Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Ok…finally, bump into Maximoff…say Hi…we greeted each other…shake hands with each other…Maximoff said welcome back…ok, now I need to go all out and socialize more…so that I can get things done more easily…hahaha…

He Understands & Cares

Whatever situation we face, Jesus understands and cares. And He will carry us through.

Lord, we give thanks for Your knowledge of our circumstances and Your care for us. Today we want to walk with You and honor You in all we do.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Blackberry Caramel Blondies

This afternoon…G13 make an announcement…store re-structuring…meaning that there will be layoffs…this is only the tip of the ice berg…will involve the HQ people pretty soon…and I am a newbie! :(

It’s good that this announcement will create a sense of urgency…people will start want to perform…however, on the other hand...there will be more drama…people will be more defensive…protecting themselves…protecting their rice bowl…

There is movement…God is moving people and circumstances in G13 right now…the process of me leaving The Japanese and coming back to G13…the healing of my face (yes, THANK YOU GOD, PRAISE TO THE LORD, BLESS YOU GOD…I am Healed)…the timing of getting this job…the templates, the words, the characters…let’s wait and see what God does..

watch the cute video

Zurick :) came up to the G13 office last week…passed me back the RM25 that Tommy hutang me previously…making plans to meet up with Tommy soon…

the second wife of George Orwell

Ohhh…rupa-rupanya…this Mr. Horton’s Secretary is the one who encourage Marcus to head the Trade Plan Department…Marcus was already busy with FOM…however after FOM, a question mark will linger on Marcus…what’s next for Marcus…Marcus is actually under Maximoff’s headcount…Marcus can take up Emerson’s portfolio…it is still vacant until today…but with Mr. Horton’s Secretary’s encouragement, Marcus went and meet up with Sörenstam…had a discussion together…and viola, Marcus is in Trade Plan…Maximoff also okay wor, with this kind of arrangement…hmm; that means Marcus is also not part of Maximoff’s plan…then what about me leh… Mr. Horton’s Secretary got play a role in it or not…or did Marcus got actually thought of me or not…this Mr. Horton’s Secretary…must also be careful a bit…the mastermind…very dangerous; work behind the scene…

Mrs Orwell

Liverpool 3 – 3 Watford…
As usual lah…want to win already one…then, last minute the opponent sempat to sumbat masuk one…

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Taking Calculated Risks

What is the worst that can happen?
I was afraid that I would:
Make a fool of myself.
Be asked questions I didn’t know how to answer.
Be kicked out from the office.
Be embarrassed.
Be told that I was wasting everyone’s time.

What is the likelihood of this happening?
Be realistic. The fear may distort your objectivity. Often you will find the likelihood to be small.

If this did happen, could I live with the outcome?
If yes, go for it. If no, then strategize another plan. I decided yes, I could live with the fact that I will be embarrassed. I wouldn’t enjoy it, it would be uncomfortable and emotionally painful but I could live with it. I would learn from my mistake and not make it again. Did this experience leave me alive? Yes. Was it uncomfortable? Extremely. Did I learn from it? Yes, I was better prepared moving forward.

What am I afraid won’t happen?
Sometimes we fear what won’t happen as much as what will happen.

What are the benefits to my not taking the risk?
It’s comfortable at this current comfort zone. No pain.
I don’t have to think much. I can do my job on automated pilot.
I’m making enough money to get by.
If I try something new, I might fail.
I’m at the top of the heap right now.
If I try something now, I could fall on my face.
I’m too old to change.

What are the benefits to my taking this risks?
I would learn new skills.
I will feel better about myself because I’m trying something outside my comfort zone.
I could be wildly successful.

Anything that comes up in your life that will be to your betterment, say Yes to it immediately. Don’t think about how uncomfortable you will be or that you’ve never tried this before or that you don’t think you can do it.

What Is Empathy?

Cognitive Empathy >> just knowing how someone might be feeling and what thoughts might be running through their mind. At the core, this is perspective-taking, where we may not necessarily have sympathy but we are aware of the emotions of others.

