Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hello March 1

Was so excited in the morning when I heard  the online version of  New Straits Times  

http://www.nst.com.my/    has a new look.

March 1 marks the beginning of another new chapter.  Feeling refreshed.  That's normally how people feel at the start of a new month.

By the end of the month, people will be wondering about the petrol price --- whether up to down next month.

May March be an enriching month. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Compound Effect

delicate and exquisite

Two days ago, I wrote this on my FB status:

"Feeling troubled.  Actually there's no problem.  No problem at all but feeling troubled.  How?"

My FB friends thought I was having anxiety disorder.  Well, can't blame them.  At least they cared enough to leave a comment.

Actually, I was troubled because earlier in the day, a friend had texted me that she needed to raise a substantial sum of money.  I typed a total of 3 messages in reply but deleted each one of them. Why? Because I didn't know what to say.

The request threw my mind into chaos because I believed no one would ask you for money if they don't need it.  And secondly, what are friends for, if you can't help them in a time of need?  But she said she would pay me back when she gets a bonus (which is uncertain) and when she sells her house (which is going to take time).

The amount, by the way, was  > RM10,000  but  < RM20,000. 

Fortunately, before the end of the day, she texted me to say it's already settled.

The next day, I posted this on my FB:

"The Compound Effect, embrace it!

It's boring.  It's turtle speed (not talking about the Ninja one) but it's the only thing you need to do and it's magically simple.  Take BABY STEPS lama lama jadi bukit.  Do something CONSISTENTLY over TIME and the outcome will astound you.  It's not just money but in matters concerning work, love and health as well.

The pain of discipline is better than the pain of regret".

This was said by Darren Hardy, who definitely says it better than me, so please go check out his videos in YouTube and his blog/website.

I'm not very good with visualisation, a method taught by other success mentors but I absolutely love the "compound effect" concept.  Just do something regularly and time will make your dreams come true. It's truly the 8th wonder of the world.

Things do show up in life, unexpectedly.  We need to be prepared.  Enjoy moderately and track all expenses.

COMPOUND EFFECT by Darren Hardy.


Sunday, February 19, 2017


I just found this trailer.

Colin Farrell in a house full of women?  How delicious is that?   

Looks like a dark premise though.   Killing a pet turtle, and quite possibly, the protagonist too ... that's tragic!

Spine chilling.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Young and Restless Meets Young and Reckless

You see them on the road at times --- kids on modified bicycles --- riding their mean machines without a care in the world.

Sometimes you think they are a menace.  Sometimes you envy them. Adults rarely get to enjoy such carefree moments. Adults worry and live in fear too much while the young are sometimes fearless and think themselves invincible.

Some adults have tried to advise them, parents too, and the authorities against taking part in the joyrides.  Even adults don't listen to good advice.  Why should kids be any different?

Try telling an adult not to smoke.  You can have better health and save money.

Or to plan for their future by setting aside some money regularly and they'll tell you they have no money.  But if you don't save now, how are you going to have money later?  You can't be living pay cheque to pay cheque all the time.  What happens when the pay cheque stops?

OK, nevermind about that for now.  This is not about money or planning for retirement.  Frankly, I don't know what is this post about.  Trying to make sense of a tragedy,  I guess.

8 teens died and another 8 teens injured when a car driven by a 22-year-old woman, rammed into them at 3am.

Someone claimed she was using a handphone before the crash, some claimed she was drunk.  Both claims were rubbished by police.

Whether true or not, here's some advice for motorists.  Do not use handphone while driving, especially texting.  Video calls and voice calls also not advisable. Do not drive angry, drunk, tired, drowsy and sleepy.  And do not speed.  

Parents and guardians --- know what your children are doing.  Saying No to them can sometimes save their lives.

Teachers, police, educators, relevant authorities --- create awareness on this joyride fad which actually has been around for quite some time, beef up enforcement and disciplinary measures  --- we sometimes need to be harsh to be kind.

It's been a long day.  Blame no one, just become better, stronger, wiser.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What's Cooking?

I read this blog 


which concerns Kim Teng Park, one of the  oldest housing estates in Johor Bahru.  The content is pretty intriguing.  Food for thought.

My earlier posts concerning Kim Teng Park

Protest Over Land Acquisition posted on Aug 2, 2015

Another New Condo And Shopping Mall posted on Jan 11, 2017

Growing Fun

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