Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cycling around town...

CYCLING around Kajang / Bangi area in the morning is nice - from 7am up to 8:30am - and if the weather is friendly enough you might even have some cool breeze up to 9am.

However, if the weather is not on your side, by 8am you'll feel the heat and humidity taking their toll...and the best thing to do is to head back home! is not really the safest place to cycle but a good option after Putrajaya....I can do 20-30km of training routines in any selected routes I have in mind. No need to drive to on fuel and toll.

Just have to find more time and for that I really must have an a steady business running on it's own...really have to get something to fly soon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I didn't say this...but I told you so!

He stated that his children are not exposed to the gadgets he created....yet the rest of the world would spend nights queueing for those toys.

Nowadays (well, actually ever since BabyBoomers got offsprings to be exact!) electronic gadgets are common "toys" to kids...and babies. e, it is just a very clear sign of bad parenting - lazy parents.

Monday, September 15, 2014

...bye Penang.

...not my definition of relaxing holiday at all.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pening in Penang

...after a long  drive  in a very unfriendly traffic...

Friday, September 12, 2014


Whenever I am attending any "majlis ilmu" - regardless whether it is religious, business seminars or a discussion with business partners, one thing for sure I would always have my notebook with me.
The actual notebook - paper based - and a bastion of my writing instrument (pen, pencils and all).

Call me oldskool I don't mind at all - because when most of you were just about to get your first smartfone, I have done many years using the applications for mobile computing devices since Palm Os monochrome, PSION mobile devices, up to Compaq's iPAQ last series - paper notebooks are the best (for me at least!)...then only the world was invaded by (notso)Smartfones.

The case in hand is not about the devices BUT the note you are taking.

Some people don't bother to take note because the handouts are there (or the slides for that matter).

Well, actually the note is not about what is being presented but what you understand and ideas that you may have with that particular page or chart. You may have a good photographic memory but I don't think everybody would be able to recall everything perfectly in an hour of presentation, especially a sudden burst of idea.

On the other hand, you may have your own way to understand the presentation more effectively thus why you may want to jot a note or sketch as you listen to the presenter.

It is up to you whether you want to ardently take notes or just listen to a presentation. At the end of the day, the one that should benefit from the notes would be your own self...especially if it is an idea that came up to you of a sudden.

It helps to have a dedicated note book.
If you are sketching on a piece of paper you got from the person next to you - ALL THE TIME - that shows you are not so serious about taking notes.

NO, I am not saying it is not is all up to you but it helps to be organized and neat.

Bicycles and their owners

Since 2012, I have owned four Bianchi MTBs and one Marin Hybrid.
Not that I have all for me at once but the first Kuma was stolen, then I got a loaned Kuma, which was later replaced with a Jab 2012 frame which I sold when I finally got a 2014 Jab.
The Marin Hybrid is converted to a tourer and together with the Jab 2014 (both 29ers) I think I have enough to get me going already....and I really make good use of the bikes, about 200-400km a month quite consistently.

To say it is not an expensive hobby, is not quite right. Since I am really making good use of my bicycles, I want to have the best my money can buy....and most importantly the bikes must be tough and enjoyable to be used for the purpose it was built.
...and I don't mind what brand of bicycles anybody who wants to ride with me is using as long as he/she is pleasant and humble enough to not brag about the equipment and just want to enjoy the ride!

When I was happily riding a T-Bolt couple of years ago, I joined some groups of T-Bolt riders.
One particular group was in Putrajaya and they are what you all would term as OTAI (Orang Tua Ada Ilmu - though I could really debate about the Ada Ilmu part!) and as one of the younger members I mostly smile and just follow the ride.

Unfortunately, I met with some of them couple of weeks back.....and boy, am I glad my folks are nothing like them...they might be rich (I can safely say they have couple of millions debt by the way!) but their adab is totally a shame - at the age they are especially.

One of them used to call some Bangladeshi guards who were just doing their job as "Anjing".
The same OTAI used to be-little other riders with lower spec equipments - simply because his rig was customized for some Proton's big-wig who then sold it to him.

Owning certain brand is just "a must" to be in their group. When they are together, they start to "ignore" others around them. Their talks are all about posh stuff and places - heck even their ride  plans are not within this region so who are you to join them unless you are really "their kind of dog"!

Funny thing is, when any - ANY!!!! - of them are just alone or in a small group - and happen to meet with other riders, they actually can "behave"! They can be all sweet and humble!

Happened to me so many times already.

So let me just say it here - Dato'DatukTanSriGeneral kepala kambing apa pangkat korang - please realize that owning a Brompton, Surly does not make you any good rider than the old fart you are. Your attitude and behavior towards other cyclists are sometimes sickening.


It is still not too late to learn to behave like you want your grandchildren to be...or maybe you just prefer then to be rude and all like you are?

Next time I see these bunch, I would not slow down nor give them the way - they normally hog the path all the time...stupid farts!

Riders beware. This bunch can be very annoying. Just ignore them.

Yes I am least I have vented it out on this I won't bother about it anymore!


