Sunday, July 21, 2013
July 22nd 2013 Is My Birthday !!!
Getting old day by day and I did not realized that I am no longer that young man who can climb those roof top or those ladders to install tweeters or fake nests.
Yes I will be 61 this coming July 22nd 2013.
Almost 13 years of my life I have got myself into swiftlet farming and never a day without anything to do.
Initially I hate swiftlet farming. For record purposes: I hate it very very much. No one wanted to help you when you are in trouble with your BH.
Those days I was pretty disappointed when the so called "Sifu" refuse to help out to reactivate my ailing/sick BH.
His washed his hand and refuse to answer my calls.
It was during those bad time that I started to use the internet to find information about how to look after ailing/sick BH.
The truth was that during those days, 2006, no one wanted to write or share about how to manage and populate a BH.
No one wanted to talk about their BH since this particular business was a P&C (Private and Confidential).
This feeling of very desperate and disappointment pushed me to the idea of starting a blog that concentrate on how to manage and run a BH in a proper way.
I also wanted to discover any new techniques or gadgets that can lure more birds into any BH.
I know many will not like my idea but deep inside I think there are many who will be very happy to learn what I discovered.
With my Mechanical Engineering background I know more about those technical things that be useful in my writing.
I decided to activated this number one on the net blog called: "swiftletfarming.blogspot.com" on October 1st 2007.
My first topic was: "What is so Good about Birdnest Farming ??"
I exaggerated the story a bit to convince myself more than my readers.
Nearly everyday after that day I keep writing a suitable article with the hope that some day some newbies who have little experiences in swiftlet farming be my followers.
After a few months the number of followers grew but some become more like my enemies.
Ya some just hated me for trying to expose too many information about swiftlet farming on line.
They started a big war on me and started to find all kind of faults about me and terrorized me on the net.
I nearly succumbed to their tactic but there were a number of followers who wrote something nice back and urged me to continue writing.
An elderly reader called me one day and asked why I stop writing for more than one week.
"Pak Harry are you okay? I miss your daily article and if you are not alright can I send you some Viagra? Please continue to write because I cannot start my day without reading your new stories."
I told him about my situation and he told me not to be bothered with those negative elements that looks at the negative of me.
"Pak Harry what you have done is something noble. You wrote about your experiences and findings. You do not criticize others. All the things that you wrote help us who own BH(s). This industry is so confidential and you are the only person who dares to write in full details accompanied by beautiful pictures."
With this particular person's motivation I changed my mind and started to put more into my writing.
I set my objectives on why I should continue blogging and as long as I follow the objectives set I shall not be bothered with what other people wanted to say about my blog or me.
Until today I have never looked back.
The particular person who criticized so much about me went hiding and I am sure by now he realized that my objective is to help this interesting industry. He stop his blog site, removed it from the net and stay out of the industry.
I am also very happy to see many more blog sites about swiftlet farming are now on the net.
If every blog tells us something interesting and new I think it will be something good for all.
They key point here is that I activated the idea of sharing about our findings.
Deep inside me I know that there will be more people who will follow my foot steps to write about their own version about swiftlet farming.
If you are one of the new blogger please look at your objective and try to make sure you will not be swayed to another direction.
Never try to talk bad about fellow blogger.
I will be very happy to receive your email for any thing to enhance your writing.
Just drop a line of two to this email: email@example.com
Remember I am 61 years old and I am not here to find a punching partner.