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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Maze Runner and Escape Room by Churp Churp

Last Sunday morning (like one of No Doubt's song title) was filled with brain cracking session but it was all good. Thanks to Churp churp, I get the chance to watch the premier of The Maze Runner at GSC Berjaya Times Square that morning. After redeeming my tickets, Suran invited me to join the other contestants at the Escape Room challenge. (Thanks!) Since i've wanted to try out but never had the time, so i was thinking why not. Beside the prizes looks so cool especially the outdoor tent!

After had my heavy breakfast, i went in to the cinema for the Maze Runner. The movie started with a boy named Thomas who apparently forgotten his name, being elevated inside a lift to a remote place with other bunch of young boys. It was actually a maze where they were trapped for almost 3 years there. Most of their memories was erased and it was like a community (The Glade) with council members of leader, 'runners', chef, doctors etc. Every 30 days, new boy will arrive. 'Runner' was appointed due to strong capability to run and their job was to map the maze as it changes periodically. no wonder they cant escape because the route changes each cycle. 

The movie a little draggy in the beginning, but i like the part when this alien spider (Griever) kicks in. Its like part of transformer + alien invasion fighting with those young boys.  Thomas's curiosity and the urge to survive was the key to escape from that crazy place. But i must give credit to the other 'runner', Minho. His athletic built and the way he runs is super cool, as if the character was made for him..hahaa. 

Then suddenly one fine day, a girl was transported instead of a boy. That girl reminded me of the lame character, Bella from Twillight saga. But sadly the youngest boy, Chuck was killed at the end which was also very close to Thomas. So why does the boys being trapped in the maze in the first place? You got to watch the movie for yourself and be prepared as phase 2 (sequel) is coming at cha!

After the movie, i went up to 7th floor and waited for the rest for the challenge to start. 2 teams were formed and my group consists of Mordred, Joyce, Wai How and Khai Ling. I am not good in cracking clues or puzzle but with the help of my friendly team mates, this games seem to be educationally good for the brain. haha
get ready to escape!!
we pose as if we love to be handcuffed..haha
Get ready for our first game - the Vampire room. it was pitch dark and a lot of bats hanging on the ceiling. We were handcuffed and was given a short brief before the game started. Some of the clues and hints was really difficult for me to digest, however we managed to understand after we used to help button and some explanation from the marshall. 
lost in the first round but we had fun time there haha
ok determine to outdo for the 2nd round at the Heaven and Hell theme
Second challenge was inside the Heaven and Hell room. BEware if you are afraid of the dark and 'ghosts/pocong", it might gives you nightmare during your sleep..haha

decrypting the clues
Yeay
Polaroid!
Each challenge was given 45 minutes but we felt like as if it was only minutes inside. We didnt even realized that time flies so fast. So by the time when we received our prize, it was just the tshirt, maze box and a poster? errrrkkkk...could be because the sponsor have not pass it to the organizer. Anyway it was nice meeting new group of treasure hunters and thanks Churp Churp for the movie and amazing Escape Challenge. 
poster, maze box and tshirt



Monday, September 8, 2014

David Blaine :Real of Magic live in Malaysia

When I knew David Blaine is coming to Malaysia for his Real or Magic Asian Tour, my mind was simply bursting with excitement. I used to watch him on TV and Youtube where he kept making my medula oblongata goes flabbergasted with amazement. So, as a believer of a contestant, i went contest hunting for David Blaine's ticket show. Finally I've managed to score from 8share intagram contest #magicalmalaysia. Thank you 8share malaysia!! And of course, deep down I wish I could meet him personally, but only time will tell..hehee. dare to dream.
Free seating..that means i need to go early to grab a nice seat hehee
thank you 8share for the tickets!
U dont know who is David Blaine?? oh my..he is the next best thing in the world of magic or should i say reality? He is well known for his high profile of endurance, life threatening feat, an amazing illusionist and a street performer. But that Friday night (5/9/2014), he proved to us, he was not only all of the above, instead he gives us hope where when you put all your determination into faith- it will prevail, he was obliged to his adoring fans and also injecting a little sense of humor into his performance. It was more than a show or illusion, it was mind boggling confusion that leave you breathless and neverthless nothing short of astonishment. He was like connecting to us live with his seductive wits in that chilling Stadium Negara. I am ready to be dazzled.

ready to be dazzled!
Took the monorail to Hang Tuah and it was few minutes walk to Stadium Negara from there as I don't want to get trapped in the traffic. Upon reaching there, the gate was not open yet, so it was quite crowded. At last about 830pm, the gate was opened. Went in and find for a good spot.
this was the best seating arrangement i could get
By 930pm, the show finally begins!  And there he was on stage, with my new compact Canon Powershot SX700 that zoom like magic! loving this canon. With his usual black Tshirt and black pants, i could feel his strong vibe accompanied by the cheers from the crowd.

jeng jeng jeng..David Blaine !
close up..my canon sx700 is simply awesome! hehe
 He was very much attached with the fans and i thought how lucky they were to be invited up on stage with him each time before he would start his performance. Most of the performance was what I have saw on TV, however it was still mind blasting! His usual monotonous act on tv has been snapped the total opposite that nite, once in a while he was quick to show his charming smile and even asked all the audience to get their cameras/videos to record it there and there. So no security guards was mad at us for doing so.  such a cool guy! hahaha! check out his opening act! 


