The Loooong Awaited Wrap-Up of 2007

Okay, okay. I know, I know. I’m practically 30 days behind in wrapping up my yesteryear. And my lack of updates didn’t help either. I think that this year is going to be more challenging for me, than my past 3 years combined.

That’s correct. I expect to meet MORE new challenges and obstacles this year – not just in business, but also in personal, social and relationship growth. If life is like a game of Monopoly, I’m certainly drawing more OPPORTUNITY cards than I can handle.

Anyways, to move on into the New Year (yes Chinese New Year is coming really soon) won’t be complete without a formal wrap-up of my 2007.

Let’s start from the beginning shall we? πŸ˜‰

The 2007 Grand Wrap-Up!

January 2007
In spite of the Taiwan Earthquake that occurred in late December 2006 when the cables were affected and half of the world was severed from Internet access, I had to push the PLRGold4 launch date forward. The launch was a success, nonetheless, in spite of the setback! Thanks to my family, JV Partners and Customers who supported me in executing the Product Launch!

April 2007
I had moved from Johor Bahru to Petaling Jaya alone to pursue an Advanced Internet Marketing Apprenticeship Program, offered to me and Khai by Sen Ze. Thank you for the experience and the ‘insider’ exposure of an E-Commerce Company! πŸ™‚

This was also the time when I got to know more and more new people gradually such as Foo (a.k.a. Fuu Fuu), Karan, Jesper, Nalini, Thulasi, Azhari, Daniel Chin, and more.

We had fun playing at the cyber cafes and board games in friend’s houses after a hard day’s work (at the Apprenticeship Program) – Khai and Yuenn proved to be good buddies.

This was also the same time I started my Personal Blog. Here’s one of the earliest post (test post didn’t count).

May 2007
Malaysian Internet Marketing Troopers stomp the Singaporean yard! Khai, Gobala, Melvin, Vince Tan, and I took a trip down to our neighboring country to attend the World Internet Mega Summit event at Expo Hall!

For the first time, we get to meet so many Internet Entrepreneurs from other countries face-to-face! Two of whom I met along the corridors of the Expo Hall had made a great impact on my life. You know, Email and MSN can be boring sometimes.

There are too many awesome chaps to name but check out the awesome people we met here.

September 2007
A lot of interesting events took place this month alone, some of which are worth mentioning. I pulled off my best Product Launch for the year with PLRGold5. I decided to remain in Petaling Jaya even after Apprenticeship contract had ended, and moved to a new place (to set up my Bachelor’s pad) :-).

This also the month I chilled after feeling burnt out, and was glad to have the opportunity to get to know the great minds behind Mindvalley Labs better.

Vishen, Akshay, Khai Lee, Mike Reinings, Xin-Ci, Meike, Vincent Liew, Timothy Su… All great and fun people. πŸ™‚

Don’t just take my word for it. See it all here.

November 2007
This has to simply be the best month of my life to date! Previously, I had never taken celebrating my birthday seriously but my 21st birthday had to be exceptional. It was also the same day my friends Khai & Yuenn were married, and I attended their wedding in the shoes of their best man.

Things got more interesting when our friends from abroad such as Indonesia and Iran came down to join the fun, and our Internet Marketing ‘comrades’ took time off their busy schedules so they don’t get excluded!

Cool pics and detailed journal on The Great November is here.

December 2007
It’s coming to the end of the year! πŸ˜› I spent the last days of 2007 joining the Life Changing Party at Genting Highlands with a group of friends.

These are just some of the greatest highlights of 2007 for me, though of course there’s more to this fruitful year than a summary of a few lines. I have no regrets but I only wish I have the memory to name every single one of the great people I’ve met – new and old – on this blog; they truly deserve honorable mention.

(If I didn’t name you by any chance, I apologize but that doesn’t mean I’ve totally forgotten you.) πŸ™‚

2007 presented a wealth of opportunities for me to reunite with old friends and meet new people. When I looked back, I’m glad that I return to my original hometown even though against my initial better judgment. If not for that simple decision, none of these would have ever happened – at all.

So what’s in store for us in 2008? I can’t wait to find out myself. πŸ™‚

    *** SIDE NOTE *** Okay sorry, no pics and photos this time but I promise there will be, in the next blog post. Thank you for your continuous support and please check back often! πŸ™‚

I’m Back!

It’s been quite a while since I last updated my blog, hasn’t it?

So what do you know? At the start of the New Year, I was quickly swamped and overwhelmed – and with so many things going on at once – I just realized that I haven’t ‘officially’ wrapped up Year 2007. πŸ™‚ I’ll cover that in my next post (for real this time).

The IMGuerilla launch ended not too long ago, and there’s still more to come. Experience had taught me that work seldom ends after pulling off a Product Launch. More often than not, it’s just the beginning. I have to commit my service to my new members and my hands (and brains) are already itching for revamps and improvements to the physical newsletter project. πŸ™‚

Anyways, you will be seeing a major overhaul at real soon. This means that my Personal Homepage layout will adopt a totally new layout and feel in the advent of Year 2008. πŸ™‚

I’ve also updated my About page, and you can check it out here.

By the way, I notice a lot of new faces appearing on MyBlogLog – thanks for visiting my Personal Homepage and I hope you drop by often! πŸ™‚ It’s really nice to know that people – new and regular alike – come to this web page. It’s really motivating!

I’m only sorry I haven’t been updating it for a while due to the amount of Online Business projects I am shouldering at the moment. I’ve even reached a painful decision to let go and cancel some of them as I was already spreading myself too thin.

Catch up real soon! 8)

Find Me @ The Star!

Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

Yes, I know I still owe a ‘proper’ New Year post – the one about wrapping 2007 up and my insights into 2008. I’ve been working around the clock on IMGuerilla with Vince Tan and the launch day is just tomorrow!

I’ve also yet to add a couple more new photos to the previous post on the Life Changing Party but I promise I’ll get back to that after IMGuerilla successfully launches.

However, I’m not passing up the chance to proudly announce that… an article on my Internet Marketing career was published in the local papers today!

Check this out! πŸ™‚

Edmund Loh @ The Star

Edmund Loh @ The Star

If you’re staying in Malaysia and you’re grabbing a copy of The Star paper today, you can find my article in the EDUCATION section – on Page E4, to be exact. There’s also a partial mention of my upcoming launch, IMGuerilla, in the newspaper article.

Yep! I was interviewed by The Star some couple of weeks back (thanks Sarah Chew!) on my Internet Marketing career and theme was ‘interesting careers’. If you’re a practicing Internet Marketer and Online Entrepreneur, sure you know it too. πŸ˜‰

I couldn’t help but notice that some parts of the content was a little bit ‘way off’ and some of the information transcribed on the paper was not accurate. Some parts of it could use better choice of words, too, in my opinion. However, I’m still satisfied with how it turned out, as long as the main message is conveyed and that’s the most important bottom-line.

I am very happy that the article got published and the feeling sure is great! πŸ™‚ Previously, I never knew what it’s like to appear on any section of the paper, but just know it sure is a great feeling. Just never thought I would experience it, and sooner than expected. I also hope that the article has helped and inspired the readers as well in positive ways.

Now to strive for appearing on the front page (for the right reasons). 😎

You can see the online version of the article here too.

*** UPDATE 9th January 2008: *** I had been busy with the IMGuerilla launch but I would like to take this 5 minutes to thank everyone – friends, family and ‘comrades’ – for sending me your congrats! Thanks for the e-mails, messages and SMSes because they’re truly motivating too! πŸ™‚ Thank you once again!