Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My 18 Hole Experience

A thousand apologies for disappearing from this blogsphere for so many weeks! I was caught up with my work which was the toughest stint I ever had done in my entire life. I hated every minute of it as I suffered so terribly from tremendous pressure, lack of sleep and no rest with countless skipped meals. Today I have lost over 5 kgs and have been burnt by the sun till I look like OREO cookies!



My company was being roped in at the 11th hour to handle the whole A&P for the recent international golf championship which was being sponsored by our leading bank. We had never done any jobs of that size and amount, not mentioning within 3 weeks!!!

Their other supplier was being dismissed at a very last minute and we went in, not realising it was so scary and life threatening to me. I had sleepless nights and often slept in their clubhouse's sofa or inside my car! I had nightmares when I slept thinking that things went awry and wrong. My whole life turned upside down for once and I wished I had died inside my client's office. I lost count the number of times I scolded my boss too as he was an asshole when I needed his support. On average sense, these jobs would require 3 months and not 3 weeks for sane fellas to cope.




I am glad the 3 weeks nightmare had ended and everything ended up happily and well. I had to monitor close to a 100 workers working in our 2 factories producing all the miracle items on time for this international event. The whole set up was mammoth and mind boggling as everything was being custom made within the shortest time. They demanded perfection as everything would be aired live on TV daily across the USA and other countries too.



This is their Main Score Board and it was the SUPER TOUGHEST item to create as it required so much precision and accuracy. So much tempers and abuses were exchanged to get the 3 giant boards up on time!



Take a closer look to see why it was so tough to design and custom make. The clients were pleased with the results and felt they all looked great & fantastic! You might think that they should use an electronics board instead but I found out that it was not suitable for such golf tournaments as they have too many little scores that need to be changed every other seconds. No way one could just type on the computer to update them as it could be messy.



The tournament was officially kicked off on Thursday by our PM Datuk Najib and the finals was being held 4 days later. The huge crowd fans and supporters turned up eagerly at sunrise! The finals ticket was priced at RM200!! Discounts were given to CIMB and PGA members. Who says our economy was bad?


Many celebrities arrived & turned up in Ferraris, Lamborhginis, Bentleys and Cayennes. The above Hong Kong actress looked familiar and alas, I forgot her name. All the big players who flew in from USA and worldwide arrived like hottest stars with media cameras flashing continuosly and blinded my eyes. Everything was perfected to the finest details with Westin Hotel serving their superb F&B throughout the event. I was running between Westin Hotel and Mines for 3 days overseeing their private function set ups too. It was a great eye opener for me to learn many things.



BMW was one of the sponsors and they generously provided their most luxurious fleets to fetch the players and guests daily. It was like a Hollywood scene where all the best and most luxurious came together amongst the Who & Whos!...



I drove on the buggy car everyday checking on the entire 18 holes fairways and passed the affluent million dollar homes lining on the rolling hills that overlook the beautiful lakes, valleys and it was so heavenly! I asked myself where do these filthy rich families get their money and wealth? Why not ME? The number of cars they parked in their huge basement of their homes sent my eyes popping out of sockets!


This is the home of our former PM! It looks vacant with his collection of cars parked outside. I passed there daily for 3 weeks and it looked idle. Where has he gone to? Hello?


They even have special boats to ferry the special guests to watch the players closely from the waters! This is indeed the playground for the Rich & Famous!



I looked at this 6 Star Hotel and felt that it has lost its shine and glory, for reasons unknown to me.


Along the way, I bumped into a Thai comrade who is the TV Star and host for the Sports Channel Of Thailand. You might wonder why I didn't post any photos showing the players teeing off? Well, no one was allowed to click photos when the players needed the fullest concentration. Only media team were allowed to do so but using zoom lenses from far.


When the game finally ended, our handsome King arrived in his special yellow buggy car that was named "ROYAL 1".



Our King presented the championship prize of US$1.3 million to Bo Van Pelt from USA!



This lucky man was leading for the last 2 days before finals and we felt he could win as he was the BEST without doubts! Congratulations to this almost 7 footer player!


My brains and soul are not back into normal mode yet, so need to catch some more sleep!




47 comments:

  1. wow.. so nice la.. can see so many things.. nice sharing about the former prime minister house.. very like this post..

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  2. i really want to try Golf someday though it is very expensive since i have to purchase a set of golf clubs yikes

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  3. and the membership is quite a gold too whoahh...

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  4. happy blogging Twilight.. sorry for my late visit

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  5. Welcome back! MIA for so long! I was wondering what "holes" you were talking about. LOL!!! Wah! You belong to the rich and famous crowd,eh? *envy!!!

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  6. ARUMUGAM!!! two months Thambee has not seen you in the blogsphere, Thambee thought Arumugam is stranded in the Thai flood already~~

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  7. salute salute Arumugam!! 3 weeks of sleepless nights, or sleeping on the club house couch!! so all went well and now Arumugam can really relax and ask for big bonus from boss!!

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  8. yeah, all the rich and famous, and whoopss?? who's that celebrity there, cannot recognize her also lah.. are you sure she is one?? haha..

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  9. wow, RM1.8million!! that is a good amount of money, who sponsor that golf tournament and not more meaningfully to the poor children in the country??

