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Webmaster gathering at KL Sentral

Last Saturday there was a gathering at the Starbucks Coffee outlet in KL Sentral, organised for bloggers and webmasters who are members of Webmaster Malaysia, a Malaysian webmasters forum. The event is organised by Exabytes who are also the owners for the forum. It was a very interesting event and I actually get to meet several people whom I have known for months and years online, but never really met in person. I met LiewCF in the flesh, chummed with Zeo and even get to meet the blogging behind Undebug, who turned out to be a fellow college-mate.

More photos of the event can be viewed here.

22 Comments

  1. Cupcakerum
    Cupcakerum July 17, 2012

    Unfortunately, I’m a high school coffee addict. During the year I don’t want to have to pay 3 bucks for a cup of coffee at the nearby Starbucks so I decided to try to find a way to brew coffee in my locker. Yes, I know it sounds weird, but i’m cheap. So, does anyone know of a battery powered coffee maker on the market or a regular coffee maker that could plug into somesort of battery powered power outlet, one that would have to be recharged? Or can anyone think of any other solutions? Thanks

  2. Agent 47
    Agent 47 July 18, 2012

    This truly baffles me:
    Setting aside us all bitchin’ about Starbucks (let’s take that as read, shall we?), they have a card which you can get instore and ‘credit’ using cash – like a mobile ‘phone top-up card.
    So you put £10 on it, say. You can only use it in Starbucks. You buy a coffee (or what they call coffee) and you hand over the card and your card is processed and debited.
    You get no discounts or anything like that, you pay regular prices.
    So what’s the bleedin’ point? Why go through the rigmarole of tying up your £10 in a one-outlet shop card when you could – much more easily – just hand over your tenner and get the change?
    Starbucks advertise it as the ‘easier way to pay’ – how the hell is it easier than handing across some cash? Or even your debit card?
    We know why Starbucks might want you to have it, but can anyone explain why a sane person would want this card?

  3. JOHN KAISER PHD
    JOHN KAISER PHD July 18, 2012

    there will soon be starbucks outlets in India, will this make Starbucks an oligopoly or will this be monopolistic competetion?
    i know that an oligopoly is where a few firms dominate an industry so are there few coffee shops that dominate the coffee industry in India..like the california based Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Barista cafes and with the arrival of Starbucks in India, will Starbucks also become an oligopoly? or will the arrival of Starbucks in india cause competition that will encourage other coffee shops ( the ones that do not have as much brand loyalty) to compete and thus make the coffee industry a monopolistic competition?

  4. Willie
    Willie July 22, 2012

    This truly baffles me:
    Setting aside us all bitchin’ about Starbucks (let’s take that as read, shall we?), they have a card which you can get instore and ‘credit’ using cash – like a mobile ‘phone top-up card.
    So you put £10 on it, say. You can only use it in Starbucks. You buy a coffee (or what they call coffee) and you hand over the card and your card is processed and debited.
    You get no discounts or anything like that, you pay regular prices.
    So what’s the bleedin’ point? Why go through the rigmarole of tying up your £10 in a one-outlet shop card when you could – much more easily – just hand over your tenner and get the change?
    Starbucks advertise it as the ‘easier way to pay’ – how the hell is it easier than handing across some cash? Or even your debit card?
    We know why Starbucks might want you to have it, but can anyone explain why a sane person would want this card?

  5. Le Pwner
    Le Pwner July 23, 2012

    Not really a fan of Starbucks or any other coffee outlet honestly but I’m thinking about hanging out there while waiting for a friend. Any tip on what should I have would be really nice

  6. Mike
    Mike July 25, 2012

    of which the question is connected to what contributed to the growth of Starbucks?

    is it because of the ethical and social responsible efforts Starbucks did to bring up its brand name after being plastered with negative publicity about fair-trade coffee, bovine growth hormone milk, forcing locally run coffee shops near a Starbucks outlet to run out of business, etc

    OR

    because Starbucks provides the product and an environment that customers want?

  7. nmlpc
    nmlpc July 25, 2012

    Unfortunately, I’m a high school coffee addict. During the year I don’t want to have to pay 3 bucks for a cup of coffee at the nearby Starbucks so I decided to try to find a way to brew coffee in my locker. Yes, I know it sounds weird, but i’m cheap. So, does anyone know of a battery powered coffee maker on the market or a regular coffee maker that could plug into somesort of battery powered power outlet, one that would have to be recharged? Or can anyone think of any other solutions? Thanks

  8. Dom L
    Dom L August 3, 2012

    This truly baffles me:
    Setting aside us all bitchin’ about Starbucks (let’s take that as read, shall we?), they have a card which you can get instore and ‘credit’ using cash – like a mobile ‘phone top-up card.
    So you put £10 on it, say. You can only use it in Starbucks. You buy a coffee (or what they call coffee) and you hand over the card and your card is processed and debited.
    You get no discounts or anything like that, you pay regular prices.
    So what’s the bleedin’ point? Why go through the rigmarole of tying up your £10 in a one-outlet shop card when you could – much more easily – just hand over your tenner and get the change?
    Starbucks advertise it as the ‘easier way to pay’ – how the hell is it easier than handing across some cash? Or even your debit card?
    We know why Starbucks might want you to have it, but can anyone explain why a sane person would want this card?

