Meeting The Kuras At Kechara Forest Retreat

Not long ago I donated a sum to a Buddhist organization that’s taking care of these 2 large tortoises among other animals they rescued in Bentong, Pahang.

It was a long drive and rainy day, and initially I had trouble looking for the place. The poor connection and signal hampered my arrival… but it didn’t stop me from coming over! Despite all the setbacks it was worth the trip to Bentong!

I got to meet the kuras I sponsored, and was given a tour around Kechara Forest Retreat. It’s 32 acres of beauty. Can consider this place for R&R and team building! Wrapped the day with planting a tree that will soon have my family name on it :-)

Zombie Infection Hua Hin

First Airsoft game in Thailand, and after years of watching videos of zombie scenarios on YouTube this was also my first Zombie game ever!

The premise of the day-long MILSIM is shooting up bad guys who were doing some zombie experimentation – who in turn showed up at the later part of the day and night.

(Learned some of the ‘terrorists’ were Thai Police, which explains their skilled shooting – if it were real war, I would’ve died way back at the lake from the first stage, lol)

It is a shame indeed that despite bringing 2 GoPro cameras, I spent more time adjusting them than full immersion – or rather focused on shooting back. Hope there are better videos and pics to be collected soon.

About a dozen participants with a mix of experienced airsofters and some first-timers.

Weather was hotter than in Malaysia; I stripped my uniform along the way as time went on.

Airsoft guns used are WE M4 GBBR with the exception of the M60 AEG, which I used briefly too.

I’ve also learned to be more… understanding of ‘stupid’ characters in zombie shows. You know, those guys who stand around to be eaten and you wonder why they don’t just run away.

Because there’s fatigue, reloading isn’t as easy as in the video games, rounds are limited (all guns are gas blow back) and throw in panic, confusion, and duller sense by night… I was this close to become zombie food, lol

Check out the video here:

All in all, it was good fun!

There’s a lot of potential and possibilities for the Zombie MILSIM game to expand. I suggested to the Organizers at SIAM MILSIM to perhaps consider a survival scenario next bout with more zombies, and less ammo. That will put everyone in the REAL test for wits… and yeah, have the zombies run too!

Worth the trip to Thailand for a unique experience which I don’t have to fly to Europe or US to get. I might come back again if the scenario is unique and I’d like to come with friends next bout.

Upping The Game From Here

6:00 AM and I find it hard to sleep. So what’s been brewing since I last wrote anything here in the last three months?

I’ve gotten use to running the show at Musemancer. Went on our first team retreat with ChromaBit in Langkawi. And last Thursday I found out I’m *this* close to hitting my ideal body weight, just 100g shy of the 65 KG mark – except that I arrived here on fats. Like, 25% body fat.

I’ve started training at the gym 3 times a week again starting this week, and to go back to this routine means less dicking around and more automation of my team.

Which is another challenge going on there.

Our Graphic Designer, Joe, is leaving us on account of Cancer. Second stage. Big shit hit the fan right there. While a new writer is coming in next week, our two Interns are about to complete their Internship with us end of this month.

Now I remember why I stayed away from starting my own physical team and premise for so many years.

But there’s no turning back already.

I’ve seen and reaped the rewards despite the higher risks.

From here on, it’s go BIG or go back home.

So here’s my next game plan for the next two months:

  • Create two more traffic generation channels for sustained lead generation
  • Get into the lead generation business for high-end B2Cs
  • Add in (non-coaching) high ticket offers in the $297 – $497 range
  • Continue launching 1-2 products a month (while the USD to Malaysian Ringgits exchange is in my favor I’m going ALL IN… it’s $1 = MYR 3.7 average again!)

And in the next 3 – 6 months:

  • Invest in my first property (I bought two houses but since we occupy them they are liabilities… thus the next piece is going to be an asset)
  • Do my first product launch in the Self Help niche

That’s the plan in a nutshell…