Monday, February 23, 2015

Skippy Loves

Liverpool 2 - 0 Southampton :)

Griffin & Sabine

Sampat! Kes Ursula lagi!

She walked pass by my room this evening and called out my name: J___.

Then, drop by at my room:
Ursula: J___ go home.
Me: Look’s who talking.
Ursula: When are you going to bring in the 0.4 pen?
Me: Soon.
Ursula: What are you doing now?
Me: GST.
Ursula: Ohh…got things to do meh
Me: Update the file for those suppliers who have feedback already lor.

Eleanor & Park

Hmm…last year, when I was under Ursula…Ursula gave me a CNY Ang Pow worth RM68. Now, for 2015 – where I am no longer under her…I only received RM10. Collection also reduces. Nonetheless, it is still fully appreciated. At least, she give :) Hahaha…

Dong Ho Folk

Monday – 8th August 2014 – 2 job opportunities, things went well, MTD & YTD sales positive.


Damn it…I seriously cannot remember the 2 job opportunities. Was it internal or external? I think it’s external…but from whom…sigh :) I really have no idea. What went well? I guess it’s my daily routine job. MTD & YTD sales positive…yup, I remember this one. The one and only zaman kegemilangan of 2014; under Ursula’s hand :) Well, whatever it is…I am just very thankful for that month. And I will try to work on growing on my gratitude - for all of the above, for everything, for every blessings each day.

roots & revival


Went to the Japanese for another round of the interview session again…yup, this is the second round…but I think that I will not be getting it lor…I think for now…I will just duduk diam-diam here.

This interview is for the HouseBrand Department. The interviewer; first thing that she said to me was that, all of my working experience is based in the non-food portfolio, where as they are looking for someone with a food background. I said…correct, of course I would like to hold a portfolio that plays to my strength but I am also willing to try.

Never mind, it’s ok…my God will surely bless me with something bigger and better. Got chance to go for an interview...I consider this very good already.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

the charm of ED

When your legs don't work like they used to before
And I can't sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?

And, darling, I will be loving you 'til we're 70
And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me—I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am

So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I'm thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds don't remember my name
When my hands don't play the strings the same way
I know you will still love me the same

'Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it's evergreen
And, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and memory
I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe it's all part of a plan
Well, I'll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you'll understand

But, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
Thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

So, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Oh, darling, place your head on my beating heart
I'm thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are
Oh, baby, we found love right where we are
And we found love right where we are

-Ed Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud-

This song is Stephanie & myself road trip song :)

A Hobbit’s Heart

The Hobbit – The Battle Of The Five Armies is the last installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy and the sixth movie after the Lord Of The Rings trilogy which began in 2001. Watched this with James. Again, poor me…can’t remembered was it the end of last year or the beginning of this year.

A good ending to all of the trilogies. Like Bilbo’s character. The hobbits are neither the strongest, fastest or smartest folk around, and without magic powers too. But Bilbo have something that others do not have. Faith & Courage. Bilbo’s courage grew from an inner conviction that was not so easily be shaken by fear. He had such faith in his moral compass, choosing always to value lives over material wealth, that he was willing to make tough decisions by giving away his share of the treasure and risking his relationship with the dwarves. Bilbo’s inner identity was so secure, that his character could stay true and unspoiled throughout his many trials. His courage stemmed from keeping a pure heart and unrelenting faith in what he believed.

For 2015- where there are so much of uncertainty…be it in the economy climate, the social fabric of our society, the change in weather and in the rakyat daily lives – let’s cling to what’s good and true, with the courageous heart & faith of a hobbit.

Thorin’s last words – Go back to your armchair, Master Burglar. And your books. Plant your tree. If everybody value home, food and cheer like you did, the world would be a merrier place.

Laughing Gor

Attended Ping & Tony’s baby girl full moon lunch in Damansara…somewhere last year…my blogging dates are pretty screwed up…an event might take place now…and I will only blog about it several months down the road…OMG :)

It was not a 3 months full moon celebration…but a 4 months full moon celebration. Baby Amanda is just so adorable and she looks like Russell from Disney’s Up :) Went there with Miss Klein & Mel Jag. Thereafter, we lepak in this Taiwanese bakery cum cafĂ© (as usual, we will always go to someplace for a good second round session)…the place customer flow is highly organized, the decor is modern and quite classy, the place is pretty quiet, not cramped and the service is quite good though. But it’s unfussy, quick and easy. And most importantly, the food is pretty great. My bad...can't remember the name of the shop at all :)

Ohh…I also spotted Miguel & Kelly. I didn’t go over to say hi to Miguel but Kelly did come over to say hi to me :)

Tegak. Melintang.

