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A Homeless Man Who Lost His Job, Hired By A Caltex Manager In Melaka

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A Human Resource Manager that is Les Lee has recently shared his story on the Caltex Bachang official Facebook social media post after meeting a man who has faced many difficulties in life since the first Movement Control Order (MCO) was commenced in the month of March last year.

Les Lee wrote, “It was business as usual at our small petrol station in Melaka on the first day of 2021 when a stranger came by the office asking for the job”.

He also shared that his own business experienced a huge loss last year as well but he kindly decided to hire the man anyway as part of the car washing team in his business.

According to the Facebook post, Less Lee stated, “His appearance was unkempt and he looked definitely troubled”.

“Since I told him to start on the coming Monday, I asked him where he was going after this”.

The kind manager said he was shocked when the man told him that he was going to the nearest bus stop for a place to sleep. Only then that he realized that his new employee was actually homeless.

Lee then gave the man a company T-shirt so that the man can begin work training that day. By doing that, the man does not have to return to the streets to look for shelter. Seeing that he was overtly hungry, Les Less also offered him some food.

During the onboarding session, the man began to tell Lee the events in the past year that led to his homelessness. Then the manager said, “I was dismayed by the things he told me”.

Picture: Facebook Caltex Bachang

According to the homeless man, he had worked as a lorry driver in Kuala Lumpur for only a few years but the company was forced to let him go during the MCO last year. Les Lee then said, “Later, he found a job as a waiter in a hawker stall. But eventually, he lost that job as well”.

The man then revealed that was actually alone in Peninsular Malaysia because his parents had passed away and his two brothers were back home in East Malaysia. The manager also added, “He initially wanted to go to Penang but looking at his wallet, he only had enough money for a bus ticket to Melaka. So, he took his chance in Melaka”.

As weeks flew by, the situation, unfortunately, spun out of control and the man said he soon found himself sadly starving for days and also sleeping at bus stops at night.

Les Lee then went home during lunch break to pack any unused clothes that he had to give to his new employee. Les Lee said, “I also called up some friends who would be able to help find a rented room for him temporarily”. Lee wrote that he really understand the story of the homeless man as he personally had gone through hardships in life.

That is when Les Lee explained, “The horror of losing everything is something most people cannot fully comprehend and living from day to day not knowing whether you will be sleeping on an empty stomach in a cold bus stop or not”.

He also being asked why did he hire a homeless man with a largely unknown past and his answer was simple, “We are aware of the risks, but we are taking a chance on him because he needed help and the best way to help a man or woman is to give them the dignity of work”.

Last but not least, Les Lee said, “For those who travel past Caltex Bachang frequently, do help us to stay afloat by refueling your vehicle with us. If you are interested to help this guy or want to know more about his journey find us there”.

Sources: Facebook Caltex Bachang

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(Video) Called ’emart24′, One Of Korea’s Famous Convenience Stores Is Now In Malaysia

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Recently, there has been particularly great news circling all over social media platforms that have made many netizens so excited. It is actually about one of South Korea’s fastest-growing convenience store that is called ’emart24′. According to the news, it has officially opened specifically in Bangsar South. Malaysians are so excited because now there are going to be more store which they can enjoy various Korean’s goodies.

There would be so many Korean products that are going to be sold there such as Korean street food, exclusive Korean snacks, and also Korean beauty products. Korean street food that all the Malaysians are always looking for such as delicious ‘eomuk’ which is a fish cake, sausage, ‘cupbap’ which is cup rice, fried chicken, pau, and also bingsu.

 

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According to the post that stated, “We’re more than just your typical convenience store. Get a variety of Korean products from hot food to cosmetics. All under one roof”. The statement itself would surely make all the Malaysians become so excited to have a visit to Korea’s convenience store.

emart24 also has mentioned that the Bangsar South’s branch is actually the first of 300 targeted to be launched in the country over the next five years with each Reserve Store having its own distinctive characters. For example, their Reserve Store in Bangsar South boasts innovations that are aimed at enhancing the customer experience with a larger space, customized interiors, and a distinct character that sets it apart from other future Reserve Stores so the customer experience is unique every time.

Sources: Instagram emart24.

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Mothers-Teachers Collaboration Makes PdPR A Success

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KINABATANGAN, June 25  — The implementation of home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) requires full commitment from teachers and students, but the role of parents is also important in ensuring its effectiveness.

Teachers at a school in the interior of Sabah are aware of mothers’ influence in the success of PdPR, especially in areas where it is difficult to conduct online learning.

A teacher, Najme Nasir, said mothers of pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Lokan, had given a strong commitment to making PdPR a success since last year.

“The one who gives a lot of cooperation is the mother at home, the one who helps the students a lot is the mother, the one who keeps nagging kids about their homework is the mother.

“For that, we really appreciate the role of mothers in helping their children and also helping us teachers implement PdPR,” he told Bernama when contacted.

Najme said the commitment of the mothers made it easier for teachers to monitor the progress of students at home as some areas in Kampung Sungai Lokan did not have good internet access due to the hilly terrain.

The school’s teachers and headmaster, Masnah Apong, always looking for ideas to encourage students to be interested in learning, he said.

Among them is using their own money to buy school supplies, wrapped them before delivering them to 62 school children at their homes.

“There is no denying that the performance of students in the interior is different from that in the city, let alone when PdPR was launched following the pandemic.

“For us, we want the students here not to be left behind in their studies,” he said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Shop Review: ‘Aqmarithm’, The Online Shop That Sells Affordable And Trendy Accessories

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With the help of social media, millennials are taking the risk to start their own online business. With that being said, shopping is now easier as all you have to do is scroll through your gadget and add it to your cart. The selection of items we can get online is also huge. Even groceries are delivered to your doorstep nowadays! Other than helping the small business owner, shopping online can also be some sort of therapy for certain people.

Today, we are going through an Instagram shop account, Aqmarithm. This pink theme online shop offers a broad choice of accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and even fake nails!

Pictures: Aqmarithm

The owner of this shop, Aqmar Ismail shared on the website that she started the business with zero capital. Her first sale was through pre-order since she did not have any budget in the beginning.

She said that with taking pre-order, she did not need to worry about keeping any stock nor the risk of the items going to waste if no one were to buy it from her shop. However, the process was quite slow. After she managed to get the attention of teenagers on social media, her business has been growing ever since.

As of now, Aqmarithm on Instagram has reached up to 36.6k followers and they even have their own official website!

Buying accessories from Aqmarithm is made easy with the website where you can just add them to your cart and check out. Not only that they provide high-quality accessories, but all of their items also start from RM8 only. To purchase their items, you can go through their website or Instagram account.

Sources: Instagram @aqmarithm, Aqmarithm

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