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Nuffnang SG's first community event!
Friday, August 10, 2007
I just realised it's really tough working full time, having some semblance of a social life and blogging at the same time!

I really do wonder, how people like cowboy, janise, and all the rest do it!

Yesterday was national day, and it marked an event that me and Huiwen have been working on for 3 weeks! Nuffnang Singapore's first community event. An exclusive screening of Rush Hour 3.

I don't know how the rest of the team were feeling, but it was an electricity charged morning for me. 3 weeks of hard work was culminating in this single event, and I was well pumped up for it. Even though I slept at 2 in the morning the previous night, I was up early in the morning, preparing a mental checklist for what needed to be done.

I loaded up my car with stuff I needed. Got showered early and headed off to pick up Huiwen and headed off to our center of operations! 33 Kinta Road! We went there to meet the logistics guys.

Namely, Arsyan, Firdauz, Lance and Lee Meng!

The previous FRIDAY night, we had spent packing 230 goody bags in the office! It was great fun, and I'll put up photos of that when i have it. We formed a sort of production line around the meeting room and everybody did something. It was great fun being in the office so late. It made me feel a sort of homely family kind of feelng, which i loved. Arsyan said it felt more like a factory!

Anyway, what did the logistics guys have to do?

Load and unload my car of 230 goody bags, 2 banners, the I mac, Camera, extension cord.



Set the banners in place.



Ensure the food people set up the buffet in the right place.


LOOK AT ALL THOSE GOODY BAGS!!!

Of course they also had to set up the table, with the IMAC, for the preview of NN2.0. For those of you who missed it, here it is.




Surprisingly the queue started really early! We had just started setting up at about 12 (slightly behind schedule), and there were already people turning up!

Looks like the first come first serve issue helped to motivate them.

I was scatter brained, making sure everybody got their right seats, and ensuring the VIPs got their tickets quickly.


Even 15 minutes before the movie, the queue was so long. This just added to my anxity.
My friends, Denka, James, Louie, Daphne, Kathleen, Natasha, put together a congratulations banner for me. It was funny, I've put it up in the office to remind me of what great friends I have.

They even got everybody to sign it. It was good to see some mingling amongst the bloggers. Having said that, some negative comments have come through the pipeline about how there should have been ice breakers.

Whilst I do emphatise with some of these views, being social is very important at these kind of events. In my note, I emphasised intiative as being very important.

If you've got a person next to you, say hi! Start a conversation, and carry it on. The last thing we want to do is nanny one, and it is difficult to do so at an event of such scale, where there will undoubtedly be social clicks.

Here is TK and friends. Sheylara is probably my favourite female nuffnanger, and TK is officially my favourite male one! At the event, he prepared gifts for me and ewe tiam! That was a gesture I appreciated a great deal.

There was a soft toy of a rottweiler, real cute one! TK, I have a rottweiler at home too! And also a customized rottweiler teacup that he did up. I've displayed both proudly in my office. It really perks me up to see appreciative and proactive nuffnangers like him.

His blog post was amazing.



My friends, Brenna,n, Yinghan from Hitchoo, and Bernard from SG Entrepeneurs. Thank you Estee and Bernard for your Thank You email.
And my favourite couple, Wendy and Mike. Alvin and his wife.
Simply jean! After the event, she was one of those people who came up to me to say hi! Thank you for that. I'm sorry I could not speak longer, as I had to rush off for the National Day Parade.

There are so many people to thank for making this event a success. My friend Darren and his sister sharon for sponsoring our goody bags (Super Coffeemix). My friends Denka, James, Louie, Natasha, Kathleen for spearheading the banner. The entire Nuffnang team, Timothy, Suet Li (who was so chirpy the whole time I enjoyed headbutting her), Wen Qi, Arsyan, Firdauz, Lee Meng, and Lance.



Most importantly, to my favourite intern Huiwen, who despite going through some tough times, remained as proffesional as ever to pull this off. You are a star!


Comments...

hey! wanted to chat with you but you were too busy. :( lol! next time!

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Dude, I thought the event was extremely well executed. And we all had a blast. Kudos!

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nadnut- sorry about that! Hope to chat next time!Keep in touch!

Cowbow- Thanks for that.Truly.

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