Emotional Empathy >> when we can actually tap into and feel what the other is feeling. This is a skill that doctors and nurses would have cultivated during time spent with patients under their care.

Compassionate Empathy >> the most holistic form of empathy. Not only are we aware of how someone may be feeling and attuned to their emotions, but we are also driven to help the person if needed.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Prison Minion

Marcus told me…before I even arrive at G13…this Miguel did ask Marcus in a teasing kind of way – when is your newcomer joining in…without mention my name lah…and of course…Marcus understood the hint and say in August. Marcus continues to add on that it was a new portfolio and it was something that I wanted to do…hahaha...

Marcus is also very funny…before I arrive…my placard name was ready…this placard is suppose to put on the table…this Marcus take it down first…don’t want to be so high profile wor…hahaha…aiya, I small potato only lah

Then, when I inform Marcus that I was shy in going over to meet the team…Marcus then volunteer want to bring me over there, then changes the mind pula…hahaha…because don’t want people to say that this Marcus is showing off…hahaha…

So Drum

Laptop >> yes, I do not have a desktop…I am actually given a Laptop…whew…stress…the laptop is given to me is because I am expected to lead store walk and chair & lead work group meetings…stress…nonetheless, if God can bring me to it, He will bring me through it…

Orchestre des Carabiniers du Prince au Monaco

Bump into Lawrence this morning; on the way back from Pantry…Lawrence told me that G13 did approach Harriet…I wonder who was it…Miguel? Maximoff? But Harriet rejected the offer lah…because of the highly demanding Buying Income collection…hahaha…

What Lasts Forever?

Indeed, many things can happen in two years – a career change, newfound friendship, illness, death. Good or bad, a life-altering experience may be lurking just around the corner, waiting to pounce! We simply don’t know. What great comfort, then, to know that our loving heavenly Father does not change.

In our changing circumstances, we can be assured that our Good God will always be consistent to His character. He is the source of Everything Good, and everything He does is Good.

A Shepherd For Life

God…has been my Shepherd all my life to this day.
Father, I thank You for being the shepherd of my life.
I praise Your Faithfulness.
God never abandons us.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Faux Suede Kitten Heels

Hahaha…I was so shy…just so shy...yes, I came back to G13…it is like Déjà Vu…the same kind of feeling that I have when I went back to The Japanese last year…yes, The French have change their name to The Japanese but the familiar faces are still there…but here in G13…it’s really like going back home…I was just so shy & awkward…to approach the familiar places & faces…luckily, Marcus was in the office on my first day…so was Mr. Horton’s Secretary…aww, it was so sweet that Pietro, Jordan & Ursula drop by to see me…the support team; hahaha…so, I eventually drop by on my old team on last week Friday, but only Lionel, Amelia, Kino & Gina was around…today, I drop by again…shaking hands with Miguel, Alice, Anderson, Laura…hahaha…now, only left Maximoff...

Wendy Deep V Heels

Hmm…so, where do I fit in and how?

This Trade Plan Department is a new department in G13, newly created...park under the Marketing Department…according to Mr. Horton’s Secretary; under The English…both the Trade Plan manpower is allocated under the Merchandise & Marketing Division…previously Maximoff used to have 15 people under Trade Plan alone...wow…what I am currently feeling from the external vibe is this…some people have high expectations on this division…some people commented that this division can only succeed if power & authority are given, acknowledge & recognize, and well some people just dismiss us as an excess baggage…meanwhile Marcus have stated that Marcus did not want to do too much until Marcus is fully on board…and currently I feel like…well, I am just doing menial work…even though I like the process of generating reports, analyzing the numbers, interpreting them…and this time is the whole total of G13…well, let’s see what God have in store for me…low season work is fine with me…I can get to pursue other things first that I usually don’t have the time to do so…

Lolly On the Larder

Hahaha…both Stewart & Celtic told me that…since Lawrence arrived at The Japanese…Lawrence have been complaining non-stop and repeatedly wants to resign.

