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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bersih 3.0 and I

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The "I was here picture"
Do not expect me to preach or evangelize what is Bersih and why i think you should support it.

You can read all about it on their sites and decide that for yourself.

I attended Bersih 3.0, to witness and experience for myself alone. I wanted to clarify something, and I did.

Let's start from the beginning.

Woke up 7.30am and got ready, I packed up my yellow shirt in case i get stopped even before reaching the square.

Drove out about 9 plus and went on to gather at Tony's house at 9.45am.

We gathered awhile , there were 8 of us at that time.

Proceeded to drive to Taman Jaya as we heard Asia Jaya LRT was close ( later we heard it wasnt-stupid trolls)


We decided to stop at Pasar Seni because it was the first stop for the various meet up point before the walk to Dataran Merdeka.
We got down at Pasar Seni, there were no arrests to be seen and people were just pouring down like a regular Saturday but with Yellow to show their support for Bersih
(Everything was very peaceful and orderly at this time.)

We then proceeded to look for food and went to the McD at Kota Raya where a huge amount of protesters were already gathering up, it was 11.45am at that time. 


We managed to grab McDs, but later on they closed shop it could be they ran out of stock or they did not want ppl taking shelter inside. (Condition here was also very peaceful, chanting of BERSIH BERSIH could be heard)

After regrouping we went to proceed to Jalan Sultan, following the crowd, and before we know it we were already in the walk to Dataran Merdeka. 





At this point we followed the crowd, chanting BERSIH BERSIH like it was a football club, Malaysians really like their football.  (Even with so many people, we were peaceful, helping each other with umbrellas and bags, sharing water with strangers and using umbrellas to not only shelter yourself)

We walked for about maybe 30-40mins? with such a huge group we were quite slow moving , and at the end we reached a point where everyone just stop. We were at the Bar Council, there was a large area there so everyone spread out and that gave us space to move further in front on to find out we were actually at one of the entrance to Dataran Merdeka. 






An ambulance came in several times, I think it was to see if anyone has fainted or stuff like that, its a good idea but every time it came in we had to move aside quite dangerous la !





We chanted Bersih and stood up and den sat down again several times as well, Later on someone with a speaker showed up and ask us to remain calm and sit down and that WE WILL NOT ENTER DATARAN MERDEKA. (This was actually made understood few days ago, we were planning to just sit down and do our demonstration) . MIND YOU! EVERYTHING WAS STILL PEACEFUL HERE AS WELL.

We were then ask to either go to Jalan Tun Razak or stay organized here.

After a while we decided to move.


Some people were quite famished and this famous Beef Ball noodle place was booming, it was actually quite nice to see people eating at the side of the street. (it was peaceful here as well)

After stopping to get beverage we proceeded to Jalan Tun Razak, or Masjid Jamek which is easier to describe.

Going through an alley we found ourselves relatively close to the main crowd already.






We tried to move in closer tony and I but we knew that was a bad idea. so we decided to regroup. At an Alley nearby.


A lady had fainted near us and we went to look for a medic or a first aid, after a while one came and many came to fan her and to get her back up.

She finally manage to wake up and was actually in good spirits despite her face pale and yellowish.  Good for her!

It was 3.30pm (I REMEMBERED THIS REALLY WELL BECAUSE WE WANTED TO GO TO THE MAIN ROAD AND STAND THERE FOR THE LAST HALF AND AN HOUR.)

As we were walking towards the main road, people started running the other way and we knew Tear gas canister was fired. We immediately backed up but the wind was not in our favor, the gas came fast and most of us got it. Tearing and snorting. ( not cool at all!) 

The rest went ahead of me to the other end of the alley as i went to look for the aunty. I helped her out and her friends and her wanted to get her out ASAP as she was still weak. The alley exit was actually under attack on the other end as well and every one was trapped with just a small path heading into the tear gas and out again. 

I tried my best to get the Aunty away but she was too weak and I moved her and her other two friends to a side. Tear gas was choking me at that time and (I HAD NO SALT!) 



At this point I was alone and everyone was moving looking for a way to get out, the aunties were actually struggling and they huddle together behind. 

At this point we just wanted to get away but unfortunately we were trapped. ( at this moment , i was thinking, why would you trap people if you want them to disperse. I can see gas from all side.)

After making sure they aunties were okay, i proceeded to join up with tony gerald and iris whom came back out from the closed up alley, their faces were teargas owned!. well so was I.

We made it out to the main road, at this time it was 4pm and the tear gas stopped.

ONLY TO BE STARTED AGAIN, we saw gas coming from the front and ran further way from it.

HERE IS THE STUPID PART WHICH I REGRET NOT GETTING AN IMAGE OR A VIDEO CAUSE I WAS BUSY RUNNING.

(As I was running the other way, I looked to my left and saw a basic motobike with two riders face covered, I assumed they were from the front line and running away AND THEN I SAW, I SAW! WITH MY OWN TWO EYES, the passenger threw a canister right in front of me UNABLE TO dodge i jumped over it and got a whiff of that stupid gas and was out of breathe, i took in the rest of the salt in my hand and ran as fast as i could.) WTF MAN! 

