Friday, October 22, 2004

Witty Words from Wise Women

"As you climb the ladder of success, don't let the boys look up your dress!" - Jenifer Bunis

"Who ever thought up the word mammogram? Every time I hear it, I think I'm supposed to put my breast in an envelope and mail it to someone." - Jan King

"I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end." - Margaret Thatcher

"Boys will be boys, but girls will be women." - anon

"Always be smarter than people who hire you." - Lena Horne

"The most beautiful words in English language are 'Check Enclosed'." - Dorothy Parker

"Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up." - Marilyn Greist

"The phrase 'working mother' is redundant." - Jane Sellman

"You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart women with a dumb guy." - Erica Jong

"Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as atheletic as Jimmy Connors. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford-but you love him anyway." - Judith Viorst

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Bad Morning

Driving to work didn't have my full attention this morning. I kept on evaluating of what we've achieved so far. I was with the IGP people for corrections on base map they're providing for 2 days.

I found it difficult to talk to them at the same wavelength. Shouldn't they as the consultant figure out what the client wants? Do they even realize how immportant the base map is to the Asset Dept.? If they do, they shouldn't have expected us to not have checked the map for accuracy and presentation the way we do here. We take it seriously. How come they don't? I was astonished the way they expected me to just look over the map a little bit here and there, and expected me to settle at 'Okay la tu, Nuhaa. Takde salah dah kot. Perfect dah ni..' ???! Hello! We don't do random picks here. Everything is double-checked thoroughly. That's what PUAS (under)paid me for.

And they were talking about payment all the time when it was not relevent at the time and at the place. Even though they haven't been paid yet, I have to stress here that the process doesn't involve ICT. If they are talking about payment relevant to then, the base map is not acceptable at the moment so the potion for the base map will not be paid yet, for now. We ARE concern about the unpaid business they are suffering from but all we can do is Hj. Suhaimi to slow talk to Hj. Suffian about it, the one who oversees the contract and everything. We are sure of one thing: they'll be paid within a reasonable period of time.

Oh God! I've had enough of this money talk. Go to Roslan straight la people! Truly he's the one who can really help.

What was agreed on the other day is if the 2 day period is not enough, there'll be additional period to finish the task. They should be coming here today but they were being reluctant yesterday. What the hell is going on? I'm furious at the way they do things - bad work ethics. Where's your integrity?? Your boss has agreed on the way things done last 2 days, my boss has too. And it seems additional days are obviously needed. What are you trying to do? Nak lawan cakap bos ker ha? Tensen aku weh...!!!

There are some corrections we discovered that they'd like to do it back at their office. Fine with me. But I presume they don't expect me to go through the map again. ...*major sigh*....

Although there are some minor corrections that can be done by me, the question is not who can do the job. It's who should do it. They seemed not digesting this.

These are nice people in real life, I'm telling you. But don't confuse this with attitude when it comes to work. When you said you'd do it then do it lah by all means. Gain some trust from your client.

Geram siot. Had to get it all off my chest. There I've done it. I can continue my work peacefully.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Ramadan mulia menjelang lagi....

It's been a year since you came and I'm glad I'm here to have you back again. I'm welcoming you with open arms, I pledge to treat you better before it's to late.


We had a barbeque for breaking the fast yesterday. I spent an hour trying to start the fire and get the barbie ready... Oh what a nightmare! Okay I'm a beginner in this area of expertise so one hour is acceptable, dont' you think? It was a windy afternoon. And I ended up with being terribly smelly.. eeerrrghhhh! (I went to shower right after I finished preparing in the kitchen). Muaz and Ammar looked over the bbq process while I was in the kitchen preparing the gravy. There were some chicken, prawns and cuttlefish. Plus some capsicum, potatoes and a pineapple. I have to say pineapple is my favourite. Cooked to perfection, brownish and glossy, juicy and sweet.... yummy!! The rest wasn't that bad either. I saw clean plates so I did a good job then (heh!).

The day before we had spaghetti with some salad.



Western food are easy to prepare. I love them! But not as much as I love local food of course. I love malaysian food.

What am I doing talking about food in the middle of Ramadan's day?? Must be the vague memory of the weekend has not become vague yet. Ooh yummy pineapple slices!

Friday, October 15, 2004

Posa Besok!

