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At the end of the month is again the most important day in the history of Malaysia – our national day. Chantings of merdeka, merdeka, merdeka is sure to fill the heart of KL and in the heart of every true Malaysian.

celebrity sightings at Astro Negaraku'13 event at Midvalley Megamall

celebrity sightings at Astro Negaraku’13 event at Midvalley Megamall

This Merdeka, Astro celebrates our very unique culture and way of life, our quirks, language, food, and actions that essentially make us Malaysian. Something that we would not change for the world.

Phrases like  “Rilek-lah Bro!”, “Stylo Mylo”, and “Dah Makan?” are bred and born and tied to our Malaysian way of life.

celebrities include Datuk Aznil, Haniff, Lisa Surihani, Jie Ying with Astro COO Henry Tan
celebrities include Datuk Aznil, Haniff, Lisa Surihani, Jie Ying with Astro COO Henry Tan

To kick off the Merdeka Celebration, Astro COO Henry Tan unveiled the #GoBeyond positive engine.

The positive engine is an effort to enhance the level of positivity in Malaysia during this Merdeka.

the "positive engine", activated by positive tweets
the “positive engine”, activated by positive tweets

The engine is powered by and activated by #GoBeyond tweets that spread positive attitude, with the very first tweets started from Henry Tan and celebrities including Datuk Aznil, Haniff, Lisa Surihani, and Jie Ying.

My very own #GoBeyond tweet – “push it a little harder, be it on the ball game or in the gym, #GoBeyond

There were a lot of fans showing their support on the ground at the event outside Food Junction at Midvalley Megamall as well. It was a very “riuh rendah” atmosphere.

#UrMalaysianIsShowing tweeting challenge winners
#UrMalaysianIsShowing tweeting challenge winners

The event also include a tweeting challenge participated by 16 groups of bloggers and twitterers. Each group of five had to complete a number of tasks involving updating their twitter and facebook with @UrMalaysianIsShowing and @GoBeyond hashtags. There was a lot of positive and competitive energy in this.

Jie Ying's fans, chuckei, Azaria, Redmummy, Rachel, Tian Chad
Jie Ying’s fans, chuckei, Azaria, Redmummy, Rachel, Tian Chad

Join the spread of positivity this Merdeka by doing something positive and sharing the act with #GoBeyond hashtag and show our uniquely Malaysian way of life with #UrMalaysianIsShowing too!

Check out and if you’re interested in those awesome t-shirts, there’s an app on to design your own!

astro #UrMalaysianIsShowing t-shirt design

The t-shirt application allows your to choose your version of Malaysian words & sentences and have the #UrMalaysianIsShowing hashtag at the back as well. After you’re done you can actually purchase the t-shirt itself for RM 25 and all proceeds to go charity.

spread positivity and share it with #GoBeyond

spread positivity and share it with #GoBeyond

My personal #GoBeyond act is to be more courteous on the road, especially when the traffic is bad. I will make it a point to always allow a waiting car to come out from the junction even if I have the right of way.

And as for this weekends – Merdeka! and relek k bro!

These are some of the not-so-brilliant costumes I managed to conjure up with for several parties over the years (ok, the one with surgeon’s headgear wasn’t even a party). I was a pirate, a hipster with fake glasses and fake mustache, and also RAIN (had a squirt bottle raining down on you, hohoho)

The last party involving any form of costumes for me was unfortunately, some 2 years ago, to be honest, I kinda missed it (and have a few pretty good idea since).

The good news is, there’s a Astro B.yond IPTV is throwing a party at the end of this month (29th Oct, 2011) with Hollywood & Celebrities theme!

pirates of the PJ

Now maybe I can turn back clock and go as a super star pirate, now that would be something! (the costume above is photoshopped, but you get the idea).

The less creative minds can always go as Lady Gaga, 50 cent, or the easiest –  Jet Li (just wear a kungfu shirt and squint a little).

To get yourself an invite, head to , leave a comment that shares If you could be a Hollywood star or Celebrity, who would you be, and how would you use the Astro B.yond IPTV services if you owned it. The best 70 comments get a pair of invites. It’s that simple.

The two dressed bloggers of the night gets an iPod Nano each and there’s a chance to win a home theatre system inclusive of a Blu-Ray player too.

Now since this party is hosted by Astro B.yond IPTV, lets talk a little bit about this service:

Astro B.yond IPTV package

There are many things are essential in a home – a kitchen, a bathroom, electricity, water, a bed, and a dining table, to name a few.

Then there are these other things that we all want in a home to make live complete – high speed internet, flat screen TV with Astro HD services, Personal Video Recorder, Voice services, and even better still, a Video on Demand service.

While you can get the former from your kitchen cabinet supplier, renovation guy, furniture shop, TNB, and Syabas, the latter can now be obtained in one single package, in fact, via a single line that rules them all, and that is essentially what Astro B.yond IPTV offers.

For the geeks and technophiles, Astro B.yond IPTV service runs on fiber optic line that is capable of up to 100 Mbps, capable of supporting 2 HD channels concurrently, video on demand download, voice, and broadband speed of up to 30 Mbps. Now that’s technology worth mentioning.

The packages with Astro B.yond IPTV are pretty attractive too. For example, for a total of RM 248 you get unlimited broadband at 6 Mbps (with 30 hours of 10 Mbps speed boost) and unlimited download, 70+ SD channels and 15 HD channels (more to come), recording service, and video on demand.

More details at

And for those who prefer a brick and mortar presence, check out the Astro IPTV Concept Store at Mont Kiara, and you might as well get familiarized with the place cos the party is going to be there too.

Astro IPTV Concept Store at Mont Kiara

Party Details:

Date: 29th October 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Venue: B.yond IPTV Concept Store
No.5, Jalan Solaris 2, Ground Floor, Solaris Mont Kiara

Good luck and see you there!