  9. encyclopath
    encyclopath August 3, 2012

    If the coffee in France really that much crappier than the coffee in Italy? Why is Starbucks turning a profit in France, while it hasn’t even attempted to open outlets in Italy?

  10. whites are not the only racists
    whites are not the only racists September 6, 2012

    I just got a scholarship to a new private school and I hate it. All the girls there are so snobby and conceited. They wear all designer clothes, have smartphones (iPhones, Droids, BlackBerrys, etc), and are so snobby. It’s an all girls school and it’s non uniform. I’m the only girl that doesn’t wear designer, because we can’t afford it. I wear Target, Wal-Mart, and a little Aeropostale when it’s on sale. Don’t say just get designer clothes, I can’t afford them. My mom refuses to drive me to outlets, buy anything on eBay (she got scammed), or go to TJ Maxx or Marshalls to look for cheap designer clothes. Yes, I have asked. My school is pretty similar to Octavian Country Day, in The Clique. It has a cafe will fresh daily specials, but no starbucks kiosk, but it does sell Perrier, Glaceau Vitamin Water, Pellegrino, and coffee. At first, I thought Perrier was Sprite so I tried some. It was disgusting. It fizzed and had absolutely no taste. Usually the lunch specials are something like escargots, fettucini alfredo, filet mignon, antipasto, and foie gras. Unfortunately, I had no idea escargots were snails. It bugs me how all the girls ignore me. Yes, all. They laugh at my “ghetto” phone (I have a Tracfone) and the fact that I don’t have a laptop. All the girls bring laptops in for class and usually we do notes and work on the laptops, but I don’t have one and my school doesn’t provide them, so I use pen and paper. The teaches go so fast on the notes and I can never keep up. I always ask them to slow down. Sometimes they do, but it bugs the class because they are usually done with notes. The girls have expensive bags like Coach, Prada, or Louis Vuitton bags for backpacks and I have a L.L. Bean one that I have used since first grade. During gym, all the girls have Juicy Couture or Splendid outfits and I wear a t shirt and shorts from Wal-Mart. They always “spacebag” my bag during gym. They always take so slow in the showers because they have to wash their hair even when we are not swimming and they never get sweaty! They always have to do shampoo, lather, rinse, repeat, conditioner, lather, rinse, repeat, oil treatment, restorative hair serum, anti frizz, thickening serum, etc. and take forever! I always only have a couple minutes to shower because they take so long! It bugs me how all their products are super expensive and from Sephora or a high end store. Plus, they always take up all the outlets in the locker room with their hair straighteners, flat irons, curling irons, etc. so I never have an available outlet to blow dry my hair after swimming, so I end up going to class with wet hair. The electives at the school really bug me: fashion design, yoga, pilates, jewelry making, etc. There isn’t anything I’m interested in, but I have to pick an elective. I thought they’d be things like basketball, etc. So, I usually go with Pilates. It’s one of the most boring hours I have sat through. Plus, people are allowed to have iPods, phones, and laptops at school. During classes, usually girls are on Facebook, IM’ing, texting, playing games, etc. At lunch, usually girls are so into Facebook, texting, or IM’ing each other, I don’t even have an opportunity to talk to them. I’m not even allowed to have a Facebook account or an email, even though I’m fourteen! I really want to fit in and make some friends. Don’t say: get designer clothes, get a better cell phone, get a laptop, get a Facebook account, etc. My parents won’t let me. Thanks!
    I’m not allowed to straighten my hair because according to my mom, it damages it. I can’t wear makeup anyways. My mom can easily find out because she can check the computer’s history. This is one of my friend’s from my old school’s Yahoo account.
    At my school, you need expensive clothes and expensive electronics to fit in. It’s just how it is. I’ve tried to talk to people and make friends. They usually just diss my clothes and “ghetto” phone:(
    I’ve tried thrift stores and the Salvation Army. These girls can easily tell knockoffs from the real thing. I think it may be a topic in the fashion design elective. So what do I do?

  11. Boo Cookie
    Boo Cookie September 12, 2012

    Or any other outlets.

