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  • Sunday, November 16, 2008

    Competitor Analysis

    Whats On My Mind:

    I'll be going to Singapore on the 21th - 25th
    this month for Asia Conference!

    After my transfer to Dessert's Bar Menara Hap Seng KL,

    The challenge became harder because of tight competition between various food and beverage outlets.

    We device strategies and plans, only to find out the much more prestigious food brands copy our same technique also!

    Howdy neighbor!

    Blardy hell, need or not ar?

    We give sampling half cup, they give sampling full cup with straw some more....

    Nak cari gaduh ke?

    But not as power as this next neighbor.

    This wan is dine & bank man! Now you cant find excuse to not pay for the food anymore.

    And what is darn arse is, when they got too much of customers,

    The customers will naturally come over and sit at our tables outside.... :(

    Indian buffet

    Observing my surroundings can be really interesting, cause I notice something,

    On our left is Old Town Kopitiam, right side we have Starbucks, Desserts Bar is sandwich in the middle between those super brands, Olive Tree is just few doors away.

    Imagine with me, OTK sells full meal set, Starbucks and their signature aromatic coffee, Olive tree with its value buffet lunch and we on the other hand offer delicious desserts.

    But this neighbor of ours...

    Sells their country!

    Sunday, November 9, 2008

    Temporary Inspirational Down Spiral

    Whats On My Mind:

    I feel like a walking dead man...
    So "Energyless" and tired...

    I sat in front of my computer, with all my strength I began to think and feel.

    I closed my eyes, and began to follow with the melody.

    I listen to it again and again and again and again.

    To my horror, I wasn't able to put into pen any words to describe the feeling from the playing melody.

    I felt frustrated,

    "What has happened to me?! Why cant I write anything!?"

    Doubt began to cloud my senses, I could not understand why,

    My mind was white blank, I literally felt that I was choking when I lay myself on my bed, every breath I take it felt heavy.

    Suddenly rhyming and 'poetic' writing seems so alien to me.

    Maybe because I am just mentally and physically tired?

    Maybe its just not the right time?

    Or maybe I'm just blunt and this season of time...?

    I wan to be able to write good lyrics again... I believe I will once more, even better and greater then before.

    But when? When will I regain my inspiration again...

    Dear God, empower me to write again!

    Sunday, November 2, 2008

    Award From His Royal Highness Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan

    *Phone rings*

    Me: "Hello?"

    Mr.Adrian: "Melvin, Mr Adrian here."

    Me: "Oh! Whats up sir?"

    Mr.Adrian: "We won!"

    Me: "Won what?"

    Mr.Adrian: "The competition!"

    Me: "What competition?"

    Mr.Adrian: "Remember, few months back I submitted your group's video to the Malaysian Aids Council? We won 1st place!"

    Me: "Oh my gosh!"

    Mr.Adrian: "And the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong will be presenting the award at Mandarin Oriental Hotel!"

    Me: *pengsan*

    Mandarin Orientals Banquet hall

    I couldn't believe it myself when I heard about it!

    I was stunned and over joyed at the same time.

    I could only give thanks to God for He has blessed us with this award.

    Mr.Adrian represents us to receive the award

    But I was unable to tag along with Mr.Adrian to the award ceremony due to security reasons.

    Darn it! What they think I'm going to do? Boom the hotel & assassinate the King?

    Up till now, I still could not believe that this very award in my hands was presented by the King!

    What an honor!

    I have dream of many things, but certainly I have never dream of receiving an award from the King!

    Especially at the age of 19!


    I'm speechless...

    I don't know how to put it in words...

    Part of the notification e-mail that the organizer sent

    All I can say, without His strength and wisdom guiding me throughout my journey, I wont be at the stage I'm at today, thank You God.

    Without my GTG team mates, the video wont exist.

    No fancy long blog post, nor bombastic English words, I just wan to say...

    I'm darn proud of us all.

    p/s: will upload the other photos when I receive them.. :)