30 Jun 2008
Huh...apa cerita ni? It's been a while I lost touch with newspaper, sekali stepped into a friend's car on the way to airport this morning (travelling back to KK) tekejut nampak this headline *LOL*...(yesterday's paper pula tu)
And finally landed at KK this afternoon, home sweet home...no photo taken cause too excited to reach home..:)
I thought of writing more tapi streamyx still down...grrr (inevitably called 100 to complain)
26 Jun 2008
25 Jun 2008
Only in Sabah....
...and more on the Air Supply concert in KK
Penggemar-penggemar Estranged di Pulau Nunukan dan Sulawesi...kok kalian usah khuatir! Bisa ketemu juga. Irian Jaya? Belum konfirmasi lagi. Sabar dong!
24 Jun 2008
And these signs were just everywhere...ahaks!. Since I’m a law-abiding citizen I have to abide by the rules.
Some audience who were caught recording the show were stopped by the alert security personnel. They used flashlight and point it at the person who is recording. But towards the end when things got out of control those personnel gave up…hehe!
After Sweet Dreams the show continued with a string of their timeless hits namely Even The Nights Are Better, Just As I Am, A Little Bit To Everything (not too familiar with this one though) and my lagu wajib in karaoke *LOL*….Here I Am. They did all these songs from one to another continuously without communicating with the audience. Yet the audience constantly applauded, roared or sang along (no need instructions like…”tepuklah” or “mana tepukan!?”). Graham Russell (the tall guy) started talking to the audience only after the fifth song. The crowds were very appreciative and responsive yet something is missing…which is….errm…the hysterical screaming of teenage girls..) (yang hadir tu kan set-set mature ladies yang segan-segan mau scream…hehe). This must have surprised the duo and prompt Graham to say “it’s ok to make noise!” only to be responded by a male voice screaming in the front row *LOL*.
After the brief ‘opening speech’ the show continued with another karaoke wajib song…Chances *grin* (Hitchcock sang it in lower than the original key though) and followed by the crowds’ favourite Goodbye. Huh, only an hour had passed by, did they bid farewell yet? Some audience were heard asking around while checking at the time. Not yet lah! Next, their keyboardist showed off his excellent skill (I makan hati tengok) and followed by one unfamiliar tune by the duo something called Faith In Love (how come I never heard of this one?). The crowds roared again and sang along once The Power of Love was belted out.
Hitchcock and the boys took a break leaving Graham alone to entertain the audience. He sang a new song called Me and The River (or was it The River and Me? Whatever)….”I wrote this song while I was sitting by the river in South America” he told the audience and the audience clapped (what an amazing audience that night, responding every single word from the soft spoken Graham…they all must be English educated..*grin*). He self-played a guitar while singing this song.
Hitchcock and the boys got back to the stage and I Want To Give It All filled up the air (according to Graham, the song flashback their memory singing without audience in a pub during their humble beginning in Australia). This was followed by Two Less lonely People, Without You and The One That You Love. Convinced that it’s safe to mingle with the crowds, they stepped down from the stage while singing The One That You Love). Hitchcock the short one was totally out of sight…dwarfed by the frenzy crowds. Lost In Love and Every Woman In The World were next on the list of their repertoire. For the record Mr Hitchcock didn’t even utter a word to the audience since the beginning of the show. But that was explained later by Graham that Hitchcock was indeed not feeling well. It was like saving his voice from talking too much. He only talked before doing Making Love Out Of Nothing All, a.k.a the second last song (again in low key). One can tell that he’s not well when he speaks but not when he’s singing…brilliant! Once finished all of them left the stage as if the show was over and the crowds chanted "we want more! we want more!".
They responded to the encore, and what a great way to wrap up the show by singing the song that took them to international stardom….All Out Of Love. They thank the audience and…The End!