  12. Zack Faria
    Zack Faria September 12, 2012

    the weather is getting very nice and warm and i ‘m an outdoors type of person. Unfortunately here in sacramento there’s not many places to go and be outdoors (except starbucks!) where do (young) people go in this area? i’ve been to benicia where they have a street by the water with different shops and restaurants where people walk, also in concord there’s this shopping area-square where you see a lot of people but what about the sacramento area? the only place i can thing of is are the outlets in folsom but event those are pretty quiet and sad…
    so where would you advice me to go to shop, have coffee, walk around etc other than old sac?

  13. Rishi
    Rishi September 12, 2012

    for example BP is in all three industrial sectros. Primary (it owns oil fields) Secondary (it owns refinery) Tertiary (it owns gradges, retails)

    I would like to several companies that are in all three indust. sectors except the oil giants like BP, Texaco, Shell, Shefron and others. these I already know, For instance I don’t know if IKEA owns wood farms as well as the manufactures its own furniture, it will in all three ind. sectors as it already owns retail outlets. What about Starbucks? do they own coffee farms, do they process the cofee, and so on. companies that are in all three ind. sectors please.

    your reply is appreciated
    still waiting answers, thanks

  14. apleaforbrandon
    apleaforbrandon September 13, 2012

    I found this link at the BBC very disturbing –

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7050585.stm

    When fast food came to England from America in the 80’s it was good that outlets were clean and open all hours, but the problems with them quickly appeared. The streets around became littered as they used packaging to shift the cost of washing up on to the community. Many of the outlets seemed to rapidly become scruffy and the staff seemed ill trained. This makes me wonder about health. Salt and sugar are preservatives, are they being used to stop infection following bad food hygiene? What are their food processing factories really like. I note that MacDonalds is trying here, and if pushed I will eat there in an emergency but generally I avoid fast food like the plague. I also hate the fact you can’t order small (normal) portions and coffee, what’s with the Starbucks megacup thing. We just order one coffee and share, but still don’t like the upsizing and cookie laiden menus.

  15. Lia-lu-li
    Lia-lu-li September 28, 2012

    Hi guys. Does anyone know of a good place to study (general for grad school) in the major NYC area? Manhattan preferably, Brooklyn in second..

    I need these points:
    1. coffee bar atmosphere or simple foods place (Starbucks, Panera Bread, etc.)
    2. free wifi
    3. power outlets
    4. big booths I can steal for myself and sit there for HOURS and study!

    Please dont say Starbucks unless it HAS a booth with cushioned seats! As great as they are, they have really small tables that barely hold my laptop much less books and other documents.

  16. Jenna
    Jenna October 12, 2012

    How can one get proper Barista training for working with Starbucks as a Barista since this Brand have different coffees and different coffee making skills.???

  17. Ev dog
    Ev dog November 4, 2012

    Or any of the fast serve coffee outlets. I spend about about $20 a week. Just realising this, I think I will start making my own.
    I want to thank a good friend for suggesting these last two questions for me to ask. 🙂

  18. Maggie
    Maggie November 5, 2012

    In CANADA .. Brands likes element, burton .. etc

    These are the stores that the mall has which I’m going to today. If you know of other stores which will have them, please suggest!

    2nd Look Day Spa

    A&W

    Aaargon Dental Centre

    Access

    Acinda Jewellers

    Aldo Shoes

    Alive Health Centre

    Ancient Art Gallery

    Ann Louise Jewellers

    Arby’s

    Ardene

    Aritzia

    Athletes World Superstore

    Atkinson & Terry Insurance

    B.B. Watch Service

    Bell

    Below The Belt

    Ben & Jerry’s

    Ben Moss Jewellers

    Benix & Co.

    Bentley

    Blenz Coffee

    Blue Line Sports

    Bobby Dazzler

    Body Shop, The

    Booster Juice

    Bootlegger

    Bourbon Street Grill

    Boutique of Leathers

    Buffalo

    Build-A-Bear Workshop

    Capz Canada

    Care Point Medical Clinic

    Carlton Cards

    Cartunes Telus Mobility

    Change of Scandinavia

    Changing Seasons

    Claire’s

    cleo

    Coast Mountain Sports

    Coles

    Coquitlam Centre Eye Care – Dr. Hardip Thind

    Coquitlam Dental Clinic

    Crabtree & Evelyn

    Dallany Jewellery Designs

    Daniadown Quilts

    Dollars & Cents

    Dr. Boyco’s Image Optometry

    Dunn’s

    East Side Mario’s

    EB Games

    Eccotique Spa and Salon

    Eddie Bauer

    Escents

    Extreme

    Fairweather

    Fido

    Flight Centre

    Flowerchild Florist

    Foot Locker

    Framing & Art Centre

    Freedman Shoes

    Fruits & Passion

    Future Shop

    GAP

    GAPKIDS

    Garage

    Garden Fresh Express

    Gateway Newstands

    Generation Wireless

    GNC

    Golf Town

    Guess?

