Turn Your Hobby into Income

Hey guy! How are you today?

Today is a great day to talk about your hobby that will generate you income. Walla! Surprise? Not anymore my friends. Why? Many have done it and become successful. So why aren’t we do it also? Because I do not know how, because it is impossible, because I am not capable, because I do not know where to starts….and the excuses can go on and on, and on and on.

It is all in our mind. Many of us have hobbies, either to distress, cultivate personal creativity or both. Wouldn’t it be nice to up the ante and make money from your favourite pastime?

Fortunately, nowadays the internet has opened up myriad channels to reach customers, and many of these online portals are free or levy minimum rates. The best people to talk about your hobby are those who have done it. May I ask you a question? Are you a collector? Do you like to cook? Does you have any skills? Are you expert in something? If you are passionate about your area of interest, chances are, you have been actively practising or learning about it. Why not get paid to pass on that knowledge? There you go now you starts to see things huh! then pay me..ahaha..just kidding.

Ok now…What do Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods and the late Steve Jobs have in common? Besides their substantial net worth, they are known for making a name for themselves by “following the passion”. And what better way to do what you love than turning your hobby into full-fledged business?

Many people start their businesses from something they enjoy doing as a pastime, says Maresa Ng, a business coach at ActionCOACH, an international business and executive coaching firm. “Some people enjoy arranging flowers and decide to starts a florist shop. Others like cooking and go into catering, like Chef Wan. I love speaking and mentoring people. So I decided to coach business owners,” say Ng a former banker.

Warning guys! Here’s the bad news. When you transform your hobby into a business, it is no longer your hobby. Then you have to work hard as other business people are doing, put more effort, put more time into it, and actually the amount of money you make has a direct correlation with the amount of time invested.

Here are two critical questions to ask before taking the next step. Be honest. The answers can either push you into starting a business or keeping your hobby as pastime.

  • Are You Good Enough? While it is an important ingredient, passion alone is not enough to ensure success. Even if you are a good cook, running a business and cooking are two different things. You need to be passionate about being in business, and not just be passionate about what you are doing.
  • Can You Afford it? You have to have sufficient funds before you start the business like any other businesses.

So my next question is Are You Ready? Share your thoughts with me here.

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Why Biotech is important to us?

“The application of science and technology to living organisms, as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services.”

Simply put, it is a technology that is based on biology, which uses living organisms to make innovative products that improve our lives. Our industry works in healthcare, agriculture and industry to meet life’s greatest needs in a carefully regulated way. – See more at: http://www.europabio.org/how-can-biotechnology-benefit-you

This is really interesting subject to discuss here today. Why? View this video.

All of these bold technologies, and those that are still in the pipeline, promise a brighter future for Europe and the world. But for this to happen, the industry requires sounds policy decisions that support innovation and risk–taking as well as a public that is well informed about how biotech is creating a healthier, greener, more productive and more sustainable economy.

Are we ready for the change?

In 2005, Malaysia established the National Biotechnology Policy (NBP) that aims to turn the biotechnology sector into one of the key economic drivers in the nation, contributing 5% of the nation’s GDP by 2020. The NBP was designed to provide a comprehensive roadmap that would foster a conducive ecosystem for accelerated growth in the biotech industry. This has been implemented with three 5-year phases in mind.

Capacity Building

Phase I, 2005-2010

•Establishment of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Advisory and Implementation Councils

•Development of knowledge workers and job supply

•Development of legal and IP framework

•Building of Malaysian branding within the biotechnology industry


Science to Business

Phase II, 2011-2015

•Development of local expertise

•Development of new products

•Technology acquisition and develop capability in technology licensing

•Intensified investment promotion and branding


Global Presence

Phase III, 2016-2020

•Consolidation of strengths and capabilities

•Strengthen technology and innovation licensing

•Further develop expertise

•Promote global Malaysian companies

The NBP spells out nine key thrusts that underpin these aspirations, namely:

•Agriculture Biotechnology Development

•Healthcare Biotechnology Development

•Industrial Biotechnology Development

•R&D and Technology Acquisition

•Human Capital Development

•Financial Infrastructure Development

•Legislative and Regulatory Framework Development

•Strategic Positioning

•Government Commitment

The National Biotechnology Division under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is responsible for steering the national agenda through Research & Development, Technology Development, and Promotion of Biotechnology programs.

This has led to the establishment of three National Biotechnology Institutes: the Malaysia Agro-Biotechnology Institute, Malaysia Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals, and the Malaysia Genome Institute.

The Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) was set up in 2005 as an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to execute the objectives of the NBP. Several initiatives, such as the BioNexus program for biotech start-ups have been implemented in order to realize various aspects of the NBP.

Before you go, let see on how this awesome technology could change our future energy! Sit back and enjoy viewing.

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Hari Raya Eidul Fitri 2014 di rumah Cikgu Rosli di Kuang

We are all from Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Jalan Temerloh Kuala Lumpur in the year 1973 till 1978. This year we manage to organize a Hari Raya Eidul Fitri gathering at Cikgu Rosli Hashim house in Kuang, Selangor.

