Sunday 28 February 2010

Monster's blog

Monster has finally caught the blog bug from his fellow bandmates Ashin and Stone LOL and has today morning, set up his very own blog titled "Something About Soul" at

Ain't that profile pic of him with Gloomy cute? :)

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Mayday DNA World Live in Tour pre-order begins today

Pre-order for the Mayday [DNA五月天[創造]演唱會影音全紀錄] DNA World Tour In Live DVD (isn't the title gramatically incorrect?) begins today 2/24

There will be two versions:
Blu-ray standard edition 藍光典藏版1BD+1DVD - 990元
DVD limited edition deluxe edition 限量精裝版2DVD+1DVD - 599元

For those who are pre-ordering, there is a worldwide limited first press of the DNA World In Live in a metal case

Online pre-order are available at Gogoshopping, G-Music/Rose, 5Music and Yesasia

DNA World Live In Tour will be released on 29 March 2010

Monday 22 February 2010

Mohegan Sun tickets

My Mohegan Sun tickets have arrived. Row A (first row haha!) Section 3 tickets for both the 2:00am and 2:00pm shows :) I had wanted Section 2 seats, which is the middle block, but was informed that they were reserved. Darn those casino highrollers :P

Mohegan Sun is running a contest to win free tickets. Grand prize is a cool 10 VIP tickets + 2 hotel room stay and buffet for 10 pax. There's also 25 consolation prize of 4 concert tickets each. Contest ends 15 March. Good luck!

Sunday 21 February 2010

DNA World Tour In Live DVD & Blu-ray!

Omigosh DNA World Tour is going to be released on DVD and blu-ray format! blu-ray!! hoo-ray! LOL At long last. I have been waiting for them to release their concert/MV disc in blu-ray format. The truth is, the quality of their DVD releases suck, so hopefully the blu-ray version will be a step forward.

Pre-order in Taiwan starts on 24 Feb and will run for a month. Price for the 2DVD + 1DVD version is NT$590 and the blu-ray +1DVD version costs NT$990, which is almost double the price of the DVD version! No matter, at least with the blu-ray I can watch it with full screen on my LCD TV :)

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. Yesterday was Pancake Day. Folks in the UK traditionally eat pancake on Shrove Tuesday. It was something that I look forward to as a student in England as I love pancakes. I love all sort of pancakes and my favourite is crepe. There was a fabulous crepe place in Hampstead, London that sells incredibly yummy nutella and banana crepes - my absolute favourite!

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent and Easter Sunday is 46 days away (by the way, Mayday will be having Easter Sunday concert at Mohegan Sun haha)

Monday 15 February 2010

CNY Mayday updates

In his CNY blog post last night, Ashin revealed that he (they) are on a 20 day break and the (new) tour which will resume in late March will include stops in Beijing, Xiamen, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, New Zealand, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Wuhan and Hong Kong. Time to start saving up those red packet money you've collected for the upcoming tour :)

For the record, Mohegan Sun is not in New York, it is in the neighbouring state of Connecticut and San Jose is a city nearing San Francisco. LOL.

Are Mayday touring Australia for the second time in less than a year? That's good news for Aussie fans. The next tour will also include Gold Coast (Brisbane?). Kiwi fans can look out for them as New Zealand has been included as well.

Saturday 13 February 2010

Happy Tiger Year

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Properous Chinese New Year!!

Friday 12 February 2010

NFL Blitz episode 13

Watched NFL Blitz episode 13 this afternoon and it took hours for the barely 29 minute program to stream @.@ I've been told watching it in Tudou is faster, but I prefer to watch in on CCTV.

The episode saw the band in the homeground of Virginia Tech Hokies with Kevin Cheng, some dude from NFL (same dude who, in another video had introduced Mayday as "a rock band from China") who showed the band some of the equipment NFL players use for training.

Did anyone else notice the dude in Stay Real Kitty hoodie had blisters (or is that a wart?) and a scratch on his right hand? Is that why he's almost always in long sleeved clothing in the series LOL

this hand look like it's had too many rigorous NFL training


Monday 8 February 2010

NFL Blitz episode 12

First up, congratulations to the New Orleans Saints for winning the Super Bowl XLIV yesterday.

Episode 12 of NFL Blitz (which by the way appears to be a continuation from episode 6) saw Mayday coaching kids in a football game. Aww how cute and enthusiastic kids can be. Papa Stone appears to be the only one who had passion for coaching and dealing with little kiddies. And possibly the only one who could communicate effectively with them haha.

showdown to see who gets to pick which team

五月天世界巡迴演唱會 變形DNA[無限放大版] poster unveiled

The poster for the new Mayday World Tour [2010 Unlimited Edition] 五月天世界巡迴演唱會 變形DNA[無限放大版] has been released and reeks of awesomeness! It looks like a movie poster to the next Transformers movie - I hope there's no copyright issue with that Bumblebee lookalike autobot in the background LOL

Transformers 3: Mayday to save the earth?

Sunday 7 February 2010

Mayday figurines

It took me 2 months after I purchased the Mayday Change The World figurine set to finally display them. I wanted to put them out sooner, but couldn't find enough room in the shelf as it was occupied by the previous figurine set.

So after today's spring cleaning I've decided to put away the old figurine set (which I adore dearly) until I find enough room to display them both

Saturday 6 February 2010

2010 Taipei Game Show

The 2010 Taipei Game Show opened on Friday (5 February) at the Taipei World Trade Center and Mayday, spokesperson for Xbox 360 staged a performance which saw them singing 3 songs: 孫悟空, 離開地球表面 and DNA.