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  10. so Arumugam got free stay in the 6-star hotel?? hmmm, not as glorious as before?? well, think Malaysia and you know how good we are in sustaining and maintaining business, hahaha~~ :D

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  11. good, Thambee also want to loose 5kg also.. so now Arumugam loose another 5kg and as tan as an oreo biscuit!! sure Letchumi likes Arumugam more, because that's exactly how Arumugam looked like when she first met Arumugam back in the slum in motherland!! Letchumi must think Arumugam is "rejuvenated"~~ :D

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  12. Hei...so you are part of this big event...cool...very impressive. Good work. Take a break now and rest well after a job well done... another big feather in you cap bro.....and thanks for visiting http://mynikonni.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Twilight Man, Kun sabai dee mai krap? Sleepless night over the 3 weeks huh how stressful for such a yai yai project? Same thoughts as [SK] thought you got stranded under bridge over troubled water.

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  14. holy... 1.3Mil!!!!!! overnite millionaire!

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  15. Wow...i think is not easy to handle such a tough and big task...all about luxury thingy ehh...LOL!! Your hard work is definitely paid off....

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  16. Mr Lonely - That was the terrible price I had to pay to be able to see the former PM's house!

    Bluedreamer27 - Thanks for coming, will visit your blogs again soon. No way I will play golf here. So hot and expensive game.

    Suituapui - I miss your blogs! I miss the food!

    SK Thambee - You damn fella never watsap me! What 1.8 million? I said 1.3 million lah. LMAO!!! Kekekeke

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  17. Daddy - I realised you are a golfer too! Did you watch the tournament?

    BananaZ - Phom sabai dee kab! Mai mee wang tham blogging! tai Tai Tai! I am back now alive!

    Medie007 - It was easier than strike TOTO as they were only 49 players.

    William - Yes I died many times on the course and resurrected by client! Miracles I am!

    Yee Ling - The hard work was terrible and the scar in my head is still there! It made me think about how silly humans could be.

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  18. The bright side is u lost 5kg without attending expensive gym!!!???

    Do u plan to threaten your boss for BIG bonus at year end for miracle job u hv done?

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  19. Now I know why you MIAed this long,,glad that everything went on well for you and the rest of the guys,, kudos.

    so now I know who got rub shoulders with the rich,rich and famous one lol

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  20. at least u hv done something that u love doing.

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  21. welcome back mr twilight! lol! you were from SXI! i was from PFS :P my nemesis!

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  22. Mai bpen rai, mai mee bpunhaa..yeah freedom. Welcome back..~;).

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  23. wow this is so hard! I mean you did it within 3 weeks and needed time is 3 month! You are awesome man :P

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  24. Well you lost 5kg, later sure will gain back hahaha! Take care ok! And this golf tournament didn't come into my ears! gosh I was so outdated? Maybe I am more to makan makan and Football side!

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  25. All the rich ass play and watch golf, me not kaya enough to see this kind of event haha :X

    I thought u were in Kuching because of the first picture! :)

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  26. Plusmy - you just taught me and I will threaten my boss for sure! Will belanja you.

    Eugene - I often rub their shoulders and asses but not their monies! They are so calculative and stingy people.

    Wenn - I hated it and didn't enjoy such pressurized rush deadlines.

    Issac - what a snob PFS folks are! Don't you dare look down on me ok. I am sweet and harmless friend.

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  27. Bananaz - awww! so nice of you to welcome me. Kob Khun mak naaaa!

    Kian Fai Koh - it was tough job, no more please! I don't play golf and never intend to. It is too costly and wasting time though good exercise!

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  28. man, i once had to do a job for a week with only 1-2 hours of sleep a night. it was hell. i can't imagine doing it for 3 WEEKS!! kudos to you.

    the end result is definitely satisfying tho, knowing that without you, the success of the event wouldn't be as glorious as it was :)

    now for that well deserved rest.

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  29. interesting life you had there although it's hectic ;)

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  30. Eh I have the exact pair of shoes like that actress is wearing! lol!

    I wish I could meet the handsome King in person before His Royal Highness's throne be passed to the next in queue. :-( His Royal Highness didnt play did he?

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  31. LOL I bet u don't look like Oreo! :))

    WHOA! what a job! It must have been pretty cool though driving the buggy car :D

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  32. Wow..u have a great time there it seems !

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  33. Wow! You are a Superman! To accomplish a feat that requires 3 months in the span of 3 weeks is incredible!! *salute*

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  34. But a good side effect is you lost 5 kgs! That's great! No need go gym already. Haha!!

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  35. Who's that HK celebrity? How come I also dunno? Famous one or not? LOL!

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  36. No wonder you disappeared from the blogosphere for so long! Wondered what happened to you! Welcome back! : )

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  37. Adam Tam - It was tougher than hell and my boss has taken ill for 2 weeks now due to severe stress. I almost went nuts and cuckoo myself. Lol

    Fish - it was interestingly horrid experience that I hope it won't happen again.

    Coffee Girl - The king did not play on that world tournament and he looked more dashingly handsome in real person.

    Rad Sujanto - I was burnt like charcoal after 3 weeks! Those photos were taken before the 3rd week. Seksa lah!

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  38. Chris Au - it was no fun. Blek! Puking! Good experience!

    FoongPC - The actress is well known in TVB and I need to search her name. I lost weight because I skipped meals and walked a lot. I miss my gym.

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