Monday, 25 June 2012

Traffic Counter

Do you know when you want to start a business you actually have go to the location and do a survey to check how the crowd is and if you are going to survive for the next 6 months to one year? If it’s a small company then it is most likely the boss will actually do it themselves, but what about the big ones? Of course, they will hire someone to count the traffic and these people are called traffic counters.

So where do you apply for the job? Obviously you have to register with a job agency that provides job opportunities either for permanent, contract or part time. During registration, tell them that you want to be notified whenever a temporary vacancy is available. You might be wondering, who needs traffic counter? The ones who use the service are always big retail companies like Watson, Kenny Rogers and etc.

 So how about working hour? For short term and temporary job it usually lasts for 1 to 3 days. One day on weekdays and two days on weekends. You have to work from 10 am until 10 pm. You will alternate between working and resting for every half an hour. The pay is quite high at about RM100-200 per day. The work that you need to do is like doing census only that you work at a shopping mall. Moreover, this job does not require high skill level nor do you need any certifications.

What this job requires is dedication and honesty. Employer relies fully on you to find out whether the business venture is going to be successful or not in the future. As the name suggests, you count the number of people that pass through the area and record down their gender, race and age. You need to fill up the data for every hour.

You will be informed about the location where you have to do the traffic count. For example: the location is Carrefour and the lot is 19220. Make sure that you know the exact location of the lot. If you’ve never been to the location before, take an initiative to check out the place beforehand.

Don’t forget to bring along all the necessary items to help you do the job like stationery (book and pen) to keep the record of traffic count. As this job requires high level of concentration and tiring, you have to get enough rest to do this job well. You also have to make sure that you write down the data as instructed by the employer.

It is vital that you remain discreet and hidden from the public to make your job easier. Don’t spend your time speaking on the phone or talking with passersby as it will make you lose focus. Although you don’t have to report to anyone, your employer can come at any time to check on you.
When your working hour is over, you have to submit a report from the traffic count to your employer via email on the same night or the next morning at the latest.

Regarding your pay, it will be managed by the job agency hired by your employer. You will get your pay in two to three days through bank deposit.
The job is tiring but it is fun for those who dislike working in the office. It’s a short term job and relatively easy and the pay is very reasonable as well. How about you try applying for it?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Silence A Snorer

Snoring is not just a simple problem of annoying noise during sleep. It is a critical problem that can rock a marriage and this is not exaggerating it. Those who sleep around a snorer such as spouse or roommate can develop a symptom called Spousal Arousal Syndrome (SAS).

The sleeping partner will be disturbed multiples time in an hour and they can lose their sleep in average an hour or two although they may not recall waking up in the middle of the night. This will result in fatigue, irritability, and many other sleep deprived problems. Certainly, the only way to overcome this is for the sufferer to take intervention step and stop the snoring once and for all.

There are two ways to go about curing snore : surgical and non-surgical method. Surgery is proven to be an effective snoring cure but there are many of us who shiver to even think about going under the knife. Hence the snoring cures discussed in this article are all about non-surgical method to cure snore.

First, you can try changing your sleeping position. Sleeping on the side or on elevated bed head promote better airflow to ease your breathing. Snoring is, after all, the result of the narrowing in the nose, mouth or nose. It should be noted though that severe case of snoring won't improve just by simply changing sleeping position.

The next snoring cure you can try is stop drinking alcohol. Alcohol will loosen muscles and if the muscles of your tongue, nose and the surrounding ones become too relaxed, the airway for your breathing becomes smaller and resulting in snoring. Certain medications for deep sleeping can result in snoring as well.

There are also devices designed to stop snoring. These devices stop snoring by holding your jaw forward and holding the tongue in the process as well. This will ensure that the airway will maintain the normal passages throughout your sleep. There are downsides of wearing the device though. You may suffer from excessive salivation, jaw joint problem as well as the pricey device.
If your nose is suffered from allergies or irritation, then you may use nasal sprays to cure it. The spray can clean the nose from the irritants (dust, smoke and pollen) present. You can also cure the swelling of airway passages that always happen when you have colds or infection with nasal sprays like steroid spray or nasal decongestants.

That's it for snoring cure tips. It is vital though that you first consult your doctor to ensure that there is no underlying medical condition that causes the snoring. People with higher risk of heart disease, stroke or hypertension usually suffer from snoring too so take note of that.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Kak Teh -My Life Story

My real name is Saadiah binti Kamarudin and i was born on 26th April 1964 in Kuala Gula.
Kak Teh  is the nickname that people called me since i was small . I was the eldest of the seven siblings.
To help ease the burdens of my parents , i would help my father to earn extra money and go to the sea.
As there are a lot of members in the family , as the eldest child i felt  the need to carry some of the responsibility hence besides helping father , i also helped mother with her small business.

After i got married ,all business matters and responsibilities our handed over to me. Alhamdulillah , with the help of my beloved husband Dzul , the business thrived our marriage also is a blessed with four children .
After spending sometime doing business, i felt the urge to do something for a change. Then i involved myself
doing activities in village called "Aktiviti Sahabat Hutan Bakau". It really brought a refreshing change to  my perspective as i learned how to appreciate natures.

Of course , just appreciating  the nature itself won't do much good as proactive actions are needed from our part  to ensure  that we can preserve the nature as much as we can . I learn how to replant mangrove seeds as mangrove forest is important to the vilaggers at the sea side, like Kuala Gula , my place of birth for example . Apart from that , i was thought how to produce handcrafts from wastes that you can find in abundant easily like empty cans ,bottles,newspapers and etc.

Making handcrafts its not and easy things to do , hence i learned from various places in order to refine my skills. Thanks to a lot of hard work and diligence , now making handcrafts is almost a second nature to me .
Orders are pouring in too ,both from local and overseas. Of course i'm grateful to allah for this huge blessing.
CIMB bank also contributed a lot to Sahabat Bakau, the organization that introduce me to world of handcraft - making . The fun allows me and my friends to produce various  from shells, clams and others that i personally look for and bought to produce nice and beautiful handcrafts.

If anyone is interested to buy handcrafts , you can contact me at 010-3967421 or email at . You can also send me a PM to kakteh kraftangan on facebook.


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