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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.


Thursday, 25 May 2017

BEING AWAY FROM HOME

The last time I went  overseas was five years ago and the recent one was a week ago when I travelled to foreign lands without my wife.Immediately, I realised that I was being pampered and taken care by my dearest and beloved wife, which I had taken for granted for the last four decades!.Thank you Allah  and to my wife. Allah knows best!

Everything changes when I landed in Amsterdam- the weather, the people and the currency that gave their first impacts.And I love them except when it comes to currency exchange.My two thousand ringgits pocket money have shrunk to 400 euros!



This trip is not an oversea holiday per se.It is a very special trip for me.It also may be the last time for me to do a cycling tour of Netherlands. About 50% of my time was about cycling.In five years time(if I am still around), I would be too old to push and cycle my bike across Europe.Thank You The  Most Merciful Lord Allahu Akhbar for giving me the time, the health and the energy to cycle 4 days in Holland with one day visit to my favourite garden- Keukenhof.After a week in Holland, I took my usual detour to Londre, Old blighty.



In the old days- about a decade ago, being away from home means almost being disconnected from our homes and family and friends.But nowadays, we can be almost anywhere in the world and yet stay connected through social media like facebook,Whatsapp and skype.


One of the management and business lessons of being away is we must adopt and adapt to a new environment.We need to change to fit into the new landscape and ecosystem.We have to operate within the system in order to survive.If we keep our eyes, ears and minds open, we can learn a lot during our travel especially about ourselves.

Monday, 24 April 2017

BEING CREATIVE


My photography hobby taught me to see things in details,from different angles and perspective and to walk around the subject matter.This art of seeing and taking photos led and made me more creative in many other way I live my life.

Creativity cuts across the whole spectrum of life at various depths.By applying some creative thinking and action,we can add colour and fun to our life.At times,we make our lives easier and on lucky note we can earn more money.That is a bog bonus!

The photo above is the PM Office in Putrajaya.Most tourists will take photos next to the entrance.Mine took more efforts,need to walk behind some trees and used the branches as a frame to snap this shot.

This is just a simple example that can be applied to many aspects of our daily life.The limitation is your imagination and willingness to do something different.

Monday, 10 April 2017

ON RUNNING




Running is getting more popular nowadays.It is like cycling.Those days,some ten years ago,it is an exercise  for sportmen and not for common people.Running has its own beauty.How I wish I am 20 years younger to do Half -Marathon.

When I was studying in Sheffield University in early 70s,I walked to my U two or three miles a day and I walked fast.That habit stuck with me and 40 years later, I still do.Now at the age of almost 65 years, I can walk 4.5km in one hour.



On weekend, I cycle with my friends.