I once asked myself: After more than a decade of doing from end  user marketing management stuff, strategic businesses planning and management up to top level leadership development....what are the key ingredients to become a successful manager at any level?
...and thus the sketch.

Life's Rule #1: Live It

Sharing cendol with Naufal after solat.


Successful - my first start-up.
Sold...bagged in almost 100k in just 6months.
(Don't ask what happenned to it....none of my business already!)
Now still finding start button for another one.
...and I don't bother to share about it openly and what more to "brag" about it to a bunch "fans" who seems to have the "desire" to read "success story of a person" the moment they woke up.

No,  don't want to be associated to those kind of people, those are losers.
Why would I need to find the energy and motivation from a (dead)person whose life history I don't even know (hey, that bugger might be a child molester dude!!)
...and why would I "proudly" post it on my walls - the "words of wisdom" of those "wise souls" that actually sounds like something one can actually compile as they are doing their first business of the day - with their loo in the early hours...why? I am sure I would not "look" smart and "wiser" by doing that everyday!

Ok I am of the track a bit...but seriously, I am not impressed by those who just quite the quotes every day and try to look wise while at it....

There's an article I shared today on the "famous social platform". Here it is:The Article from some dude somewhere
The message is clear and simple.
Maybe more would agree to it than if it is me who wrote it in the first place.
That is too common, nobody near me thinks I am as good as I am - regardless whether I have proven it or I just believe I am actually good at something!
(No I am not being negative, it is a fact that I have observed so much that I have prefer to keep quiet and don't respond to anything asked against me.)

...but back to the article I mentioned...the point #5 : How do you define success?

That is the one question 99.99% of the world population who "excels in the corporate world" FAILED MISERABLY to answer truthfully as he himself of her herself. No, I don't have the statistics, but answer the question and maybe in lest than 5 minutes you yourself will realize you have failed to give a really solid answer.

The point I am trying to send across:

Ever wonder why so many photos of people sporting bundles of cash in the FarceButtLand?
You think the moolahs are theirs? You think 10% of them are millionaires by the time you fart after a good bowl of sup power this evening?

Too many "manipulators" selling false people who allow themselves to become suckers of false hopes!

...and some of them do have flamboyant paper qualifications....both end of the deal - the manipulators and suckers.

Be aware...even before you start up - you might have actually started to go down the drain, if you fail to really nail down your OWN definition of SUCCESS.

I will write more about what I have jotted down in many years when it comes to "doing what you want" for a living...but for now, thank you for reading this. I really hope to write as much as I used to when I first started this blog....since I have 2 journals filled up with my journey after I quit from corporate world....hundreds of pages...must me something that I can pass down to my kids in one of those pages....

Have a SUCCESSFUL DAY....if you can define yours correctly.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Gone were the days when handheld devices are only the toys of real techies (read: geeks!) who have the passion to use the gadgets to make things easier and faster. Nowadays, if you don't have a smartphone, you're probably not up to date with technology....well, not really.

The advancement of technology and the abundance of applications, coupled with the relatively cheap price to own a smartphone, do not necessary mean the users are capable to do stuff faster, with more efficiency and ultimately deliver better result. No. Not really.

Time, still remains the same - regardless how technology has advanced - in the sense that it is pretty much being wasted unnecessarily or rather "unrealizingly"rampantly compared to when technology is something expensive and only means ultimate shiznit for those who are geeks.

I am not really a big fan of WhatsApps (WA). Yeah I do use it everyday but 70% of the time it is just an application that makes me feel my time is wasted. So many people in so many "groups" that seem to have nothing to do but occupying the WA world from the moment they woke up to the moment they were supposed to already be sleeping.

Multi-tasking? Well, I am not so sure if they are really capable of doing that but...chances are, they just WA away and let the time (office hours) pass by. They might be able to complete their works but as I have mentioned above...time is actually being wasted more rampantly than ever.

Owwhh come on! How could you concentrate on doing something when every other minute you just have to respond to the WA lines?

Recently, I answered the usual "morning Salam" in a WA group which I was "re-admitted"...innocently praying that we'd all be concentrating on our job so that our rezeki for our family and children be blessed and filled with baraqah.

...and some stupidfucktard responded indirectly stating I "perasan bagus" and what not.

Well, the motherfucker is actually an idiot anyway so I don't bother responding to his stupid lines, such a loser fucktard.

Maybe you have already witnessed in you office....people spend more time on WA or FB compared to actually doing their office hours and resources 100% for the benefit of the company...

So, we have reach the status "Celik IT" I guess....but not really for the good of the company....I mean, look at the FB pages...on daily basis, you'll find football fan boys lashing the guts of each other....political coffee house has gone on-line....everybody has got to say something and expect everybody else to listen and agree....and  so many other "quarrels" here and there...we have returned to the state of immaturity very conveniently with the presence of social media platform.

Get a life.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Umpama melepaskan anjing tersepit, sudah lepas, dia menggigit"

When it some to FB status updates.....I have been quiet for a short while, for my very own reasons but today i feel like writing...and since I am not keen to start writing in my blog , I'll just write it here..and maybe the extensive version in my journal later.

