243. drivin’

Finally i have some time to update my blog, been busy for the past few weeks. Work, hanging out with some good company and the highlight that i wanted to tell, drive.

Last week, i went to Fraser’s Hill with few drive kaki’s. Can’t remember when was my last visit there, few years back i guess. The route was the same, except for some new buildings up there. Weather was just nice. Unlike Genting Highlands, Fraser’s Hill brings you closer to the nature and a breathe of fresh air. Still opt for B-road instead of highway, from Batu Caves towards Ulu Yam, Kuala Kubu Bharu and heading towards Fraser’s Hill. Distance covered was 190km including drive up to Gohtong Jaya, Genting for our lunch. Enjoy some of the photos i managed to snap while driving 😁

Woke up at 5.30 am sunday morning, push off at 7 am. Here we were at Selayang town towards Ulu Yam. There were few other rempit kaki’s as well.

G-force kicking in 😁 High speed downhill somewhere around Ulu Yam. Cold weather as there were still fog covering some parts of the road

When the sun started to rise, we were almost halfway reaching Ulu Yam town.

Reaching Ulu Yam town.

Narrow and winding road of Kuala Kubu Bharu before reaching the dam.

Kuala Kubu Bharu heading towards the dam. Need to be on high concentration as there were cyclists by the road side as well as chasing time to reach the hilltop. I was the pace-setter as i led the convoy.

Reached Bukit Gap, almost 9 am. Tiring drive as i was saying earlier, the road was narrow with tight corners, didn’t snap any photos as i need to be alert on roadside cyclists as well as oncoming traffic.

Reached the top around 9.30 am, had a breakfast and a chat with my friends while enjoying the weather and nice view.

Old English house at the top.

Flowers are everywhere, cold weather.

20 degrees celcius.

Sigh, teabag only 😓

Rempit cars. At one part of the route, i got so excited that i skidded while exiting a tight corner. Glad i never switch off the traction control, else my car would have spun 😁

Fraser’s Hill landmark, the clock tower.

This is Fraser’s Hill!

Kuala Kubu Bharu dam.

That’s all for now. Next round, Bukit Tinggi will be waiting for us 😍

242. monkey business

​A story which i get from facebook. Hmm maybe because of this story below that makes me hesitated whenever doing business with friends. Unless they’re dead serious that they wanted to do business with me 😅 which reminds me of a quote “Friend is friend, business is business. Don’t ever mix up with both of it”

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Jack Ma once said, ‘When Selling to close friends and family, no matter how much you’re selling to them, they will always feel you’re earning their money, no matter how cheap you sell to them, they still wouldn’t appreciate it.’

There will always be people who do not care about your Costs, Time, Effort, they rather let other people cheat them, allowing others to earn, then supporting someone they know. Cause in their heart, they will always be thinking, ‘How much did he earn from me?’ instead of “How much did he SAVE/MAKE for me?”
This is a classic example of a poor person’s mentality!
How did the rich people become rich? One of the main reason is because they are willing to SUPPORT their associates business, taking care of one another’s interests thus naturally they get back more.
Your Friends will in turn support you, thus the circle of wealth continues to grow and grow!
Simple Logic, you will start to get rich once you understand it.
Jack Ma on Sales: ‘When doing Sales, the first people who will trust you will be Strangers, Friends will be shielding against you, fair-weather friends will distance from you. Family will look down upon you.’
The day you finally succeed, paying the bill for every get-together dinner, entertainment, you will realised: Everyone else is present except the Strangers.
Do you get the meaning of this?
We need to treat our dear Strangers better! And even more so to Friends who know what you are doing and yet still SUPPORT you!
Let us treat STRANGERS who buys from us better from today. They are your BEST customers!

241. holy crap!

I didn’t know when was the last time i went to bangi at night just to have a drink with a friend. Oh well i just got back from bangi and straight away blogging 😁 it’s not about bangi, hanging out or friend but the story on my way back home from bangi is the highlight that shook me off a little bit. Still fresh!

