Archive for July, 2007

Hazard Light

July 27, 2007

It has been raining in the evening for the past few days. Driving in the rain often reminds me of Mix.fm Traffic Report.

Usually, during raining period, the Traffic Report announcer will advice all drivers not to switch on the hazard light, because it may cause accident. The main purpose of hazard light is of course to warn other drivers that your car is stationary.

Her advice irked me, because I felt that the hazard light is really helpful when it rain cats and dogs. You can hardly see the car in front, even if they switch on the car’s light. However, when the hazard light is blinking, it really helps.

Hazard lights on means the car is stationary. When you see the car in front of you is stationary, will you drive faster to ram into it or will you slow down?

I think hazard lights is really helpful in a lot of situation, especially situation where the visibility is limited.

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Sampras vs Federer in Malaysia

July 10, 2007

Two of the all time best tennis player ever will play in an exhibition match in Malaysia, prior to the US$150,000 Malaysian Open tennis tournament. Well, forget about the tournament. I bet the exhibition match is the main pull.

Pistol Pete vs Courier Service Company

Mark your calendar! I’ve blocked mine, and if anyone has any info on getting the tickets to the match, do let me know!!

Date: 22 November 2007

Venue: Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam

I know it’s still long way to go, but I believe all the tennis maddies out there have been waiting this for as long as anyone can think of!

*This was reported in The Star back in May 2007.

Corporate Lesson – Always Save Your Own Ass

July 10, 2007

My colleagues has mentioned this many times to me, but I pay little attention. Perhaps my lackadaisical attitude plays a part. Though it’s rather indirect, but I’ve learned my lesson, a very important corporate lessonv- anything you do, save your own ass first!

The best way to save your own ass is to close down all the possibilities where you will be shot or taken advantage of. Friendship? Well, it definitely not applicable to workplace. Workplace is like a battlefield, a place where you practice tai chi not to improve your health, but to put blame on people.

How I wish that I can sit in a meeting where all issues are finalised, and then you don’t have to do anything, until someone follows up with you. Then what is the purpose of meeting?

My biggest mistakes are conducting discussion without a proper black and white records. This is something that freshies will never understand.

Everyone looks forward to the working world after graduation. Everyone in your company looks like the closest friends you’ll ever get. You even meet your college mates lesser and lesser. You’ll never understand why certain people are such a prick. You have not met them before in your life, and when you meet them at your workplace for the first time, it’s like you’ve owe them something from the past life and they make your life difficult.

Well, it takes time and experience to change into that kind of mindset, which I think I’m turning into. I’m never one to backstab or make enemies without purpose. Hey, serious, I treat some of my colleagues like good friends, but you’ll never know when you’ll be stabbed to save their ass! Though I was indirectly stabbed, it left a rather bad taste in my mouth.

Welcome to the real world…