The Year that was 2015

[Special Feature]

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).

 

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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.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/fhm-malaysia-shutters-ops-following-uk-mags-suspension

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 timchewkc@gmail.com

 

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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/

 

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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/

 

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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/2015/01/26/party-of-the-century-at-empire-city-damansara-perdana/

 

Voiced my displeasure about corruption and bad governance in the country

Voiced my displeasure about corruption and bad governance in the country

  

Went sailing on a luxury yacht

Went sailing on a luxury yacht

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.

Naza Italia showroom relaunch

Naza Italia showroom relaunch

Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/06/27/naza-italia-showroom-relaunch/

 

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New Porsche showroom launch

Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/05/29/flagship-porsche-centre-sungai-besi-cayenne-targa-4s-launch/

 

Saturday Night Fever live in Kuala Lumpur

Saturday Night Fever live in Kuala Lumpur

Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/09/07/saturday-night-fever-the-musical-live-in-kuala-lumpur-2015/

 

Thriller Live in Kuala Lumpur

Thriller Live in Kuala Lumpur

Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/03/20/thriller-live-live-in-malaysia-2015/

 

Mercedes-Benz STYLO Fashion Week 2015

Mercedes-Benz STYLO Fashion Week 2015

Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/04/11/mercedes-benz-stylo-fashion-grand-prix-2015-day-3-27-march-2015/

 

FIFTYSIX DEGREES whisky launch

FIFTYSIX DEGREES whisky launch at Marble 8

Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/04/07/fiftysix-degrees-whisky-launch-at-marble-8/

 

Macallan Rare Cask launch at Aziamendi88

Macallan Rare Cask launch at Aziamendi88

Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/11/11/the-macallan-masters-series-dinner-the-macallan-rare-cask-launch/

 

Lots of food reviews like the food and wine pairing at Villa Danieli

Lots of food reviews like the food and wine pairing at Villa Danieli

Read about it here – https://timchew.net/2015/09/19/a-wine-lovers-journey-at-villa-danieli/

  

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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.

 

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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!

Happy New Year!

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