Saturday, June 20, 2009

And we are live! PJ Challenge '09 Blogger's "K" arnival

"What makes you so keen to go there?" - my best gal asked me, in her articulate, gwai lo's English (though it's a text).

"For my business laR!"- I answered in my typical Phua Chu Kang english.

Though I don't really know what I was getting myself into by attending the PJ Challenge '09 Blogger's Karnival, all I know was, I want to learn more about blogging effectively. So that I can use some of the knowledge for my business. I am about to launch my new business- online 1-1 marketing agency. Yes, me a techno virgin. (You see my blog, u know laR), and yes, you don't have to be a tech expert to be awarded Mdec Technoprenuer Pre-Seed Fund RM150,000.

With my mini girlfriend in tow aka The Daugther, I plastered on my concealer (late nite laR), and head to Jaya 33.

Well, I must say, my first impression upon reaching was...huh? Apa ini? Someone was giving a speech, (reading), and I'm like, 'Who's this dude'??? My immediate thought was, does he even blog aR? (Erm, well I'm ignorant, so forgive me)

Then, it was kinda downhill slide from there, this Karnival thingy, missed the kids colouring contest lar, missed the BLOG 101 workshop lar...until BLOG 411 workshop, which is the Blogger Sharing Session, featuring celebrity bloggers (ahem!) like Amanda Choe, Ellie Chee, Niki Cheong, Josh Lim.

I'm HUNGRY for information man, gimme! Gimme!

So, why this post? Live blogging contest in Blogger's Karnival! Ya, so I'm a newbie blogger, I'm a techno virgin, my business partner uses me as test subject on our website- to see if it's idiot proof...but what the heck!

Laptops are provided (brand new, damn it), and laptops are up to be WON!

Here I am, sitting beside Glos- what, the youngest blogger in Malaysia, started age 10, now he's 11, over 100 visitors/ day. Everybody now, WOW!

But I must tell you, its tough to concentrate to blog now, while lapping up tips & insights that's happening on stage, sh*t.

More so, when Soh Hem Sem is on stage. Swoonnnn...

Being crazy about marketing myself, I was intrigued how a RM160k ad budget can increase Brylcreem's market share from 3% to around 16%. But, from what they showed, the campaign rocks!

Loads of good stuff which I'm sure a lot of bloggers will blog about soon. I was alternating between tech-notebook, and old skool-notebook with pen frantically jotting down good points.

Some notable sharing from the stage:

Kenny Sia - sometimes you get really personal on your site, and the online & real life world start confusing you.

Rames & Smashpop
I was busy typing, and missed out some parts of their sharing, but boy, did I not missed out that JUMP!

Josh Well, Josh is his typical self. Talkative, confident, and well, talking about chicks.

Two beauuuutiful chicks- Amanda, & Ellie Chee Open access..the dangers of the internet. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the picture of the pervert who flashed her in MSN!
But the most beautiful chick of all today for me is...

The Kaspersky Kid Ambassodor!! :D

I'll be back next year! Hopefully with tons of improvement on da blog.


minchow said...

Heeeeyy, sounds like it was a worthwhile outing after all! I saw a lot of tweets on this last night too!