Posted: 14 Oct 2011 02:30 AM PDT
IF you've been feeling chills in the air and thrills down your spine, you can scream it all out this Halloween with Red FM's Screampasses.
In conjunction with the scariest month of the year, Red FM has been giving away premiere screening passes to movies that will make you jump in your seat.
Starting with The Thing in the first week of the month, listeners have also been winning passes to the premiere of Paranormal Activity 3 all this week. If you missed out on your chance to catch either one of these movies, you can still pick up tickets to the final movie being shown as part of the Red FM's Screampasses series. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark will premiere on Oct 25 in GSC Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, at 9pm. Starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce, the movie centres on a little girl who discovers unknown creatures in her new home. Just listen out for the cue next week to win tickets to the premiere. Have a fun time at the movies, courtesy of United International Pictures.
However, if you prefer to dance the Halloween night away, you can do so with Red FM's Remix Scream Party on Oct 29. Held at @LOFT Asian Heritage Row located in Kuala Lumpur, DJ Razz and guest DVJ G-Mix will hook you up with top club songs, electronic dance tracks and dance anthem remixes.
DJ Razz will be spinning an addictive blend of hip hop to house vibes while DVJ G-Mix will be displaying his unique skills of "visualising sounds" as he loads his audiences with hypnotic, head turning visuals. Win passes to the scariest party in town in the next two weeks and come dressed in your most awesome Halloween costume.
It's going to be a thriller of a month, so stay tuned to find out when these contests will come on air and check out red.fm for more details. Join the Red FM Malaysia Facebook fan page (facebook.com/redfm.my) and follow us on Twitter (@iloveredfm) for the latest updates of all contests.
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Posted: 14 Oct 2011 02:28 AM PDT
ACCORDING to Hannah Al Rashid, being a product of mixed race is both a blessing and a curse. Never mind how she looks, the internal conflict of "Who are you?" beguiles her more she says, quite dramatically, when asked about her "mongrel" background. (Her word, not mine.)
Born and raised in London to a French mother and Indonesian father, the 25-year-old considers English her mother tongue although she speaks French and Indonesian just as well. Three years ago, she decided to come to Jakarta to pursue a television career, as job prospects in London weren't looking too good. "Also I wanted to see if I could live Asia, where my dad is from."
After graduating from Development Studies at University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, she wanted to work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), but that plan didn't materialise. Meanwhile, she had done a music video with Indonesian band Yovie & Nuno, who were shooting in London, so that gave her a way into the entertainment business.
"I had a quite a few offers before but basically I explored hosting out of necessity because I was low on money. And I thought why not take on the offers I currently have. Then I started to enjoy it."
Having gone to the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, she has experience in drama, music and dancing. It was only in university that she became very academic. "Now I have the chance to get back into the arts scene."
One of the paths that has recently opened up for her is a part in the upcoming Joko Anwar psychological thriller titled Modus Anomali. She starts rehearsing as soon as tomorrow.
"I am very excited about that. And I am very grateful that I am getting my break from my favourite Indonesian director. Bang Joko is my favourite person in the world. He is what every man should be like. When you meet him, he greets you with a hug and he tells you how beautiful you are. And I am like, 'Bang, you know what, I wish all men greeted all women like that.' He is definitely on my list of the nicest, most charming and honest people I have met in this industry. He brings out a really lovely quality in you, so I am hoping that when we start he'll bring out some good acting in me."
Hannah is just as excited about being a new face of Li. Like her counterpart in Hong Kong, Jason Godfrey, she loves food and travelling. She hopes with the wider scope that Li offers, Indonesia will be recognised as a place for good lifestyles and a place to visit for entertainment, food and fashion.
"I am very proud of my culture and I think Indonesia is probably the least exposed country when it comes to lifestyle. At the same time we have so much to offer. So I am very proud to bring the best of Indonesia to the rest of Asia."
It is apparent from her energetic personality that Hannah is someone who is enjoying life very much right now. What is probably most admirable is her sense of adventure – moving all the way to Indonesia while her whole family is back in London, and only armed with the knowledge that she can do anything. "This is a very fickle industry – people get bored of you fast but I am not afraid of that. I am very passionate about what I do when I have it but I won't limit myself to just that. I am open to any possibility." – Mumtaj BegumGet Full RSS.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 02:28 AM PDT
SERIOUSLY, who wouldn't want to swap jobs with Li channel's TV host David Yee? With a job that requires him to travel, eat, drink and be merry, wouldn't anyone love to be in his shoes – even if it were just for a day?
"Being Malaysia's host of Li's two-minute vignettes is a great opportunity. Whether it's dining in the next hottest restaurant, interviewing a Michelin-starred chef, or keeping up to date with the latest interior design trends and fashion, I get to experience the essence of inspirational living.
"It is exciting to be part of this as I personally enjoy these experiences. In fact, one of the reasons I was selected was because of my craving for inspiring lifestyle experiences. It is one of the best jobs in the world and I have no complaints," joked chiselled-faced Yee, who is of Australian Chinese parentage, and now resides in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, with his Malaysian wife and three children.
The 42-year-old says playing host has not only broadened his knowledge about latest lifestyle trends in and around Malaysia but also across the Asian continent. One of the best benefits of hosting is that it has enabled him to put his passion for interior design to good use by decorating his home in suburban Taman Megah.
"Speaking to different interior designers has worked to my benefit as it has enabled me to understand certain design concepts and colour themes. It has helped in giving my home a pragmatic and contemporary feel," said Yee, whose interest in interior design began six years ago.
Although Yee might be a relatively new face here, he isn't a stranger to the media spotlight. In his 20s, he started modelling in his hometown of Sydney, Australia then moved to Singapore to further explore modelling opportunities.
Soon, he became the face for numerous advertising campaigns including telecommunications giant Singtel and credit card company Mastercard. It was only a matter of time before a Singaporean TV station offered him the opportunity to host an entertainment programme, Showbuzz, giving him the chance to interview some of Tinseltown's biggest names.
While he may have rubbed shoulders with Hollywood's A-listers, the attractive Australian comes across as more of a down-to-earth family man. Throughout this interview, he spoke fondly of his wife Jacqueline and young daughters Isabel, Alexis and Chelsea, aged between one and four.
Although some might think he enjoys the high life, in truth, Yee is a homebody who enjoys spending time with his family. When he isn't busy with hosting responsibilities and his day job as a PR manager for design college Raffles College, he prefers to cook, yes ... cook!
"Weekends is when I cook for the family and watch a movie with the children. I enjoy making my own pasta for the children," said Yee.
He hopes to share his vision of a balanced life via his link slot on Li.
"There is always a better way to live life. My life is good but I keep striving to have more balance between work and family life." – Sheela ChandranGet Full RSS.
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