Sunday, August 30, 2009

Speechless. It's just too beautiful.

*For this post, guys, please prepare tissue paper to absorb your saliva. Girls, sorry ya, Boys' Toys.*


Friday's trip down to K.L. City was well, as the others call it, an "orgasmic" one. No, no, I don't mean sexually. Well, it will be explained while you continue reading.
Beauty of K.L. on a clear sky day....
The day was nice. The sky was cloudy but cooling. Best day to go site visiting and analysis. But before we headed down, we side-tracked to some interesting places for precedents studies. And the first spot was....
Harley-Davidson!
HARLEY-DAVIDSON showroom... *nose bleed*

Went inside. Looked around then decided to ask them if they can show us around and guess what! Without hesitation, the guy whom we asked said yes! And better still, the sales manager followed and took us on a short tour and allowed us to question him about the clients, bikers, bikes, events and etc. Damn cool people. AND THATS NOT ALL!!! THEY GAVE OUR GROUP 2 BOOKS - 100 years of Harley Davidson. Damn... But Darren and Ben took it. Ben promised to scan every page and put it in a CD for me or else he won't get to keep the book. *evil laugh*


I loved these bikes ever since I saw the show "AMERICAN CHOPPERS" on Astro. I love the muscular sound made by the Harley. Super cool.


According to the manager:"Harley is not just about the bike. It's a lifestyle."
That is why within the showroom, there is a workshop, accessories shop, even Harley-Davidson Clothes shop and a Cafe. And the events.... International Riders do come in.




Harleys
Cheapest Harley is around RM 80 000++ then plus insurance, the leather jacket, a cool Helmet, accessories, custom paint job.... Might be RM 100, 000. That like the same price for a car!

Our next stop was suppose to be the Ducati showroom but ended up at the Ferrari one first.




*sob sob* It's just so beautiful.


MASERATI!!! ME LOVES!!!

BUT


BUT



BUT!!!

Ferrariiiii!!!


ENZO...... *FAINTS* Ok, being over dramatic, this was the start of the adrenaline pumping.. My gosh, BEAUTIFUL!

The heart and adrenaline continued to pump faster when we walked into the NAZA showroom to find, the one and only....

LAMBORGHINI!!!!

LAMBO!!! WOHOO!!!
Yeng ler?




Ben was so in love with the car, he almost pengsan-ed on it. See the last picture? He says once day he shall name the care BEN.

We did reach the Ducati showroom but because the manager was so damn rude and he scolded us and the bikes were like cramped into a space, it was rather disappointing so no shots from there. These people need to learn some manners.

After a quick lunch at Subway at Pavilion, we went to the Auto Bavaria to look at the BMW bikes. Thank goodness the people there were friendly and of course, the bikes are sporty and cool compared to the Ducati but honestly, I still *heart* Harleys.
BMW!



BMW....

After fun, it was time to work. We had to build a site model and the zone which was picked was for my group to do was the Royal Chulan Hotel.

The sky was so beautiful that it was so hard to resist. I basically walked around this building 5 times just to take pictures so that it can help with the model making. Next week is going to be hellish. Making this model (the whole building is covered in traditional motives.)

Sky & lamp
But it was not all about the site alone. I managed to get some beautiful shots which I loved.
Beautiful flower
The flowers grown there are beautiful.

After 4 hours of analysis, we headed for a pre-"dinner" appetizer at a crappy Malaysian cafe. Right after, we decided to go to Hard Rock Cafe to try to find some "bikers" and maybe experience the space. We ended up having our dinner there due to us having to order food in order to get a table.

The guys
A kind foreigner helped us take this shot.


Onion rings!
HRC Onion rings... (Ben's)

HRC Cheese Burger
HRC Cheese Burger-Cheddar cheese and 7oz of beef (mine)

Lamb Sandwich Hard Rock Cafe Style
HRC Lamb sandwich (Gordon's)

Aaron L and Darren ordered the HRC fish and chips but I didn't manage to get a shot of it. Order the Fish and Chips with Blue Cheese Dipping. It is just so Delicious. The food was orgasmic. It was so good. I love this assignment. Because at the end of the day, we just have to tell ourselves that all we spent on was for the sake of our assignment. HAHA. (Mum & Dad, don't kill me when you read this.) Darren, Li Qun and QPei managed to talk with one of the bikers.

candle in the wind
I find it odd because, all of the places we went which celebrates the Western Culture and the tough looking people, the people there were actually very friendly. The waiters treated us like one of the bikers and their friend. Oh yea, Hard Rock Cafe is THE PLACE where Harley-Davidson Bikers usually hangout. And they have special parkings for the bikes for the owners to show off. Overall, I felt that the hospitality, service and food of Hard Rock Cafe deserves a 10/10 on my list (better than Chillies or T.G.I. Fridays on my list.)

Illusions
The songs they played were all rock songs.

Too bad we couldn't stay till the starting of the live band. I so want to go back there again. But there are limitations like price and time.

Overall, it is one of the best days this year. I JUST LOVE IT!

*current dream: Get a Harley-Davidson by the time I turn 30. That will be the dream. HAHA...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yawns


Sweet cherries on a hot sunny day. How enjoying..

