Tuang Kerja Bersama En. S

Sometimes I wonder what happens if I kept my previous job as an Engineer.

I know I would have a stable steady flow of income even if I under perform. I would have to wake up everyday at 645 am and get stuck in bad traffic on the way to work, romancing my teddy bears while waiting for the red lights to turn green. Listen to radio DJs making fun of themselves. Look at the lady in the next car, picking her nose and giggle alone.

My job as an Engineer covers everything. From initiating business contacts all the way to commissioning of project. It’s a little bit of everything, Marketing, Sales, Procurement, Delivery, Installation, Commissioning and management. Also includes, paperwork, design drawings, contract draft, everything. All the boss had to do was pen down his signature and comment on the work.

I was restless. On bad times, I had to single-handedly handle 5 projects.

Life was tough. It certainly doesn’t help when the boss was my own father. He didn’t reserved any ammo when it’s that time of the month. When I was young, I rarely get to him. So, working for him, to me, was just to make up the loss time. Although it was aggravating, I learned a lot from my old man.

Life as a web developer is tough too. Often I am overwhelmed with envy when I look at my other engineer friends. They’re pretty much stable. I on the other hand, earns inconsistently. Sometimes a little too short, sometimes a little too much, most of the time, non at all. But life to me, is a little too short to worry about money (praise to God, I earn enough to make it through every months).

Yesterday, S dropped by on his way north. He is now officially unemployed while waiting to join a new company next month. S is also a proud father to a 2 weeks old boy. Congratulations to him.

Although I had tonnes of work on my to-do list, I had to cease this rare opportunity. He was alone afterall (his wife and kid was back in the hometown).

We went bowling. For early birds, 3 games – RM9.90. We bowled 7 games!

I am a terrible bowler. While most people bowled for points, I bowled for style. I love to spin the ball. Too much force will end me in the gutter, too little doesn’t help either. If there’s one game you’d like to beat me at, choose bowling (but I still win when it comes to style).

One thing I liked about bowling is creating funny names.

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The first game. Eddie Kacak vs Skis Handal. Me 68, S 91 points.

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Changing to a more optimistic name scored me 74 points. S 137 points.

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A humble name certainly doesn’t help. 67 for me, S 119 points.

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The girl on the next lane burst in laughter when she saw my name. 104 points (new record!), S 110 points.

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A political game doesn’t help either. 75 points for me, S 110 points

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Bowling seriously got me ONLY 42 points, while S 101 points

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Using my real name pours the luck on my opponent. 73 for me, 191 for S with 6 strikes! S was using his sons’ name.

So now you see, why I chose to be a web developer, it’s the freedom of working at my own pace and capacity. Time is indispensable. Worrying about work is not what I had aligned. While most lived to reach their first million and have a lavish car, I’d rather live my life for the sake of living my life. That being said, doesn’t mean I’m a lazy bum.

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“I’d like to falter many times and learn from them, than be cautious and not learn anything”. This quote applies to all aspect of life, including bowling.

So who wants bowl? No lawn bowl please.

ps: My wrist hurts so bad :roll:

 

There are 37 Comments for “Tuang Kerja Bersama En. S”

I was hoping to see a video of you bowled in style :)

“I’d rather live my life for the sake of living my life.”

I think we share the same philosophy there, dude! Cheers!

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Party Hijau, party hijau, party hijau!

Kene live life for myself dulu, nanti-nanti, live life for others ❗

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bongkersz wrote on July 15, 2009 #1

uit.. byk kali tukar nama ni.. haha… tak baek ponteng keje…

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NoktahHitam replied #1

If you’re the boss, then bukanlah ponteng kerje name die kan? Besides, work is a social obligation. 😀

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WaidaKmy replied #1

“Work is a social obligation”

Nice~

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Kill-Vearn wrote on July 15, 2009 #2

hahahaha….I still find that gigi jarang and juling itik are ridiculously hilarious names…bangang habis…

and those 7 frames are taking its toll now….dah hampir paralysed nih belah kanan aku…

What a great time.

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Biceps and triceps rase nak numb gile. Kalau nak gerakkan, kene gune tangan kiri.

Gigi jarang <- the most stupid-est and bangang-est name I have ever used. Will definitely find more alike 😛

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skis wrote on July 15, 2009 #3

Rase cam terer plak bila tengok post ni…

Anyway, memang tade sape dah bleh lawan gaya ko beb… Melencong2 hah bola….Kalau tade gutter tuh, bleh pusing 360 bola ko tu :)

Great time bro.

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Yeah, great time. 2 orang dah gelak macam setan. Imagine kalau more than that?

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|1f34|-|1r3 replied #1

ko tak tgk lagi mak aku main bowling….muahhaahhahha….gaya mmg terbaik !

