Thursday, May 29, 2008

New toy..

As always, being the most impulsive person I am, in the craziest moment, I got myself a new toy..or should I say a new "valuable" or myyyy precioussss..

Presenting to you, my new toy..
aiya.. this guy.. too shy.. still hiding in the box..

Come out.. come out..

Let me go over for a closer look..

So, obviously, I got myself a Seiko watch.. after sometime thinking between a Seiko and Casio Edifice Chronograph series .. I somewhat ditch the idea of getting a Casio.. well, I already have a Casio G-Shock watch that is already 10 years old (changed 3 times battery nia) and is still serving me oh so well.. Thought of getting a different one.. I remember I had an Alba watch tho' but don't know where it's gone to..

Anyway, this particular watch I got was the latest collection called Criteria they were promoting with Daniel Wu as their ambassador (PHEEEWWUIIITTTT) and I find it quite nice looking, the watch I mean.. wanted something that I can wear during formal outings and also to show the sportsmen in me (yeah..righttt)... well, the SPC019P1 was the obvious choice for me with the RRP at over a thousand Ringgit, the price was somewhat reasonable.. of course, it got better as it was on sale so the price was alot cheaper and within my budget.. well, consider this as an early Birthday present to myself.. err.. which is like 4 months away.. haha..

After so many years of not wearing a watch to work, I find it akward something strapped to my left wrist all the time but it is kinda comfortable and strange enough, I find myself more confident than before.. haha.. as if lar..

Think I gonna be impulsive again.. ;P


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Back from a vacation

WOW!!! Just got back from Perhentian Island and was I wrong to think it was boring.. The reason I thought it was gonna be a boring trip is because we are refrained from doing any water activities as it is against some safety rules of the company..
End up, we went snorkelling.. as we are still safe knowing that there are lots of lifeguards watching us..
This trip had a few first times for me.. and I have challenge my limits that is the fear of water.. well, sadly, I don't know how to swim so I have always shy away from swimming... And when I heard bout the snorkelling activity, I almost turned it down but I felt I shouldn't let a good trip go.. so I went ahead with it..
I was assured that we will not have any problems floating while wearing the life jacket so I was quite confident of it..
My first dive into the water was a scary one.. did not know how it will be and as I go straight down into the water.. there was no turning back.. I can still recall my first glance to the corals.. so beautifully placed and the abundance of fishes.. really cannot forget the scene.. feeding the fishes with bread and the fishes biting on my fingers.. SYIOK!!
I did not regret one bit for joining the snorkelling trip and was so eager to go again and again..
End up, going back to the resort and lazed around in the swimming pool.. again, my first time :P

But, sad to say, nightlife sucked.. nothing much to do at nite but just looking at the moon and chatting with my colleagues..

So sit back..

and enjoy the photos I have taken here

3 more weeks..Cherating Club Med.. here I comeeeeee...


Friday, May 16, 2008

Hot Chocolates

I got this email from a friend of mine a few days ago.. somehow, I find it very relevant and meaningful and tot of sharing it here..

A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at
a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now
retired. During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about
stress in their work and lives.

Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen
and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups -
porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some
exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the hot chocolate.

When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said,
'Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving
behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only
the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. The
cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot
chocolate. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases
even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate,
not the cup; but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you
began eyeing each other's cups.

Now consider this:
Life is the hot chocolate; your job, money and position in society are
the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life. The cup you have
does not define, nor change the quality of life you have.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot
chocolate. The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They
just make the best of everything that they have.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

And enjoy your hot chocolate!

I always meet these type of ppl who likes to show off their belongings like showing off their brand new watch (fyi, I don't wear any to work and have a 10 years old G-Shock).. driving expensiev cars but owes twice as much...

I have always been thinking to change my car to something.. err.. more comfortable than the one I have now.. but always tell myself.. what for?!?.. the current one I am driving gives good fuel consumption even tho' I rev like crazy.. low maintenance.. gets me to where I want.. so, I always end up keeping it..

I wonder how many people would live within their means?


Friday, May 2, 2008

Is this the one?

I am still thinking but I am wondering if I am thinking too much.. Alot will want to jump straight in but my feelings are different.. I know this may be the big break I am waiting for.. A few good things came within a month.. confused..
Firstly.. I have passed my ITIL V3 Foundation Exam!! Yeah.. 32/40 not bad lar.. tot I was gonna fail cos I was always concentrating on the good food..
Secondly.. Got called for an interview with another MNC company.. got a feeling that I have impressed the interviewers definitely.. as always, the interview was a very relaxed affair.. I will be talking cock nevertheless.. One of the question I got, which is kinda typical was
Interviewer : What would you see yourself in 5 years time
Me : Huh?! Err.. seriously, I wouldn't know..
Interviewer : Oooohhhh.. O.o
Me : **With a little devilish smile** Well, you see.. what I will become in the future, totally relies on what I am doing about it now.. right..
Interviewers : **Stunned looks but nods with agreement..**
Me : **Thinking I have nailed it** I do set a target.. but I want to concentrate what I have now in my hands..
Interviewers : **Still stunned**

I guess they were expecting some kind of typical replies like I want to be the Team Leader or I want to be able to contribute to your company's project by saving lots of money bla bla.. haha.. well, I am NOT the typical person anyway..

I always been the one to crack up a joke here and there..

Anyway.. another "offer" I got today got me thinking again.. Is this the one I am waiting for? Definitely it is a GOOD deal but I am still thinking.. perhaps I should be able to get a clearer picture soon...

I guess.. it could be time for a change?