Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Holiday life in Sabah

It's already the 5th day I'm in Sabah....

Saturday (1st day) the flight from Penang was alright..I met an old acquittance of me from Tambunan..well, she's a stewardess...earlier I noticed that she's been looking at me several times then right before we landed, she came to me and said.."you look so familiar..are you from Tambunan?" I replied.."No.." I was kinda rude I thought for not giving a proper response to her question..I should have said.."sorry..no.." she then said sorry and still with the look familiar sentence before she walked away...once we landed, before I went down from the plane..she stopped me and asked if I remember a girl who's staying next to our house in Tambunan...of course I remember and she then asked "bukan nama ko wel ka?"...then a short conversation occurred leaving me the only passenger on the plane whilst others had already entered the main building...we had to stop the conversation and hoping to meet in Tambunan later on as she will be home in a couple of days later to attend a wedding in Tambunan..I gave her my card (coincidentally I have 2 cards in my wallet...) but I totally forgotten to ask her name and number...better luck next time then...the funny thing about the memory she had was..."suda la ko jadi doktor?" I was like..kind of blur..then another steward came and interrupted our conversation.."dia cakap ko mau jadi doktor bah masa ko kecil...masa kamu kecil punya cerita" I then laugh kecil kecilan..haha...what a memory huh...she kept on "pukul manja" my hand...yeah, she always came to our house at that time...haha...but i never really remember what I had said during that time...perhaps you might want to hear one funny story about child hood memory...an old friend of me during child hood...she came to me and reminded me of what I had told her when we were like Primary 1? I said that I will marry her when we're old enough...how can she remember that and I can't????

Arrived in KK (Saturday)...Fab fetched us (me and Jew) and straight away heading to Kepayan..4 set! then went to airport again to fetch Brandon and Fab's gf..headed to Cempaka..it was already around 4pm...from that time onwards....we were drinking as if there's no tomorrow...haha..there were me and Jew (Penang); Brandon (KL); Johnny, Fab, Nelly, Helga and Norman (KK) drinking...I was completely lost that night...drunk like crazy..beers kept on coming non-stop...I can't remember what had happened to the second quarter of the event...once i was told..I was like...what was I thinking?...we then adjourned at around 10pm...Jew's bro sent me to "somewhere" I still don't know..and my bro fetched me from there on and brought me to his friend's house....I was already drunk..but funny was, my bro also drunk and he didn't remember he drove to fetch me...haha....again, I can't really remember about the party there...still, I drank couple of cans...the next day, I woke up laying on the floor...moved onto the sofa and saw the wedding picture...(eh..I recognize the lady on the picture.) She was a student in USM..same batch as me...when we went out that afternoon for a lunch she then asked me if I still remember her...obsolutely I remember her...she was thinking of asking me that question the time I came in that night but there was no point of asking with the condition I was at that time..haha...she married to my bro's friend...haha..what a small world huh...nice meeting her again with a bigger tummy (pregnant)..went home to my bro's house and resting..my body was "sick" the whole day..thankfully I didn't kogutan (headache due to hang over)...resting the whole day..worst..I left my hp with Jew and the phone is already in Ranau...on the other hand, Jew left his jacket...so we're going to meet up for an exchange..hahaha..thankfully I brought with me the other hp (Digi) and use the hp until we've made the exchange...hehe..Thanks to Johnny (Penampang guy) who is one of my best buddy since in Penang..he took care of me that night..well I was drunk like crazy..haha..thanks!

