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Halloween Party

As expected, my last period here at INSEAD is much more relaxed than the previous ones – we go out a lot, have dinners together and just generally enjoy life.

Last Tuesday we had our big Halloween party at Lindsay’s place here at Heritage View. Great fun, even though I’m not sure I remember it all :-) Enjoy the pictures!

Marwan and Tamora looking alike The Grim Reaper and the Cleaning Boy
Witches of the World Unite! Custom Pumpkin Carving (notice the INSEAD one on the right)

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Air Guitar at Momo’s

Anand and myself celebrating the beginning of P5 at Momo’s last week. Thanks to Tom for the pictures!

Anand and myself at Momos Air guitar at Momos

P5 has begun

My short trip back home proved quite successful – I returned with a couple of job offers in my bag, as well as a few more interviews in the process. I’m very happy about this, especially since it means that I won’t have to worry about job search too much during my final period here in Singapore. To all my classmates out there who are still looking, good luck! Remember, we will all get good jobs with our degree on the resume.

Today, I attended a workshop of the Venture Capital Case Competition (VC3) of the Asia-Pacific Students Entrepreneurship Society (ASES) in Singapore. After mentoring one of the teams in the competition over the past few weeks, I was happy to see them make it to the final presentation next Tuesday. Way to go, Team Pusoy Dos!

My last period at INSEAD is off to a good start. While most of my courses don’t begin before next week, the most entertaining one is already well under way. It’s called Your First 100 Days, and it’s about running your own company for the first few months after a Management Buy in. If you want to find out more, see this BusinessWeek article as well as this entry in Johnny’s blog.

Blog Design

I finally decided to change the look of my blog. It’s still work in progress, so please bear with me as I experiment with different themes and pictures. Oh, and please do let me know what you think about it – click on the “No comments” link to leave your comment. Equally, if you know of other INSEAD blogs I haven’t yet included in my blogroll (on the right), let me know as well.

Thank you!

Inflight Blogging

In-croy-a-ble! So I board my plane to Germany, and the pilot announces that there is wireless internet on board. Even better, the service, called Connexion by Boeing, is free on Lufthansa until Dec 31!

So yes, I am currently on board LH779 while writing this entry. This is cool stuff. Geeky, but cool. Remember, geeks are the new cool (can’t argue with that, especially after the most recent acquisition frenzy in Silicon Valley).

The best part of inflight internet is chatting with friends on Skype – free inflight calls! (I know, I’m way too excited about this …)

On somewhat unrelated news, P4 came and left (the most abrupt ending of any period so far, mostly due to a lack of exams), and so I only have one more period to go. Kind of sad to know that we will all go our separate ways in a little more than two months.

BTW, a big thank you to Henry, a P1 who told me he appreciated this blog very much, especially while getting ready to start at INSEAD, and thus encouraged me to take the time to revive it.

In Germany for the break

I’m flying to Germany tomorrow (ok, tonight ;-) for a couple of interviews. Arrival in Munich is Wednesday morning, and my flight back to Singapore will be the following Tuesday evening (Oct 24). If you are in Munich at the same time and would like to meet up, let me know. I’ll be using my old German mobile phone number while back home.

Wish me luck for the interviews!

novoCampus is online!

novoCampus, the startup I worked at over the summer, is now online! novoCampus is a social network for German speaking university and college students – think Facebook plus Flickr and more in Deutsch :-)

Here are a few screenshots of the system (still an early beta):

novoCampus Login Page
Login Page – feel free to register (requires valid email address from a university or college)

novoCampus Profile Page
Profile Page – your life at a glance

novoCampus Friends Page
Friends Page – your network

novoCampus Photo Albums
Photo Albums Page – share your pictures

The site is only available in German, which is appropriate for the current target audience.

If you are a German speaking student yourself, feel free to sign-up and encourage your classmates to join as well. novoCampus is open for new registrations, but you will need a valid email address from a university or college to sign up. So far, most institutions across Western Europe and the US should be approved automatically, and more will be added later. If you have trouble signing up, please let me know.