Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review : Honda Hot Import Nights 2011

Let me tell you, how insulted I am after attending Honda Hot Import Nights 2011. I swear it was the most disappointing car show/event for the year 2011. Ask ALL of the people who attended this event, they'll agree to this statement.

I spent RM 20, and traveled 32 kilometers and braved the Sunday morning jam. I had trouble finding parking spaces because just opposite the event venue, there was a carnival. 

Paid for the tickets, received free magazine and poster. Well, they could have at least removed the price sticker for the Hot Import Nights magazine. RM 2.90, what the heck yo?! 

The minute I stepped into the venue, I was greeted by booths selling cheap, China quality accessories for cars. 2 DIN players, steering wheels, you name it. It definitely gave you a preview of what to expect for the next 10 minutes into the event.

The venue was small, there was limited booths to showcase, it wasn't pack, it sounded boring and dull, wasn't lively. And by standing at the seating zones in the stadium, you'll have a full view of the WHOLE event. 

 Leona Chin's ride was also on display.

 Didn't know Kancils were considered 'Imports'. Malaysia boleh


 I was surprised with the presence of local cars. I guess local cars that are converted to their Japanese counterparts are considered Imports after all. Kudos =/

I felt cheated, seriously. From the HIN website, the pictures telling you how awesome the event is gonna be, is just a huge lie. Honestly, this event wasn't even worth the RM 20 that I paid. Took me 10 minutes or so to finish visiting all of the booths. Dyno wars didn't start when I was there in the afternoon. Honda should have changed the time to start in the evening instead in the afternoon. 

Nevertheless, a disappointing event like this is saved by the presence of exotic and tuners . Lamborghini, a few Volkswagen and Mini Coopers, tuned BMWs, a Camaro, the usual tuners like the Evo, Sti and GTR

There's just so much wrong about this event. The wrong choice of venue, the false advertising, the typical Malaysian mods that were too much. I didn't see the Veyron or the AMG Widebodykit Benz as promised in the event. Greeted by booths selling average  quality accessories for cars just states the standard to expect from this event. The presence of local converted cars just shows the organizer's negligence of the word 'IMPORT'. Somehow with more car audio booths, I felt this was more of a car audio event than an Import event. Add on RM 15, I should have went for the Formula Drift at Merdeka Square. At least you get to see drift cars burning rubbers. I actually expected it to be like those Import events you see happening in the States or in any Western countries. Guess this is the Malaysian version. 

Again, I felt cheated. 2 of my close friends got cheated. And to those who traveled from out of KL all the way for this event, I feel you. I do hope whoever plans to organize next year's one, do look back at 2011's most disappointing auto event.

Went back home, went through the free magazine. Oh well, thank goodness its free, and for RM 2.90, there must be a reason its cheap on newsstands.

(pictures taken from's FB Album for Honda Import Nights. Credit goes to them. Do like them on Facebook =D).

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Today was the final paper that I've sat for college, pengajian Malaysia, or also known as Malaysian Studies. The last time I felt really nervous before a paper was Marketing Management for my 2nd semester last year. I just hope I'm able to pass this, which means this is the first time in my life that I went through a school year without failing any sub =D

Nevertheless I do have my packaging design final assessment to do and next year January 5th, the class and I would have to present it at the college's gallery to my lecturer and a few invited guest. I'm excited for this last project before internship, but also well, a lil bit sad that its been almost one year gone. And it was like just 12 months ago I started my 3rd semester by grouping with the April intakes.

Starting out I didn't really talk to them at all, but give it after a semester (yes, it took me one whole semester before actually befriending some of them), we're close enough to call each other silly names.

For this final semester of projects before internship and exhibition, I had the honor to be able to work with them for my digital video & audio final. Jessica, Jeremy, Yung Tyng, Balqis. It was one hectic month of preshoot, filming and editing before we could finally render it into a 10 minute video. Our video project has this mix of sci-fi, action with a dose of drama theme. So imagine time-travelling, a car chase, shoot outs and what not.

Yes the lecturer actually gave us a 7 minute limit, but one whole night of compressing and cutting out any unnecessary scenes, we were down to 10 minutes. We tried convincing the lecturers that since our group got 7 members and it is only fair enough that each have a minute plus to direct, but they were quite strict about the rules and to them its unfair for other groups to only have 6 minutes of less while we have 10 minutes.

Well, no one asked you to give 7 minutes, we would have been really happy if you have gave us 10 minutes. So here's the final cut, and hopefully Benchmark Productions would release a director's extended cut, with minutes worth of extra footage that had been deleted off.

Friday, December 2, 2011

African Americans in Paris

So I just watched the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 on Youtube, and few days before I actually got to see it, a few of my friends posted links of performances on that show.

And one of them was, "N*ggas in Paris", probably in my opinion, the rap song of the year. I didn't really liked that track after the first listening, but then again I thought since Kanye's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'was awesome at the first listen, I give it a 2nd chance.

And shit, I frickin' loved it a lot. Clever lyrics and that heavy, heavy background music. 

N*ggas in Paris received heavy air play on American radios, N*ggas in Paris was performed at every special guest performances, N*ggas in Paris was encored at their Watch The Throne American Tour.

N*ggas in Paris, should be in your top 10 or even top 5 rap/hip hop tracks of the year. 

N*ggas in Paris, should be your alarm clock tune, your message tone, your ring tone, the one you jam to during the peak traffic hours on KL roads.

N*ggas in Paris, is just class rap. I just don't know how to describe this song. Love it or hate it, N*ggas in Paris is just, awesome =)