Tiger FC Fans @ SOULed Out, Hartamas – FA Cup Final, Liverpool vs Chelsea

As the English football season 2011/12 is coming to an end, the FA Cup Final, Liverpool against Chelsea was played on 5th May 2012 at the Wembley Stadium with a crowd attendance of 89,102..

Here in Kuala Lumpur we have had our own party as well, supported by Tiger FC, football fans gathered and thronged the viewing party at SOULed Out, Hartamas..

The adrenaline-filled match was further intensified with Tiger FC’s stadium-like atmosphere, with avid football fans cheering for their favourite teams excitedly despite the match commencing in the wee hours of the morning..


*Chelsea fans are excited about the match*

I have somewhat supported for Chelsea in this match because they were really on-form in recent weeks while Liverpool is still trying to shake off their poor form..

Fans were treated to a street viewing party environment with plenty of amazing prizes and Tiger FC merchandises being given away throughout the night..

As Tiger FC is committed to the role of the “Fan of Real Fans” in full force, the Chelsea and Liverpool fans who declared their loyalty to their clubs upon registration were also given the exclusive Tiger FC jerseys..


*Tiger FC ambassadors*

Ramires opened the socring in the 11th minute to give Chelsea the lead and Chelsea were on attacking mode in the first-half of the match..

Not long after the match kickstarted into the second-half, Drogba gave Chelsea a two-goal lead in the 52nd minute..On-form Torres wasn’t in the starting line-up, nor he was substituted in in the second-half..

Andrew Carrollw was substituted in for Jay Spearing and he managed to score a goal about 10-minutes into the game, reviving Liverpool’s hope in the 64th minute..


*Liverpool fans cheering when Carroll scored*

It was in the second-half that Liverpool had played a better game as compared to the first-half, making Chelsea under pressured..

The 35-million pounds Andrew Carroll seemed to be getting on-form, at last, when he tried to score with a header in what may seemed like a goal but Petr Cech managed to pushed the ball out of the goal-line..

This may be another controversial match that will be remembered for years where it costs Liverpool a chance in perhaps, the extra-time..Chelsea won the FA Cup with a 2-1 score..

Being a follwer of English football since I was still in Primary school back in 1995, Roberto Di Matteo is definitely one of Chelsea’s regular players back then and now we can see he’s somewhat walking the path of Barca’s manager Pep Guardiola..

If he’s given a chance to become a full-time manager instead of a caretaker manager post in season 2012/13, I bet Chelsea would be one of the worthy opponents in the title contender..


*Lim Ju Lee, Senior Brand Manager of Tiger with the lucky winners*

Several lucky winners of the night walked away grinning from ear to ear when they won the 40-inch Sony LCD TV, RM1,000 Tiger FC prepaid card, as well as the exclusive framed Chelsea and Liverpool jerseys..

Now it’s time to prepare for the final week of the English Premier League Season 2011/12..

Groove Junction @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Well last week, got a call from Kelli and she suggested that we should head over to Groove Junction (GJ) for dinner and of course, I nodded, a sign of agreeing to it..

So off we went to Groove Junction at Desa Sri Hartamas, somewhere nearby Burger King, or it’s just behind the big True Fitness Gym Centre, if you know where..

Photos credit to Nigel, Joshua, and Hsu Jen..

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It’s located on the First Floor of that building on Jalan 22A/70A..So take note of the stairs..

As you can see, Groove Junction (GJ) is a bistro and cafe fusioned makan place..

And a bit of history, Groove Junction is founded by Jennifer Thomas and Joanne Yeoh to promote Jazz music in Kuala Lumpur..

In additional to its Jazz music background, Jennifer Thomas is actually the sister of Jose Thomas, a legendary Jazz guitarist who is also the founding member Groove Unction..So know you see where the name came from *grins*..

Okay if you are too young to know who is Jose Thomas, I bet you know who is John Thomas, the winner for overall Best Drummer Award 2002 at the Yamaha AsiaBeat Band competition..

John Thomas is actually the son of Jose Thomas and of course nephew to Jennifer Thomas..Okay I’m getting too deep into the family affair now..Check it out HERE..

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*Nice ambience with nice interiors*

Here’s what Groove junction offers to complement to its Jazz music, a concentrated small stage with dining tables and a bar for its patrons to hang around for some Jazzy night out..

The ambience, decorations, and seating all are well arranged for its purpose, to promote Jazz music..

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As you can see, the usual gang that comprises Kelli, Hsu Jen, David, Nigel, Joshua, and I were on high when music-lovers like us, got to dine in such nice restaurant with such good combination of food and music..

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*Tapas – Salsa Berenjenas (L) and Grilled Asparagus*

We started off with some tapas..

Salsa Berenjenas, a Mallorcan-styled eggplant dish, is revised with olive oil, chili herbs, and of course sliced Baguette (French thick loaf)..

Well, I have to say this Salsa Berenjenas is very nice and it’s very well complement with the French loaf..

It’s already confirmed that I really love the dish due to the fact that I don’t like brinjal to begin with! This eggplant dish didn’t give me the gooey feeling of brinjal..

Okay, it took me some courage to actually try the Berenjenas, and I love it!

Grilled Asparagus, topped with Hollandaise sauce, is crunchy enough to munch your night away..This also, due to the fact I’m not quite a vegie eater (I consume meat much more than vegie on a ratio of about 10:1), asparagus is one of the few vegies that I actually eat..

I just love it especially with the Hollandaise sauce! LOL~!! Damn, I’m on vegie high now..

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*Salsa Berenjenas with Baguette (French thick loaf)*

Just put on the cuts of eggplant on the slice of Baguette and chew your thing away..

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*Crispy Oyster Mushrooms (L) and Lemon Fish Fritos*

Still on tapas, we have Crispy Oyster Mushrooms and Lemon Fish Fritos..

The Crispy Oyster Mushrooms, deep fried to perfection that it actually tasted like, guess what, chicken! Isn’t awesome? I mean, really!

According to Jennifer and Joanne, this dish actually very well accepted by its patrons who’s craving for light snacks..It goes along very well with its very nice chilli sauce..

We all just love the chilli sauce and dip almost everything and anything into it!

Lemon Fish Fritos, deep fried fresh fish nuggets with tartar sauce..Well again, another fact of mine, that I don’t really like to eat fish fillet due to some bad experience, I actually like the fish nuggets..LOL~!! It’s amazing..

Now continue on for more tapas, drinks, pasta, main dishes of lamb shank and pan-fried seabass, and desserts..

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