New Avatar, New Look!

I’ve had just returned from a short trip to KL a couple of days back. I made some slight updates and changes to the webpages on my Personal Homepage. The “About Me” page had underwent the most changes. πŸ™‚ Go check it out here.

If you’ve been visiting my blog before this, I’m sure you notice the header’s avatar had changed.

Formerly, it was:

Old Avatar

Now it’s:

New Look!

Cool huh? πŸ˜‰ I never looked this good in cartoon before.

Credits to Hazel for the new avatar – saved me no more than thirty seven bucks!

A Week Put In Pictures

I found it really hard to leave my peaceful home in Johor Bahru for the rinky dink, rented room back in PJ. After almost a week… here I am again in Johor Bahru! πŸ™‚ The lifestyle and going-ons in PJ is highly hectic and energy-draining for me. It made me more sure than ever that if I were to maximize my creative juices and productivity – my peaceful in JB is the place to be.

Cozy, quiet, relaxing, no crazy people knocking on my door telling me they weren’t happy about losing at a computer game the night before and demanded a rematch… and probably the Earth magnet is stronger in the south (or is it the Feng Shui?).

It had been an interesting week in PJ, nonetheless. My Apprenticeship contract with Sen Ze had expired recently, and since the rented room is still in effect for the next 2 months, I might as well leave it as it is, since I foresee coming back to PJ and forth now and then.

Okay, here goes…

25th July – Launch Party Night At Gobi’s House

Vince Tan Smirking

Vince Tan smiling to himself. Sales rolling in from the “Big Hype” launch (which turned out to be one involving funding their trip to the US).

Khai at Laptop with Yuenn

Khai doesn’t want to be excluded from the fun, too. Accompanying him is Yuenn.

Gobala Pigging Out

Gobala: While you guys work hard, I’ll help myself with the Domino’s Pizza.

Bang Bang

Come, let’s play “Bang” (the board game).

Melvin: I bang YOU, Vince.
Vince: Bring it on! πŸ™‚
Gobala: I’m leashing out my Indians *bwo-wo-wo-wo-bop!* (immitates Red Indian sound)
Khai: I’m the Sheriff!
Yuenn: Please don’t kill me in the game early, k?

Brainless Game

Vince: Alright, let’s play “That’s Life”. It’s a brainless game so heck, let’s roll.
Melvin: Hmm… finally, a game more of my speed. πŸ™‚

The Wee Hours of Thursday Morning…

No pics on this one, but it’s worth mentioning that I actually met a frequent blog reader by the name of Ben Chin – at 3 in the morning, at a mamak stall in Damansara Uptown! πŸ™‚ If you see him appearing on the MyBlogLog roll on the left of this website, yep, that’s him.

Small world…

Meet Eve Soh…

… the one responsible for keeping me from losing my hair to insanity stress. πŸ™‚

Eve Soh

Dinner with Mindvalley Team and Luna Bar

I’ve met up with Khai Lee and his Mindvalley peeps for the last 2 days, just before I returned to Johor Bahru town today.

Interesting, interactive, crazy and creative bunch of people! Hard to find people of the similar species nowadays.

HSBC

Apparently Khai Lee’s favorite restaurant that we dine in Bangsar. No it’s NOT the bank; it’s a restaurant named after it – Hot and Spicy Bangsar Cuisine!

Luna Bar View

We went to Luna Bar, which is situated at the extreme top of a hotel, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Very nice view from the top! That’s 33 storeys above the ground.

It made recall me standing at the top of a tall building, enjoying the similar view, some 3 years back. At that time, I didn’t really know what to do next (never thought about Internet Marketing whatsoever) and yes, future seemed kinda bleak at that time. Funny how things can turn to be out of expectation, right? I’ve experienced many incidents of what I call “Then, the impossible had happened“. More on that some other time.

I took this opportunity to be acquainted with almost every member of the Mindvalley team – asked them what they do, what they are good at, their opinions and ideas on a few things, what on earth is Ruby on Rails, what is this “SocialRank” thingy, etc.

