Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monkey Story

Reading newspaper every morning is like stabbing knife straight to my heart. It is very painful to read Auditor's General Report. Every sentence you read your mind will think out aloud. Ah! thats all the money goes. Ah! this ah! that..... but can't write it in this blog or they will arrest me or something. I don't know. I am just an ordinary lady who mean no harm and just want to lead a normal life peacefully. Let God judge and punish what they are doing or did.

Why the title is monkey story?

Why is it that some managers are typically running out of time while their staffs are typically running out of work?
It seemed that everyone in the company needed something from you yesterday, things that might have been important to them but had little time to do with getting your job done.and when you are trying to focus on one matter here we goes you would be inevitably be interrupted to attend to another. By the time you took care of all the paperwork, meetings and interruptions there was no time left to implement some of ideas you had for improving you own operation.
Here you goes have to work extra hours everyday and almost every weekend too!
You dont have time to see your friends or family or even spend time for yourself.
Eat Sleep walk talk work work work work and work.

Isn't life is short?

If you are Manager , you may experience this.

When you talk to friend or others they may said this... its all about time management....

For me its all about monkeys.....

Why monkey?

You imagine this you are walking towards the pantry to get some nescafe to wake your brain up, then half way to your room one of your staff stop you and said,

Staff A : Miss , please help me to talk to Mr Tan our supplier they dont want to process our order if we dont make 50% payment upon confirmation. My problem is our accounts dept will be able to give us the cheque by end of next week but our marketing dept need the items urgently by this week for our event.

(While both your staff A and you were standing talking there are one monkey standing in between with one leg on your shoulder and the other one on your staff A shoulder.)

You : OK! I will try to talk to him and get to you soon.

(The moment you said OK, both of monkey leg were on your shoulder.and the monkey follow you back to your room)

Then when you are in your room one intercom came in , one of other head dept were saying he need help to do some of his urgent matter and your reply to him , ok I will see what I can do for you. Here goes another monkey on your shoulder.

By lunch time , more monkeys on your shoulder and you dont even have time to go out for lunch.

You can see most of your staff or other subbordinates happily out for lunch and here you are dont even have time to eat or even leave your station to pack your lunch.

when lunch time is over, you still stuck there in your room trying to finish deal with all the monkeys. suddenly , Staff A pop up in your room and ask

Staff A : Boss you talk to Mr Tan?

You : Ah! not yet dear. I will get back to you later.

Staff A : Hurry ar Boss! urgent la

Hello! are you working for them or they are working for you?
When you hire all these people they are suppose to lighten up your burden. Not give you more burden.

Remember this... All monkeys must be handled at the lowest organisational level consistent with their welfare!

The best way to develop responsibility in people is to give them more responsibility...

To educate the monkeys.... recommend, then act... act, then advise

Assigning involves a single monkey; delegation involves a family of monkeys... hahahaha can you imagine these monkeys???

and for your other lazy ass subbordinates....

Things not worth doing are not worth doing well!

Do you think you learn something from this monkey story?

Do a little of thinking and you will get what I am trying to happens everyday in our life.

Try to relate to this monkey story and I believe you could be good and effective manager. Not just efficient but effective!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Winning the Battle of Life

Everybody want to be a winner in this life.
Why did I said that?
Most of us work our arse out to earn for living and most of us couldn't get enough with what we own. This is the real fact. That why I can say all of us end up in the L I M O (LOW INCOME MORE OWINGS) Either you are in denial or not but this is the reality of life. Most of us want to be a winner and everybody want to have pride and be on top of the wheel. When we are at bottom of the wheel we will feel inferior, useless, hopeless and the feeling to kill ourself come automatically. We prefer to use easy way to run away from being a failure.

I dont know whether people out there agree with me if I said being on top to enjoy the glory is happiness but is not easy.
Being at the mid way to the top is no feeling.
Being on the way down is sadness.
To be at the bottom make you feel like dying.
When you are at bottom point or on the way down what should you do?

I suggest we face it and dont give up!
Just re think re strategise and re build. don't forget to put your face up and face whatever come.
Remember what we own will go back into the box!
So, moderate and comfortable life is enough.
We also need to balance up with our after earth life.
Earn more good deeds and hope this will hel you in next world.

We are human is our nature to be greed and never been enough.
always think of the less fortunate and you will feel bless!

