Saturday, May 22, 2010

HP Blog-A-Trend Dinner

Last month on April 26, 2010, I attended the HP Blog-A-Trend prize giving ceremony dinner.
The venue was at Alexis, The Gardens.
Lot f209, First Floor,
The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkara Syed Putra
59200 KL.

I loved the display of wine bottles neatly stacked up.

When I arrive the event has yet to be setup. Everybody was sitting around and waiting.

All neatly sat in a row as they await for the people of HP to setup finish on the designated area. :D They were busy playing away on their phone games trying to outdo each other. LOL.

I bet most people were stuck in heavy traffic out there.
When I was on my way to the Gardens, there was a massive traffic that came to a standstill over near Section 17 at Jalan University. According to paper's, it was due to a sinkhole occuring.

Good thing I saw that it was at a standstill and manage to make a U-turn and detour to another route. Otherwise, I'd be stuck for hours there. :P

They served me my Carrot Juice as I await for the event to start.

Despite the many people who has yet to arrive, they went ahead and start off the event since it's already almost an hour delay.
They started off with a presentation from HP:

Then the Market Development Manager of HP, Lee Kum Weng (if I'm not mistaken that's him) made a welcoming speech.

After speeches, dinner is served!
Started off with the Wild Mushroom Soup with White Truffle Oil.

That's a side of garlic bread to go with it. This is one of the biggest starter bowl of soup I've ever been given with. Then for the main course, I chose the Chicken Escalope with Rocket & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes.

Ooh, so those leaves are called Rockets. They also served the meal with a choice of white wine or red wine. Wootz! Fine dining.

Michelle and Jestina on the other hand, ordered Seafood Spaghettini with Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs.

And finally, dessert. Peach and Banana Crumble:

We were also asked if we'd like coffee or tea but due to the immense portion of the starter, I skipped the coffee/tea.
And then comes the prize giving ceremony.
Started off with the winners of Future Is bloggers. First is Dustyhawk

Urgh. Blur pic. Next was Alice Phua,

and followed by the adorable Vivien

Each of them won an HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje.
Then moving on, Blog-A-Trend winners.
Started off with Doria:

Then the 2nd Consolation Prize winner Aini

Erm. That's not Aini. That's David accepting on behalf of her while she attends to her child.
And the Grand Prize winner Mr. & Mrs. Imran

They each also won an HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje with the exception of the Grand Prize winner where they got an HP TouchSmart600 PC.

And that was it for the evening after some mingling. Some good food, great company and a heck load of prizes to envy over.


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