If I Can Turn Back Time…

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Once in a while we need to do some reflection in our life. How are we doing so far? Are we a good Muslim? Do we donate our money for those in need? Are we those materialistic type of person who work day and night to accumulate wealth? Are we those type of lazy people and useless to the community? Only you can answer them… Sometimes, we don’t realize our weaknesses and we hope that some body else will let us know…

I did some reflection on myself few days ago while driving my car back from Kuantan to Johor Bahru. I recalled and reviewed my life. I have thought on some occasions that I should have adjust or improved. If only I can turn back time, what will I do differently…? Do you have that type of question lingering in your mind? I told my other half that I have a list of things that i will change if i can return to the past (not back to the future!)… Among them that I can think of right now are:

1. I will take a really super extra care of all my teeth. I have lost few now and I’m trying my best to protect and maintain my remaining teeth.

2. I will ensure that my father informed me earlier on an internship offered to me by a very large oil manufacturing company, Esso (now it’s called Exxon-Mobil) during summer 1998. I was in Bradford University, UK that time and I missed such a valuable opportunity.

3. I will study smarter and harder for my chemical engineering first degree. I want to get first class honours. I know I can do it with some extra hard work and effort. Damn… why didn’t I scored first class before?!!!

4. I won’t associate and involve myself in all those hopeless multi level marketing and/or direct selling that I joined after returning back to Malaysia after completing my first degree. I not only lost my money but also lost a lot of time. It took me 4-5 years to realize that those type of businesses are not meant for me.

5. I should have ventured into the internet money making business instead of activity listed in #4 earlier. That means, I should have indulge in web 2.0 around 2000 and not as late as July 2006. If I began at 2000, I might be a millionaire by now πŸ™‚ .

6. I should have started my professional engineer mentor ship under IEM immediately after I graduate. If I do that at 2000, I’m now a professional engineer with the title Ir. in front of my name.

7. I should have send my son to the kindergarten when he was 4 and not 5. We have chosen the wrong kindergarten. We should surveyed a better kindergarten so that our son will be given better education.

8. I should have began investing in public mutual fund after graduating and not wasting my money in those multi level marketing businesses.

9. I should have started my chemical engineering blog using a wordpress platform.

OK, those are just a few of what I have thought earlier. What about you?

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44 Responses

  1. farahaznil says:

    if me..huhhuu..i thing maybe a lots thing to be repaired..hohhoo..thats why people always said time is like a gold..haha…dont waste ur time like water…

    p/s- is that idiom right??hehe

  2. cyza says:

    Sounds right…

  3. budeen says:

    things happen with reasons.. sometimes what we regret most is the turning point in our life..

    i would recommend a speech by steve jobs at stanford university.. he mentioned sth abt connecting the dots.. you could relate his idea with this entry..

    think of this: the founder of apple inc being sacked by the person he hired 10 yrs earlier.. how he managed to make a comeback is the real inspiring story.. today he really glad he was kicked out of the company he started, because that was the turning point is his life..

  4. cyza says:

    Thanks for the that… but still my teeth…?!!

  5. titan says:

    its your life. So, regret it if you want and be happy if you want.

    All of us know, we cannot turn back. But we still can remember the past..

  6. abdfatah says:

    yeah… don’t waste your time when you still younger… grab the chance if you have. don’t waste your time with a waste thing you want to grab… do it with a best way you can…

  7. cyza says:

    These I hope can be a lesson for younger generation… I know I can’t turn back time…

  8. budeen says:

    lu ni macam ross la..

    btw, kalau jumpa arif/adi wknd ni bagi depa kain songket tu ye?

  9. budeen says:

    wait a minute.. how to relate #4 with your ceramic business?? πŸ˜›

  10. cyza says:

    Nothing like Ross…


  11. cyza says:

    I treat that more to investment because once we get a unit, we immediately get the cheques + the profit. Don’t you think so!!??

  12. farahaznil says:

    hohhoo..TQ fatah. i will remember it..i’m still young..n i dont want to waste my time anymore..huhhuu

  13. farahaznil says:

    hmm..but not all younger want to take that lesson right?many younger people now like to enjoy 1st..hohhoo..i hope i’m not one of them..huhhuu

  14. titan says:

    even we cannot turn back time, we still can turn back our watch. Want to give a try? Hehe..

