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Right before Christmas for the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to MC Formula Drift Malaysia, this year is no different…
So off to Malaysia I and some other Formula Drift characters hit the road…

Andy Yen & I arriving to a wet Kuala Lumpur
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About an hour from the airport to the main city of KL, seeing some old school houses…
But no means is this the norm in KL…
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Taxi sir..
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BTW, I fit and carried on everything I needed from Thurs midday to Monday afternoon in THIS Incipio Weekender bag incl:
2 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shorts, 7 t-shirts, 5 collared shirts, underwear, socks, toiletries, one pair of shoes, chargers, iPad, headphones, magazines, iPod & that’s for real!
INCIPIO WEEKENDER BAG can be seen HERE

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3 days of set up, then qualifying on Saturday and “Game Day” on Sunday…
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Ryan Sage, Co-Founder & I swung out to grab some sights and grub…
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Prosperity Meal bro…
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You are here, I was there…
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That’s some nice literal tagging, I like Fixed huh?! Cool!
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Then maybe another literal tag, The Freaks…
Sounds like a gang from The Warriors
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I love making Ryan laugh, getting birded out!
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Drivers Meeting! Pay attention Kiki!
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1 too many r’s but still a cool gift from Mervyn Nakamura, he got it in Australia
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CMYK in the graphic, rad…
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Our nice hotel for the weekend…
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The 4th tallest building(s) in the world…
KL Petronas Towers…
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BTW our backdrop for this event is pretty rad, don’t ya think?
Merdeka Square
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Hey lil buddy!
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The Champ, The Technical Director and The Yen!
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This dude Koh Kae from Thaialand rips sooo hard, he’s got a great attitude and pushes HARD!
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Lil car parade action…
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If you know Ryan, you will know how hillarious this pic is! It’s ALL TIME!
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The PTT lubricnats team of Thailand is like a Man Band…
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I’m not mad at this car, the graphics matching the wheels etc. Not a fan of the red & blues though…
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The 2011 FD Asia Champion trophy, good choice of fingers btw
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Going at it…
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Big time slam…
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Winning car of Daigo Saito…
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Hello Orido…
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Yeah Robbie
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The Top 3 for the weekend and the 2011 FD Asia Champion Daigo…
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Mister RE Amemiya
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Our after party was at a rad bar called EST 1/2 of the place called EST.TATE…
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One place is called EST and down the walk a low key door is called TATE…
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Walk in & see this

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Cool shirt huh…
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There he is the nut literally Koh Kae, his family makes snack foods Koh Kae
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Tengku Djan “Prince of Drift
“, his beautiful wife Shan as they’re expecting a baby next year!
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Thanks Marcus Lim for everything, Dai for being you buddy and Jason for your hard work…
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Monday had a bit of time so hit China town..
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Def NOT the newest Ken Block or DC shoes, yuck!
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DEF NOT Chris Forsbergs NOS Energy Drink 350Z take note of the door plate, not “YSOHIARA” either…
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MEGA MALL!
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Bears!
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Liked this sign display…
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We arrive to Kuala Lumpur it was pouring, we stay and it’s nice, we lave and it’s pouring, we were blessed with some nice weather for sure!
Peace out KL, til next year!
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Hello ARIZONA! HOME!
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7 Responses to Getting smoked out in Malaysia

  1. Haha, “NES Energy Drink”

    That RC car is hilarious.

    Great write up Jarod.

  2. Wow Jarod! Looked like a great trip. Malaysia seems to be so colorful and warm. The background in your photos was dope. Track looked small though. Those clubs looked more like a country club then a bar, cool decor for sure. If you need a bag carrier I’m available for the next trip! hahaha.

  3. very proud to my country up in here…
    stay a bit longger next time will ya?

  4. Peter

    So a feature on the drifting in malaysia and their is three picks of actual cars drifting, common guys, whats happening to the cool drift packed features i used to read :(

    • In regards to drift coverage I cover my life!which includes but is not limited to the action…. This is my blog and to be honest while the cars are running I’m busy MC’ing the event so pardon not full coverage of the event ….

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