January 6, 2010 12:24 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

         In the last few months of 2009, Ardent has been working closely with our good friend Ben Ng, founder of Fluid Alchemy. We decided to work together due to our love and passion for the things we do, Ben for his love and passion of mixology and of course ours for our love and passion for photography. With this, Ardent will be an extension of Basic Management in providing photography related services, complimenting their existing mixology related services.

         With this partnership, we've forged new ties with Robinsons, Monin and Krespy Kreme as our corporate clients and moving towards 2010, we @ Ardent look forward in strengthening our relationships with them as well as forging new relationships through our dedication to quality, professionalism and above all, passion for what we do best. All in an extremely competitive price! .. had to put that in Cool

           Our new logo inconjunction with our partnership will look like the one below.

          We @ Ardent would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our corporate clients Wee Sien, Edwin, Keith, Timothy, and Zetty our partner in crime, Ben, our friends over at YS, Zaffery and his wife Lillian and their staff Ms Then and Kent, our wedding clients as well and last but not least our friends and families for their support and faith in us and I hope that all of you would kindly extend that through years to come as well. Cool

           Lets all enter 2010 and make it one helluva great year! all the best!

Cheers,

Adrian Y.


January 4, 2010 04:19 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

          Whao, its been 1 year already? damn that's quick.. I hope everyone had a helluva great time sending 2009 back to the history books and ushering the new 2010 year.. yep.. 2 years before the Mayan's end of the world prediction of 2012.. Well, end of the world or not, its always good to live life today, appreciate those around you and give it your best..

          We had planned in celebrating the new year in Library @ The Curve .. unfortunately our reservation which was originally to be on the 2nd floor open air deck area was given away to a larger crowd, the manager was kind enough to place me at another table near to  the live band (kudos to Nick! thanks a lot bro! greatly appreciate it) .. sound system is not bad, didn't feel deaf as the speakers was placed high above..  good band as well .. the photo of the band.. (didn't take much as the place was extremely crowded and moving around with my equipment seems too hazardous amid all the intoxicated or semi-intoxicated folks around..

The view from my table towards the entrance of the Library.. the light is blue due to the spot light and the slight haze is due to the .... yep smokers..  its a full house!

Anyway, we didn't stayed too long as we intended to take the fireworks (which I missed last year..) so we moved of to our secondary location.. a good photographer does his homework.. a better than good photographer does the same plus a backup plan.. Cool The shot below is taken on our way to our 2ndary location just infront of Cineleisure @ Mutiara Damansara.. its packed with people sitting on the pavement and people selling things from packet drinks to Pak Cu's famous guava to those snow sprays..

      So at below are the series of fireworks that was taken.. one was towards The Curve.. and another is towards 1 Utama.. this year around, The Curve's fireworks dwarfs the 1Utama's fireworks in terms of sheer size but 1 Utama's fireworks has a bit more variety..

         Originally, I'd wanted to have Ikano / IKEA building to be the background of the fireworks but this time around, the fireworks display was much further in towards Kampung Penchala.. Well, we go where the action is...

I so love the fireworks shot below.. looks like a hibiscus.. minus the stigma..

The one below also looks really cool..

The shot below reminds me of an exotic lilly flower..

I know that the below shot isn't nice, but was placed here to show how large some of the fireworks actually are..

Below shot was the fireworks opening from The Curve..

Okay.. now for the show from 1 Utama's side..

Yep.. they have fireworks that comes from the ground up as well..

Looks like a palm tree doesn't it?

This fireworks is kinda cool.. the reason for the design is due to the parachute..

This is close to the finale.. the final shot is just like an atomic bomb detonating.. which isn't much to see, just one bright light..

So that's the year 2010..  both shows lasted for 10 minutes and was spectacular.. That's it for now.. Happy New Year everyone! have a great 2010!

Cheers,

Adrian Y.