Friday, April 22, 2011


Hey Everyone,

Time flies when you're super busy with a million things?!? I can't believe my last update was in Feb!??! Holy crap!! Thats not good!! Alot has been going on since then!!

Picking up from where I left off, my shorts that were sold at the auction in Oz for the Flood Relief Fundraiser. I think it fetch $250 if I'm not wrong? I'm glad it got more than my expected $10! haha

March 13th I had a fight in Hongkong, once again live on ATV for the Libogen event. I had a good fight against a very tough Japanese guy. Ileg kicked the hell out of him he took 2 eight counts and still came back and rocked me with some hard punches. I felt really bad because The Japan earthquake had happened while I was flying and everywhere was on Tsunami alert.

Upon landing, I had been told my opponent had to pull out as there was so much problems with airports being closed and all. But somehow he did make it to the event. I heard he had to take a 10hour train ride to Narita airport then a flight down to Hongkong. =( I felt so bad, coz I just wanted to kinda go easy and just have a good fight rather than make it a painful fight. =(

After the fight I gave a speech to the audience saying, thank you for my japanese opponent and to please put their hands together for the Japanese team for making it down to the event even though the earthquake has happened and so many lives were lost. =(

Anyways here are some pics from the event. You can see the rest of the pics here at:

When I got back I've been meaning to get another fight, and I was supposed to take one in Early April in Phuket. But I was convinced by the current thai trainer at Vanda to fight in BKK. We're in the midst of arranging one, so once I have more details on it. I'll let everyone know!! Im very excited =) So finger crossed something goes through!

Anyways, If you guys remember last year I was up in Ibiza partying my ass off at Amnesia, the superclub!! was pretty much the BEST club and most amaaazzzing place on earth for me!! They are doing an Asian Tour...and I've been asked by the promoters to play for them!!!! Am soooooooo excited for it!!! I'm really looking forward to the gig!! Hopefully I'll get to play in Ibiza????????? haha never say never people!! =)

The party will be at the Marina Bay Sands convention hall. Jade Jagger (Mick Jagger's daughter) will be hosting the party. Me and my buddy Jon White will be warming up the night for the whole thing. Headlining the night will be Ibiza residents Les Schmitz,Mar- T ,Wally Lopez and Lottie!! From what I've heard the marina bay sands hall is fucking HUGE! haha Let's hope it fills up to a decent size!!!

If the Amnesia Asia party I play at looks ANYTHING like this I can die a happy man!!

There is ONE more update I have, BUTTTTT I can't reveal yet. Actually to be honest it really has been the main reason why I've been sooo soooo busy!! It's totally random but it's been actually a dream of mine for many years!! =) Anyways, In time to come people... in time to come! =)

Right gonna keep this a short and sweet post to let everyone know that yes I'm still alive and kicking!!! Hope to see you all at the Amnesia Ibiza party at Marina Bay Sands!!



Friday, February 25, 2011

KO13 - Amateur Muaythai & MMA - QLD Flood Appeal

Hey Guys,

As you all know, a couple months back Queensland, Australia was having some major flood problems. I've been to Queensland a few times now and know alot of people there. Glad that alot of my friends are safe and homes were not lost. Sadly there were thousands of others who were affected by the flooding still. It must be a real horror and nightmare for those who have lost homes,livestocks or even loved ones. The floods later also affected some places in Victoria, Australia. Hitting some friend's gyms and also places where I've taught my seminars at. no

When I saw that my mate Mat Reid from G.V Martial Arts was doing a fundraiser. I thought I'd offer to help by giving some signed stuff for maybe an auction. I got my sponsors to design a pair of shorts with the events name, my name and Tuff boxing on it. I decided to sign it and send it out to Mat Reid for the fund raiser.

Seriously nice shorts!!! =) Well done TuffBoxing!! Awesome as always!!!

Shorts modelled by sexy man - muaythai superstar Neungpichit Sityodtong

I'm not saying my signature is worth loads..! I ain't JWP or Manny Pacquaio for the matter....but I do hope it can help generate some sort of interest so that people will feel like they've spent their money on something FUN and COOL for the lovely people up in Queensland to help rebuild their state.

Every little bit goes a long way!! Good luck guys! =)


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Inspired by Evan Tanner (1971 - 2008)

Hey everyone,

I chanced upon a really amazing video today, so amazing and inspirational that I decided to take time and do a blog about it!! I can't remember who posted it on their facebook page, but I'm glad I clicked on it and watched it. It's a documentary about the late MMA Fighter, Evan Tanner, titled "Once I Was A Champion."

