Friday, December 31, 2010

Some things learnt from people below:

:) Bunda Theresa:
—► Jika Anda hanya berusaha menilai seseorang, maka Anda tidak akan pernah dapat menyayangi mereka
—► Jika kita tidak bisa mencintai orang-orang yang dapat kita lihat, Bagaimana kita bisa mencintai Tuhan yang tak terlihat?

:) Swami Vivekananda
—► Jika Anda tidak menemui masalah apapun, maka Anda tidak akan pernah yakin bahwa Anda berada di jalan yang salah

:) Adolf Hitler
—► Jika Anda menang, tak usah berkomentar…
—► Pun, jika Anda kalah, tak usah beralasan…

:) Bennie Blair
—► Menang, bukan berarti menjadi “paling“.
Menang, adalah karena Anda berusaha lebih baik dari sebelumnya…

:) William Shakesphere
—► Tiga kunci sukses :
a. Tahu lebih banyak dari orang lain
b. Berusaha lebih keras dari orang lain.
c. Berharap lebih sedikit dari orang lain.

:) Charles
—► Jangan pernah mengkhianati empat hal dalam hidupmu :
a. Amanat
b. Janji
c. Hubungan
d. Hati / perasaan

:) Leo Tolstoy
—► Semua orang berpikir untuk mengubah dunia.. Tapi tak satupun berpikir untuk merubah dirinya sendiri...

:) Einstein
—► Jika seseorang merasa bahwa mereka tidak pernah melakukan kesalahan selama hidupnya, maka sebenarnya mereka tidak pernah mencoba hal-hal baru dalam hidupnya.

:) Bill Gates
—► Jika anda terlahir dalam kemiskinan itu bukanlah kesalahan anda, tapi jika anda mati dalam
kemiskinan itu adalah kesalahan anda.<3

Last day of year 2010

Today is the last day of year 2010. Tomorrow onwards, we're going to change a new calendar, new diary, and a new beginning!

Overall everything is going on smoothly in year 2010. Health was excellent! I was sick few times, but not a big deal. My travel went smoothly. Managed to go to places I'd been dreaming of. Got a courage to start studying again and to think positively for anything that happens in life. Got to know quite number of new friends and colleagues. Well, I also learn that I need to control my thinking (minds), words (speech), and doing, etc.

Thank you for immediately warning and opening my eyes on seeing what are the true colour of some people I met with. I am glad that I still have few quality friends to share my happiness and woes with, I hope our friendship would last long. Of course thank you my families, especially my parents and siblings who supported me in everything I do, I hope all of you are blessed with good health, luck, and happiness all the time.

Happy New Year 2011 to everyone!

Life is short,
break the rules,
Forgive quickly,
love truly,
laugh uncontrollably,
and never regret anything that made you smile.
Happy New Year! :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ooooohhhhh...... I'm soooooooo.... sleeeeppppyyyyy nowwww.... I wish I can go back to my bed and sleep again.....Hoaaaeeeehhhhhhmmmmmm.....

But I can't!!!!! Need to do stock take today and tomorrow, then prepare for the closing the day after... Seems like I will go nowhere for NY count down. Maybe just like X'mas eve... Sleeping almost a whole day 'cos I was too tired during the week before....

Well.. Just hope everything goes smoothly for month-end closing this month... Wish me luck!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

5 days to Christmas :)

20th December 2010

I had lunch with ET today. We had Japanese Ramen plus black pig meat. Hehehee.... Not bad, but a soup taste was a bit salty. The deep fried black pig ribs were marinated nicely. Really had a heavy lunch!

ET gave me Doraemon keychain thumb drive 8 GB as my Christmas present. She bought it during her holiday in HK recently. She also bought few flavors of famous almond cookies from Macao. Thank you ET!!! I love the thumb drive very much. I can bring it around everyday and I'm sure it will be very useful :)

Doraemon Thumb Drive & Keychain - X'mas present from ET

I gave her Mickey and Minnie Mouse puzzle as Christmas present. Just nice her partner likes Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Hope they like it :)

After work, I stopped by at City Hall MRT to meet JT. I passed the goodie bag to her and also Christmas present. It's a sock to put in the presents, hope she could get more presents this year :) She also passed me the presents for me and my colleagues. She bought us Ferrero Rocher and Merci Chocolates :) Thank you!!

Reached home, I steamed the siew mai brought from Jakarta previously. As the new stock will come tomorrow, I had to clear the old stocks. Kekekeke... While waiting, I took a bath. Once it's done, I had it right away. It still tasted nyummy although only added with sweet soya sauce and Indo chilli sauce.

