Archive for April 2009

Don’t go to the wrong place this Saturday

The Aware EOGM venue has been changed from the Expo to Suntec city hall 402. The police steps in this time to prevent the EOGM to be held in Expo because there is a large Christian conference at Expo that day.

So this coming Saturday, don’t go to the wrong place. It’s at Suntec City Hall 402. Registration starts at 12noon. EOGM starts at 2pm.

Update: Found a great article on facebook. Please read this before going for the EOGM this Saturday.

The Next Chapter

Sometimes I feel that my life is like a book with several chapters. There is a chapter for Poly days, a chapter for army days. A chapter for my first job and another chapter for BLOG2u.

It’s been a huge eyeopener while working at BLOG2u. Its not easy being an entrepreneur. My position is a COO, but in actual fact, I would prefer to call it BSBH (Bao Sua Bao Hai). Which literally mean cover mountain, cover ocean. You become the person for operation, sales, public relations, marketing, human resource and many more. But I’m enjoying the learning experience. That’s something that every entrepreneur will have to go thru. But its fun and and something that you won’t get to see unless you dig a hole and jump in like what I did. In fact, I’ve learnt more things in this 1 year plus than my five years in my first job. (Which shouldn’t be a surprise) I’m glad I took up the challenge 1 year plus ago.

But like every chapter in life, there is a time where the chapter has to come to an end. I’ve decided to move on to the next chapter in life. All my shares has been sold to Paddy and I’ll be leaving BLOG2u. Thank you everyone for your support over the past one year plus. It’s my pleasure working with everyone of you.

Time for the next chapter.

PS: We have a internal rules where all our staff are not allowed to take up advertisement from BLOG2u so that we can be fair to all our bloggers. Which explains why I never post any advertisement from BLOG2u on my blog. But now that I’m not in BLOG2u anymore, that means I can accept advertisements from BLOG2u finally. Woohoo! I’ll go register my blog now.

Spammers has reached another new low

I just got this spam recently.

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Wow, what a new way to spam. Didn’t expect anyone to misuse the Facebook friend request feature in such a manner.

Seriously, WTF. Leave my Facebook friend request page alone.

One Cause For All Women

This is the Aware that I support.

Nokia Messaging

Nokia, together with Singtel, will deliver Nokia Messaging to the Nokia E63 with a special data plans. Singtel is the first operator in Asia and among the first in the world to launch this service on 4 April 2009. The other 2 operator will be launching their own Nokia Messaging service soon.

I have a sneak peak at how Nokia comes with email Nokia Messaging works last week. OK, I didn’t really see how it work. Everything is in the backend and the front end is like any other mobile email. Except the email is pushed to you just like what BlackBerry does. Setup is very easy. If you are using popular client like Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail (and other not so popular email solution), all you need to do is enter your email address and password. Personal or corporate email account might require a little more setting but they are quite idiot proof.

SingTel’s MobileM@il plus plan comes with a bundle of 10 MB data. SingTel subscribers who purchase Nokia E63 can get MobileM@il Plus data plan with Nokia Messaging at $5.35 per month (for 2 years). Usual subscription price is $17.86.

Personally, I think that most consumers don’t really need push emails. For consumers, they don’t need to receive email within a few second after someone click the send button. Unless they are running their own business or need to monitor office email on their personal phone. But its always good to know that if the average consumers need push email, they have more options now. Nokia phones are generally more consumer friendly.

On a side note, I got to try out the new Nokia E75 briefly. Looks good with the scroll out Qwerty keyboard.

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Many thanks to Liyi from Text100 and Nokia for the sneak peek at Nokia Messaging. (PS: I discovered that Nokia Malaysia also had an event on the Nokia Messaging on the same night. What a coincident.)