I’m travelling from Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2009 to cover the media launching of ASEAN Basketball League in Manila. I’m not lugging my laptop with me on this trip for reasons of inconvenience and security so if I do go online where internet access is available it would be just to check my Emails and Twitter updates on my Nokia E71. This year I cross path with two well known media celebrities both of whom I met in Hanoi, Vietnam two years ago: Bobby Chinn, Celebrity Chef and Restauranteur and Dato Tony Fernandes, Founder and CEO of Air Asia. Having already met Bobby earlier this year in Brunei, I look forward to meeting Dato Tony in Manila where he’s scheduled to speak at the ABL launch.
And I look forward to posting updates from the trip when I return!
BARRACUDAS JOINS THE ASEAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE | BUBBA GUMP RUN FORREST RUN
BRUNEI BARRACUDAS SEASON 2 TEAM LAUNCH
AirAsia needs no introduction and neither does the name Tony Fernandes as both have become a household name. He’s is idolised by many (I know this first hand) for his outstanding achievements and a list of accolades have made him a beaming example every entrepreneur aspires to be.
I first met Tony last year in Brunei at the Asia Inc Forum 2006 Business Roundtable. Being the official photographer at the time meant I got to meet him before most people inside the holding room. Our path crossed again later at the ASEAN 100 Forum in Hanoi, I met Tony again and discovered that other than being personable and approachable, he’s also a man who kept his promise—that he would send me an AirAsia cap (I wanted the one he had on). So, when I received an email from Tony’s office that the cap had been signed and was on its way to me, I was ecstatic. There’s this warm and fuzzy feeling you have inside when someone delivers on their promise and clearly indicative of his promise and commitment to his stakeholders! On the cap is an inspiring note Dare to Dream! Thank you, Tony.
How Different Will Your Future Be? See Tony Fernandes @ the ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum in Hanoi. I also met foodie personality Bobby Chinn at the event and also in his restaurant in Hanoi.