Saturday, September 29

Kuala Lumpur, 20 September 2012:  The Wanted, global boy band sensation with chart topping hits like “Glad You Came” and “Chasing The Sun” was in town for their debut concert in Sunway Lagoon on 17th September 2012. In conjunction, the boys were invited to be special guests to officiate the launch of Bravado Merchandise at F.O.S (Factory Outlet Store). The Wanted, along with Mr. Ho (CEO of F.O.S) and Mr. Khoo Hsien Li (Senior Business Development Manager of Universal Music Malaysia), officially launched Bravado Merchandise at F.O.S 1 Utama on 18th September 2012. This marks an iconic partnership between the world’s #1 music company together with one of the largest and fastest growing fashion apparel retail chain in Malaysia.   

Fans have been queuing at the entrance of F.O.S 1 Utama as early as 11am, eagerly waiting for the arrival of their idols. The Wanted promptly arrived at the scheduled time of 7pm to be greeted by overwhelming cheers and declarations of love from over 500 fans.
The messages wrote by the fans to the boys. 
It's just WOW
Me and my sister , puisan arrives F.O.S at about 7PM and meet up with Amanda babe.

Amanda and me , photo by Jaz Khai.

Group picture with the Advertlets bloggers and friends.

 Look at Tom Parker , Yes ! Now you know that I has admired him  

The fans waited patiently for the boys.

All fans are feeling super excited and touched meeting The Wanted.

Lovely hug from Max
Siva is having fun meeting the fans from Malaysia !

Look at Max and Jay !!!The facial expression is so adorable :O

“The Wanted’s star appeal is incredible! It has been a while since a boy band has been this massive. Today, The Wanted has proven to us the kind of hysteria music can provide to their adoring fans. The power of screaming, crying and excited fans transformed a normally mundane Tuesday evening to a complete state of frenzy,” expressed Mr. Khoo.

The Wanted, Mr. Ho of F.O.S and Mr. Khoo of Universal Music Malaysia took center stage for the ribbon cutting ceremony to officiate the launch and availability of Bravado Merchandise at F.O.S. Consequently, this now means international artistes’ official merchandise is now available at F.O.S.

Bravado International Group is acknowledged to be the industry leader in the field of music and entertainment merchandising. Bravado is the only truly global, 360º full service merchandise company in the world. Bravado provides clients of both domestic and global popularity with a professional, sophisticated merchandising operation. It excels in care and attention to detail. From development and designs through to distribution, Bravado’s constant aim is to maximize artistes’ revenues with products of the highest quality. Bravado works very closely with artistes and management to develop tailored licensed product offering for retail partners to drive foot traffic into store and maximize sales.

Bravado designs world-class product range that is innovative for artistes. All merchandise is meticulously designed to appeal to everyone regardless of age, gender, the fashion-conscious, newcomers and diehard fans. Bravado has well-established relationships with some of the biggest names in global retail with over 150 exclusive world rights to A-list music artistes such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Linkin Park, Green Day and many more.

“The secret to producing great merchandise is doing the job with passion. For Bravado, we live the passion daily and combine it with a deep understanding of artiste development, brand enhancement and diverse territorial trends. On top of that, Bravado offers a perceptive and cutting edge awareness of what’s hot and what’s not in the international fashion industry,” says Loan Cheong, Managing Director of Universal Music Malaysia.

“It’s all about the product! Before Bravado, it is relatively difficult for local music fans to get a piece of their idol’s merchandise. Now with Bravado available locally, music fans can purchase their favourite artiste merchandise with ease and less hassle. We have the product; hence it is essential for us to carefully select the right partner to work with on bringing Bravado to the masses. Without a doubt in our minds, F.O.S is that ideal partner in the local fashion retail industry. F.O.S has the reach and distribution that spans across the whole of Malaysia. Most importantly, F.O.S shares the same vision as us in providing great quality products at an affordable price to all, and the belief in the power of music,” continued Loan.

“The Wanted sets a great example and a great kick start to a bright future in music merchandising in Malaysia. I can proudly say that F.O.S has now established themselves as the one stop fashion outlet when it comes to music and entertainment merchandise. The Wanted is just a start to many more collaborations that we have in the works with F.O.S. I can assure all Malaysian music lovers that they are in for a real treat!” stressed Loan.

With the acquisition of Bravado International GroupUniversal Music Group has yet again established themselves as the world’s #1 music company, providing unparalleled scale and marketing strength and becoming the trend setter in the music industry.

After the launch, fans of The Wanted were then treated to an hour long Autograph Session with their idols from the UK. Not only did the boys sign on their Special Edition albums and posters, but they also gave hugs and high fives to their adoring fans. The Wanted stayed till each and every fan that turned up for the launch got an autograph from them. The hardworking boys, who skipped dinner for the Autograph Session, then proceeded for interviews with radio stations as part of their Special Edition album promotion.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation.

Universal Music Group's record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Show Dog – Universal Music, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. Universal Music Group’s catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; and Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.

About F.O.S

F.O.S is an established clothing retail chain that specializes in affordable and quality apparel. F.O.S is well-known in the local fashion market for their range of off-price apparel in imported stock lots and overruns.

Cancellation orders of stock provisions from international renowned brands unavailable locally are made available at F.O.S at only a fraction of the original retail price.
F.O.S currently has 50 stores in Malaysia, and 5 in Vietnam. Visit for more information and full list of stores.

