Perkasa Diri

Wah. It’s been so long since my last update (16th Oct). It was really a tight and packed month.

On the 22 -24th October 2008, I’m attending a course name as Kursus Pencetus Perkasa Diri (KPPD).

It was organized by the Bank and compulsory for all newly (huh….am I still new after almost 5 months here?) recruited staff. It was held at Agrotek Garden Chalet Resort. Guess, where is the location of the resort? Actually it was just nearby - in Hulu Langat. Overall this course or I should say camp was great. I love the venue and not to miss the meals. We were served with 6 meals daily. And the best part is it’s FREE.

me and my team during the course
my team got the second place
With all the participants and trainer

Since that I was not around since Wednesday till Friday and the next Monday is a holiday, I missed out some email sent from my colleagues. To Nurman and Musa, sorry for didn’t attend your open house. Perhaps maybe you guys can organize another open house dedicated for me. Hahahaha.

Yesterday, my father in law again admitted to the hospital. It was a recurrence of last sickness. The doctor has confirmed that my father in law got a stomach cancer. I was shocked with that news. He will go under the knife on 11 November 2008. Those who read my blog, please pray for his health.

Last but not least, this morning I woke up around 4.00am to watch football match between Manchester United and West Ham (MU won by 2-0). As I turned on the TV and ASTRO, it doesn’t show any picture. At first, I thought I’m the only one facing that problem. Luckily my other colleague Nik Apis (a same diehard fan of MU) informed that he’s facing the problem. I tried to call ASTRO customer service, unfortunately the customer service only operates from 8.00am onwards. Since that they’re providing 24 hours TV, by right they should have 24 hours customer service as well. Quote from Nik Apis “no wonder Ananda Krishnan are damn rich”. Luckily the problem solved 20 minutes later. But I missed the first goal. Arghhhhhh

Open House

Yesterday, I went to attend SCAN Associates open house. This time it was different, since that I’m attending it as a client rather than a staff like past 3 years. This time as well, they didn't organized it outside their premise in Menara Naluri. It was held at Restoran Felda Village.

When I attended it last night, it reminds me of the same event last year. By that time, the day of the event itself was my last employment day with SCAN. I still remember how sad I am when I decided to move on. Well, life moves on and now I’m on the client side.

The menu served I can consider OK. As usual, the main attraction would be Kambing Golek. It’s somehow considered a must have menu in every SCAN open house. Well, it feels great when most of the staff still recognize who you are. Maybe because I was the Vice President for the SCAN sports club last time. So, no wonder people will remember me. I think. Hahahaha.

This week, starting on Saturday lots of my colleagues are having their open house. It will then continue on Sunday. I’m not sure whether I can attend all of it. But I’ll try my best. Only last week was a free time. I just spent the weekend at home and went to lighting shop buying some lights and fans. Forgot to mentioned, I also got a new baby in my house. Guess what it is? Here it is. A SONY BRAVIA Home Theatre system. I’ve been dreaming in owning this type of home theatre and at last I managed to get it. I took a 0% monthly installment from Maybank.

Saving @ Investment

Let’s start with the saving @ investment.
Previously I was approached on the gold investment. But by that time, I’m not too interested on it besides I don’t have enough money for it.
But after reading through I suddenly realized how good it is. And I just bought some Kijang Emas as a start. So far, in 2 days time the price already increase by RM45. A good start huh.
What is Kijang Emas?

As we all know, the price of gold always appreciate. Compare to the year 2001 the ½ oz cost just about RM580 but now the price already jump to RM1745 (based on today’s price). It’s more than 200% already. I’m not an expert in this area, but you can read further on it here.

Ok. Enough of it. As a conclusion, I think it's really worth it investing in this type of investment since the value of gold always appreciate. And the best thing is we can pass it from one generation to antother.