2018 will soon become a history to remember. Just about hours away to meet a fresher year, we have to admit that a lot of events had occurred during the past 12 months. One of the most memorable events is the surprising result of the 14th General Election in Malaysia. The world was in shock after the mass majority of Malaysian voters elected once again Tun Dr. Mahathir as their 7th Prime Minister. But that was not the most shocking news to the world. What shocked them the most is that the transition of power went smoothly well, and the world’s oldest premier has now become the permanent newsmaker.

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Football (orĀ soccer in American) is one of the most popular sports in the world. Every four years, all eyes are glued to TV screen at home, watching their favourite world-class teams and players play. World Cup is undoubtedly the most entertaining tournament in the history of sports and football!

But what we do not know is that, somehow, football has ‘a positive correlation with the oil and gas industry‘. Yes, believe it or not, it is true!

Part 2: Sepak Takraw is a unique sport from Malaysia and we are the best in the World!

According to some historical documents, Malaysia is the sole inventor of “Sepak Takraw” which was originally called Sepak Raga.

However, Thailand, being the mightiest Kingdom in the South East Asian region at that time competed with the Malacca Kingdom by declining to admit that Sepak Takraw was originated from Malaysia. The Thais said that Sepak Takraw was originated from Thailand, and the game should be called Takraw instead!

Most parents would be proud to have their kids doing well in sports. As for me, I would be satisfied if my kids are able to swim and ride a bike. These have been my very least targets, apart from their spiritual, psychological and academic goals.

As a father who works from home, I am thankful that I have more time to spend with my family. It is fun to talk to my kids like explaining simple life philosophies while juggling with my daily responsibilities (such as freelance coder, side businesses e.g. selling ‘takoyaki’, teaching and consulting).