General November 13th, 2012
To all Hindus celebrating Deepavali, I wish you a very Happy Deepavali and a Happy Holidays to myself!! To all my Hindu friends do take note, here are other things you can do after your prayers at the temple, open house visiting or possibly after a night of partying! (There are lots of good parties this week actually, due to the many public holidays.)
Do take a look at the schedule below (and check out the video for a preview)
‘Be The Light’ Exhibition at Galeri Petronas, Suria KLCC.
|DATE||12 NOON||3 PM||6 PM|
|8th Nov 2012 (Thursday)||Henna Drawing - 12.00pm||Classical Indian Music - 6.00pm|
|10th Nov 2012 (Saturday)||The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 12.00pm||The Art of Kollam - 3.00pm||Classical Indian Music - 6.00pm|
|11th Nov 2012 (Sunday)||The Purity of Oil - 12.00pm||Henna Drawing - 3.00pm||Classical Indian Music - 6.00pm|
|13th Nov 2012 (Tuesday) DEEPAVALI DAY
||Henna Drawing - 12.00pm||Classical Indian Dance - 3.00pm||The Art of Kollam - 6.00pm|
|15th Nov 2012 (Thursday) AWAL MUHARRAM
||Classical Indian Music - 12.00pm||The Purity of Oil - 3.00pm||The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 6.00pm|
|17th Nov 2012 (Saturday)
||The Art of Kollam - 12.00pm||Henna Drawing - 3.00pm||Classical Indian Dance - 6.00pm|
|18th Nov 2012 (Sunday)
||Classical Indian Music - 12.00pm||The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 3.00pm||The Purity of Oil - 6.00pm|
|20th Nov 2012 (Tuesday)
||Classical Indian Dance - 12.00pm||Henna Drawing - 6.00pm|
|22nd Nov 2012 (Thursday)
||The Art of Kollam - 12.00pm||The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 6.00pm|
|24th Nov 2012 (Saturday)
||Classical Indian Music - 12.00pm||The Purity of Oil - 3.00pm||Classical Indian Dance - 6.00pm|
|25th Nov 2012 (Sunday)
||The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 12.00pm||Henna Drawing - 3.00pm||The Art of Kollam - 6.00pm|
The interesting activities you see above are brought to you by none other than Petronas and it will be taking place at Galeri Petronas, Suria KLCC. If you don’t already know, Petronas are usually very famous for their festival campaigns ; they really do take it to the next level. Hmm… I can’t wait to see their activities line up for the upcoming Chinese New Year….last year’s one was pretty good too!
I, for one, will be sure to drop in for the “Art of Wearing Indian Costumes”. This year, my parents actually got me a dhoti from India – check out the detailing, this is pretty authentic stuff
And, sarees look great on the fairer sex too, don’t they. I shall leave you with this video by Petronas – Deepavali 2012, Be The Light.
There are also some interesting videos up on Petronas’ Youtube page with various Malaysians sharing their favourite Deepavali experiences (you may remember the very good looking “Erman” from the Petronas short film ‘Strangers).
You can also check out Petronas Facebook page for more information at:
Happy Deepavali you all!
Advertlets, General, Parties & Events May 1st, 2012
Been a while since I updated this. Let’s just recap on what’s been happening recently, before I attempt to come up with a more regular schedule. I won’t even try arranging them in sequence, but let’s just say that it was between February – April 2012.
First off, as of March this year…Advertlets is now 5 years old! That’s a while! Like if you take a 5 year old kid, that’s 99CM! More than half your current height (I often use this metaphor as a point to illustrate the passing of time). On a side note, when I first started Advertlets on 9th of March 2007, I was 24 years old. Now, I am still 24 years old. Isn’t that amazing?
Below: I cut my hair yeah. Like it? Also lost some weight. I’ve started on personal training…trying to up my sessions to twice a week at least but my schedule (and two bouts of falling sick) doesn’t really help. Below is me and some pretty ladies as usual at the Mercedes-Benz Stylo Fashion Grand Final 2012.
The below picture is at the Zouk @ Sepang rave with headliner Afrojack (who did not have an Afro, or was named Jack. But he played a really good set). Also, notably, it is the first time I’ve met a girl with a Japanese name that turned out to be actually…Japanese! She’s in the picture. Can you guess who?
That’s us at the launch of Sold.my – put together with Advertlets Blogger and psychologist / emcee / model / blogger extraordinaire Choo Mei Sze. Quite happy that its a first – an event we put together not just for bloggers, but the media as well.
So well, my bestest and fattest friend Jason Ong celebrated his 22nd birthday…it was an amazing mix of bloggers and good looking people, and above all, friends. To tell the truth I really feel pressured to top it with my upcoming birthday in August.
Mandy Chan celebrated her birthday too! Honestly it always makes me happy when our bloggers hang out on their own accord, not cause they are forced to And, low or high traffic blogger, everyone’s mostly nice to each other, and I’ve seen quite a few genuine friendships (and relationships) develop. Say no to elitist blogger cliques!
There was the Johnnie Walker parties. Good as usual – how could it be anything otherwise? Advertlets Blogger Audreypuiyan won the grand prize, so we got to party in style, and she got to meet Jensen Button on stage too
On the work side, notably this month I was happy to be part of two things :
- The Cradle Coach & Grow program as a mentor/advisor with MATRADE and Cradle. Imagine meeting 10 clients in 1 whole day, finding out what they do, and advising them on how social media can help their business. It was an exhausting experience, but a fulfilling one.
- Speaking on social media at a private conference on brand building. It’s been a while since I’ve done some public speaking, good to know I’m not rusty!
Oh, and there’s one blog post that is no longer here btw. It wasn’t removed because it wasn’t true. Every word was. One word – mercy. That, and the hope that some people can actually change, once they’ve learnt there are some things they can’t get away with.