I've been watching some other videos on Evan Tanner and all I can say is "WOW!!" , I really cant wait for the documentary to be released! I'm a huge fan of watching movies and documentaries that are based on REAL,TRUE LIFE stories. I think there's so much you can learn from stuff like that....good or bad....

Anyways, for those that know me personally... They all know I'm not a big fan of MMA. I can probably name you about a handful of fighters!! I have alot of respect for the sport of MMA and their fighters. (some of em!). They are probably the most amazing athletes that push their bodies to the utmost physical capabilities!! I do alot of their strength and conditioning workouts for my fights and trust me it isn't the slightest bit easy or enjoyable at times!... Plus I would say that MMA is by far one of the most LETHAL and most PRACTICAL martial arts.

However, after today I can add another MMA fighters name to my handful! Evan Tanner. The documentary isn't as much about Evan Tanner's fighting, it wasn't about the fame, the glory and all that he achieved from MMA. In a way, the documentary told of the man that Evan Tanner was but more importantly it was about "a message"... a message/purpose that he believed he was suppose to share. He believed he was fighting not just for the sake of fame,fortune and glory...but he was fighting to win, to be a champion and when he was a champion, he would have fans/ audience that would listen...and listen to his message and they would then pass on this message! I know it sounds all fucking tree-hugger, ganja smoking, hippyish, strange and even weird....but I do believe that things happen, and it all happens for a reason.

When I hurt myself during the filming of Contender, on day 1 dislocating my right shoulder....then hurting myself later on in my fight against Zidov by disclocating my left shoulder for the first time! I honestly thought my career in muaythai was over, my dreams were never to be accomplished and that I would only be known for being this loser on the show. I had no insurance. I didn't have alot of money. I didn't know how or what was gonna happen. I had always fought with not punching coz of my right shoulder, but to try and fight without punching with both shoulders....I'm as good as a sitting duck!! I remember saying,"The show was a dream come true, but a nightmare of a way to end." I remember being in tears for days and upset as hell. I didn't know what was gonna happen. I couldn't believe all this was happening to me. =(

I remember after everything settled down , I said that I couldn't and wouldn't give up so easily. Then strangely, insurance came through from the filming company and it covered surgery on BOTH shoulders. (The first incident was bloody their fault anyway!!!!) I started from ZERO after surgery, barely being able to dress myself at times! I took about 4 or 5 months of physio,strength training,correctional work and finally when I was stronger I started my muaythai training again. Then later I was for some reason voted and asked to have my rematch with Zidov at the Finals of Contender Asia, held at the indoor stadium infront of 7000 people and televised to millions! =) So "YES", I do believe that things happen, and it all happens for a reason!!!

Evan Tanner filmed these two videos and it was only posted after he died. He said in these two videos how he felt that fighting was just a stepping stone and that it would all lead to something big, something he didn't know that was yet to come. Now that UFC and MMA has basically now taken the world by storm and with him passed away, maybe this documentary was the way his message was to be told, maybe this was the "something bigger" he had always believed in. Some people say "you become even more famous when you are dead"... I mean look at Martin Luther King, Jr, JFK, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Princess Diana, Elvis.... names that you will never hopefully Evan Tanner and his message will not be forgotten too.

Watching these videos really made my day. I wish I could have met him. A real inspiration, Evan Tanner, you, your legacy and your message will never be forgotten. R.I.P.

Hope you guys enjoyed the video too!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

2011 The Year of the Rabbit!!

Hey everyone,

Sorry for the late blog update again. Dec was a busy month with friends visiting and catching up over Xmas lunches,dinners and suppers. And now Jan has also gone by way too quickly! Seriously every year seems to go by faster and faster!!

My mother who lives in Holland is here for a month visiting, so that has kept me extremely busy too! I don't usually get to see her this time of the year. Usually see her in Summer and all so this was a real treat for me and my sis as my mom is an amazing cook and this year we can finally have the traditional Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner with her. It has been a while since we've done it.

I also had my good friends from Hannover, Germany in town. If you go back a couple of blogs, they are the ones who do the big parties in their home town. They took such great care of me when I was there, so this time I had to play tourguide and take em around town to do loads of shopping and have loads of yummy chinese new year treats like my favourite,YU SHENG! =) YUM YUM!!

One of my FAVOURITE things in the world!!

