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Sarawak Rock Party 2009

It has been a long while since I covered an event. I find it very exciting and exhilarating to try and keep up with the happenings of the event.

The event was held at Kenyalang Theater. on the 26th April 2009


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Before I go any further I would like to thank Alvin Jong a.k.a. Pazuzu of Pazuzushot.com for getting me the pass for the event. He was also the vocalist of Channel 1.

Here are the list of bands performing that night. In alphabetical order.

  • AMS (Hong Kong)
  • Channel 1
  • Dream Machine
  • Disable
  • Dyerbreed
  • Khai
  • MonkeyKat
  • Season
  • Single Track Mind
  • SLaP!
  • Swing Habit
  • Rock Paradise (Miri)
  • Visualies
  • 噪 (cáo)
  • 浪朝(làng cháo) (Kuala Lumpur)

 I hope I got all the bands correct.

The event started off quite early, around 6.30pm as there was quiet a long list of bands. And I missed the first band as I was busy downstairs having my dinner. :-( There was a boo-boo at the stall, which caused all of us (Michael, Cecilia, and Alex) to be late.

So upon reaching the main entrance. I can hear MonkeyKat singing her lungs out inside. heh~ but there was a congession at the entrance so we had to slowly make our way in. Oh, me and Michael bought the shirts just to support the event.

I have already uploaded the photos to the gallery. Do have a look :D

Below are some of my fav shots of the night.

And last but not least. The video! one of the bands performing. I had like 5 videos and this one was the smallest. 200 over mb. took me ages to upload to youtube.com last nite. And on top of that I had to retry twice. It disconnected when I was reaching about 80% upload. So make sure you take a view of it. Till the end!

Hit HQ if you dare.

 

Overall the ‘party’ was a lot of fun. We (photographers) had a lot of fun. I know I did. The music was loud, angry and did I say loud? Hehe. The crowd was good. Almost 70% of the hall was filled. When the event was drawing to a close, the crowd really got going. We left at about 11.30pm deaf. Whistles should be banned from these sort of events. Also there is a need for TWO spot lights, as this event had only one, it was always trained on the person speaking/singing. The rest were under stage light, being green, blue, red, orange etc. Hard to shoot. The management/organizers should talk / communicate with the photographers/ bloggers on the limitations and areas of where they can go. My friends were asked nicely to get off stage. Eventho they had the photographers tag.

Another post to go

 

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New Year 2009

I guess by now everyone has updated their blogs / journals about how they partied thru the night and did the countdown with all the beautiful people at the place where they live. And either they talk about the final day of 2008 and what they did and what will they do in 2009. Well I will do the same as well, slowly :P within a span of a few days time, I'm sorry if I'm long winded :-P

Let me tell you how I spent my countdown . . .

I was watching a movie which I downloaded called Resident Evil - Degeneration.

Resident Evil? Yeah, its the animated version. And the storyline follows from the games. Do a search and you will know what I'm talking about. I didn't even know that it was a new movie... As there was not much news about it, anywhere.

Lets have a look at the time line of the movies from the Resident Evil franchise

1. Resident Evil: Ground Zero (2002)
2. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
3. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
4. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

This movie looks and feels like the CG cut scenes from the games series. They did a really good job with the animation. But still some how the characters look and feel "dead". The lights, shadows, reflections and dynamics looks good. Motion as well. When it came to facial expression, it does not really come thru~ No soul in the eyes, maybe. To me it looks and feel plastic ... fake

Here are some screen shots~

 

As you can see the characters looks fake and plastic, why? because humans have imperfections, we are not born with flawless skin, or symmetrical face and etc. Its the imperfections that makes us unique from one another.

One thing that they did really well was fire! and water. basic elements of nature. But for wind, well it didn't really seem natural, still it was better than many other CG's I have seen before.

If you had followed the game franchise you will understand what happened in Racoon City. Else the movie was still very much watchable. And entertaining too.

If I had to give it a rating where 10 being Awesome and 0 being Rubbish, I would give it a rating of 8½ points.

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So that was my quick review of the movie... now back to my count down story :-P if your still interested to know. I started watching the movie around 10pm and by 11pm I was sleepy so I stopped the movie and went to sleep.

Then my slumber was interupted by a loud bang's and booms!

Whats that you say? Thats the view of my window and the noise polution that started just right around midnight. I was so lazy to get out of bed, so I took the photo from my bed with the Nokia e63. There was some celebrations down at the Boulevard Shopping Center just down the road from where I stay.

It was all over in about 10 mins time, so I tried to get back to sleepzzzzzz.

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Then the alarm went off at 4.00AM. rolled myself out of bed and started to get ready to go pick up the guys from MV Doulos, who are going to hunt for sunrise with us(nutters who wakes up at 4am to look for sunrise that comes at 630am).

Well, that's another post for another time ;) now I need to go find dinner. Hmmm... what to eat , what to eat.

So Yups~ Thats how I spent my countdown~ SLEEPING!

 

Cheers everyone~! Happy 2009!

 

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