Life has been zooming by so so quickly! Suddenly it’s almost March! Yikes.

I’ve been feeling a strong urge to sit down and take a moment to catch up with everything today. So I’m going to try something a little different today. Let’s pretend that we’re at a cafe, having coffee and we’re having a bit of a catch up…

Watch this movie…err…last year…can’t remember was it the third quarter or the fourth quarter of the year…with James. The Penguins of Madagascar is a spin-off from the Madagascar films. It tells of the adventures of the four penguins: Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private. Oklah…so-so only…good enough to just chill…which I can’t remember was it on a weekday or on a weekend. Hahaha…

what makes us happy?

By Dr. Pola Singh

Our priorities and perspective on life changes as we grow older. We see things in a different light, knowing that our days are numbered. We grow wiser and learn to appreciate the little things in life.

We want to be a better person so that when we leave this world, it is with contentment and we are at peace with our loved ones and those that matter. We want to be happy and lead a balanced life.

Earning more money becomes less of a priority. We now focus on maintaining our health and enjoying life to the fullest. Some like to devote more time to doing charity work or helping out at an NGO; others seek adventure and travel more frequently. Many spend more time being closer to God. How can we be happier? For starters, we can learn to be more forgiving and tolerant, less rigid in our ways and thoughts and actually be fun to be with.

My life experiences tell me that no matter how successful you have been in your career, if you had knowingly or unknowingly imposed your values on others just because you have tasted more salt, it is time to ponder on this sort of behavior. You should be willing to admit that you don’t know all and be open to acquiring new knowledge. In short, be more humble and open. What worked for many of us when we were young may not work so well when we are older. Conversely, much of what made us happy may not work for the younger generation. Times have changed and so should we. I have always been a no-nonsense, serious and meticulous person. I was hard and harsh on myself in trying to attain perfection in whatever I did. I was reliable and got things done, but what a price I had to pay in terms of my relationship with those who had to work with me, especially my subordinates. I now realize that they all went through hell. Even family members, relatives, colleagues and friends felt stressed when dealing with me as I was equally harsh on them. Yes, I had imposed my high standards on them at whatever costs.

But not anymore. I realized that everyone makes mistakes and have off days; in short, we are all not perfect. And we shouldn’t be quick to judge. Objectivity is vital in understanding and handling any situation. What matters is that as long as everyone is doing or giving their best, that’s fine with me.

I now try to inject positive vibes and make people feel comfortable and at ease when working with me. Seniors like me should not take life as seriously as before. We need to learn to smile and laugh more. I try to do good things to others, hoping it will make a difference in the other person’s life. We should make an effort to touch the lives of ordinary Malaysians. I’ve also learned to forgive and forget. We should learn to put the past behind. Savor the remaining years of our lives. Cherish the beautiful memories and recollections. We should meet up with former classmates and colleagues more often.

When finally the time comes, we can peacefully close our eyes, knowing that we have made peace and amends with all who matter to us. Grudges, ill feelings, animosity, hatred and bitterness should be replaced by love and positive thoughts and feelings.

In this context, I would regard strong family support and unity as pivotal. Families should come together not only in good, but also trying times. It is a fact that families which are united are happier and will care for one another through thick and thin.

Finally, be kind and gentle to others and to yourself. Savor every new day. It could be your last day on this earth.

the art of saying NO

By Jonathan Yabut, the winner of The Apprentice Asia and is currently based in Kuala Lumpur with a leading airline.

Saying no is a conscious, rational strategy in life. There is no right or wrong prioritization, but your decision will determine your success. You have the right to say no, when you think you can’t or should not do it. But don’t just say no; be gracious to give your reason as well. Most of the time, people will understand it.

Do what doctors do: TRIAGE.

You may have seen triage showcased in movies about wars, accidents and calamities. It is when doctors and medical equipment cannot manage too many patients. Those severely wounded, but can survive if treated are given first priority, while those who have no chance of surviving at all will unfortunately be attended later. I apply triage in my life because life is a battlefield. Every day, we are bombarded with hundreds of stimuli that fight for our attention: a favor asked by a friend, a funny video on FaceBook, a new deadline set by your boss, or that new cute officemate of yours. They individually take a few minutes of our day, but can total to hours of consumed time.

