Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Well, I had some really good rest, considering I slept at 7:30am.
So a few weeks back I had my M100 conference. The proper full name is Malaysia's 100 Leading Graduate Employers Conference, but we all call it M100 for short. There's the conference in the morning, and then an awards night during the evening. JobsCentral runs the conference, while GTI takes care of the gala night. Well, things were smooth! Much better than last year. The venue, food, preparation and timing were all top-notch. We had learned from our mistakes and criticisms last year and did well. Everyone was impressed, a lot of people enjoyed it, and despite a few mistakes on our part, overall it was a job well done. Only issue everyone was unhappy about was the bloody bitch Lily who snatched the microphone away from the emcee twice and yelled out things to the emcee in front of everyone. This was supposed to be a professional, classy, formal conference, and yet she did this. Geez. But, what can you expect from the most hated person in the whole company -.-... you really need to work hard to make 99% of the company actively dislike you. Still, the two-day conference featuring Richard Mosley of The Employer Brand was over, and I got a good rest on the weekend. Oh, Lily, the most hated person in the company, as well as the loudest and most arrogant and obnoxious, looked like Cinderella got merged with the pumpkin she was supposed to ride on, for the awards night later that night. Serious. I'm not exaggerating here; lots of people have laughed and agreed wholeheartedly. Sense of satisfaction for her looking bloody ridiculous.
Anyhoo, normally after big day events, it's natural for us to slack off a bit and slowly recharge for the typical working days again. Well, I had shitloads of work left uncompleted because of the conference, so I had to work on them straight away. And they're all very important stuff. Zzz.
The last few weeks Kid Chan has been asking me to conferences and talks from Amway. I'm not a big fan of MLMs, but at the same time I always listen to what people say; I never think it's appropriate to just shut off people without hearing what is said first. Only after listening, researching and making my own judgement do I say no. And I do have the rights to talk. I was involved or talked to by friends from DW (Dolphin Warriors), Venture Era (VE Enterprise), Sunshine Empire, Lampe Berger, IPC, Max Billion, Nu Skin, Elken, and some others I can't remember, but I remember the people who tried to introduce me to it. There's Lun, who introduced me to some health thing backed by Lee Chong Wei, Wee Giap and his education product MLM, Isaac Lee and his MLM company that needed a SGD$10,000 investment from a secondary school student for some reason, Debby, a stranger who called me up with something very similar to Amway, and that's all I can remember at the top of my head at the moment. There's more, definitely, I just forgot. So yeah. They all claimed to give you riches, wealth, cars, financial freedom, so long you joined them, recruited people under you and for some, sold products. It's been almost 10 years since I first got exposed to my first MLM, DW. I have at least 100 friends who joined, or were affiliated with these companies so I'm well-versed. Not one, not even one, of these people who joined the companies have achieved financial freedom. Not even close. All their promises, their passion have gone nowhere. And these were mostly very passionate people who worked really hard and truly believed they could achieve freedom. Does it work for some people? Of course. But the vast, vast majority gets nothing out of it, or worse, come out with a loss. I've been skeptical of them for many years and the ensuing time just proves me right over and over. I'm listening to Kid Chan as I'm always the nice guy, but I'm still skeptical, with good reason. None of the Amway friends have anything to show for it. But I don't wish misfortune upon Kid Chan of course. If he succeeds, great. But this line of work is not for me. The presentations, calls, tactics and all are the same throughout all these companies. Whether you call them Marketing Executives, Diamond Directs, Network Marketers, Consultants, or whatever, they're all just Sales and Recruiters. The people who I know were involved were really driven people who really believed in their line of work. I remember Parry asked me, "What can I do with so much money? I have no idea." And I told him a bunch of stuff he could do, namely, travel and charity among so many others. That didn't get him anywhere. I've seen slackers who bought suits and believed this stuff so strongly that their entire lifestyle changed. They were no longer sedentary but passionate and oh so optimistic. And none of them, so hard working and driven, are where they'd say they'd be in just a few years. It's been close to a decade for some people. Nothing. Nada.
Yeah. Enough on ranting. I went out with Miki and Wai Boon last week for an impromptu meal. The Hokkien mee was really nice, and thanks for the treat Boon! It was a good catch up. A few days after that I met up with Masyirah and Nurun, her partner, and went to a salad bar and some Korean crumble place. I forgot the name; both were at Uptown Damansara. Nice food and taste though. Had a good time chatting with them, catching up with Masyirah and getting to know Nurun.
Oh! That reminds me. I went for Sharon's birthday party at Zouk a few days before her official birthday, on the 11th. It was kinda funny, 'cause I could gawk at every hot chick around me in front of her, something I could never do when I was with her, even if it was an accidental glance. She found it funny that she could dance with other guys in front of me, but I was never offended to begin with. I always let her dance with whoever she wanted, and she went clubbing without me several times. Anyhoo, I drank shitloads but was still sober, but I took care of the drunkards. I only danced once, 'cause I still can't dance for shit, but just observed. It's been a long time since I went to a club and I just soaked in the atmosphere.
Church also had a great production for Christmas. Chromeheart Origins. While I was pretty annoyed with the Chromeheart series due to it being a very cliche fantasy story with very horrible made up fantasy-sounding names, I do admit production-wise they were fantastic. For Chromeheart Origins, it told the origins story of the bad guy. The church seriously went up another level. It was fantastic on a level I've never seen before, even with CHC SG. They had laser battles, a very nice boat-rowing scene, flying fairies, and even the funeral pyre at the end with real flames. Awesomeness. A significant portion of the drama was a courtroom setting too. That was something I've never seen in a drama before, and I'd say it was relatively well done. Very impressive and proud of my church.