Friday, May 30, 2008

Let jom!!!

aaaAAaaAAaand the weekend is here! w00t! w00t!

Date : 31 May + 1 June 2008
Venue : Jeumpa D'ramo, 102 - 104 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar
Time : 3pm till late

Bijou Bazaar @ Jeumpa D’ramo is back! Bigger! Crazier! Featuring upcoming independent designers, e-boutiques, rookie crafters, xxx-treme crafters, 80s vintage, secondhand clothing, little knick knacks and of course, food + beverage so that you don't have to drive out for ‘makan’.

Bijou Bazaar @ Jeumpa D'ramo caters to all. It's true! Our traders cater for petite + plus size women, men and even them tiny tots!

Again, we do accept them shiny plastics (read: credit cards).

Come enjoy our mixture of poolside fun at Jeumpa D’ramo from 3 pm till late!

We are currently awaiting several confirmations. Watch this space! :o)

Saturday Acoustic Set
31 May 2008 | 3 pm

+ Oh Chentaku
+ Sorry

+ Paul Vogel's "How I Learned To Drive" Preview

Saturday Acoustic Set
31 May 2008 | 8 pm

+ Ninja (Wanted Patriots)
+ Ain Zulkifly
+ Zana
+ Rashdan Harith

Sunday Salsa Session
1 June 2008 | 8 pm

Jaxen from Rhythm Identity will be conduction a salsa session, all are welcomed to learn to salsa!

*** KLue Urbanscapes 2008 passes to be won!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

How to find us?

Happy Tuesday, peeps! Well, what remains of it. :op

To them who has just found us, a very big + warm welcome to all of you! :o)

We are doing another installment of Bijou Bazaar @ Jeumpa D'ramo this weekend y'all! If you don't already know where it is, Jeumpa D'ramo is the white bungalow on Jalan Maarof, Bangsar. It is just at the traffic light junction into Jalan Bangkung.

The address is 102 - 104, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar. Operating hours is from 3 pm till late!

As usual, we'll be having the rainbow wind wheels in front of the bungalow, so that you won't miss it.

In addition to that we are crocheting a tree cosy, which is now looking more like a tree fishnet stockings. Harks!

I guess, trees want to be sexy too right? Tree ... more sexy!!!

Come hangout + shop with us this weekend...

We have over 40 traders this time around, catering for petite + plus size women, men and even them tiny tots! Airplane Systm + Button my Buttons will be having their preview at the bazaar. There are quite a number of crafters selling awesome handmade jewelry + tees (remember my orders, peeps! To friends who envy the stuff I get from the bazaar, it pays to be early). There will be two acoustic sets on Saturday, one in the afternoon + one in the evening. A CDJ will be available for you to experiment with, at a minimum of RM 20 donation for a 1/2 hour lesson/session, you'll need to bring your own headphone + CDs. There's two sets of PS2s to keep the boys entertained.

The Oral Stage troupe will be giving us a sneak preview to their upcoming adaptation of Paula Vogel's 'How I Learned to Drive' on Saturday. There will be sales of music CDs by independent artistes. Jaxen from Rhythm Identity will be conduction a salsa session, all are welcomed to learn to salsa for free on Sunday.

There's an inflatable pool with slides for the tiny tots to play in (and a few water guns for the brave ones).

Come enjoy our mixture of poolside fun at Jeumpa D’ramo from 3 pm till late! Show your love + support to our local young entrepreneurs + talents!

Ask them who were with us at the last installment, we are one crazy fun lot! ... the shopping is even crazier!!! ;o)

Oh folks, and don't forget, although Earth Day was somewhere last month, lets still bring our own shopping bag or reuse old plastic bags ya!

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Heat is Up

... and Travis Barker is without doubt, our favourite drummer. Check the clip out!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bursting at the Seams

As much as we want to make space for everyone who wants to flaunt their wares at our bazaar, we are currently bursting at the seams. Unless you've registered your interest earlier, we are not able to accept anymore traders for both Bijou Bazaar @ Jeumpa D'ramo 02 + Bijou Bazaar @ KLue Urbanscapes 2008. We are really, really, really sorry. :o(

Unless you don't mind a car boot sale, literally, at the car park area in front of Jeumpa D'ramo...

