Urbanscapes is back this year, but I’m not sure if you will have to buy a ticket to access the grounds, or just the music section. So the marketplace, and foodie place, and lepak areas are not free again I guess. Wait. Before you head over to KL PAC, this year’s event will be held at Astaka, PJ. Nnear the Eye Hospital/Asia Jaya.

Wait! Read this: At-the-door purchase only: RM25 tickets exclusively for TM customers only (please show receipt/bill/monthly statement at entrance)


Good news for members of the public out there! 1MIM is organizing a fun-filled Motorsports Carnival & Celebration party exclusively just for you.

The motorsport carnival will be held on the 16th of July 2011 at Sunway Pyramid Oasis Boulevard (Orange entrance) from 10am-2am. The 16 hours event boasts Show Car performances, Drift Car, Hip Hop Dance Championship, Paintball Drift, Split Fire, Burn Out Show and many more.

The highlight of the night will be a showcase of  more than 20  642-902 dumps posh sports cars, displayed prominently right in the front of main entrance for public admiration. The thrilling part is a good number of  1Y0-A20 dumps famous local artistes will be driven inside those sports cars to the Red Carpet.

Another focus of the night will be the GT Girl Fashion Design Competition which supported & participated by Carven Academy of Fashion.

For more information, please call 018-227 3388, or visit the Facebook page at


ROCK THE YOUTH FESTIVAL, organised by Bahagian Pembangunan Belia, Majlis Sukan Negeri Selangor, in collaboration with Frinjan, the festival aims to attract more than 5,000 youths with exhilarating activities created based on feedback and recommendations from local youths.

There will be music performance featuring local independent bands, Youth forum, NGO Fest, Youth bazaar, Books bazaar, Short Films, Screening Workshop,s Voters registration campaign & booths.


The cause: Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Klang Selangor.

The organisers: Jaguar Swiss Made.

The sponsors: Posh cars of various ginormous brands, Von Jolly Couture, Bysi, Cellabs, Hwa Jing Tour Agency and many more.


A Journey Through Time is a yearly watchmakers’ event held in the Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. This year hosted the 4th Journey Through Time, themed Time to Love and was held from 2nd – 11th December. The finale event was on the last day itself, although Delta Goodrem sang for the final 3 days of the exhibition.

*This week’s article is written by our guest writer, who goes by the pen name of signedtees.

A Journey Through Time (check out for more details) focuses on four divisions – couture, cuisine, entertainment and the appreciation of luxury timepieces. We were only there for the finale of this ten-day event and the day was still true to the focal points. The event was hosted by Yasmin Yusoff, looking stunning in a navy blue evening gown and I think she mentioned all her hairdo and spa were all done in Starhill Gallery.


I first discovered Diana Liu when I was photographing Tokyo Blue at No Black Tie on a fine Wednesday night sometime back in August 2010. It was Tokyo Blue’s last performance in Malaysia. Well, sort of a last concert before Hiro and Ywenna moved over to Singapore (and Josh going over to Berklee for a short stint). I am sure they will come back to Malaysia to perform again anyways.

So yes, I saw this young lady fronting the microphone while Tokyo Blue was the backing band, singing some jazz numbers. It did not matter that she sang in Mandarin (of which I do not understand), but it was good enough to prompt me to get my ass to the front of the stage to record her (using my Sony NEX5 of course).


My Dunks, after Baybeats

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Here’s what you get wearing a black Nike Dunk into the moshpit during Baybeats 2009 at Singapore. No, it is not mud, just some dust and sand from the gravel mosh pit.

Nike Dunk

Nike Dunk



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15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with socio-political issues in Malaysia, they also feature some of the best-known faces in the country, including actors, musicians and top political leaders. You may think of them as funky little films made by 15 Malaysian voices for the people of Malaysia.

15Malaysia homepage:

Check out the Facebook group here


Art Tutorial

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Brought to you by : the research unit : WL FINE ARTS

What determines the value of a painting?
There are several factors that influence the value of a painting. The primary factor is the value individuals or entities are willing to pay to acquire the painting. In other words the value is determined by what the market is willing to bear for the painting. This, of course, is directly correlated with the acclaim of the artist and the availability of the artist’s paintings. Through the years, several artists have been masters of the craft during their time; of these some have pioneered new styles, schools and directions in the art of painting. This achievement creates high benchmarks for the artists of that time, and in turn puts a high value to the artist’s work that pioneered the new direction. The spirit of pioneering and leadership are not the only criterion for valuing an artwork. The technique, composition and integrity of the painting are essential. This aspect, however, is taken for granted if the artist is a master in the field, but does play a part in differentiating paintings by the same artist.

With contemporary artists, it is often their ingenious interpretation of the world around them and their style and technique of portraying that world that excites art buyers and in turn raises the value. Quite often the period, subject and circumstances under which the artist painted the work plays a role in determining value. Every artist has a “golden period” in his or her career, and paintings from this time are quite often valued higher. Also, the emotional attachment and the relevance of the painting to the artist itself plays a role in value.


I came across this while browsing through the zubedy website ( and I thought, heck, this is what we all Malaysian citizens really want.

We don’t really care whether it’s BN or PR ruling Perak, who the speaker is or what car they are driving. We just want to lead our normal daily lives, earn some cash, and read some more interesting articles in the newspapers instead of rubbish like someone being dragged out of a chair. At the end of the day, we need to to eat and feed our family.


Right click here and select ‘Open in new window’ for a larger view.
(The full image is white, I don’t know why the thumbnail is black)

Thanks to Anas Zubedy, for this simple, yet true-to-heart letter. The original post can be found at

Have a meaningful Malaysia, by zubedy

On a sidenote, do checkout zubedy’s new book, titled ‘Have a meaningful Malaysia‘. It is a collection of past zubedy advertisements which contain really interesting yet simple messages/lessons for us to lead a better and more harmonious life. It is priced at RM46.00 and can be found at all major bookstores (I got mine from KLCC Kinokuniya). If you can’t afford it, feel free to photocopy it from someone (or me, in that case) because zubedy won’t mind.

Excerpt from the blog:

If you really cannot afford RM46.00 for the book (one ringgit for each year since 1963 – the year Malaysia was born), go ahead and borrow one from a friend and photocopy it. I do not want you to feel guilty doing it. Only one for your own use, okay.

For more information on the book, check out

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