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Friday, May 31, 2013

Hennessy Artistry Penang 2013: Another Awesome Night

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It was that time again where I flew up with a group of bloggers and media for yet another spectacular Hennessy Artistry with promise of great music, splendid company and magnificent Hennessy Cognac.

This year it was no exception as about 20 of us flew up to Penang and once again embark on that journey to experience the sensation super clubbing experience. It's very impressive that year after year the Hennessy Artistry never fails to bring you full enjoyment with it's detailed arrangement of performances and a set up that matches it as well. While others might argue about the huge crowd but what is Hennessy Artistry without  people to enjoy it with, one should just bring your glass over to the next table and cheers the night away!

It was an early flight for us scheduled at 8.10am at Subang Airport, surprisingly everyone was wide awake and arrive on time too! After the usual travel procedures we were off to G- Hotel where I will be staying for the second time, I look forward to it because they have really nice room and services.

When we arrive at G-Hotel we had to wait for the conference to start as we were one hour ahead of schedule (amazing isn't it?) kudos to the PR teams arrangement. We were moved to a waiting lounge where Hennessy, Coffee, Tea, Ice Cream and some finger food were served.


The gorgeous Julie Woon would be hosting the conference as well as the night of Hennessy Artistry later on, you don't have to worry about her doing it alone because she is as good as 5 emcee with an attitude to boot! Let's just say that you would be impress with her all the way.


Hong Kong Hip Hop Artist 24 herbs, Australian DJ Andy Murphy and Singaporean DJ Nicole Chen will be bringing the best of Hennessy Artistry on to the stage that night. 

24herbs stole the limelight most of the time with their witty humour and charisma but engage very well with the charming Andy Murphy and lovely Nicole Chen, these guys are probably the best combination to have any press conference due to their spontenous and outgoing attitude. It wasn't too ambitious to say that everyone of the media enjoyed the conference. It was a pleasure meeting with them and talking to them as well. 


After the conference, we picked up our card and headed for our rooms and mind you it was one blogger per room, thank Hennessy for the very delightful surprise and experience! The biggest surprise was when I reached my room and opened the door. I could't find my bed!!! All I saw was a kitchen top and a L shape sofa -_- , den i realized there was another door and it led to my bed. ish. MASSIVE ROOM! 


Kinda wish the rest of my friends were here, big and nice but a bit lonely hahaha. After a while I headed out for lunch with Bok, Anna and the double Kelly combo didn't manage to grab nice pictures but Mee Sotong at Fort Cornwallis is the BOMB.

Went back to my temporary crib after lunch and dozed off, woke up and get ready for the night and set off to the lobby and into the bus! We arrive relatively early and was immediately usher into a waiting lobby with everyone else enjoy the Long drinks that we all love!


There were a few notable changes to the Hennessy set up and one most obvious change was the escalated DJ console on top of the bar to keep every entertained and spun by Alex Asquared from Deer society, there was also a LED visual board with a dancer dancing in front of it and a Hennessy Moment booth where you take your pic and let the whole world know that you will be having the night your life soon. 


When it was time to head on into the awesome palace of Hennessy Artistry, everyone was delighted! 

The show started off with the superb showmanship of 24 Herbs who carried the crowd along with their rap music even Andy Murphy who couldn't understand the language said it was good music and music has only one universal language. :)







 Dj Andy Murphy and DJ Nicole Chen continued with the energy as well as a special performance by reknown electroviolionist Dennis Lau with his collab of Don't You Worry Child with Strong femal vocalist Alexis. The night was going strong and everyone blazing with so much fun every thing was blurring.

The man who made all of this possible on the right hand side! :) Thank you!

Nicole and Melissa totally enjoying it!

Bumped into Jane and her friends as well~ She go where also popular wan

So much smiles and Hennessy!

Of course the charming guys from 24 herbs!

As the night blew by with great music and hennessy, we will always remember nights like this thanks to Hennessy Artistry and will certainly look forward to the next one! Bring it on and never end!

