Thursday, August 25, 2011

Goodbye and hello :).

hmm, it has been a while since I last drafted an entry. Needless to say, I'm rather rusty in blogging now. I haven't been touching my blog in a while. ANYWAY, this is a good bye post :). I've decided to quit blogging as I'll be heading to UK for my studies soon. I'm doing LLB there for two years. Come visit me if you happen to be there!

Thank you so much fellow readers for supporting my blog, and also fellow bloggers for including me in the group and letting me tag along for the events and outings. I'm really glad to know you guys. I would like to add that this domain will expire by September, so ya no point I keep blogging here. I'll be leaving for the UK on the 24th of September 2011.

Last but not least, cheers to all you readers and bloggers out there. Au Revoir :)!

P.S I will definitely have a mini farewell with the bloggers before I go, or some prefer not to call it a farewell, or rather 'yumcha'. I'm actually thinking about Coffee Chemistry Cafe Signature which is yet to be opened in Empire Shopping Gallery :(. Anyway, for me, even mamak will do actually :P.

True, ain't it :)?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

LAWASIA International Moot Competition (Malaysia, National Rounds) 2011

The LAWASIA season is here :). My classmates whom were involved had one final challenge to take on before they could qualify for the LAWASIA moot which would be held in South Korea. The Malaysian LAWASIA National Rounds was held in Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) last weekend, on the 23rd to 24th July. I'm blogging bout the event from an outsider point of view :).

I met up with my classmates whom were gonna participate in the competition in uni and we were headed off to KLRCA. Oh well, I'm glad I went :), because even though I didn't join the event as a mooter or a student volunteer, I was there as a visitor. I was able to witness the whole process of the competition, because visitors are allowed to sit in and watch :).

KLRCA wasn't as big as I expected it to be, it was quite small actually, the moot venues for each competition were small too, there were just one big tables with chairs surrounding it for mooters and judges. There were 3 judges, one of them from AG Chamber :). 2 mooters for the claimant and 2 mooters for the respondent, with 1 bench counsel for each sides, not forgetting 1 bailiff and 1 timekeeper. 

Everyone was a winner that day, and honestly, I'm so proud of my friends, they really went all out to prove themselves to the judges, but the final total marks is the important ones, each teams' marks has got to combine together and add up to the final marks as the final result.

We took some photos in KLRCA. Let me share it with you guys :D

Such tension D:!

Everyone who was involved had a name tag worn around their neck :)

Jame's name tag as a moot participant :D.

Let's move into the moot court, I watched James and Jon's moot.

James and Jon for the claimant with Amar as their bench counsel :).

Ongoing moot competition, tension gila!

After delibration, *phew*, a friendly group photo for both sides and the judges XD.

Oh well, now even though the result is yet to be released, they have already done their best, so everyone of them is a champion, winning or losing is not important, the most important thing is that at the end of the journey, they know what they are capable of achieving.

Now, the WINNERS shot XD, haha I tumpang the winners *perasan*

The very semangat-ed visitors who woke up early to support OUR FRIENDS :D

By the way, my seniors' team was the defending champion for last year's LAWASIA. According to my friends' prediction, after their marks combined together, none of the team will be able to make it to the finals in South Korea, owh that could be a little disappointing but it's ok, for other teams who made it to the finals in South Korea, get ready to kick other's asses and show the world what Malaysia is made of :). 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

35th Bon Odori 2011 Arigatou Malaysia

η›†θΈŠγ‚Š a.k.a Bon Odori is a style of dancing performed during the Bon festival, a.k.a Obon.

Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the departed spirit of one's ancestor. This Buddhist custom has evolved into family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.

This is when the Bon-Odori festival in Malaysia comes in. The Bon-Odori festival is held in two states of Malaysia, namely KL and Penang simultaneously every year. This year for KL, it was held in Matshushita Sports Centre, Shah Alam. The crowd was overwhelming, way more than last year. People from all races and every walks of life was there to celebrate this very festival. There were mainly dance performances and stalls selling food and beverages.

Everyone who went also received a free hand-held fan with the illustration below wrapped around the fan.

Needless to say, this makes it super convenient for participants to keep track of events :).

