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Accident in Highway (Bukit Merah)

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc
Something happen unexpectedly yesterday when me and my Seong Seong on our way back to Penang. If you wanna know what happen, continue reading this blog.

Seong Seong and I was on our way heading back to Penang from Taiping. We just attended my granma’s birthday celebration on Saturday night (24-Oct-09) and my cousin’s engagement on Sunday morning (25-Oct-09). We left Taiping earlier today compare to our normal day.

On our way back, we drive at just normal speed as it is raining heavily and Seong Seong also put on double signal so that other vehicle will aware of us driving in this heavy rain condition.

All of the sudden, our car lost control, our car spin 1 or 2 round and “fly” to the road side and fall into the small drain. This happen at kilometer 185.1 heading north. Anyone that wanna buy number can consider the below:

  1. 8286 (car plat number)
  2. 1851 (exact location of accident)
  3. 1630 (time of accident)
  4. 1024 or 2410 (date of accident)

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I was shock, scare and crying in the car as all these happen n a sudden. Seong Seong trying to calm me down and keep askign me whether am I fine or is there anyinjury on myself. Thank God, both of us are safe, no major injury and no pain at all at that point of time.

There is a motor driver driving behind us drop by and trying to help us. His name is Albert if I got him right. I really thank Albert for his kindness to offer help to us even though is reaining real heavy at that moment. Seong Seong ask him whether he saw what actually happen to our car, he said that we are driving normally and the car just start turning suddenly and no one know what happen.

When both me and Seong Seong is safe and out of the car, we immediately saw the car tow service is here to offer help. Wah lau, you jus can’t imagine how efficient they are. The car tow officer help us to contact police traffic and whatever required contact. Myself and Seong Seong just stand aside waiting for help.

My hand keep shivering untill I’m not even able to make a phone call. Seong Seong help to give a call to my brother and come for help. Distance from my house to the incident site is around 15 to 20 minutes. The car tow officer told us, this area is actually “hot spot” for car accident. They have accident at these area on daily basis due to the road condition is not good. he also told us that our case is consider very small or mild. We are lucky enough.

See video below on how they pull up our car.

When the officer from Plus reach the incident place, fist thing they do is to look around whether is anything belongs to Plus is damaged. The officer told us that we have hit on 1 of the road sign (wooden stick painted with black and white with a round white light reflecter) and we got to pay the RM70. We ask him if we pay RM70, are we going to get any official receipt from Plus, he say they do not issue receipt.

We asked him, if we don pay now, what will happen?. He said they will issue a polis report and claim through polis report. I ask im to go issue a polis report then only we pay. Siao one, people accident liao some more ask people to pay them for this small matter. If I pay them on teh spot, I’m sure all the RM70 will go into their pocket. Everyone, beware of this.

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After some arrangement, they start to tow up our car. Our car was not much damaged initially. The damages become serious after they try to tow up our car from the drain. Me and Seong Seong follow my brother’s car and we drive behind of the car tow to Balai Polis Bagan Serai to make a polis report. It took us 1 hour to complete the polis report and we got a saman of RM200 even though this is really an accident and is not caused by our carelessness.

No one checked what is the reason why our car skidded and no one care to find out why. But we ourself suspect is due to punture on the tyre behind on the right (driver) side. Does this mean that they will investigate only when someone died in any accident cases?

Our car was then tow back to Taiping workshop for repair.

After all the police report is done and completed, my brother fetch us back Taiping. On our way back only I called to my dad and Seong Seong call back to his parent to tell them what happened. We do not call them earlier as we do not want them to worryso much about us since both of us are safe at the very first place. All our parent were sock when we told them we are safe after all the police report. Can you image how they ill feel if we told hem at the very early of this accident where many thing are still unsure.

After back to Taiping home, we took a bath and ate dinner at my aunti house. After the dinner, Seong Seong fetch me to Hospital Columbia Asia for body checkup. This is a new private hospital in Taiping which is 5 minutes driving distance from my home and is nearby Tesco Taiping.