Hari ni ada training untuk staff tingkat 6 kat lab ICT... keh keh.. buleh la tahan. Pastu dah tukar blog add Cik Tipah. Senang jer! Punyela susah payah pusing sana sini padahal mende tu depan mata jer. Camana ntah leh telupa... Cuma blog lama ada problem sket nak delete. Nyampah tul ngan Blogspot nih kengkadang. Takleh cakap lelebih nanti kena gam lakkss..ilang blog kesayangan ku karang..

Anyway ari ni member sekampus dulu email. Hi Cik Siti (Cik Tipah jangan perasan - nih org lain)!!! Tak sangka kite bersua dalam blog walaupun kite takde di situ pada masa tuh (ada kat lab ler..). Ok gak awak email tuh, tau2 jer dah dok kat PJ ek... wah wah wah..merantau jauh nampak... dari Sarawak nun. Raya kang jangan tak balik lak!

Okay. I'm done for today. Should be going on my way home. Ramadan woul dprobably start tomorrow. We'll be off home early during the month - 4.30 instead of the usual 4.45 (pasar ramadan, here comes me!). Need to do some little thing before I hit the road. Was explaining mapping thing to Linda the whole afternoon and I'm quite clueless what to do now, even though I feel that something needed to be done. Ah yes.. the MySQL spatial thing..

I'm off.

Saturday, October 9, 2004

Mini hiatus again!

The common network problem. They were moving stuff to the server room and got confused which cabel was which (I think).

Oh yes, on Wednesday I was on leave to renew my IC. It was a quick process, got there at 8.30 and was told to get back an hour later. Had breakfast and was there again and it was done at 9.30! I wonder if the leave was necessary at all. Went to a car workshop for some oil service for my car. At 11 my mother and I made a trip to Nilai 1 - shopping. Reasonably cheap. I got a bag at RM9.90 and a kebaya at RM37. Also a sweater at RM17. Paid RM20 for my mother's beautiful piece of cloth (for baju kurung). Hmmm.... should've noticed this place earlier...

Was on our way to pick up Ammar at school at 2.15pm. Headed to Domino's to pick up free pizza beforehand. Went to the workshop again to check on father's 4WD. Was back home at 4.30. After savouring the pizza, went straight to bed and woke up at midnight. Found nothing amusing to be done, went to bed again.

Woke up real dizzy and heavy the next day. It was such a good day.

I'm still in love with Swiss Garden Resort Damai Laut.....

Monday, October 4, 2004

Joyous Weekend


Wow I had a blast on the weekend! ICT Family day in Damai Laut, Perak - Swiss Garden Resort & Spa. What a beautiful place! Secluded and tedious road to get to there but beautiful. No mobile network whatsoever which was good in a way. Was lucky to get a room with a sea view from balcony (shared room with Husna). Had fun while I was there...taking pictures of places most of the time with my artistic manual camera... eheh! There were people recording videos as well...can't wait to see the after edit result.

Got back real late yesterday. It could've been 6pm arriving home safe and sound, not 9, hadn't it not because of the spontaneous decision dropping by Lumut! All blame goes to tireless shopping excercise there - we apparently were acting like we haven't seen ikan kering, ikan bilis and seafood snacks before..hahah... The real tourist award would've gone to Thira... poking, gasping, getting excited at everything in sight... hehehehehehehehe.... I didn't buy much, just the common sea shore thingy the locals always sell... snacks and ikan kering..

The time spent in Kamal's car was a sure memorable one of course. We had a hell of a ride. Oh it was fun and exhilarating. Had the chance to explore another side of me and I actually liked it! Surely I wouldn't mind doing it again.

I'm talking about the way he drives you twit!

It's not for the faint-hearted. He's one crazy driver. I don't mind he did it because I trust his judgement so I got nothing to worry about. Spent a few times levitating while on the road... but I'm okay. It's Iti who couldn't stand it.. =) poor Iti... at least kete Kamal tak de ah bau hancing...hahahah...


... The ever cool Liza was trying to get some zzzz but was disrupted by occasional bumps every now and then.... isk isk Kamaaal....


But of course all thanks to Kamal to sustain a 14 hour of driving for that 2 days. A good man with a wicked playful but kind heart. Tenkiu also goes to Iti for the homey drink and for some extra ringgits you spent for me.. eheheheh..lain kali leh banje lagik eh... teehehe....


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Speech is over. Am so spent and I felt some bones were misplaced waking up this morning. That's what you get when you have fun on weekends....