Cyza Sector April 2014 Contest

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

top-commentator-contestIt has been quite some time since I launched a contest in Cyza Sector. The previous one were here, here, here and numerous more. The main reason I’m organizing this contest is to re-promote Cyza Sector to former and new audiences around Malaysia and the world. Through this, I hope to encourage them to regularly visit Cyza Sector more often and read my musings.

I used to organize Cyza Sector Top Commentators contest. It is effective and exciting at the same time. Hence, this round, I am going to organize similar contest as well. April is still about 10 days apart but then it is better to promote the contest earlier, so that many of you will be aware of the contest and thus participate. Following are the rules and regulations for the contest.

Rules and Regulations

  • Just make a decent comment of minimum 2 lines in the comment section. The more you write the better as long it gives positive values to other readers.
  • The comment can be in either English or Malay language. Other languages are not accepted.
  • Comment must be logical, beneficial, make sense, not spamming, no negative influence etc. Otherwise, I will delete the comments. This simply means I have total control on the comments published in this blog. So, please be sensitive and comment wisely.
  • You can comment as much as you can as long you follow the rules and regulations.
  • At the comment area, fill in your name (not keyword), your email, website (if you have) and your comments. If you do not comply, your comments will be rejected.
  • To participate, you need to LIKE Cyza Sector Facebook Page, which is clearly available on the top right side bar of this blog. Failure to LIKE, will result to you being disqualified, if you are the top 3.
  • The top commentators rank can be viewed on the spot (live) at the left sidebar of this blog.
  • Comments starts from 1st April 2014 until 11.59pm 30th April 2014, Malaysia time.
  • Results will be published on 1st May 2014 in Cyza Sector.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in the first week of May 2014.

Prizes

I allocate prizes for the top 3 winners. The prizes are cash rewards. The value is not that much but at least it is something that I can reward to the loyal ones. Perhaps in future, if Cyza Sector becomes more popular, I hope sponsors will emerged and contribute.

Anyway, for now, the prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Top Commentator – $10 @ RM30
  • 2nd Top Commentator – $7 @ RM21
  • 3rd Top Commentator – $4 @ RM12

I will notify the winners. However, normally, the winners usually know by themselves…haha… from the Top Commentators list on the side bar.

Winners need to provide me with Paypal email or CIMB/Maybank account number. The cash reward is not that much but imagine, you can get a new domain from godaddy if you are the winner. You can eat McDonald Value meal for 2 person if you are the second place winner. You can eat KFC paid for if you are the 3rd winner. So, it is something, some value that I want to give all of you.

To those that do not win, you can try later in future. At least, I hope by reading Cyza Sector, you get some beneficial information and nice story from me. Ain’t it…?

Eid Mubarak + Business Reflection

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Hope it is not too late to wish a splendid and prosperous Eid Mubarak to everybody.

good-autoresponder

Me, my father and my brothers, after the Friday prayer at Masjid Bulatan Kampung Melayu Majidee, Johor Bahru

Our family started the Eid break quite early, as early as Thursday. We traveled back to Kuantan, my wife’s hometown and then stayed there for 6 nights. Subsequently, we traveled south to Johor Bahru and stayed at my folks place for 2 nights. Today, Friday evening, we finally arrived back at out home sweet home, in Kangkar Pulai, Johor.

Tomorrow, we will be hosting my family who will come to our house. At the same time, we need to prep Ikhwan, our eldest son who will sit for UPSR, the standard 6 primary school examination. This is such a huge, a massive examination, not only for him but also to us, his parents. So, this 40 days are very critical, and I can say quite busy as well…

During the Eid break at Kuantan, no internet facility is available accept for the one I subscribed from my hand phone, which is kind of limited. Hence, limited internet activity can be observed. As soon as we get back to JB, my folk’s place, we are united with good internet access, hence I can continue do some of my online endeavor.

What have I been doing on this 9 days break?

