Category: Entrepreneurship & Business

January 10, 2018

Les Affaires, C’est Moi

Though deemed apocryphal, Louis XIV is famously attributed to saying “L’Etat, c’est moi“. This may be transliterated to “I am the State”. As an absolute monarch, the authority of the State came from le Roi Soleil. In businesses, the owners and founders are typically seen as the source of the enterprise. Often I have seen – and been guilty of – embracing a similiar spirit: […]

May 31, 2016

PayPal Invoicing System

Last week I’ve reached a new milestone: I was able to integrate PayPal into my copywriting practice. Before this I have been handling the invoicing manually: Entering the information into Microsoft Words, and then converting it into PDF before attaching the file to an email to the client. Going paperless is easy. However without a system, you’ll easily lose track of invoices, payments, and receipts. […]

April 11, 2016

Social Data Analysis Weekly Presentation 01/2016

Can you believe it?! Two months have passed since I accepted my new role in Kuala Lumpur. One of the things I miss is the Weekly Presentations in BNI Signature Chapter. It’s the slot where we educate our members and visitors about what we do and the referrals that we are looking for in 60 seconds. Do watch this video, one I made this morning, for […]

April 5, 2016

How did you get into copywriting?

“Aldric, how did you get into copywriting? What is your story?” In this video, I’d like to share how my encounter with copywriting is purely by chance. There was no formal schooling or training. It was driven by passion and non-fiction writing interest. Over the years, it has been a privilege and an honour to write many types of copy and text: Speeches for a […]

March 21, 2016

Why do you want to work for someone else?

In February 2016, I joined a social media analysis company based in the Klang Valley as their Associate Director (Business Development & Project Delivery). First, I have to thank my Aunt who forwarded my résumé to my current company in January. I should remark that the interview-hire process was the fastest in my life – all in all it took a week between the first […]

February 22, 2016

One 2016 Goal Done – Nearly There

February 22, 2016 (Monday). Soon I get to strike out one of the 10 goals I set for myself for 2016. If you recall my entry for early the year, Approaching the 3rd Decade (, Goal #5 of 2016 is “Move into my own home complete with home office+study+library”. Tentatively on Wednesday, my landlord will hand the unit over to me. Where? Let’s keep that private […]