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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Добро пожаловать to 7aste Moscow!

Добро пожаловать means "welcome" in Russian. While I still saving up for a trip to travel to Russia, I can get a bit of teaser in the upcoming 7aste Moscow event. Yes, it's another 7aste event. Aren't you excited? This time it's Moscow!

I've been to almost each and every 7aste event in Kuala Lumpur and always I went home happy. First it was Cape Town, then Monte Carlo then follow by New York last year. This year started with Queenstown and now it's Moscow! You can click the link to the previous 7aste events that I went to to get a feel of how a 7aste event will be like.

7aste will make sure you can feel genuineness of the theme city

There was free flow of booze in each of the 7aste event I went to.

7aste Moscow will be happening in three states Johor Bahru, Penang and Kuala Lumpur as in the last 7aste event. The date and venue as follow:

18th November 2011
Booze, Johor Bahru

25th November 2011
32 Mansion, Penang

2nd December 2011
Laundry Bar @ The Curve, Kuala Lumpur

Want to join the fun and experience 7aste Moscow in Johor Bahru, Penang or Kuala Lumpur? Then quickly register your details and be a member of 7aste because non-member will be charged RM77 each at the entrance and it's free for 7aste member. Click here now to register as a 7aste member. Like the 7aste page or follow 7aste Twitter for more updated information.

Ah, let's hope there will be premium caviar served on that night in 7aste Moscow :p

Friday, October 28, 2011

Collision Arts Asia Festival at Publika

Last Friday, I went to the Inaugural Opening of Collision Arts Asia Festival at Publika which is co-organized by Viva Circus and Viva Vertical. What is Collision Arts? Simply put it's the combination of different art form from dance, painting, music, extreme performance and so on. Such as, silat with painting or acrobatic with dance performance.

Jerry and Vivian briefing us about Collision Arts.

During the 3 days (Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October 2011) Collision Arts Asia Festival visitors will get to see the performance of arts in various form at the Black Box, the White Box and the Square in Publika. They also can buy the 3-day pass for RM50 or a 1-day pass for RM30 to join some of the art workshops there that is no open to the non-pass holders.

I got to see some of the teasers of the whole 3 day event.


Mime Comedy:

Aerial Hoop Teaser:

If you think pole dancing is easy, think again:

Teaser of "Android Love":

Who says man can't pole dance? Adam is a pole dance champion.


Aerial Fabric:

Action Art (this one involve silat and painting):

Later in the evening I got to watch Viva Vertical Pole Stars Asian Showcase with Viva Vertical, which were pole dance performances by pole dancing champion from Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Here are some of the performance that night.

Evelin from Singapore:

Samantha from Malaysia:

Tessa Yung from Hong Kong:

Malaysia Dual Category Champion:

I like the performance done by Nicholas the most too bad I was too into his performance that I forgot to take video of it. You guys should look out for events like this again in the near future. If you missed Collision Arts Asia Festival then it's too bad because even Hannah Tan says it's good! LOL Just kidding. I think there will be more events like this coming, so look out for this page for more future events.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blackie and I in Samurai Showdown

When I was still in high school, there was this fighting arcade game called Samurai Showdown that I used to play. In there, there was a character named Galford D. Weller. He's an American Ninja. He's fighting style is of course using Ninjistsu, something like Naruto, the can fake being hit and turn into a piece of wood. On top of using his Ninjistsu, he also has a pet Siberian Husky named Poppy that will charge towards enemy when he calls out "Go! Poppy".

Gerald and Poppy

That time I always imagined myself as the character and has a pet dog that will charge towards enemy at my command. I will go on an adventure of traveling around the world challenging different samurais and ninjas and my pet dog, let's call him Blackie, will fight by my side and do straight charge, teleport on top of enemy, and create illusions of myself to confuse the enemy. So cool right to have a pet dog that can do Ninjitsu.

Well, of course that was just my day dreaming. In reality, Blackie don't even know how to play fetch. All he knows is 'sit', 'hand', and 'down'. He is one strong dog though and like to jump at people that he likes. But I did teach him to do Wing Chun once :p

Doing Wing Chun wtf

Speaking of adventure. There will be one adventure that I wouldn't miss next month. That will be The Adventures of Tintin in 3D which will be premiering on 10th November 2011. It's one of my all time favourite comic made into movie. I watched the trailer in cinema, and this freaking good.

If you are fan of Tintin, then you shouldn't miss the opportunity to win some cool merchandise from United International Pictures Malaysia (UIP).

UIP will be running a fantastic online treasure hunt, where you get to exercise those detective skills you have and stand to win awesome prizes!

Here’s what you stand to win.