Last week, I am a bit ambitious to coax my friend to drive me all the way to GM Wholesale centre. I am always interested in retail business. Yes! I know it is a competitive business.
After so many roundabout we finally found GM. Well, the car park was full and the place is divided with few pavillion. The retailer mostly selling ....mmmm whatelse if not CHINA products. It look like the very low end quality products.
They retailer look like almost dead!
Not that cheap I can say.
That was phase one of GM and I notice they are currently selling unit for Phase 2 and this one will be multi storey building. You imagine we need to pay toll and the location is damn far from city centre.

I hope the GM management or developer dont just sell the unit but also do more promotion to help their tenant. Maybe they are still new. Any way the location is in the middle of Botanic Klang is not so appropriate since that place is consider quite high end.

I give GM 5 star for the concept. 2 star for location. 2 star for promotion. 2 star for surrounding upkeep. You can see too many back lane food seller selling their food and it look dirty.

I still believe the best location for wholesaler hub should be at KL city centre area. Well .... I just can't wait for Kenanga Wholesale Centre to be opened!

Should have just take my friend proposal to visit mid valley for property exhibition..... aishhhhh all the way to klang but end up eat seafood at Damansara. So totally out!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Strong hearted Panda

I am doing a lot of thinking these few weeks and days.
My mind is full of thoughts from many subjects.
When I am at work.... my mind is thinking of something else.
Things keep coming into my head while driving to work or back home or when I walk to toilet or sit in the toilet or walk to the lift or stand in the lift or while talking to anybody or while reading the newspaper or while sleeping.... yeah hardly sleep these days.
My panda eyes getting darker and darker and I can admit I am panda sibblings now...
I made up my mind but still hesitate with my decision.
I am just afraid on making the wrong step.
Am I daring enough to face yet another tough challenge in my life.
Like I said previously, life is like playing monopoly. Everything we work for will go back into the box. But doesn't mean we dont have to work or work harder? We just need to balance up!
I have been through many difficult situation.
I hope I could go through this with open heart.
Nobody know how worried I am right now.
Nobody will understand why I make this decision.
Like any other people... I just feel this is the best for me.
Because I am just a human.
Hope God continue allow me to continue have my courage and strong heart to live on.
I promise I will put my head up and walk forward without looking back!
This is a story... called 'Tripping by the Beach ' one fine morning ... beautiful bright sky and fine weather...

nice for beach jogging

Oppppppss!!!! ouch ouch fall down and not even started running yet

jia yor jia yor... ah! must be the wave trying to swipe me away....

Never give up.... I will run to the finish line.....

Congrats! cheers............

Owwww! that hot dude behind me.... hihihihihihi

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dream Girl Search

Finally, Boss being upfront to me on his requirement for PA candidates.
All the while he have been hiding the exact requirement from me. Maybe afraid , I will judge him.
Hahahaha... if you never inform me, I already know la....


I want my PA :
* Height not less than 5 feet 5 inch
* Slender and fair
* Well groomed and not conservative
* Fluent in English
* Street smart
* Can handle pressure
* Able to travel and can work independently
* Beautiful looking
* Hair at least shoulder length
* Know how to handle people
* I dont need another strong character lady in my office (basically he is referring at me. whatever!!!)
* I need soft spoken but firm
* Can handle me well.
* you should know what kind of person I want since you are the one currently attending to my personal matters.

While he is listing down his requirements, my mind is busy thinking -
* you mean you want a Miss Universe with Degree is it?
* do you mean you want me to find you a Mistress?
* shall I start advertise in newspaper for upcoming reality show called PA Queen?
* can you pay if that person were asking you for RM3,000 just for her grooming allowance?
* do you mind employing another person to just do your PA Queen job and she sit on your lap and beautify herself and pleased you?
*all the headhunters and recruitment agencies in town had rejected me because you keep rejecting their candidates and they surrender.
* I want to go crazy to find your dream PA Queen????
* just wait after Dec and please send your request again after that?
* I am tired interviewing too many bitches in town!!!!!!

I just let out one big sigh in front of him and respond.....mmmmmm maybe we have been looking at the wrong place all the while???? I think I should start talking to Model and Talent Agency instead. Ah! We will try our luck there,ok? Dont worry ok?
I saw his puzzle expression with my response.....
I dont have to wait for his response so 1 just dismiss myself and continue my work in my room....

Whatever......just wait for another time ya! next time...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

amazing Exprerience

Saturday morning wake up for dentist appointment.
Yeah my super amazing sensitive tooth make me can't eat for the whole week.
Give me no choice but to open my limited wide mouth to my dentist.

