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Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year! 2012

How time flies, it's already Chinese New Year.

Wishing all of you that celebrate CNY a wonderful CNY.


Hope you win on your gaming sessions and also get a lot of big ang paos. This year I've only went for lousang two times. First is with the bloggers friend in the Bloggers Lousang Gathering and the second one is during the reunion dinner with family.

I am in CNY mood so not planning to write much. So, I'll just show the pictures from the Bloggers Lousang Gathering.

Genee, Yeeing, Ryan and Chutipond

Jiayeen whom was sick on that night

Lou sang starts! Huat ah!!!!

WTF. Nothing much left after we lou the sang lol.

Thank you to the co-organizers Carmen and Jayren

Anyone wants a comic 2012 calendar? Can order from Ernest.

Alright. That's all. Hope you all have a great Chinese New Year this year. By the way, Year of the Dragon will only comes on 4th Febuary 2012 during lap chun (立春) So even after 1st day of CNY it's still Year of the Rabbit =P

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Super Bad Experience Watching Movie at GSC 1 Utama

I'm not sure about you but from my past experience, I always had some of my movie going experience spoiled by bad projection or bad sound. So often than not it happens in GSC 1 Utama. Okay, having technical glitch is one thing but having the projection going way out and the audiences themselves have to notify the staff there to tell them there's a problem with the picture after waiting for 10 or 15 minutes means one thing. The projectionist must be doing something else rather than making sure that the movie is projected correctly or the sound is okay after he push the start button.

Take just now for example. I went to watch Viral Factor in GSC 1 Utama on 21st Jan 2012, 9pm at hall 11. I was quite excited to watch this movie that was shot mostly in Malaysia. When the film starts, the ratio of the picture doesn't match the screen at all. It's like it's using 4:3 rather than the 16:9 ratio. Then there's the sound having some distortion that is very irritating and the volume from dialogue and sound effect in the movie was damn low. We, the audiences had to endured this bad quality projection for about 15 minutes, until some of the audiences couldn't take it anymore and walked out to complain. Then only a few minutes later the picture ratio was corrected and a few more minutes later the sound was corrected.

What I don't understand was, why we the audience need to wait 10 to 15 minutes and go make a complain only then the technical glitch is taken care of? What is the projectionist doing? I hope he/she is not sleeping on the job.

Viral Factor is quite nice by the way but please watch it somewhere else if you don't want a bad experience like me. I also bought ticket for I Love Hong Kong 2012 for 12.30 am show at hall 6. Ratio and sound was okay but there's a big vertical line covering the top of the picture. I didn't wait for 10 minutes this time, after 1 or 2 minutes into the movie, I walked out and complained to the staff. They then tried to fixed it. They stopped the movie, do something, then played again but the vertical black line was still there. The frustrating thing is that the movie is continued to be played, so we all missed out portions of the story not to mention watching the movie with the black vertical line. After 15 minutes and it's still not fixed yet. I couldn't take it anymore. I walked out straight to the box office and asked for a refund. The box office staff asked why. I told him technical glitch and I missed like 10 minutes of the story. He gave me the RM12 I paid and I left 1 Utama.

This is what I get when I pay good money to support original film? Luckily I don't watch movie at GSC 1 Utama that often. TGV Kepong is still the best lol. Please, GSC Cinemas ask your projectionists not to sleep on the job. Thank you very much.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cosplay Christmas Party at Euro House, Ipoh

Okay. As promised, I'll blog about the Cosplay Christmas Party at Euro House, Ipoh. Not gonna write too much though. Just picture and caption, caption and picture. =P

As early as about 3.30 pm, the staffs started to get ready by doing makeup for their characters. The makeup were done by the makeup artists from Superstar International Beauty School.

Ichigo from Bleach before makeup.

Short-haired version of Sephiroth because he thinks long hair looks too sissy lol.

Black Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid.

Gaara from Naruto Shippuden. He don't use the sand container here, instead he use the beer container.

When there's Sephiroth, there will of course be Cloud.

Popular character like Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist was there too.

Kaname Kuran and Zero Kiryu from Vampire Nights.

That night we got not 2 but 3 characters from Final Fantasy 7. Here's the gorgeous, Tifa.

Everyone's favourite of that night is 鼓佬 Hatsune Miku.

Can change look one in one night, don't play-play.

It was so much fun that night and all the people are so into their character.

Picture with both Miku-chan.

Not all staff have costume but still a Santa hat will do.

The Euro House's staffs exchanged Christmas presents that night.

I was a lot of fun celebrating Christmas there that night. I will surely go there again this year if they do Cosplay Party again =)

Last but not least. Do I look like the character I was portraying? =P

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Euro House, Ipoh

Last Christmas I drove myself to Ipoh. Alone. #foreveralonepart2 The reason is because Euro House will be having a cosplay theme Christmas night. The co-owner of Euro House is my long time friend.

I reached Ipoh at about 11 p.m. on Friday 23rd Dec 2011. Took me 2 and a half hour, not thanks to the congested PLUS -__- I went to Euro House straight to look for my friend. I was greeted by a tower of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc. It taste so much better than when I drank it here. Something wrong with the batch then?

The next day. Christmas Eve. Again, we went to Euro House that night for the countdown. This time we drank not only Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc but also Erdinger Drunkel. It's another taste on it's own. Very malty and a nice aroma from the roasted malt.

If you want premium beer in Ipoh, Euro House is the place you'll want to be at. It's very cozy here. There's even a Xbox 360 Kinetic here for customers to play with. You can even loan an iPad2 from Euro House to keep you busy.

Ever play Fruit Ninja on a LCD TV and you don't even have to touch the screen.

If you are spending more than RM200, you can even book their karaoke room. Yes, there's a karaoke room here and there's no head count charge.

The food here is very good too. I bet in Ipoh, Euro House is one of the better place for Western food. I had their Rib Eye Steak for Christmas menu. Oh, man, it's better than the Ship.

The salmon sashimi is damn fresh. The chef buy a whole salmon and cut it up himself rather than but those that's already cut. One of my recommended must order dish here.

Everyone seems to know everyone in Ipoh. The staffs there are very friendly and dedicated.

I just met Fish that night lol.

On Christmas day, yeah, it's the Cosplay Theme Night. I had my dinner before 7pm because I knew will drink a lot of Kronebourg and Erdinger Drunkel. I ordered their Rib Eye Steak and the Duck Ragu Salad.

The smoked duck is very well marinated and tender. The feta cheese with lettuce dress in balsamic vinegar. Yums. Too bad it's only available on the Christmas menu. Hope the chef will put it in their next menu.

Duck Ragu Salad

Words can describe how good the Rib Eye steak was. If it's not for the price, I would have thought I was eating Wagyu beef. Okay, maybe a little bit exaggerated but trust me it's damn tender the steak. Not to mention the portion is quite big too. Worth every penny.

Euro House Rib Eye Steak

If you come to Ipoh or come back to Ipoh. Make sure to drop by Euro House and see what this cozy bistro have to offer.

I will blog about the Cosplay Theme Christmas Night in another post. Meanwhile, guess who I went as?

I ate human meat before. Muahahaha.

Euro House
49-51, Jalan Hussein
30250 Ipoh, Malaysia
Google map here.