3, 2, 1, Action!

adidas action 3 roadshow

adidas is the main sponsor of Project Alpha and I headed down to their adidas Action 3 Roadshow at MidValley on Saturday with the other six bloggers in Season 1 for some fun and games and a sneak preview of the first episode of Project Alpha

adidas chick

Thus, in classic sixthseal.com fashion, here’s the event coverage, which completely violates every single rule of writing for the net with extremely verbose copy and frequent asides. πŸ˜‰ 

adidas roadshow

So, go brew a nice hot cup of tea and settle down with a comfy cushion, this is going to be a long one. πŸ™‚ 

action 3 girl

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 

first arrival

I’m kidding! Okay, here it comes: 

adidas games

I’ve always been a big fan of adidas and most of my sports apparel is exclusively adidas (which is spelled in all small caps, BTW). I think a lot of it had to do with them being the “alternative cool” brand instead of the overhyped other label. 

action 3 ball

I’m also a huge fan of Korn and the song a.d.i.d.a.s in their self titled debut album, while not sanctioned or related to the brand, is a very awesome song. πŸ˜‰

adidas bonus hour

The road show was held at LG of Centre Court (God is in the details, my friends, and I wouldn’t feel proper without providing excessive minutiae) and I happened to arrive during Bonus Hour so the place was PACKED. It was so crowded I won’t even attempt to make witty analogies. The Bonus Hour really lasts for one hour (thus the namesake) and is a PWP promo (buy 1, free 1) so it brought a influx of people much like what Pakistan experienced when the US bombed the living daylights out of the Afghans. 

adidas roadshow buying

Anyway, after everything settled down, the Project Alpha sneak peak was shown on the LCD TV. I was so enthralled by the trailer and promo for Episode 1 that I didn’t take any photos. I’m telling you, Project Alpha is going to be a hit, and I’m not just saying that coz I’m in it. :p 

project alpha teaser

We were split up into teams for a foosball tournament after the screening – the 7 Project Alpha Season 1 bloggers and Jojo Struys in a 4 team knockout competition of 6 goals. I was paired with the 4′ 9″ wonder (which you’ll see in the first episode). 

foosball attack

It started out very promisingly with several consecutive goals, including a rather neat trick which I attribute more to luck than skill. Sam even commented that I was a “foosball hustler” which I took as a compliment. Alas, everything went downhill since that providential shot. 

foosball defend

The Red MummyBudiey crew started gaining on us and the FourfeetnineSixthseal team did the unimaginable – an own goal. This is bad…hell, if I were AndrΓ©s Escobar, I’ll be shot dead by now. πŸ™ 

foosball team

Nevertheless, we pushed on while The Enemy (TM) started closing the gap until we were tied 5-5. 

foosball concentrate

It’s damn kan cheong okay! 

foosball kancheong

It was the game ball and after much effort and twisting of the handles…they scored. I can’t believe we lost after a 5-1 lead! OMG!  My bad Aud! 

foosball prize

Oh well, at least we still got a prize. πŸ™‚ 

adidas voucher

Adidas also provided us with a RM 100 voucher which can be used to redeem anything from the roadshow. I decided to stock up on the adidas shampoo + shower gel combos and I got 9 (nine) bottles of that. (!) Haha! 

adidas shower gel

I’ve sorted out my shower needs for the rest of the year! Yay! I’ll never have to buy shower gel until 2010 (at the very least). Heh! This is budgeting at its very best. πŸ˜‰ 

adidas game prize

The adidas Action 3 roadshow had this contraption which has 1-5 in huge buttons. You get a chance on it after a purchase of RM 45 and above. There are prizes associated with each number – everything from bags to eau de toilette. I was keen on the bag and Agnes was kind enough to tell me that she’ll sort it out. I pressed the button and got a 5 (eau de toilette) but she gave me the bag anyway. Thanks Agnes! =D 

project alpha bloggers

It was just about buka puasa time and adidas arranged for us to dine at Alexis in The Gardens. Now, this isn’t a buffet line setup, mind. This is proper dining with you ordering a la carte with wine provided. 

alexis at gardens

I thought that was mighty generous of adidas. 

chicken liver pate

I had chicken liver pate for the appetizer. I liked this; the chicken liver pate is smooth and creamy and comes with a topping of cheese. It’s perfect for slathering on top of the bread or just eating it on its own. I love liver pate and Alexis does it well – the almost melt-in-your-mouth texture is orgasmic! 

wagyu ribeye steak

This here is a deliciously juicy and rich medium rare Wagyu ribeye steak with perfect marbling which weighs in at a staggering RM 155 for the 200 gram serving. 

waygu steak

It’s smooth and velvety, awesome stuff. It could have been done better though; I’ve had Wagyu beef which was crispy on the outside and nicely rare on the inside. I guess they mistook medium rare for medium.

pecan pie

I also had a Pecan pie. It tasted absolutely fabulous despite the fact that I was stuffed at this point. The nuts were warm (almost toasty hot!) and sweet (the pine sweetness of nuts without additional sugar) which contrasts very well with the scoop of premium vanilla ice cream. 

adidas dinner

I nearly fell asleep after all that good food. 

dinner at alexis

The dinner was courtesy of the largess of adidas. Thanks! I won’t be able to afford a RM 155 steak otherwise. πŸ˜‰ 

adidas girl

adidas – all day I dream about steak. :p

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38 thoughts on “3, 2, 1, Action!”