2011 is the year of the Rabbit in the Lunar New Year calender. I'm kinda superstitious at times and I do listen to stuff on fengshui and horoscopes. Just for knowledge and fun. I try not to believe everything they say. I know people who actually listen to all the bullshit fortune tellers and some fengshui masters tell them and they almost LIVE BY IT. ..that's when I think its a bit overboard. Example, Fortune teller tells a girl, "You're going to find the guy you're going to marry this year"....and she believed him sooo much and literally she was lead to believe that every guy she met was going to be "THE ONE!" ......It sounds abit retarded, but trust me it does happen!!!!!

Anyways, this is what the year of the Rabbit holds for me!

The Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

The Dog is wonderfully hard worker, a perfectionist and someone who loves the small details. He is also a bit anti-social, pessimistic and stubborn. They are one of the most honest and loyal signs of the Chinese zodiac and will always go to bat for a worthy cause. The Dog is a fantastic listener and his advice is usually very intuitive. These people don’t always forgive easily, especially those who cross them. But are always willing to listen to others’ problems, and to fight for a good cause.

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit has shining possibilities for all Dogs. The main emphasis will be on their personal life. If attached, the Dog will find their relationship grow and become much more meaningful on all levels. Single Dogs will be particularly lucky in finding someone very special. All social occasions will carry the possibility of meeting someone new, with April, June, August and December being the busiest months on their social calendar. Career-wise, the Dog will see the jobs expanding or promotional opportunities arising unexpectedly. It is crucial he discusses any worries or ideas with friends and family. Increased confidence and self-respect will garner the respect of work colleagues. The most favorable months on the work front are March and September to November. Seize the moment when it presents itself! Financially, the Dog can look forward to an improvement in his situation. This will allow him to indulge his hobbies and perhaps take a trip or two. In the Year of the Rabbit, the Dogs must guard against lost, delayed or incorrect documentation. Make sure everything is as it should be on all paperwork this year. The Dog will have a renewed interest in health, fitness and outdoor pursuits this year, which will greatly benefit his vitality and zest for life. If he can leave the past couple of challenging years behind him, 2011 will be a most gratifying and happy year.

So far sounds pretty good to me!! =)

I've been really busy with a whole lot of things the last few weeks. A couple of projects (can't reveal em yet!) on the side that have really required me to be running around alot, so I haven't had time to sit at the computer to do blogs and answer alot of emails! Need to start looking at different things apart from Muaythai and my Personal Training business to keep me on my toes and motivated!

Muaythai will always be my love and my passion. Sadly Singapore just isn't the right place to be at to do it as a profession. =(

Anyways I'll keep it short on this on this blog update and I'll do one soon in a week or so I hope!

Before I leave, Happy New Year and GONG XI FA CAI!! May the year of the rabbit bring us lotsa wealth health and may all our dreams and wishes come true! =)


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Melbourne & Sydney!! I LIKE!!

Hey Guys,

Sorry for the late update. I was waiting for the pics to be put up and sent over to me. its year everyone's a little slack on the workfront! =P

Well I headed off to Melbourne on the 17th of Nov for a week and a half to work and then to Sydney for a holiday to catch up with old friends!! I only got back to Singapore on the 7th Dec. Was quite along trip but a trip well worth it!! =)

Once again the trip was organized by my Scottish friend Keith and the guys at Dominance MMA gym. I was working and running the classes at Dominance over the week and then heading outside of Melbourne to do some seminars for the gyms out there.

Arriving in Melb, Im not sure if it just happens to me but....they ALWAYS have such loonnnnggg queues through the immigration, there were only 2 counters open for like god knows how many flights.....and it feels like forever before you get out of the airport coz of the checks and all. After a flight with not much sleep....all that is never pleasant!!

Stepping out of the airport into blue skies and sunny nice weather was much nicer than the last trip where it was about 9 degrees and freeezing!!! Hard to believe that it has been 6 months since the last time I was in Melb!?! once again trusty, Keith was there to pick me up from the airport. Once again all smiles and laughs from there on. Keith is definitely one of the funniest guys I know!! Hours of entertainment with him!!

I was staying with once again Dave who is Co-owner of Dominance along with, Cam that I had the pleasure of hanging out with abit more this time. Living smack on Bridge Road and basically a 10min walk from the gym was pretty awesome!! Didnt have to get too confused with public transport and all.

Bridge Rd was a pretty cool area with nice cafes all around and lotsa factory outlet shops too. So during my time off I was never bored.....always walking around window shopping or eating!! God I'm so Singaporean when it comes to these two things!! haha Maybe Keith is also Singaporean!! Coz we did ALOT of shopping and eating!! Every cafe you went you were pretty much guranteed good food, good coffee and pretty damn good service!!!