From drinking 3 litres of water from 6 unopened mineral water bottles and spitting it out like a hose pipe to wash down the fire with his initial, to some card tricks to (go figure) forecasting the last piece of jigsaw puzzle from the audience to poking his palm using ice picks to his last unbelievable feat stunts of holding his breath for 8 minutes and 36 seconds!, he kept us seeking for the truth whether it was just part of illusion, real magic, science gimmick or an alien invasion. Either way, there were so many questions mark flying around.
time for some poking
He even jokingly said to the crowd that if something go wrong with that ice pick trick, that would be the end of the show. Not to worry coz he has few other magicians line up for us. unusual for him to say that but yeah..he even warned to all parents with kids to please close their young ones' eyes before he proceed with that eerie trick.
he get a couple to poke the ice pick all the way through his palm..crazyyy!
After that he left us with 3 other performers/magicians as he need to get himself prepared for the final stunt. First it was a dance act by a French hip hop dancer, Salah Benlemgawanssa (you can follow his insta at @spidermanasalah1979). 
Salah Benlemgawanssa
His body moves like a crafted rubber..going on slow motion to fast paced. Check out his performance here :


Followed by another French magician Yann Frisch (kinda Charlie chaplin) where his nerdy character play along quite well with his scruffy hair and trick. And the host himself,  Todd Robbins with his crazy nail hammering into his nostril, bulb eating and balloon trick from his nose to his mouth..gruesome and looked painful to me.
Todd Robbins
Yann Frisch
eeeeee.... hahaa

And finally the moment we are waiting for, out of the blue suddenly, we noticed that David Blaine was not on stage, but he was already ready to dive in into a huge water tank filled with nemo, dory and other fishes for his final death-defying acts in the middle of Stadium Negara. 

While he tried his level best to stand the endurance of holding his breath underwater in that water tank to outdo his last attempt for his Malaysian fans, even then, we could see a note of smile on his face. I took this opportunity to went up to get a closer glimpse of him. 

as he try to compose himself
he even invite a lady to jump in with him..how more real can u get? i mean how on earth he could still concentrating on his breathing??
while closing his eyes..i have no idea what he was thinking
He actually waved and called the audience to come closer while doing his life threatening feat, and as I was terpukau standing behind those bodyguards, i quickly jumped in as i feel like he was waving at me..LOL. i duno what to do and since i am not your usual selfie freak, i actually stood next to the water tank and trying to adjust my Nexus4 like a confused child. But thank god, i managed to snap a selfie with David before he turned and facing the opposite direction for other fans. :) 
what a selfie..
I was smitten..His dreamy eyes, his laid back character, cool and enigmatic, his aura was simply magical to me. how can he still look very calm holding his breath underwater??? hatiku cair..haha like there was a cast of spell, his intriguing curiosity made my admiration towards him even deeper than before. 

He did it like a champ, 8 minutes 36 sec and while he came out of the tank, cold and out of breath, he was still giving his moment by allowing fans taking selfies and shaking hands to the cheering crowds. I managed to tap his elbow..hahaha..maybe after this my life will be filled with more magical adventure..hahaha

The showcase ended at 11.15pm. Final photo before going home with Todd and he placed a nail into his nostril.ouch!

Todd Robinson..funny and friendly magician
Thank you very much LOL events for making this a reality and all this would not be happening if not for 8share for the tickets prize. woots..:) i still cant believe .. it was like a dream that turn into a reality. thank you, im blessed. :) So follow 8share as there are more good things coming at cha!   


Monday, August 25, 2014

STYLISH WAYS TO WEAR A SHORT DRESS

The short dress or known as the mini dress are seen to be one of the items that every girl have in their closet. The short dress may be bought to be worn once to a certain occasion or simply because it just caught your attention while you were shopping. Whatever the reason must be, do not hide those mini dress at the back of the closet as you could perk it up to show off your personality. The short dress will never go out of style as designers are always producing new ideas of designs and prints to suit every individual’s taste and personalities. There are three different ways where you could style up your mini dresses and look fashionable as ever. 

