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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Woah! Hennessy VSOP has new bottle design and packaging!

I have an issue with blog title, as you can see. Oh well, its alright. I just want to share with you all briefly a party+launch I went last Friday which was pretty interesting.

Hennessy VSOP has launched their new bottle design and packaging! And this is designed by Chris Bangle, the former chief designer of BMW! Vote now, you want to see the designer or the bottle first?

*counting votes then gave up* ok lets look at the bottle now

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‘Chris Bangle picked up his pencil and drew this cognac’s new silhouette. He accentuated the curves on the sides of the bottle, thereby reinforcing its silhouette’s dynamics, then he lengthened its neck and straightened its shoulders, stretching it vertically. Inspired by the Hennessy V.S.O.P. bottle created in 1954, Chris Bangle chose to confirm this upward movement with an enriched base resembling a pedestal to distinguish the whole with opulence while maintaining its stability.

With a carefully designed optical effect, the front of the bottle evokes a pyramid perspective, suggesting an upward vanishing point to draw the eye toward the top of the bottle, where Chris Bangle has chosen to engrave the legendary arm and axe of the Hennessy family into the glass itself. The symbolic Hennessy V.S.O.P. oval label is in dark grey ennobled with golden embossing a few millimetres from this.’

 

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‘The box that the bottle comes in has also benefited from this renewal, giving its edges over to a more modern vision: the sides have been refined and dramatised by photographer Adam Savitch. Anti-counterfeiting techniques for the Hennessy V.S.O.P bottle were also developed: a laser stamp for the 35-cl, 70-cl and 3-litre bottles and a hologram of inimitable complexity (now with horizontal lines forming a grape cluster) seal the cap, ensuring product integrity.’

Pretty hor! I also want to own one.

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Chris Bangle

Former Chief Designer of BMW

Looking both forward and back, comes from Chris Bangle’s training; he always thinks in terms of industrial design. For him, a product cannot be summed up by a function or an aesthetic: a product is living thing.

“Designing for Hennessy gave me the same sensations as working on designs for fast BMWs or a great Rolls Royce. It is that experience of a unique emotion.”

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Draw Something wtf. No la he is showing us the design and explained a little bit.

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This is me who ngeh ngeh want to take picture with him hahaha

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But I never know that afterthat I actually got the chance to take picture with him! hehehe I heard someone said: ‘Don’t you think he is cute…’

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Saw him when we went out to washroom then the fangirls inside us urged us to ask for one more photo with him again :D

Olivier Paultes

Olivier Paultes

Member of the Tasting Committee,

Head of Distilleries , Maison Hennessy

“We taste between 60 and 70 samples every morning, between 11 and 12 o’clock,” he says. While Yann Fillioux continues to make the key decisions, the honour and responsibility are clear for Olivier: “Mr Fillioux was born to be a master blender, and I am already learning a great deal by working with him,” he says.

“What is important in a big distillery is to adapt and to make the best blend possible. The wines and eaux-de-vie change every year, so even at a distillery on the scale of Hennessy, each blend must be individually crafted.”

Someone: Stop giving us facts! We want fun photos! here you go :)

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Dress: Nichii

Heels: Zara

Handbag: Longchamp

Even with 5 inches heels, I still look short standing besides Valerie and Jane fml

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After the launch, we were directed to the party zone! Freeflow of Hennessy cocktail, which one is your pick? I prefer Cranberry :D

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Dayuuuuuum

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With Yukiko! Love love love her new hairstyle by Shawn Cutler!

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With Sarah! Hahaha sexy babe

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To let you see how red is Simon’s face. And prove that I have been a good girl and didn’t drink. hahaha

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Oh I tell you! I really love this Camera 360 booth. It makes me feel like superstar wtf. there are many cameras around the stage, then we just pose, all the camera will take at the same time, then it will becomes a slideshow/video which you can see below.

And many thanks to Wilson who took this photo of me! Did I say that he has a very awesome travel and food blog? Eat and travel… ahhh life. Go visit at placesandfoods.com !

I saw my face for like erm 0.5 sec?

It was a pretty exclusive and fun Friday night with friends, and I can see that a lot of my friends get really really happy/high hahaha. Head over to Hennessy Malaysia FB page for more photos https://www.facebook.com/HennessyMalaysia?ref=ts

This post really a bit brief hor? Sorry la… New sememster has started and so much work to do :( Promise the next post will be long and nice ok? *pinky finger* hehehehe

 

love,

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

I had really no idea what is Cinco De Mayo.

AHHHH just back from JB. Am in KL again. Before I start ranting, HAPPY MUMMY’S DAY! Muax muax muax

Was back to home for a few days before mothers day. And the next time I go home probably is end of July or August as there’s no public holidays in this 2 months :(

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Yesterday I went to have Taro Yami with mummy after shopping as the weather was extremely cruel to us. Mummy said she never try this kind of dessert before so brought her there :3 And she likes it ! Btw Taro Yami is one of the many dessert shops just like Snowflakes. It recently become my new love after a friend brought me there Thumbs up 

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I just anyhow want to put some photo because I afraid you will forget how I look due to the long MIA wtf

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Yes this is another anyhow photo please dont click ‘close’ now HAHAHAH eh btw my friend said this make up made me look older. What do you think? I thought is quite ok leh.

Finally I remember I got something interesting to update fml. That is Cinco De Mayo. *silence*

Sounds pretty atas and reminded me of mayonnaise wtf. No laa it is actually something very interesting. 5 May is a as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy. It is now celebrated with performances and colourful dances, with good food and beer along with it.

