Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Showcase of a Maestro

Teeq Brassiere was filled up with the glamourous, the rich, the famous, the powerful, in short the glitterati of Malaysia, for a Showdown of Champions event in collaboration with LD Sports, this event brought down a special guest, i.e. Anna Kournikova, who humbly graced this spectacular evening with her presence.

This time around, the evening was a more elegant affair, a sit down dinner, with great performances by a Live Band, a dazzling fashion show by Zang Toi, with Kenzo and Beddat and Co, the always stellar looking Dato Yasmin Yusoff was there as always in all YTL events, and as usual she does a spectacular job of emceeing.

Dennis was slated to perform his two popular tracks with Jimmy, as soon as Dennis made his entrance, the crowd was drawn to his wonderful talented and boyish charm! Yes I had the pleasure of seeing Anna Kournikova with a smile plastered on her face, the entire time Dennis was performing!

Now I’m not going to be biased and say that only Anna enjoyed his performance, there were many there that night, that applauded just as loudly as her, one being his honorable Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Mohd. Yassin, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh and the ever so gorgeous Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza.

Dennis was able to allow the guests to feel like he was playing for each one of them at this intimate affair, with his usual style of moving around and letting everyone catch a glimpse of him, he certainly is a born entertainer. The performances ended with thunderous applause from everyone and Dennis was mobbed by well wishers of the night.

Everyone was inquiring about Dennis album and so did Anna, Dennis graciously gave Anna his album and she was so happy, gosh she must really love music, Enrique’s influence perhaps? :P I wonder how the collaboration of Dennis and Enrique would be? Ok enough of side tracking, but Dennis did an excellent job of performing yesterday, was one of those days where I am over the moon about this job and the opportunities it has bestowed upon me!

All possible because I’m proud to be one of the peeps in Dennis’ entourage! Hahahhaa, kudos to the real champion of the night Mr Dennis Lau and his wonderful sure to be chart topping album DiversiFy! Out now in major stores like Rock Corner and CdRama.

Dennis and Anna Kournikova
Tan Sri Dato' (Dr.) Francis Yeoh and Dennis

Anna and I, like milk and coffee yeah?

Best Regards,

Reema Bhullar

016-376 4847

Saturday, October 17, 2009

" A Cut Above "

This time around the title refers to two things, one being “A Cut Above” the professional hair care saloon and the other being that Dennis’ performance is always a cut above than the rest, setting him apart from other performers.

This post is regarding the A Cut Above, 30th year anniversary and relaunch of their Bangsar Shopping Centre outlet. Bangsar Shopping Centre has undergone a major facelift making the place even better and swankier! Just the way I like it.

Dennis’ is a loyal brand ambassador to A Cut Above, and is ever so willing to perform at many of their functions, this time around, he chose to perform Mahkota, their hair rising number by him and Syafinaz Selamat.

A Cut Above events are always executed with impeccable taste, well looking at Winnie Loo herself who looks like a ball of life, and dresses to kill, it’s no wonder their events are lively and always a joy to attend.

The red carpet was hustling and bustling with activity as celebrities trotted in non stop, all looking ready to party the night, after all in Malaysia any day is party day, and that Wednesday was no different.

I happened to mention to a friend that celebrities in Malaysia are always so friendly, well I for one have never had a bad experience, and I would like to keep it that way. I know many would say that their just being nice for the sake of it, but somehow I feel that their genuine.

Dennis himself is always interested in the people he meet, he takes time to listen to them and always makes sure he has some form of contacting them back. Well enough about the celebrities, let’s move on to the performance. Dennis’ performance with Syafinaz was the opening for the night and emcee’s for the night Aishah Sinclair and Baki Zainal did an amazing job of luring the crowd to the front.

Well as soon as the powerpack duo which is Dennis and Syafinaz, took onto stage, all eyes were on them. Further more when Syafinaz sang the very first line of ‘Mahkota’, the guests were hooked and I was content! I will never tire of seeing them perform this song, watching my boss play with such intense emotion remind me of the reason why he’s so great.