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skis wrote on July 15, 2009 #4

ada je org faham “tuang”
takut nnt ada org yg tumpah Encik GG J

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Kujie wrote on July 15, 2009 #5

is romancing teddy bears an expression I’m new to..or…

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Yes, you’re hallucinating.

The term “romancing” is an exaggeration, but I do talk to them.

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bul4n wrote on July 15, 2009 #6

i do envy u eddie. u own yourself dude. you should proud with that.

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Syam wrote on July 15, 2009 #7

aku kalo main 2 frames pun dah nak rasa tercabut je lengan ni.. ni plak 7 frames..

btw.. gigi jarang..?!?! hahaha.. hilarious..!!

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nikillas wrote on July 15, 2009 #8

macam ni aku boleh menang ni miahaha 😆

ps:aku suka bowling sebab boleh melontarkan semua masalah aku kat pin yang sedia untuk disekeh. Kesian pin tu hehe 😛

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haritz replied #1

Bowling ader friendly match tak mcm bola?

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haritz wrote on July 15, 2009 #9

wah.. sampai bersimpuh main boling..

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Walaupun bola tu nampak pergi straight, tapi sebenarnya tak kene ape langsung sbb spin yg melampau.

ps: Kelihatan seluar dalam juga 😛

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kyo_9 replied #1

ak pon suka main bola spin..
skang ni tgh cuba nk try buat bola spin pakai tangan kiri plak.. :smile:

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arep wrote on July 15, 2009 #10

muahahaha.. pecah perot dowh..
sempat lagi hang capture screen
tuh.. memang cukup le menuang hang kan..

haha… tak terpikir plak nak buat macam tuh
mase main bowling.. *gelak guling-guling~

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Azman Ishak wrote on July 15, 2009 #11

Darn it! I was just gonna say “Let’s go lawn bowling!” That was, until I reach the end of your post. 😡

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atreyu strange wrote on July 15, 2009 #12

murahnya main bowling bayar banyak tu aje.

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buzzybug wrote on July 15, 2009 #13

I believe one ‘game’ consists of ten ‘frames’.

If you guys played seven frames, then tak cukup satu round pun ooo..

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Oh? I don’t know the exact terms. Thanks lada.

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lada wrote on July 15, 2009 #14

nice bro.. keep it up .. ehehe n salamm dr me dikejauhannns

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en_me wrote on July 16, 2009 #15

uuu..hope i can quit my job too :roll: …whahahaha…tempting freedom~~~ 😕 😕 😕

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lydiarayyan wrote on July 16, 2009 #16

eddy, let’s bowl after have a rough game (rugby) after many years!

i think it’s a weird game at the first time learn how to bowl! of course we play like rugby, with style! ha3.

i’m house husband after i had ‘sakit misteri’. till now still on healing crisis progress coz it’s involved my physical. so i’m doing business at my own. although it’s a passive income, feel ‘syukur’ enough.

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megat wrote on July 16, 2009 #17

owwwh,so moral of the story..lets bowl! bowl! bowl!

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naz wrote on July 16, 2009 #18

hakhak, klakar gak nama tue.. hihi, ape hal tukar nama nie, tapi skor x naik2 pon? haha..

waa, encik skis memang tampak lagi macho laa dalam post nie..

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samanosuke_04 wrote on July 17, 2009 #19

bestnya maen bowling… hehe..

nama bertuah i masa main boling ialah shasha… hehe.. sure score!

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aishah wrote on July 17, 2009 #20

i have had a few friends who abandon their supposed career path to do something close to their heart. they are doing quite well, not exceptional but well enough to have perfect work life balance. you should cherish that.

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zewt wrote on July 17, 2009 #21

Wakakakaka, dah lama gila aku tak main bowling dan guna nama2 camtu..:) jom ah NH lawan bowling sbb point akupun area ko je tu,hahaha..tangan bangku..

Sbnrnya dalam apapun yang kita buat, kena ingat Allah yang beri kita rezeki tu..insyaallah kalau berusaha Dia pasti bantu :) Kalau nak lagi berkat jgn lupa tunaikan zakat, insyaallah subur harta tu..

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acai wrote on July 17, 2009 #22

bestnya, dah lama aku tak men boling. ades

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mohdisa wrote on July 17, 2009 #23

anti PPSMI? hahahaha
mcm2 nama korang ni 😛

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blowie wrote on July 17, 2009 #24

hmm. rindu plak main bowling.
miri xde ice-skating T_T

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abdusfauzi wrote on July 17, 2009 #25

Hehehehehe love the silly names you guys entered! You guys surely know how to entertain yourselves!

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waniee wrote on July 19, 2009 #26

Leave a comment, I won't bite ;)

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