This is my first time in Manila! And what brought me here? The prospect of doing business here!
I’ve known Gian Sim online since 2012, and the prospect of doing a collaboration between Musemancer and his company Nooovle is what brought me here.
Some things we couldn’t just communicate over Skype… So I showed up at Nooovle in person! We had a 2 hour brainstorm session on a project my company will collaborate with Nooovle for the first time! (No details to be out yet, still confidential at this stage)
Business trip aside, GS booked me a City Suite at Hotel F1 Manila, a 4 star hotel… for the price of a budget hotel in Singapore!
If I knew it earlier, I wouldn’t have come here alone… the idea of having the whole City Suite room to myself for 3 nights at an unbelievable price is… unbelievable! LOL The more I travel to other countries, the more I realize how much more hospitable these countries are compared to Malaysia.
While my stay in Manila is brief, this meeting the following day made the highlights of it all.
From what I know, this kind of gathering doesn’t happen all the time here in Manila.
I haven’t met Ian del Carmen and Mark Joyner since 2008.
It was my first time seeing Jeremiah Villagomez the kid designer prodigy in person (he’s taller than I thought)
Alvin Jhunne Cortez came to my office warming party in Malaysia last year, so returned the favor this time around.
And in a funny way, even though they’ve been in Manila, some of the guys here were connected through me! Haha.
Amazing meetup, thanks for making time and we’ll meet again next time, somewhere!