While my initial reaction was to respond to everything, I now only choose the ones that will significantly impact my life: what will develop me as a person, what will make me sleep better at night and what will make more people happy.

Similarly, leaders don’t do all the tasks; they delegate these to their team. The rest will be thrown in the bin with no regrets. Just like triage, letting go is painful but necessary so you can move on.

Never Let Down

When I was a child one of my favorite pastimes was playing on the seesaw in the nearby park. A child would sit on each end of the board and bounce each other up and down. Sometimes the one who was down would stay there and leave his playmate stuck up in the air yelling to be let down. But the cruelest of all tricks was getting off the seesaw and running away when your friend was up in the air – he would come crashing down to the ground with a painful bump.

Sometimes we may feel that Jesus does that to us. We trust Him to be there with us through the ups and downs of life. However, when life takes a turn and leaves you with bumps and bruises, it may feel as if He has walked away leaving our lives to come painfully crashing down.

But Lamentations 3 reminds us that the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. And that God is faithful to the end even when everything seems to be falling apart. This means that in the midst of our pain, even though we may be lonely, we are not alone. And though we may not feel His presence, He is there as our trusted companion who will never walk away and let us down!

Thank You, Lord, that we can trust in Your
Faithful presence even when we feel alone.
Help us to wait patiently for You to manifest
Your steadfast loving presence.

When everyone else fails, Jesus is your most trusted friend.

Choose Life

What is God’s will for my life? What if I couldn’t find it? What if I didn’t recognize it? God’s will seemed like a needle in a haystack. Hidden. Obscured by lookalikes. Outnumbered by counterfeits. But my view of God’s will was wrong because my view of God was wrong. God takes no pleasure in seeing us lost, wandering, searching. He wants us to know His will. He makes it clear and He makes it simple. He doesn’t even make it multiple choice. He gives just two choices: life and good or death and evil. In case the best choice isn’t obvious, He even says which one to choose: Choose Life. To choose life is to choose God Himself and obey His Word.

God’s will for us is life. His Word is life. And Jesus is the Word. God may not give a prescription for every decisions, but He gave us a perfect example to follow – Jesus. The right choice may not be easy, but when the Word is our guide and worship is our goal, God will grants us the wisdom to make life affirming choices.

Lord Jesus, we know that true wisdom comes
From leaning on You. Help us to trust in
You and to seek Your face and Your will
That we find in Your life giving Word.

You’ve Got A Friend

All of us battle with seasons of loneliness, wondering if anyone knows, understands or cares about the burdens we carry or the struggles we face. But followers of Christ have an assurance that brings comfort to our weary hearts. The comforting presence of the Savior is promised in words that are undeniable, for the psalmist David wrote, Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Whether isolated by our own choices, by the cultural trends that surround us or by the painful losses of life, all who know Christ can rest in the presence of the Shepherd of our hearts. What a friend we have in Jesus!


There was a magnificent sunrise this morning, but I was too busy to enjoy it. I turned away and became preoccupied with other things. I thought about that sunrise a few moments ago, and I realize I lost an opportunity for worship this morning. In the midst of the busyness and stresses of our days, there are patches of beauty all around us, glimpse of God’s goodness that we catch here and there along the way. These are the places in the walls of the universe where heaven is breaking through – if only we will take the time to stop and to reflect upon God’s love for us.

Sometimes in life we must hurry. But overall, life should be less hurrying and more noticing. Life is the present. Life is being aware; it is seeing God’s love breaking through. It is turning aside to the miracle of something like a sunrise. Something transitory, yet symbolic of the eternity that awaits us.

Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.

Lord, open our eyes that we may see.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Christ In The Storm

Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?

That to each person who trusts in Jesus Christ, He reveals His presence, compassion and control in every storm of life.

Be still, my heart; for faithful is thy Lord
And pure and true and tried His Holy Word
Though stormy flood which rageth as the sea
His promises thy stepping stones shall be.

God is a safe dwelling place in life’s storm.