Then, Mr. Horton’s Secretary told me…when Lawrence arrive at G13…this Lawrence also went to complain to Mr. Horton’s Secretary about The Japanese…didn’t expect that this polite and mild manner looking Lawrence is such a big complainer…cry baby…hahaha…


Before I left The Japanese…I had a short conversation with Captain Johnson…rupa-rupanya, Lawrence will be doing one of the Appliance category in G13…eh, then what about Nigel or Shawn...

Then, when I enter G13 on last week Wednesday…I found out that…Shawn still remain where Shawn is…Nigel was the one who got transfer out…doing Home Furnishing…so, this is how Lawrence manage to slot into Appliance lah

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The Constraints Suffocating Most Organizations

I don’t know whether I make the right decision or not…by returning back to G13…the reason I do so…is because…I have the opportunity to do a new portfolio…no more buying…no more merchandising…and the pay…well; THANK YOU GOD, PRAISE TO THE LORD, BLESS YOU GOD!...it is good.

Today is my second day with G13…My Source told me that there will be a wave of VSS…Marcus is away & unavailable…people are concern over my choices…people are leaving…and yes I have discovered that G13 is in a very bad shape…even The Japanese seems to be better…but this is what I observed is going on in G13.

Process / structure does not support business model
Misalignment of process vs culture
No culture of accountability
Incompetence and low performance tolerated
Leadership lacks conviction
Poor strategy & execution
Lack of future pipeline

All progress begins with a decision. Effective leadership requires decisive action. Embrace the process of deciding, yet recognize when you have reached a choice point – Angie Morgan

We all cannot do everything or solve every issue. It’s impossible; however, if we each simply do our part, make our own contribution, regardless of how small we may think it is…together, it adds up and great things get accomplished – Mark W. Boyer


27th July 2017 >> I broke Stewart’s heart; twice. I resigned from The Japanese.

2nd August 2017 >> I officially joined back G13; reporting to Marcus.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

His Word The Last Word

Whether we are in great difficulty or enjoying a time of peace, our last thought at night can ease our minds with the rest and comfort God gives. It may also set the tone for our first thought the next morning.

Behind The Scenes

The confidence that God hears our prayers can cause us to become anxious when His reply doesn’t come when we want it to. We are prone to wonder whether He cares. Yet Daniel’s experience reminds us that God is at work on behalf of those He loves even when it isn’t obvious to us.

Lord, help me to trust Your care for me even when I can’t see it.

Trial By fire

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life.

For aspens, new growth is made possible by the devastation of a natural disaster. James writes that our growth in faith is also made possible by difficulties. Consider it pure joy, he writes, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

It’s difficult to be joyful during trials, but we can take hope from the fact that God will use difficult circumstances to help us reach maturity. Like aspen trees, faith can grow in times of trial when difficulty clears space in our hearts for the light of God to touch us.

Thank You God, for being with us in our trials, and for helping us to grow through difficult circumstances.

Trials and tests can draw us closer to Christ.

Bearing Good Fruit

Just as bountiful harvest depends on a source of clean water, the quality of the fruit in my life – my words, actions and attitude depends on my spiritual nourishment. The Psalmist describes this in Psalm 1 – the person whose delight is in the law of the Lord…is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season. And Paul writes in Galatians 5 that those who walk in step with the Spirit are marked by – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness & self control.

Sometimes my perspective on my circumstances turns sour or my actions and words become persistently unkind. There is no good fruit and I realize I haven’t spent time being quiet before the words of my God. But when the rhythm of my days is rooted in reliance on Him, I bear good fruit. Patience and gentleness characterize my interactions with others; it’s easier to choose gratitude over complaint.