Monday...went out to Putatan meeting up with Fab for a lunch...I was still blur about that night in Cempaka...he opted for not saying anything further..haha..he just laugh at me and suggested to speak with Johnny...we had our lunch somewhere nearby the Maybank Putatan...thankfully I still remember most of the roads in KK..hehe...Fab left to work and me drove heading Centre Point..what a massive jam there...plus with the heavy rain..I was stucked there for almost an hour...due to the rain and jam, I decided to cancel my plan to jalan-jalan cari pilak di CP...drove straight to 1 Borneo...yeah..still raining and there also a massive traffic jam along the way to 1B...reached 1B and I was excited to see and explore the great shopping mall in Borneo...parked at the basement and walked into the entrace...once I was in the building...I began walking..from right to left and forth...ground floor, 1st floor, 2nd floor and 3rd floor...in my mind.."??????????????..Is this the great 1B mall that was rumored to offer a good place for shopping and spending your leisure time????????" Sorry but I am disappointed with 1B...my Bro was one of the RA for the project..(when he was working with a company that was involved)he told me a lot about its defects there and here...I totally see where and what he meant by that....I'm sure most of us knew what is that thing that causing such good project become a waste....hoping to see more development and improvement by the time I come to visit it next time...at around 7pm that night I went out to meet up with Fab again at Donggongon..just to accompany him meeting up with the Pusakag Production's owner...Fab has been working hard whilst he was still in Penang to produce his own Dusun album..we've heard several of his songs and we believe, he has a very good voice, lyrics and music for the market....before we left, we had a couple set of beers at the Pusakag Cafe..Fab sang couple of songs..as for me, I preferred to observe the new place and enjoy the music..that was for the night...

Tuesday...went out to Sadong to meet one of a fellow blogger...who? for the sake of keamanan kerajaan Sabah..I have to keep it secret..haha..and several other coincident things happened...Johnny was having lunch there with his colleagues...(I never know that he works in Maybank, Sadong) my ex was also there having lunch with her colleagues or friends or I don't have any idea at all..haha...once I arrived, I went to Maybank to take out some money yang semakin kering..haha...then went to meet Johnny..too bad I didn't get the chance to meet or say hi to my dear ex...chatted few minutes with Johnny also a simple hi with a hand shake introducing myself to Johnny's friends..left him and went to meet that fellow blogger...first time meeting and it was just a short period of time...enough for me to eat nasi ayam and drink a glass of milo ice..hehe...nice meeting you "tagalog"...hehe...we adjourned after almost an hour chatting as "tagalog" has to work...pekerja berdedikasi..I then headed back home...that evening I went out again to meet up with my sister and her bf...we went to Lido for a dinner...I arrived 30 mins earlier so I had to wait them for the entire time..huhu..it was planned at 7:30pm but she was shopping in Karamunsing with her bf...it was the first time for me to get to know her bf..so, the dinner was just kind of a catch up chat among me, my sis and him...couple of hours after, we then headed to our own direction....once i arrived in Kolombong, I saw lot of cars were parked along the road....then I realised they were actually stopping by to watch the fire...a shop lot was burnt down...I saw one police car and NO FUCKING FIREMAN!!!! Although it was dark...still, I was able to see there was no one trying to stop the fire from spreading into the other shop lot unit...but the day after, I saw it's only that one unit..others are saved...thanked god..few minutes at home, I received a call from Johnny telling me he's with his friend drinking in Donggongon...I went there and joined them...there were Johnny and Don (Douglas if am not mistaken)..drinking with Don that night was the second time for me...so we knew each other..chatting and laughing continuously...we didn't drink that many as Johnny has to work the day after and I have to drive back...so we ended up with 5 set of beers...went back at around 1am...

Wednesday...I'm going back to Ranau..I'm currently waiting my bro to fetch me after sending his gf...till then hope you had a great holidays...going to meet up with Jew later in Ranau for an exchange..I might be in KK on the New Year's Eve...

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Balik Kampung

At this time I might already boarded a plane heading to the KK…or I might have landed in KK and somewhere in KK, hang out with friends...partying, chatting and drinking…

I can’t really tell precisely where I might be for the whole period of my annual leave (22nd Dec 2008 – 4th Jan 2009) I could be in KK, Ranau or Tambunan…earlier this year, I had planned to visit my old friends in Sandakan but due to some complication…I have to bury that plan and postponed to some other time….I haven’t been to Sandakan for over 6 years…the place where I grew up….the place where I learned to be a boy also a teenager…be it good or bad, it’s part of me you’re getting…..

