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.

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