Cohn & Wolfe

OMG. I had a conversation with my JB Store Division Manager yesterday. She asked me this question – is Ursula having problem with Christy. I buat bodoh. I told her that I don’t know because I don’t mix with the both of them much. She explained to me that she is close with Ursula & myself. Not with Shawn because Shawn is a guy after all, not with Gerrard because Gerrard’s portfolio is quite clean, not much problem over there. I asked her why she is so curious. She said that at times, when Ursula asked about Christy – is like Ursula is investigating on Christy…Ursula will checked with her on what Christy have said…did Christy mention anything…did Christy follow-up on this…etc. Ohhh…

The Inheritors

I think I have said too much :( Things that I should not have said; especially to a SCM. Ursula called me on the phone.

Ursula: I heard that you friend is leaving.
Me: Yup.
Ursula: No turning back?
Me: Nope.
Ursula: When is your turn?
Me: Wah…you see your ex-staff like that one meh.
Ursula: Hahaha. I’m very tired J___.
Me: The survival of the whole division right now, is really depending on the 3 of you all. The 3 of you all need to be united more than ever. You all need each other more than ever. Otherwise, the whole division will collapse. Your weakness is compensated by their strength. Their weaknesses are compensated by your strength. Barry; for sure will follow Marcus. It is now, whether you are a team player or not.
Ursula: Yeah…we are trying to synchronize everything together right now…in a sense like in delivering the figures and the explanations.

One-Way Trip To Mars

Again, another sampat case of Ursula. Paige is already away for the CNY holidays…so Ursula lost her lunch buddy. I tapau my lunch yesterday, went back up to the office…then bump into Ursula.

Ursula: What you bought?
Me: I tapau.
Ursula: I don’t know what to eat.
Me: Tapau what you want to eat.
Ursula: But I also don’t know what I want to eat. My regular is that one (referring to Paige & herself usual spot of Secret Recipe or Coffee Bean).
Me: Get Maggi Mee goreng.
Ursula: Or.

When Ursula came back up, she was eating in her room. So, I was so kepo and see what she had for her lunch…she had a Nasi Kerabu and a Coffee Bean Latte.

a big hand for the little lady

OMG. OMG. OMG. Someone requested for me to add her as her friend in FaceBook. And that someone is Ursula! OMG. OMG. OMG. Sampat!

In G13 – we recently have also installed a Facebook-like network concept…and this Ursula is also following me in it. OMG. Want to stalk me is it? :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Spice up

Liverpool 2 – 1 Crystal Palace :) Woo Hoo!
The quarter-finals of The FA Cup, thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana.

We Do What?!

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – eh, this movie not bad leh…this 2011 reboot of the classic franchise really knocks me off my feet because it is unexpectedly so good. The story line, the tempo, everything is just nice. James Franco is an excellent here. I really like him. Such a great actor. He can play the good roles so well and play the baddies just as well too. And I like the Caesar’s character too. Sometimes, we human like to play God. There are reasons why things or beings must remain what they are. I just love the above scene when Caesar said that Caesar is home. It’s like…I know that I have caused chaotic with my actions, but I have to save my tribe as well and bring them somewhere where we are safe.

Transforming Power

The Holy Spirit uses the Word to make us more like Christ.
Consider these benefits of internalizing the Bible; joy and rejoicing spiritual success, a tool in spiritual warfare correction, light for our path, wisdom with problem solving and stimulating faith. Learning about the Bible just to increase our knowledge can lead to spiritual pride. But allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us by the Word helps us navigate through life’s twists and turns and respond in love to God and to each other.

My hunger for the truth He satisfies
Upon the Word, the Living Bread, I feed
No parching thirst I know, because His grace
A pool of endless depth, supplies my need.

Many books can inform, but only the Bible can transform.

Not Lost In Translation

Thank You, Father, for the provision of Your Spirit
I’m grateful that when I pray I can rest in Your help
To make my prayers what they need to be. Teach me to
Lean on His perfect understanding of Your desires.

The participation of the Spirit assures that my prayers line up with God’s purposes.

The Silent Pen

Help me, Lord, to use my words not to
Tear down others or build up my own reputation
But to seek the good of others first, and in so doing
To serve You and Your kingdom.

Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

chicken curry and roti prata for BREAKFAST?

