Meet Ben – Roofing expert


To continue with the introduction of our volunteer staff. This post is to introduce Ben. Ben is more than meets the eye! With a business degree under his belt, he started by working for a roof replacement company as a contractor. He quickly learned the trick of the trades for pretty much anything to do with roof restoration such as re-roofing, roof replacement and recolouring old roofs.

Ben learned so much that he now runs his own roofing company and will be employing staff in the very near future. When asked why he decided to help us with MHEAC, he said he simply wanted to share his experience in using his degree to help him set up his new business. Basically to tell others that working for an organisation is not the only option when it comes to crafting your career. Running your very own business might me an attractive and viable option as oppose to earning a fix salary.

Of course we welcomed him with open arms. Our objective when forming a team, albeit a volunteering arrangement, is trying to have a diversified one. Ideally, everyone in the team would have a different educational background and different current situation. That way, we get to see from as many different angles as possible.

Let’s dig into Ben’s hobbies and likes. After probing him with the necessary questions, this is the cream of the crops that we got from him:

  • He is a passionate basketballer! With his favourite team being the Chicago Bulls.
  • An inspiring entrepreneur, which probably explains why he has his own roofing company at the moment!
  • Likes to draw and design. Again probably explains the roofing structure drawing stuck on his bedroom walls!

So if you like to meet Ben in person, just give us a shot! You never know, you might get an expert tip on roof restoration together with your query about your studies. Killing two birds with one stone! Hahaha, the old saying definitely applies here!

Meet Trix – Removalist expert on a mission!


Right of the bat, we’d like to introduce you to Trix. One of our original team member. He is currently a removalist by trade and a recent computer science graduate. His passion to help others who are going through what he’s gone through before is what brought him here at MHEAC. Let’s do an introduction somewhat differently to what you are probably used to… Instead of us spinning a blurb on someone.. let’s interview the guy instead! Below is a slightly modified transcript of the candid interview:

Nelly: So Trix, first tell us your current job and how you got it?

Trix: Well, I am currently employed as a removalists for a removals company for the last year or so. Kinda new to it but found the job to be a lot better than I first thought it’d be. You know… back then I just need a job, any job really.. and this came up and thought to myself what the heck? Why not?

Nelly: Interesting! So how long do you see yourself doing this job?

Trix: To be honest, I seriously don’t mind doing this, moving people’s belonging to new location. Especially if they really appreciate your job. I think people appreciate your work because to many, it is a highly physically demanding job. Yes, we are given the right tools to make the job easier, but there are times when it is a completely manual effort! As the other removalists that I am working with. I’m sure they’d say the same thing.

Nelly: But what about your computer degree? Will you be using it any time soon?

Trix: Of course. I contemplate about it, pretty much on a daily basis. Why? Have you got a paid position here at MHEAC? (chuckles..) But I’ve always been taught by my parents to be grateful with whatever you’ve got. I guess this would apply to jobs and perhaps other things in life in general.

We interviewed Trix for quite some time. But thought to cut down and edit the good bits before publishing it. We kinda like to keep some of you guys guessing.

So when we say, people of all walks of life can join us, we really mean it. From removalists to tattoo artists (more on this in future posts). Pretty much anyone can join us. In fact, we had so much fun interrogating Trix about his life, we’re might do it to the other team members. So make sure you bookmark our site and keep an eye out for future posts. So if you think Trix the removalist from a removals company is quite a read. Wait until you read the story of our other team members. It might even shock you!

Like we’ve said, stay tuned!

Look who’s here?!


Guess what? We’ve launched our new website of course! We are super excited. Why? We’ve caught up with modern times and now online! We know it took almost a year before we acquired a domain name and went live.. but we’d like to think that it is worth the wait. Well, at least we think so!

So tell what you think about this site. We know it’s kind of simple looking… mainly because we’re not website designers. But we promise to fill it with informative content. We are in the process of compiling useful resources such as part time employment guide and rental listing. These were some of the requests by people who have approached us in the past few months. We hear you! Although this site looks empty at the moment, we will be filling it up with stuff that YOU want!

Again, feel free to contact us by email to provide us with feedback.

We welcome anyone who wants to join us. The more the merrier we reckon. So if you’d like to volunteer please contact us by emailing admin to the email mentioned previously. As we develop this site, it will be a lot better! Trust us! Because our mum does! Jokes.

We are serious in our purpose, that is to help people of all walks of life to succeed in their studies, but we also like to make this journey as enjoyable as humanly possible by lightening up! Follow our posts and you’ll soon know!

So what are you waiting for? Bookmark our site to your favourites.. you know you want to!

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