It’s the third year since I founded Musemancer! Unlike last year I decided to go for something different and not Halloween Party. Because we had moved into a new office not long ago, we had an office warming party to celebrate both the new milestone and our anniversary.
The Friday night event was limited to our business friends and workshop students, and we kept it relatively simple. Boy, the food ran out quick though… not only everyone we invited showed up, we had an additional six guests from the Philippines led by Dexter Pagnaliwan!
Thanks everyone for showing up and being part of our journey as Musemancer grows 🙂
It was a short notice, and I booked a last minute flight to Singapore to attend the World E-Commerce Summit. In part to support Jaz Lai‘s event, and also to meet and network with people here.
Frankly I had nothing much beyond a vague agenda and because I’m not into E-Commerce, I had little expectations. So imagine my surprise at how productive the weekend was – meeting my Coaching Client (and in the process of closing another!), getting things done with my behind-the-scenes business partner, hanging out with Isabel, and also meeting new and old faces alike!
Suddenly I wished the weekend was longer.
We should have moved to the new office premise earlier last month. But as you know, there are times that things don’t go according to plan.
So imagine my relief when the private lift access was repaired and restored after 6 weeks of waiting and chasing in between.
This has sped up works and just in the nick of time (our Tenancy Agreement at the previous unit expired earlier this month) my staff and I had moved everything to a new, bigger place!
There a few outstanding renovation works and touching up, and we moved in a hurry to be fully operational.
So what’s different?
The new place is bigger (1,800 sq feet vs 1,064 sq feet previously)
Somewhat unconventional, but we have our own private lift access – which was also the source of a lot of frustrations; we are literally the first occupant in this side of the Tower and the lift had not worked… until we came about.
Now that are past the speed bumps, here’s what the new Musemancer looks like.
Thanks to WeBuildEasy? team for their amazing work!
It will be close to 3 years since I’ve started a full-time team and office, and looking back.. we sure came quite a way. The best part is: there’s still MORE to come!
Office Warming Party will be in October, to coincide with our 3 year anniversary.
Last year I went to DBA Surabaya Live as a speaker, this time I returned as an attendee. Joining me from Malaysia are my ex-interns Shaun and Cally, workshop student Kate, and newcomer Charis 🙂
There were about 70+ people attending this event, and even though I think some parts of the event could have been improved we got what we came for: networking and connections building. Plus, catching up with friends in this business from long ago.
Didn’t get much work done as Internet is sluggish at JS Luwansa and with long hours at the event. I reasoned that I do a launch almost every month but it’s not all the time I get to meet my business associates and friends face-to-face.
Spent a good 4 days here receiving luxury and pampered treatment, lol.
After the event, we extended another two more days stay to visit Jakarta…
Happening month! As soon as I got back from the US, it was hustle time.
Some peeps at Musemancer were leaving so I went full throttle with my recruitment drive – in a short notice, I brought in 3 Interns and 2 full-timers, with 2 more on the way next month.
I was also fortunate to have some brilliant marketing minds paying us a visit – first a weekend brainstorm discussion among our immediate Internet Marketers.
And in the following weeks peeps from Singapore – Clement Wong & Cynthia Khoo, Isabel Nicole Wong, Wilson Lau, Cavan Chiam, and Douglas Lee came over… albeit at different times.
And earlier today Khai, Yuenn and I reviewed the story-telling sessions from the Musemancer Team so we could single out the best angles and hooks for our upcoming niche products.
A lot of action at the office, to make up for the month-long away from Malaysia. 🙂