Oktoberfest Media Launch @ The Social, Publika

If you are a beer lover you would have loved Oktoberfest!

Members of the media have gathered at the newly opened The Social at Publika to celebrate the launching of GAB’s Oktoberfest.

If you didn’t know, the Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October.

The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.

Take home the limited edition GAB’s Oktoberfest 1L Ceramic Mug with each 1-litre Tiger beer purchase at selected bars and clubs.

Consuners will also enjoy store discounts when they purchase their beers from retail outlets such as Cold Storage, Mercato, Village Grocer and Jaya Grocer.

Continue reading

Tiger Street Football Malaysia National Finals 2012 Result @ e@Curve, Damansara

The Tiger Street Football Malaysia National Finals 2012 is done and we have a winner, the Equal FC! And for that they have just won themselves USD3,000! Congratulations!


*Equal FC*

Muhammad Iderus, Captain of Equal FC said he was ecstatic about winning the second Tiger Street Football Malaysia National Finals, with the score of 7-4 against Dani FC.

“All these weeks of practicing really paid off! It is our honor to be able to represent Malaysia in Vietnam at the Grand Finals. We certainly will not disappoint our supporters here,” he said.

Tiger Street Football, an edgy and unique football tournament organized by Tiger in partnership with ESPN STAR Sports for local street footballers to showcase their raw talent and put their skills the test against professional street football teams from other countries.


*The grand cage in front of e@Curve*

It’s my first time watching a street football and it’s really intense. I played futsal but futsal is nothing near to this.

Filled with adrenaline-pumping and fast-speed battles that showcased the mastery of skills needed for this 5-a-side edgy street football, the 32 local teams selected from across the country put up a high energy and fierce fight to the every end, much to the delight of the throng of fans and spectators.

Continue reading

Guinness Arthur’s Day 2012 Launch @ Studio Lounge, Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya

The Guinness Arthur’s Day 2012, a celebration of the remarkable leagcy of Arthur Guinness is here again!

Themed “A celebration Made of More”, which is inspired by Arthur Guinness’ bold legacies, GUINNESS® fans and music lovers this year will have 3 unique music events that will take place simultaneously, citywide on 28th September 2012.

The month-long celebration is launched and officiated at the Studio Lounge at Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya.

I first saw the Guinness Lounge during the St. Patrick’s Day 2012 at Changkat Bukit Bintang, now they have a mobile Guinness Lounge and it’s right in front of Studio Lounge!

mobile Guinness Lounge at Studio Lounge
*The brand ambassadors with the mobile Guinness Lounge – taken from Guinness MY Facebook*

“the headline acts this year also epitomizes Arthur’s bold character. We have selected some of the biggest global Asian music icons in the region to be part of the Arthur’s Day music events this year.”, said Swee Leng, the Marketing Director of G.A.B.


*The crowd from above*

We have witnessed local acts of Mizz Nina, the Kartel Group which includes Joe Flizzow, DJ Skeletor, rock duo Soler from Macau, Dandee from Thailand, and Take-T from Japan performing at the Arthur’s Day 2011, headlined by Taio Cruz.

This year’s Arthur’s Day celebration, to name a few, we have globally renowned Asian music superstar Justin Lo from Hong Kong, Nidji from Indonesia, and our very own Malaysian Jazz & R&B superstar, Ning Baizura.

Continue reading

ONE OK ROCK – The Beginning, Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Theme Song

ONE OK ROCK, is a Japanese rock band formed in 2005 consisted of vocalist Takahiro Moriuchi or better known as Taka Morita, guitarist Toru Yamashita, bassist Ryota Kohama, and drummer Tomoya Kanki.

It was originally a 5-piece band but Alex Onizawa left the group in 2009.


*Taken from their official website OneOkRock.com*

Although they released their first studio album, Zeitakubyo in 2007, and 6 singles over the years, I’ve only heard of them in this song, their 7th single, ‘The Beginning”, the theme song for Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X) Live Action Movie.