Can't tell you how many cups of coffee I had in Melb!!! And just a random cake shop on Bridge Rd that made a GUCCI bag cake!?! haha

This was actually my first time working in a gym in Australia, so I actually wasn't sure what to expect. Running seminars are different. Seminars,I come,I teach and I go! I gotta admit that teaching in Dominance was alot easier!
1) Majority of people are in shape or train or do outdoor stuff!!
2) The students hold pads for each other. Which is in a way ALOT better and efficient. Coz that way I get to walk around and give everyone attention!! Correcting and giving tips, making sure everyone is doing it right.

Early morning 630am class.. yes 630am!!

Another thing that really impessed me about working there was the dedication, determination some of these guys had!!! 2 guys I knew would drive down almost an hour every other day for the 630am class and then drive back another hour to go to work coz they didn't work in the city!! Then they'd do it again later for the evening class sometimes!! And they weren't even fighers!!!!! They just loved the sport so much...and they just loved the gym alot...I mean what was not to like about it, it was a really nice and friendly gym with good trainers and facilities!

Students class, the future warriors! Fighters training as I show them a few moves to practice.

Over the weekend I went to do seminars in 3 diferent gyms outside of city central. Headed out to Nothern MMA in Greensborough, SMAC in Frankston & Top Tier in Geelong. I really enjoying doing seminars, I get to meet various gym owners and also get to see the different gyms and their trainees and the way they teach muaythai. It was really cool to see the changes or people really moving,kicking,punching or whatever differently...and that they did take away something after the seminars! Hopefully they don't forget what I taught them...well if they do I'll just have to come up again and teach em I guess =)

Seminar at SMAC and Top Tier MT.

Top Tier MT group photo.

Sorry for the lack of photos from the seminars. I left my camera at home and Keith and I were busy with teaching so didn't really had much time to take lotsa pictures.

After all the work and seminars, it was time for abit of Rest & Relax down in Sydney!! I never been to Sydney and have been meaning to go there for a looonggg time! I had some Personal Training clients of mine who moved back to Sydney, they were really close friends I'd say... I even attended their wedding in Noosa, which is in Brisbane,Australia. I haven't seen them in 5 years!! So it was good to finally catch up again rather than doing it over sms and facebook! =P

My mates lived on Manly which is the more posh/family and has alot of hot brazillian babysitters! That's what everyone tells me!!! haha The moment I say,"I wanna check out Bondi." People all go,"You're in's where all the hot brazillians are!!" So read the inside news here on you like brazillian girls (and waxes!) you should try Manly in Sydney!! =)

Manly Beach! It really was a nice place! Very very chilled and not as busy as Bondi. Didn't see any brazillians (girls or waxes!)

From Manly, I had to take the ferry to the city. It is a REALLY amazing view!! Abit of a pain in the ass to travel back and forth on it ...BUT...seriously VERY VERY cool!! You literally go past the Sydney Opera house and the Sydney bridge. The first time I was on it I was like....DAMN IT IM ON THE FUCKING WRONG SIDE!! and people were infront of me...and couldn't get a good shot....but on the 2nd trip........I wised up and managed to get in some pretty nice shots! =)

Right,so I can now say.."been there,done that!"

Sydney is is TOTALLY different from Melbourne. Melbourne is reallly laid back... people are chill.... it feels like a giant sub-urb. Everything looks old and just feels sooooo relaxed!! but Sydney is like....hustle and bustle... you really feel the difference!! I guess coming from Singapore where it's hustle and bustle all the time for me...Melbourne's laid back, chillaxing attitude was really more my thing...I mean for a change!!!

I hit up Bondi Beach with another mate from Sydney, we walked around shopping and eating .....again!! The weather was pretty grey and it drizzled abit so there weren't that many people out on the beach. But loads of people at the cafes and all. What I really liked at Bondi was this place called Icebergs. They had this swimming pool carved or made into the rocks. The tide would come in and it would cleanse/change the water....It was so fucking cool and the water just looked sooooo amzing!!!

How beautiful is that??

What I did like about both places is the vibrancy....the people.....the energy......liveliness!! Another thing that always impressed me was the service at most places were really good! People were usually happy or smiley....they knew what they were doing. They actually kinda almost make you think that they really enjoy working!! (even tho we know no one really does!!!!) I mean, sadly its not something you see very often here in Singapore. I mean, sometimes you can't blame the staff, when you find out what the fucking hourly rate they get paid to work at restaurants, hotels and whatever'd be like," wonder he's moody!!!"..

