On the 8th of July, which was a week ago, I received an e-mail from Sarawak Bloggers stating that I had been selected as one out of eight bloggers chosen to cover the 2012 Rainforest World Music Festival. And let me tell you, I was excited and happy as hell! For a small time and lazy blogger like me, this was a really, REALLY good news!
This is because in my 22 years of existence in Kuching, I have never been to the RWMF events even though I live in Kuching, Sarawak. I know, pathetic right? People come from all over and all around the world to attend this events annually and yet me, a Kuchingnite has never been there yet. One of the main reason is obviously money for the tickets which I used to be very hesitant to pay ( I know you're thinking, "what a cheapskate" lol) and companionship.
Now, thanks to Sarawak Bloggers and Sarawak Tourism Board, I'm able to attend the event for the first time and see what's all the hype is about. I'll say this now, it was one of the best events that I've ever attended in my life and this event totally make me even more proud to be a Sarawakian. :)
I'll elaborate on the events further on another blogpost, for now it's a post about the media briefing I've attended a day before RWMF 2012 started.
The media briefing was held at One Hotel Santubong (OHS). When I first got there, I was surprised that the resort has changed so much. It looks cleaner and more modern now after all the renovations. Which is a good thing. lol.
Went there with another blogger and my friend ( :) ) Yvonne Jong, collect our Media Pass and hang around for the 3pm Media Briefing.
Room where the Media Briefing was held.
The screen. lol.
Lot's of thing were discussed. Among it was topics such as the history of RWMF, the performers who are going to performed this year and their background and the benefits of the media pass. One of it was free shuttle service from OHS to SCV and vice versa. Nice. lol
After the briefing, light snacks was provided. (YES!!) Beverages prepared were coffee and tea and the snacks were fruits, pandan cake and spring rolls. Yummy.
I ate more than this, this was just for show. lol. Hungry ma that time.
Me with the Media Centre board being super lame. fml
While eating, we met Garner and Fazli who were another bloggers that was selected to cover this event. They were totally cool and friendly. It is always awesome to meet another fellow blogger. :D
Then we used the shuttle to head back down to Kuching and hangout at Waterfront for a while.
The famous crocodile statue and Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN)
Me and Yvonne.
Goodie bag that all of us received when we took our beautiful Media Pass. lol.
That's it for today, long post of the RWMF is coming out soon! Beware....... ;) Lame. See ya!