World Pillow Fight Day at 1Utama -3 April 2010

March 24, 2010

KL World Pillow Fight RandomAlphabets

Over 70 cities around the world participating-  http://www.pillowfightday.com/

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New Gathering Point: Outside, Lower Ground, entrance of New Wing 1Utama, near Subway/Cold Storage.

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Some of the things you will want to know:

  1. The location of this event’s Gathering Point will only be revealed days before the fight. Don’t ask where the Fight Point will be, we won’t tell. We never tell. You just find out when the time is right. At the last minute, that is.
  2. Gathering Point and Fight Point are two separate locations.
  3. Pillow Fight Police (PFP) will be at the Gathering Point to welcome you and escort you to Fight Point.
  4. PFP will stand out, it will be easy to spot them. If you can’t spot them, you shouldn’t be near a pillow.
  5. Bring your own weapon of choice. We will be selling pillows on that day just in case. If all the pillows get sold out, then you won’t have a weapon.
  6. Only Pillow Fight with someone who has a pillow. Do not hit the official photographers.
  7. Always be cool, we are not there to cause trouble or nuisance.
  8. There will be official photographers and videographers, and photos will be uploaded and available for all. In short, this is a Pillow Fight, not a photography competition. Fight, not click!
  9. Show your love to us by purchasing our t-shirts. Not all of our projects have sponsors. Buying our t-shirts help us in funding our projects. More importantly, participate! Join in!
  10. Most of all make sure you have fun!

This event is also on Facebook. Click here.

#KLPillowFight on Twitter

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KL Pillow Fight Teaser cnvs


The Game Plan

4.00pm : Pillow Fighters come to the Gathering Point (the location for this will be announced online on 31 March)

4.30pm : Pillow Fighters will be escorted by the Pillow Fight Police to the Fight Point.

4.55pm : Both teams in position…time for battle…



Here’s last year’s gig. Watch it to get the idea if you haven’t got a clue.

Corntoz Pillow Fight Kuala Lumpur from RandomAlphabets on Vimeo. Music by Butterfingers.

Video and photos from Corntoz Pillow Fight, Kuala Lumpur!

April 10, 2009

Thank you!

To view all the photos, click Gallery. There’s a writeup in the papers, 8 April. There are two videos. One by RA, one by The Star Newspaper. Scroll down to watch them.

Group Photo at Cineleisure, Damansara

Group Photo at Cineleisure, Damansara

To view the post that promoted this event prior to 4 April 2009, click here. If you would like to be notified for our next project, join the R A group on Facebook. No spam.

RA avoid asking for donations to support its operations and costs. If you’d like to see more of our initiatives, contribute by purchasing our t-shirts, and of course participating in our projects. :)

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copy-of-designshirt-gym*New t-shirt design coming soon. Place your order, just email, no deposit.

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Thank you to the organising team (names below, scroll down).  Germ from French For Incredible for his artwork, Yani Mustapa & Jazmi Kamarudin from Cineleisure Damansara, Diyana Shahrum, Joseph Dhevan & Pierre Pang from Corntoz, and of course to all Pillow Fighters who participated and made it a blast!

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Corntoz Pillow Fight Kuala Lumpur from RandomAlphabets on Vimeo. Music by Butterfingers.

The video we made

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The video by The Star

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Photography team were made of :

  • Haikal Shaharuddin
  • Hariz Kamal
  • Khalil Makata
  • Chin Ren Yi
  • Dhuha Johari
  • Zulhelmi Misran
  • Syamim Sharum

Videographers were :

  • Khairah Makata
  • Juria Toramae
  • Ian Kirk

Pillow Fight Police :

  • Juliana Tang
  • Neena Sufian
  • Amelia Anuar
  • Sarah Fathallah
  • Chris Tock
  • Akhmal Wahab
  • Liyana Ferdaus
  • Khad Lubis
  • Amin Abdul Rahman
  • Eryl Erlyna
  • Zaza Fathy
  • Jennie Yang
  • Nina Alyani
  • Athirah Naim
  • Munir Shah
  • Nawar
  • Maria Ghani
  • Salini Zaini

Other team members :

  • Hashim Abdullah
  • Firdus Ahmad
  • Niki Cheong
  • Hassan Ali
  • Nasir Ahmad

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Corntoz Pillow Fight – Gathering Point revealed!

April 2, 2009

*This event has passed. Click here to have a look at the video and pictures taken on 4 April 2009.

There are over 75 cities around the world participating-  http://www.pillowfightday.com/

Scroll down to find out the secret location of the Gathering Point!

