Friday, September 28, 2012

Famous Failures

I was depressed lately by something unfortunate things to be happened on me.
Having myself lack of confidence for a while and I saw this article when  I'm amazed by the stories behind each and every huge revolutionary heroes of mankind's history.

Michael Jordan
After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home locked himself in his room and cried.

The Beatles
Rejected by Decca Recoding studios, who said "we don't like their sound" - "They have no future in show business"

A High School dropout, whose personal struggles with drugs and poverty culminated in a unsuccessful suicide attempt.

Steve Jobs
At 30 years old he was left devastated and depressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started.

Walt Disney
Fired from a newspaper for "lacking imagination" and "having no original ideas"

Oprah Winfrey
Was demoted from her job as a news anchor because she .."wasn't fit for television"

Albert Einstein
He wasn't able to speak until he was almost 4 years old and his teachers said he would "never amount to much"

-- " If you've Never Failed, You've Never Tried Anything New" --

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to change the world

Ever though of changing the world by your hands in one day? In the future, if not now?
I've came across this meaningful picture when 'm surfing the net randomly and it inspired me for a while after thinking of the message the author wanted to deliver.

To Change the World eh?
2012 is ending and we've been through all the revolution eras of the world in the past 50 years and it doesn't meant to stop for a while either.
Many people had make a change in their life as well as 'changing' the world with their thoughts.
Examples are all around! Ghandi, Steve Jobs, or even Newton for few thousand years back.

They've strife their way out for their thinkings to the world and they made it!
It is not because they are more clever nor they paid for people to promote their ideas.
But it is their own work of Persistant and Spirit of not giving up leads them to the top of the world.

It is our job to live our life to the fullest.
It is our own duty to be responsible of our own duties.
If we don't build our own dreams, others will hire you to build theirs. :)

We might be not as genius as Albert Einstein, nor as intelligent as Thomas Edison to invent.
But we must not doubt the power of ourselves. 
God created us. And we're meant for something!
Don't disappoint for all who loved us, keep one doing our task to the best and one day we might be the one who changed the world.

Follow excellence, Success will follow -- Rancho

Thursday, September 13, 2012

To the land of Southern Thailand - Hat Yai

Thailand is a marvelous place for vacation, with so many places of interest, I'll start with Hat Yai.
Southern Thailand..

A very big thanks to AirAsia for doing promotion last year selling their airbus ticket at 0 Fare rate.
Yes, 0 fare, that's why I've decided to book tickets a year later to hat yai.
It was a 4D3N trip for 2 persons with only RM350 go and forth.

Here's my experience of getting to Airport base on this trip:

Here's some sharing of my personally experience with Hat Yai as my first vacation to Thailand in my living ages.
The foods here are so different from Malaysia and one might not be so favor to Thai food immediately.

This is my first meal in hat yai as we reach earlier than check-in time of my hotel, we had our lunch at a nearby shop. This char kuey tiao is so different from Malaysia's.
They fried with totally oil-less and much healthier than MY's. :/

On the road, we saw the fabulous Tuk Tuk that all people are mentioning.
They look cute and yet sturdy. Bargaining with the driving is fun though. :P
Usual rates for riding a tuktuk is 20Baht per person, but they usually says higher fare.
Do bargain with them!

However, there's reasonable case that they rise their fare for a further place you're going.
For example, to the Berthai night market or Klonghae floating market might cost you 30B per head.
I've been to the furthest Big C Extra and Tesco Lotus with 30B per head.

On the first night, we went to night market of Berthai.
It is so famous and I'm not letting myself to miss this out!

The shops inside are pretty awesome too, look at these shoes. :O

After that, no doubt we continue our passion and head on to the night market in the City as well.
The whole streets along side of Lee Garden Plaza is full of stalls of foods.

There's a cinema inside Lee Garden Plaza as well, seems very big but too spacious.
There're many empty shops with not much people in the mall too. :/

We used to stay in Tune Hotel.
Take a look on my experience on Tune Hotel Hatyai here:

On the next day, we decided to went to the Samila Beach and take a look on the golden mermaid where everyone is talking about.
Fortunate enough, we get to communicate with the shop master of this Bak Kut Teh shop and they introduced an uncle to bring us out for City Tour, with a cost of course. :P

A very big thanks to this uncle, and his van for taking us 2 persons only, we managed to get to most if not all of the points of interest in Hat Yai Songkhla.

We were very lucky to know that, the office of Airport Taxi was located just a street in front of our staying hotel.
It was only 5 minutes walk for us to reach here.
They offer Bus and Taxi service to fetch tourist go and forth from the Airport.
A private taxi will cost 300B per trip, it is too expensive for us.
We'll go for the Bus with only 80B per trip, but there's specified time for the bus to reach here.
I don't remember all of the time but I do recall that there's 0645 and 1000(am) and also 1230(pm).

Since my flight back to KL depart on 1235, we board the 1000am bus to the airport.
It takes about 30 minutes from the office to the aiport.

More pictures are available here (200+):

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tune Hotel in Hat Yai Thailand

Hotel plays a very crucial role when it comes to travelling, a not-so-tasty hotel can be a nightmare when we're far away from our homes.

Tune Hotel is sprouting all over the Asia in cooperative with AirAsia and it might be another option to stay when travelling in Asia countries.

Here's a small review through my own experience with Tune Hotel.
I'm glad to say that I've booked the right hotel for my trip to Hat Yai this year. 

Some of the biggest concern when booking a hotel might be the cost and what facilities it provide to us.
I'd say that it is average to stay in Tune as I've booked 3 nights + a Cozy Package with only 1450baht.
3 nights cost only 890baht and the else are the cozy package's charges.
Cozy package includes 24hour wifi, 24 hour tv, 1 towel and 12 hours of Aircond.

As we can see, the toilet is clean, and the room is spacious enough for 2 person's staying.

How to get to LCCT/KLIA from Kuala Lumpur

Travelling with public transport can be a little bit tricky in Kuala Lumpur as there is too much variety of transports to choose from.

What's more terrible is when you're heading to the airport but had no idea how to go with public transport.
KLIA/LCCT are too far to be driven there, therefore taxis straight to airport will charge a lot. (appx RM100) 

Here's 2 cheaper ways to the LCCT/KLIA via public transport:
i. via Train
ii. via Bus
*Required to reach KL Sentral

I. via Train
Taking a train is the most comfortable way to the airport.
However, be sure about which airport you are heading to. (LCCT or KLIA)
Different airport have different ways to go.

If you're going to the LCCT(Low cost carrier terminal), take the KLIA Transit which is located in the KL Sentral. 
You buy a ticket of RM12.50 and board the train to salak tinggi, and head on a shuttle bus which will take you to the LCCTerminal.
Don't worry about the shuttle bus, you'll see it waiting for you when you reach salak tinggi.

If you're going to the KLIA airport, worry no more!
It is much easier when you're on board of the KLIA Ekspress. Which is right opposite of the klia transit in kl sentral.

II. via Bus

Taking the bus is a convenient way but not as comfortable as taking the train.
And it might takes a little bit longer for bus to reach the airport. (Appx 1 hour)


First trip: 0315 am
Last trip: 1030 pm

RM8.00 per trip


First trip: 0300 am
Last trip: 1000 pm

RM9.00 per trip

Airport Coach

First trip: 0500 am
Last trip: 1100 pm

RM10.00 per trip

All buses can be ride on KL Sentral.
It's bus station is located at a tunnel down at KL Sentral's front door.