The Year that was 2015
Oh gosh was 2015 a bad year! The implementation of GST, coupled with the financial scandals that caused the Ringgit to plummet and the local economy to slow were horribly bad for business. But we have to try to find the silver lining in every situation and so I presented my clients with a more cost-effective media for them to advertise in. Therefore although business was generally not as good as the abundant years, Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers is alive and kicking (much to the displeasure and disappointment of my competitors).
Sadly FHM Malaysia which I worked for for a very exciting and fun two (2) years of sexy girls, Girl Next Door, 100 Most Wanted Women aka 100 Sexiest Women, and bikini pool parties (read more at https://timchew.net/category/media/fhm/). Sad to see them have to stop publishing, however it was inevitable as the principal in UK has closed down.
Can’t stop the digital media juggernaut I guess. This comes a year after another previous publisher that I worked for – Catcha Publications, closed many of their titles – https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/media/rev-asia-culls-titles-lays-off-staff
BTW I am selling a whole bunch of international and special editions of FHM and calendars – https://timchew.net/2014/07/26/for-sale-fhm-magazines-special-editions-and-calendars/
If you’re interested to buy them do drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Was very very blessed to be hosted for seven (7) Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2015 reviews this year. Got to eat some really astounding and magnificent food! Read more at https://timchew.net/category/food/migf/
Cut down on partying this year but still went for the VIP preview of the new Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur.
Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/08/24/launch-of-the-new-zouk-club-kl/
The supposed “Party of the Century”. Well wasn’t quite that but nevertheless it was a very good effort!
Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/09/21/simpson-marine-merdeka-yacht-fiesta-2015/
As usual, there were lots of events to attend, some of which were pretty exclusive high-class luxury events, although there were noticeably less events than previous years as more and more brands cut their advertising budget.
Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/06/27/naza-italia-showroom-relaunch/
Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/03/20/thriller-live-live-in-malaysia-2015/
Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/04/07/fiftysix-degrees-whisky-launch-at-marble-8/
Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/09/19/a-wine-lovers-journey-at-villa-danieli/
Celebrated my birthday on three (3) consecutive days and spent the next three (3) recuperating from the parties. Yes I am getting too old for back to back parties.
I’ve been waiting for Star Wars Episode 7 ever since it was announced and it turned out to be as good as Episodes 4, 5 and 6.
Read my full review at https://timchew.net/2015/12/16/star-wars-the-force-awakens-episode-7/
Looking back, I was very blessed by God and I’m thankful to Him for all the opportunities and experiences He gave me.
Here’s to a better 2016!