Wednesday, October 30, 2013

IKEA talk (not really)

Assalammualaikum wbt, 

Some email that went around yesterday. (yes, saya tak ada idea..hence sharing even the smallest, littlest (is there such a word?) thing in my life. 

Hi Pak Anton,

I am getting the transporter to come and survey the stuffs on 6th Nov. Final date for transfer yet to be firmed.
Rencana mahu ke IKEA weekend berikutnya. Mahu kirim?



Hi Azita,
Apa kabar? Lama sudah tak jumpa haha.
Waduh, betul kah? 

Kamu beli banyak di ikea?macam sofa boleh tumpang kah?
Kalau boleh saya mau tengok katalognya 

best regards,


Khabar baik, mungkin beli banyak barang kecil. Another sofa masih boleh masuk. :)


Siap bu
Nanti malam saya cek cek ikea website ya…
Nanti saya kabarin lagi

best regards,

I guess I'll be speaking more Indonesian after this? Hahaha...lihat aja nanti :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahiwabarakatuh..

This took place just now.

We were talking about the next aulad program and then I suddenly broke the news..

Me: I am at the final stage of collecting my documents, just waiting for another document from Krakow then they will advise me the first day payroll only then I can proceed to apply my visa.
Dr K: Your first start date should be when..some time in June (with a big grin on his face..)
Me: You mean what...2014? Nooooo....I've been waiting since March...!! 
Dr K: Then December macam tu la kan? This will be your last program here la..
Me: I don't know, maybe..
Dr K: Nigeria eh...? I don't know whether we have any usrah there or not, I know we have some in Iraq, but most of them are Petronas. You do know Rafee is moving to Iraq.
Me: Yup..
Dr K: We also have some brothers in the UK, know, there are people that did video conferencing as well..
Me: Malay takde la, but there is Bosnian family, which I tak jumpa lagi, we'll see how la...maybe I'll start a cult over there..hehehehe...
Dr K: Hehehe... hhmm... I'll try to ask around, maybe we'll pass you to the brothers over there, kalau ade...

Aaaawwwwwww........ I feel so much loved, jazakumullahu khayran doc!! (the price of an ukhwah..)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Nomad : Tetap Menantimu

I fall for the piano at the intro. Don't read into the words, tak berkaitan ok? :)
p/s: lagi satu pengaruh novel turn to drama..haish.....

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Pic credit to Dr K & Aizat

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Some progress, at last!!

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh...

Saw this in my email. Finally!! it is moving, let see how long it will take for the next step to take off.
Alhamdulillah :) after I received this mail, I got a call from one guy in KL that has the transfer has been stalled as well. One of the document required for the visa application is a letter from PDRM saying that I do not have any pending court case in Malaysia.

I was getting the local HR to draft me a letter to bring to the local police station, but luckily this guy called me. We are supposed to get that from the ministry. Its called certificate of good conduct. It is all online but will take time to be proceeded. After that call I quickly go to the webpage and submitted the application. Upon which then I realized, I have 2 summons yet to clear!! Gelabah sat, masuk myeg and quickly paid that....ppheeww....(padan muka!!)

Hopefully no delay dally on the certificate of good conduct :) (I think I am a well behaved citizen..hehehe..)

Till next time, daa...


Monday, October 7, 2013

I did it!!

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh..

After reading the book in the previous post, now I know a thing or two about getting a property (at least a little bit more than before.) So yes, I did not settle on chenta hati (oh pool...). I did looked after few more units after that, and I concluded that I am only going to buy from a developer. The unit that I looked at Koi Kinrara was on sub-sale (chewah..dah tau pakai term ni..) hehehe...Hence the price is way much more expensive. There are so many other things that I need to learn and consider if I want to buy a sub-sale unit.
Alhamdulillah hari tu tak ikut hati sangat.

I finally settled on something that was off my spec, per square feet wise and little bit off on the price as well. I hope it will work well for me. Once I get my loan approved, I'll share more on which unit that I finally decided on. About the strategies in the book, the writer did extensive research before buying a unit, and he worked hard on making sure that he gets the unit rented, he monitors all that very closely. For now I could not afford to do that. Hidup masih agak tunggang langgang, not at least until I get my final date for transfer. Therefore, I might opt to do 'flipping' instead. In order to that, I have to make sure the developer is someone that is reliable with a proven track record. InsyaAllah this one that I picked is alright.

This few weeks of experience, house hunting, learning about the game, how people invest in property, potential issues in buying houses has broaden my horizon. It feels new to me. I have bought a house, the one in SP, but at that time I took everything lightly and I think Allah helps me a lot. The developer was some big company in the north and they did not do hanky panky business. At that time I did not even do any research about them, let alone checking the track record. What was on my mind at that time, is to buy a house, that's it. I could have easily been tricked, but I didn't.

But seeing the market these days, how many construction gets halted, I have to be careful. For now, satu ni dulu la...tak berani nak ambik risiko lagi :) Till next time, daa..


p/s: project status at 16.5%..bolehlah..syok sendiri took me two weeks to get from 10% to 16.5%..hahaha.... :D

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How Leh...?

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahiwabarakatuh...
This got delivered to me lah padahnya shopping online..I thought I've selected two different books, but it turns out I bought the same book, just different version. Now I can read both in BM and English :p.
Since I am looking out to buy a property, is it obvious that I need to do lil bit of research..this book actually reminded me of some of my dreams.

  1. I want to build a masjid (bukan kahwin..ok kahwin pun nak jugak..tapi ni literally build a masjid) together with a self funded orphanage.
  2. I want to start a business by 40 (target nak ternak lembu, confirm market utk korban,akikah, & kenduri kahwin).
  3. Have financial freedom (angan2 mau tinggi ye..almaklumlah..baru settle bayaq ptptn...tapi tak sedaq diri bnyk lagi hutang dok beratoq kat belakang...)

Basically I have many more dreams that involves loads of big bucks, but never once I have plans on how to get the capital for all those dreams. This book has got me thinking of going serious about this (hebat hang..baca satu buku, angan dah tinggi..) Bukan camtu, when there is a will, there is a way. If I can get myself to at least practise few of the author's strategies, then maybe I'll be able to generate enough capital for my dreams.

The content is inspiring, the author's years of hardwork was summarized to a book that of less than 200 pages. No pain no gain. I am taking the strategies with a pinch of salt, bearing in mind most of the financial products are still not riba' free. If I really want to go this road, I have to make sure all my dealings are shariah compliant. Cukup-cukuplah menyumbang ke riba' selama ini.

p/s: I did not gave any final say on chenta hati #1. After halfway through reading this book, I hope I am making the right decision by not jumping to a decision on a fly.
p/p/s: those properties in Kajang that are well within my budget are SOLD OUT!! . Depa ni beli rumah macam beli kuih kat pasar..sat sangat dah habih..dasat..dasat..