We finally got away far enough but we still see some gas being fired for reasons no one knew and the wind carried some over stinging us ever so often.

Asked a few elderly to move further away and we proceeded to go close for one last look.





We helped to clean up a bit, and proceeded to find our way back.

Finally took a bus, and as we were leaving.

We realize the riot control or what ever u call them. was actually expanding their territorial grid to the entrance of Petaling street, tear gas was fired here as well.

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So that was my experience with Bersih 3.0

"I attended Bersih 3.0 to see it for myself what is it all about, and I have witness it and felt it, I am proud I actually took the initiative to go, I did not ask anyone to follow cause I went with only one aim, the aim was to see for myself if the country is still able to be changed."

My conclusion, YES we are still able, at this point you would have been bombarded with all the images, news and videos but I am afraid unless you experienced it yourself, you would still be unable to see that we are still capable of change.


Today I saw, Malaysians being Malaysians, we were friendly to each other and we peacefully engaged the rally. This is what I saw, I did not see the violence from both end but from what I can see is 


IF YOU HAVE 150,000 ++ PEOPLE IN A RALLY, IT WOULD BE NAIVE TO THINK THAT IT WILL BE AS PEACEFUL, BUT I WOULD THINK THAT WITH 150,000++ PEOPLE IT COULD HAVE BEEN FAR WORSE. 


It was only a small faction that turn violent, no one could understand their action. 


But I always have a thought 


"If we would be 50% kinder to people around us, or more polite, it would change for a little bit of a better world"


I saw that this is still achievable because I saw us helping each other, the biggest team spirit you can find. 


I am going continue to be nice to strangers as much as possible, without endangering my life of course.


As for the election, it REALLY is about time the ruling parties stop taking us for granted.


I might not be making a good point for BERSIH, but I am making it a good point for myself, and I do have a vision for a better world and I am not letting that go just yet.


If your dreams were to have a comfortable house and family


Den mine would be a comfortable nation or maybe world for everyone to live in. 


And I can't achieve it myself, so could you also be nicer to people around you.




Tell your story, only after you took an initiative to understand things, to experience it first hand. If you are not willing, then let it be, no one needs to know.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BLOOM2U presents : A Flowerful Happy Mothers Day giveaway

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Ever having the trouble of going to a shop to buy flowers because you are way too busy with work or traffic is just really bad? 

BLOOM 2 U - http://www.bloom2u.com/ has one of the best online florist website that I have seen

It has a log in account and a great system to manage your orders saving you time and money from choosing or getting the wrong things over the phone. Here is a glimpse of their site.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Why do you want to excite your senses with LG Cinema 3D Smart TV?

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Now I am sitting on my chair and writing and typing and chatting and other stuff as well.

I play games and I watch movie in a 14inch screen. Seems sufficient right?

Not really, I am getting a bit bored of these resolutions , so it's time to get real!

Time to create a new dimension of experiencing gaming on a new level with   LG Cinema 3D Smart TV .

The difference and the experiences are astounding.

 Exploring the whole Ivalice with better depth and admiring the beauty of it's design!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Marvel’s The Avengers

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The Avengers call for no introduction, the team that was formed to fight the wars that no normal humans can fight.

Highly skilled, intelligent, powerful, Godly are some of the things that we can use to define The Avengers initiative.

Here are the core members of the Avengers as you might have seen.


But yet, with all these great heroes, evil seemed to be having to upper hand as you see below that the cities are already destroyed.


They Lack

A force

A being

A Hero

A Man

They Lack

                             V.A.I                                 

He has the ability that only one can dream off, we start of with his most basic ability.

Teleportation


He jumps in and out of war zones, hiding in the shadows and taking down enemies swiftly, you cant catch him,. He moves like the wind, one minute he is there, another he is gone. A power so basic yet perfected with his superhuman intelligence to utilize it in any situation possible. 

Moving on to some of this more offensive abilities.

Lightning

Casting thunderbolts like he is Zeus, the power of lightning manipulation comes handy when dealing with pesky range fighters, casting lightning to strike at any location and at any form, there will be no escape once he locks on to you.

Another offensive skill: 

Air Manipulation
The power to control air itself, casting tornadoes and violent gust of winds that can take out armies in a matter of seconds, creating vacuum out of a space, restricting breathing. An ability that only the best of the best would have the mentality ti use it wisely.


And of course the ultimate power.
Awesome Unicorn Transformation
He has the power to transform into the awesome Unicorn, where he will be indestructible, possess super speed, super duper mega awesome strength.
He is so awesome, nothing will ever stop him.

So without further ado, I shall introduce the guy who has it all to save the world 
Is

Benjamin Foo Sik Vai.
Oh wait, Benjamin Foo Sik Vai is his secret identity, where he is an average guy doing shits.

but when in times of trouble he will put on his shades and become.


V.A.I
Very.Awesome.Individual

So you guys better watch out, VAI is here to take you down. 

