Category: Lifestyle & Travel

November 3, 2015

You Are the Company that You Keep

They said: show me your friends, I’ll show you where you will be in 5 years time. I am grateful for having supportive and positive people around me. Whether they are from #BNISignature, #BNIEminence, #BNIPower, #BNIPioneer, or in #BNI in general, or my family members, relatives, friends, and associates who readily give advice and share their knowledge. I am thankful for the philosophy of #GiversGain. […]

October 15, 2015

29 Awesome Years!

First, let me thank my family, friends, and relatives for the warm birthday greetings this week. I appreciate all the effort you have put into – especially the beautiful collages and photos. It’s my second year after my Mom’s passing. Birthdays are not as they used to be. In the last 12 months, a lot has happened. The journey has been very surreal! Allow me […]

March 19, 2015

Structures in the BNI System that Keeps Me Going

BNI, or Business Network International, is the largest business and professional organisation of its kind. This 30 year old organisation has over 178,000 members in 7,094 chapters across 58 countries. It is almost a year since I actively joined BNI Signature. I believe it was the second or third Information Meeting in March 2014. In January that year, I attended the BNI Pioneer (Kuching) launch. […]

October 6, 2014

What is Corruption? An Economics-Influenced Take on the Price Hikes

Malaysia’s Federal Government announced that it is reducing the petrol subsidies. For consumers, this means we have to pay an extra RM0.20 for every litre of petrol. In reaction to the “petrol price hike”, many quarters are singing litanies of condemnation. Cries of corruption are heard. But what is “corruption”? Corrupt, or corrumpere, meant “utterly broken”. It is no longer as whole as it once […]

March 19, 2014

Reality Sinking In

The road before me is scary. Risks are running high. One licencing exam completed. Another one coming up. In the same month, Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA2) is due. After presenting my vision board, it dawned upon me how much I expect frommyself in 5 years. When I told my employer that I am aiming RM3,000 though my UTC full time, his response was, "I think […]

September 17, 2013

Swimming–A Release from Reality

SWIMMING is such a big deal for me: It takes me back to when I was growing up with my Mom. She took us for swims at the pool and the beach. Seeing families there reminds me of the good times. My Mom sent me to swimming lessons. My sinus had to kick in and she stopped it. What I remember from those lessons, I […]