Friday, September 22, 2017

Art of Self-Discipline

Common characteristic of successful people : Self-discipline. 

Our success and happiness is determined by the amount of self-discipline we have.

No substitute of self-discipline. Intelligence, knowledge and skills are not enough.


Harvard MBA studies - 3% who had written goals earned on average 10 times as much as the other 97% of the class combined.
Write down your goals by using the SMART (specific, measureable, achieable, relevant and time-bound).

Staying focus on what you are doing.

Staying focus is about self-control from distractions and putting complete attention on what you are doing.

The secret of success lies in the code word, FOCUS (Focus One Course Until Successful).
Focusing on one thing intently with intensity can fire up one's performance and achievement.


Holding a mental picture of what success would be like and imagining how it would feel is a powerful mental discipline to motivate oneself to achieve the goal one has set.


Celebrating the 'small success' in the journey of achievement is a good way of reinforcing one's motivation to continue to accomplish 'bigger successes' to come.

Success is indeed a journey and not a destination.


American dancer, Martha Graham said it well: "Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion".

Source : Dr. Victor S. L. Tan / 1Klassified / NST

Salam Maal Hijrah 1439

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What are the qualities that make a good leader?

  • has a high virtue and a noble character
  • as time passed amid growth and progress, good qualities diminished while egocentrism prevailed
  • hatred and revenge are harmful
  • noble character is all-encompassing, portrayed by noble words and behaviour
  • one has to articulate visions, mission and values

Source : Anita Md Shariff / NST

Love What You Do ......

Why is it important to capture methane gas?

Biogas is a gaseous fuel high in calorific value (CV), 20MJ/m3. Its energy potential is huge although not as good as natural gas (38MJ/m3) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG, (100MJ/m3). The energy released makes biogas perfect for use as a fuel in a gas engine to convert the energy in the gas into electricity and heat.

Methane in the biogas emitted into atmosphere is a greenhouse gas (GHG) and is 25 times more potent than CO2 in its global warming potential (IPCC 2007). Methane together with CO2, water vapour and nitrogen oxides contribute towards climate change by containing the heat within the globe's atmosphere, causing temperature to rise and forming a blanket to prevent heat radiation from the earth at night. As a result, biogas causes detrimental effects to the environment.

With biogas capture, the GHG can greatly be reduced and the biogas can be used as renewable energy to replace fossil fuel for steam or electricity generation. The excess electricity generated can also be supplied to the national grid through a proper mechanism allowed by the government.

Source  :  DOSH-Malaysia

Moving Forward ........

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Konsep Amalan 5S Ditempat Kerja

  1. SISIH - Menyisihkan barang-barang yang tidak diperlukan ditempat kerja dan membuangkannya.
  2. SUSUN - Susun barang-barang yang diperlukan dengan teratur supaya ianya mudah diambil untuk digunakan (tempat untuk semua & semua ditempatnya).
  3. SAPU - Bersihkan tempat kerja anda dengan rapi supaya tidak kotor di lantai, mesin dan peralatan.
  4. SERAGAM - Memelihara taraf penjagaan kebersihan dan penyusunan tempat kerja yang kemas setiap masa. Mewujudkan peraturan pembersihan yang boleh dipatuhi oleh semua pekerja.
  5. SENTIASA AMAL - Melatih pekerja mematuhi peraturan pembersihan dengan baik supaya menjadi budaya kerja.
# Persekitaran berkualiti ditempat kerja #

Sumber : NPC

Throwback - Closing Ceremony of SEA Games 2017

MySide -
# 30/08/2017 @ National Stadium @ Bukit Jalil @ Malaysia
# we are the champion!!!
# celebration of 60th. National Merdeka Day - Negaraku / Sehati Sejiwa
# celebrating birthday of my lovely wife. may Allah bless you 💖

Why pursue sustainability?

  • Increasing demand of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO)
  • Bursa Malaysia requiring Public Listed Companies to disclose a sustainability statement on Economic, Environment and Social
  • MSPO Certification has been made mandatory by 2019

Source : Towards Sustainability / Anuar Semail

What is Sustainability?

"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs"

- Brundland Commission, 1987

3 main segments ;
  1. Economic Viability - office management, profitability, R&D
  2. Environment - environmental management, pollution prevention 
  3. Social - standard of living, human rights

Source : Towards Sustainability / Anuar Semail

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Throwback - Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2017



The following are summary of notes on the above matter ;

  • the presence of 3-MCPD esters in all refined vegetable oils and fats
  • palm oil does not contain the highest level of 3-MCPD esters in comparison with other oils as reported by some researchers
  • health risk posed by MCPD esters is also ambiguous
  • no toxicological data on 3-MCPD esters are available
  • the cause of formation of 3-MCPD esters are deodorising temperature in refining process, pH and chloride content (nature of the chloride ion)
  • limit of detection (LOD) is 0.25 miligram/kg, while limit of quantification (LOQ) is 0.5 miligram/kg
  • the possible factors that contribute to the formation of 3-MCPD esters besides the deodorisation are - acidity (dosage of phosphoric acid), type of bleaching earth (natural versus acid activated), chloride levels
The level of 3-MCPD esters in the processed palm oil can be reduced if the following measures are taken ;

  • the ffb should be harvested and sterilised immediately
  • natural clay and acid-activated clay with neutral or close to neutral pH are recommended during refining
  • optimisation of phosphoric acid dosage during degumming
  • reduction of acidity prior to bleaching
  • chemical refining is a possible way to reduce the formation of 3-MCPD esters
  • ensuring good quality CPO

Source : MPOB Statement on 3-MCPD Esters

MySide -
# similar challenges goes to palm oil industry
# palm oil producers should be united

Handling Difficult People

Effective strategy called the T.O.T.A.L. approach in handling difficult people.
The T.O.T.A.L approach stands for Tolerate, Overlook, Trivialise, Accept and Let Go.


To get along with others we need to tolerate differences, diversities and sometimes "difficult people".

The best way to rid an enemy is by making a friend out of him.


"a wise person overlooks an insult, but a fool immediately gets annoyed".

A good way to hold the peace is to ignore insults by others.

A person who shows patience and calm in facing an insult is superior compared with the wildly uncontrolled insulter who is reduced to an uncivilised barbarian.

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best : "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent".


The key is to keep calm and focus on the things that matter and be not affected by the trivialities trumped up by them.

Trivialise the problem ; don't sweat the small stuff but simply find the solution to the problem, and move forward.


Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr put it soundly in his prayer, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference".


One great hindrance to good relationship with others is the inability of letting go of untoward incidents that had happened in the past.

Letting go, requires forgiveness.

We move on to make amends and patch up with people.

When one learns to handle difficult people, one achieves an inner peace which will make one happier and healthier.

Source : Dr Victor S. L. Tan / 1Klassifieds NST

MySide -
# very challenging to deal with difficult peope
# requires inner strength and patience
# easy said than done

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Presentation @ Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang @ Kuala Lumpur

# Brainstorming Programme For Estate & Mill Assistant Managers & Senior Assistant Managers
# "Towards Sustainability, Yield Improvement And Cost Efficiency"
# 13 September 2017
# Title of Presentation : Challenges to Achieve Optimum OER & KER
# Opportunity to learn and gain experience