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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Tell your stories. Be a Blogger or Writer. Leave a legacy.

Hello there. Good morning, afternoon, evening. Hope you are in the best of health. If not, then here I am, praying for your recovery. Insya Allah. That means, God Willing!

First and foremost, if you are reading this, you surely are capable of reading and writing. Writing nowadays is sadly relegated to typing on our keyboards. Either virtual or real physical computer keyboards. The art of handwriting is sadly fast disappearing from human lives. 

Reading & Writing

Unless you are sadly living in a country where computers and communication gadgets are the privilege of only the wealthy and entitled. Even then, if you are able to put down your thoughts on paper, do so because our life here is so temporary. 

We don't know when our time is up? Seize the opportunity and write down your story. Share with the world what you have to say. There are also those who have laptops or desktop computers, but fail to fully utilize it. What a waste!


Don't wait till it's too late. Time waits for no one. This is the reality.

Friday, November 19, 2021

How to engage READNWRITE.NET Writing Services?

Need to engage me to translate, edit or proofread your thesis, article or manuscript? No worries. Just follow these simple procedures.

1) Email me your materials.
2) Once you have done so, either WhatsApp or call me at +60163969881.
3) Tell me what you want me to do.
4) Tell me your time allocated for me to deliver the completed task.
5) Discuss with me your budget.
6) If we reach an agreement, bank in my fees.
7) Be ready to go through with me, the completed assignment through WhatsApp or voice call.

Conclude the deal by your acceptance of the work satisfactorily.

That's how I do my business.

Here are a few screenshots of WhatsApp messages of my satisfied clients. They are all teachers.




Engaging my writing services requires some common sense on the part of the clients. If I do not know what it is exactly, that you have for me to translate, edit or proofread, how would I be able to give you a quotation of my fees?

All it takes is a bit of rational discussion between us beforehand. It's a willing customer and a willing service provider situation.

If we can come to a mutual agreement between us, you and I can do business.

Satisfaction guaranteed provided you fulfill all those points which I have stated upfront.

Insya Allah.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Banner Designing Service ~ Read N Write's Venture to help Small Traders Succeed!

You might have heard of the Malay parable 'Ayam bertelur sebiji tapi riuh sekampung!' meaning that the mother hen lays just one egg but the whole village comes to know about it through the loud, incessant cackling of the mother hen.

Then we have the other equally famous Malay parable 'Bagai penyu bertelur beratus tapi tiada siapa yang tahu!'about the turtle laying a few hundred eggs silently on a quiet beach deep in the night with no one being aware.

Reality today is that there would be turtle egg poachers here in the East Coast states of Peninsular Malaysia ready to dig up and steal those precious turtle eggs for them to sell to the wet market turtle egg traders!

Well, it so happened that the weather is so freaking hot nowadays that in order for me to stay alive, I have to go get young coconuts to drink in order to cool down and rehydrate myself!

Drinking isotonic drinks might help but in the long run, it's better to go au naturel. So, I headed off to the market in search of my preferred natural remedy and I was lucky to come across an Indian coconut seller at the Gunung Rapat area.

The poor guy was selling coconuts off his dilapidated Proton Iswara's boot for RM4/- a fruit. After enjoying a fresh young coconut drink from him which was really a much needed remedy for my endless thirst, I asked him as to why he has resorted to using his battered looking car from which to sell his young coconuts and not using a van or that 3 panelled commercial truck?

He said that he has a van which is being repaired after being involved in an accident with another vehicle where the offending party had only a 3rd party insurance cover and his van was also covered by a 3rd party insurance.

Ends up both parties had to bear their own repair costs.

So, I asked him as to why he had not prepared an advertising banner to promote his fresh young much sought after coconuts in view of the current blistering heat roasting us?

He said, he doesn't know who to ask to help with such a project?

No worries. Mahaguru58 is here to help.

I took several photos of his coconuts and asked him to pose with one nicely cut young coconut. I quoted him my designing fee to which he agreed and the rest is history.

Here is my banner designed exclusively for Mathavan! 


I wrote the content for him in 4 major languages used here in Malaysia. Malay, English, Tamil and Mandarin.

I checked the translations content with a Chinese trader and she confirmed that the sentences were correct and accurate in stating the benefits of consuming the drinks and meat of the young coconuts during this blistering heated climate.

I had Mr. Mathavan read through and verify the meanings in Tamil. He was totally satisfied as well. 

When I approached a Malay printing company to prepare my banner, the young intern manning the counter who was doing his practical for his Diploma in Multimedia at a local college, said that the company's Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop designing software had no Tamil fonts and what he came up with was just totally hideous to view.

