Saturday, August 08, 2009

Thoughtful Gestures

Yesterday was my first day back at the office after a few days of being sick. I got into the office and I saw a package addressed to me on my table along with some other mail that Rina very nicely organizes for me every day.
I opened up the package and found this P1 Box. Inside of it was a P1 t-shirt. I started wondering how and why P1 would suddenly send me a t-shirt. I don't remember subscribing for P1 Wimax or anything.... until I found this card attached to it.

On the card was a short hand-written note.

"Dear Timothy, It's truly a pleasure meeting you at MDA VIP Dinner @ Bukit Kiara. Do keep in touch. Keep well.

Signed, Michael Lai, CEO of Packet One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd".

I had met Michael a few weeks ago at a dinner. We struck up a conversation and exchanged business cards. A few weeks later he sent this little 'present' with a note on it.

I think this is the kind of gesture that we could all really learn from. This one small little thing he did, will make me remember Michael Lai from P1... a long long time.


KY said...

I think my housemates can use some free P1 wimax now that the home wifi died unexpectedly and i'm in melbourne woohoo. lol

Ken Wooi said...

small gestures are really meaningful! glad you're all well again, boss! =)

Cindy Khor said...

yeah, certain gesture surely will brighten up ones day, especially the gift giving part. and i think maybe its time to pay my pregnant friend a visit and buy something for her..

Unknown said...

he must have read your tweet about hw much streamyx sucks! :P

Shom said...

Hello from an occasional reader!

That gesture is so customary of Michael! Met him a couple of times in the course of work back when he was still with Telekom/Streamyx, and through time he struck me as one of the most humble, down-to-earth CEOs in business.

All the best in your venture, Timothy! :)

JD said...

I also want a P1 t-shirt...I mean I also want WiMax at my area!

ch3ryl said...

wow, no wonder he's so succesful :)

p/s: can help me pass him my biz card? lol

May Leng said...

yes indeed. its the little things that matters the most ..