Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Good-Bye to a Colleague

A colleague and a friend - Foo Ken Vin - ex-Brand Manager of Hennessy V.S.O.P. - recently moved on with his career path and we had a farewell party for him at De-Lux Nightclub in Ampang Park. Why De-Lux - simple - because it's a business partner outlet with Riche Monde and they are willing to organize a nice buffet line for us.
Ken Vin served as a brand manager for 3 years and I've known him for 2 years out of that 3 years - not because we were both arrogant but I've only been there for 2 years:) Nevertheless, he is one dude that has never had an angry look or a pissed off look. He is always smiling and forever accommodating. He now works with GAB serving as a Brand Manager for TIGER beer.
As you can see, we were both into hip-hop hence the hand sign.
And that night, many talents were unleashed and many were shocked with the many talents that the company has. Some could really sing while other could really drink.
This was Ken Vin's farewell gift - a HUGE HUGE HUGE bottle of Hennessy with everyone's signature on it and he promised that this bottle would never be opened for whatever reason. But we all know how long that will last. Have you ever been in a situation where you and your mates were having a blast and suddenly you run out of booze and at that time these are your options:
1. Accept the fact that there is no more booze and call it a night; or
2. Break open all the limited edition / special edition collectors pack and keep the party going
My choice: Number 2!!!
In this picture, I'm with Kar Wai - who is replacing Shirley who is going for her maternity and will only be back after 3 months. The girl is Juanita - she works with us and was also a college mate back in Metropolitan college back in the 90's.
And this is "hot-mama" Shirley. Even when she is pregnant, she can still kick out a mean tune and put everyone to shame in the singing talent department. She will be missed.
Good luck Ken Vin and I'm sure you will kick some butt in GAB! See you at the Tavern real soon mate!

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