3 Apps To Beat CNY Boredom!

We aim to entertain; even if it is Chinese New Year.

The ceremonies and red packets have been exchanged, fake smiles put into full gear and the grandparents are going on and on about the pioneer generation package. There you are in the same spot year after year, watching reruns on TV while munching goodies and bored out of your mind. ( You are not alone~)

Well, here are some awesomely curated apps for you to help manage your boredom. With some help from your Smartphone and mankind's greatest invention after the air conditioning system – the Internet.


Fortune Coins

Image Credit: Nubee Tokyu


What is it: God of Fortune themed app similar to the addictive coin dozer game. This is the virtual version of coin dozer that is commonly found at carnivals and arcades!


Image Credit: Nubee Tokyu


How to use it: Drop golden coins (by tapping on your screen) on to the dozer to push coins and other special prizes your way. Collect as many special prizes as possible and once you have a full set you are able to exchange it for special collectables. If your coin gets dropped into the dozer’s pot holes (one on each side of the slanted ramp), you will trigger the jack pot. If lucky, you could win more coins or other special prizes.


Image Credit: Nubee Tokyu


Final Say: Scoot over Candy Crush and Farm Heroes Saga! Time for something else to take the reign this Chinese New Year. The game is rather addictive; we can vouch for this considering we wasted 10 minutes of our lives playing and laughing at the app (collectively – 40 minutes was wasted). The music accompanying this game is also worth a mention. If you thought commercial jingles are annoying, wait till you listen to this app’s background music; it is so EPIC that it will surely set your grandparents talking or maybe even playing!

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Chinese New Year 2015 Frames

Image Credit: Fancy Photo Frames


What is it: A picture editing app that is loaded with Chinese New Year themed frames and stickers for your pictures.


Image Credit: Fancy Photo Frames


How to use it: Simply go into the ‘Camera’ tab and tap ‘Chinese Frames’. After which, choose a suitable frame by swiping left and snap away! There are even stickers for you to place on your pictures, just like you would do to a neoprint but on your phone. All files will be saved on the app and you will be able to share it with your friends and family via Facebook, Instagram, LINE or even Whatsapp. 


Image Credit: Fancy Photo Frames


Image Credit: Fancy Photo Frames


Final Say: As ‘ching chong’ as this app seems to be, it is actually rather well designed. There are even a few frames that are themed alongside this year’s Chinese zodiac animal; the ram. Can’t wait to try this out with our families this coming Chinese New Year, the elder folk are going to be amazed and we get them singing our praises, so why not?

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Chinese Dress Photo Montage

Image Credit: Fancy Photo Frames


What is it: Developed by the same company as the Chinese New Year 2015 Frame app, this is another photo editing app that emphasizes that you don’t have to be slender to be the perfect Chinese goddess. (Goodbye annual CNY goodie deprival diet – Now pass the pineapple tarts!)


Our Tech Storm team member put on a brave front to volunteer for this shot!
Image Credit: Fancy Photo Frames


How to use it: Similar to the previous app, go into the ‘Camera’ tab and tap ‘Dress Frames’. Choose a perfect frame by swiping left. There are choices from cheongsams to costumes right out of a Hong Kong Drama series. 


Here she is again! Posing with a picturesque backdrop.
Image Credit: Fancy Photo Frames


Final Say: This app is so way over the top and of such large epic proportions that you have to download it. Perfect for gagging your ‘favourite’ uncle and aunty. Pictures taken with this app can also be easily shared on social media, so imagine the possibilities – especially if their red packet contribution to your fund went down this year. *ahem*

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Hang in there with the incessant questions posed by the once-a-year and no-occasion-no-see relatives who think they have got it all together (you and I know they don’t). We have got something coming your way to save your soul from the crazies! For now, busk in the joy of the shopping you can do with the red packet fund and let the feasting season begin!



By Geralyne Kaye Ong / February 16, 2015 10:00AM GMT+8

Tags: Tech Storm, TechStorm, TV, Chinese New Year 2015, Chinese New Year, CNY 2015, Games, God of Fortune, Coin Dozer, Gold Coins, Gold, Apps, Photo Editing, Edit, Edits, Theme, Frames, Costumes, Gags 


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