Archive for March 2008

The best barista blog

After bugging Danny for the longest time, he finally give in and started a blog on coffee.

For the uninitiated, Danny is the best barista and he makes kick ass Mocha at Geek Terminal. He is like a walking coffee encyclopedia. Go read his blog if you love coffee.

“Coffee should be Black as Hell, Strong as Death, Sweet as Love.”

Update: I just discovered that it is not a secret. A lot of people knew about it long time ago. I’m the slow one. :(

A day in DK’s life – 17 Mar 2008

10am: Woke up, check email and internet. Tried to do blogging, but didn’t have time to complete an entry. Need to rush out for meeting.

12pm: Reach The Indulge, Cathay for lunch meeting with Darren and Claudia from Yebber. For Blog2u team, we have Paddy, Diana and me. We update each other about our progress so far and our future plans. There are many areas which we can work together. Darren is a great guy to work with. He is flexible and always open to new ideas. And he is lucky to have a great staff like Claudia. Great team, look forwards to more ways which we can work together.

2pm: Lunch meeting over. Supposed to have another meeting at Geek Terminal at 3pm, but it is postponed till 6pm. Paddy is having another meeting for BAK2u business while Diana is meeting a potential client. Since I have nothing to do before the meeting, I decided to join Diana for her sales talk and see if there is anything I can help. Got a call from our programmer, Kevin, while on the way to the client’s place. Updated on the progress so far and I told him to focus on certain areas first. This way we can still get the things going while he go for his business trip on Wednesday. Everything looks good.

3pm: Reached the client place. Diana gave a sales pitch while I try to add in more details to her presentation. Diana is a fast learner. We are glad to have her as our sales staff.

4pm: Sales pitch over. Went to the nearby canteen for coffee with the client. Had a good chat and try to build up relations. End of the day, most business is done thru relation. Everything looks good. Seems like a done deal.

5pm: Left client place and head down to Geek Terminal. We are early for the meeting. Finally got time to check my email. I think I need a blackberry or iPhone so that I can check email while on the move.

6pm: Paddy arrived at Geek Terminal just in time for the meeting. Geek Terminal is a great place for event and meeting. This is the first time we are meeting the project team so we spend several minutes exchanging namecards. It’s a big team with members from several companies, each with their own expertises. From what I can see, we basically covered every aspect that is required in this project. This is going to be a strong team. I can’t reveal much about this project as NDA has been signed. All I can say is that something big is about to happen. And it is something new in the industry which none of our competitors has ever attempted. Am very excited about it.

730pm: Meeting over. Had a discussion with the boss of one of the company in the project. She is only a week younger than Paddy and shares many similarities with Paddy. Think we will enjoy working with each over on this project. We also explored several other ways which we could partner together. Things are going to be exciting. But by now, I’m already drained after a long day of meeting. Chris from geek terminal brought out some red wine for us to try. Unknown to many, Geek Terminal serves great wine too. Great for unwinding after a long day.

930pm: Finish discussion. Finally had my dinner. Almost forgotten about it.

1030pm: Left Geek Terminal and head home. Listened to last friday’s Buzz Out Loud podcast on the train. Too bad this week’s Tech65 podcast isn’t ready yet. Guess the folks must be busy. Switched to some loud music from Linkin Park while walking home. Great way to end the day.

The LG KS20 Launch Event

Finally got time to sit down and blog about this event.

Firstly, many thanks to LG, Fleishman and Princess Sabrina for inviting me to this event. It is always great to know that PR companies also invites bloggers to media event. Besides bloggers, forumers from PPCSG are also invited.

The event started with a very short intro on the KS20, follow by models doing cat walk with the phone. After that, they went from table to table showing us the features of the phone.

The KS20 is a cool looking smart phone. It looks like the LG Prada phone in many ways. But unlike the Prada phone, the KS20 is a smart phone which runs Windows Mobile 6.0. The KS20 has a 2.8″ 65K color touchscreen TFT display. It’s HSDPA (which is great if you have a mobile broadband SIM card) and also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. And FM radio too.

In short, it’s a cool phone. I didn’t get to play much with it cause everyone is crowding around the phone (or maybe the models).

We had lots of time to network around while the models go from table to table. Then came the lucky draw where 2 lucky winners walk away with the KS20. I didn’t win. Sigh. But Estee won. Lucky gal.

I know, you must be wondering why no pictures. Well, it turns out that most of my pictures are quite blurish. So decided not to post. If you are interested, you can check out the beautiful pictures taken by Jayden.

OK, Ok, I steal one photo of all the models and post here for you guys to bio and drool. (I mean drool over the phone, not the models!)

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I’m an orphan!

I have become an orphan in Friends for sale!

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What happen was, Precious bought me and set me free. So my value went from around $190k to 90k now.
WHY?!?! Why do this to me? I want my value back. :(

Looks like I’m going to take a very very very long time to get back my $190k value.

Please buy me in Friends for Sale. Pleassseee……

A day in DK’s life – 13 Mar 2008

First day of unemployment. Not very productive actually. Could have been better. But a big part of me wanted a break. So I kept the schedule simple.

11am: Woke up late cause I slept at 6am the night before. Check SMS to see one missed call and a SMS from her. Wanted to meet her for lunch at NUS initally, but didn’t cause she is supposed to have a meeting at 1:30pm. She SMSed to say that her meeting was postponed and asked if I was still interested in lunching with her. What kind of question was that? Who wouldn’t want to have lunch with her? So I replied her SMS and got ready to go out.

1130am: Left home. The good thing about being a guy is that you can go from bed to out of the house in less than 30 minutes. It was raining heavily and traffic was horrible. I hate driving when it rains cats and dogs. Singaporeans (including myself) are horrible drivers during normal days and it become worse when it is raining.

12pm: Reached Bugis Junction to pack Soup Spoon and ToriQ. I guessed it’s a great weather for soup.

1230pm: Finally reached NUS. Crazy rain, crazy traffic. Found a nice spot outside a lecture hall for soup and toriQ. Great soup. Bought mocha from Coffee Club Express. Nice coffee.

145pm: She went back for her meeting. I waited for her since it’s going to be a quick one. Used my iPod touch to check email and browse the internet. Still amazed by the things that iPod touch can do.

245pm: She came out from her meeting. Gave her a ride home. Luckily the rain start to get smaller.

330pm: Reached home. Did some testing on the system. Crushed another bug.

530pm Left home for LG event at Vivo City

630pm: Reached Vivo city for LG KS20 product launch. Great event. Met several bloggers like Rinaz, Sheylara, Farinelli, Nadnut, IZreloaded, Estee, Highway Blogger, Claudia, Ice Angel, Jayden and Sabrina. Thanks to LG, Fleishman and Princess Sabrina for the invite. It’s great that companies are inviting bloggers to their product launch.

930pm: Went Geylang for Beef Hor Fun and Tim Sum with Highway blogger and Nadnut. Highway blogger took us to this great Beef Hor Fun store. Craving for more now even as I blog.

1130pm: Took train home from Aljunied. Luckily I got Mobile Broadband to keep me company.