Love Cheng Family – an initiative to show love and donation to late Mr Cheng’s Family

Mr Cheng Teck Hock, a taxi driver and a sole bread winner, died in a fatal accident on 12 May 2012 when a red Ferrari crashed into his taxi.

As a result of the tragedy, Mr Cheng’s eldest daughter, Stephanie Cheng was reported to have to put on hold her dream of going to the university. Her brothers might need help to catch up with their studies and to finance their education.

The family has to suffer the loss of a loving husband and father. In addition, they face a difficult and uncertain future.

This tragedy broke the heart of our nation. A lot of people have attended the funeral, many of whom have stretched out their hands to offer support and assistance.

I started this initiative to show that we have soul in Singapore. There is love, compassion and kindness burning in our community.

This initiative is started by a group of businessmen purely out of compassion and love for the family of Late Mr Cheng. We do not represent any organization, companies or interest groups.

More about Love Cheng Family initiative – http://http://lovechengfamily.wordpress.com/

Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

Participate in trial promotion of MASEGO THE SAFARI SPA of $98, and get a DVD of Andrew Chow Relationship Talkshows

ABOUT MASEGO THE SAFARI SPA

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDIMX12Bso0&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0]

The first and the biggest Safari-themed concept spa nestled in SAFRA Jurong, experience a lush spa haven right here at Masego. Be welcomed by the gentle humming of tropical birds as you relax and indulge your senses in signature spa therapies inspired by Mother Nature.

• 14 unique spa tents, including couple suites and VIP rooms
• 9 foot massage stations
• Spacious lounge area
• Steam room facility

As you enter Masego …

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqTsCxz2BFc&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0]

TREATMENT DETAILS
Divine Safari Face Spa (S$88|60-min)
This classic facial is a perfect treat to pamper dehydrated skin. Witness instant difference as your skin feels revitalized through a customized treatment regime which includes cleansing, toning, exfoliation and a treatment masque application.
Jewel of the Safari Massage (S$88|60-min)

This healing massage uses a custom-blended aromatic oil blend to relieve muscular tension and enhance overall wellness. Relax, recharge and indulge as stress and muscle aches dissipate into sheer bliss.
Empress Jade Face Spa (S$158|80-min) *Premium*

Lauded in ancient China for its lustrous beauty and therapeutic healing properties, precious Jade stone was used by Empresses and noble ladies to enhance the beauty and luminosity of their skin. This luxurious facial therapy uses unblemished chilled jade rollers to massage and improve micro-circulation, revealing revitalized and supple-new skin.

Detox Wellness & Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (S$168|90-min) *Premium*
This time-tested wellness ritual first detoxifies the body using deep-sea marine algae followed by a full body wrap, followed by a steam bath session to help purge the body of accumulated toxins and completed with a special manual lymphatic drainage massage to activate the various lymph nodes for improved circulation, alleviation of water retention and displacement of toxins and harmful free radicals in the atmosphere. You will feel lighter, refreshed and recharged after this health-boosting spa ritual!

TRIAL PROMOTIONS
Tier 1
1 session of Divine Safari Face Spa & 1 session of Jewel of the Safari Massage at $98

Tier 2
Top up an additional $58 to upgrade to 1 session of Empress Jade Face Spa & 1 session of Detox Wellness &
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• Offer is valid till 30 April 2011
• Price before prevailing government taxes
• Prior appointment is required, please call & quote SH-BCP for appointment reservations
• For first time customers to Masego, who are Singaporeans/Singapore PR above 21 years old
• Please present NRIC at spa reception for verification
• Offer is valid for one redemption per NRIC only
• The Management reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of this offer without prior notice

OUR ESTABLISHMENT
Masego The Safari Spa
333 Boon Lay Way, Level 3, Leisure Wing, Singapore 649848
(5-min walk from Boon Lay MRT station)
Tel: 6790 1661
Website: www.masego.com.sg
Email: enquiries@masego.com.sg

Service is applicable for both genders.

Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

44 guests invited for 44th celebration of life, friendship and opportunities – Andrew Chow

Business and Pleasure Mixer

These 8 pictures were taken within 3 min and I myself am amazed of the different kind of hand gesture I can create :)

( The left froggy was done by the wonderful staff of Jean Tan from Aago Pte Ltd :D)

Background:

I can’t remember the last time i organised a networking event for business friends whom I know for opportunities. I can remember the last time I celebrated my birthday in a party was 23 years ago when I turned 21. I couldn’t decide what to organise and end up doing a hybrid event – Business and Pleasure Mixer on 18 Feb 2011.

Details: My email invitation in a previous post

Sponsors:

Venue : Smartspace Singapore - a multidisciplinary co-working space based in Singapore. We aim to provide a zero to launch platform in Singapore for student entrepreneurs, start ups and non-profit organizations by taking care of their work space, office furnishing and business support services for their core business at an affordable cost.

  • 3 distinct zones.
  • Infinite ideas.
  • Infinite SmartSpace.

The gentleman in white is Mr Michael Zhan, the founder of Smartspace Singapore, giving a quick overview of Vision, Mission and future direction of the company. Michael is also a lawyer by training.

Wine : Angels Share Wines Pte Ltd - Angels’ Share Wines specialises in sweet, sparkling and sophisticated wines. Ancient winemakers believe that as wines age in barrels, a magical process occurs. When some of the wine evaporates, an Angel accepts it as her share, and in return, imparts many lovely, sophisticated flavours into the remaining wine.

Theme: Business and Pleasure Mixer

This nice balloon is a gift from my friend - Rachel Lee

Some of my guests captured on photo deserve special mention :

Min Zhen – a wonderful and bubbly up and coming top agent in DTL Property Network Pte Ltd, she can be contacted at minzhen75@gmail.com. She is someone I have known for 8 years and had numerous corporate experiences with leading banks of Singapore.

David Wee – CEO & Founder at Asia Speakers Bureau (ASB), David Wee can tell you how to improve corporate entrepreneurship in the New future, create new space in a crowded market, lead by serving, and let your business achieve the highest level of growth with more vibrant workplace.

Sophia Lim & Rachel Minn Lee, are consulting managers (Executive Search) of Anverson Consulting Pte Ltd

L1 : Eric Chan, Account Manager of Nanyang Tech Pte Ltd which specialises in IT Support, PC Sales/Rental and Trade-in/repair.

L2 : Charlene Ng, Business Manager of Star Fish Net

L3 : Au Yeong Yuen Mun, Strategist in Hospitality Star, a eUniversity.

George Wong – WineMBA, Founder of Wine Lovers’ Club, often described as “God of Wine” by local media. He is one of the most sought after speaker for wine in business and social events.

Gin Wong – A Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger who enjoys and love life at the beautiful moment, staying happy and constantly looking out for beauty remedy with a mixed of FUN and APPRECIATION to gorgeous things around. She is also one of the 3 lucky winners of a bottle of Moscato. Gin is the proud owner 0f Blog – Ginevi

Left : Ezen Ho – Manager of Eroma Marketing, a business for SPA, Beauty and Wellness.

Right : Yvonne Lim – Event Manager of Smartspace Singapore, she is a highly efficient event planner and organiser.

Aaron Koh – Business Development Manager of Taggo Pte Ltd, a social media channel for facebook fan recognition.

Left : Aik Boon, CEO of Crazy Bid, a online auction business. Right : Ellen Shi Min, Founder of Smart Translation, a professional multi-language translation agency.

Left 1 : Ocean Wang, the most under-rated oil painting artist in Singapore. She produced 3 oil on canvas portrait for F1 drivers in 2010 for Charity auction. Yes! she also produced 2 oil paintings of 2 Andrew Chows

Left 2 : Valerie Song, the founder of Match Resources Pte Ltd, which does ‘match great companies with great people’ and naturally ‘great people with great companies’ on a daily basis.

