Wednesday, May 24, 2006

THE PICCADILLY REUNION GRAND FINALE & ZAINAL ABIDIN'S MEET-THE-FANS SESSION

Salam & salutations.
Dear Piccadillians,Piccadilly is still burning fires of excitement for you beautiful people who just can't get enough of partying ol'skool style! The first Piccadilly Reunion Series kicked off last week with a bang followed by Part 2 & 3.....NOW here's proudly announcing on behalf of the Piccadilly Administration, the GRAND FINALE Piccad party! Details below:-
DAY/DATE : SATURDAY, 27TH MAY, 2006
VENUE : GRAND MODESTO'S
Jalan P. Ramlee Off
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50450 Kuala Lumpur
TIME : From 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Admission won't cost you an arm and a leg because it's FREE! YES! no Cover Charge at all, just sign in and enjoy the ride!!!
PLUS! Singer Zainal Abidin will be joining us too! So all you Zainal fans...SPREAD THE WORD and who knows...you could even get his autograph!!.....
There'll also be a special announcement as well....so...BE THERE!
Kindly also be informed that effective IMMEDIATELY, the official Piccadilly Reunion websites/forum/fan club shall be as follows:-Piccadilly Reunion Official Homepage - http://www.piccadilly.com.myPiccadilly Reunion Bulletin Board - http://piccad.blogspot.comPiccadilly Raw Society Forum - http://z3.invisionfree.com/Piccadilly_ReunionPiccadilly Fan Club Members List - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/piccad

You are strongly advised to join and periodically visit the websites so as to keep track of upcoming Piccadilly Reunion Series events. So what are you waiting for? Join us! :) Over to you; Hasnul, Norman & Co.!!
Let's Reunite and Relive the Groove!!!
Cheers & best regards,
Zaim Al-Amin016-2388909/017-3099828
zaimhq@mcoba.orgZaim Al-Amin, Esq. (MCKK Class of 84)
Executive Director
Generique Corporate Structures Sdn. Bhd.Group Legal Advisor
Legal, Secretarial & Contracts Department
PROTANK GROUP OF COMPANIES
No. 30, Jalan SS25/23Taman Mayang,
Section 25
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, MALAYSIA.
Tel : +603-78053190 (ext. 224)
Fax : +603-78052930
Mobile : +6016-2388909
E-mail : zaimhq@mcoba.org
URL : www.protank.com.my

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Piccadilly Reunion Updates

Salam & salutations.

Dear Piccadillians,

Due to the overwhelming success of the Piccadilly Reunion last week, the Piccadilly Administration has decided to embark on the Piccadilly Reunion Series, the first of which to commence this coming Saturday 13th May, 2006 at the same venue. The details are:-

DAY/DATE : SATURDAY 13TH MAY, 2006
VENUE : GRAND MODESTO'S
Jalan P. Ramlee
Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
50450 Kuala Lumpur
TIME : From 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Kindly also be informed that effective IMMEDIATELY, the official Piccadilly Reunion websites/forum/fan club shall be as follows:-

Piccadilly Reunion Official Homepage -
http://www.piccadilly.com.my
Piccadilly Reunion Bulletin Board - http://piccad.blogspot.com
Piccadilly Raw Society Forum - http://z3.invisionfree.com/Piccadilly_Reunion
Piccadilly Fan Club Members List - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/piccad You are strongly advised to join and periodically visit the websites so as to keep track of upcoming Piccadilly Reunion Series events.

Over to you; Hasnul, Norman & Co.!!

Let's Reunite!!!

Cheers & best regards,

Zaim Al-Amin
016-2388909/017-3099828 zaimhq@mcoba.org
Zaim Al-Amin, Esq. (MCKK Class of 84)

Executive Director
Generique Corporate Structures Sdn. Bhd.
Group Legal Advisor
Legal, Secretarial & Contracts Department
PROTANK GROUP OF COMPANIES
No. 30, Jalan SS25/23
Taman Mayang, Section 25
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, MALAYSIA.
Tel : +603-78053190 (ext. 224)
Fax : +603-78052930
Mobile : +6016-2388909
E-mail : zaimhq@mcoba.org
URL : www.protank.com.my

Monday, May 08, 2006

Piccadilly Reunion Series

Salam & salutations.

Dear Piccadillians,
Following the success of the Piccadilly Reunion, we are glad to announce the forthcoming PICCADILLY REUNION SERIES, the first one to commence this coming Saturday, 13th May, 2006 at the same venue. Details are as follows:-

DAY/DATE : SATURDAY, 13TH MAY, 2006
VENUE : Grand Modesto's
Jalan P. Ramlee
Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
50450 Kuala Lumpur
TIME : From 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.


This is open to ALL ex-Piccadillians, whether you were present at last Saturday's Piccadilly Reunion or not, I hope to see you all there!!!
Admission is FREE, no Cover Charge; just sign in and enjoy!!!
Cheers & best regards,

HASNUL PICCAD
~ Let's Reunite!!! ~

Saturday, May 06, 2006

PERUTUSAN RASMI HASNUL PICCAD

PERUTUSAN RASMI HASNUL PICCAD SEMPENA PICCADILLY REUNION
4.30 p.m., 6 May, 2006
Grand Modesto's
Jalan P. Ramlee
Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
50450 Kuala Lumpur

The Piccadilly Tea Dance ~ A National Phenomenon

Like all things, it started by mere coincidence. I `accidentally' ventured into the Tea dance business at the relatively tender age of 16, helping friends sell tickets to Traxx. The weekly crowd at Traxx then was only around 250 pax per session, but with my involvement, it increased to 1200 pax per session. The rest, as they say, is history. Whilst most other kids my age were either busy playing roller skates or hanging out at Mc Donald's, I had this idea of doing a Tea Dance at Piccadilly. Perhaps it was a lucky chain of circumstances and events, or perhaps again it was mere chance; but everything led me to commencing the Piccadilly Tea Dance.