Things you must know :

  1. The location of the Pillow Fight Point, will only be revealed at the Gathering Point.
  2. The Pillow Fight Point, will not be at the Gathering Point. It will be a different place altogether. They are two different places.
  3. The Pillow Fight Police, will be clearly marked and you will know them, when you see them.
  4. Members of the Blue team, and the White team, will be distinctive and clearly marked as well. The Pillow Fight Police will help you with this, on the day itself.
  5. Bring your own pillow.
  6. Do not carry them around. Keep it in a bag, until it is time to ‘Pillow Fight’.
  7. Only ‘Pillow Fight’ with someone who has a pillow.
  8. Keep your cameras and spectacles safe. There will be a team of official photographers, and photo will be uploaded and available for all.
  9. Have fun!

Avoid wearing shoes as you will have to take it off. No footwear allowed during Pillow Fight. Bring a carrier bag to keep it if you like.

This event, is also on Facebook. Click here.

Watch the video below :)

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Corntoz Pillow Fight 4 April 2009 from RandomAlphabets on Vimeo.
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The Game Plan

4.00pm : Pillow Fighters come to the Gathering Point

4.20pm : Pillow Fighters will be split into two groups. White and Blue. The appointed Pillow Fight Police, will help with the split.

4.25pm : One team will go first to the Pillow Fight Point, escorted by the Pillow Fight Police.

4.30pm : Second team will go to the Pillow Fight Point, escorted by the Pillow Fight Police.

4.45pm : Both teams in position…

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Gathering Point revealed! It is not at Cineleisure

Watch the video below to find out.

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Music by Butterfingers ‘Chemistry’. Artwork by Germ. Video by Zain HD.

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Corntoz Pillow Fight Laws of War.

  1. Only Pillow Fight with someone who has a pillow.
  2. Swing lightly.
  3. We are not there cause trouble or be a nuisance.
  4. We are only there to gather, before going to the Pillow Fight Point.
  5. While waiting, feel free to support the economy via the shops around you.
  6. Don’t worry, you won’t get left behind.
  7. Unless you’re fashionably punctual and it’s always the traffic, never you.
  8. Finally, don’t kancheong spider (get overly excited, menggelabah).
  9. Just wait for the cue to split teams to rock and roll.

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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.

RWP bookmark

July 20, 2008

“You’re a workaholic. And if you’re not careful, it’s something that will always be. xxx”
-N/A

For the moment:
The Ultimate (Live)- The Roots

*This post was originally written on 28 June.

RWP BookmarkIf you are visiting this website today, because you received the RWP bookmark, then you have made RA and it’s efforts happy. And a step closer to making RWP a success.

Read the main posting on RWP, that explains the whole project, here.

Join RWP on Facebook.

*If you really support and believe in this project, then take those bookmarks, pass it to someone you know. Leave it on your colleagues desk, in your classmates pencil box or next to your relative’s jamban. Whatever. As long as it gets the message around and delivered. Baby steps.

*If you want some more bookmarks/cards, let us know. We’ll meet up and pass it to you. We distributed more than 750 at KLue Urbanscapes and will be printing more.

One of the main basis of RWP is that it carries the Pay It Forward approach. So what we have done is that to make bookmarks that look like this.

We ordered 1000 of it.

And decided that we should distributed in batches of 3 so that the recipient can share it to more than 1 person.

Last night it arrived at my house and I sat down alone for almost 4 full hours, wrapping 999 RWP bookmarks with 333 black rubber bands.


Multiplies of 3 will get you 333 batches with one extra odd card out. The blue dot on the W, is that extra 1.

Because I’m just that gatal, I decided to use more rubber bands to put everything together.

The quote above, was an sms from someone who knows me only too well. My first time being told so. Something I didn’t notice for myself. Something I needed to hear for myself.

Again, if you are visiting this website today, because you received the RWP bookmark, then you have made RA and it’s efforts happy. And a step closer to making RWP a success.

Thank you. :)

Official video kl freeze in unison

April 21, 2008

“…really wished that I could join the other day. The whole thing was beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS WELL DONE ;)”
-Erina Zahara Ellias

“Thought I should write you personally instead of ticking the RSVP box “Not Attending” that is so cold for such a warm and loving initiative in the spirit of humanity. Love and God bless you abundantly always and all ways.”
-Pat Lu

“For the sleepless nights and countless hours put into this! Was really great :)”
-Christopher Tock

KL Freeze in Unison Organising Committee

For 2 weeks now, Chantek has been the number 1 song on the charts of the number radio station in the country.

The Official Video KLFU was meant to be released on Sunday 20th April, and when it was, I told the editor, to take it down and edit it again according to my notes because of a few unexpected glitches. Despite his present success and hectic schedule, the video was worked on again promptly. Neither him nor others involved were paid for any part of their commitment. These are the kind of people I look for to work with on projects I am part of.

  • Sunday 6th April: Free Hugs at Tugu Negara with some fantastic friends.

  • Sunday 13th April: KL Freeze in Unison with an amazing team of volunteers.

  • Sunday 20th April: Freeze For World Earth Day (an event initiated and headed by hitz.fm), with a team of brilliant beings.

