Splashing Weekend

Last Saturday was indeed an awesome time for me. Together with the kids from Everyone Has Hope project we went to the Jungle Lodge Alang Sedayu near Gombak. The kids were joined with other Burmese children around KL. It was an amazing time hanging out with them.

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

Splashing Weekend

~Later Days

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Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

These past few months, KL has been privileged to have many talented people especially, YouTube sensations. Last year KL saw the appearance of AJ Rafael, Clara C and the Jayeselee twins.

Early this month, I was so happy to meet another person, she is one the earliest singer songwriters that I have been following on YouTube. It is non other, the amazing and talented Kina Grannis. According to Wiki :

“Kina Kasuya Grannis (born August 4, 1985) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from California. She is half Japanese and half English, Irish, French, Scottish, Dutch and German. In 2006, Grannis recorded and self-released two more albums, One More in the Attic and In Memory of the Singing Bridge. In early 2007, she recorded “Ours to Keep” written by Rachael Lawrence and Deborah Ellen. This song would be featured regularly on General Hospital and was in an episode of the ABC Family’s mini-series Samurai Girl in September 2008.

On November 14, 2007, she created her YouTube account and began posting videos of her songs online. Her first video, “Message From Your Heart,” was entered into Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. The contest, which she won, landed her a contract with Interscope Records. Her YouTube videos have received more than 77 million views and have propelled her to become one of YouTube’s most popular personalities “

Some of her well known hits are “Valentine”, “In Your Arms”, “The Way You Are” and many amazing covers by artists. She was even featured on the Ellen show for her video that featured Jelly Beans.

Anyway here are some of the shots I took of her when she was performing live at Wisma Bentley auditorium.

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina Grannis : Live in Kuala Lumpur

Kina & Moi

I am also very thankful to Soulmanna Live for giving me the opportunity to be the official photographer for this concert.

~Later Days~

Of Urbanscapes 2008, a Big Event and shooting for an Album Cover…

Yes, finally I have some time to blog about happenings that has been going on in my life, these past week has been crazy. Anyway I was so happy that my pictures were part of the Digital Malaya Project exhibition and 4 of my favorite portrait shots were on display there. And all these happened at the KLUE Urbanscapes 2008 at KLPAC, Sentul. Well, right now picture time:

my pictures on exhibition at the DMP booth

The colorful fan that was put all around by the Bijour Bazaar folks

Ultraman Tiga part of a big art installation

my friend Wei-Nye Chen

Sarah and Joshua Chay

My favorite portrait of the day, her name is Safura Razak

Stephanie Kennedy and me

For more pictures from this set, CLICK HERE

Well, thats is all for KLUE URBANSCAPES and I would like to personally thank the founder of DMP, Muid Latif for giving me a chance to showcase my pictures at KLUE URBANSCAPES 2008. Thank you yeah…

And my favorite from the Urbanscape event was this of the lights that were shining across the hall where the Bass Agents were spinning and this is how it looks, I edited a bit to make it bit more vivid:

Anyway, the next two pictures are the ones I took at this really big event at Sunway Hotel and I was privileged to take shots for the event which also helped by my sister’s company. And here are the shots:

my sister, Fara and Kelsey

Tun Mahathir, the iconic man in Malaysia…

And lastly, I am only going to post two pictures up of my friend that I took for her album cover, she is from Sabah and she just came out with her new album which is self funded but I promised her I will not post more than 2 pictures before her album is out. So, everyone look out for Lenny Lysandra’s album yeah:

Check out her music at these sites :
Lenny Lysandra MySpace

Lenny Lysandra Channel V Amp

Well, thats all for now..till then

~Later Days~

When Kuala Lumpur Froze for 4 minutes….

Yes thats right folks, following the pursuit of Improv in the USA, Improv Malaysia and the UNITED COLORS OF MALAYSIA group was the force behind the exciting and out of this world experience that happened in the Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur on 13th April 2008. I guess this is the start of a new beginning of the arts scene to emerge and show its true form in Malaysia.

The whole idea of people gathering at a spot was mooted by some of the organizers but the whole event kicked off when people started to cramp up Lot 10 around 2.30 pm and even then the security people were all curios cuz it was there the message was passed out for the meeting point to freeze. So once the message was given all the people headed towards the Pavillion shopping center and waited for the time to arrive at sharp 3.35 pm  and once the clock hit that time everyone froze as throngs of photographers, camera crew we busy clicking and shooting away the freeze in unison. After 4 solid minutes the whole Pavillion was overjoyed and there shouting and cheering that came along when it ended.

I mean who would have though that a simple group from Facebook that sent message across in the cyberspace can gather more than a 1000 people at the same place to accomplish something. That trully indeed is special and it proves a point that no matter what color, race, gender, tall, short, fat, thin and etc, humans can work together in this community and this place called Earth despite at times other things that come in the way and disrupts the peace and harmony. Anyway that is my thoughts on this event and yes now is picture time, this is because I didnt freeze and took pictures and I am not gonna miss this one of a kind event that happened in KL:

And for more pictures from the event, you can click HERE

Also there is a video and I was in it…Hmmmmm:

Anyway thats all for now…till then…

~Later Days~