Saturday, August 23, 2008

Exploring A Brand New Me...


Finally understand what's so call working life. All this while I have been working in a small to medium size of company where there're not many rules and regulation. Everything is so flexible.

In my new company everything need a complicated and long processes. Really get frustrated sometime for the processes I need to go through in order to get things done. Communication become one of the challenges in here. For all the knowledge I have, communication has been one of my weakness. Technical skills are not a must in here but communication skill is definitely a must.

Everyday you need to deal with more than 20 mails, sometime up to 50 mails. At first I encounter problem to organize my mailbox because always exceed the maximum mailbox capacity. Reply email became one of my daily task.

There's one thing I believe, '江山易改,本性难移'. It's a Chinese Proverb which mean it's hard to change our behavior. With my straight forward and impulsive behavior, I have made a lot of mistake. All these has given me hard time dealing with others as well as myself.

Hopefully with this big corporate environment, I can train up my temper. Looking forward for the changes. Mask will be the most useful tool for me yet do not know what kind of mask suit me in the end.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Baby???


Tonight is another boring night. After I have changed to this job, my life seems to be pretty easy going. No more rushing for deadline... no more coding after work... no more work related reading... no more... All of that just replaced with chating via MSN and blogging...

Suddenly Cindy - "老妈子" (god mother who is my uni-coursemate) MSN me... What a surprised since she has not contacted me quite for some time.

The first 2 sentences really puzzle me. WhAT??? She needs to get herself married in 3 months time??? The only thought was she is pregnant??? OMG!!! Baby... baby??? I can't believe it. No way man. Aiyoh, how come "老豆" so careless and didn't do precaution? How could he do that to "老妈子". Without hesitation, I gave "老妈子" a call.

After long hour of asking finally I was able to extort a confession from her. It was just a misunderstanding of interpretation. "老妈子" is not having baby. It's just that "老豆" father just pass away. If they don't get married within this 3 months then they can only get married in another 3 years time. (According to chinese custom)

This has left them no other alternative but prepare their marriage in 3 months time. Relief... Congratulation Cindy and KSiang! May both of you have a memorable and wonderful wedding though it's kind of rush. Of course don't forget to invite me!!! I'm your "妞妞" (daughter).

Monday, August 18, 2008

Back to the "Future"


Today I was trying hard to guide YK who's currently located in Japan to find a book store in Japan -Book 1st which located at Shibuya. While I was explaining the direction to him, suddenly he found this nice Google Map and asked me to guide him from there.

I was wondering how am I going to help him with this Google Map.Then I started to explore it. Wah, it's so wonderful. You can actually use the google street view to view how the street look like. I was like traveled back to Shibuya with time machine. The street seems so real as if I was at Shibuya and walking to work like 2.5 years back. Really unbelievable. I traversed from 渋谷駅(Shibuya Station) until Book 1st where I used to spend my lunch time there reading books.

Then I try to find Keisei Sekiya Station (京成関屋駅) where I had traveled to work to and from Tokyo Kensyu Centre-TKS (東京研修センター) everyday . I spent almost 9 months there. I have a lot of unforgettable and wonderful memory there which is getting faded now and then......

The next destination I picked was 中山駅 (Nakayama Station) to the place I had stayed for the following year - Phoenix Apartment. It was a 3 rooms apartment which is consider quite big at Japan. My room was Japanese style tatami room. I can still remember the tatami smell.

With this Google Map I think I can travel around the world without any doubt (too bad that currently only a few country support this feature). It's the most wonderful thing ever created !!! Thanks to Google Map!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

女人的聚会

据我所知,男人的聚会大多是谈‘女人经’,‘经济经’,‘车经’。。。那么女人的聚会又会谈什么呢???‘老公经’,‘孩子经’???

我们6位女人可是13年的朋友了吧!(如没记错)应该从中二开始,我们就认识了。转眼间,13年就这样的过去了。13年可不是一个很短的岁月,那也占了我人生一半的时间有余。最近我们兴起了,两个月来一次聚会的潮流。

今天也是离开上次聚会的两个月限期。我们约了在吧生的‘Centos’聚会。这次有位‘妈妈级’的RY不能出席,就剩下我们这5位小姐谈天说地。

话题都围绕在两位小姐(HF,HW)的男友的家庭。让我想起了婆媳之间的斗心沟角。可她们的情况又有点不同。两位都有很多共同点-非常注重卫生。故事就这样开始了。。。

两位陪男友回家乡时都会自备食水。难道男友家没水喝吗?那可不是的。而是两位都一致认为男友家的食水有异味及达不到她们的卫生水准。OMG。。。

HF呢,每次去男友家,总爱躲到男友的房里直到吃饭时间才出现。每次还是以最快的速度把菜挟到自己的碗里,再以120公里时速把饭吃完。这是因为男友的家人都不用公筷,这对她而言是非常不卫生的。如有人挟菜给她都会被转移到男友的碗里。