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And this is brought to you by Corona Extra, the No.1 Mexican Beer in Las-Carretes, Ampang. My advice to my lovely readers is to read this when you are feeling full. Not advisable during midnight or anytime feeling hungry. Reason? I am actually hungry right now when writing this post and the following photos just made me got even hungrier fml

But I am sorry cause I cant remember any of their name or even their price :( So I dare not to say this is a food review. Just to show you some food photos and maybe u can try look for it when you are in there k.

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This is the appetiser which Naomi said she miss this dish really very much. After I tried it, I second that! The sauce is a little bit spicy but goes very well with the bread.

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You can wrap them in the bread and make it like popiah

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Can put this inside your own ‘popiah’ as well

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Inside this is CHILLI!!! but surprisingly it is not spicy.

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Rib eye. This is good. Love the sweet sauce.

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Corona goes very well with all these food. It soothes the tinge of spiciness. It is quite smooth also.

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Ermm the chocolate pie is very sweet and the outer layer is quite hard. Didn’t get to try their tiramisu but others said it was good. Perhaps I should try their Tiramisu next time :p

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Played some boardgame and got myself some souvenir although I didn’t win. Who is using iPhone and want the Corona phone cover can just tell me hahah. Photo courtesy of Corona Malaysia

And now I know what is Cinco De Mayo :D

Have a pretty lovely time there. Well is time for dinner. Talk to you all next time alright :)

Love,

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tweet me at @wilee_t :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mr Asahi !

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Aloha people ! Do you miss me *pout* hahahaha

It has been a while and I just started my new semester. GAHHH some assignment is driving me crazy. Anyone have any idea what new and creative food that is not available in market? Must be related to chocolate. I ran out of idea and I can see my hair turning white hahaha i m just joking at the last part choichoichoi

Btw the purpose of this post is to share something very awesome with all of you :D That is Mr Asahi!!

Following photos are credited to Andy Kho unless stated otherwise. 

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Do you know Mr Asahi is in Malaysia? Uh? You didn’t know that? Wait.. Not even Asahi? OMG you don’t know what you’ve missed!

Let me start from Asahi, the no.1 Japanese beer in the world. Asahi means Rising Sun. And Japan’s flag is a rising sun. So… geddit geddit? hahaha. Karakuchi is a unique brewing method using a special yeast strain. The added adjective 'Super' is to reinforce the beer's crispness. Asahi Super Dry is Japan's first Karakuchi (dry) beer -- the No. 1 in Japan, the No. 1 Japanese beer in the world, and one of the world's fastest growing premium Asian beers. Pretty cool uh?

Mr Asahi and I *grin*

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About Mr Asahi… He is the world’s first robotic barman, is the brainchild of Japanese brewer Asahi and is capable of serving people in less than two minutes, saving the average person 13 minutes at the bar. Capable of pulling 300ml pints and opening bottles, Mr. Asahi can serve up to 16 half pints or bottles at a time. To me, he looks like he is dancing with the music hahaha

Check it out if you want to see Mr Asahi in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oqOXTj0ZZzA

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If you happened to see this truck, remember to stop and try the refreshing Asahi served by the pretty girls *whistles* Free beer free gifts free popcorn ! Dont we just love free stuff… Or only me? #shallow

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Guess what? Mr. Asahi is on a nationwide tour with a crew comprising of dancers, a DJ and a customized truck that unfolds into a mini party-space where ever he is.  It also means Mr Asahi party everywhere !

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You can try the refreshing Asahi draught poured by Mr. Asahi, enjoy the entertainment and crispy popcorn, and even win some prizes by participating in the games there. When I was there, the weather is extremely hot and thank goodness there was Asahi, if not I think I have been melted into one big bottle of oil. Oh yea u read it right. OIL. FATS. LIPIDS. ok whatever it is.

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This picture tells u that dont take picture when there is food inside your mouth. I look like I am having constipation wtf. I went to check out Mr Asahi when he was in Sunway Giza. My first time meeting Mr Asahi and I have to say he is pretty amazing. A different kind of experience. Nom nom nom the popcorn like nobody’s business opsss. Oh and I can have my curl back with some mousse wootssss. Do you prefer me in curl or straight hair?

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If you are lucky, you might catch your favourite MHB bloggers there hehehe. I was lucky that I’m able to be there with all the hot long-legged pretty babes hehehehe jealous right muahahaha ehh wipe your saliva

 

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Look out for Mr. Asahi at key entertainment outlets in Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Penang beginning 15 April 2012. There might be some exciting promotion and will definitely be a perfect companion throughout the party/gathering.

Check out the Mr. Asahi roadshow schedule at https://www.facebook.com/AsahiMalaysia

After visiting the roadshow, we moved to Movida for second round.Believe it or not, this is my first time in here ! Heard it will transform to a club at night Surprised smileAnd they are having an awesome promotion!! Buy 1  get 2 FREE!!! But take note that it is only before 8pm ya.

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Happy ladies with favourite Asahi. Photo credited to Tim

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Nice catching up with the other girls too. It has been so long since I last talked to Jessy! She is getting prettier. She looks awesome even with minimum make up.  I JEALOUS.

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Had a great evening with MHB babes ! Wait no more, go to the nearest outlet and grab your pint of Asahi now!

Asahi Malaysia: https://www.facebook.com/AsahiMalaysia

MHB : https://www.facebook.com/myhotbloggers

 

love,

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Tweet me at @wilee_t !