Friday, 31 July 2009

Thought of the day...

Sometimes I think of myself as an individual who strives hard to be a man who I am now but at some other time I think striving hard is just an excuse for me to gain better living than the better of me…

Well..to be honest with you I don’t really care what would that make a different of me…and sometimes listening to people who’s more superior than me made me wonder if they really that superior than myself (they always does) and others to have a long story of people living their live to certain extend…I might be doing the same and…frankly speaking when I spoke about some one it reflects my own admiration towards these individuals…..it does not matter how much they earn and how vastly their knowledge were…their philosophy is the only item I look for….I try to understand what makes them speak about these individuals and I even try to relate that to the life I’m having (where applicable) yet at the end of the story..it always fail to stand out and outclass individuals who have always being generous and very calm in many way of their doing yet successful.…

Would you think he would make an impact locally and world wide with his effort of wearing this costumes?
I love to talk about life and living the life yet when an individual begins talking about their thoughts towards breaking through the outside world for an impressive achievement would make me wonder myself (I did this juga ba sometimes as a metaphore) Why think about making the better of the outside world or breaking into their world when even locally an individual couldn’t even make the best out of it (to be a successful individual you’ll have to be among a successful group) It has always been a token for me as non-superior individual to listen and know about the outside as a knowledge of motivation but praising the outside world for an achievement is just not quite right to build up the inner motivation….I sometimes (well, most of the time) observe these individuals and think wow! This individual is really something! And thinking about that I begin to wonder further..why is this individual still here and having a conversation with me when I couldn’t understand what this individual were trying to achieve or tell me….well, I might have an impression towards this kind of individual for being knowledgable and kind for sharing the stories…the rational is always seems to be something intereting for me…was the individual trying to tell me about his/her ambition of being a successful individual preferable the outside world or was the individual trying to tell me that he/she is far more superior than me/the lads…was it a remarks or was it just a chit-chat showing his/her interest of making friends…

I come with this….I might be a little off set but first impression really help to find it way to work things out….I ‘d prefer to think that this kind of individual is pretty much trying to make his/her territory among others…he/she wants others to think he/she is not someone who is just someone but he/she is someone with something….what does it means?It does not bother me and I’m happy for what I have and of course I will always strive to the best of me….to what extend? Be God to decide….sometimes God will work his way out of the unexpected and always the way we couldn’t even get it until a certain period of time (if you’re grateful enough) Being a superior individual does not require high profile or being a well known individual at workplace…if an individual could make good impression and impressive performance at workplace then it is not a crime to think about making an impact onto the outside world….if an individual is just playing plain stupid at workplace thinking that would put him/her at a right path to great achievement….then forget about achieving the outside world….it’s just not quite right….would you play plain stupid at workplace whilst dreaming of gaining more earning in future or getting promotion to higher position…or far more ambitious to achieve something in the outside world?? Isn’t that obvious?? we can be a low profile individual and feel save at our own safety net at workplace but would that make you happy to dream of breaking into the outside world when you’re not making any impression towards the particular??? There's always a right way of doing it rather than talking about not pushing yourself outside the boundry for extra responsibility than what your job description prescribed....take a risk and learn from the risk??? I salute you for being smarter to avoid wider range of responsibility though...

* Betul-betul saya pun macam inda paham ni thought o..haha...

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

I'm 'NOT' smarter than you IF

Am I NOT smarter than you if
A. You buy this for your child (regardless of gender)
B. You buy this for your girlfriend
C. You buy this for your boyfriend
D. You buy this as a birthday present
E. You buy this as an exchange gift-present for Christmas
F. You buy this for your pets
G. You buy this for your husband
H. You buy this for yourself
I. You buy this for a kitchen napkin

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Weekend Gateway

I’ve just got home after an hour flight from KL via Subang Airport..

The ‘sit-drink-talk’ was fun…we had 2 crates of Special Brew, 2.5 crates of Carlsberg and 16 cans of Chang beers….

There were me, Mr Jew, Mr Brandon, Mr Donald, Mr Guz and Mrs Guz, Mr Alex and Ms Eva (Brandon’s gf)…I arrived at the KTM station an hour early than expected and I had to wait for over an hour for mr Brandon and Mr Jew to come and fetch me up then we went to Carefore, Subang looking for stool+table as well as meeting up with Mr Donald…we started the ‘sit-drink-talk’ session at about 5pm that afternoon with 16 cans of Chang beer (Mr Guz had not arrived yet with 4.5 crates beer supply)….I think because of the tiring journey I had earlier from Penang to KL, it affected me as well as Mr Jew who came from JB….we were not up to the full potential of once being recognized as ‘dewa’ (ni serita muda-muda lah ni…all day long drinking-karaoke until ‘soilang’; emptied your wallet to buy more alcohol..haha..)

