Archive for December, 2006

New Year’s Eve in Singapore

Posted by Simon Leung in Google, Personal, Travel, Updates on December 31st, 2006 | No Comments

Hello from Room 584 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore!

I am here with my girlfriend, sister and brother-in-law, after having attended the wedding of my good friend, Suan Yeo.

We’ve been in Singapore for a few days, but tonight is our last night in town.

During the last few days, we’ve had the opportunity to see the country and hang out with my other friends who are also in town for the wedding.

While I was here, I also got the chance to meet up with affiliate marketing legend, Ewen Chia.

ewen chia

Ewen and I met up for coffee at the Shangri-La Hotel and had a very nice chat.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get as much work done as I would have liked because the Internet connection was down for a few days…

You see, the earthquake that happened in Taiwan on 12/26/2006 actually knocked out the Internet in most of Asia, including Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and even parts of Australia.

Without the ability to get online, the rest of the time was spent eating, shopping and seeing the most popular tourist attractions.

Although unproductive, the down Internet was actually a blessing in disguise, as our time touring has been a lot of fun – but definitely way too short!

The worst part is that we are leaving on New Year’s Eve, which means that we will be missing all the local festivities that my friends will be attending.

But we do need to leave, because my girlfriend needs to go back to work and I need to attend the 8 day i5 cruise scheduled to set sail on 1/2/2007.

Besides, by the time we arrive back home to the states, it will still be New Year’s Eve.

No worries though, because I also met up with Singapore native Stuart Tan while he was visiting Hong Kong, and he has invited me to his upcoming seminars in Singapore.

stuart tan

This means that I will have more chances to spend more time here, but unfortunately, most likely without the company of my family and friends.

But that’s OK, because regardless, I have devoted 2007 to dramatically taking my business to the next level.

My New Year resolutions for 2007 include several new products, both digital and physical, teleseminars, international travels, more public speaking and even book publications, not to mention countless other projects that I am not at the liberty to disclose at the moment!

Marking the beginning of my first calendar year as a full-time Internet Marketer, it will be a busy but very exciting 2007 indeed…

And it will all kick off after just one day of travel and jetlag recovery on 1/2, when I attend the i5 cruise with Mike Filsaime, Paulie Sabol, Tom Beal, Donna Fox, Deb and JP Micek, Keith Wellman, Alex Nghiem, Sam Heyer and more!

Wishing you a successful, prosperous and joyous 2007…

Happy New Year!

Holiday Gifts from Hong Kong

Posted by Simon Leung in Occasions, Promotion, Resources, Travel, Updates on December 24th, 2006 | No Comments

Holiday Greetings from Hong Kong, where I am spending the holidays this year with family.

It’s been an awesome trip so far. I spent the day in China yesterday with my sister, brother-in-law and my girlfriend.

First, we went to GuangZhou to take care of some business for our import company. It was a long day, but overall, it was very productive.

Then, we went to ShenZhen where we spent the entire evening being pampered with full body massages at a local spa.

Afterwards, we went out to dinner at an excellent seafood restaurant. The food was awesome, and extremely affordable!

We then returned to Hong Kong after a very eventful day in China.

In about a week, I will be leaving for Singapore to attend my buddy’s wedding…

So in the next few days, I’m going to need to shop around for his wedding gift, along with other Christmas gifts I need to get for family and friends.

But in the meantime, I have a couple of gifts for you as well!

In fact, these gifts are actually two very cool giveaways, which means that these two free gifts are in reality hundreds of free products for you!

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Enjoy the gifts, and a very Happy Holidays to you!

Teleseminar Secrets Guest Expert

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Teleseminar, Travel, Updates on December 18th, 2006 | No Comments

Hello from Tsuen Wan in my homeland of Hong Kong!

Just moments ago, I had the honor of speaking with Alex Mandossian as a guest expert in his Teleseminar Secrets program.

It truly was an honor, considering that his previous guests include Mark Victor Hansen (author of the Chicken of the Soup series), Robert Cialdini (author of the Influence series) and Tellman Knudson (List Building Expert)!

It all happened live in front of 800 of his students, and will eventually be heard by thousands more on replay.

During the 15 minute call, I explained a little bit about my background, pay-per-click advertising and talked about some of the biggest mistakes people make with Google AdWords.

And before the call was over, Alex and I have agreed that our time together was too short, and that we would provide continued education by doing a special teleseminar for his students at Teleseminar Secrets, which we will record and turn into a product!

A joint venture with Alex Mandossian? I would be a fool to say no to that! So I said yes – and we’re going to talk more about our project together offline when I return home in January.

And yes, this all happened within minutes while I am vacationing in Hong Kong. The magic of teleseminars!

2006 Internet & Joint Venture Marketing Super Conference

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on December 3rd, 2006 | No Comments

Hello from Room 305 of the Hawthorne Suites in Orlando, Florida!

I am typing this while my mastermind buddy and good friend, Jeff Wark, one half of the Dynamic Duo, looks on (but apparently dozing off slowly), and Mark Hendricks snoring in the other room.

We’ve just wrapped up three intensive days of learning and networking at Michael Penland’s Internet & Joint Venture Marketing Super Conference, where I was one of the featured speakers for the event.

Michael Penland welcomes me to the stage

Attendees listened attentively to what I had to share

Brief introduction about myself and my background

Everyone wants to learn more about the infamous “Google Slap”

I forgot what I was talking about here, but it looks intense!

Live case study with Jeff Wark

This time, I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Michael Penland, Gary Ambrose, Mark Hendricks, Alan Bechtold, Ted Ciuba, Keith Wellman, Terry Dean, Dale Calvert, Alex Nghiem, Harold Anderson, CJ Bronstrup, Glen Turner, Lee Collins, Dee Bright and Drew Miles.

It was yet another awesome event, with a responsive and attentive audience, as well as a panel of expert speakers who all had a ton of state-of-the-art information to share.

But more importantly, I made a lot of new friends this weekend who are smart, ambitious, and motivated to make a positive and more aggressive changes in their lives.

I couldn’t be more ecstatic about building my personal and professional relationships with these fellow entrepreneurs. There isn’t a more exciting time to be an Internet Marketer, and I am making the most out of every moment of it.

What I’m not so excited about, however, are the 8+ hours of travel time I have to look forward to flying back home to California tomorrow.

Sigh, the consequences of being a high-in-demand celebrity expert speaker…

Haha, just kidding.