Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nuffnang Launches in the Philippines

I'm really excited today because today is the day we're officially launching Nuffnang Philippines Inc.

We've been working on this for many months now to be honest and I've actually been flying to Manila to help set up Nuffnang Philippines with our local JV partner there Outcomm Inc.

Outcomm is one of the largest outdoor advertising firm in the Philippines and our partnership all started with a call to our office, leading to an overseas conference call and finally a meeting in Singapore before I eventually flew over to Manila to get some work done.

Gosh you have no idea for how long I wanted to blog about my trip to Manila especially about meeting one of the most popular bloggers in Asia... BryanBoy who is now part of Nuffnang too.

Look how star-struck I was. Giggling away like a little boy.

But alas, I had to keep it all secret because we didn't want people to know that we were going into the Philippines yet.. although word started to leak out rather quickly.

A local blogger there happened to see one of our job ads to hire Nuffies for our new team in Manila office and word leaked out. Speaking of the Nuffnang office in Manila, it's sooo wonderful!

It's at this place called Bonifacio High Street where you have a beautiful garden with office units throughout the side.During the evenings you can actually see people walking their dogs around the area. It's like a half office half shopping high street kind of area. Really nice!

Imagine looking out your office window and seeing a view like that with a fountain in the middle.
Manila was just really really quite nice. I mean what is there to NOT like. The people are all English speaking and they are extremely polite, humble and friendly.

Heck you guys should meet our local partners there.

Meet Eric and Jay, the founders and owners of Outcomm Inc.Both extremely successful entrepreneurs who graduated from Top US Colleges (Eric went to Stanford and Jay went to UPenn Wharton) and both extremely humble people.

Then there is Geraldine on the right of the photo below who is one of the key people responsible for setting up Nuffnang PH operations.

This photo was taken in our Nuffnang office in Manila a few months back when I was up in the Philippines helping set up the operations there.

I am so excited!

Will post up more pictures of all the rest of the Nuffies in our Manila office when I go there again ok?

1 and a half years after Nuffnang first started, we are now in 3 countries with offices in all of them.

Ahh exciting and challenging times ahead!

45 comments:

wenzi said...

gratz

yapthomas said...

Congrats on your venture into PH.
Keep it up! :D

Firdauz takes five said...

love u timmy

=)

Boss Stewie said...

wenzi: thanks dude

yapthomas: thanks :P

firdauz: lup u too firdy

Super Gentleman said...

cool... aim for thailand next... i heard d blogging society dere is gud business... n u gt another excuse for going thailand for holidays... LoL...

ks said...

Demmmmm... Bryan Boy Rocks!

JenKin Yat said...

kongratulasi boss..hope i can come back to help u again =D

TenthOfMarch said...

You got to be kidding. I never saw that coming. Congrats and all the best.

joshuaongys said...

yesh yesh yesh!!! GO FORTH!!

Nicholas Chay said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Christine said...

Congratulations to you.. And all the best!!!

Brenda Ang said...

Congrats!!

suanie said...

wah congrats!

pamsong said...

Wow. This is really awesome!

Makes me wonder what I'm doing wei... So depresso! How can you and I be the same age????

Simon Seow said...

Boss, does this mean now that Nuffnang will fly bloggers from Malaysia and Singapore to Manila for Nuffnang 3rd Anniversary?

ayandy said...

congratulations! i think u'll be able to retire before you're 30 at this rate =P

ku E said...

congratulations!!!

Boss Stewie said...

Hey guys.. thanks for your kind wishes.

To clear some things up haha.. I don't think I'll retire any time before or shortly after I hit 30. I enjoy what I do now :P


And yeah that means maybe some time in future we might be able to do a cross border NUffnagn event with PH

KY said...

ok, you need to introduce Geraldine to me.. I mean, us. :D

electronicfly said...

fwah! kongratulasi boss! eh eh did you try their balut while you were there???

Immi said...

congrats tim! =)

Wilson Ng said...

Its nice to see a local Malaysian company expanding off shores. Congrats...


-wilson

Kalyn said...

stanford is not part of the ivy league

§pinzer said...

soon you'll take over the world boss timmy!!!

hahaha but seriously, i think i know HOW MUCH you wanted to let everyone know about your Phillipines venture... well done la ok? haha.

Now just dun turn gay just coz BryanBoy is hot, otherwise he will Robb Chew!

Xjion89 said...

ooo, wow, that is great@!!!
The place is so nice too!

RealGunners said...

mayb u can do some staff exchange program? i heard filipinos are really hot XD

elroycyk said...

Good job Tim! And speaking of jobs, got opening in the Philippines arh? LOL

Jasonmumbles said...

I knew it when I saw the word "PH" in Innit! LOL.

Congratulations boss!

Are we going to attend the largest bloggers gathering ever held in South East Asia, with bloggers flying in from Singapore and Philippines?

CLF said...

Congratz on expanding the empire!
What's next? Indon? Thai? Brunei? Or Vietnam?

Kay said...

congrats boss!! *hugz!*

Spectre said...

hi-5 dude!i hope more Nuffnang office opening around South east Asia region soon.

eglobe1 said...

congratulation.
hire me please.. :x LOL

J@s0n said...

Congratulations!!!!18months, 3 offices in 3 different countries!!!

Jeffro said...

Woah!! Nuffnang's expansion pack! LOL

CONGRATZ boss stewie!
Btw, phillipine's nice!
had fun there?

Daryl Teo said...

Wow that's cool. i'd better start refreshing my tagalog. Mabuhay! Salamat po! and umm...oh yeah tuk tuk! lol!

Anyway NN rocks & congtrats Stevie!

Jehzeel Laurente said...

wow! hoping to see you soon :D I never knew that u came to the Philippines.. whoaAA!!! :D

Boss Stewie said...

haha thanks guys.. thanks so much

Seizhin said...

Growing rapidly through the network links, congrats and keep it going!

Salamat po!

Boss Stewie said...

hehe thanks dude

angeliCassie said...

congratulations =)

amelia said...

congrats!
any job opening on nuffnang KL? *jobless*
:P

windwalker said...

Congrats!

Hannah said...

Hoowwmigawwsshh Tim, O_O was I the one who spilled or something *aiks* well, i'm just so excited having nuffnang here! and yes I'm glad you liked fort bonifacio... and You didn't visit Deutsche Bank!!! O_O it's just a few steps away lol if you saw that coffe-colored cube building. see here http://www.flaircandy.com/2008/07/bored-board-part-1/ too bad though i wasnt able to meet the famous tim, well maybe next time Cheers!

Peggy said...

congrats to you boss and nuffnang especially!!!
may you take over south east asia and beyond!

YULI said...

i should be thanking you for bringing nuffnang to philippines! :)