Humble Titan: The Young Billionaire Joo Kim Tiah

How close have you ever gone with a billionaire? I mean a REAL billionaire!

Pretty intimidating if you think about it but hey, just  recently during Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Event, we were cordially invited to meet Joo Kim Tiah. He is the young billionaire behind  The Trump Tower in Vancouver.

After years of negotiating with The Man Donald Trump, to bring in his brand of elegance to Vancouver, Joo Kim Tiah with his graceful charm and elegance faced a joyful crowd of Vancouver Entrepreneurs.

With close ties to Dan Lok (Serial entrepreneur and Millionaire alike) the gentleman, Joo Kim Tiah shared stories of how he envisioned  Las Vegas-style  Resort facility right here in Vancouver. With a shy admission that he was hands on throughout the whole process (from the choice of tiles, light fixtures to the grand menu) he referred to Trump Vancouver as his greatest trophy by far. And we can certainly agree, coming from a family of great wealth, he had to, according to him create his own Identity, apart from that of his father  but still true to his legacy of business intelligence and entrepreneurship.

I was personally wowed by his graceful and elegant demeanour as he showed exemplary wisdom and confidence. At several points during the night he emphasized a blend of virtues necessary to succeed. Some of them were:

Staying Focused. Having a goal and sticking to whatever it takes to achieve it.

Being Firm but Kind. Knowing when to be the boss and when to be a friend.

Creating your own Identity. Owning what is true to you.

Faith in God. There’s gotta be a stronger entity to believe your success is not completely yours.

That night, while it was a chance to meet the young billionaire, proved to be a great eye-opener for me.

Even with his true wealth and power,the y oung man was man enough to proclaim Someone  greater than everything else combined, faith in. God.What a fruitful Christian. 

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A Young Billionaire On the Go!

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Trump. The Brand is a class all it’s own. And to be associated with it is nothing short of Regal. This Thursday, you can come face to face with one of Canada’s youngest billionaires Joo Kim Tiah.

He is the brains behind The Trump Towers in Vancouver that has everyone high up on its frontier.

Much of his success in Asia and North America will be highlighted this Thursday for a night of education with the top Vancouver Entrepreneurs. With Dan Lok behind the event, it’s a sure power pack you don’t want to miss.

Get the chance to hear it straight from Joo Kim by simply getting your tickets here via and enter promo code “Leslie” to get the discounted ticket price of only $59.

Hurry! See you there!

The Little Gem that is The Anthony Pak Golf Academy

Somewhere in golf country there’s  a little hidden gem that is called the Anthony Pak Golf Academy in Port Moody.

With the early spring BC has been experiencing, the outdoor loving folks are gearing up early to head into the driving range.

And with that comes another opportunity for YVR Bloggers to test the waters… and we did.


To welcome  the month of March into early spring, YVR Bloggers headed to the little gift-shoppe town of Port Moody in IOCO Road. With our many blogger events in 2014, 2015 promises yet to be another fun-filled, family-friendly season.


We were welcomed by Rahim Gulam who by the way is an excellent Golf Teacher, into The Anthony Pak Golf Academy.


With Ricky, Anne and the kids, we, the bloggers and our families (yup kids included!) were first taught the basics in body positioning, handling and the tee. The site has a cool site simulator where you get the driving range feel when you hit the

tee. Anthony Pak, the owner, welcomed the YVR Bloggers with a gracious pizza lunch which was a big hit for the kids of course (kids/pizza=win/win).


While the sun was beaming that Saturday afternoon, Rahim was all over each of us  making sure we get the right spike to hit the tee. After all, the season is up early and better be ahead of the pak, I mean pack!

Anthony Pak Golf Academy, let’s Go! Go! Go!

A Vancouver Tradition: The Public Salon

Continuing the tradition of inspiration, diversity and community leadership, The 21st Public Salon was held at The Vancouver Playhouse last Feb 18 and was yet another night spent with visionaries.

From our favorite amigo, the home-cook resturateur, the dirty scientist (quite literally), the playing quartet among others, they, in their truly unique voices serve and inspire the communities they serve. And this is where Lynn  and Sam Sullivan comes in to showcase  these ordinary folks with extraordinary vision.

What started as a ritual of core friends exchanging ideals, continued on and remains a legacy dedicated to a dear beloved friend of Sam and Lynn. For this kind of tradition to live on, community support is almost always very much needed and appreciated. Luckily, I am one among those to represent social media bloggers to cover the continuing tradition.

With that, the next Salon would love to hear who inspires you? Who leads you? Who speaks your voice?

Maybe it’s about time we hear them too.

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Gift Card with Gift Promo

It is Black Friday Weekend and as we head to the peak of retail shopping, let me  act as your very own “Santa’s little helper” by rolling out gifts that keep on giving.

Yup, here goes, GIFT CARDS! Time to get them, time to gift them. Buy any combination of gift card(s) and get a treat for yourself. There is no minimum and all purchases will receive a gift. Take a look at the line up:


6 of these goodies to give away.


For the reader in your list. While supplies last.


Also available in gray. While supplies last.

Just order a combination of one or more of the following gift cards and receive the items shown above as your gift. Items may vary based on availability and volume orders. A good example will be : Order $300 and above worth of gift cards and get the IPAD/Kindle  cover(s). Order $300 and below worth of gift cards and receive E-reader clip light. Single order(s)  of $50 will receive the micro cleaning cloths. One gift per customer while supplies last. All orders will be entered to win a Surprise gift that will be revealed closer to the end of the Promo Period (Nov 30-Dec 19th). All orders must be picked up by Dec 22nd, 2014. Cash on delivery only please. (Receipts will be issued).

But wait, register to become a Lyoness member and order the gift card(s) under your account for an extra gift ($5 Starbucks gift card). You get the Gift Cards, the item (as shown), the shopping points and the $5 Starbucks gift card. Win-win-win. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Please note:

While supplies last. Gift items maybe exchanged for similar value.

We are not responsible for lost gift cards, please treat them as cash.

Gift Card Varieties and Denomination as follows:

Subway   from $25 – $50

Cara (Milestones. Swiss Chalet etc)  from $25- $50

Earl’s Kitchen & Bar from $50

Cineplex $50

For everyday shopping :

Superstore  $100

Shopper’s  $50 – $100

Petro Canada $50 – $100

Canadian Tire $50 – $100

Home Depot $100

Lots of Gift Card Choices for everyone on your list!

Lots of Gift Card Choices for everyone on your list!


Mix and match for your holiday gift-giving.


Available in this color only.


Being a Lyoness member is optional and is being offered to encourage friends to join my shopping community. After agreeing to become a member, there is NO minimum monthly purchase. Use it online to shop, order gift cards and tell friends. It is not a requirement to join if you would just prefer to order the gift card(s) to receive gifts.

Gift item(s) awarded will be based on total volume of orders received. The author reserves the right to replace gift items of similar value.

Please ask the author of this post for any questions related to this promotion.

Happy shopping!