Find Me @ The Star!

Happy New Year! 🙂

Yes, I know I still owe a ‘proper’ New Year post – the one about wrapping 2007 up and my insights into 2008. I’ve been working around the clock on IMGuerilla with Vince Tan and the launch day is just tomorrow!

I’ve also yet to add a couple more new photos to the previous post on the Life Changing Party but I promise I’ll get back to that after IMGuerilla successfully launches.

However, I’m not passing up the chance to proudly announce that… an article on my Internet Marketing career was published in the local papers today!

Check this out! 🙂

Edmund Loh @ The Star

Edmund Loh @ The Star

If you’re staying in Malaysia and you’re grabbing a copy of The Star paper today, you can find my article in the EDUCATION section – on Page E4, to be exact. There’s also a partial mention of my upcoming launch, IMGuerilla, in the newspaper article.

Yep! I was interviewed by The Star some couple of weeks back (thanks Sarah Chew!) on my Internet Marketing career and theme was ‘interesting careers’. If you’re a practicing Internet Marketer and Online Entrepreneur, sure you know it too. 😉

I couldn’t help but notice that some parts of the content was a little bit ‘way off’ and some of the information transcribed on the paper was not accurate. Some parts of it could use better choice of words, too, in my opinion. However, I’m still satisfied with how it turned out, as long as the main message is conveyed and that’s the most important bottom-line.

I am very happy that the article got published and the feeling sure is great! 🙂 Previously, I never knew what it’s like to appear on any section of the paper, but just know it sure is a great feeling. Just never thought I would experience it, and sooner than expected. I also hope that the article has helped and inspired the readers as well in positive ways.

Now to strive for appearing on the front page (for the right reasons). 😎

You can see the online version of the article here too.

*** UPDATE 9th January 2008: *** I had been busy with the IMGuerilla launch but I would like to take this 5 minutes to thank everyone – friends, family and ‘comrades’ – for sending me your congrats! Thanks for the e-mails, messages and SMSes because they’re truly motivating too! 🙂 Thank you once again!

Year-End Adventure and a Glimpse into 2012

** UPDATED 3rd JANUARY 2007: I will be updating this post occasionally for the next few days as I am waiting for more photos to be uploaded. In the mean time, do check back often for cool updates and new photos! ** 🙂

*** Oh, and check out my next post on New Year 2008! ***

It’s been a blast AGAIN! I’ve lost count how many times I’ve said that but hey, life’s too short to be ordinary. 🙂

Here’s how I’ve spent the last days of 2007…

Aliens vs Predator 2: Requiem

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

The new film launched into the cinemas nation-wide on Christmas day and as an avid fan of sci-fi horror – especially that of the Aliens and Predator franchise – it is my duty to check out the latest installment to the highly anticipated sequel to Aliens vs Predator.

So I grabbed a ticket seat.

Truth be told, the first movie, directed by Paul HS Anderson, left a lot to be desired and it didn’t fully stick true to the original ‘winning’ elements set by the solo films of the Aliens and Predator franchise. In my opinion the second installment, now directed by the Strause Brothers made up for what the first show lacked. In fact, the show started from where the last film left.

I won’t spoil the plot here due to time and space constraints but take it from another sci-fi fan: it’s worth watching. REALLY.

Trip Up To Awana Genting Resort

Like the previous year, I took a trip up to Genting Highlands – Awana Genting Country & Resort Hotel to be exact. Compared to the yesteryear, the highlands was not as cold as it used to be. At the same time one year ago, the temperature was 14-15 degree Celcius; this time it’s 24-28 degrees.

Still, the view from the top was great (26th floor).

Awana View

Yep – and I could see Genting Highlands from my hotel room’s balcony! 😉

Edmund Loh

That’s me in the hotel room.

Edmund Loh

That’s me in the cable car this time.

Cable Car @ Awana Skyway

Magnificent view from the cable car on Awana skyway!

The Life Changing Party

Life Changing Party

This was the main reason why I went up to Awana Genting – to attend the Life Changing Party, hosted by SOLOBIS. It was held in the same hotel I was staying in.

