Saturday, August 22, 2009


Saturday, 22 August 2009

3 months old Emma was presented me on the 13 August, as a birthday present, because I said I would have her. She is a chihuahua.

And to complete the gift, someone else presented a dog bed, a twin dog feeding bowl, doggy pad for housebreaking, a pan/spade poop scoop set, a bag of puppy feed & a dog belt (which I have not used yet).

I returned Emma and her things back to her original owners today. Emma and another of her siblings were taken home by someone else right away. I am glad because Emma deserves a more tolerable master than I have been.

I have looked after 6 dogs at one period. My children and I love to play with them. I gave them bath, cooked for them. They were a mixture of terrier, collie, shih tzu. The difference is that they stayed outside the house.

Having a dog living inside the house, running about, pooping around and biting clothes and shoes, is just not my cup of tea.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Book: Learn From Successful Entrepreneurs Part 1

Monday, 10 August 2009

It was the 1st part of the "Learn From Successful Entrepreneurs" sold to me by a worker, at the publishing company, who answered my call. There are no more copies on sale and no more inpublication. We met at an LRT station. She came with a colleague and I went with Yean. We have never met each other.

It was her personal copy. Although the cover is stained the inside is still good. Initially I asked if she could lower her price. She told me to give me whatever I could paid her. In the end I just paid her the full price (MR10) because the contents is okay and that is more important.

There are 40 business entrepreneurs listed in this book too. I enjoyed reading it.

(1) Azim Hasham Premji - Founder of Wipro Limited (India's biggest and most competitive IT Company)
(2) Bill Gates - Chairman, Microsoft Corporation

(3) Charles Wang - Co-founder of Computer Associates International, Inc.
(4) Colonel Harland Sanders - founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken

(5) Craig O Mccaw - Pioneer of Telecommunications
(6) David Beckham - English Footballer

(7) Elliot and Ruth Handler - Co-founder of Mattel and creation of Barbie Doll
(8) Fred Smith - Founder of FedEx

(9) Jackie Chan - Stunts Movie Star
(10) Jeffrey Bezos - Founder of

(11) Jerry Yang - Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
(12) Johanna Quandt - BMW

(13) Karl & Theo Albrecht - Founders of supermarket chain Aldi Nord
(14) Kim Sun Joo

(15) Kumar
(16) Kumar Mangalam Birla - Chairman of Aditya Birla Group

(17) Lakshmi Mittai
(18) Leo Burnett - Advertising Executive

(19) Levi Strauss - Founder of Levi jeans
(20) Lim Goh Tong - Transformer of Genting Highlands to a resort

(21) Matshushita Konosuke - Founder of Panasonic Corporation
(22) Mikhail Khodorovsky - Founder of Menatep Bank (Russia)

(23) Mohamed Al Fayed - Owner of Harrods Departmental Store (Knightsbridge)
(24) Narayana Murthy - Co-founder of Infosys Technologies

(25) Philip H Knight - Co-founder of athletic apparel maker Nike
(26) Pierre Omidyar - Founder of eBay auction site.

(27) Robert Johnson
(28) Tan Sri Robert Kuok - Malaysian Chinese businessman

(29) Robert Saxe
(30) Roy Thomson

(31) Sanjiv Singh Sidhu
(32) Steve Case - Co-founder of American Online (AOL).

(33) Sumner M Redstone
(34) Tadashi Yanai

(35) Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary - Malaysian Business entrepreneur
(36) Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan - Malaysian Business entrepreneur

(37) Toyoda Eiji - Managing Director of Toyota Motor.
(38) Vijay Singh - Fijian professional golfer

(39) Warren Buffet - Most successful investor in history
(40) William Ding Lei - Founder of NetEase.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Book: Learn From Successful Entrepreneurs Part 2

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Learn From Successful Entrepreneurs Part 2
(Publisher: Vanakkammalaysia Dotcom Sdn Bhd) (Price: MR10.00)

If it isn't for this book, I wouldn't have recognised the names of these successful entrepreneurs. I won't remember all the names listed in this either after reading this book but it has been very interesting to read about how they founded some of the branded things that I have heard, read, seen and used, and how others succeeded in their respective businesses and interests.

