About Me: A Short Introduction
[Note: Last Update as at 19 Oct 2019]
Sometimes it is hard to say things about yourself, trust me, it is tough. You do not want to be seen as self-praising but not to the extent of self degrading.
I started blogging in late 2005 (I know then I should have started much earlier) and what a journey it has been!
My Blogging Background
I started working full time in a bank whilst doing my professional degree part time. It has not been a smooth sailing throughout those years but I learned a lot and I think this has made me to be more resilient and critical of my surroundings. In the corporate world, I worked in various departments handling different operations which have been good experience – something you will not get from studying in schools. My last position was working on legal matters between the bank and solicitor firms.
But after couple of years of being bogged down with routines and to some extend, tired of processing civil suits against companies and individuals (I hate to be in their shoes and lately my good karma have been taking some good beatings too) and acting in counter law suits, I decided that I needed change – a big change that is and God must have heard me.
At the blink of the eye (rather after one phone call), I moved on and joined the IT industry. Ya, weird things can happen to you. I started to handle technical documentation (need to use my blogging skills somewhere right?), project management and system support both in Malaysia and overseas.
On a personal note, I am married for more than 16 years (and counting) and have a lovely wife, a very intelligent, handsome my son (just like me) and very cute, hyperactive daughter. Having a family was one of the best things that happened to me although it has its own challenges.
And this is probably why I feel that spending time blogging about the government, responsibility and other things that we Malaysia care about is a good way to start pushing for a brighter future for all of us. If we don’t make our opinions matters (even it means shouting at a big crowd but no one response back to you), we will be forever cursed to be the “silent majority”.
Like most of us, I started blogging in Google blogging platform at Blogger in 2005 before moving to WordPress in 2007 as I felt the interface & controls were slicker in WordPress. Of course, Google revamped their platform better couple of years later.
And in 2019, I decided to move from a free WordPress.com platform to a self hosted website, still running on WordPress as the base. There are couple of reasons for it but to be frank, I had a very good offer to move on – an offer I could not resist.
I have clocked 1,646 posts (at time of this update and counting) and now moving on a self-hosted website, I am more motivated to continue blogging. I am still learning though – in blogging, language, SEO and general knowledge.
Making Changes Through Writing
I started blogging with no particular theme but seeing how some Malaysian citizens are treated as a second class citizen in their own country, how prosecution has been selective and how corruption & race based policies is widespread, this blog has slanted more towards Malaysia and the political situation – something that I would deemed as very necessary especially after having children of my own.
What kind of future awaits them and their generation? We cannot afford to continue to be in ignorance and walk the other way when we see something that is very unfair happening in front of us.
These were the thoughts that was running in my mind before the last general election in 2018 and I am glad that we bloggers contributed in small way to make the necessary changes and although we have a New Malaysia lead by Pakatan Harapan, we are not done yet.
Malaysia is great and I am proud to call myself as a Malaysian but we have a long journey ahead of us if we want to make this beautiful country a paradise to live in and certainly one level higher than the rest of other countries. There are many things to be done – as a blogger, I hope to participate in this change in a small but active ways.
But I also blog on other issues – current event, family, childhood memories, motoring and more (just click on the sidebar to see all categories & tags). And by doing so, it makes this blog with mixed topics unlike those specialized ones. Depending on the readers, it can be a bad or good thing.
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