Russian Circles Live in Kuala Lumpur (2010)

concert — admin on October 25, 2010 at 2:08 am

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24 September 2010, would be the first time Malaysian fans to be able to witness this 3 piece Chicago band. They are Russian Circles (RC), known to have energetic live shows and love to play in a very dimmed lighting conditions. They came to Malaysia with their newest album entitled ‘Geneva’ that has been released on 20 October last year. Boleh juga kalau nak kata ini adalah South East Asia Tour untuk RC.  The gig reportedly started at 8.30pm at KLPAC (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center) which I myself only manage to catch them at 9pm thanks to the traffic of Kuala Lumpur.

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After Mono, this gig would be the next best gig I have attend this year. Intimate yet full of energy. The comfy seats at Pentas 1 would never distract the gig head to just sit on their seats comfortably. I saw people banging on their comfy seat instead. It is an added rarest moment to this event. The possible setlist of that night would be Harper Lewis, Malko, Hexed, Carpe, Young Blood, Philos, Death Rides a Horse, Geneva with an encore of Station. With the help of good sound system and acoustic of Pentas 1, i believe everyone have a wicked night to be told, to everyone who missed it.

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Thanks to Soundscape Records and KittyWu Records for bringing Russian Circles to South East Asia. It was loud, satisfying night. Do come again Russian Circles!

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Bon Odori (2010)

celebration,malaysia — admin on October 22, 2010 at 2:41 am

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17th of July 2010, at Panasonic Sports Complex, Bon Odori that were celebrated annually here marked its 34th year. This year is my 1st  time experiencing & documenting Bon Odori since years I miss to attend the event. Reached the stadium at about 8.30pm and the place already packed with people. Bila ada dekat situ, rasa macam dah sampai Jepun pun ada, sebab ramai yang pakai pakaian tradisional Jepun, Yukata. In Malaysia, the events were celebrated in terms of dancing. People that came to the event gathered around the main stage to dance to a list of songs with different steps.

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The event ended at about 11pm. Till next year!

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Hujan Vs Bunkface (2010)

concert — admin on October 20, 2010 at 3:54 am

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Finally, its time to some concert update. Back in July, in conjunction with KL Festival month, Hujan and Bunkface team up untuk menjayakan konsert ‘Hujan Vs Bunkface’. Berlangsung selama dua hari 10 & 11 Julai 2010 di KL Life, Kuala Lumpur, pastinya satu konsert yang ditunggu-tunggu oleh Raingers dan Bunkers. The show start with an intro as both band enter the stage. Hujan start their setlist playing Revolusi while Bunkface played Aku Skandal.

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Both band take turn to perform their song. Keberangkalian setlist Hujan pada malam 10 Julai adalah Pagi yang Gelap, Kau Harus Ada, Jiwa Kelajuan, Obsesi, Dugaannya, Mencari Konklusi, Empayarmu, Bila Aku Sudah Tiada. Manakala Bunkface memainkan Bunk Anthem, Prom Queen, Soldier, Through My Window, Ekstravaganza, Escape Dance, Silly Lily. Despite the low attendance, both band memang all out for this show as they did have fun through the 2 hour show.  The show ended with Situasi and Ludah Amerika with 11 musicians on stage. Changing guitar, bass, and drums, a rare moment to be seen in a concert.

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It was an awesome night to the fans and to Malaysian music industry itself. Kudos to all (lighting was great too). Kalau rasa macam rugi sebab tak attend konsert ni, boleh beli DVD yang khabarnya akan release dalam masa terdekat ni. Till then, keep Malaysian music industry alive! and healthy!

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Tariq & Wahidah (Bertandang)

wedding — admin on October 18, 2010 at 3:36 am

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Last entry for Tariq & Wahidah session. Sesi kali ini ke Banting untuk majlis bertandang atau resepsi di sebelah pihak lelaki. Start off their session with shooting during make up and few detail shoots. Lepas tu buat sesi potret ringkas sebelum pengantin lelaki dan pengantin perempuan berarak ke rumah pengantin lelaki.

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Majlis berlangsung sederhana dan tetamu tak putus-putus tiba di rumah pengantin lelaki. Majlis meriah dihadiri dengan jiran-jiran dan kawan-kawan.

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Simple reception but tons of laugh. A good day spend. Thanks Tariq & Wahidah for putting your trust hiring AzamHashim Photography as your photographer. Selamat Pengantin Baru!

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Tariq & Wahidah (Outdoor)

wedding — admin on October 4, 2010 at 6:19 am

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This will be their last entry for their sessions in Simpang Renggam, Johor. Late evening after their reception, we head off to shoot some outdoor portraiture. We had few locations in mind for this outdoor session but at last we decided to shoot at a railway station instead. As far as i remembered, this was my first time shooting wedding portraiture at a railway station. This would be fun.

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Oleh kerana hari pun dah nak sedikit lewat, we hurried up to shoot as much as we can before the sun goes down and the availability light gets very low. Nasib baik pengantin masih sporting nak posing walaupun dah lewat petang. Kudos! Terima kasih juga pada kawan-kawan Wahidah yang sudi turut serta. Meriah sikit sesi tu kalau ramai. Hehe. And I did have fun shooting at a railway station! (:

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Next entry would be majlis bertandang pihak lelaki. Tunggu!

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