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Analysis of MH370 by Chris Goodfellow

Dear All,

This is the best analysis I have seen on what happened to MH370. An analysis by an ex-pilot himself Chris Goodfellow.

“Chris Goodfellow, Shared publicly – Mar 14, 2014 on Google+ . . . . .


MH370 A different point of view. Pulau Langkawi 13,000 runway.

A lot of speculation about MH370. Terrorism, hijack, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN – almost disturbing. I tend to look for a more simple explanation of this event.

Loaded 777 departs midnight from Kuala to Beijing. Hot night. Heavy aircraft. About an hour out across the gulf towards Vietnam the plane goes dark meaning the transponder goes off and secondary radar tracking goes off.

Two days later we hear of reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar meaning the plane is being tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the plane on a southwesterly course back across the Malay Peninsula into the straits of Malacca.

When I heard this I immediately brought up Google Earth and I searched for airports in proximity to the track towards southwest.

The left turn is the key here. This was a very experienced senior Captain with 18,000 hours. Maybe some of the younger pilots interviewed on CNN didn’t pick up on this left turn. We old pilots were always drilled to always know the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us and airports ahead of us. Always in our head. Always. Because if something happens you don’t want to be thinking what are you going to do – you already know what you are going to do. Instinctively when I saw that left turn with a direct heading I knew he was heading for an airport. Actually he was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi a 13,000 foot strip with an approach over water at night with no obstacles. He did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000 foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier towards Langkawi and also a shorter distance.

Take a look on Google Earth at this airport. This pilot did all the right things. He was confronted by some major event onboard that made him make that immediate turn back to the closest safe airport.
For me the loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense if a fire. There was most likely a fire or electrical fire. In the case of fire the first response if to pull all the main busses and restore circuits one by one until you have isolated the bad one.

If they pulled the busses the plane indeed would go silent. It was probably a serious event and they simply were occupied with controlling the plane and trying to fight the fire. Aviate, Navigate and lastly communicate. There are two types of fires. Electrical might not be as fast and furious and there might or might not be incapacitating smoke. However there is the possibility given the timeline that perhaps there was an overheat on one of the front landing gear tires and it blew on takeoff and started slowly burning. Yes this happens with underinflated tires. Remember heavy plane, hot night, sea level, long run takeoff. There was a well known accident in Nigeria of a DC8 that had a landing gear fire on takeoff. A tire fire once going would produce horrific incapacitating smoke. Yes, pilots have access to oxygen masks but this is a no no with fire. Most have access to a smoke hood with a filter but this will only last for a few minutes depending on the smoke level. (I used to carry one of my own in a flight bag and I still carry one in my briefcase today when I fly).

What I think happened is that they were overcome by smoke and the plane just continued on the heading probably on George (autopilot) until either fuel exhaustion or fire destroyed the control surfaces and it crashed. I said four days ago you will find it along that route – looking elsewhere was pointless.

This pilot, as I say, was a hero struggling with an impossible situation trying to get that plane to Langkawi. No doubt in my mind. That’s the reason for the turn and direct route. A hijack would not have made that deliberate left turn with a direct heading for Langkawi. It would probably have weaved around a bit until the hijackers decided on where they were taking it.

Surprisingly none of the reporters , officials, other pilots interviewed have looked at this from the pilot’s viewpoint. If something went wrong where would he go? Thanks to Google earth I spotted Langkawi in about 30 seconds, zoomed in and saw how long the runway was and I just instinctively knew this pilot knew this airport. He had probably flown there many times. I guess we will eventually find out when you help me spread this theory on the net and some reporters finally take a look on Google earth and put 2 and 2 together. Also a look at the age and number of cycles on those nose tires might give us a good clue too.

Fire in an aircraft demands one thing – you get the machine on the ground as soon as possible. There are two well remembered experiences in my memory. The AirCanada DC9 which landed I believe in Columbus Ohio in the eighties. That pilot delayed descent and bypassed several airports. He didn’t instinctively know the closest airports. He got it on the ground eventually but lost 30 odd souls. In the 1998 crash of Swissair DC-10 off Nova Scotia was another example of heroic pilots. They were 15 minutes out of Halifax but the fire simply overcame them and they had to ditch in the ocean. Just ran out of time. That fire incidentally started when the aircraft was about an hour out of Kennedy. Guess what the transponders and communications were shut off as they pulled the busses.

Get on Google Earth and type in Pulau Langkawi and then look at it in relation to the radar track heading. 2+2=4 That for me is the simple explanation why it turned and headed in that direction.

Smart pilot. Just didn’t have the time.”

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#Pray For MH370

Assalamualaikum all,

Since Saturday, 8 March 2014, we have been shocked with the news, MH370 plane is missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China. Now already more than 48 hours have passed and still the plane is missing. Oh God! Oh Allah! Please help us find the plane. The whole world is concerned with this issue.

My personal advice is to pray for the well-being of all in the MH370 flight and also to their next of kin. Everywhere I go, people are expressing sadness and sympathy for the families of those on the flight. They are praying for a miracle and they are praying for the families of the passengers to be given strength.

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