Archive | November, 2007

An Evening with Dionne Warwick in Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia for Live and Loud 2007

Ok so here we are, the full write-up! When I mentioned Dionne Warwick at the Shangri-La – Kuala Lumpur there wasn’t much response, so sadly I can assume not many Malaysians know WHO Dionne Warwick is?

Well read this for a start: Dionne Warwick at Wiki

She’s pretty much the second best female vocalist of all time after only Aretha Franklin and also note that out of the Billboard Hot 100 top pop singles from 1955-1999 she’s #20 out of 200 artists.

Anyway, that aside – on to the event! We arrived about 7+ for the ‘cocktail’ reception – yeah with no cocktails only sirap ais or water. And this dinner is RM1000 per head, for the cheap seats! Apparently seats in the middle were about 3k per head and I hate to think how much the front row of tables cost.

Dionne Warwick at Shangri-La KL

So what else to do while waiting, pose a bit la!

Pose

Pose la

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The New Food Blog in Town – We Ate This (weatethis.com)

You might have been wondering where all my lovely food pictures were lately…well I was saving the up! For a new site!

I thought it would be good to dedicate a whole site to food and food photography, as I want to take it a bit more seriously – so here it is (finally).

We Ate This

We Ate This

Do check it out and let me know what you think, my first post is about STEAK! Yeah.

Steak

Cheers, and here’s to much more food over there.

Bookmark it and visit often, will be expanding the site as time goes on.

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Su Ann’s Pink Birthday at Palate Palette – Kuala Lumpur

Zomg I know this is late, poor girl – unfortunately, all she got from me was a picture of her in a compromising position.

Belated Happy Birthday to Su Ann again 馃檪

Unfortunately her birthday was just a few days before my tragic server crash, so I didn’t get around to doing this post and it kind of got knocked out of schedule – so here it is now!

It was a pink party – everyone was to wear pink. It was at Palate Palette in downtown KL, rather a nice place. Not too many people, not too noisy, some finger food and some drinks – overall very enjoyable.

Shiny Disco Ball!

Shiny Disco Ball

There were LOADS of cupcakes – S for Sweet or…SHAOLIN!

S Cupcake

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Dionne Warwick at the Shangri-La – Kuala Lumpur

For 67 years old she sure does know how to rock the show. She can really work the crowd.

Dionne Warwick at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

I was right at the back corner, so not a great view…and I didn’t take a telephoto so no decent pics of her I’m afraid.

Here’s one of me tho!

ShaolinTiger Smart

Yes I can look smart…ish.

Siti was there too with Datuk K. Here’s Siti and some other hot chick.

Siti Nurhaliza and Kimberlycun

I really enjoyed it, anyway just got back so will update properly later in the week.

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TIAMO (Sylvia Lim) Presents Jonathan Cheng at M-IFW 2007

So my first time shooting catwalk actually, I’ve always considered it but never really tried before. I thought it might be tough as I don’t have a f/2.8 telephoto lens as I’m using the cheapo 70-300mm VR (f/4.5-5.6). I love the lens, but I guess I have to get the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens one day – weighs a tonne and costs a bomb *sigh*.

I went to M-IFW 2007 on the opening day in the afternoon to shoot TIAMO (brainchild of Sylvia Lim) Presents Jonathan Cheng, and then Triumph after that.

Designs by Jonathan Cheng and accessories/jewelery by TIAMO.

It was a pretty interesting experience, the lights had a tend to blow the highlights and the background was fairly dark – so getting decent subject separation wasn’t too hard. I couldn’t get a good spot in the middle at the front though as the platform was quite crowded.

The angle I got wasn’t too bad though as it meant I could get the model and the brand in 馃檪

It was a very subdued collection, mostly black with a bit of white and grey, heavy black eye makeup and solemn expressions.

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

TIAMO & Jonathan Cheng

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KLCC on Blue

I was down in KLCC yesterday for a short launch of the new Live services & software by Microsoft.

So I grabbed a quick shot on the way out.

KLCC

I’ll talk a bit more about the new Photo Gallery later as it’s actually coooool.

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KL Fashion Week Cancelled & Digi Street Blast

I was looking forwards to KLFW this year, as I managed to get a photography pass last year鈥ut I couldn鈥檛 go as I had to fly of to hell Riyadh, Saudi Arabia..

