What’s turning me off from applying for a PR in Australia?

What’s turning me off from applying for PR in Australia?

Just a few points:

1. It takes a long time to actually get an answer on whether or not you get your PR. During the waiting period, it’ll be very hard to get a permanent/full-time employment anywhere.

2. You need to work in your nominated industry for a certain period of time. God knows I’m not too keen in being in the accounting profession. I was actually contemplating jobs related to the finance industry (trading, financial planning, and etc.) before proceeding to flying.

3. Unless you get a good-paying job, things can be rather expensive over here.

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I’ll be returning to Malaysia for good next year… And that decision’s final!

After thinking everything through and writing pages upon pages of projections and plans, I’ve decided that I’ll be returning to Malaysia by the end of March next year. Unless something of significance happened before I return home, that decision’s final. I’ll be finishing my studies by the end of February 2010 and will probably attend my graduation sometime in May (if I do attend that is).

So, why the change of heart? Probably beause I feel that applying and waiting for PR just takes too long. A friend of mine took 8 months before he received a green light from the Australian Government while others still haven’t received any news yet. Plus, to look for jobs after that will take even longer. There’s just too much uncertainty involved. Time is of the essence for me, so I don’t think I’ll be gambling away my time.

I also think that the prospect of breaking into business is much higher in Malaysia, albeit all the red tape.

Upon returning to Malaysia, I plan to work for a few months, and then put full concentration on my flight training (if I still unable to land any airline sponsorship). My money’s on Malaysian Flying Academy (MFA) at the moment.

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Selamat hari raya everyone! Maaf zahir dan batin :)

To every single one of my readers, I’d like to wish you all Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin! πŸ™‚

My goodness, this industry involves loads of reading!

One thing for sure is that being a participant in the financial market yourself involves tonnes of reading!

I’m not working for any institutions. I’m only a private investor & trader and even then, I have to do a lot of research and studies to keep myself up to date.

A few hundred pages a week probably… I seriously hope that I don’t get burned out…

Just imagine what people like Donald Trump and Prince Al-Waleed Talal have to go through to keep themselves current. Talking about newspapers alone, I’ve heard that they have to go through a number of them each day.

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You’ve got to make life choices sooner or later

Choices that I’ll be making and pathways that I’ll choose in the next 6 months will lead me to either two ofΒ  these situations:

My life will go into a spiral dive…

or…

my life will be a successful and happy one.

And I’m really afraid that it’ll be the former… If I fail, I’ll fail big time…

But hey, that’s life! Think positive πŸ˜€
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In which situation would you rather be in?

Which situation would you rather be in?

1. Doing something that you love but you have to live in pain and suffering for a while because of it.

or

2. Live comfortably and in ease but waking up every single day knowing that you’re doing something that you don’t love at all.

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Golf: A Psychological Game

Any golfers out there?

I started playing golf since I was in Form 3 (15 years old). Or was it earlier? Can’t actually remember.

The first few years was pretty frustrating until I met this one amazing golf instructor. Too bad I lost contact with him already.

Anyway, when I went to college in Nilai, I trained under a new instructor who apparently trained in California and bla bla bla. Well, I screwed up my swing and got hold of some really bad habits. I couldn’t hit right for 1 year plus.

After college, went back home and went to train under my old instructor again. Thank goodness I got better!

Being in Australia, I did manage to play a lot in the beginning but life took hold and golf is now in the back burner. I’m starting to play again slowly and I’m really hoping that I can improve my swings pretty soon.

The major problem that I’ve always had when I play on the course is pscyhology-related. I can swing amazingly on the driving range but when it comes to playing when it matters, I shank, I slice, and I hook. I just can’t handle the pressure. Kadang-kadang, malu wei!

Thus the reason why I’m a bit embarassed when people invite me to play golf with them πŸ˜‰

By the way, to illustrate my horrible-ness as a golfer, my handicap is 24 πŸ™

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Happy Merdeka Day Malaysia.. I love you! :)

Happy 52nd Merdeka Day to all Malaysians out there!

Let us all embrace our diversity and celebrate our one commonality… that we are Malaysians.

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Who reads my blog?

Sometimes, I wonder how many people actually pay attention to my blog and who are these people.

It also scares me to death that there are a lot of professionals and intellectual people out there who may have stumbled upon this blog πŸ˜›

Entah apa dia orang fikir agaknya.

Apparently, after my blog came out in The Malay Mail (link), my dad also reads my blog now. Adoi.. sekarang kena banyak censorship la πŸ˜€

Pa, if you are reading this, may I redirect you to this entry here. << tekan sini πŸ˜‰

One thing for sure is that I try my best to voice out my ideas and thoughts. Kalau korang tak suka, peduli apa. Bukannya korang kenal aku pun πŸ˜‰

Anyway, just out of curiosity, do write in the comments section about who you are and where you come from.

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Apply First Aid Course & Barista Course

I went to a couple of cool courses in the past month. One was the “Apply First Aid” Course and the other was a “Barista” course.

1. Apply First Aid Course

Pretty good actually. They taught us how to do CPR on adults and babies, operate the defibrillator, and also how to treat some common medical emergencies.

Definitely a fun day!

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