So Long, Partner!

March 20, 2012 Leave a comment

So I used to own a Blackberry Bold 9700 and without any doubt it is a great piece of smartphone. I couldn’t deny that it is far better than my Iphone 4 if business is concerned.  Of cause, it is my personal view. Period.

Anyway, after a long thoughts, I had made  up my mind to sale it off. For a simple reason – Maxis BIS plan is comes with a “luxurious” price tag! For RM 40.00 per month (on top of my RM30.00 call plan), Maxis equiped its users with BIS and wap services worth 250mb per month. Digi offers a more affordable package of RM10 per month for BIS and RM20 for BES but I have no attention to switch to Digi as the 3G coverage in Sarawak is still very limited. Futhermore, Digi’s signal can be very unstable at times . By the way, I still have another year of contract with Digi’s iDigi plan for my Iphone. *SIGH*

What ever it is, I’d already sold off my Bold 2 to a petite young lady. Hope that it will serve the new owner well. So long, partner!

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It’s better to give than to receive

March 11, 2012 1 comment

So the girlfriend and I were shopping at Cold Storage, Green Height’s Mall today and happen to bump into the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) booth on the way to my car. Before the officer approached me, I’d already make up my mind that it is time for me to pledge. Anyway, I still let that young man finish up all his sharing.

 

I signed up for a monthly pledge of RM38 per month and will upgrade to RM58 per month when I feel I am ready for it. Not for the tax exemption, but to give something back to the nature. Remember, we should be good steward of God’s wonderful creations.

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Genesis 1:26)

 

Be Blessed, and Bless Others!

of Egos and Living

So its has been raining here in KL for the past two hour and I’m spending my night sipping a cup of Earl Grey tea here in Gloria Jean’s, Bukit Bintang. Of cause, I do what I do best – observing people. I do not know why I have this boring hobby but I can seriously sit alone at some cafe and observe people for hours… Weird huh?

Anyway, there was this one Indian man caught my attention. In midst of heavy rain, this man was running around with his body soaking wet selling umbrellas. I saw him being rejected time after time by people he approached but he never gave up. I saw a group of youngster teasing and laughed at him but yet he never stop his search for customers too! If I were in his shoes, I would had run away and hide…egos!

I had always put a very high respect to people (especially young or middle age man) who can put down their egos and walk around the street, coffee shops to sale some fruits, cakes, or even umbrella like what we have here.(Of cause, excluding those guys walking around selling stolen mobile phones or other illegal goods.) Some of them have a normal day-job and some of them might be jobless. But all of them do this just to put food on the table for family or themselves… I can’t help but to feel blessed for what God blessed me with, although I am not rich like Bill Gates, but I don’t have to earn a living like them. …I just respect them.

Father Lord, I thank You for Your abundant blessings on my and my family. I thank You that You always take good care of us and make sure there’s food on our table. Father Lord, I uphold all these people who willing to put down their egos to find a living. Bless them. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Vege Soup – Level: Luxurious

So the girlfriend and I were having our humble lunch at Mid-Valley Food Junction. Due to the hot weather, I opted for vege soup from this Yong Tau Foo store. Out of my expectation, it cost me RM15.90 for that few pieces of vegetables! Oh…how much I love Kuching!

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Of AirAsia and Business Strategy

So I just got myself checked-in through AirAsia mobile check in kiosk and guess what, they actually separate the girlfriend and me although we booked together under same booking number. Guess its their business strategy to indirectly force passenger to pay for the “choose a seat” service. Oh well… Brilliant mind working for them I suppose.

Have a blessed day ahead!

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of Work and Love

So works were not on smooth path recently with a lot of unnecessary stress tagging along, which without me realizing, had monopolized all my time and energy. This indirectly reduce my time and attention towards my other responsibilities. Relationship, that’s one. I lost my balance.

Sadness landed and heartache strikes. I went for a drive while doing a little self-reflection and self-blaming. As I was caught in a long queue waiting for the traffic light to turn green, something caught my attention…

The cross hanging in my car.

Something just tell me to open my Bible app. I did, after I got home, and start to look for some topical Bible reading plan. “Relationship”, a 5 days reading plan. I know I have to commit to this plan and re-dedicate my relationship to God. And I will.

Lord Jesus, I thank You for never give up on me. In Jesus name, Amen.

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of Ups and Downs

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

So life has been quite interesting recently, from changing my daily diet to political gimmicks. You name it, it all came in the same week.

Half boiled egg, steamed lady fingers and carrot slices.

Anyway, work has been quite “fulfilling” over the past two weeks with interesting comments from various party shooting towards me and my sites. From rootless comments and political gimmicks to brainless words from so called “people-from-the-same-side-of-the-game”. Interesting, right? Well what hurts me the most would be the later, where the people who are suppose to be on your side start making unnecessary noises just to protect their own mistakes. I suppose I just have to accept the fact that in the real world, humans are just selfish.

As I were somehow involved in leadership training of youth in Boys’ Brigade, I’ve always trying to implement this mindset of “Growing Together” rather than “Stepping on Others to Climb Up”. Chinese have this saying that one should not teach every single thing that you know to your student, just in case your student decided to betray you and beat you up one day. (Well, I suppose that’s why a lot of the Kung Fu moves that we saw in Chinese action movies are no longer available in this decade.) Personally I do not agree to that saying cause I always want my team to grow the same pace as I am, and it will somehow force myself to keep improving and pumping in new knowledges too! When one day my team mates were promoted to higher level, I know I would be so proud of them (and myself) cause I know I played a part in their success! (Tumpang glamour!)

Apart from that, I’ve also been getting comments like not being smart enough in choosing sites. Honestly, I’ve never regretted in choosing a more challenging workplace. Cause challenges are what drive me forward, and I hold on to God’s promises. [The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” –Psalm 32:8 (NLT)] I cannot deny that at times I do feel grumpy about doing much more than required by my job scoop as per job description but at the end of the day, the feeling of satisfaction rewards my mind well. I cant deny too that all these extra challenges had filled me with extra knowledge and skills, and hopefully get spotted and promoted? Well, everyone aiming for promotion, isn’t it? Unless I am the kind of guy who easily satisfied at where he is at now and never aim to improves.

Oh well, all in all I am very glad that I am in a team that’s very closely knitted, more on like family. And together we’ve been through all sort of challenges!

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. -Michael Jordan-