BERSIH 3.0 – My Experience At 428, Masjid Jamek – Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

I have missed the BERSIH 2.0 because I was invited to a friend’s wedding in Penang on the very same day, 9th July 2011, the fateful day of 709..

This time around, on 28th April 2012, the BERSIH 3.0 rally is up again seeking for a fair and free election..And I know I cannot miss this 428 event..

It made me even more excited when I know my groups of friends who have kept silent all these while, have decided to join the rally as well..That’s when I know I’m not alone..

At about 12.15pm, we took LRT from Pandan Indah and got off at Plaza Rakyat station..The moment we stepped out of the train, the situation was very intensed as we saw much more people wearing the yellow and green shirt..

The crowd stretched from Masjid Jamek on Jalan Tun Perak all the way til Puduraya, that we haven’t not take into account the people at Central Market, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, and Lynas people coming from KLCC, Jalan Ampang..

We started our journey on Jalan Pudu, walk passed Kotaraya and S & M then cut through the road to Leboh Pudu to Bangkok Bank..

It was a very rare occasion that the busy street at Jalan Pudu and Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock is all empty, only people walking on the road side..

We were on an empty Leboh Pudu walking to Central Market, one of the gathering points of BERSIH 3.0..

Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) was on standby to keep the situation in control..Unit Amal marshals (in maroon uniform) were there to assist the crowd before the leading man of that gathering point arrived..

It was around 12.45pm and my group proceeded to the Malaysian Bar Council (Majlis Peguam Malaysia) along Jalan Hang Kasturi..

Get ready with a very long post ahead..

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What Is Glenmorangie Single Malt Whisky – The Story

If you are a single malt whisky lover, you would definitely agree that Glenmorangie is arguably the most delicious and complex single malt whisky in the world.

Its multi-layered aromas and kaleidoscopic flavours stimulate the senses and entice the palate.

As purveyors of perfection in single malt whisky, Glenmorangie takes pride in going to great lengths to ensure the quality of Glenmorangie whisky; to ascertain that Glenmorangie whisky is “Unnecessarily Well Made”.

*The Glenmorangie Original – Backbone of the Glenmorangie Range*

How “Unnecessarily Well Made” is Glenmorangie?

Single malt whisky obtains its flavour from the wooden casks used in maturation. Many of Glenmorangie’s bespoke casks are made from white oaks grown on the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, USA.

They are grown slowly over 100 years and seasoned naturally in the open air for two years to preserve their porous texture – a quality that adds to the spirit’s intriguing depth.

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Tiger Viewing Party – Arsenal vs Chelsea, Season 11/12

The English Premier League Season 2011/12 is coming to its last few matches and as usual, the matches always seemed like they were fixed in a way that 3rd-placed team have to go against 4th-placed team for the Champions’ League spot and the top two teams have to battle it out on the last match of the season to vie for the title, and so on..

On 21st April 2012, I have attended the Tiger Viewing Party – Arsenal vs Chelsea at Publika Dutamas for bringing down the Emirates Stadium from north London to Kuala Lumpur..

Makeshift walls were built as the one resembled the real Emirates Stadium, tunnels, and also tiered seats to make the game more enjoyable..

The Gunners Stadium, is half of the wall at the outdoor area of Publika in front of The Bee..Invited David to join me..

The entrance tunnel into the ‘stadium’ where Tiger beer is served!

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Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars

Dishwalla, one of American alternative bands that rocked the alternative music era back in the early 90′s..

Dishwalla, a Hindi term for a person providing cable television to a neighborhood..Now it does sounds like what we usually call our Astro antennas, the “dish” or “wok”..

Their current members are J.R. Richards (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Rodney Browning Cravens (lead guitar), and Jim Wood (keyboards)..Pete Maloney (drums) left in 2007..

Their album “Pet Your Friends” gained short stint of success in the music chart thanks to the single “Counting Blue Cars”..

The track earned them a Billboard Award for “Best Rock Song” for 1996 as well as two ASCAP Awards for “Rock Track Of The Year” in both 1996 and 1997..

Here is Dishwalla‘s “Counting Blue Cars” lyrics and official music video by VEVO..

Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars

Must of been mid afternoon
I could tell by how far the child’s shadow stretched out and
He walked with a purpose
In his sneakers, down the street
He had, many questions
Like children often do

He said,
“Tell me all your thoughts on God?”
“Tell me am I very far?”

Must of been late afternoon
On our way the sun broke free of the clouds
We count only blue cars
Skip the cracks, in the street
And ask many questions
Like children often do

We said,
“Tell me all your thoughts on God?
“‘Cause I would really like to meet her.
And ask her why we’re who we are.
Tell me all your thoughts on God,
Cause I am on my way to see her.
So tell me am I very far -
Am I very far now?”

It’s getting cold picked up the pace
How our shoes make hard noises in this place
Our clothes are stained
We pass many, cross eyed people
And ask many questions
Like children often do

“Tell me all your thoughts on God?
‘Cause I would really like to meet her.
And ask her why we’re who we are.
Tell me all your thoughts on God?
‘Cause I am on my way to see her.
So tell me am I very far?”
Am I very far now
Am I very far now
Am I very far now

Tiger Asian Music Festival 2012 @ Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach

On Saturday, 14th April 2012, the Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach was packed with more than 40,000 party goers, many of whom had managed to secure exclusive invites from Tiger’s website, Facebook page, as well as nationwide promotion at Tiger outlets for the Tiger Asian Music Festival 2012..

Due to overwhelming demands, Tiger had also given out additional 1,000 exclusive passes on 12th April, and all were snapped up in less than 2 hours!

The heavy downpour in the evening didn’t deter the people to go all out to have fun at all! I would say it’s probably due to the venue, Sunway Lagoon, a surf beach and water themed park, wet or not here we go!

The festival kickstarted with a blast, starting with Paul Wong and Wong Ka Keung of Beyond fame to get build up the hype from the beginning..

It’s all the familiar songs from the Beyond-era such as ‘Amani’ and ‘Gwong Fai Sui Yuet’..The 80′s babies would definitely know and sing along with Paul Wong..

A-Lin came off after that to perform some slow numbers and yet to keep the crowd well-entertained..

The strong 40,000 crowd from the dried-up surf beach all the way to the lockers area at the back..

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Orange Retro Funk by Glenmorangie @ The Pool, Jalan Ampang

Glenmorangie, one of the most famous and well-respected Scotch whisky distillers and marketers of premium Scotch whisky brands worldwide, has introduced its own Orange Retro Funk event at The Pool, Jalan Ampang on 30th March 2012..

*Glenmorangie Orange Retro Funk*

Some of the main agendas of the night was to introduce the Glenmorangie Zest Serve and to unveil Glenmorangie’s new Facebook Page,

*Glenmorangie Zest Serve sculptural stand*

This is the Glenmorangie Zest Serve, whisky was added into the sculptural serving stand that contained slices of orange peel skins to create an infusion of orange zest with Glenmorangie whisky.

There’s a slight hint of orange zest which adds to the original flavor of the whisky, where Glenmorangie is renowned as the master of maturation and is the original pioneer of ‘wood finishes’, developing and introducing the Port Wood Finish in 1995, followed by Wood Finish Range in 1996..

*Yours truly with one of the models in body paint*

The female models “dressed” in retro-inspired body paint added to the festive atmosphere as guests had a lively time getting their photos snapped with them!

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