Paige told me the other day that Ursula is upset again.
Why? Because Mr. Horton have promoted Miss Tanya; one of the SCM from the Grocery Division to become a GM. I guess that everyone (the SCMs) are going up and Ursula felt left out. And I also felt that this Mr. Horton also doesn’t quite favored our division very much. Of course, Mr. Horton is a Grocery & Fresh guy after all, what does Mr. Horton knows about our small division. Mr. Horton have been promoting many people from the Grocery Division lately, some of them are the juniors, telling everyone in the company that there are opportunities to move on. Of course, I take these signs positively…but then again…I am from this division…I see my team members who have been here for 5 years, 8 years, 10 years, 12 years…and none of them gets to be promoted all these while…Gerrard, Shawn, Baldwin, Madeleine, Clara, Lionel, Alice, Laura etc – all deserve a shot at the positions too. So, is the future bleak here? Hmm…all I want is a Manager who helps me :)

Krash Pad

Work Tales – hahaha…there are many sharks, jaws, crocodiles which are circling in front of me right now. I will just be low profile and be under the radar at the moment. This Celtic is also very celaka one. I am very appreciateful & grateful of Celtic’s friendship loyalty on our relationship. Celtic said that Celtic will bring me over to the Japanese. Will find a way to help me to get out from the hell here. But Celtic have to remember this, I am no longer like last time; the small kid who earn around RM3,000. I am indeed a very heavy weighted potato right now. Stewart; after absorbing another heavy duty salary of Celtic's, will surely cannot afford another one. This is a fact. But this Celtic is very determined. So determined that Celtic tells everybody in the office that Celtic will bring me over there…until right now…especially the kepo ones…keep on asking me when I will be leaving, let’s do a joint farewell lunch together, I am sure you have gotten your offer letter already, when are you going to tender your resignation letter etc. Aiyo. I don’t even have anything in my hand yet. And these are coming from Paige, Barry, Linda, Lionel, Laura, Baldwin and even Ursula. OMG.

I am constantly thankful for the many blessings in my life. GOD has my best interest in His heart. He will lead me what He thinks is best for me.

O Father, help me see that all Your actions toward me have my highest interest at heart. You allow things to happen not to demean me but to develop me. You strip me in order to sustain me. Give me a trusting heart. In Christ’s name I ask it. Amen.

Dapper & Gentry

Jibby & Co – farewell dinner for Celtic.
Baldwin was the organizer for it. Marcus, Alice, Madeleine, Pietro & myself was in da’house as well. Celtic is made up of good quality & substance. Celtic will perform, regardless which position that Celtic will be in or where Celtic will be located. Stewart has finally requested personally for Celtic to return home this time. Instead of returning back to the French, Celtic is returning back to the Japanese. Stewart’s team have been performing so badly for the past 3 years…that Stewart felt that it is the right time to get Celtic back in. And I have to say that Stewart has made a wise decision. Celtic will perform for sure…the Japanese have been very slow in delivering the results, unlike when the English took over M13 previously…performance are not there and Celtic will go there and show them how it is being done. By staying in G13 or moving on elsewhere, Celtic has nothing to lose for sure…it is whether Celtic wants to weather a bigger storm that is currently brewing in G13 or not. No doubt, the situation in G13 is no longer like how it used to be…everything is a cycle…the cycle of change is about to take place in G13 that will shake everyone in it.

As for me…I have nothing but Courage. Courage to face my fears. Courage to take the unknown path. Courage to pursue my dreams. Courage to make mistakes. Courage to pick myself back up again and be better and stronger than before. Courage to be myself. Courage to take that leap of faith. Courage to start to trust in God more.

Good luck Celtic!

Surprises on St Paul

Yay…CNY is just 3 days away.
Lots of good food, good fun with family and friends!
This year, the atmosphere leading up to this auspicious day has been awfully very very quiet. I think it’s because that last year was such a bad year for the country, and in the beginning of this year, Malaysia has also been badly hit with the drop of the oil prices, a weakening Ringgit against the US dollar and the upcoming implementation of the GST in the month of April. I guess that the people are trying to save up as much as possible and are more cautions with their spending. Nonetheless, I hope that this year – the year of the Goat – it will bring more blessing upon this nation of mine.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jean-Talon Market

Liverpool 3 - 2 Tottenham :)
Lazar Markovic, Steven Gerrard & Mario Balotelli to tap home and seal the win.