A five-star performance indeed, I regretted it that much for sitting at ‘kelas kambing’ (didn’t expect that the stage was so distance away) I was hoping the hall won’t be that packed and thought of curi-curi moving to the front seat at one point, unfortunately all seats were taken! All those early commotion caused by some dumb audience who simply took your seats are forgiven (the usherers are even dumber). While enjoying so much of their repertoire, I was a bit surprised to have never heard of two of the songs they performed. They didn’t include some other hits either like I Can Wait Forever, Now and Forever, Tonite, Come What May and Never Get Enough of You (this one I dedicate to the duo…;)
23 Jun 2008
If you are interested to register with Pacmee, to become one of the PacmeeANs, all you have to do is type any SMS message from your mobile phone and send it to 22700. You will then receive your Shoutouts credits and a temporary password. Next, you login to the Pacmee website using your mobile phone number and the temporary passwords given to you. After login, create your own profile. At this juncture you are advised to confirm your username and change your password to something you can easily remember.
What can you do with Pacmee? To simply put it, you can do instant messaging from your mobile phone direct to your online Pacmee chat box. This include text message with photo (hmm...probbaly soon you'll be able to send video as well). Imagine you are somewhere watching a concert and wish to share the photo instantly with your web visitors you just snap the pic and send it to your Pacmee chat box (ala-ala siaran langsung konon ni). Sounds fun doesn't it? But hang on, all this comes with a price (where got free one!).
And this is where I'm a little bit confuse. For every 20 messages (or known here as "Shoutout") your are charged RM1. This does not include the standard SMS and MMS rates (RM 0.05 and RM 0.25 respectively). If you don't use up all your 20 shoutouts within a month the remaining Shoutouts will expire by the end of the month (pulak!). Let say you have sent 15 shoutouts/message in May, the remaining 5 shoutouts (if you don't use them) will expire by end of May (faham?!). Apart of this normal charge, you'll also be charged monthly to the tune of RM1 per month (murah ja kan!). There are few other charges like direct messaging to your "followers" (other Pacmeeans who subscribe to your chatbox) and few more lah (that's why I said I'm a bit confuse). So how? Ok kah? You like? Quite a number of celebrities have already joined you know...including Karen Kong and Paul Moss (I bet if he's the inventor *LOL*).
By the way PAC is derived from the words Personalisation, Advertisement and Communication. Another important thing to note, Pacmee is currently available for Maxis (postpaid) and Hotlink (prepaid) users in Malaysia only. Which leads me to believe that this is a Malaysian invention. I'm a Celcom user so cannot use lah!..:)
Adey...kabur habis mata ku. Berabis ku gosok...ingatkan mataku yang rosak, rupa-rupanya video sengaja dikaburkan untuk mengkaburi jenama-jenama minuman sejati. Kalau ya pun tak kanlah muka pemain lead gitar dikaburkan sekali..ahaks!
Part 2 (Stacy makan butod)
22 Jun 2008
Tu dia...rupa-rupanya ada pula pelakon Sabah yang kerap ditampilkan sebagai villain dalam beberapa filem popular Malaysia yang dulu-dulu. Mungkin watak crook yang sering diberikan pada beliau menyebabkan beliau tidak sepopular pelakon-pelakon lain...:). Apapun yang penting beliau maintain tagap!...:).
...and some weather report
This image provided by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Fengshen taken Thursday, June 19, 2008 located southeast of the Philippines. Typhoon Fengshen lashed the Philippines for a second day Sunday June 22, 2008, killing at least 80 people as it submerged entire communities and capsized a passenger ferry carrying more than 740 passengers and crew.