Diagnose :
Previous root canal treatment is not a success.
Doc tried his best to put more medicine inside and high chances I have to re do the treatment again. another two weeks need to see him again, Ah! money again.
Currently , he settle me with antibiotic in and a temporary filling. Not to forget the 2 types of antibiotic to swallow for 2 weeks twice daily. Oh ya! as normal pain killer to ease my pain. uwaaaaaa benci nyeeeee....

Afternoon , enjoying a Wall Street : Money never sleep.
Make me want to be one of them. Be greedy and never enough.Yeah! bad culture.
I learn a lot from this movie. one of it is this N I N J A... No Income No Job & Asset.
Well, most of us with income and with job but some of us with asset but yet we are at more liabilities than assets.

I decided to create another which more suitable to our current situation called L I M O
Little Income More Owings...
Dont you think most of us here are in this situation?
We are with job, with fixed monthly salary but most of us commit ourself with :
* Car loan
* House loan
* Life & medical insurance
* Credit Card bills due to impulsive spending
* many many more...
So, we end up saying this phrase...." aish! where got money to save???"

ahahahaha true or not??? most of us are in this situation?

So? how to heal this situation? My book still not finish yet ahahaha just wait up and buy my book. Then you will get the answer.

Anyway, please enjoy below photos from my trip to Krabi earlier cannot upload due to stupid internet connection give me lot of frustration. So enjoy.... Happy weekend..

amazing encounter with Godzilla at Hong Island.... I am just lucky to see this fella crawling from the beach to the nearest bushes

I feel lucky to experience this..

Some of my nature shot

My camera battery almost flat when capture this amzing scenery

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

12102010 Happy Birthday

What so special about 12102010?
My birth day!!!!
Yeay! I am older and another 14 years to reach 50 years.
Another 4 years to reach 40. aiiiikkksss.....

Early night sms my boss said I am not coming to work.
Hahahaha good Manager rule!

normally I will post my presents and also what I have done for the day.
This year I celebrate in more charitable way.

I visited Joy Garden , home for old aging people and retarded children.
They are in very bad condition. Even their surrounding full of bushes and place very run down.
All of them old age sickness and the young one not so sound in mind.

When we (my friend and I) open our car door , we were welcome with few children and few dogs coming to peep on what we bring for them. Lucky ! I brought some cakes and curry puff for them and not just dry food and other basic food.
Eventhough, they are not well off they still offer us drinks.
I saw few old man eating plain rice with just one fried egg. Ah! not even a soy sauce for taste.
huhuhuhuh feel like wanna cry. Yeay! some of you may say lucky got egg.... but everyday eat egg and just rice you feel wanna throw up right????

They don't receive much help from public maybe because their home is quite inner on the way to Broga Hill if you from Semenyih and after the Nirvana Christian Memorial.

I manage to snap photo on their wishes list on their white board.
My friend translate part of it for me since the wrote in Chinese.

not much I can afford.. did give them some cash but next time I bring them more good and fresh food

on the way to Broga if you come from Semenyih after Nirvana Christian Memorial on your left hand side

1. Van (can transport old folks to Hospital)
2. vitamins or some nutrition
3. Adult Diapers (Size : S,M, L ) UERGENTLY NEEDED
4. Detergent
5. Sweepers , Mop
6. Coffee
7. Honey
8. DVD Player
9. Can food
10. Fresh meat
11. Hot pot (water) / water boiler & warmer
If you wish to contribute please email me : We can meet somewhere during weekend so I can bring to them. Sorry I dont accept any cash. Just contribute any one of above list will do. If you decided to contribute cahs please visit the place yourself and present your contribution personally.
Dont you think we are blessed???? Thank to God..... for everything

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday Afternoon@Levain

Levain Boulangerie Patisserie @ No. 7, Jalan Delima Kuala Lumpur

I am Dom... Bran Dom..

Match Box salad

Freakonomic??? Jamie??

Jamie getting smaller and smaller or am I getting bigger and bigger???

Shawl from Jamie all the way from Cambodia.... I like the casing

Peace Dom Peace no more fight

I told you no more fighting... here come my scorpion bite... aishhhhh..

Watch it baby!!!! talk to my hand....

Oh Tuhan!!!! berikan la aku cahaya yang terang... ooppppsss masa depan yang cerah, i mean..

Dry Curry Pasta

ahahahahaha.... book again??? ahahahaha book again...

