The Year that was 2012

[Recap]

2012 was certainly an interesting year for me with some big changes in my life but somehow I guess I must have been having a lot of fun as the year seemed to go by in a flash!

This was my first year being an entrepreneur and managing Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers full time. I must thank God as he has blessed my venture with good bloggers, supportive clients and agencies throughout the year and as I look back to where we came from and where we are now I’m very thankful indeed.

Also many thanks to my friends who have been supportive and understanding (I know I’ve not been seeing you as often as I’d like to and I promise to make more time for you in 2013!).

Anyway here are some highlights of my year.

Chinese New Year in Penang - Mois Club at Upper Penang Road

Chinese New Year in Penang – Mois Club at Upper Penang Road

Attended the Carlsberg Chinese New Year Appreciation Lunch

Attended the Carlsberg Chinese New Year Appreciation Lunch

Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial collectors edition launch in conjunction with Valentines Day

Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial collectors edition launch in conjunction with Valentines Day

Got to watch Girls Generation aka SNSD (less 1 member though) perform live at Twin Towers Live. Another thing off my bucket list.

Got to watch Girls Generation aka SNSD (less 1 member though) perform live at Twin Towers Live. Another thing off my bucket list.

Celebrated St. Patricks Day at the Guinness street party along Changkat Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur

Celebrated St. Patricks Day at the Guinness street party along Changkat Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur

Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge - March 2012

Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge – March 2012

Mr. Asahi launch and roadshow

Mr. Asahi launch and roadshow

LMFAO Live in Malaysia at Sunway Lagoon

LMFAO Live in Malaysia at Sunway Lagoon

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And the great thing about the LMFAO concert was that it was held on the surf beach

Visit to try out the awesome Italian fine dining at Pietro Ristorante Italiano in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur

Visit to try out the awesome Italian fine dining at Pietro Ristorante Italiano in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur

Hennessy VSOP New Bottle Launch

Hennessy VSOP New Bottle Launch

Bloggers Party featuring Dawn Yang at Stage KL

Bloggers Party featuring Dawn Yang at Stage KL

Up to Penang for the first Hennessy Artistry of 2012

Up to Penang for the first Hennessy Artistry of 2012

Launch of Somersby Cider at Carcosa Seri Negara

Launch of Somersby Cider at Carcosa Seri Negara

Chivas Regal Vivienne Westwood edition bottle dinner on a helipad 34 stories up

Chivas Regal Vivienne Westwood edition bottle dinner on a helipad 34 stories up

I Darts Quad launch at Sunway Giza

I Darts Quad launch at Sunway Giza

Heineken new bottle launch at KL Live - MHB's Adrienne and Chammaine with celebrity fitness blogger Fay Hokulani

Heineken new bottle launch at KL Live – MHB’s Adrienne and Chammaine with celebrity fitness blogger Fay Hokulani

Another trip up to Penang, this time for the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge Great Britain

Another trip up to Penang, this time for the Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge Great Britain

I had a really good time there!

I had a really good time there!

Launch of Butter Factory in Kuala Lumpur. A new club for me to play in! Yay!

Launch of Butter Factory in Kuala Lumpur. A new club for me to play in! Yay!

Arthur's Day pre-party at Sid's Pub TTDI.

Arthur’s Day pre-party at Sid’s Pub TTDI.

Part 1 of MHB's 2nd Anniversary celebration sponsored by Carlsberg and ecoba!

Part 1 of MHB’s 2nd Anniversary celebration sponsored by Carlsberg and ecoba!

X Top Model 2012 Finals

X Top Model 2012 Finals

An Evening With Carlsberg and Chef Anton Mosimann

An Evening With Carlsberg and Chef Anton Mosimann

Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest 2012

Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest 2012

Halloween - The Beginning party at Carcosa Seri Negara by jagermeister - my first time dressing up for Halloween!

Halloween – The Beginning party at Carcosa Seri Negara by jagermeister – my first time dressing up for Halloween!

The first Club Asahi party at Butter Factory

The first Club Asahi party at Butter Factory

Marlboro M-Scape VIP Lounge during the Moto GP at SIC

Marlboro M-Scape VIP Lounge during the Moto GP at SIC

Hennessy Artistry HALO at MIECC

Hennessy Artistry HALO at MIECC

Up to Penang (yes again) for Carlsberg's Where's The Party? 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel

Up to Penang (yes again) for Carlsberg’s Where’s The Party? 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel

Passion For Fashion 2012 supported by Johnnie Walker and Kronenbourg 1664

Passion For Fashion 2012 supported by Johnnie Walker and Kronenbourg 1664

Kronenbourg 1664's L'Aperitif Fashion at Luna Bar

Kronenbourg 1664’s L’Aperitif Fashion at Luna Bar

MHB's 2nd Anniversary Party Part 2

MHB’s 2nd Anniversary Party Part 2

Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 Gala Night

Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 Gala Night

Kronenbourg 1664's The French Art of Culinary dinner at Nathalie's Gourmet Cuisine

Kronenbourg 1664’s The French Art of Culinary dinner at Nathalie’s Gourmet Cuisine – sandwiched between 2x Miss World Malaysia. A nice place to be!

Heinelen Thirst 2012 - I went specifically to see Above & Beyond and Avicii!

Heineken Thirst 2012 – I went specifically to see Above & Beyond and Avicii!

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It was not all sunshine and rainbows though as there were a lot of challenges being an entrepreneur. But it’s through overcoming challenges that we learn and grow as a person.

Also both my maternal grandparents were called to heaven in December to celebrate Christmas with Jesus. I will miss them a lot but I know that they are in a better place.

Well 2012 was an awesome year and it proved to me that if you follow you passion and work with ethics and professionalism you can go places.

Happy New Year!

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New Year's Eve at Zouk Club KL

New Year’s Eve at Zouk Club KL

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