We managed to finish up all 16 cans and I fell asleep for about an hour waiting Mr Brandon and Mr Don to return from buying some dishes for dinner (Ikan and Pari panggang) Mr and Mrs Guz arrived hours after then followed by Mr Alex who came couple more hours late….It was a surprise and a happy moment to see Mrs Guz who’s currently 8 months pregnant…congratulation!!

The night was fun although it was just a decent ‘sit-drink-talk’ session…we had catch-up chat and non-stop drinking but it was a shame we didn’t even manage to finish 2.5 crates of carlsberg...imagine that!! We finally ‘kecundang’ at around 4am on Sunday (not drunk but tired)…..It’s been always a wonder to us, every time we had some kind of drinking session in KL we never really get to the level we’ve always had in Penang…4 crates of beer in Penang is just about nice for 4-6 people...Mr Brandon now has 2 crates of Special Brew at home…

I woke up at about 12pm noon then buzzed Mr Jew to wake up as well…me, Mr Jew and Mr Brandon drank couple more cans of beer (finally we managed to clear all 2.5 crates of Carlsberg) whilst doing a brief post-mortem of the ‘sit-drink-talk’ session…at about 1:30pm Mr Brandon drove me and Mr Jew to Subang Airport for a return journey…

* Thanks to Mr Alex for coming; a token for me who came all the way from Penang and Mr Jew from JB

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Dogged

I finally decided to disobey the stubborn-will I made 5 years ago…..to be frank I had no obsolute reason to why I did that…but tragedies after another have brought the stubborn side of me stronger until now…I was kind of arrogant but it helps avoiding unnecessary trip when it matters the most…I had it 2 years ago but I guess it doesn't count if it occurred in another country (Thailand)… I could still remember the last trip from Johor Bahru to Penang in 2003 arriving early in the morning and thought I will not be doing this for a long period of time...I really did….

You might be asking what’s this about…it’s something silly yet doing it does makes me feel a little ‘in control’ of the ‘easy to be dealt with’ side of me….I could say the same to the ‘I dislike peanut’ yet I’m flexible when I were required to eat peanut (in a small amount tidak lah macam mereka yang suka makan peanut buli makan macam nasi..haha..)

Right! I’m about to take a bus ride from Penang to KL this morning (7:30am, 25th July 2009) for the sake of reuniting with my dearest friend Mr Brandon…Mr Jew who’s temporarily in JB for a 6 months intensive training to achieve his RM10 million wedding budget will be arriving via Subang Airport…me and Mr Jew will be Mr Brandon’s guests this weekend for a ‘sit-drink-talk’ session with Mr Guz who had just returned from UK last month…it’s just a catch-up kind of meeting with Mr Brandon, Mr Guz and others at Mr Brandon’s house….the last time I visited him was a year ago and he did come to Penang last month during Mr Jew’s first return journey from JB of which we had a small party…

The ‘sit-drink-talk’ session had been scheduled to be held on 7th July but it’s impossible for Mr Brandon ‘s schedule at the moment (I really don’t have an idea what he’s up to for being busy until the end of September and that’s something we’re going to catch up with.he.he..) Since the session has been rescheduled to this weekend and was just been informed about it 3 days ago, at first thought I’m definitely not going to make it…instead, Mr Bandon and Mr Jew made it inevitable for me to decline (you know lah when your closest friends combine their pujuk rayu kan..) I then thought of coming by flight…checking up my financial status, accounts, credit cards and living expenses…I was certain that’s possible and achievable but deep down inside, I have this another thing I have been trying to achieve….I’ve been trying to reduce ‘unnecessary expenses’ for couple of months already (buying DVDs is not included in my unnecessary expenses tau..hehe..) thinking at the end of the year I will have more credits than debits….It becomes easier for me to achieve it at the moment because of my working hours which can also be translated into ‘less activities better expenditure’…..thinking of keeping the current spirit, I then decided yesterday after so much of thinking to save as much money possible for this trip by going by bus and return via Subang Airport on Sunday afternoon…..Did I choose happiness over satisfaction?? I know it’s all worth because money is not everything ba…and I love my friends…haha..

Next week…our Deployment Manager and happen to be the Support Team Manager will be in the Penang Office for the first time for a week period… I’ve met him when I was in UK...

* Masih belum packing and belum tidur lagi??!! Macam mana mau beraksi ni nanti 4 crates Special Brew sponsored by Carlsberg's QA Engineer??!!

