Friday, June 29, 2012

24 Years Ago

The below set of pictures was taken of me in Amsterdam and based on the date on those picture, it is 24 years ago. Can't believe I manage to end up here. Looks like I still have not lost most of my baby fat. ;)

Childhood Dreams

If you are wondering why I am in pink, it was a hand me down from my sis and the other boy is a childhood friend of mine, Felix. The picture is taken by Uncle Albert while we are on transit either to or back from Liberia, Africa where my Dad was working.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

All American Rejects @ Melkweg

Manage to get hold of tickets to All-American Rejects live concert in Melkweg for a bargain (I think it was about Euro 35 for two tickets!). Felt old and short in the sea of people near the stage. Song Yia managed to pick up one of the guitar tabs that was thrown to the air from the stage (suitable as a souvenir). Here is a video of the full length concert captured by one of the fans to re-live the experience.

The great thing is that they sang all their hits which included Swing Swing, Gives You Hell, Move Along and It Ends Tonight. They also included songs from their new album which were Beekeepers Daughter and Kids In The Street.

Melkweg like Paradiso is one great venue for concerts.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Real Madrid Stadium

Wasn't expecting to end up here for the evening but a REALly amazing experience to be dining next to the pitch of one of the greatest football club ever.


If you are wondering what is happening? Well, they are setting up for a Bruce Springsteen concert this weekend.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Taste of Amsterdam 2012

Headed to Taste of Amsterdam after work. It was fortunate the weather was good. One of the main sponsors that welcomed us as we enter Amstelpark was Makro. I remembered the days when Makro introduced their concept to Malaysia as I was still in primary school. Sadly, they are no longer there as they are now part of Tesco (Yes, UK domination).

Enjoyed the sample portions of dishes here the most before heading forward to view the other exhibitors and even manage to take a picture as below at one of those booths.

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Had a quick bite at Fifteen, Jamie Oliver's social restaurant.

Finished off the evening with wine before it turned too cold. That's Summer in Amsterdam one may say.

Taste Of Amsterdam is an annual event where fine dining restaurants will come to display their dishes and sample sizes of meals. You will need to get an entry ticket that comes with vouchers that you can use as cash.