Ziaril Faiz B. Zakaria
Ziaril Faiz B. Zakaria
The Science behind the business of trading
The Extreme Chemical Engineer
What do you like to do in your free time?
Family time is very important to me. I have a lovely wife and 2 daughters. I’m the only guy in the house among the 3 divas! This is such a blessing, as long as you do what they say! Apart from shopping, shopping and more shopping (girls - 'nuff said), we're always on the lookout for a good eating place! Travelling is also something I love doing with my family, especially to exotic places like Cambodia and Nepal. I can't seem to keep my mind off planning for "the next trip". When we aren't on the road I like to keep my mind active by thinking up design ideas for my house with my kids. It helps to relax me and take my mind off the more serious stuff.
Then of course there is my passion for sports (especially motorsports). All I have to do is start the engine of my R34, step on the gas, feel the wind in my hair and I'm happy as pie. I love going to the racetrack and recently, I've taken up drifting as my latest craze and I'm absolutely loving it! The rush of adrenaline is indescribable.
Does that mean that you're somewhat of an extreme sports nut?
Haha! I'm quite an adrenaline junkie and have really gotten into drifting lately. That requires a lot of skill and guts to say the least and although I'm not very good at it yet, I'm trying my best to be as "Fast & Furious" as I can be! Besides drifting, I've done some other extreme stuff as well, like rollerblading, bmx-ing and white water rafting. Generally speaking, I love the any type of sport and outdoor activity. You name it and I’m game!
When I was younger, I used to represent my school and district in athletics, tennis and football. I still play tennis and football regularly and have alos picked up golf to keep myself in shape and catch up with my buddies.
Are you as active online as you are in real life?
I’m really an outdoor person and prefer to manage relationships on a more personal level so the virtual world is not my ideal approach. I don’t even have a Facebook account but still keep in touch with my friends and relative through my wife's Facebook account. Nevertheless, I do keep myself up to date through blogs and websites.
You mentioned that your family really like to shop. Are you into the latest fashion trends yourself?
Definitely. As long as it makes me look younger, I’m up for wearing it! For me, keeping in tune the latest trends is important to project your image, especially in marketing where it can really project your personality and help you stand out from the rest.
Read an introduction about Ziaril and how he uses his Chemical Engineering background to stay ahead in the game.