At about 8.30pm, my friend, PY smsed me and asked me if I'm at home. She wanted to pass the Christmas present for me. I told her before not to buy me anymore 'cos previously she gave me Doraemon ear piece liao.. But she said that was my Birthday present. So she purposedly walked from Hougang MRT to my house and passed the gift to me. So touched... Thank you PY!! She gave me other Doraemon stuffs, which are the Doraemon LED light to be clipped on computer monitor and a small Doraemon doll to be hanged on bag. Wow... She gave me lots of Doraemon stuffs liao! Speaker, ear piece, pillow, etc. Love it very much! Thank you once again!!

Doraemon LED Light & Doraemon - Relax - X'mas presents from PY

Doraemon Speaker - Birthday present from PY

These past few days my hubby went back home very late, at about 3am because his Boss' big Bosses are here and he had to fetch them for dinner and drink session at night. My son wasn't at home too. So every night I feel like I'm staying alone, reminding me of the time when I was staying alone in Bluche during study time. Felt so great! Hahahahaha..... Anyway... tomorrow my baobei will return back home. He really had a great holiday time down there! Miss him.. See you soon son! Muachhh!!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flash back on December activities

6th day without Baobei by my side

It's first time my baby went out for holiday himself without any of us around. Since Monday he went back to my hometown together with my brother's children, their's guardian (aunty) and aunty's taking care of other's daughter. It's holiday season and just nice Aunty was free to go and she was willing to bring these children back as she is the only adult going.

Well, I have nothing to worry about for my son going there, just scared that he would misbehave towards others.

He seems enjoying his trip very much. My parents brought them to 3 days and 2 night trip to Garut and Lembang, and passed by Puncak on the way back home. They went for foot reflexology twice in 2 days, rode the boat, went to Safari Park, etc.

On Friday, my eldest sis brought him and my niece to Kidzania, the adult world for children. It's the third attempt already but they're not yet getting bored. This time he finally made his driving license, so that he could ride and play racing cars. He worked as News Reporter once again, but this time he tried to become Sport News Reporter. At night he played bumped car for many times before having dinner with my Engku and his grandsons.

Aryn & Reever w/ their driving licenses

Yesterday they went to Timezone and played again. Wah, he sure enjoyed his life there. And today they went to my sis-in-law's brother's house.

It's Sunday now. Two more days I'll be seeing him back home. Yesterday his front tooth was dropped while eating dinner. Hahahaha... and he said he'll bring his tooth back to Singapore and show it to us ckckck..... It's second time he dropped his tooth in Jakarta. Kekeke....

Well, these past few weeks (month of December) I was quite busy with my personal life. But I enjoy my time gathering with friends.

Starting with 1st Dec, Wednesday. PY and I had Korean dinner at Concorde B1 Food Court. We ordered 3 dishes (bibimbap, Korean beef soup, and fried Korean noodles), shared together and completed our meal with lime juice. We chatted while eating.

On 2nd Dec, Thursday, I was invited by the Exe. Chef to his department BBQ at Costa Sands Resort, Pasir Ris. Not many people went. Apart from their own, Stewarding, and Executive Office department, it was only me and my colleague (IT Asst. Mgr) who came as guests. We sat with GM's Secretary and Chef Administrator during the whole night with the Exe. Chef entertained us with chatting, food, and drinks. The food was really abundant, so did with the drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol), kekekeke..... It was raining day and the location was quite faraway. Many staffs decided not to attend the gathering. Too bad... Otherwise, it would be more fun as to seize this as gathering and getting close to each other gathering event. We went back quite late, about 11.30pm from there. Luckily Chef was willing to fetch us home one by one. Thank you Chef for the invitation and everything!!! Also thank you for all kitchen staffs who prepared and helped out with preparing this event. Below is pictures taken by them (we went back home already by the time they took this picture below).

SMC Kitchen Teams

The next day, we still had to wake up and go to work like usual. Lucky it was Friday liao. So after work, I could straightly go home and sleep early.

The next Friday after that, 10th December 2010, me, PY, Joyce from Purchasing and Lam had made Kbox appointment at Marina Square. I was having outside training on that day so we met up at Marina Square food court at 7.30pm, had our dinner there, then proceed to Kbox. Supposedly I was asking another colleague to join, but she was too busy and couldn't make it. Next time ba!! We indeed had a great time! I brought a list of songs that were quite in so that it would be easier and faster when placing the song to play. We supposedly finished at 11pm, but by that time, our finger food had not been served yet, so we kept singing while waiting and we finished up at 1am!!! 2 more extra hours. Hahahaha..... so good!!!