The first look is to match your short dress with a nice pair of sneakers. Women can choose from the classic Converse one or go more relaxed with slip-ons. This kind of style is suitable for the girls who want to show off an edgy and laid back character. Not only that, it makes you feel comfortable walking all day long with comfy pair of shoes. I personally love this look especially when I travel as I tend to walk a lot for sight seeing. So comfort is definitely the key for this essential look.  
Looks so comfortable right? 
The second look which women can try is the simple and cute mini dress pair up with an oversized sweater or denim jackets. This style is perfect when you are in a cold setting and it gives you a classy look. For the ladies who aim to get a toned down and descent look, an oversized sweater will do the trick. However, make sure that the hem of the sweater is longer than your actual dress or it will probably look sloppy. Besides that, overlaying a denim jacket on top of your dress gives it a simple yet stylish appearance which makes it perfect to parties and fun celebrations. 
Another classic yet edgy look
denim jackets will do the trick
The third look for women to try is by slipping on a pair of dark or neon coloured leggings with the mini dress. This type of look is mainly for the ladies who do not want to show a lot of skin. You do not have to shy away from wearing the short dress as leggings can help you show off your dress style with confidence all around town. 
love how simple black and white add on the rocker chic style

fashion that never fade..always chic and look cool
If you are wondering where to get some new mini dresses, try checking out ZALORA as it offers a wide range of beautiful mini dress designs and you could have it delivered straight to your home! I'm going to add few more short dress for my collection too but honestly i'm spoilt for choices because Zalora simply have great varieties of latest arrival.  Just one click away so go and check it out now!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pensonic Cooking Class with Dato Chef Haji Ismail

Received an invitation or to be more specific I actually won from the Pensonic Raya-Merdeka Bring Chef Home contest, so thank you Pensonic for a great Cooking Class with Dato Chef Haji Ismail on a rainy Saturday morning last week (16/8/2014). 

Reached DoubleTree by Hilton KL early and was greeted by friendly staff of Pensonic. Dato Chef was already there and gladly took photos with invited guests and participants at the photobooth with props. I also noticed that there are on ground Instagram contest for 7 lucky winners to bring home Pensonic Chef's Like series kitchen appliances. He is such a friendly, down to earth and funny person. Simply light up the room as we enter for a cooking class with him.

First thing first, picture time..then breakfast! i was so hungry so the finger food really helps..haha Pastries, donuts and cute cupcakes filled up my empty stomach that morning quite well. :) 
Chef Ismail so sporting
Thanks Shireen for the company.great chat we had
DoubleeTree has always been one of my favorite hotel in KL
sweet rush
sweet and sour roll
crispy pastry
fish mini cupcake
Then while chit chatting with Shireen, I noticed one of my teen crush which is also one of the Pensonic's ambassador. Alan Yun...i used to had crush on him haha..very friendly and humble.it was nice chatting with him after last seeing him during press conference for Gubra in 2006! 
year 2006, press conference for Gubra..hehe
year 2014 ..hehe we meet again..we still look the same kan? haha
While waiting for the session to start, we continue to snap some pictures around. who knows might win something under the instagram contest. hehe. The event finally starts at about 1030am, but Chef ismail didnt want us just to sit and listen, so he get us to form a group front of the stage and next thing we knew we were dancing to the  beat from "Sway With Me". He can really moves! Haha..it was quite fun. After 10-15 minutes of dance routine, he finally decided to teach us how to cook Nasi Cili Hijau, Ayam Percik and Otak Otak. Very informative session and he kept us entertained with his wits and humor. The class was interactive with questions and answers plus the laughter from the audience. 

class going to start
Some of Pensonic's appliances
The steamer looks cool! I have the oven at home and its easy to use

and there are 7 prizes for grabs.so I participated the instagram contest as well
Feeling lucky? 
The whole hall smells good
3 dishes cook by Chef Ismail
After the cooking session ends, it was time to announce the winners for the instagram contest. and jeng jeng jeng..I was one of the winners so i won a oven..hehe another collection in the house..hehee Thank you so much Pensonic! 
all 7 winners with their prizes

After the prize ceremony, it was time for lunch. Food are deliciously served at the back of the hall, buffet style. And the menu also included the dishes that Chef Ismail cooked earlier. Yummy!

Prepared by Doubletree 

More food
Managed to bump into Aunty Roselyn and Teh during the session as well. It has been quite some time since our last meeting. It was nice to meet them again. :) Good luck in your masters, Teh!
Met Aunty Roselyn after so long. so friendly. 
with Teh , Roselyn's daughter and i knew her from Pantene contest.

THank you once again Pensonic for a wonderful event. It was informative and cant wait to cook! hehe . Follow them on Facebook for more updates and line up ! till then adios amigos.


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