HAPA-GAB Excellence Awards 2013-2014

The HAPA-GAB Excellence Awards 2013-2014, hosted by Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) in collaboration with Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA), is set to return to Kuala Lumpur on 16 April 2014.

The number of entries for Malaysia’s premier hospitality industry awards has almost tripled following the success of the inaugural Awards in 2012.

One of the most anticipated hospitality awards in Malaysia, the HAPA-GAB Excellence Awards is a biennial award that will see GAB partner outlets in the country competing in eight award categories:

  1. Best Bar - Awarded to the outlet that showcases an extensive list of innovative drinks, and also delivers outstanding beer quality standards.
  2. Best Restaurant - Awarded to the outlet that brings gastronomic perfection to the dining experience. It also delivers memorable customer service.
  3. Best Resto-Bar - Awarded to the outlet that delivers extraordinary dining experience; one that showcases unique food selections to creative drinks menu.
  4. Best Club - Awarded to the outlet that presents the latest entertainment concept, creating the most electrifying party experience.
  5. Best Product Quality - Awarded to the outlet with exemplary standards in advocating beer and culinary product quality consistently. Sub-categories (only one winner in each sub-category):
    • Perfect Serve TIGER
    • Perfect Serve GUINNESS
    • Perfect Serve HEINEKEN
    • Perfect Serve KILKENNY
  6. Most Innovative Guest Experience - Awarded to the outlet that is committed to creating unique dining experiences through innovative products and services.
  7. Service Excellence - Awarded to the outlet that showcases hospitality of the highest standards by consistently providing exceptional service to its guests.
  8. Outlet of the Year Award - The award that recognises the most outstanding outlet that showcases excellence and innovation at all fronts, from entertainment experience, to product concept and service levels.

“We value our partners and we are aware that customers today are more discerning and have higher expectations. Therefore, we have a role to play in recognising F&B establishments with exceptional product quality, service and innovation,” said Hans Essaadi, Managing Director of GAB.

In 2012, WIP/SOULed Out Sri Hartamas won the Outlet of the Year Award as well as Gold in Service Excellence.

In order to ensure the highest standards of judging would be held, GAB partnered with HAPA, an independent body and leading regional hospitality awards programme, to facilitate the judging process.

The panel of judges, a confidential group of experts and influential tastemakers selected by HAPA, visited the nominated outlets anonymously within a five-month period as part of the stringent judging process.

Babymetal – Give Me Chocolate

BABYMETAL is a Japanese girls metal vocal and dance group, consist of Suzuka Nakamoto (lead vocal), Moa Kikuchi, and Yui Mizuno. They are also known as Su-Metal, MoaMetal, and YuiMetal.

Their style of music is a mix of J-Pop idol and heavy metal. Su-Metal is 16 year old this year and the other two are 14 year old, where Suzuka Nakamoto as “graduated” from the female idol group Sakura Gakuin.

The opening for this song is heavy metal as hell. But as the lyrics kick in, J-Pop idol stuff came in. I’m totally hooked onto this sing! And not to mention the girls are kinda cute, in a none-pedo way.

Here’s BABYMETAL’s Give Me Chocolate music video and lyrics.

    BABYMETAL – Give Me Chocolate

Ata tata tata zukkyun!
Wa tata tatata dokkyun!
Zukyun! Dokyun!
Zukyun! Dokyun!
Yada! Yada! Yada! Yada!
NEVER! NEVER! NEVER!
C! I! O! Chokoreto
Chokoreto
Cho! Cho! Cho! ii ka na?
Demo ne chotto Weight
Chotto saikin shinpai nandesu
Dakedo chokoreto chokoreto
Cho! Cho! Cho! ii ka na?
Demo ne chotto Wait
Chottomatte
Cho! Cho! Cho!

Ata tata tata zukkyun!
Wa tata tatata dokkyun!
Zukyun! Dokyun!
Zukyun! Dokyun!
Mada! Mada! Mada! Mada!
NEVER! NEVER! NEVER!
C! I! O! Chokoreto
Chokoreto
Cho! Cho! Cho! ii yo ne?
Demo ne chotto Weight
Chotto saikin shinpai nandesu
Dakedo chokoreto chokoreto
Cho! Cho! Cho! ii yo ne?
Demo ne chotto Wait
Chottomatte
Cho! Cho! Cho!

Too too late! Too too late!
Too too P! P! P! Come on!

