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Sunday, February 28, 2010
So what are you waiting for? Post away, make sure you are free on the 11 and 12 of March and start praying. The VVIP passes are NOT ON SALE. You can read more on the conference HERE(http://www.mobileyouth.my/)
Note: Please include your email and name in your comment in the following format just so I could get you guys. This giveaway will be closed at 11.59pm 2nd March 2010. You can submit more than 1 comment but only 1 pass will be given!
name: eg. sakai
email: sakai at hotmail dot com
The list of ppl who won
MUHAMMAD FIRDAUS HASMUNI
jean Yong fui chin
Suresh Para Kumaran
You guys will get your email soon.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
It all started when I get 2 invites to the Wacoal Sensuala Calender Girl Search at Mist Club Bangsar from a good friend, Simon chui sui(simon blow water). Ok don't ask me where the other invite went. You will know soon.
The center of the walkway. Yeah we have a big screen showing teasers.
Oi stop looking at the screen on the top right corner. You will have the chance later.
This is where my other invite went. To my darling. See how many of you can actually bring your gf to a bra fashion show and not have her kill you when she hears about the idea?
Our emcee for the day. Can't remember her name but can only remember she torture me during the catwalk which I failed miserably
The launching of the new sensuala logo
First performance of the day
Hot? Wait till you see the next one
Sexy? Starting to nosebleed?
POLEDANCING!! Nosebleed yet? Wait la. More to come
The introduction of the calender girl finalists. I will let the pictures do the talking.
Want more? Stay tuned to this blog. Let me show you a preview of what is to come after that.
Nosebleed? Wait la. I am real tired. Loading tons of pictures takes time especially I am on Steamyx!! Always potong steam so I have no choice but to potong your steam lo rite? Curse Steamyx la. If you steam already and you are a blogger who wants to attend an event too. Here is something free you could win while waiting for me to upload the other pictures through turtlemyx. Head on over to serge aka dustyhawk's blog to win May'n concert tickets. He has 10 to give away so hurry!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
So it's been some time. Now they really have "wifi near the tree". The problem is if I am gonna use my laptop for a long duration, I need electricity right? So I asked the mamak.
Me: Neh, wifi kat pokok takde elektrik ke?(neh, wifi at the tree with no electricity?)
Neh: Lu duduk kat pokok dulu, nanti wa cari untuk lu.(you sit at the tree first. I will find for you later)
5 minutes later.
Neh: Dey tambi, sini(hey, here) *the fella pointing to the back of the tree.
Me: Wuah pokok keluar elektrik ke? (Wuah. The tree generates electric?)
Want to know how the tree generates electricity?
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Well I would say not all bloggers can be bought by money or items. At least I know I am not one of them. If an event/product is really good, I would write good reviews and also praise it even when I need to fork out money to get it. If an event/product is bad, don't expect me to write good stuff about it even if you pay me or give me some products. Yes this is me as I told the group of Tweeples who called me a Troll, No gratitude, Freeloader, Modern Day Robin Hood and a Digital beggar. Among this group is someone who works for Nokia(direct or indirect I am not really too sure but I meet this person who is one of the organizers in the Nokia Music Explorer event).
Yes one of these words coming from one of the staff(which I am not going to name who)? What do you expect from them? Then I get an anonymous comment on the Nokia X6 launch post from someone I am definitely sure is from the same group. Actually I did specify that in my profile that "Remember you have a choice not to be here. There is always the option of clicking the X in the red box at the top right corner.". Yes I didn't put a gun on your head to read my blog. If you don't like it you can leave. Posting anonymous comments wouldn't get your comments published. I only approve those who have at least a name to address to. Be it good or bad I will approve. This is because I believe in a discussion. Not someone who does not even have the guts put his/her name down.
Let's start with the freeloader, troll and digital beggar accusation. I was accused of always asking for free stuff and thus labeled as a free loader. This was when I am asking the D'tour organizers for the carpooling gift which I did on behalf of my driver friend(who hurt her leg before the event) who drove 4 passengers(her friend, me, my bro and my gf) to the event. Yes. That's when all those name callings start. So getting gifts for others which are rightfully theirs are considered as freeloaders, troll and a digital beggar but filling up an internet form in hope of getting a phone is all fine and fair? Is that so?
Let me tell you this. There are so called Brand ambassadors cum bloggers who were given benefits and stuff to write good about a certain event, shop, food, or review gadgets. Some had been having problems with the gadgets they are given yet still endorse those brands in hope that they would get future benefits but No! I am not one of those bloggers. They don't feel the responsibility to their readers but I do. I don't lie to my readers just so I could get free stuff and invites only to have them blame me for things which went wrong. Yes I may kill future prospects from companies which might give me items and free stuffs to write on but this is my principle when I blog, blog the truth or don't blog at all.
One tweeple from the group also mentioned about the Samsung/Nuffnang and RapidKL post which I did earlier. I guess you missed one, the Krispy Kreme post. You know what's the difference between the first, Nokia and the other 2? The Samsung/Nuffnang post is because it involves the whole team of 20 people and there are those who are with me when we asked the game judge(paintball marshals). It's not about me because I don't bloody need the phone. It's just that the organizers had acted unfairly to the whole group and till this very day they dare not accept my challenge in setting up a recorded meeting with both teams, both the organizers and the marshal.