They were also famously known for the single “Re:make/No Scared” where the latter is being used as the main theme for Black Rock Shooter (BRS) video game.

For any Rurouni Kenshin fan, be it manga or anime, if you have watched or read the whole story you would definitely love this song as the lyrics are pretty meaningful when it applies to Kenshin Himura, the protagonist of Rurouni Kenshin.

Despite not understanding the meaning of the Japanese lyrics, the English lyrics are sufficient to tell the story of Kenshin Himura, his struggle and to adapt himself in the early Meiji-era, his after-life for being an assassin.


*5th studio album, Zankyo Reference – Taken from official website OneOkRock.com*

By listening and reading their lyrics, one can tell ONE OK ROCK is a rock band with heavy Western influence with major English lyrics and their style.

Some people may compare their style to the nu-metal of Linkin Park but for me, they are nothing like that and ONE OK ROCK is probably the next thing in J-Rock, ever since B’z, Mr Children, Luna Sea, Glay, and L’Arc-en-Ciel.

The Japanese music scene is a fast moving industry where unsuccessful artistes would be replaced in a short period of time, leaving a lot of them being a one hit wonder.

Being a Japanese music fan, there’s no energetic or I would say awesome band around for a long time, even taking into account in the likes of Asian Kung-Fu Generation, UVERWorld, FLOW, Nico Touches The Wall, Abingdon Boys School, and many others, that can make an impact as deep as ONE OK ROCK.

ONE OK ROCK, comes from “one o’clock”. Due to the Japanese pronounciation of ‘r’ and ‘l’, it became “o’crock” or “o’krock”, which later separated to become “ok rock”.

So here’s the music video and lyrics of ONE OK ROCK’s “The Beginning” and a trailer of Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Movie.

Rurouni Kenshin Official Trailer 2

ONE OK ROCK – The Beginning music video

ONE OK ROCK – The Beginning

Just give me a reason
To keep my heart beating
Don’t worry it’s safe right here in my arms
As the world falls apart around us
All we can do is hold on, hold on

Take my hand
And bring me back

I risk everything if it’s for you
I whisper into the night
Telling me it’s not my time and don’t give up
I’ve never stood up before this time
Demo yuzurenai mono itta kono te wo hanasanai

So stand up, stand up (Just gotta keep on running)
Wake up, wake up (Just tell me how I can)
Never give up
Kuru wa shimi hodo setsunai

Just tell me why baby
They might call me crazy
For saying I’d fight until there is no more
Urei wo fukunda senkougankou wa kankakiteki shoudou
Blinded, I can’t see the end
So where do I begin?

Say not a word, I can hear you
The silence between us
Nanimo nai you ni utsuteru dake
I take this chance that I make you mine
Tada kakusenai mono kattate yori misekakete

So stand up, stand up (Just gotta keep on running)
Wake up, wake up (Just tell me how I can)
Never give up
Kanashimi to setsunasa

Just give me a reason
To keep my heart beating
Don’t worry it’s safe right here in my arms
Kudaketenaide saite jita kono omoi wa
So blinded I can’t see the end

Look how far we made it
The pain i can’t escape it
Kono mamajya mada owarase koto wa dekinai deshou
Nando kutabarisou demo kuchi hateyou tomo owariwanaisa
So where do I begin?

Nigirishimeta ushinawanu youni to
Te wo hirogereba koboreochisou de
Ushinau mono nado nakatta hibino dasei wo sutete…kimi wo

Just tell me why baby
They might call me crazy
For saying I’d fight until there is no more
Fureri ukanda senkougankou wa kangakiteki shoudou
Blinded, I can’t see the end

Look how far we made it
The pain i can’t escape it
Kono mamajya mada owaraseru koto wa dekinai deshou
Nando kutabarisou demo kuchi hateyou tomo owariwanaisa
It finally begins…