We finished our Asian CS4 launch tour in Singapore. Thanks to everyone who turned out. Paul, Karl and I had the privilege of showing much of what’s new in the CS4 Design, Web, and Production suites.


We saw many old friends in Singapore and made some new ones. It was great to see the local Adobe User Group represented, as well as a lot of other people I met for the first time.

Special thanks to the event crew we had in Singapore and KL. You guys were great to work with, and everything went off without problems (either that or you hid them very well ;^). Your work was much appreciated.

The Singapore event was unique in that it was the only event that involved costume changes. In Paul’s case it was onstage. Paul was given a special gift by event organizer Mongchee, and it added a touch of class and theatricality to Paul’s web session.

I expect that more photos of the event will emerge that will prove embarrassing to all of us.

In Singapore I was able to show something new (and hidden) that got the Tamil speakers in the audience a little excited.

Finally, I wanted to say a special "thank you" to the person who gave me a very thoughtful gift. At first I thought it was something arranged by the local Singapore team, but later I learned that this was not the case, and that it was from someone who attended the event. I tried to locate this person later in the day to express my appreciation, but it appeared that they had already left the building. So, if the person in question is reading this blog, please accept my apology for not thanking you adequately at the time, and don’t hesitate to identify yourself so that I can make up for my mistake.

My final event for this trip to Asia will be a presentation at the Fuji/Xerox Platinum Partner event in Macao on the 24th. Meanwhile, Michael Stoddart and Company will be doing CS4 launch events in Beijing and Seoul.

6 Responses to Singapore

  1. Hi Tim, I waiting for your trip in Bangkok.

    [TC: Hi Kajorn, I’d LOVE to be going back to Bangkok again to see you and the other Adobe User Group members there (I need another good Thai massage too), but sadly I’m not scheduled to travel there on this trip. I’ve got something special for you, though…keep an eye on your email…]

  2. gin says:

    hihi, it’s me gin here. i have attended the event for the adobe cs4 launched. Really happy that i can get to win the photoshop cs4 from your really difficult questions. Really very very very thankful 🙂 thanks for the help 🙂 coz u can understand what i am trying to say 🙂 the prize really means alot to me!

    cheers !~~ 🙂 And really enjoy the event and the knowledge u guys passed down to everyone 🙂

    [TC: I remember you Gin. So glad you could attend (and win a copy of Photoshop CS4). We were pleased to have the opportunity to show off the CS4 release to all of you. You can learn more about Photoshop CS4 (and other Adobe apps) up on Adobe TV].

  3. Yu says:

    hello Tim cole
    i think i can not be your friend haha but i will learn good about adobe and thx you because adobe team make me want to learn it.

    [TC: Hi Yu, thanks for your comments, and for attending our event…and let’s be friends… ;^) ]

  4. Akbarsait says:

    Hey great to hear that you have show something new (and hidden) that got the Tamil speakers excited.

    I think it’s the Tamil letter in your blog banner correct:-)

    Waiting for the Chennai Event in India on coming 19th. Hope we also going to enjoy the same here because here in Chennai we all are Tamil.

    [TC: Akbarsait, yes, that’s a bit of Tamil on that banner…hmmm…if Adobe’s Rajesh Patil is there in Chennai, he can update you on Tamil.]

  5. Hey You guys were great, learnt a lot! Especially the PAN and ZOOM session too (shortcuts-good trick to act pro hehes!) eh? Stefano(Manager)Wasn’t with us when we took our photo with you! Feel Free to add me in facebook. We are missing the tags for you and your collegue on the photo you took with us 😉

    jiong Hao
    Member of Creative Crew,
    Adobe User Group,

  6. Carlsson says:

    Hey Tim,

    How are you doing? If you remember, I was the guy who requested for our user group to take a photo with you. The presentation on that day was awesome!! I enjoyed myself and I love your cheap camera trick the most. It does come in handy when I don’t have my DSLR with me. Here’s the post of the launch on the user group’s website:
    Do leave a comment and ask them to buy CS4!! Hahaha!! Stay cool my friend!!

    Best Regards,