Khamis, Mac 29, 2001
The man who won Lunas constituency, YB Saifuddin, came to town. He was going to give a speech on 1) Why BA won in Lunas and 2) The current condition of Anwar Ibrahim. Police erected roadblocks in all entrance areas leading to the assembly. Even, the dark unlit street was not spared. Me and my friends just had to pass them. They just looked at our face and let us through. At the assembly, there were about 20 to 50 policemen, not counting the ones in plain clothes. What was the commotion all about? Why there was the need of this show of force? It's clear that the police force has been used for political gain of the party in control, ie BN! These policemen had, for sure, other better things to do than being the slaves of politicians. They should have taken care the raising crime rate in Johor Bahru and the drug addicts at the empty warehouse at JB train station. NO! Some politicians had to instruct them to guard roads just to intimidate people. But we are no fools. We have done nothing wrong. Despite the roadblocks, many supporters turn up at the gathering. The assembly was peaceful, you can see kids and women listening to the speech. I enjoyed the speech, it was both, informative and entertaining. No matter how hard the policemen tried to maintain their fierce serious look, they also could not help laughing at jokes cracked by the speaker.
Jumaat, Mac 23, 2001
The most stupid thing to do is to go shopping with a group of female executives. I did that mistake in Langkawi, the so called shopping paradise. These ladies are my collegues from work, we were on working-holiday assignment/excursion. I refrained myself from buying anything for 2 reasons: 1) I prefer to travel light 2) I don't have much money. The ladies bought tonnes of stuffs, corelle, acoroc, melamine (mostly branded kitchenware). You guys tell me, who has to carry the goods for them? They looked around, they saw me carrying nothing but a can of chocolate. The asked me to carry the stuff for them. Being a gentlement, I obliged. So much for traveling light!
Sabtu, Mac 17, 2001
They have 20 minutes and yet they asked me to put 1/2 inch thick report of info into their multimedia presentation. On top of that they asked for audio, video and animation. I don't think they know what they want. 20 minute presentation at 2 minute perslide, one vcan only afford 10 slides.
Just came back from Langkawi. Nice Island with cheap food and branded goods. Guy Laroche wallet has 20% discount but still I couldn't buy it. Who want a $400 wallet when you can only afford to fill it with coins. Nevertheless I bought myself fake made in Thailand Manchester United jersey for $25 and Hawaiian Shirts for $15 each.
Jumaat, Mac 16, 2001
Khamis, Mac 01, 2001
My life is full of meetings because I serve many bosses. Sometimes I call for meetings because at certain level I'm the boss of some people. Yes, I'm busy but the learning experience is incredibly rewarding. Just take one example, just because they need me to serve in the Quality Circle group, I got to go to Langkawi to attend on of the big meeting..yes...Mahader's Paradise Island. I'll be having fun in the sea, sun, & sand on the company's ca$h! Life is great!