Monday, September 28, 2009
Fans of Air Supply will be pleased to note that the duo of Graham and Russel will be back in Malaysia for a one-night concert. Themed as "Air Supply ENCORE 2009 Live in Malaysia", the duo will be belting out their favourite all time hits at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highland at 8 pm on 4th October 2009.
They did 2 sell-out shows last year ,one in Kuala Lumpur and another one in Kota Kinabalu.This time Kota Kinabalu is not one of their stop so Kota Kinabalu die-hard fans will have to fly out to Kuala Lumpur if they don't want to miss the show.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Last evening (25th September 2009) my wife and I attended the Saranghaeyo Korea Dance Concert at the 1Borneo Grand Ballroom. "Saranghaeyo" which means "love" in the korean language highlighted the appreciation of both the Sabahan and Korean culture.The festival held for the first time in Sabah was also to mark the celebration of Malaysia and South Kore's 50th Anniversary diplomatic relations as well as to promote tourism between both countries.
Korean cultural dances were performed by the Korea House performers while a series of break dances by the group of 10 internationally well-known B-Boys.
Amongst the cultural dances performed last evening were the "Sinawi""Buchaechum"(the famous Korean fan dance),"saipuri","Bukchum"(a drum beating dance which I truly enjoyed)and lots more during the 2 hour concert.Proceeds from the 2-days concert were donated to the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation of Kota Kinabalu and HOSPIS, Sandakan.
I managed to take some shots of the dances and have off-loaded them here for those who missed this great show and dance panorama.As flash was not allowed by those taking photographs, I have to resort to taking them at high resolution.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Yesterday (31st August 2009) was Malaysia's Merdeka (Independence) Day. It was celebrated as the 52nd year of independence counting from 1957 when the Federated States of Malaya achieved independence from the British Colonial rule while Sabah and Sarawak joined Malaysia and achieved independence from the British Colonial rule on 16th September 1963 only.According to the Guiness Book of World Records, Doulus has been recognised as the world's oldest active ocean-going passenger ship.
The good ship "Doulus" (the world's largest floating bookstore) was back again after 2 years in Kota Kinabalu Port and opened to the public from 29th August 2009 till 21st September 2009.My family and I never missed visiting the ship every time it calls at Kota Kinabalu to browse through its huge collections of books, magazines and cds.This time I managed to buy a few books on music (guitars and songs.
More details can be obtained from their website: http://www.doulos.org
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Here are a few shots taken by me of our puppy called "Pretty".Born on 9th March 2009, she was the only puppy which we decide to keep out of 7 which her mother, Bobbie, gave birth to. The rest were given to good homes of our dog loving friends.I have trained her to do a few simple tricks like sitting still and putting out her paw to shake hand.
We had a hard time trying to figure out what sort of breed Pretty is. The closest we can come up with is that she is a half breed Schnauzer and mixed Golden Retriever. Readers who know a bit about dogs and their breeds are welcomed to give their comments on her and what sort of breed she really is.
Friday, August 7, 2009
My wife and I attended the Prima Oligo (A fashion & makeup supplier)annual dinner function last Saturday at Pan Pacific Ballroom at the invitation of friends who are in the business line.The evening programme,apart from a sumptious dinner,consisted of lucky draws,hip hop dance performance, magic show and fashion shows.Fashion being modeled were for casual wear, evening wear and wedding gowns.I was lucky to be seated near the catwalk and was able to snap a few photos of the models.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Here are some of the photos taken by my son,Raymond of the motorized treasure hunt event.I didn't take any photos as I was kept busy in my role as the chief marshal at the event.