Sunday, August 30, 2009

Green International Festival Kuching 2009 - Part 2

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Oi! Oi! Oi! It's the United Kids of Oi!




Fourteen year old Sharon Lugun was up next. She's well known as part of the members of "Kani'd", a group which performed at the Rainforest Music Festival last year.



A fashion catwalk was done as part of a break from all the rock music madness. If I'm not mistaken three participants of the "Breeze Model Search" are in this fashion catwalk.
No recordings was done for the males (cause I'm a sexist!)




Next is the end of the fashion show.



Back to rocking, Mayze style.



It's Khai!



The last band to perform, and none other than Visualies.



To be honest, my battery was low halfway through this concert so I had to be selective with my recordings. A thousand apologies to the bands Dyerbreed, Dream Machine, Number, Christopher Kho and those that I missed out as such.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Green International Festival Kuching 2009 - Concert Preview

Tonight, the rockers of Kuching will be performing at the newly built Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).



If you haven't gotten your tickets yet then shame on you! This event is officially the first event of BCCK and because it's the first, I can assure you the BCCK crew will show off their five-star standard and redefine the meaning of 'quality standards' for events in Kuching.

Here are some photos of the event's rehearsal last night, which features the band 'Khai':







And if you need a preview of what Kuching rock sounds like here's one for you:



So let's rock on tonight! See you at BCCK!

P.S. For you males with raging hormones, the models of Breeze magazine will be there too ;)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

When Bryan Robson visited Malaysia

I'm BACK! Sorry I didn't tell you guys I was on a two and a half week break (also known as lazy!) from blogging.

Anyway, I went to KL a couple of weeks back to watch Manchester United play against our very own Malaysia Select XI. While I was there, I discovered from my friend that Bryan Robson, an ex-Man United player will be visiting the Manchester United Supporters' Club Malaysia for an autograph session.

Knowing that I would never have this opportunity again in a long time (or rather, knowing that getting signatures from the current United squad is almost impossible here with the kind of security they have at the stadium) I rushed to the place.

The supporters' club is a house located in SS2...I still can't believe I have never seen or heard of this place while I was working in KL!

When I arrived, the house was packed with the Red Army.





I was told Robson would come around 11 a.m. but at 12 plus he still hasn't showed up. A couple of fans had a bit of some glamour moments:-



Thankfully, it was another 15 minutes before he finally arrived in an Audi A4 Avant:-



As you can see, I was so excited so see him I dropped my pen while I was going to shake his hand, as well as forgetting all about recording at that moment in time...

And then I had to queue for his signature. The wait was sure long so I got bored and took a photo of a boy...



..and a chick, though not obvious.


(can you see a chick?)

By 1.30p.m. I was just about to go into the house...it was that many people!



(The best thing about this supporters' club is that they do sell retro jerseys...like 1999 jerseys!)



I saw a set of United goalkeeper kits on the 2nd floor of the house while I was just 10 fans away from 'Robbo's' signature... rare and lovely!



Then...at just 5 fans away to a priceless moment...this has to happen:



NOOO!!!!! I WAS SO CLOSE!!!!!! :(

So my consolation? A visit to the shrine of Eric Cantona at the house instead:



Despite missing out on Robbo's autograph, I'm really glad I visited this Supporters' Club. Fantastic place I tell you!

And oh, a pose with a rare artist impression of the famous Ryan Giggs' goal against Arsenal back in 1999:



And just in case you can't relate the significance of this photo:



GLORY GLORY MAN UTD!