So, I consulted with another printing company owned by Chinese and I was lucky to deal with a very efficient young Chinese executive who worked out the issue with the Tamil fonts really well.

Here is the banner which I designed and had it printed out perfectly as per my creative art.


Mathavan happily tying up his exclusively designed promotional banner touting the benefits of consuming the juice and meat of young coconuts on the side panel of his now repaired van.
Mathavan giving me the double thumbs up whilst posing with his client and the trader nearby checking out the banner.
Mahaguru58 posing with a fresh young coconut and my first ever promotional banner which I designed in order to help boost a small trader's business.

If you have a wish to advertise your business with an exclusive design to promote your business, please contact me at +60163969881.

We can discuss further. No worries. 😉

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Creative Writer's Preferred Circle ~ To Stay Far, Far Away from the Madding Crowd.


It's important for a true writer to be in a conducive environment. Far from the madding crowd or noise pollution.

It's also important that a writer is spared from the constant nagging or needless banter from anyone. Be it an irritating spouse or troublesome family member or neighbor.

Peace of mind. Clarity of thoughts. Rational outlook on life and all of it's constant dramas and challenges.

I'm glad to have an understanding and knowledgeable educated spouse finally. A writer needs to be left to his or her own devices. Only then will their creative juices flow.

We can't be exposed to the trivial daily ups and downs of life or get distracted from our train of thought. In a way being a recluse often helps writers to get their thoughts, ideas or fantasies on paper.

Writers of today ought to refrain from getting too involved in the unnecessary squabbles that are prevalent in the Social Media. Nothing good comes of it. Adds to the angst and heartaches that would poison or cloud the judgment of potential Creative Writers.

As I age, I have wised up to the fact that I do not need the hassle of having to deal with spineless anonymous beings who do not have the integrity to disclose who their sorry selfs really are online and pass comments or critique on others without having an iota of self respect or dignity to qualify themselves in engaging with others on matters that are of importance or relevant to our lives here in this current world.

So it is imperative that I choose very carefully as with whom I engage with. It's much more better for my health and peace of mind. I'd advise those of you who are similarly inclined to do the same.

Be well. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Writing & Editing Services offered by READNWRITE.NET

I first started out my www.readnwrite.net services by accepting Translating from English to Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Melayu to English tasks. 

As long as I am able to, I will still accept such assignments provided the materials provided are related to either academic or professional business matters. Personal letters or diary / journal entries are also welcome. 


Companies that need help in writing official letters to prospective clients or government agencies, departments and ministries are also amongst my clientele.

I also accepted assignments to proofread and correct typographical errors or to edit and improve whatever thesis or articles from students and professionals who need that extra sharpness and clarity to their writing tasks.

Currently I am preparing to write and publish my first book on Basic Professional Sales Training and Self Development. Based on my years of experience in various fields, it will be a much needed book to guide and groom those in the Sales & Marketing fields of just about every form of business to be the best Sales Professional in their selected field.


Much like the transforming of 'duds' into 'diamonds'. Insya Allah, before this year is over, I will strive to get this project of mine to be done and published.

Looking forward to see my book printed. By Allah's Will and Permission. :)



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Do'a for the Departed ~ Free Graphic by www.readnwrite.net


I dedicate this Doa for the Departed graphic for free usage and distribution by Muslims worldwide as a gift from me to everyone.

This Do'a @ Prayer is an authenticated prayer from our Blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam and is an authentic Hadith relayed by Muslim.

May Allah bless and guide us all. Ameen.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Reasons why English is not being mastered by Malaysians!


When I started my primary schooling at Jelutong English School [2] in Georgetown, Penang Island back in 1965, the schooling system here in Malaysia was still in a sense having that Colonial British atmosphere to it. 

Although Malaysia was then just 2 years old coming to be formed officially on the 16th of September, 1963, there was no rush to replace the British education system based on the English Language which was prevalent at those times with Bahasa Melayu or Bahasa Malaysia as it was later called as. 

I studied with my fellow Malaysians from all ethnicities and faiths here back then under a generally accepted English medium primary school. We were taught in English and Malay and were also allowed to learn and master other languages such as Mandarin, Tamil or Arabic as additional subjects.

My attempt at learning Tamil as an additional subject evaporated into thin air when the large sized Tamil teacher slammed her large wooden blackboard ruler very hard and loudly onto the surface of the teacher's table upon entering the noisy class!

I dashed off with my bag and books shocked and surprised at such an alarming entrance by that humongous teacher! Scared to bits of that giant sized Tamil teacher, I vowed to never enter her Tamil class again!