(1) Akio Morita - Sony radios
(2) Amar G. Bos - Bose speakers. Never came across them until a recent visit to a classmate and I was amazed by the quality of sound produced by the small Bose speakers

(3) Arun Netravli -
Bell Laboratories.
(4) Ashok Kumar Goel - Laminated tubes.

(5) Brownie Wise -
Direct selling of Tuppware. I think the plastic ware are the best.
(6) Carlos Slim Helu - The Book said he is King Midas of Mexico

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh - A prominent Malaysia business entrepreneur.
(8) Gianni Agnelli - The book said he is the king of Italian Industry.

Henri Nestle - First infant cereal. Now I know how "Nestle" started. It is a brand that I like - Nestle Cereal, Nestle milk, Nestle chocolate, Nestle drinks. etc.
(10) Henry Ford - Ford trucks.

(11) Jamsetji Tata - Indian business entrepreneur
(12) John D. Rockefeller - The book said he was history's first billionnaire and founder of Standard Oil Company.

Katherine Graham - The book said she is the most powerful woman of 20th century and winner of the Pulitzer prize.
(14) Larry Ellison - Oracle Corporation. This is interesting to know as I have come across the Oracle system.

(15) Liu Yonghao - Chinese business entrepreneur.
(16) Mary Kay Ash - Mary Kay beauty products. I have heard of her products but I have never tried them.

(17) Masayoshi Son - Broadband business.
(18) Michael Dell - Dell computers. I have used Dell computers before.

(19) Michael Lee-Chin - Canadian business entrepreneur.
(20) Olivia Lum - Huflux water and fluid treatment.

(21) Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey Show. I like to watch her talk shows.
(22) Ramalinga Raju - Satyam Computer Service Ltd.

(23) Ray C. Anderson - Interface Carpet.
(24) Ray Kroc - McDonald's Fast Food Restaurants.

(25) Richard Branson - Virgin Group.
(26) Richard Li - My first time reading about him.

(27) Richard M. Schulze - My first time reading about him.
(28) Roy Allen - A&W Root Beer. I prefer that to the Coca-cola.

(29) Sabeer Bhatia - Hotmail free email services!
(30) Sam Walton - Walmart. I enjoyed shopping there - good prices and plenty of choices.

(31) Soichiro Honda - Honda motorbikes.
(32) Stelios Haji-Ioannou - Low cost air travel.

(33) Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal Abu Bakar - Malaysia business entrepreneur - MK Land.
(34) Thomas Watson Jr. - IBM

(35) Tiger Woods - Golfer
(36) Tokuji Hayakawa - Sharp Company

(37) Tom Monaghan - Domino's Pizza. I don't think I have tried this yet.
(38) Dato' Tony Fernandes - Air Asia, Asia's first budget airline. Thanks to Air Asia, everyone can fly.

(39) Walt Disney - Animated Characters, Disneyland, Disney World.
(40) William Wrigley, Jr. - Chewing gum.

Out of the 40 persons mentioned in this book, I know only Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Dato' Tony Fernandes, Walt Disney! That shows how much I have been reading!

Book: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May be Killing You

Sunday, 9 May 2009

I don't know what had gotten into me. I haven't been able to finish reading any books until recently. Thanks to my new pair of reading spectacles.

What your doctor doesn't know about nutritional medicine may be killing you
(Author: Ray D. Strand, M.D.) (Publisher: Advantage Quest) (Price: MR29.90)

Dr. Strand wrote about nutritional supplements as complimentary medicine and not as alternative medicine. He also spoke about us controlling the disease and not letting the disease control us.

It is interesting to read how he treated his patients (suffering from Fibromyalgia, leukoenoephalopathy, multiple scelerosis, cardiomyopathy, ovarian cancer, neuroblastoma, macular degeneration, Crohn's disease, systematic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, asthma, bronchial asthma, cystic fibrosis, Parkinson's disease, multiple scelerosis, Syndrome X (insulin resistance), Diabetest, etc.) with the nutritional supplements.

I think one of the reasons by I enjoyed reading his book is because I believe in nutritional supplements. I know my body does not get all the nutrients, from the food that I eat every day, and therefore I need to take supplements.

Nobody wants or enjoys being sick. I personally feel more sick when I am on medications of any sort for an extended time.