I had planned to leave on an evening flight of Sept 2nd back to Kuala Lumpur whereby I would reach on Sept 4th and with a days rest would head up north to Penang Island where my sister lived. My business contact, Rick Cotton, the CEO of Exfuze wanted me to stay for another week and visit them in Florida again after our initial meeting. I apologized and had to decline the invitation for I had promised my sister I would be there and caught the flight home.
I showed up at the Ballroom of Gurney Resort Hotel where to my surprise I was assigned to be the co-master of ceremony with another relation who would speak in Mandarin and I in English. As a champion of impromtu speaking at the Toastmasters Club , I took up the challenge and not only acted as a Master of Ceremony but also presented a special gift to my Sister in an impromptu speech.
My sister being Penang born was raised in a culture where numbers have auspicious meanings. They could dream of a number with four digits and buy the lottery the next day in hope of it coming out as the first prize. They would even consult a wizard to draw lucky numbers sometimes by a pigeon to get a series of lucky numbers for the lottery. It was therefore relevant that on her birthday I would talk about numbers introducing the first fact that she was the oldest child of 7 who was celebrating her 70th birthday. An original photo of her as a baby recorded that she was born on the 13th day of the 7th moon as you can see from the pic below where my father had written this fact on the photo :
car story has sevens on it!
At the dinner table
The Birthday Cake
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See her on a post-dated event of 7 Feb 2017 in KL
If u're not convinced by the above coincidences that the elements are in aligned to make this project a billion dollar success, look at the above photo that is taken in a lawyers office I walked into while in Singapore recently to take care of the region's trademark for the Seven + products and other legal matters. What floor are they in at the UIC building at Shenton Way?
From Singapore, I found myself in Sabah on our East Malaysian part of Borneo island. I had an important meeting there to attend and was booked into the Beverly Hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Now I was first given the room 507 but had internet connection problems and called the front desk. Now they gave me another room, this time on the 7th floor with the number 725. All this was unplanned and you can see the room numbers on the two card holders I was given from the front desk!
Is life just a series of coincidences or filled with messages from on high? The man in the suit is the President, Seer and Revelator of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Thomas S. Monson, equivalent to the Pope of the Catholic Church. Wow and we could take a photo with him? This is a very rare opportunity indeed taken on 27th Sep when we were having a Seven Plus conference by Exfuze in Salt Lake City. During break time we were at the Marriott Hotel when the President just happened to be there, maybe to give us his blessings?
There was a need to fly back to the US again for some meetings at the Corporate office and to stop by in Taiwan for some preparatory work to open up the country too. Eva Air was chosen by the travel agent to be the most optimal carrier for my destinations. Of course I got to fly the 747 pictured below :
However, the thing that is special about it is that at the airport check-in counter in Kuala Lumpur, I was taken by surprise that I was offered a free up grade to business class at the Big Top! So look at the difference in the pics below :
Now I never realized what floor the administrative office of Globalware Solutions Asia was on the TNT building until I had to look at the directory of companies on the wall. Take a look yourself!
At our meeting after we had breakfast at the hotel, they pointed out to me that the random stock of sample Seven + juice given to them had a serial number on the box that added to the number 37. They further informed me that the room in their hotel was 817. To cap it all, they showed me the coach ticket they came in where the number of the vehicle was AFC 2338 which adds to 16 which added together again gives the number 7!
A post dated event worth noting here is that the same leader of the group pictured nearest to me in the above photo named John, found himself at the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore in March of 2009 for a major heart by-pass operation
I went to visit John at the hospital where he was still in the intensive care unit. He recovered well after the operation and on that visit, I couldn't help noticing the random room number they had put him in. It was room 3007 as per the snap shot I took below.
On the 2nd Day of Chinese New Year in Singapore
I was surprised when they recommended trying the string of restaurants at the 7th mile of Jalan Bukit Timah which is a famous and probably the longest road in Singapore! Wow 7th mile I thought to myself. As I followed their car, I was impressed to add up the numbers of their car 2914 which adds up to 16 which when added together again gives us the number 7 again!!!
The string of restaurants located on the 7th mile of Jalan Bukit Timah were indeed open and filled with people.
We managed to find a long table to fit all 10 of us in to enjoy a delicious Chinese dinner of fish, chicken and pork with vegetables costing us only SG120 dollars or about US70 plus dollars only. Thank you Michael Seymour for the wonderful treat from all of us in Singapore!
[12:26:57 AM] Michael Seymour says: Did you like that my investment LLC is named NY7?
[12:27:25 AM] Michael Seymour says: And my direct office phone is 267-757-8777
[12:28:13 AM] Michael Seymour says: Michael = 7 letters Seymour = 7 letters
[12:28:46 AM] Michael Seymour says: SF Chong = 7 letters
In a meeting with senior representatives of the Institute in early February it was realized that any Press Conference would ideally be held in February and not March. This was due to the anticipated changes in the political leadership of the country which has already been announced to take place in March. In order to avoid our business news being clouded with political news and headlines in the papers, it was thought expedient to have it earlier. I immediately worked on it and on 6th Feb, I personally checked out the KL Hilton to see the availability of their banquet rooms to host our press event.