Left 1 : Kim Chua, Team Manager of Walton International Group (S) Pte Ltd

Right 2 : Teck Beng, Director of Performance Leadership.

Right 1 : Kent Chan, Asst Associate Manager of PropNex

Right 1 : Gavin Choo, Business Development Director of Chris Cooper Group. Together we manage the biggest family entertainment show in Singapore – Walking with Dinosaurs in 2010.

Right 2 : Richard Chew, a volunteer in Corporate Communication for Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS)

Left 2 : Serene Pan, Vice Director of Biz Asia, serenepan@gmail.com

Right 1 : Prasanna Srinivasan, the Senior Consultant of Skynapse, a Microsoft Technologies Solutions Provider. His company was the consultant to develop the website of Romancing Singapore.

Nazran Ahmad, is the producer of SUPER, dealing with events, productions and design. Nazran has helped me to co-organise many social events for singles including Dating@Sea in 2007

Douglas Quek, the Account Manager of Signetique IT Pte Ltd

Anita Ho, Programme Manager of Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA)

Right 2 : Rina Neoh, Co-Founder and Director of Mercatus Capital

Lady at centre : Jean Tan, a lawyer by training but a Brand Consultant in practise. She is the managing director of Aago Pte Ltd.
[slideshare id=6599992&doc=romancingthemediaforbusiness-vietnam-110117082207-phpapp01&type=d]

I gave out 20 copies of my book in final draft. “Romancing the Media” is a business book written for the SME by the SME, equipping business owners with management skills and social media strategy.

The winners of Moscato : Aaron, Gin and Kent

Proudly sponsored by Angels Share Wines Pte Ltd


Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

My Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in 2010

What’s your top 10 moments in 2010?

Before you set new resolutions for 2011, it is always wonderful to reflect on the year and celebrate every wonderful moments so that we can grow from strength to strength.

My very best Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in 2010 are:

10. “The backup Plan” movie launch

On 29 April, Sony Pictures and my company (Table For Six) jointly organized the Back up Plan Movie and Dinner event. Our company conducted a survey on Singapore’ ladies’ backup plans should they remain single for the rest of their lives. The results were insightful and the press/media given us a lot of coverage.

9. Authorised Training Provider for NCSS

In early Jun, I was informed by National Council of Social Service (NCSS)  that I am granted the status to be the Authorised Training Providers for Charitable organisation and VWOs under the VCF Training Grant. I created courses:

  • Developing a Winning Social Media Strategy for NPOs
  • Social Branding for NPOs
  • Getting Sponsorship for VWOs and Publicity for Business
  • Coaching and Developing your Volunteers

8. Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment – Certification.

From 9 Apr till 15 June, I took 6 modules, get through the assessments under Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF). With this Advanced Certificate, I am able to Develop, Train and Assess courses under WSQ framework from WDA.

7. Singles Cruise Asia

Many people would have heard of Dating@Sea since 2007 where it is only open to singles from Singapore. It was all along done with Star Cruises as our cruise partner. Finally from 6-10 Dec, the 1st ever Singapore-Malaysia social event (Single Cruise Asia), a 5D/4N cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas was organised.

6. Interviewed by Ian Wright for Discovery Channel

It’s not everyday you get to be interviewed by a host from a international media, much more a international celebrity host – Ian Wright. He was in Singapore in May to do a special 10-part episode on Singapore. At the very last part, there is always the angle of singlehood issue in Singapore. I was contacted to create a social event where his team can film the entire event with interviews about myself and some of my participants.

Picture with Ian Wright & Vernetta Lopez

5. Marrying Charity with Art

I had always wanted to do my bid for charity in forging strategic alliance between charities and business entities. I am glad in 2010 I have helped my good friend Ocean Wang to launch her career by painting 3 portraits of F1 drivers : Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber. The Alonso portrait was successful auctioned silently for $4000 in the charity dinner of Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS) with the kind planning and organising service of Annie Chan.

