Another crazy but interesting week to conclude the very eventful month of August! 😉
Earlier this month, I was given the “opportunity of the lifetime” to learn from yet another highly successful E-Commerce company, situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
It’s totally cool in more ways than one, because for starters, I don’t have to commit myself to them – this means I can still work on my business at anytime I want and come in at any time I want for the next four weeks.
Secondly, they are running a lot of very interesting projects and their strategies, concepts, people, management, etc. are soooo unconventional. I am not apart of their team, but I will be coming in to brainstorm ideas with them in exchange for priceless education no money can buy.
Yes, they have openly admitted they want to pick my brain. Well, I’m not game after salary (since I already have a lot of those green stuff by now) so it would be wise if I pick the brains of the 10-20 smart people there, so heck they can have my brain for all I care! 😛
Monday – 27th August
Ok, it’s time to “go to school” at Mindvalley Labs.
Oh, didn’t I tell you that it’s also called the MV Institute, School of Higher Learning for Gifted Youngsters? (Man this sounds so much like X-Men now…)
Hmm… School of Higher Learning for Gifted Youngsters. Man, I should be honored. 🙂
mutant MV-Men, Khai Lee greeted me as soon as I entered the “MV Institute”…
Yup, that’s Khai Lee but…
… DUDE (yeah there goes my constipated-looking face again), Power Rangers? Whoa – that’s nostalgic! Reminds me a lot about my Power Ranger and Zord toys back when I was still a kid (wait, I AM still a kid – only at heart).
Ok so Khai Lee, his other fellow mutant Janne and I then proceeded to do battle of the brains – also called brainstorming – on a couple of their current projects – out of their 1,732,986 web projects in total.
It’s interesting to note that I know all of the 3 Khai brothers, starting from their youngest one, Khai Yong, who was my former school- and class mate, then Khai the eldest of the 3, and later Khai Lee himself, though I knew he existed for some time earlier, since he too went to the same school and was 2 years my senior.
Janne – he hails from Finland and is a very brilliant person. A common trait among all the
mutants people here at Mindvalley Labs, also known as the MV-Institute of Higher Learning for Gifted Youngsters (like me, since I can bend my both my thumbs straight). This guy is excellent when it comes to programming and applications. He’s proven to be highly a systematic planner and he does Yoga in his free time. Ok, worship ends here.
So we finished up most of the Monday and Tuesday brainstorming for ideas and coming up with solutions on a couple of their latest projects. 🙂
Tuesday Night at Flickr’s
An impromptu invitation to one of the KL clubs for Internet mutants! Hosted by Flickr.
They were all total strangers to me there – and I was reminded of what a shy person I really am – I intend to do something about this after my PLRGold5 launch… really seriously. A friend of mine told me that she thinks I’m not shy, but very very self-conscious. She’s right about that too. Hmm… Another problem to tackle at the roots.
Anyway, I did what I came here for. Take pics. Do some poses. And then more.
Edmund “Ninja” Loh with Tim Tim. Hmm… why was I so tanned? No, I didn’t drink.
L-R: Me, Tim Tim, Khai Lee, Meike.
A little bit about Meike: she started working with Mindvalley as an Intern just last 2 Mondays ago. She hails all the way from Germany, and is now learning to experience the local culture here! 🙂
Wednesday – The Night of the Owls
I didn’t want to pass up the chance to meet 2 of my avid blog
stalkers fans, Ben Chin and Peng Joon, even though it was going to be very late at night.
So yeah, I walked all the way from DU, passing by 1Utama and then to Banana Leaf at Centrepoint. Yes, I’ve got an abundance of stamina. 🙂
Hmmm… it’s not all the time you get to see 1U THIS empty. So here I am with Matt Ng, Ben Chin and Peng Joon.
This went on all the way until 3:30 in the morning. 😐
Thursday – Meeting the Big Cheese
Starting the day before, I hadn’t really slept (does 5 hours of half-sleeping with an active brain in 72 hours count?). My mind was hyper active even though my body was physically tired. Happens all the time when I get an influx of idea overload. If I am not worried, I am super excited. Not good for health, though, since it robs my sleep.
So okay, I went to Mindvalley Labs again and this time, guess who I met?
The tanned version of Professor X. Alright. Let’s do Battle of the Brains again. You’re on!
After this, since I was to go back to Johor Bahru again the next morning, I decided to drop by and visit Sen Ze and friends.
I didn’t take any photos here, but it was great to know that my SOLOBIS buddies there are doing good. 🙂
Btw, fun fact: Sen Ze’s latest book, AirAsia’s Success Story, co-authored with Jayne Ng, had achieved bestseller status within just 2 weeks after launch into the local bookstores. CONGRATULATIONS! 🙂 That was a nasty feat.
I didn’t chance upon meeting Karan Dhillon, my
gooood friend arch enemy at the SOLOBIS HQ. But for the fun of teasing him and his obsession over Sesame Street, I’ll just post this edited pic here.
Go ahead – click on the thumbnail and view the enlarged picture. I made this spoof pic some couple of months back. 🙂
Friday – Journey to the South and Independence Day
I was at Pudu in the morning, just an hour before my scheduled bus trip to the South. Coincidentally, today was Independence Day and there was a parade nearby.
There were aircrafts performing some show on TV and since I was very nearby, the sound of the aircrafts zooming by at super-sonic speed was deafening!
Ah, and here’s our friendly guys in white.
Ok so that pretty much wraps it up! 🙂