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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A new experience!

Wow its been so long since I last updated this post!! Don't know why, I just can't find the spirit to do it, because when I want to tell about tales of myself, it MIGHT seem to be a mundane, everyday thing to others, so I wish not to bore the crap out of my readers~

It seems that I can only blog well about thoughts and new opinion and ideas if I read more books, recently the reading habit is just pathetic! Whenever I got the time I would either watch movie, or play game... (For this week 14 only la lol), ALL BLAME TO DMC4!!

Anyway, since I don't have any opinion or thoughts to share, then I have to share my experience recently only lol.

Just finished my BAKSIS Megaproject, 3d2n at Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Kajang.
Got a lot of pictures, but not with me! waiting for them to be uploaded by friends...
To sum it up, we don't judge a book by its cover, seriously. Before entering the school, we were being informed that they are MALICIOUS, BAD, POOR DISCIPLINE, GANGSTER and anything you can relate on being bad!

But after joining them, having conversation and dialogues with them, they do open their heart to us and what I notice is that they need some extra care and attention, that's all... In crowds, you will see them keep jeering and making noises and all, breaking them into smaller groups and try to talk to them, you will see that they are really just a desperate attention seeker.  And, as presumed, they do have some poor family background and relation with their immediate families..

One of them, being misunderstood by his father in age 10 caused him to be cold and frigid till date, and he is developing an anti-sentiment towards female because the whole misunderstanding thing is caused, well, partially by his female friend. This caused me to realize HOW SENSITIVE children's feelings are and how we, as parents should be extra attentive and proceed matters with care to develop a  healthy child.. We should blame the society of now by its predecessor, not the current youth.. Just saying my opinion. hmm....

A few things other than them, a sudden 'revelation' that I really do think that girls that kept themselves shrouded in veils of mystery looks a lot more attractive than they do if they spill it all out! Seriously, when I see her from afar, with her cold blank stare, its really appealing! But once I started talking with her, well, she's a nice person, friendly and all, but oh well, the initial curiousness has 'le Poofed', vanished just like that. ahaha

Anyway, photo of the day. Metallic Mickey from the Mickey exhibition in MIDV. One of my favourites! =D

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Finalize video

Do comment! My 1st time doing such video, of course, with the help of other team mates too~ But editing part was 100% my idea! (duno shud b proud or wat lol)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Walking down the memory lane~

Went to my old house Cheras yesterday, the place where I was there for about.... 6 years?

Still remember those blurry yet familiar routes... The familiar images of trees, staircase and so on.. But, everything seems to be SMALLER! Fences USED to be a big barricade for me, but now, its all child's play hahahhaa~

Walking up the flat (stayed at flat that time) using stairs because of the out of order lift, bearing the stench of the outdated designed garbage chamber, with foul image of maggots and roaches - I lived here once.

Getting into the compound, the dark, dilapidated, congested image conjured in front of me. This WAS my home. It used to be a noisy, merry and happening place where people at the same floor would come out and trade food or just to be 'nosy on what's happening on mr who mrs who lately'. But now, it is mainly inhabited by foreign workers, and the condition over there is just not as how I imagined its gonna be.. There's a random chinese uncle, at his 70-s I would say, sitting on a flower pot, staring into the space blankly, its quite a sad scene though, hmm, or maybe I'm just thinking too much.

As we walked, mom keep telling me who and who stayed where, and where they have moved, and how we've eventually lost communication... Nature of time huh?

Then we proceed with the neighbourhood around, mom will be like :
mom: 'Hey u know, last time, this was all bushes, where got develop until like dat'
'and, every night before we go back, we would have our bak kut teh over here~'
'used to jog over here, used to wait for bus over here....' and so on~

I have no memories over those minute details at all, but I kept smiling, and nodding, listening to her
enthusiastic description of her remembrance~

Memories and experience are what makes you what and who you are right?

Went to my 奶妈's(nanny) house too! Too bad she wasn't around, only her son is, but the good thing is that we managed to get her contact and gonna set a date to meet up soon! Haven't been contacting each other for years... Her son, was in his secondary education level when I was small.. Now, he's a 30+ man with a beautiful family... Time really don't wait for anyone huh?