As usual the end of the song is always followed through by thunderous applause, which is a sweet sound to our ears. The night was filled with entertainment, one such performer that really is a tiny bomb! Is Shawn Lee the fantastic BeatBoxer!

The night ended with his performance and it was certainly a good night for all!

I was mean the last time by not leaving a video clip for your viewing pleasure, oh well don’t worry, I’m not that mean :P

Please view the wonderful video of Dennis’ and Syafinaz performance of Mahkota below!

Pictures for your viewing pleasure!
D Lau enjoying his performance!
Syafinaz singing her soul out!

So into the performance!


Shawn Lee BeatBoxing Extraordinaire!

Gorgeous Syafinaz Selamat!

Xandria Ooi, in one of her own creations!
Jonathan Putra, handomse hunk!
Gorgeous Stephanie Chai and my favorite Deborah Henry!

Twitterer :P April Yim and Erin Yong, beatboxing extraordinaire, Shawn Lee's manager.
* Pictures courtesy of Raynord Chuah
Best Wishes,
Reema Bhullar
016-376 4847

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sweet Encore and Debut

A mere six weeks after performing at the SASA Fragrance Fair Launch at East Entrance Lobby Mid Valley, Dennis and Jimmy were asked for an encore performance for the finale of the Fragrance Fair.

This time around it was held at the cozy Prince Hotel, and these pretty workaholics asked Dennis to provide them with a surprise package! Well well, we all know that Dennis always has something in store for his fans!

And he did provide them with a surprise, and what a surprise it was ! The debut performance of his song “ Mahkota” with Syafinaz Selamat ! I personally have never seen Dennis perform, or practice this song before, so seeing my uber cool boss perform it for the first time made me appreciate his musical talents so much more ! Sigh, how can one person be so darn gifted! Makes the rest of us feel useless no?

Well enough of Dennis, Syafinaz is a goddess! One look at her and you’ll instantly love her! This skinny lady can belt out notes so crisp and clean giving you the sensation that your hearing it from a cd!

Dennis performed Sudden Twist with Jimmy as an opening performance, and that always goes down well with the crowd. It’s one of those songs where you’ll instantly fall in love with the beat of it. Sometimes it’s annoying because it gets stuck in your head for days after! Sigh I sometimes fall asleep imagining Dennis’ compositions, dedicated to the core :P

Well coming back to “Mahkota”, even before Dennis and Syafinaz were half way through the first verse, there was an explosion of applause! This hair raising tune is sure going to be a chart topper, when it hits the air waves. Better look out for it on both Dennis and Syafinaz album.

SASA always organizes a great event, with gorgeous emcee Xandria Ooi, beautiful judge’s Sazzy, Siti, William and Belinda, pretty staff and trade partners. It was a breath of fresh air attending a simple yet chic event.

Now, I wouldn’t be so mean as to let you wait for the album to have a listen to Mahkota!
Scroll down below to have a look at the amazing captures.
Looking good while doing his thang!
So full of emotion!
Perfect combo!
Look at him move!
The beauties of the day!
The debut of the two most talented people i've ever met!
So into this masterpiece of a song.
A sure hit!
Wonderful four judge's with Syafinaz and Dennis.

Best Wishes,

Reema Bhullar

016-376 4847

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Belle of the Ball

People always associate balls as being very prestigious, well the Prestige event was no less, held at Nikko Hotel’s Grand Ballroom and organized by Catcha Corp’s Prestige Magazine in partnership with CIMB Bank, this year’s Top 40 Under 40, was truly spectacular. With a theme like Black and Red, I must say that Dennis’ truly adorned the perfect outfit for the theme of the night!

Performance’s slated for that evening was none other than my uber cool maestro of a boss, D Lau ! and Malaysia’s Kenny G, Jimmy Sax, these two took onto stage as the opening performance and truly blew the Top 40, amongst other distinguished guests away with their soulful showcase of Dennis’s original compositions, “ Intro to the Experience” and “ Prelude in F Minor”. I would never grow tired of these two performing the same selections, because every time they perform they add a sense of freshness to it, making it something to look forward to at all times.