Me: So what is SocialRank?
Mike Reinings: You already know what it is.
Me: … why do you think I already know what it is?
Mike: … you already know why you already know.

Sounds almost just as absurd as the cheesy dialogs between Neo and the Oracle in The Matrix trilogy, don’t you think?

Edmund Loh

Me at the Luna Bar.

Xin Ci & Edmund

Xin Ci with me. She’s currently working at MindValley as an Intern for 2 months (1 more month to go). She hails all the way from the North i.e. Penang!

3 Crazy Dudes

L-R: Aslak the Programming Whiz, Khai Lee, me.

And one last pic to seal the post…

Tiberium Spike Hair

Think Dragon Ball… πŸ˜‰

Catch up soon – and don’t forget to check back often!

Find Me On The Back Page In TSGS Volume 16

Edmund Loh & Russell Lee

If you follow the True Singapore Ghost Stories (TSGS) by any chance, you can find me (among many other photos, doh!) on the latest book’s colored backpage (Issue #16).

So, haha! I’ve made a cameo appearance! πŸ™‚

SIDENOTE: I must had been the oldest kid in the queue to get Russell’s autograph.

A Short Retreat… :-)

Hey Everyone!

I’m currently taking a short retreat in my humble home in Johor Bahru now, and will be here for another less than a week or so before I find myself in the PJ/KL grinder again. The PJ/KL lifestyle is hectic (and it has always been!) – this is one of those times I could appreciate a short vacation.

Now I know why people often say, “there’s no place like home“. πŸ™‚

Okay, Some Important Updates…

2 posts back, I made a special mention about marking the 24th of July on your calendar. Because that will be the grand day my next Product Launch, Resell Rights Xtreme, goes live.

Or so it should.

Unfortunately, due to time constraints and the issues Khai and I have been facing in setting up the CMSInfusion script, we felt that the best course of action is to postpone the Product Launch to a later date.

We know that a lot of our JV Partners and waiting-to-be-customers are waiting for it – and we sincerely apologize. Like you, we too hate delays. However, weighing between the customer satisfaction and rushing to push an untested package into the marketplace, we’d take serving customer satisfaction anytime of the day.

We’ll keep you posted on RRX soon…

Some Photos

The Workplace

My workplace a.k.a. work station a.k.a. home office. I know, it doesn’t look like one. But I prefer to keep things neat and simple – no papers and folders scattering around the desk and floor. πŸ™‚

Edmund Loh

Yup – that’s me. I really miss working from home in casual!

Small Kuras

Meet Kura and Kura…

Kura & Kura

… and Kura and Kura (no typo – all of my pet tortoises share the same Last Name. ;-))

Auwlithe

Meet Auwlithe, my Chief of Security.

So you see, my house/home office is teeming with life… πŸ˜‰

The 7/7/07 Wedding & Pictures

Congratulations to Khai & Yuenn – the newly wed couple! πŸ™‚

They’re saving the big bash for late November, but it won’t hurt hosting a little party bash over at Khai’s place. I was one of the few guests invited, and here’s how we celebrated: dinner and board games. (This is soooo Khai-style)

Some Pics on 7/7/07

Yuenn, Jasmin, Sen Ze

L-R: Yuenn, Jasmin, Sen Ze.

Foo, Yuenn, Jasmin

L-R: Foo, Yuenn, Jasmin

Board Games a.k.a. Creaming Time

Lifeboats

Playing Lifeboats.

Jie Ming (Alfred Ko): Uhh… how do I play this game?

Gobala Krishnan: I am the Captain!

Edmund Loh (that’s me!): *Hee hee hee hee*! I am confident I can win the game. I’m gonna sink you, Gobi!

Khai: Don’t trade with him! He’s winning! (Friend, this is NOT Settlers of Catan.)

Edmund Loh

Hah! My men have made it to the shore! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Seeeerious Game

Seeerious last round… with so few lifeboats remaining, and every men and leak counts, it’s virtually anyone’s win now.

Khai Won!

What do you know… Khai won (at the expense of my sailors)! The entire day belongs to him, after all. πŸ˜›

Credits to Foo for the photos…