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 πŸ™„

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37 thoughts on “Tuang Kerja Bersama En. S”

  1. I was hoping to see a video of you bowled in style πŸ™‚

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

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

  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.

  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 πŸ™‚

    Great time bro.

  4. 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 πŸ˜›

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

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

  6. macam ni aku boleh menang ni miahaha πŸ˜†

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

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

    ps: Kelihatan seluar dalam juga πŸ˜›

  8. 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~

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

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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..

  13. 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.

  14. 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 πŸ™‚ Kalau nak lagi berkat jgn lupa tunaikan zakat, insyaallah subur harta tu..

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