While most people are watching the F1 race at home, I was lucky enough to be invited by Chevrolet to attend their private F1 party at Gotham Penthouse. So instead of watching the race on my tiny 29 inch TV, I get to watch the race on a large projector screen. And they are using Star Sport, not the sub-standard commentary from Channel 5. Woohoo!
As you all know, I was begging looking for someone to join me at the event. In the end, I choose to go to the event with Lu Yee. Haven’t seen her for quite some time already.

Met up with Nicole and Terence at the event. We were lucky to grab a good seat near the projector screen. Apart from watching the F1 race, there is also a remote control car race happening at Gotham Penthouse. Terence and I took part in the race but both of us didn’t manage to get pass the first qualifying round. Guess must be the beer that us had. Remember, when you drink, don’t drive. (Including remote control cars)

The invited guests are mostly new Chevrolet car owners. Most of them were rather quiet throughout the race. Either everyone is cheering inside their heart or they are shocked that Ferrari make a big mistake. In the end, it was Fernando Alonso who claim the first spot. Who would have expect the Renault driver to win from a grid 15 start.
I’m glad I was invited to the event. Good food, beers and great company makes the exciting F1 race even more enjoyable.

Thanks to Clarence and Earth9 for the invite. Thanks to General Motors and Chevrolet for the great event.

I always love Techno, Trance, Instrumental and Retro. (I know, weird combi)
My first exposure to clubbing is retro music. I still remember going Venom with my classmates on Thursday Retro night. At one point, I was there like virtually almost every Thursday night. And only retro music can get me to the dance floor. I used to be able to do those hand gestures for the retro songs.
Those were the days. Now too old already. Can’t dance anymore. Prefer to sit down and drink beer.
It’s hard for me to pick my favorite retro songs. I have too many favorite Retro Songs. Songs like “A Little Respect”, “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “The Great Commandment”, “I heard a rumor”, “Together Forever”, “You Spin Me Round”, “Venus”, “I want you back”, “Blame It On The Boogie”, “Never Gonna Give You Up”, “Strange Love”, “Once in a Lifetime”, “Room at the top”, “Forever Young”, “Tarzan Boy” etc etc etc….. You get the point.
It’s always nice to switch to listen Retro Songs once in a while. I like to listen to Retro Songs when something is troubling me. It sort of calm me down and makes me feel better. The choice for tonight is Room at the Top by Adam Ant. It’s to remind myself that there is always room at the top. Don’t let anyone tell me that there is not. It’s time for me to move out of this comfort zone and go to the top.
Not really the ideal song to play on a peaceful night. You might want to turn your speakers volume down a bit before playing the youtube video.
Adam Ant – Room At The Top

Once is never enough
Never is never was
Here and now is all that counts
Here and now in large amounts
Be beautiful but shut up
The going can be real tough
You can keep your fancy bars
Clubby friends and fast cars
And when the going gets hard
You can eat your credit cards
I really tried to fight it
But what the hell I like it
There is always room at the top
Dont let them tell you there is not
Made in england born and bred
An eighteenth century brain
In a twenty first century head
Room at the top — so eighteenth century
Room at the top — so eighteenth century
Room at the top
Theres always room
If some of this fits some of you
Or like the things that you might do
Its the pleasure and the pain
That makes us do it all again
They say
Be beautiful and shut up
The going can be real tough

This is a podcast. –> 65bits
This is also a podcast. –> mrbrown show
This is still a podcast, although most people call it a videocast. –> Diggnation
But this is NOT A PODCAST –> The Noose Podcast
Class dismissed.
Further reading –> Wikipedia: Podcast

A podcast is a series of audio or video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers. Though the same content may also be made available by direct download or streaming, a podcast is distinguished from other digital-media formats by its ability to be syndicated, subscribed to, and downloaded automatically when new content is added.

As promised, here are the videos that I’ve recorded during the BMW Sauber F1 Team press conference Q&A session on 25 Sept 2008.

The BMW Sauber Team did alright for last night qualifying round.
Robert Kubica is in the 4th position with best lap timing of 1:44.207.
Nick Heidfeld is in the 6th position with best lap timing of 1:44.520.
Good luck for tonight’s race.

Since my office is near the Marina Bay Street Circuit, I decided to pop by after work on friday to watch the practice session. The engine of the F1 car is so loud that I can hear them from my office at Middle Road. Power!
There are quite a lot of people around the track. The organisers used banners to cover the fence so that those without ticket can’t get a good view. But I managed to find a few good place to watch the F1 car zoom pass.
The view from the overhead bridge between Suntec and Marina Square.

I went down the overhead bridge to the side of the race track near Suntec Starbucks. The sound from the F1 car is deafening.

The car are going so fast that you can’t even see the colours clearly. I learnt the area that I was standing is one of the fastest lane in the whole circuit. It’s between turn 6 and turn 7. The car can go up to 300km/h. Wow….. no wonder they didn’t turn on the ERP. Can’t even catch them when they pass the gantries.
So, how do you tell which car is which?