Applause took over the room, after their performances and if I’m not mistaken I saw many of the Female Top 40 eyeing my boss :P ahem ahem, back off ladies ! He’s not a force to be reckoned with! The evening was further bedazzled by a fashion show from one of Malaysia’s most talented designer, Keith Kee. My my, looking at his dresses, makes me want to go to the gym even more! Their oh so pretty !

I always call Dennis the belle of every ball as a matter of fact, because I don’t think this man can so much as blink without someone recognizing him and coming up to him to either congratulate him on his performance, take a picture with him or merely say hi. This is why I consider myself lucky, to be able to be associated with a man who is known by many, this is rarely chanced upon, and yes I’m making full use of being bestowed with this chance.

Alright enough of rambling on, we at Mosaic would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to the winners of the night Tiffanee Marie Lim and Tiah Joo Kim.

Fret not, even if you missed the live performance, you know we don’t let you go without a taste of what happened! Check out the vid and pics below :)
Dennis receiving his Top 40 momento on stage.
Dennis along with Hashim and Aidi, all looking super dashing! ( Yes the guy in white is really that buff! :P)
Beautiful Dennis and Sherril.
Dennis and two femme fatales !
Donovan Chan, CMO of Mitosis Sdn Bhd and shortlisted to Top 3 slated to win, with out Maestro!

Signature Boss-Employee Shot !

Best Wishes,
Reema Bhullar
016-376 4847

Monday, October 5, 2009

“Alan and Helen’s Larger than Life Day”

What’s up with the larger than life attachment to their name? Well first of all it was a huge reception at the Royal Ballroom, Palace of the Golden Horses.

It always bewilders me how people can know so many people, but then I look at Dennis and I think man, his wedding has to be in a stadium ! He seems to know the entire world!

Back to Alan and Helen, they wanted people to know that they were at their wedding, from the backdrop of the stage that had their picture blown up, to buntings with their picture to their pre wedding montage playing on repeat! Man oh man, they were everywhere!

Entertainment played an integral part in their reception, besides hiring Mosaic’s Three Piece Live Instrumental band, which consisted off, Golden Mouthed Jimmy on the Sax, too ever so handsome Wilson on the Keyboards and not to forget mischievous Shah on the Bass.

They also enlisted the services of a Dance Academy that believe it or not, had kids to perform! That was really the highlight of my night, watching those kids shake their booty! My my, their gonna be absolute knock outs when they grow up. Imagine seeing teeny boys and girls doing the cha cha and rumba. Uber Cute!

Our lighting crew did a fantastic job in shining the spot light on then, yes yes, besides providing bands, we do a wide array of things, from lighting, to staging as well as just providing sound systems! Jack of all trades aren’t we?

It was fun seeing my boys, yes these musicians are much older than me, but their all my boys when they play, they have such a good time jamming together. It’s always a delightful sight.

View their antics in the videos below!

Best Wishes,

Reema Bhullar

016-376 4847

Leslie and Angeline’s Blessed Day

19th September 2009, is going to be imprinted into the above mentioned minds, this is because they finally were able to have their much awaited reception.

Why do I use the words finally and much awaited? Well because the poor bride fell ill and had to postpone her wedding reception. Thank goodness, she’s well and was looking absolutely ravishing on her big day!

Le Meridien is always a good spot for a wedding reception, it makes all your receptions feel like an intimate affair and with a big space for cocktails, and that makes it a real deal closer.

Mosaic’s Three Piece Live Jazz Band was hired to entertain the guest for the night, our line up for the night was the ever so talented dazzling princess as the vocalist, Malaysia’s Kenny G Jimmy Sax on the sax and quick fingered cap wearer :P on the keyboards.

These three work well whenever they play together, then again all our musicians work absolutely well no matter who they play with.

Sufiah serenaded the couple with, “The Way you look Tonight” and then carried on the rest of the night with the couple’s selection of songs.

The accolade received by the guests regarding our band, once again made me feel over the moon ! Especially when this old Chinese man came up to me, and knew that I didn’t speak Chinese and told me in Malay “Music sangat bagus, itu trumpet memang bagus!” Thanks Uncle!

Here are the video’s for the night! Don’t get too carried away now :P

Best Wishes,

Reema Bhullar

016-376 4847