Birthday came early, thank you! :) - Narcissism is Necessary

Birthday came early, thank you! :)

Errr sorry I can’t stop gloating about my Eee PC :)

It is so light, totally unbelievable! I was chatting on MSN at my apartment carpark (still within my wifi area), one hand holding laptop and the other hand typing……standing up, ok.

Check out the comparison…

Eee PC vs Lenovo
Eee PC vs Lenovo. Pretty amazing, no?

So I had a panic attack just before the event. 4 out of 5 laptops ordered for the event didn’t work properly, girls haven’t arrived, one of the two big screens for the football matches was a little whacky, venue management tried to change my tray serving to buffet line etc etc etc.

I got home to freshen up after setup and I just couldn’t put on my makeup properly and then I put on so much I looked like a panda then I couldn’t find my phone and some documents and I was so sure I would forget to bring something. Basically I was just running around the apartment trying to fix some imaginary problems and I was hyperventilating while doing so. And I sweat so much my makeup ran I when I saw myself in the mirror, I burst out crying and I felt like the sky was going to fall on top of me. Hahaha.

Anyway, I redo my makeup while still hyperventilating and my pimples seemed abnormally larger than normal and I started crying again. And then makeup ran again, I had to redo my makeup while time was ticking away.

Finally, I reached the venue and found my supplier (and friend, Mike from Xpert Events. Please contact him for your events, he’s the best!) had brought in the replacement laptops and my client was just happily testing them. No one even noticed that I was late due to my panic attack episode heh.

Anyway, everything went so well. My emcee for the night, Liang was absolutely a riot! He’s amazing to work with, very professional, accommodating and best of all, he got the crowd going! :)

So during the half time of Birmingham vs Liverpool, my client asked me to go to the stage to assist the Regional Manager with his speech, so I went lah. And then I was waiting there and the r. manager went up to talk and then suddenly he started to express thank and gratitude for people who’ve made the event a success and then he called me up the stage.

I was like, alamak ok..didn’t see it coming. And then I saw him holding a box and I still didn’t register it cause I’m shortsighted remember? And then, I saw it, the words Asus Eee PC. I screamed, “OH MY GOD YOU GAVE ME AN EEE PC!!!!”. You can try for yourself, trust me it’s very high pitch heh.

Me getting an Eee PC.
Hehehe, omg look at my jawline. So tensed from grinning too long and hard hahaha. Picture from Mike Yip.

I did not suspect anything. It was a real surprise. I almost cried on stage but held my tears back. And I’ve never been properly surprised in my life. It felt really good :)

It’s a gift of something I secretly wanted for quite sometime and in the colour I wanted. My client even took the liberty to jack up the ram to 1gig. Don’t I have the best client in the world, you tell me? :)

All I did was debating about how an Eee PC would have pwn his Mac Book Air (which honestly, is really one of the most amazing stuff I’ve seen!) and he thoughtfully got me one!

:)
Happy camper. Picture from Mike Yip.

Thanks everyone from Lasseters especially the director, you know who you are la!

:)


16 Responses to Birthday came early, thank you! :)

  1. adry azad April 28, 2008 at 12:46 am #

    i want one too.. but i guess i don’t really need one.. aiyo.. yet again i’m green with envy

  2. Simon Seow April 28, 2008 at 3:01 am #

    If compared with a HP Dragon 20″ screen laptop is very much an ant with an elephant.

    Happy Birthday :P

  3. cass April 28, 2008 at 4:02 am #

    i want it too….

  4. KY April 28, 2008 at 9:18 am #

    EeePC + N82 HSDPA = ultimate mobility!

  5. Kimberlycun April 28, 2008 at 9:34 am #

    dree: lol. the eeepc beckons….

    simon: it’s an ant compared to any laptop! :)

    cass: get one, you’ll find it useful!

    ky: absolutely! :) everything in my handbag heh

  6. davidlian April 28, 2008 at 10:26 am #

    W00T! Congrats!

  7. parisb April 28, 2008 at 10:49 am #

    OMGOMG I so want this :P Is Linux hard to manage? I’m wondering if having XP on it will kill the machine.

  8. yahui April 28, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    OMG congratz on your unexpected bday present! hehe… Happy Birthday girl~ and keep being strong in your PR work k~ you’re getting real professional at it. :)

  9. Yoon Kit April 28, 2008 at 6:31 pm #

    eeePC is really good. Ive upgraded mine to 2GB, added a 8GB SDHC, and installed Ubuntu on it. Rock solid and works really well.

    yk.

  10. twosuperheroes April 28, 2008 at 9:33 pm #

    Wah……..your client is so good! Haha. We’ve seen the EEE PC too. Very cute and handy. Can hold it on your palm :p

  11. Kimberlycun April 29, 2008 at 1:18 am #

    david: thank you :D

    paris: so far so good, all my ms office docs has operated fine in open office.

    yahui: heh it’s not my birthday yet :) but thanks ya

    yoonkit: hey man thanks for dropping by. the 8gb sdhc is a great idea, i might just do that!

    twosuperheroes: yeah it’s dainty but carries a lot of power! hehe

  12. Michael Yip April 30, 2008 at 2:16 am #

    I’m still so super jealous that you got that. :p I WANT ONE TOO!!!!!

  13. aprilcherrie April 30, 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    Happy birthday girl.. nice gift you have there.. so small and cute…

  14. Kimberlycun May 2, 2008 at 1:44 am #

    michael: aiya, your fingers too big lah! hehe

    april: thanks babe. it’s really a very early bday present hehe ;)

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