Saturday, April 29, 2017

Watch: The xx's Night + Day Brixton

A short film documenting The xx's Night + Day Festival at London's O2 Brixton Academy.

The 20-minute long film features personal interview with the band, behind-the-scenes and live concert footage of the festival.

Last month, the band broke record when they played seven nights of sold-out shows at their hometown. This was an incredible record, given that the band was on a five-year album break since 2012's Coexist. Their latest album, I See You was released in January this year.

When the band saw that the shows were sold out, they decided to to make the event more than just live show to thanks their supportive fans and to give back to the community. Thus, the series of shows evolve to a festival which included film screenings, talks and community outreach projects.

For the live shows, each one were supported by different acts with special appearance Cat Power, Florence Welch, Jenny Beth from Savage, Sampha and Robyn. 

The xx will be performing live in Singapore. They will be playing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on the 25th of July. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bamboo toothbrush

Bamboo toothbrush from The Hive - Bulk Food in Bangsar.

I was looking for non-plastic/bamboo toothbrush in Malaysia and found it at The Hive - Bulk Food in Bangsar. Price: RM25 (USD5.60). 

The Hive store promotes a zero-waste lifestyle and approach to shopping. It sell items in bulk with no packaging. Customers are encourage to bring in their own reusable containers and bags.

The store sells organic food like cereal and seeds, eco-friendly cleaning products and products that help reduce waste like bamboo toothbrush, bamboo straw, stainless steel straw and washable cloth sanitary pad. It also have beauty products and pre-loved clothes, shoe and bags.

The Hive also work with local organic producers and held workshop and community event to  promote healthy and sustainable living. 

The Hive - Bulk Foods
Tel: 017-488 6979
16, Telawi 9, Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Year of the Rooster

Image from Google Doodle

Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the year of the Fire Rooster!