I once mentioned online and during a radio station interview that for KLFU I spent an immense amount of time in front of the computer, lost a lot of my appetite for food and went many hours without sleep.

I’m sure others from the team of volunteers went through something similar, and also organising committees of other projects around the world. But simple messages like the ones above from (strangers whom I may just never meet in my life,) Christopher Tock, Erina Zahara & Pat Lu, goes a really long way.

God willing, we all have made it great. From the organising committee, to the 1000 over people who made it, to the others who supported it.

Now that I am done going all Oprah on you, let’s watch the video.

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“Zain, it’s ok babe. No matter what, you got my support.”
-Jennie Yang, before me & Pravin left for our first meeting with hitz.fm

Simple guidelines for those coming to freeze for world earth day

April 17, 2008

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Freeze For World Earth Day
Save Energy by Freezing People & Power

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We will Freeze in Sunway Pyramid at 8pm on Sunday 20th April. Your time must be accurate to the second. Click here to synchronise it.

Be punctual. You don’t want to miss anything out. *Hinthint*

Gathering Point-> 7.30pm. Be around the ice skating rink. Your choice: Ground Floor, Lower Ground Floor 1 OR Lower Ground Floor 2. When you’re there, look out for little green flyers that will have information regarding the Freeze Point. We Freeze at 8pm.

Try coming to the venue, Sunway Pyramid by using public transport or organise a car-pool.

Before you leave your house, turn off as many eletrical appliances as you can. Something so simple goes a long way.

Wear something green. With a (yellow?) smile on your face. :)

We will be making an impact and creating awareness in conjunction with World Earth Day. So try to Freeze with items or symbols of environmentalism.

Have sunglasses on and a paper fan to symbolise global warming, Freeze with a group of people picking up litter to symbolise the pollution, or with a flourescent light bulb to symbolise saving energy, with an LRT ticket/on a bicycle to symbolise means of transportation which will help reduce CO2 emissions. Or perhaps with a face mask on to symbolise air pollution, or with a crushed hair spray aerosol bottle to symbolise anti-CFC releasing products. Or you can even Freeze with a plant/small tree in a pot with a bandage around the stem/trunk to “save a tree”.

Those are ideas contributed by Phoon Khai Meng.

Be creative and share your ideas here! Email them to Freeze@RandomAlphabets.com and I will later update it on this page under New Ideas. Whether or not it include props, we want to hear it!

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New ideas:

Freeze while holding 2 rubbish bins to symbolise your effort that 1 is for normal waste, the other is for paper to be recycled. Label them. (Zain HD)

Freeze For World Earth Day. 8pm. Sunday 20th April.

April 17, 2008

Gathering Point-> 7.30pm be around the ice skating rink. Your choice: Ground Floor, Lower Ground Floor 1 OR Lower Ground Floor 2. When you’re there, look out for little green flyers that will have information regarding the Freeze Point. We Freeze at 8pm.

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Time synchronisation : http://24timezones.com/world_directory/current_kuala_lumpur_time.php

Frequently asked questions: freeze

.Freeze KL in Unison was such a phenomenon that hitz.fm have requested us to do one in conjunction with World Earth Day.

Freeze for 4 minutes
Freeze at 8pm
Sunday 20th April
Sunway Pyramid

For those of you who were at April 13th, you know the drill. For those newbies here’s what you need to do…

1. Synchronise your watches at http://24timezones.com/world_directory/current_kuala_lumpur_time.php

2. Be at Sunway Pyramid well before 8pm. Go about minding your own business. Most people would be congregated at the concourse or designated main area so spread yourselves out for maximum impact.

2. Sharp at 8pm – FREEZE!!! (Be creative with your poses, you’ll be viewing them on Youtube for ages to come)

3. When it’s time to UN-FREEZE, if you feel like cheering for a Freeze well done by all means go ahead. If you feel like walking away casually as if time did stand still for 5 minutes and consequently puzzle the guy who was staring at you, go ahead. As YOU please.

4. Mingle. Enjoy the rest of your evening. (As earth friendly as possible)
Why Freeze for World Earth Day??

The average person globally uses 2255 Watts of power, or a little less than 23 x100 Watt light bulbs. (www.wattzon.org)

Now that’s a lot of power to be wasting. Imagine if we could Freeze the daily activities of as many people as we can for 5 minutes. That’s a looooottt of power we’re saving for the future generations.

If you’re at home and can’t join us at Sunway Pyramid, no problem. Just switch of all your power at home and FREEZE, in total darkness for 5 minutes.

If you’d like to know more about conserving energy log onto www.wattzon.org
That’s where we got educated.

Well that’s it then! See ya there!

Freeze For World Earth Day brought to you by:

UNITED COLOURS of MALAYSIA
RandomActs
RandomAlphabets.com
hitz.fm

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