“Grenade”, “Just The Way You Are”, “Marry You” lyrics has been blasting the Malaysian airwaves. For musicians, the chords are even written on their forehead. Okay, I’m just kidding. But my point here is, Bruno Mars has been hitting all the local airwaves with his hit songs. And man, I’ve to tell you his songs are so addictive. And once you get hold of it, it’s stuck the forever like glue. And Bruno Mars will be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in April 2011. It will be happening at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC). Okay, no reasons why it’s in PWTC okay? I don’t know either. But all about Bruno Mars? You just need to be there to find out! And if you know him well, go and listen to him and see if he is willing to catch a grenade for you. Or if he’s willing to jump in front of a train for ya? Bruno Mars is the recent winner of the Grammy Awards – Best Male Pop Performance. If you are wondering who brought you Bruno Mars Live in KL 2011 – It’s Maxis. Bruno Mars LIVE IN KL 2011 available tickets? Rumours had it that it’s sold out. Rumours also had it that some has kept the tickets and will be re-sold again soon. Though TicketPro has officially announced that it’s best to try find it somewhere. Apparently, some “players” are selling their tickets at really expensive prices. They probably bought it and is intending to play around with the price or get more bidders in. Rumours that Bruno Mars Malaysia Concert on Facebook is also sold out though! So, here’s trying your luck! So, you want Bruno Mars Live in KL 2011 tickets? I might just have 1 for you. I might. *fingers crossed*. Thats if you drop me a note on this blog post. Who knows I’m giving you that 1 free ticket? But there are other avenues that you can obtain Bruno Mars Live in KL 2011 tickets, check out “The Hotmail Competition” – Click: HERE. Who knows you get your chance to it? The All-New Mix Breakfast Show with JD and Dilly is also giving out all this week too. So, Bruno Mars Concert Tickets prices are priced at: RM 125, RM 153, RM 259. You know how hit Bruno Mars is right? He doesn’t come all the time. But if you leave me a nice comment, and when and if I really have the tickets, I’d randomly call you awesome-rs out there, deal? Drop me your blog link or contact though! I need to find you, when I do have the ticket. Notice: No “s” on tickets.
I guess many fans have been waiting for this to happen for 2 years or so. Switchfoot is back LIVE IN KL in 2011.
San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot will return to Malaysia on May 1st as part of their 2011 tour to support their latest album, "Hello Hurricane". If you missed their show at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in 2008, this is your chance to witness one of the best live shows in Malaysia! Hello Hurricane was recorded by the band and produced by renowned hip hop bassist and producer Mike Elizondo, known for his work with the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Pink, Maroon 5 and Fiona Apple. “I first met Mike through Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) and we had a jam session together in LA,” remembers Foreman. “We felt like old friends right away.” The result is Hello Hurricane, which follows the band’s 2006 studio album Oh! Gravity and last year’s era-ending Columbia Records compilation, The Best Yet. “It was exciting to work with someone from Mike’s background and to take some different approaches to rock music,” adds Butler. “He definitely helped us push the music in some new directions.” “Absolutely,” nods Foreman in agreement. “We saw a chance to reinvent ourselves with Mike. Good songs can be played in many different ways and still add up. For me, that meant tearing things apart a little bit and, as a result, Hello Hurricane has some of the most aggressive tones we’ve ever had when it comes to guitar and drums.” The album’s driving and urgent “Mess of Me” – with its personal declaration of independence, as Foreman passionately announces to the world that “I wanna spend the rest of my life alive!” – powerfully demonstrates the edge behind the new tones. Not content to settle into a single groove, the band moves from the high flying album opener, “Needle and Haystack Life,” to songs like the stirring “Always” and the sweetly soaring “Your Love is a Song,” which – by its very nature – cries out for many waving hands illuminated by a blue cell phone glow. The anthemic, riff fueled “This is the Sound,” with its utterly timely generational themes, finds Foreman spitting, “This is the sound from the discontented mouths of a haunted nation!” The “Hello Hurricane” title track is even more poignant when it comes to the band’s perspective on themselves and the world around them. “I’m not talking about ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane,’” says Foreman with a wink before turning reflective. “There is a real despair that I see when we travel around the country… and it’s music that people turn to in a time like this. I wanted to reach out to those people with song.” “For the last decade or so, we’ve been a rock band that really thrives off that interaction with the crowd,” states Butler. “Our motivation for playing music in the first place was a desire to connect with people in a deeper way.” Out of this connection the band’s renowned live show has developed an incredibly loyal following both here in the states and abroad. All About Switchfoot:
