If you haven’t seen this video yet…where’ve you been?
Some of the highlights:
1:37 – Real passengers reacting, and of course, a Bollywood song
2:31 – Good impression of visitors from China…the clothing is spot on
3:11 – And I thought they were just makciks watching the proceedings, then they start dancing!
3:49 –The stewardesses’ trolley dance
5:56 – The Argentinian visitor really makes the video! “Does that happen all the time here?”
I did a search around, and was pleasantly surprised to find a behind the scenes blog post from Denna Ahmad (Advertlets Blogger, woot!) – Apparently she’s really a stewardess with Malaysia Airlines. You can read her posts here and here.
Coordination wise, it was pretty elaborate than your usual flash mob as there were several different scenes. Judging from the behind the scenes, there were 2 weeks of rehearsals, choreography and vocal training….and even midnight rehearsals at the airport itself. The talents in the video consist of professional dancers, first timers, as well as MAS cabin crew.
And if you’re curious to know the perspective from the performers angle…From Denna’s blog –
“By the time we came out for our 2nd and last performances,the arrival hall was even more packed than before.Strangers,families and friends have been surrounding the area to sing and dance along with all of us since they’ve enjoyed themselves doing it during the 1st round.We couldn’t be happier seeing all those people being supportive towards what we were doing rather than seeing us as fools who ‘syok sendiri’ dancing and singing in the middle of an unknown crowd.”
A picture of not all of the 200+ people in the flashmob, but close enough! As of right now the video has 824,000+ views and a 94.45% approval rating (by likes/dislikes) on Youtube, so that’s a pretty impressive feat. Congratulations to MAS and Malaysia for an international quality flashmob!
Advertlets February 7th, 2012
Given that you’re reading this, you’re most likely a blogger or an amazingly social person like myself. Thereby, you probably took lots of photos this Chinese New Year.
Perhaps you could win something out of it other than comments and likes on Facebook from your friends….
Have you heard of the Petronas CNY Photography Competition? You could win
First prize is RM2000, second prize is RM1000, and there are 5 consolation prizes – but there are 7 categories, so there’s a good chance of winning if you’ve got a few great photos. As you can be kiasu and submit in a few categories (most people would qualify for most categories, except for the ‘Petronas Employees’ category)
Joining is simple – it took me less than 5 minutes! Of course you have to have the photo to submit la.
Head over to the Facebook app here. Let me know if you’ve joined with a comment, I’ll love to see your entry!
Parties & Events January 14th, 2012
I first heard of Foster The People before all of you did, before they were played on Fly FM. So when I found out that they were coming down, I was pretty excited! Here are some of the very ‘semangat’ fans who were there that I snapped! (Scroll to the bottom of this post for video)
It was a concert of an hour and a half. Set list included almost all the songs off their debut album of ‘Torches’, as well as a cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”.
The crowd was pretty well behaved generally, but lead singer Mark Foster did stop the concert for a while to tell the audience to not push the people in front and to give them some space, saying that ”it’s all fun and games till somebody dies”. Yes, he really said that. The guy has stage presence – in between and during songs, he would spread his arms like a Christ figure, climbing on the speakers at the end, banging on the cymbals with his own drumstick (yes, even though he’s not the drummer).
You’re probably wondering – are they good live? Yes – drumming is top notch, keyboards were on, guitar solos sounded perfect, and Mark Foster’s distinctive semi-falsetto voice was spot on. Good bass from the sound system, though it was a bit hard to hear some of the subtler synth notes.
On a side note, I am very sure two people particularly enjoyed themselves. One of them was someone I couldn’t spot, but I could smell, who was smoking weed. Not that I know the smell of weed, someone else pointed that out to me And there was the aunty next to me with her kids, who was texting her husband that she was at some ‘young people foster band’. She was dancing along happily to the music though. Crowd was a mix of hipsters (not that many though, dissapointingly, I was hoping to get some dress up ideas), parents with their children, international school kids and a few people that looked like they would be more at home at the Ella/Awie concert that was happening across town.
