Universitas Ciputra – Surabaya, Indonesia

After having our breakfast and coffee, we headed to Universitas Ciputra.

Universitas Ciputra Surabaya (Ciputra University) was established in 2006 and is a non-profit private higher education.

I want to thank Christian Ang, for arranging this event. Also, a thank you to Natasha, for joining me during the lecture and supporting the local community.

I initially approached Natasha about sharing her experience as a food blogger and building her brand. We ended up cominh up with an idea for a lecture, “Constructing Your Brand Through Passion.” Our goal was to inspire young students to try and find their passion and dream.

Below was the press release for the event, written by my editor, Larnna Thompson:

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2015) — Tony “Nakanari” Shiau travels to Jakarta, Indonesia to speak about the Mai Hiro brand alongside food stylist, Natasha Victoria Lucas.

Tony and Natasha will each share their own story and experiences on how their brands were created and developed.

Tony is the founder and creator of Ninja Spiki and developed the Mai Hiro brand by focusing on strong character design and illustration. He brought his vision to life through his “Design By Belief” motto and has had the opportunity to collaborate with companies such as Kidrobot and Gibson Guitars.

Natasha’s love of food, photography, and travel, led her to begin her own food and travel blog, YummyTraveler.com, 5 years ago. She also does Food Styling & Photography and has worked with many reputable restaurants such as, Union Group, Opco Group, and Pullman Hotel. Currently, Natasha has her own culinary television show, named after her blog, “Yummy Traveler,” which has been aired on the Foodie Channel (First Media).

I took a few photos of the inside of the school.

Students started to arrive. This class was made up of design and media students.

Thank you so much, Natasha, for helping with this entire event. It was such an honor to work with her.

Be sure to check out Natasha’s food and travel blog: YummyTraveler.com.

During this event, we did a giveaway for students who participated in our social media contest.

Here is our winner!

Thank you to all the UC students who came out to the event.

After the event, the school staff gave us a special tour for their art classroom. It was amazing to see their international art wall, done by students.

The event was free to the public. For more information about Ciputra University, please visit: http://www.uc.ac.id.

We hope to be back again soon!


Edited by Larnna Thompson