Switchfoot – comprising Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) – has sold over 4.4 million albums in its career. Founded in San Diego, CA in 1996, Switchfoot released three independent records before its breakthrough album, 2003’s The Beautiful Letdown, which was certified multi-Platinum. Each of the band’s subsequent studio albums – 2005’s Nothing Is Sound, 2006’s Oh! Gravity and 2009’s Hello Hurricane – debuted in the Top 20 of The Billboard 200 and elicited critical acclaim. The Best Yet, the group’s first-ever greatest hits collection, was released in November of 2008. Switchfoot has been touring extensively in support of Hello Hurricane and has recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In addition to StandUp For Kids, the band has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, the ONE Campaign, To Write Love on Her Arms and numerous other charities. There’s apparently 10% Early Birds discounts from 1st-5th April. LIMITED tickets only. Tickets will be on sale beginning 1st April 2011 at AirAsiaRedtix , ROCK Corner, Victoria Music Outlets Don’t miss out this opportunity to rock up close with Switchfoot! Brought to you by Jupiter Projects. Here’s the location map to: Dewan Mutiara (4th Floor Kompleks Mutiara), Jalan Ipoh, KL More source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176239085756905
Okay, you see it coming, you hear it coming. The boy who is younger but more talented than I am is coming to call you “Baby” and get you “Bieber-fied” by asking you to add Bieber on your name; like Alvin Bieber Kok or something like that! Anyways, here’s some ways of how you can win his concert tickets happening LIVE IN KL in 2011. If you are one of his haters, please give this poor boy a chance by seeing him perform LIVE. He may or could change your
life mind! Calling all Bieber fans out there! ‘Belieber’ or not, we’ve got good news for you! As you know, Tune Talk is the proud sponsor of the upcoming Justin Bieber concert and his movie
“Never Say Never”. As a blogger, we want you to get your hands on the tickets for both events. Here’s how:- MY WORLD TOUR CONCERT
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3. And what does ‘Never Say Never’ phrase mean to you.
4. Include the Movie & Concert flyer That’s it bloggers! 3 ways to Win Justin Bieber concert tickets & movie premiere!
So start changing your display picture, get as many LIKES or blog your way to the movie premiere. Terms and Conditions: – Your entry must link to this blog post and have the 2 images (ABOVE) included in your post.
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– Winners will be notified via email for tickets confirmation. Judges’ decision is final. Closing date for all entries and voting is 31st March 2011 at 11.59pm. "Tune Talk brings you The Belieber’s Day Out at the Curve, 16th April, Saturday from 2pm onwards. Bieber fans, see you there!"
I guess Rebecca Black has brought so many viewers to my blog. So if you’re on Google you stumbled in here, OHAIII! I’ve just decided to do a big compilation of all the Parodies of Rebecca Blac. It’s a Collection of Rebecca Black’s Parody. But chup, here’s the original:
So, there are many parodies made of this lady who had so many fans overnight. And I think it’s more of our hatred towards her that made her famous. Like it or not. Thats just about it. I hope you can sit still on your chair and laugh over almost all of the parodies below. Have fun!
So I hope it makes your day (or night) brighter! They are just too funnnnnneh! Make one yourself and send me the link! I’ll post, I promise!
You know I am always slower than many others, so, hence this blog about Twitter’s 5th Birthday recently. I’ve always wanted to do posts which affect people and mentions people. So I told myself that I need to get my hands dirty and really put in some hard work. And with all the below, please also know that it is of my own opinions and does not represent any corporation or conglomerates. If you think I’ve prolly missed out your name or Twitter account, I hereby apologise. Leave me a comment la! But it’s quite amazing how some people still asks “What is Twitter?” though I received these questions less often these days.