Here’s “Don’t Stop” (I always thought that this would have made a stronger second single than Helena Beat though):
Their cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”
Here’s a video I shot of the epic ending they had with ‘Pumped Up Kicks’. They had a very nice intro, and later in the song, even incorporated the dance/dubstep remix of ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
(Skip to 4:22 for the song, the intro is rather long but I felt it worked very well at the venue. Also, sorry about my finger.)
All in all this was a very good concert – definitely one of the best I’ve been to ever (the other would be We Are Scientists gig in Zouk many years back). This is one of the rare occasions where I didn’t wait for free tickets, as I really wanted to catch them – I did actually purchase my tickets at RM188 each (bought them in December last year). It was great to be able to sing along to all their songs – while I do go for lots of concerts, there are few bands that I listen to really constantly (like, every month) like Foster The People.
However I feel really bad for those that did not buy the VIP tickets – the hall was too narrow and there wasn’t enough stage elevation to be able to see the band, instead they would have to settle for just a relatively small video screen. While the sound system was really good, and I like the fact that it was air conditioned, there really should have been a better choice of venue.
UPDATE! I found out the name of the song that was played solo by Mark Foster on piano/keyboard only – It’s called Ruby, and you can view it here below:
Trivia: The band was originally called “Foster And The People”, but fans kept mispronouncing it so they adopted the name “Foster The People”, also because it was the meaning of ‘taking care of the people’.
You’ll probably be seen the banners for KLMU’s “Discover U” campaign running on Advertlets banners. And if you pay attention in cinemas, you probably know the KLMU song too But this post isn’t about that – here’s what its about in summary: school leavers make their way to the “Discover U” website where they could take a course personality test, discover what they are suited for, and ultimately win an iPad 2.
Needless to say, the campaign drew a huge success and saw a 400% surge in enrolment. The Internet quiz contest was officially launched on 6th October. 1, 200 registrations later, and one Mohd. Shabiy Nukhari, a business and management student, emerged victorious. His outstanding entry reads: “When I finish my studies, I want to get more experience about my career and also practice what I study at this institution. After that, I want to have my own business.”
The best part, he says? Is that the personality test provides accurate matches to which career best suits the individual making it a pre-requisite for any fresh school leaver still undecided on which Yellow Brick Road to follow.
First phase: complete!
For the handful of you who missed out on the opportunity, fret not. Phase two of “Discover U”: initializes! Back by popular demand, is the online quiz contest – and this time, entries will be accepted all the way up till 30 March 2012. Here you are; another shot at winning yourself (or a loved one) an iPad 2! All you need to get cracking in on is a creative slogan entry besides participating in the “Discover U Course Personality Quiz” online, of course.
Oh, yeah and just FYI; enrolling early with KLMU has its perks. Namely, scholarships worth RM 1,000. See, with KLMU’s “Discover U” campaign, everybody’s a winner – regardless of whether or not you choose to take part in the contest. Head on over to www.discoveru.com.my right now or simply SMS KLMU DBG <space> NAME <space> STATE to 36600 for more information.
I’m writing this for a couple of guys I know who could do with this information. Particularly some who’ve had some really bad breakups AND/OR are having career troubles right now. However, I feel that a larger audience would find it useful, and thereby, I’m deciding to share it here.
Ideally, everyone would like to be in a proper relationship with one partner, and settle down. But not everyone has the luxury of letting that happen. And it is illogical to wait and do nothing before you meet that person. The best thing to do as a man is to prepare yourself career wise – because as much as you’ll like to think that money doesn’t matter to your dream girl, it does.
The last thing you want to do is miss out on the chance that you could have met your dream girl, but missed out she could not trust in your stability. Please take in the following information:
- The poverty line is RM3000 for the urban poor. Yes, this means that if your household income is below RM3000, you are considered poor. “If you have three children and your household income is RM3,000 or below, you’re almost at the poverty line,” Would you expect your wife to be able to work fulltime AND raise your child?
- It costs RM1 million to raise a child from birth to 18 years old. Yes, even if you send them to government school.
- A ‘proper’ wedding is at least RM30-50K, including the hotel, arrangements, photographer & videographer, etc.