Me and Pui Yi

Me, Lam and Joyce

Sunday, 12 December, it was my Baobei's 8th year birthday. We invited my brother and his families, and Reever's classmates, his sis and mom who stay just the opposite of our house. We didn't invite many as this is only a small gathering for him. My mother-in-law cooked fried beehoon and Curry chicken, also tempura prawn. I deep-fried spring roll and chicken nuggets, and bought KFC.

Reever w/ Amei and Eugene

My hubby's sis bought the birthday cake. We then ate our dinner, watched TV (Ai), and kids were playing computer games and bayblades.

Hubby, Me and Baobei

After the party, my son went to Bishan together with my brother. He slept in Bishan that night as the day after he would fly together with them. So after my brother left, I still chit chat with Reever's friend's mom until 11 plus, then only went to sleep at 12am. It was tiring, but sure Reever enjoyed it ba!!!

The day after I had gastric pain. Actually already felt something wrong with my stomach the day before, after having chicken rice for my first meal. Then eating time was extended until 8 pm, which was quite late ba... Anyway, I was still working on that day as I had something to do at work to prepare my hotel 30th Anniversary. I needed to collate all invoices related to the delivery of food for that event.

On Wednesday, was the event day. In the morning when I looked for someone, the Exe Chef was calling my name and asking me why I was wearing all black... supposedly to have some 'red' as that night was the day and was expecting to have some 'lucky' essence for the whole event by wearing some 'red'. Then he said that later I would go up and join the event. The coordinators were allowed to join as per GM's saying in the meeting. But.. I wasn't the coordinators leh.. although my job was partly coordinating the food to come smoothly.. kekeke...

Then in the afternoon, when I accompanied suppliers to the kitchen, the Exe Chef was inside and he asked me again if I would join the party that night. Then I told him, nobody invited me, how to go?? He said, I invited you lor... He asked me twice liao.. so I took it that he was seriously asking me to join the party as well.. Hehehhee... so I went up and joined them lor after work together with GM Secretary and Chef's Administrator. My Boss also went up. She actually knew that she was invited also only in the morning during the meeting. So.. they actually never planned to invite us lah.. perhaps the coming guests were not as much as they expected and rather than see the place empty, so they asked us along.. although not all staffs were invited lor... kekekeke....

Me, Jessice (GM's Secretary), Stephanie (Chef Administrator), Florence (S&M Coordinator)

Sales marketing and Catering Sales staffs definitely had to be there. Some were working to welcome guest, sitting at receptions, and some were to make sure that event was going on smoothly. So, only three of us were really there to be the guests and enjoy the party. Kekeke... I didn't know many guests who were coming. Just knew a few of them.

Overall it was fun. Kumar, the show biz entertainer was there and he came out from the birthday cake when my GM was trying to cut the cake. He was really good at telling jokes that night. Everyone was listening to his jokes and laughed.

The food was special too. It's a cocktail, and they served lots of finger food. One station was Japanese sashimi, rolls, put on the ice bar.

Fresh Lobster Sashimi (It costs $90 plus each)

Assorted Sashimi on the Ice Bar

The other side of ice bar was for beverages (wine, cocktail, liquor).

There was cheese station with assorted bread, and Ham Iberian (1 leg of ham costs $600 plus) - see below.

There was hot food station serving wagyu beef which was placed on top of million years salt (the block of salt itself costs $250) - see below.

The finger foods were yellow rice with chicken and buah keluak sauce, skin of suckling pig with sour salad, pasta capellini with prawn, steamed new born egg with mushroom, etc.

Goose Liver Mousse w/ Fig Jams and Whipped Cream

Suckling Pig

Yellow rice w/ Chicken and Ayam Buah Keluak Sauce

My colleague asked me to try fresh oyster served with tomato sauce and absinth (liquor 68% to 70%) served in shot glass. Although my stomach was still not feeling good, out of my curiosity, I gulped it down and not bad, it tasted quite good. But one is enough for me. Hahahahaha......

There was dessert station too. My Pastry Chefs worked very hard few days before the event to prepare their delicate desserts. It was good. The decoration was quite nice as well. Well done everyone!

I didn't drink alcohol drinks that night as my stomach was still not that well. Very guai ah... Hahahaha....

We took few pictures and they printed up the photos for us in a while. So happy.... Well, it's very enjoyable evening and we also took a goodies back home. Inside, there was a Niu Niu (Swissotel Cow wearing the Swiss cloth with 30th Anniversary Swissotel wordings behind), a jar of candies with wording of 30th Swissotel Anniversary in each candy, chocolate Nestle from sponsor, spa voucher, and some brochure. I took few more bags for my colleagues who have helped up for this event.

