April 4, 2016

Yesterday was such a surreal day.

We finally have our own FV billboard on the Federal Highway. I’ve been talking about wanting a billboard ever since FV started followed by a “We can’t afford it yet, it doesn’t make financial sense,” from Dean followed by a Hrrmpphhhhh from me.

But I get it though. Billboards are more for awareness, not so much for quick conversions like online marketing. And because they cost a bomb (and an arm and a leg or two), they would usually be the last form of marketing unless you have a big budget for a campaign. It’s always been my dream and finallyyyyyy today after 5 years, dreams really do come true.

It took so long for the people to take down the existing billboard to put up FV’s one. I almost volunteered to climb up there and pull it down myself hehe. I reckon I’d do it faster than anyone else. The team kept sending pictures of the BTS and my heart was beating so fast. I have never seen a huge piece of poster that big on the ground. And it had my baby’s logo on it…. PINCH ME, SOMEBODY.



I arrived at the site when it was all set up already and my eyeballs almost popped. I’m sorry, I know I should be cool like oh-billboard-yeah-totally-used-to-it like those big companies out there, but no ok, THIS IS A HUGE DAY AND I’M GOING TO BE JAKUN ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. Totally going to go up and down the highway just for fun from now on.

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With the abangs who put up the billboard. Thank you so much! You guys are awesome, even though you had a long lunch break and made us wait.


The catfood billboard, though…


There, much better! BAHAHAHAAH.

On the way to the site, I was feeling a little nostalgic and I came across my blogpost back in November 2010 when FV first started. Remember Opah? Click here. Oh man if she were alive, she would’ve insisted to come and see the billboard with me. Well, she’d make me go buy her some tosai and milo first, and then she’d eat it while watching the billboard go up. And after 2 minutes tell me it’s too hot out here so let’s go back. Hehe. Goshhh I miss my grandmothers, both Opah and Tok. Wish they were both here! But if they are looking on me from the other realm, I sure hope they’d be proud of me. And I sure hope there’s a lot of tosai there so they’re not left hungry and grumpy.