The last time I went back to Sabah was in Jun 2007…which was a waste as I would considered it…I might be a selfish man at some point for not thinking of going back to Sabah although I have plenty of holidays..I might also be one of the guy that you would call, non-patriotic for not going back to Sabah to help our own people and beloved state to develop a better place for living…you call it…whatever you’d like to…I never really had nor having a real homesick feeling as most people would call it…of course I’m missing and worry about my parents and care about them…but thinking of pursuing the “thing” in life and making the best out of you…one must take certain different path and live to do the best out of it…surviving in other people’s territory, into the wild world…least I could do is, not leaving them behind if they require my help or perform my responsibility as we call it…

I’m thankful to have good parents...blessed by their prayers…by mean, God’s will…and blessed with good friends around me….heading back to Sabah to reunite with my family and relatives is always a good feeling…although deep down inside, I’m always worry that I couldn’t do much to ease their life...especially when I’m there observing the real thing with my own eyes…which usually makes me angry…still, thinking of the reality of life…I can’t do all and handle everything as I would wish and hope....

My first day in Sabah will be filled with parties…we have a plan for a small kind of reunion at one of a famous karaoke centre in KK…heading there once I arrive in KK later in the afternoon…afterwards, I’ll be joining my big bro to a BBQ party at one of his friend’s house in Putrajaya…several of his friends are my friends as well (childhood friends in Ranau before we moved to Sandakan) few hours ago I was amused (smiling) by both of my siblings when they were asking who’s going to fetch me at the airport…then 2 of my friends were asking the same question followed by their offer to fetch me…I rarely tell my friends or family if I'm coming back...having said that, I have not felt this kind of feeling for quite a time…another friend was jokingly asking me to jalan-jalan at Centre Point later in the evening (funny and cute because she will be there with her friends…it’s a perfect "coincident" meeting each other..hehe..) it seems that lots of people are looking forward to see me…thanks and very much appreciated…unfortunately I had already plan for a friend to fetch me…F.Y.I… me and Jew will be boarding the same plane from Penang…Fabian who had recently moved to Sabah couple of months ago is fetching us then proceed according to plan (lunch then Karaoke-drink)…usually, I will be the one who will contact and remind them that I will be arriving at this and that time then request their favour to fetch me at the airport....

"Hi wel..[smile]" if you recognize me k...then "Sudah makan?"..I'm sure I will reply "Hi..belum..kau mau belanja?[smile]" hehe...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009! Had a great holiday chaps!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Berjalan Kaki 10km..

UPDATED - Added Pictures on 17th Dec

Saya berasa sangat penat hari (ahad) ini....

Hari ahad..tepat pukul 5:10 am, saya bangun seperti yang telah di rancang..saya, Jew dan Finella bergilir-gilir mandi...di mulakan dengan Finella, saya dan di ikuti oleh Jew....kami bertolak dari rumah kira-kira pada pukul 6:05 dan tiba di Penang International Sport Arena (PISA), tapak pendaftaran (garisan mula/akhir) bagi acara kebajikan "Penang Starwalk 2008", 20 minit kemudian...terdapat sangat ramai manusia pada pagi yang indah itu...dianggarkan sekitar 10,000 peserta telah menghadirkan diri dan melibatkan diri dalam acara berjalan kaki itu...jalan-jalan raya yang terlibat telah di tutup untuk kegunaan awam khas untuk menjayakan kelancaran acara ini..
Beberapa minit menanti...rakan-rakan lain (Frankie, Stella, Marilyn dan Henry) akhirnya tiba...Donny, seorang lagi rakan di jangka lewat kerana beliau akan datang selepas sahaja tamat waktu bekerja beliau...acara berjalan kaki tersebut akan di mulakan tepat pada pukul 7:00 am (kategori pertandingan) dan 7:15 am (kategori bukan pertandingan)...sambil menanti acara di mulakan, kami berborak dan meramal apa yang bakal berlaku bersertakan dengan beberapa lawak jenaka Sabah (seperti biasa orang sabah suka berlawak..haha) sedar tidak sedar..acara suda bermula....ramai peserta mula berpusu-pusu mengorak langkah mereka...kami dengan niat untuk mendapat tempat terbaik dalam acara tersebut turut mengorak langkah demi langkah....malangnya, strategi penyertaan tidak di rancang dengan begitu baik....kami mendapati, kedudukan pada ketika itu tidak dapat menjamin kesudahan yang baik berdasarkan jumlah manusia di hadapan kami yang sangat ramai...dan betapa jauhnya jarak kami dengan peserta yang berada di paling hadapan...namun begitu, usaha tetap di teruskan...saya, Jew dan Frankie bersama-sama menamatkan acara berjalan kaki 10 kilometer tersebut dengan lega dan berpuas hati...kami berjaya sampai ke garisan penamat di dalam masa yang di peruntukkan..10 kilometer selama 2 jam (kami melepasi garisan penamat dalam masa 1 jam 47 minit)...setibanya kami di garisan penamat, kami kemudiannya di berikan sekeping sijil (tidak bernama), kopun RM5 tajaan Nandos dan tiket bertuah dengan nombor siri untuk cabutan bertuah yang akan di lakukan semasa penyampaian hadiah kepada pemenang (berdasarkan teori, no. siri tersebut merupakan kedudukan anda di kalangan peserta yang berjaya tiba ke garisan penamat) ...saya telah di berikan tiket bertuah bernombor "04183".....