Monday, September 10

Group photo with the Senior General Manger of Group Corporate Affairs Division , Dato Mohammad Medan Abdullah.

On 12 July 2012 , me with the other Advertlets bloggers head to Gombak to be the volunteer for this Sentuhan Kasih Ramadhan Project . The Sentuhan Kasih programme is a PETRONAS initiative to nuture and enhance the spirit of giving and volunteerism among it's employees. Sentuhan Kasih programme is organised annually by PETRONAS' employee to reach out to the less fortunate during Malaysia's main festive seasons including Hari Raya Aidil Fitri , Chinese New Year , Christmas , Deepavali , Gawau Dayak and Tadau Kaamatan . 

For this year 2012 , PETRONAS introduced a new initiative , Sentuhan Kasih Ramadhan , under the Sentuhan Kasih banner , it is aimed at reaching out to the less fortunate prior to the fasting month . Unlike previous Sentuhan Kasih where PETRONAS entertained underprivileged children at external venues , the Sentuhan Kasih Ramadhan provides PETRONAS employees with the opportunity to reach out and interact , communicate with a larger group of underprivileged community at their own surrounding .Therefore , today's programme at Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Kala , Gombak saw the participation of volunteers comprising 70 PETRONAS employees and 30 PETRONAS Facebook Page fans who joined hands with the villagers in a half-day gotong-royong activity .

In addition , some  150 villagers also went home with lucky draw prizes sponsored by PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad and the Young Professional Club of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. Among the prizes are given away were bicycles , PETRONAS gift cards and admission passes to PETROSAINS at KLCC.

Apart from that day event , PETRONAS through it's subsidiaries and regional offices will also hold similar events with the less fortunate at several locations nationwide under the Sentuhan Kasih banner .

Among them are the distribution of Hari Raya goodies to 300 less fortunate children by PETRONAS East Coast Regional Office , its subsidiaries and joint venture partners and donation of gas cylinders and food hampers to 100 hardcore poor families by PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Regional Office in collaboration with Sabah Chief Miniter's Department.

Meanwhile , the Sarawak Regional Office has lined up with Ramadhan activities and events with the communities in Bintulu , Kuching and Miri at the end of July and early August to be followed by Hari Raya gatherings in the State Capital and also Miri in September .

Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Kala is located at Batu 12 in Gombak , Selangor with a population of 3,500 villagers from 550 families . More than 90% of the villagers are underprivileged with an average household income of RM700 per month . Mostly doesn't have permanent jobs and make a living by working as contract cleaners , security guards or selling traditional handicraft.

A small number of the Orang Asli in this area still practives indigenous subsistence activities such as farming , hunting and fishing .

Some of the photos that were taken on that day itself :-
 The children are exploring some of the experiment showed by the volunteers .

 Bicycles were given out to the children .
Together with the villagers , the volunteers joined hands to refurbish the surau and the community hall , which are now equipped with new furniture contributed by PETRONAS , for use during the holy month . More over , we also went round cleaning and clearing up other common areas in the village including the main road , river banks and pathway to the villagers homes . Prior to that day gotong-royong PETRONAS had taken the initiative to repair number of bridges in the village as well as it's recreational and sports facilities .

The villagers preparing the food for lunch .
Apart from gotong - royong there were fun and interactive educational activites conducted by the outreach units of PETROSAINS , Galeri PETRONAS and Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS especially for the children in the village . The villagers also meanwhile took the opportunity to showcase their very unique traditional arts , cooking methods and herbal medicines for the benefit of their visitors.

The programme was given a special touch when the volunteers and the villagers combined their culinary skills to prepare lunch for the entire village , The ingredients for the feast were contributed by the Badan Kebajikan Islam PETRONAS and the Young Professionals Club of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Me with the children while they are waiting for the games and activities to be started.
One of the game , the children are using the newspaper to stick to the balloons layer by layer.
with the bloggers before we start with the gotong - royong activities .
Hats and Gloves on ! 
Start gotong-royong !!

The picture gallery by Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia
I was taught how to do " anyaman " with the leaves . 
 Done ! Tee-hee , I was having fun learning to do it.

Do you know that Sentuhan Kasih programme were first launched in 2005 , the programme also aims to nurturing and enhancing the spirit of giving and volunteerism among PETRONAS' employees and affliates.
I enjoyed myself in the event , I learned alot too as well to help the villagers . I hope I will be participating in the upcoming events from Sentuhan Kasih by PETRONAS.

Here's the video was taken on that day.

Saturday, September 8

I'm a lil hyper because I just got my result . Phewww ! Safe and Happy :)
Next Week , New &; Last Semester !
This is s super late post from me , because my birthday was on July ^.^V
Well , I celebrated my birthday at M-Vintage located at Sunway Giza with a friend , Ryan Chin.
pic with love   

with the bloggers :)
thanks for coming ~
my gfs ; Christine and Amanda   

Ryan and Amanda 
with Aaron Huang .

Hans Lee and his friend came too :)

Jason Ryan , my old school mate ! Long time no see :) 
with the birthday boy , Ryan Chin !

Diana :) Pretty sis.
Birthday Boy and Birthday Girl 
Felicia , Ryan Chin , Me and Baby boy 

Make a wish !!!!!!

Cut Cake time ! weeeee~ Im officially 20 !!!

Thanks baby boy for getting me this lovely rose birthday cake!
It's so beautiful 
thank you baby :) I love you.

I had a great time during my birthday , thank you to all my friends that attended .
hugsnkisses !