Prone To Wander

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it.
Prone to leave the God I love.
I feel that way sometimes.
Too often I find myself distracted and drifting, instead of having my heart and mind focused on the Savior who loves me and gave Himself for me. Sometimes, even when our hearts long to seek God, the distractions of life can draw us away from Him and His Word. How grateful we can be for a patient, compassionate heavenly Father whose grace is always sufficient - even when we are prone to wander!

Without Power

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
At our lowest point, drained of emotional resources, we can place our hope in the Lord and find our strength in Him. He promises us that, for each new day, those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. God is our spiritual power source in every storm of life.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Bonsecour Market Dome

The 224th Merseyside Derby >> Liverpool 0 – 0 Everton

Little Fat Duck

Well, I am back from my Langkawi trip :)
Did I found the calmness & the stillness that I so wanted?

The more you pray, the less you’ll panic.
The more you worship, the less you worry.
You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.
The Bible promises – You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on you, because they trust You.

Well, I am going back to work tomorrow :)

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

The Royal Post

I was working on last week Tuesday. It was a public holiday; Thaipusam.
Usually Ursula and these days Marcus will be in as well.
Earlier than me somemore. No one was at the office when I came in. And then…all of a sudden…
Ursula: Ah J___ Cho San.
Me: Wah…don’t scare me like that.
Ursula: I scared you ar…sorry ya.

Hook & Cook

Ursula, kes sampat again :)
Liza requested some files from me. Actually horrupa-rupanya, it was Ursula who wanted the files for herself. Ursula also drop by at my room, I told her that I was busy, will give her the files later on. Somemore, this woman can request that she want colorful files…to enhance her happy mood further. Ursula is very happy…she is in a happy place at the moment. Her sales are growing abundantly from Shawn & Gerrard’s portfolio and she have everything in control. I pass to Liza the two files (red & purple in color) and Liza passes them to Ursula. Liza told me that Ursula said that the colors are good; very Ong (prosper) as the CNY is just around the corner. And then this Ursula, very loudly (in Paige’s room, together with Marcus) said thank you J___. I didn’t show any response. I was very angry with Marcus at that point of time regarding the books issue.

Confessions of Lady Laura

Confirm! Marcus doesn’t like me.
Marcus sees me as someone that is very negative, very demanding, rude, spoilt brat & refuse to change. Somemore, can ask me not to be so angry and keep the issue inside my heart. I am not angry. I am very disappointed. Again – this problematic book supplier. I thought Marcus will be (once and for all), the SCM that can right the wrong. I am wrong. In the meeting, Marcus can tell the supplier this & that…but when it comes to the execution part…we still fail. I already told Marcus that we must walk the talk…in the end…I think the supplier is having a very good laugh at us, behind our back, and telling competitors how foolish we are, what a weak buyer I am, what poor leadership from me. I told Marcus 3 times. The first time was in Marcus room…I say it very loud since Marcus’s next door neighbor is Ursula :) second time was also in Marcus room and finally the third time on the phone. This Marcus…know that the supplier will do their set-up on Monday…but only email out to Mr. Horton on that Monday morning itself. See, it is always the Stationery Department that has to be sacrifice. Somemore, can give away two blocks of my open space to Pietro. This Marcus don't even know how to say no to Mr. Horton. Didn't even bother to fight for me. Pierto’s department sales drop, give my space to Pietro. When my department sales drop…only know how to shrink my space. Sales determine space. Where is the justification? Nonetheless, THANK YOU GOD, PRAISE TO THE LORD, BLESS YOU GOD – that I managed to close January positive.

I can never be like Jonas…managing the department so well and still can go home at 6pm sharp. I don’t know. I really don’t know. For Marcus – it’s working only mah…no, it’s not that. As long as you are still sitting on that chair, on that desk, in that room…you have the responsibilities & the obligation to do the right thing. No wonder, almost all of the major corporations worldwide is so screw-up these days …no sustainability…it’s all about compromising values & integrity to achieve their profit making status.

OK - I will calm down.

Jesus said this: Do not be worried and upset…Believe in God and believe also in me.

God is waiting to save you. He wants to save you from sin and self, save you for His Purpose, and save you by His Grace, through faith. But you’ve got to relax, quit trying to save yourself, let go, and trust your Savior to do it for you.

