Hennessy Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ 2011

Finally ! After few attempts to get an invite, this year managed to get a pass for H-Artistry. Not as huge as the previous one but this is definitely one of the event that you should not miss!

This year’s H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ will be held at in Penang at Voodoo, Upper Penang Road on April 28. and The Opera, Sunway Pyramid two days later on April 30.  I’ve not actually been to Opera nor any H-Artistry yet. So I’m not quite sure what to expect there.

But what you’ll expect a few new stuffs that Hennessy has planned for revellers this year. Here’s a spoiler
1. H-Artisry had gone thru a new facelift to ensure its revellers a refreshing experience. Aside from the new logo and a brand new Facebook page, they’re pumping more fun into the whole new Hennessy Mixing Zone which allow revellers to be involved in a much more fun, engaging and experiential role.

2. Whilst its trademark Hennessy Mixing Bar remains to serve guests with the ever tantalizing Hennessy V.S.O.P signature long drinks, the rest of the area will feature new interactive zones which include the Hennessy iMix Challenge for iPad enthusiasts and Hennessy Music Mix Synth booths that encourages the blending of different musical genres to encapsulate the true spirit of H-Artistry’s ‘The Global Art of Mixing’.

3. The Hennessy Interactive Photowall is also upgraded in 2011 to allow guests to enhance their photos digitally by choosing different visual backgrounds and shout out phrases such as, ‘Hennessy Rocks’, ‘Show me the Hennessy’ and ‘I Love Hennessy’.

4. Party-goers coming into the party this year will receive a new radio-frequency identification (RFID) wristband that allows them to log on to their respective Facebook accounts and automatically post their activities as status updates whenever they scan their wristbands onto a RFID reader located at each Hennessy Mixing booth. In addition, photos of guests taken at the Hennessy Interactive Photowall will be uploaded onto H-Artistry’s official Facebook fan page at www.h-artistry.com.my/facebook upon which, guests can also instantaneously tag themselves on the photos using their RFID wristband.

5. Indoors meanwhile will see the complete revolutionizing of the arena into one world-class super-club set-up. Both Voodoo and The Opera will feature a new look providing guests with a refreshed experience and the much loved Hennessy bars that will be serving delectable concoctions of Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Berry, Hennessy Ginger, and Hennessy Citrus.

H-Artistry 2011 Artistes

H-Artistry 2011 Artistes

Leading the line-up at the upcoming H-Artistry party is Australian electro/house duo, Vandalism which comprises of DJ/Producer Andy Van (previously of Madison Avenue fame) and vocalist/songwriter Cassie Van.

Staying true to H-Artistry’s innovative approach in blending musical genres of the East and West, the upcoming party will also see Malaysia’s very own up and coming rock sensations, Kyoto Protocol conquering the stage.

Joining them at the party are two of the hottest female DJs in town, Miss Eva T and DJ Lizz. Together, they form Spinderella, a hip-hop, R&B, electro/house spinning duo that churns out tunes which are unique and fresh.


Streamyx died again

Bloody Screamyxx just died on me again. Their customer support are so darn stupid trying to avoid calls. It seems that 1300 88 9515 has been engage for the last 25 minutes. Calling 100 didn’t work at all. As soon as you pressed 2 for Internet services. The line just silenced.

WhaT the hell is wrong these moron doing anyway… What’s the point of advertising how good Streamyx is when it is still NO GOOD!

I’ve been hanging on the phone for almost half an hour. All I get is  “Sorry! All our agents are still engage blaa blaa blaaa. and Please ensure that your splitter and modem are connected properly” 

SCREW YOU!!! If it’s not connnected properly, I won’t be calling you TMNUTz at all… Sigh

Platform Intrusion Emergency Stop (PIES)

This afternoon, when I was on the way to Wangsa Maju for my lunch, the LRT jerked again before entering the tunnel near Sri Rampai station. But this time I knew it may not be a technical glitch which I always blame on. There was an article about Platform Intrusion Emergency Stop (PIES) published in The Star newspaper yesterday.

It is said that PIES is one of the safety measures implemented on the Putra LRT Rail. If you happen to be in Melati or Wangs Maju station, you might notice a stretch of red colour plates on the rail track. Beneath these plates are sensors which will activate the emergency stop when there’s anything more than 7kg landed on it.

This system will definately save someone who is dumb enough to fall onto the track and at the same time might also hurt someone who is inside the train when the train jerked.

So kids! Make sure your school bags loaded with textbooks doesn’t falls on it. =p

In my opinion, other than this preventive measures, the management should also implement safety equipment within the coach. Especially the doors. I’ve seen people got clamped between the doors while trying to get out. I personally experienced it once and it hurts.


Putra LRT Emergency Brake…… AGAIN!

Lately, Putra LRT has been more likely a public nuisance than a public transport. For the past months, trains has been delayed because of technical errors. Thus causing thousands of people either stranded at the station or in the “sardine can” (train coach packed with people) where you get all sorts of smells. Yuckz!!

Earlier, there was another incident when I was going back home from work. The train was on its way to Setiawangsa. All of the sudden, the emergency brakes were initiated, the wheels screeched. I saw some people were thrown forward. I was lucky that I had something to cling on.

I bet this isn’t the first or the second the LRT hit the emergency brakes. Could it be just technical error? or someone has itchy hands? Sigh..


When lightning strikes

It was technology versus mother nature this time. A flash of light followed by a loud bang and my AVR (Auto Voltage Regulator) sparkled. I immideatly turned off all my electronic appliances in my apartment. Lucky me! My PC , TV and the modem survived the strike.

After the rain subsided, I trouble-shooted my AVR. Suprisingly, the power sockets are still functioning except for the phone line jack.  From my past experience, I think the spike came through the phone line. Well, at least the AVR stopped the current before hitting my modem. Else I would have take the hassle claiming warranty for both my AVR and modem as I bought it at two different places. =.=”

I guess I’ll have to get to Low Yat to claim warranty for the AVR. At the meantime , I’m surveying for another AVR and some good surge protectors. The only brand I had in mind for now is Belkin. Any recommendations?