Saturday, July 9, 2016

Eid Mubarak

Ramadhan has passed and we are celebrating Eid ul-Fitri as a reward for successfully completed a month of fasting. When there is a reward, we should follow that with thanks and syukur as well (self-reminder). Anywho, Raya this year is going great and I had fun at my kampung in Johor. This year has been quite surprisingly hectic where there were so many unfamiliar faces came to visit my family at kampung, even though they all were actually our cousins (oh well, bau-bau bacang).

On the side note, so much had happened within these 2 months that I'm having difficulty to digest them completely. The world seems to be in turmoil. People are getting worried and concerned with every passing day about the situation we're facing. I'm getting worried. May God protect us from harm and be guided through all this chaos. InsyaAllah. So,

Have faith. 
Don't lose hope.


Yours truly,

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Unemployment 2.0

I've made a life-changing decision. I quitted my job. I'm prepared to face the repercussions from this decision that I've made. For better or worse, God knows. I believe we all have our own preferences and expectations in how are we going to sustain our daily lives. Mine was looking quite grim and I had to make a choice. Yes, we all have a choice. To be brave enough to change our situation or take comfort in what we've already gained and be cool with that, even though it kills you from the inside. Not that I'm full of courage or bravery, but I've never been bold enough before.

Granted, I've gained some experiences and perspective in the manufacturing working life. But I believe I'm still a clean slate in the eyes of other employers of manufacturing business. What I'm looking for right now, if I'm fortunate enough, is the place where my knowledge and skills are a necessity to my work. I regard self-satisfaction as one of my top priorities. Without that, I feel as if I'm just another robot working for an organization to gain profit in a competitive market.

Here's to a new hope.


Yours truly,

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Being alone for most of the time of my life, I'm prone to simulate a conversation with myself. Out of the blue, I would ask a question to myself and I would instantaneously respond back.

Habit --> Automatic response.

I'm not sure if this situation is normal, but according to a book called "The Organized Mind" by Daniel J. Levitin,

"The inner dialogue is generated by the planning centers of your brain in the prefrontal cortex, and the questions are being answered by other parts of your brain that possess the information."

From the neuroscience point of view, I guess it's normal after all. Eventually, I had become a sage of my own making. The discussion could encompass a wide range of topics, from the meaning of life to the "what ifs" of situations, the latter being one of my favorites. Oh, don't get me started on the interpretation of movie/music from different point of views.

So, if you see me from a distant, that I was alone and quiet at a corner of a restaurant, assume not I was silent. I could be trying to solve models of equations to create a viable cure for cancer in my head.


Yours truly,