Basically, I have been focusing on my list building strategy. I am quite new on it and I have been talking, discussing, chatting with few more experience people with huge list. I have learned massively from them. It is indeed a very good thing that they are willing to share and help me out. Most of the communication was through Facebook and it is easily accessible from my Samsung Note 2. I also downloaded few ebooks and resources to add my technical knowledge and comprehension on the tips and tricks on list building.

Short term goal

My short term goal, is to get my new list to reach 2500 emails by end August. Then, from there, I will work to touch my first 4 figure income. That is to be attained in October. I really need to speed up things because by September I’ll be busy with class and other official projects.

This is the time to be extra serious with my business

Yes. That’s so true. Why? Simply because I have set my target, I have invested such a huge amount of money to kick start this business. Also, I have been in this arena, blogging, specifically, since 2005 and hey, I need to make a more convincing recurring income that is more than my  monthly salary. The blogs are still there, but at certain point, some business need to re-strategize. Some changes in directions and some new and innovative approach need to be introduced and implemented. That’s what I am doing now.

I hope you stay tune with me. I promised that my adventure is getting more interesting. Here are some clue what I’ll be covering in my future posts:

Now I am using 3 autoresponders.

I anticipate my monthly fixed business commitment to be around $200-300.

I am going to purchase a new software to help me manage/organize my business.

Make friends and treat them as your coach…

Will Signing Agreement Finally Over (Perjanjian Wasiat)

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Writing a will (wasiat) is one thing that is important but underestimated by most people. Most of us feel that, if we write the will, then we are about to die. But this perception is wrong. Will is not only writen if we want to die. Do we know when we are going to die?
We should always have a will no matter how much property or debt we have. It is a matter that is deemed very necessary in Islam. I’m not sure about the claim to have a will for another religion.
penulisan-wasiat-malaysia

Last Sunday, my wife and I signed a our will letter of agreement. The process was held in my office, accompanied and signed by two witnesses.

Actually, my wife and I have started this process two years ago. But because of our hectic schedule and lots of draft will amendments, the process took a relatively long time. But, thank God, the will signing successfully took place and now we are waiting for the official documents and paper works.

Any question about our will signing? Drop the questions in the comment area OK.

Indeed Cheque Arrived… Yeayyy!!!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Few days ago, I received a cheque from Indeed.com. It has been quite some time since I received a cheque from USA. I was very pleased and happy when I found the cheque in my pigeon hole in my office.

Today, just now, I cashed in the cheque in my bank. Well, since this is an overseas cheque, I’ll have to wait for 45 days for the money to be in my account. The amount is not that much but hey… who is going to give you that kind of money?

part-time-internet-income

Besides being happy receiving this cheque, I am also delighted of having a new stamp. Oh yea… I am also a stamp collector. The round shape stamp add a new piece of attraction to my stamp collection. Thanks Indeed.com.

indeed-chequeThat’s the cheque. Sorry I have to blur some of the most vital piece of information on the cheque.

When we translate USD$138.08 into Malaysian Ringgit, we simply multiply that with 3 and we are going to have an amount close to RM500. That’s very cool, considering I don’t do that much effort. I just promote the link for people to seek for suitable related job in my niche blog. It’s a kind of passive income that comes in very handy.

Fancy making money online?

Everybody can do it. What it takes is just a decision. Yes, a decision that you really want to make money online. The decision need to be a firm, bold and really determine one.  The decision need to be backed up by a reason. A strong reason why you really want to make money online. I’ll cover more on this in my future posts.

Kancil refilling aircond gas

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Few days ago, my small Kancil experience something. The aircondition is no longer that cool anymore. Air is coming out, but it is warm un fresh air. I’ve anticipated that the aircond gas has been fully consumed. I wanted to refill the gas, but had no time for that.