I kept to my vow right up to the 6th year when I entered secondary school! No way was I that brave to rejoin her Tamil class! No sirree!

As a result, I can't read or write in the Tamil language but I have mastered English & Malay to such an extent that I scored 'Almost Native Speaker' level of English when I took the British Council's English Assessment Test. I scored Band 8 which was almost the Native Speaker of English level.

I can't assume that everyone would have a natural inclination or ability to master English the way that I did but can only guess that it must have to do with each individual's internal desire and aspirations.

I knew my situation. That I was a poor boy born to parents who were not educated due to their own circumstances back then where education was only the privilege of wealthier people.

Thus I had to educate myself in any way that was possible for me back in the 1960's. If you watch the old black & white films of the late P.Ramlee you would have an idea of the poverty of the leading character which he featured in films like 'Anak ku Sazali' and others.

If you look at the way some people here in Malaysia speak English, it would sound funny. The person concerned would often have a special accent according to his or her ethnicity and their spoken English would sound Malay if the speaker was one. Chinese, Indian or whatever accordingly.

Why is that so? Well, I can only deduce that while they intend to speak English as they want to, their brain isn't thinking in English as well.

So we get all these funny sounding English interspersed with a twinge of the mother tongue of the speaker. Let me see if I can find on You Tube clips like that?

Well, this sharing by an expatriate English teacher has her audience laughing hysterically with her delivery!




A taste of the local Malaysians speaking in 'English'! Enjoy! :D


Now, sit back, loosen your belt and watch a local Malaysian Deputy Public Prosecutor make a fool of himself by speaking in his Malay version of English! This was the 'Teoh Beng Hock' death inquest.

Your honor, I rest my case. :P

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hell Scrub anyone?


I came across this 'beauty of a typo error in a banner in front of a shoplot advertising wellness services at the Berjaya Times Square, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur recently.

Imagine the horror of getting a 'Hell Scrub'? Hehehehe..quite painful, I must say! 

Such a sign will scare any potential customers away from submitting to such a brutal scrub! :P

Just one small error but what an impact!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Typo Trouble ~ What a missing alphabet can do? Lots of damage!

The internet was abuzz about the typographical error in the current US President Donald J.Trump's official portrait published.

Seems that for a land where English is the main and national language, there still exists a situation like this where proofreaders seem not to have been engaged to ensure that there is no screw up like this!

Don't tell me that the world's 'richest nation or so they say can't afford to pay for a proof reader's service?

Jokes aside on my personal account, I recently had a client send me his assignment to translate his manual on SOP for his customer. I came across a word which was supposed to read 'count' but with a missing 'o'! 

Imagine the brouhaha it would have caused his client if they were going through each word during his initial presentation of the prepared draft of the SOP for a manufacturing factory! :P

Then there was a word which was supposed to be 'assessment' but with the missing 'ment'! Surely made my day laughing out loud as I went through his documents :D

To all those who are serious in their chosen work, professional efforts or in the academic field, do engage my service or those like me in order to avoid such embarrassments! It surely will not cost you a hand or a foot but will suffice to tell your client that they are dealing with someone who knows his or her stuff.

Do email me at editor.readnwrite.net@gmail.com or at mahaguru58@gmail.com. Call / WhatsApp me at +60163969881.

I will strive to fulfill your needs as best as I can. So far I have had many satisfied clients from all walks of life. Alhamdulillah!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Subtitles Screwups! Cheapskate TV Stations.

Have you ever laughed out loud upon reading the ridiculous and sometimes outrageous subtitles that are shown on our various television channels?

The culprits are often the incompetent media content companies engaged by the cheapskate television stations here in Malaysia. I wonder who are the fellows responsible for engaging these incompetent subtitlers in the first place?

Surely not those who are well versed in English and Bahasa Melayu. Hence you get subtitles like the following:


Hahahahahaha! Saya Peter Tempat Letak Kereta! Hehehehehe! Hihihihihi, my funny bones are going click clickety clack! Spiderman would be so furious being identified as a car parking lot! :P

The following subtitling screwup is so outrageous and explicit!


" kau kena racun bunga Chi***? Hahahahahaha! Honest! I do not know of any such flower being so named! Any of you who knows this particular flower, please be so kind as to update me about it! :D

Another spectacular subtitling boo boo follows below:


My name is Noah is spelled 'No Ah'and the spectacular subtitle translation in Malay comes forth as ' Nama saya Tidak Ah!' Hehehehehehe... so funny!