Video: World Pillow Fight Day 2010 – KL Chapter

May 3, 2010

Pillow Fight 2010 KL Chapter

Pillow Fight 2010 KL Chapter

On Saturday April 3rd 2010, there were massive pillow fights in cities around the world and this the KL Chapter. The official video for the World Pillow Fight Day that was held in 1Utama shopping centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; brought to you by Random Alphabets.
KL Pillow Fight 2010 was self-funded. All costs was either raised by RA t-shirt sales or from the pocket of the organizers.

World Pillow Fight Day: KL Chapter 2010 from RandomAlphabets on Vimeo.

Tali Tenang – Bangsar LRT Station

January 18, 2010

 

We’re on theStar: 250 tied by strings of solidarity and on NST: Networking for a group cause, thanks!

Meanwhile, here are some unofficial pictures from Chris Tock.

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*Read English version of text below.

*This event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255241961044&ref=mf

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Ingat tak ‘KL Freeze in Unison’? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psOfYLtKk34

Kami nak berjumpa lagi!

Banyak telah berlaku kebelakangan ini yang menimbulkan pelbagai reaksi di kalangan orang ramai.

Namun kami bangga Rakyat masih dapat terus bertenang.

Jom raikan kematangan kita sebagai sebuah masyarakat yang berjaya maintain cool! Jom jadi inspirasi kepada mereka yang tak berapa cool :]

Mari kita buat sesuatu yang simbolik. Bawa seutas tali dan bersama kita akan mengikat utasan tali masing-masing untuk dijadikan satu tali panjang yang cun gila.

Tali panjaaang yang cun gila itu pula akan kita bawa bersiar selama lebih kurang 15 minit untuk ditunjukkan kepada masyarakat Malaysia yang lain.

Mari bersama kita, semua dijemput serta! Sediakan:

1.      Seutas tali sepanjang tangan kanan anda [Tak kira warna atau jenis]

2.      [Pakai baju putih]

3.      [Kalau ada bendera Malaysia, bawa sekali]

Penting sekali, jangan lupa beritahu member-member semua! Jangan lupa datang!

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Remember ‘KL Freeze in Unison’? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psOfYLtKk34

We want to reunite with you!

So much has happened in the last few weeks that has cause our country to be buzzing with agreements and disagreements.

But we’re proud that despite all that’s happened, we the Rakyat, have managed to keep our cool.

Let’s celebrate the fact that we have grown up to be a level-headed cool lot! Let’s inspire those not-so-cool to be cool :]

Let’s do something symbolic. Come with a piece of rope/string and we will tie them together to make one long, beautiful, cool rope that represents each and every one of us.

We will then take our fantastic work of art on a short, 15-minute tour for our fellow Malaysians to see.

Come and join us! Anyone and everyone! All you have to do is:

1.       Bring a piece of rope/string the length of your right arm [Any colour or texture]

2.       Wear a white t-shirt

3.       If you have a Malaysian flag, bring it along

Most importantly, share this news with your friends and you, of course, must come too!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255241961044&ref=mf

Video: Merdeka Train Party

October 31, 2009

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Evidently, it took us a while to do the video. Many thanks to Vini Balan for having the patience to edit the video and deal with me for the countless of editions asked. Also thanks to food media company Fried Chillies again for providing technical support to allow us to use their equipment. -Zain HD


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Mraz wore our t-shirt for KL performance

March 13, 2009

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Jason Mraz performed in KL and wore the pink ‘I Heart KL’ t-shirt made by RA.

A friend of mine who won a pass for the meet & greet, gave him the t-shirt as a gift…or because she was a fan, or a sign of hospitality. Who knows. To all our surprise, was what you saw on stage.

The pink ribbons inside the pink heart has significance. 20% of the purchase price, goes specifically to Pride Foundation (breast cancer). To know more: http://RandomAlphabets.com/?page_id=535

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Read the writeup here by The Sun, KLue & Junk.

Pictures: rwp wellington, eindhoven, kuala lumpur, melbourne, singapore

August 25, 2008

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In Civic Square, Wellington. Photo by Alastair Smith

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Read while Waiting Project

“To think that it was just an idea you had some 3 months ago to where it is now. You’ve done so much, am proud of you.”
- Miss Not Ascertainable

RWP first crossed my mind in early May 2008. While I was pushing my bike on the highway after it ran out of petrol. It was one of the best times of my life.