A lot of images keep popping out in my head, and assumptions like 'what if this, what if that' keep volleying me to think about it~ There so many what ifs, one's life can change so much with every step in his/her life..

That's all for now.. What a trip! =D
(Ps: of course, that is just some random pictures, u cant find this ANYWHERE IN CHERAS! lol)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Negotiation skills.

The conversation below shows an example on how we should really negotiate with others, I will leave out the details to not bore you guys, but, this conversation is really interesting to me!

Markus approaches Louis after his shift on Friday afternoon and asks if he can arrange a meeting to discuss a potential promotion. Louis sighs and reminds Markus that they already had this discussion last year. Markus agrees, but reminds Louis of his loyalty to the company and insists that they speak again on the subject next week. Eventually Louis, who is afraid that Markus might quit on the spot, agrees to meet on Monday during the crew's lunchhour.

Over the weekend, Markus thinks about Monday's meeting. Last year, he was unprepared to negotiate and ended up only getting a 50 cent/hour pay raise. This did not satisfy him, and he has continued to feel undervalued ever since. Many times, after a hard day at work, Markus has considered quitting. However, it is difficult to find work in the middle of winter. Markus has a family to support and he can't afford to lose his job.

Markus decides to do some research on negotiating. He learns the principles behind collaborative negotiating, and decides that this is the approach he will take this time. After he has understood the concept he can ask himself the preparatory questions above. Finally, he can apply the rules of collaborative negotiating to his own case.

 It's finally lunchtime and Markus and Louis meet as planned. Markus offers for Louis to speak first, but Louis declines:

Markus: Thanks again for agreeing to meet today. I really appreciate you taking the time during your lunch.

Louis: Okay, well, let's get started. I'd like to resolve this as soon as possible so we can get back to work.

Markus: Great. Okay, well, if there's anything you'd like to say first, please be my guest.

Louis: Oh, no, I insist you go first. After all, you're the one who asked to meet with me.

Markus: Very well then. First of all I want you to know that I am fully aware of the challenges you have faced in running this company in the last few years. I understand that the poor weather last year ended up costing you and all of the local landscape companies a lot of money. However, I think you realize that I am unsatisfied with my current salary. I've been with Landscape labourers for 5 years now and there have been many other years that were profitable. Despite how much your business has grown, I'm making less than a dollar more than I was the day I started.

Louis: You're lucky to have a job in these times.

Markus: Yes, and I'm very thankful that you have employed me all this time, especially during the slow seasons when the company is struggling to make a profit. It means a lot to me to have that stability, which is why I have remained loyal to your company.

Louis: You haven't had much choice but to remain loyal, Markus. There are no jobs out there.

Markus: Well if you don't mind, I'd like to finish what I have to say and then you can let me know what your position is. As a matter of fact, there are a few companies hiring right now in our area. These are not all necessarily companies that I would be interested in working with. For example, you and I both know that I would never want to work for a company such as Powell Designs. I'd much prefer to be associated with a company like Landscape Labourers because we do a good job. Having said that, I took the liberty of calling a few other local companies to find out what type of salary packages they offer to their foremen.

Louis: Foremen? I don't have a foreman. I never have. It's not my style. Don't forget, you're a contract labourer just like the rest of the crew.

Markus: Yes, I thank you for bringing that up. Besides deserving a higher salary, one that is competitive with local companies, I also think that I deserve a new title. You and I both know that the crew looks to me as though I am a foreman, even though I don't have the title.

Louis: You don't have the title, but you also don't have the responsibility. It's a lot of work being a foreman.

Markus: Exactly. And you can't say that you haven't noticed me coming in earlier than the others and leaving later. I also designate jobs to all of the crew members each morning and call suppliers when needs arise. These are duties of a foreman, am I right?

Louis: I suppose. But a foreman also helps solve conflicts that arise within a team, and deals with customer complaints. You always pass those things on to me.

Markus: I agree with you on that. However, I would be willing to take on these extra responsiblities, should you offer me a foreman position at a rate of $25.00 per hour.

 Louis: Look, we're running out of time here and I've barely had a bite of my lunch.