Lastly, here’s something random. When was the last time you saw something which was both racist AND adorable? And before you say anything, its okay for me to post this because I’m Chinese, and I admit, we eat anything, seriously.
Toodles, peoples! The next blog post will hopefully be here in 1-2 days. There are hundreds of you that come here each day to see old content purely through the fact that my site is well SEO-ed, but I hope to give you new content regularly, because that’s the whole point of blogging la. Isn’t it ironic that as the founder of a blogging company, my work barely leaves me time to blog?
You can encourage me with comments on this blog post, or seductive private messages to my social network accounts urging me to reveal more of my mystique.
Advertlets September 28th, 2011
Here’s something some of you might not know. My dad is actually a doctor. Dr Lim, obviously.
*Cue all the “so how did you turn out like that” comments*
Anyway – Honestly, my dad advised me against it. Namely because, to become a doctor isn’t easy – you have to spend roughly 8 years preparing before you can actually practice. 5 years learning (longer if you decide to specialize), and 3 years serving the government (unless you’ve served abroad for 10 years). You’ll have to relocate to serve even if you have a family – which is why I was born in Kota Bahru, Kelantan. Not to mention all the lifestyle sacrifices you have to make – can’t be treating patients with a hangover from partying the night before right? Something that I definitely can’t do, with the life I live.
Anyway, most of the children ended up following in our mothers footsteps, and ended up pursuing communications related degrees & careers. He’ll still like one of us to have an accounting degree though (none of us do). Sorry Dad.
On a brighter note, I did learn how to maybe one day save a life, and if I didn’t pursue this line of work, you wouldn’t be reading this now, would you?
So recently me & Advertlets Bloggers went down to MAHSA University College as part of a project to learn about Basic Life Support (CPR), and also to find out more about the courses offered. Check out this video, edited by none other than yours truly:
FYI: The girl hosting the first part of the video (interviewing Careen) is Nadia, and she’s actually a medical student. And Melanie Hwa who hosted the second part of the video (interviewing Andrew from MAHSA) actually originally intended to study medicine.
Here are the bloggers that attended all in one photo!
Here’s the basics of CPR, for your information:
Assessment & Activation
If you should find anyone collapsed, you should check responsiveness by tapping on their shoulders and shouting, “Are you alright?”. Well, if that person did not response, he should
be dead unconscious, so shout for help, call 911. And then comes #a. Airway.
Make sure that the airway of the person is not blocked, back by placing one hand on their forehead and 2 fingers of the other hand on the bottom of the chin and tilt their head back slightly. Then lean over and put ear close to victim’s mouth. Check for chest movement/ breathing sound/ breath on cheek. If there’s no breathing signs, open airway and provide rescue breathing. Yes, this is the romantic part.
Using the thumb and forefinger of your hand, pinch the victim’s nose shut. Be on your knees, shoulder apart and keep your other hand under the person’s chin, lifting it up. As you keep an airtight seal with your mouth on the victim’s mouth, give 2 full breaths. See the chest of the victim rising as you exhale.
After giving 2 full breaths, find the person’s carotid artery pulse to see if the heart is still beating. The carotid artery pulse is beside the person’s Adam’s apple. If there isn’t any pulse, then you will have to provide artificial circulation, that is to give external chest compression. Find the notch where the bottom rims of the two halves of the rib cages meet in the middle of the chest(in layman’s term, the middle line between two nipples). Then put the heel of one hand on the sternum next to the fingers that found the notch. Put one hand on top of the hand that’s in position. Keep fingers off chest wall to avoid injuries. It will be easier to do this if you interlock your fingers. Make sure that you keep your arms straight and locked throughout 50 intervals of relaxation and compression. The proper rate of chest compression would be 50 to every 2 breaths.
Now that you know some of the basics of First Aid, let’s tell you more about MAHSA!
MAHSA University College offers the following courses:
- Medical Imaging
- Biomedical Sciences
- Environmental Health
- Postgraduate Studies Centre
Some of you may have gotten the impression that is a government college. It’s not! It’s a private college. They wouldn’t have such a nice Facebook page if they were a government college. Some interesting things – the Dentistry course is mainly taken by Malaysian Chinese students (I wonder why). There’s quite a bit of diversity – for example, they have the MAHSA Chinese Language Society (recently organized a mooncake festival gathering), MAHSA University International Students & the MAHSA Punjabi Students & even the MAHSA Alumni society.
I figure the place seems pretty fun, and the students do love their college – check this pic to the right from the recent Mooncake festival organized by the Chinese Language Society.
Also, check out the MAHSA Operations blog – written by Andrew of MAHSA – it’s surprisingly personal, gives an insight into what it takes to run the place and the culture in MAHSA and isn’t about hard-selling the place.
What sets Mahsa University College apart from the rest is that it emphasizes on hands-on clinica training for its students, even during their first year!Mahsa also collaborates with various foreign universities such as The University of Northumbria (UK), Liverpool John Moores University (UK) and many others.
It also owns its very own Community Clinics and collaborates closely with Kuala Lumpur General Hospital.You can find out more info at www.mahsa.edu.my
It’s also located conveniently – they have two campuses, one in Jalan Universiti (that’s near Jaya One), and the other one in Pusat Bandar Damansara (near HELP College). So it’s great if you don’t wait to study all the way in Kuala Lumpur or Bukit Jalil or god forbid, OUT OF THE KLANG VALLEY.
