Friday, November 6, 2009

Oct13 - Frost the Trail v2

On the Oct 11, Accenture sponsored Keat Seong & myself to run on behalf of them, for the Frost & Sullivan, Frost the Trail run at FRIM. Our team came up 1st, so we were invited to attend their awards night at JW Marriott.

With only a day’s notice, I tried to find the appropriate attire for this grand event (mainly black), but since returning from Brissie, I seemed to have misplaced a lot of my clothes & shoes. KS couldn’t make it coz night shift work.

It was a Tuesday & heading down to KL at 6pm, I must be craaaazy. I wanted to take the LRT but would be troublesome/dangerous when returning late at night. So I decided to drive instead. Baaaddd choice!!! Either I hit the Section 16 way towards Damansara Heights/Duta or Federal Highway, both ways would be jam.

Since I was closest to Federal, I turned out at Jalan 222. Oh my gawd!!! Nearly an hour from there to Amcorp!!! Changing my route, I drove towards University Hospital, thru Universiti Malaya & out to Bangsar & Brickfields. Parked my car behind Brickfields Monorail & took the train from there instead. I was in front of JW Marriott in 15mins.

Thankfully the event had not started. I see everyone in jacket/coats. I felt like a toneless candy strip. Our group was also the youngest around. Surrounding us were businessman, GM, ED etc. These ppl earn >10x compared to us lowly consultants (PA in my case).

We were then ushered to the ballroom consist of 25 round tables. Food was so so with small potion posh dishes. The most difficult part was trying to bluff my way thru that I’m from Accenture when I had no idea what they really do, who their bosses were or their clients. But I can say that these ppl know Thomas Leong (ex-Deloitte ITS Director). Dun worry, nothing good or bad. kekeke

Oh, here comes the “paiseh” (embarrassing) part. I was pretty sure, that ppl were wondering why a bunch of misfits was invited to this prestigious event. Every award winner would go up on stage to accept their award & give a speech. 4 of us were nudging each other on who to speak and mainly about wat. When it was our turn, we went up, smiled & had our pictures taken. Thankfully we weren’t requested to make a speech. Ello, we just won a run for charity. What’s there to talk about here??!!

At the end of the night, all award winners were invited back on stage for a toast. That was when we decided to make our move. We started camwhoring with the award outside when suddenly the organizers came out, asking us back on stage for group phototaking. We started walking towards the stage when the MC said their thanks & bidding adieu to the audience. We stop short. Everyone was looking at us. Totally comedian, we started reversing back towards the exit.

At the hotel lifts, ppl started talking to us about the event & running/exercising. I would say that this is a good place for business marcom, but for me, I’m just there for the food :p

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