Wednesday, August 29, 2007


As of 2pm today, I was confirmed!
21 days ahead of my 6 month probation period... ;)

So now officially I'm no longer an engineer..
Hmmm.. need to change my profile wordings.. hehe..

Monday, August 27, 2007

We can only plan....

Department's retreat has been cancelled...


I'll be able to watch the Japanese fireworks at Putrajaya & see the 50th Merdeka Parade!!

Alhamdulillah.. Life is kind to me.. ;)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Food for thought..

Been doing some 'self reflection' (hansei, muhasabah which ever you like la) lately trying to figure out why I am the way I am and why I act the way I act... It's hard admitting you screwed up but it's harder to break that habit or as I'd refer to it - addiction...

Most of us are prone to do what we like.. sometimes what we like may not be the right thing to do at that moment in time, but we still do it.. degil!!.. so, why are we so stubborn?
That's the exercise I did and ended up uncovering some dirt under the rug.. I may have started alot of things with the wrong intentions.. I screwed up..

But the important thing is now, where do I go from here? What should I do to get out of the ruts? Hmmm.. I don't know and I'm still trying to figure it out.. balancing everything else at the same time without letting the world know - except you guys who read this la.. hehe..

"Everything has a limit, even human emotions" by Napoleon Bonaparte - a wise sensei indeed..

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

enjin kara mawari

Haven't been getting enough sleep lately... and on most of the nights, I have weird dreams.. this situation is really disturbing (dozed off while driving back from Seremban.. twice!!).. I'm sure it's not stress as I never felt better emotionally.. come to think of it, I may be suffering from over excitement.. hehe..

Anyway, check out the Merdeka spirit going on at my house.. even sensei's V is paying respect to our En Jalur Gemilang ;)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

To have a GOAL...

I had always saw 'goal setting' as just another self-motivation concept.. until today..

Today we had a internal training session to really sit down and look at what each of us really wanted in life.. It was a struggle in itself as when ever something pops up in your head, you had question yourself why you want it... Of course the normal ones came out first like wanting a bigger house, get a slicker car, etc.. but as you go deeper, you find out that it might not make any sense since you already have the mechanism to serve that particular purpose -- maybe you're just not that happy because you're comparing what you have with another person.. see.. "Comparison creates unhappiness"... but the point of the exercise is not to create a 'wish list'.. it's actually going deep inside to reexamine what drives you to work harder, to keep you going on a daily basis and carry on in that persuit of happiness.. that is self-motivation!

It took me a good 3 hours before I could write down the most appealing goal that I want to achieve.. and to get it out of my system was such a relief that my hands was literally shaking as I wrote it in my planner.. I found a new passion for my work!

You see guys, even though a goal is merely the destination that you're heading to.. it is vital to have one as you will be more guided.. and by that you won't waste your energy trying to 'figure out life'.. Instead you'll be more free to enjoy the journey to reach that destination...

Try it by asking yourself..
1) What do I want?
2) Why do I want it?
3) What do I need to do to achieve it?

and then things will become clearer, and you'll automatically be able to move towards that direction without always having to concentrate on where to step next..

as a wise sensei once said "Life's a journey, not a destination".. so let's enjoy the scenery too ;)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Down South..

I'm in JB now... was in Seremban this morning doing some consultancy job and tomorrow is a seminar.. sounds like a big deal huh? Not really.. hehe..

Anyway, I've never actually drove such distance alone so I was a new experience for me.. even got to hit 140kmph just before entering the Johor state border.. 1st time sensei's V went that fast.. :P

Friday, August 10, 2007

Blind Sight - reunited -

Yesterday was a really a 'feel good' day...

Went jamming with the guys.. 1st time I met James sinced I left SHARP and actually the 1st time we jammed together since our performance in December '06.. even with a different guitarist, I felt our chemistry was still there... like slipping in an ol' pair of jeans..

The drive back was somewhat bitter sweet though.. the feeling of not knowing if we'll ever get to perform together again... hmmm... well.. just hope for the best & prepare for the worse.. ;)

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Mighty STRONG words - rephrased -

Was sparring around the same quote (please refer previous post) and came out with this version myself..

"Don't let work interfere with your GREATNESS"...

My take on that is.... sometimes we are so preoccupied to earn that pay cheque at the end of the month that we forget our own goals and dreams that we wanted to achieve..

As a child, one may have wanted to be a police officer to help others and prevent crime, but as he/she grows up and actually dons the uniform, tends to only be on the look out during their duty hour... Kinda sad isn't it?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mighty STRONG words

Watashi no gakusei no minasan,

Yoku yondekudasai.. ;)

Mark Twain once said, "Don't let schooling interfere with your education"...
hmm... a wise sensei indeed..

You see guys, a lot of people out there assumes that education is what you get from sitting in the class from morning to afternoon 5 or 6 days a week and a piece of paper to prove that you answered correctly a bunch of questions within a pre determined amout of time.. and so you get some 'kids' who are satisfied with 11 years of schooling, 16 years of schooling, 18 years of schooling or some that are still hunting for that piece of paper at the age of 40!

Education is important.. but so is actually experiencing it.. trying out what you learned..

There is sooooo much more that we can learn from the outside world.. don't get me wrong here.. of coz structured learning is good (provided that you actually pay attention and think through the given information).. but you can pick up loads more if you are willing to open up and clear your mind..

So don't get stressed on targeting to score 100%, 10A1 or CGPA 3.0 or whatever.. It doesn't prove that you can do better in a job or be more successful than the next guy... Just make sure you understand the basic skills that you want to develope...
it's not about writing a 1000 word essay, but writing without silly mistakes..
it's not about programming in C++, but understanding the sequence of events that follows..
it's not about studying abroad, but how you matured in a foreign land out of your comfort zone...

I stopped schooling when I graduated in 2001.. I only started teaching last year... but I don't think that the process of educating myself has stopped.. the awareness has just been awaken and so I share this interesting and fun journey with you guys la.. ;)