Lastly, this is for you Dad. From your only useless son
Advertlets, Parties & Events September 18th, 2011
JOHNNIE WALKER® is also giving 2 Malaysian bloggers (and their plus ones) the chance to win the trip of a lifetime at the Singapore GP for three days while also attending the award winning JOHNNIE WALKER® JET BLACK race party for two nights. Winners will also be treated to full five-star hospitality and to top it all off, might just receive a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ drivers, Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button. Malaysians that desire a taste of the extraordinary world of Formula 1™ should take full opportunity of this offer by logging on to www.blackcircuit.com.my/facebook from August 24th through September 16th and participate in the Facebook contest” he added.
Sample the happeningness of the previous Johnnie Walker parties –
Passion for Fashion at Bakita, sponsored by Johnnie Walker.
Johnnie Walker Jet Black in Singapore earlier this year.
Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge in Malaysia:
Okay now to answer some questions…
- JOHNNIE WALKER® is the global partner of Formula One™ team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ since 2005, who was the 2009 Formula One™ SINGTEL Singapore Grand Prix night race winner and which team did he drive for?
According to Wikipedia - The race was won by McLaren-Mercedes driver and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton.
- The Johnnie Walker® JET BLACK race party is the most talked about party of the Singapore Night Race, featuring a stellar line up of the world’s best DJ’s, stunning interactive party experiences, and stylish JOHNNIE WALKER® cocktails. Tell us in 50 words or less why we should send you and a friend an exclusive invitation to the party and include 3 or more hi quality pictures of your version of a perfect JOHNNIE WALKER® race party to win yourself 2 passes each to both exclusive events.
I should be sent to the party because…I’m a loyal Johnnie Walker drinker. And…so far I’ve been to all the Johnnie Walker parties so far…which makes you think:
Is it a happening Johnnie Walker party because Josh Lim is there, or is Josh Lim there because its a happening Johnnie Walker party?
(Just bring me there, and you’ll never need to find out!
My perfect Johnnie Walker race party has…
Because there’s something particularly noteworthy about being able to party it up, have drinks AND still be able to photograph and write about it later.
And over the years, I’ve really grown to love the overlap between bloggers + friends that I have. It’s special how I can work AND party with people that are helping me fuel my dreams with Advertlets, and to know that they are having fun and gaining something along the way too.
(Also, whenever I’m out at any party, someone inevitably asks me ’Where are your bloggers?’, regardless of which party I go to, so its kind of expected that they are there…)
They say that without women, all the money in the world would have no meaning. I agree.
And of course,
Whether on the rocks, or mixed with green tea (my personal favourite), or any of the special cocktails that you’ll find at Johnnie Walker events…its the smooth taste that keeps you walking and partying all night. The third anniversary of Advertlets was celebrated with the opening of an ultra premium Johnnie Walker blue label btw
(Presented here by the lovely Daphne Iking, back at the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge party in 2010)
Lastly, I’m writing this cause I love Johnnie Walker and all the party experiences they’ve given me before – in fact I don’t even need to write this as Advertlets is organizing the contest and I’ll be going to the party anyway, but I decided to write it cause I love Johnnie Woot!
Having already conquered three cities this year, the country’s number one clubbing phenomenon, H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ will be storming through a further two cities on July 6 and 9. After capturing the imagination of more than 2,500 clubbers back in April, H-Artistry returns once again to Penang (Sixty9ine Mansion, Batu Ferringhi – July 6) and Kuala Lumpur (Mist Club, Bangsar – July 9). This time around, with an expected crowd of over 2,000, the upcoming H-Artistry party promises to enthral party-goers to two explosive partying experiences where sights, sounds, and tastes collide.
I’ve been to all but one of the Hennessy Artistry parties so far, and I have to tell you that it’s always pretty awesome.
With collaborative performances, visual stimulations and new digital interactions, H-Artistry promises to surprise folks with a contemporary clubbing platform that is bold, daring and fresh, culminating in the ultimate blend of urban sounds and cultures that come together through electrifying performances that will leave guests awestruck and craving for more.
For an idea of what to expect (besides of course, great drinks all night!), check out this video that I shot and edited of Hennessy Artistry back in April. It shows:
Hennessy Mixing Bar, Hennessy Music Mix Synth (the music blocks), Hennessy iMix Challenge (iPad game) & the Hennessy Interactive Photowall
Party-goers who register themselves on the official H-Artistry Facebook fan page for both the upcoming parties in Sixty9ine Mansion and Mist Club will also be receiving a new Hennessy ID Tag (a wristband equipped with radio frequency identification – RFID – technology) which will allow them to log on to their respective Facebook accounts and automatically post their activities as status updates whenever they scan their wristbands onto a Hennessy ID reader located at each Hennessy Mixing Zone booth. For example, registered guests will be able to instantaneously tag photos of them on their Facebook profile simply by scanning their wristbands on a reader whenever they have had their pictures taken at the Hennessy Interactive Photowall.
Revellers can also keep a look out for the Hennessy Mobile Photo Tagging team who will be making their way around the venue to snap pictures of party-goers. Photos that are taken can then be edited to resemble a magazine cover whereby guests will also be able to instantaneously tag their pictures on their respective Facebook profiles.
On the music front, the event will see a blend of musical talents from Malaysia and Denmark belting it out on a night that promises to be bold, daring, and fresh, ultimately, culminating in a blend of urban sounds and cultures that come together through electrifying performances that will leave guests awestruck and craving for more.
Headlining the line up at the upcoming H-Artistry party is German electro/house duo, the Beautiful Beat Girls. The group comprises of Meliah, the globetrotting vocalist of the duo who have performed at some of the best clubs in the world alongside some renowned DJs, and DJ/producer Dinakeen whose technical proficiency and ability in heating up any dancefloor has helped place the Beautiful Beat Girls as a dynamic performing duo. Making their debut on the H-Artistry stage, this German electro/house outfit is ready to infect the dance floors of Sixty9ine Mansion and Mist Club come July.