Ata tata tata zukkyun!
Wa tata tatata dokkyun!
Zukyun! Dokyun!
Zukyun! Dokyun!
Yada! Yada! Yada! Yada!
NEVER! NEVER! NEVER!
Yabai cho! Cho! Hado
Cho! Ippai ganbattandesu
Dakara chotto (hato)
Chotto dake onegai nandesu
Hayaku chokoreto chokoreto
Cho! Cho! Cho! Chodai
Yokose chokoreto
Chokoreto puriizu!!
C! I! O! Chokoreto
Chokoreto
Cho! Cho! Cho! ii desho?
Da yo ne cho! Cho! GOOD
Cho! Happii de ganbacchaundesu
Dakara chokoreto chokoreto
Cho! Cho! Cho! ii desho?
Da yo ne chotto dake
Chotto dake tabe chaou!!

Too too late! Too too late!
Too too P! P! P! Come on!

Tiger Big Away Game, Manchester United vs Liverpool

It was a fun night at Sunway Giza where rival supporters met each other at Beer Factory to watch the Manchester United vs Liverpool at the Tiger Big Away Game event.

tiger big away game

It’s nice of Tiger to put up this Big Away Game event with cool games, photo booth, lucky draw, and Tiger booze!!

For Manchester United fans, this game is definitely a game to prove the team’s strength to make up for their deteriorating performance under David Moyes.

For Liverpool fans and supporters of other clubs, it’s important to them, too, that Liverpool should beat Manchester United in the big rival match to take advantage of that situation.

For an Arsenal fan like me, with the Gunners not doing too good this season, it’s enjoyable to watch Liverpool’s and Manchester City’s performances.

Liverpool took the lead in the first-half through penalty, scored by none other than Stevie G. Entered the second-half, Stevie G almost scored a hat-trick from the spot, only denied by the goal post.

Suarez completed the victory with a nice goal on the 84th minute. Most of the patrons at Beer Factory jumped in joy!

Congrats to the lucky draw winner who have guessed the score correctly and won himself a PlayStation 4!!

It was a good fun experience and thanks to Tiger Beer and Beer Factory!

Heineken Thirst 2013 Is Back With Early Bird Tix On Sale @ Rock Corner, The Curve

Heineken Thirst 2012 we have Avicii, Justice, and Beyond.

Heineken Thirst returns on Saturday, 14 December 2013 at Sepang International Circuit with its most extensive and eclectic list of stars to date who will be playing across two impressive stages.

Heineken Thirst 2013 Official Line Up:
David Guetta
W&W
Nervo

Early bird tickets is ON SALE this weekend ONLY at Rock Corner, The Curve and come party together at #Thirst2013!

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Arthur’s Day – How To Get Your Tickets or Passes

Arthur’s Day™ 2013 proudly introduces: Five for Fighting, All American Rejects and The Wanted!

These music icons are set to take centre stage this Arthur’s Day™ with three, 75 minutes ‘live’ performances respectively; giving fans 3 international music concerts rolled into one remarkable celebration – Arthur’s Day™ 2013.

How to get Arthur’s Day tickets or passes? Here’s a complete guide for you Arthur’s Day fans out there, just so you can be sure to get your hands on some tickets and be part of what’s set to be the most epic Arthur’s Day celebration yet!

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Converse Get Loud Competition

Converse Malaysia has recently launched an online campaign and music video competition across their social media platforms.

Keeping true to the spirit of rock n’ roll music which is in line with the global campaign of Sneakers Get Loud, Converse will be allowing the new talents to be heard throughout the nation on top of giving away up to RM20,000 in cash and prizes through the “How Loud Can You Get” video competition which requires bands and musicians alike to submit their videos to Converse which will be voted by the community.

The highest voted bands will be playing live at the Get Loud Tour Finale on October 6th.

The local rock scene is nothing but quiet these days with bands coming out of all around the country making it to international concerts and festivals.

None of these would’ve happened without the hard work and determination of the Malaysian rock community that kept it real and getting loud through the airwaves and rock shows.

This year, Converse Malaysia celebrates such talents by hosting a music series across 3 major cities in the Peninsular along with some well-known lineups in the rock scene.

The full list of dates and lineups are:

14 Sept 2013, Sky Terrace @ Penang Hill – Tres Empre, Maddthelin, Hello, Is This the Band?, Second Whisper, Sepatu 69 and Memoirs of Veronica

21 Sept 2013, Cheers Bar & Grill @ Danga Bay, Johor Bahru – Tres Empre, Maddthelin, Classmates, Priceless Stupid Box, Never Ending Threats and Medinee

6 Oct 2013, Laundry Bar@ The Curve, KL – Massacre Conspiracy, Subculture, Azure for Jane, The Padangs and special appearance from 3 Get Loud video contenstant finalists

Details about the “How Do You Get Loud” video competition can be found on Converse Malaysia Facebook Page and the competition runs from now until 30th September 2013.