Now this party is ***NOT*** a costume party. In fact, there had never been quite any party like this before (not that I know of). When you walk into the party, it’s Year 2012 – 5 years from now. You come in all ready – as you aspire to be 5 years from 2007 – wearing, dressed, behaving, acting, and talking as that person.

For example, if you aspire to be, say, a rock star, then you come in as a rock star – from clothes to “props” to personality.

The main mission of the party was to apply the Law of Attraction and help the people visualize and gain deeper focus on their dreams and goals in life. That’s the jizz in the nut shell, but you should check out the official website for more info.

Having said that, who did I come as?

“Agent” Loh

‘Signing’ the Autographs

That’s me greeting the ‘fans’ when I made my entrance (with my friends following before and after one by one). You’re welcome to take a guess at what I aspire to be 5 years from now. I want to rule out one guess, though: I DON’T want to be Agent Smith from the Matrix trilogy (like I said, this is NOT a costume party!).

Victor Tang & Me

That’s me with Victor Tang.

Jesper, Foo, Azhari, Karan

The SOLOBIS gang.
Clockwise from top left: Jesper, Foo, Karan, Azhari.
Missing from picture: Fung, Thulasi, Nalini.


As soon as my group of friends and I entered the party during the arrival of guests at 6.15 PM, we were greeted by a group of ‘fake’ fans and ‘fake’ paparazzis. You see, The “Party of Future” sees its participants being already successful in their undertakings and thus become the limelight of the media. Which is really a unique welcome on red carpet because every participant – 120 participants in all – were celebrated in blazing techni-color! 8)

There were also ‘fake’ reporters going around table to table interviewing the participants of the party. The thing is, the people have to speak in terms of present tense instead of future tense. For example, one doesn’t say “I will be a rock star” or “I aim to be a rock star” but “I AM a rock star”.

This is not to be confused with “fake it ’till you make it” but from experience, every success story we have come to know and heard of today were at one time, believe it or not, seeded with very simple (and sometimes innocent) self-believes.

This party witnesses 120 participants seeding their believe for greater heights!

There were a host of cool programs and agenda for the next 6 hours into the party like buffet dinner, booth games, and socializing. For the record, everyone was given 1 million LCP notes (think Monopoly money) to be spent or invested into any booths of their choice.

Jarrett Rogan

One of the participants and attendee at the party. Jarrett Rogan was notably one of the more outstanding people at the party and he won 1 BILLION LCP (Life Changing Party) dollars from the “Who Wants To Be A Billionaire” on-stage game, hosted by Karan Dhillon!

Sen Ze

Sen Ze the host of the event giving a briefing to the participants on stage.

Me on Stage

Got interviewed by Karan on stage for his talk show.

Green Fingers on Stage

Ms. “Green Fingers” being interviewed in Karan’s talk show too. I cannot recall her name but I distinctly remembered that this woman is unique from the rest because while many aspired to be ‘tycoons’ in monetary terms, she leans more towards the environmentalist side for her mission! 🙂


Fern talking about her B-Male software. 🙂

Ladan with Shades

Ladan wearing my shades!

Props Props Props!

Amazing display of props from the participants!

Billionaire in the Making!

Who wants to be a billionaire? 8)

Lost? Hmm…

Playing one of the games at the party: How to lose money in the stock market – the Edmund Loh style. (It’s obvious that I don’t have any plans to dabble in stock market even for the next 5 years.)

Old Man - Sing Your Heart Out!

Dream… and then, sing your heart out!

Last Game with Sen Ze

Playing the last game of the night – this time dealing with the ‘big boss’ Sen Ze himself!

Late Night Drink and Hang Out at Genting Highland – First World Plaza

We drove up to Genting First World Plaza in two cars, with me joining Daniel Chin, Karan and Foo in his Fuu Fuu Mobile (Karan calls it ‘Auto Fuu’ though I think it’s not a right name for a manual car). Victor, Bryan Wong and Ian Kwok tailed behind in another car.

