What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I Read This Book, I Wonder If I Observe People and Situations by My Heart | Book Review

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What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz

I have read this book in 2019 (23 December 2019). I bought this book in 2016 if I'm not mistaken. So, why I bought this book? I bought this book because of the title. The observes verb. OBSERVES in the Malay language is PERHATIKAN. The perhatikan on the book's title was written like this; perHATIkan. The H A T I is in capital letters and bold for a purpose. That HATI is mean HEART in English. So, I eager to know the content because the voice in my head said, "Hey! what the relation between heart and observation?" Wahaha...

What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I read this book, I wonder If I observe people and situations by heart | Book Review | Malaysian Book Blog | Malaysian Bookish | Malaysian Book Reviewer
Released : 2013
Genre : Non-Fiction / Self-Help
Publisher : Right Book
Size : 17.7x12cm
Format : Paperback
Language : Malay

I finished my reading on this book for 24 hours. That's because the book is in the Malay language and I think, it less than three thousand words.


What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I read this book, I wonder If I observe people and situations by heart | Book Review | Malaysian Book Blog | Malaysian Bookish | Malaysian Book Reviewer

The book's front cover shows people that the book's contents are revealing fifty-three secrets of rich people sustain being rich even richer. After I read that phrase, my mind immediately recalled the popular cartoon called Spongebob because the sound is like Mr.Krab reveals his precious secret recipe to Plankton. Haha.

The book was written by Syed Faiz in 2013. Based on the book's information; about the author/writer section, he is the student of Dr. Azizan Osman. So, his background is related to business or marketing. He is a former engineer at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

He started his career in business since August 2010 and now he is an assistant director at Infokerjaya PLT.  While being an entrepreneur, he presented his thoughts after did some observation by translating it into writing. His writing origin is an ebook version that he transformed into the physical book that we can see now.
Update Our Brain! - Page 79; Chapter 21.
Update our brains! - Page 79; Chapter 21: That is one of the quotes in the book in English phrase. The writer is combining two languages in his quotes. The way he writes the messages in the book a little bit the same style as the book that I read before; 88 Love Life by Diana Rikasari and Dare To Fail by Billi Lim(Quotes Book). It isn't a hundred percent the same but for me it just the same.

Despite the pages total is 202 pages, the word count might be less than 3000 because the font is big and the paragraph was presented like the poems. The faster reader might finish the book only in a few minutes.

The book content has 53 chapters that every chapter represents as a secret of rich people.


What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I read this book, I wonder If I observe people and situations by heart | Book Review | Malaysian Book Blog | Malaysian Bookish | Malaysian Book Reviewer

Syed Faiz has already attracted people through the book's title. He uses the HATI; Heart word makes the bookworms curious about the book. If someone asked us about observe by heart, it must be something serious and deep thinking. So, That is one of the reasons I bought it.

The book also included the reader's testimonial in the earliest pages of the book. All the testimonials gave positive feedback about it.

Even though the book is not details about the secret of rich people, there still has a lot of moral value and lessons to readers.

  1. The lessons about the ants. Ant is the tiny insect that has so big courage and very hardworking. So, Syed Faiz wants the readers to make them an example to continue to work towards the goal. Ants are the unique creature that never gives up except dead!
  2. Adulthood makes people forgot how to be happy. Almost every human at an adult level has a lot of anxiety, worried, gloomy, and vague in making decisions. If your mind said, "Why I can't be happy in this world?", that is not others to blame but yourself. As an adult, we forget to be happy not because we're not happy. On page 20, the book telling people to learn how to be happy as a child. Observe them, they're always happy with small things. Why an adult can't? Plus, If you want to achieve something in your life, throwback your childhood sweet memories. How your spirit be something illogical as Power Rangers in your mind? So, why as an adult, we felt down to be better than 'Power Ranger' in real life?
  3. To achieve goals and dreams need commitment. It is normal if we feel tired and stress at some point. To accomplish all missions without challenges and obstacles are not real achievements.
  4. Have you read about the power of giving in any books? Give is a powerful attraction for us to approach success. What's more, if your giving is sincere and pure of heart. This book also discusses it.
  5. Learning is not specific for the student but it is for everybody. If we stop learning, then we let our brains die.
  6. Great things take time.

