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The Wedding Reception Of A Diva And A Rock God

Rich and Velvet
The 5th of December 2008 was a wonderful night. My wife and I were given a special treat.

We were invited to Velvet and Rich’s concert style wedding reception at the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort (STAR). We didn’t know what to expect from it at first but there were definitely lots of people present. Most of Sabah’s who’s who were there.

Both fathers of the bride and groom themselves gave us performances. Felix, Marsha and Farhan also entertained the guests.
It was a fun night!
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I was meant to post this last year, on 7th December 2008 but I got so caught up with other matters that I sort of forgotten about it. As I was going through my drafts, I came across this piece and decided to finally post it. Sorry about that!
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SabahAir CEO And Ex Sabah MP Dies

SabahAir CEO Affendi Tun Fuad Stephen receiving a plaque from Luciano Stoppa of AugustaWestland

SabahAir CEO Affendi Tun Fuad Stephen (left) receiving a plaque from Luciano Stoppa(right) of AugustaWestland

Affendy Tun Fuad Stephens, son of late Sabah Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens, passed away approximately at 5 this morning. Affendy was formerly a Sabah Member of Parliament and upon his death, CEO of  SabahAir Aviation Sdn Bhd. According to family members he died of stroke.

He was 50 years old.

Read here and here for more of his career in life.

Next, below I’ve included a news report on Affendy’s passing;

Former Marudu MP dies in Singapore
16 Apr 09 : 8.40PM

KOTA KINABALU, 16 April 2009: Former Marudu member of parliament Affendy Stephens, the second son of the late former Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohammed Fuad Stephens, died of a heart condition at about 4am today.

Affendy, who was 50, leaves behind wife Zalina Kamal and three daughters aged between three and 15.

Affendy, who was elected Marudu MP under a Parti Berjaya ticket at the age of 23 in 1982 and served for a term, was one of Malaysia’s youngest MPs.

Affendy joined Umno when the party expanded its wing to Sabah in 1991 and held various positions, including as the Penampang Umno division deputy head and as its youth chief before opting out of active politics.

Affendy was a director in several companies in Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.

According to his sister Faridah Stephens, Affendy had breathing problem and chest discomfort and sought treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on 9 April. He had been on holiday in the city state with his family.

His mother Toh Puan Rahimah Stephens, a former state minister, and other family members had rushed to Singapore to be with him.

“We never expected this. He seemed to be all right last night,” said Faridah.

Affendy’s body was brought from Singapore to his in-laws’ residence at 56, Jalan BJ/4, Taman Bukit Jaya in Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur and was buried at the Jalan Ampang Muslim cemetery at the Kampung Baru Mosque at 9.30am today. — Bernama

My deepest condolences to Affendy Stephens’ family.

Story Twisters

At the risk of making the blog-site more popular, I have to say to the owners to stop picking on the ministers’ kids. They are just being boys. I’m sure they’ll grow out of it. (They will once their parents caught hold of the pictures!)

Anyway, if anyone wishes to criticize, they should just stick with the issues instead of going personal by attacking the ministers’ children. They’re just kids; what do they know?
You want to attack anyone just go for the parents la… 
Don’t tell me that the website owners never had fun before?
Talk about being self-righteous…sheesh.
This so sad.

John Gaisah – Legend


Legendary Kadazandusun singer and composer, the late John Gaisah, is an icon to the local music industry. Even though the singing sensation had passed on August 11, 1981 but his fan-base remained strong and still growing. According to The Star Online, “Gaisah’s albums continue to shift by the lorryload…” until today. This demonstrates this talented musician impact to the Kadazandusun community. Songs like Miniagal Oh Sinsing (Like a Ring) and Taragang Rasuk (Red Dress) are still being played at any Kadazandusun wedding receptions today. Kadazandusun singers are still trying to emulate his singing styles up to today. Come to think of it, they ALL want to sound just like him!

Miniagal Oh sinsing – John Gaisah

Miniagal Oh Sinsing (Like A Ring) Above

Taragang Rasuk – John Gaisah

Taragang Rasuk (Red Dress) Above 

He died while he was driving back home. He crashed his newly purchased Subaru into a lorry. He was drunk and was dead at aged 26. He, like James Dean, became a legend ever since.
I’ve included some more articles from Daily Express and All Malaysia that provides more input about his life and death. Sadly these were the only ones I managed to find. 
You won’t be able to feel the impact of the songs I’ve embedded here. You will need to hear these songs live, loud and with some drinks to appreciate these songs. Next time when you happened to get invited to a Kadazandusun wedding, request the band boys to perform these songs. 
They will know what to do.