Apart from just the usual sight seeing, I didn't really get to do much partying and all while in Sydney. My mates there were all couples...married with kids....boooooorring! =P heheh but it was still cool I hadn't seen them in ages and I really wanted to just have some quiet time. We went up to Palm Beach which was supposed to be the posh place of Sydney, we went to my mate's in-laws place for an early Xmas dinner.

I had met the in-laws in Singapore when they visited my mates, and again at the wedding in Noosa. It was really lovely to see them again after soooo long!! The father in-law was an American, and he was a Vietnam war veteran. He had done not one but TWO tours in Vietnam!! I remember talking to him many years ago and he would tell me stories and stuff about the war. I mean that is something pretty amazing yet pretty scary to be apart of. He made a very big impact on me when we met and chatted on both occasions. He struck me as just a very very genuine person. Something I think the world really lacks nowadays.... just simple, honest, sincere and genuine people. I think it's a virtue that one learns, maybe from having gone through hardships in life. So for him to retire and be happy in beautiful Palm Beach makes you realize that every cloud has a silver lining! =)

The view from his amazing house in Palm Beach =)

So I'm writing this two days before the end of 2010!! It has been a crazy fun year and also some not so fun stuff.....but Im looking forward to doing the re-cap in the next blog entry!! Also sharing my 2011 goals and resolution!! Its time for Zig Zach to re-evaluate and re-plan conquering the world!!

I wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! May your dreams and wishes come true!! 2011....BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Zig Zach

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

IBIZA 2010!!

Hey guys,

I can't believe I've already been back to Singapore a month since my trip to Ibiza!! I dont know where the hell this year has gone. It's gone by sooo soooo quickly. I was actually writing the Hanover writeup from my mom's place in Holland a few days before my trip out to the lovely spanish island...and now a month later I'm back here.......damn...!!

I was up to visit my mom and spend some time with the family before I made my way down to the legendary Ibiza!! =) I've always wanted to go to Ibiza. I remember listening to that annoying song by "The Vengaboys - We're going to Ibiza". I actually fucking thought they were singing..."Oh we're going to Eat Pizza." ...Then my sis's "IBIZA!!!!! Not Eat Pizza!!".... DUUUUUHHHHHH!!!!!

Then the famous english movie about Ibiza hit the stores. "Kevin & Perry Go Large!!" A real classic movie!! And it showed some scenes of Ibiza's party scene and some of the superclubs! It was all just CRAZY. Nothing like what I've ever seen and I was just blown away! I remember thinking..."Now THAT is a party!"

All my friends from Europe would rave about how amazing it was....and beautiful the island was....beautiful beaches...people....amazing clubs...and how the music was fantasitc.... I mean really it just sounded like HEAVEN to me! =) They also mentioned it was expensive....and I mean I was thinking how expensive can it get....READ ON!!!...

So on Sat 25th Sept, I flew on my own from Dusseldorf,Germany which was the next town an hour away from my mom's place in Holland. When I was sitting at my gate at the airport waiting for my flight, I kinda started to notice that the majority of people boarding my flight was uhmmmmmmm about 60 or 70years old?!?!? I was actually begining to think to myself..."Am I on the right flight??????" I thought Ibiza was supposed to be PARTY ISLAND!! I was expecting people already drunk and singing and being CRAZY even before getting on the plane!! haha

Sun was setting over Ibiza airport, the sun goes in and the party begins!!!

When I arrived at the airport. Another flight landed too. And then came the reaaaaaaaallll party people!! I think majority were italians on that did I know...Big sunglasses,tanned,hair all oiled up like they swam to ibiza?!....and the ultimate give-a-way! They were talking with their hands!!! hahahah

So I checked into my hotel up in Talamanca. A more quiet area with a nice beach away from the busy Ibiza town and all. Not even sure WHY I had one??? Half the time in the day you were out on the beach. And at night you were partying til the early or late hours of the morning!! I freshened up and went straight out to meet one of the very few YOUNG ppl on my flight. He knew a couple of ppl who worked in Ibiza so he said he'll show me around for the night since I was alone and all my other mates were only arriving the next day.