The God who has revealed Himself to us is our source of strength, wisdom, joy, understanding and peace. As we steep our souls in the words that point us to Him, the work of God’s spirit will be evident in our lives.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Hour Of Power

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On the 10th of May…I have started my Digital Marketing classes via Coursera. It’s an online platform. It’s a 4 weeks of studies, 6 – 8 hours per week…and yes, I have sort of graduated from the class…hahaha…it is a very general class…just covering the basics…which is good enough for me…nothing that is too heavy which I cannot cope with…hahaha…a good refreshing course on the basic Marketing Principles of the 4Ps. The course consists of four modules. They also provide some very good articles on the Retail Market, which already took place in the US and is about to happen soon in Malaysia. They also provide some very good insights on how the Hypermarket Format should move forward as well. There are quizzes, case studies, readings etc. And I also get to learned about a few cool websites that might be very useful for me in the future such as Owler, Canva, Thingiverse.


Module 1: Course Overview and Digital Tools for Developing Innovative New Products (Basic Concept: Product, Digital Concept: Customer Co-Creation, Case Study: Local Motors, Digital Concept: Doppelgänger Brands, Exercise: MyStarbucksIdea.com, Campus Spotlight: John Rogers, Case Discussion: Local Motors, OPTIONAL: Doppelgänger Brand Image Activity and My Starbucks Idea Exercise).

Module 2: Digital Tools for Persuading Customers to Buy Your Products (Basic Concept: Promotion, Digital Concept: Authenticity, Case Study: Pepsi Refresh, Digital Concept: User-Generated Content, Exercise: Wikipedia.org, Campus Spotlight: Alan Craig, Case Discussion: Pepsi Refresh and Wikipedia Exercise).

Module 3: Digital Tools for Effectively Distributing Your Products (Basic Concept: Placement, Digital Concept: New Retail, Case Study: Threadless, Digital Concept: 3D Printing, Exercise: Thingiverse.com, Campus Spotlight: Travis Ross, Case Discussion: Threadless and Thingiverse Exercise)

Module 4: Digital Tools for Setting the Right Prices for Your Products (Basic Concept: Price, Digital Concept: Pay What You Want, Case Study: Radiohead, Digital Concept: Price Comparison Tools, Exercise: RedLaser.com, Campus Spotlight: Hari Sundaram, Case Discussion: Radiohead and RedLaser Exercise)

But you have to try and find the positive

2017's Got Nothing on You If You Follow These 20 Tips For Happiness


The Cider House Rules | John Irving

OMG…hahaha…I have bought this book ages ago…maybe 5 years back…could be 8 or even 10…and this year…the year of 2017, I baru habis finish reading the book.

The story line and the way it is written is kind of heavy…but I love the contents…I like the powerful words, the strong sentences and the naivety of the characters.

SUNSHINE…yes, be a sunshine wherever you are, whoever you meet. The community, the society, the world needs more of it.

…this is so powerful, because I guess people are just living for the sake of living…they are not be of use…and we need to be of use…in our family, in the workplace, in schools, in our communities, for our nations…

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS…indeed it does, opportunity do knocks, it’s a big world out there…embrace it…

Homer Wells…such a beautiful name, a beautiful character, trying to find his identity & place in the outside world. And I like this young chap…he’s cool with abortion…woman should have a choice; either an abortion or an orphan; depending on their circumstances…but he ain’t going to perform one. And he love growing the apples trees…because when you grow things; you are bringing something to life…but with an abortion, you are killing a life.

WAIT & SEE…yes, sometimes we just have to wait & see for God’s plans to reveal by itself…but cannot wait too long; otherwise things just gets accumulated and spiral out of control…hahahaha…

Store & Stack

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Yes…Small Ham & I made it…we have managed to plan a South Korea holiday trip for our Mama Ham, minus Papa Ham because he did not want to join us. We travel to Seoul, Nami Island & Jeju Island. And I also celebrated my 35th birthday over there. Well, actually Small Ham did 95% of the work and I only did the mere 5% of it…hahaha…but it was an awesome trip because we get to fulfill Mama Ham’s wish of travelling to South Korea…we really enjoyed ourselves in the Seoul City, Nami Island was splendid and the best of the best is Jeju Island. Just like Taiwan, I certainly do not mind going back there for the second time round. We were blessed with beautiful weather, good food and warm hospitality from the Koreans.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Green Thumbs

