For the second year, running - I have tried and seek jobs and to be a teacher in private schools. I guess they think I am over qualified and secondly have no teaching experience, Well typical Malaysian mindset, your profession fits your certificate only, period! As for me I would tried to be a more complete man than one certificate can offer!
I used to say this, “Congratulations, you are going to States to do your PhD? I got this unconventional reply. ”Manan, I will be dumber, I will know only my subject better!” Now he has his Doctorate and still lectures in one of the local University.
Not withstanding all the theories and related practices that I had stomach. I have to come up with something a that can generate income, a business plan? Well some income generating plan, I have more stomachs to fill that any average Malaysian.
I did tried overseas jobs as well, do have interesting reply. My missus disagreed. Thought of driving an unlicensed taxi service ( prebet sapu operator ), again my missus objected to it. Well, I owned a 2000 cc car, a French made Peugeot. High maintenance cost and with cost of fuel rising sharply over a couple of years - the fares remains the same. All the taxi operators are yelling for help! The only logical conclusion is to follow my missus advice, I had to abandon the idea. So much so that I spent a lot of my time on my PC. Literally, I am in my house, most of the time, yawning ha!, but I do watch the world goes by via the internet, much more than RTM or CNN can offer.
As it approaches the end of the year, my head was pre-occupied with what should I do next! What can I do? Has to come up with something? I cannot go on yawning! ha ha! By the first of December, I have concluded, my PC is my best pal, now. I should turned it to be my employer. After all I have been working with friends all my life thus far. With that in mind I made a call to a much younger friend, I know him as a webmaster, an ICT savvy guy!
1. From Dec 1 to Dec 3 .
A senior used to ask me to run my own blog about G6PD. Now I am thinking of creating my own web-site, what for….On that basis to start, I made that call that have defined how me spent the next coming few weeks since then…. Of course I exaggerated a bit on what I thought of doing….below I am the caller…
2. Inside my head.
I used to do my own web-site way back in mid 90s or so under geocities before it was sold to yahoo! At that time I had to learn HTML. Going through the web…I thought damned …now they have xhtml, xml, CSS, Java-script, Json …and so many other things. This old dog will have to pick it up! I think that young guy will just shoot me down, in
But we have something in common we came from the same school, it is a norm that the school produces unconventional jerks. Never mind, see what happens…after all I know how web-hosting business is run in the States, through the net. Give it a go…
3 rd Dec 2006.
Caller : I am thinking of running a web-hosting business. What do you think?
(The answer can be ..many, it can be as simple as – hi, be my agent, but he is unconventional too)
Answer : I have been doing that, the income is not that exorbitant as people think.
I tell you what, why don’t you run a blog? He sent be two bloggers site, one is
a Malaysian an another a well know pro blogger, Australian is he?
Caller : Okay, I will think about it?
I then started my work while asking a few tips. Starting is easy…to keep it going may be more difficult. I gave myself a month and thinking of launching the sites 1 Jan 2007.