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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Seri Mutiara Cup 2017 results and final day highlight

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The Seri Mutiara Cup 2017 Basketball tournament happened last week and it served Malaysians a full course of great entertaining live basketball action.

After a week of competitive matches, Beijing BRCB emerged as champions of the tournament. Not an easy feat despite having NBA Star, Stephon Marbury in their roster.


The 2 days were packed with nail-biting actions with scores that were less than 10 in difference by the final buzzer. Fluid teamwork and explosive individual talents from the players drew in more and more crowd towards the finals.


I was fortunate enough to catch some of these matches, one in particular was Japan Link Tochigi Brex’s group match against Beijing BRCB.


Yuta Tabuse and his boys played and outstanding team game, successfully locking down some of Beijing’s best scorers. Yuta’s precise passings and penetrations paired with Ryan Rossiter’s offensive prowess were too hard to keep up for Beijing’s defense, with the complete team effort of the Japan side’s roster, Japan Tochigi Brex were the only team to win team that later on won the tournament.





The 3rd/4th placing match between the home team NS Matrix and korean boys LG Sakers was an interesting match as the korean side sent out a full local roster with non of their imports to play. The match was evenly played out till the third quarter as the quick picks and plays from LG Sakers sliced through NS Matrix’s defense. It seems that the local team has some more work to do before the coming Agung’s cup. But to be honest, they players looked pretty good at times.






In comes the finals, a close game up till the very end. Beijing DRCB takes the tournament cup with strong plays from their forwards and a tenacious display of solid basketball by Yang Chin MIn who later become the finals MVP and his team mates. Shavlik Randolph kept the team’s scoring afloat when the Croatian side stepped up their game in the second half. Mate Kalajsic and Henrik Sirko of KK Split were a fun pair to watch, driving into the paint and scoring from beyond the arc…they really gave Beijing a run for their money but it was Zaid Abbas who came alive in the last quarter that ultimately sealed their fate.


It was indeed an eye opening experience and it really got my blood boiling for some basketball action. XD





A big round applause for all the teams and a big thank you for Seri Mutiara and other sponsors for bringing this tournament for us. It would certainly be exciting to see the basketball scene grow big again in Malaysian soil.

All photos credit to : Onvisa Thewphaingarm

Friday, April 21, 2017

Anime Recommendation: Koe No Katachi, A Silent Voice 聲の形 ( 2016 Movie)

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Synopsis
Based on a multiple award-winning manga series by Yoshitoki Ōima, Koe No Katachi OR A Silent Voice tells the story of Shoya Ishida who during his primary school years bullied a female transfer student, Nishimiya Shoko who had hearing disabilities, who after a series of incidents stopped schooling. The aftermath ensued where Shoya unaware of his actions was alienated and bullied due to his initial actions. 

The story that takes us into his highschool years, alienating himself and unable to overcome the trauma that he took upon himself. He soon meets Nishimiya again and embarked on a road and attempts to fix what he broke. 

Blogger's Review
The story starts off simple with child-like innocence but explores the consequences of ones action which ultimately affects the growth of a person in the world, it bravely depicts a very real premises that is even relevant today. The actions of bullying is one that shouldn't be taken lightly, no matter in what form. 

I truly enjoyed myself with the plot and it's characters ( the one that were chosen to matter) were all very purposeful to the story itself. Loved the Shoya and Shoko confrontations as they try to understand each other more and more. The characters reflect how real life looks like and gave a clear view on how things could be resolved. 


The movie really brought the characters to life and gave me the laughs and the drama at the right times. It's not your average teenage romance drama although at some point it felt like it was taking that turn but smartly twisted into what the story original was about.

It had a lot of moments and set pieces that made the movie so much more entertaining to enjoy, almost every moment of the movie was purposefully created to push the story forward or reveal a certain motive. The film has it's own unique direction on how the story flowed as well which can defer depending on the audience watching it. :)

Koe No Katachi was visually pleasing and satisfying for the heart and soul, I loved it so much and enough for me to blog it about after so long. I would really recommend everyone to watch it and let me know what they think about it. The 2 hours was worth it, in fact i really wanted to see each character more.