In the past short five years, Twitter has reporting having 200+ million users (and bots) and a market valuation of $8 – 10 billion. It is also mentioned that Twitter will continue to change how we discover and interact. Also, to shape culture and the nature of relationships. Fast Company gathered the numbers and have came into the conclusion below:
It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to hit 1 billion Tweets. Now it only takes 1 week for Twitter to syndicate 1 billion Tweets — although most of them lately will probably include mentions of Charlie Sheen, Rebecca Black, or Justin Bieber. In February 2011, daily Tweets averaged 140 million (140 FTW) almost 3x the 50 million Tweets sent every day this time last year. On March 11th in the wake of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, Tweets flew to 177 million. On New Year’ Day 2011, 4 seconds after passing midnight in Japan, a new Tweets Per Second (TPS) record was set at 6,939. While the exact number of users is elusive, Twitter reports that 572,000 accounts were created on March 12, 2011. 460,000 new accounts were created each day on average in February 2011. Mobile use of Twitter is booming, growing 182% in the last year.
Anyways, my point here is that if you are a new twitter-er or a quiet one, I’m trying to be an awesome guy here to help you out and to expand your horizons. HAHAHA! Just kidding. But, here are some people I follow and I think you should follow too. They are either brilliant, famous, popular or a nobody. If you are listed, put yourself into one of those category. If you think you are in the first 3 category, then YOU’RE SHAMELESS as I am. 😛 OF COURSE, ALL IN ALL, YOU’VE TO FOLLOW MY RANTINGS at @alvinkok_2. That’ll bring you a long long way!
|Social Media / PR / Geeks||@nikicheong
|News Agencies / Portals||@BreakingNews
@edgemy (The Edge)
@tm_insider (Malaysian Insider)
@MyStarTwo (Star Two)
@staronline (The Star)
@thestar_rage(The Star Rage)
|Blog / Twitter Adverts Company||@Churp2 (Churp Churp)
|Music / Gossips / Entertainment / Magazines||@SamuelTsui
|Telco / Internet / Phones||@maxislistens (Maxis’ personal Q and A)
@maxiscomms (Maxis’ deals)
|Aviation||@askairasia (Air Asia Q and A)
@AirAsia (AirAsia promotions)
|Christianity / Youth Ministry / Church(es)||@rockministry (youth ministry of KL Baptist Church)
|Radio Announcers & TV Producers||@RUDYCULOUS (RedFm Breakfast Show host)
@JereTeo (RedFm Breakfast Show host)
@LexieRedFM (RedFm 11-3 host)
@aronil (RedFm Late Night Love Songs host)
@mynnisme (RedFm Late Night Love Songs host)
@danielctweet (Class 95 DJ)
@DillyMixFM (Mix Breakfast Show host)
@syafique (NTV7 Breakfast Show Producer)
@arnoldloh (RedEvening host)
@kenintotrouble (RedFm Breakfast Show producer)
@terryred (RedFm Drive host)
@benjern (FlyFm Pagi Show host)
@JinnyBoy (Hitz Party host)
@JJhitz (HitzFm Morning Crew host)
|Radio / TV Stations||@RedfmRyders (RedFm Ryders)
@mixdotfm (MixFm 94.5 Klang Valley)
@the8tvquickie (8TV Quickie)
@iloveredfm (RedFm 104.9 Klang Valley)
@hitzdotfm (HitzFm 92.9 Klang Valley)
|Bloggers / Photographers||@JonYKT
|Restaurants / Cafe||@ThePinkSage
|Motivational / Inspirational / Bringing Change||@iheartmy
|Discounts Site / Discounts Staff||@ilovediscountmy
|Others / Humourous||@charliesheen
Basically, the list above are people whom I’ve been following which I think has help me know more about the world. Like I said, this is a personal “follow list”, which may or may not left out deserving or undeserving people. Follow at your own risk. At least, to me, these are the people I think you should follow on Twitter. I realised by doing a list like this, I’ve kinda unfollowed quite a number of people who stopped tweeting too. Tell me if you agree to this list by leaving me a comment! Love hearing from you.
