Current Update


As for career, right now I’m managing Authentic Venture’s marketing department. This is my first job and as an electrical grad, it’s far from what I should do. However, as an engineer, I’m supposed to be the one who creates product from resources that surround me. In this case, my products would be marketing endeavor and my resources are time and skills that I’ve learnt as an engineer.

So far the job is good. I’ve got to learn many new skillsets, especially my weakest area, interpersonal skill. I’ve becoming more and more comfortable talking with strangers on the phone, starting a conversation and convincing people. Meeting new people is absolutely fabulous experience. Last week, I sit at the same table as Norman KRU at MDeC’s Open House. Jacqueline Victor and Jay Jay were there too. Prominent business people were also there but I don’t know many of them, but it’s a start.

I should be having a new staff next week. That’s something new. Before this I was just having my brother and friends helping me with my business but now having a staff formally is a new experience. He’s older than me but I’m sure we won’t have any problem working together.

Enough for work. Let’s go to investment and business updates. I opened up CIMB’s Itrade last month but I haven’t used the fund to buy any stock yet. I take it a little bit slow due my lack of time researching the market. Public Mutual’s funds are recovering some profit that I’ve lost during the crisis. I’m gonna be holding them until they reach some percentage of return.

Business is a little bit slow. There is no time to update stock and promote my threads in lowyat.net . I absolutely can’t survive on salary alone. I should be thankful of some cashflow coming in from blogging and part time business. and investment but I don’t consider it as a cashflow.

So far life is good, not as good as I’m expected but still thankful for it, still not succumbing to social consensus of having a girlfriend(still not ready to get married, an excuse that I tell myself to impede the urge of having a girlfriend), still healthily enjoying solitary time and friends are within reach.

It’s unbelievable that I can’t stop writing this post. I’ve abandoned this blog for quite some time. I have to stop now but I’ll convince myself to start another post in this 2 or 3 days.

Selamat Hari Raya

  1. #1 by Norma on October 24, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    Hi there. It’s been so long that I did not get the opportunity to see what you are doing till now.
    Have a wonderful adventure, I know in life there is always risk involved but with proper planning, you can do it.
    It is always nice to read regarding someone who dare to dream BIG!!!!
    Also, Irwan, everyday is a new day.ENJOY it.

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