Wednesday, September 07, 2011


When i was in University about a decade ago, a foreigner asked which country do i come from.

I said, "Malaysia".

He was like, "Sorry?"

It was quite an usual response, thus I quickly added on, "Do you know Thailand? Singapore? Yeah, we are the country in between these two countries."

That was early 2000. 

In 1999, my ex-housemate's Italian friend came over for holiday. We brought her out for a visit around town. She was very amazed at KLCC Twin Towers (and KLIA) and kept on praising how great Malaysia is.

We were in awed. To us, Twin Towers sounded like a total waste of money, but then, without a doubt, it did become a key landmark for Malaysia, and enable us to stamp our footprint in the global stage.

Maybe we do have vision 2020 after all.

There was time when it's hard to illustrate where Malaysia is, and there was time where we don't even feel good about ourselves when we were in overseas.

More so when it comes to sport.

There is without a doubt that Malaysians love English Premier League more than our local football league. After all, it is undoubtedly the most entertaining & exciting football league in the world. 

It is a dream for a lot of Malaysians to watch an English Premier League (EPL) game live at the stadium, especially for the Big 4 teams. For most people, to experience the atmosphere, the passions and the excitement at the stadium is a once in a lifetime experience.

Yet, it is not easy for most of us to do so. 

Until lately, we started to believe that English Premier League is not that far from us, anymore.

Our most prolific entrepreneur, Tony Fernandes, bought over London's EPL club Queens Park Rangers.

With his success in making AirAsia the biggest no-frill airlines, most people do believe that Tony Fernandes will bring EPL closer to most of us.

But that's not all. There's more.

Heard of Mister Potato? Mister Potato is now the Global Snack Partner of Manchester United Football Club. Not bad for a Malaysian brand.

That's right, Manchester United, the legendary football club in EPL which has recently been crowned as the the EPL Champion for the record-breaking 19th time.

Going to watch an EPL game live is no longer a dream. With the launch of "The Ultimate Man Utd Experience" Campaign, the winner of this campaign will stand a chance to watch an EPL game live at Old Trafford, Manchester, with total VIP treatment! Also, there will be stadium & museum tour added on to the package too.

Now the opportunity is here, and it is only up to you whether you want to grab it.

It is all about B.E.L.I.E.V.E.

and there is only one United.

See you at the top!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Nobody says it's easy...

things are never meant to be easy, and it is even harder to stay focus in getting ONE thing done.

doing too many things at one time might end up getting nothing done.

so, just stay focus for now. Will reach there someday, somehow.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Met some interesting people during my recent work trip to Shanghai.

One of them includes my hometown friends, whom are now working & living in Shanghai for about a year now. They are pursuing the China Dreams, and they are definitely happier and feel excited about the future vs. where they were before. It's always good to catch up and together we went to one of the nicest place in shanghai, where west meets east. It was a lovely place, and it makes me fond of Shanghai even more.

Met some local chinese guys too. They were like " it's interesting to see that China has developed alot in recent years, but the reality in China is 国富民穷, i.e. The Country is Rich, but the People is Poor."

Sounds like an oxymoron or counter-intuitive, but the reality is the taxes in China are hefty, thus most hard-earned cash made by the people are all being paid as taxes. Though the government uses them to build trains, bridges, top class roads etc, but in reality there's not much of money left in China's average joe's pocket. Which is their top concerns anyway.

That makes living extremely difficult.
One guy was saying that "I wish i could leave the country and live in somewhere else"

I said, "Well, the grass is always greener on the other side". He agreed.

He then said, "If you want to make money, you do that in China. If you want to have a better living, China is not quite the place to be at..."

When you put things into context, that kinda makes Malaysia a nice place to be at...

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

你还记得 当年毕业典礼那一天

你开开心心 满怀希望及憧憬的那一天

那一天 天下不大 那一天 你觉得没有什么是不可能的

那一天 是你人生另一个里程碑的开始

若干年后 你可曾被现实打败?

你现在 可沉溺在生活的洪流当中?

当年的青春无悔 义无反顾可还在?


还是 你已忘了当初的一切?

或许一切已不再重要 或许一切仍未太迟


多年以后 还是你

就在前方 转左转右还是向前冲


Monday, January 03, 2011

the year 2010

it has been a while since i last post a blog.

So i have decided to post a short blog on the first working day in 2011 to bid 2010 goodbye and welcome 2011.

2010 was a fantastic year for me. moved back from hong kong, changed industry altogether, met up and hang out with good old buddies, doing the thing i always wanted to do... not to mention travelling like mad for the whole year. Beside Laos and Brunei, i am proud to say that i have been to all ASEAN countries!

So, thanks and goodbye 2010. Hello 2011!