Courtesy from Jew
Di anggarkan jam suda melepasi 9:00 am (berdasarkan masa yang kami catatkan) termasuk lah masa untuk menanti ketibaan beberapa rakan kami yang lain...kami kemudian pergi ke kem-kem penaja untuk mendapatkan bekalan cecair menggantikan peluh yang tidak henti mengalir akibat keletihan..terdapat Milo, Sunqist, 100 Plus dan banyak lagi masing-masing membekalkan minuman percuma...kami kemudianya berehat dan berborak beberapa ketika di bawah teduhan pokok pinang (Pulau Pinang)...sambil bertemankan beberapa batang rokok sebagai bantuan pernafasan tambahan, dan seterusnya berpindah masuk ke dalam dewan stadium PISA....kami duduk dan sabar menanti di dalam dewan dengan harapan nombor siri tiket bertuah masing-masing akan di sebut sebagai pemenang cabutan bertuah, namum nasib langsung tidak menyebelahi kami...hadiah-hadiah tiket bertuah sangat menarik...5 buah motorsikal tajaan Suzuki, beberapa tiket penerbangan tempatan dan antarabangsa jajaan MAS, AirAsia, FireFly dan China Airlines...32" LCD TV, Set Audi Bunyi Rumah dan barangan elektrik tajaan Panasonic...beberapa biji telefon bimbit tajaan Digi dan banyak lagi hadiah menarik.....

Courtesy from Jew
Keletihan di wajah kami tidak dapat di selindungi lagi...apatah lagi perut yang semakin lapar sedikit sebanyak mendorong kepada rasa mengantuk yang tidak terhingga rasanya..saya sempat tidur beberapa minit sementara menanti nombor bertuah saya di sebut..malangnya, semua itu hanya khayalan..huhu...kami berganjak tanpa lengah menuju ke sebuah pasaraya besar Sunshine untuk melegakan rasa lapar di perut...masing-masing makan dengan lahap dan berselera...walaupun keletihan, kami semua agak gembira kerana ini merupakan pernyertaan kali pertama selepas berada di Pulau Pinang hampir 9 tahun (Jun 1999)....masih saya ingat..pada tahun 2000, kami (saya, Jew, Brandon, Donny dan Johnny) pernah melakukan larian 100m di stadium USM pada waktu subuh selepas kembali dari bersukaria di malam hari..bayangkan berlari 100m dengan memakai seluar jeans, kasut kulit "boot" dan minda yang masi di kuasi alkohol....atau pada waktu dan hari sebegini, kami masih girang gembira "aramaitee" bertemankan karaoke dan minuman beralkohol...