Cheers and have a great weekend!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Bila la mau menang jackpot ni...

Last couple of days..I've been discussing with my manager about rescheduling shift to accommodate every possible unattanded shift...

This idea come across to us...

Someone..a team perhaps to work continously on evening/night shift...sigh...I've always trying to be flexible with the time and working hours as I don't have any obligation at the moment (single)..although it has been 3 weeks continuosly working on evening/night shift...

We are going to implement a person/team to work evening/night shift the whole month or more...the only interesting part of this is that, you will only need to work 4 days out of 5 days a week...with 'extra' evening/night shift allowance..I'm sure anyone would be happy to collect extra money at the coming month (a month in area) There's no catch here though...I'm sure anyone would be happy to have an extra RM1000 or more allowance every month having to work hard covering evening/night shift....

Is this the kind of vacation I need????
As for me...I've been working pretty hard for couple of weeks trying be a 'nice' employer to our current lack of staff...accepting almost anything making other's life easier and making things more easier to be dealt with...well, if I say no..still, the management has something to say about it...being mature and an experienced staff is sometime very difficult...I found it ridiculous to know that new version is being released to customers yet so many fault/bugs that should have been resolved in previous release occur in the latest version...I've started making internal complaint myself as it doesn't help on improving customer base at all...I'm getting fedup of this!

In a couple of week more, new colleague will be joining me (after he has passed his training then another one is joining soon in a week time) and I will have to monitor his work as well as performance...In other word, it would affect my own performance...I don't know what to expect and I had warned my manager I would not tolerate any irresponsible habits from new colleagues...If I think they don't even try to make some effort to improve theirselves...I would have to make the first move....

Last couple of weeks ago, I spent a time with a friend Mr Gee (he came to Penang for a seminar) then last week with Mr Jew who returned to Penang in monthly basis....at least I have some kind of mind relaxation whilst I was with them....I've now spent more time at home resting and relaxing...some other time, I would go out for a ride or drive when I feel like doing it....I really need another vacation....or how I wish I could win a jackpot and enjoy what life has to offer...huhu...

Friday, 3 July 2009

Warm Farewell

People all over the whole (or perhaps the universe) were talking over the death of the King of Pop last week and honestly I was in disbelieve...it was..or it is the biggest news in the world of music and entertainment nowadays after several others decades ago e.g Elvis, John Lennon and Kurt Cobain? It came to my attention when I was having my lunch before coming to the office last Friday and I thought it was just another joke on the local radio but when I heard people called and spoke to the radio DJ at that time dedicating their condolence to the King of Pop's children and families....I was wrong and I began to listen to what the radio had to say constantly..

I've been listening to his musics since childhood
I've never met MJ
I've never saw him face to face
I've never slept with him or stayed in his mansion....so I would be the last person to 'rob' him...

I couldn't deny his contribution, passion, impact as well as his creativity in music..he was one hell of an entertainer that could never be replaced....

This is one of the best video clip of MJ I had watched....a man of his age to have a voice as soft as a young child was amazing and impractical...

* The post is meant to be published to commemorate 7 days of his passing

May God bless his soul...

Thursday, 2 July 2009

The beginning of an era..

I (we) thought everything will be alright once the time has come for her to resume her job...apparently, it's another devastating news as if we were being betrayed....sigh

I felt like being betrayed again after all the hard work and sacrifices...6 weeks of unpaid leave...1 week prior to that then come another 1 week afterwards... 8 weeks and there seems to be no ending to this....

Sometimes I just couldn't accept why people to be lackadaisical of their other side of life when it effects people around you...I met her and her new hubby 2 weeks ago just to catch up things with her and she was certain if she...she will do it in a good way possible....but unfortunately the news came in a way that I wouldn't have expected....at least make some good of all the chances and understanding given by the management during these past 2 months....still I couldn't put the blame on her against her decision..it just that made me thinking why 'colleagues' are so self-centred...it's her right but couldn't it be far more better if she comes and discuss for resolution instead of making it as an excuse for that decision...a total pity towards the Manager who had tried to make things work out for her over the past 6 weeks or so....still she has to come to fulfill the t&c of a month notice although I have a gutsy felling that she might end up paying for a quick exit...

After almost 2 months working along side with the Manager, all seems to work pretty easy and managable (with pretty good response from HQ) The developer will resume her work after 2 months absence from maternity leave and new colleagues will be joining in next couple of days...after few years operation, the branch is looking towards to another beginning, start from scratch...training, monitoring and improving...to me, it's just another deja vu....