Grand Prize: Holiday Package (worth RM 7,500) + 1 pair of Gold Class Tix + Exclusive Merchandise
1st Runner-up: DSLR (worth RM 2,500) + 2 pairs of tix + Exclusive merchandise
10x Consolation Prize: 2 pairs of tix + Exclusive merchandise

Contest starts 31st October 2011. So, get ready! Click here for the contest page.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Nuffnang Story

I started blogging actively back in December 2007 and back then I already signed up for a Nuffnang account and serve Nuffnang ads in this blog of mine even before I have more than 20 unique visitors daily. Nuffnang has just started operation for a few months back in 2007 but already they have quite many bloggers signed up. Before that I thought Nuffnang is spelled Nuffang :p

Never did I know that by joining Nuffnang I will get to meet a lot of other bloggers in the community. The first Nuffnang event that I went to is Nuffnang 1st Birthday Bash, which they themed it as "Nuffnang Pajama Party" that happened on 15th of March 2008. At that time, there are only Nuffnang Malaysia and Nuffnang Singapore, so the party is held in KL and Nuffnang brought two buses load of Singapore bloggers here.

I get to met not only bloggers from Malaysia but from Singapore too. Isn't it cool. I also remember Valerie (the newly crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2011) then won the Best Pajamas, she made her pajamas with Chipsters packets. I also get the opportunity to see some very famous bloggers like Kenny Sia, Xia Xue and Dawn Yang.

I still remember that Ringo was still competing in Malaysian Dreamgirl at that time. They were there to make an appearance for the online reality show. So, she was so happy to be able to meet her blogger friends because she has stay in a house with the other 11 girls during the show. Cindy (winner) and Hanis (2nd runner up) were in the same reality show too. They are now very famous bloggers themselves and they both signed up with Nuffnang too.

Hanis during Malaysian Dreamgirl Grand Finale


From left, Hanis, Adeline, and Cindy (they cut her long hair during makeover)

That was also the time I first met with Spinzer. He's the web admin for while she's locked away in the show. He came up to me to exchange email so that I can send him the picture I took for Ringo with Xia Xue.

Xia Xue and Ringo

After I got a taste of event organized by Nuffnang, I tried to join each and every event. Also, I get the opportunity to go to event organized by Nuffnang's client such as the first Hennessy Artistry I went to and many more Henessy Artistry events later. Down the road, there are so many events like "Nuffnang Wild Live Blogging Party", "Nokia Nuffnang Silent Halloween", "LG Blog Launch", "Tiger Nuffnang Standout Party", "Ogawa Bloggers Gathering" and a lot more that I am lazy to write down here :p

Nuffnang Wild Live Blogging with Zoe

At LG Blog Launching with Cindy

Tiger Nuffnang Standout Party with the now beautiful MAS stewardess

Wingz trying to hit me with my Crocs while I was testing the Ogawa massage chair

I got my first taste of doing advertorial when I was chosen to take part in the Mr. Potato campaign. My leader was Nicole. After that I got a lot of opportunity in covering events like Urban Hulk and even the official blogger for Malaysian Dreamgirl Season 2. I was quite actively doing advertorial from then onwards, which earned me a four figure side income for two years. Not bad for a small potato blogger like me. I even get to go on a sponsored trip to Singapore Grand Prix 2010 and visit Team Lotus garage pit.

Doing the Mr. Potato advertorial with Linora and Nicole

Pic with Hannah Tan during the Urban Hulk press conference

Juanita winner of MDG2 and fellow MDG2 official blogger Diese

With Team Lotus

Besides events, I also had the chance to go to a lot of movie screenings for free thanks to Nuffnang, some movies are shown a week before the official premiere date. Sometime I get to attend press screening which is movie screening only for the media, a privilege previously only for journalists, radio DJs and TV station.

One of the most unforgettable Nuffnang event that I was able to join is the 1st Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards back in 2009. It was held in Singapore and we bloggers from Malaysia filled up three buses to go across the Causeway. Best of all, it's an all paid trip from transport to accommodation to tour of Singapore. Oh, how I miss the trip. By that time Nuffnang has already expanded to Australia and Philippine.

Pic with Xia Xue at NAPBAS 2009

Joanne Peh won the Best Celebrities Blog. Not everyday I can take pic with a SG celebrity ;)

Joining Nuffnang really change my lifestyle a lot. I from someone that stays at home most of the time to someone that has become a "social animal" as what Nicole always call me. Because of the Nuffnang events, parties and screenings, I get to know a lot of people and meet some celebrities in the process. I also get to go to different activity like sharing session, concert, food hunt and etc, especially after the forming of Nuffnang Glitterati Plus Malaysia. I was lucky to be selected as one of the pioneer member of GPlusMY.

Most of the bloggers I met are in my 1055 of friends in my Facebook account. Every time I will meet new people in the events that I went to and the age of the people I met is getting younger and younger. Made me feel young too wtf. I have slowed down a bit in the events and screenings nowadays but still I can't the thank Nuffnang enough for the monetary and non-monetary benefits that it gave me during this four years of blogging.

This is My Nuffnang Story.

Come 16 December 2011, 500 bloggers from around the Asia-Pacific region will flock to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 in Putrajaya Marriott. The Awards aims to not only honour the region's best bloggers, but also to bring together blogger communities from across Asia-Pacific. The Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards is brought to you by Volkswagen Malaysia and Putrajaya Marriott.

