband and found some pretty interesting results.
Chien Ming, working for Digi and was poisoned by Digi broadband.
Met friends working there too! Too bad they can’t get my support, what I could do was just take photos.
After walking around on the outer zone of the indoor arena, we went into the real sports arena.
Chien Chern, HP girl, me, Arron, Yong Chieh, Simon.
There’s camera, hardware, laptops, antivirus and all the same computer stuff that you can think of. Nothing much interesting, except we went to take free gift from HP.
Avira’s Showgirl. =D
So sad that there’s no booth babe in this Penang PC Fair. I always thought of there will be booth babes at fairs and exhibition, especially a tech related one, but this in Penang, didn’t have. That’s not fun.
Kaspersky Boys. =D
Met Yiphing there too!
Although there’s nothing to buy, we spent quite long time at there. We spent like 3 hours. I don’t know what did we do actually at there, but I remembered I spent most time speed testing and collecting balloons.
They liked giving me balloons because I Maxis’s balloon, then P1 came and gave me their balloon, then Maxis came again and same thing to P1, in the end I’ve got a lot balloon, which in turn, I became a unofficial broadband balloon boy.
Me, Fangs, Arron, Simon, Matthias, Chien Chern, Edmund.
For your information, I am also a Maxis Broadband user, I uses the data plan on my phone but the speed test I had at PC Fair, sucks. No choice.
So, after taking photos with the balloon, we dumped back the balloon to the broadband company but sticking onto their cars. =D What I’ve actually got that day was a hell lots of flyers, plastic bags and a lot of photos in my camera. It’s a fun PC Fair day outing with all the friends, but bought nothing.