Archive for October, 2007

Taking Time Out For Others In Vietnam!

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Wow!! I’ve finally managed to take time off from work, and spent the past 3 weeks in Vietnam doing charities. Before my charity journey began, I flew into Saigon and spent a few days visiting my dad at the temple.

My first few stops were HaNoi, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong. I had brought 4 tons of rice along with me this time to distribute to the villagers. The people there were really appreciative and nice, and it’s great to see how optimistic they were despite their poverty. This really sends out a message that ‘money is not everything.’ I had great fun there too! It’s been years since I last took a ride on a bicycle. There is this sweet little girl who offered me a ride on her bicycle, and I gladly accepted the offer. I almost felt I was on a roller-coaster. Woohoo! Chilipoker.com have been really supportive of my charities, and especially with this trip of mine back to Vietnam to do what means a lot to me. I represented on Chilipoker behalf in donating funds to the village to rebuilt this village’s temple. Watch video clip

On day 3, I arrived in DaNang and caught up with my best friend, John. We visited the children’s orphanages, elder’s orphanages, elder’s homeless shelter and mental institution. We visited some of the same shelters that we had been to last year, and it was heart-warming for us to know that some of their health has improved tremendously, but also very sadden to find out that a few of them have left this world. Watch video clip

Our next destination was offshore. We went out to sea and bought 4 tons of rice, and 400 boxes of noodles to distribute to the families living out there. Watch video clip

Lastly, every time I am back in Vietnam I can never miss visiting numerous temple to lend them a helping hand with all the things they need. This year all the temples were in need of posters to hand out to visitors that visit the temple. So we had donated thousands of posters, rice, and also boxes of noodles to help out. I can honestly say, visiting these temples always brings me a lot of peace! Watch video clip

After all the charities, I spent the last few days back in Saigon for my dad’s 49th Day Prayers. It has been nearly 2 months since he left us, and I still miss him everyday. But I know he is in good care and will be watching us from up above. Just want to say, ‘I love you, Dad.’

I’m just back in London today after a short business trip in Malta to meet up with Alex (my sponsor) and also had an opportunity to meet all the Chilipoker staff in Malta. They were all very sincere, lovely people. I have to thank them all for the wonderful hospitality!

I will be flying back to Las Vegas tomorrow to visit my family and can’t wait to sit in a few cash games! I will also be attending Vince Neil (Motley Crew) celebrity charity event held at The Hard Rock Casino on Nov 3rd. Then I’m off to play Foxwoods main event, and shortly afterwards I will be traveling to Macau for a poker tournament from Nov 20th- 28th.

That’s it for now, until next time everyone.. Take Care!

Poker Diva Signs with Chilipoker

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Chilipoker.com an exponentially growing online poker room and casino is proud to announce the exclusive partnership of Top Professional poker Diva – Liz Lieu.

Chilipoker.com has signed an exclusive contract with talented, astute and stylish Poker Star – Liz Lieu. Liz being an icon in the poker world brings card-playing expertise to the Chilipoker tables with style, versatility and flair.

According to Alexandre Dreyfus “The partnership between Liz and Chilipoker is the perfect synergy of the aspirational poker lifestyle . Liz fits the concept perfectly. She has a flair for style and has created a unique personal image notwithstanding an aggressive and winning approach at the tables”.

Liz Lieu has secured her stance in the poker world achieving several limit and no-limit hold’em titles and earning over $600,000 in less than two years. Her most recent victory was in the LA Poker Classic last February, winning nothing less than $148,000 and a pledge to donate 20% to charity. Liz is among one of the few most feared high limit cash game player in the Bellagio and Commerce casinos. Her resume is rich of achievements and is considered to be one of the top 2 female poker players in the world.

Founder and CEO, Alexandre Dreyfus states “We are proud to have Liz Lieu as the ambassador of the Chilipoker brand and we are sure that this collaboration will further consolidate our presence in the European and the Asian Markets. We appreciate that Liz has decided to move to London to be closer to our European customer base and we are pleased to communicate to our players that Chilipoker will be organizing regular monthly exclusive tournaments with Liz Lieu. We are flying all the winners to the UK to play with Liz Live in an exclusive tournament that will be broadcasted on various channels”

Chilipoker ambassador Liz Lieu confides “was very careful to find a site that I could work with as a true partner and one that had the same aspirations as myself. ChiliPoker is an ambitious site with exciting plans and also offers a “lifestyle” positioning. I was of course approached by other sites but I like the fact that with Chilipoker I will become an important “face” of the site. Chilipoker are also very supportive of my charity work and also a percentage of my winnings will go to my charities, which is very important to me.”

Liz Lieu will be playing at the WSOPE in London on Monday the 10 th of September. All poker enthusiasts will be able to tune in to follow the poker diva’s experience at the WSOP on www.chilipoker.com. “We are very proud to announce such an innovative feature on our site and give both players and guests the chance to experience the WSOP with Liz”. Chilipoker Players should keep an eye on the Chilipoker school, as the poker diva will soon be revealing some of her best kept tips and winning secrets.