Wednesday, April 08, 2009

We're on The Star!!!

Fluffy, friendly fight Soft core

courtesy of The Star

The pillow fight battle is on!

The Corntoz Pillow Fight at Cineleisure Damansara in Mutiara Damansara attracted more than 200 people armed with pillows.

A LAZY Saturday afternoon turned into a wild rampage of fluff as shoppers and workers gawked at more than 200 people hitting at each others with pillows.

Yes, RandomActs (RA) has done it again, this time organising the Corntoz Pillow Fight at Cineleisure Damansara in Mutiara Damansara, Selangor.

The event, held in conjunction with International Pillow Fight Day involving over 75 countries, was attended by the young and the young at heart all in the name of fun. It wasn’t just the locals who took part as there were many tourists who joined in the fun.

Among them were Brazilian couple Marlene and Adriano. (CS members!!)

“It’s our first time at an event like this. We really want to ... get down and dirty while having a good time,” said the 28-year-old Marlene, who brought along her aged pillow from home.

The second round of the Corntoz Pillow Fight, held at Cineleisure Damansara in Selangor recently, was a free for all – team members were attacking their own people in the name of fun.

The secret gathering point, revealed just two days before the fight, was at a different shopping centre nearby. Participants, carrying pillows of different shapes and sizes, flocked to the shopping centre at 4pm on April 4, attracting much attention from shoppers and security personnel alike.

The crowd then quickly made their way across the mall to the lower ground floor of Cineleisure Damansara, where RA’s Zain HD greeted his legion of soldiers in a fake helmet and spear.

Both teams were then placed opposite each other in two sections while chanting aloud to raise spirits. Pillows were held up high with the firmest grasps as they waited for the siren to go off.

In a sudden rush, the battle began and both teams ran towards one another, while beating each other up with their pillows. As violent as it looked, waves of laughter were heard through their yelps while polyester fluff flew wildly in the air.

Teams later merged and participants started randomly hitting friends and strangers without a care in the world. Passers-by looked on in confusion but a large number of spectators gathered around and floors above, enjoying the fight.

Shortly after the first round began, participants were already sweating buckets and panting away while laughing along with newly found mates in the battleground.

Zain HD was the brains behind the Corntoz Pillow Fight .

Zain then gave them a short pep talk as they rested before Round Two. This time, the participants mustered even more strength and the quietest of the bunch went all out to become the rowdiest of the lot.

While the dominant group were teenagers and young adults, there were others like Peggy Lee, 50, and Ivy Soh, 40, who showed up to join in the fun.

“I had a lot of fun. I bullied them more than they did me!” said Ivy, who still had her pillow intact. “It was quite an experience.”

College student Rahul SK, 22, also had a ball. “It really reminded me of when I used to play pillow fights as a little boy. I enjoyed myself and made new friends.”

Zain, the 25-year-old activist who organised the pillow fight, said that he wanted to demonstrate how people can be brought together simply to have fun.

Through RA, Zain has organised other events aimed at promoting unity – bringing together people from all races, cultures and backgrounds – including the KL Freeze in Unison, KLX and the Read While Waiting Project (RWP).

“I am one of those who talk about wanting to see change. At some point, you have to step up and be a part of it,” he said.

How did the teams do in the ultimate pillow fight battle of Kuala Lumpur? Which team was victorious? Watch a video of all the action from last Saturday’s Corntoz Pillow Fight at

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