With all the powers that he possess, he will be able to wipe out entire armies, and strike on all aerial threats and finally teleport right next to the enemy leader, transform into awesome unicorn and beat the crap out of  him and.

SAVE THE WORLD!

"The Avengers will be up soon so get ready to snatch those first day tickets if you can!"


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The Glenmorangie Story

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I am sure all of you have been hearing about Glenmorangie a lot lately,
to those who have really heard of it before well
it's a single malt whisky that is "Unnecessarily Well Made"

So this time I am going to bring all of you on a journey, on how this Glenmorangie was  "Unnecessarily Well Made"



· Glenmorangie is arguably the most delicious and complex single malt whisky in the world. Its multi-layered aromas and kaleidoscopic flavours stimulate the senses and entice the palate.

· As purveyors of perfection in single malt whisky, Glenmorangie takes pride in going to great lengths to ensure the quality of Glenmorangie whisky; to ascertain that Glenmorangie whisky is “Unnecessarily Well Made”.




How “Unnecessarily Well Made” is Glenmorangie? 

Single malt whisky obtains its flavour from the wooden casks used in maturation. Many of Glenmorangie’s bespoke casks are made from white oaks grown on the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, USA. 

They are grown slowly over 100 years and seasoned naturally in the open air for two years to preserve their porous texture – a quality that adds to the spirit’s intriguing depth. 




·         While there are many perfectly good single malt whiskies made in shorter stills, the Glenmorangie Distillery utilizes swan-necked stills that are the tallest in Scotland.




Glenmorangie stills stand at a dizzying sixteen feet, ten and one quarter inches (5.14m) high.

This height means that only the lightest and purest vapours are able to ascend to the top and condense into spirit, contributing to Glenmorangie’s distinctive complexity and layered flavour.




·         The superiority of the ingredients – local spring water from its own Tarlogie spring and locally grown Scottish barley, combined with the skill of the craftsmen who follow the same, time honoured approach that the company has used throughout its long history, result in a smooth spirit of distinction.

An extension of Glenmorangie’s “Unnecessarily Well Made” here in Malaysia
·         Be sure not to miss the opportunity to familiarize with all things ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’ this April. Come 11 April to 1 May 2012, Glenmorangie’s SOUNDFORM Fluid bar will be showcased in the North Atrium of The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City.
·         Whether you are a single malt aficionado, a fan of contemporary design, or just plain curious, be sure to head to The Gardens to catch the SOUNDFORM Fluid, which is a striking yet sculpturally functional illustration of Glenmorangie’s ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’ concept.


Lets all join hands to support Glenmorangie's Malaysia Facebook page as well.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Countdown to Tiger Asian Music Festival 2012!

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Most of you have already know!

The Tiger Asian Music Festival is this Saturday! 11/4/2012!

So do you think you are ready for some LMF?

Here are the things to look forward for.

Battleship 2012 with After Credit Scene Revealed

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Cast:
Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano and Rihanna , stars in this movie that is based on the popular game battleship, Liam had a very small part in this show while the rest had relatively important roles throughout the show, Acting was somehow acceptable because you will get sucked in by the other elements on the film.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Zouk @ Sepang 2012, bring the circuit down!

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KL's best club, Zouk KL was ready to bring it up to the circuits with Zouk @ Sepang, and we were more than ready to rave the whole night away! 

With line up of amazing DJs , with a DJ Afrojack as the main event, everyone partied the whole evening and night from 6pm to the late of night.

Here are the lineup and timeslots!

Friday, April 6, 2012

ChurpChurp - A Couple's Life

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THANK YOU CHURP CHURP MALAYSIA~ I am now the proud owner of two rare blue ChurpChurp birds =).

As some of you have known that i won a ChurpChurp Bird at last years Churpout with Nuffnang and Chatime at Publika--> http://www.benjaminfoo.com/2011/11/churpout-with-nuffnang-at-chatime.html

Join & Dine with OpenRice Malaysia

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Well, for starters if you guys have not heard of OpenRice Malaysia yet, do some read up here--

Now that you are all warmed up about OpenRice Malaysia, I have something great to share with you. 

Besides the fantastic prizes that OpenRice Malaysia always offer on their site for your reviews, there are now starting another contest which will be called "Join & Dine with OpenRice Malaysia".


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Street Dance 2

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Cast: 
George Sampson the contestant in Britain's got talent show, stars in this movie of the dance genre, nothing that we could comment except that he seems pretty natural on screen. The rest of the crew, including both the leads did a general job of keeping the audience mildly entertained.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Samsung Presents LMFAO Live in Malaysia

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LMFAO, that name is not a stranger to any of us here now.

Rocking it out with them will be one of the greatest event of the year, no matter how you look at it, it is definitely gonna be boom town in Sunway Surf Beach!

WHY DO I WANT TO SEE LMFAO PERFORM SO BAD?

Here is a complete visual breakdown of how my experience will be like if I were to rock with them-

It all starts with the subtle build up~ you start to take of your clothes cause things get heated up, but you are at Sunway Surf Beach anywayz so no problem there. =)


Bersih 3.0 and I

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