Love Me or Hate Me
Mr. James aka Uchu Keling
This first ever big event was initiated by Mr. James the owner of Modus Vivendi of Uchu Keling blog and I personally admired, envy and appreciate his efforts for making this event happened. I have to say it is not easy to persuade or even to fly a big name like Advertlets.com all the way from ‘oversea’ to the oil town of Miri; knowing the fact that West Malaysian still sees Sarawakian as a backdated community.
I don’t have this goodies 🙁
But Mr. James did it and congratulation on it!! A personal note to you-James, I’m looking forward to work hand in hand with you should there be any such similar or related event to be organize in the near future. 😉
OK, enough of my compliments and here come my review on the whole event. Yes, yes, yes I know…talk is cheap, talk is easy and it’s not easy when you really get to do it or get things done (simply because I’ve experienced it). But look…I believe there are always rooms for improvement in any organized events or functions and because of this, you get to organize things better and you’ll look like a professional event planner in the future. 🙂
Halo Cafe Main Stage
Mr. YKuek – Halo Cafe Owner
I met James, YKuek (owner of Halo Café), Darren and Josh chatting and sitting at the registration table minding their own business like I’m an invisible woman until I introduced myself and my guest (who is also my colleague). My nametag was given together with a lucky draw number for being one of the first 30 attendees. I was expecting a dining voucher to be given away as per stated in James’s blog but I got a lucky draw instead. Oh well, I told myself just to follow the flow and see what they have to offer me later.
It is also quite difficult to differentiate the Miri Blogger & Online Community members (though name tags are given out) as the public also came in and dine in Halo Café. You can only tell from the food that they are served on their table. The organizer should have put a sign at the main entrance that there is a private party going on or display some signs to direct them to a location where they can enjoy their meal happily.
I do also notice another typical Mirians attitude when it comes to socializing. They tend to mingle around with familiar faces. I get to see groups of people sitting at one corner, I get to see some ‘loners’ sitting alone at one corner, I also get to see ‘AhLian’ and ‘AhBeng’ group sitting at one corner and the best thing is everybody are minding their own business that you can see few tables are empty in the middle of the café like those tables are reserved for VVIP. The least the organizer can do is upon seeing the crowds are getting more and more is to make a simple announcement to get the attendees to freely mingle around or initiate an ice breaking session while waiting for the food to be served.
I have no comment on the food served – what do you expect from the free titbits; to me, all of it taste the same regardless its cooked or prepared at a café, coffeeshop or even at a 5 star restaurant. But what I want to mentioned here is the in-consistency of the free flow of green tea by Halo Café. To be honest, drinking a sweet green tea at Halo Café was my first time and it was a nightmare for me. I thought green tea suppose to be tasteless!! Or the least you can do is to serve me sugar separately. OK, despite all of that I still can tolerate with the taste so when the second round of green
tea came, it was tasteless and it was damn bitter. Came the third round, it taste sweet again and goes on and on… bottom line the free flow of green tea is in-consistency in terms of flavour. Wonder there’s any quality control or maybe they just re-use the same tea bag over and over again. Teruk betul!!!
Talking about free flow drink, the waiter or the waitress would only re-fill your drink upon request. And that pisses me off!! Come on…is this the best that Halo Café can offer to the public??!! Perhaps the customer services are varying for paid customer and non paid customer. But still…being in the food industry, customer service is really important apart from serving good food and providing good and cozy environment. If you want to stay longer in this line, you better do something on your customer service and as for now, Halo Café is not my kind of hang out place.
The event started soon after everybody had filled their tummy with food with quiz session. Overall, it was quite pretty interesting program itinerary had installed for us just that I personally felt it was a little bit bored. I personally felt there should be more inter personal approaches and delivering it in a creative way. However, I’m going to keep this to myself as I am saving it for my next ‘ttuttt tuuttt’ jeng jeng jeng…
Mystery LadyBird is always full of surprise if not it will be mystery for the rest of your life… 🙂
I’m not going to review who won the games and so forth as I believe most of you had read their own experience in their own blog so below are their entries (I might have left out some so forgive me for that);
So, there you have it from me. The intention is not to pin point at anyone nor do telling others that I’m the best but to seek for your co-operation in taking matter constructively for a better event or function to attend in the near future.
Not forgetting a big thank you to those who have supported this gathering as without you all, the gathering would be meaningless and there would be no room for improvement as well.
Thank you Mirian bloggers…
Thank you Miri Online Community members…
And most of all, my hug and kisses goes to Adverlets.com…