An accident happened right in front of my eyes. Anyway this is not the first time i’ve witness an accident. This time around it’s different. Maybe it was because the car on the fast lane skidded right in front of me on the middle lane and a lorry on the left lane. Sliding on the wet road straight hitting the wall on the left lane and spun in the middle lane, the lane that i was driving. I’ve managed to stop my car right on time, same goes to the lorry, else we would have hit the car after it spun. Pheewww!

So the lorry driver and i stopped by the roadside to have a look at the driver, sitting still on the driver’s side. We were wondering if the driver passed out as the impact was quite hard. We could barely see the driver as the tinted glass was quite dark, i knocked the window and a young girl came out from the car. She was a bit lost as we were looking, my first question was “are you okay?” She replied by asking me back, “what happened?” I told her “you skidded and spun right in front of us” while pointing my finger to the lorry driver. She went to the road side, lean against the wall and the way i saw her, guess she must have been dizzy. The lorry driver ran towards the fast lane, pulling her bumper to the road side which came off from her car.

She grabbed her phone and tried to call her friend. I had a quick interview with her 😁 she’s alone from melaka on her way back to equine park. Wow! Daring young lady driving alone that far. She told me she just had all her 4 tyres changed few days ago. Come on sis, shit happens. You can’t just assume new tyres would have much grip on a wet surface, the tyres itself has a layer of wax, need to run in the tyres before the wax came off by itself after a certain distance of driving.

We waited and giving attention to oncoming traffics with our mobile flashlights around 15 minutes, and a group of foremen came with few cars trying to offer her towing services. She came to us asking a favour not to leave her alone with the foremen, to accompany her while waiting for her boyfriend to come. So we agreed and keep on waiting. Another 10 minutes gone, finally her boyfriend arrived as well as the highway roadside assistance. From the look of her face, i can see she is still clueless to what had happened as her boyfriend, the group of foremen and the highway roadside assistance bombarded her with questions. When she was already being surrounded by them, the lorry driver and i made a move, leaving the scene. Our job is done, hope she’s recovering soon.

Lesson of the day ladies, drive safe on the road whether it’s wet or not. Shit happens anytime, anywhere. Don’t ever drive alone especially at night. Don’t ever drive fast just to reach to your destination early. Better safe than sorry. Glad that she’s ok, imagine the worst case scenarios. It could be a nightmare for me since it happens right in front of me.

Ah almost 2am. Took me an hour just to jot this down lol. Till then 🙂

240. week of love

Hectic week, it was. Work, as usual. And most important is the person who showed her true love in my life, which is my niece. Lol! Kids, they only wanna be happy, enjoy and not to make enemies. They don’t even know how to get angry, except for being upset with the way they were treated and most of all they only know how to show the true meaning of love.

Been spending my time with her since last weekend. How time flies, she’s been growing up too fast. Even her mouth is moving faster than her age hahaha.. you know kids, their mind is full of curiousity, every single minute comes a question in which we can’t ignore. Questions after questions, could be something that would make us burst into laughter, while some are dead serious questions that makes us speechless trying to figure out how to answer. Kids nowadays learn much faster than we were back in our days.

She even mock me up whenever i promise her something, time and time again she would say “you always break your promise, you have always been busy with your work” who would have imagine a kid will give that kind of answer. Somehow rather she would understand the situation. I feel bad for her, because i’ve been upsetting her. Currently she’s my best friend i guess. At least she’s a reason for me to keep ignoring about work, to smile always. She’ll be waiting for me at the front door almost everyday when i reach home from work. Running towards me and hug me tight once i get out from the car. I don’t even care anymore if people thought she is my daughter hahaha…