After all the shit I had went through in the Nokia X6 launch, all the communications manager, Hazel could reply is to thank me for the points raised which could be used in future events. Not even a bloody apology. This coming from an International, Multinational, Ranked No 1 mobile phone company?? I am really disappointed. Even a small chain like Krispy Kreme with only 4 stores currently in Malaysia could have their then Senior Operations Manager apologize and from then on my experience with them was never the same again. I do drop by often to buy doughnuts and at the same time made friends with the store staffs. Fine, you may say KK is based in US so they might be different. What about RapidKL? A Malaysian company. The Group Communications Manager emailed and get the staff to apologize to me. And I did see some changes in them.
Now compare how Nokia handled the complain with the rest. Maybe this only happens with mobile phone companies since the other is Samsung but in the case the organizers are mostly from Nuffnang which is a Malaysian internet ads company. About me being a modern day Robin Hood, I think I didn't rob from the rich but the rich did rob from the poor by getting those unethical bloggers in their service. I only screw them when they did badly but I do also praise good ones like the Astro B.yond event and soon upcoming posts on Digi'd D'tour and Wacoal Sensuala event. So now you can't say I only write bad stuffs about companies.
The anonymous comment said the companies are polite enough to "layan" me but I throw shit right back at them and I don't deserve to be given courtesy at all. Let me tell you what, I throw shit right back at them because they DESERVE it. Courtesy or not, an apology can actually be suffice but to have insults hurled back and call those replies as "layan" instead of a sincere apology, I think I wouldn't even want those courtesy as these companies wouldn't go far at all. He/she also added that no one asked me to queue hours before the launch started. Apparently this idiot is either blind or just ignorant of my post before when it is said that the organizers gave out the ballots away.
You may say I went for the phone instead of the concert which to you is the main attraction. Guess you didn't read that we were too cold to had stayed longer because we were all wet to stay for long. With that also we all went sick for about a week. If I only went for the phone, I would had left at 7 when I didn't get a single ballot paper instead of staying till about 9-10. "To say the event was a complete failure is unfair to the organizers". Where did you see the word "complete"? I said launch fail as in failure to ensure the safety of event goers where some were injured without the proper facility or expertise around on standby to help. As one of the commenters said "Nokia can be sued for negligence for breach of duty of care in civil law in not providing reasonable safety concerns such as a first aid booth".
As for the comment which says I feel no gratitude. You are actually right. I don't feel gratitude towards some company whose mistakes and negligence caused injuries, losses and also put my family member and my life at risk. Tell me if your loved ones get hurt in an event organized by some company and the company give you back a phone as "reimbursement" then give you a thank you email that they will use the incident to "improve on future events". If you can still feel grateful, then bravo for you, You are real great and compassionate to the company but not to your family.
Maybe let's have it the other way in this context. Company gives you a phone, invites you and your family for an event which during the event your family and your life is risked, or making you all sick, injured and worse of all lied to you. Can you feel the gratitude now? I am sorry if I may not be as forgiving as you are. Maybe for you, you can sell your soul for some benefits in return but for me, I wouldn't do that. Fell all the gratitude you want. "Whatever rocks your boat" as you said but don't judge me when you don't even know what I went through. For me it's only fair when you give me shit that I pass it back to you. No exceptions.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
First there is the advertisement all over the place saying they will sell 66 units of X6 at RM66 on a ballot basis which will be given out at 7 on that day. Next we know it on that day itself around 2.30 we get news and tweets saying the ballot numbers are given out. Click on picture to enlarge.
There are more when tweets gets forwarded. Look at how the peoples reacted.
Some of us rushed there. Yes including me. Guess what happened next?
Yes damage control mode.
It says "Some were MISTAKENLY given away by promoters, this was stopped early on & none else are to be given till 7pm.
Then more confusion as they said it will be given out at 6? It was like WTF? I call this damage control fail.
See how they react?
Look at the questions asked here. Ok that's it for screenshots. Now it's the picture's turn. They gave out the ballot at 2.30 and we all rushed there only to have the gates shut on us and greeted by the dry happy looking guard as if he is enjoying looking at us getting drenched. It's raining cats and dogs out there Hello!! You want proof? Here.
See the closed door?
The guard enjoying himself in his dry guardhouse while we all get drenched outside.
This is how my brother looks like. No I am not trying to show you how handsome he is. Look closer.
See the raindrops on his hair even under the umbrella?
See the amount of water on the hands?
There a closer look. I know, you will say this is little.
How bout this? the only dry spot is in the middle and we were all wet to the undies. You wanna know how bad it was or how wet it was?
I like their style actually. Raincoats..
You can't even take a good decent picture with the amount of rain.
Look at the shirt? All fking wet.
The door gets opened at 6++ and people rushed in stampeding and trampling on others on the way in. Want proof of the aftermath?
Look at the bloody amount of dirt washed out of a single shoe itself.