Of course, being pre-Astro and pre-Playstation time then, staying at home means that you get glued to a television set with just four channels to choose from. And yet the schoolgoing kids need a break, a breather from their daily routines and hectic school timetables. Some resorted to do street breakdances, or play rollerskates and skateboards on the streets. Not a very healthy lifestyle, poor public image, can be dangerous and that too not to mention the obvious lack of style.

Tea Dance was a good idea, simply because it gathers the youth at one place. There they converge, mingle, change ideas, learn about ethics of socializing and update on fashion. They are able to listen and dance to their favourite tunes, having the ultimate time of their lives and all that by just drinking nothing more than Coke and Sprite. They learn to be hip and cool, but at the same time kosher. In short, to come to terms with the inevitable realities of life. To grow up gracefully. In that sense, they can be considered as youths ahead of their time.

Hail the Piccadilly Tea Dance. It started with a bang on 14th February, 1987, with the maiden dance attended by about 1200 patrons, and it soon evolved to become a national phenomenon. Before long, it became a legendary institution in its own right. Patrons flocked each and every Saturday, not only from the vicinity, but from all over the country. Students from Full Boarding Schools like MCKK, STAR, RMC, Alam Shah (to mention a few) also took the trouble to attend the Saturday Tea Dances whenever they could.

Piccadilly became a fashion statement amongst the more trendy youths. It was the ultimate place to be seen at. It was an honour to be called `Budak Piccad' (quite simply meaning being a Piccadillian). Today, more than fifteen years later, ex-Piccadillians represent the upper echelons of the nation's professional and executive working society, highly successful in their own right and, needless to say, still reserve a soft spot for everything that is Piccadilly.

I did not say all this out of my own opinion. In fact, I was out of the country for the greater part of the last ten years, and during those years I have lost touch with all Piccadillians. But when I came back to Malaysia, I chanced upon meeting some Piccadillians, who told me how much they missed the good old days. The good music as well as the good company. That was how I got this idea to organize this Piccadilly Reunion to reunite all the ex-patrons of the now legendary Piccadilly Tea Dance.

It was more than an idea. It was an urge. A calling for all. From then on everything came alive. What followed was a dazzling buzz of activities leading to what would ultimately prove to be the MOAR (Mother Of All Reunions). The words spread like wild bush fire; initially through SMS eagerly forwarded amongst old buddies, then e-mails and personal blogs through the internet and then news via the official media. Since then I have received thousands of calls, e-mails and SMS from Piccadillians; not only in Malaysia, but worldwide.

With all the hype; and certainly thanks exclusively to NTV7, The Star, The Malay Mail, The New Straits Times, the Juice, our Roadshow Sponsors and uppermost to Mix.FM, our Official Media partner, today we witness a huge gathering of Piccadillians intent to recreate the nostalgic Piccad ambience. It's a special event to remember the good old days, to rejoice in our present success and a celebration of a life well lived. To reconnect with old buddies. To reignite the Ole Skool passion. To relive the moments. To rediscover the music and the grooves. To reunite as Piccadillians. And after more than a decade, a chance to be a `Budak Piccad' again. Or to aptly sum it all up, to feel youth once more.

I might be known to most of you as 'Mr. Piccad', but I would also be the first one to tell you that Piccadilly is not just about me. It's not all about one man. `Mr. Piccad' represents more than just the man I am. To all of us, Mr. Piccad is an icon, a symbol that represents many things. Of fun, entertainment, friendship and later, success. Of power networking. Of unwinding and just letting go. Of transcending beyond race, age, culture and gender. Of celebrating a privileged life. And at the end of the day, that's what Piccadilly is all about.

Today, I want to thank you all for paying tribute to Piccadilly. For making this grand reunion a reality. Thank you as well to the official Piccadilly All-Star Icons: Zainal Abidin, Yusmal Ghazali and Sasha Elite for adding grace and glitters to our event. Also to other luminous personalities like Ako Mustapha, Pyan of 4U2C, Radhi and Fizul of OAG, AC Mizal and other artistes who are proud Piccadillians themselves. With the overwhelming success of this Reunion, thanks to the strong, passionate and continual support from artistes, sponsors and die-hard Piccadillians, the Piccadilly phenomenon certainly looks set to stay.

Today is not the end. Rather, it marks the beginning of a revival. After this successful call for Piccadillians to reunite, we are going to reignite our passion, the same way we did ten or fifteen years ago. We plan to make this a more regular event, and on a more grand scale and perhaps gradually it will evolve not only as the national phenomenon that it once was, but also internationally. With the Piccadilly crowd, nothing is impossible.

After all, it was not me who made it all happen. It was all of you here...

~ Long Live Piccadilly ~