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October – Self Promotion Month

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Do you know that October is self promotion month?

Yeah, you know it right now. Is not too late yet to know it now.

How many of you are doing good in self promoting? Promoting yourself to your friends and family, promoting yourself to your superior and subordinate, etc

Let me self promote myself with teh below picture before I proceed further.

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Reading some articles showing that nearly 87% of our world’s population does not promote themself. Many people do not promote themself or do not self promote as they are afraid of REJECTION.

There are many ways we can self-promote. I’ll jus list our few which come into my mind at this point of time:

  • create your own blog to introduce and promote yourself
  • join social network media to let more and more people get updated on what you are doing and get more friend to know about you
  • participate in forums to help people or share knowledge that need help in your expertise for more people to know you
  • attend business networking event to get to know more people that have more friend that might be interested to know you
  • reques your friend to promote yourself and you help to promote them at the same time
  • use your own brand, logo in public so that people can easily recognise you

Come on, share with me if you have any more idea or better way to self promote. Let’s start to promote yourself from TODAY.

What if my blog traffic keep growing?

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

I registered the domain name popoyan.my myself with exabytes-raya-logo on April 2008 when Mynic newly launched their 2LD domain aroun March 2008. I bought this domain because I’m born in Malaysia and grow up in Malaysia.

My most wanted domain name is popoyan.com. Unfortunately, the domain name has been taken by others when I get to know what is a domain name back in October 2002. The domain name popoyan.com will expire in March every year and I pray really hard that there is one day that the owner no longer like this domain name and release it to the public.

I just started to setup this blog on January 2009 after I joined Sales and Marketing Department of exabytes-raya-logo. Blog is something more and more people is doing right now. We can easily express what is in our mind, what is in our heart and what is our interest in our own blog.

Blog is also a place where people earn some extra income by joining affiliate  of some other famous brand (such as Exabytes Angel) by earning commission for successful sales brought to that company, earning extra income by placing banner for some advertiser, etc.

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My blog is now hosting on shared hosting environment (EBiz Gold Linux) where there are maximum of 300 domain hosted per server due to my blog is still new and does not really have much traffic.

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Now that I’m updating my blog at least once a week, meaning that I have fresh content at least once a week and this will help a lot for my blog to have more exposure.

When my blog traffic keep growing untill a level that my blog no longer suitable to be hosted under shared hosting, I will upgrade my hosting plan to Semi-Dedicated server hosting. In Semi-Dedicated server, I will only be sharing the resources for the whole server with 9 other domains. Meaning having only 10 domain name hosted per server.

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If my blog traffic grow even bigger or higher, oh yeah, that is the time that I shall take up a dedicated server where me alone using the whole server without sharing it any other people. Yes, my blog will be having her own bunglow.

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Do you think that the boss of exabytes-raya-logo is getting crazy? He is offering only RM9.90 for first month for new signup of dedicated server while stock last. On top of the crazy price, the server is guaranteed to be ready in 1 day. Is this promotion sound Good or Good?

What next if 1 dedicated server not sufficient to support my blog traffic? Get 1 more dedicated server lor.

Hehe, stop dreaming, come back. Time to go meet “Mr Chow”. Good night.

Home Made Video from Exabytes

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

In exabytes-raya-logo, we have 2 Web & Graphic Designer. These 2 very creative designer are Vickson and Alysa.

All the artwork available in exabytes-raya-logo were created by them. I’m sure all of you like all the artwork available in exabytes-raya-logo website.

On top of just artwork, they have also created some video for some outdoor event for exabytes-raya-logo. let me share it out here so that the creativity of them both can be spread to even more.

Video 1:

Movie created as introduction for exabytes-raya-logo first ever movie screening. Means you will see this advertisement before the movie start on top of those normal advertisement. This movie is created for “Bee Movie”.

 

 

Video 2:

This is another movie created for exabytes-raya-logo movie screening as well. This movie is created for the Movie – X-Files.

 

Video 3:

This video below was created not for movie screening purpose. Haha. It is created in conjunction with Merdeka Day to wish everyone Happy Merdeka. This movie is trying to show everyone that if we all work together as a strong team, we will be able to fight with any kind of enemy. You will also see how these group of bee using online facilities (MSN Live Messenger, Yahoo LiveMessenger, ICQ) to have live chatting to update each other on the latest issue.

Hope you all enjoy all the movie.

Rasa Sayang Buffet for 2 persons + SPA

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Hey, any of you been to Rasa Sayang Buffet before? any of you been for SPA before?

