Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bon Odori Ipoh 2010 盆踊り~



はい。前週の土曜日は 盆踊りでした。友達と Meru Valleyへ 行きました!
Yes, last week Saturday was Bon-Odori! Together with my friend, we went to Meru Valley. After absent for 6 years, Bon Odori Ipoh 2010 finally came back! However, the venue was too secluded! It took me about 1 hour to reach there!

Anyway, with 3 of my friends, we had high expectations for the festival. Yet, to our dismay, what we saw was over-commercialised event! Reasons:
  1. There were no decoration at all. No even a lantern! Couldn't even spot a Japanese hiragana! There were 3 huge white tents with a lot of people inside. No Balloons too~~~
  2. There were not enough Japanese. You tell me! Is Yong taufu? Cendol? Kuey Teow? Are those the famous Japanese cuisine?!!!!!
  3. The venue was too small. Initially, the printed posted stated that it was held at the tennis court! Yet, when we reached there, the tennis court was empty! We were forced to squeeze inside the crowd!
Further comments? I am too lazy to do that! I am also lazy to edit those photos~ Nothing nice to capture! Anyway, still show you all some photos!~~ Ooo, before that, I heard some rumours about the event. Insider story here: According to someone who wants to remain anonymous:

"The event was organised by Perak Japanese Friendship Society. However, it was Meru Valley Resort who organised all the settings and foods. IE, the stage was supposed to be higher and bigger. At the end, it was truly small. There was hardly any Japanese cuisine in sight, only local food provided by Meru Valley. "
This was what insider said! However, I think that both parties were responsible for the downfall of Bon Odori Ipoh. As the main organiser, Japanese Friendship Society had to be very strict and firm with the standard instead of pointing fingers to Meru Valley. 

Photos time:

Yup, sad, right!? A mega event with so less to capture!~~~





   

15 comments:

seen said...

ARe you sure that you went to the correct place? cendol,yong taufu??? HEY... it is our local food la. haha. You kena tipu already la...

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't have hurt if we came a little earlier~ Don't you think so? There might've been more things then---Zhen Ni

Xjion89 said...

[seen]
integrated with Msia cultural food@@~~~

[zhen ni] yup, you might be right. but, stil can't cater thousands of ppl ~~~the coupons were sold out so fast!

Superbearman89 said...

more like pasar malam ~~~

Xjion89 said...

highclass pasar malam ~~~ ppl said over there~~~

Feeling said...

oh hi! tks for visiting my blog ^^ you are eee boh yan? hehehe

Xjion89 said...

yes!~~~hahaha, thanks visiting bek!~^^

BB_hwiyee said...

thx for dropping by^^

[SK] said...

hmmm, you absent for 6 years and back to the event?? let me think, i guess my last time going there was 15 years ago!! haha..

Xjion89 said...

[BB_HWIYEE] thanks ooo~~

[sk] nope, the event absent for 6 years!~~~
wow, so long already!!!~~

uLi.佑莉 said...

Eh, if I tell you I never been to Bon Odori, you believe ar? :D

Xjion89 said...

ei, then, u muz go once! and take some nice photos wif ur nice camera!!!hahaha~~

lock said...

this event has become 1 malaysia show?

Xjion89 said...

hahahaha~~no loh, juz a crowd of ppl ~~~

vialentino said...

next year i will come to this event with baby dylan