Friday, March 25, 2011

rambling 2

this month sometimes 5 years ago, i still remember working as a cashier at one of local cybercafe for 12 hours at night (9pm - 9am), and doing unit trust fund sales during the day. how i did it, i am not too sure myself. but somehow, i did it.

working in cybercafe gave me a lot of time practicing my web design skills, that's how i got to do some designing for local companies.

unit trust? i did a few sales, but it was a joke to me. i am not a sales guy.

3 months working in cybercafe, then i decided to quite and go all out focusing on design. i secured a few job based on mouth to mouth marketing. not a huge success but i survived anyway. 9 months i survived in this business without doing any other job. it was full of hard work. i remember renting an office space in Rawang, sleep inside the store room (it was huge and empty anyway), eating the same roti canai every single day, living with only less than RM10 bucks for a week, struggling on petrol meeting clients and more..

i remember being broke.

9 months past, i could not take it any longer.. i got a myself a job, and till today, 4 years of working a full-time job. ups and downs was never the same to compare to my Rawang experience.

and today, my pocket is never empty. it got me stuck somehow, i dont know what to eat.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

KL - Phuket - Ko Phangan - Phuket - KL

wow, just cant imagine i made it to ko phangan in thailand, though it was a pack-and-go plan during malaysia's peak holiday season.

we do have direct flight from KL (subang airport) to Ko Samui (nearer to Ko Phangan) unfortunately all seat were fully booked. i nearly cancelled the plan knowing that it was fully booked, but having a friend with me, makes it a little crazier. so we divert our route from KL to Phuket, stayed one night (it was a great night in phuket though!). we arrived at Phuket at about 6pm in the evening, lucky to get a nice hotel room at only 600 thai bhat, just at the corner of Bangla Road (phuket's most happening road)

since our mission is to get to Ko Phangan, we had to leave the next morning at 6.45am to get a bus. the pick-up van was so puntual, right at 6.45 sharp it's already in front of our hotel lobby.

the van took us to phuket city, about 1 hour jorney from patong. then we took a 5-hour bus ride to Suratthani, change bus and get another 1-hour bus ride which took us to the nearest pier. from the pier, we took a speed boat to Ko Phangan, arrived at the shore at about 1 hour and 30 minutes later. and then we took a taxi to haadrin beach where all the happing is.

damn, 6.45 we started our journey and we only arrived at haadrin beach at about 7pm in the evening (includes all ride and transit time).

nevertheless, it really was worth it. haadrin beach is one in a million.

the next day, we departed at 12 noon, repeat the same taxi-boat-bus-van ride. spend another night at phuket and depart back to kl the next morning.

there it goes, basically we didnt actually get to spend our 'day', but our 'night' was crazy and awesome!

i used to go to bali few times a year, maybe now i'll go for phuket

Friday, March 18, 2011

ko samui, now now now!!

ok this is a little mad, yes i have already planned this ko samui trip last month, but a friend who supposed to me my partner for the trip, bail out, so i have then cancelled the plan.

but last night another friend got to know that i am on leave now, and so happen that they are all planning to go to the same place today! oh, little rushing isnt it? all flights fully booked, we have to make a diversion, stopping at phuket maybe. since it's a last minute deal and school holiday period, airplane it will be, and damn that's where all of our cash will flow away. so, no shopping or partying in samui or thailand or where ever it may be.

Friday, March 11, 2011

wedding photog

the last time i hold a dslr camera was sometime 6 months ago, during my good friend's engagement ceremory. and today she called me again to take some other photos for her brother's wedding reception which will take place tomorrow, and here i am now staying in bahau for one night, in preparation for tomorrow's event.

it's pretty good to be in this photography field really, when we get the chance to travel around town and sometime out of town, and all expenses are taken care of.

my current job takes me places, so even if i quite my job and put a little effort to stay in photography, i will still travel around anyway.

photography is my hobby, i love taking pictures of landscape and portrait, but this wedding thing is so new to me.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


some thing got me excited for the past couple of weeks, been working with mix and match all day long, never let any of my off days gone without doing anything. good thing, i have things to do. bad thing, i'm getting skinnier!

Friday, March 04, 2011

to go or not to go

it's friday and i've heard about the interview tomorrow, should i go or just ignore it?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

same old, same old

it's only 7am in the morning, and i enjoyed every minute here at home, preparing breakfast and having it while listening to soothing sound from my playlist, breathing fresh cold air, facing the cold morning outside, gloomy blue-sky while the sun taking it's own sweet time climbing up. watching the main road and rushing cars, slowly the traffic gets heavier.. pedestrian walks quickly rushing to office, and some taking sweet time at the coffeehouse. all i can see right here from the balcony of my house. a sip of coffee.. umph

i always love this moment

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

without @twitter and #facebook

i just realized that i am too attached to twitter and facebook when i was in Beijing last weekend. i seriously didnt remember that china has a strict internet access, even google in china is being watched, only certain results will appear and click-able.

it makes things worse when i imagine for any emergency. what if my mobile roaming doesnt work? how do i share breaking news with my family, friends and followers in malaysia or other parts or the world?

it gets funnier when i go nuts in-front of my lappy thinking of what to surf online while i was in china, :S

i wonder why i cant access twitter and facebook in china, why they have to strict access to those sites, do they bring any harm? in what sorts?

oh guess what, even blogger cant be accessed, too!