  15. titan says:

    is not right. Hardworking and passion are gold now. Time become platinum today. Haha..

  16. farahaznil says:

    hohhoo..if like that..i also want to turn my watch back la..ekekekeke..it is not imposibble rught??hahhaa..just give a try..

  17. farahaznil says:

    not titanium?ekekekeke…

  18. abdfatah says:

    no and not… gold is old version… platinum is newbie… titanium is very brutal case… the most important here is plutonium time daaaa….

  19. abdfatah says:

    not many… but all of teenage ninja turtle like to enjoy… we enjoy like puteri says in sitcome puteri

  20. abdfatah says:

    give a good try turn back our watch if you want it. just do it everyday to look back of your old time… hahahaa

  21. abdfatah says:

    cannot think so like that… give me a check to me and i can think it very so… hahahhaa…

  22. contest2u says:

    waste time this is subjective, if u think your time is well spent so there is no wasting right? like a skateboarder who likes to lepak and play skateboard. we see him like wasting his time right? but for him he is enjoying his time so i think that is not a waste as he can have lots of benefit (skills, friends, etc.) but negative activities such as crime and vandalism is wasting time as this have no improvement on one self.

  23. contest2u says:

    so just move on and work like 100X more harder to catch up the lost time πŸ˜›

  24. contest2u says:

    agreed on that. it depends how u see it right? everyone have their own way of looking at things.. i have same as yours cyza.

  25. contest2u says:

    lol turn back the watch? lol thats a very good one.. but thats no point lah titan πŸ˜›

  26. cyza says:

    It doesn’t really matter what it is… the most important thing is all of us got the message…

    p/s: I just got a cheque… RM500 πŸ™‚

    It’s not business….it’s just by doing something good to the education community…. and I never expected anything like this coming to me… Alhamdulillah….

    I hope I can get more cheques like this

  27. cyza says:

    Loyar buruk bebbb…. πŸ˜‰

  28. cyza says:

    Yep, join and get the cheques…. What a win situation for me… few of my valuable cheques… he he… πŸ™‚ Alhamdulillah….must praise God for all the rezeki…

  29. titan says:

    maybe its not point to you. But to me, it have a lots of meaning. Hoho..

  30. titan says:

    of course its possible. I have 10 watch in my house. Hoho. But if i do that, my mother will scolding to me..

  31. farahaznil says:

    huwaa….rm500???what type education community u do cyza?let us know more about it..story la..hehe

  32. farahaznil says:

    i know what titan meaning it..hahhaa

  33. cyza says:


    Let it be a mystery for you… πŸ˜‰

    Bottom line, make good deeds with good heart and don’t expect any return… I did that…and suddenly I got a cheque 2 months after that… Alhamdulillah….

  34. cyza says:


    Why you opted for a cheques instead of receiving western union for google adsense payment?

  35. farahaznil says:

    hohhoo..what u did cyza??it sound soooo mysteryzz…hahhaa..u teach ur friend or ur senior?hahhaa…just some guess from me..hehe

  36. cyza says:

    I contributed something to somebody… πŸ˜‰

  37. contest2u says:

    congrate cyza.. a good money for u. thats a really good deeds u are doing.

  38. contest2u says:

    after u turn back the watch then what happen? just wondering hehe πŸ˜›

  39. contest2u says:

    few valuable cheques? thats must be very big amount u are spending πŸ˜›

  40. cyza says:

    Thanks… Rezeki beb

  41. farahaznil says:

    hohhoo..do something goods..somwtimes not regarding..we also can get some wealth!!!hohohoh..is that true what im talking about?hehe

  42. farahaznil says:

    Kita enjoy!!!hahhaa..to much enjoy for teenagers bring bad thing to us back..hohhoo

  43. farahaznil says:

    yup..thats is hobby…but not at all people understand what our hobby right?…just do it!!hahhaa..but do is do lah..remember also remember la..hahha..future is future…ho ho ho..what im talking right now??

  44. I rather not turn back time as I think that what ever we hv done, must hv a purpose. that;s to learn from it πŸ™‚

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