Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hail Malaysia: 4-2 over Indonesia at AFF Suzuki Cup!

It is one of my greatest regret not being able to watch them play live at the Bukit Jalil stadium. After watching the match at Indonesia at one of my friend's house I cannot say anything else but ride on my bike tour around to see the celebration happening at KL city.

I was so amazed seeing the groups at one of a traffic light juncture in Cheras - all wearing the yellow national squad shirt and honoring our flag while shouting the Malaysia Boleh! solgan, everyone else was cheering - that moment brought strangers together.

Well, I am not going to write much but to continue riding in KL to see more of the celebration.

Malaysia Boleh!

Finally I can see A Better Malaysia!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Update 25/12/2010

Well, I am glad to say that I am still unemployed after Two (2) Weeks search for a decent job. I have to say that securing a job is not something that everybody finds in the list of their likings. But, at this moment I am still waiting for some response, whether from government or the private sector - whichever comes first.

I am not so frustrated being at this position as yesterday I learned from one recruitment consultant that it is normal at the end of year, employers are not looking for admission of new employees but rather to attend to other matters such as closing of account, giving of bonuses, and many other affairs of a company.

It is also not a bad news, now not being able to get a job, I work on my own as a computer specialist, dealing primarily into repairs of computers and laptops, formatting, and many other related services. I find myself happy doing this business as although I am fresh, I have began to have my own frequent customers who continues to give me more business opportunities.

Maybe one of the reason that why, customers are coming fast is that because I offer a very cheap price for repairs and formatting. Recently I went to a computer repair shop and inquire about how much they charge for workmanship alone - it's RM 45-00, excluding the percentage that they will take from the hardware replacement and other charges. I said to myself, fuck - it's damn expensive. As for me, my price is far below market price, for computer repairs I only charge RM 30-00 for all kinds of repairs no matter how difficult it is. Please look below to have a clear comparison of my price and market price:


format & drivers - RM 60.00;
repairs                - RM 45.00 (workmanship);
hardware            - (hardware original price + percentage); &
transportation     - customers' own initiative.


format & drivers - RM 40.00;
repairs                - RM 30.00;
hardware            - only hardware original price (even original receipt is given to customer!); &
transportation      - RM 10.00.

So, maybe from what I offer above, no wonder why I receive customers so fast and at a constant and increased rate. I am quite satisfied that I am able to sell something below market price!

Aside from above, right now, I have just had a meeting with the father of one of my friend concerning being an insurance agent. After the meeting, I am quite surprised that insurance agent do make good money - depending on how hardworking they are.

From that moment, I thought I should take this insurance business to be my part time jobs. If we look into this matter, insurance is something where you buy - those who has an insurance will benefit. Look at the world today, cost are rising, government hospitals are offering below par standard service and most important is today is the day where to secure some saving is extremely difficult.

To look at it, given these problems, insurance is a good way to secure any man living in today's world. If one finds it difficult to save - they can save through insurance as more personal financial discipline can be imposed. If one jumps into mischief - trouble, insurance is there to cover for hospital bills and even give you daily allowance by staying at hospital alone as you are not working. I something bad happened to you - no worries, insurance is there to back you up.

I myself will take an insurance next months, a bit on savings and investment - I am still young I may not opt for medical insurance - maybe there's no need for it, right now - I guess...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It is not easy to make a choice about your work...

I has been three years and six months time for by Bachelor of Legal Studies, which supposedly end within that three years but I took extra six months to get it done. Still I am not sure what is the outcome, these two last subjects is giving me all the headache as to the time you have to extend in order to complete this degree.

I can say that those who extend at the end of their degree time - they lost many things as I do, most of all, friends, they are not gone forever, it is just that they go on their separate ways as we and those who pass in time just do not have the same concern.

I am still waiting for my results for these last two subjects, one of which is my third seating paper, I do not know, how it is possible for me to sit for this paper three times and the other one of which I spoiled on study before exams. It's pain to fail a paper that you cannot find a way to fail.

But there are some good news despite being a loner now, extension with only two subjects allowed me to work and I have gotten myself my first property that is my bike, quite expensive, but I am dying to afford to pay for this bike now. Every time I look at my pain all the pain is just gone, compensated by its beauty, it is like your love when you love something you brace the pain and you love doing it.

Now, I am at a crossroad, to figure what to do afterward. It's weird that I used to forecast and devise plans for others but when it comes to me facing my own options - I am unable to decide, I do not know what I want. What I am sure of and make me move is that in this world all of us will have things to bear and to be accountable for. This is the only reason - as for now - give strength for me to continue.