I’ve been a law graduate since December 2007, and could be earning perhaps RM2000 a month for an employer silly enough to pay me that kind of money. But I’m not.

Instead I’m a self-employed unpaid pseudo activist doing what I feel like doing and persuading as many people as I can reach, convincing them why they should listen to this madman.

Whether you commend or criticise the Read while Waiting Project, but henceforth at some point in your life, it has (even) subconsciously moved you to read as oppose to not doing anything productive with that time, I then, have achieved what I set out to do.

RWP Pay It Forward Bookmarks

*All pictures you see here are also available on Facebook.

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Melbourne

“I just left the place. Although tak ramai, I’m really happy with it. Ada dalam 6, 7 orang, and they are all totally strangers, grouped together to read books. Best douh. Thanks a lot bro. You taught me something there and I felt it.”
- Izhar Moslim

To promote the participation and awareness of RWP, RA has done 3 things (1st video, 2nd video & 23rd August flashmob) and have 1 more remaining. That is, the BookCrossing gathering.

It is where people, strangers and friends, would meet up to either loan or give away books. This gathering will be done in a few months time.

Below are pictures from Melbourne. It was coordinated by Izhar Moslim, who arranged for 400 RWP Pay It Forward Bookmarks to be delivered to Melbourne at the last minute via Afiah Hafiz.

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Eindhoven

“P.S. = it was .. niceeee !!!”
- Chiara Mafucci

RWP has 2 main objectives
1. To see more people reading (any form of literature) whenever they wait
2. To make people more conscious of whenever they are about to go somewhere and know that some waiting will be involved, then bring something to rea
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Below are pictures from Eindhoven. It was coordinated by Chiara Mafucci. Chiara is from the south of Italy and works in Eindhoven. Zain HD had dinner with her in when he was in Eindhoven for one night (November 2007).

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Singapore

“Hmmm..it’s raining here.”
- Sofiah Jamil

The reason why RA picked the ‘waiting’ element is because of the baby steps approach.

Don’t try to get someone who does not even read to start the habit, buying literature and/or set an over optimistic goal.

Below are pictures from Singapore. It was coordinated by Sofiah Jamil. She is researcher at the NTU Rajaratnam School of International Studies and co-founder of Itchy Traveller.

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Kuala Lumpur

“Zain, great fun meeting you yesterday. Enjoyed the RWP. Let’s think of something fun for World AIDS Day please!”
- Marina Mahathir

The idea was to get a person comfortable with the idea of reading in the first place, and then what that person does subsequently, is up to them.

And the simplest way to do it, is to get them to not allocate a time of the day specially for reading, but to fill it in between things they already are doing.

Below are pictures from Kuala Lumpur (taken by Joshua Ong). It was coordinated by Zain HD of RA. He needs a break.

RWP also got picked up in New Zealand by two influential bloggers. Social commentator Paul Reynolds and former managing director & publisher of Penguin NZ, Graham Beattie. With the help from Paul, RWP was promoted on the Christchurch City Council Library Official Blog and the National Radio of New Zealand.

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Random Attire

RWP is one of RA’s pro bono projects. Support our projects by donning these t-shirts.

Video – Read while Waiting Project: 23 August

August 23, 2008

Michelle Gunaselan, Niki Cheong, Fahmi Fadzil, Dr. Farish Noor, Sharon Bakar, Joyce Wong @ Kinky Blue Fairy, Su Ann Lim @ Pink Pau, Altimet, Farihin Abdul Fattah, Emmett Roslan Ishak, Ida Nerina, Sazzy Falak, Sharifah Aleysha & Aryana, Chef Ismail Ahmad, Jules & Prem, Shaz Mukhtar, Jazeman Jaafar

*The venues for RWP has been been announced. This includes for the Kuala Lumpur, Eindhoven, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne & Singapore Chapter. :)

RWP: Read while Waiting Project

RWP is not about 23rd of August. Or BookCrossing It is far beyond that. Scroll down to watch the videos that explains this project. Watch the video that explains the project: 1st version, 2nd version, 3rd version.