- A condo in PJ above 1000sq feet would cost you at least RM200K
- From 2005 until 2010, the average inflation rate in Malaysia was 2.77 percent.
- Petrol price in the year 2000: RM1.20. Petrol price in the year 2011: RM2.80
You know how Destiny’s Child had that song, ‘Independent Women’ about how they could afford to buy their own things? Look for one of their earlier singles, ‘Bills Bills Bills’ where they sing about looking for a man that could pay their telephone, credit card & automobile bills. Ironically, putting the two songs together, they still expect their man to pay for necessities, while the money that they make for themselves goes towards luxuries. A man’s job is to provide, and as much as gender roles have progressed, this won’t change in the years to come.
Of course, money is important, but the key thing here is the minimum effective – it’s not always the guy with the most money that will “win” the heart of a fair maiden, however there is a certain standard.
Most hot girls would have between 4-8 guys chasing them at any given time. She will probably say no, they are just friends. But you know that guy friend that’s been by her side, the one she tells her problems to, fetching her around, and tells everyone that they are friends, nothing going on between them…you know that guy friend is suddenly gonna be jealous when she gets serious with one of the guys that she goes out with.
Anyway, let’s say there are 6 guys chasing after the girl. One of them is you. For the purposes of this, let’s say you are (or aim to be) Guy C
- Guy A: RM2,000 a month income, handsome, charming drives kapchai.
- Guy B: RM6,000 a month income, damn handsome, damn charming, drives Perodua
- Guy C: RM8,000 a month income, average looking, moderately charming, drives Honda
- Guy D: RM15,000 a month income, good looking, moderately charming, drives BMW.
- Guy E: RM20,000 a month income, okay looking, moderately charming, drives Mercedes
- Guy F: RM100,000 a month income, obese, ugly, not charming but sincere, drives Bentley (actually driver drives it for him).
Looking at this chart: It’s not necessarily the guy with the highest income will win. Or the most handsome one. (Given that personality is very subjective)
The minimum effective in this case is probably, RM6,000. Which puts Guy C in a good position to win, competing against guy B & D. Guys A, E & F are not necessarily in the race for various factors.
Essentially, personality, charm & sincerity count, but to put it in a certain way, you must have this much (a minimum effective) to play (or be in the running).
I expect some protests from the girls reading this…but before that, let me ask you two questions:
- Have you ever went out with a guy who didn’t have a car? When was the last time?
- Second, if you answered the first one with ‘yes, or recently’ – if you have before, why are you no longer with him?
My point exactly.
With that in mind, you guys reading this – choose a decent career that’s likely to give you a salary of RM6000 at least by the time you are 35.
- If your colleagues have had only one pay increase in 4-6 years and you don’t see yourself being the exception, maybe you should leave.
- Creative fields such as marketing, graphic arts, events, etc require less of a degree and more of a portfolio and practical experience.
- If you lack leadership & speaking skills, but can spend a lot of time and effort on things, consider a professional job like engineering, auditing, etc.
- The less people that can do your job, the more likely you are able to charge more for the work you do. For example, there’s was this guy that went around the world putting out oil fires (like when an oil pump catches fire). If you don’t remember your Science classes, oil floats on water – thereby it is hard to extinguish oil fires with water. You can imagine that he would make a lot of money, given that he is the only one, or 1 out of probably 20 people in the world that would know how to.
- My point from the bullet above? Choose a job that doesn’t have TOO many people doing it already if you can. Or one where you think you can be in the top 20% in the field. While you’re still young.
- There’s also a saying that goes it takes 1000 hours of practice to be an expert in something…so consider that before you consider switching fields too often.
Good luck. May you be able to afford your dream girl when you find her.
Advertlets September 28th, 2011
Here’s something some of you might not know. My dad is actually a doctor. Dr Lim, obviously.
