Heineken Thirst 2013 is certainly one party where party goers would look forward too! This year, it took place on a chilly Saturday evening, 14 December 2013 at Sepang International Circuit with its most extensive and eclectic list of stars to date who played across two impressive stages.
The Green Stage main headliner is none other David Guetta, The Parisian DJ where most of his songs were chart toppers on radio! Australia’s duo Nervo blended really well with their glam act behind the deck along with Heineken Thirst’s stylish theme. Another big name Afrojack, the Dutch house superstar who brought the house down with his great playlist and visuals. Lastly, our local regulars Goldfish and Blink and B.A.T.E.
The Star Arena featured Dutch trance duo W&W spinning their uplifting trance sets. R3hab from Holland, UK’s EDM legend Example (he has a great track with Calvin Harris!), my personal favourite – up and rising 19 year old Madeon from France and local DJs Xu and Bunga from Twilight Actiongirl.
The festival was a bang. Why?
Party goers were mesmerized by the fireworks. Not to mention, I was very drawn to the exciting designs worn by the Heineken girls! The designs on the stage were decorated stylishly and also limited edition bottles of Heineken, the Heineken CLUB bottles were being served at the VIP lounge and Heinesuites. These babies only reveal their designs under UV light (I was given a tiny UV torchlight at the door whereby I was totally clueless at the point of receiving it) Care to see the bottle? Scroll for more!
The Green Stage
Me and the pretty Ee Loe
My new friends with Ee Loe! I can only remember Chong ;p
The glam duo, Nervo
The fireworks right after Nervo’s act
My Personal Favourite at the Green Stage — Afrojack
Our last DJ and also crowd favourite, David Guetta
Just when I thought my 2013 is going to wrap up really well with 2 great acts – Avicii & Heineken Thirst 2013… Heineken has another surprise for me & Spinzer too!
The world’s no. 1 international premium beer Heineken has more to offer during this jolly festive season by introducing 3 new products the Heineken CLUB Bottle, Heineken DraughtKeg and Heineken Extra Cold.
The Heineken CLUB Bottle designed by Matt W. Moore features the designer’s inimitable vector-funk style and is influenced by the mesmerizing origami theme. The aluminium bottle is a beauty on its own under natural lighting with the remarkable green star and comes to life once you enter a club scene with deep, dark indigo UV lighting. The true beauty undeniable by anyone who sets eye on it, was revealed at Milan Design Week. Not to forget they are only available for a limited time at selected premium clubs nationwide, get it FAST!
Not to be missed this festive season would be the Heineken DraughtKeg for your group parties from BBQ to pool party! You have 5 litres of fresh quality draught beer ready to be served directly at your desired party venue for family and guests. The DraughtKeg ensures freshness within 30 days once opened! Cheers to more parties from December to January as the DraughtKeg is available at selected supermarkets such as Cold Storage, Mercato, B.I.G., Village Grocer and TMC and don’t forget to checkout from the cashier for your two exclusive Heineken Christmas glasses.
By the way, check out The Heineken Tap Challenge, starting from 20 December 2013 till 26 January 2014 where draught beer lovers could now train themselves in the art of serving a perfect pint! Look out for the below schedule to have your first training!
20 – 22 December 2013: Cold Storage Mont Kiara & Cold Storage KLCC
28 – 29 December 2013: BIG Publika & Mercato, Plaza Damas
3 – 5 January 2014: Village Grocer Bangsar & Cold Storage Sunway Pyramid
10 – 12 January 2014: Cold Storage Subang Parade & Cold Storage Bandar Utama
17 – 19 January 2014: Mercato Pavillion & Cold Storage Mont Kiara
24 – 26 January 2014: Cold Storage Mutiara Damansara & TMC Bangsar
Icy cold Heineken chilled between 0°C – 3°C is going to give an unforgettable moment from the first sip to the last, the extra cold beer promises a smoother and intensify drinking expereince!