Her parents are always out of town, which is why she’s staying with me and my parents. Once, she came to me and say she wanted to go for a holiday. I don’t even know how to answer. Only God knows when i’ll be able to get someone to take care of the shop, to spend more time with my family. Work is killing me softly i couldn’t argue about that. Yeah it’s my passion but at times i need a short break to freshen things up again. It’s just a matter of time, i just needed to be patient. Some day, i believe it will come at a right time and things will be put into places at the right moment. Patience is the key Azim! You just have to hold on, appreciate the people who stays by your side through the good and bad times 😁

Back to the story, friday was my niece’s birthday. Manage to get her a bicycle which she wanted so badly. Kasi ajar merempit lah!  She was born when i first started the business, who knows i might ended up passing over this business to her. I used to plan the same back then, to some other people that i would risk my life but well time changes, people changes. We only plan, God knows better. Maybe some day i’ll get married, i’ll hand it over to my kids. Right know i’m busy reading to earn as much knowledge as i can, towards a better future. Maybe i can set up another business for my kids and my niece some day. Hahaha dream on! Plan on investing and making passive income from various sources. It’s not gonna be another printing business i guess but who knows where my future lies. It’s in my DNA, from my dad i believe. Mainly investing, from properties to stock-broking. Wait until i have a huge loot in the bank lol. That’s all which has been playing in my mind.

That’s all for now, a week full of love from my niece 😍

239. investment

For the past few days, i’ve been thinking about investing and enterpeneurship. What’s the difference? At times i don’t even get it, either to invest or doing business, since i’m doing both. Came to my mind as i was hanging out with few school friends.

Business, i’ve been on a rollercoaster ride for years. Employees come and left, so many things that i’ve taught being wasted as they left. My friend told me, as long as they’re still utilise from what they’re being taught by you, you are doing a good deed to them. Well, i didn’t know i got such an answer. Perhaps i should be proud of myself. All the years teaching them about things being useful for their future instead of holding grudge why they left you. Be positive since i’m doing a good thing to them. Hell yeah! *bangga diri kejap* 😂  so i should continue doing what am i doing for a better future of them i hope 👍 so while i’m doing business, i’m investing my time to those people so there’s no reason for me to give up educating while working. Maybe i should try different methods instead of being too harsh on them, lol maybe i got so tired mentally at times.

Investing, yeah at the same time i’m trying to invest. A lot of investment, part of it was the one above. Time. Should invest more time on people. And also people 😁 not just time. Reminds me of someone i used to invest on everything for her *oppss kantoi* well what to do, that’s our fate. Just have to move on i guess. A friend told me not to invest your whole entire life on someone unless you’re so sure that your future lies there. That part, i don’t really agree as i’m investing on someone that i care the most after my family. Maybe i was worried about commitment, but as the day goes by, i see more on responsibilities than just trying to enjoy. Responsibility in commiting on to someone. It’s a same thing in business, you have to take a risk when investing, so that’s a part of parcel in life you have to accept. When you invest that it didn’t turn out to be as what you’re expecting. When you plant a seed of a flower, you water it daily to let it grow big and beautiful before someone else came to pluck the flower from the ground. Well, life goes on. A mixed feeling i guess, sad to let it go while i feel proud investing on someone to become a better person. *saya syok sendiri* i don’t even know if she agrees with this as we’re not really in talking terms for now. Although she said we could still remain friends, i don’t even think that she’s willing to talk to me anymore, as every messages i sent was a bitter disappointment rather than excitement. I guess she’s moved on having a better life instead of being with the boring me 😂 

Another investment, but lack financially. 😥 even i’ve spent time with few real estate friends. They even tell me the next lepak i’d better bring a notebook instead of asking silly questions hahaha.. sad thing is, the next property puchase i have to standby a 30% deposit instead of 10%. I’ve bought 2 properties, so my 3rd and 4th property will be a 30% before my fifth purchase will drop down again to 10% deposit. Where the hell am i supposed to pay a 30% deposit 😭 friend told me to rent it out when the two houses i purchased is completed by 2018. While my mom told me to leave 1 house out for me to stay for myself and wife if i’m getting married. 😂 mom wants me to get married by 2018, she disagree with me to rent out both properties. Maybe she doesn’t want to see my annoying face anymore hahaha…

I like to invest, maybe business is bringing me stress dealing with people almost every day. So the cure is to be alone, to clear up my mind. Even at times i don’t feel like being attached too much on media socials. Well maybe i just need some fun, as i don’t really have friends to talk to. Kinda get used to blog nowadays, being the old me. I can say anything that i want here without anyone reading it lol.. something for me to read on later after expressing it here, and have a good laugh later to cheer myself up.

