Saturday, May 30, 2009

Urban Roots 09 @ Green Heights Mall

Last week I went to the Urban Roots event at Green Heights Mall.



I went on a Saturday as I thought I may have a chance to drink some free tuak (rice wine). Instead, thanks to the heavy rain there was hardly anything happening, and hardly any fun. The event was held outside the mall and it was small.



The stalls inside were all the usual suspects; the jungle produce and food stalls...souvenirs...



...and a place to drink tuak! (shame I've no kaki to join me drinking)



Then I saw something I haven't had in a long time.



I asked the stall owner if I could buy these lovely 'finger food', but sadly she said "Display Only".

Sigh, oh well. Who could I impress my guts eating these to?



Oh, and I so wanted to join the sago eating competition the next day...too bad it was vegetarian day (and I had matters to attend to =/). If only sago grubs are considered vegetarian.

Read more about this event from Annna's blog.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Wanna

(folks, you still got a chance to win something!)

I wanna be underworked
and over paid.
I wanna daily bonus
and stocks to trade.

I wanna start at ten
and leave at three.
I wanna four hour lunch
and I want it for free.

I wanna corner office
and an amazing view.
I wanna foosball table
and a couch that’s new.

I wanna be my own boss
and a car I can flaunt.
I wanna have more.
That’s all I want.

(taken from the Office Humor Blog)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Miss Fair & Lovely @ The Spring

I was at The Spring last Sunday to watch the Miss Fair & Lovely preview.


some photoshop effect for a change.

The event started with an introductory performance by the Sarawak Cultural Village:-



Then came the 15 beautiful (and the not so beautiful) finalists:-



The first five introduced themselves to the crowd:-



I personally like contestant #1 and #5 :)

Names of the contestants:-
Contestant #1: Janet Bennet
Contestant #2:
Nur Zafirah Bt Affendy Micheal
Contestant #3:
Wan Noorasabila Bt Wan Zaizuddin
Contestant #4:
Atikah bt Zaffery
Contestant #5:
Jennifer Carterina AK Gilbert Apun

Then the second group introduced themselves to the crowd:-



Contestant #10 is the only foreigner participating in this beauty pageant (Philippines)

Names of the contestants:
Contestant #6: Durin AK Edward Jalani
Contestant #7: Pearl Karung Hendry Adam
Contestant #8: Anglia Hendry
Contestant #9: Efaliza Bt Abdul Hamid
Contestant #10: Mylene Costemiano Bantista

And finally, the last five to present themselves to the crowd:-



Interesting.

Name of the contestants:
Contestant #11: Dolly Charles Saches
Contestant #12: Atiqah Nur Fatma Bt Nor
Contestant #13: Alina Eleen Urai AK Gabria
Contestant #14: Suziella Adilla Bt Suhaili
Contestant #15: Nursheima Bt Hasnan


After the individual introduction comes another performance by the Sarawak Cultural Village:-



And then my battery went flat.

ARGH! I forgot to fully charged my camera....

So yea, another performance and a final view of the contestants later...the winner of Miss Fair & Lovely "Miss Springtime" Title goes to....

Contestant #1 JANET BENNET!



The Miss Fair & Lovely 2009 finals will be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village itself this Saturday night. If you're a Sarawakian it's only RM25 per ticket...otherwise it's RM60 per ticket. I'm not going though since I'm kinda lazy to go all the way to Damai.
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For more information on the Miss Fair and Lovely 2009 please click here. This pageant is part of the World Harvest Festival so there's more things to do than to watch the ladies.

For more information on the Sarawak Cultural Village click here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Manchester United fans, take note of the tickets!

(Don't forget to take part in this subtle contest yea!)

To all Manchester United fans in Malaysia,

As you may know ProEvents, the organizers behind Manchester United's Asia Tour has announced the ticket prices for the match against our Malaysia XI on July 18, 5.30p.m. at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.



According to their website, the ticket price starts from RM58 (I believe that's for the crappiest part of the stadium), RM68, RM98 & limited VIP tickets at RM308. Not to forget student rates at RM28. General ticket sales begin from June 1 onwards.

