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www.xes.cx in the newspaper!

The Star Newspaper finally published the story about the Smirnoff Two New Flavours One Launch Party @ Sanctuary, The Curve Shopping Centre which I attended with fellow blogges Shaolin Tiger, Suanie and Kimfluttersby. Many thanks to ThaiBoxingGirl, Kimberlycun & Mypartners for the publicity.

From The Star Newspaper

New flavours for vodka
By K.W. MAK

MALAYSIAN nightlife just got more exciting with the launch of the two new Smirnoff flavoured vodkas at the Sanctuary, The Curve last month.

The new flavours – Green Apple and Vanilla – were introduced during an exclusive party for Smirnoff enthusiasts.

“Smirnoff’s new lines of flavoured vodkas are highly versatile when it comes to mixing, and they are easy on the palates hence making it fun to drink,” said DIAGEO Brands Manager Shirley Chan.

An exclusive treat: (From left) Chan with the bloggers, Foong, Kim Ong, Suanie and Gareth.

“This distinctive characteristic will resonate most with young achievers who are adventurous and fun individuals, always on the lookout for new and original offerings.”

The signature cocktails concocted from the new flavours were Apple Breeze Martini, Pineapple Apple Dava, Vanilla Cola and Twisted Cream.
The crowd gave their thumbs up for the new flavours when the drinks were . Four bloggers that helped spread the word of the new flavours prior to the launch were also treated to an exclusive tasting session of yet to be released Smirnoff flavoured vodkas in the ice-room.
The chill in the room, at -15 degree Celsius, could not dissuade the bloggers from gamely posing for photos with the drinks.


The bloggers, Gareth (www.shaolintiger.com), Kim Ong (www.xanga.com/kimfluttersby), Suanie (www.suanie.net) and Foong (www.xes.cx), were treated to the full range of Smirnoff Vodka flavours of raspberry, citrus and orange.
[Note: ShaolinTiger is huge!!]

Vodka enthusiasts can look forward to the addition of all Smirnoff vodkas on the shelves of Duty Free Stores, major hypermarkets and night entertainment venues such as, Sanctuary, Zouk and The Loft (Asian Heritage Row). The retail price is RM145 for each 70cl bottle.

Related Links:
ThaiBoxingGirl: My Femes Blog Friends Are In the Papers!!
Kimberlycun – Oooh…look who are on the papers!
Kimfluttersby: New flavours for vodka
Colin Charles : Vice-advertising moving to various Internet mediums
xes.cx: Smirnoff Two New Flavours One Launch Party @ Sanctuary, The Curve Shopping Centre.

Smirnoff Two New Flavours One Launch Party @ Sanctuary, The Curve Shopping Centre.

It was another mabuk (drunken) party.

Many thanks to Kimberlycun for the invites and Mypartners Communications and Riche Monde for the free bottle of Smirnoff Green Apple. Initially I’ve no idea who will be attending and why I was invited. I was later told that, in Kimfluttersby’s words, “They chose us for our versatile, fun and colourful lives or persona in our blog”. Yes ah?

Mypartners had gathered 4 bloggers, Suanie of http://www.suanie.net, ShaolinTiger of http://www.shaolintiger.com, Kimfluttersby of http://www.xanga.com/kimfluttersby and I to one Smirnoff vodka tasting session in the ice bar of Sanctuary (Sanctuary is a pub/club). Yes, an ice bar, a bloody freezer made into a bar with minus 15 degrees Celsius. We were there for probably a good 20 minutes. It was freezing cold.

Nevertheless, we were fortunate to be given shots of vodka (in various flavours) and each of us was presented with a bottle of Smirnoff vodka by Ms. Shirley Chan of Riche Monde. People from the media were there as well. Many photos and videos were taken by them.


The new Smirnoff vodka is actually pretty nice. It’s sweet and you can actually drink it neat (without any mixtures)!


ShaolinTiger being presented with a bottle of Smirnoff Vanilla by Shirley Chan.


Kimfluttersby being presented with a bottle of Smirnoff Vanilla by Shirley Chan


Suanie helping herself.

After the drinking and posing session, we drank some more. My friends and I were given drinks 3 coupons each.


The group

4 person x 3 coupons = 12 glasses of vodka. 12 glasses of vodka/4 + few glasses of vodka with ShaolinTiger, Suanie, Shirley Chan, Kelvin Tan, Kimfluttersby, etc = MABUK MAXIMUM PLUS ONE.


Suania, Kimfluttersby, ShaolinTiger and RedLobster.

I crashed straight to bed with my contact lens intact and in working clothes. I woke up with a hangover and dragged myself to work.
Hours later, my mum called and screamed, “AH BOY!! YOU DON’T GO AND DRINK ANYMORE!!!!”

Related Links
http://www.xanga.com/kimfluttersby/606352452/item.html
http://www.suanie.net/2007/07/27/smirnoff-launches-2-new-flavours-lets-partyyyyy/
http://itsmy2sense.blogspot.com/2007/07/spider-pig-spider-pigdoes-whatever.html