Courtesy from Jew
Selesai menjamah makan tengah hari..kami terus sahaja kembali ke rumah masing-masing untuk mandi dan sekali lagi keluar menuju ke komplek membeli belah terbesar di bahagian utara Malaysia, Queensbay untuk menonton wayang berjudul "Bolt"...atau lebih tepat lagi saya terjemahkan sebagai "si anjing bengong" berdasarkan kisah cerita wayang tersebut..hahaha....Queensbay hanya terletak tidak lebih dari 4 Km dari rumah saya dan kami kembali bertemu di perkarangan masuk ke panggung wayang dan kaunter tiket pada 3:40 pm..sungguh tidak di sangka, kami telah terlepas waktu siaran wayang "Bolt" pada pukul 3:35 pm..melihat pilihan wayang yang ada (Cicakman 2, Antu Fighter, Doraemon The Movie, The Day The Earth Stood Still - penuh dan Los Dan Foun)..kami terpaksa akur untuk menonton wayang "Bolt" pada pukul 7:35 pm pula....kami berpecah mencari arah masing-masing sepanjang beberapa jam sebelum bertemu kembali di perkarangan panggung...bayangkan kaki yang telah letih berjalan 10 Km...kami terpaksa meneruskan perjuangan...keluar masuk beberapa buah kedai menjadi aktiviti utama...mereka yang lain pula menghabiskan masa membaca secara percuma di kedai buku "Borders"...saya pula melepak beberapa ketika di dalam pusat permainan hiburan melihat beberapa orang remaja yang hebat menunjukkan bakat mereka dalam permainan "Initial D 3 Arcade"...saya kemudian menghabiskan beberapa wang ringgit bermain timbak-timbak "Time Cop 3" dan kembali melepak menonton remaja-remaja hebat bermain "Initial D 3 Arcade" sebelum berganjak ke perkarangan panggung seperti yang di janjikan....

Courtesy from Jew
Wayang"bolt"...agak menarik dan agak lucu...sesuai untuk mereka yang ada "anjing bengong"..haha....tamat menonton wayang, masing-masing meneruskan perjuangan mencari hala tuju ke rumah masing-masing untuk berehat...saya agak bernasib baik kerana saya akan bercuti pada keesokan harinya berbanding mereka yang lain...namun begitu, sengal-sengal di kaki semakin terasa..mungkin kerana usia atau kurang bersenam? pastinya kerana otot yang kurang bersenam....hehe..
Courtesy from Jew
Maaf kerana tidak dapat berkongsi gambar-gambar menarik sepanjang acara berjalan kaki kerana saya tidak membawa sebarang perkakasan yang membolehkan saya bertindak sedemikian (tidak bawa HP atau dompet masa bejalan)...saya akan cuba untuk mendapatkan gambar-gambar menarik daripada mereka yang membawa kamera....

Friday, 12 December 2008

A slipper that cost me RM190

I’m off today…that’s the bottom line…hehe.…a’ight, perhaps I was really tired yesterday causing me to wake up a little late today (around 11am) where I slept at about 3am..I didn’t even dream of anything...it was so plain and once I woke up, I was rushing to check my email if there were any urgent matter/emails needing my attention…none…great god!

Surfed the internet awhile, took a shower then straight to the office…reached at the office at around 12:20pm…sent several emails (as well as reply)…a short discussion with developers on their current works…updated the customer of their issue’s progress then a small chat with new staffs….

Left the office at around 2:45 heading to one of the shopping complex nearby my house (Kompleks Bukit Jambul) I was planning to buy a slipper (selipar jepun) because the one I have at home already tenggelam-timbul (sebab si aguk yg melebihi had muatan..haha) and almost putus due to some small slash then pandai jadi besar…haha…