Objective

  1. To see more people reading (any form of literature) whenever they wait
  2. To make people more conscious of whenever they are about to go somewhere and know that some waiting will be involved, then bring something to read

This is what RA has in store for RWP.

  1. Pay It Forward Bookmarks
  2. BookCrossing campaign in conjunction with RWP. To be launched after 23rd Aug
  3. Look Up More flashmob 12th July
  4. D-Day 23rd August. Join RWP on Facebook. To date: 6500 people invited.

RWP*If you are interested to initiate wherever you live, then do Contact Us and we’ll help you promote it and get the word out. Just as we are doing for Eindhoven, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne & Singapore.

*You don’t need hundreds of people to do it on 23rd Aug. Just 3 or 4 friends is enough! :) Then send us pictures. We all have to start somewhere. So, start. You can do it. Just do it.

Kuala Lumpur : KL Sentral. Area in front of KFC, Dunkin Donuts & KTM Komuter entrance.

Sydney : Wharf 2 & 3. Circular Quay.

Melbourne : Bourke Street Mall Tram Station.

Perth : In front of David Jones, Murray Street Mall.

Singapore : Entrance to Wheelock Place on the Orchard Road side. The corner opposite Shaw.

Wellington : Civic Square. Outside Civic Art Gallery

Auckland :Aotea Square, Queen Street

Christchurch : Cathedral Square

Eindhoven : Central Station. Main entrance.

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*Click on the video that interests you. 1st version, 2nd version, 3rd version. RWP & Zain HD was featured in the 7 minute per-episode The Fairly Current Show by Pop TV.

Instead of explaining the project in a long elaborated post, RA did videos. The first video was uploaded in mid June. It includes Sean Connery and pictures from various participants.

The recently uploaded 2nd video has 3 versions. Each version has 3 sections explaining 3 different things by 3 different people, Altimet, Michelle Gunaselan & Niki Cheong. Each version includes supporters of RWP such as,.

Joyce Wong @ Kinky Blue Fairy, Farish Noor, Sharon Bakar, Emmett Butterfingers, Prem & Jules & Fahmi Fadzil – 1st version

Su Ann Lim @ Pink Pau, Prem & Jules, Sazzy Falak, Sharifah Aleysha & Aryana, Jazeman Jaafar & Ida Nerina – 2nd version

Farihin Abdul Fattah, Chef Ismail, Ida Nerina, Sazzy Falak, Sharifah Aleysha & Aryana, Emmett Butterfingers & Shaz Mukhtar – 3rd version

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RWP is one of RA’s pro bono projects. Support us by donning our t-shirts.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Be part of RWP. Participate. A simple effort on your part, is an investment with great interest returns shared by many for now, and many years to come. It would mean the world, to the world.

Why am I doing this? Because if you want to see something happen, and no one else is doing it, then YOU do it.

-Zain HD

Pictures: LUM flashmob 12 July

July 17, 2008

4.30pm: RandomAgents start congregating.

5.45pm: Most of us took a train to KLCC. Some walked.

6.05pm: Gather at KLCC Pond

6.20pm: Banners go up.

4th Floor Kinokuniya. R e a d

2nd Floor Signatures Food Court. w h i l e W a i ti n g P r o je c t

6.22pm: Banners go down

6.25pm: Distributed some RWP Pay It Forward Bookmarks at KLCC Pond

6.27pm: Disperse

6.35pm: Burger King, Avenue K.

The whole process was exciting thanks to those helped out and also to those who came.

We have 4 projects in the span of 6 weekends. This Sunday 20 July at the Malaysian Flower Show at Lake Gardens will be the last one before our break (till 23 Aug). On top of that, the birth of RandomAttire. It has been madness. Once things have cooled down abit, we will do the videos for the recent projects.

Banners by Firdaus Ahmad.
Photos by Juliana Hilton & Shazeea Banu.

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Look Up More flashmob Gathering Point revealed
5pm Saturday 12 July
Carpark on Jalan Ampang
Opposite Dang Wangi Putra LRT Entrance
Near Concorde Hotel/Hard Rock Cafe. Across Wisma Denmark/Safuan Building.

*To participate, just be there. Bring a book, magazine or newspaper. That is all.

Look Up More

Join LUM on Facebook.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for LUM. Scroll down.

