Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm glad I've met them.

I'll like to dedicate the Sarawak Bloggers a song. Yeap, so high school stuff but hey :)

But seriously, I'll like to dedicate this to you guys because...well, ever since I met you guys I don't feel so lonely in this life of mine.

It's Thank You For Loving Me by Bon Jovi

Thank you, Sarawak Bloggers. It’s been a journey of laughter, friendship, joy, unity and experience to our Sarawakian culture with you guys.

So yea...1 SARAWAKKKK!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Watching the Cub go round and round...

A couple of Saturdays ago, I decided to drop by one of my friend's event, which is the Sarawak Cub Prix 2010. I wanted to take videos of not the motorcycles, but the possibly beautiful models that will pose with it.

Obviously, I know my target audience well :)

However, when I arrived at the Sarawak Stadium I realized a race was about to happen.



Sadly, the models (and the racers) were on the other side of the road and under the tent!



So what to do? I waited for a while and see if there's an opportunity to video those models.

Instead, I was watching people walking past the drink booths...



...and I actually stayed on to watch one kapchai race! My first. Ever!



After half an hour though, I couldn't quite stand with the hot weather so I left.

On the way back though, I was thinking about the kids who were watching all that racing.

Will they grow up inspired by the passion from these riders...and may one day be a MotoGP champion, just like Valentino Rossi?



Or will they grow up corrupted by the wrong crowd and be the notorious Mat Rempit?



I hope these kids choose their path well. Even if the guy above looks like he's enjoying himself.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I love Sarawak...because I won a phone!

Last month I've joined in the Sarawak Bloggers "Snap & Win" contest. The prizes that was given out for the contest included 3 RM50 vouchers from Parkson and a Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, which was the grand prize.

I was aiming for the vouchers since I could get like six/seven boxes of underwear a new pair of shoes with it. Actually, I was just being pessimistic; I can't possibly be that lucky to win a phone right?

Either way, I uploaded just one photo for the contest. It was taken at the Permai beach in the afternoon, after the Sarawak Bloggers Street Photography event.



The slogan wrote for this was: "I love Sarawak because no matter how hard life throws at you, you can always find peace and happiness in Sarawak!"

When the results came out on September 16...



...I scrolled down to know the winners, only to see...



...myself as the grand prize winner!!!

I was speechless leh I tell you! However I was (and still is) very gladful for my good friend Ivan for not only taking the photo but also suggesting to head to Permai just to drink beer! (Did anyone noticed I was holding a can of beer by the way?)

So fast forward to last Sunday. I got my prize off from Cyril at a dog show event.



Brought it home, and I decided to unbox it.



I was surprised with the weight, and this being an XpressMusic, the speakers are pretty good...in fact it's far superior than my LG Viewty with its sound depth! My one complain so far: why is it not red like what the box showed? :(



Anyway, it didn't matter. Since I have a phone that's still better than the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic (5mb photo...great quality video...white colour lol) I could have sold it for RM300. That's like the price of 15 boxes of underwear a long-sleeve original Manchester United jersey leh!

But instead I gave it to my mum.



Priceless.