Guess what happened? I ended up with RM190 deficit!!! How the hell that happened? Blame me and blame the shops...huhu…walked around trying to look for a decent slipper then I saw this nice simple loafer….I bought it…jalan-jalan lagi and saw the DVD shop…went there…bought couple of DVDs….then went down to the shop selling original DVD/VCD where I can find lots of anime…found the Wangan Midnight DVD..I bought it…haha…then jalan-jalan lagi…saw this shop selling t-shirts…bought 2 of them…by the time I bought the t-shirts...I noticed that I have spent more than I should for a slipper…..still I’m happy because I found the Wangan Midnight anime..I sent a text message to my bro…asked him the prize for his DVD and how many DVDs were there…the one he bought has 3 DVDs (complete 1-26 End) with a Soundtrack CD for RM37...the one I saw and bought is RM28 for a single DVD (complete 1-26 End)…another one was 4 DVD s+ Soundtrack CD at RM29..wahaha..dengan gembira aku membeli RM28…then RM10 jimat sudah pakai untuk beli Dunhill big pack..haha..efficient betul!
What’s going to happen to me later once I reach KK…don’t be surprised to find me at Kg Air ah….muda-mudi yang berminat..ada diskaun k..hahaha…..damn it! I’m planning to jimat tapi bukan pula jimat...haha…OK la ba…the last time I spent money for shopping other than DVD was 4 months ago…it was not me though….a favour from my friend who went to Bali…so I gave him money to buy me a Hard Rock Café t-shirt…I was kind of regret last time when I went to Pattaya’s Hard Rock Café and I didn’t buy any t-shirt…would you buy a t-shirt for USD$70?!! This time, I gave my friend RM100 and he bought me a very nice t-shirt...love the design very much….even though the size is macam body fit…haha..nasib lagi badan ku ada ketulan even not as good as si 300..haha…

Thursday, 11 December 2008

I felt guilty...

My rough agenda pada hari ini yang membuatkan saya berasa 11 jam menjadi 4 jam....but it was fun though..I love my job and work..hehe..

*time has been rounded up based on actual events

5:45 AM - Arrived at the office
6:00 AM - Checked and Replied e-mails..e-mails..e-mails
6:50 AM - New staffs arrived at the office
7:00 AM - Consulting Customer (remote in and spoke to customers)
8:00 AM - Resumed Training
9:00 AM - Development Work (discussion)
10:00 AM - Training Exercises
11:00 AM - Consulting Customer (e-mails) and Development Work (discussion)
12:00 PM - New staffs off to lunch break
12:05 PM - Development Work (Chasing progress and Unit Testing)
12:45 AM - New staffs came back from lunch break
01:00 PM - Resumed Training
02:00 PM - Training Exercises
03:15 PM - New staffs left the office
03:00 PM - Consulting Customer (e-mails) and Development Work (discussion)
04:00 PM - Development Work (Unit testing and discussion)
04:30 PM - E-mailing...e-mailing..e-mailing
5:15 PM - I left the office

* I'm grateful that I'm used to the habit of not having lunch (I had breakfast) but pity me for not having a moment for a cigarette the whole day...huhu..

I felt guilt....I have 2 works orders and 3 issues tracking (software life cycle procedure; fault-fix-test-released) allocated to my team, 1 customer's issue that require investigation...new staffs require guidance and monitoring.....

I told my team (developers) that I might come to office tomorrow...around noon perhaps...to catch up with the above matters...

This is going to be the last part of my periodic holidays of the year 2008...I will be on annual leave again tomorrow and next Monday (12th and 15th)....

As usual, the manager called and he always had the sense to know that I was still in the office, working...we discussed about the current pace of the new staffs...I told him that I can't really speak at that moment (internal matters) so suggested that I will email him details, later once I have time..thankfully, he understood that I've been really busy....juggling between training, support and development works...so he told me to email him once I have time to do it....I will, I said to him and then I told him that I'm going to participate in the Penang Starwalk 2008 this Sunday...he was laughing and jokingly asked me to share the experience with everyone in the company later once I got back (seeking sponsorship..hehe..)...we both laugh...then suddenly the 2 developers and my successor who were there heard the news, they were also laughing....huhu..

On the week after next week...that's the real holiday..I will be in Sabah for 2 consecutive weeks....in case any of you see me and recognize me..do not hesitate to say "hi wel..[smiling]" and I will certainly reply with a simple "hi.. [smilling]"...

Thursday, 4 December 2008

God is good....

