Super GT Round 3 Malaysia @ Sepang International Circuit (SIC)

Although I have known Super GT since 2001, this is the first time I have ever been to a Super GT race in Sepang International Circuit (SIC) as part of the media on 9th and 10th June 2012 at the Super GT International Series Malaysia, Round 3.

Together with me was Jason as my co-photographer and thanks to Evelyn for such opportunity. Being in the media room was such a different and great experience.

The Super GT International Series Malaysia Round 3 is the ONLY race outside of Japan in the Super GT Series.

Being in the media room brought us ‘closer’ to the race because we got to monitor the whole race and felt the suspense in the pits, as compared to watching from TV or grandstands.

The Japan Super GT Race has been featured in Malaysia since year 2000 where it was only a special exhibition race back then, only in recent years the Super GT Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, was included as part of the whole GT tournament, and usually it’s at Round 3.

Like any other motor sports, Super GT is often associated with its super cars and also the hot Japanese team ambassadors, whom we called them GT Queens.


*ENDLESS LADY 2012. From L>R – Yuki Ichinose, Akari Suzukawa, Takana Honda, and Mina Aida*

Pretty GT Queens came out from their team’s pits to greet the fans and crowd during the Pit Walk session.


*D’STATION Fresh Angels. From L>R – Chikako Tsugawa, Chihiro Andou*

The GT Queens are ambassadors to their teams and they take pride in their job.

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Matchbox 20 – Push

Matchbox Twenty (or Matchbox 20) is one of the pioneer alternative rock bands comprised of Rob Thomas (lead vocals, piano), Paul Doucette (drums, percussion, vocals), Brian Yale (bass guitar), Kyle Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Adam Gaynor (rhythm guitar, vocals).

Their debut album Yourself or Someone Like You was released in 1996. “Push” is one of the successful singles from this album and was the first song I’ve heard from Matchbox 20, despite “Long Day” being their first single.

Rob Thomas explained that the man in the song (either himself or fictional) was the one being abused, either emotionally or physically, by a woman.

Several other singles including “3 A.M”, “Real World”, and “Back 2 Good” were pretty good but I didn’t really like the album after that, the Mad Season.

Lead singer Rob Thomas released a solo album in 2005 and I’ve never really liked the style as well. I preferred the style in their first album.

Anyway, here’s the music video and lyrics for Matchbox Twenty – Push.

Matchbox 20 – Push

She said I don’t know if I’ve ever been good enough
I’m a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in
And I don’t know if I’ve ever been really loved
By a hand that’s touched me, well I feel like something’s
Gonna give
And I’m a little bit angry, well

This ain’t over, no not here, not while I still need you
Around
You don’t owe me, we might change
Yeah we just might feel good

[chorus]

I wanna push you around, I will, I will
I wanna push you down, I will, I will
I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted
I will

She said I don’t know why you ever would lie to me
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/m/matchbox-20-lyrics/push-lyrics.html]
Like I’m a little untrusting when I think that the truth is
Gonna hurt ya
And I don’t know why you couldn’t just stay with me
You couldn’t stand to be near me
When my face don’t seem to want to shine
Cuz it’s a little bit dirty well

Don’t just stand there, say nice things to me
I’ve been cheated I’ve been wronged, and you
You don’t know me, I can’t change
I won’t do anything at all

[chorus]

Oh but don’t bowl me over
Just wait a minute well it kinda fell apart, things get so
Crazy, crazy
Don’t rush this baby, don’t rush this baby

The H-Artistry Trilogy 2012 @ Straits Quay Convention Centre (SQCC)

The premier, super-clubbing phenomenon H-Artistry is back this year with three explosive parties; the first of which is set to rock Penang on the 16th June 2012 at the Straits Quay Convention Centre (SQCC).

Featuring an all-new Art of Mixing Zone, signature Hennessy V.S.O.P. long drinks and the trademark H-Artistry party atmosphere, revellers and music lovers in Penang are in for a truly explosive experience this 16 June.

More than 2,000 partygoers are expected to converge at the SQCC to party at the island’s newest and most happening waterfront, making H-Artistry in Penang the biggest super-clubbing event to take place on the island.

The first H-Artistry of 2012 will see chart-topping Taiwanese mandopop sensation Lollipop F and UK’s Grammy Award nominated DJ Andy Moor headline the event, alongside the best of Malaysia’s local talent such as Suki Low, Ernest C and Ramsey Westwood. Entry to H-Artistry will be by invitation only, to find out how you can get tickets to the party, simply log on to www.h-artistry.com.my/facebook.

There’s a small contest at the end of the post.

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Tiger Street Football 2012 Returns To The Streets Of Malaysia

UPDATED: Meet and Greet session with Edgar Davids.

The much anticipated street football tournament, Tiger Street Football is back for more gritty actions for the second consecutive year. Participating regional teams nationwide will be battling it out as they compete against each other at the Tiger Street Football National Finals in Kuala Lumpur on 25th August 2012.

There will also be even more excitement in store as the top four teams will be competing against the international teams from Holland and Australia on 26th August, Kuala Lumpur.

The winning team will then represent Malaysia to contend against the teams from Thailand, Singapore, China and Vietnam, where they will vie for the coveted grand prize of USD30,000.

Telecasted LIVE on ESPN Star Sports, this exhilarating street football action will be watched by audiences around the world

“Bringing together the top teams from six different countries, Tiger Street Football is aimed to serve as ultimate centre stage to showcase the amazing skills of the world’s elite street footballers. For this second year edition, fans can expect even more action from the edgiest football experience to ever hit Malaysia. We are very excited to see the players’ incredible talent and impressive footwork, right here on the streets of Kuala Lumpur,”

said Sean Koh, Marketing Manager of Tiger.

Malaysia will be the third stop of this exciting football tournament, after touring Thailand in March and Singapore on 1st and 2nd June.

The tournament will make it way to China before clashing in the epic battle at the Grand Finals in Vietnam. Malaysia played host of the inaugural Tiger Street Football last year that drew thousands of street football fans and spectators from seven countries.

“We are extremely pleased to work together with Tiger again to build this exciting football tournament and take it to a new level in Malaysia and across the region,”

said Harvey Davis, ESPN STAR Sports vice-president of event management.

For those who are unable to join the battle as players, Tiger has lined up equally exciting engagements be it consumer promotions on ground and online to participate in.

To find out more on Tiger Street Football, kindly log on to www.tigerstreetfootball.com or “Like” them on www.facebook.com/tigerbeer.