Saturday, October 27, 2007

Brand Builder Series II

Hi there ! Just to share some up coming event with you guys! If you are interested, please do let me know!

The Brand Builders Series is a quarterly learning and networking platform for Entrepreneurs, CEOs of companies, and serious Brand Builders. It features a prominent Malaysian brand personality as the Main Speaker plus a fast emerging brand personality as the Co-Speaker each time.

The 1st Brand Builders Series was held in May 2007 and the Main Speaker was Datuk Jimmy Choo and the Co-Speaker was Mr Lewre Lew. Response from the participants was overwhelmingly positive.

Now, for Brand Builders Series 2, we are delighted to have Dato' Sri Shazalli Ramly, CEO of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad as our main speaker and also Mr Dixon Chew, Group Managing Director of Pensonic Holdings Bhd as the Co-Speaker. Both of the speakers will share with us their insights in marketing practices and techniques in building a brand.

Event : The Brand Builders Series # 2
Date : November 21, 2007
Time : 7.00 pm
Venue : Carcosa Seri Negara ~ The Marquee
Taman Tasik Perdana, Persiaran Mahameru, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Main Speaker : Dato’Sri Shazalli Ramly ~ CEO of Celcom (M) Berhad
Presenter : Mr.Dixon Chew ~ Managing Director of Pensonic
Price : Member RM288/ Non member RM388
International set dinner included.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Branding Association of Malaysia secretariat office.
Executive Secretary : Ms. Shally Gan
Contact (o) : 03-7880 7010

Friday, October 12, 2007

Back to nature

It was quite a trip. This time I went to Sekeping Serendah for a night stay with my usual bunch of friends. Oscar was there too. During the journey to the place, we passes by a few orang asli villages. There are kids running up and down, old folks sitting by the front yard of their wooden house. It is actually kind of hard to believe there villages like this coz the nearest town Rawang is just a few minutes away. Anyway, we drove by the long winding and narrow road and finally reach the destination. The place was actually like a jungle. Once we got down, we actually could not find our place to stay. It was all covered up by the bushes and tall trees. There’s a small river stream too. A friend of mine then found the house as it was just a few meters away from us. We had booked 2 houses. They called it the glass shed. Why? It is because most of the material use to build is mainly just glasses and steel. It was nice house. There’s a place for BBQ, a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom were upstairs. There is no TV, no air condition and not even phone reception. Ahh… really back to nature.

After unloading all stuff, we head for the pool to refresh ourselves. It was all to ourselves as we are the only one in the whole escape. Oscar had a wonderful time in the pool as all the uncles and aunties are willingly to play with him. It was my 1st time swimming and relaxing myself in the thick forest. We could here birds chirping and bugs buzzing around. Later on we even played mahjong. At about 6.30pm, we ended our game and head back to our house. My friends have started to burn the charcoal. We’re having BBQ for dinner. I quickly went to have a bath to help out. Oh ya.. the bathrooms were open concept. No roof at all. You lift up your head and you’ll see all trees and the sky above. My 1st time taking a bath and doing my “business” in a situation like this. Lets just hope there isn’t any spy cams… hahaha..

Throughout the night we enjoy the BBQ. We got lamb, chicken, fishes, cuttlefish etc etc. Drank beers and chatted the whole night. Then it rains but we continued to savour our food. As it was getting dark, all insects seem to be alive. Since it was raining, the insects came into our place for a shed. Mosquitoes were everywhere. Haha. The noises they make is quite amusing. Hee hee. We later on called it a night and hit the beds. The beds comes with the mosquitoes nets, so no worries.

Next day, woke up at 7++. Prepare breakfast while enjoying the nature. Then we went for a dip again in the pool and played mahjong again. Nothing much can be done there actually but to enjoy the nature. Checked out and went home. A trip to be remembered.