I announced to all and sundry at IMWA 2010, "enough lah, three times in a row, some more what. So expensive you know". Ariff though knew better, same as my wife. "We are going to read on your blog, Oops registered again".
Some said "if got $ $ $, go". Others said "whilst the body is able, go".
Registration was going to open on Wednesday, 15 Dec. On Tuesday we were exchanging e-mails. "what to do, what to do, dilemma man. The wife didn't say yes or no, aiyo"
Kevin Siah clarified (thank you Kevin) that registration was going to open at 7 a.m., not 10 a.m. as we had thought. At about 8 a.m. he smsed from Perth "I have registered, its now 50 % capacity". Phew, adrenaline and heart rate quickly shot up. Smsed and e-mailed everyone that might be interested to go.
Decisions had to be made quickly. I registered when it was 75% capacity. Gosh what is Richard Tang going to do?. I didn't want to pressure him. At 90% capacity, Richard announced he was in, phew happiness for me.
Ariff was still mulling things over at 95%. Hoping Senn to make the decision ha ha. "Its 96% Senn, decide quick. 97%, 98%, 99%, too late its full".
Within 4 hours and a bit, registration for IMWA on 4 Dec 2011 was full. Incredible. I know many (as in three) of our friends who had wanted to go, have missed out.
To my knowledge, only the following "Malaysians" managed to register:
- Kevin Siah (lives in Perth)
- Richard Tang
- Miro (lives in Malacca)
- Dennis Tan (Kevin's friend, a Malaysian working at Edith Cowan University, Perth)
- Poh Seng