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|Children At The Merdeka Parade (8 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 31st August 2007: They threw tantrums like the politicians on stage but waved flags without incentives. They smiled instantly on seeing my camera but cupped their ears as quickly when jets screamed overhead. They made my Merdeka Day...
Tags: kids, celebrations, spectators, march, independence day, dataran, holiday
|Eve Of 50th Merdeka Anniversary (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 30th August 2007: Amidst the celebrations, the 113-year old St Mary's Cathedral at Dataran Merdeka stood like a timely and poignant reminder that Malaysia is a multi-religious and multi-cultural nation...
Tags: independence, anniversary, dataran, neon, city hall, tolerance, dbkl building, padang
|Free Fall (3 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 27th August 2007: To 'free fall' on top of this BASE jumper, I stretched out as far as I could go and rotated the image to simulate his POV. On the top of the KL Tower, at about 1000 feet, my life depended on...
Tags: extreme sport, free falling, sky diving, base jumping, parachuting, daredevil
|Racing Under The Moonlight (2 pics)
Sepang, 26th August 2007: The annual 12-hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race at SIC required some unusual photography techniques...
Tags: photography tips, night racing, sic, races, motorsport, pitstop, drivers
|Engelbert Humperdinck (3 pics)
Genting Highlands, 25th August 2007: Engelbert Humperdink performed to a capacity crowd at the Arena Of Stars, Genting Highlands last night...
Tags: crooner, pop, singer, concert, artiste, hits, live show
|Frogway (2 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 24th August 2007: Pond Stars. Elaine Daly, Ash Nair, Vince Chong & Harith Iskander in Frogway. A musical about brain-drain? Lyricist Marcel Nunis himself left the country and never returned...
Tags: stage, arts, play, actors studio, s jayasankaran, indi nadarajah, chelsia ng, mike veerapen
|A Monkey's Last Stand (4 pics)
Bukit Melawati, 22nd August 2007: Despite his patriotic stand, he will soon be stripped of his citizenship and banished to another country. Perhaps, our monkeys were already doomed when people in authority likened bloggers to them. The Cabinet has literally signed a death warrant by withdrawing protection for the so-called urban monkeys under the Wildlife Protection Act...
Tags: conservation, animals, welfare, cruelty, nature, eco, treatment, plight, kuala selangor
|In The Limelight (1 pic)
Bandar Sunway, 18th August 2007: Another talented blogger in the limelight. Callista and Jimmy are finalists under the Latin Dance category of the 4th Malaysian International Ballroom Dancing Grand Prix...
Tags: dancers, salsa, dance floor, tarian
|Sunrise Jazz Festival (2 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 17th August 2007: What has fire eating got to do with jazz you may ask. The connection is Zainal Abidin, of course. The world music proponent was on stage at the Sunrise Jazz Festival...
Tags: mont kiara, arts, musicians, performance, concert, pesta
|Two Sopranos In An Art Gallery (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 16th August 2007: Look Ma, No VPL! : Singer Janet Lee seemed to be saying (showing). She, Cheong Whye Mun and pianist Joseph Leow will showcase a selection of arias and art songs in the unique atmosphere of the Wei Ling Gallery...
Tags: singers, songstress, arts, performance, showcase, sopranos, vocals, show
|New Proton Sedan - The Persona (5 pics)
Shah Alam, 15th August 2007: Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan launched the new Proton Persona at the Proton Centre Of Excellence this afternoon. The obliging and down-to-earth royal couple did a 'static test drive' like what many of us would do in a showroom...
Tags: cars, motoring, launch, new model, national car, king, queen, royal, wira replacement
|Cat Show (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 12th August 2007: A nervous contestant looked to her master for reassurance. Malaysia Cat Club's International Cat Show was held at the new Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre today...
Tags: feline, cats, animals, pets, competition, contest, mecc, kuching
|Grace At The Barber's (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 11th August 2007: I followed blogger-turned-journalist Grace Shu to the barber's today. She gets a monthly crew-cut to maintain the androgynous look. As you probably guessed, I have not visited one for a long, long time and thus was surprised to see...
Tags: hairdresser, haircut, barber shop, unisex, crew-cut, rambut
|Tunku The Musical (2 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 10th August 2007: Joe Hasham's Tunku The Musical is a surprisingly honest narrative of our past and present prejudices. Being honest need not necessary mean being accurate. But then, that wasn't the intention. After all, it is a fictionalised account interwoven through four timelines; Independence, the separation of Singapore & Malaya, the 1969 riots and present...
Tags: doreen tang, stage, klpac, history, politics, alliance, dap, bn, national, merdeka, sejarah
|Pink Butoh (2 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 9th August 2007: Butoh is an improvisation dance which originated in Japan during the 1950s. Lena Ang's choreography combines contorted movements with mime to strike at our notions of beauty and perfect body parts...
Tags: stage, arts, central market annexe, japanese, modern, dance form, performance, janette hoe
|Marina Lee & Raja Petra (2 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 8th August 2007: Like tourists. Marina Lee and Raja Petra Kamarudin posed for a picture in front of the Dang Wangi police station. At publication time, it was unclear why the wife of the popular webmaster of Malaysia Today was invited by the cops...
Tags: rpk, kamarudin, blogger, balai, polis, marina mahathir
|Rat Race (3 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 7th August 2007: Some ran in office attire, some in fancy outfits. The rain drenched CEOs and cameras but it was all for a good cause. The Edge–Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Rat Race is an annual event for charity...
Tags: corporate, expats, run, walk, rain, ceos, charitable, donations, cause, streets, kl
|Champs Again! (1 pic)
Genting Highlands, 5th August 2007: The Kun Seng Keng Dragon & Lion Dance Association are champions yet again. The 50 Years of Nationhood - World Lion Dance Invitation attracted teams from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Australia and USA...
Tags: chinese, cultural, gentings, troupes, muar, winners, teams, competition, kunseng
|PC Fair 2007 (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 4th August 2007: PIKOM's PC Fair is back with more exhibitors, more visitors and more pretty promoters. Photography note: To balance the foreground against the high contrast exterior, I shot with fill-in flash using manual ratio adjustment. No magic formula here. Just evaluate...
Tags: photography tips, promoters, babes, exhibition, it, computers, kl convention centre
|Rais Yatim (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 3rd August 2007: Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister, Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim is animated and articulate. He is also a true patron of the arts, possessing an impressive knowledge of paintings and its history. I am happy to note that he is also a keen amateur photographer...
Tags: arts, exhibition, artists, painters, painting, museam
|Honda Civic Hybrid & Type R (2 pics)
Shah Alam, 2nd August 2007: Honda Malaysia launched the all new Civic Type R (RM 194,000) and Hybrid (RM 158,000) this morning. The Type R is a high-performance vehicle with a 2 litre engine matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The Hybrid is a 'green' vehicle with iVTEC engine assisted by an electronic motor...
Tags: auto, automobiles, motoring, japanese, vehicles, alternative fuel, electric, kereta
|Tiara (1 pic)
Bandar Sunway, 1st August 2007: Continuation of earlier post on the opening of Borneo Rainforest Cafe. Tiara and family dazzled their guests with fire and traditional warrior dancers on top of a cascading waterfall...
Tags: restoran, theme restaurant, ceremony, tiara jacquelina, effendi norwawi
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