Earlier, I attended the Nokia event of 'selling' the new Nokia X6 for only RM66 for the lucky 66 coupon holders, in which I saw was promoted by SmashPop. Went there with a couple of friends. The event management was a total disaster, enough said. I wasn't pleased with how a big company such as Nokia, would handle an event as such so poorly that I believe, I'd be able to do it better than them, even though I'm only a student (not to mention, I'm not from the management field).
You think this is bad?
Well guess again!
My day was worse... bad luck signs were everywhere...
1st, Alex accidentally bumped into a car
(luckily, no damage on either side, so it was a close call)
2nd, on the Sg Besi highway, suddenly a motorcyclist
bumped into Alex's car
(personally I think the dude's drunk, he was swiveling all over)
3rd, we saw this page of a magazine!
(nothing much really, but cruelty against animals is BAD!)
4th, heard some people had coupons, even BEFORE the promised time!
(WTF is that? Some people who went in super early got it!
Pffft! So much for the 7pm-released of redemption coupons)
Note: coupons are given out to a number of candidates,
then a ballot is held and lucky coupon holders takes home an X6
5th, when wanting to pick up our friends and rush down,
it just had to FREAKING rain heavily, with strong wind!
(this is really ridiculous, and I didn't notice it until later,
that it was all BAD signs!)
6th, reached there kinda early, but gate's not open,
even better, there's 2 sets of crowd, THE EARLY ONES,
who were inside and beyond the gates
and the NOT SO EARLY ONES (like us),
who were stuck behind the gates, outside in the rain!
(telling us that the gate's to be open only at 6pm,
when there's already a set of crowd there, is nonsense)
Read it upside down!
Oops I mean the other way around...
Thankfully there always friends around to help make the day better...
They're all I have.. gotta love them..
They're my sunshine yo!
Who's the 3 peeps?
Jacquelyn, Audrey and Alex
(3 of many who were there)
See how many umbrella-ella-ella are there?
Oh yeah, I've learnt that some words can't be used,
cause they either sound funny, wrong or lame...
"Imma feeling wet"
"You're all wet now"
"It's raining heavily, don't COME here"
"It's really heavy now, no point COMING here"
"Ella, it's all your fault, ella ella"
See what I mean?
But no matter what, you'll always see this familiar face...
I smile no matter what, in hopes to turning things around =)
However, things went really rough after that...
Lots of pushing, inconsiderate gestures, etc.
The moment the gate opened, the crowd went mad!
They pushed through like a wave of Tsunami...
I'd just lifted up my legs, and I'm sweep to the front!
Some people were knocked down and stepped about,
with others suffered minor bashing about while pushing through...
Kinda scary when you're in the situation...
But I survived!
How? 'Cause I'm awesome =D
See that smile on my face?
Scratch-less from the 'battle'!
Managed to crack some jokes in between the wait
to get the redemption coupons, while still 'being in a sardine can'.
Alas, when I managed to get through,
when I was in, when I was happy I finally made it through,
when I thought I had a chance to get the X6,
when I thought I'd had things for the better,
"Redemption coupons are all given out...
All three thousand of them have been given out"
What the hell? So fast?!
In just couple of minutes??!!
It wasn't enough 1000 people who went through...
But yes, the numbers were all up to 3000,
and that's the fact... All were gone...
So sadly, I'd to face the truth,
I couldn't take it no more, I'd suggested to the gang
to head out for dinner, and so we went!
We came back only to catch Boys Like Girls (BLG) singing their songs
The crowd was VERY much lesser than expected.
Apparently many had left, the moment they knew they lost their chance.
Still, the performance by BLG was nonetheless GREAT!
Wondering how this girl got up so high?
She was waving the thinga-majic like she never waved before!
She was comfortably sitting on someone's shoulder...
In fact, many girls had that privilege on the very night...
Lucky girls... If only I was one...
Then again... It wouldn't be too bad having a girl to sit on my shoulders
So what I gained from the event?
Nothing much, except for this pack of Ribena!
Actually I lost my appetite the moment I lost the chance for a coupon..
After so much trouble and stuffs, the least you wanna know is
when you're that close *pinches finger* they're all out!
And so when I was disappointed, Ribena played its part!
It was given out for free, I took it instantly,
grabbed a sip, and it sweeten out the bitterness inside =D
And so I had a great dinner with an awesome bunch of friends!
Yes, you guys (you know who you are) play a great part tonight!