Now don't be fooled thinking that the VIP tickets equal to a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Ronaldo and Co.! These VIP tickets is simply numbered/reserved seat for you for the very best view of the Red Devils toying around with our Malaysian team. So far, no news on any signature and photo-taking session of them before or after their friendly match with our local heroes. If you're a photography enthusiasts (much like most bloggers now huh?) though and you want the best shots I'll say take the VIP seats!



Something about the signature-grabbing opportunity: you would need to purchase the tickets during their pre-sale period which are exclusively available at selected Nike Concept Stores and Al-Ikhsan Sports Stores, and will be available from May 22 till May 31.

The big difference is that if you buy your tickets during that period you will get free training passes...making that training period the ONLY PERIOD where you can attempt to get hold of the players' signatures and possibly post photos with them!

Now to me, that really sucks 'cause right now we don't know what time is their training sessions! I'm not in KL and I've booked my flight to KL on a Friday night...so I'm REALLY HOPING that those free training passes are for Saturday morning only. Call me selfish, but I'm praying its only that session that is open to public. And no suggestions for me to change my flight please.

Ultimately what I really want is for United to sign on my jersey and let me pose with at least Mr. Van Der Sar or Mr Vidic (Ronnie and Rooney would be too much to ask?). Instead of what I imagined to be a long queue to get their signatures at a press conference, I may have to fight for their attention against a horde of like-minded fans...just so that I could bloody make my jersey priceless. Some more I just don't want a signature...I want the whole team to sign on my shirt! But I think that's not gonna happen the way the event is going :(



Then again, maybe they would be a sign-and-photo session at some shopping mall in KL? Or right after training? I'll say no the former, yes to the latter (Saturday morning only).

Oh, there's a premium VIP Hospitality Packages as well. Sure, it provides you with the training passes as well, some special edition collector's match passes, allocated car park, pre-match meals, half time refreshments, door gifts and match program...but...you're gonna have to fork out RM15,000 PER TABLE (for 10 people)! That's like RM1,500 per person!

Surely for the corporates this one. Even if I could afford it I doubt I could enjoy it. I mean, I'll rather be with 50,000+ crowd sweating and chanting "Glory glory Man United" together than to be with a lot of old folks, just clapping away at the result with their suits on. It's like trying to crack a dirty joke in a serious business meeting. It's just not right!

But if you're willing to take a chance to win MU signed mechandise as well as a grand prize of 2 match tickets to watch a home game at Old Trafford...



Anyway, I hope my wish comes true. I think I'll have orgasm for every United player signing my kit and posing a shot with me.

But first, let us prepare to celebrate Manchester United winning the Barclays Premier League this Saturday!
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Ticketpro will be handling the tickets. Call them at 03-7880-7999 or visit www.ticketpro.com.my for purchasing the tickets.

Keep yourself up to date too by visiting www.proevents.com.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

It is with deep regret...

...that I cannot video blog about the Sarawak Rock Concert that happened last ten days ago.

This is due to my mistake of recording the concert too near to the surround system, which ultimately made the audio quality unbearable to be played as a raw file. It was so loud my video recorder's audio input crashed, making parts of the video muted. My friend Frankie's band played and I can't hear 95% of their song thanks to my camera's inability to record at super-loud noise.

In addition, my "Windows Movie Maker" program is no longer in good terms with my computer system, crashing whenever I edit the videos. This made it impossible for me to adjust the audio quality of the videos unless I use other similar programs to control the sounds. And I don't exactly have the luxury of time to find such programs or the additional time to edit these videos.

With the need to focus on other blogging materials (not to mention other bloggers wrote about this event already), I will not be writing anything on the Sarawak Rock Concert.

Given the opportunity though I will try to bring the videos up for your viewing pleasure.

I'm sorry to disappoint you guys if you were expecting a video on the event up by now.

However, if you guys could finish this sentence from the photo below using the comments page, that will be well appreciated. A mysterious prize behold to those with the best sentences :)



This contest ends at the end of 1 June 2009.