Even then, there'll be limited space because Cosmopolitan magazine wants to park their mobile gig + handout giveaways to the crowd.

But, we thank you for the interest + we'll keep you folks posted for our bigger installment, soon, hopefully. :o)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bijou Bazaar @ Jeumpa D'ramo 02

Bijou Bazaar @ Jeumpa D’ramo is back! Bigger! Crazier! Featuring upcoming independent designers, e-boutiques, rookie crafters, xxx-treme crafters, 80s vintage, secondhand clothing, little knick knacks and of course, food + beverage so that you don't have to drive out for ‘makan’.

Jeumpa D'ramo will be serving their signature murtabak and banana + chocolate popiah. I heard that they may be sourcing for Sosro's Teh Botol and Fruit Tea to be sold at the bazaar. Now I don't have to fly to Jakarta for my Teh Botol fix, hmmmm ... I wonder if they can blend a Jus Alpukat for me.


The Threadszoo Zookeepers will be with us as well! The barabicu chics will be serving us a barbecue buffet spread.

No, no zoo animal will be harmed.

Oh, we need to follow up with the yogurt ice cream people to confirm if they are coming as well.

(Sorry, peeps! I've not had my lunch nor breakfast, hence the food talk first. :op)

Since we are in the Indonesian theme, we're happy to announce that we will be having a preview to Bandung based indie label, Airplane Systm, on Sunday at the bazaar. The full range will be made available during Bijou Bazaar @ KLue Urbanscapes 2008.


Want more? Go here

On the acoustic stage, we'll be featuring a local DIY band, as they called themselves, which will be doing their Indonesian tour in June 2008, Oh Chentaku!

Initially, they were supposed to share the stage with Yuna (, but she'll have to attend a family kenduri in Johor that weekend.


Let us share with you a video clip of Yuna doing a cover of Oh Chentaku's song, Polaroid, while we continue working to make sure Bijou Bazaar @ Jeumpa D'ramo 02 is way crazier! ;o)


Bijou Bazaar @ Jeumpa D'ramo teamAfizul + Jefri (12 Records), Erra/Wegra/Maryam (I go by all 3 names, sorry for the confusion), Amanda (Jeumpa D'ramo), Elly

Thursday, May 15, 2008

IYDE '08

What is it?

The International Young Design Entrepreneur (IYDE) award is administered by the British Council and champions the achievements of young design entrepreneurs from emerging economies.

The programme recognises their role - and that of the design sector in general - in developing new, local talent and sharing this creativity with the rest of the world.

What’s in it for you?

As the Malaysian finalist, you'll be sent to the UK for a 12-day all expenses paid tour of the UK’s design sector, along with the finalists from 9 other countries. The tour will comprise visits, meetings, seminars, events and shows, including 100% Design ( and London Design Festival ( where you get to schmooze with the big players and your peers.

And you’ll have a shot at winning prize money of £7500 and being chosen the International Young Design Entrepreneur 2008!

Here are the 3 easy steps to becoming the Malaysian finalist for IYDE 08:

Step 1: Get noticed - submit your application by Monday 30 June 2008.
Step 2: SHOW not just tell us and you’re on the short list.
Step 3: Speak up and be heard - IMPRESS the judges at the interviews.

Visit now for the application form.

Email them at for further details.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Koko Kaina's Sidekick

(photo by Haikal Herobear)

Remember, the tall hunk who carried out the delicate role of being the supporting guitarist to Koko Kaina? His name is Krishna, recently I managed to catch up with him online.

Define yourself in 3 words...
3 words: Rocker, Well Travelled, Open Minded

What is your favorite song of all time?
Favourite Song: Weezer – Why Bother? (Actually any Weezer song will suffice but this one’s great)

Rolling Stones or Beatles?
Beatles *writer goes, Yey! :op*

What is your favorite TV show?
The Simpsons. Boring answer haha but it’s a great show.

If you had to pick one car, which would it be?
Honda CR-V (Because I might actually get it!)

Who was your hero as a child?
Jimi Hendrix

Do you believe that the cup is half empty or half full?
I believe the cup simply is.

If you were an animal in the wild, what would you be?
A bear? Haha

Aliens have landed and selected you to visit their home planet. Do you go with them?
Definitely. I love to travel.

If you look at the color blue, what does it make you think of?
The Blue Men Group.

