It's a course that I must undergo
Momostreet is born on the day I fail my Electro Magnetism paper.
It's the most complex code that I have written in my life.
For the whole month, I read through the HTML codes of 100 over shopping websites and try to find a pattern that I can exploit.
I try a lot of ways, I have a lot of big ideas.
After all the struggle and headache, I coded my masterpiece.
I thought I'm successful.
The first version of Momostreet ends when I judge that Malaysia is not ready for e-commerce.
That time, I have a lot of data.
I have a gigantic database about everything that those 100+ websites are selling.
I have every product name, description, price, images, but the more I look at those products, the more upset I gain as I do seriously feel that they are lacking of physical quality.
I shut my first baby down.
3 years have passed since then, and I read on news that Google is launching its new service called Google Shopping which is basically doing the same thing that I did 3 years back but in a gigantic global scale.
I have the vision, I know someday this will come, but I didn't work hard enough on it.
The code has then been put on hibernating in my hardisk.
After the first try, I worked on a few more version of Momostreet and I shut all of them down for various reason.
Then one day I realize that it's not that I got the wrong idea about things, it's that I have a low execution on my idea.
So instead of having big ideas and execute poorly, I would rather take on something simple and work very hard for it.
Momostreet.com is then launched.
The idea is plain stupid and does not seem to instantly link to a promising future.
It's just what I do the best, selling things, coding, photography.
I don't really have a plan to grow it into a multi billion business.
But I know I'm heading that way and I will learn and do everything I could to make it happen.
I'm 24, and it's a great time to fail.
Perhaps I'm going to lose a lot of money for this, but I know I'm also going to learn a hell lot of things from it.
It's like an undergraduate degree.
But it's from a university that provides you hands on experience.