Well…I know everyone has their own top 10 memories of 2013. In fact, Facebook has an application program that will compile your moments in 2013 into a short video clip. But for me, some of their chosen moments weren’t really my top moments. I don’t blame them, at the end of the day, they are still a robotic computerized program. I prefer to use my own brain and my own imagery space to tell my top 10 memories of 2013!
2013 was a great year for me and I will continue to work hard, strive for bigger things in 2014!
Here are my top 10 memories, counting down from the #10 moment to my #1 moment. Enjoy!
Top #10 MoVernie Moment: Partnering with a big corporation, the Toronto PATH to organize a MoVernie iPad MINI Contest Giveaway
The Toronto PATH reached out to me and loved my energy and my social media marketing skills. So, we decided to make someone very happy this holiday season by teaming up to run a MoVernie iPad MINI contest. A winner won the contest and she was super happy! The results and the amount of entries exceeded their expectations. More MoVernie teaming up with the Toronto Path in 2014, so follow me to check out future contests and events! Stay tuned!
Top #9 MoVernie Moment: My interview with UFC Alexander Gustafsson, who later putting a great fight against Champion Jon Jones
This interview was memorable when I was still learning the sport of UFC. With limited knowledge, I was able to hold my own to produce a great interview with Alexander Gustafsson, who put on a great fight against the Champion, Jon Jones. The best part was when big TV Corporations such as TSN, Fightnight.com and UFC.com were waiting in line to interview Alex, Alex waved at me and asked me to get into the media pit to interview him after he completed his interview with Sportsnet. It was a great honor to interview Alex while the rest of the BIG TV Stations were waiting in line. LOL
Top #8 MoVernie Moment: The quickest time to get my media accreditation approved by SEEMA (a big after-auto market show) in Las Vegas
Before I was headed to Los Angeles, I was making a short stop in Las Vegas. A day before I head for Vegas, my bro told me about this super big after-auto market show in Vegas. I didn’t have time to research about this event, didn’t even have time to prepare my normal media accreditation package. Instead, I just sent a quick email of my test driving experiences at the MotorSport Speedway and my photos sitting in nice expensive cars. They replied back to me within an hour and approved my media request. They said my experiences were top notched unique and not many can test drive those cars. The next day, when I headed over to pick up my pass, they were prepared and ready for me, total process took 5 minutes. SEEMA was indeed a huge event that it will take me a few days just to skim through the show. Highly recommend this event. This was a top moment for me because I didn’t plan to attend this event when I travel to Vegas and for the SEEMA committee to reply and gave me the media pass in such a short time? They were very professional and extremely impressed!
Top #7 MoVernie Moment: My interviews at American Film Festival (AFM) Film Screening – First ever MoVernie Show being done outside of Canada
Having me interviewed outside of Canada was a breakthrough for my MoVernie on the MOVE show. But having me attending American Film Markets (AFM) and interviewed some of the amazing directors and actors was an amazing experience! I love Hollywood, Santa Monica and Malibu!
Top #6 MoVernie Moment: Having my first ever TIFF Party at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Also sitting in a $1.8M Italian Super Car, Zonda!
I love TIFF. In particular, I love the TIFF parties and events. For that entire TIFF Festival, I only slept 4 hours daily but my love for the TIFF events and my good buddies propel me through every single night! But in no way I expected to host my own party in front of The Ritz Carlton. As a bonus, there were the expensive McLaren Car and a $1.8M Italian Supercar Zonda parked in front of our section. I even got to sit in the $1.8M Zonda. It had a nice prestige interior and the memory was priceless! Special thank you my sponsor, you know who you are!
Click here to watch my MoVernie Video showing me sitting in the $1.8M Italian Supercar!
Top #5 MoVernie Moment: My interview with Elisha Cuthbert at the Blue and White Leafs Charity Gala
Elisha Cuthbert was my idol dating way back when she was the host for the kids show called “Popular Mechanics”. I always admired her being so lucky to learn interesting things on our planet at such a young age. Well..her face was cute too back then! At first, there was resistant from other people who didn’t want her to be interviewed by me. But my positive energy and vibe made her to stood strongly to be in my interview. I thank her for trusting me and giving me the exclusive interview.
Top #4 MoVernie Moment: Test driving a $100,000+ Jaguar F-Type on the Motorsport speedway at the Jaguar/Range Rover Product Launch
Got invited by Jaguar and Range Rover to test out their line of products in various obstacle courses were amazing! We drove the $90,000+ Range Rovers over steep hill holes to test its AWD capabilities. I had to glide and drift the brand new Jaguar F-Type in a hard corner at speed of 140 km/h! Hearing the amazing roaring engine sound while I was on the driver’s seat of a 400hp Jaguar F-Type on a professional motorsport speedway was a lifetime to remember! Thanks Jaguar/Range Rover Canada!
Click here to check out my driving experience, flooring this 400hp Jaguar F-Type on the Motorsport Speedway!
Top #3 MoVernie Moment: My first donkey ride in Santorini, Greece.
Against all odds. The cruise ships told us that it’s safer and highly recommended to take the gondola ride back from the Santorini Mountain top and don’t take the Donkey Ride. My Bro and I analyzed the situations and opted for the donkey ride. It was a great experience and the view from the donkey ride was magnificent!
Click here to view my donkey ride experience in Santorini, Greece.
Top #2 MoVernie Moment: My family Europe trip with my parents and brother to Italy, Greece and Turkey
It was great spending quality time with my family. I am always busy and always on the move, to have some family bonding time and catching up on the European cruise was amazing! I love my family!
Top #1 MoVernie Moment: My interview with my favourite Raptors of all-time, Morris Peterson (MoPete)
I had interviewed so many superstars and celebrities and I had never been nervous. I was always calm and collected. But when I saw MoPete, every reason for me to start my own Show and nickname named after him, my legs were shaking. It was the greatest moment for me in 2013! Thank you MoPete!
Click here to watch my MoVernie Interview with MoPete!