So me and Sascha and his mate Nikki walked around Ibiza town and went to check out some bars and stuff. The VIBE and the ATMOSPHERE was just so amazing! Think everyone there is just on holiday and knows that it's all about partying thats why it's got such a cool vibe. I mean it was exactly what every one tells me...."how amazing it was....and beautiful the island was....beautiful beaches...people....amazing clubs...and how the music was fantasitc....and EXPENSIVE!"........ One drink say a Vodka cranberry was 15 - 20EUROS!!!!!! A beer was 12 - 15euros......and water was 10 - 12euros!!??!? MENTAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!

Chiringito on Es Cavellet. Food looked REALLY good there!

Had a fairly quiet night as I knew the next few nights ahead when my mates arrive would be a LONG few days and nights! haha Early that morning, my friend Stefan from Hannover arrived early that morning and we met up with a whole bunch of other people from the Cocoon label and we ended up at Es Cavellet (pronounced "S CA-VA-EY!")

By the way this was a GAY and NUDIST beach!?! No Im not GAY...nor am I a NUDIST!?! It's somthing very strange when you come from Asia...topless I can still deal with but nude...hmmmmm......It's not always a pretty picture lets just say!! I mean there were some pretty hot women topless/nude and also some fit guys letting it all hang loose. But then again majority are some really big fat older couples. No offense we'll prolly be like that when we get alot older but...yeah I wouldn't wanna be parading around nude like that.

After a whole day of sitting at the beach around naked people, we decided to go home get changed and head out for dinner and see where the night takes us. We hit the famous Pacha after dinner at about midnight as there was a Cadenza party going on that night and all the guys were like,"No no...we won't have a late one...coz Monday is gonna be a big night with Cocoon Party closing and all that".......Uhmmm well lets just say we all rocked home about 4 or 5 in the morning...thats early for Ibiza...but LATE considering everyone was planning to have just ONE drink! hahah! Pacha reminded me alot like Zouk in Singapore. I remember reading once that the owner of Zouk was a huge Pacha fan and modelled Zouk on Pacha infrastructure.

Michel Cleis warming the night up at Candenza night at Pacha,Ibiza!

After a late night, its Monday 8am and I recieve a call from my friend, Harbi from Germany, he had just arrived to party and was wondering where my hotel was and all. He heard I was there with the gang and didn't wanna miss out on the fun!! haha How cool is that, "Im going to Ibiza over the weekend to catch up with a friend!" haha.... For me was more like I flew half way around the world!!....Some of the guys from Hannover were there too and they were like," WHAT THE HELL YOU DOING IN IBIZA!??!" haha

I spent most of the day with Harbi just walking around and chilling on the beautiful beaches, didn't really do that much as we knew it was gonna be a LOOONGGGG night and needed to conserve our energy! All our other mates were at the Gay & Nudist beach again and I had enough images of old naked people to last me the didn't need anymore!! =) haha Come night we went for dinner nearby our hotel and had some amazing Spanish Tapas!! Lambchops...Mussels in a tomato based sauce....fried calamari....and my all time favourite, PAEELLLLAAA!! After stuffing our faces with amazing food we set off on our amazing clubbing experience!!!!

Seafood Paelllaaa!! Yummm yummmmm!!!

First up on the checklist was to hit the notorious DC10 for the Circo Loco party!!! I've heard soooo many stories about this legendary club!! All my DJ friends or friends in Europe always tell me soooo much about this place. And true to their words....DC10 was just MENTAAAAAAALL!!! It was 10pm on a Monday when we got there and it was RAMMMMED with people and the music was just mindblowing!!! Prolly one of the BEST sets or music I've heard in a LOOOOOONNGGGG time!! Definetly one of my FAVOURITE clubs in the world without a doubt!!!

Flyer for DC10's Circo Loco!! Entrance to prolly one of the BEST clubs in the world I have to say!

DC10 has a reaaaallly coool vibe to it. It has had a VERY notorious history on Ibiza!! I remember walking into the club and the ENTRANCE was soooooo tiny and it was really hard to get in!! After squeezing through the entrance, you are in the mainroom and the music was just soooo deep yet...pumping....the sound going through your body. Every bleep and beep and drum you can really feel it going through you. Heading out into the terrace of DC10 it was just as crazy....rammed with people!! You had to be there EARLY to get a good spot right upfront!! The music was light,funky and bouncy....and it just made people wanna dance!!!

(L - R) Mainroom music was just UNREAL one of the best minimal sets I've heard in a LOONGGGG time!!! DC10 Terrace was RAMMED with people and the music was just really uplifting.