OMG… Mak tiri actually pranked me…shit…I was just so gullible and naïve…hahaha…what happen was…on Tuesday…the THO store was officially relaunched…then…Mak Tiri was doing her housekeeping in her D34 Garden category…then, Wayne, Zila & myself were walking in the same direction as Mak Tiri…all of a sudden…she have something in her right hand, she have clench her hand into a fist…then she came near me…her gesture was like she wanted to give me something…of course, I took my right palm out lor…then mana tahu hor…she place her right fist on top of my palm…her left palm touches the bottom of my right hand…that skin contact; it's like the first touch…it’s like MT is making sure that I held whatever she is giving me firmly…and you know what it is…dried leaves…hahaha…dried leaves from her Garden...I have to laugh too…and she laughed even harder...her expression was damn; gorgeous...it's like she had fun...in a teasing kind of way...hahaha...I even told her celaka betul…MT told me to pass the dried leaves to Tin Min…I told her that I am not her; so evil…and I also told her that I will always remember her one…really, I will always remember her…too bad…this whole friendly relationship thingy will be cut short, and we just only warm up with each other to become friends…sometimes, things are just not meant to be...

Box Depot

Zurick | Mak Tiri

Side Stash

New York Steak Shack, Subang Parade >> Team Baz lunch :)

Always…every time…whenever there is a Team Baz get together...on the eating table...Mak Tiri is seated next to me…either on the right, or on my left or the opposite…

Peek Pocket

Wah lau eh…this Celtic…can really take all of the credits from the work that Wayne, Zila & myself completed…what happen was…every Monday morning…the team is required to complete all of the reports on the Entry Margin simulation…biasa lor…this Celtic doesn’t lift a finger on anything…Celtic only does the breakdown by category only…everyone also can do lah; what is so difficult...the difficult part is to run the report, do the vlookup, compiling & ensure data accuracy...I tell you…if one day Wayne, Zila, Fify & myself are not around in the office…this Celtic really don’t know how to run any reports at all; unlike Jonas & Mak Tiri. So, when D31 completed the EM simulation first…and Stewart was so impressed…this Celtic just grab the limelight and hog on it…what the…like Celtic did the whole thing like that…don’t even bother to acknowledge us a little…

No Trip Zone

Roz Hari Raya Open House @ Section U5 >> my SRD Buddy…it was so sweet and thoughtful of her to remember me and invite me to her Hari Raya Open House…Smallie was there too…brought along her 2 daughters as well…Smallie Junior was so adorable; she was dolled up in a very nice pink dress…I hi-5 with her so many times…what an adorable kid…Roz’s Roti Jala was simply awesome…Azreen was there too plus Roz’s fellow ex-colleagues from The Japanese and her current colleagues from The Guardian.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

My Keys to Successful Career Transitions

I am endlessly curious. I love to learn. I can talk…and talk and talk…but I really love listening and learning more.

I do not see failure as fatal. I do not see success as forever. I fail every single day.

I think business is a fascinating puzzle, and I like a good puzzle.

I am an optimist. I ended the day after I was fired (sorry…”reorganized out of a job”) pretty sure that better things was going to come along. And it did.

I’ve developed pretty thick skin. No, I didn’t like being criticized in the press at certain points in my career any more than the next gal, but I think it’s a pretty small price to pay to get to do such interesting things.

I’ve built a strong network over the years. I try to help my connections as much as I can; and in return, they have been generous in helping me each step along the way.

I know what I’m not good at (processes…yuck; legal documents…..shoot me now), and I fill my team in to offset my flat sides….and theirs. It always amazes me how a great person on the team makes magic. As a result, I give the stars all kinds of rope.