Check out the video below of their introduction:
Staying true to H-Artistry’s innovative approach in blending musical genres of the East and West, the upcoming party will also see Malaysia’s very own acclaimed singer-composer Reshmonu take on the famed H-Artistry stage. Multi-talented and award-winning Reshmonu forged a career in the Malaysian English music scene virtually single-handedly, going from humble beginnings as a sound engineer to becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the Malaysian English music industry over the past five years. Known for his talents in singing, writing, producing, arranging and engineering his own music, he has since established himself as the premier English Language market entertainer in Malaysia. Among some of his standout credentials include performances for Alicia Keys, Prodigy, Pussycat Dolls and Ryan Star of RockstarSupernova. Armed with his R&B prowess, Reshmonu will be looking to heat up the H-Artistry party in Sixty9ine Mansion and Mist Club.
Joining him on the H-Artistry stage is Malaysian progressive trance group TRIMIX. For the duo (Droolotte Tasha and Samuel Dan), TRIMIX symbolises the mixture of three different compounds into one, resulting in an ecstatic result. With this in mind, their sets are designed to be unique, exquisite and truly phenomenal. TRIMIX’s wide-ranging sounds cover progressive, tech and trance and unleashes phenomenal energy through its beats. Set to bring a whole new experience in progressive trance, TRIMIX will be looking to conquer the dancefloor at H-Artistry through some of the most infectious and addictive tunes the country has ever heard. Bringing to life its trademark repertoire, ‘The Global Art of Mixing’, revellers can also expect to be blown away by H-Artistry’s trademark special collaboration performances by all three acts. Truly one-of-a-kind, party-goers can look forward to experiencing the blending of music at its best.
With more than just music reverberating through the clubs’ walls, H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ is where music and drinks find the perfect match. The blending of different musical genres provides the core essence, while the versatility of Hennessy V.S.O.P mixed in the form of its signature long drinks provides the inimitable spirit to complete the distinct ultimate clubbing experience.
A global musical phenomenon, H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ parties also takes place in some of the largest cities around the world which includes New York, Shanghai, Taipei, and Los Angeles. Among some of the big names who have performed at these international parties includes Ciara, The Roots, Mike Posner, Alexandra Burke, Harlem Yu, Jay Chou, Jacky Cheung, and Sammi Cheng. The parties in Malaysia have also been nothing short of impressive. Locally, the event has in the past, featured a host of star-studded performers such as Flo-Rida, Kardinal Offishall, Shayne Ward, Boys Like Girls, The Ying Yang Twins, Da Mouth, and many others.
Passes to the H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ parties are by-invitation only. To stand a chance to be invited to these upcoming exclusive events, visit H-Artistry’s official Facebook fan page at www.h-artistry.com.my/facebook to register. Registrations close 1 week before the actual date of the first event.
Alternatively to receive updates about the upcoming parties follow H-Artistry on Twitter: www.h-artistry.com.my/twitter. Both the H-Artistry parties in Sixty9ine Mansion & Mist Club are strictly open to non-Muslim guests aged 21 years and above only. ID verifications will be carried out at the door.
I haven’t updated this in a while…AGAIN. So here’s a BIG update – just let me know what you’ll like to see more of and I’ll be posting more on what happened. So it’ll be split into Parties, Events, Birthdays & Daytime Stuff (as in, the stuff that doesn’t happen at night)
Let’s start with the Daytime stuff:
First off, this year, Advertlets sponsored the World Bloggers & Social Media Summit. Very happy to be there. Even happier knowing which other company we replaced as Official Blog Advertising Partner. It was a great event, amazing insights, our booth was one of the most visited (it was either our showreel, my good looks or the fabulous promoters we had), and we got lots of great feedback on our event. The hashtag for the event trended on Twitter locally (#bloggersummit) in Malaysia, higher than even the commentary on the Anonymous hacking attacks on Malaysians sites. Happy to know also that most of the negative comments came either from the following a) people with a stake in some other blog advertising company. b) people who weren’t there. c) both a & b.
You’ll notice that I’ve cut my hair too. Like it?
The Daytime Stuff
The Advertlets Team, promoters & blogger speakers.
Don’t they make you wanna blog?
There was also a trip to Cherating for our client Holiday Villa, where Advertlets Bloggers took part in a sand sculpting competition. Predictably, we did not win.
James Baum‘s birthday, which was a small private celebration with some really nice people. He’s the guy on the left. You may not have seen him, but you’ll definitely be hearing a lot of him on Hitz & Astro very soon. He’s got a new single out, called “Dirinya Sebenar”. It’s a great track, and I’m not just saying it because I’m in the music video. lol
And this was blogger Melly Ling’s birthday. She’s the one in the blue shiny dress and the lollipop. Her sweet 21st birthday!
The guy in the middle is Dax Lee, co-owner of The Hill, Bukit Damansara. Surrounded by Russian babes.
Here you have a photo of two of the founders of the hottest startups in Malaysia, and two hot babes. It isn’t actually Joel Neoh’s birthday. But it might as well be. Why? You might not know Joel, but you may have bought a voucher or two from Groupon Malaysia, formerly known as Groupsmore. He still won’t tell me how much he made from the deal. Haha.
And this is a recap of the parties & events this 2 months:
Stylekandi screening of Green Lantern at GSC Pavillion with the lovely Alicia Tan.
Food tasting at La Risata in Damansara Heights. More on this soon – got lots of food shots to post up.
Super GT party at The Hill!
Comedy Club at Zouk KL, thanks to AirAsia!
Elena Hong and me at 7aste Queenstown at Ecoba. Remember to buy Acca Kappa hair brushes, and Che Che New York bags! It’ll make her happy!)