Kehaaaa!!!! I'm on leave AGAIN tomorrow and next Monday!!! How's that sound to you?? I'm absolutely happy, excited and enjoying this holiday month...this time around, I have something to look forward...thanks to my big bro..Madarch...he told me there's an anime "Wangan Midnight", a story about the Devil Z car....the first model of Nissan Fairlady Z (S30)..kehaaa! Although the characters are not as great as the Initial D...still, it has one thing in common that makes me so interested to download and watch....Yeah! It's about car!..you heard me.....I love car very much especially old models and I wish to have plenty of money then assemble my own "beiol" version of a prototype car for street racing..perhaps for drag race and drifting as well..it's a dream I longing to..huhu..too bad I'm "still" a poor man...God have been kind enough to let me survive into the wild world..so I'm still grateful for that...thanks k God...

Jew..macam mana ni..do we have a deal?? BBQ kan this weekend..*wink wink*..alasan supaya si Claire datang menunaikan cek beer dia..haha...

Today....whilst checking my bro's cbox..I saw his response to my earlier message as follow....

3 Dec 08, 17:06
madarch: hehe.. sia beli complete DVD la siap ngan free cd soundtrack oo..

2 Dec 08, 23:47
wel: sia tengah download..hehe....3d cantik tp watak punya bida..haha..

...cis!! Last couple of years ago, I was the one who brought my whole complete set of Initial D to Sabah to let him watch..haha..no worries k..nothing worth trusting than your own blood (quoted from the movie Wyatt Earp) that's good though...perhaps we can open a designated cinema room in your house....with all my DVD collection...serving beers and my favourite hot dog 1901...sound good huh...hehe...life ain't that complicated if we knew how to enjoy (cherish) it..

Enjoy your weekend and Selamat Hari Raya Haji to all fellow blogger! Cheers!

Monday, 1 December 2008

Welcome December!

First of all, I would like to wish all my fellow blogger as well as my dear friends a very warm season greetings of Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009. I’d also love take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and never ending visit…cheers to that!

In my previous post of “Holiday Mood”…I’ve revealed my days off and availability...last week, the management had decided to employ 2 new staffs and they will be coming in today, 1st December 2008…my manager was worried who’s going to train them as I would be on leave for couple of times in this month onwards… we discussed and decided to reschedule my shift for the whole month…having said that, I will be working for Oz’s shift to accommodate the training…means that I will be busy for the training, support and development…

Again huh...after what happened to our come-and-gone colleagues, I really hope the incident will not be repeated…I’ve gone through their past working experience (resume) and I can tell, they have a very impressive experience in the customer support line of work...years of experience with big companies like Dell and Intel certainly meant something to their characteristic…well, I can only hope..

With the new recruitment and in conjunction with the plan to expand the Malaysia branch, the management had reviewed our employment agreement and it is very interesting to know that there will be a big changes in next year…I’m sure you guys have that one thing in mind…Yes! More money in my account! That would me help a lot to clear some of my debt...speaking of debt…one thing comes into our mind…credit card! Anybody that owns a credit card would understand…hehe…once that's done, I'm free to fly to anywhere around South East Asia during weekend...kehaa...hahaha...

The management had also decided to downgrade the priority of having Senior Developers until we find better candidates…I have met most of them; I took part in the interview myself (some) and my personal review, I found most of them have an impressive resume…tones of experience but when they were interviewed on the skill that they should have been familiar with (as per resume)…some of them were lost…too bad huh…good on papers could be the case here….

Back to the new support colleagues, I have 3 weeks period to train them up to the point where they are considerably able to provide moderate support to UK's customers…I don’t think they would have problem in providing support to Oz’s customers although there could be some tricky problems that sometimes, myself will need to perform tests in order to rectify and resolve the issue…it’s a software and most of us knew there always a bug somewhere in a software….even the great Windows system itself..hehe..

I think I haven’t wrote much about my workplace for over a month already kan...so this could be one of many about new colleagues..hehe..I really hope my next post about them would be a positive feedback….

We do what we have to do…we hope for things that what we can contribute to get the outcome…