I mentor younger professionals. Which means that they reverse mentor me. I am flabbergasted by how many in my age cohort are perfectly satisfied to stay in their knowledge comfort zone.

I recognize that career transitions are increasingly as much about playing defense as offense. The pace of change in business is so great that career transitions will become the norm rather than exception. And the biggest career risk you take may be standing still. So might as well get ahead of it.

And change is fun.

And we are all fortunate that we have been given opportunities that so many others haven’t.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hillberg & Berk

Hahaha…the other day, over lunch…Stewart; all of a sudden make such comments on Celtic…saying that this Celtic is very say pan, only know how to get sales, cannot do what I do, have the know how but cannot do…so, Stewart does realize about it…but failed to acknowledge on Celtic’s laziness which I cannot tahan…hahaha...

Embrace Nature

Hahaha…this is so very bad of me…I make Wayne to swear…cannot share this piece of information with other people…I told Wayne that for all of the budget related matters, it was Stewart who complete the work on behalf of Celtic…then only Wayne commented that sejak dari dulu lagi Celtic tak suka buat paperwork…then, after that…we were suppose to head down to the THO store for another revamping exercise…this Wayne said that Wayne have already finished the work, but malas want to go together with Celtic…hahaha…Celtic was suppose to give us a lift to the store…but as Stewart have a supplier appointment at the Store, and we have not finished with our work yet...so Celtic have to drive Stewart there first and cannot wait for us…Celtic was also very impatient about it...so, people do actually know & notice…hahaha…

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Refreshing Spring Rains

How do we relate to God? Do we seek Him mainly in times of trouble, searching for answers in our distress but ignoring Him during our seasons of celebration? Are we like the Israelites, easily swayed by the idols of our age, including such things as busyness, success and influence?

Today, may we recommit ourselves to the Lord, who loves us as surely as the flowers bud in the spring.

Lord Jesus, You gave Yourself that we might be free. Help us to love You wholeheartedly.

Though we may be unfaithful to God, He will never turn from us.

Running & Rest

Lord Jesus, thank You for Your example of prayer alone with Your Father. Give us wisdom and determination to make rest a priority as we follow You. In our life of faith and service, rest is as important as work.

Spilling Through My Fingers

My life feels similar on many days. I find myself scrambling to solve problems, oversee details and control circumstances. No matter how hard I try, my feeble hands are incapable of managing all the pieces and parts. Something invariably slips through my fingers and pools on the floor at my feet, leaving me feeling overwhelmed. No amount of contorting my hands or squeezing my fingers more tightly together makes me able to handle it all.

Yet God can. Isaiah tells us that God can measure the globe’s waters – all the oceans and rivers and rain – in the hollow of His hands. Only His hands are large enough to hold them all. We needn’t try to hold more than the tablespoon He’s designed our hands to carry. When we feel overwhelmed, we can entrust our cares and concerns into His capable hands.

Help me, Lord, to stop trying to hold everything in my hands, but instead to trust my needs and concerns into Your perfect care.

We can trust God to handle the things that overwhelm us.

After You

Today, as we face choices of many kinds, we can trust our father to guide us in His way. He has promised to care for us. He will always give us what we need.

Father, Your unfailing love and faithfulness guide us in every choice we make.

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.

His Wonderful Face

We pray, but we remain caught up in our own questions and focused on ourselves, forgetting the character of the One we’re praying to. We ask questions without paying attention to the person we’re talking to.

Many of our concerns are best addressed by reminding ourselves of who God is and what He has done. By simply refocusing, we find comfort in what we know of His character; that He is loving, forgiving, sovereign, graceful.

The Psalmist believed we ought to seek God’s face continually. When David appointed leaders for worship and prayer, he encouraged the people to praise God’s character and tell stories of His past faithfulness.

When we turn our eyes toward the beautiful face of God, we can find strength and comfort that sustain us even in the midst of unanswered questions.