The well color matched Zoey & Zoe at Hennessy Artistry at The Opera
The Josh, the Clarice & the Olivia at @live after Hennessy Artistry at The Opera
Camwhoring in Penang for 7aste Queenstown at 32 Mansion.
With Penang bloggers at 7aste Penang.
Alrites, we will have more soon!
Advertlets, Advertlets Bloggers, Parties & Events May 25th, 2011
I was recently invited to go for a media trip to Penang thanks to Hennessy Malaysia, with other bloggers. Mostly Advertlets Bloggers (10/15), I’m happy to add Anyway, check this out – I put together a video of our experiences there! The full post & pictures will be up very soon, meantime enjoy a 2:30 video distilled from over an hour of footage. Hope you like it, and stay tuned for my upcoming full posts on the party, the night out in Penang after that, and Hennessy Artistry 2011 in KL!
(PS: Reduce the video resolution from 720P to 360P or 480P if the video is loading slowly. But view in HD for the full effect!)
How can you NOT know about Brand’s Essence of Chicken? Ever since I was young (which really is not that long ago.) it’s been the staple advert everywhere. In a nutshell, it’s really like chicken soup for the brain.
As you can see, that’s a tweet from 3 months back. I eventually ended up pouring it into another microwave safe cup to heat it up. I’ve been taking Brand’s Essence of Chicken since I was young, just not very regularly.
Later on I found out that you can very safely microwave it, just uncap it first. (30 seconds on medium-high).
It is important to note that no one on my Twitter list was particularly helpful, giving me lots of silly suggestions. But anyway…
Now they’ve come up with this 14 day challenge, which is conveniently, the number of bottles they have in a box!
So here’s the thing, I’m gonna take on the Brand’s Essence of Chicken 14 day challenge to see whether this stuff will make me smarter and all that jazz. I doubt I will develop telepathy, but who knows. As I’m sure you guys know, I’m an avid party goer, and I’m hoping that drinking some healthy stuff for once will offset my alcohol intake.
As BrandsWorld.com.my puts it - “In today’s highly competitive workplace, knowing how to work smart is more important than working hard. What do you need to do to become smarter? What do you need to do to become smarter?”
As the Managing Director and all-round “kuli” of Advertlets, staying sharp is pretty essential as I have to make decisions on a regular basis. And well…the brain is like a muscle – the more you flex it, the better it gets. Being sharp and able to answer quickly is also important – I get asked questions like “Why would advertising on blogs work? Shouldn’t I advertise in the newspapers instead?”, or…”I don’t read blogs. People read blogs meh?” so I need to have smart, logical answers to counter them. (And the answers are: “Ask an 18-25 year old when was the last time they read a newspaper”, and “600,000 Malaysian readers of Advertlets blogs a day would disagree. A lot of people do, and you cannot base “me and my 5 friends” surveys to apply to everyone in Malaysia ”
Enhancing my mental capability is also something I do on a regular basis - I actually play a few quick rounds of a version of “Scrabble” as soon as I wake up, most days. It’s called WordsWithFriends, and you should check it out. Not many people are “clear” (as opposed to “blur”) when they just wake up, so I’m actually pretty happy that I manage to come up with good words most days even after seconds of waking up. I think I should be doing even better after taking more Brand’s.
There are an array of benefits surrounding the consumption of Brands Essence of Chicken on daily basis. For example, on the box it says that the ingredients are: ‘Essence of Chicken’, and ‘Caramel’. How can you argue that it’s not good for you, or even that it’s bad for you? Nonsense. The only people who would say it’s bad for you are the Essence of Mongoose fanatics. And think about it; caramel makes everything delicious: Snickers, brownies, ice cream etc. Generally the benefits are two main ones: Concentration & Memory. They actually did a clinical research study in where 175 fourth-year medical students were asked to take a number recall test, and those who did take Brand’s scored higher.
Some product info: A box of Brand’s Essence of Chicken with 14 bottles will cost you RM67.80, which works out to RM4.80 a bottle.
It seems a bit pricy, but it’s not really – in comparision to other less healthy things you might drink or partake of such as a Red Bull Vodka for RM15. Which I take every weekend, really. Or a pack of cigarettes, which is now RM10 a box.
My current lifestyle is basically like this: Wake up, work, party, sleep. I should emphasize that the ‘sleep’ and ‘wake up’ are really close together. So it’ll be good to have something to offset my unhealthy lifestyle. I’m now on my 4th day, so it’s a bit too early to tell. But…
I’m going to let my blog readers tell me how they want me to challenge my mental capabilities over the next few days!
2. Here’s a challenge for you: “Why are manhole covers round?” Give me your best answer.
Drop your comments with suggestions!
The best answer will win:
a) 1 Box of Brand’s Essence of Chicken with 14 Bottles
b) A hug from Josh Lim if you are female, a high-five if you are male.
This was last year’s Black Circuit Lounge! Check out the video below – In there you’ll see me (just for a split second), local bloggers, as well as celebs!
There’s another video you should check out – pretty hilarious actually! You know the drink…but do you know who Johnnie Walker was?
Since 2009, I have not missed the Black Circuit series of parties
The Black Circuit Lounge Party this year will be on the 9th April 2011,
Johnnie Walker, the World’s number one Scotch whisky and global partner for highly successful Formula One team McLaren Mercedes did an after race party experience which is held in Kuala Lumpur last year. The Black Circuit Lounge. The reason Johnnie Walker has partnered with VMM because they both share the values of innovation, winning and leadership.
On this coming April 9th, this Ultimate V-VIP Race Party will be delivered in Black. This luxury race party will feature Superstar-mixer DJ Enferno from the East Coast and DJ Sophia Lin will show Kuala Lumpur why she has captivated the Hollywood clubbing scene. Definitive Hip Hop DJs in Asia, Hong Kong’s DVDJ I-Tek and Malaysia’s very own sweetheart DJ Faith will also be spinning for the A-listers at the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge.