Those I was there with great friends shot and finally to end the post of an epic night is this one from Boss Vivian. Totally drunk with happiness.


Wait for the next Hennessy Artistry and let's have yet another epic night! :) 

H-Artistry, The Global Art of Mixing at SPICE Penang turned out to be a night that delivered a sensational mix of sight, sound and taste in one party. Party goers can now look forward to the next H-Artistry event of 2013 in November or by keeping it locked on www.h-artistry.com.my. H-Artistry events are by-invite-only, and are open to non-Muslims aged 18 above.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It Was Way Too Chilling At Koh Samui

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I think I get way over excited when I go for trips, even a trip to the toilet needs me to summon all my willpower to NOT tweet about it.


But it's mostly because I am vy under travelled... Taiwan, Singapore and now Thailand are the only places I have been overseas and even within Malaysia also I have only been to a handful of places. So I can be excited if I wantz to ok? Pls? :D

Camwhoring before departure. Ah Dark and Ah Light. LOL

The last Lansi picture before departure. 

The flight was by Firefly, seats were a bit straight even though u can adjust but it wouldn't be fair for the dude behind so it was a little suffering but a 2 hour flight was alright just force urself to doze off and u should be fine!

A serene welcome and I breathed in Thailand air for the first time. Not much different laaaar! XD


Youseeornot?Ppltoiletgotaquariumwanar! 


We were immediately escorted into vans that sit 9 but they kept us at 6 per car to keep us comfortable and after 15 mins ride through the beach side town we reached our lovely resort " Chaweng Buri Resort" which to my surprise wasn't some huge building but was actually a massive clump of individual villas for each pair which really gave a "getaway" feel.






For most of the time we were chilling in the room watching Running man on my phone through the resort's speedy internet, walking out to the beach for a nice stroll. The best times to enjoy the beach are in the mornings before the sun comes out and around 10-ish later right after you have you breakfast. We woke up super early in hopes of catching the sunrise but was welcomed by a small drizzle and thunder clouds at sea, it was still nice though and we were joined by a few dogs as well :) 



Of course, we roamed the streets at night in search of cheap merchandises, authentic eateries ( unfortunately Koh Samui Chaweng Street was almost fully commercialized with international fat food chains and bars), the occasional street food and of course all the party streets and massage parlours. The thing about this place is that you gotta explore every nook and cranny for the best bits. :P



One particular place that needs a good mention is "Ninja Crepes", a restaurant along the street that serves cheap and authentic Thailand style food, keeping it's wasted urban look, the place reflects how a local food parlour should look and with a group of friendly staff the place was booming with locals and tourists alike. I would give this place a go for good and cheap food. 


Koh Samui is definitely a place to drop by for a few days of getaway, you can also go on the island hopping trips to snorkel at Koh Tao, one of the best snorkelling spots in the world but another than that it's really a good place to rest and relax. Alternatively, Koh Samui is also the land of awesome partying with the full moon party happening every month with ferry services to Koh Pangan so you will be entertain which ever way you prefer. I am quite sure it will be quite an experience to attend the full moon party one day but do go in a big group ya? :)


A big thank you to Corona Extra for organizing the contest (http://www.benjaminfoo.com/2013/04/corona-extra-brings-you-to-koh-samui.html) and allowing me to travel to Koh Samui with the beloved GF. Corona Extra is truly suitable for the title " Best Holiday Beer" in my opinion and I am quite sure many would agree. :)

Hope to be able to go travelling more ^^. Can't wait for my company trip to Phuket! But now I leave you all with a few more shots of the trip! 



















Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kronenbourg 1664 L'Aperitif Fashion Seeking Talented Fashion Students For A Chance Of A Lifetime

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Kronenbourg 1664 has alaways been the beverage that associates itself closely with every french and fashion, dazzling the events with gorgeous gowns and stunning models- L'Aperitif Fashion is one of the events that you HAVE to make sure ure not under dress even if it means coming with full suits and ties.