Enough mumbling, tomorrow is another day. Welcoming 2017, hoping for a better version of me this year. Concentrating more on work, to enjoy the rest of my life later!

238. up and down

Throughtout my career, i’ve met so many people, so many experiences i’ve gained from them. The good, the bad, the one who motivates you to raise your game, to the one who keeps on trying to bring you down. Well, that’s life. Either you are strong enough to stand alone or to follow the crowd by bringing you down, down that it drains you.

To determine which one is wrong, which one is right, sometimes one simple decision would change the whole entire course of your life. Yes people make mistakes, same as i do. It means i’m trying to do something instead of sitting back and do nothing, waiting for miracle to happen in front of my very own eyes without any effort. Yes i know i’m not perfect, so the least i could do is to see everything is in order, perfect in my own eyes. I’m very fussy when it comes to quality of life and work of others that matter to me.

I’m honoured to have few peoples in my life trying to give a lending hand when i feel like giving up. Well, as if i have other option than not to give up huh? Lol i know i can’t give up, else i would regret my whole entire life as to why i started on the first place. That’s never gonna happen. Life goes on! 

Appreciate those who never gave up on me, especially my biggest influence of my life which is my dad. Without him, seriously i wouldn’t be anywhere near to who i am today. He knows that i don’t have anyone to turn to except him when i’m in deep shit, well i’m a daddy’s boy 😂 sometimes i wonder to whom should i turn to when he’s no longer around. Hmm all i wanted is for him to live as long as i’m alive. To guide me to support me to motivate me. Still a long way for me to master his skills, my own way. Nobody does it better than him.

Some people would turn to me asking for advice, not that i don’t want to guide them, it’s just that i don’t think i’m as capable as my dad. Yeah it feels good when few of your friends come and asking your guidance, of course i’ll help as much as i can. We grow together to be successful right?!

But to some people, they will only object on things that you wanted to do, they belittle you instead of helping you to grow. That drains you. So be selective when choosing friends, wrong company brings you down while a good company would certainly helping you out without asking anything in return.

Day to day basis i’m attending customers, some people with negative mentality certainly who love to drain you out, on the contrary some elderly would give me that support that i needed the most. That small encouraging word does bring the fire in me to not to give up. Such a small act of kindness from someone sometimes means a lot to somebody else. I won’t forget that. Different people, different thinking. Some people see the way you were thinking while some others won’t. When you see someone with a same vision, that’s when you feel relieved because they understands you well.

Enough crap for today, tomorrow is gonna be a long day. Perhaps i should get some sleep first. New year will be celebrated in front of the pc for annual sales report as usual. No more partying for the past 6 years hahaha… I’ve had enough partying back then so maybe i should be concentrating on my future from now on, hopefully for a better life. Preparing for the future now, so when the time comes i should have been ready. Certainly Allah has plan for us, for all of us. It’s a matter of time when He guides you. Always trust everything happens for a reason, He’s the best planner, have faith, be patient and everything will be just fine together with our prayers and effort.

237. not too content

2016 is almost over in few days time, hope for a brand new year and a brand new life. To keep motivated and don’t ever rest on the laurels until i get all the jobs done. Reading and reading has been my priority recently. And i stumble upon this quote i got from a website ;

Don’t ever chase these 2 things in life

Something i’ve learnt this year

Definitely

Till then 🙂