Anyone and everyone can be a RandomAgent.
Just be there at the Gathering Point at 5pm on Saturday 12 July.
Location of Gathering Point will be announce at 9pm on Wednesday 9 July.

*We will announce the Gathering Point on 9pm Wednesday 9 July on RandomAlphabets.com It will be somewhere accessible in KL.

FAQ for LUM

  1. Do I have to come?
  2. You guys are weird. I just bought this new top. It’s fabulous. It’s super super low cut. Cause you know…KL weather. I don’t understand how people can still wear t-shirts. Anyway, can I wear my new top to LUM? Promise I’ll try to not steal the limelight. ;)
  3. I don’t get it. Ok. So how do I participate?
  4. OMG OMG ZZZOMG. Can you tell me first? I won’t tell anyone I pwoomisss. ;)
  5. :(
  6. Yaaaa. Got it! RA did ‘Rob!’ at KLue Urbanscapes. Is LUM going to be at another event? I prefer it that way cause I have sooo many things to do then to just go to a flashmob and then leave.
  7. Errrr. Errmm. Hurrmmm. What do you mean by clean? I don’t like doing flashmobs in the bathroom okkkay.
  8. Ok. But, how am I going to be certain that it’s fun?
  9. Sheesh! I’m just asking. I’m a busy person. If I know it’s going to turnout great, then I’d come.
  10. Yea right. WtvRR (whateveRR). I’m not coming.

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1. Do I have to come?
No.

2. You guys are weird. I just bought this new top. It’s fabulous. It’s super super low cut. Cause you know…KL weather. I don’t understand how people can still wear t-shirts. Anyway, can I wear my new top to LUM? Promise I’ll try to not steal the limelight. ;)
If anyone wants to see a polluted longkang, there’s Sungai Kelang.

3. I don’t get it. Ok. So how do I participate?
Just be there at the Gathering Point at 5pm on Saturday 12 July. RA will only announce the location of the Gathering Point at 9pm on Wednesday 9 July on RandomAlphabets.com.

4. OMG OMG ZZZOMG. Can you tell me first? I won’t tell anyone I pwoomisss. ;)
No.

5. :(
Seriously. We’re not telling.

6. Yaaaa. Got it! RA did ‘Rob!’ at KLue Urbanscapes. Is LUM going to be at another event? I prefer it that way cause I have sooo many things to do then to just go to a flashmob and then leave.
No. LUM will not be at an event hosted by someone else. LUM will be very very very similar to KL Freeze in Unison. It’s that kind of flashmob.

At the same time, still clean, random and fun.

7. Errrr. Errmm. Hurrmmm. What do you mean by clean? I don’t like doing flashmobs in the bathroom okkkay.
By clean meaning we don’t meddle with politics, religion and Britney Spears.

8. Ok. But, how am I going to be certain that it’s fun? Are there going to be alot of annoying girls?
At the end of the flashmob, to wrap things up, we are going to shove our foot up your arse.

9. Sheesh! I’m just asking. I’m a busy person. If I know it’s going to turnout great, then I’d come.
If your parents knew you were going to turnout this way, they wouldn’t have had sex.

10. Yea right. WtvRR (whateveRR). I’m not coming.
You were not invited.

RandomAttire goes live

July 7, 2008

Heart Series by RandomAlphabets

On Tuesday, 8.7.8 RandomAttire, will go live. Urban fashion with a conscience, goes on sale.

There are two designs available. Only 180 pieces available per design. You will know what number is yours upon purchase. Whether its 38 of 180, 97 of 180, or 154 of 180. What you won’t see is, 183 of 180, OR another person owning the same number t-shirt as you. That, is our word. We mean it when we say, limited.

T-shirts are sold online at our Shop, at occasional bazaars and markets RA choose to participate in. From time to time, we will announce a certain location, date and time as to where we’ll be.

This Thursday night at 10pm, we will be at Moonshine which is at the Apartment, the Curve. If you’d like to meet us and purchase a t-shirt, email us prior the design and size you are interested in. We’ll bring the goodies and you meet us there. RandomAttire [at] RandomAlphabets [dot] com

20% of your thoughtful purchase will go to EcoKnights and PRIDE Foundation. They have enthusiastically participated in the Heart Series with us. T-shirts are sold at RM47 each.

Details on sizes here.

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