HW呢,都尽量不在男友家吃。男友以一桶水把两层楼房抹完是难以理解的。实在是太肮脏了。餐具都必须再清洗才用。如果出外吃饭都会要男友事先把桌椅抹干净先,再以烧水把餐具清洗消毒后才用。在外都不吃菜,因为餐馆都不把菜洗干净。

RF呢,就把‘老公’培训了(注册了可还没行礼)。以前饭后都不洗碗,现在就负起了洗完的工作。不抹地的,也开始了抹地的生涯。

很多时候,不同家庭背景,不同身长环境,培养了不同的生活习惯。老天爷总爱开玩笑,把不同极端的人配合在一起,只为了让人可以互相迁就,互相补助。10只手指都有长与短,人不可能都一样,十全十美的。两个人相处的时候,应该尽量配合, 尽量学对方的长处,再加以修炼以达到共识。我自认也有很多坏习惯。:P

女人呀女人。。。下一次的聚会应该是十月吧。。。期待下一次的有趣话题!

p/s:姐妹真对不起,把你们摆上台。

Thursday, August 14, 2008

本小姐的生日


今天是本小姐的大日子。换上我最喜欢的白色上衣,再吃‘老妈子’特地为我炮制的生日面线就上班去了。还是老样子。无所事事的我也可以忙一个早上。好冷清的生日呢。。。记得以前的生日,凌晨时分短讯不断,电话也接了几通,祝福连连。可现在,电话倒是冷清清的,短讯也寥寥无几。

本想可能会有意外惊喜。可是以前的旧同事都忘了我的生日。去年我们还一起庆祝呢。。。:‘( 留了午餐时间给他们,可他们都忘了,所以没约我。算了吧,今晚还好有一班姐妹陪我度过。算是个补偿!

今天开会时,又被憋在一旁了。觉得自己已经在这儿一个月了,还是没有贡献。不知道自己还可以呆多久。平时的我总是叽叽喳喳的,可是一到开会的时候,就像哑巴似的。头脑就不灵活了。意见怎么敲也敲不出来。1个小时的会,就好像在地狱里度过了。

6时了,可是最后一分钟发现资料出了问题。问了同事他也忙得不可开交。时间一分一分过去了,还是问不出任何结果。不管了实在得走了。再不走就要挨骂了。好讨厌不负责任的我。

带着内疚及兴奋的心情扑约,我猛踩油门开车驶向Bukit Tinggi。不知如何,我竟然迷路了。。。只因我认错了一条路。兜兜转转的我竟然在原位驶了一个半小时。最后还是靠朋友及友善的‘刷布刷布’(しゃぶしゃぶ)老板在电话里引导指路我才安全到达目的地。

抵达时,她们已经吃了七七八八了。我以最快的速度把全部的食物往肚里塞。顺便秀秀我的新手机。我用了公司给我的固本买了这部新上市的W760i。虽然不是我心目中的那一部 (C902),可是机能还算不错。就当作我的生日大礼吧。还是有生以来最贵的电话呢!

今年的生日就这样过去了。。。又老了。。。岁月总是不留人。。。

Monday, August 11, 2008

一笑天下,无难事

最近换了一份新工。本来是一份很如意的工,可是人算不如天算,上头上个星期把我调开现在的工作。好闷气呢。。。又不甘心。。。想探个究竟可是以一个新人来说哪有说话的余地。。。因为除了我还有我的同事也被调开了。他可是做了一年呢。每天带着郁闷的心情上班。心中的不满一点也不能消减。为什么不能给我这一次机会呢?我的伯乐呢??

无所事事的我,无意中发现了这本书-[一笑天下,无难事]在茶桌上。“生活压力!心情低落!情绪紧绷!其实,你只是遗忘的是久违的笑容。试试我给你这个秘诀:先快乐,然后看看会发生什么。”真适合我。

看着。。。看着。。。这本书变成我消磨晚上的时间及睡前最好的安眠药。。。一直以来我总是不满我上头为我安排的一切。总是不满。很多时候,明明知道是自己的问题,可是总爱钻牛角尖,所以搞到自己不开心。

人往往很多时候都特别爱挑剔,却不知道你在挑剔人的同时,也被人挑剔着。我应该学会正视自己,应该打开自己的心房。这样我才能看到这个世界。善待别人,就是善待自己。

看了这本书,经典在于“不是顺心如意让人欢喜,而是欢喜让人顺心如意。不要在等待快乐的事发生,不要再期待所有的问题都解决了,你已经等得够久了。快展露微笑吧!”

嘻嘻。。。呵呵。。。哈哈。。。