LCCS Gala Dinner - 191110

Ocean’s blog – www.oceantheartist.wordpress.com. The Hand over ceremony is done on 24 Nov

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QgUsEDWufA&fs=1&hl=en_US]

4. 938live guest speaker for Positive Business Minute

3. 1st Malaysia media exposure

Though I have enjoyed more than 120 media and press interview and coverage of myself, business or events in Singapore and international main media, Malaysia was not one of them. This changed in August where I was invited to be interviewed on Malaysia radio BFM 89.9. From then on, i enjoyed 4 weeks of NTV 7 Breakfast show as a regular guest, 2 Newspaper features about being a Dating Coach for Singles Cruise Asia

2. Hosting 200 friends for Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs is the most successful and money-making family entertainment theatrical production in the world. For the first time ever, it came to Singapore from 1-12 Dec for a 10-day 20-show performance. My company won the tender to manage the social media marketing platform. One of my deliverables was to raise social brand ambassadors. I was given 200 tickets for the very first show and I invited charities and brand ambassadors to be the first few people to watch it. The turnout was 4000 so I had 5% of the stadium on 1 Dec.

1. Successful Entrepreneur award 2010

Since receiving the Spirit of Enterprise award as an honoure in 2008, this is the 2nd business award I have received in the space of 3 years.


Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

The importance of Persona Management in Social 3.0 for Business

I am grateful to Felix and Roland for inviting me to speak at their inaugural Entrepreneur Workshop organised by Catalyst Connector on 16 Sep. Persona Management is first of the 3-part series of workshop aimed at challenging entrepreneurs and business owners to do brand audit, brand management and eventual brand communication.

I shared on the 8Ps of Persona Management

1. People

2. Portal

3. Partnership

4. Public Speaking

5. Publication

6. Publicity

7. Public Service

8. Prize

The presentation I did is on Slideshare and the pictures can be downloaded on Flickr

[slideshare id=5229843&doc=personamanagement-100918122130-phpapp02]

The Business of Social 3.0

Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

A Business that first started off as a Mailing List

Many HR practitioners would have heard of HRSingapore, few knew how it was started. The Founder, Mr Haridas Ramadas started off by sharing vital information and updates on HR trends in Singapore to previous participants of his training courses.  The spirit of sharing which is vital in social media was all along in Haridas way before social media was even invented.

Subsequently, HRSingapore Forum, HRLAW and HR21 newsletter were also started. By 2002, it added a low fee-based subscription plan to provide more value added services.

HRSingapore’s mission is to become a knowledge centre for anyone interested in Human Resource and Workplace communication practices in Singapore.

It’s active membership base has reached 4000, and the range of courses available now covers beyond the scope of Human Resources.

I am blessed to have met the Founder today thanks to my friend Mr Anthony Peck, who is the General Manager of the company.

Exciting alliances are under way between our companies, bringing the knowledge of social media application and implementation to many PMETs.

Though he uses an iphone and I carry a Blackberry, we can still chat via Whatsapp! …… say bye to SMS.

Check out – http://www.hrsingapore.net

Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

Implementing a Winning Social Media Strategy for Charity (14-15 July 2010)

The economic downturn of the past few years has made finding and keeping donors an increasing priority for VWOs, Charities & Non-profit organizations. While traditional marketing goals have stayed the same, the methods used to reach these goals have become much more efficient with the advent of online conversations and social media tools.

As social media becomes the dominant venue for online information exchange, NPOs must leverage on its channels to remain relevant both to society and the people they serve.

Social Media isn’t a strategy but a viable channel especially for organisations serving a social cause. The success of an organisation’s social media effort will depend on the skills and knowledge from planning, implementation and monitoring.

Learning Objective : This 2-day course will empower you to:

  1. 1. Plan the social media presence of your organisation with clear objectives
  2. 2. Implement the social media plan with right platforms and content management
  3. 3. Monitor the feedback and conversation on different tools
  4. Engage the social media to attract new donors,  increase social awareness, increase volunteerism rate for your organisation.

