Category: Reflections

March 26, 2015

Structured Education – Free and On-Going

So many misconceptions surround the word “networking”. Are any of these scenarios familiar? …Networking is going to functions and meetings, passing out and collecting as many business cards as possible. …Networking is used only by multi-level marketing (MLM). …Networking is automatic. …I always ask for referrals from my clients; yet they rarely refer to me the one that I want? …Networking is fake, impersonal and […]

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. […]

November 13, 2014

Beyond Horizons – Exploring the Republic of Singapore Navy Museum

Before I dive into my visit to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Navy Museum, let’s talk about Converging Spheres Sdn Bhd (1112248-K). About Converging Spheres & Why It Matters Converging Spheres Sdn. Bhd. is a company founded by me and a friend. All we know is our company would be a procurement and sourcing consultancy. Big words. And we were struggling to give meaning to […]

November 8, 2014

Above All – The RSAF Philosophy

The RSAF Museum in Paya Lebar Located by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Base in Paya Lebar is the RSAF Museum. This was my first stop on my trip to Singapore. Above All is the motto of the island republic’s air defenses arm of the Singapore Air Force (SAF). Like many other nations, the RSAF is the first line of defense in the event […]

November 7, 2014

A trip to Singapore

Recently I was in Singapore for about 6 days from October 29th to November 4th, 2014. I came in via Johor Bahru (JHB) and went south past the Causeway. I wanted to go to Bali for the same period, but the return ticket was four time more than Singapore. And the place I plan to stay in costs US$45/night. In Singapore, I stayed at the Royal […]

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 […]

September 17, 2014

Happy Malaysia Day! With a long entry.

In 51 years, there has been much changes compared to the State of the Nation back in 1963. No doubt some quarters would harp that it is not as far or fast as they hoped it to be. But these are changes none the less. In that time, Sarawak grew with her partners, Malaya and Sabah. Albeit growth was more focused on West Malaysia, or […]

September 13, 2014

Opportunities Aplenty – Are We Really Ready of Independence?

With talks of independence and secession buzzing once again on the social media, many are feeling uneasy. Secession. Sarawak for Sarawakians. Sabah for Sabahans. Independence. These words are all too familiar. Once upon a time, I too favour a politically independent Sarawak. Until a time when I realised independence for the sake of independence will not solve all our problems. If anything, it could open […]

June 7, 2014

What is money?

In my view, money is not an object. Yes, it is the currency that we use. But more importantly, to me, it is a concept. In my line, I help people be financially successful. This means helping them make more money passively. But money is a concept, not an object. Not for its material value, but its personal representation Money is Trust When you buy […]