Last year I went to DBA Surabaya Live as a speaker, this time I returned as an attendee. Joining me from Malaysia are my ex-interns Shaun and Cally, workshop student Kate, and newcomer Charis 🙂
There were about 70+ people attending this event, and even though I think some parts of the event could have been improved we got what we came for: networking and connections building. Plus, catching up with friends in this business from long ago.
Didn’t get much work done as Internet is sluggish at JS Luwansa and with long hours at the event. I reasoned that I do a launch almost every month but it’s not all the time I get to meet my business associates and friends face-to-face.
Spent a good 4 days here receiving luxury and pampered treatment, lol.
After the event, we extended another two more days stay to visit Jakarta…
One of the two main highlights of my US trip. This is the first time I’ve met many of the Internet Entrepreneurs and Marketers that I’ve worked with or heard of for so many years… now face to face! Feeling is surreal and somewhat hard to believe. lol
This year’s T&C was attended by 2,500+ people, and the booths were crazy too… it’s as if my email promo tabs came to life!
The sessions were great but man it’s been a long time since I last had info overload (then again, I’ve been going from one mastermind to another meeting to yet another in the last 3 weeks)
Too bad I cannot stay around long enough for Mayhem next month as I need to be back in Malaysia, otherwise I won’t get much done! And trust me, there’s LOTS TO DO and I’m already itching!
In all I spent exactly one week in San Diego. I had time to visit a few places before and after the event including the famous San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Maritime Museum.
That was great and all but one more stop remains: Dallas.
This was the most anticipated Airsoft event of the year for me. I flew to Bali, Indonesia to join the 3 day event, in what would become Indonesia’s first ever national Airsoft tournament.
Although I came alone from Malaysia, I would join up with two other members to form our 3-men team. Malaysia, Netherland, England… truly a multinational team indeed!
The format of the tournament is a 3 vs 3 match. We had advanced to the final day before we got eliminated, but for a team formed on the spot, using borrowed guns (in not so good condition I must add) and that half of the 23 teams present at the tournament are Special Forces, Regular Army and Police… I’d say we did a good job overall.
The organizing of the event still has a lot of room for improvement; each day would begin rather late in the afternoon, and with no strict schedule to adhere to we would wait for hours before our next match – and each match would end in minutes.
Even though we won no medal, I still took back a collection of team patches from the event, because I always make it a custom to exchange team patches with every team I come across.
My collection swelled yet again… and it is still my dream to get in US and Europe team patches into my collection!
I’ve been to so many seminars – as speaker and attendee – and only few were very memorable.
Earlier this year, I was invited by Suzanna Theresia to be one of the 15 main speakers for her first and upcoming event called DBA Surabaya Live (DBA stands for Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It).
The cool part? My flight and hotel accommodation were all-expense-paid-for! Usually I pay my own when flying out, but I suppose this is part of the perks of helping a client with her launch successfully. 🙂
I enjoyed sharing my experience as much as learning from the Indonesian ‘mastahs’ and forging friendships and JV partnerships throughout my week here in Surabaya. It also reminded myself and some of the friends I know from years ago how far we came as entrepreneurs from humble beginnings and as a person.
Oh as an added perk: I even got to meet some of Indonesia’s celebrities and top names!
This was made possible by Suzanna and her amazing Shavout team. I hope we meet again next year and live up to the same level of energy, preferably higher.
Makasi semua mastah dan para hadirin yang mengunjungi acara ini.