I realized I am slowly being sidelined by my friends.
We bore a lovely girl (well, not me of course), but none of my friends came to visit. It saddens me a little. Every now and then I see gathering pictures, I am filled with envy, not because I couldn’t make it, but I didn’t get the invite.
Perhaps I am living in my own world, building my virtual empire. Shit I’m lonely.
Firstly, my bike isn’t superbike, but the spare part suggests that it is in that range.
While a lot of crazy videos are posted on Youtube, doing top speed, wild police chase, muffler sound test etc. I assure you I am what most rempit call, a wuss. I have this 70 horse power between my leg, but I don’t use most of it, because I didn’t have to. Biking is not extreme, if you’re pushing too hard it will kill you.
That is why I am going to Sky Trex Shah Alam!
As an organizer myself, I am not sure what awaits me but I do know it has 3 separate tracks, easy, intermediate and extreme, hanging between trees like monkeys. I imagined it something like Ninja Warrior or WipeOut. Truthfully, I am scare of heights, but most men are (except for apes and monkeys).
Ninja Warrior is a great display of balance and strength.
Wipeout, well, it is pretty funny to see people boink around.
If you want adventure, meet new (blogging) friends, experience new thrills, write a blog post about the event and why you deserved it. InsyaAllah, you’ll be the chosen one and we’re looking for 25 bloggers (1+1 pass), in case, you are shy, you can bring your friend.
ps: The link is SkyTrex Bukit Cerakah
If you’re driving a Myvi or any Perodua car, you should check your third brake light as often as possible. Once a month is fine.
The other day, I almost ran into one. It was night time and hard to distinguish between normal back light or braking lights since the third brake light isn’t functioning. This is definitely not the first encounter.
I have observed this malfunction by Perodua ages ago when I borrowed my cousin’s 3 weeks old car. We were issued with a RM 300 summon by the Police. How we wish we could bill Perodua for this. It was as if an under table deal was done between Perodua and PDRM, if make the third light cincai, you go find the myvis ok?
Changing the bulb is easy. The bulb will cost you RM 5 (at most), however, I would recommend changing to LED. It would increase the aesthetic and likelihood to burn out sooner.
Save lives today, save your pocket too.
ps: @azmanishak and @ejamothman, tengokkan Alza juga ya.
It was drizzling when we arrived at the fast food chain to get our fix on cheap caffeine. As much as I hate to admit, Sara is slowing us down, we had to be really careful when extracting her from the car. We don’t want her to get wet. Thankfully we had a huge umbrella enough to cover us three.
I deliberately left my red semi-broken umbrella outside because it was wet and someone might need it.
A family of was trying to get to their car which was on the opposite side of road, calculating the possibility of getting drenched by the monsoon. I wanted to offer my umbrella, but the father decided to take the leap of faith. He ran into rain towards his car. He’s taken care of, I told myself as I walked in and ordered our cheap caffeine.
Soon I saw the mother ushering the kids into the car using the umbrella. She was the only one outside the car, trying to fold the umbrella and put it where she found it. I dashed through the entrance and got the umbrella.
“Maam, let me walk you to the car.” Like any polite being, she refused the offer, but I insisted with my foot already in a puddle.
Everyone in the car waved goodbye. Doing good sends shivers down my spine. It’s like getting a customer to agree on a deal. It felt good.
We had our drinks and took turn to play with Sara till the rain stopped. We left the fast food chain soon for the following appointment and forgot about the umbrella. My wife will be mad if she finds out about this.
ps: Which reminds me about the yellow umbrella incident years ago.
It was dark into the night, I saw @tekong’s facebook post, that booth were up for grab and there were 14 days left. “It’s impossible to join now”, I told myself. I ran through a quick list that I have to do buntings, banners, website, candies, slides and all the preparation that’s involved in this. It’s impossible now as the deadline draws closer.
I have sat on the idea of starting a blog advertising company for so long. I was gonna give it another year. I didn’t have a name yet! I talked to my wife, colleague and meditated a lot. I couldn’t draw to a conclusion, a go or no.
Here I am teaching Sara to be fearless, but I am fearful myself. This won’t work. Some things have to change.
10 days left to event, I decided to just do it. With Aisyah juggling Sara, I didn’t have any other help. If it’s something beneficial for others, I’m sure God will work His magic. And He did.
I drew up a quick to do list. Started doing everything as quickly as possible. From designing the logo, banner, name card, to building website, copy writing (by jolly this was the toughest) all of this was done myself with the help of sleepless night. Sometimes, when I worked till wee hours, I’d just walk to Sara, brush her hair to get some strength, it was all that I needed to burn the midnight oil.
As the deadline drew closer, things we getting intense. Then I realized, there’s no compelling reason for bloggers to sign up with me. I have to give something of awesome value. I have set aside a budget for the new iPad Mini 2 for quite sometime but decided to throw to my dream company as a lucky draw. This is between helping others or myself. Bit the bullet and willing to give it away. You can participate in the lucky draw on Salam Media Website.
The Blogrrr Event was held at Mines. To make it more challenging, it overlaps Big Bad Wolf, which made the whole place crazy busy.
We arrived at the location to install our gears the night before. The organizer did not provide any wall, so we had to creatively build our own to accomodate the backdrop. It worked fine. The sleepless nights were starting to take it’s toll. I was constantly being frustrated at everything, reckless drivers, bad traffic, no parking, location, mobile phone (which decided to corrupt and I had to flash the whole thing) and whole lot of thing starts falling on my nose.
This was a testament of my good deeds and it should be tough. My father has told me before, nothing good is easy.
Alhamdulillah, on that day itself, everything went according to plan. Acquainted to many new bloggers, met old blogging friends, our booth became a chatty booth. I met at least 20 prospect that day. It was amazing. Seriously, I’m not too focused on getting a customer but quality talks with prospects. I learned a lot from Mesiniaga’s MD, and applied what I learned that day.
Anyway, why did I create Salam Media? I have one goal that I have to achieve in life, to be someone who benefits other. I can do this by helping people earn extra income, at same the time help companies gain more exposure which leads to bigger revenue. Islam is my way of life and it should not be separated from what I do to earn my income. This is my form of dakwah, by promoting syariah compliant ads.
To date, I have qualified Salam Media a few prospects. Talked to big brands and my approach is sell nothing but value. It’s going to be slow start, I know, but if this is what it means to help others, so be it. I have His support when I started this venture, what makes you think He won’t continue supporting me? InsyaAllah when you plan to do something good, He’ll always be there.
Our neighbors were a cookie/perfume and cloth booth, both did poorly. I guess people who came didn’t really look for such products.
Sean Razak from Blogr.my, The grumpy dude who wakes up at 12 and works at Amanz.my wrote me a wonderful piece, Alif from Blogr.my, Kay from Raksasa Oren and Fathur, my Internet marketing teacher from JomPHP.
Nisa Kay, Shy guy and Sean on stage. I’ve got to say, the talks was a big mess and the turn out for the talks were pretty close to pathetic.
With Kak Ku Jie, who writes damn well and have been plagiarised by newspaper. How more awesome can a blogger be if not being copied by newspaper?
With heavy weight BroFramestone (which part is stone, no idea), Mijie friends since Maxis10 and Marcus Reus, SalamMedia founder, eh.. that’s me.
Pray for my success. InsyaAllah will help as many people as I can.