Saturday, August 22, 2009

250 Years of Guinness

Kuala Lumpur has been selected as the sole Asian location to host the landmark Arthur’s Day celebration in conjunction with Guinness’ 250th anniversary and as a toast to brand founder Arthur Guinness. After all, the Guinness brand first came to Malaysia in 1880 while the brewery, which was the first brewery outside Ireland, was set up here in 1965. Malaysia remains one of the most important markets for Guinness stout and was ranked in the top 10 in Asia in terms of stout consumption.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I attended the 250th Anniversary Dinner at the Mines Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur. The crowd was mostly Chinese and “older” – honestly, not really my type of crowd! Still there was dinner, music and entertainment, and of course, Guinness.

The Guinness person on my right is Rachel, a HELP University College Business student. Fancy meeting her at this event.

Still on Guinness, I came across this Guinness TV ad and I loved it. So enjoy...

Back to football – there’s a match involving Arsenal tonight. It is now expected that the Gunners will be in full throttle to clinch another win against Portsmouth. No wonder they go in to the match as favorites. And the Gunners did win, defeating Portsmouth 4-1; the goals coming from Diaby (18, 21); Gallas (51); and Ramsey (68).

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