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! 🙂 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 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 doesn’t want to be excluded from the fun, too. Accompanying him is Yuenn.
Gobala: While you guys work hard, I’ll help myself with the Domino’s Pizza.
Come, let’s play “Bang” (the board game).
Melvin: I bang YOU, Vince.
Vince: Bring it on! 🙂
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?
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. 🙂
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! 🙂 If you see him appearing on the MyBlogLog roll on the left of this website, yep, that’s him.
Meet Eve Soh…
… the one responsible for keeping me from losing my hair to
insanity stress. 🙂
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.
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!
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?
Me at the Luna Bar.
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!
L-R: Aslak the Programming Whiz, Khai Lee, me.
And one last pic to seal the post…
Think Dragon Ball… 😉
Catch up soon – and don’t forget to check back often!