Being France's No. 1 Beer brand also means that it sits on top of the fashion cities ranks and with it's vision of constantly seeking new talents to take the brand and the state of fashion further. With a calling to those with the passion of fashion and the veins of designing running in them. Carlsberg Malaysia and Kronenbourg 1664 will hosting a glamorous competition in search talents across Malaysia. 


This year’s theme – French Masterpieces will be an amazing concept that designers can work with to celebrate the richness of the French culture. Judges will be grading the designers on outstanding creativity, skill of workmanship and inspiration. The mood board should contain the description of the design concept and vision for the collection to add depth and context to their designs.

The top 20 Participants that qualify to the next round will receive RM500 cash to develop their collection taking them a step closer to the real world of fashion. They will then participate in a qualifier challenge and creative photo shoot before the judges’ shortlist their five finalists. This amazing top 5 will then be mentored by the infamous Gillian Hung to produce a grand finale showcase collection.

Winner of the competition will qualify for a 3-month internship at a top London Fashion House courtesy from Kronenbourg 1664. Interested designers can start submitting entry forms before the deadline, 31 May 2013.


This competition welcomes all non-Muslim fashion designers (including current fashion students), aged 18-30 years of age to participate.

So if you meet the criteria and have a dream to achieve now is the time! Click here to download the http://www.kronenbourg1664.com.my/LAF/laf-competition.php#brief

*I oso sincerely apologize that this news came in so late as to the ones that have only found out now have one 3 days to submit their initial entry* :( Sigh. GOOD LUCK!

Heineken Green Room 2013: Lineup and Ticket Info

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It's always a pleasure to here that Heineken Green Room is once again coming to town, amidst the music festivals, clubbing events and sensational nights there is always Heineken Green Room that brings us the indie music and electronic scenes.

Jam packed with a irresistible performance of well known local artists and international musicians, Heineken Green Room brings you a night of great music, amazing art and a dash of social.

It's always a great event to know new music faces and experience a different kind of instrumental orgasm that these lineups often project. The lineup this year includes :-
  • The Drums
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) [DJ Set]
  • Twilight Actiongirl
  • Deer Society
  • Darren Ashley

Guess who is who :P. It's not that hard lor. 

Heineken Green Room this year will see a massive collab of arts, social, music and design within the walls of the refreshed KL Live and we will looking at a dazzling selection of great artwork, crazy designs and bewildered by it's atmostphere! 


Event Details

Date:                            Saturday 15 June 2013
Time:                           9.00pm onwards
Venue:                         KL Live, Life Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Web:                            www.facebook.com/Heineken & www.heineken.com/my
Twitter:                        @Heineken_MY
Spotify:                        http://spoti.fi/15heWOT
Age:                            Restriction Heineken Green Room is open to those above the age of 18 years only

Ticket Prices
Pre-Sale: RM88

· Available at all Rock Corner outlets from 10 May – 14 June 2013
· Available online at www.myticket.my from 10 May – 7 June 2013

At the Door: RM108
Available at venue from 5PM on event day



In anticipation to the upcoming Heineken Green Room, our local music and art scenesters have created an exciting retrospective playlist in Spotify featuring the music & inspiration of the music event. Here’s the link: http://spoti.fi/15heWOT.

Heineken Green Room promises to be a thrilling evening, so join us on a voyage into uncharted musical and creative territory this June 15.

To be part of Heineken’s exciting calendar of events, stay tuned at our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Heineken) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/Heineken_MY).


 See you there!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6 with Post Credit Scene Explained

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Title: Fast & Furious 6
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/ Crime/ Action
Running Time: 130 Minute


Synopsis:-
Agent Luke Hobbs enlists Dominic Toretto and his team to bring down former Special Ops soldier Owen Shaw, leader of a unit specializing in vehicular warfare. That being said, the crew teams up to foil a highly trained drivers and military operative's plan to create a devastating device plus resolving a ghost from the past. 


What do I think about it:-

I am pretty sure I didn't get the memo that Fast & Furious 6 was re-written into a cop movie.