Even the White Nike shoe had to change its name to become "Blackie" shoe. So you wanna know how does it feel to have yourself all drenched? Wanna see how the soaked feet look like?
Not only that. We were all drenched in the rain that we all fall sick on that night itself. This explains why I never get to blog about this as I was too weak being stuck to the bed. That's not it. Not only did we got all wet, stampede on, we get in to find all the ballots to have been given out in the end. And come the time for the redemption you see people who are all dry and not messed up like those waiting in the rain with dozens of mint condition ballot number at the counter matching their number one by one with the list. I had got to know that one of them got 2 phones with all his numbers. Yes I didn't get a single ballot number while some got dozens. So can someone from Nokia explain to me how did this happen?
No don't give me the "oh very little of them were given out earlier, I assure you there are enough left" answer. I just want to know what the fuck happened when you see people with dozens of them remaining all dried while we were all fucking drenched. Did the organizers acted unfairly? I hope not but all the circumstances seems to point that way.
Oh yeah. Not only did I got all wet and pissed, I also got my phone dead in the bloody rain. Yes, it's a fucking Nokia to show that I have been supportive of Nokia and this is how Nokia treat us all. What a good publicity. My brother's phone died too. It's a Nokia too and he got so pissed up at the end of the day that he threw it to the floor and smashed it into a million piece.
In the end mine too died despite getting dried. So we are trampled on, got sick, got screwed by the organizers, got our phones dead and not getting a single ballot to even stand a chance to win a Nokia X6 at RM66. All thanks to Nokia.
Yeah before I forgot, I remember getting answered that the rain is not "our fault and it's an act of god or fated lo". Let me ask you this simple thing, is it my fault then? So you get robbed, do you blame it on your fate? Do you not have alternative plans when these shit happens? Yes! It's your mistake that makes us go there. so don't give me the "we never asked you to come early". If you guys have not given out the ballot early we wouldn't even be there.
The other answer given when I asked why can't they let us in is "oh the crowd is very wild and we are still preparing". Let me ask you these simple thing again. So how did those inside earlier got their ballots? Your reason for not allowing us in is that you are preparing yet there are people who got in early and got their ballots while we are left outside? Next is that the crowd is wild because you make us stand under the rain in front of the locked gate. If you were to let us in, the crowd would be less in number as there will be no accumulation of people at the gate. The organizers could have designated a place for those who came early while continue "PREPARING". No?
The safety of customers were blatantly ignored. What if the thunder striked one or a whole group of us down? As a worldwide multinational company, is this how the safety of people ignored? Is this how responsible Nokia is? Some said raincoats were supposed to be given out but even raincoats were not safe. What if someone get injured if a branch from the tree fell on them. We were exposed to unnecessary risk because of the negligence of the organizers. Where is the social responsibility? I think not only that we felt cheated by the organizers but we were also victimized in this case. Did you know that my brother got injured during the push havoc? So who do I go to regarding this?
I think the organizers should be glad that I dedicated this one whole post to them. I do hope someone from the management would give me good acceptable explanations and not like those standard answers I got from the twitter account. You can reach me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org or my twitter @kellaw85
Look at how Jessica react during the concert? Now this is what we call positive feedback. Want more on this? Go to Victoria's blog HERE. I will update as I get more entries from peoples around
One of the bloggers commented this
LOL...poor thing. I actually went there at 9pm when it's all dried up. The thing is, you need contacts man! I got the RM66 ballot from sponsor, but didn't win the phone. I could have gotten it. If I did, I swear you're going to hate me.
February 5, 2010 3:10 AM"
Sad and proven that what I felt was correct after all. The way the organizers handled things unfairly. No I don't just complain about events. If events were done nicely, I would have written it the way it is, no more no less. If the event is bad I will just shoot the organizers. Like what some say I am a person who talks straight to your face. I don't turn around and kick your butt. So far still no official reply from the organizers.
Finally got an email from the communications manager last friday. Just too busy to update.All I get is a standard reply.
Hi there Kellaw,
The points you raised in your earlier tweets and your blog posts are definitely key learning points for us at Nokia to improve on for our future events. Thank you for your constructive feedback
Not even an apology for what happened? Is this how group communications do nowadays?
Oh yeah, my friend who attended the event fainted for half an hour without any paramedics or first aider. This shows poor organizing and the safety of the event goer had been neglected to the max. Hello. Imagine your wife or baby is there and some shit happened and no one has the skills to help? Anyone wants to answer me on this? Then they give you something to shut your mouth? Apparently it didn't work well cos the news did spread to the whole group here.
Over the weekend I was labeled as "freeloader", "troll" and "no gratitude". One of those coming from someone in Nokia? Let's leave this to the next post shall we?
UPDATE 9/2/2010: To the anonymous who posted comments, if you don't have the balls to put your name down, don't expect your comments to be published. Save your keyboard the torture instead. I welcome criticism but not anonymity + criticism. You want to criticize me, You can do so with a name like Bryan did. I publish comments be it good or bad but not those who doesn't have the balls to post with a name.
UPDATE 11/2/2010: found 2 other damaging entry here