"To inspire, mobilize and empower willing individuals
to make epic changes in their own community."





WE HAVE MOVED

on Wednesday, March 31, 2010
at 9:38 PM


ANOTHER REMINDER THAT WE HAVE MOVED TO

 
except for the e-badge, everything else will be found there. 
 
Cheers ! 






OUR NEW WEBSITE !!! and Pre Briefing info

on Monday, March 29, 2010
at 12:46 PM


SAY HELLO TO OUR NEW WEBSITE THANKS TO JM DESIGNS

From now on everything EPIC will be on this website.

www.dosomethingepic.net 

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Pre-Briefing details

To all who wants to help out during our launch on the 3rd and 4th, pre-briefing will be held on the 

1st of April , Thurday at 8.30pm. 

Don't worry as there will not be any pranks. Please keep that time slot free as it is absolutely important that you attend this unless you have a critical emergency. 

It will most likely be in KL city. Stay tune today for more info. We just need to confirm the location 100% before we publish it.  

UPDATE 

Pls check new website for latest update (address link above in COLOUR) 






Our Adventure So Far: That Registration Forms Issue, part 1






A lot has happened since the day we decided to share this adventure of registering 2 million voters. Never have we imagined that things would actually turn out this way. It would seem that by the laws of attraction that EPIC goals are met by EPIC experiences, one of which is our visit to the Election Commision (SPR) office in Putrajaya to see Datuk Wan Ahmad, the Deputy Chairman of the SuruhanJaya  Pilihan Raya (SPR). Ironically, he was the person we quoted in our first ‘Voice your Choice’ shout out which made this visit all the more significant.

The reason why we had to meet up with him was actually a very crucial one. By now, you guys should know that this entire adventure is pretty much focused on registering voters. However, in order for that to happen there is one important thing that we really need, FORMS ! Of course it is only logical that registration forms for voters will not be handed out casually and given to any Tom, Dick or Harry because there is huge accountability and responsibility attached to it. Unfortunately, we have not been given such authority yet, therefore we absolutely need to partner up with the SPR to make this dream happen. As previously mentioned, there are actually 2 ways to obtain these forms, the first, which is from SPR directly, and the other through Assistant Registrars (who must be political party affiliated).

To be completely honest the meeting was arranged at rather short notice so we did not really know what to expect nor was there enough time to fully realise that we were actually meeting someone really important. This lack of preparedness I would say made the experience even more exciting and enlightening. Exciting because not every day do you get to travel to Putrajaya to meet a VVIP.

It was enlightening because our entire preconceptions were proven wrong as Datuk Wan, despite his huge office and esteemed stature seemed so down-to-earth and genuinely passionate and helpful about registering new voters, especially amongst the youth. Somehow, the impression we got from most people was that the SPR were politically influenced, inefficient, and not helpful. It is a sad preconception because it seemed hardly the case, as portrayed by the second in command of the Election Commission. We must say offer a big thank you to him for his warm hospitality, waffles and words of wisdom. 

We later sent an official letter to request for the Selangor state SPR’s help in our events as advised by Datuk Wan. Amazingly, the Selangor state SPR offices replied immediately and agree to send 2 mobile teams to assist us. This is done even though there is the Hulu Selangor by-election to prepare for. This goes to show that not all that was spoken about our SPRs are absolute truth. We encourage you to engage with your local government to verify the truth of all that is being said about them. As we have experienced thus far, our Selangor state SPR was definitely making an effort to meet our request.  And it is our hope that this will be true of all the state SPRs when we go nationwide in May (watch this space, we will report on our adventures).

I am very glad to announce that we should have sufficient forms for at least for two locations! I would also like to stress that everyone comes out and brings their friends along so we can tell the SPR and Datuk Wan that we are worth their time. Hopefully this would make them send more teams and bring more forms too.

To be continued…..







CUT OFF DATE

on Sunday, March 28, 2010
at 7:43 AM


DEAR ALL PLEASE NOTE THAT TUESDAY 30/3 WOULD BE THE CUT OFF DATE FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP. PLEASE SEND US YOUR DETAILS AS LISTED BELOW TO SIGN UP 

Name:
Age:
Tel#:
Email:
Profession:



IF YOU CAN"T MAKE IT TO HELP OUT PLS MAKE SURE TO LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW






Important Updates

on Friday, March 19, 2010
at 11:02 PM


UPDATES!!

We have confirmed 3 locations for our Klang Valley Launch that will be held on the 3rd and 4th of April. 

1. E-Curve Mall (formerly known as Cinelesiure Damansara)


2. Subang Parade


3. Amcorp Mall 



For all who wants to help out with promotion, setting up and registering voters, pls email us at 

dosomethingepic@gmail.com

Pls send your details as listed









Name:
Age:
Tel#:
Email:
Profession:

Pls do state which location you would prefer so that we could organize you. 


Thanks ! We look forward to hearing from you. 


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What 'Voice your Choice' is all about



First things first, to clear all doubts and suspicionneither EPIC for UNITY nor Voice your Choice are tools of any political party. We are strictly non-partisan and not affiliated with any political parties. We have found out that many people cannot comprehend this but YES, we are SINCERELY doing this because we realize as youths we need to take up our responsibility to make our nation something we can all be proud of.  Nation development is rather tricky and even though we youths are anxious to make a difference, we dare not say we can do it without the wiser more experienced generation. Therefore, all who have asked if there is an age limit or if you are TOO OLD? The answer is NO there is no age limit to dreams.

