Sunday, September 30, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
...pics taken on my camera phone.. not properly equipped :(
In front of the Palace of Justice
The 3.5km ‘Walk for Justice’, organized by the Malaysian Bar, was intended to urge the setting up of a royal commission of enquiry on the video scandal evidencing the telephone conversation of prominent lawyer VK Lingam, which revolves around the promotion of the judiciary top posts.
Bar Council President, Ambiga Sreenevasan:
"When lawyers walk, something must be wrong."
Members of the Bar who came in chartered buses from Dataran Merdeka were stopped by the police from making their way to the Palace of Justice. Undeterred by the abrupt change in circumstances, they walked from the police block (not far from the entrance to Putrajaya) right to the Palace of Justice. The Walk, which was scheduled to start at 11am, was put off until 12pm, as all were waiting for the arrival of these lawyers who had to make their way on foot. All who were already gathered in front of the Palace of Justice cheered upon sighting of their arrival :) :) I suppose things like that don't really dampen your spirits, it only adds on fire to it!!
At about 12pm, everyone was in high spirits and ready for the march. The Walk from the Palace of Justice to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s office was participated by a strong crowd of 2,000 lawyers and members of the public. I must say it was indeed quite a scene!!
In front of the PM's office
It started pouring shortly past 12.30pm, and everyone ran for shelter. Luckily I received a phonecall from Chun Ming at that time, who called just in time for rescue. Apparently his car was parked nearby and he offered us a ride to the car.
We were wet, but not drenched.. I had to rush over to the KL Court for a matter in the afternoon anyway. We left at about 1pm. Am glad to be part of this historic event (at least it is so in the legal profession :P)
Saturday, September 15, 2007
He started with the song 爱火花 (ai huo hua - "Love Fire Flower") and it was a great song to start the concert with. His dance moves were sexy and the fans went even wilder!! :P He has the most captivating voice! Among the songs he sang that night were 吻別 (wen bie - "Goodbye Kiss"), 想和你去吹吹風 (xiang he ni qu chui chui feng - "Wanna Go for a Walk With You"), 每天愛你多一些 (mei tian ai ni duo yi xie - "Loving You More By The Day"), 忘記他 (Cantonese: mong gei ta - "Forget Him"), 爱是永恒 (ai shi yong heng - "Love Is Forever") 情书 (qing shu "Love Letter"), 李香蘭 (li xiang lan), 离开以后 (Cantonese: lei hoi yi hao "After Leaving"), 月半弯 (Cantonese: yut bun wan), 只想一生跟你走 （Cantonese: ji siong yat sang gan lei zau) and many others... He dedicated the song 讲你知 (Cantonese: gong nei zi - "To Let You Know") for his wife and Yiu Yiu for his daughter. He was also a great entertainer and shared some jokes with his fans.. to which the fans responded with screams and laughter :) And yes, I did scream too.. and I screamed loud :P How could I resist??!! It was therapeutic I tell you!
Jacky's encore session lasted almost an hour - it ended at about 12am. The last song he sang for the night was 祝福 (zu fu - "Blessings"). I felt so sad it had come to an end, but soooooo glad I decided to go for his concert. It was worth every penny and more!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Was really excited when I heard about the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition to be held in Putrajaya from 18 August till 2 September 2007. I brought my mum and we went on Wednesday, 22 Aug - the country competing that night was Australia.
At about 10pm, the skies just lit up with colors.. as if the night has just come to live! Indeed they were just sooooo pretty, even more so as they were musical fireworks, and they're pretty synchronized. The fireworks lasted for about 15 to 20 minutes.
I bought tickets for the Finale night on 2 Sept.. so we could get a closer view from the observation deck. We undoubtedly had a much closer view, but I was pretty annoyed at the fact that spectators stood on the chairs instead of sitting on them. As it was musical fireworks, there were some really low ones so we were unable to watch those. It was like a distorted picture.. the piece of art was just incomplete :(
Well, nonetheless I've seen the prettiest fireworks ever. Thank goodness for the close view, those fireworks that really shot up to the skies were amazing! I love the feeling of watching them at a close distance - the feeling is even more magical.. like it's raining diamonds!! It was a magnificient thing. Mum enjoyed it very much too. Am glad I brought her.. wouldn't want her to miss such fine things in life!
The Australian team won.. which was the team of the first night we came for! The fireworks display lasted for about 30 minutes, as it was the Finale, so we managed to catch a glimpse of the work of each competing country :)
The jam was bad... really really bad. But the picture of those beautiful fireworks re-playing itself in my head makes up for everything else :) Hopefully there's another one next year!! (probably then I'll bring my own chairs :P)