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StageKL Project

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StageKL went live sine 1 January 2011 in case you still don’t know.

Many people asked me why did I create the website, or more specifically, why a website about performing arts?

The short answer is, well, very logical. Dennis creates websites for living. Dennis loves performing arts. Thus, Dennis created a website about performing arts.

Don’t buy the short answer? Okay here’s the long one. But before that, grab your coffee, sit down, relax and get ready because it’s going to take a few hours to finish.

Just kidding.

Well, I’ve always love performing arts ever since I was young. I choreographed a few dance performances during high school even though no one has ever taught me how.

I can still remember when I went to watch my first musical — Fame the Musical — exactly 10 years ago in 2001, I loved it so much I spent all my money to watch it twice. After watching it I wished I could leave everything behind and tour with the group to perform on stages all over the world.

But of course it didn’t happen. Those were the naive days.

However, my love for performing arts is still as strong as always. The only problem is, it’s hard to find a friend who actually would like to go to watch a show with me.

“I’m not a performing arts person.”

“Performing arts? Boring…”

“It’s so expensive lah…”

Those were the excuses I got from my friends all the time. And most of the time, they have never been to any good stage performance before.

But of course there were also friends who actually liked musicals once they attended their first show. And some even got shocked when I told them they could attend the orchestra at Dewan Filharmonic Petronas, KLCC for as low as RM20.

So I was thinking, it’s not that people don’t like performing arts, it’s just that they are lacking of exposure of what performing arts really is.

So one fine day during midnight, the idea of creating a website about performing arts suddenly strikes me. I was so excited then I started to think, plan and design.

Okay, fast forward till today. Tada…!!! There you have it, StageKL. A comprehensive website hopefully to increase people’s exposure and interest on our booming local performing arts industry.

There are more improvements to be done. If you still want to read more texts, head on to read my welcome note where I talked about my future plan for StageKL.

Before I end this long post, one small request, please help me to spread the word on Twitter. I’ve made it easy for you, just click here and you will see the following message ready for you to tweet.

Check out http://stagekl.com/ for latest musical, concert, theatre and dance around Kuala Lumpur @stagekl

You will never know if any of your friends will find the website useful. So thanks a lot! And don’t forget to check out http://stagekl.com/ because there are at least 5 good shows happening this weekend!

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Happy New Year 2011

Saturday

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Happy New Year everybody!!!

It’s incredible how time passes so fast. I can still remember clearly what I wrote for my 2010 new year post exactly 1 year ago.

2010 has been a year with ups and downs for me. But at least I have fulfilled my wish by travelling to 2 foreign countries — Hong Kong and Cambodia.

Now let’s summarise my 2010 in 4 quarters.

First quarter

Things were good during the first quarter. I was very much into landscape photography.

Botanical Garden at Japanese Village.

Botanical Garden at Japanese Village.

Taiping Lake Garden.

Harvested padi field at Sekinchan.

Lighting strikes somewhere around KLCC.

Beautiful sunset with blue and purple sky.

Lanterns on the highest tower.

The 2nd Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2010.

Then I had the most wonderful birthday celebration with my closest friends at Hard Rock Cafe.

Celebrated my 27th birthday with a bunch of best friends.

And I also went for white water rafting for the first time. It was really fun.

White water rafting at Kampar River.

Second quarter

Things started to change during the second quarter. I started to be less passionate about life until a certain point I realised that my life was a total mess.

But I wasn’t feeling sad or down or anything. Yeah, I wasn’t feeling anything. Nothing will excite me during that time. Until one day I threw myself off my bed and tried to cleanup my mess.

Luckily things got better and that’s when I ran my 3rd 10km marathon.

Standard Charted KL Marathon 2010.

Third quarter

Things started to get better during the third quarter.

I started to take pictures again after I bought a new lens and speedlight.

My new Nikon SB-900 Speedlight and Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 DX.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and the fountain.

A picture taken at Putrajaya lake.

My first indoor photography with a teddy bear.

Starcraft II light painting.

My first interior shooting.

Another indoor photography shooting still object.

First pre-wedding shooting.

And I went to Hong Kong for the first time! It was such a wonderful time!

I visited Hong Kong for the first time.

And not forgetting to mention I won a brand new iPhone 4 from Maxis! See, things were getting better and better near the end of 2010.

I won a brand new iPhone 4 from the lucky draw.

Fourth quarter

When it came to the last quarter of the year, things got pretty busy. I was so busy until I didn’t have much time to blog.

First, I ran my fourth 10km marathon at Nike City 10K 2010.

Nike City 10K 2010.

Then I visited Cambodia for the first time. It was such a memorable and meaningful trip.

Angkor Wat at sunrise.

And one last thing which was one of the reasons I didn’t blog much and that’s my pet project StageKL.

I had the concept since early 2010 but not until the end of the year I decided it was time to make it a reality.

My pet project StageKL.

Happy New Year 2011

2010 has been a great year for me and I have a feeling that 2011 will be an even better one.

No new year resolutions again this time. But I will try my very best to make my 2011 the most awesome year ever.

Happy new year once again and wish you all have a prosperous and wonderful 2011!

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StageKL is coming soon

Monday

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I know my blog hasn’t been updated recently but that’s because I’m busy working on this.

So what is this StageKL thingy?

Well, if you still remember, I’ve mentioned this before in my blog about me starting a personal project and I will announce what is it when the time is right.

And now the time has come.

Proudly present *drums roll* StageKL!

StageKL is a website where you can find all the performing arts events such as musicals, theatres, concerts and dances happening around Kuala Lumpur.

The website is now in final stage of development so stay tuned to http://stagekl.com because the real thing is coming very soon.

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