Sunday, June 28, 2009

Eventful Saturday

Yesterday, I attended the CEO forum on “Riding Out of the Current Global Economic Crisis” at Exchange Square, Bursa Malaysia. There was a panel of 5 CEOS, including Dr. Paul Chan representing HELP International Corporation Bhd. As expected, Dr. Chan was eloquent in delivering his perspective and he articulated all the issues very well. Some of the gems he shared include “creating a company that is enduring and endearing”; “mindset transforming”; and “what matters is not resources, but resourcefulness” (although I beg to disagree – I believe resources are important, and so is resourcefulness). The other panelists, Tiong Kwing Hee, Group CEO of Ecofirst Consolidated Bhd, Danny Leong, CEO of Cuscapi Bhd, Cheng Ping Keat, Group CEO of Khind Holdings Bhd, and Soh Meng.Hui, Director & Head of Research of Alliance Research Sdn Bhd did not give the audience anything new, and in a way, it was a letdown. Still, it was an interesting Saturday morning – if not for this talk, I would be in college, compiling my ADP teaching resource files.

I also had a bad fall, just as I left the forum’s venue – I tripped and landed on my face, literally. My right side of the face, to be precise. I don’t know how I landed in this manner, but I did and I grimaced in agonizing pain. My skin tore and bled, and soon, it became clear that half my face would turn black-and-blue.

And for some reason or another, I had felt as if I had transformed into Two-Face – remember him in the Batman movie? Okay, so I am exaggerating, I am not hideously disfigured. Besides, Harvey Dent's face was mangled on the left side. But looking at my image in the mirror today, it sure makes me feel like him, nevertheless. My fertile imagination has been working overtime, I guess...

That same evening, I went to the Avanti Italian Restaurant, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa where the D’Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club Installation Nite was held. The food was great, and so was the wine.

I kept a low profile throughout since I was still shell-shocked after the nasty fall earlier today. No matter what, I had a nice evening because I was among very good friends.

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