We left DC10 close to 1am and headed to the main event of Ibiza that night. I think it was prolly the party that EVERYONE was talking about. Monday night at Amnesia, Cocoon's Closing Party!! All my german mates were at the dinner with the organizers of the party so we met up outside Amnesia and went in together.

From outside, Amnesia just looks like any other big club...but when I got in I was like...WOAH!!...I mean it was just frikkin HUGE!!!!!!

(L- R) Sven Vath owner of the Cocoon label rocking the mainroom dancefloor!!
The terrace of Amnesia which was just HUGE!! Wait til you see it in the day!!!

When you got in to Amnesia it was like.....HOLY SHIT THIS PLACE IS HUGE!!! I mean really it's just clubbing on a MASSSIVE scale!! The place was slowly starting to fill up and by 2am the place was RAMMED and pumping!! I mean it was just amazing!! The vibe and atmosphere in the club was just unlike no other I've ever experienced!!!! I mean just look at the pictures it was just packed with people dancing,sweating,grooving and just having a good time!!! And then when you think it couldn't get more AMAZING then this. Daylight slowly starts to break into the Terrace over the clear rooftop and as it gets brighter and see THIS!!!

This is 11am on a Tuesday morning!!! MADNESSS!!!

People dripping with sweat, dancing away....everyone there just loving it and enjoying the moment!!!!! I suddenly think to myself......"THIS is what it's all about!! I'm in IBIZA!! HELLLL F@#$KING YEAH!!"...I get the goosebumps and I start dancing again like crazy even tho I was soooooo tired from the long night!! Ahhhh man it was just something soooo sooooo special!!!!

Taken from next to the DJ console, Sven Vath the founder of Cocoon , ends the night and season of Cocoon's Party Animals in Ibiza!! SPECTACULAR!!!

It's Tuesday afternoon 12pm Me, Stefan and Harbi stand in the carpark waiting for all the guys from Cocoon to decide what they are doing before we head to the Cocoon After Party at Ushuaia (Ushu-aya) which was happening pretty much in an hour or so!! Note that we have been partying since Monday night 10pm!!! We were EXHAUSTED!! But that didn't stop the party animals!!

We went back to the freshened up....a change of clothes and out we went to Ushuaia!! it was 3pm and the warm up DJ was playing some AMAZING deeep deeeeeeeeeep minimal techno tech house.....Just warm beats with bleeps and tingles....nothing too crazy!!! I think that WARM UP DJs often have such a hard job and people don't realize it but are there only to see the GUEST DJ. Warm up DJs are what keeps people at the party or makes them leave....they can't play too boring...or too has to be JUST PERFECT!!.... They kinda set the way the night is going!! And the way this guy was building it was gonna be a hell of an afternoon/night on the beach!!!!!

Ushuaia Beach Club! Another amazing ibiza moment as you sit on the beach and watch people dance to some amazing music!

It was just realllly such an incredible day. Just sitting on the sofa beds at Ushuaia as the deep minimal and tech house music just gets you grooving and you're chatting to random people and telling them, "I'm from SINGAPORE." It never fails to amaze people!! haha =) Then the legendary Sven Vath comes takes over from the warm up DJ and right away you can sense that people know it's gonna get crazy now!! Sven play's some tracks that even I was so surprised he would play....but it really just shows how versatile he is as a DJ and not just sticking to one genre or sound.

Time flies sooooo fast in Ibiza and before you know it, 8 hours past and Sven is still going on and I was DONE!!! I was WRECKEDDDDD!!!.. After all the partying and dancing the body needed to have a rest!! I staggered home.....My body feeling like I've just done a whole 5 rounds with the current muaythai champ Yodsaenklai?!!? Sheesh!! I was HURTING!!!

Woke up around 9am on Weds morning. You would have thought I would be asleep the whole week??! But I got about 8 - 10hours and I felt pretty good actually. Got up and on my way to breakfast at the hotel...and another day of just hanging out and lazzzzzing around by the beach!! =) Seriously....this was HEAVEN for me. Amazing dance music......some seriously crazy parties..... amazing people/friends.... really I wish I didn't have to leave the next morning =(

After dinner with the guys from Cocoon, I got in the car with the boys and one of my friends points out to me,"Do you know Butch? Maybe you can bring him to Singapore to play next time." I was like,"Yeah of course I've heard of Butch...I have a few tracks from him. Great producer!" So we started to chat and all that. Butch told me he was in Ibiza to pick up an Award for Track of the year in Ibiza 2010!! A pretty biiiiig award if you ask me!!