The Apostle Paul had a much better alternative: Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

The Datai

Sigh…I really missed Ursula.
Truly. Deeply. Madly.
Ursula is such a control freak…she wants to control everything. And because of that…as my portfolio is so big…where I don’t have the time & focus to look look see see everything…this is where Ursula will steps in and help me out. Even, if she doesn’t have the time to be hands-on with it…she will at least teach me on what to do next and what to focus on. She will re-align me back to the right track. This Marcus pula…I also cannot blame Marcus. Marcus also cannot cope. Marcus has to take care both of the LeisureWare & HomeWare team. Plus doing GM-work-related-matters. I have to rely on myself.

GOD - I am just going to do what I can and do what are the major priorities. Please help me. Please give me the strength to overcome these work adversities. Please help me to remove the noises. Please provide some guardian angels along the way ya :)


Celtic drops da’bomb.
There goes my war partner, my partner in crime, my si fu chai

New Beginnings

New beginnings are possible.
With God, new beginnings are possible in our hearts.
He can help us to let go of the past and start clinging to Him.
Relationship with Him provides a new hope for all who will trust Him.

Lord, we need Your touch on our lives
Work in our hearts in whatever areas need
A fresh start. Help us to do our part and to
Trust You to do what only You can do.

God gives fresh starts from the inside out.

Perspective From The Clouds

We often wish for blue skies instead of storm clouds.
But cloudy skies may reveal God’s faithfulness. We gain perspective on how God has been faithful in our trials as we look back on the clouds. Do clouds of trouble fill your skies today? Sooner than you think, God may use these clouds to help you gain perspective on His faithfulness.

God, give us wings to rise above
The clouds of trial that block the sun
To soar above grey skies and see
The love and goodness of Your Son.


Our call for help does not require sophisticated words or a well reasoned defense, just a desperate cry. Like a loving parent, God responds quickly for He longs to have us live in the protection of His love where we need never be afraid.

I never walk alone, Christ walks beside me
He is the dearest Friend I’ve ever known
With such a Friend to comfort and to guide me
I never, no, I never walk alone.

Trusting God’s faithfulness helps dispel our fearfulness.

Instant Gratification

In Psalm 27 David wrote of his waiting on God during a time of great trouble when there was no solution in sight. Instead of giving in to despair, he maintained his confidence that he would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. We live in a world that worships the immediate. When it seems there is no sign of our deepest longings being fulfilled, the psalmist urges us to cling to the eternal God. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait I say, on the Lord!

Help me, O Lord, to be content! My lips to seal
To every vain desire, each whim – instead to kneel
Acknowledging Thee, Lord and King, and in that place
To kneel, to pray, to wait until I see Thy face!

The answer to our craving for the immediate is to focus on the eternal.

Uhm…Be Still…and do nothing?

The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations – Eli Khamarov.
Hahaha…how very true :)

Monday, February 02, 2015

Underground Societe

I close January 2015, positive growth by a 0.18%

For as you know him better, He will give you, through His great power, everything you need for living a truly good life; He even shares His own glory and His own goodness with us!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Ape’s Munch

I will be away, on a holiday break on next week Tuesday.
All the way till Saturday.
I need the stillness. I need the calmness.


Work Tales – OMG – it’s already February :(
Tasks are piling up, problems are overwhelming me…nonetheless…I know that I must rise above this fire. God – if I do fall along the way, please help me to pick myself back up again. I know for sure…if I fall this time around…I am damage beyond repair.

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire – Charles Bukowski.

When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough – Alice Domar.

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things – John Burroughs

Check The Oil

Maintenance is also important in our spiritual lives.
Taking time each day to read the Bible, pray and listen to God is a key element in avoiding a breakdown. Before checking emails, catching the news or eating breakfast, they find some quiet moments alone to read a portion of God’s Word, praise Him for His greatness, thank Him for His love and seek His guidance. It’s not magic – it’s maintenance, as we ask the Lord each day to fill our hearts with His presence on the road of life.

Give me a strong desire, O Lord, to look into Your
Word each day. Help me hide it in my heart so that
I might not stray from Your truth. Feed me and
Teach me about Yourself and Your will for me.

The roots of stability come from being grounded in God’s Word and prayer.

What’s In A Name?

God is faithful, and He will complete His good work in you :)

Delicious Detox Delivery

Liverpool 2 – 0 West Ham :)
The new SAS? It used to be Suarez & Sturridge…could now be the combination of Sterling & Sturridge that can save The Reds?