Was suppose to post like a gazillion post in the past two weeks but time just slipped away like a phantom in the night AND I have been caught up with some exciting stuff that I can’t wait to share with y’all.
Sad news, Twestival might not be running again next year (read all about it here, Twestival Changes Ahead. I say ‘might’ as it has not been decided yet, but big changes are on the way and whichever way it goes, it won’t ever be the same again.
My thoughts about it, is that I think it’s a good idea to get out on a good high. Twestival has achieved so much this past few years and it has enable people like me (social media ignoramus) a chance to venture into the social media realm, have a look see and be part of a community that I didn’t even know existed. I even got to rub shoulders with the king of social media in New Zealand: John Lai. Check out his impressive website SocialMediaNZ .
The founder of Twestival, Amanda Rose has done a wonderful job and I think it took a lot of balls to do what she did. Not only did she bring her ideas to life, she brought it to the international stage and created a network where thousands of strangers got together for one night to make a difference. Small non profit organizations that no one knew anything about were instantly put under the spotlight, garnering much needed publicity and creating awareness among the citizens of the world.
This is my goodbye to Twestival, I would like to salute all the organizers/volunteers of Twestival around the world (180 cities?) and say thank you for taking time off from your busy schedules to help spread the love and to keep the hope alive that we are not in this world for our own sake but to be connected and help one another in times of difficulty.
Special mention to the Twestival team in Kota Kinabalu, you guys not only won competitions but you totally rock KK town with your enthusiasm and drive to succeed and make loads of $$$. Oi Vui, under your leadership your team has soared high, above and beyond what was needed and smashed all preconceived notions that a small city like ours could not play with the big boys when it comes to making the big bucks. Jackie, as the founder of KK Twestival and mentor for this year’s Twestival I think you are the rock of the team and totally deserve all the heartiest congratulations of a job well done.
That’s all I have to say really. I just wanted to take this opportunity to kiss ass and say goodbye in my own corny way.
Terima kasih, kia ora, thank you.