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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Teaching is my passion..

A few years after I graduated with civil engineering degree and working  for JKR,my late father asked me to resign and become a teacher.My father was Tok Guru Pondok Beris,Bachok,Kelantan.He wanted me to teach and impart knowledge to others because  of more 'pahala' from Allah.I was more interested  in getting  higher post in my career and more money then.So,I continued working for JKR for almost nine years  until resigned in 1984 to join private sector for greener pastures.

Almost 18 years later..

In 2002,I met two gentlemen who are members of PMI-Project Management Institute,Malaysia Chapter.We share a common passion in project management.A year later,I formed a Project Management Training company with them as my associates or I called them my partners in crime.We went out to tell people of the PMI Model of managing projects.To my expectation,I love getting paid for talking about this passionate subject of mine.Slowly,I fade away from my construction company and left the operation to my brother.I am now full time project and business consultant since 2003.

How I wished my father is still alive so that I could tell him that I am a teacher.He should be proud that his son's firm has trained a few hundreds JKR and consultant firms professionals in managing their projects better.Not only that I am a teacher/consultant but I also earned more money than being an engineer per se!

Two years ago,I came across INSKEN-Institut Keusahawanan Negera.I share their goals in helping SME bumiputra to prosper and grow their business.Last month,I attended 3-day course to be business facilitator and this month I attended another 3-day course to be a Business Counsellor /Coach[BC],InsyaAllah.Hopefully in three months time,I shall be officially certified BC and be able to contribute to the growth and success of bumiputra SME business.Today,I received an appointed letter from INSKEN as BC starting 1st July ,2016.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Uncle Gadget

When I was in my late 40's,I used be known/called Uncle Gadget.Why?For the simple reason that I love electronic gadgets.It started with Palm Pilot back then..Later,I formed a group called PalmX.The rest is history - almost 20 years ago.Lately,when my iPad started  going to die due to old age,I began to explore the Tablet by Samsung/Apple/Amazon.I was looking for something simple and cheap and meeting basic need for reading and getting online.I explore the cyberspace and decided to buy two units of Amazon Fire Tablets for my mother and wife.By sheer coincidence, my son Maher was in Sunnyvale, California last week and I asked him to buy the Amazon Fire 7" tablets.Another lucky coincidence ,these tablets were on sale promotion and we got them at USD40/RM160 each-about 1/5 of iPad price.What a steal!

I love to be a geek again at 60 plus and enjoy tweaking this Tablet to install apps for my wife and mother to use.The biggest challenge is to make easy for my two ladies to use them.They never had and experience using a computer or smart phones before.

By profession,I am a civil engineers with professional status and registered with Board of Engineers,Malaysia.However,I love computer and other electronic gadgets.For the record,I had my first computer was Apple IIe way back in 1983.

Thinking aloud if allowed,when I have saved enough money,I want to buy this bigger toy as shown below..It is RM200k big boy toy.