December 15, 2009 09:32 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

           Its been a while since I got time to update this site.. much to ado to the Christmas seasons.. tons of promotions, events and not forgetting weddings as well.. We were at Pavilion recently to cover a fashion show and had some time to linger and just take some random snaps of the Christmas deco brought to you by Pavilion KLCC. Last year, it was a white Christmas, this year, its way more colorful as the photos will show..  

 

 

The view from above.. and of course some Christmas decorations as well..  

 

 

Abstract shots are everywhere, if you know what to look for.. I love the design as well as the texture that gives it a better feel / gradient to the eye..  

Ah.. one of the things I love about Pavilion is that they hired a band of musicians led by one wickedly talented saxophonist.. really do enjoyed their own rendition of the standard Christmas carols.. 

There.. the maestro in action.. unfortunately this fella really doesn't want to pose for a good shot and I didn't want to move around to get better shots as I preferred to just enjoy the music and not get kicked out for annoying the crowd..  

            I hope to be posting up a few more articles this month but if I don't.. Ardent would like to wish all of you a Happy Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010 New Year! There's a lot of new things coming for us in 2010 and will keep all of you informed of our journey.. 

            Stay healthy and happy everyone!

 Cheers,

Adrian Y. 


December 24, 2008 06:29 by Adrian

Hey guys and gals!

We @ Ardent would like to recommend to you Godiva.. sent directly from Chocolate heaven to Belgium that which is now available to us Malaysians @ KLCC and Pavilion..

To celebrate this year's Christmas, we've decided to get a few boxes of these lovely Chocolate orgasmic delights.. seriously.. for you guys out there.. did something wrong? well give your gals Godiva and you'll be making things up in no time!

I can imagine the conversation going like ..

Guy : Hey.. you know that paint can? some how when I walked past, it dropped and gave some color to your fav chiwawa...

Gal : [uncomprehensable ultra high pitch ramble..]

Guy : Oh yeah, by the way here.. [shoves a Godiva Chocolate into her mouth]

Gal : [shuts mouth, tastes, moments of silence, eyes closed.. slight moan...]

Guy : SCORE! oops did I say that out loud?

kekke.. but unfortunately, this chocolates will burn a hole in your wallet faster than a magnifying glass in high noon.. with prices such as :-

Truffles 100g = RM 69

Normal 100g = RM 59

There are some Christmas packs in which I bought some from a lovely naughty gal called Jessica.. who laughed at her colleagues misfortune encounter with the floor..  

So here are the pictures.. first of all, I got some nifty Godiva cards.. I wouldn't call it Greeting cards as its completely blank other than the Godiva gold emboss.. so it could be a 'To Boss, I resign.. Whippieee!' type card instead.. your choice..

If you purchased those single chocolates (goes according to per gram) then you'll get a simple package like so with a godiva sticker like wax chop..

Ok and now the Christmas package.. costing around RM 80+ for 9 chocolates (After 30% discount) .. 

And its contents.. 

So if you are looking for a sure fire plan.. get these chocolates.. and it might just be a really HELLELUYAH Christmas after all...

Cheers,

Adrian Y. 


December 1, 2008 10:21 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

I'm guessing everyone's been busy Christmas shopping? While everyone was out doing their stuffs, Ardent went to hang out at KLCC which is currently in construction of a huge Christmas tree right on the concourse area.. its so huge that I'll need a wide angle lens to get the entire tree into focus..  Seems like someone really wanted to rival Pavilion's tree.. 

While at KLCC, we couldn't resist not saying Hi to our beloved Kak Jen from Haagen Dazs.. ok fine.. the ice cream called for us as well... it is said that the best way to get RID of temptation is to SUBMIT right? we went along with conventional wisdom on this one..

Do drop by at Haagen Dazs @ KLCC and ask for Kak Jen..  pick whatever you like but let Kak Jen help you to select the best mix of ice cream flavours that perfectly blends into something magical that words and pictures find hard to describe..

These are the pictures of our yummy desert.. had to fight the urge while taking these shots..   


 
 
 
And then we moved towards what's happening with Pavilion KLCC.. hhmm.. no white Christmas tree in the main concourse area .. I wonder where it grew this time around.. 
 
 
Right.. the tree decided to move camp towards the sun shine sitting directly under the Pavilion signage.. Talk about glorry hogger.. Tongue out
 
 
Its seriously huge tho not as huge as the one in KLCC. KLCC's tree is quite hard to capture without distorting the image with a wide angle lens.. Would help if I had a Prespective Control (PC) lens but I don't since we don't do architectural photography to that extent to warrant such a purchase..
 
Anyway that Christmas tree @ KLCC is going to be a real pain as its base covers the entire area which was used for exhibitions.. So as great as it seems to have a huge Christmas tree, its eating up valuable space which could have been used for Christmas dances / events and the like..
 
As you see, even when Pavilion had their huge white Christmas tree last year, they have sufficient space to place it AND place Christmas exhibitions / events around it.. but KLCC just doesn't have such space and yet they decided to grew one right smack in the middle of KLCC..  seriously, you can't miss it.. tho you maybe in danger of straining your neck looking up..
 
Till the next time..
 
Cheers,
Adrian Y. 

November 17, 2008 13:06 by Adrian

Hey guys and gals...

After a long hectic, going on with insufficient sleep and changable weather finally KOed us last weekend. Jacky and I are down with the flu.. so we decided to just hang back and just recouperate.. with...  a... delicious.. lunch.. Nasi Bojari.. from Madam Kwan..  I could swear that it has medicinal value.. well I don't need to convince myself since this is the .. erm.. evidence.. 

Seriously if you haven't tried it already, please do, the Nasi Lemak isn't that bad either..

 
Oh by the way, we hanged at at Pavilion last Sunday.. was just recovering and relaxing while taking just random shots .. below are the shots taken with the ever so famous 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom Nikkor.. its the perfect event and every day lens due to its immense flexibility... of course its not perfect, nothing in life ever is tho it never fails to boggle my mind to find the number of people that nit pick on every single detail.. 
 
Sure there are other better lenses but when you have an event and things unfold right infront of you.. plus the fact that you can't be everywhere at the same time, a versatile zoom that covers a decent wide to a tele is perfecto.. I prefer to get 'the shot' with this lens rather than switching lenses and lose it.. better safe than sorry... if I've got Jacky to back me up or if I got the time during quieter periods of the event, sure I won't mind switching lenses.. and switch back to this baby when show starts..
 
I have to sallute Nikon for coming up with this lens launched way back on the 1st of Nov 2005.. Canon just only recently launched its own version of the 18-200 f/3.5-5.6.. an almost 3 years later.. tho Tamron and Sigma introduced its own tho its a f/3.5-6.3.. 
 
Anyway, these are the pictures of a EPICentre event showcasing Apple products at the main lobby of Pavilion KL..  
 
 
 
 
Ok, now the zoomed in pictures, can you spot where the pictures below are taken from the wide angle shots above? kekek like hunting for Waldo..  
 
 
Zoomed right in at 200mm.. with a purported 4 stop of VR, one should be able to handhold this baby with up to 1/25sec shutter speed...  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just took a candid shot of the entrance of Pavilion before we headed back to PJ..  
 
More next time.. hopefully to recover as soon as possible.. till then..
 
Cheers,
Adrian Y.