First of all, I’m not really that famous if compared to some of the bigger names in the list, but I have to add this: I am followed by some of the most powerful personalities on various social media platforms across multiple industries, and that’s probably why my KLOUT score is considered pretty high even with a decent number of following! (in contrast, if you take a look at @klubbkiddkl‘s twitter followers – it goes to hundreds and thousands!)
However I will gladly accept this “title” as an honour to the social work I do to create a #betterMalaysia, being the voice of young Malaysians who want to do more than just follow the path carved out for them. I want to play the activist to support anyone and everyone who is contributing towards a #betterMalaysia, no matter which political party they come from, whatever race they are from (in fact, we’re all Malaysians are we not?) or no matter how small they are, or they THINK they are. It’s about creating a world without inequity, where anyone deserves to be successful IF they work hard and want it hard enough
There are too many to thank for all the great things that has happened over 2013, and I’ll probably list them down on a future blogpost. This being one of them of course, and receiving one of the best compliments I’ve ever had before. See below!
PS on another great news, our Social Media Outreach project with Durex under @Socialgrooves was covered by multiple mainstream newspapers last week and it was AMAZING to see our work together with Durex Malaysia and AIESEC Malaysia make it this big, all in the name of getting closer towards a world free of HIV. Check out the newspaper clipping below and if you were part of the campaign, we at Socialgrooves would like to thank ALL YOU SOCIALITES for being a PART OF THIS SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN!! *bows*
So I’ve heard that we Astro customers will be rewarded with an all HD goodness this end of year (or to be exact, 1st Nov 2013 till 15 Feb, 2014!) thanks to the image above being shared around on Facebook - YIPEE! Ever since I’ve laid my eyes on movies and drama played on HD on my 41 inch screen, I can’t seem to go back to normal – no, not even for football, HD is the way to go and I can’t live without it.
So when I heard that my favourite channel FX in HD will be made available to us at no additional cost as an Astro customer as part of an exclusive preview (which by the way includes Astro Family HD Pack channels, Astro Vinmeen HD, Fox Family Movies as well as One HD in both HD and SD) I was simply elated!
Check out the list of channels available in HD during ASTRO’s End of Year Entitlement period!
Imagine, FX’s dramas like Scrubs shown in HD among the many other English dramas/movies at the comfort of your own house, or you can even watch your favourite programs anytime in Astro On-The-Go at no additional cost, until 15th February 2014.
FX HD features the best of edgy programming, character-driven stories that resonate with discerning viewers, and humour and entertainment that take audiences to a new level. Viewers can look forward to Mad Men, Sons Of Anarchy and Crash. I meanwhile, will be catching My Week with Marilyn tonight at 11pm on Channel 726. Why? Because Michelle Williams who acted as THE Marilyn Monroe was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture. She also earned Best Actress nominations from the Academy Awards and British Academy Film Awards. Isn’t it enough to convince you to check the drama out with me?
Anyhow, I’m kinda caught by surprise that HD channels are so accessible now, truly we have advanced so much on how we enjoy our watching experience. If you haven’t gotten a HD TV I suggest that you do – it isn’t always that we can enjoy HD channels upgrade at no cost at all. For this reason I’m glad I’m an Astro subscriber, can’t wait for more benefits to come my way, tralala.
I don’t know about you but everyone’s been talking about the ONE Fighting Championship‘s #WarriorSpirit fight happening this Friday, but I guess it’s no surprise since @TuneTalk has been doing the promotions eh? But if you haven’t, check out the TVC below to know what I’m talking about!
Yeap, it’s THAT sort of fight that’s going to happen right in front of your face, LIVE, and it’s one of our only chance to experience the exhilaration in being the center of it all!
Well, you’ve got that excitement and of course because the world is talking about it, it’s like hyped up to the max!
As you can see, #ONEFC and #WarriorSpirit were trending as the top (unpaid) hashtags in KL yesterday and I believe it’ll be the same throughout this week, cause we Malaysians have to support our Malaysian fighters!
There’s never been a movement so large to gather everyone together rooting for our fighters in the cage… thinking about it is already making me dizzy, heh.