Who should attend:

Founders / General Manager / Program Manager / Project Manager / Marketing Manager/ Directors / Decision Makers / Corporate Communications / Public Relations Officers of VWOs, Charities & Non-Profit Organisation

Methodology

  • Lecture, Demonstration and Discussion
  • Maximum size of 24
  • Group exercises to learn from each other

Course Highlights

1. Introduction to Social Media and its strategies for NPOs

2. Selecting the right social media platform

  • Facebook
  • Linkedin &
  • Plaxo

3. Creating appropriate content for social media

  • Presentation – Slideshare.net
  • Photographs – Flickr.com
  • Videos – Youtube.com
  • Sound/Music – podcast.com

4. Sharing content for social media

  • The art of blogging for NPOs
  • Book Marking
  • The art of using twitter for NPOS

5. Interacting with the target community of NPOs

  • 12 ways to handle online conversation

6. Measure the success of Social Media

  • Google Analytics
  • Developing your social media dashboards and metrics

7. Listening/Monitoring Social Media

  • Socialmention
  • Klout
  • Google Alert
  • Other useful tools

===========================

6 Charities and 1 Healthcare provider sent 12 staff for the 2-day workshops

Social Media Workshop - 14-15 July 2010

Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

40 friends on Facebook I would recommend

*** Original article was published in May 2010 on my Facebook’s note.

Most people on Facebook often recommend themselves with strings of credential. Today, i am going to write about 40 of my friends on Facebook.