Markus: I know, and we have a lot of work to get done this afternoon.

Louis: Well, I guess we'll have to settle this at another time.

Markus: Actually, I'd really like to get this settled today. I know how busy you are, and it's not easy to get you to sit down and talk.

Louis: (standing up and getting ready to walk out of the room) Well, we're not getting anywhere.

Markus: Please sit down for a few more minutes so we can make a decision.

Louis:And what if I don't? Are you going to quit?

Markus: I am a loyal employee, and I believe that it is in the best of both of our interests to have this conflict resolved. This should only take a few more minutes.

Louis: Fine. You can be the foreman. I'll even change the title on your pay stub. But no raise.

Markus: I think you and I both know, that the raise is more important to me than the title itself.

Louis: You know, not very many owners would agree to give a person like you the title of foreman. You don't even have your proper certification.

Markus:You've said before that experience means more to you than education. Remember that guy Samuel that you hired. He had a four year diploma in landscape design but had never worked a day out on the fields. You let him go before his probation was up.

Louis: Oh, don't remind me of that kid.

Markus: Look, I'd be willing to accept $24.00/hr, if you agree to review my salary again come spring.

Louis Fine. I guess, that's fair. You are my best employee, right now at least.

Markus: Great, then, you won't mind changing my status to crew foreman. I won't disappoint you. Remember, I'm willing to take on the extra duties of a foreman, which will give you more time to find new clients.

Louis: Speaking of new clients. I'm expecting an important phone call in ten minutes, so let's wrap this up.

Markus: Well, I think we've both agreed on the terms. Can we shake on it? I mean, can I have your word that my new hourly wage will begin at the beginning of next month?(Markus holds out his hand.)

Louis: (Louis shakes it.) Okay, Mr. Foreman. Get back to work, would you. And, I'll need you to order all of the supplies for Monday.

Markus: Thanks, Louis. I'll get on that right now.

Not bad huh!! The negotiator did not change its politeness although the employer did not show an equal reverence to him, which I think most of the people I know would have retaliate or to be intimidated if they are to be faced with such manner of negotiations~

Biology development

Doing a 5 mins long video for slow block polyspermy, had our 1st meeting today and this is what we've managed to experiment it out, I can see dat its gonna be fun!! =D 1st time doing something like this lol

Thursday, May 10, 2012





Friday, May 4, 2012

Run For Life

Now that the most of the events had finished, it is time to concentrate to the final finale~ Run For Life Charity Run Event. I don't think I've put such much effort in any other events before~
Anyway, wanna use this opportunity to promote once more, DO JOIN THIS CHARITY RUN EVENT!! =p

The door gift offered for every participants is quite lucrative too! (still in promoting mood lol)
See?! Rm400 worth of gym voucher to be taken JUST LIKE THAT FOR FREE!!

*excitement dies off*
We are aiming for 1.5k of participants initially, which I think its a REALLY AMBITIOUS target, for me, a successful running event would be quite an outcome with 800-1000 participants. But....

For now... The total participants involved is only....


That's why, now I'm using every resources available to induce people in joining this event, and so...

Join this event for only Rm15 and you will get:
-Rm200 worth of 14days Celebrity Fitness voucher
-Rm200 worth of 14 days True Fitness voucher
-Various sponsor items from Mentholatum, Shokubutsu, Men's Health Week Mag, and Gardenia
And certainly, the good deed for helping those cancer patients in need! =)

Come come and join us!!!! For more info, please log into Larian Amal 'Run For Life' UPM EVENT PAGE in FB and all the details are there!

How to register? Just go into and DL the form, bring Rm15 along with you for on this coming Sunday at UPM Kolej Kedua. Registration starts at 6.45am =)

SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GOGOGOGO~~~!! (support la sikit wei.. I tengah desperate ni...... lol)

Anyway.... Next week, my BAKSIS (short for Bakti Siswa, or social responsibility of  uni students) will be at Kajang, SMK Teknik Vokasional. 3D2N staying in a school of Kajang but not my house. lol imba.

eh, don forget to join ah! You join d then u can see me on that day ok!!!! xD

join ah! BE A MAN, DO THE RIGHT THING!!! =p