Saturday, January 08, 2011

Time Out Comedy Thursday

Most times or in fact every time when we tell you we are going to Zouk, only one thing comes to mind


So it would be rather strange if you did something else and not that.

As a result, the strangest thing happened to me.

I went to Zouk two days ago, not to go clubbing but to attend a COMEDY which was organized by Timeout KL.

I was at first reluctant to go as word went around that Amateur's were going to perform instead of the usual Malaysian big name comedians such as Harith Iskandar and thats about how many known comedians I know that gave me a real good laugh before.

Reluctant as well because I actually have to pay for this comedy when normal jokes that I hear once awhile from close friends was good enough for me. But since, this event was something really different and we definitely don't have such events in Penang, I decided that I might as well give it a shot.

*Also, I did not hear any jokes for that particular day and  needed some to smoothen my day*

Anyway, instead of the usual I see you, you see me situation in the nightclub,

this is how it looks like inside when the nightclub becomes a stand-up comedy place.

The first guy that came up had alot of pressure on him as he had to get the crowd to laugh from a moody unsettled face from work to a laughing crowd.

Things did not go too well for him as planned and everyone could tell how his MOJO was taken away from him because people weren't laughing at his jokes at all. It was the suckiest feeling ever but it was his first time.

So the crowd at first was not too happy of what to expect from the other comedians to come as the first guy pretty much set the impression that the rest of the comedians of the day would pretty much be the same since all of them were ameteurs anyway.

However things turned out for the better and I really had a good laugh from the rest of the comedians. Always loved a good laugh especially on a weekday. Alot of the jokes felt original and just love the creativity that comes with it. Good Jokes just never turns old somehow.

After two hours, the comedy came to an end. It was really a good experience and this happens to be one of the cool things that you can find and do only in Kuala Lumpur. It's not expensive either at RM15 only and i'm already looking forward to more comedy events in Zouk.

Leaving Zouk, a lot more people started coming in to come for the usual clubbing do.

 Sigh..If only these clubbers knew what they were missing, or did I?hmm....

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My New Year Eve Present

Ok, one of the things I've left out in my previous post while trying to include everything that we did on New Years eve was this gift that was given to us after ordering two bucket of beers that we ordered in Havana Club.

It was a humongous Heineken bottle opener and it looked really nice.

Now had the free gift been a free Mercedes Benz or a BMW,

everyone would have paid more attention on who would be getting the gift but since it was a crappy Heineken Bottle Opener, the girls were not interested at all and so, it ended up in my hands since I had more love for it than everybody else on the table.

Now if you haven't read Tiam's blog yet on our New Year Eve outing,

At the end of the night, I actually brought back the Heineken Bottle Opener. The reason Tiam did not see it was because I actually kept it in my pocket.. Tiam I wouldn't be going back empty handed after all that effort!!Not even the fireworks would sway my attention from it. hahaha..

Anyway just as proof that I did bring it back, here are a few pictures of it right infront of me.

So there you go guys... 20 years from now if you do see this lying somewhere around my house some day, you know where I got it from and how I got it. It's not just any opener, its the memories that comes with it of spending time with close friends on New Years Eve 2010.

My Heineken Bottle Opener, My Precious.

My New Year Eve 2010 in Kuala Lumpur

For the past few years, i've been spending New Years Eve by holding a small private house party at my place in Penang with a few close friends so much so that it has become quite a ritual that I ended up doing every year.

I always felt that celebrating at home to welcome the new year was the most comfortable and doing it the right way. The right way in the sense that all of us would be able to enjoy good music based on our preference, cakes, champagne, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, easy parking, and able to see fireworks from afar.

Opening the champagne bottle at the strike of New Year was always a memorable experience.

An experience that most of us would surely not be doing had we gone outside to celebrate, which would cost us a bomb to even open a bottle of champagne.It just felt like the right way to celebrate the end of the year and to welcome the new one. Nothing felt better than to see everyone having a good time together even though we haven't seen each other in a while.

However, after all those years, it has finally come to an end because this year, I decided that I would be celebrating New Years Eve in Kuala Lumpur. We were going to experience what it was like again outside with the "Revellers of Kuala Lumpur".

So it started off by going to Cafe Vivo in Pavillion where we had dinner there. That's Leon and Tiam.

Then the rest of them went to have ice-cream later (I think i should start taking better shots with my camera, what was I thinking taking from the back)

Then that's when all HELL BREAKS LOSE!!

People were simply EVERYWHERE!!

If you're wondering how CHAOS looks like, this is it! I've never in my life seen such a packed bukit bintang. I can't even imagine what was it like driving your car through a crowd like that. I guess I know why its not easy to just ramm a bunch of zombies on the road if there are a whole lot of them.

Then there are these guys who sells this bottled foam spray for RM10 for four bottles. He would be jumping around hoping to attract a "Reveller of Kuala Lumpur" to buy it from him.

The reveller will buy it so that they can spray it on other people whom they think is having a dull moment on the streets. By spraying foam on the "dull person" hopefully would bring their spirits back up. They would just spray it on anyone.

It came to a point that everytime someone would shake the spray can, we knew it was only about time that we would get sprayed as well. Luckilly none of us were targeted except one of the girls who were with us.

 Even cars that were parked along the road was not spared from the spray. (I still have no idea why people still park their car along the road even on such occasions..Really no idea!)

Well other than seeing innocent people getting sprayed down on the road, there were of course other things to see as well.

There were ballons for sale.

A Taximan was there as well to showcase his PRECIOUS toy collection in his taxi parked at the side of the road.

Then also just to spice things up, the police had to display their K-9 dogs to entertain the revellers. The Dogs were really big I must say.

I suppose they were on display to make the revellers be aware and not be out of control or else the dogs will be set loose upon them.

So after a long struggle along the streets of Bukit Bintang, we finally managed to get to Cangkat where we will be spending the rest of the night there.

We ended up at Havana which was a small little bar at the corner of Cangkat. Ordered two buckets of Heineken Beer and waited for the fireworks.

At the strike of midnight, we knew it was 2011 when the fireworks came about. We all came out of the bar and stood by the side of the road to watch the fireworks which went on for about 10 minutes.

All in all, it was one experience unlike the once I always hold anually. It was really something different but turned out pretty well. I really had a good time with Tiam, Leon, Liang, Ringo, and Tiam's Shorty.

Happy New Year!!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year 2011


May all of our dreams come true this year.