You are so lucky, I never been to SPA before till date. Just always heard that it will keep you feeling relax and feeling good.

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Wow, looking at the picture itself is already feeling so relaxing.

Also heard from my colleagues that Rasa Sayang Buffet with lobster and all the seafood is so delicious.

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The above pictures are taken from “Malaysia Food Blog, Malaysia Travel Blog “.

Marketing is an important key point for a business to success, many company are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in promoting their company name, promoting company brand, etc.

 exabytes

Exabytes is the No 1 hosting provider in Malaysia (top 500 WorldWide). Exabytes  is adding in a little bit more than what we normally do. Instead of offering the incentives for Exabytes clients or public to help promoting our brand and services, we are now running an internal contest (YES, only for Exabtes staff) in our marketing this round.

Some of the rules in this game as below:

Here’s the Rules (very simple):

1. Anyone in Exabytes also can participate.
2. Make at least 1 post / tweet / blog per day between 14-Sep-2009 to 30-Sep-2009.
3. Register your interest in participating by putting down your name here.
4. Paste the list of URLs or posting / tweets / blogs before 2-Oct-2009 to qualify.

Here’s the Prizes (very simple):
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GSC Movie Vouchers x 2 Each
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As long as you make at least 1 post / tweet / blog per day between 14-Sep-2009 to 30-Sep-2009 regarding our Raya Promotion, you are entitled for 2 GSC Movie Vouchers.

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3 Hours SPA + Massage @ Gurney Hotel SPA (worth RM190) x 3 Winners
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We will pick 3 most out standing participants and each of them are entitled for a 3 Hours Oriental or Balinese Massage + SPA @ Gurney Hotel

We will select base on following:
a) The Most Creative
b) The Most Traffics
c) The Most Posts

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Rasa Sayang Buffet x 2 + 3Hrs SPA and Massage @ Gurney SPA x 1 winner
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One winner will be selected as the best of the best and he / she will be entitled for:
a) Rasa Sayang Buffet for 2 persons (worth RM240) and
b) 3 Hours SPA + Massage @ Gurney Hotel SPA (worth RM190)

Yes, I just mentioned Raya Promotion above. Merdeka has just over and is time for Raya Promotion. Exabytes Raya promotion will start on 15-Sep-09 (Tuesday). Exabytes will be offering something real special this round. All new signup during our Raya Promotion will enjoy RECURRING DISCOUNT.

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What is recurring discount? Recurring or repeating discount means as long as you signup during the promotion period, you are entitle to renew your hosting with Exabytes with the same discount forever as long as you keep your web hosting or email hosting account with Exabytes. You enjoy the saving on yearly basis instead of saving only during the signup. Check out Exabytes website on Tuesday (15-Sep-09) to get to know more about the latest promotion.

Anything you or me can do now instead of sitting down and just wait?

Yes, of course. Help me click on the banner or any link to exabytes website. Also help me spread this news to all your friend who are interested to build their website/blog to grab this opportunities to signup fast.

You may be interested to check out which package will suit your requirement most for your website before subscribing by clicking below image or contact us at sales@exabytes.com.my if you have any enquiry.

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Come back again tomorrow (15-Sep-09) and I have more to announce.

Promise !!! See you tomorrow.

Happy 09-09-09 & 09:09:09 to Everyone

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Hello All,

Happy 09-September-09 (09-09-09) to everyone.

Happy 09:09:09pm to everyone too. I missed the 09:09:09am as I do not have internet access at home. (Blaming! Below the line! I can actually schedule it using WordPress. :-P).

What have you done for such a meaningful day?

I’m on leave today and I’m back to Taiping to attend my youngest brother’s engagement. Congratulation to Chin Aik and Hooi See. Wish both of you will be live happily ever after like Cinderela and the prince.

I have colleague and ex-colleagues which is also having their engagement today. Congratulation to Lisa, CS Lee and also KJ Ooi for your Big Day. I’m so sorry that I’m not able to make it to attend your engagement ceremony this time. May be next time. Hahaha. Joking la.

After explosion

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Wonder how the factory looks like after the explosion?

See below picture.

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Ya, the factory is no more working for now.  Will go back and check it out this weekend again.

Explosion on Factory in Kampung Acheh

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Sunny Saturday morning, rainy Saturday afternoon.

Suddenly aunti from next house called and mention the glove factory exploded. We looked out from the Windows of house (located at Kampung Acheh) and see dark dark color smoke flowing like cloud out from the factory behind our house.

