January 3, 2009 18:30 by Adrian

Hey guys and gals!

This is a bit of a back post of an event just after Christmas..  of course it's just a short glimpse of the pics which after being fully released to the client and his approval will be posted under the work section of our site. So here I present to you the Island Dance Party of 2008 @ Club Momo in Penang..


That night was really unfortunate for me personally as I was unwell (coughing my lungs out, oh by the way, do remember that you'll have to fork out 2x when going to Hospitals for treatment.. mine costs me a cool RM 170+ which didn't cure me in time anyway.. ) So if any of those lovely gals below some how manage to find this site, yeah I know I'm suppose to pass you my contact for the pictures but oopso.. my bad..

So do drop me an email.. adriany@ArdentExpressions.com and as a security to prevent any pervs from getting these pictures, do let me know what I was wearing that night..  

I'll post more pictures of this event at a later date.. as there were pictures of KL DJ's such as SAM Chiko, Sashi Blue, GMix from Aloha and Clare Large from UK.. Till the next time..
Adrian Y. 

January 3, 2009 08:17 by Adrian

Hey ah Hey!

December was filled with events and tons of pictures to process, develop, deliver and post.. there's a huge back log and I'm hoping to get everything cleared and sorted out before Chinese New Year..

There are 2 projects which I've not yet posted up on Ardent's site yet as its still pending delivery / approval from the client and I'm hoping that will be soon.. Can't have too many back logged stuff or it'll just end up in the procrastination bin and will never see the light of day.. you know how that works.. Cool

Ok, lets continue with our Penang's travelog..

This is the view of the famous Penang bridge framed by the hotel curtains in my room..  

Later we headed off in search for food.. which by Penang's standard is never more than a 5 minutes walk in any direction.. mine was just 3 minutes walk out of the hotel..  

I decided to try out the Penang char koay teow.. the sign below is really misleading as the spacing in between the words really would have meant Char Koay Teow + Fried Rice mix.. Cool oh well.. anyway anyone from KL, RM 4 for a Char Koay Teow (small) is kinda standard.. now as in December of 2008 on wards.. gone were the days small = RM 2.50.. price of things have greatly skyrocketted to the planet of belt tightening fetish.. 


Anyway to my amusement.. RM4 in this shop in Penang will get you.. about this much..  

I've placed my old and trusted buddy k800i phone next to it for comparison.. tho to its defence, there are 2 big prawns there.. The taste? superbo! There's another famous char koey teow which you'll pay even more and have to wait a good 30 minutes for one plate.. didn't bothered with it as my trusted Penang guide Ben Ng didn't think it was that great to justify the 'suffering' required in terms of money and time just for that..  

Ah this is the 2nd hotel that we stayed in Penang.. Sunway Hotel.. not bad.. located about 1 KM from Komtar building.. tho personally I preferred BayView hotel as its next to Momo, Moist and SOHO clubs... you know.. for logistic reasons... Wink 

I've seen a few famous photographers taking pictures of brides coming out from wooden doors.. and me spending most of my life in KL/PJ area, have no idea where in hell did they get those type of buildings to shoot from.. only did I realize that in Penang, just opposite Sunway hotel, there are rows and rows of these type of wooden door like old school feeling type of buildings..

So I decided to take a snap shot of one.. just put a gal in the middle, shoot it with a wide angle lens and walla.. you get a professional bridal portriat.. cough cough.. or so it seems..  

Ah.. Penang.. in KL we got our Berjaya Times Square.. in Penang.. you'll get the ordinary out of the mill Times Square (without Berjaya = Success wording).. its not open yet tho.. and besides in our trip in Penang, we've never not once set foot into a shopping mall..  

Had to take a picture of this dude.. in Penang, wherever you decide to park your car, there's always SOMEONE who'll ask you to pay a RM 3 car park fee.. that someone can be just about anyone..  

While walking around, at the first corner, this is what I saw.. a row of food stalls just waiting to start business.. it was about 2pm.. at 3pm this quiet stalls will be all busy bees serving thier hotest dish to many paying customers.. 

Walking further down.. I encountered "The Advance Computer Centre" .. Somehow it just didn't work for me..

Went back to the hotel and took some evening snap shots..  

Got to really say, the view is serene and just melodic.. not quite like KL with all the towering buildings around..

The next and final day in Penang.. Mylen brought all of us down to the beach again.. in Batu Ferrenghi.. 

Below is some random gal enjoying the breeze at the beach.. 

And of course a picture of our Penang Macha.. Mylen.. 

Jacky & Clare..  

Enjoying seafood and chicken tom yam.. do be prepared to pay tourist prices for these.. 

And the best of all.. the guest houses along the beach.. the most famous of em all is the 'Ah Beng Guest House' .. Unfortunately there weren't any Ah Lian guest houses next to it.. Frown 

In departing Penang, we decided to take the ferry back..  

Its a good decision as it was already around 6+ and the sun was just about to set which is perfect to take some nice parting wide angle shots of Penang.. 

Ah and at the golden 5 minutes of sunset..  

Ok not exactly perfect but by the time I took that last picture, the ferry was about to dock.. 4 hours later driving in the dark and with continuous rain throughout our journey back.. we finally reach KL at around midnight..

Till the next time..


Adrian Y. 


December 30, 2008 18:56 by Adrian

Hey guys and gals,

We've travelled down to Penang back on Christmas day departing KL at about 10.30am for 2 back to back events down at Penang island on Fri and Sat.. 

and this is our journey.. 