Voice your Choice is created by youths for ALL Malaysians
This is what it is all about…


This is not about PR or BN or any political parties  



This is not about overthrowing the government 



This is where corporate and political rivals can work together to meet a common need



This is where our faiths unite regardless of religion 



This is about uniting all Malaysians for Malaysia

This is where we obtain the peace that comes from within and are not driven by our environment or circumstance. Peace is with those who can wake up every morning knowing they have done everything to the best of their abilities in making this country a better place.



This is about conquering ourselves, finding our voice and believing that it counts. Only then can we know that this government, nation and world will be cured of the diseases that plague them.

This is about using a new yardstick to measure another fellow human, not by his race, status, and profession or academic achievement, but by the same belief that we want a better future and Equality for all.

The goal that we have set can only be met when we successfully organize ourselves as one peopleWhen we hit the 2 million mark, only then will we know that we have conquered our past and successfully become one Rakyat.

We learn from our past but are never haunted by it. We are dedicated and committed to using our present to shape our future. Join us!

P/S Thank you Farida for correcting our manglish =) 







VOICE YOUR CHOICE LAUNCH BUDGET

on Thursday, March 11, 2010
at 10:36 PM


Attached to our side bar on the right, is the budget for the APRIL LAUNCH ! It isn't the entire thing, but that's a start.
 We strongly believe that this campaign is for the people and should be funded by the people. Feel free to put in any amount. Just make sure you inform us. That's all for now.... stay tune for updates VERY SOON ! 


The locations listed in the budget are not confirmed yet. 






REALLY ?! TWO MILLION?!

on Sunday, March 7, 2010
at 9:59 AM


So things have just got interesting.

We have found new partners and we have a new target of 2 million. Yeap, it just reached a new level of EPIC-ness if there is such a thing.



pic taken from musikality.net


Let me start from the beginning. The EPIC target of 1 million is already a step of faith and would not be achieved without collaboration, therefore it was natural when we put out our call for unity, we got immediate responses. One of them was from Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM), an organisation which we found out are planning to undertake this crazy task to. One thing led to another and soon we found ourselves at their headquarters joining them for the screening of an amazing documentary called "10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka" (10 years before independance). It was informational and extremely inspiring and we highly recommend it for everyone and anyone.

After the screening, we were invited to give our opinions of the film and somehow it found its way into one of the GEL team member's hands. Of course we were there to speak about the potential collaboration between our efforts. So basically, using that opportunity, our member informed the people about our rather insane mission of registering 1 million people and a little bit more.

Quickly we found that our flaming passion and undying excitement was more contagious than we thought, we will be collaborating with SABM and they came with a condition. They said that they will be with us fully if we raised our target to 2 million. Well, guess what? we said YES!


So now, we definitely need all the help we can. It seems like our swim in the deep blue sea just got sharks thrown into the picture. We definitely need help, and I hope that you will help spread this call for help. Not to help us, but to help your neighbours, your nation. This is OUR JOINT GOAL ! to make history.

I only hope that you future collaborators will not come with such conditions, I don't think our hearts can take that just yet. 2 million is enough for now.

We are extremely excited and cannot wait to see us join hands as one.

P/s OUR TARGET IS NOT 1 MILLION, IT IS 2 MILLION






WE NEED HELP!!!

on Tuesday, March 2, 2010
at 7:08 AM


Image taken from Tower Stream

OUR WORKLOAD IS GETTING MORE EPIC THAN WE CAN HANDLE.

WE NEED HELP, FAST!!!

CALLING ALL WILLING
HEARTS,
MINDS
AND HANDS WHO WANTS TO BE DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH THIS MOVEMENT. PLEASE CALL US ! TO BE FRANK AND HONEST, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY YOU JUST YET ! BUT, AS IF WE'RE DOING THIS FOR THE MONEY!


So, If any of you are brave enough, Please drop us an e-mail and we'll gladly get back to you within 24 hours.

I will hook you up with some BAD ASS EPIC work. Trust me it's not as bad as it seems, remember many hands make work light.

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UPDATE!!

NEED SOMEONE WITH SUPERB PR SKILLS ! make me smile on our first telephone call and you're hired !!

If you're interested, please e-mail us at dosomethingepic@gmail.com.








The GEL (Growing Emerging Leaders) team is mainly comprised of young adults aged between 18 - 26.

GEL began its life in August 2006. It is a group of youth, gathering every Monday to study how to apply leadership and value based principles in their lives. GEL was started to address the needs of our youth when they integrate with the workforce. One of the principles we expound in our lessons is to be externally focused - i.e. to always give back to society / community.

Resulting from that, the EPIC Project was born. EPIC (Extraordinary People Impacting Community) is a project that is predominantly focused on the plight of our Orang Asli and how we can assist to raise their standard of living in the long term. Whilst this toilet-building project is the first, it is our hope that with the awareness generated by this project, we will be able to garner support for the next project which will be to help the Orang Asli children integrate into government schools.

 

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