The Gang

“The Gang” @ Starbucks, First World Plaza, 2:00 in the morning.
L-R: Victor Tang, Foo, Karan, Daniel Chin, Bryan Wong, Ian Kwok

Sleeping Racers

SMOKING GUNS! “Sleeping Racers” taking a bunk at closed amusement arcade – waiting for their turn to roll the dice at the casino. 🙂

To listen to Foo’s side of the story, click here. (Thanks to Foo for some of the cool pics!)

2007 had been, for most parts, a very fun and educational year for me and I trust the same goes for my friends and family. I wish you all a Happy New Year and to your pursuit of dreams! 🙂

Let’s Ride!

The Great November

*** UPDATED 11th DECEMBER 2007: This post will be continuously updated with photos and contents for the next few days… because A LOT had happened in the past week alone! ***

    (Edmund’s Note: This is probably by far the longest post I have made on my Personal Blog to date, because it’s also the most interesting and most life-impacting so far. It’s packed with loads of photos so please be patient as they load on your browser. Thanks and happy reading and browsing!)

This simply has to be the best day in my life! 🙂

Admittedly, I’ve never (yes, never) threw a fancy bash for my birthday.

For the past 20 years.

Truth to tell, I had always wondered, “what’s so spectacular about it?” every time I see photos of other people celebrating their birthday and end the unsaid remark with, “I mean after all, it’s just another day, right?”


Now I know and have experienced first hand the true significance of this particularly special day that comes only once a year. It certainly wasn’t just “another day”. And I came to learn of this only after 2 decades later.

Coincidentally, my friends Khai and Yuenn had their formal marriage ceremony on the same day, and I was their bestman.

And our Internet Marketing friendlies who took the trouble to travel all the way here from both Indonesia and Iran added a lot of spice to The Great November!

It is also funny to note that how I ended up meeting most of the characters that recurringly appear on my homepage’s MyBlogLog… in person – eventually or by any other means!

Without further ado, here is the rich collection of photos taken throughout 24th November 2007:

Hours Before The Wedding – The Little Angels…

… or little rascals who were stopping us guys from reaching the bride’s room. 😉

The Little Rascals

And after what seems to be an endless battle of going through hoops after hoops of obstacles as the girls were stopping the Alpha Males from reaching the Bride’s room – being posed with challenges and questions – we finally busted into the room with Khai greeting his merry bride, Yuenn! (Although, at the expense of me being ‘lipsticked’ because Khai answered one of their questions wrongly.)

Bride is Rescued!

Bride is rescued! 🙂

Khai & Yuenn’s Wedding at Damansara Palace Restaurant

The Marriage - Congratulations!

Khai & Yuenn officially wed in the witness of the Pastor. That’s me standing on the far right as Khai’s bestman.

Khai & Yuenn

Newly wed.

Edmund Loh

Sen Ze and his staff attended the wedding too, and commented that he has never seen me in a suit before. Haha, so had everyone else! Truth to tell, it feels alien to see myself wear a suit but then, I admit I look good in it. 🙂

Dee Ferdinand

Dee Ferdinand, fearless leader of Internet Marketing Indonesia and skilled photographer. We met in person for the first time at World Internet Mega Summit, Singapore, and way earlier online. He is a very friendly and nice person – definitely possess the qualities of a great friend!

There’s something big that Dee and his crew are hosting in June 2008, and I look forward to it.

Khai & Yuenn

Khai & Yuenn, the highlight of the day. I am sure you’ve made your parents proud!

The Internet Marketing Crew

The Internet Marketing crew.
L-R: Alfred Ko (Jie Ming), Dennis Sim, Francis J, Matt Ng, Peng Joon, Ben Chin, Cornelius, Semmy.

My Table

My table – another batch of IMers. 🙂
L-R: Vince Tan, June Ang, Me, Ladan Lashkari, Jessica, Sunny Tan. Ladan was teaching me how to write my own name in Parsi.

Bestman Speech

Giving a speech on stage in front of less than 300 guests at the wedding function.


Yuenn in new blue outfit… that was a fast jump!

3 Uncles and 1 Non-Uncle

Our three wise uncles Gobala, Melvin and Steven. That’s me at the far right side of the photo. 😛

The Batik Boys

In Indonesia, people who wear Batik are seen as highly respected, even more than those who wear tux and suits. It is normal for men, usually Malays, to wear Batik to formal functions. Other than VIPs and high authority individuals, bodyguards also don the Batik. This is also practiced in Malaysia.

