This is probably the first time I felt so right to quit a project. Although I must say, I did it a little late. We have discussed over this and felt that this client has some red flag. Well, we like giving chance, and this time, only one.
As a business operator in Malaysia, I too would like to meet some new business person locally, that’s why I choose to move to Klang Valley after a year of consideration. However, the perfect dream doesn’t always comes together, it’s like wearing down parkas for winter to feel warm myself.
Well, we get lots of news about how fresh graduate demand a lot and whatnot. However, we missed the part where the employer looking for more in a fresh graduate. Check what their requirement for a web designer and you’ll be surprise actually web designer, is basically everything IT. The same problems lies in clients and service providers too.
Service provider provided an Internet connection, slow but stable. We client, demand a fast and stable connection. Service provider tried to be fair on bandwidth usage, we client, complaint about downloading.
The same thing with business owner, like myself perhaps…?
One phrase I hate the most, and happen to be the most talked by Malaysian themselves – Because this is Malaysia mah, we Malaysian you know lah…
I… Seriously don’t know. Just a few points here…
Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-religious country. I believe not everyone think and act like you. You don’t need to bring the whole Malaysia and Malaysian with you.
If others are able to communicate via just email for one project, and you can’t, because you don’t have confident with it, or you scare, or you don’t like or whatever situation you have in mind that bounce away from the idea of having to communicate via email ONLY, then admit it. You don’t need to bring the whole Malaysia and Malaysian with you.
Throwing trash outside a vehicle while in highway, is a big no-no. Spitting beside the walkway is a big no-no too. If you know that, but you felt that is wasting your time, or making your vehicle dirty, or you just don’t care, admit it. You don’t need to bring the whole Malaysia and Malaysian with you.
I believe everyone knows what is morally right and wrong, and why they are right or wrong. But taking the blame for being a Malaysian in Malaysia to justify your action is just wrong in so many ways. Suck it up and be the real Malaysian with a thinking together with an act!
Here lies the problem with human, they don’t like joy being shared, but they like to share their joy. The reason I choose to smile and raise my eyebrow, because joy was shared, and I accept that as an impressive achievement of his/her.
I believe that is most people did. But some, however, are more expressive. Not impress or “happy-for-you“, but they like to give you some “cold water” so you can so-called “wake-up” from your joy (nightmare for them though). Let’s just take a quick example:
Friend A: Hey, I just bought a new Proton Inspira!!!
Friend B: Oh…
Friend A: The drive is freaking cool, the gearbox is really top-notch!
Friend B: Dude, you are buying a Proton… Be careful with its accessories.
Friend A: But…
Friend B: Hear they said that Inspira has some trouble with… (on and on)
Friend A: …
This is just killing the whole idea of sharing joy. I mean, Friend B of course can have the thoughts, but when a joy is shared with you, try to keep the negative at your own bedroom or mind. After all, this is a joyful thing that Friend A finally get a car, not the brand.
I can’t think of any other terms beside “pouring cold water on you” and “jealousy“. I don’t think the “advices” are there because: 1, If you don’t have the car, why start with negativity and not curiousity (which I believe we all built with it)? 2, Hear and know has a fine line in between. Giving advice means that you know what it does and you have had experiences with it. Hearing somebody some forum means, you just checking those forum or chit-chat with friends, they mean nothing.
Buying a new house is not an easy nowadays, dream house cost either RM700k or RM500K, so I opt for a pre-own (just to sound nicer, or second hand ) house. Took me around 5 months to finally getting the keys and another month of renovation and cleaning. Just when I thought I can safely move in to the newly renovated house, something came out.
All those sockets and switches doesn’t seems to work right and not to mention, they are old. At first, I have a budget to watch over, as I don’t want to spend too much for pre-own house like this, not to mention a small house. But I guess, sometimes, things doesn’t go the right way. The renovation doesn’t turn out as expected, and some are worst than a standard, so I can’t really don’t spend money to fix those you see…
Although I have choices, either renew the whole house wires and conceal it in the wall (look damn nice!), or re-wire it outside with wire casing. Well, as a person who doesn’t like not to see things, I choose the latter one…
At first, I never thought about re-wiring the house. I brought my brother (who is an Electrical Engineer) to have a look at the wires. He recommend a change, as those wire is old and rusting already. Seriously, I overlook for a while, until I find out, not only the wires are old, the whole socket compartments are old too. In a quick decision under a short timing, my wife and I just go ahead with re-wiring. It is always better to prevent than cure.
With another week to go with the renovation (it was down to cleaning only, until another shit hit the fan ), I too going to be on the site for supervising . Will be taking a new Rocky Patel cigar for some relax hours tomorrow.
The other day, while I was tinting my car windows at the garage, the boss offer me great deal on some audio system with the whatever graphic equalizer musicians friend stuff and all. I was tempted at first, but on the second thought… Why would I want a great sound system, when I don’t really listen much to music (is radio consider music?), and I don’t like those “beating” music.
Now, my brother has this problem with noise in the car, but expecting noiseless car engine. I am all for a noiseless car, if I could have some money in my bank, I will go for all those high end car, BMW, Benz etc etc instead. However, if I were to place a whole new sound system and beating all the music, I’ll choose the above car – Proton Saga BLM – instead.