Hopefully this will get me an invite to the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011. *fingers crossed*

Friday, October 21, 2011

Let's Party as Hollywood Celebrities at the Astro B.yond IPTV Hollywood & Celebrities Night

First of all, what is Astro B.yond IPTV? Well, it's actually Astro B.yond feed through high speed fibre optic network instead of using sattelite dish that sometime can be affected by weather. What's more, it comes with high speed broadband service that could let you surf the Internet up to 30Mbps, which roughly translate to 18 minutes to download a 4GB movie and 1.5 seconds to download a 5MB MP3 song. Also, you don't have to worried about missing your favourite show because it comes with P.V.R (Personal Video Recording) feature that let you record not one but two channels at the same time. Like to know more or want to subscribe to the package already? Click here for more information about Astro B.yond IPTV.

Now, if you are a Nuffnanger, then get ready for a party this month end. Yeah. That's right. It's the Astro B.yond IPTV Hollywood & Celebrities Night.

Date: 29th October 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Venue: B.yond IPTV Concept Store
No.5, Jalan Solaris 2, Ground Floor, Solaris Mont Kiara

Dress up as your favourite Hollywood Celebrities such as Brad Pitt or Megan Fox or even Super Junior or Girls Generation. Two of the best dressed bloggers will go home with a 32 inch LCD Internet TV. Time to plan your costume guys!

Besides best-dressed bloggers, one of the Nuffnanger might walked away that night with a home teather system.

Just head over to Nuffnang blog post about this party here. Write a comment below on "If you could be a Hollywood star or Celebrity, who would you be, and how would you use the Astro B.yond IPTV services if you owned it (Please also include your blog URL in your comment as well)"

Faster guys, only the best 70 comments will win a pair of invites. Let's party!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mikan Japanese Cuisine & Bistro, Maju Junction Mall

I went to Maju Junction for the first time yesterday evening because two friends invited me for dinner at Mikan Japanese Cuisine & Bistro there. I was early so I walked around and I saw that there's one Esprit Outlet shop there. I always thought Esprit Outlet is only found in Hong Kong :p For those that is confused, Esprit Outlet is another branching from Esprit that sells out of season Esprit clothing at a cheaper price than the price before.

Back to the dinner. We started with Chawan Mushi. The steamed egg is silky smooth and soft. I like the fact that there's still a bit of the stock that made the steamed egg not too dry. The shitake in the egg gave an added aroma to the Chawan Mushi. A must try in Mikan I dare say.

As with any high quality Japanese restaurant in town, the seafood here is freshly airflown. So you will be sure of a fresh sashimi here. The sashimi moriawase we ordered consist of ebi (prawn), butter fish, salmon, tako (octopus) and hotate (scallop). I especially like the butter fish and prawn, I think amai ebi is used hence the sweet tasting raw prawn meat. All you need is a drop of shoyu and it's enough to enhance the sweetness of the raw prawn meat. Also take note that the purple coloured thingy is not a deco but a kind of seaweed that can be eaten. It's quite nice too.

The soft-shelled crab salad here is not similar with the one I had in other Japanese restaurant chain. First is the salad dressing here is different and the type of greens used is also different. Can't really says which is better but both are quite nice.

Friend wants to take picture of me. So, as a blogger, I happily accepted the proposal.

The Saba Shioyaki here is bigger than what I usually had. Grilled to perfection and the meat is tender and the juice and fish oil are left intact.

I chose Unagi Kabayaki as my main and it didn't dissapoint. The unagi is big, fat and juicy. My chopsticks can get to the meat effortlessly. I ordered a bowl of Evian cooked rice (the rice here is imported Japanese rice and is cooked with Evian mineral water). One must order a bowl to taste the different of the rice cooked here and the rice in other restaurants.

Friend recommended the Grilled Salmon Belly. I know why because the salmon belly just melts in my mouth when I put it in. The mayonnaise and the shoyu sauce were there to enhanced the taste. Another dish that goes very well with the Evian cooked rice. Lots of Omega-3 oil too ;)

Grilled Prawn with White Truffles Sauce is another dish to die for. Usually they will use bigger prawn like Tiger Prawn but it's out of stock so we have to settle for a smaller size prawn. The prawn is grilled to the right timing where the meat is cooked yet still tender and juicy. I like the added aroma that the white truffles sauce gave the prawn and also the bit of char-grilled smell.

I like the beef in the sukiyaki that is very tender. I can chew the beef effortlessly. One thing though is that sukiyaki is better finished while it's still warm, if it's cold the sweet taste from mirin will overpowered the soup.

Fried small shrimps courtesy of Chef Machi. This dish will goes very well with beers.

Friends were raving all over about the Chicken Teriyaki here. Yes, the chicken meat is soft, smooth and tender while the skin still have a bit of crispiness. The teriyaki sauce is not too sweet and didn't overwhelmed the chicken. Friend told me that during lunch time the Chicken Teriyaki Bento Set here only sells for RM24++ which comes with chawan mushi, miso soup and fruits. Now that's a bargain because the ala carte Chicken Teriyaki sells for RM22++.

Thanks to my friends for bringing me here. Another good Japanese restaurant to go to in Klang Valley.


Mikan Japanese Cuisine & Bistro
G11, Maju Junction Mall
1001, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2691 1001
Fax: +603 2691 1002

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