FUJIFILM WAS THE STAR OF MIGF'S SERIES OF EXCLUSIVE DINNERS LAST NIGHT AT BLU MED THE NEW KID ON MIDVALLEY'S DINING BLOCK.
BLU MED MIGF SPECIAL MENU COSTS RM 188++ FOR A 8-COURSE MEAL
Menu; Eel Kabayaki, Amaebi and Abalone Tartar, Foie Gras soup, Bavettini pasta, Granita of orange and white wine, Folded Veal in Marsala Sauce, Chocolate Fondant and Coffee/Tea
Blu Med is barely 6 months old and already is garnering a loyal following as proven by the crowd last night who were not MIGF guests but paying diners.
Blu Med is of course named after the blue Mediterranean as owner Tan Sri Fumihiko Konishi loves the Mediterranean and especially Italy where he spends a month each year to enjoy its cuisine, wine and scenery. Blu Med is his first venture into fine, upscale dining and he also owns Sushi King which is Malaysia's most famous and successful chain of its kind.
Fujifilm is the Official Imaging Partner of MIGF 2013. On each table was a spiffy Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera that took instant photos the size of a name card so you can keep it inside your wallet.
Yes Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is like the ancient Polaroid but the quality is better since this is 2013 and Polaroid was the 1980s! I wonder if Polaroid is still around.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 costs RM 280 so it's a near giveaway but each pack of 10 photos costs RM 27 or RM 28 so 1 image is around RM 2.70 and makes a perfect gift.
In addition, all photos taken by MIGF official photographer are given to all guests and printed on Fujifilm paper. So each guest goes home with several big 4R size photos plus a small Instax photo to remember the evening at Blu Med.
Each MIGF 4R photo is printed using Fujifilm QPS system (Quick Print Station) and comes in a folder with a thoughtful pop-out stand at back so you can place the entire photograph on your desk and admire yourself 24/7! My desk is already laden with my photos from Nook, Tanzini, Bunga Emas and Blu Med!
Fujifilm is now recognised as a major force in digital photography on par with Canon, Nikon and Leica. Its XF1 is its signature model and currently one of the most popular and best-selling digital cameras in the world.
I love the way it opens in 3 steps! Normally you press a button and the lens automatically opens and you are ready to shoot.
But the Fujifilm XF1 requires you to rotate the zoom lens, pull it out and rotate it back to a designated spot. Some may think this takes longer time than pressing a button but this manual maneuver improves the quality of the zoom lens as it allows more power and ability to be built in!
AKIHIKO HIJIOKA, PAUL HO OF FUJIFILM WHOSE INSTANT CAMERAS WERE THE STAR OF THE EVENING, DATO STEVE DAY, DATIN SERI JEANETTE TUNKY SHAHABUDDIN AND FARAH LAI. STANDING IS FABIO IANNONE RESTAURANT MANAGER
WOULD YOU BELIEVE DATO TAN BOON PUN, CEO OF WAWASAN TKH, ALWAYS KEEPS FRESH NEW CURRENCY NOTES INSIDE HIS WALLET? THIS IS HIS HOBBY! AND WHAT A FINANCIALLY FRUITFUL HOBBY!
DATO KOK WEE KIAT WAS MALAYSIA'S FORMER DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY