March 5, 2018


If you are reading this now, you must be getting either extremely excited or extremely worried. 

Let me tell you why. 
  1. We have a very BIG VISION to achieve that most think is impossible. We want to be Asia’s No. 1 Business School for the College/ University. 
  2. We are working towards becoming Malaysia’s Largest Education & Training Group. We will be the first RM1 Billion Education & Training Group in Malaysia. It has never been achieved before by any Education & Training Group in Malaysia.   
  3. We are working towards becoming a Public Listed Company that will allow us to grow exponentially to acquire & set up Education Institutions that fit into our business model of Education & Training that serves from Cradle to Grave.
To achieve the above 3 will require real courage, determination and persistence not just from me but the whole team that want to do this with me. We have to just work harder, smarter and faster. 

As Jack Ma (Probably One of the Most Misunderstood Person before he became a Billionaire – And most called him an Idiot!) said: 

“Today is tough. Tomorrow is tougher. The day after tomorrow is beautiful. 

This is the story of my life. Will this be the story of your life? 


MY said...

Everybody in an organization is replaceable. The organization will continue to move forward with or without you. This is a constant reminder to me to be persistent and always be adding value!

Fatina said...

Dear Mr Ernie,

Agreed on the vision that we are heading towards to. We are PORTMAM!

Anonymous said...

Jack Ma said before that today you despise on me, tomorrow I let you up high. We never try to look down at anyone, especially the young people have heard.

Ms Ooi

Anonymous said...

Once in your life, try something, work hard at something, Try to change,
Nothing bad can happen.


Anonymous said...

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Nur Shairah Azhar said...

The dream that is becoming a reality. Looking forward to the successful years ahead!

Anonymous said...

Boss, I am getting extremely excited for this. Will work hard and harder to grow with the company.


Raymond Thong said...

Dream big and work hard for it, we will achieve the goal one day and the day is not too far away from where we are right now. Looking forward to be apart of PORTMAN's successful story.

Imran Musa said...

I'm extremely excited for the direction and also terrified at the same time for my KPI. But I believe that anything is achievable. Thank you Mr. Ernie! - Imran

Anonymous said...

I believe that we can achieve our BIG VISION to be Asia's No. 1 Business School and I am proud to be part of the team and to experience this journey together.


Noorfa said...

It is sure will be an exciting year. Everyone will work together to make this happen.

Peggie Woo said...

Thanks for sharing your life with us.
I am extremely excited to see our vision. We will work harder and smarter to achieve the result.

Anonymous said...


I hope we can come together to achieve that dream. The achievements we've been dreaming for so long. With the effort and the spirit of everyone, we will achieve that dream.

Thank you, boss


Thinessha Balan said...

To respond to the first statement, I am extremely excited after reading the blog.

Its a common attitude given from the society to laugh at the people who are having unique and unpredictable goals in their life. PORTMAN College vision and mission might be a joke for the external society now, but for us, the internal society, we know that our goals are set to be achieved by ignoring and smashing other perceptions towards us.

I will be a part of the story by contributing my part with integrity and determination.

Thank you.

Nicoline Natasha said...

The dreams and visions are big. However, with time, consistency and continuity it will be an accomplished goal. We are starting to see how previous goals that are set and drastically started to unravel. Plant more seeds and reap a harvest!

I will contribute my part in this organisation with integrity and dedication.

Shantini Devi said...

These are the greatest and exciting news for PORTMANians. We will stand together to achieve these 3 and will definitely work harder, smarter and faster. As a PORTMANian, I will be more courageous, determined and persistent!

- Shantini Devi

Rahul Stone said...

We all have dreams. But in order to make the dreams come into reality, it takes awful dedication, dicipline and efforts. We will certainly become Malaysia's largest education provider because we stick to the same notion of PORTMAN culture and the potential for greatness lives within each of us.

Nurul Assikin said...

I believed that we need to keep up a good work in order to achieved whatever we wish for in our life. Only by that, we would have a better life in the future.

Mahalingam said...

I felt extremely blessed and ecstatic to be a PORTMANian. The vision evidently shows where we are heading to. Definitely, we will be Asia’s No. 1 Business School. Therefore, we must be courageous in facing obstacles and we need to have a positive mindset whereby we have to strongly believe that through strong determination and persistence work, one can contribute well to our PORTMAN College. To add, Mr. Ernie’s write up vividly shows that ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’. It emphasizes on the strong willpower will defeat any difficulties and immerse oneself into a situation willingly and make something incredible happen! Thus, as a Team, we must achieve our target to be the first RM1 Billion Education & Training Group in Malaysia. As an educator, I felt imparting knowledge and doing work diligently play a prominent role in PORTMAN College and I believe that in few years, it definitely will be PORTMAN University! Mark my words! Let us work together as a family and make our PORTMAN College to be a glorious educational institution! -Mahalingam~

caven lim said...

Yes! This will be one of the stories of my life, let's do it together!

Nurul Syafiqah said...

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with HARD WORK, there are no limits *Michael Phelps*
Thanks you Mr Ernie for giving me an opportunity to be the part of this family.


Michelle Xinyi said...

I'm glad and excited to have a big team to achieve our company's goals together!

WE WILL GET WHAT WE WANT! Let's look forward!

Zainudin Telimik said...

Dream big you will never loose anythings,always be positive and work hard.Go for the moon you are among the star and always stay focused and complete the journey,thank you Mr Ernie we will fight together with you.

Yasota said...

I'm extremely excited for the direction. Everything is possible. i believe we will achieve the goal together.

Rosmalia Sabi said...

There may be tough times, but the difficulties which we face will make us more determined to achieve the objectives and to win against all the odds. I need to work hard for what I want because it won't come to me without a fight. I need to be strong and courageous and know that I can do anything if I put my mind and efforts to it. There is always someone who will put me down or criticizes me, but I will just keep on believing and turn it into something positive. I will be in this awesome journey. Thank you.


Aziean Baharom said...

Hi Mr. Ernie!

Thank you for sharing with us and make us extremely excited !

~The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams~

JL Lai said...

I want this to be my story and I will make sure this will be the story of my life.
Many people don't understand why we do what we do. sooner or later they will understand why.

We just need to make sure we work harder, smarter and faster and everything will be possible than impossible.

JL Lai

Anonymous said...

thank you boss for your story, it will be my inspiration for my future.~~~ mohd shahmir.

Anonymous said...

If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.


Sammi Lai said...

Yes Mr. Ernie, everything can be possible. I am extremely excited to be part of the story. I will achieve 30 students head count by 16 April intake!

Very clear direction where we are heading to, I can imagine how AWESOME PORTMAN wil be.

Thank you Mr. Ernie.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that I am part of this team. Cant wait to have a great future with PORTMAN.

Thank you. Afisha


I believe it will be the story of my life and I WANT TO MAKE IT TO BE THE STORY OF MY LIFE too.
Raise our standard, focus and head to our direction - TO BE ASIA'S NO. 1 BUSINESS SCHOOL.

Mohd Razif Mohd Yusof said...

Yes. I want it to be a story of my life too! I will work hard and polishing my weakness to do my part better and make our dreams come true.

Thank you Mr. Ernie. Thank you team.

Anonymous said...

I am proud to be PORTMANian. Looking forward to awesome lives ahead and working together with awesome team.


Cheryl said...

I believe we will achieve our goals together and this definitely will be my story!

sry haryane said...

To achieve we need everyone know the 3 fundamentals :
1) Each DEPARTMENT know their functions
2) Each POSITION know their roles
3) Each STAFF know their responsibilities

Jack Ma has said
'You need a right people with you, not the best people'

I am sure that management has choose us because we are the righ people, let prove it and work for it!

luna yap said...

Yes Mr.Ernie, I'm very proud to be part of this journey.Everything is possible and it can happen if we have the persistence and determination to achieve the goals together.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr.Ernie,

Thank you for sharing your story. Such an inspired one.

Will definitely achieve the target by 16th April 2018.


Hajar said...

Time constraint ~

Fatin Yahya said...

Life is not a life when there is no obstacle and the sweetness of every success will no taste as good as it is if the bitterness never touches the taste buds.
I can never thank Portman enough for giving me this very first step and I hope that the journey to realize those dreams will be part of my journey as well.
Thank you.

-Fatin Yahya-

Praba said...

Dear Mr. Ernie,

I am so grateful to be part of this great team. I believe with high expectations, we will be the best among the rest.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Life is not a life when there is no obstacle and the sweetness of every success will not taste as good as it is if the bitterness never touches the taste buds.
I can never thank Portman enough for giving me this very first step to fly higher.
I hope that the journey to realize those visions will be part of my journey as well.
Thank you.

-Fatin Yahya-

Anonymous said...

To achieve a big dream we have to be patients, courage, determination, and persistence.

Thank you

Priscillia Ng

Ivy said...

Being a PORTMANian since I study, working and til today, we are growing super fast in this 5 years time. I have be with here in the pass 5 years, I will also continue to write this story in my life. We have the big vision to achieve right now, it is not easy to catch up the speed and I'm not competency enough in many area at the moment but I will keep punching myself until I catch up, help up and growth with the company.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes what is planned does not become our dream, sometimes dreams are stopped as things are inevitable. Being here makes your heart and mind moving around and focusing on your curiosity and ambition.

Tq for the chances given.


Andrew Yau said...

That's the stage that I am very focusing on!

I definitely take it as my next story of growth.

The vision and mission are big, but meaningful. I must stick with it!

Ginny Seow said...

Let's contribute something, make it happen but not only sitting there and do nothing!

I definitely want this to be my story of my life too!

Kelvin Thong Jian Hao said...

I am sure that I will be a part of this story. Thanks for being here and make a difference in my life Mr Ernie.

I strongly believe that we will be there because what we are doing is really good for the next generations.

Thanks for everything sir, I will go all out with you in this period.

Anonymous said...

I am truly sorry for the mistake that I have committed in my previous comment as PORTMAN should be spelled this way.
Thank you so much.

-Fatin Yahya-

Gym Jian Sheng said...

This is the time!

I am now EXTREMELY EXCITING to chase for our desire 300 students within a month!
Now is the time, no one will ever want to miss this!

However, here come to the challenge of leading a team to achieve success together.
Before everything, the leader must have STRONG ENERGY to believe and fight for it.
Next, to ENERGETIC the team to work hard and chase for it is not easy. I had a tough time in leading a team to chase, I motivate, inspire & terminate.

Finally, it has come to the stage where everyone in the team is chasing together!
I really want the team to achieve and succeed together.

This is a very small step yet it is VERY IMPORTANT STEP!
We need to step it right and make it happen!

Everyone! Let's keep the momentum and fight till the end.
Everything is POSSIBLE and we need to believe it. Always!

Thank you Mr. Ernie.
Let's Choong together!

Choy Ling said...

Im just Semester two now,I still have a lot of challenges in the future. Think positive to solve the problems with work harder, faster and smarter for achieving the vision together. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to learn and have an great experience.

Joseph Choong said...

For me is very fine to become an idiot in the others eyes because we are very clear that WHO we are, WHAT we are doing, and also WHERE we are heading.

And I'm getting very extremely excited to be part of this AWESOMEness.

Let's work hard and harder to make 2018 our year!!

This year is tough, Next year is tougher, The year after next year is going to be AWESOME!!

Thank you Mr. Ernie