Friday, 17 December 2010. After work, I went to Univ Studio Sentosa and met up with my chatting brother and his families (his wife, sister, and 3 children). We went in at night and had our dinner there. We ate at St. Louis Pizza and he ordered a whole portion of Hawaiian Pizza. What a big Pizza and we finished all of them. There were soup, salad, desserts and drinks in the package and he ordered lasagne and honey wings as well. There were lots of people. They actually planned to go there and play, but little did they know that they had to buy the tickets in advance as when they queued up that morning, the tickets for the whole weekend had been sold out!! That's why I suggested to him to enter in the evening just to shop and dine by paying $5 each. My friend had just bought his camera 1 month ago. It costs about $6k plus and he was very proud with it. So heavy la.. If asked me to buy, I'd think twice. It's so heavy that I don't think I wanted to carry it during my travel trip. Hehehe..... But the quality was superb man!!!! Yi fen qian, yi fen huo ba!!! Hahahhaa...

Me and Febylia (my friend's daughter)

We watched fireworks at 9.30pm and went out from there at 10pm. I went back home and slept quite late. So great to see him again. Until next time ok???

Saturday, 18th December 2010. My friend, PY, invited me to her department's BBQ at Orchard condo behind the Wisma Atria. She wanted to introduce me to her colleagues and boss. Well, since I had nothing to do for weekend and my stomach was slightly better, so I agreed and joined her. Before going there, we had a shopping first. We reached there at about 7pm but only started the BBQ at 8pm. Her boss and AP's boss were doing BBQ, while the rest of us were waiting for food, eating, drinking and chit chatting.. kekekeke.... Well, now at least I got to know better who are her colleagues. Usually she just told me their names doing this and that.. now I got a better pictures who is who and what they're doing. We were there until 10pm, then I went back home, while PY and her friends continuing their party by singing at Kbox. They asked me to join, but I refused as I felt uncomfortable with my stomach again.

Well, today is Sunday, a rest day. Just laze around. Going to library later to return books, then nothing much... Hope you enjoy your life too everyone!!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

♡Suatu hari seorang bapak tua hendak menumpang bus. Pada saat ia menginjakkan kakinya ke tangga, salah satu sepatunya terlepas & jatuh ke jalan. Lalu pintu tertutup & bus mulai bergerak, sehingga ia tidak bisa memungut sepatu yg terlepas tadi. Si bapak tua itu dengan tenang melepas sepatunya yg sebelah & melemparkannya keluar jendela.

♡Seorang pemuda yg duduk dalam bus melihat kejadian itu, dan bertanya kepada si bapak tua, "Aku memperhatikan apa yg Anda lakukan Pak. Mengapa Anda melemparkan sepatu Anda yg sebelah juga ? "Si bapak tua menjawab,"Supaya siapapun yang menemukan sepatuku bisa memanfaatkannya."

♡Si bapak tua dalam cerita di atas memahami filosofi dasar dalam hidup - jangan mempertahankan sesuatu hanya karena kamu ingin memilikinya atau karena kamu tidak ingin orang lain memilikinya.

♡Kita kehilangan banyak hal di sepanjang masa hidup. Kehilangan tersebut pada awalnya tampak seperti tidak adil & merisaukan, tapi itu terjadi supaya ada perubahan positif yang terjadi dalam hidup kita.

♡Kalimat di atas tidak dapat diartikan kita hanya boleh kehilangan hal-hal jelek saja. Kadang, kita juga kehilangan hal baik.

♡Ini semua dapat diartikan :
supaya kita bisa menjadi dewasa secara emosional dan spiritual, pertukaran antara kehilangan sesuatu dan mendapatkan sesuatu haruslah terjadi.

♡Seperti si bapak tua dalam cerita, kita harus belajar untuk melepaskan sesuatu. Tuhan sudah menentukan bahwa memang itulah saatnya si bapak tua kehilangan sepatunya.

♡Berkeras hati & berusaha mempertahankannya tidak membuat kita atau dunia menjadi lebih baik. Kita semua harus memutuskan kapan suatu hal, suatu keadaan atau seseorang masuk dalam hidup kita, atau kapan saatnya kita lebih baik bersama yg lain.

♡Pada saatnya, kita harus mengumpulkan keberanian untuk melepaskannya.