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OMG, the building which is on fire is just 1 factory building away from our house. Fortunately, there is some distance from the burning building to another factory building before our house. It looks so scary for the dark color smoke which is keep flowing out. The smoke is very smelly. may be due to this is a glove factory and there are a lot of rubber and chemical. We brought Chyi and Kang out go kai kai to avoid sucking in all those smelly + poisoning smoke.

When we are away in our car, we go turn around this area and see that the smoke spread wide.

There are at least 4 to 5 fire engine surrounding the factory building trying to control the fire and smoke.

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Swimming Class Today

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

I’m staying in a lovely condominium in Penang. This condo has a very big swimming pool. Don’t ask me how big, never measure before. But I have some picture taken before I move in and stay here around 4 years ago.

My colleague came to my place for swimming for few times and they enjoy it so much with such a big pool. The pool consist of a baby pool (around 2 feet deep) and adult pool (1.8 meter). The baby pool has a water fall and a slide.

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Today, they will be coming again to swim. Actually they come to play more than to swim. I’m alright with that as long as they enjoy it and they are happy with it since using or not using the facilities, I will still need to pay the maintenance fee of RM135/month to the management.

Today, I’ll be having a swimming class. Yes, you are right, swimming class. But not I attend or I learning to swim. I’ll be the coach to coach my colleague on how to swim.

I’m not a swimming instructor, I do not know how the actual or proper way to teach people to swim. But I will just teach from how I learn it. Teaching them to relax themself, teaching them to kick, etc. No fee involve and no guarantee. Haha.

Wish me good luck in today’s swimming class and wish my colleague good luck.

Can iLoveMalaysia win me an iPhone 3Gs

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Calling all Malaysian and also non-Malaysian.

Every August of the year, our lovely country Malaysia will be celebrating our Merdeka month as our Merdeka Day fall on 31-Aug-09. There will be a lot of contest, campaign that is running within this month.

I’m now joining iLoveMalaysia campaign by Exabytes which might win me an iPhone 3Gs.

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If you notice, I’m placing an iLoveMalaysia logo on top right of my blog. Nice logo right?

Why I join this contest? simple ..

No 1: I Love Malaysia
No2: I know you love Malaysia
No3: I know there are many Malaysian or non-Malaysian Love Malaysia

I was born in Malaysia, I grown up in Malaysia, of course iLoveMalaysia. Do you?

Actually hor, there are some other reasons why I join this contest. This contest is organised by my company (Exabytes), I always support whatever my company doing as it indirectly support myself. Hahaha.On top of that, I wanted to try my luck whether I’m lucky enough to win an iPhone 3Gs.

To help me increase my chance to win the iPhone 3Gs, I sincerely hope that whoever reads on this blog post join this contest and remember to put me as the person that refer you to this contest. The more people I refer to participate in this contest, the higher chances I will get to win back the iPhone 3Gs.

There will also be some quizes where you can try out to see how much you know Malaysia. Dare to challenge yourself?

Let me know if you have entered my name referring you to this game. Hehe …

30-Hour Famine 2009

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Child Sponsorship, Misc

Have you heard about 30-Hour Famine 2009?

This year, internationally-acclaimed Taiwanese singer, A-Mei will be our 30-Hour Famine Ambassador.

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WorldVision is putting in a lot of effort to invite more campers to join them in their 138 DIY camps around Malaysia. The purpose of this is to raise fund in order to support children around the world especially those suffer hunger in coutry which facing food crisis.

Little Marccus is going to participate in this camps. He is paying RM120 (camper fee also the donation to the poors) + RM 30 (T-shirt and miscellaneous fee) to suffer the 30 hours of hunger. The camps will start from 15-Aug-09 to 16-Aug-09.

This is my receipt for donating to this event. Small amount but hope it is able to help.

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Picture taken by Seong Seong on top of the carpet at my house. Nice?

Ops, just realise that the money that blog.popoyan.my donate to WorldVision (through Marccus) is used as the camping fee. In other words, we are sending this slim little Marccus to suffer hunger. Marccus, hope you survive the 30 hours. Make sure you do not MC the next day. haha.

We should have send other people which have more fats inside their body with the hope to help them burn off some of their fat next time.

Back to the point why I write this blog post. 

Every 7 seconds, a child dies of hunger. Because of the food crisis, tens of thousands more will die. You’ve got the power of change that – will you?

Join WorldVision Malaysia Group in FaceBook to keep yourself up to date for all their event which can help you to help more around the world that need helps.