If you want to know why, it’s because of the following:-
#ONEFC is Asia’s largest #MMA organisation!
This is #ONEFC’s 3rd time returning to Kuala Lumpur
#ONEFC has 90% market share of #MMA in Asia
All the best fighters in Asia have been signed to #ONEFC
It DOES sort of help when you have someone as sexy as Felixia Yeap, Malaysia’s only ex-Playboy bunny becoming the official ring girl for the MMA Championship
As you may know, #ONEFC’s #WarriorSpirit is presented by #TuneTalk, so obviously our very own Jason Lo would have a thing or two to say about it. Check it out below:-
Alright so this leaves us to this… Do you want to experience a chance of a lifetime to witness the world’s biggest fight right here in Malaysia? If your answer is yes, quickly buy your tickets at www.airasiaredtix.com right now and be at the Stadium this Friday to watch 8 of Malaysia’s BEST #MMA fighters in action!
#ONEFC #WarriorSpirit on 15 Nov starts at 7pm sharp at Stadium Putra, and the first ever Malaysian #MMA champion will be crowned on that day. Be part of history, see you there!
So this is a quick one from last night, sort of testing this new mobile app I downloaded on my iPhone 5. Went looking around for lunch and got recommended to this place called Yik Kee Restaurant at TTDI on HungryGoWhere.my and the reviews was really good at least according to the people who reviewed it lah. So #Jingy and I went to test it out…
And we were pleasantly surprised Portions were huge (we couldn’t finish this so tapao-ed instead), the sauce was really yummy without too much MSG (yea, no dry throat later) and the prawns, well, they were big and had that yummy brainy flavour to it.. You know what I mean?
Noodles were just AMAZING!
We tried other assorted dishes like the Roast Duck but wasn’t really good lah, I think we’ll just stick to the recommended orders from HungryGoWhere instead to avoid disappointment haha. These restaurants should really take a look at the reviews so that they can improve themselves, #justsaying.
Anyway do try it out. It’s available on both Google Play and iOS, it’s so convenient and it helps with deciding what to eat
Search HungryGoWhere Malaysia on Google Play or app store to download, or if you’re viewing this blogpost on your mobile, I’ve made it convenient so you could click here which links to the appstore
Gone were the days when I used to celebrate the public holiday eves partying around or best of all would be watching the dark sky being light up by multi colored flames on our National Day eve celebration.
This year is a remarkable celebration for me, Absolut Hibiskus, the first-ever floral-flavoured vodka had been introduced by Pernod Ricard to their Malaysia fans in conjunction of Malaysia’s Independence Day & Malaysia Day.
Being a fan of Absolut and Malaysian, this event means a lot to me. In case you are not aware, Hibiscus is Malaysia’s national flower.
The well crafted bottle of Absolut Hibiskus
Apart from the Hibiskus bottle designed exclusively for the floral vodka. Pernord Ricard had a collaboration with artists from 3Editions – a contemporary onine art & design gallery which features master piece of young talented Malaysians namely, Michelle Lim, Tan Howe Qin, Hyacinthe Kaur and Abs Lee.
4 one-of-a-kind artwork was created and has been displayed in the 4 Absolut Hibiskus party venues, Poppy KL, Luna Bar KL, Mois Penang and The View KL. I missed out the event and Spinzer had so much fun there in Luna Bar KL! There’s a tattoo booth for Absolut fans to choose from other than the perfect cocktail blends!
From Left to Right: Chris Tock aka Spinzer, Samantha Chin, Charmaine Pua & Boyfriend.
The Spray Tattoo Artist working the hibiscus tattoo! (Picture Courtesy of Charmaine Pua)
It’s okay! At least I got the perfect recipes to mix my own cocktail with this unique blend made up of natural ingredients. Every ounce of Hibiskus adds a tinge of acidic berry flavoured hibiscus with underlying sweet notes of pomegranate, making each sip splendid! Be your own bartender this weekend with recipes exclusively made for Absolute Hibiskus!