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SOX All Stars Drum and Dance 2011 in Miri City

I personally think that this is a highly-energized youth event that should be better publicized and deserved more crowd and attention than it is now. It was scheduled to be held at IKBN, but was later changed to Boulevard Shopping Complex. Perhaps to save time and distance?

The S.O.X. All-Stars Drum & Dance 2010 attracted more than 8,400 audiences during the finale at National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur last year! We’ve seen how exciting it was but you will have to prepare yourselves for the extravaganza that is S.O.X. All-Stars Drum & Dance 2011!

7 schools from Sarawak and Sabah compete for the final 4 spots in this year’s S.O.X. Drum and Dance competition in East Malaysia. From Miri, we have SMK St. Columba, Riam Road Middle School, SMK Chung Hua, SMK Lutong, and SMK St. Joseph. From Kuching, SMK Green Road, and from Sabah, SMK Shan Tao.

Lucrative prizes awaits them in the finals at The Curve, Kuala Lumpur.

RM100,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won this year and this is how the prizes line-up…

1st place – RM 7,000.00 & trophy
2nd place – RM 5,000.00 & trophy
3rd place – RM 3,000.00 & trophy
Most Popular Team – RM 1,000.00
Best uniform – RM 1,500.00
Best Showmanship – RM 1,500.

Ean from was here to do TV interviews on the participants. Apart from screaming at their school band, young fans are screaming at Ean too! He’s such a magnet!

Alright, making sure that everything is good to go, we have the…

Instruments ready…

Helmets ready…

Stage is ready…

and most importantly, the fans are also ready!

and we’re ready to rumble!!!

Some funny, improvised move pulled off by the SMK Lutong team.

The crowd went wild when Ean went on the stage. But the microphone was unforgiving during his short 1 minute speech on the stage.

Waiting for their turn to do battle.

Ms. Brenda from SMK Chung Hua posing for the camera there.

SMK Chung Hua was the rightful winner of the automatic qualification spot to Kuala Lumpur for the finals.

One of the SMK Chung Hua team members.

Girls from the SMK Green Road Kuching team.

Teams battling it out for the final 3 spots to Kuala Lumpur.

SOX crew making sure everything is going smoothly according to schedule.

Waiting for their turn to do battle.

Two teams battling it out in a fierce atmosphere.

“What? You wanna fight issit?” Looks more like England vs. Scotland there with their uniforms…

Team photos with their Certificate of Participation, presented by Mr. Choo, Regional Manager of Celcom for Sabah and Sarawak.

SMK Chung Hua Team were the automatic qualifier in the preliminary round and therefore, no battle was needed. But their wish to show-off their battle play was granted, much to the delight of the crowd.

From their performance, I think they’re one of the favorites to win the competition, and just look at their outfit, they’ve already got a hand on the Best Uniform award, that’s for sure!

Enjoy the video!

Barn Buddy – The Real World Version

I bet you’ve seen and stole a lot of plants off from farms and barns on the Facebook. But have you seen the real world version of Barn Buddy, Farm Town, Farmville and all?

Well, let me bring you to this quiet little Bintangor town of Borneo Sarawak (30 minutes drive from Sibu town) to witness part of the largest crop fields in the state.

Plowed Land

Sibu Chinese New Year Fireworks 2010 wishes you a prosperous and energized Tiger year ahead!

The world certainly needed that extra ‘Rawrrrrr’ after all the economy crises and countless disasters in 2009!

That aside, let me bring you the view of this year’s Chinese New Year fireworks from my balcony. Whether you spend New Year’s in the hotels Miami celebrities frequent or in Paris, at SF hotels, Shanghai or some other beautiful part of the world, enjoy and wish the best for the year to come.

P/s: I was hit on the back by quite a huge chunk of the pyrotechnics’ remnants, as you can see the camera swaying heavily towards the end of the video. I’m not going to hire a Los Angeles injury lawyer or anything, because good luck does fall from the sky!

The Queen Lounge and Cafe – Sibu

If you’re in Sibu and you’re looking for something different, other than those same old coffee shops, you can actually take a ride to the Tua Pek Kong Temple in Sibu.

No, I’m not asking you to worship the Gods, but right beside the temple, there’s a block of revamped building that houses Sibu’s finest lounge and cafe. The lounge is located at Jalan Chew Geok Lin. The once antique building looks great now after major refurbishment works.
The Location
The building is owned by Wah Tat Holdings. The lounge is closed in the morning, nothing’s happening there during daytime…but when the sun goes down…

I Love Miri City

From a small fishing village on the Northern coast of Sarawak, to a city in 2005. It’s been a long time coming. The people had defied the hardship and odds by becoming the first ‘non-capital’ City in Malaysia. Something that Mirians took pride of.

A lot of expatriates came and left their footprints and legacy on the land of the Seahorse. They came to work for the company that shapes the city that it is today – Shell Oil Company. The booming oil and gas industry had brought tremendous wealth and fortune to the city. Infrastructures and the living conditions were upgraded.

The Grand Old Lady, while it’s still in operation in the old days.

For a handful of expatriates, they settled down here in Borneo. But for some, they left with a heavy heart. Knowing that they’ll be back here again someday. To seek the nostalgia that once were.

Marriott Resorts and Spa caters their holidays hospitality when they’re back here again.

Miri City is heavenly relaxing, and a beautiful city for life after retirement. Lay down and enjoy the sunshine.

For all the wonderful things in Miri City, we have I Love Miri City Social Network to share and bring together the best of Miri, all under one network of fellow Mirians and expatriates, from anywhere around the world.
I Love Miri City Social Network

Uncle Dom Cafe, Sibu

Uncle Dom Cafe is the latest modern, franchise-style, Ipoh-kopitiam-themed outlet to be mushroomed in Sibu town. Of course, they don’t just serve Ipoh white coffee, they serve a fusion of Western and Eastern breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

What’s great about this place is its very vintage and originally Sibu’s design and decor. You can find lots of old photos of Sibu town as the wallpaper and wall photos.

Uncle Dom Cafe banner. Look at their logo.
When you look at the mascot. What comes into your mind?

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