Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year 2010 Greeting

Next Level is all about moving forward and breaking your personal best.
Allow me to welcome you to year 2010.

Skip class if you must, but never skip your dreams.

Happy new year.

A look back in 2009

Memorable moments of year 2009:

Produced Next Level Board Game (A dream come true)
Written and published my first book "Why I Skipped Class"
Made Next Level Board Game as part of student academic assessment
Conducted 3 board game competitions in MMU
Conducted 3 workshops in MMU
Apply for MDEC Pre Seed Fund grant
3 times judge for business plan presentations

Memorable personalities of year 2009:

Mentor of the year: Mr.Syukor Hashim
Most inspirational person: Madam Rahayu binti Tasnim
Philosopher of the year: Teaman
Trainer of the year: Proficeo ( during MDEC Pre Seed Fund workshop)
Most dependable partner: "Boss" Nutty Yeap Soon Aik ( Recon PC )
Most helpful friend: Vincent Koay Tze Ming
Most pretty girl: Public Bank secretary
Best student leader: Mohd. Khamis from SIFE
Idol of the year: Robert Kiyosaki

Thank you everyone!

Personal finance (maintained)
Reading books (maintained)
Football news (dropped)
Serious gaming (dropped)
Tea art (picked up)
Social networking games (picked up)
Poker as a sport (picked up)

2009 most epic drama series: 翁菜加料

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

PPP: Paper and Printing Products

Latest cross sell:

Banner, Bunting
All color or black and white printing
Thermo Mug
Thermo Flask

Sunday, December 27, 2009

900 board games arriving

The balance of 900 board games are arriving.
This batch is the full deal. Better workmanship, box for the cards and transparent zipper bags.

Thinking of a price hike now, hehe.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Board Game updates

Completed my first draft of the facilitator script for Next Level Board Game.
I will have some test runs for it this week.

Monday, December 21, 2009

New business model

Applying what I learn from MDEC workshop, I will be changing the business model and pricing model for my board game business.

Changes will be finalized and announced on New Years Day

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Next Semester

The lecturer who will be teaching cyberpreneurship in Cyberjaya next semester requested me to have the same board game activity.

How can I say no? xD

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Play Fish

Social games market worth $1 billion annually, says Playfish

Ya, I really have to think big to get MDEC's Pre Seed Fund >.<

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Vincent gave me the idea of proposing my board game as a co-curriculum subject.
I will look into how it can be done.

Let me know what you think about this ^^

Sunday, December 13, 2009

YEC dinner and seminar

Gave a short talk at Tiara Melaka.
Khamis the president from SIFE (Student In Free Enterprise) is giving me a souvenir.
Also present was Mr.Syukor from MMU, Nutty and 2 ladies from government department.

I was 'set up' and told to wear smart casual. I brought the coat just in case, and turns out to be a right decision.

About Young Entrepreneur Center ( YEC)

The center aims at national development and planned to be the regions’ corner stone for technology commercialization and entrepreneurship advancement. The Young entrepreneur Center ( YEC) targets university students, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and others. According to our development plan, the next step will be the establishment of a business school to be linked to the center.

Working closely with local and international organizations; the YEC will focus on issues such as: capacity building, consulting, counseling and developing the local “Entrepreneurial Personality & Spirit”. Furthermore, the YEC will actively work on extending the intellectual wealth of Malaysia, and collaboration countries while maintaining strong links with the business community in general.

Entrepreneurs have a wonderful record of achievement. The great enterprises of today are almost, without exception, built on the foundations created from the vision, talent and drive of entrepreneurs. For example, the great retailers such as Walmart and Marks & Spencer, the major oil companies such as BP, and the leading consumer electronics business, Sony, are all founded by entrepreneurs of vision and energy.

WINning formula

A formula I derived myself.
If I know the total number of participants, n.

n is the total number of participants
n(n/2-1)+n/2+n, where n>2
if n=10
answer: 55

If I organize a concert, the entry fee starts from RM1.
The next person who buys the ticket will have to pay an additional RM1.
1st person pays: RM1
2nd person pays: RM2
3rd person pays: RM3

Total revenue
=n(n/2-1)+n/2+n, where n=3

In Microsoft Excel, it is
=C1*((C1/2)-1)+(C1/2)+(C1) assuming C1 contains the total number of participants

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Entertainment time

Here is a short clip of me vs Copy X in Megaman Zero 1.

In case you do not know, I am a fan of Megaman/Rockman series since I was 10 years old.
I have played:
Megaman classic 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Megaman X: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8
Megaman Zero: 1

Business Plan Judge

Saturday was fun. Me and Khamis from SIFE were the judge for business plan competition in MMU Melaka. Overall the presentations were better than last semester.

The hamper was given to me and Khamis as token of appreciation.

Congratulations to the winners! (LTM and gang)

Friday, December 11, 2009

FOSEE first meeting outcome

I introduced the game to the lecturers and have a short game session with them.
Overall they like the game and we will be having the next meeting on 15 January.

Meanwhile, I should get things going in Cyberjaya and for the degree students in Melaka side.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ascension draws near

Tomorrow I will be showing Next Level Board Game to the Management Science Division of MMU FOSEE (Foundation Studies and Extension Education).

We will see what activities we can work out.

All the best!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thank you Khaliq and LTM

Thanks Khaliq and LTM for the MMU Appreciation Week vouchers!

I bought 8 octopus ball and 2 donuts from the voucher you given.

