Archive for January, 2008

its the final curtains..

well, just got back from Shanghai Night Award by our company, the camera got stucked and didnt have any pictures.. well its not a very fun event for me as its the final curtain or might I saw its the final show, not gonna blog further as this is really sickening to me, those of you who knows me well enough will know what I am tlaking about, just telling you guys that its the final curtains after todays award night !  here is a little poem to remind me of tonight, a poem title EFFORT GONE TO WASTE !!
 Show of effort, Show of Might
work overtime, till there is no light
little did I know, Little did I see
What others see’s of me
Life is short, Life is a challenge
I gave my energy, I gave my efficiency
Looks like everything is such a fallacy
Its Final curtain, I might Say
I bid you goodbye, till today
those who are close to me, knows that my heart has been stabbed, knows that my feeling has been hurt, its ok .. life goes on, but may this be a reminder to me..

The REUNION of 2008


The List is out… the date for the most important event of the year 2008….  the REUNION….. the word doesnt mean alot last time but as we have move on with time, the word REUNION does mean alot…  THE amount of time we use to hangout is becoming lesser n lesser… sometimes the gang doesnt even hang out for a month or so.. WHAT HAPPEN? well…everyone is BZ with their own stuff and some ppl are just so lazy to go out when he is back from work (macam talking bout myself)… 
Anyway, here is the list for the CNY Dinner on 17th FEB 2008(Sunday) at Oriential Pavilion, Jaya 33, PJ. Time: 730pm.
List of guest(Brandon have called)
1)Henry (Confirm 1 sit)
2)Justin (Confirm 1 sit)
3)Lip Jin (Confirm 2 seat)
4)Boon Kwang (Confirm 2 seat)
5)Matthew (confirm 2 seat)
6)Brandon (Confirm 2 seat)
7)Tien Seong (Confirm 1 sit)
8)Jack (Confirm 2 seat)
9)Kah Wane (Confirm 1 sit)
10) Ng Jee Khing (Confirm 2 seat)
Those Brandon have sms but no reply yet, so Henry, you got to follow up with them.
1) Dr.Yip
2) Gan Kwee Seng
3) Lee Hing Bing
Those I haven’t sms, so you got to inform them as well:
1) Lim Chee How
2) Lee Chin Keh
3) Ng Kian Hian
4) Joseph Ang (might be back from UK)
5) Albert Tan
6) Alice Tan (????)
7) Special Appearance — Lee Chee Sum, Wee, Stephen Ng

Three Signs of a Miserable Job

I found this good article about being miserable at your job and how to define the miserable .. ahaha enjoy


Three Signs of a Miserable Job


“Awful,” “dreary,” and “miserable” are adjectives that many people use to describe their jobs at one time or another. Dissatisfaction on the job is common and often temporary. But not many people take time to analyze what makes a job miserable, and how to fix it.

Fortunately Patrick Lencioni has done much of that work in his book “The Three Signs of a Miserable Job.”

Job Misery Is Universal

The author notes that a “miserable” job differs from a “bad” job, as one person’s dream job may not appeal to another worker. A miserable job, however, has some universal traits.

“A miserable job makes a person cynical and frustrated and demoralized when they go home at night,” Lencioni says. “It drains them of their energy, their enthusiasm, and self-esteem. Miserable jobs can be found in every industry and at every level.”

Lencioni blames much of the problem on managers, who are a key factor in the job satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) of their employees. A recent Yahoo! HotJobs survey points to a similar conclusion: 43% of workers said discontent with their boss was the main reason they planned to look for a new job in 2008.

The Three Signs

Lencioni identifies the three signs of job misery as anonymity, irrelevance, and “immeasurement.”

Anonymity: Employees feel anonymous when their manager has little interest in them as people with unique lives, aspirations, and interests.

Irrelevance: This condition occurs when workers cannot see how their job makes a difference. “Every employee needs to know that the work they do impacts someone’s life — a customer, a coworker, even a supervisor — in one way or another.”

Immeasurement: This term describes the inability of employees to assess for themselves their contributions or success. As a result they often rely on the opinions of others — usually the manager — to measure their success.

Three Remedies for Job Misery

For workers who may be experiencing the signs of job misery, Lencioni recommends three steps to improve the boss-employee dynamic and enhance job satisfaction.

1. Assess your manager. Is the boss interested in and capable of addressing the three factors mentioned above? “Most managers really do want to improve, in spite of the fact that they may seem disinterested or too busy,” Lencioni says.

2. Help your manager understand what you need. This could mean reviewing with your manager what the key measurements for success are for your job. Lencioni also suggests asking your boss, “Can you help me understand why this work I’m doing makes a difference to someone?”

3. Act more like the manager you want. “Employees who take a greater interest in the lives of their managers are bound to infect them with the same kind of human interest they seek,” the author says. Or find ways to let your manager know how his or her performance makes a positive difference for you.

Be Realistic

Richard Phillips, founder of Career Advantage Solutions, agrees that “managing up” is a good way to improve job satisfaction, but he cautions employees to be realistic in their expectations.

“Managers are not mind readers,” he says. “Take the responsibility to communicate upon yourself, and remember there has to be an ongoing dialogue, or change is unlikely to happen.”

isnt he nineteen ?