Paul Newman, Hollywood’s anti-hero, dies at 83

Paul Newman, Hollywood’s anti-hero, dies at 83

WESTPORT, Conn., Sept 28 – Paul Newman never much cared for what he once called the “rubbish” of Hollywood, choosing to live in a quiet community on the opposite corner of the US map, staying with his wife of many years and – long after he became bored with acting – pursuing his dual passions of philanthropy and race cars.

And yet despite enormous success in both endeavours and a vile distaste for celebrity, the Oscar-winning actor never lost the aura of a towering Hollywood movie star, turning in roles later in life that carried all the blue-eyed, heartthrob cool of his anti-hero performances in “Hud,” “Cool Hand Luke” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

The 10-time Academy Award nominee died Friday at age 83, surrounded by family and close friends at his Westport farmhouse following a long battle with cancer, publicist Jeff Sanderson said yesterday.

In May, Newman dropped plans to direct a fall production of “Of Mice and Men” at Connecticut’s Westport Country Playhouse, citing unspecified health issues. The following month, a friend disclosed that he was being treated for cancer and Martha Stewart, also a friend, posted photos on her Web site of Newman looking gaunt at a charity luncheon.

But true to his fiercely private nature, Newman remained cagey about his condition, reacting to reports that he had lung cancer with a statement saying only that he was “doing nicely.”

As an actor, Newman got his start in theater and on television during the 1950s, and went on to become a legend held in awe by his peers. He won one Oscar and took home two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including “Exodus,” “Butch Cassidy,” “The Verdict,” “The Sting” and “Absence of Malice.” MORE

Blame It On The Rain II

Whatever you do, don’t put the blame on you…

You wanna blame it on something? Don’t put the blame on yongteckleemelaniechiaericmajimbunchongpitfahSAPP…
Blame it on the rain… Yeah,Yeah!

Linda Nanuwil

The Artist Formerly Known As Linda AF2, Linda Nanuwil, has produced her first Kadazandusun album “Linda

Did you know that she wrote most of the songs, including this one, Upus Tolidang, in her album “Linda“? 

I’m very impressed with her. I guess having a musical talent goes a long way in the music industry. I hope she’ll succeed in everything that she’s doing.
Here’s snippet from her album… hmmm, sounds like an advert right? Anyway, if you want to buy the album you know who to call (I couldn’t understand that darn voice electronica)
And this was from her album launch, at 1Borneo, last month… the girl has so much power in her voice…
…. and unplugged performance of “Id Tindalanon” with fellow Sabahan artist, guitarist Roger Wang…
She also has her own Blog so if you want to find out more about her…. you can just pop by there to say hi.
Hmmm, I should consider doing “The Sunday Night Jongandhi Celebrity Post” but that’s just a thought. 
We’ll see how next week. 
I might do Roger Wang…

Blame it On The Rain

When times are bad, whatever you do, don’t put the blame on you…

 

… don’t blame it on rajapetrakamarudinteresakokthat sinchewjournalistandkickdefella…
But if you wanna blame it on something…
… Blame it on the rain.

Cool Rider

I was at the Hyatt a few nights ago when I witnessed a convoy of big bikers rode past us to chill at a coffee house nearby.
I didn’t know who this guy was at first. But I can tell you that it was cool the way he led his group with his yellow BMW big bike (cannot say whether its a sportsbike or not). I can’t remember much of the others but a few of them were riding Harley Davidsons and BMWs. That alone was impressive. I knew that they were rich because of the location so that didn’t faze me.
However when the leader with the yellow BMW removed his helmet, I couldn’t believe who I saw… I had to get my wife to confirm of who this guy was.
Anifah Aman.
That’s right. 
THAT YB Datuk Anifah Aman.
Member of Parliament for Kimanis.
You know the type of cool guy in school that you looked up to when you’re kid? Well, I felt that way when he walked passed us. Cool guy with a cool bike!
To para-phrase Mr Mugatu from the 2001 movie Zoolander;

“Anifah Aman! He’s so hot right now! Anifah Aman!”
Keep riding Datuk!

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