An executive of the sales department took me to the 6th floor of the Hotel and showed me a couple of rooms that would be available on the 3 dates I had mentioned ie the 24th, 25th or 26th of February. I had chosen these dates being mid-week days and as late in Feb as possible to give time to our VIP speaker from the Entrepreneurship Institute to plan for it and allowed him to choose any of the three days suggested. I passed the matter to our newly engaged Communications Manager, Patrick Chua, to follow up with the Institute and also liase with the executive I had met at the Hilton.
Exactly 7 days later on 13th Feb, right after we had finished a meeting with some visitors in the above pic, I followed up with Patrick on our Press Conference event. To my surprise, he informed me that the VIP speaker from the Entrepreneurship Institute had chosen the 25th Feb date but the hotel responded that the rooms I was shown earlier on the 6th floor were no longer available but told Patrick he was giving us another room on the 7th floor! It hit me immediately that the lucky number 7 showed up again by chance and only much later did I realize that the 25th date itself adds up to 7 too!
Michael Seymour and several US executives were getting impatient for a legal agreement to be concluded as the signatories involved parties in US, Taiwan and Malaysia. Michael had joked with me early in March when I informed him that we were meeting to conclude the agreement that I should have chosen the 7th thinking that was my favorite number. Well the time when all the lawyers and accountants were ready to get together didn't turn up to be the 7th but was just another day. To my surprise the meeting ended up not concluding the agreement as there was still another document lacking from the Taiwanese party. To cut a long story short, when our lawyer finally called for a meeting on 25th March, the agreement consisting of the whole stack of legal documents you see in the above photo was concluded. Could it be because 2 + 5 = 7 ???
Better still, Mr Shah was also a reliable and effective Chartered Accountant and within one day could get the company incorporated and charged me only a reasonable fee.
I did relate my Story of 7 to him and he showed me the new company number that started with the year 2009 of incorporation with the serial number 6460D. Lo and Behold, if you add those numbers up, it also added to the number 7!
My experience up to this date with eXfuze has been nothing but amazing as this true Story of 7 continues to depict.
The time stamp of the above pic is 7:11 PM and hey Dave Holker says its looking Good!!!
A little miracle occurred that helped to make the events possible in a timely way was coming across this van while walking my dog near my residence one day that caught my attention! We were just a week away from open day and my mind was thinking about the night's events for our soft opening as I looked at the advert on the van. On further enquiry of the company Major Seven Music, I found out they were really an events management company that could provide me everything I needed for the evening, sound system, chairs, dinner plus more. Amazingly they were just close to my residence to coordinate with them and prices were very reasonable too!
The Story of 7 and the final set up of our warehouse/pick up center/temp office reaffirmed to me of the important mission of eXfuze in transforming lives. Look at the pic of the building below when we first found it:
Look at the pic below after we did a major job to transform it and fill it with stocks of our Seven + bottles. It is a major transformation of its exterior and it's interior.
As I thought about the Viva Kids program that is supported by eXfuze and got to visit the orphanage recommended by the Major Seven Music company that we could work with, I know I am attached to the right company that is truly transforming lives not only of adults but of needy children too. Once left without love and care with empty stomachs, like the old building we worked on, they can be transformed to become anew with the help of the eXfuze vehicle of change.
Take a look at how the Can dances :
Can you count how many fish are they in the water? (Spot the two little cute fish there with the adult ones swimming around)
7th day of the 7th month 2010
When I turned on the meter the next day, the meter automatically displayed an average glucose reading that is calculated over a 11 day period of 7 tests also as 7.7 as in the above photo! Imagine, the glucose reading on the 7th day of the 7th month was 7.7 and so was the average reading of 7 tests! Even my blood is obsessed with the number 7!!!!!
7th Sep : The MLM licence renewal
The MLM licence had to be renewed in July and when we received the licence above, we were delighted to note that even the government preferred to extend the licence from 7th September. How coincidental!
So on this day I had enrolled to my first Charity Ride event with the theme of "Pedal Away Polio" to observe what was the biking community like in PJ. Below is the pic I took after the ride with my rider's number alloted to me pinned on my back pack, number 170! Well getting hotel room numbers and floors with the number 7 on it has become quite a regular occurence and I wasn't moved much when I got my number. Then after crossing the finishing line, I laid my bike on the floor as it has no bicycle stand to reduce weight. Then things started to happen :
The following week I was surprised that my colleague told me he saw me in the Chinese Newspaper above! That's a double surprise for Rider 170! None of the above surprises were planned at all!
The Story of 7 has continued so long on this page that it is expedient to break here and continue in a new page that can be read by clicking here.