*Cue all the “so how did you turn out like that” comments*
Anyway – Honestly, my dad advised me against it. Namely because, to become a doctor isn’t easy – you have to spend roughly 8 years preparing before you can actually practice. 5 years learning (longer if you decide to specialize), and 3 years serving the government (unless you’ve served abroad for 10 years). You’ll have to relocate to serve even if you have a family – which is why I was born in Kota Bahru, Kelantan. Not to mention all the lifestyle sacrifices you have to make – can’t be treating patients with a hangover from partying the night before right? Something that I definitely can’t do, with the life I live.
Anyway, most of the children ended up following in our mothers footsteps, and ended up pursuing communications related degrees & careers. He’ll still like one of us to have an accounting degree though (none of us do). Sorry Dad.
On a brighter note, I did learn how to maybe one day save a life, and if I didn’t pursue this line of work, you wouldn’t be reading this now, would you?
So recently me & Advertlets Bloggers went down to MAHSA University College as part of a project to learn about Basic Life Support (CPR), and also to find out more about the courses offered. Check out this video, edited by none other than yours truly:
FYI: The girl hosting the first part of the video (interviewing Careen) is Nadia, and she’s actually a medical student. And Melanie Hwa who hosted the second part of the video (interviewing Andrew from MAHSA) actually originally intended to study medicine.
Here are the bloggers that attended all in one photo!
Here’s the basics of CPR, for your information:
Assessment & Activation
If you should find anyone collapsed, you should check responsiveness by tapping on their shoulders and shouting, “Are you alright?”. Well, if that person did not response, he should
be dead unconscious, so shout for help, call 911. And then comes #a. Airway.
Make sure that the airway of the person is not blocked, back by placing one hand on their forehead and 2 fingers of the other hand on the bottom of the chin and tilt their head back slightly. Then lean over and put ear close to victim’s mouth. Check for chest movement/ breathing sound/ breath on cheek. If there’s no breathing signs, open airway and provide rescue breathing. Yes, this is the romantic part.
Using the thumb and forefinger of your hand, pinch the victim’s nose shut. Be on your knees, shoulder apart and keep your other hand under the person’s chin, lifting it up. As you keep an airtight seal with your mouth on the victim’s mouth, give 2 full breaths. See the chest of the victim rising as you exhale.
After giving 2 full breaths, find the person’s carotid artery pulse to see if the heart is still beating. The carotid artery pulse is beside the person’s Adam’s apple. If there isn’t any pulse, then you will have to provide artificial circulation, that is to give external chest compression. Find the notch where the bottom rims of the two halves of the rib cages meet in the middle of the chest(in layman’s term, the middle line between two nipples). Then put the heel of one hand on the sternum next to the fingers that found the notch. Put one hand on top of the hand that’s in position. Keep fingers off chest wall to avoid injuries. It will be easier to do this if you interlock your fingers. Make sure that you keep your arms straight and locked throughout 50 intervals of relaxation and compression. The proper rate of chest compression would be 50 to every 2 breaths.
Now that you know some of the basics of First Aid, let’s tell you more about MAHSA!
MAHSA University College offers the following courses:
- Medical Imaging
- Biomedical Sciences
- Environmental Health
- Postgraduate Studies Centre
Some of you may have gotten the impression that is a government college. It’s not! It’s a private college. They wouldn’t have such a nice Facebook page if they were a government college. Some interesting things – the Dentistry course is mainly taken by Malaysian Chinese students (I wonder why). There’s quite a bit of diversity – for example, they have the MAHSA Chinese Language Society (recently organized a mooncake festival gathering), MAHSA University International Students & the MAHSA Punjabi Students & even the MAHSA Alumni society.
I figure the place seems pretty fun, and the students do love their college – check this pic to the right from the recent Mooncake festival organized by the Chinese Language Society.
Also, check out the MAHSA Operations blog – written by Andrew of MAHSA – it’s surprisingly personal, gives an insight into what it takes to run the place and the culture in MAHSA and isn’t about hard-selling the place.
What sets Mahsa University College apart from the rest is that it emphasizes on hands-on clinica training for its students, even during their first year!Mahsa also collaborates with various foreign universities such as The University of Northumbria (UK), Liverpool John Moores University (UK) and many others.
