Long before Nuffnang launched, started reading a blog called "a long and arduous road of an entrepreneur".
That blog belonged to an anonymous Singaporean entrepreneur-blogger that goes by the name of Cobalt Paladin, someone that I have a lot of respect for.
Why do I have so much respect for this man?
Reading his blog gave me a very good insight on how the life of an entrepreneur is, not so much about the glory after you've made it, but more on the struggles in trying to get where you want to be.
Cobalt is so honest in his writings, it gives you a true depiction of how difficult it is to be an entrepreneur let alone a successful one. Even on my blog I censor out a lot of the struggles .
So why am I writing about him again?
Well...remember the time I lost my bluetooth headset to the washing machine and went to buy a cheap hands free set instead?
Cobalt Paladin apparently is one of the few people who read my blog each day.
He read about my bluetooth so he sent ONE for me ALL THE WAY FOR SINGAPORE.
I first found about what he was going to do when he e-mailed me for my address but I refused to give it to him because I couldn't POSSIBLY accept such a thing.
So he stole our Nuffnang office address in KL and sent it there (Yes, so if you guys want to send any hate mail, anthrax or bombs, go ahead and send it to that address. It'll reach me alright).
Now let me put this in perspective.
First of all, Cobalt is one blogger I have a lot of respect for and actually look up to. It makes my head grow big enough already having know that he actually READS my blog but also that he would send me a bluetooth headset all the way from Singapore?
That's like Brad Pitt telling you that he watches your home videos that you upload on YouTube and on top of that is sending you a contract to have a movie made out of them.
Cobalt dude, I don't know how to thank you enough.
If you're reading this, please at least let me buy you a good dinner the next time I'm down in Singapore.
On another note, the evil side of me is thinking that maybe ... just maybe... I should write about how I lost my iPhone in a washing machine. BWAHAHAHA
Maybe someone might just send me an iPhone... BWHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
So let me try now..
"AUGGGHH!!! I LOST MY IPHONE TO THE WASHING MACHINE!!!"
PS: The iPhone in the picture is not mine okay. I am not loaded. It belongs to a Danny Foo. Yes he's a rich sonofabitch so go find him and borrow money from him or something. He'll probably even forget about the hundred thousands he'll lend you. All chump change to him.
Timothy Tiah uses an old Sony Ericsson ok?
PS 2: If you guys are interested, read about Cobalt Paladin and his struggles as an entrepreneur in Singapore, click here, here and here.