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16 September 2011

Life Inspired w David Yee @ Garibaldi Italian Restaurant, Bangsar

Li, short for Life Inspired – Asia’s first HD lifestyle television channel that showcases the five pillars of aspirational living: Food, Home, Wellness, Travel and Style – introduces the Faces of Li. They are David Yee from Malaysia, Angelique Teo from Singapore, Hannah Al Rashid from Indonesia and Jason Godfrey from Hong Kong.

David Yee (Malaysia), Angelique Teo (Singapore), Hannah Al Rashid (Indonesia) and Jason Godfrey (Hong Kong) will be the host for LINK.

Created in Asia by Asians, Li aims to bring a brand new way of inspired living to its viewers through its diverse plate of premier Asian programmes. A Li viewer is the affluent, cosmopolitan Asian urbanite who appreciates the rich variety of Asian-inspired content. Li is currently available on 12 platforms in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan, with more Asian countries to follow.

The Faces of Li will host the channel’s short-form programming called the LINK, which airs regularly every day in between Li’s programmes. The LINK is Li’s 2-minute coverage of the best and latest upcoming lifestyle trends, products, and destinations that Asia has to offer.

Malaysia’s Face of Li, David Yee, has a passion for style and design. An Australian native of mixed heritage, David had a successful modeling career in Sydney before moving to Singapore, which saw him star in major advertising campaigns. As the host of Showbuzz, an entertainment programme, he interviewed Hollywood’s hottest celebrities for two years. Though his day job as Marketing Manager for a design college in Kuala Lumpur keeps him busy, the multi-tasker remains popular as an event host and commercial talent.



Singapore’s Face of Li is Angelique Teo, who stepped into the limelight after winning Singapore’s inaugural New Paper New Face competition. Seven successful years of modeling followed before she moved on to television hosting, where her versatility has seen her fronting everything from edutainment shows to a daily sports program, with her most recent stint being the presenter of a travel programme filmed across the Asia Pacific region. The Pan-Asian beauty also produced and presented a radio programme, which showcased only the best trends in the world of luxury and finer living. Angel's witty, charming personality has established her popularity as a host for events in Singapore, the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle-East.



Indonesia’s Face of Li is Hannah Al Rashid, who graduated from the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. The skilled Pencak Silat martial artist also represented the United Kingdom in internationally renowned tournaments for over 5 years. Hannah has worn many hats: a VJ for an international music channel, a presenter at the Anugerah Planet Music Awards, and host of popular travel show in Indonesia, Koper dan Ransel. The Bugis-French beauty has starred in the music videos of top Indonesian artistes, been featured in Indonesia’s fashion magazines, and fronted many commercials.



Hong Kong’s Face of Li is Jason Godfrey, whose successful modeling career has brought him to Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Even while gracing runways and the covers of top magazines worldwide, the University of Waterloo graduate with a degree in Environmental Studies has never lost his love of the outdoors and thirst for adventure as a certified diver and expert rock climber. His gradual transition from modeling into hosting began with him co-hosting a live broadcast of the Oscars, which led him to sign on as a host for Li and a slew of other television programmes.

Janice Cheng, Head of Content for Life Inspired, said, "Li is very excited to present the Faces of Li. They will bring the best of Asian lifestyle to our viewers with discerning needs, be it striking a satisfying work life balance or being at the forefront of the latest trends. We’re very excited to get our four faces on board after a year of searching for the right talent and expertise.”


LiTV - The Link Hosts


For all residents in Malaysia, you can watch Life Inspired on Astro B.yond channel 706. Call 1-300-82-9888 or visit www.astro.com.my

Life Inspired - Asia's 1st Lifestyle Channel in High Definition. You can follow Life Inspired on Facebook and @LITVChannel on Twitter!


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All right, here's my experience of wine and dine with David Yee @ Garibaldi Italian Restaurant in Bangsar Village. Thanks buddy for the invitation and I do enjoy the food and wine provided in Garibaldi and of course a close session of interviewing David Yee.



David Yee - Malaysia's face of Li



Joanne De Rozario was the emcee of the event


Italian Bread


Italian Dipping Oil for Bread


Marcus with Bread stick



FEGATO
Roasted Goose Liver with Apricot Chutney and Aged Balsamico Vinegar
~ Torbreck, The Bothie 2010 ~

Smooth and sweet paired with crunchy bread


PAPPARDELLE
Flat Wide Homemade Egg Noodle with Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek
~ Torbreck, Cuvee Juveniles 2009 ~

Really soft meat that can melt inside your mouth instantly


MERLUZZO
Roasted Atlantic Cod with Basil Crust, Roasted Vegetable
~ Torbreck, Woodcutter's Semillon 2008 ~

I wish my mouth is big enough to put everything in to have the mixed flavour =)


AGNELLO
Oven Roasted Lamb Rack with Salsify Pumpkin Mash and Mint Sauce
~ Torbreck, Woodcutter's Shiruz 2009 ~

Must dip the lamb with the green jam-like sauce provided



ZABAIONE
Mixed Fresh Berries with Gratinated Marsala Wine Sabayon
~ Torbreck, The Bothie 2010 ~

A desserts that will bring you to heaven!!


Different dish was paired with different Torbreck Wine. Some is bitter, some is sweet.
~ Torbreck, The Bothie 2010 ~
~ Torbreck, Cuvee Juveniles 2009 ~
~ Torbreck, Woodcutter's Shiruz 2009 ~
~ Torbreck, Woodcutter's Semillon 2008 ~


David Yee was there to explain and describe why this wine is pared with the specific dishes. Besides that, he has a sense of humorr but not everyone understand haha.


The wine does give you new chemistry on the taste bud. Actually this is my first time having my food paired with specific wine. Overall, it is really an awesome fine dining experience =)


I was as happy as her haha



Here's a look on the chef that prepared the dishes for us @ Garibaldi Italian Restaurant


David Yee is kind enough to switch seat and chatting with everyone of us. It does give us more opportunity to get to know about him and exchange opinions.



David Yee said something


and that made Joanne looks really happy =)


Here's how Garibaldi's upstairs look like

"Garibaldi is one of Singapore's most popular and respected Italian restaurant landmarks and now it has arrive in Malaysia.

Located in Bangsar Village, Garibaldi provides a fine example of a stylish Italian eatery – modern, elegant yet friendly and dynamic. The contemporary and hip atmosphere has helped to make "Garibaldi" a classic Malaysia social gathering place.

Distinguished for its fascinating character and strong identity, the atmosphere in the main dining area is always stylish without being stuffy."


Good to meet up with XiangCool and my high school junior YaoZhang





Last but not least, a picture with David Yee
How I wish I can be as tall as him!

For all residents in Malaysia, you can watch Life Inspired on Astro B.yond channel 706. Call 1-300-82-9888 or visit www.astro.com.my

Life Inspired - Asia's 1st Lifestyle Channel in High Definition. You can follow Life Inspired on Facebook and @LITVChannel on Twitter!

Garibaldi Italian restaurant @ Bangsar Village:
G 22, Bangsar Village,
1 Jalan Telawi Satu,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Working Hour: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 6:00 pm-11:00 pm
Tel: +603 2282-3457


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