It also owns its very own Community Clinics and collaborates closely with Kuala Lumpur General Hospital.You can find out more info at www.mahsa.edu.my
It’s also located conveniently – they have two campuses, one in Jalan Universiti (that’s near Jaya One), and the other one in Pusat Bandar Damansara (near HELP College). So it’s great if you don’t wait to study all the way in Kuala Lumpur or Bukit Jalil or god forbid, OUT OF THE KLANG VALLEY.
Lastly, this is for you Dad. From your only useless son
General September 22nd, 2011
Here’s solutions to some common problems that most people may face now that they have to deal with the ‘crisis’ of the new Facebook layout. Your first thoughts of seeing the new layout were probably:
- Hey, the Facebook bar stays fixed! (Cool!)
- Er, where are the friends I care about? (They’re there, but hidden)
- Argh, wtf! (You have my sympathies)
- How do I change the Facebook layout back to how it used to be? (And now you can…at least partially. Read on!)
Here are solutions to some common problems…
“I see only recent stories, and not top stories”
Solution: Ever since the layout redesign, Facebook needs to start ‘learning’ again who is relevant to you. Use the arrow on the top left of each post in your news feed to mark interesting posts as ‘Top Stories’. Facebook will then show you more of those types of stories.
“I see mainly acquaintances in my feed, and less of people I’m interested in/close to”
Solution: Organize your close friends into ‘Lists’. From the main page, use the Lists feature (it’s on the bottom left of your tabs, below Pages & Groups). Click more, then make Lists to add in your friends (eg college mates, close friends, ex-girlfriends, hot chicks you met in clubs etc). That way you can keep track of friends by group.
“That real time feed keeps moving. It’s annoying!”
Solution: Resize your window horizontally. It will disappear. Or hide the chat sidebar (it’s the button on the bottom right of your screen)
“I find the constant changes stressful! Why can’t things stay the way they are?”
Solution: Try not to worry so much, because change is inevitable, and its best to choose to deal with change positively and resourcefully. Taking control will be your gain, getting angry will be your loss.
This was written by me. Please credit http://www.josh.my or @joshlim on Twitter when sharing. Thanks!
Advertlets, Parties & Events September 18th, 2011
JOHNNIE WALKER® is also giving 2 Malaysian bloggers (and their plus ones) the chance to win the trip of a lifetime at the Singapore GP for three days while also attending the award winning JOHNNIE WALKER® JET BLACK race party for two nights. Winners will also be treated to full five-star hospitality and to top it all off, might just receive a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ drivers, Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button. Malaysians that desire a taste of the extraordinary world of Formula 1™ should take full opportunity of this offer by logging on to www.blackcircuit.com.my/facebook from August 24th through September 16th and participate in the Facebook contest” he added.
Sample the happeningness of the previous Johnnie Walker parties –
Passion for Fashion at Bakita, sponsored by Johnnie Walker.
Johnnie Walker Jet Black in Singapore earlier this year.
Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge in Malaysia:
Okay now to answer some questions…
- JOHNNIE WALKER® is the global partner of Formula One™ team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ since 2005, who was the 2009 Formula One™ SINGTEL Singapore Grand Prix night race winner and which team did he drive for?
According to Wikipedia - The race was won by McLaren-Mercedes driver and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton.
- The Johnnie Walker® JET BLACK race party is the most talked about party of the Singapore Night Race, featuring a stellar line up of the world’s best DJ’s, stunning interactive party experiences, and stylish JOHNNIE WALKER® cocktails. Tell us in 50 words or less why we should send you and a friend an exclusive invitation to the party and include 3 or more hi quality pictures of your version of a perfect JOHNNIE WALKER® race party to win yourself 2 passes each to both exclusive events.
I should be sent to the party because…I’m a loyal Johnnie Walker drinker. And…so far I’ve been to all the Johnnie Walker parties so far…which makes you think:
Is it a happening Johnnie Walker party because Josh Lim is there, or is Josh Lim there because its a happening Johnnie Walker party?
(Just bring me there, and you’ll never need to find out!