The hospital looks very nice and we register at the 24 hours emergency counter. The doctor immediately attend to us and help check all my hand, leg, head, etc. I told doctor that I had some mussle pain on my neck. After some checking, doctor verify that is just soft tissue injury (mussle pain) and all other part of the body is OK. Seong Seong went through the same checkup as well.

Thank God, really thank god that we are safe. Docto given me a “Cervcal Collar Foam” to put on my neck to reduce sudden movement of my head to avoid further injury on my neck and to help recover faster for my case.

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Below is how I snapped my own picture user Seong Seong’s Canon EOS 350D. kiat bor?

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As I mention earlier, the damages on our car become more serious after the tow. Below are pictures taken when we visited the workshop on today afternoon when we go submit all the document required for insurans claim to the workshop.

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The car is now in workshop, it require around 1 month ime for repair. We asked the people in the workshop about roughly how much will it cost for this knd of repair. He told us might require around 8k to 9k. Never mind la, pay by insurans.

My heart is feeling so pain seing the car which has been bringing me and Seong Seong to so many places before got such  serious injuries. This car has been with us for 4 to 5 years if not mistaken. Thank you PGU 8286, you save our life.

Like Ainee said, me and Seong Seong appreciate each other even more after this accident. Thank you for the support from Chan, Annie and Roger, your call and offer for help makes me stay calm and strong. I love everyone even more after this incident.

October – Self Promotion Month

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Do you know that October is self promotion month?

Yeah, you know it right now. Is not too late yet to know it now.

How many of you are doing good in self promoting? Promoting yourself to your friends and family, promoting yourself to your superior and subordinate, etc

Let me self promote myself with teh below picture before I proceed further.

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Reading some articles showing that nearly 87% of our world’s population does not promote themself. Many people do not promote themself or do not self promote as they are afraid of REJECTION.

There are many ways we can self-promote. I’ll jus list our few which come into my mind at this point of time:

  • create your own blog to introduce and promote yourself
  • join social network media to let more and more people get updated on what you are doing and get more friend to know about you
  • participate in forums to help people or share knowledge that need help in your expertise for more people to know you
  • attend business networking event to get to know more people that have more friend that might be interested to know you
  • reques your friend to promote yourself and you help to promote them at the same time
  • use your own brand, logo in public so that people can easily recognise you

Come on, share with me if you have any more idea or better way to self promote. Let’s start to promote yourself from TODAY.

Sales = follow up. Agree?

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Seminars

Has been hearing from our business coach, attending seminars and some online reading that a successful sales was not made within the first touch with your prospect. Ot normally takes few touches before we are able to close a sales.

What are the touches looks like. All these sales touches can be from different channel. Will list out few of them for your references.

  • heard some word of mouth (friend recommend friend)
  • saw printed advertisement like newspaper and magazine
  • saw online advertisement like e-banner
  • visited your website
  • email communication with your staff
  • phone conversation with your staff
  • visiting your office for more enquiry about your services
  • etc

It can be few touches from the same channel or single touch but from different channel. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to get sales from the first touch.

I’m sure you will want to spend more time on follow up with your prospect rather than just sit and wait for your luck after you look at the belwo statistic.

  • 48% of sales people never follow up with their prospects
  • 25% of sales people make a second contact with their prospect and then, stop
  • 12% of sales people make three contacts with their prospect and then, stop
  • Only 10% of sales people make more than three contacts with their prospects

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  • 2% of sales are made on the first contact with a prospect
  • 3% of sales are made on the second contact with a prospect
  • 5% of sales are made on the third contact with a prospect
  • 10% of sales are made on the fourth contact with a prospect
  • 80% of sales are made between the fifth and twelfth contact with a prospect

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So, you need to know what is your target either in terms of revenue or in terms of number of signup. With this number, you can start to calculate how many prospect you need to reach and how many follow you need to achieve your target.