The book size is A6. So, book bosomed must fall in love with this pocketbook type of book. Because the book size makes it easy to carry in the bag.

Other than that, the writer's writing style is simple. He never uses complicated words in the book. So, I think the book very suitable to read in public (outdoor) that might be the place is not quite as the library. It's good for light reading.

What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I read this book, I wonder If I observe people and situations by heart | Book Review | Malaysian Book Blog | Malaysian Bookish | Malaysian Book Reviewer
What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I read this book, I wonder If I observe people and situations by heart | Book Review | Malaysian Book Blog | Malaysian Bookish | Malaysian Book Reviewer


What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I read this book, I wonder If I observe people and situations by heart | Book Review | Malaysian Book Blog | Malaysian Bookish | Malaysian Book Reviewer

What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I read this book, I wonder If I observe people and situations by heart | Book Review | Malaysian Book Blog | Malaysian Bookish | Malaysian Book Reviewer


What I'm Observe?(Apa Yang Saya Perhatikan?) - Syed Faiz | After I read this book, I wonder If I observe people and situations by heart | Book Review | Malaysian Book Blog | Malaysian Bookish | Malaysian Book Reviewer

Same as other books. There are pros and cons. In my opinion, this book is more for advertising because the testimonial shows the name of the testimonial giver's business. For me, if you want to recommend a good book for people, we shouldn't have to share our business name. It is enough telling people your name to show you are a real person. Accept if the book is about business strategies that help your company got success achievement because of the book.

However, it doesn't mean the book is not a good book to read. The important thing is the content and moral value. I love all the topics (Chapters) in the book, especially that I've listed in the lessons section above (The greatness of this book).

For me, If I have the public library, I'll put this book in the library for all the lovely readers. Other than that, this book should in the school library too! So, teachers? Buy it for your students now. Why did I say the book suitable for students? That is because the book writing style is not complicated to understand.

The writer's purpose in the book is telling how to be positive people. Syed Faiz wants all readers to rise and don't give up or stop chasing our dream. He accomplishes that purpose in the book by writing it as simple as he can.

The simple writing and style make it suitable for students or someone who still a newbie in reading. Not everybody loves reading thousands of pages of a book because there are readers type in the world. Like me, I'm the note taker reader. I also love the details book and full of facts and information. But still, my weakness in reading the thick book is not fast. So, for me, the book is too simple and I'll choose to read it while I want to relax without taking notes. Yes, light reading.

Nevertheless, there one part of the book that I thought is not right. But, It is not wrong (big deal) either. The writer said, the book is the short story compilation. Based on my learning, the book is not a short story. That is very far from it. It is more to quotes, thoughts, opinion, or something like that. (Or "Kisah Pendek" is doesn't mean "Cerpen", right? Haha).

The style of language almost looks like a poem but there are no rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration. So, I think that also not poetry. Sometimes, Syed Faiz tried to make it looks poetic but the sound pretty bland and awkward.The writing style a little bit same with Faiz Ibrahim. But, I love his point of view and thoughts.

Other, the book also highlighted about the secrets of rich people sustain being rich. The book is more about rich people's psychology, attitude, behavior, and way of thinking. But the writer just wrote the basics. Undeniable, we may forget the basics either. So, It helps to remind the readers on the pros side of it. It's about rich people's minds. Rich people positive thinking. Those no such thing about the technique or technical strategies about how people become rich.

I guess, there must be many people misunderstood about the book if they only judge the book cover. The book is actually about the internal rich. The brain, soul, and heart. It is not about how to gain more money and being rich (materialistic/luxury). Maybe the book should have other suitable cover designs? Oh...sorry. I'm a visual person. So, I always analyze the book cover. Lols. It doesn't matter actually.

In conclusion, the book is not too bad but also not too good. It's just fine for light reading and uses it as a reminder for us about the related topics in the book.

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