♡Karena tiada badai yg tak berlalu. Tiada pesta yg tak pernah usai.Semua yg ada didunia ini tiada yg abadi. :)

Diambil dari forwardan orang, to remind myself again and again about things in life... Hope it helps u too...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

It's 3.40am in room 239. It's first time I stay here. I helped out my colleague keying in old balance data for Opera migration from V4 to V5. It must be done at midnight. So I volunteered to help up. Actually, I wanna know what it's like. I don't use this system in my side. It's used in operations and other section like AR and Income, so does Catering Sales. I use another system.

At first they said it's 12 to 4am. So I stand by at the office at 12 plus. CM said must wait for instruction to key in. We waited. I did other thing while waiting. 2am and I started posting in datas. It's not a lot... I finished it within 1 hour time. Not much and also I did it quite fast. So I waited another half an hour for her to get the figures balanced then informed the consultant.

Now I can sleep.... Hahahaha..... She is still there doing her job and so does the rest of the people. Heard that FO still can't get the figures balanced. IT definitely has to standby...

Boss already said, once things get done, we can leave for home and off for a day!!!! Yihaaaa...... Well, I don't feel well actually. Flu, sore throat,and now nose block.... Gotta sleep soon. The bed, pillow, bedsheet, blankets are all comfortable. Nice place to sleep.... Hehehehe....

Well, good morning everyone and hope the system can run well and everything is ok!!!! Bonne nuit!!!

Monday, December 06, 2010

I'm sick :(

I'm down with flu. Otw to see doctor now. I had headache the whole afternoon, maybe related to my toothache as well? Feels that there is a hole in one of my teeth. :( Time to see dentist soon.... But this time I'm going to see my usual company doctor, to cure my flu and upcoming nose block.

Couldn't concentrate with my work. Perhaps it's also Monday blue. My stomach is grumbling.. Hungry... Felt cold as well. Haiz.... Don't know how long I need to recover..

I have karaoke appointment this Friday night. I don't want to miss it..... Hiehehehhehehe......

Well.. Wish me recover soon ah...... Take care to all of u too!!!


Yesterday night before I went to sleep, I jotted down in my diary, long and short term goals that I want to accomplish!

When I first diagnosed with my incurable disease, I thought my life would be short and no use of doing or planning so much thing, just enjoy life and wait for the day to come. But up to now, I'm quite optimistic with my health conditions. So far, all the blood and urine tests showing good results and nothing to worry of, except that I had to be on long term medication and there would be side effects. But when the time comes, at least I got prepared...

Recently I bought and read the self-improvement book. I am quite a slow reader, but I quite like what the author's thinking and write. I also read another book borrowed from a library.

I don't know where I get this strength to carry on... I just have so many things that I want to accopmplish!

I create long and short SMART goals. My son helped me with the ideas as well. Sometimes he would laugh at me, especially when I wrote about exercise... Ekkekekekeke.... He already commented early... Yeah... Maybe tomorrow... Or tomorrow... :D he understands me too well hahahahaha....

We'll see if I can achieve those goals! Life with a purpose will make your life more meaningful. Balancing life will always be my priority. And do one thing at one time! Such as: when it times to work, I'll work. Time to study, I'll study. Time to play, I'll play. Time to rest, I'll rest. And time to holiday, don't need to say rite???

I believe goals are very important in life. Well.. Pray hard amd more that I could achive those!!! Jia you!!!!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Kitchen BBQ @Pasir Ris

TGIF!!! I was so tired and sleepy just now. Went to BBQ last night, it's a Kitchen Departmental Gathering and I was invited by the Exe Chef :) Other than kitchen and stewarding staffs, only me, IT AM, and GM Secretary attended the event. He invited others as well, but they didn't appear, even lots of their staffs couldn't make it. It's a bit hard for operation staffs to hold such event because of their working hours. There was a wedding last night and lots of staffs had to work and prepare the wedding event. By the time they finished, it's already so late and they were all tired. Next morning they still have to come to work.
Well, so did I, but at least I was just a guest. I didn't prepare the things, didn't clear, cook or whatsoever. Some more it was raining last night and the BBQ was held in Pasir Ris, a very faraway place...

I was there eating, drinking, and listening them gossiping ;P Well, we work with many people and each of us has different thinking, style of working, personality, and there are many 'gangs' and 'group' as well... So.... It's unavoidable if we don't like one another. I didn't talk or comment much as I always keep my status 'neutral'.

We stayed quit late and left the place at about 11.40pm. Lucky the Exe Chef was willing to fetch us back, one by one, from Paya Lebar, Hougang, Bishan, and Yew Tee!!!! Hehehe...

Thank you Chef! Dunno if there is another chance for me to join next time! Thanks for everyone who has prepared everything!!!
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