I think Jazz Lovers will be so thrilled to know that Kenny G is coming to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2011. It will be held at Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Kenny G has been a soulful musician with a recording career of almost three decades. He also has 23 albums. I am sure you can know All About Kenny G on the Internet! The Grammy Award winning saxophonist – Kenny G usually goes on genre like R&B, Latin and pop but focuses mainly on jazz. You can get tickets from the below:
Tickets are priced at RM 198, RM 298, RM 498, RM 888 respectively. I am quite sure he is quite a hit. Let him jazz up your lonely (or not so lonely) nights! Find out more about Kenny G on his personal website here. And who knows, I’ve tickets for Kenny G Concert in KL for free? Stay tuned! 😀
So, here’s my attempt in trying to keep my blog as active as possible. Here are the pictures from my old HTC. So, please bear with the photo quality. I think it’s pretty horrible now that I have an iPhone 4, no, I’m not bragging. But in comparison, iPhone 4 does change my perception of photos, somehow or rather. RANDOM #1: 6666.I drove and the number hit 6666, and I don’t know how but I got so fascinated with the number. It’s like jackpot to me. But no, I did not purchased any lots. Okay, here’s another PSA reminder: Don’t snap pictures while driving RANDOM #2: Jaclyn Victor at UNIQLO Pre Launch PartyI can’t believe I looked so fat here. But here was a picture with Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian Idol Season 1 at UNIQLO Launch in Malaysia (Fahrenheit 88). I was given over RM 200 shopping vouchers and attending their pre-launch was quite an atmosphere. RANDOM #3: Most Coca-Cola Bottles in the World? I went to a friend’s place and I saw that his house has the most collection of Coca Cola bottles and cans from all over the world with different design. Not just that, it was also a collection of Coca-Cola merchandises like cup and all. Ever seen any more than this?
ROCK Amazing Race 2011: I Love My City is back.
I know you have been anticipating this race since 2010 and this year, a brand new theme is up and is ready to be kicked off again. This year, "I LOVE MY CITY" is the official theme for the race. If you think you know your city well enough, or If you think you know your country well enough. This is the challenge you have to take it on.
You only have this few things to do:
1. Mark down your calendar: 26 March 2011 (Saturday)
2. Invite another 2 friends for your team.
3. Encourage your friends to form their own teams.
4. Sign up and pay the minimum fees
5. Run, Jump and Hop to STAND A CHANCE OF WINNING TOTAL CASH WORTH RM 2,250. It’s just that simple. 5 simple steps. If you’ve always been wanting to challenge a friend to a physical and mental race, this is a chance. And you get rewarded for doing so. Make sure you start inviting!
Here are some extra details you may need to take note:
Date: 26 March 2011
Venue: Your Home, Your City, Your Country. If you are eying for the prizes as your motivation, check this out! It’s more than last year’s!