My perfect Johnnie Walker race party has…
Because there’s something particularly noteworthy about being able to party it up, have drinks AND still be able to photograph and write about it later.
And over the years, I’ve really grown to love the overlap between bloggers + friends that I have. It’s special how I can work AND party with people that are helping me fuel my dreams with Advertlets, and to know that they are having fun and gaining something along the way too.
(Also, whenever I’m out at any party, someone inevitably asks me ’Where are your bloggers?’, regardless of which party I go to, so its kind of expected that they are there…)
They say that without women, all the money in the world would have no meaning. I agree.
And of course,
Whether on the rocks, or mixed with green tea (my personal favourite), or any of the special cocktails that you’ll find at Johnnie Walker events…its the smooth taste that keeps you walking and partying all night. The third anniversary of Advertlets was celebrated with the opening of an ultra premium Johnnie Walker blue label btw
(Presented here by the lovely Daphne Iking, back at the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge party in 2010)
Lastly, I’m writing this cause I love Johnnie Walker and all the party experiences they’ve given me before – in fact I don’t even need to write this as Advertlets is organizing the contest and I’ll be going to the party anyway, but I decided to write it cause I love Johnnie Woot!
General July 23rd, 2011
Meet the finalists of the Miss Malaysia World 2011 Beauty Pageant!
Would you like to know their names? The 25 finalists are…
- Flora Oh Swee Lian
- Eliza Tang Siong Heng
- Gail Tan Mun Yee
- Desiree Tan Xiao Ci
- Lavania J. Balasingam
- Kavita Kaur Chopra
- Yong Wan Jun
- Carron Kho Siew Ching
- Karen Koey Huey Ling
- Laura Loh SIao Min
- May Salitah Naru Kiob
- Penny Lim Pei Huan
- Celine Chan Wai San
- Kohinoor Kaittiani
- Cherish Lim Mei Yen
- Jessica Fang Yun Ying
- Chua Yee See
- Lee Yvonne
- Lilian Lee Zeyein
- Gaayathri Raj
- Pamela Tam Mei Yun
- Chloe Chen TIen Nee
- Evelyn Huan Poh Chin
- Priyalakshimi Rayer
- Janet Bennet
Thanks to by Brian from FusionExcel (on right) for the invite to attend the press conference! Here’s the rest of the bloggers that attended, together with Miss World Malaysia 2010 Nadia Heng.
At the post-press conference lunch: From left: Kavita Kaur Chopra, Gail Tan Mun Yee, Carron Kho, and me.
This is Yong Wan Jun, she’s one of the youngest contestants.
So who’s your favourite? The winner will be announced on 20 August 2011!
Having already conquered three cities this year, the country’s number one clubbing phenomenon, H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ will be storming through a further two cities on July 6 and 9. After capturing the imagination of more than 2,500 clubbers back in April, H-Artistry returns once again to Penang (Sixty9ine Mansion, Batu Ferringhi – July 6) and Kuala Lumpur (Mist Club, Bangsar – July 9). This time around, with an expected crowd of over 2,000, the upcoming H-Artistry party promises to enthral party-goers to two explosive partying experiences where sights, sounds, and tastes collide.
I’ve been to all but one of the Hennessy Artistry parties so far, and I have to tell you that it’s always pretty awesome.
With collaborative performances, visual stimulations and new digital interactions, H-Artistry promises to surprise folks with a contemporary clubbing platform that is bold, daring and fresh, culminating in the ultimate blend of urban sounds and cultures that come together through electrifying performances that will leave guests awestruck and craving for more.
For an idea of what to expect (besides of course, great drinks all night!), check out this video that I shot and edited of Hennessy Artistry back in April. It shows:
Hennessy Mixing Bar, Hennessy Music Mix Synth (the music blocks), Hennessy iMix Challenge (iPad game) & the Hennessy Interactive Photowall
Party-goers who register themselves on the official H-Artistry Facebook fan page for both the upcoming parties in Sixty9ine Mansion and Mist Club will also be receiving a new Hennessy ID Tag (a wristband equipped with radio frequency identification – RFID – technology) which will allow them to log on to their respective Facebook accounts and automatically post their activities as status updates whenever they scan their wristbands onto a Hennessy ID reader located at each Hennessy Mixing Zone booth. For example, registered guests will be able to instantaneously tag photos of them on their Facebook profile simply by scanning their wristbands on a reader whenever they have had their pictures taken at the Hennessy Interactive Photowall.