Riding horses or riding dolphins?

What language would you like to speak fluently?

If you could be successful at any job in the world, what would that job be?
Music Producer.

Describe your perfect Sunday morning?
Relaxing with my family, having breakfast on a sunny Sunday Morning.

A shout out to them reading?
Hi to everyone!

You will now know me as Koko Kaina’s guitarist but apart from being her faithful sidekick I am a musician/music lover who wouldn’t be caught dead doing anything else. Started playing guitar at the age of 13 and have gone to explore other facets of music such as playing the drums, bass, and even DJing!

When I was in Singapore I joined a lot of bands in highschool, one of them being Wakak where we somehow managed to get 2nd place for the Yamaha Asian Beat competition!

After moving to KL I explored the world of DJing and have done so in a few clubs and house parties, one of them being Bar Blonde in Heritage Row. But on a fateful month (I can’t remember which one exactly) of 2007 I met Koko Kaina in a friend’s house party, was told that she was a musical godess/genius and agreed to play the guitar with her. We played for a while as Flat 7 but because of my school she had to fly solo. But I will support her nonetheless, rocking by her side in every single performance.

Koko Kaina rules!

Cheers guys.

(photo by Haikal Herobear)

Writer's Note
: A visit to his YouTube confirmed that Krishna is very versatile indeed + I could see one awesome drum set at the corner of his videos.

*green with envy*


A little snippet ...

Want more?

Go to or y'all!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Window @ Art for Grabs

We've been away!

Had a window at the Annexe's 'Art for Grabs' last weekend. It was a blast, we had fun! The art + craft items being sold there made us gasped. KLAB 2008, which was held a floor below us was a bonus. We brought home free books as well + was challenged to better ourselves, being surrounded by the industry's heavyweights. Seriously, a truly humbling experience.

Two of our traders were there:
- Take.Me (
- Cassettee (

We had the honour of being the sales assistants to two brilliant talents, who happened to be our neighbours, whenever they decided to disappear. :op

Do visit their links:

Akmal described himself as a proud analogue-ist, he uses analogue cameras only and made the prints individually himself. He had converted his bedroom into a dark room + sleeps on the floor in his living room, so he claimed. No buttons were harmed during the process, he joked, when one customer asked about his prints.

Fahmi Reza needs no introduction, '10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka' was a brilliant + important work to have been produced recently. He's now working on another documentary, a sequel to '10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka', to be released in October 2008, called 'Revolusi '48'.

(Yes! That's Dee of Threads Zoo with us)

Remember the Bijou Bazaar acoustic set? There was this tall hunk who accompanied KokoKaina? Would like to know more about him?

Up next! ;o)

Friday, May 2, 2008

KokoKaina is Bijou

We see everyone who participated or contributed to the bazaar as 'bijou', hidden little gems just waiting to be discovered. If you're not looking for them, these bijoux are actually hard to find. :o)

We spotted KokoKaina when she posted 'Summertime' cover on YouTube + immediately went head over heels in love with her. We've been stalking her YouTube since. Imagine, our excitement when she agreed to perform at our humble bazaar recently. Woohoo!!!

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to KokoKaina herself + her recording label for giving her the permission to headline our acoustic set. Thank you!


KokoKaina's 'signature look' above was taken by Mizi. He came to the bazaar early, on Saturday + had to leave at about 1 pm for an appointment. Lucky we managed to catch him before he went off because he had thought that KokoKaina would still be performing at the bazaar on Sunday. Oh no!

*slaps forehead*

Much to our delight, he made it back for the acoustic set. w00t! w00t!

Dazzling Expresso, he calls himself, do check his work out at y'all!

Have a brilliant weekend peeps! :o)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

We're popping up again soon!

The weekend 31 May - 1 June 2008, mark your calender!

Since everyone loved Jeumpa D'ramo so much + many requested a repeat, we're having the next one there as well. We will have to let the other venues wait. Owh!

To them who missed the event + are still clueless as to where Jeumpa D'ramo is, please remember to watch out for the rainbow wind wheels + we're adding a few tree-cosy as well, in front of the hotel on Jalan Maarof, Bangsar as a secret signal that we're inside. ;o)

This time we'll change the event mix + adjust the formula slightly to offer a different experience. Hah!

Curious? Watch this space.