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Disturbingly Attractive

I find this photo of two Swedish World Cup fans distubingly attractive...

Busy

Looks like everyone in my blogsphere is a busy bee.. myself included. Managing 15 people is no piece of cake.. so I am getting very much challenged here. I had my first group motivational talk today and I think the team is abuzzed with enthusiasm. Anti-R said that they have no choice because I am their superior. I'd like to think they have a choice and that their choice is to respond positively to me.

So, yeah.. I am a busy bee... and I am hiring... any potential candidates?

Happy Birthday Mozart

Yesterday Anne and I went for free concert. A group of youth celebrated 250th birthday of Mozart by playing a few pieces of his popular orchestra piece. These guys/gals are probably still studying and boy, they are good! They play violins, trumpets, saxophones, piano, drums, etc.. almost a mini orchestra. I feel so cultured, ha ha.. it was fun.


BRP

I am in a dilemma. Looks like I am always in a dilemma. Today’s dilemma has to do with my quest for a house. Let me get one point straight. I, like many other potential house buyers, would really LOVE to stay in Bandar Utama, Damansara Jaya, Mutiara Damansara, Bandar Sri Damansara, Sunway SPK, Desa Park City and what not. Who doesn’t, right? Unfortunately the price of real estate in these areas are exorbitant. The prices are too expensive for the design and built up of the house.

Take Desa Park City for example. Anne and I went to check out the Southlake Terraces, a newly developed sub-area in Desa Park City. This 2.5 storey house is nice but there are some “artistic” design to the houses that made certain rooms extremely small. The kitchen, for example, is a quarter of my kitchen size. It is extremely small. And this house cost RM800k.

I have also looked at a few houses in Bandar Sri Damansara. The houses are small. The ceiling are low. A typical 22x75 house with a built up of maybe 16…

"Change the Whole Cast of Characters Also It Is The Same"

Mr X is not Habibi. Ha ha .. Bahija thought Mr X sounds like the Habibi we know. Now that she mentioned it, hmm.. there are some similarities.

I told Mr X about the lunch where I was being “wat”. I told him that I am not the stingy type. I buy friends lunches, dinners and drinks. However, I hate it when I am asked to do so because I don’t owe people the lunch/dinner/drink. To me, if you have the balls to ask me to treat, that means, you feel like I am obliged to buy you lunch/dinner.. and why should I do that? The reason why I am so disturbed by the whole incident is because I “em kum yuen” to pay because I feel obligated/ “wat” by the people.

Anyway, Mr X told me this. He said that I write the script of my life. Today, it is my colleagues who “wat” me. If I change the whole cast of characters in my life, ie I don’t know any Bonnie or Mr Miser or NLK.. but instead I have Tom, Dick and Harry.. I will still feel the same. I will still feel like I was “wat”

So it is important for me to ch…

Team Lunch - What Mr X says..

I just IM-ed Mr X... he said:

X: i dun see it as accumulating good fortune just by giving money away.......it is more of the intention.....
X: ie...a rich bad person may contribute to charity...
X: but he will not accumulate good fortune..
X: but if a poor lady, sell her hair and use the money for the sake of others (poorer than her)...this is an act of compassion... and will be rewarded in return....see..the intention is important here...

Does that mean I am doomed? WU WU WU!

Team Lunch

The company allocates a mere rm25 per person for the manager to take the team out for a lunch/dinner every quarter. This rm25 covers only for regular employee. So, the other day, to "celebrate" my promotion and of course to use this fund, I took the team out for a lunch in Shogun, a Japanese buffet in 1U, Bonnie being very enthusiastic about it. She has been bugging me non stop about taking her out to lunch because of my promotion. Bonnie's skin is harder than Superman's skin, so there was no surprise there. I usually just smiled at her. One day, I just can't stand her greedy nagging. I stare at her and with a conspiratory tone to pique her interest, I whispered in her ear - did you take me out to lunch when you were promoted last year? Her face paled, she said no. I looked at her with a satisfied look and walked away..

So I took the team out to Shogun. In my team, I have contractors and IT Trainees. These are people who ate whom I cannot claim. The damage? I ha…

X

I'd like to tell you about X. X is the type of person you read in books; the Gandhis, the Martin Luther Kings, the Mother Teresas, the Florence Nightingales. He's the person that motivates you to be a better person. He's the one that inspire you, the one that brings out the best in you, the one who made you feel good because he treats you with respect, the type of person your parents wished you were. X is the type of person who so pure in this world of anger, hatred and sadness, that you wonder if he was from another planet.

I said that X inspire people. I am sure you have met people who are good at motivating a whole lot of other people. Most of the times, though, these people are religious leaders or CEO of a companies or the successful diamond-level multi-level marketing genius. These people have the type of charisma to mesmerize you in their talk, to inspire and motivate you to do better in your job, to sell one more lamp/ling zhi/whatever. But really, two days after th…