The 5 day exhibition will end on 9 February. More pictures of Mayday's performance here

五月天 rocking the Taipei Game Show (this is no guitar hero)
buy a Xbox from us today

Friday 5 February 2010

D.N.A World Tour 2010 far

Mayday will be having concert for 6 consecutive week from April onwards, starting from Mohegan Sun in the US to the Mainland gigs in May and possibly more to come when the rest are announced...

How they find the energy and stamina to play so many gigs is beyond me @.@

Here's the latest 2010 五月天 D.N.A [創造] 演唱會 tour dates:-

●2010/04/04 Connecticut, USA
Time: 2:00am and 2:00pm
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Ticket price: US$58、US$88、US$128、US$168VIP
For ticket purchase click here

●2010/04/10 Los Angeles, USA
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Gibson Ampitheatre
Ticket price: US$48、US$68、US$98、US$148、US$188
For ticket purchase click here

●2010/04/11 San Jose, USA
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: San Jose State University Event Center
Ticket price: US$58、US$68、US$78、US$88、US$98、US$128、US$188VIP
For ticket purchase click here

●2010/04/17 Singapore
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Padang
Ticket price: S$88、S$118、S$138、S$168
For ticket purchase click here

●2010/04/24 廈門 Xiamen, China
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: [厦门体育中心体育场] Xiamen Sport Centre Stadium
Ticket price: 155元、255元、355元、455元、555元、755元、955元
For ticket purchase click here

●2010/05/02 北京 Beijing, China
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: [工人体育场] Beijing Workers' Stadium
Ticket price: 255元、355元、555元、655元、855元、1155元、1355元
For ticket purchase click here

Thursday 4 February 2010

Director Ashin

Ashin has been busy directing Magic Power's「時間倒轉」MV, sporting a new Stay Real Snoopy tee (nice but I think they've overkilled Snoopy LOL) Click here to watch the making of the MV

Ashin and Magic Power

NFL Blitz and more DNA concert news

Episodes 10 and 11 of NFL Blitz were rather disappointing. Maybe the Mayday X NFL appeal is wearing thin, or probably because I am not and will never be interested in that sport, which after watching 11 episodes of NFL Blitz, I still do not get. ha!

Here are some DNA concert updates:

Tickets for the Beijing concert on 2 May 2010 are now onsale online here. Ticket prices are 1355元, 1155元, 855元, 655元, 555元, 355元 and 255元

Those who have bought VIP concert ticket for the San Jose State Theatre concert on 11 April 2010, I've been told the signing session will be held either on 7 or 8 April. There's still no news on the LA signing...

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Musings on US D.N.A concerts

Baffling. Not a single concert ticket for the US DNA tour have been released. Sistic has already issued concert tickets for the Singapore encore D.N.A concert for those who pre-purchased prior to general public sales.

All I have from StarZone, organiser of LA DNA concert, is a scanned copy of my concert ticket which has yet to be mailed. San Jose concert organiser, Star Image which was the first of the 3 US concert organiser to announce their concert has only issued E-ticket. Actual tickets are expected to be mailed out sometime this month. I hope they confirm the venue of the signing session soon too!

San Jose concert E-ticket. First row middle block ticket! (^0^)

For those who are also Khalil Fong fans, Starzone is having a special promotion for purchase of both Mayday and Khalil concert. Purchase both concert tickets and get a 10% discount. StarZone is also trying to organise a signing for the Mayday LA concert. I hope that works out ;)

As for the Mohegan Sun concerts, I think many had experienced difficulty in purchasing the concert tickets as their online system was down for several weeks after the concert was announced. And IEM, the concert organiser did not accept phone booking and had directed callers to personally attend at their office in NYC for ticket reservation. IEM finally got their online system back up, though they have yet to release the actual concert tickets.

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Fatboy slim

My new High Sierra Fat Boy backpack arrived today. Yes, in the mail. My trusty old backpack gave way after my last trip to Taiwan so I had to hunt for a replacement. But I couldn't find any I like in the shops that was within my budget so I ended up redeeming this one with my CC reward points. If StayReal had a backpack in their product catalogue, I would grab one in a heartbeat, irregardless of the price tag. LOL. They probably would produce backpacks someday. Just you wait and see.

The backpack comes with multi-compartment. I had my laptop inside and there were still plenty of room for other stuffs. Possibly enough to hold another 2 lappies. And the best part is, it actually looks a lot smaller than it actually is. Will have to wait for my next travel to test it's full capacity load.

Monday 1 February 2010

2010 May gigs

There's been a fair bit of Mayday news of late. First up the lads were in Hualien last night performing at the 2010 太平洋國際觀光節 [Pacific International Sightseeing Festival] concert. If you missed it on TV in Taiwan, you can catch it on YouTube.

News for the second round of DNA concerts have been announced with 2 May in Beijing at the Beijing Workers Stadium. The first encore DNA that was announced was the 17 April concert in Singapore at Padang. There's also rumour that Mayday will play KL in May, followed by a series of 4 night concert in HK later in the month of May.

So far the 2010 gigography is as folows:-

04/04 Mohegan Sun, CT
04/10 Gibson Ampitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
04/11 San Jose, CA
04/17 Singapore Padang
05/02 Beijing Workers Stadium