Its like a laugh of the century when I heard it, well its funny to know that youth is so eternal ?? well i dont know maybe its my baby face? or is it because of my physique ? or is it my acne faced? ahah .. its all started when I saw this girl who keeps looking at me? I am wondering why ? till I found out from Desmond that she asked him of my age? she thought I was only 19 !!!! AIyo .. could it be my height ? felt kinda funny now .. since when.. this is really a first for me .. 19 years of age ? ahha .. 19 years old ? I have like been said if I am 30? if i am 22 ? if i am 29 or EVEN 40!! SERIOUS !! aiyo .. looks is all in the eyes of the beholder, well  i think its not the looks its what you feel inside,, I always feel happy and go lucky ! be assertive of what I want. . if you are wondering why the girl said I am 19 well all those curious george out there.. here is how I look !!

One Republic “Apologize”

time to time, I would feature songs and lyrics and this is one of them, cause its really caught a tune in my head, and I felt it needed to be put on my wall of fame. I can’t take this song away from my head.. i keep singing it..
well this song is made by One Republic FEAT Timbaland, if you want to know why I reversed the title, its because Timbaland only sung the part eh eh eh, well it dont justify the work of One Republic as its their song, well keep it up guys .. GREAT sont .. this song is only made famous recently by Timbaland.. this song has been around since 06, correct me if i am wrong. Its a beautiful song.. sing with it ..
I’m holding on your rope,
Got me ten feet off the ground
I’m hearin what you say but I just can’t make a sound
You tell me that you need me
Then you go and cut me down, but wait
You tell me that you’re sorry
Didn’t think I’d turn around, and say…

It’s too late to apologize, it’s too late
I said it’s too late to apologize, it’s too late

I’d take another chance, take a fall
Take a shot for you
And I need you like a heart needs a beat
But it’s nothin new
I loved you with a fire red-
Now it’s turning blue, and you say…
"Sorry" like the angel heaven let me think was you
But I’m afraid…

It’s too late to apologize, it’s too late
I said it’s too late to apologize, it’s too late

Bridge (guitar/piano)

It’s too late to apologize, it’s too late
I said it’s too late to apologize, it’s too late
It’s too late to apologize, yeah
I said it’s too late to apologize, yeah-

I’m holdin on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground…

M1 Asia Challenge

That title is such a rip off !! i FEEL so cheated.. I am actually suppose to be joining this year M1 Asia challenge.. wanna give the other company a run for their money as I am experienced in Adventure races, well I dont know about those other groups in my company that joined but for me, I was not even given a chance to go for the trial run, as the schedule was planned so badly, no wonder M1 would not be able to win the race.. the trainig schedule was out last minute and how are those working suppose to plan with their bosses on the training, sigh .. i feel so sad when I sent that email saying that I have to bow out from the race due to work commitment, and I thought I am able to join the M1 asia challenge this year, well MAybe next year I would be able to join, but not with M1 but as a rival competitor.. I will groom and hire all the elite for this race especially to gain a name for my future company ! well lets see what the future holds.. TOtally Fazed out .. and i thought my life is getting worst.. looks like its really is .. heading on the down side from here.. sigh .

learning to ride a bike in 1 hour

…went to east coast park to meet up with nicole, she was waiting for me in bedok interchange since 8.45am, it was a wet morning, told her to meet up at 9.30am at the Mcdonalds station, didnt know it was gonna rain or sunny, took a gamble as she was already out, so went anyway .. no regrets.. it was SUNNY when i reached bedok interchange.. wanted to take the 608 bus, a service which i used to take when i was staying there last few years back but didnt know that it was stopped, asked those bus stastion captain and they told me bus 16 is the same.. whew.. now at least i know how to go back to my old place..but anyway .. took a cab there as i felt back letting nicole wait so long,

first thing we got there was got a bike, a tandem bike where I have to bike while she read her book behind me .. well she couldnt cycle anyway.. could you believe it? well anyway .. she told me that she dreamt of cycling through the roads of holland, paris etc..etc.. then I told her .. good .. i will teach you to cycle within one HOUR !! she literally laughed at me as she said all her friends tried teaching her how to cycle but gave up, ahha .. but I told her i am different as i am a trainer .. a coach and a mentor, so as its her resolution for many years.. we switched the tandem bike for a… you guessed a single bike.. and what happen next in east coast was alot of bruises and lots of wobbling left and right and ….



VIOLA !! she rODE a bike .. and was going like a speed demon ! well .. a good year to start for her .. look at the smile and joy of leaning to ride.. ahah .. well .. rolled sleeves to show her determination ! haha ..

Am I suppose to feel ???

Today was a crazy day, went out for lunch with wilson and joe again, then headed down to china town to get those china wardrobe like those in the ancient days, really cheap .. dirt cheap infact.. if not i would have not bought it, cause its really redundent to me, am only gonna wear it once and thats it ! whats this award night thats happening end of this month, well the title says alot about my feelings this whole week. I dont know why I am feeling like this but i feel that something is not right anymore.. something is gonna happen really soon, Met Joe’s friend Caroline and Eva today at their shop, it kinda got me thinking .. feeling .. so as the title says .. am i suppose to feel?? well .. cant really reflect the feeling to you all but .. I dont know how to describe.. I feel.. lost again.. i feel like a kid without guidance .. I feel some people life is on track while mine is on a derailed locomotive running at half speed and gonna stop soon.. I DONT WANT TO BE THAT .. i wanna throw the coals into the furnance and burn, BURN it tell you.. sigh .. i am not making sense.. maybe its because is 2 am and going out running and cycling in east coast with nikki at 9.30am in the morning, hope i can get a good swim in the sea too while i am at it .. am getting fat already ..