Editor’s Note – January 2017
First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and I’ve like to wish that you have amazing success and love in 2017!
As usual, there were parties galore around the Klang Valley to close off year and celebrate the start of a new one.
Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers’ Stephanie Lim got a great view of the fireworks at KLCC!
This was a nice video of the fireworks at Desa Park City.
A good shot of the fireworks over at The Curve in Mutiara Damansara.
I like how a lot of people have been using the best nine app to create a little collage of their top liked Instagram posts this year. Here’s mine.
Although the economy was not pretty good in 2016 and thus many of my clients cut their advertising and promotion budget, I thank God for giving me lots of exclusive and memorable experiences which were hosted by my generous clients throughout the year. Below are a couple of my favourite moments.
Ended the year with her.
Last Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers event of the year which was our Christmas party at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Attending the premier of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which I thought was one of the best Star Wars movies, and a very inspiring one too!
Birthday dinner with my bloggers.
Had some really awesome food during the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) 2016 dinners this year like this awesome main at Senja in Saujana Hotel & Resort.
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Oyster & Champagne Masterclass dinner hosted by Edward Gallagher from Ireland, grower of Irish Premium oysters and the best-selling Gallagher Special oysters, Laurent Robert from France, award winning boutique champagne maker, and Josh Green, KL’s very own resident ‘Oyster Man’. #oyster #champagne
Memorable outings with some close friends.
Got invited to many experiential Glenlivet Guardians events throughout the year and discovered that my favourite is The Glenlivet 15!
Dressed up not for Halloween but for a Breitling event at KLCC.
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Richard Clayderman featuring the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) String Ensemble concert at Istana Budaya last night. A really wonderful performance by a tremendously talented pianist! Photo shot with the Fujifilm X-T10 #nofilter #fujifilmxt10 #fujifilm_xseries #fujifilm #richardclayderman #istanabudaya #kualalumpur
Got to watch Richard Clayderman perform live at Istana Budaya.
Attended Toast The Macallan twice! Once with my MHB members.
Delicious kaiseki Japanese dinner at Yamaguchi Fish Market!
Had some awesome company!
Had some very memorable experiences and outings with her.
However sadly as this is Malaysia, there will also be some stupid issue made out of nothing and when I say nothing I mean on the part of this very established fast food chain for which they had to apologise to customers. Ladies and gentleman, I present you – the first stupid issue of 2017!
The apology above was published on McDonald’s Malaysia’s Facebook page after an image of a notice of McDonald’s new “halal only cake policy” went viral and caused a public outcry with many non-Muslims feeling rather offended by it. Read more here – https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/367811
Looking at the issue in an objective manner, we have to ask – what is the basis for such a notice by McDonald’s in the first place? Have droves of parents been bringing alcoholic (which would be pretty irresponsible) or pork laden cakes into McDonald’s during children’s birthday parties? Or is this action done under pressure by JAKIM – the exalted “guardians” of the Islamic faith in Malaysia. Or is this by some overzealous employee in their “Halal compliance” department?
In recent time, our multi-racial and multi-religious country has been overrun by overzealous religious authorities and zealots who feel the need to incite religious and racial hatred to further some political agenda, undeniably putting the country on course to becoming part of the so-called “Islamic State caliphate”.
We must unequivocally resist such efforts which promote religious extremism and safeguard the rights of all citizens that is enshrined in the country’s constitution. Failure to oppose them will undoubtedly present the extremist with an opportunity to influence the policy of the country, leading it down a slippery slope toward a fundamentalist and extremist brand of Islam that will be detrimental to the country’s progression towards a modern, efficient and enlightened state.
Wake up Malaysians and fight for proper governance in our country!
BRYAN ADAMS ‘THE GET UP TOUR’ Live in Kuala Lumpur 2017
Here’s some good news to start off 2017! The Bryan Adams ‘The Get Up Tour’ Live in Kuala Lumpur will be held on the 21 January 2017 at 8.30pm at Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam. The event will be ticketed at RM688 (VIP), RM488 (Diamond), RM388 (Platinum), RM288 (Gold), RM188 (Silver), RM128 (Bronze-1) and RM98 (Bronze-2) per person.
80’s babies like myself will definitely be thrilled to see him play his greatest hits live like Everything I Do, Heaven, Please Forgive Me, Have You Really Loved a Woman and more!
Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketpro Malaysia at www.ticketpro.com.my or call +603 7880 7999
Bryan Adams is set to release his thirteenth studio album, Get Up (UMe) produced by famed ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and co-written with his long-time collaborator Jim Vallance, the album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions. Get Up is available for pre-order now via all digital partners and includes instant-grat track “You Belong To Me” The album’s lead single, “Brand New Day” is available now and is supported by the official music video directed by Adams and featuring BAFTA Award-winning actress, Helena Bonham Carter along with musician Theo Hutchcraft from acclaimed synth-pop duo Hurts.
As Canada’s best-known ambassador, Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold upward of 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries around the world. He has been awarded the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Adams has also been nominated for — and won —several Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammy Awards. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into Wembley’s Square of Fame.
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