7 Habits of Highly Effective People vs Ah Bengs vs Teh Tarik Kakis

No no. I am not talking about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, but rather the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teh Tarik People (Kakis).

Many a times when people go for a teh tarik session, they are NOT effective and waste much time, effort and money. I shall write about the good habits, getting inspiration from the following poster (sent by a friend through email, sources unknown). Of course you will notice in this poster it is talking about “Ah Beng”, who represent a common folk in our Malaysian society. You have to read the phrases in Hokkien dialect. If you have difficulty, kindly seek help from your Hokkien Chinese friends. Do you have a good laugh?

There are 7 habits all together and I would like to cover each habit in relation to a teh tarik kaki; one post by one post in the next days:-

Habit #1 Be Pro-active

Habit #2 Begin With The End In Mind

Habit #3 First Things First

Habit #4 Think Win Win

Habit # 5 Seek To Understand Rather To Be Understood

Habit #6 Synergise

Habit #7 Sharpen The Saw

For a better understanding of teh tarik or teh tarik kaki, click here. Kindly take note that in the poster below the Habit #7 is wrongly taken to be Habit #2.

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3 Comments on 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teh Tarik Kakis (People)

  1. GuideEbook says:


    that was an interesting post. The only thing I knew of Teh Tarik before, that I like it with, but without sugar.


  2. TehTarikKaki says:

    Now with the sugar price increased by 25 sen per kilo. It is more reason to have less sugar or no sugar in the teh tarik, right?

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