A Small Fire

Lord, I can always use help with the way I talk.
For this day, help me to speak words of hope and encouragement to build others.

#TeamBaz…I have 4 more days to go…God, I hope that I can use the remaining days…being a SUNSHINE to everyone in the team, the store team, the suppliers, the support team…to remind them on what life is all about, to pursue their passion & dreams, to start Day 1 & not 1 Day, to work hard, to be kind, to make themselves & the community a better place…

It’s Not Me

G13 Event Plan
G13 Promotion Space Allocation
G13 Weekly S&M Meeting
Communication To Ops
Lead G13 Store Walk
G13 Leaflet Brief
Laura’s WatsApp…the organization chart…I think the above are my job scopes…

God may call us out of our comfort zone, but He does so to develop our unique gifts and personalities to serve His good purposes. We honor His creative nature when we permit Him to use us as we are.

Thank You, Father, for the great individuality You have built into us. Thank You for my personality and for my abilities. Guide me in using them for You.

Loving Perfectly

We’ll still make mistakes, but God is able to redeem them and cause good to come out of every situation, for His Love ALWAYS PROTECTS & it NEVER FAILS.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Add Chic Elements

Marutama Ra-men, Empire Subang – dinner date with Mel Jag…just the both of us doing some catching up…no Torres around…no Miss Klein…well, Miss Klein’s father pass away a few months back, it was quite sudden for Miss Klein’s family…so Miss Klein is staying home these days to accompany Miss Klein’s mom…didn’t want to leave the senior citizen home alone…so, Miss Klein is sort of like not ready to meet us yet as well…I really hope that Miss Klein will not get burnout…coping with work, daily commute, house chores, grieving etc. It can be very taxing.

So Mel Jag & I had noodle for dinner and later on we grab some coffee at Coffee Bean :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Box It Up

Transformers & The Last Night
Night Movie Date with Small Ham :)
Thank you to Tin Min for the free movie tickets :)

Confidence In God’s Power

When we go to God in prayer, we do so because we are confident that He can help. That help does not always take the shape we might have chosen or anticipated.

When we pray, we are merely going where we have been invited – invited by God who cares for us more deeply and understands us more profoundly than we can ever begin to grasp. And we come to the God who is able to do something about our every concern and need.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

8 easy ways to be a better employee and colleague in 2017

1. Have a to-do list
Delight your manager and team by never having to say “I forgot” anymore. Having a to-do list gives you direction and will help you accomplish more. Plus, ticking off tasks as they get done can be extremely satisfying.

2. Meet – and beat – deadlines
Don’t have everyone tied up in knots wondering whether you’re going be able to deliver on time. This doesn’t mean that you should deliver rushed work either. Once you’ve agreed on a deadline, avoid procrastinating, and focus on the task. If you foresee that you won’t be able to meet deadlines, tell your manager ASAP! Give them an opportunity to adapt to the delay.

3. Highlight problems, but have solutions
No one likes a constant complainer. Your manager will want to know the challenges that you’re facing, but that doesn’t mean just pointing out problems. Think about what could be possible solutions.

4. Act professionally
Be on time, be reliable, dress right, be respectful. No matter what your job is, it’s important to act professionally. It’s fine to be playful and joke around once in a while, but don’t affect productivity by overdoing it.

5. Be positive
Be positive about your job, your company, your workplace, and your employer. There are enough negatives in the world and there’s no reason for you to add to it by being a downer about everything. Besides, you can better overcome challenges when you have a positive mind-set!

6. Avoid gossip
Gossip can turn a workplace into a toxic environment. Keep your focus on your job and being a team player in helping your company achieve its goals.

7. Lunch together
Build healthy relationships with your colleagues by having lunch together. Find out more about them as people. Don’t forget to put away your mobile phones so you can talk to each other more.

8. Be kind and helpful
Being kind and helpful to your colleagues goes a long way to making the office a great place to work. Great workmates are a big motivation for people to come in to the office and do better in their jobs!