It was my first time there and also my last time to Bon Odori festival, that's because I'm heading off to UK in 2+ months time. It was a good experience, I have not seen so much crowd in ONE place before. It awes me because even though I have been to even more crowded places outside Malaysia, the difference here is that I can stand still and take photos with the crowds around me, whereas outside Malaysia, if I stand still and take photos with this sort of crowd, I would be push off to god-knows-where.

Me and YY, with the crowd at the back!

and outside Bon Odori, outside the stadium, there are things one can never spot :)


Spotted : YUKATAS!
Final photo taking with the people!


From left to right, my brother's Japanese sensei (Atsuko sensei), my brother's girlfriend (YY), me and my brother's best friend (Greg)

It was a wonderful experience :), thank God I forgone the food+cocktail review at View, GTower for a quality time with these people :').

Monday, July 18, 2011

Media Preview : PUMA FAAS Test Challenge

I'm sure everyone had heard of the sports brand, PUMA . This brand has been around for as long as I could remember.


Inspired by Usain Bolt, one of the world's fastest man, PUMA's latest collection - FAAS is designed for both style and performance. Be as fast as you can in their all new lightweight lineup featuring some brand new models for both men and women runners in a nearly unlimited colorway selection. 

In conjunction with this, PUMA has recently launched their road show at 1 Utama, where they were searching for the fastest man and woman in Malaysia. There was a preview last Friday in 1 Utama, only for the media to do their coverage. 

The road show was called the PUMA FAAS Test Challenge Road Show, it was held from 11am to 1pm in 1 Utama Shopping Centre, outside Delicious. The crowd that day was mainly medias and bloggers. Attending media and bloggers were given the opportunity to challenge the speed and take part in the challenge, the fastest recorded time during the preview session walked away with limited edition PUMA merchandise.

The track for people to take on the challenge

Hmm, and of course, the media and bloggers who attended and registered was given the PUMA goodie bag which also included a PUMA sport t-shirt.

Now, you can run faster with these awesome pairs of shoes from the FAAS collection. Get yours now in your nearest PUMA outlet :).


Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Press Conference

Hi yo people, this blog has been frozen for a while, it's time to revive it. I'm de-freezing the blog not because I am in the mood or what, it's actually because there's something I need to post on, which is a recent event that I went :) *points at the title* Tada! It speaks for itself :), I went to the Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Press Conference a while back in Sunway Lagoon with a bunch of medias and a few bloggers last Tuesday.

The invitation sent to me was as below :

INVITATION: Miss Universe Malaysia Press Conference

 The Miss Universe Malaysia Organisation (MUMO) cordially invites you to a Press Conference, happening next week at:

Date: 12 July 2011, Tuesday

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: The Lighthouse Bistro, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, 3 Jalan PJS 11/11 Bandar Sunway (enter via the Lagoon Theme Park entrance)

The PC will reveal the National Costume for reigning Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry who will be participating in the pageant in Brazil later this year. 

Also, the Organisation will announce the details of the upcoming Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Reality Television Show


SOOOOOO that was what the invitation said! Oh well, it was a 20 minutes long event, NOT FORGETTING the fact that it was a hot day :(, it didnt do any justice for one to be a Sunway Lagoon for a day like this except if one is aiming to get real tanned. Basically there were a bunch of medias that I don't know, beautiful girls, and let's say I felt really out of place at places like these, ok better not get carried away. Andrea Fonseka actually came and engaged me in a conversation, ah... beautiful girl with a friendly personality, I like :). I think I saw Daphne Iking and of course, Deborah Henry herself, in her beautiful wau costume :).

I shall share some lousy photos I took using my ancient iPhone 3G XP.

Andrea Fonseka, MC of the event.

Deb Henry with the sponsors

Deb Henry with her costume designer by her side, and some ladies.

and last but not least, let the lady show off her costume yo :)!

I call her, the Wau lady.

I wonder if she will get exhausted having to walk like that most of the time, during the pageant competition :S.

That's it for the 20 minutes long press conference, not bad for the first time of an amateur like me to be in an event like this, at least to keep me accompany for boring days XD.

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