Having said that, I got a pair of Batik for my birthday present from the Indonesian IMers. 🙂 Thanks a big bunch!

Taking Pics with Friends & New People At My Birthday Celebration

After the wedding function ended at 3:00 PM, I went home to rest and launch my birthday sale on the Internet.

At night, I found myself walking into The Red Box at The Curve. If it were me anytime earlier, I would find it hard to imagine entering a place for Karaoke since singing isn’t my thing.

But then, I believe I should try it at least once in a lifetime – and I don’t regret the decision. 🙂 In fact, I think I should do it every once in a while.

Most of my friends were there earlier in the Karaoke Room, though a couple of guys like Gobala Krishnan, Melvin Ng, and Steven Wong came in slightly late – but they still made it and added to the fun.

Edmund Loh & Kenny Tan

Me with Kenny Tan. I’ve heard of Kenny only recently and I understand that he’s highly successful in both online and offline business. Way to go!

Edmund Loh & Cornelius

With Cornelius. That’s his Catholic name, though. His buddies address him Sugam Sugeng. (Thanks for the clarification Semmy!)

Edmund Loh & Francis

Francis is a fast learner at Company of Heroes! In the last rounds, his team trounced mine – 4 times in a row! Regret teaching him the strategies – should have just taught him the basics and let him figure out the rest. 😉 One thing for sure: we all definitely enjoyed ourselves at the cyber cafe – haven’t had so much fun playing at the cyber cafe in a long time!

Edmund Loh & Semmy

Semmy may be a person of few words but the little remarks and comments he make are hillarious every now and then! Semmy and Cornelius are no ‘small fries’ in the Internet Marketing arena, though – they’re the masters of their own domains, like Adwords Marketing and a slew more to name!

Edmund Loh & Ladan Lashkari

With Ladan Lashkari – thanks for the unique birthday card! 😉 Don’t forget to video tape yourself now and then too with your favorite video camera. You will certainly want to see yourself in it years down the line from now.

Edmund Loh & Alfred Ko

With Alfred Ko a.k.a. Jie Ming. He can sing Chinese songs really, really well!

Edmund, Vince & June

Me with Vince and June. Thanks for helping me with the unselfish setup for my birthday sale! 🙂

Peng Joon, Matt and Edmund

The “Adwords in a Box” duo – Peng Joon & Matt Ng and me.
In my opinion, Matt is the best singer that night and it is a small wonder how he won the Cornetto “Sing Your Heart Out” contest!

Edmund Loh & Jessica

With Jessica.

Edmund Loh & Sunny Tan

Attempting to remove Sunny Tan from the picture. Haven’t seen him for months prior to this day – good to know he’s doing really well! Must pick his brains on site flipping one of these fine days. 🙂

With Dennis Sim & Jessny

With Dennis Sim and his girlfriend, Jessny. Peng Joon makes a sneak appearance on the left.

Edmund Loh & Ben Chin

With Ben Chin. Just remembered: he didn’t even pick up the microphone just once!

Edmund Loh & Sherman Yap

Thanks for sending me back home that night, Sherman Yap!

Edmund Loh & Gobala Krishnan

With the great Gobala Krishnan. All the best in your offline book publishing!

Peng Joon

Peng Joon, how many times do you want to appear on my blog?!

John Ng & Edmund’s Hand

With John Ng.
Talk to the hand!” — Terminator 3

Yuenn & Edmund

Just when Yuenn was about to give me a peck in the cheek…


… her jealous husband just won’t accept it.

Wait… that was a deliberate trap to ambush me!

The Karaoke Battle OR Internet Marketers Gone Wild!

We did what we came here to do – chill, have fun, sing, take photos, and socialize. 3 solid hours of doing all things fun!

Khai Sings His Heart Out!

While it may come as a surprise to many, Khai actually sings really well. I’m personally not surprised by this fact, though: Khai has enrolled himself into singing classes for the past few months in pursuit of his passion. And I think that everyone should pursue their own dreams and explore the limits, too!

