Sunday, December 11, 2016

Learnings

The past week has taught me an important lesson about entrepreneurship and co-founders/partners. It has opened up my eyes to the fact that two people can see and interpret situations incredibly differently and how that can lead to nasty disagreements.

The takeaway?

Once it's over, it is paramount that both take time to self-reflect on what transpired, sit down and discuss it, effectively communicate, and move forward together as a stronger and better team.

It is no secret that individuals take pride in having an opinion, in having a stance; however, what's more important is ensuring that stance is qualified and defensible; otherwise, one ought not to be afraid to admit that they've been mistaken and to reassess their beliefs and/or arguments.

To keep an open mind and be willing to let your (core) beliefs or worldview be challenge is not easy but it is absolutely necessary. I am grateful to have found a co-founder who believes in this mantra too.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Tad Sad.

While I've been fortunate that I've not had to move from country to country, to make new friends all over again and to keep finding a new home; I've been fortunate to meet some amazing people who've brought just so much happiness into my life who've had such a life.

It's sad that these people end up flying away and leaving to other countries be it in pursuit of further studies or simply better opportunities that lie beyond the borders of Malaysia.

I do wish all these rays of light the best for their future but I also hope I'll be able to see them all soon again.

To all you wonderful people who are spread across the lands of Sweden, Scotland, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, United States, I'll see you all soon.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Reminder: Don't Waste Precious Time

Get up, get dress, and show up on time.
Do this for yourself.
The window is small, seize it or lose is.
Only you can choose what you can achieve.
Push through and keep reaching for it.
Lest, you'd be fine with watching your goals slip away.

NO.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Everyday Quotes

"Go deep and it will serve you when you make your choices about where you want to leave your mark." - Samantha Power

Monday, June 20, 2016

Yesterday was Father's Day

And we had a splendid lunch with the family. It was a small gathering as most of the family were unable to attend but despite the lower turn out, it was just as special and maybe more.

It came as a realization that every year this day comes and goes, as does Mother's Day, Parent's Day and all the other days that seem to have a higher significance than ordinary days.

Truth is, these days are not more special, they're only made to seem so - to play into capitalism, to play into the need to display appreciation more outwardly, more generously and so on.

This shouldn't be the case and it really isn't. What makes those morning dim sum times with dad any less special or those lunches with mom any less special. Every moment accumulates to form the beautiful life that we have been given and blessed with.

The only distinction lies where there's a flood of Facebook posts, pictures of happy families that mask the real daily stories and rough patches that fill the pages of their book.

I've just gained clarity that the real internal reason I've started this new chapter is not to build something solely for users or for me, it's to build the life that I want to give to the two most important people who have sacrificed so damn much for me to that I can be here in the position that I'm in, right here, right now.

It's to give them what I've always wanted to before it's too late.

It has never been more clear - I'm doing all of this for you both to give you what you couldn't award yourself so that I could have invaluable experiences to propel me that much further.

I've found my why.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wise Words, from a Humble Man

When I first started down this road, it was a new territory.

But what was apparent and clear was that if I stayed true to this course and worked hard, my dreams can and would materialize.

What is important is to always do things the right way for "what is not due to you will not stay with you".

So today, right now, at this very moment, I am happy and mannnn has it been a bit of a while since I felt fulfilled with work and with what I'm doing. (:

Up up and awayyy!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hopes & Aspirations

Act on them.
What drives you?
Greatness is a lot of small things done well.
Day after day.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Frustration

So very often you get this shit day. A day where your morning starts off pretty good and calm but then things just keep happening one thing after the other and you just want to have the day end so you may start over tomorrow.

Today was one such day.

Dealing with people can be the most frustrating thing. So many factors come into play, it could be your character, theirs, your values, belief system, way of doing things and then there's theirs. 

In these times where the currency is doing poorly; those in power in the federal government level are dim wits, there's almost no light at the end of the tunnel.

How do you deal with people who simply cannot comprehend the importance of punctuality?
How do you deal with people who are unreasonable?

You can't shout. You can scream. There's no point.
So you take it. You take the high road and make a note to get it fixed at the source. 

Now, what happens when it's the source which is cancerous?
And, not something which can be eliminated simply? What then?

So many thoughts go through my mind, not all to be shared with the public. 

If only the world were a little bit more perfect, would that make any difference?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quick Afternoon Thoughts

Do what first makes you happy.
What drives you to be better.
Do this with people who support you.
Who believe in you.
Who guide you.
Who grow into friends.
Pour your heart and soul into all that you do.
Do it wholeheartedly.
Accomplish great things with small steps.
Go into your work with the mindset that this is your own company too.
Go back to the first sentence, understand how and why this would make sense.

Later, take a step back and see all that you've accomplished.
Be happy and persevere on.

Why be anything less than what you can be.
Why short change yourself by not being the best you at any given moment?
Why not strive for the future which is within reach?
If only, if it meant working hard and keeping a level head.

Enjoy it, this journey. I certainly am and am glad to be slowly finding my path. (:


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Troughs

To write from pain, happiness or lessons learned, moments remain fleeting. 

To reminisce about times of past, etches marks in my heart.

Remembrance; distressing. Life; unwitting, of the aches its causes the soul borne by flesh.

To have memory, a true blessing that be; but too, a source of agony. 

Locked experiences, weaved into history shaped visions tricked by sight. 



How does one delve deep and enjoy the good when they easily trigger a wave of sadness from mistakes made and lessons learned and pain felt repeatedly. 

How does one even begin to 'pen' down emotions that can only be felt. 



A spirit that which transcends the realm of the physical.