Revellers can also keep a look out for the Hennessy Mobile Photo Tagging team who will be making their way around the venue to snap pictures of party-goers. Photos that are taken can then be edited to resemble a magazine cover whereby guests will also be able to instantaneously tag their pictures on their respective Facebook profiles.
On the music front, the event will see a blend of musical talents from Malaysia and Denmark belting it out on a night that promises to be bold, daring, and fresh, ultimately, culminating in a blend of urban sounds and cultures that come together through electrifying performances that will leave guests awestruck and craving for more.
Headlining the line up at the upcoming H-Artistry party is German electro/house duo, the Beautiful Beat Girls. The group comprises of Meliah, the globetrotting vocalist of the duo who have performed at some of the best clubs in the world alongside some renowned DJs, and DJ/producer Dinakeen whose technical proficiency and ability in heating up any dancefloor has helped place the Beautiful Beat Girls as a dynamic performing duo. Making their debut on the H-Artistry stage, this German electro/house outfit is ready to infect the dance floors of Sixty9ine Mansion and Mist Club come July.
Check out the video below of their introduction:
Staying true to H-Artistry’s innovative approach in blending musical genres of the East and West, the upcoming party will also see Malaysia’s very own acclaimed singer-composer Reshmonu take on the famed H-Artistry stage. Multi-talented and award-winning Reshmonu forged a career in the Malaysian English music scene virtually single-handedly, going from humble beginnings as a sound engineer to becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the Malaysian English music industry over the past five years. Known for his talents in singing, writing, producing, arranging and engineering his own music, he has since established himself as the premier English Language market entertainer in Malaysia. Among some of his standout credentials include performances for Alicia Keys, Prodigy, Pussycat Dolls and Ryan Star of RockstarSupernova. Armed with his R&B prowess, Reshmonu will be looking to heat up the H-Artistry party in Sixty9ine Mansion and Mist Club.
Joining him on the H-Artistry stage is Malaysian progressive trance group TRIMIX. For the duo (Droolotte Tasha and Samuel Dan), TRIMIX symbolises the mixture of three different compounds into one, resulting in an ecstatic result. With this in mind, their sets are designed to be unique, exquisite and truly phenomenal. TRIMIX’s wide-ranging sounds cover progressive, tech and trance and unleashes phenomenal energy through its beats. Set to bring a whole new experience in progressive trance, TRIMIX will be looking to conquer the dancefloor at H-Artistry through some of the most infectious and addictive tunes the country has ever heard. Bringing to life its trademark repertoire, ‘The Global Art of Mixing’, revellers can also expect to be blown away by H-Artistry’s trademark special collaboration performances by all three acts. Truly one-of-a-kind, party-goers can look forward to experiencing the blending of music at its best.
With more than just music reverberating through the clubs’ walls, H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ is where music and drinks find the perfect match. The blending of different musical genres provides the core essence, while the versatility of Hennessy V.S.O.P mixed in the form of its signature long drinks provides the inimitable spirit to complete the distinct ultimate clubbing experience.
A global musical phenomenon, H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ parties also takes place in some of the largest cities around the world which includes New York, Shanghai, Taipei, and Los Angeles. Among some of the big names who have performed at these international parties includes Ciara, The Roots, Mike Posner, Alexandra Burke, Harlem Yu, Jay Chou, Jacky Cheung, and Sammi Cheng. The parties in Malaysia have also been nothing short of impressive. Locally, the event has in the past, featured a host of star-studded performers such as Flo-Rida, Kardinal Offishall, Shayne Ward, Boys Like Girls, The Ying Yang Twins, Da Mouth, and many others.