• Aaron Koh – Aaron is a social media marketer who advises B2C, B2B and government clients on harnessing social media and the digital space to bring brand awareness directly to consumers.
• Albert Wong – He put on the most friendly smile as a property agent, makes the most difficult case simple.
• Amelia Kang – An owner of several businesses, Amelia is a lady of many talents and taste for finer things in life from wine to gourmet coffee.
• Ande Lai – My mentor and coach when I first started out as a young man, he taught me everything i need to know about creativity and marketing in business.
• Danny Pang – The self made coffee guru in coffee and own the most upbeat coffee chain in Singapore, a trainer of Barista.
• David Wee – The management thought leader ahead of our time, he refines The New Normal
• Dennis Ng – an expert in Personal Finance and Housing Loans. He is a qualified Financial Planner who is often sought after for his comments in newspapers, magazines, Radio and even TV.
• Eric Feng – the most charismatic young trainer and coach for public speaking i have ever seen. The best selling author of 2 successful and practical book on public speaking.
• Eunice Tan – member of the Association of Image Consultants International, the founding member of the International Civility Trainers Consortium and image consultant for the reality TV show The Wedding Affair
• Evelyn Pek – A Well-connected and well-informed lady, but elegant with a non threatening spirit.
• Freddy Ngiam – The man who own the largest local job portals in Singapore. His humble approach masks his years of experience handling B2B business
• Genecia Luo – A beauty queen who train other beauty queens. She is a Life Coach, Consultant, Trainer, Speaker, Choreographer and Host.
• George Wong – He is dubbed the God of Wine in Singapore, the guy who teach the French how to enjoy French wine.
• James Leong – He is 1/3 of the NLP Trinity in Singapore with Raj and Lance. Their insights on Enneagram and its application in coaching and building rapport is unparallel.
• Jenny Yeo – A dynamic and hot lady who can fool you easily with her age. Her restaurant in Sembawang was featured on TV within months after opening.
• Joyce Teo – A teacher by profession, an entrepreneur in the heart. She personify custom gift by her unique dedication to her business.
• Kenneth Kwan – His motivation methods make even the most self-motivated people go to their next level.
• Kloudiia Tay IIng – Kloudiia is may be petite in person, but powerful with her pen. A trust ghost writer for all aspiring and busy writers
• Leonard Wee – The sticker man who created a practical advertising medium which anyone can carry along everyday and everywhere they go.
• Liu Weiying – The only lady in Singapore I know who has a passion for singles above 40 and beyond.
• Lucretius Goh – Lucretius is a fine gentleman that combines a leader’s mind and a servant’s heart. His assets are his connections and how he maintains them as he journeys on his caree
• Lydia Gan – A designer, match maker, counselor and image consultant all in one. While there are many sits out there teaching guys how to win a woman’s heart, Lydia is the only one who has a site teaching men how to wow a lady.
• Magicbabe Ning – The Magic lady who performs the most incredible illusion with a great smile.
• Merry Riana – My fellow Spirit of Enterprise honouree in 2008, Merry is a charming lady with a rag to riches story and a passion to share and teach.
• Min Zhen – My most trusted lady for any media interview, she never out of topics to share.
• Nanz Chong Komo. The lady who makes a name out of $1.99, she continues to draw from her experiences to impact people especially women to make a difference in life.
• Nazran Ahmad – The coolest young man I have ever seen with a flair to make huge group comfortable with his presence
• Pearlin Siow – Many authors struggle with one book, she produced 5 in less than 2 years. Most will write about themselves, she loves to expound others’ achievement.
• Prasanna Srinivasan – Pras is the most dedicated information system project manager I have worked with. We ever stayed up till 3am working on a project together to get it ready for launch the next morning.
• Rovena – the most hardworking business networking organiser and planner in my circle. She is connected to every known business networking groups in Singapore and around the region.
• Rovin Wong – No Makeover is impossible with creative scissors under his hands and a keen eye for drawing out the best in you through his photography skills. .
• Samson Zee – A most fun loving host I have worked with, a certified life Coach and motivational speaker all in one. Sam has hosted big event of more than 10,000 people.
• Sarah Goh Yin – A lawyer by day, a study coach by night. Sarah is always a motivated giving person with proven track record of success.
• Stanley Leong – The rare male radio DJ, Host and Producer with a gentle voice and a sharp mind
• Teo Yong Song (Danny Teo 蒋荣煊) – the most certified and qualified person I have seen in many areas including training, consultancy, coaching, mentoring, etc.
• Terence Tan – Accommodating yet professional photography, willing to make a lot of adjustment to ensure assignment are done as painlessly as possible.
• Valerie Song – Her mission is matching Great people with Great Companies on a daily basis. She is relentless in searching for the most suitable human talent for many MNCs today.
• Violet Lim – The first official match maker in Singapore who gives a refreshing brand approach to match making. The most featured and interviewed lady I know of all my friends.
• Willy Foo – The guy who truly merge cutting edge technology and photography in one. Again another fellow Spirit of Enterprise honouree in 2008.
• Wily Lim – A social media master coach who created the first ever Social Media certification course in Asia.

** For the rest of my friends whose names are not found here, please do not be offended. I have more creative ways to acknowledge all the difference you made in my life……coming soon :)

Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

Interviewed by International Celebrity Host – Ian Wright for Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel was in Singapore to do a 10-day story and the last episode is about “Finding Mr Right”.

Table For Six LLP was honored to be approached to be featured and interviewed for our singles gathering – “Extreme Speed Dating”.

The Program will be out in Nov/Dec 2010 on Discovery Channel. See how I spar with Ian Wright, one of the most beloved host in the world.

Espressoul Cafe was the proud sponsor of the event and kudos to Mr Danny Pang, the Founder of the Cafe chain

See Danny’s blog here – http://blog.omy.sg/ezprezzo/2010/05/19/coffee-and-singles/

Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest

A Pitch for Potential Partners and Sponsors for Movie Event MarketingDi

This is my basic presentation to potential partners and sponsors of our Movie Dinner and Wine event for singles on 30 April 2010, organised by Table For Six LLP.

The main sponsors were Sony Pictures and Cathay Cineplexes

[slideshare id=3698692&doc=backupplan-100412084903-phpapp02]

Pin ItFollow Me on Pinterest