Monday, August 30, 2010

Black Circuit Lounge

I remember when I first came up with the theme "Black Circuit" for Johnnie Walker in Malaysia. It was back in 2005 and I was still working in Leo Burnett Advertising working on the Johnnie Walker brand. I had a vision for the brand in Malaysia and I remember the people that were involved in this revolution - we were such a good team. Of course there were some people who are claiming that they had something to do with it then but it's all crap!
Then in November 2009, I had a completely new vision for Black Circuit. I told my boss and the agency that my vision is, "Johnnie Walker Black Circuit needs to be so exclusive and private and hard to get in that in 3 years, people are willing to buy tickets or passes to the event / party. And that people would actually sell their invites coz it is so exclusive and hard to get in!!!"
Guess what - in less than 8 months, people are actually doing it already! Who said Black Circuit had no future!!?? It's time to take it regional and I will do it!

Why Weren't You There???

Like seriously, are you freaking kidding me? After all that I've done - that's what you gotta say?!! Give me a freaking break! I'm not one who wants to witness disaster! Not after what I've been through to create history! No Thank You Jose!!!!! Your failure will be my success and only time will prove that! I swear - I will!
I've got too many good things on my side! Things could have been so different!! So different!! But you messed with the wrong dude!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Night in Jakarta

This is probably my first Friday night in Jakarta which I have to myself:)
So I have the liberty to plan a night out with some mates who are visiting from Malaysia for a nice chill out session.
One of my buddy - Sam Middlehurst from KL is here working as well for the week so am catching up with him. I haven't seen this kid for the longest time and so a catch up is definitely way over-due.
Probably grab a drink at one of those trendy bars in Jakarta - either Lowey in Mega Kuningan or Shy Bar in Kemang.
Either way, you will all see pictures next week.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Home, My Sanctuary (Temporary)

My first blog about Jakarta obviously needs to be my latest bachelor pad - so to speak but I tend to live my life a family man! I found this really nice and comfy condo very near the office - can't walk though. I live real Hollywood style - the name of the property is "Bellagio Parkway Residence" - yes! the Vegas Bellagio chain. How cool is that! It is connected to the Bellagio Mall so you can imagine what I do on the weekends. :)
This is what you see the moment you enter the apartment. Immediately, you see the dining table and the living room.
This is the plasma screen in my bedroom facing the bed. Somehow, I must have a TV in my room or else I can't sleep.
This is my bed. It is really comfortable. I am actually using the 2nd bedroom as my room coz the master bedroom doesn't have a TV. I compromised on the attached bathroom.
This is the common bathroom (which is now my bathroom but located on the outside). So cool.
And it has a tub. Mmmmm!!!!! For the record, I had no control over furnishing and color scheme as it is a fully furnished unit.
This is my living room where all the movie watching and hanging out happens!
The selling point in choosing this unit - the 42' Philips LCD TV with home-entertainment system by Philips as well. Feels just like home.
This is the 3rd room which is my office. No work gets done here.
This is actually the master bedroom and this is the bed. It's kinda small for me but it can fit 2 people. More suitable for my parents, etc.
This is the master bedroom bathroom. It also has a shower screen area.

So, as you can see, things are comfy for me here in Jakarta. And I am actually quite well taken care of by the company I work for. Who says alcohol bring bad habits!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jakarta, Jakarta, Jakarta

I've been missing from the world of blogging! I know I know. I've been bad. But I have a valid reason. I am now a resident in beautiful Jakarta. Yup! Yup! You better believe it. Took up a job here which is quite challenging given the nations landscape and work ethics so it's gonna be fun fun fun!!
Been in Jakarta for over a month now. Liking it so far. But i must say that pollution here is terrible. Every morning I wake up with a throat that is sore and a weak body. But after a shower, all is back to normal until I head out of the door and face the world of Indonesia.
I will constantly update my blog about my life here as there is plenty to say. So watch out for this space people. Expect loads of pictures about bars, club and lounges. Food Food Food (btw I'm on a no-rice diet) and people people people!!
See ya