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Amber Chia, Cinco de Mayo and Arthur’s B’day

It was another busy week for me which is why I really appreciate my weekends. Not that attending events is dreary or not fun just that doing it every weekday night is really energy sapping (sadly I remind myself that I’m not 21 years old anymore).

So anyway here’s what went on this week…

Cinco de Mayo Party at Las Carretas Ampang. Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for 5th of May) is a festival in Mexico to commemorate the Battle of Puebla where 4,000 poorly armed Mexican soldiers defeated 8,000 French soldiers
Mussels In Coriander & Habanero - RM23.90 with Garlic Bread - RM3.50 - Black Mussels Lightly Simmered in Its Own Broth & Flavored with Fresh Coriander Spiced with Habaneros. This was so good we ordered 2 portions and finished both!
Beef Backribs - RM45.90 - Marinated With Chili, Jalapenos & Our Unique Blend Of Seasoning & Char-Broiled To Perfection. Served With Barbeque Sauce Or Black Pepper Sauce. A must-order for meat eaters!!! So tender and juicy!

The Cinco de Mayo party at Las Carretas was jointly organised by Las Carretas and Corona (which we had quite a bit to say the least haha!). We had a lot more food that night. Check out the rest of the dishes on my Facebook page.

The food at Las Carretas was simply awesome comprising some of my fav foods – meat, cheese and chilli!!! Find out more about them on their website

Check out the Cinco de Mayo official press release after the jump below.

Amber was so impressed with the Malaysia's Hottest Bloggers babes which she met at the Kronenbourg 1664 French Fashion Soiree that she invited them to attend her academy's first graduation ceremony and fashion show at 1 Utama Shopping Centre.
Second time I bumped into the sexy Alexis this week. This time serving my fav French beer - Kronenbourg 1664
MHB's Nicole, Chrystal, Stephanie and Naomi got front seats at the show! Thanks Amber! Check out the official press release for this event after the jump.
While I was lurking around snapping photos of the pretty veteran models who were in attendance. In this pic is the hot Esther Tan (2nd from right) with her friends.
Then on to Arthur Tan's birthday party at Mon't Kiara. Here's Andy getting a token of appreciation for being the official photographer of the night.
Spotted cute Cindy (L) and Elaine (R) with their friend there too!

More photos from all three (3) events are on my Facebook page (click here).

[Official Press Release]

-Corona Extra brings you Cinco De Mayo-

Corona Extra in collaboration with Las Carretas Restaurant will be bringing the annual celebration of Cinco De Mayo to Malaysia. This big Mexican Fiesta is celebrated all across Mexico to commemorate the 1862 victory of the 4,000 ill equipped Mexican soldiers over the 8,000 well-equipped French invaders. Apart from celebrating Mexican heritage and pride, Cinco De Mayo is also a place to feast on Mexican food and to participate in a variety of Mexican activities.
“Corona Extra is proud to be the sponsor of Cinco De Mayo as it embodies the best of Mexico hence allowing guests to truly experience the ultimate Mexican experience,” says Soren Ravn, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia. This fiesta apart from giving guests the ultimate Cinco De Mayo experience, will also see to guests being served the best of Mexican cuisine prepared by Las Carretas Restaurant. Guests will be able to look forward to Mexican dishes such as guacamole, nachos, tortillas, and chilli to name a few.

Venue: Las Carretas, 22 Persiaran Ampang, 55000, Kuala Lumpur
For reservations, kindly contact Las Carretas Ampang at 03-4257 1668 /

About Corona Extra
Found in more than 150 countries, Corona is one of the most highly recognized Mexican products in the world. This refreshing beer, with its signature light straw color, is Mexico’s leading national brand. Addition to that, it ranks as the #1 selling Mexican beer in the world and is now distributed in Malaysia by Carlsberg Malaysia.

Amber Chia Academy has proudly produced its first batch of graduates. Professionally trained and groomed at the helm of international model Amber Chia, along with the expertise of catwalk guru Benjamin Toong, makeup master Desmond Yoi and photographer extraordinaire Azrul Kevin Abdullah, fifty-five students graduated at the Amber Chia Academy Inaugural Graduation Show at 1 Utama Shopping Centre’s “Fashion on One” Fashion Week.
In a grand celebration that was emceed by Daphne Iking and TP Lim, graduating students took to the runway for a fashion show, parading casual wear by Bimba & Lola, couture wear by Keith Kee Couture and avant-garde designs by Carven Academy of Fashion. In addition, there was also a captivating makeup showcase of dramatic proportions.

Since its inception in August 2010, Amber Chia Academy has provided its students with countless prospects as part of their courses. Even before graduating, students were given exclusive opportunities to work with some of Malaysia’s top designers such as Keith Kee and Carven Ong, as well as stints in FHM Girl Next Door Model Search, Women of Excellence Summit 2010, Future of Success Summit 2010 and many more. Other beauty and fashion events that featured collaboration with gurus and students of Amber Chia Academy included some of the industry’s big names such as Roxy, Pantene, Olay, Redken and Ginvera, just to name a few.
After the fashion show, graduates received their graduation certificates in the presence of over 300 guests, which included fashionista Gillian Hung; designers Andrew Gan, Key Ng, Keith Kee, Allan Chan and Tino Soon from Salabianca; celebrities Alan Yun and Angel Wong; celebrity models Stefanie Chua, Wilson Tan, Danny Lim, Eleen Yong, Ian Ong and Isaac Ong; Andrew Tan from Andrewsmodels, Melvin Cheong from Catwalk Productions and founder of the Malaysia Book of Records Datuk Danny Ooi. Also present were family members of the graduates and members of the media. Amber Chia Academy also presented awards for Most Promising Male & Female Models, Best Photography, Best Makeup Presentation and Best Dramatic Walk to outstanding students at the show.

“I cannot be anymore prouder of all my students especially to see the models, makeup artists and photographers that they have grown to become. I am sincerely glad that their time at Amber Chia Academy has provided ample opportunities for them to gain a solid head-start in pursuing their passions, and I wish them all the best on their respective paths“, said principal Amber Chia, beaming with pride.

With the launch of Amber Chia Academy Melaka in December 2010, Amber Chia Academy is currently school to over 300 students. In March 2011, model Ethel Cho, an international runway veteran, was brought in as modeling coach, joining an esteemed team of eleven other instructors to share her wealth of experience and knowledge with students.

Leading international brand Canon generously acted as the main sponsor of the graduation show, which was also collaboratively sponsored by Philips. Other sponsors of the graduation show include Celmonze, Triumph, Kronenbourg, Celebrity Fitness, Runway Productions, 807 Studio and 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

The rest of the year is set to be an exciting time for Amber Chia Academy as its expansion plans involve the opening of another academy in Penang in June, as well as introduction of new and advanced courses unlike any other in Malaysia, which include interesting makeup techniques, technology and certification in collaboration with Korea Pro Makeup Association (KPMA).

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Amber Chia and KPMA President Ahn Mi- Ryeo, at the official launch of the 2011 Makeup Festival Award in Seoul, South Korea last Saturday (April 30th) evening. Through this deal, Amber Chia Academy propelled Malaysia to be only the third country, after China and Taiwan, offering exclusive makeup courses recognised and certified by Korea. Also, just the day before (April 29th), Amber Chia scored yet another deal by signing a MoU with Korea Model Association (KMA) chairman Yang Eui-Sig. KMA is the only government-sanctioned body under South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and they prestigiously appointed Amber Chia Academy as the exclusive representative to select top models from Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong for the prestigious Asia Model Festival Award; and scout for up-and-coming models for the annual Asia New Face Model Search.
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