"Umpama melepaskan anjing tersepit, sudah lepas, dia menggigit"

Contoh cerita (TIADA KAITAN DENGAN MANUSIA YANG MASIH BERNAFAS ATAU MASIH TIDAK BERNAFAS...kalau ada yang perasan, maknanya kamu bukan laa manusia, tapi....a*****)

Mamat nak kawin, kerja eksekutip (mcm hebat la), tapi sengkek. time tu plak ada skim pinjam bank utk kawin, tapi kena la cari penjamin yg income kira ok la. Mamat mintak tolong la si Faiz yg kononnya steady income utk jadi penjamin.
Dapat laa kawin si Mamat, frust menonggeng la setangondol & kuncu-kuncunya sebab tak dapat swindle Mamat join kelab koboi naik kuda...

Ada la 2-3 kali Faiz dpt notis dr bank kata nak bawak masuk mahkamah sebab Mamat tak bayar consistently...pening jugak, sebab Faiz pun dah kawin & steady je wife dia lagi chun...kalau tak kawin bleh gak warning Mamat jgn memain part bayar hutang kang aku amik bini kau jadi bini aku kang haa!!
Tapi pendek cerita, dah bertahun, hutang pun abis bayar...anak si Mamat & bini dia pun dah besar-besar. Mamat pun makin glamor & famous (maklumlah orang ala-ala retis).

Dah tu pandai plak sound orang Faiz plak bosan kerja gaji besar, resign buat business ciput, masa terhad nak melayan sms, kadang-kadang call pun tak sempat jawab sementara tengah berkejar hantar barang la ambik barang la...

Mamat plak sebab makin famous, kononnya makin la loaded...makin juah & riak la sikap, sampai tak boleh orang sound sikit. Sampaikan Faiz yg tolong dia nak kawin (kalau tak ntah merempat kat lorong mana ntah cari lobang) pun kena cas macam-macam, sampai delete number, tak reply sms, reject call, unfriend block pelbagai...

Kesian Mamat...hanyut dalam hidup glamor & sanggup buang ke laut orang yg bantu dia jadi Muslim drpd jd orang entah apa...

Ali & Muthu ada bakat dalam satu bidang tapi tak ada akal when it comes to actual  "business sense" dan duit pulak ntah mana-mana...makan pun mak bapak tanggung walaupun telur dah berbulu lebat.

Kebetulan ada pula seorang kawan mereka, Faizal yang minat bidang yg sama, juga punyai bakat yg tidak kurang hebatnya walaupun masih berkerja tetap & berpendapatan tinggi, mahu berhenti dan ceburi perniagaan dalam bidang tersebut.
Maka Faizal pun berilah modal yang boleh laa kata takat nak beli Exora Bold cash tu memang lepas laa...busines berjalan...Ali & Muthu serta Faizal bersama-sama mencari rezeki, segala "shortage" dalam hal kewangan, Faizal akan cover, bila payment masyuuuk, Faizal ambil balik bahagian dia tanpa extra charges.

Tak sampai beberapa bulan, Ali & Muthu sudah kelihatan menyeleweng, harta business dipergunakan untuk works & projects sendiri, Faizal kasi sound. Dua ekor mahkluk tersebut berkomplot habis-habisan untuk mengusir Faizal dari terus kekal sebagai rakan kongsi.

Faizal jenis malas nak bergaduh, dia blah, sambil sound - balance berpuluh ribu ringgit tu sila bayar abis dalam tempoh seminggu kalau tak peguam peribadi akan hantar "surat jemputan".

(Haa jangan main-main....Faizal dalam pada drive kereta buruk pun mampu employ peguam peribadi 24x7!!)

Kelam-kabut juga beruk dua ekor tu...makan pun miss, apatah lagi nak bayar balik duit Faizal yg berpuluh riban...

Akhir kisah, selepas beberapa bulan, mampu jugalah Ali & Muthu melangsaikan hutang...dan masih meneruskan perniagaan berlandaskan planning & strategi yg Faizal sediakan seawal business dimulakan.

Kesiannya Ali & Muthu, sebab selang beberapa bulan lepas bayar hutang, diorang pun bungkus...nak buat camana, kalau dah bodoh sombong, duit tak reti manage - hari ni dapat esok dah habis, style mau lebih....memang la "melingkup is just around the corner".

Memang typical kisah-kisah anjing yg terlepas dari tersepit...

...tapi sekarang ni dgr cerita si Faiz & si Faizal walaupun masih cuba membantu insan-insan yg tersepit...kalau diorang "kena gigit" diorang tak banyak bunyi, diorang akan bagi baik-baik kat insan-insan tersebut jamuan makan istimewa...gigi & gusi insan-insan tersebut...fresh from their own mouths lagi! "Umpama melepaskan anjing tersepit, sudah lepas, dia menggigit"
Majulah sukan untuk negara (tak semestinya bolasepak aje ok?)