Monday, April 16, 2007

Life Goes On Stories

I'm really busy nowadays and I don't like it. A lot of jobs and reports have to be done at work. My boss suddenly resigned. My down line staffs have their own "mystery" problems of taking MC (medical leave) at strategic time. Sometimes, I don't have enough manpower on a shift to run the plant (but we still run the plant). Luckily my eyes are a little bit fine and OK. I can feel the improvement and it's not as stress as last week.

Last Saturday, on my way home from work, I stopped at Shell station to buy the Star newspaper (to see and read some business and stock investment stuff!!!). Unfortunately, the paper was not available. I don't understand why the Star always run out of stock almost everywhere except at Jusco Mall Taman University (where they have tremendous amount of the Star newspapers). Well, that's not the story I want to tell here. As I drove my car to the main road (Pasir Gudang highway), an old man waved to me from outside. He approached me. I lowered down the window. He asked me nicely whether he can take a lift to the Carrefore / Jalan Kota Tinggi intersection. He said that he have been at the petrol station for few hours already. Initially I was not sure whether to offer him a lift or not. Who knows maybe he's a stranger with bad intention!!! But, after observing him, i felt pity. I welcomed him and he hoped into my Waja (after I cleared all the papers and documents which were lying unorganized on the seat. I threw them to the back seat.

In the car, we chatted. He came from Kluang to Johor Bahru to seek for work. He arrived the day before and spent the night in a mosque at Permas Jaya. He intended to visit and stay a few days at his cousins home, but his cousin have moved. I asked him whether he have family or not? His wife had past away few years ago and his 2 children were already married and lived with their family. His kids are doing just enough to support their family. So, he cannot depend on his children financially. He still have to work at the age of 63. He added, he was earlier at Shell to seek for some work, not long, just a day or two, to buy some food and perhaps return back to his home town (if he cannot meet his cousin, where he can have shelter). I really pity him that moment. I wish I can help him financially or other ways. But, I must help myself and my family first...

We reached the junction and I dropped him. Before he left, I gave him some money (enough to buy a good lunch) and the only food stock that I have in the car i.e. a packet of half filled "kuaci" (seed). I'm glad I helped him a little by giving him a ride and some money. I hope he is safe and healthy and can find a job and meet his cousin (well, i don't know how!!!) and can survive. I hope his kids will take care of his father...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Limited Time

I already have my own domain name and I really wanted to work on it. Unfortunately, I have limited time to learn and explore WordPress and manage my domain account. Nowadays, my work seems to conquer most of my time. I'll be working on my blog progressively bit by bit. In the mean time, I'll still be using this platform to blog, until I'm ready for a change.

It's now 8.45 pm and I better get some sleep because in a few hour times (1.00 - 5.00am), it's my turn (my shift) to be a "security guard" at my housing area!!! Well, it's a social obligation and the communities are working together to ensure peacefulness of our territory.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Some Adjustment

Hi friends,

I'm sorry for not posting anything in the past few days: Several reasons are

- My eyes are too tired to face the laptop as I've been staring the monitor for 9 - 10 hours at work doing my monthly reports. When I reached home at night, my eyes are already very weak to blog. Watching TV or focusing my eyes to read the newspaper also add some stress to my eyes. My wife have covered me by posting the Guatemala Earthquake incident. But she too have her own commitments and are only capable to cover me once in a while. That's why associating with a guess blogger is important and can ensure continuous flow of our blog content. I'm planning to do so. Anybody want to be a guess blogger?

- I'm in process to switch from blogger to WordPress platform. This blog domain is If you go to, you can see my new WordPress blog, but it's not ready yet, simply because the reason mentioned above plus I have to learn and explore WordPress. I need to get a new WordPress theme that can suit my taste and look nice and pleasant for readers. That may take some time to establish.

- Here comes the new weekend and we're heading to my in laws house in Kuantan. Hence, I'm not going to be able to do some blogging or other internet activities. There's no internet line connection in the house. There'll be some cyber cafe but I must check on the availability of my time to do so. Meeting family and relatives, chatting and keeping up to date, that's the reason of us heading there this afternoon. The last time we went there was last January.

Wrapping up: I hope you can wait and hold on. In a few weeks time (few weeks because I'm a part time blogger!!! a full time engineer...) , I'm pleased to the fact that of switching to my own WordPress blog having my own domain name and my own email address: Hmmm...I like it.....

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Photo of the day - A sinkhole in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - A 330-foot-deep sinkhole killed at least two teenagers as it swallowed about a dozen homes early Friday and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood. Officials blamed the sinkhole on recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main.

The pit emitted foul odors, loud noises and tremors, shaking the surrounding ground. A rush of water could be heard from its depths, and authorities feared it could widen or others could open up.

Rescue operations were on hold until a firefighter, suspended from a cable, could take video and photos above the hole and officials could use the documentation to decide how to proceed.

The dead were identified as Irma and David Soyos, emergency spokesman Juan Carlos Bolanos said. Their bodies were found near the sinkhole, floating in a river of sewage.

Their father, Domingo, was still missing, according to disaster coordinator Hugo Hernandez.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Malaysia Stock Exchange Investment Blog

I've mentioned earlier in post that I'm working on stock trading investment. I've just invested in a company last Friday. I prefer not to reveal the amount of units that I've purchased and the company. Some tips (trusted information) said that the particular company's stock price will increase up to 200% (based on the project awarded by the government), but we don't know yet how long will the process takes place. I just hope, I'll get some damn good clean profit of at least 10% or more in 1-2 weeks time. I've already injected a couple thousands MYR in my trading account. I plan to invest in another 1 or 2 companies.

In conjunction with that, I started another blog in March entitled SAHAM 8993, which will share some informations, tips and updates related to the Malaysian stock market. I don't have much knowledge about the trading and investment industry (I'm still fresh, green and virgin!). Therefore, my colleague who has been successful in accumulating substantial wealth will be the main contributor for the blog. I hope it will be informative for those who want to learn, or already indulged in the industry and want to get hot tips and latest news on what's happening in the Malaysian stock exchange.

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Photo of the Day - Man Down, Goal Down

Losing 1-0 to Blackburn, Manchester United also lose defender Nemanja Vidic to injury (a dislocated shoulder). However, Manchester United managed to won 4-1 after scoring 4 goals in the second half. Goals by Paul Scholes (61), Michael Carrick (73), Ji-Sung Park (83), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (90). What a fantastic match! GettyImages

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Photo of the Day - Run Around The World

In this file picture, Robert Garside runs on a beach in Kochin City, in the southern Indian state of Kerala 20, April, 2003. More than three years after he finished an epic journey across six continents, Garside has been officially recognized as the first person to run around the world.
On Tuesday, he will become the first person recognized as having run around the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Garside traversed the world over five years and eight months, crossing 30 countries on six continents and covering more than 30,000 miles(48,000Kms).(AFP/File/Ravi Raveendran)

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