Today, as it was a weekend, I visited a shop in Taman U to check and fill up the aircond gas for my Kancil. The guy checked and said that the gas is fully consumed and the tank is empty. I asked how much does it cost to fill up the air cond gas. He replied, there are 2 options. If you want to follow the gas specification of my car, the cost is RM80. The other one is not following the spec of my car and it is cheaper (RM45). It is meant for those not having the budget. I asked further, if I chose the cheaper one, what will be the differences. He answered, well, it is still OK, but then the more expansive one will be better compared to the cheaper one.

air cond gas priceFinally I opted for the cheaper one. My Kancil is only meant for shorter distances and air cond is not that critical. He fixed all those tubes and pressure gauges at the engine part of the Kancil. Then he asked me to start the engine and switched on the air cond. He began the refilling process.

After few minutes, everything is completed. The process took less than 10 minutes. I tested my aircond and it was cool. Nothing wrong with it. My Kancil aircond is back to normal and I’m very delighted.

I managed to get my cool aircond back at this tropical climate, which is very necessary. I’m not sure of the price, whether it is cheap or acceptable or expansive because I did not compare it with other aircond servicing shop. But the most important thing, my Kancil is fine ;) .

Mid June Mumbo Jumbo Update

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

It’s my intention to blog as frequent as possible. At least twice a week. I wanted to continue blog about my Taiwan advanture and experiences. There are still plenty to be shared. However, Unfortunately, I was halted by my hectic schedule and lots of work. I need to continue mark and grade the exams answer scripts and also other course work. Then, I need to key in the results and analyzed the result. Oh yea, in case, you just know me, I am officially an educator in a tertiary education center in the country. I teach chemical engineering subjects for undergraduates.

The good news is I have just completed marking all that I need to do. Only very few are left to be done. Since there are no undergraduate students during this summer for at least 3 months, I am planning to write some research papers and a chemical engineering related book. At the same time, I am planning to write a proposal to teach a new subject for the 4th year students (final year students). It’s going to be interesting doing the paper work of our own subject to be taught to this students. I’ll update about this project soon, after it is officially started or nearly completed.

As for other things happening around, life is getting normal as usual, back to business, after the end of the recent school holiday. Everybody, the kids, me and my wife, are fully occupied. We have not called our bangla grass cutter for quite some time because we decided to cut the carpet grass by ourselves.

Our homestay business which the marketing solely depends on the organic search engine and SEO seem to be quite good. I’ve nothing to blame on the success of the marketing. It is just the situation now is the competition of homestay in our vicinity is too fierce.

I’m slowly developing some of my part time online business as usual. It is not easy as the definition of part time is more worse than it is meant to be. If we define part time as 4 to 6 hours per day, my definition of part time online business is far less than that. 10 minutes to 1 hour per day seems to be the likely duration of my part time definition. Hence, I need to make full use of the tiny amount of time. Agreed…?

Me and my wife, we need to help our nephew to search and make her wedding card for her wedding ceremony which will take place this coming September. At the same time, we also offered my younger brother to do his wedding invitation card end of the year.

Our Toyota Alphard and Perodua Kancil, both need some personal time with me to the workshop due to several hiccups here and there. Such maintenance will require some 3 to 4 figure money to be spent. Hmmm…

The climate seems to be warmer as times goes by, thanks to the unavoidable global warming. We really need to install a 1.5 to 2 HP aircondition in our master bedroom. I don’t care whether inverter is readily available or not, as long as we can bring down the tropical climate to 25oC when we sleep.

I realized that my health is getting deteriorated recently. Is it because of the age factor? Or I have not been exercising that frequent as before? I’ll be visiting the university health center next week or so and perform a full medical check-up, just an annual routine one. Hopefully nothing is wrong or serious with me.

OK, that’s it for now. I just want to make you guys aware that I’m still here, not sleeping or dreaming in the comfort of my house. I’ll see you guys later with my next Taiwan post.

Tech, Gadgets, Web, Blogs, How to, Make Money, Free Review, Online Journey, Me…

Top Commentators