Rating
5/5

PS. The movie was based the Manga therefore the Manga explores even more into each character and it's very real struggles as they all grow older. I've manage to catch a few chapters and I am pretty hooked in every character. Will find a chance to recommend it in another blogpost when I am done. :)


Details
Movie title:  Koe No Katachi 聲の形 , A Silent Voice
Runtime : 2 hours 7 mins
Watch it at: MBO and TGV selected cinemas ( From 20th April Onwards at Malaysian Cinemas)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gone too long

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It's 2017.

8 years since my first blog post was made, went back to look at my entries in the early days and it was cringe worthy but interesting to see how I grew from those days to who I am now.

3 years since i last actively blogged with only 5 entries last year. They say blogs are dead but I beg to defer, the quality and content of blogging has changed, to be more directed towards a certain cause or motive. They became news sites or content hubs.

I am not gonna say that I am back to be a consistent blogger as well but I reckon I need a space where I can write out my thoughts and share some of the things that I experience in life be it good or bad.

2016 was a trashy year for me, it was mundane with the occasional lows and nothing exciting. I might be plunging into the stagnant side of adulthood but I am self-aware enough to keep myself afloat.

So 2017 will be the year where I try to keep this blog alive and the plan was to have a quick makeover of the blog layout to keep it even more simple plus sharing my thoughts on things such as Anime, Kpop and Esports as these are the things that make up my life and I love them to bits.

Biggest highlight up till now

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Dota 2 and gaming. I gave up on the game back when Dota 2 was released mainly because I didn't have the right tools to continue the game on a higher spec but got back into the game 2.5 years ago, played it on my free time at that point in time but it sort of escalated last year as I delved into the wonders of the Esports Industry and it definitely helps when you find a few people who are just as interested as you are.

So to K.I.S.S. it, I attended my first official LAN Tournament for Dota 2 as a spectator and the experiencewas absolutely amazing!

Got to meet some of the Dota 2 personalities, my personal favourite Slacks and Purge the comedic and intelligent duo.


The crowd was absolutely amazing as the tournament was held up in the chilly Genting Highlands, the set up was great and the people were just as passionate as I which was probably the main contributor to the experience. 


Picture above was taken Sunday night 1am, full house and all cheering for the last game.

I really hope the scene continues to grow and I do hope that one day I would be able to be working within the scene and continue the passion for Esports.

That's all for now.

A good step moving forward to get the blog back up on track. :)

In future I am thinking of sharing more personal reviews of shows, games and music events.




Sunday, December 11, 2016

Introducing amazing Dota 2 designer T-shirts by Peachism

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As the Dota 2 community grows more epic around the world and the new patch scheduled to be released tomorrow, it's good to know that some of the local talents are embracing the community with their talents.

Digi is personally sponsoring a local Dota 2 team for the upcoming ESL Genting, new upcoming teams are wreaking a storm in the Boston Majors and then you have local talented designers creating merchandises to fuel the entire scene.

Came across a friend of mine who designed a range of really nice Dota 2 T-shirts and I thought would only be fair for me to write about it as I am an avid Dota 2 gamer too!

Here are the designs that they currently have for us to purchase. Details after the pics!








I personally like the Spectre design a lot and would look forward to more designs coming in the near future.

Promo Details: 
Place your order by 14th January 2017,
Buy 2 T-Shirts for only RM 125 (normal price incl delivery is RM 172.00) 
Terms and conditions ** This promo is only valid for self-collection at MOA (Pasay, PH) OR The Curve, Bandar Utama for MY. **

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Peachism/

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Belverede Vodka: Electrify The Night KL

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Not everyone is a fan of the Vodka, but when it comes to Belvedere Vodka... it's a whole different affair.


Belvedere Vodka is pretty smooth on the throat and hits you at all the right places, pair it up with some orange or cranberry mixture would definitely give you an amazing night out with friends.



Despite the quiet sophistication that Belvedere brings to the crowd, they can sure whip out a buzzing great party. Belvedere Vodka: Electrify The Night was definitely a night worth remembering, paired with great drinks and more than merry company. It was a party by 11pm and electrifying madness by 12.

Rave Radio’s live performance together with Belvedere Vodka truly set an all-new standard for originality and intensity when it comes to the club experience. The night also kick-starts a series of “Electrify The Night” celebrations across the nation, set to elevate the party experience through a modern, edgy and unexpected way. Club-goers alike can look forward to similar parties encapsulating Belvedere Vodka’s vibrant personality happening throughout the year.



I am definitely looking forward to other acts that will be brought in by Belvedere Vodka, it's always great to party with friends enjoying some of the best spirits in the world. 


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