Just about a week ago the Nuffies were having our usual lunch together at a cafe near the office on Heritage Row. We were talking about the usual stuff... celebrity blogger gossip, movies, relationships and sex.
Then at one point some of the guys started talking about phones. Nicholas who had been with Nuffnang since some of our earlier days had a phone that was close to a hundred years old that he thought needed replacing.
That reminded me of something... of how since months ago we've been meaning to get Nicholas a Blackberry since he's often out of the office for meetings and it'll help him send and receive his e-mails while he's out. Besides some of my friends have it and they all think it's great.
So when we all got back to the office after lunch I pulled him to a corner and told him we were going to get him a Blackberry Bold, the latest Blackberry in the market here so far. That would be Nuffnang's gift to him... not a company phone but his. That means we buy him the phone as a present and even if he leaves.... he keeps it (you're not going to leave are you dude?)
The next day we all went over to Pavilion for lunch and accompanied Nicholas to a Maxis outlet to get him a Blackberry.
Needless to say, he was excited like a teenager about to get his first blowjob.
While the rest of the Nuffies pretended to be sad that they weren't getting one themselves yet.
The Blackberry Bold turned out to be a pretty cool phone.
Now Nicholas not only checks his e-mail in real-time but is online on MSN constantly 24 hours a day wherever he goes. Most of the time however, the truth behind your boss giving you a Blackberry is so that he can e-mail you anytime he likes and you can no longer use the excuse: "I haven't checked my mail yet".
HAHAHA! Nicholas... fooled you are!!! FOOLED I TELL YOU!!!
Nevertheless... Nicholas was still happy.
and Pinky still pretending to be sad.
Silly girl... doesn't know the hell she just escaped.
Just this week Ming came up with an idea. He declared that Nuffnang should give all its staff Chinese New Year Ang Pow for luck. You know so our Nuffies will make more money throughout the year.
It's my first time giving out Ang Pow's since clearly I'm not married, and I had no idea how much to give. So I asked Tim 2 (One of the Nuffies) how much was the average Ang Pow he got every year. Then I took that number he gave me and multiplied it by 10 and that was the Ang Pow we gave out to the Nuffies in the customized Nuffnang Ang Pow packets.
It turned out to be quite a lot of money but I think the Nuffies all deserved it. They all worked very very hard many days, even through weekends sometimes selling ads, servicing clients and even planning events for Nuffnangers.
May everyone have a Happy Chinese New Year up ahead!
To my readers who are heading back to their hometowns, take advantage of this week to spend time with family and catch up with old friends.
To my readers who are overseas for work or study.... fret not. I know how you feel, I spent 3 years in the UK without coming home for Chinese New Year. It doesn't feel the same.... but being around friends and a phone call back home just makes you feel better.