Our sifu is smitten
The suiting thread
Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:05 PM
Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:43 PM
Are you a "partner" for the event? Or just attending?
If you are an attendee, just get to know ppl. Get them to talk about themselves, make contacts/ friends. Pat them on the back for all the hardwork they've done, how good that their efforts are being recognised with these awards.
Since its a CSR conference, you should tell them that you are quite proud of your own supply chain:
> 100% visibility of where your product is made. No outsourcing happens to children. You do 100% audits/visits to your production facilities multiple times per year.
>The bulk of the labour you utilise are highly skilled artisans, who are paid well, if not they won't work. Most of them owner/operators. Might be some low level sewing being done by foreign labour, but tightening of regulations have mostly seen this risk decrease substantially.
> Raw materials sourced from fabric mills using traditional production methods across Europe. Minimal impact on the environment.
I'm just an attendee. Not partner. Never been to a networking event like this. Once upon a time, I wouldn't go to an event like this even if you paid me. Nowadays, I pay to go.
Do I really just mingle? Isn't there more to networking?
Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:26 AM
I think the seller recently bought my stolen Sony A7II with that Voigtlaender attached, and is now looking to divest himself of his crop sensor body and lenses, including the Sony A6300.
The highest course of action from me is to do nothing. Let everybody continue with their lives without a blip. It would also be an exercise in non-clinging, in letting go on my behalf.
However, a large part of me wants to meet up with the seller (in Bandar Utama, basically where my shop is) and bring along the receipt and box of the A7II and see if the serial numbers match. Although ostensibly to buy the A6300, I can tell him to bring along the A7II because I've always been curious how that camera handles.
I don't think I'm spiritually developed enough to take the first course of action. Hence, I'll probably meet him tomorrow.
Posted Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Just came back from attending the RFQ briefing by a government agency in the above building. They called me yesterday, asking me to submit lots of documents so that I can attend today's briefing. I said I totally do not qualify. I not only have never successfully completed a RM80K corporate suit order, I've never made a single uniform in my life.
The caller said to just bring the documents when I come. I said in that case, I can't come because I'm unprepared. This dismayed him. He quickly said, "then just come for the discussion lah."
I was very keen on attending because I wanted to look my competitors in the eye and let them know that I will let them win this year but that I'll be bidding next year. I was expecting the titans of the KL tailoring industry to be there. Menswear capitalists. Some in the second generation. With their personal assistants and drivers. Clad in their extremely optimized suits. So intimidating.
My contact there escorted me to the auditorium. He opened the door. I stepped into the very plush auditorium.
No menswear capitalists. Nobody was in a suit. In fact, they looked like plumbers or butchers.
Had a great time talking to the people managing the purchase and the vendors there.
There was no competition. If I had bid, I would have won.
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