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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

MRT TRAIN ON TRACKS








GROWING OLDER AND WISER


With the passage of time, everyone will grow older but not necessarily wiser. When I was younger (in my 20s and 30s), my understanding of life was very shallow. I lack the right knowledge and experience The meaning only gets deeper and wider as I get older.Personal life experience/tacit knowledge is mandatory to understanding and getting to the meaning. And knowledge only comes when the meaning arrives at the soul or the soul arrives at the meaning.

As they say, knowledge rushes in but wisdom creeps in slowly.Or like the wine...it gets better with age!
The profound impact on my understanding of Islamic Worldview took place when I was in my 50s.Then only, after attending a few lectures by Tan Sri Professor Dr. Syed Naquib Al-Attas, I began my intellectual and spiritual journey to become Man of Adab.InsyaAllah.
Getting the chance to live as a senior citizen is indeed a great privilege compared to my friends who died much younger.At least I am more knowledgeable and wiser than when I was 40 years old.


Sunday, 1 October 2017

GETTING OLD GRACEFULLY



Getting old is mandatory but getting wiser is an option.We can choose how to live our lives but our fate will dictate how actually we lived our lives.We propose, God disposes.











Friday, 15 September 2017

THE MARKET PLACE


If I want to buy nasi ambeng,I have to go to Pasar Tani MAEPS on any Saturday morning. Similarly, if I want to buy some clothing I need to visit Parksons at Alamanda Putrajaya. But what if I want buy share for investment or for trading? No one is selling shares at Bangi Gateway. Everything has its own place for people to buy and to sell.


All of us know that we need to buy shares through a stock broker. It has its procedure and process. What I want to share is about knowing the market. I came to know about share trading and investment when I worked for a KLSE listed company way back in the mid-80s and later became the CEO in mid-90s.


In share trading, you can make and lose money.Nothing is certain even though you are expert and have 30 years experience. The share market is like the sea.No one is the master of the sea, but many fishermen make a living from fishing and it is a billion ringgit industry in all major cities in the world-fishing as well as stock market. At KLSE, the values of share being traded every day is about RM2 billion to RM3 billion. Some twenty years ago, I had to call a broker to buy shares but now everything can be done online.

Last month, I attended a share trading course conducted by my schoolmate Mr. Nazarry Rosli to enable me to use the latest technical tools to identify good stock buy and trade.It is a 3-day course and the fee is RM1500. It is worth every ringgit. To be successful, you need to be a competent trader. He is someone who has the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques and the right attitude to trade.

Last but not least, you need to be lucky sometimes.

* You can contact Mr Nazarry :WhatsApp @ 017-3223718

Thursday, 31 August 2017

ILLUSIONS BY REFLECTIONS

SILHOUETTE AND REFLECTION ON SHINING FLOOR OF MASJID TUNKU MIZAN.






BELOW IS A UNIQUE LOW SHOT ON THE MASJID FLOOR. THE WATER SEEN IS NOT THE LAKE WATER BUT IT IS THE WATER IN THE POND AROUND THE MASJID, WHICH IS ABOUT TWO STOREYS ABOVE THE LAKE.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

DUTCH BICYCLES


The above is a Batavus model that looks very nice to me.It is a working bicycle where I can ride to the market or to the office. In fact, it is like a touring bike used by Malaysians.
Below is another version that I like but I don't know the brand.



Last May 2017 my friends and me went Netherlands for a bike tour.We rented bicycles from Tulips Cycling and visited five towns except for Amsterdam.Below is a photo taken when we visited Keukenhof on 8th May, 2017.




Above is our group photo when we rented nine bicycles in Harleem.From here,we cycled to other cities.I found that Dutch bikes are robust,sturdy and practical to use as a touring bike. As we cycled for five days,I found out that the Dutch are very creative and ingenious  in designing and making bikes.The one I cycled with costs € 1500!Herewith I attach a few photos of Dutch bikes during my journey.









Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Brompton Cycling


First, let me welcome a VIP Brompton rider to The Fold-our My Brompton Malaysia (MBM).He is Dato' Seri Seri Dr. Ir Zaini Ujang, the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water.Herewith I am sharing the photos of the MBM members going for a picnic at Presint 10.


With baskets full of sandwiches, cakes, and drinks.


The Brompton Riders ready to go..



I got my Brompton on 29/9/2011 just a day before my 59th birthday.The next day, we have a ride together with a few friends who bought Brompton bicycles much earlier than me.Our group is open to all types of bicycles.



As more and more people started to buy and ride Brompton, a few of my friends formed MBM and I joined the group as an ordinary member.Personally, I prefer just to be riding with my friends, irrespective of their bicycle types and brands. Cycling is more important than the bicycle.However, when it comes to portability and involved travel with car or train or aeroplane, I must admit that Brompton is my top choice.However, for general purpose cycling, I prefer Batavus from Holland.If I were to go bike touring, then the American Surly may be my preferred choice.



Brompton is very British and only made in west London.It has its own cult. And being more than 40 years old, it has developed its own culture and riders set up Brompton Cycling Groups all over the world.Just like the Mac computers.