Merry, merry Guinness (Christmas) to you :)

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I had an early Christmas Celebration this year, thanks to GUINNESS®. In fact, they launched their 2010 MERRY GUINNESS® celebration countdown with a nationwide campaign, held throughout the month of December, and we’re were some of the lucky few who were part of it!

Saw many of the usual blogger friends there, and kinda exclusive too, with bloggers like FourFeetNine, Tim Tiah and Ringo making an appearance! Well, I guess mostly the Nuffnangers la, while I was blessed enough to be invited on a personal basis, which reminded me of that time I got the chance to meet Black Eyed Peas the same way too, during Arthur’s Day last year together with Kenny Sia! Santa has been very happy with me I guess… Santa Guinness that is!

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Guinness and Christmas... they look so GOOD together 😉

So basically the reason we were there is to enjoy our pint (s) of Guinness with a Christmas feast to remember! The day’s tagline is “Merry Guinness. Share the Magic this Christmas!” – hence we were entertained with lots of activities and performances!

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Merry Guinness, ho ho ho!

“The most magical things about Christmas are warm feelings of communion and friendship which go together with pints of GUINNESS®. Pair those pints with a hearty meal and enjoy an unforgettable experience with the people who matter most,” said Mark Jenner, Marketing Director of Guinness Anchor Berhad in his welcome note.

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The officiating by VIPs at Guinness

“In line with our MERRY GUINNESS® campaign, we have prepared a magical journey for our consumers to enjoy and share with their family and friends. Some of the highlights of our nationwide campaign consist of special MERRY GUINNESS® events and the GUINNESS® Heritage collectible premiums” he added.

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No, these aren't the premiums but they are SO adorable!

Some of my blogger friends and I enjoyed a few pints together! Let me introduce them below 😀 (Simon’s missing but view his entry here!)

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Yatz. The only one Yatz.

This is Yatz. He’s wearing a dorky hat 😀 Visit his blog here

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The naughty Jessicat

This is Jessica theJessicat! I help manage her blog, do check it out!

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The name's Tock. Christmas Tock.

This is… me. Oh, I know you wanna see foam all over my lips 😉 Oh yes, and you’re checking out my blog edi 😉

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Chicken, Beef, Turkey, you name it they have it!

ANYWAY! here’s the FEAST OF THE MONTH!! Awesome stuff, well planned by Big Boys Oven!

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Goodness I'm practically drooling!

Here’s my portion. Eh wait, my FIRST portion! I obviously had to go a few rounds right… at least before I started my workout at Celebrity Fitness with my Personal Trainer Syakirin. He would KILL me if I ate this much during my 6 months stint with CF!

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Rest of the crowd having their portion.. YUMMEH!

The selection was a-plenty and honestly, it gave a really awesome Christmassy atmosphere to the whole ambience :))

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Awesomely cute decorations

Coupled with a few sweet decors here and there, it was truly mindblowing 😀

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Nuts, more nuts!

Then of course there are the nuts. What’s Christmas without nuts? Remember Chip & Dale? Yes, now you remember 🙂

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Ringo having a hard time pulling out the Macaroons 😛

There was this mountain of Macaroons that very stubbornly got stuck onto the mound. Funny to watch her trying to pull it out 😛

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Andrew and the Fire Swallower! Though he chickened out 😛

In addition to sharing the spirit of Christmas with family and friends, GUINNESS® has prepared a game with a magical twist. The Merry Mat game is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser which will make the celebration more thrilling and memorable as it fills the air with barrels of laughs amongst friends. Look out for the Merry Mats at your favourite GUINNESS® outlets nationwide. Among other performance that took place is the magic show (which I thought is lame, but hey, at least Andrew here gave us a laughing moment XD

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Jeng Jeng Jeng 😛

Besides the Christmas hearty meals, other jolly highlights include the GUINNESS® Merry Makers caroling with an edgy twist in true GUINNESS® bold fashion, where time-tested Christmas songs known to many will be given a touch of rock n’ roll for that added magical moment this Christmas. Be mesmerized by our magician and GUINNESS® Merry-rinas who will serve you pints of your favourite black brew throughout the night. The highlight, though, was the band who sang many Christmas numbers… really, really awesome 🙂

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Ringo, Jess and I won something from the Guinness event 🙂

The GUINNESS® Heritage Collection will be accessible in more than 2,000 pubs and bars across Malaysia. For every six pints of GUINNESS® draught or one bucket of GUINNESS® Foreign Extra Stout purchased at participating outlets, consumers will receive a free limited edition GUINNESS® Heritage Collection glass inspired by the famed GUINNESS® Gilroy collection.

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Ho ho ho, Merry Guinness!

To continue with the merriment of MERRY GUINNESS®, there will be a total of 54 Merry GUINNESS® events all over the country with a mix of small and large events that will allow consumers to celebrate Christmas the GUINNESS® way while enjoying special GUINNESS® promotions.

“With our exciting line-up of offering this MERRY GUINNESS® season, people will dream of Christmas in a colour better than a white Christmas, a Christmas with the black swirling magic of GUINNESS®. So gather your friends and loved ones and share the magical moment of Christmas with the world’s favourite premium black beer over food and lots of festivities. MERRY GUINNESS®!” stated Jenner.

For more information on the MERRY GUINNESS® festive promotion and the participating outlets for the MERRY GUINNESS® premium parties nationwide, log on to www.facebook.com/guinnessmalaysia.

MERRY GUINNESS® to one and all, so who’s up for a round NOW?! 😀

About GUINNESS®

First brewed in 1759, GUINNESS® has a rich and enduring heritage. Having been in South East Asia for more than 100 years, the drink is today brewed in 51 countries and sold in 151 countries. GUINNESS® has over 85% share of the stout market in Malaysia.

About GUINNESS® Anchor Berhad (GAB)

GAB with its portfolio of iconic, international brands, is the beer and stout market leader in Malaysia. GAB produces markets and distributes:

  • Asia’s fastest growing beer TIGER.
  • The world’s No 1 stout GUINNESS®.
  • The world’s No 1 international premium beer HEINEKEN.
  • The all-time favourite quality local brew ANCHOR SMOOTH and its strong beer variant ANCHOR STRONG.
  • The premium, undisputed “Cream of Beers” KILKENNY.
  • The real shandy ANGLIA.
  • The wholesome, premium quality non-alcoholic MALTA.
  • The world’s best selling cider STRONGBOW.
  • The no. 1 German wheat beer PAULANER.
    • And the original Mexican beer SOL.

Listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia, GAB evolved from the merger between Guinness Malaysia Bhd and Malayan Breweries (Malaya) Sdn Bhd. The company’s principal shareholder is GAPL Pte Ltd based in Singapore.  GAPL Pte Ltd is a joint venture between Diageo PLC and Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

GUINNESS® Anchor Marketing Sdn Bhd is a 100% owned subsidiary of GAB.

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He is an avid blogger at Spinzer.uS and lives 24/7 on Twitter by the moniker @spinzer. Left Investment Banking to pursue the unleashing of Malaysian Gen-Y's hidden talents by founding the EYE (Empowering Youth Endeavors) Project. He co-founded the Young Corporate Malaysians and assists RandomAlphabets in his spare time. He plans to build a socially good empire out of his social media consultancy outfit called SocialGrooves.com in a bid to turn the world into a better place by 2020.

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