Did you know that the higher the resolution of your flat panel TV is, the shorter the optimal viewing distance? OK. Your eyeballs or your brain may get fried staring at those life-size-like … erm … eye candies. Watching that beautiful Korean actress Kim Ah-joong at Singapore blogger EastCoastLife’s home on that 60” TV almost made my nose bled. What was the gathering about? I can’t recall a thing. I want that TV (and that “200 Pounds Beauty” DVD too)!
Fortunately I did take some pictures last Sunday (see above). Those lovely popiah she made. Delicious. Though I am literally (and proudly) a Singaporean and have lived here since 95, rarely do I get to taste home cooked Singaporean food. Especially when I don’t live with a born-and-bred Singaporean. Come to think of it, rarely do I get to taste home cooked Indonesian food either. Something must be wrong in this picture.
Back to that contest I was blogging about, your humble Mr. All-good-things-must-share has made a site visit and confirmed that this 1.5 meter wide 60” beast does exist, in good shape. I am not sure why Singaporeans are so shy. If this contest was to host in Hong Kong, people would have dreamed of a hundred-and-one ways to up their chances. Perhaps even getting your baby to pop out a bit earlier to enter the draw. Seriously, all you need to do is to read her blog, answer 10 questions from now till October, drop her a snail mail (it is her contest, her rule, so please don’t be lazy!) and viola. And if you don’t want the 60” TV for whatever the reason, for the love of Kim Ah-joong, please pass that to me. Thank you. I promise to cook you a very nice Cantonese meal while we watch “200 Pounds Beauty”, at my living room. You can have my bottles of wine too since I don’t drink anymore.
On a more serious note, you may wonder why I so passionately wanting to spread the news. New media is here to change the social landscape and I am glad to be a tiny part of it. Do I wish to see some positive impacts to people’s life via the blogosphere as a new channel? Certainly. Bloggers are getting involved into areas that are dominated by traditional channels, doing impactful things that have never been done before. To my best knowledge, LG did not ask blogger EastCoastLife to give the TV away. I wonder what I would do had Nikon given me a D700 DSLR equipped with some of the top lenses and accessories. Gosh, it is hard to give away an item that comes with a 5-figure price tag.
On a less serious note, forget about bribing EastCoastLife with breakfast and feet massages like many are doing right now. Now that I know where she lives, I am going to infiltrate her home and invalidate the rest of the application forms except mine when the time comes! Kekeke!
Related Website: Win a LG 60″ Full HD Plasma TV from ECL
PS. The optimal viewing distance for a 42” plasma TV is 99 inches for a HD-ready quality (720p) and 66 inches for a full HD quality (1080p). As for a 60” flat panel full HD TV, it is 94 inches (versus 141 inches for a HD-ready one). Time to reconfigure my living room for a 2.4-meter of viewing distance!