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My first live MMA event – ONE FC 7: Return of Warriors

I’ve been a fan of mixed martial arts (MMA), especially since they began showing UFC matches on FOX. I had heard of ONE FC, an Asian MMA league and when they announced their fight in Stadium Putra on 2 Feb, I jumped and bought tickets for myself and Pei Chyi. (Shhh, Pei Chyi is a fan too )

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From Little Things BIG Things Grow – sparks flying at #pbevent 2012

A week ago, I had the pleasure of soaking up the excitement and creative energy of 300 bloggers who descended into Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia for the ProBlogger Training Event aka #pbevent. It was the first ever blogging conference that I’ve ever attended and I must say that I wasn’t disappointed for shelling out the cash and traveling all the way for it.

Personal Highlights

#pbevent was put on by Darren Rowse and his team who help him manage ProBlogger and Digital Photography School. Speakers included top bloggers from all over Australia and they even brought in Chris Guillebeau all the way from Portland, USA as a keynote speaker. I’ve been following Darren’s work for a long time and when I learnt that Chris, another role model of mine, was on the speaker lineup I immediately decided that I would attend.

Side note: I’ve never really talked about Chris Guillebeau but he’s someone I really look up to in the way he approaches business and living the life you want. I will try to expand on this when I get around to reviewing his book.

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I’m attending the ProBlogger Event 2012! Psst.. there’s still a way to get a ticket, details here

Next week, I’ll be flying to Melbourne, Australia to attend the ProBlogger Training Event (#PBevent). I’m going to have a blast meeting with other bloggers, and learning to build better blogs and how to build revenue streams through blogging and other online income streams. I’m really looking forward to meeting up with Darren Rowse – Mr. ProBlogger himself, and Chris Guillebeau who was a major inspiration when I decided to go into business for myself.

Needless to say I’m really excited about my first major blogging conference. Some of the sessions that I’m most excited to attend are:

Check out the schedule here.

As you can see, this isn’t a dodgy “make money blogging” or “sell your eBook for $999″ type free seminar. All of the speakers are successful bloggers and have used their blogs to launch their unconventional, new economy careers. You can bet I’ll be soaking it all up.. although I will probably feel like I’m back in my uni lecture hall (hope I don’t fall asleep!)

 

Tickets are sold out but you can still attend – virtually!

I bought my ticket the moment they announced it on 11 May. That got me early bird pricing of USD249.99. Early bird tickets were gone in a flash and full priced USD299.99 were sold out less than a month later. On the Facebook event page, we have people asking every week if there are more tickets available.

Selfish me doesn’t want any more tickets – I don’t want the event to be too crowded after all! However Darren has come up with a fantastic alternative. They are now offering a virtual pass for #PBevent. This gives virtual attendees audio recordings and slides of the sessions, access to a live webinar with Darren Rowse for a post-event Q&A session and access to a private Facebook group for networking with other virtual and live attendees as well. And you don’t have to spend the extra money for travel and accommodations!

The virtual ticket is available for an early-bird price of USD149 until 9 Oct 2012. From 10 Oct, the full virtual ticket price is USD199. Quick! Buy your virtual event pass now. Read More »

[REVIEW] P1 W1MAX-1NSiDE 4G devices

Back in June, I was lucky enough to be invited to P1 and Intel’s launch of their embedded WiMAX devices at Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel. The event, officially dubbed the Launch of Malaysia’s First WiMAX-Inside 4G laptops, felt more like a disco than media event.

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I'm presenting at the 1st ever WordCamp Malaysia! [updated]

I’m really excited and super proud to be a part of the inaugural WordCamp Malaysia! I’ll be presenting at least 1 session. The event will be held on Saturday, 22 May and other details are being finalised at the moment. You can check out http://wordcamp.my for updates.

Due to the delayed release of WP3.0 I won’t be giving my original topic. I’ll be talking about theme frameworks instead. What’s your favourite theme framework and why?

I would like to get your feedback for the topic that I’m presenting. Here’s the outline:

Theme Frameworks: a glimpse into the future of WordPress themes

  • What are theme frameworks & what’s so great about them?
  • How to create a better blog with theme frameworks
  • WP as a CMS, even better with Headway
  • How designers & developers can shortcut theming with theme frameworks

Introduction to Hacking WordPress 3.0 Themes

  • Discover how the WordPress theme system works
  • New features for theme designers in WordPress 3.0
  • Learn bare minimum coding for theme designers
  • Style comments to identify the blog author
  • Add custom header images to your blog (the regular way and the WP3.0 way)
  • Enable custom background for your blog
  • Menus any way you want with WP3.0′s custom menus

Let me know what you like or don’t like, or even what I should include in my talk. Keep in mind I only have 30 minutes. Thanks, and see you at WordCamp!

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I contributed a blog post to the SMCkl blog – Class is in session

Barcamp Malaysia report

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Last weekend I attended Barcamp Malaysia, the inaugural Barcamp event in this part of the world. Unfortunately I missed the whole Day 1 because I actually managed to fall sick on the day.

However I did enjoy the sessions on Day 2 and met quite a few interesting people. It was really fun to meet everyone who shared the same Web 2.0 philosophy and ideas. I felt like a true geek.

Be sure to check out Cheryl Goh’s BarCamp Malaysia in 6 pictures post if you want a quick summary. Also, hi to skeevs, Chee Aun and James who I finally met in person.

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BarCamp Malaysia

I forgot to mention, I’m attending BarCamp Malaysia this 26 July