Khai obviously loves to sing songs by Linkin Park. 🙂 Way to go!

Steven Wong Sings His Heart Out!

Steven Wong sings his heart out! All that stress from conducting his workshops and seminars must have got to him.

Uncles Singing Their Hearts Out!

Uncles United: Kenny and Steven singing a Chinese song. 🙂

Sunny & Jessica

Sunny waiting for his song to be selected as Jessica looks on.

Edmund Loh Can Also Sing!

Now this is a genuine surprise: I could actually sing! And I didn’t know I could, really. Of course, I am by no means up to par with anyone else in the room when it comes to talented singing plus my “data base” of songs that I can sing is limited.

However, I gave my utmost best in singing the songs I know and join along my friends even in singing songs I’ve not listened to before.

Edmund Loh SINGS!

Oh rest assured, I was NOT screaming or shouting. And no, I wasn’t singing about selling my coaching program.


Now THAT is screaming.

100% SOUND!

And this is what we call 100% SOUND.

Cornelius Sings His Heart Out!

Sentimental Giants: Cornelius sings his heart out too!

Watching On…

Watching on as the screen displays a variety of scenes and lyrics.

Matt Sings His Heart Out!

That’s Matt singing at the back of the room!

Food is Served!

Helping ourselves with the food.

What is Khai Doing?

What’s Khai doing at the back? (Did you notice that he couldn’t keep still in most of the photos?)

The Birthday Cake!

Ahh finally… the birthday cake arrived!

Cut the Cake!

Jamming with Our Indonesian Buddies

The boys spent their first 2 nights bunking over at Melvin’s place, the next 3 nights over Matt’s place and saved the last night over at my humble home! 🙂

The guys had a great time – you should check out their photo album here:

Buying Handbag

Dee making recommendations to Semmy on buying “the perfect bag” for his girlfriend. 🙂

Crazy Boys!

Crazy Indonesian guys taking control of my workstation!

Now believe it or not, we spent a few nights in a row at the cyber cafe into the wee hours of morning (like 3 -4 AM)… playing Company of Heroes!

Company of Heroes

In a nutshell, the game is based on World War II divided between two main forces: The Allies (Americans) and The Axis (Germans). The American forces are versatile and have the benefit of calling in companies like that of Airborne, Armor (tanks) and Infantry.

Whereas the Germans can flex their terrifying doctrines – 2 of which allows you to deploy their deadliest tanks into the battlefield (read: The Tiger Tanks!)

You bet we had plenty of fun working together to blast each other out of the map. I remembered vividly how we played our first round of Company of Heroes when I drove a Stug IV tank right into our enemies’ infantries, and that no amount of Jeeps could take it down *hint: it’s a scissors, paper, stone type of game*

Too bad in the last 4 rounds of the game, it was my team that got the trouncing (but to be fair, I trashed them more than half the time 🙂 ). We shall have a rematch on Jakarta grounds next time!

Khai’s New House Warming

“Let’s finish Semmy off.” — Edmund Loh

Yup, that’s the punch line of the day. 🙂 (Guys, you know what I mean)

Dee, Francis, Cornelius and Semmy spent their last night over at my place in Damansara Kim, whereas for the past several days in Malaysia they bunked over at Melvin’s house and later Matt’s.

I took the Elite Indonesian crew for a shopping spree at 1Utama and later Cold Storage at IKANO because we were to head over to Khai’s new house in Mutiara Damansara, hence the shopping for food too.

Teaching LifeBoats

Khai teaching our Indonesian friends the vicious game of Lifeboats.

Let’s Finish Semmy Off!

The progress of the game where every sailor gets kicked out – one by one. Let’s finish Semmy off. 🙂

The Cake… Again!

At the same time, Khai’s guests came to visit the new house. And coincidentally, Yuenn’s birthday is also around the corner i.e. 29th November! So we pretty much celebrated her birthday in advance. Oh, and I get to help myself with the cake and make another wish for the third time in the last 3 days!



Thank you all for making this night an unforgettable, wonderful experience! 🙂

More photos and content coming soon…

Thanks and Credits to Dee Ferdinand for all the cool, professional photos!