Today is a great day. It rained, weather is cold and is the perfect condition to sleep in. No more worries (who am I kidding?) , time to sleep in peace. Something I haven't got to do in a while. Go figure.... I.P. is over for this week, eco-mimicry and Super Bike tourism study is next... But first, to refresh my mind for a better tomorrow. Planning to go down to Dataran Merdeka for independence day. Anyone knows if they changed the venue to Putrajaya or is it still at Dataran Merdeka? Who wants to join me for a colourful Independence Photography shootout... Message me here... 5 day week end. I am soooooo happy.....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Crazier - Taylor Swift


I've never gone with the wind
Just let it flow
Let it take me where it wants to go
Til' you opened the door
And there's so much more
I'd never seen it before
I was tryin' to fly but I couldn't find wings
But you came along and changed everything

You lift my feet off the ground
You spin me around
You make me crazier crazier
Feels like I'm falling and I
I'm lost in your eyes
You make me Crazier Crazier Crazier

I watched from a distance as you
Made life your own
Every sky was your own kind of blue
And I wanted to know how that would feel
And you made it so real
You showed me something that I couldn't see
You opened my eyes and you made me believe

You lift my my feet off the ground
You spin me around
You make me crazier crazier
Feels like I'm falling and I
I'm lost in your eyes
You make me crazier crazier crazier

Ohhhh

Baby you showed me what livin' is for
I don't wanna hide anymore
Oh Ohh

You lift my feet off the ground
You spin me around
You make me crazier crazier
Feels like I'm fallin and I
I'm lost in your eyes
You make me crazier crazier crazier
Crazier Crazier

What is Crazy is actually me watching "The Hannah Montana Movie" to find this song which I fell in love with. One of my favourite genre of music is country western and well, Taylor Swift is one the best there is at the moment. I love the lyrics. Some odd stuff is happening around me and all I got to say is......

"I feel bad for you for needing affirmation like that. It's no longer my problem. You resolve it yourself."

It is a crazy start to a beautiful week.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Me and my polodrized moments is back....

Finally got the programme to work by installing the new Poladroid so I am sort of back in business. Not sure if it is going to continue as a daily thing so lets just see how the schedule goes, shall we.

Went on a site visit/analysis on Saturday with the Studio (bridge) gang at Jalan Raja Chulan. How convenient, the lecturers for Studio 4 and I.P. chose the same area for the final project. Not the same site, just the same area.

The current site for Studio 4 is located near Chulan Square and Pavillion is right at the end of the street. Good aye? Can look for excuses to go down to the city. "I have to go analyse site." Actually, just hanging around Pavillion and doing nothing. Just kidding la. I am not the type who goes shopping or hang around doing nothing.
Reading the compass.... North of the site... Facing.....

A contruction site.


Which is next to the LTAT which stands for the Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera. Even the military needs a piggy bank.. Such a big one too.

Well, after the analysis, we headed for Pavillion for lunch and while we were walking, we saw this artist whose art are all done in colour pencils.
Can you believe this was done using "LUNA" colour pencils?


Well, you have to see it yourselves.

The artist's name is Hasren Ismail a.k.a. Uneh (unik+aneh= Unique and odd/weird-in English) and is known for using colour pencils for his art work. Currently, he is known as the King of Colour Pencils in Malaysia. For me, I love his abstract art done with Colour Pencils. For an A1 piece, it will take him approx. 3 working days and the quality.. Well, you have to see it for yourselves during his exhibition at the National Art gallery some time in October, which is after Raya. If you are an art enthusiast and wish to view his art, you can check it out on his webpage, www.myspace.com/uneh or www.facebook.com/uneh.hasren for more details.

He talked to us for quite a bit on his research and his life work. He is actually a graduate in librarian sciences but he decided to go full time in art. Good on you man. Well, please do support him at his next exhibition. I know I will try my best to go if my schedule is good.

Jasmines..... I think... Nice smelling flower I found by the streets of K.L. Lovely isn't it?
And yes, I plucked it because it was just too lovely.

Oh yea... Around the area... there are lots of nice car... And this was one of them. Wooooooooo.....
Lets see where the future takes me...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

UP!

Went to watch the movie called "UP" by Disney and Pixar at Pavillion after the site visit and analysis. Its been awhile since I pay to watch an animation in a cinema.

So this is my very honest opinion..... SO...... Don't take it too personally for those who loved the movie.

First off, I like the colours and the 3D done by Pixar. Its always a delight to watch these kind of animations.

I love the creativity in colours and the cheery stories created by Disney.

A classic love story and a dedication of a husband. "Cross my heart.", a very touching love story behind this movie....

I love this piece of Art. I do not know why.

Some scenes are hillarious which I enjoyed and laughed at to.

And at the end of every Disney & Pixar, there is always a happy and moral filled ending.....

The problem is.....
I don't see why I have to pay RM12 for it. HAHAHA....

Well, according to Darren... I just have to be happy what I paid for because its different in other countries.... SO, I guess I have to agree.

So head down to your nearest cinema to watch the movie.
Very touching movie & hillarious too..
My verdict.....
8.5/10


Oh yea, don't be late because the Pixar short film before the movie is super cute and funny... Must catch it.....

At the end of the day.... I do enjoy the company of friends. This was a good weekend.....
Thanks guys....