Very recently, I went down to Singapore for the Johnnie Walker Jet Black party.
Singapore was great – I got to see lots of familiar faces from KL, as well as many new ones from Singapore! I went down with Jason, Rebecca & Melanie from Advertlets, and met up with some Singaporean bloggers there I’ll be covering this event in full in a later post.
Prepping before the party
All in black and gold
Time to party
This is part of a blogging competition btw. The TWO best blog post will receive a Limited Edition bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and 8GB Limited Edition Chrome USB Drive by Johnnie Walker.
I remember the first time I had Johnnie Walker Blue Label (costs about 3-4 times as much as Black Label). It was at Digital Wednesday, and my partner bought one to celebrate Advertlets’ 3rd Anniversary. It was a very good bottle, and was easily finished throughout the night
For your chance to win tickets to the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge, visit www.blackcircuit.com.my/facebook to stay connected with insider-access and exclusive offers only from Johnnie Walker.
Also visit Johnnie Walker FB page: http://www.facebook.com/JohnnieWalkerMalaysia LIKE it and Find for instructions of what needs to be done to stand a chance to be the chosen one!
Parties & Events March 5th, 2011
Long time readers of my blog would note that I’ve blogged about the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit party last year.
And, my first time ever visiting an F1 race in 2009was sponsored by non other than Johnnie Walker. It was a great first time experience, and I went for F1 the following year too.
Which were excellent experiences.
But now, there is a bigger challenge, and a bigger “Josh Lim Adventure” to pursue. Note that these two events were in Malaysia. It’s time to take it international.
You, my blog reader, get to decide if I should be eligible to be one of the 2 bloggers to go for the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge party in SINGAPORE on the 12th of March 2011! And not only that – I get to go there and come back in style!
- - The two best judged blog posts by the Johnnie Walker Malaysia team will win an all-expense paid trip for 3D2N stay in Singapore from 11th – 13th March 2011 with a friend and experience a Johnnie Walker after-race party in Singapore cosmopolitan style with the “Jet Black” mega event (March 12th) + be hosted at Singapore’s hottest club – Filter Members’ Club. (March 11th)
- - Flight to and from Singapore (2 pax)
- - 3D2N hotel stay in downtown Singapore inclusive of all meals (2 pax)
- - Limo transfers in Singapore (2 pax)
- - A bottle of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve with winner’s name personally engraved
- - A Limited Edition Johnnie Walker Racing Jacket
If you can do so, I’ll be as happy as Lewis Hamilton winning, like shown below.
Here’s a video of what to expect from the parties – it’s footage of last year’s party, with an introduction by Lewis Hamilton!
If you read this blog, you’re very likely know Johnnie Walker (maybe even every weekend). And you know the Black Circuit Lounge parties. But just in case you don’t…
Johnnie Walker, the World’s number one Scotch whisky (and Josh Lim’s 99.9% of the time most drank whisky) and global partner for highly successful Formula One team McLaren Mercedes (winners hang out with other winners!), once again will be bringing Malaysians the ultimate VVIP after-race party experience to Kuala Lumpur, the Black Circuit Lounge. This highly anticipated event is an inside-look at the glamorous lifestyle of global racing that Johnnie Walker has privileged access to.
I’m personally very thankful to the Johnnie Walker brand for giving me many opportunities to attend events, as well as being a part of my nights out, year after year:
From 2008 (notice the short hair, different specs & slimmer body)
Year 2010 (please disregard the girly hair I have)
For me to win, I have to answer this question:
What amazes you most about the lifestyle of an F1 driver and why do you deserve to experience a part of it with Johnnie Walker?
So since this is a 2 part question:
What amazes me the most about the lifestyle of an F1 Driver?
For me, the most amazing part of the lifestyle of an F1 Driver is the fact that they can inspire people from near and far, simply by doing well at what they are good at – driving and consequently, winning. Even though most of these people would have never met their favourite racer, or come from the same country, the skill demonstrated is enough to make them root for him.
And as such, this commitment to a lifestyle, brings many benefits – lovely WAGS (Wives And Girlfriends), financial benefits, fame and people from all around the world cheering your name and sharing your joy in victories.
Most people will not know the commitment needed to be an F1 driver…you have to undergo gruelling practice, not to mention the physical challenges – it is said that F1 drivers actually lose weight in the race cockpit because of the G forces and physical energy involved.
Why does Josh Lim deserve to experience a part of it with Johnnie Walker?
- Because I gotta “Keep Walking” and do what I do in Advertlets (I bring in the ads, yo!) to keep bloggers blog’s monetized…I have missed several good parties including Zoukout in Singapore (even though we had free tickets from Tourism Singapore), and well…my colleagues Jason got to go for Hennessy Artistry in Shanghai and Rebecca got to go to Australia for a trip…I’ve mostly been stuck here in Malaysia due to work. So if you think that Advertlets has been performing well for your blog, vote for me to win, because I think I deserve a break!
- I’ll take nice photos. And post them up here. Promise!
- I haven’t really partied in Singapore before. Sure, I’ve been there, sure I’ve had drinks, but I have never had an epic party in Singapore yet. I’ve partied in Korea but not Singapore, which is very weird considering how close Singapore is.
- I am a pretty responsible drinker. Most people don’t know this, or might have problem believing this, but I don’t drink as much as people believe I do (getting photographed at lots of parties does not help)
- Here are some tips for you: Don’t mix liquor, beer & wine. Different types of alcohol affect you differently, hence especially if you try something you haven’t before, you could be ill-prepared to handle it. You could stick to drinking Johnnie Walker all night -
- After drinking, make sure you are adequately hydrated to prevent a hangover the next day. An energy drink (Revive, 100 Plus or Red Bull) will help. Or, 1.5 litres of water. I’ve only had 2 hangovers in 12 years, and that’s because I’ve followed this rule.