It was supposed to be at the end of October, it was then postponed until November 11-14th, now it鈥檚 canceled for this possible showing it鈥檚 face again in March 2008.

Anyway there is still MIFA! I managed to go on the first day and get some pics, will post them later.

Speaking of which, Digi is having a Fashion related competition as a part of it鈥檚 Fu-Yoh Street Blast festival (Sports, Music, Fashion & Dance).

Fu-yoh Street Blast

There are some decent prizes up for grabs like the latest Nokia Prism phones and bundles of cash $$!

Along side this there is another two sections to the competition related to dancing and sports. For the b-boy fans the best 8 will get to show off this Saturday at the finals, selected from various teams who sent their videos in. The sports section involves basketball and futsal.

Again, all these will be happening this Saturday, November 24th at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa (12pm onwards).

I might check it out as I really love watching break-dancing, it鈥檚 always something I wanted to do. Get down to the finals and check out who will be the Queen of Fashion or who has the best B-boy moves in town.

Floor Combat 2007

The X-trick competition will be fun to watch too with the X-games style tricks on skates, boards and bikes. If you want you can get even get flung in the air with the inverse bungee (G-Force)!

There will be various artists performing such as Gerhana Ska Cinta, Joe Flizzow, Sierra, Letto from Indonesia.

It reminds me I still haven鈥檛 processed or posted the pictures from Floor Combat back in February..that was ages ago.

Anyway get over to https://www.digi.com.my/fu-yoh/ to find out more.

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Star Celeb ‘Photo Contest’ at Loft – 3rd Prize Winner!

So a while back I went to Bed to take some pics for a photo contest, it turns out that I won a prize!

I didn’t know which place, I was just asked to head along to Loft in Heritage Row (Just opposite Bed funnily enough) to collect my prize last Friday night at 10pm. You can see all the entrants and the three winners pictures here: Star Celeb Photo Contest.

I should of noted the time and perhaps gone at 11.30pm, as it started around 11.45pm in actual fact.

The place was pretty empty when we got there, it got warmed up later on though. The last 10 Star Celeb finalists were there (final 8 and two wildcards), with Kim Ong doing her thing of course.

Kim on the Mike

Then a little later it was my turn to collect my prize, Shutter Asians collected 3rd and 1st prizes! With Siew snatching first.

3rd Prize

I won RM300, yay!

Loft got pretty packed by midnight or so, I bumped into quite a few people (vad3r, jack and wussy).

Loft

Quite a decent place with some good music, real mix of people too. Not so much youngsters, more mid twenties all the way up to fifties, lot’s of not-so-slim-folks too.

Went for some Teochew porridge after that at Jalan Pudu, yummy. Wasn’t in the mood to drink that night at all, so strangely sober.

Oh well, here’s to winning more contests 馃檪 Perhaps I should start entering some..

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If you like to drive fast…

On your bike or in your car and especially if you don’t wear your seatbelt or overtake carelessly.

You might want to check this page out:

Gross Photos from Road Traffic Accidents [Translated]

Do be warned it’s pretty gross, definitely 18+.

It’s great…for learning a lesson.

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Heineken “Life Below Zero” Beer Launch at Velvet Underground – Zouk

Ah finally! A party I really enjoyed. So the story is, I was invited to a product launch by Heineken who are launching new “sub-zero” bottled beer in Malaysia, their sub-zero draft has already been installed in 30 locations through Malaysia since September this year and now they are launching new Sub-zero beer chillers for bottled beer.

I was a bit annoyed as it was 7pm on a Monday night in the middle of KL…during the season when it rains a lot during early evening – just great!

I got there about 7.45pm and queued for some draft, good stuff. It really does taste better when it’s extra cold – we were upstairs for a while at the bar whilst waiting for the launch to kick of downstairs in Velvet Underground.

So we headed down, there was ice everywhere, huge green blocks of ice filled with bottles of Heineken – good stuff!

Heineken on Ice

The place was fairly well packed.

Velvet  Underground

Joey G was the emcee (as he always seems to be nowadays) and the thing kicked off with a video about how the beer is best served extra cold, then a delivery by the regional director for Heineken – sounded like an Aussie.

Speech

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