Thank you Dom & Jamie... beautiful and thoughtful gift.. i love it

Finally .... come to mama come to mama

Feminine side of me... ayu tak???

French twist???? or one twisted lady???

Jamie is drowning by the size of both of her friends...

I like this shot very much

Busy with their gadget.... ready to shoot....

Talent yang sesat over acting expression... cut!!!! you suppose to make that bread look yummy dom... not creepy!!!

Owwww!!!! itu cili padi... the camera is bigger than her face wakakakaka (dont't angry ya Jamie)

Lovely evening with both friends of 6 years

Yeah baby!!!! I 'm definately a woman and I enjoy it....

Mont Blanc

Cold potato salad

This pasta is so so so so nice but I forgot the name... they said this is the most famous one.. and that pumpkin soup is yummy and creamy

Dry curry pasta... not my favourite because my heart belong to the other pasta the one that famous but forgotten the name...uwaaaaa aging and proven...
I enjoy spending Sunday and fun afternoon with you both... For Jamie hope you always in mint health and please please take care of yourself...
For Dom... book I bought you and my unique hand written quotes in the book tell it all... Just take care when you far away at others place... jia yor jia yor Dom!!!!!
If you need consultancy and motivation talk for your staff ... do give me a call..if you need marketing strategy and research do call me too and if you need bla bla bla bla here we go me trying my best to promote myself......

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sweet Sunday

Saturday is the best and meaningful for me.
although I have bad tooth ache yet I still find time to enjoy myself.
Pick up 6 books for my readings and went to salon for my hair touch up.
Spoil myself with 3 pcs of new shirt. (wicked!!!!)

Levain Boulangerie Patisserie - hard to pronounce but once you reach there...owwwhhh!!!!
I was bedazzaled with the environment and interior set up.
Love love love it...
It was pack since morning to the end.Goodness! you will be lucky to get a place there.
It is a bakery and pasta theme cafe at one of the bungalow near Jalan Delima behind wisma Technip.
Very hard to get parking but they offer RM2 jockey service. I was so happy to find one parking by the road side. But when I get down from my car then one Security Guard of the building next door told me there was a policemen 'summoning' ppl. Whoa!!! then he said to follow him and he kindly opened the barrier at the building he take care and let me park there.
And then here come Dom & Jamie, I told him to help my friends too and here we go he was so kind to me. He introduced himself as Pak Cik Tajuddin and I introduced myself as Cik Natasya. wakakakakaka
When Dom get down from his car I told him call me Tasya call me Tasya... when I whisper to him what happened he can't help myself start bursting with his wicked laugh..... Dom Dom...

and then here come Jamie with her emo look because she lost her way.... cool and chill Jamie...

If you watch that Korean 'Antique Bakery' then you will find it almost similar.
Very nice concept , I said. Many tourist too..
It is not that cheap but still affordable.
My friends and I ordered 2 pastas , one soup and few breads and dessert.
Food was great and environment was sweet!!!!

I will post nice photo later once my 2 photographers upload and tag me in my FB... wakakaka
worth waiting told ya!

Great early Birthday celebration for me and sadly farewell to Dom... Anyway I am very happy ,finally Dom is looking forward to his dreams and wish him all the best of luck in his new venture.
Jamie and me will bunk at your place soon..... so better find many good place to eat for both of us.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Self Worth

my final uploading failed!!!!
Very frustrated....

Anyway, today I did some thinking about Self-Worth....

* My self-worth is not based on my performance or the opinion of others
* When I make mistake, I am willing to admit it, regardless of the outcome
* I dont think less of myself, I think of myself less
* I realise it's impossible to achieve enough, gain enough recognition, attain enough power or won enough things to earn more love
* I am already love unconditionally
Here we go on thought for the day.....
I am now planning my weekend and hope this coming will be my special weekend.
Just can't wait to doll up myself like French gal go for Sunday brunch at one French Restaurant...... this will be farewell for Dom... sob sob...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Krabi- 4th Day Island Hoping

Shadow of nature 1

shadow of Nature 2

I love this scene and make me wanna.......

pose AIGOOOOOOO!!!!! KAWAIIIIIIII!!!!! ehehehehehe

Remind me of Thunder thunder tunder catttttttttt!!!!

I am thirsty...

Happily dancing my day by the beach

another rock island?

Clear jade green seawater.... beautiful... I was happily feeding the fish and dancing with them...happy happy happy me

This is beautiful Hong lagoon