It's the 6th in the franchise and probably the most far-fetched film of the money milking series, the whole plot seemed to be a far off fantasy right out of the screen writers mind.

With over the top jargons and un-impressive car scenes, Furious 6 took away the fast and it became just another action flick with it's tanks and guns and testorones and girls and of course vy limited showcase of cars ( did everyone else finally realize that wrecking their cars wasn't the best marketing plan?)

Furious 6 was a joy ride for action junkies but it's exaggerations of the action scenes were far too unrealistic for my enjoyment and the convenient storyline just somehow makes it too unrelatable. There was a tank, there was a plane a few people die on the way and if you take it far enough you might get a tv series coming out really soon.

It was entertaining but not impressive and I personally find it dull. What happened to the car races, the adrenaline pumping tight corners and the impressive camera work that first made the franchise famous?

Post movie scene:

The scenes shows the car chase when Sung Kang crashes and die, revealing the person who slammed into him none other than Jason Statham which makes him the obvious villian for a Fast 7 film and the brother of Fast 6's protaganist possibly taking revenge for his brother's death. ( Now that this scene it shown, they nv DID explained who crashed Sung Kang in Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift... great plot tie-in or just over adapting?)

Special note:
After my recent experience with the Lotus Convoy ( http://www.benjaminfoo.com/2013/04/the-host-and-largest-lotus-car-convoy.html ) It definitely was a great experience to be inside a sports car racing along the streets thus making Furious 6 somewhat mild in terms of properly showcasing the speed that was very apparent in the first movie. :(

Rating: 2/5
"I missed the adrenaline rush and the unique car showcases"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Carlsberg Puts Friends To The Test

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An interesting video was being circulated two months ago, featuring a couple of guys that somehow couldn't pay their debts over a gambling game and is force to call their friend whom they think will come over and pay up in the middle of the night. Before I go into a short discussion let's watch the video.


Now, a few things pop into my mind when I watch this. Besides arguing the fact that this might be staged and edited and stuff like that, how many of you could be confident that YOUR best friend would rush over to haul your ass out of the danger? 

I probably can name a few and would be confident that they will come, so how about you? How many do you have? I am quite sure you would be delighted if he/she did come and save you and alternately become devastated if they don't.

So do you have any friends that can come and save your ass without hesitating? 

If you do, I am pretty sure "It calls for a Carlsberg." :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

INVITATION GIVEAWAYS To Hennessy Artistry Penang 2013

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I already made the announcement about Hennessy Artistry 2013 in Penang and many have been super excited about it. Looking for invites and whatnot so NOW, I have 3 pairs of invites to giveaway and all you need to do is follow the instructions further below to get yourself a pair to party at this super clubbing experience! :)


Taking place in SPICE Penang (formerly known as PISA), H-Artistry is bringing a fantastic mix of artists from around the world to perform on the Global Art of Mixing stage, together with the signature Hennessy V.S.O.P long drinks: Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Berry, Hennessy Ginger and Hennessy Soda. Party goers will also be treated to H-Artistry’s trademark party atmosphere, with SPICE Penang transformed into a huge, VIP club for one night only.

Just answer the following questions correctly in the most creative manner and stand a chance to win!

The Questions:
  1. Describe your ideal night out to share some signature Hennessy V.S.O.P long drinks with your party friends. 
  2. Who are the three headliners who will be performing at the upcoming H-Artistry party at SPICE Penang?
Send your answers for both questions to vai_foo@hotmail.com by 21st May 2013 11:59pm with the title of the email "Party at Hennessy Artistry"  and the most creative and accurate answers will be grabbing a pair of invites to this awesome super Clubbing experience.


Here are the full details of the event. 

Event Details -

Date: 25 May 2013
Venue: SPICE Penang (Formerly known as PISA)
Time: Doors open at 7pm


You can also ready more about Hennessy Artistry here



*H-Artistry is open to those above 18 years of age and non-Muslims only.

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