- Have a friend drive you home if you are too drunk to drive, or take a cab. There are also other services available locally that will drive YOUR car back to your house, saving you the trouble of collecting your car the next day.
The Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge series of parties have an outstanding amount of celebrities, here’s some from last year. I’m looking forward to taking pictures of Singaporean and international celebrities at the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge party there
Dhanya Nambiar (left)
Elaine Daly & Andy Azwin (center)
Adam Carruthers (middle)
Joey G & Reshmonu.
Wouldn’t it be great if I can party with celebs & some really nice people in Singapore?
Remember to check out my posting here, do drop a comment on my entry! www.blackcircuit.com.my/facebook
Lastly, never drink and drive. Especially not WHILE driving. Unless it’s water, the before-race drink of champions like Jenson Button. You can only drink after you win
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Not only did I skip church last Sunday, I also had a very sinful breakfast. Me, Melanie & Jason from Advertlets went down to preview Tom Dick & Harry’s new breakfast menu. Tom Dick & Harry’s is in TTDI, same row as Sid’s, Boathouse & 42 East. When the first dish arrived we were a bit dissapointed…not because of the food itself, but because it was just one dish. We brought this up…and they told us “Trust me, you’ll want to sample everything so we’re going to bring it out dish by dish. Later, you can order again if you want more of a particular dish”.
They bill themselves as Tom Dick & Harry’s pub + grub, and the grub part definitely delivered. It is important to note that I tried nearly everything here. It was a LOT, and at the end of the day we were really stuffed. It is also the first time I’ve had a Hoegaarden & Savannah Cider in the morning.
Warning, high resolution food pictures taken by yours truly ahead. You’re going to be hungry looking at them.
Everything here is roughly RM16-RM25, except for the Pork Knuckle. You’ll know why when you see it later.
Remember, they serve this until 2PM. So even if you wake up late, you can get breakfast. And if you’re there slightly later at 2, they’ll probably serve it to you anyway, especially if you were drinking there the night before, haha.
First off, The Big Breakfast. A staple American breakfast.
I didn’t try this below though, the Spinach Wrap. If you’re a vegetarian (it’s a vegetarian dish), you might like it, but I doubt most people want spinach in the morning. It’s with cheddar & cream cheese inside though, so it’s probably nice. Wait, cheese inside makes it non vegetarian. Or is it?
I forget what this was called, but it was nice.
Bring on the pancakes…
The Savoury Panckes are served with bacon, honey glazed ham and melted mozzarella cheese. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds.
The Banana Pancakes are served with caramelized banana and vanilla ice cream.
Steak & Eggs is tender grain fed Ribeye steak served with sunny side up, golden hash browns, saute mushrooms and fresh grilled tomatoes, with beefy brown gravy on the side.
And the big kahuna…the Pork Knuckle dish. To give you a demonstration of how large this is exactly, I present Janis with the dish:
Later on Jonathan Cheah from Albert Wines & Spirits dropped by…
With his very cute kid Makes me want to have kids, no just kidding not so soon.
Albert Wine & Spirits is the company that distributes SKYY Vodka. There was a good SKYY Vodka / Sex In The City 2 Party I attended sometime back.
And…the cornflakes. Honestly I must say that EVERYTHING I tried on the other dishes was nice, except the cornflakes which I’m surprised were a big “masuk angin”. Anyway, it’s an easily rectifiable problem la.
The Eggs Benedicks (No, it’s not a mispelling, it’s called that, as the pub is called Tom Dick & Harry’s).
This is insane, below. It is what it sounds like. Mars & Snickers chocolate bars dipped in flour, then fried. I enjoyed the Snickers one, but the Mars one tasted a bit odd. Then again, I don’t like Mars bars to begin with. Snickers however is a different story. On some days, all I have for breakfast+lunch is a Snickers bar and a Red Bull. Yes, I am aware that is a terrible dietary habit.
I don’t think I got to try the Corned Beef Fritattas, as it was walloped by other people at the table. So I have to assume it’s good.
I forgot what this was called, but it was crispy.
The “Pork fries is not as scary as it sounds. It’s not lard, it’s actually more like luncheon meat. Big points for presentation.
Anyway, here’s some of the people that were there…
On the left (duh) is Melanie Hwa. She’s recently joined the Advertlets team, and so far has been doing a good job despite the fact that her hair is covering half of her face most of the time. At least she doesn’t knock into things. If you see her in real life, make sure to call her Melanie Hwa with emphasis on the Hwa, like HWAAAHH!
Jason (fattie with camera) you should know la. Janis (with sunglasses on head) is a writer with the Malay Mail.
Aly, formerly from Red FM and Lexie Rodriguez, Radio Host for Red FM’s Late Night Love Songs. Aly writes a food blog here and was previously featured on this blog as an auditioneer for the E News Asia auditions.
Rebecca was there for a while before she had to leave for another food review. Blogger Cheng Yi from Fat Boy Bakes was there too.
Aly also got to try the Judgement Call, a potent cocktail that is actually served like this. As you might guess, it does not look easy to go down, but Aly did a good job finishing it and it seemed to have little effect on her.
And that’s it! More food posts soon
The KL Party Boy is back! Parties: Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Revealed & Moet Hennessy Diageo Media Night!
Advertlets Bloggers, Parties & Events January 28th, 2011
The Kuala Lumpur party boy has returned. After an absence from blogging for about a month…AYAM BEG!! (read it out loud).