  1. I didn’t think the steak was nicely presented for the price tag and it would definitely taste better its its medium rare! :p it’s interesting to find they have chicken liver pate in their menu coz in Msia you can hardly get that. It’s not really “our food”. Haha. I don’t like it too πŸ˜›
    Anyway, i love everything from adidas too! Especially their running shoes. πŸ˜›

  2. debbie: Heh! Thanks Deb! I thought it was a rather appropriate analogy. πŸ™‚
    chefmel: I think it would have tasted better if I had just ordered it very rare. πŸ˜‰
    Wagyu tastes good when it’s just seared instead of cooked.
    Chicken liver pate is quite common over here…I love it, like fois gras, only easier on the wallet. πŸ™‚
    Yup, I’m a big fan of adidas too, I even had a video where I was snorting *cough* from an adidas ultimate frisbee. πŸ˜‰
    aud: Haha! Thanks! I was thinking of a title to tie it to both adidas Action 3 and Project Alpha. =D
    fufu: Heh! That blogger is attached bro. πŸ™‚
    hitomi: It’s REALLY good steak. =D
    I loved the chicken liver pate too. Flavorful!

  3. so much eye candy on sixthseal in one post! it has been awhile, lol.
    holy shi-, i want that steak! though i reckon is should be bleeding some. looks a tad overcooked for my tastes ^^
    oh yeah THAT korn song definitely rocks. all day i dream about THAT too =P

  4. Dude, that magic light in picture #2 takes every guy and dyke to another level of imagination. Wtw , when is the last time you washed the classic Red?

  5. KY: Yeah, it’s quite a good implementation of wagyu but would have been better if done rare. =D
    seth.frostheart: Haha! πŸ™‚
    Oh yeah, I totally agree, I like my steak to be red on the inside, preferably still bleeding too!
    adidas by Korn is a great song eh? πŸ˜‰
    e: Heh! This is only the second time I’ve worn it, first time was in Sri Lanka. Thanks for the t-shirt buddy! πŸ™‚

  6. Tian Chad: LOL! Yeah, the song isn’t actually about steak at all. πŸ˜‰
    headsteadi: Yup! I’ve met Budiey throughout the Project Alpha events. πŸ™‚
    ShaolinTiger: OMG! You’re right! Small caps means uppercase, but with the same height (according to wiki). Sheesh, I’ve been using the wrong term all my life! πŸ™‚

  7. fun all the way, that’s what i gather from this project alpha throughout your process of involving in it.
    that pecan pie, looks really really delicious, can i have one please..? oh wait, i’m not anywhere near alexis T__T

  8. julian: Nice piece of meat eh? πŸ˜‰
    The wagyu steak I mean. I love it! =D
    Marlboro Guy: Yeah, I think for steaks of this thickness, just a quick 15 second sear on each side would do, now that would be medium rare. Cooking it too much spoils the marbling on the wagyu. πŸ™‚
    cindy khor: Yup, it opened my eyes to the production process, it’s a very interesting area. πŸ™‚
    The pecan pie is awesome, let’s go when you come back to Malaysia! πŸ™‚

  9. Shirley Snow: Eh? Haha! I’m not familiar with that song. πŸ™‚
    Sea Bang: I think it’s the photos – it’s not that flimsy in real life at all. πŸ™‚
    kenwooi: Yup, the first episode starring Audrey and Timothy is up this weekend! =D
    Cheers: Heh! Same here…I’ve got enough shower gel to last into 2010 from adidias. πŸ™‚

  10. Cheesie: Yup, toasty hot pecans on a warm pie served a la mode. Perfect for a cold day like today. πŸ™‚
    hitomi: Haha! But it really is good chicken liver pate. Yums! πŸ˜‰
    suituapui: Heh! No stars here, except the ones I see when I look out of the window at night. πŸ˜‰

  11. hitomi: This is GOOD LIVER. Their chicken liver pate is awesome! =D
    Mizz Sharon: Haha! Yeah, Aries are always gung ho about stuff. πŸ™‚
    It’s fun to be really gunning for it. Hehe!
    Alexis? I’m not familiar with MV but I think it’s been around for a while…

  12. yo bro,
    thanks for the compliment about my caption
    did u know that u me and nicole appeared in the star last thursday?
    if u dont mind give me ur phone number
    easier to update if i see ur face in newspaper.
    btw congrats for the malay mail

  13. beautifulnara: Hey bro! Yeah, I found your captions damn funny. Nice one there. πŸ™‚
    Yeah, I read the article online too.
    My phone number is 016 888 2069.
    Cheers! πŸ™‚
    hitomi: If it doesn’t taste like liver, then how can it be liver? πŸ˜‰


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