*UPDATED 18th Nov 2007*
Itâ€™s been quite a while since I last posted any photos and pictures on my adventures. With a lot of fun projects I am working on and the drive to clear the deck for 2008, I still found the time to indulge in some leisure. And when I say some leisure, I mean â€œdoing anything that has little or nothing to do with Internet Marketingâ€. 🙂
Some highlights into the middle of the month…
Having Fun with Wii at Peng Joonâ€™s House
Yup thatâ€™s the L337 mobile. 🙂 The purpose of going to Peng Joonâ€™s house was to complete the assigned copywriting mission at that time. But before we dive into the serious part of business, the sudden discovery of the Wii console and plasma TV baited our attention for some fun.
Hah, creamed Matt Ng at Tennis. I guess his age was catching up with him. People canâ€™t be young forever, you know. 😉
Okay, spoke to soon. Matt was practically owning me at bowling. But to be fair, Iâ€™ve not bowl before. And at the very least, I gave my best shot!
We played more games on the Wii console like golf, baseball and boxing. Definitely needed the entertainment before anything else!
The Night in Klang
Ashley was going to leave for Japan on a holiday so Ashley, Mom, my uncle and I stayed in Klang one night before her departure at KLIA.
Due to my nocturnal nature and off-set in the waking cycle, I found myself restless at about 3 AM in the morning and decided to take a stroll outside the Histana Hotel.
Confession: I had always liked taking a walk out at night. The scene at night is so totally different from that of the day time â€“ no people around, no traffic jamsâ€¦ nothing but quiet. 😉 Which gives me loads of peace of mind to clearly hear myself think.
Confession #2: And if youâ€™re fortunate enough, you might just chance upon horny couples doing â€œtheir thingâ€ in their cars! I seem to have a knack for coming across things like that without much effort.
Thatâ€™s the HRC (Holy Reedemer Church). I used to go to this church every weekend when I was 12. Hadnâ€™t changed too much in physical appearance from the last time Iâ€™ve been here.
Saving a Stray Kura
When I was walking past the Central Park, what do you know? I came across a big tortoise on the pedestrian walk. How often does this happen and what are the odds of this happening? 1 in a million!
Reasonably, thereâ€™s a pond nearby and my green friend happened to stray too far away from home. The stray kura quickly hid itself into its shell when I approached it.
Sure looks like a helmet now.
Anyways, I picked it up, walked to the pond nearby and released the tortoise at Central Park. That should teach it not to wander too far away from home because it probably wonâ€™t be that lucky again next time!
Interviewing People Online for the First Time
I usually get interviewed by other Internet Marketers so yes that also usually means I spill all the beans out on my topics of expertise.
The tables were turned around on Saturday Night when it was my turn to interview two other leading Internet pioneers, Jeremy Gislason (Japan) and Simon Hogkinson (UK).
Itâ€™s odd in a way because while Iâ€™ve dealt with these two guys for the past 2 years online, this was actually my first time talking to them on Skype. This is also the longest interview Iâ€™ve ever had by far â€“ it came up to almost 2 hours of non-stop action with *massive* brain picking and idea bouncing to boot.
Iâ€™ve been following their stuff since the beginning of time so one word of advice for beginning Internet Marketers: buy anything that has the name Jeremy Gislason or Simon Hodgkinson on it. 🙂
The Charity Concert
â€œCan I tag along?â€ and thatâ€™s how I found myself in Subang with Xin-Ci on Sunday evening.
Thereâ€™s this new Dance Studio called Living Arts Studio in Dataran Mentari, which we went to attend the Charity Concert. The dance studio is relatively new and was in need of raising funds.
Trivia Fact: I participated in a dance studio before. 🙂
By the time we arrived, we caught the Copoeira performance.
And more photos to boot.
The event ended with the disabled kids from the Taman Megah foundation receiving gifts from the studio and organization itself.
Haa ha, the jester in action. Truth be told, the concert wonâ€™t have been near half as fun without him!
Wrapped up the Sunday evening with dinner with
Golem the Xinch; otherwise I wouldâ€™ve spent another day getting cooked up in the room listening to Benny Lava. (Go figure. 😉 )
Hello Tim Timâ€¦
Ah, Tim Brocklehurst. What are you doing here in sunny Malaysia?
To speak for the World Internet Summit To get your brain picked, of course! 🙂
Vince Tan and I made haste for the Nikko Hotel because Tim was going to go back to the UK real soon so this was the last chance to interview him quick. 😛
Yeah this Bottles tower made its way into the Malaysian Book of Records for the obvious.
Thatâ€™s us alright!
Okay Tim is the guy behind the infamous My Viral Spiral application so if youâ€™re building an opt-in list â€“ whether youâ€™re already doing it or just planning to do â€“ donâ€™t go on doing business without it!
Tim is a really cool guy to hang out with and yeah, Vince and I certainly learned a lot of stuff in that few hours of conversation. Too bad it couldnâ€™t last any longer.
Hmmâ€¦ by the way, if youâ€™re wondering whatâ€™s with all these â€œinterviewsâ€, youâ€™ll find out pretty soon in due time. 😉 *snickering*
Meeting Stuart Tan at Impiana KLCC
Thanks to Matt and PJ for the buffet dinner, both Stuart and I had the privilege of scrumptious freeloading! 🙂
Until thenâ€¦ and I hope to pick another personâ€™s brain real soon.