Strangely enough, the whole journey was cloudy.. not a single ray of direct sunlight shined through.. it didn't rain tho there were plenty of low lying clouds around that made me question whether I took the wrong road and was heading up to Genting Highlands instead Laughing

Ah, when you see mountains being carved like so? you are definately in Perak..  

If you look closely, at the top there are those mini bulldozers.. seriously its just to show the scale of the entire operation.. takes guts to drive up there.. more so during the rain..

After leaving Ipoh Utara, you'll end up paying another toll and begin driving up the hill.. and instead of a grand master with white beared to greet you, instead you get a big hole.. in a form of a tunnel.. like so.. 

And as right on cue, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.. whew.. 

After driving for another hour or so (depending if you are a law abiding citizen or another Malaysia boleh hero), you'll past Perak right into Kedah where you'll see a few padi fields and pass a river.. 

Soon you'll past Kedah and touch down in Penang mainland.. another 30 minutes or so you'll end up here.. with the rest of the penang kias.. queuing up to enter the Penang bridge.. seriously, I thought KL jam was bad, Penang bridge jam? well.. you should try to believe.. tho fortunately, I didn't get the worst of it..  

One sign that I found cute was this sign, which counts the number of road accidents since Jan of 2008.. whao.. someone actually keeping count..  

Cheh.. only 17! good track record right? 

Oops.. 176.. strangely enough, there isn't much those liquid paper or signs of the number being repainted again and again.. technically it should have a total of 176 coats of white and red paint overlapping with each number change..

Just when I was thinking of that number change.. I saw this.. 

Aiya.. tambah satu lagi ooi! (add one more to the count!) You would think that they should have those flip number cards.. simple! 

The picture above is the star of the Penang bridge.. as you can see there are construction on both outer side of the bridge as there is a 3rd extra lane being built to accomodate more cars.. Problem is that at times, I heard that 1 of the functioning lane will be closed to facilitate the build of the 3rd lane which luckly is handled in the middle of the night.. and unlike KL, on the Penang bridge, being stuck in traffic here even at 1am in the morning is a possibility! make me love KL all of a sudden..

Approaching the island.. yay! 

Upon reaching to the island, our good friend Ben Ng took us to his favourite coffee shop near his house to taste one of Penang's finest asam laksa.. got to say, the soup is really good.. not those diluted stuff.. loved it! 

And yes, the legendary small portions of Penang is true.. I took this picture along side with my K800i phone as comparison to the size of the bowl.. the length of my phone is the diameter of the bowl! damage to wallet? RM 2.50 ..  

You see, the trick is not to eat much in Penang.. you eat a bit here.. go around then eat a bit some more later..  where as in KL, you gorge up one big meal and last for hours.. don't believe me? in Penang, kopitiam at 3-4pm is FULL HOUSE! in KL? you won't find any food at this hours.. 

Like Ben said to me, in Penang, you'll never go hungry..  unfortunately he didn't say I wouldn't go broke either..  

After meeting up with Ben, we met up our client Mylen and his UK DJ Claire Large..  we ended up seeing a bit of Penang such as the Thai Buddhist Temple.. 

That's Claire.. taking one of those tourist type photos..  

The largest sleeping and standing buddha in KL is in the buddhist temple in Brickfields.. I said KL.. if you said largest in Malaysia? Penang is the right place.. let me present to you, the largest sleeping buddha.. 

And tallest standing buddha.. 

After that we decided to head down to Batu Ferringhi.. the famous beach spot in Penang island.. I was wearing long pants and leather shoes.. to Mylen's amusement called it James Bond shoes.. on a BEACH! damn fool.. nobody told me I'll be at a beach straight upon touching down to Penang bro! Tongue out

Mylen.. a really cool funny fella.. an indian that curses in fluent chinese.. Cool in Penang, the way those fellas drive? one needs to curse to release pent up anger or the island will just end up killing one another.. think of it as a anger management technique.. seriously.. trust me.. I'm an expert.. just don't ask what.. keke Cool 

After that we headed down to Mylen's house to sample some of his mom's famous fried chicken.. unfortunately that macha forgotten to inform his mom.. Claire later told me that his mom's cooking is superb.. in which adds another reason why I should kick Mylen where .. well his mom is super nice.. wouldn't want to rob her of proper decendents.. lucky Mylen..  Laughing

On coming back, we took the ferry.. to give us a different feel of travel since we all already used the bridge.. why not try another way..

In Penang, you only pay to go TO the island and nothing to come back.. so the Penang bridge will cost you RM 7 where as the ferry will eat up RM 6.. the journey is quite fast and smooth but this is dependant on the tide and the height of the waves..  

Yes.. its extremely windy..

Since we didn't eat any dinner, we decided to proceed to Ben's recommendation for dinner.. at some indian food place at New World Park.. strangely kept reminding me of Jurassic Park New World some how.. Tongue out 

The food there was amazing! had plenty of papadums.. yumm.. Later we went on to a club called SOHO..

Its quite open in Penang.. the ground floor of SOHO, you'll find tranvestites.. other places you'll find gays as well.. anyway we decided to be safe and hang up upstairs instead..

Normally, the music here isn't that loud but on that day.. upon entering we were greeted with a technorized version of Ghost Busters.. we bolted out of there 10 minutes later as it was so loud we couldn't even hear one another.. that's even after SHOUTING at ear shot.. jeez..

Anyway we decided to call it a night and just headed back to the hotel.. 

This is the view from the 10th floor of the BayView Hotel..  That's the famous KOMTAR building in Penang..

That's all for this journey.. there are plenty of pictures to come especially of the sexy chicks during that hot event in Penang.. I'll let you know what I found out about Penang night life and the gals there.. its an eye opener I must say.. more later!


Adrian Y.