Thursday, June 28, 2007

When I'm feeling blue ....

* Tiupan angin lintang telah berlalu buat masa ini. Walaupun begitu cuaca masih sangat tidak menentu. Beberapa guruh dan petir masih sabung menyabung di selangi dengan gerimis, hujan panas dan juga hujan lebat. Untung saja belum ada hujan batu. Anyway, I pray the out-going Mdm will be blessed with more rezeki and for the up-going Mdm to be blessed with a lot of strength and wisdom. Me, the mokcik, will be happy still sitting by the pantry.

* Having "makan gaji" for close to 15 years, "politics" suprise me no more, but what still took me by suprise yesterday, was the "doer". I have thought of the person, with previous dealing, have been a more "better" person but then again, reality check, people do change when the carrot is "orange-ier". I must hv been ignoring the sign for too long, orrrr may be not ignoring, but more of "bersangka baik", or may be as my meal-mate says ... I am the very blurrr one. But my principle "do not harm others" stays ... tak pe lah kan, the truth will prevail.

* Charity side - I was again sadden by 2 incidents. Again the most unexpected turndown happen. Tak pe lah ... again ... anyway ... my friends at RALK is planning for a Hi Tea Amal Kasih ... do kelik-kelik here for more details.

*****Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan, mari kita sama-sama tarik nafas ... hembus nafas ... dan nyanyikan lagu di bawah **********

When I am feeling blue, all I need to do is take a look at you ...

Then I am not so blue ...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Mission accomplished !

For the first time since my employment with this Co, I've to present a paper for approval to spend money (not mine) ... in front of a committee which I've been hearing all sorts of "tough" stories. And I was supposed to drag along more experience-with-the-committee collegues. Had 3 candidates in my mind but none of them are available - speaking of kawan di masa susah. Anyway, for the last one week, I've been going around asking for what are others' experiences and learning the Dos and Don'ts. What line works and what line to be avoided. What I hold dearly is "don't say too much" just "say enough".

I keep rehearsing my lines the night before and the 2 hr morning wait at the Immigration office (to pick up Bibik's visa) provided a good timing for silent rehearsal. I arrived at the meeting room early and waited patiently (and nervously) until my time. When they called me, I keep telling myself the rule ... "don't say too much" just "say enough".

So I presented my case ... point1, point2, point3, point4 ... then concluded as quickly as I can. I stumbled a bit on the final evaluation point because I was told, by one of the "tip"pers, to simplify but I guess I've over simplified things. One of committee member demanded the detail analysis, which I have but did not submit on recommendation from one of my tippers,so I told her I'll resubmit. Shuuuyyyy I thought it will be downhill from that point but luckily the other members were OK on the overall analysis and pointed that it's a good cost saving for the Co with the new approach (onsite offsite balancing)bla bla bla and good benchmark data .... oklah ... after 15 minutes ... I hear the statement that I wanted to hear ... "We approve this paper and you can proceed, however please submit your detail evaluation to complete the submission" ... wokeyyy that's not a problem .

Phewwww ! Mission accomplished !

When I updated M4d4m in her room, she's so happy, siap bangun dari kerusi lagi "Good Job for 1st timer" .
Alhamdulillah ... now I can have a good weekend and prepare the next step ... Monday lah.

Monday, June 11, 2007

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Gonu hit Oman and now heading to Iran

I didn't buy the newspaper today. Just borrow from the McD staffs when we had our McD breakfast at Sect3 McD this morning.
Malas le nak beli sebab front page pasal the new pengantin banyak nya. Best wishes to the couple ... I've nothing against the marriage but malas le nak "derma wang tunai" to buy newspaper if that's the big news. Baca kat internet dah lah.

So while waiting for Asr, I log on to my gmail and saw a "Gonu" email from a friend/neighbour who's on posting to Oman. Apparently the cyclone has hit Oman on Friday and I don't recall seeing anything about this in our local paper (too busy with the couple's wedding news).
If this is true, then I feel sad because the last time a disaster struck our neighbour (it was an earthquake+tsunami hitting south Bandung, Jawa, Indonesia) the disaster news was also take lower priority compared to A Celebrity wedding press conference. Or may be it's just me missing the news, I hope the latter is true.

Anyway, here's the Gonu Tuesday update. By now it has also hit Iran with a number of death toll.,2933,278098,00.html

Powerful Cyclone Gonu Strikes Oil-Rich Persian Gulf
Tuesday, June 05, 2007


June 5: Stronger than normal waves come ashore at Muscat, Oman, as Cyclone Gonu approached the Arab nation.
June 5: Stronger than normal waves come ashore at Muscat, Oman, as Cyclone Gonu approached the Arab nation.
MUSCAT, Oman — Officials ordered thousands of people to evacuate low-lying areas along the Persian Gulf Tuesday in anticipation of the onslaught of the strongest cyclone to hit the Arabian Peninsula in 60 years.

Cyclone Gonu hit Oman's eastern coastal towns of Sur and Ra's Al-Hadd with wind speeds up to 106 miles and waves up to 12 yards high, according to the country's civil defense.

The cyclone, which had been churning northwest through the Indian Ocean, dropped heavy rains on the capital, Muscat, and other nearby towns, the civil defense said in a statement.

Gonu had weakened by midday to a Category Three-strength storm, was expected to make landfall in southern Iran, a region never hit by a storm of this magnitude, FOX News weather forecaster Janice Dean reported.

Gonu has the potential to drop a year's worth of rain on Iran in a single day, Dean said.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Name ... what's in a name

Story1 : On the phone. A call from a vendor who have so far been communication with me via email.
After finish the work-talk, now start to talk not-work-talk.

Me : OK lah yea, I nak pergi solat ni. Kejap lagi terlepas Zuhur.
Not Me1 : You nak solat ? You Islam ke ?
Me : Yes I am one. Apasal ... tak percaya ke ?
Not Me1 : Ingatkan you bukan Islam, pasal nama you tu tak bunyi macam Islam.
Me : Sekolah mana you pergi ni ada nama Islam ke tak Islam. Yang I tau ada nama tu ikut bahasa ... arab ke, melayu ke, siam ke, jawa ke. Anjuran agama bagi nama yang maknanya baik, tak de pulak specify bahasa apa.
Not Me1 : Never thought of that, I learn something new today. Actually nama you ni canggih jugak.
Me : Thank you. Itulah kreativiti mak bapak I. Now, shall we chat about naming convention some other time ? Bye ... ooops Assalammualaikum
Not Me1: Waalaikumsalam warahmatullah

Story2 : The current Big Boss of my current employer.

Not Me2 : laaa dia bukan Islam ke ...
Me : Not that I know of. What makes you think so ?
Not Me2 : Nama dia lah
Me : Apasal ngan nama dia, nama dia nama one of the Prophet so ?
Not Me2 : Ya lah dah nama nabi kan, kenapa tak Islam
Me : Let me try to explain, see if you can follow this line of thought. Nama Nabi tak semestinya nama Islam ... lagipun sejak bila ada nama Islam ke tak Islam. Nama arab, melayu, mat saleh, jawa, siam ada le.

Not Me2 : Betul jugak kau cakap ni. Dia ni confuse kan orang je.

Me : Dia tak confuse kan orang, korang je yang sah katak di bawah tempurung. Minda tertutup.

p/s: this post is not undermining the general idea to name our children with good meaning name but this post is to dispell the notion of religious-related name because in my humble opinion, names are language based not and never religious based.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Cerita memancing di perairan Dungun

In this blog are summarised pictures ... for more pictures kelik-kelik to Fotopages.

Getting ready at Cik Ngoh's big lawn ...

Dalam perjalanan .

Kiri atas : Kepteng Ayoh Ding
Kanan atas : Co-Kepteng Abang Apear

Mari kita mulakan acara memancing !

Tak percaya ke ?

aziz berjaya menangkap ikan yang Mak tak kenal jenisnya ... but it's edible.

ikang kerong !

Sebeseng ikang !

Ikang kerapu hok Aman pancing ... terror !

Soki boleh gok ikang kerapu !

Sehingga menjilat jari ... kerapu bakar ... resipi rempoh ikang bakor Cik Ngoh.

Laporan Kaji Cuaca - Angin Lintang

Sepulangnya saya dari percutian sempena cuti sekolah ini, saya mendengar laporan kaji cuaca persekitaran tempat mencari rezeki. Menurut laporan kaji cuaca terkini, kemungkinan akan ada angin lintang bertiup ke kawasan tingkat 2. Kelajuan dan arah Angin lintang itu belum dapat dipastikan untuk masa ini.

Apa-apa hal pun, sebagai rakyat jelata yang melata, saya berharap kehadiran angin lintang itu akan dapat membawa bersama keberkatan dan kesejahteraan untuk semua.

Dari itu, setiap pihak di nasihatkan untuk berjaga-jaga dan memelihara keterusan operasi sehingga angin lintang yang di jangka tiba bila-bila masa itu melintas ruang udara tingkat 2.

Jika benar teori saya selama ini, di mana sekalipun kita bekerja mencari rezeki, ketepatan "gosip dan cakap-cakap hallway" tidak dapat dipertikaikan ... selalu within Sick Sigma.

pray for the best and be prepared for the worst :)

gambar fail , tiada kaitan dengan tajuk di atas