It is important to note that EVERYTHING in this blog post here happened within the same day. And was written, photographed, edited and uploaded on the same day too. This is my first post of 2011, and I resolve to be more consistent with my blog updates in future, have many pretty pictures for you, exercise regularly, all in addition to being more of an Epic Lim.
First off earlier in the day, met Bridgette Liberty Yu of pillowtalkpromises at Bangsar Shopping Centre for a discussion. Her friend, JT, a Youtube travel vlogger was there too.
Also managed to meet up with a client at the same venue to collect the below gift. Thanks to Holiday Villa for the first CNY gift of the year! Do fan the Holiday Villa page and consider Holiday Villa Group Of Hotels & Resorts for all your accomodation needs
After that – it was time to head over for the Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Revelation Press Conference, where Malaysia’s selected representative for 2011 would be announced.
I don’t usually get to shoot 3 beauty queens on the same day, but today was an exception. Btw, Advertlets was the online partner for Miss Universe Malaysia 2010, and will continue this year too
The thing with Deborah Priya Henry is that she’s incredible to shoot. It is SO HARD to get a bad shot of her. Honestly I can see why the public was so supportive and the judges that she should be the one to represent Malaysia today.
Met my friend Janis there too at the press conference. Love her tattoo. Don’t stare too long though, she’ll kill you.
Later in the night, there was the unveiling party I realize I look rather pretty in this photo below. Bloggers in the picture are Naomi (in the background, white outfit), of naomitham.blogspot.com, and Magdeline Wang (black dress, right hand side) of mag-a-licious.blogspot.com
Serena C was the host for the night.
Lavinne & Fay Hokulani. I like how her name sounds like a drink. Like “OMG, I had so many Fay Hokulanis last night!’
‘mag-a-licious’ Magdeline Wang with Deborah Priya Henry. Notice they are the same height. I will make a prediction – Magdeline Wang will qualify as a finalist, if not win Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 History would have taught you that hot girls usually appear on this blog before winning titles. After all, Yvonne Sim was on this blog too, 1 year before she was FHM Girl Next Door 2010.
A woman loudly exclaimed “I want to take a picture with Miss Universe Malaysia!”
She had a very strong resemblance, and I asked her “Aren’t you like, her sister?”. And she said, “Yes!”.
They really look similiar. If Deborah Priya Henry doesn’t win this year, I suggest we send her clone sister in the next few years.
And below. Please forgive the stupid chinaman grin I have. The lady with the nice hair and incredibly sharp nose is Patricia Sue Lin Knudsen, one of the potential candidates for this year’s Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 as well. Personally I would have liked her to have been selected.She looks like an exact mix of a Asian and European features. She’s from Denmark btw.
Looking at Patricia from different angles gives you a different impression of her ethnicity. Evolution dictates that the further away samples from the gene pool, the better the results. That’s why Pan-Asians are so hot, and people who marry their cousins produce ugly children. This only reinforces my decision to one day marry a Brazillian supermodel, or perhaps, hire one to spawn my future child.
Anyway, back to the topic – the major pageants (World, Universe) are all about women who are tall. As the average height for contestants from other countries is 5’10. Which is unfortunate. I personally would like there to be a pageant for women below 5’5. There used to be a Miss Malaysia Petite pageant, but it was discontinued. Serious. I think it’s a great idea. Last year’s Miss Universe Malaysia 2010 2nd runner up, Vera Hui was excellent – great features, build and speaking skills, but given that she was 5’4, 2nd runner up was the furthest she could go.
Trivia: Did you know? The last Miss Malaysia Petite was Hannah Tan. The pageant was discontinued after that.
Have you heard of “Yew Han Baker?” No, it’s not a bakery run by a Chinese man It’s the guy on the right, below. Nice chap that I’ll hopefully be shooting again soon, together with the rest of his pop-rock band.
Dynas Mokhtar was there too.
Deborah Priya Henry OMG so pretty.
Pat, below, runs things at this club. Let this be an example to you that you don’t need to have typical Chinese girl long hair to look good. She looks great with this short crop, which she informed me she had just done recently.
Magdeline Wang is gonna be famous someday
Meanwhile, Nadine Ann Thomas, Miss Universe Malaysia 2010…was today revealed as an aspiring hip hop DJ currently under the Kartel label of Joe Flizzow.
Fo shizzle ya’ll.
Below is Hafiz of CuteCarry.com, fashion blogger and Kee Hua Chee, celebrity journalist were there at the party too. Here they are in their fabulous outfits.
Okay. After that it was onward to the next party at The Hill…which is…wait for it…wait for it…ON A HILL!
I was there for the Moet Hennessy Diageo Media Appreciation Night. MHD is a conglomerate that may sound familiar to you. That’s because they are the parent brand for Hennessy, Belvedere, Johnnie Walker, Bailey’s, Glenmorangie, Smirnoff, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot & more!
Mag followed along for the second party of the night
Nadia Heng (Miss World Malaysia 2010), her friend Cassandra, & Roen, who is one of the owners of The Hill.
Big time taiko Jason Ong of mynjayz.com was there too. Damn stylish right his samfu. He must have really good taste, or the person that picked the outfit for him has.
Each guest was given chips to use for the card games in a “casino” with “baccarat” and “blackjack”. Those with the most chips at the end of the night won prizes.
There was also a very entertaining “beer pong” game, played with liqour of course.
I don’t know who this girl is, but she is very photogenic.
Helenness Chong is looking stylish with her Takashi Murakami Louis Vuitton bag.
Erica Ting does her ‘ting’.
And then there’s this random person below la.
Last stop for the night was Devi’s Corner for some Maggi and teh ais
Lastly, here’s yet another picture of Deborah Priya Henry, our new Miss Universe Malaysia 2011!