I’ve been a bit of a maniac last couple of weeks, having to serve my last week with Singapore Press Holdings and then diving straight into big job with big American company last week. Migraine!!!!!! A lot is happening though, so am excited to open another chapter in my very colourful book of life.
Of course, I like my books with big and colourful pictures and all work and no play makes Jill a dull girl so I won’t be dull and I won’t talk about work. For now.
Monday Night – Glen Scanlan
Location: The Tippling Club
Last week was a whisky of a week!! Friend of mine Jasmine Li of House Enterprise and FHM Model for 2010 just had a very private launch of a new alcohol brand she is bringing in, Glen Scanlan.
She had to hold her launch on a Monday, and not just any Monday – but the first day of work of me at the new job! Anyone who knows me well knows I H-A-T-E going out on a Monday, or a Tuesday, or a Wednesday, or a Thursday. I don’t like to go out on Sundays either. (Weekdays are for beauty sleep and damn do I need a lot of that!)
So, I grumbled and I groaned, but I still showed up to show my support.
Whisky #2 was aptly named “A Smoky Bastard”. It was very interesting to watch the waiters ‘bong’ cigar smoke into the whisky for its special flavor and smell. I personally preferred the sweet, milder drink.
Best wishes and hugs for Jasmine.
Friday Night – 18 year old Macallan
Location: Lantern, at Fullerton Bay Hotel
Friday night after work and a BIG dinner, one of my brothers-from-another-mother took me for dinner as a sorry-I-couldn’t-be-bothered-to-come-for-your-birthday-party-4-weeks-ago gesture. Right. 😀
His family runs a few businesses in Singapore, but own hotel and property for the most part so while we were being dished course after course of gorgeous Italian grub, I was dishing back to him a bubble of social marketing ideas like a machine gun on a golden platter.
We went to Lantern (Singapore’s newest and coolest rooftop bar) for a very long drink after with our friends Bobby and G. The man who runs Fullerton Hotel and Fullerton Bay Hotel is doing a fantastic job (it is also a 24/7 job) for a hotel Fullerton Bay Hotel which has only opened for operation in July 2010. I think it has so much potential for more exclusive events and it is absolutely pretty.
The men love their 18 year old Macallan.
My favorite place to sit.
This is what you see when you walk in. Really.
Giovanni and Phil pretty as a picture
Family and friends
Somewhere we were sitting
The gorgeous girls with handsome actor/designer/entrepreneur Benedict Goh
It’s always busy on a Friday/Saturday night. Because of the limited number of people it can accommodate, Lantern table bookings are VERY exclusive and you are generally NOT allowed up the hotel elevator if you do not make a table booking in advance. Contact Fullerton Bay Hotel for enquiries.
My buddy and brand pimp, John Langan.
Some of my girl friends
More girlfriends 🙂
Sometimes when I’m lucky, I see fireworks at Lantern. Make a wish right now!
Saturday Night – Johnnie Walker
Location: KL, Malaysia
Saturday morning, friends and I were off to KL for one night for Johnnie Walker’s Black Circuit Lounge event that a friend of mine helps to throw for the Sepang F1 crowd.
The group of us went to represent and I was really excited (as usual) to visit 1) my high school friend Kym and 2) Charles James Wright who recently made a career move as Brand Manager for JW Malaysia. These two have been missed!
They turned a Volvo-showroom into a star-studded crowd with the usual beautiful people from all over the world, as well of some of KL’s finest in the media scene. I bumped into a few old friends like Katherine Ng who is now competing in Miss Malaysia. (Don’t know when your comp wraps up but all the best Kat!)
I made new friends with cool people who had cool names like Bianca Brand, Forrest Cannon, Tian Chad, Mizukami… sounds like a flower!!! I want a flower name too. Estelle means Star, can you imagine me as a “Star Moonshine”? :S
Throw in an open bar sponsored by Johnnie Walker and you’ve got yourself in for a good time.
Where we were sitting
What we were drinking
Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand – down to represent.
JW girls – HOT!
Before you enter the main room, the reception lounge hold a row of JW girls at JW tables giving JW drink demos. Entertaining.
There were MANY cameras, cause and effect MANY photos.
Dawn being interviewed for Malaysian media
More media with Josiah Mizukami, Natacha Meunier and Justin Bratton.
May and Justtino.
A good evening with good friends.
***Some non-party pictures from our trip***
I can’t wait for the next one, coming to an F1 near you. Till then…
We may have many colourful photos holding a drink or two, but we practise responsible drinking. Don’t drink and drive and Keep Walking.