Monday, November 26, 2007

The Idea of North Coming To KL~~

WHy would they choose to come to KL when I am not around~!
*curses repeatedly*

Wonder when will be the next time they will be coming to KL again. The vocal harmonization is just perfect!

Do check out some of their performances in youtube here, here and here.

Title : 'The Idea of North' Live in KL & Penang
Venue : Various Venues
Date & Time : KL: Wed 28 - Thu 29 Nov 2007 (9.30pm)
Penang: Sun 2 Dec 2007
Tickets : KL: RM25 (includes 1 drink)
Penang: RM50per day (part of Penang Island Jazz Festival 2007)
Phone :03-4260 2288
Email :
Synopsis : Consisting of four very talented and experienced musicians, The Idea of North has developed itself as one of the most original and entertaining acapella groups in the world.

Described by James Morrison as ‘the best a cappella group in the country’, the ensemble combines contemporary classics with original material and their repertoire is an eclectic mix of standard cabaret through to jazz, big band and pop into acapella classics – arrangements of Sting, the Bee Gees and James Taylor side by side with traditional gospel and blues.

They are performing here in conjunction with My.Oz, the Australian High Commission’s year-long cultural program to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Australia.

The Idea of North will perform in both:

Kuala Lumpur:
Dates: Wed 28 - Thu 29 Nov 2007 (9pm)
Venue: Alexis Ampang, Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Admission: RM25 (inclusive of 1 drink)
Table bookings for diners only.
Contact: (T) 03-4260 2288 ; (E)

Date: Sun 2 Dec 2007
Venue: Penang Island Jazz Festival, Bayview Beach Resort Garden, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Admission: RM50 per day (for main stage performances on 1 & 2 December)
Limited 2-day tickets available at RM80 per ticket.
Contact: (T) 07880 7999; (E)

RECOMMENDED! Last I heard, tickets for this were going fast. If you liked a capella favourites like "The Song Company" (another astonishing Aussie a capella export) and "The Wicked Pitches", you'll like this one.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Greetings from The Jetty...

It's my third day here in Lumut on a long term assignment. The project I am involved in is scheduled to finish in June 2008, but I am betting that it will be delay till late July or August. Call me a pessimistic, but from the current outlook, there is basically no progress at all even after almost one month plus had passed since the project was awarded to my company.
Nevertheless, will do whatever I can to assist and expedite this.

Left KL with a heavy heart, especially when I was asked to mobilize in less than 24 hours notice, with no preparation at all. (mental preparation, that is) :( No more mamaking with frens, no more rock climbing, less time going back home to visit mum, no more going lepaking at The Curve. Sigh... And the heavy drinking session the night before departure to Lumut didn't really help at all. No thanks to Philip, Ho Sang and Kah Wee.. Drove over 240km to Lumut the next day with the high level of alcohol in my blood. Thank god a colleague accompanied and keeping me wide awake along the journey.

Anyway, came to Lumut with a heavy heart and things in my mind. Thought that I would not be able to adjust well. After all, I wasn't really close to my colleagues except for a few. Yeah, pretty sucks to feel alone after spending about 4 months in a company. And a boss who keeps on intimidating and terrorizing most of the time doesn't really help in boosting one's self morale and motivating one to excel.

Oh well, enought of complaints.

So far, my third day at the fabrication yard went well. Apartment where I stay is nice, fully furnished. Cable TV (astro), air conditioned, heater, kitchen, swimming pool, and serene environment.. Well, what else can I complain?

Though Lumut is a small (it take less than half and hour to walk around the town), but I have a feeling I will love this place. I took a stroll around town jsut now after my dinner and I covered the waterfront area (the jetty area) in less than half an hour. The tourism minister have spent quite an amount of money to decorate this place. I shall take photos tomorrow and upload them here. THe waterfront area are nicely decorated. Not much cars around, and there is traffic jam at this town happens only once in a blue moon. Just nice for someone like me who detesté traffic jam. The only places recognizeable are KFC, Maybank, 7-11 and CIMB bank. :)

Oh well, will stop for now. Will explore more of this town this weekend. And not forgetting Manjung and Setiawan town which is 15 minutes away from here. These 2 towns are much more "happening" compare to Lumut. Shall jog around town tomorrow and take some snap shots of this beautiful place. I have a feeling the shots taken will turn out nice.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Malaysia's New Nursery Rhyme

Fungus appearing on the walls of hospital buildings.
Crack on the bridge columns.
Leak in the Parliament.
Collapsed roof in the Court Complex.

And what do we have in store now?


Yes, by all mean, please support Barisan Nasional if you want to see more building collapse!!
Perhaps we should create a new nursery rhyme on Malaysia.
"Malaysia is Falling Down" would be a very suitable title (think of a nursery rhyme which is about a bridge in London).
And Fergie would be selected as our ambassador and remix this song and promote us to the eye of the world.
Malaysia bolleeehhh~~~

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

March For Fair and Just Election

A peaceful assembly, organized by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH), will be held as part of our campaign for clean, free and fair elections in Malaysia. BERSIH representatives will also hand over a memorandum to HRH the Yang Dipertuan Agong.

Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 10 November 2007
Time: 3:00 pm


1. Participants are encouraged to wear yellow as a symbol of protest.

2. Bring flags and banners depicting the BERSIH logo and relevant messages (themes of democracy and human rights, clean and fair elections, etc).

For further information, please visit

1 + 3 + 1 + 1 + Infinity

1 wedding invitation last month.
3 wedding invitations this month (for 3 consecutive nights)
1 wedding invitation next month.
1 more next 2 months.

And I foresee there will be more coming my way.

My wallet is screaming for help!!! Perhaps I should get away from Malaysia for the next few years!! Yeah, its time to consider working oversea.