Wednesday, August 29, 2007

BLOG DAY 2007

I had trouble entering blogspot so I couldnt do this earlier, I wonder why I had trouble entering some sites.
Ever since the coup, government had been blocking Thai citizens from recieving anti-government news, preventing Thai citizens from entering some websites, including youtube.

My head isnt working right now and mostly everyone I know either isnt fluent in English, doesnt tag, or already done with the tag so I 'll just post 3 instead of 5.

Now time to do what I had to do :

'The one with a lovely hair' tagged me.

Are you a blogger? Are you ready for something BIG!!!

Let’s celebrate the third blog day on August 31.


What is BlogDay?

BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. On that day Bloggers will recommend other blogs to their blog visitors. With the goal in mind, on this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.

What will happen on BlogDay?

One long moment on August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post recommendations of 5 new Blogs, preferably Blogs that are different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.

BlogDay posting instructions:

1. Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting
2. Notify the 5 bloggers that you are recommending them as part of BlogDay 2007
3. Write a short description of the Blogs and place a link to the recommended Blogs
4. Post the BlogDay Post (on August 31st) and
5. Add the BlogDay tag using this link: http://technorati.com/tag/BlogDay2007 and a link to the BlogDay web site at http://www.blogday.org/

Person that tagged by me has to do the same thing. will be introducing 5 new blogs here.Hope everyone of you who own a blog, can join this wonderful event too!


I am tagging along:

1. Yatsuzaki

2. Thaigirl

3. Kitz


Monday, August 27, 2007

07, Aug 25 - Passage to Had Yai, the biggest Southern Fashion Show of Thailand




Was busy thus why I dont have the time to upload these pics.

I ended up taking about 200+ pictures and just choosing which is good enough to post and which isnt already gets me frustated.




Wasnt any ceremony this time, I arrived at around 6pm, and the event started at around 7pm. Wasnt in a hurry so I had the time to go around looking at all of the preparations.






Where I was supposed to sit... Wait a sec, who stole my seat this time ? (Hint : He's posing.)




The event started at around 7pm, after the preparation for the stages are set.
I dont wonder why there's so many audance considering there are over 80 models here tonight.





Our 2 opening DJ, from Virgin Hits FM Radio (They claimed to be have the most audiance in Bangkok).



Could get close to them when they are interviewing our 5 VIPs.



At 8pm, after a long introduction about what the purpose of the event is for, the same announcer, our lovely Ke Jullada appeared and announces the schedule for our event.


And the event started :

To be honesnt, I dont think I could really post all of the details and comment because I'm short of time, but I'd like visitors to just enjoy the pictures.
Looks like the first 30min is dedicated to the Western Model.


(Muscle, too bad I'm not into muscles.)


(I really liked this shot. Looks like a twin this way.)





(Another similar shot)


(After a 30min, local models' face can be seen.)


(I wonder if I can find those clothes she's wearing. Looks cute!)


(Women army model!)






(Do the guys actually stands behind her because of her expression ?)
I actually liked this, reflects the power of women.


(Westerner : What are you looking at ?)





(Another girl with an interesting style, I want!)
























(I dont need to describe what this means anymore.)


And that ended half of the event.
This definately is what every guys are waiting for.


Cheering and whistling can be heard, wanna know why ?






















(Sorry guys, I have to put this no matter what. =P)



It was quite short though, I'm not sure why as local models doesnt engage in the Swimsuit model.

And the last part of the event are, painted humans, same format as how it was on the conference.


He's bringing that "Passage to Had Yai 2007."


(Painted, looks quite real though.)



(Yup another one.)



(Same woman, same condition, just a bit different.)



(Butterfly term, with a lot of brand name products.)



(One of the Organizers.)



And the closing ceremony.




(Presenting the VIPs with wines.)



(and)


(Wait... waaa.. fire.. ?)



(Something fell in front of me..)



(Wines were served, none for reporters though.)


(And with that, the end of the "Had Yai Fashion Show 2007 - Passage to Had Yai.")


(I'm pretty sure we know who she is, I was given the chance to take a close up on her. She isnt as fair as how she was at the Miss Thailand contest though which is.. wierd.)



(Rare to see an Organizer working out by himself instead of sitting at the VIP seat right ?)





I dont know how I get this pic, but it's rather interesting.


There are over 200+ pics taken, but obviously, I couldnt upload them all here, and about 50% of them should be failed pics..

This is actually my first official journey as a press, but somehow, I'm not too impressed by the treatment press gets at the event.

Maybe next time ?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

21 August 07 - Passage to Had Yai, Biggest Southern Fashion Show (Press Conference)

Following the invintation from the authority, I went to the location after work.

It was as expected, a lot of reporters and important people had gathered in the middle of the busiest, tourist spot, Lee Garden.



A stage was set in the area, together with several armed polices and military soldiers.








After going through the normal boring formal ceremony, our seats were arranged, followed with some drinks and foods.




That's where I sat, in the first row. Together with other reporters from TV channels and newspapers.



The event started late, about half an hour later than the schedule. The VIPs are introduced on the stage, together with a short introductions and the purpose of setting "Passage to Had Yai." and other various of Had Yai events including the 10-50% Had Yai Grand Sale.


(Malaysia and Indonesian's flag,where's Singapore's one ?)


(She's the first model.1st Round)


And the real event started at around 7pm, all reporters are set with their cameras to take a picture of the Models.


(2nd Model. 1st Round)

Had to run around to get a good shot.



The 2nd round shows our model in a shopping-type fashion, spreading the "Shopping" effect to everyone around.




Our VIPs, all but 1 are staring at the models.




Luckily I was allowed to take a picture upclose, for some reason I sometime feels like I was being too close to the model.




Now, this is where every guys at the area, and I mean, 'every' guys starts whistling and cheering. The models, on their 3rd round, all wore something like this.



And the highlight for the night was !!!


A fully painted model, and I mean fully painted. (According to the narrator)



( I dont really get the impression that ball cage she had, it looks troublesome and the concept doesnt really suits Had Yai.)

Although she was supposed to be the highlight of the night, I feel that most pairs of eyes are more directed to the bikinis on the stages..



And finally, after a tiring night, the conference ended in a success.



Personally, I'm a bit disappointed as everyone, even the narrator are talking in Thai. The main objective of this event was to attract tourists, but if everyone talks in Thai, then this event seems to be directed more to the Thai citizens.

But again, I'm satisfied after recieving the Tourists Card that allows me to get a 10-50% discount at a lot of important shops and malls in Had Yai !

Happy Shopping, oh and :


At the 25th, August 07
Lee Garden - Central Hotel
The real Fashion Show 2007, Passage to Had Yai will be held here, at the same place, it's free to watch and there will be alot of interesting events here, all tourists are especially most welcomed to come. *Wink*