    H & M

    Heads Up Hair & Body Spa

    Heel & Sole Shoe Repair

    His & Hers Hair

    HMV

    House of Knives

    ICBC Driver Services Expressway

    Icing by Claire’s

    In-Look Optical

    International News

    J76

    Jacob

    Jacob Connexion

    Just for FEET

    K.R.C. Perfume Club Ltd.

    Ke Dong Kiosk

    Kebe

    Kerrisdale Cameras

    KFC

    Koya Japan

    L3 Fashions

    La Senza

    La Senza Girl

    La Vie en Rose

    La Vie En Rose Aqua

    Le Chateau

    Le Chateau MensWear

    Lenscrafters

    Lisa’s Purse Shop

    London Drugs

    Lottery Center (Lower)

    Lottery Center (Upper)

    LUSH

    Mantique Clothing Co.

    Mappins Jewellers

    Mariposa

    Marlin Travel

    Mastercuts

    McDonald’s Restaurant

    Mecca

    Metalsmiths

    Michael Hill Jeweller

    Montana’s Cookhouse

    Motherhood Maternity

    Mr. Big & Tall Menswear

    Mrs. Vanelli’s Pizza

    Naturalizer Shoes

    New Dynasty

    New York Fries

    Northern Reflections

    Nutrition House

    Off The Wall

    Office X-Press

    Old Navy

    Orange Julius/ DQ Treats

    Payless ShoeSource

    Pearle Vision

    Peoples Jewellers

    Personally Yours

    Please Mum

    Postal Outlet

    Premier Salons

    Premier Spa Boutique

    Pro Stitch

    Pro Systems

    Proactiv Kiosk

    ProfessioNAIL

    Purdy’s Chocolates

    Quilts Etc.

    Randy River

    Reitman’s

    Ricky’s All Day Grill

    Roasty Jack

    Rogers Wireless

    Ronsons

    Rose Cosmetics

    Royal Lepage Kiosk

    Royal Lepage Showcase

    Ruffage

    RW&Co.

    Sacos Sweaters

    Saje

    Sashimi Sushi

    Satchel Shop

    Scotiabank

    Sears

    Sears Hearing Aid Clinic

    Selene Handmade Jewellery

    Shefield & Sons Tabacconists

    Showcase

    Shuangye Furniture

    Silkway Travel

    Sirens

    Smart Set

    SoftMoc Shoes

    Sparky’z Kutz For Kidz

    Specs on the Spot

    Sport Chek

    Spring Shoes

    Starbucks

    Sterling Shoes

    Sticky Chews – Urban Child Wearables

    Stitch It

    Stitches

    Str8Up Custom Tees

    Sunglass Hut

    Suzy Shier

    Sweet Factory

    T & T Supermarket

    Tabi

    Taco Time

    Tan Jay & Alia

    Telus.Connect

    The Bay

    The Children’s Place

    The Little Tea House

    The Sony Store

    The Source By Circuit City

    Things Engraved

    Thomas Cook Foreign Exchange

    Timbo Dino

    Tip Top

    ToGo Sushi

    Too Smooth Kiosk

    Toy Jungle

    Trade Secret

    Tri-City Optometry. Dr. G.S. Leekha and Associates

    Tristan

    Urban Behavior

    Urban Vista

    Versailles Jewellers

    Vina Vietnamese Gourmet

    Vivah

    Watch IT!

    West 49

    Windsor Ties

    WirelessWave

    Yogen Fruz

    Zellers

    Zennkai Salon
    Thanks!
    I’m a girl

  19. kiltakblog
    kiltakblog November 9, 2012

    Not really a fan of Starbucks or any other coffee outlet honestly but I’m thinking about hanging out there while waiting for a friend. Any tip on what should I have would be really nice

  20. Eric
    Eric November 9, 2012

    I work during the day and don’t get back until then, but we need a job around this time b/c we dont have a babysitter. Not too mention that they are ridiculously expensive? Somewhere with benefits would be a plus. Thanks!

  21. Jenna
    Jenna November 10, 2012

    We live in a free country, so how could the president really stop this? And why are the companies doing it? Is it because products can be manufactured cheaper in places like China? Even if that is the case, they’re leaving millions of US employees jobless, right? So more and more people in our country won’t be able to afford these products. Then aren’t they shooting themselves in the foot? But back to my original question: What could the government do to stop this?

  22. Kobe
    Kobe November 11, 2012

    The best Chai tea I’ve ever was in Burlington, VT at a coffee place called Muddy Waters. Ever since them I’ve been looking for a Chai tea as good as that one.

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