Passes to the H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ parties are by-invitation only. To stand a chance to be invited to these upcoming exclusive events, visit H-Artistry’s official Facebook fan page at www.h-artistry.com.my/facebook to register. Registrations close 1 week before the actual date of the first event.
Alternatively to receive updates about the upcoming parties follow H-Artistry on Twitter: www.h-artistry.com.my/twitter. Both the H-Artistry parties in Sixty9ine Mansion & Mist Club are strictly open to non-Muslim guests aged 21 years and above only. ID verifications will be carried out at the door.
I haven’t updated this in a while…AGAIN. So here’s a BIG update – just let me know what you’ll like to see more of and I’ll be posting more on what happened. So it’ll be split into Parties, Events, Birthdays & Daytime Stuff (as in, the stuff that doesn’t happen at night)
Let’s start with the Daytime stuff:
First off, this year, Advertlets sponsored the World Bloggers & Social Media Summit. Very happy to be there. Even happier knowing which other company we replaced as Official Blog Advertising Partner. It was a great event, amazing insights, our booth was one of the most visited (it was either our showreel, my good looks or the fabulous promoters we had), and we got lots of great feedback on our event. The hashtag for the event trended on Twitter locally (#bloggersummit) in Malaysia, higher than even the commentary on the Anonymous hacking attacks on Malaysians sites. Happy to know also that most of the negative comments came either from the following a) people with a stake in some other blog advertising company. b) people who weren’t there. c) both a & b.
You’ll notice that I’ve cut my hair too. Like it?
The Daytime Stuff
The Advertlets Team, promoters & blogger speakers.
Don’t they make you wanna blog?
There was also a trip to Cherating for our client Holiday Villa, where Advertlets Bloggers took part in a sand sculpting competition. Predictably, we did not win.
James Baum‘s birthday, which was a small private celebration with some really nice people. He’s the guy on the left. You may not have seen him, but you’ll definitely be hearing a lot of him on Hitz & Astro very soon. He’s got a new single out, called “Dirinya Sebenar”. It’s a great track, and I’m not just saying it because I’m in the music video. lol
And this was blogger Melly Ling’s birthday. She’s the one in the blue shiny dress and the lollipop. Her sweet 21st birthday!
The guy in the middle is Dax Lee, co-owner of The Hill, Bukit Damansara. Surrounded by Russian babes.
Here you have a photo of two of the founders of the hottest startups in Malaysia, and two hot babes. It isn’t actually Joel Neoh’s birthday. But it might as well be. Why? You might not know Joel, but you may have bought a voucher or two from Groupon Malaysia, formerly known as Groupsmore. He still won’t tell me how much he made from the deal. Haha.
And this is a recap of the parties & events this 2 months:
Stylekandi screening of Green Lantern at GSC Pavillion with the lovely Alicia Tan.
Food tasting at La Risata in Damansara Heights. More on this soon – got lots of food shots to post up.
Super GT party at The Hill!
Comedy Club at Zouk KL, thanks to AirAsia!
Elena Hong and me at 7aste Queenstown at Ecoba. Remember to buy Acca Kappa hair brushes, and Che Che New York bags! It’ll make her happy!)
The well color matched Zoey & Zoe at Hennessy Artistry at The Opera
The Josh, the Clarice & the Olivia at @live after Hennessy Artistry at The Opera
Camwhoring in Penang for 7aste Queenstown at 32 Mansion.
With Penang bloggers at 7aste Penang.
Alrites, we will have more soon!
Advertlets, Advertlets Bloggers, Parties & Events May 25th, 2011
I was recently invited to go for a media trip to Penang thanks to Hennessy Malaysia, with other bloggers. Mostly Advertlets Bloggers (10/15), I’m happy to add Anyway, check this out – I put together a video of our experiences there! The full post & pictures will be up very soon, meantime enjoy a 2:30 video distilled from over an hour of footage. Hope you like it, and stay tuned for my upcoming full posts on the party, the night out in Penang after that, and Hennessy Artistry 2011 in KL!
(PS: Reduce the video resolution from 720P to 360P or 480P if the video is loading slowly. But view in HD for the full effect!)