20 Jun 2008
Carta gunung tertinggi Asia Tenggara
1. Hkakabo Razi 5881 m (Burma) - Kalau Burma masih dalam SEA lah (I'm not sure the status now)
2. Puncak Jaya, 5030 m Indonesia
3. Trikora, 4751 m Indonesia
4. Mandala, 4701 m, Indonesia
5. Kinabalu, 4095 m Malaysia...:(
Probably the first four mountains had grown up real fast...:)
19 Jun 2008
Talking about SYTYCD, one awkward thing I noted is the male and female are coupled to dance in an energy-demanding routine. Most often than not the judges will say the female is less energetic than the guy (what do they expect!). It's like asking a girl and a boy running 100 meters and when the girl lost she's crticised of being damn weak. We're talking about comparing a female energy or stamina with a guy! Where the hell did they get such idea *LOL*. But I fully support the idea of the judges pick the weaker performers to be further judged by the audience/viewers (very much recommended in singing reality show...:)). And the 20-minute voting duration is something that AF should emulate!..:). It's just that they should maintain the number of weaker performers to four - two males and two females (known as bottom four) and not change it to six or eight or ten...blabla
18 Jun 2008
...so dengan itu, janganlah kita cemarkan alam sekitar kita...ok!
17 Jun 2008
16 Jun 2008
"Bapa sa teda kerja!"...oops!...tu dia...direct to the point tau!...ala-ala a tell-all biography gitu...hehe...
The CD of their singles will be released on the 21 June (kan Defoo?).
I thought only the DJs at Sabah FM pronounced their name as in-fi-na-TEZ but yesterday the X-Fresh FM DJs (on Malaysian English Hits program) also pronounced the same...:). Looks like some people are confuse with how to pronounce the name correctly.
13 Jun 2008
Ada lirik lagi. Siapa belum dengar tu lagu, hentam saja nyanyi ikut melodi sendiri-sendiri...:). Jangan lupa lusurilah laman web durang www.feel-production.com
12 Jun 2008
Saya kurang pasti bahasa apa yang tertera pada papan amaran ini. Tapi pada pendapat saya, kalau sekadar memberi amaran pada orang-orang tempatan sejati Sabah (tidak kiralah dari suku kaum mana) I think bahasa Melayu is good enough...kan? (seperti amaran 'Larangan' yang di atas tu). Semua akan faham (not even warnings in Chinese and Tamil). So siapa pula yang tidak faham bahasa Melayu di tempat kita ni sehingga perlu diadakan extra amaran dalam bahasa yang khusus (go figure!). Kebetulan kawasan di mana amaran ini diletak memang ramai kelompok yang mencurigakan kerakyatan mereka. Tapi kepada mereka yang ditujukan amaran ini bolehkah mereka membaca?..:). Are we going to get use to this extra language on our signages?. These people will feel that they're mostly welcomed here. Kan kah bagus kalau amaran sebegini diletakkan di sempadan perairan negara. (I took this photo somewhere in Sepanggar Bay)
11 Jun 2008
10 Jun 2008
And here’s a newspaper image of the crowds that thronged the mall to see the Hong Kong stars. Fuuh! patut juga jiran-jiran Chinese saya hilang hari Ahad. Yang tu budak bisu pun hilang sekali.
I grin while reading this line on the report (concerning local press unable to interact further with those celebrities)
[quote]...Invited local press, however, found access overly restrictive for even a comment or two. “That’s why you have to pay for the price, they are celebrities. If it’s so easy, they are not called artistes,” Chan (the Managing director) replied...[/quote]
Aiyo taukey…itu macam kah statement? Celine Dion pun artis juga mah, still accessible to press...still the press can ask few questions. Apalah bah juga artis Hong Kong tu! Berlambak muka di Gaya Street.
9 Jun 2008
di era globalisasi kenaikan harga minyak sekarang ini"..:)
All pics are taken from stacy's fan site. In the mean time Stacy's single "Aku Stacy" makes its debut on Carta Era at number 15 (clap! clap! clap!)
8 Jun 2008
I was all set to record their superb actions, unfortunately they were not shown on TV during the "Soroton" program at 11.30 pm (diskriminasi kah ni?...grrr!). I only managed to have a glimpse of their actions over the snippets shown on TV3's Buletin Utama. Yang kena tayang 4 x 400 meters lah pula...where Sabah finished second in both male and female events
dan Johor saja dia sebut
Dan Rayzamshah memenangi acara 110 m (siapa boleh lawan?)
7 Jun 2008
lagu-lagu Dusun ja berkumandang...:)
What a huge playground...:)