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Penang Bridge International Marathon

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc


Penang Bridge International Marathon or in short PBIM was successfully held on 22-Nov-09 (Sunday). It was a successful event from my point of view. My dear Seong Seong is the one that developed the online registration system for them and this system helps the event a lot especially during the collection week (16-Nov-09 to 21-Nov-09).

See below for how the collection counter for PBIM 2009:



Look at the picture below, do you see the head of an alien on this laptop? Yes, you are right, this is the so called “Alienware” sponsired by Dell for this event. Will need to give it back to them after the event. Heard that it worth around RM10k per unit. It weight around 4kg per unit. Damn heavy.


PBIM had developed a portal purposely for this event at This portal actually display all the information and updates using Joomla! It is hosted with our company – Exabytes. They are hosted on Semi Dedicated server all these while and we have then migrated them into dedicated server due to a sudden increase in website traffic 1 week prior to the event.

We (Exabytes) were given a sales booth at PBIM Expo as we are one of their partner in running this event. This is a 20ft x 20ft booth. Is a very big booth for us as all our previous exhibition booth were normally 3m x 3m booth or 6 ft table booth. All our previous exhibition experience were indoor exhibition and this is our first time experience having booth at outdoor booth.


Inside picture above is Marccus.

Due to the booth is just outside QueensBay Mall and it is just besides the sea, the wind is so strong that even the elephant backdrop keeps falling. We ended up have to remove the backdrop and keep it. In otehr words, we have only 1 streamer (standing banner) which we tie it on one of the chair to avoid it falling.


We were given this booth at the very last minutes and I have only few days to prepare for what to promote in this booth and for our designer to get ready with the brochure design + printing. Everything was in a hurry.

My sincere thanks to my designer and all my team member (sales team and nonsales team) who have helped out in this sales booth daily from 11am to 9pm from 17-Nov-09 to 20-Nov-09 and 11am from 21-Nov-09 to 11am 22-Nov-09 (on-stop). You are all very awesome.

I have been on duty as usual in office during office hour and continue to assist in sales booth for whole week. On event Saturday, I have wake up at 8am as I need to fetch Seong Seong to the collection counter in the morning as we have only 1 car for now which we need to share. After that, I have went to USM hostel to fetch my cousin and her stuff to store in my house as USM is on semester break now. After that continue with some of my work before leave my hosue to PBIM booth around 3pm.

From there, I’m then on duty till 11am on Sunday and reach home, take bath and sleep only on 1pm. If you calculate them carefully, I have not sleep for around 29 hours. Amazing. I have break my own record for not sleeping in more than 24 hours.

Guess what? another amazing thing happen in my life. I slept from 1pm (22-Nov-09) till 7am (23-Nov-09) – total of 18 hours. Break 2 record in within 1 days time. Keng ler !!!

Below is picture of myself and myself explaining to visitor to our booth.



Have met sister of my colleague (KK Kwan) as picture below. Penang is real small huh. Hope she don’t mind I put her picture up here:


Met a lot of new young friend in this event. Most of them are secondary school student which is work as volunteer in PBIM. Added few of them in my Facebook.

We were there at the starting point to help cheer up and also there at the finishing line to support the runners.





There is a kid which is so cute, he is holding the crocs’s ballon and I try to play “fighting” with him and he really so sporting to play with me. He si really cute.



PBIM organiser also setup a special backdrop for all teh participant and any visitors to take pictures.


Finally found 1 picture of myself and Seong Seong together for this event.


That’s all for now. Will keep update you all when I have more pictures to share.

Thanks again for spending your time reading such a long blog post. hahaha. :)

Happy Birthday to popoyan

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Happy Birthday

11-May-09 6.45am, wake up and does no see Seong Seong besides me. Thinking that he might be wake up earlier and doing some of his work at living room. When I walk out of bedroom, I smell a freshly baked cake and I saw Seong Seong standing infront of me holding a freshly baked chocolate birthday cake for me. Feel so happy and suprise. I guess he must have wake up 1 hour ago just to get all these ready for me. Thank you very much Seong Seong.

Let’s see how the chocolate cakes looks like.



So, looks nice right. Home made cake – looks like those birthday cakes from professional cake house right? He manage to achieve one of his goal for this year which is learn to bake a cake.

Then we go to office as usual.

I was busy with daily office work and busy with some webinar which is launching today. I had fried teow chew noodle for lunch together with Seong Seong and some colleague.

When I was on the 3rd webinar today, my team start to sing Birthday song and is dedicated to me. Although I’m still on webinar, but feel not good if I ignore them by just continue with the webinar (lucky I’m not the webinar presenter, just one of the attendee). Therefore, I have walk down to see what they trying to do. To my suprise, they did nothing when I walk down. All of them just continue their work like nothing happen.

They bully me. Never mind la they sing such a loud birthday song for me. I continue to listen to the webinar and a while later, they sing birthday song again. And they sign twice this time. Not sure whether I shall go down again this time. So, just walk to the end of the mazernine floor and look down and seems like many other collegue are all gather together at our department and waiting for me. Hemm, this time is real one d kua. haha.

Haha, this time is real one. When i walk down the staircase, Avian suddenly stand up hiding beside the partition and hold up a birthday cake for me. Wow, white color cream with a lot of chocolate and some strawberry on top if it. Thank you everyone for the cake. I like it so much.


We have taken some group photo in the office together with the cake.


Guess what, one of the biggest challenge I had today is to cut the cake into 40+ pieces to be given out to everyone in the office. I’m sorry if some of the cakes slices were not properly cut and some are in larger size and some are really small pieces. Paiseh Paiseh.

After work, I went for dinner with Seong. Not sure where to go actually. Suddenly think of OXO. We saw their advertisement somewhere sometime ago and then we decided to give it a try. Some picture to share with everyone here.


OXO location map


OXO menu book.


Rose Tea


Orange Juice


Pan Cakes


Double Marinade Chicken Piccata


Mini CHicken Burger

The overal envronment of the restaurant is good. Unfortunately, I got 3 moisquito bite during my dinner and there is 1 fly which keep flying around our food which is very annoying.

After that we go for some windows shopping in QB. Bought a book for CK (learning on colors). Bought a cup of Dark Berry Mocha from StarBuck as recommended by the waitress as new product. It taste a bit weird where coffee combined with berry, but still acceptable. haha.

Reach home around 10pm. Taken a bath. Wow, feel so comfortable after the bath. Continue birthday program by watching DVD at home. Movie title: All well ends well (家有喜事 2009). This is a funny movie. I like it so much. I enjoy it so much. As always, I like comedy. Comedy makes me feel happier and forget all the unhappy thing.

This suppose is CNY movie and only watch it now. A bit out dated hor.

What’s next? You are right, I start to write this blog post only after watching the movie. Is kind of late, so just very brief descrition.

Overall, I’m so happy with all the thing happen today. Yeah, 1 year older now but doesn’t matter, as long as I have a young mind set, I’m always young.

Thank you again to everybody for all the arrangement for today. I love you all so much. My life will not be so perfect without all of you.