This is the track that won him the award. It's sooo soooo funky and a totally differen side to the usual Butch productions and tracks. Again....a great DJ/producer showing versatility....not sticking to one genre/sound.

We all arrived at Space and it was Kehakuma nights on a Weds in Space. This was also a closing party for Kehakuma and the line up for the night was nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!! I was sooooo sooooo glad I got to go to this party!! It's almost like every favourite DJ in one night!! But like what my buddy Stefan said,"Every night and every where is an amazing line up!!!" Which is end up wanting to go to EVERY PARTY!! which means....NO SLEEP....and spending a TRUCK load of money!! hahah

When we got in, it was still fairly early, and it was slowly beginning to get busy. We walked into the mainroom and M.A.N.D.Y were already banging out some big room tracks. Space was cool...but it was missing something?.......I was expecting something reaaaaallly amazing...coz they used to do these club night here in Singapore associated with Space....and you had this great expectation of the place...and to be was.......OK.. haha sorry!!

Booka Shade later on in the evening playing some realllly pumping music!!! Look forward to seeing them at Zoukout 2010

Maybe I was tired..or just not in the mood yet...???...But I think after Amnesia and seeing how amazing it was that night...really that was hard to top! Like one of my friends Frank who was with me said,"There's nothing SPECIAL about it just feels like a club and it could be anywhere in the world...doesn't have that Ibiza feel to it!!"..But he did say, before they put the roof over the terrace area in Space...the Sundays at Space parties were legendary!

We went back into the Terrace area of Space and Nick Curly was opening the night and doing the warm up and wow he serioulsy did an amaaazzzing job warming up the night. Like I said, warm up DJs are soo under appreciated. While standing around chatting and dancing....Nick Curly suddenly drops Butch's track, "No Worries". I was like...."HOW FRIKKING COOL IS THAT!" standing next to the guy who produced this track!!!! And to see the crowd absolutely going crazy at the track was just soooooo cool!!! Congrats on winning the track of the year Butch you deserve it!!! A very special and memorable moment for me!

The terrace room filled up preeetttty quickly!! And Nick Curly really building the night up soooo perfectly!!

Next up was Radio Slave another talented producer/remixer/DJ that I really like. He took it up a notch and realllly rocked the dancefloor leaving everyone begging for more!! And more they got!!! Next up was Guy Gerber & Seth Troxler who were doing a back 2 back set. Usually back 2 back means one DJ plays 1 or 2 tracks...and then the other DJ plays another 1 or 2...... it sounds simple...but the DJs really gotta compliment each others style...sound..vibe. When done right, it is really amazing!!!! We were all actually kinda curious how the two of them would sound back 2 back....but I gotta admit......... it was pretty fucking spectacular!!!!!

Seth Troxler & Guy Gerber back 2 back .....MAGICAL!!!

I seriously think this was the most amazing set I've seen or heard in a LONG LONGGGGG time!! Guy Gerber playing some of his tracks.....adding over certain tracks when Seth plays....Seth doing the same and the two of them just keeping the night and the flow soooooo perfect. It just got higher and higher....and people were just screaming for more!! From a DJ point of was really reallly just amazing what they were doing. It was only me and Harbi left from our group and we both were just dancing and dancing and dancing. Guy Gerber without a doubt is one of my favourite DJs. And together with Seth Troxler..........the night was just MAGICAL!!!! I was blown away!!!

As I mentioned......time flies in Ibiza! 5 days have passed and next thing I know it is 6am!!! Me and Harbi both had a flight to catch at 9am!!!! We had to exit the club quickly before everyone left and there were no taxis left!!... We rushed back to the hotel........a quick shower....packed our bags..... met up in the lobby and we were OFF to the airport feeling very very rougggghhhhhh and also very sad we had to leave the amazing island.=(

All I can say is....Ibiza is an AMAZING AMAZING place. Memories of the place are gonna last FOREVER!!! I dont think there is anything else like Ibiza! I really hope to make it back there again next year....or every year!!! =)

What I really miss about Ibiza is, the people who go there know their music, know their djs and know the scene!!!... They know what night which DJ is playing..they know what kinda sound the DJ plays. They don't go out to a club and go..."Ohhh I thought it was gonna be hip hop/retro or trance!"..... They don't go up to the console to the DJ playing techno and REQUEST for fucking HIP HOP?!?!?

It really is an island for the hardcore clubbers and electronic dance music lovers!!! Everyone there is on the same page....same frequency...... they are there to appreciate the electronic dance music scene!!

Ibiza 2011. See you there!!!