Grand Prize Winner: RM 1550 Cash
Second Prize Winner: RM 800 Cash
Third Prize Winner: RM 500 Cash *Because we know it’s gonna be so bombastically exciting, the above mentioned prizes on the poster has been amended to what I wrote. An increase in RM 200 for all. Registration Fees (per group of 3):
RM 45 (before 20th March 2011)
RM 50 (after 20th March 2011) If you can’t submit your forms by hand, drop us a message on our Facebook "ROCK KLBC" or "Kuala Lumpur Baptist Church". Alternatively, you may fax your forms to 03-2141 6167 (Details required include: Name, Age, Telephone, Address, Gender per team member)
For more details, call me up or even drop a comment on this blog post and I’ll get back to you as soon as I could. If you wanna know what happened last year, here’s a gist: Part 1 | Part 2
A long long overdue post due to my new found love – procrastination. Honestly, I’ve another like pending 8 events from 2010 to blog about. And gosh, this isn’t good for my reputation. LOL. Anyways, this was one of the event I think it was significant to me and to many others. In October, we had a Worship Night with Sidney Mohede, who was here for the weekend. The humble man who always calls himself “Sidney More-headache”. I had a fun time worshipping. Prolly it’s always fun to worship God despite the circumstances we are all going through. And of course apart from ADORE, which I had even more fun worshipping. Imagine shaking the heavens together in one voice and 7 chairs broke that night. For real. I’m talking too much, let’s get the pictures going.The Saturday night Worship event with Sidney Mohede in Kuala Lumpur Baptist Church with the Church’s main team.The guy himself: Sidney Mohede. Oh on a random note, he loves Malaysian coffee! I know this is blurry. But I wanted to show that Worship is NEVER boring. It’s always fun. And on Sunday, he led worship in church as well. I was a part of the team on Sunday. I’ve to tell you I’ve learned so so much from the man himself. He thought me humility most. A guy with his humbleness who has brought him thus far. God’s good. Also, we also brought him out for lunch to SUKA. SUKA is a new restaurant around Bukit Bintang area and is a cozy and nice hangout place. We know the owner there so we kinda love going there for a quick hangout. The ambience is nice with high ceiling, relaxing songs and above average food. Oh, it’s affordable too. The table we booked: My parents and my so-called sister snapped a picture with the man himself before meals. A family snap shot (Amanda Saputra, so called sister) with Sidney. Sidney telling his life story. Okay, I kinda remembered he was lah. The 2 girls with their drinks – Amanda and Ashley. Here’s Sidney busy twitting his 3 varieties of food. And on another random note, he apparently likes Malaysian food too. Oh if you want to, follow his twitter at: @SidMohede (follow mine too lah! :D) That was what he ate in one afternoon……. ….. JUST KIDDING! We kinda shared to get a taste of them. It looks really delicious lah! It tastes delicious too! Me, having sweet tooth, I love desserts. Cantik kan? And here comes Amanda’s 21st Birthday Surprise. First time ever celebrating in Malaysia without her family. But yeah, still my sister lah! 😀 She was in tears that we remembered and gave her a cake, and of course it was together with Sidney! The 4 siblings! Tai-kar-cheh seated. A few more piccas before we head off from the place. All in all, great time of learning and worshipping in one weekend! I’ll just keep doin’ it and never wanna stop!
No, this is no trick in the title. I ain’t talking about any racism. But this girl somehow caught my attention.Rebecca Black, has recently became a YouTube sensation, or I should say, “Social Media Sensation” with her new single “Friday”.
If you are a fan of Justin Bieber, yes, Rebecca Black is experiencing the same amount of fame as Bieber. Nevertheless, not as many haters as Bieber. And bear in mind, Rebecca Black is only 13. No kidding! So, how did Rebecca Black came about? Her single “Friday” went on Youtube on February 5 and only recently, she got a lot of attention when the views increased tremendously. At this point, her views of the Official Video is at 13,651,932. And hey, thats like so so so many viewers. These days, this girl, Rebecca has also been trending on Twitter. Seriously, though I thinks that her song was a “JUST OKAY” song, but it’s been really catchy and the choruses does stick into your head. And she was a NOTHING into SOMETHING with the power of SOCIAL MEDIA. Despite the various criticisms on Twitter and Facebook on her video, she has got a huge number of fans as well. Does this brings you closer to why she is going through a life of Biebers? Or is this proving the fact that “BAD PUBLICITY is GOOD PUBLICITY”? Some criticisms from Wikipedia writes that "vocals as having a peculiar tonality that inadvertently highlights the absurdity of boiletplate pop lyrics” or “sounds unlike anything else in pop music”.
Going back to the song “Friday”, it’s a song written by Clarence Jey and Patrice Wilson. And it was this song that had 3,000 views and jumper into 14 million views on March 11 within six days. And being so viral, many parodies and remixes has been made out of it. Here’s one of the parody:
And on a personal note, you can say and so so much on the word “Friday”. Don’t chu? Lets try; here are a few I came to mind:
So much you can think and write about Friday, no? So bringing me to a random question: What is a song that you can write with the title “Friday”? Have an awesome possum Friday!