Pot calling the kettle black

Nazri calls Dr M a racist for defending BTN

Tomorrow I will conduct a board game session with 40 students.
First time conducting board game session on my own with that many students.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Creative One

Malaysians are gifted in raw linguistics talent.
Not only we can master a few language, we can manipulate them at will.

Malaysia style: "My one"
English: "That belongs to me"

Malaysia style: "Like this do one"
English: "That is how it is done"

Malaysia style: "Siao one!"
English: "That is just crazy!"

Malaysia style: "This car Malaysia one"
English: "This car is made in Malaysia"

Malaysia style: "1Malaysia"
English: "........."

Ban list entry

I ordered Thai chicken chop rice at Ixora Food Court, Thai stall.
The food didn't rock, but the chicken meat was as hard as rock.

First the failed pineapple rice, now this.

Thai stall goes into my list of permanent banned shops in Bukit Beruang.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Teaman WINning statement

Just back from teahouse, and here is a list of Teaman's WINning statements.

"Jesus is looking to expand his business"
"Something out of nothing, nothing out of something"
"See more unhappy things and your thinking will be more open"

My schedule for the next 7 days:

Sunday: One of the speaker at a gathering hosted by Young Entrepreneur Center (YEC) at Tiara

Melaka , Golf and Country Club. (Though I guess my role is too minor to mention)

Monday: Help Salvation Army to setup their computers. They are moving to a new office.

Monday: Tea and coffee session with Teaman at Tea house.

Tuesday: Re-submit MDEC proposal

Friday: Board game session with MMU lecturers

Saturday: Judge for MMU Melaka business plan competition
(Small event, the competition is among the students taking the subject Introduction to Cyberpreneurship)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Coffee Vietnam style

Place the coffee powder into the filter

Allow the coffee to drip into the cup.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Top 100 Global Thinkers

Anwar listed among top 100 Global Thinkers

Nice to see him being listed as number 32.
I bet Mahathir will say something to discredit him on this.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Photos from my handphone

Here are some photos in my handphone.
Just transferred them to my computer.

Winners of the board game competition in Cyberjaya, Wednesday class I assume.

Students playing the game MMU Cyberjaya.

Everyone is smiling, except one. I wonder if he is about to go broke in the game

Students from Friday group.

Cnergy celebrates Alwyn's newborn child.

Photo from the board game exhibition

Vietnam Coffee

My vietnam coffee arrived.
Made a mess in office while preparing coffee.
Clean up time >.<

Friday, November 27, 2009

How to win a million dollars

And WINning it with STYLE!

Did you know that

I am doing my market research on online games.
Here are some interesting facts to share:

1. The average gamer in US is 33 years of age
31% under 18 years of age
44% 18 - 49
25% 50years or older.

2. Average age of MMORPG player is 26.

MMORPG gamers spend on average 21.0 hours per week playing the game , and spend on average 7.7 hours per week watching TV (N = 1996).
The national average for TV watching per week is around 28, which is what the above averages add up to. In other words, this lends support to the claim that time that was spent watching TV has been displaced by MMORPG playing.

Those who favor MMORPG games over TV have the following to say
"TV is solo activity while MMORPG has social aspect"
"Watching TV is a passive activity which lacks interaction, one of the positive of playing MMORPG is being able to influence the story outcome"


Monday, November 23, 2009

Bonus Materials part 1

To show our appreciation we will release a series of Bonus Materials.

1. Player Worksheet
2. Video: Introduction to the game [Coming Soon]
3. Video: Game briefing, How to play the game [Coming Soon]
4. Video: Game debrief, Lessons in the game [Coming Soon]

Download Player Worksheet

Friday, November 20, 2009

Teaman WINning statement

Tman: "going backward is moving forward"

Tman: "why we can't be commercialized? Jesus also commercialized la, bible, offering........"

Thursday, November 19, 2009


MCA is digging its own grave.
Now MCA members have to choose between a power crazed president or another side who can't act if their lives depend on it.
I have seen better crocodile tear act, this is too cheesy =.="

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Next Level Board Game in Facebook?

Well, why not?
Now to secure development funds before proceeding.......

Board Game Development Plan

Currently under development:
1. Course Syllabus: Next Level Board Game was designed to be a new way to learn about business, entrepreneurship and finance. We are creating a 6 week syllabus for colleges and universities lecturers.

2. Digital Version: We will either create the exact game online, or develop a mass multiplayer game using the game's principles.

3. DVD Coach: We will package the game tutorial and debrief into a single DVD. Reading game rules will be a thing of the past once this is completed.

4. Psychology Analysis: After playing the game players can will be required to fill in a self evaluation form. This can serve as a personality test and risk profiling tool.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Exhibition in Cyberjaya

Preparing the game.

A look at the game board.
At this time I am still using my prototype as the commercial edition isn't ready.

Playing with a group of students.

Briefing students how to play the game, the camera man caught us by surprise.

Exploring the game themselves?

Studying the game cards. Hmmm.

Event: Non-Electronic Games Exhibition 2009
Organizer: Multimedia University Game Developer's Club
Date: 2nd November 2009-5th November 2009
Duration : 10.00am ~ 5.00pm
Venue: Faculty of Information Technology Glass Room

Thank you Game Developer's Club for organizing such a wonderful event!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Photo with comments

A mini board game competition was held in Multimedia University Cyberjaya campus.
These are photos taken during the competition.

Negotiation is the key to victory

This group believes they can think better by standing

Have fun while playing

Guy in Red: " You're Fired! "

Another player in red proposing some ideas.
Red was the popular color on that day.

Prize giving. Congratulations!
Has red have anything to do with winning?

Thank you for participating.

Photos: Board Game Competition Cyberjaya