Tuesday, March 28, 2017

One of those times...

It has been one of those times when life has been pretty busy and stressful. It is 7:19 pm right now but I'm supposed to still be working. However, decided to watch some 'mukbang' videos (eating shows) on youtube and looking at cello for sale at musiciansfriend.com just to distract my mind from thinking about work. It's one of the worst times. To do the impossible at work.

 Anyway, I've been away from my blog for months now. Not that I forgotten about it, but referring to the above, I was pretty bogged down with work. It's is interesting how hard you work, but because of other peoples; stupid planning you would have to suffer. That's the luck of being what my friend would call 'the bottom feeders'. It's hard to keep being positive and motivated. Especially you see little results or things go pretty slowly.

Just blowing some steam they say. Which is healthy to do once in a while. :) I will be updating again soon in a way better circumstance.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Early riser

With the exception of Saturdays and Sundays, I am usually up at the crack of dawn or much earlier. 5:00 am or 6:00 am being the latest. 10 years ago, I would be surprised to know that I would be addicted to waking up early. Who would have 'thunk'. Perhaps it comes with the 'getting older' thing.

Usually, I would get out of bed, make coffee and get back to bed, turn on my bedside gooseneck light , to sit and read or listen to an audio book while I sip down the coffee. I feel so much relaxed when I prepare in the mornings to work after this ritual everyday. It is way better than waking an hour or half an hour before leaving the house. Especially if you have kids to prepare for school.

I try to make this a daily habit as much as I can. The older you get, the less you need, I suppose it is not that hard to do after a while. Especially when you have decided on a way to live your life.

I am happy I chose to be a morning riser. In fact, it's 8 in the morning right now. I'm in the office since 15 minutes ago, and I decided to update my blog to get it started. :) I love my mornings!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Czech it out

I was in Prague twice this year.  Once to see the place for the  first time in Oct,  and second for a friend whom I had learnt a lot from in Nov.  Prague is such a beautiful city.  In many ways the same as Budapest - the metros,  the shopping centers, street musicians, artists...etc. But it has it's own charm. Similar yet different.

We already planned to go to Ceske Budejevice in Dec. Another part of the Czech republic.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Weekend trip

I just finished preparing myself for a weekend trip  to Prague.  Just waiting for the time to go over to the bus station.  Yes,  we decided to go by bus. I don't  remember when was the last time I went by bus to anywhere further than a two hours ride.  This time going with a colleague.

Since I will be a way a bit BZ played me something on the piano just now as she wanted me to hear how well she is playing.  She has indeed developed well.  And I'm proud of her. Perhaps one day she will have her own omnirax equipment and create awesome music herself.

I am excited really... Rome,  Croatia and now Prague.  I'm  extremely  grateful!  😊

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A change once more

It has been almost a year since I started working with my current company. Early this year, sometime in February I guess, I had a talk with both my supervisor and the HR manager about moving to a new department. At that time there was an opening in Finance. But somehow they gave me all sorts of excuses. But I managed to get them to promise for a new position end of the year. A couple of months later a salary raise. So not too bad.

However, after a couple of months from the first talk, again I asked to speak to the HR manager regarding a move as there is another position opening that I feel I'm interested to fill. That request too was rejected.

The third time I went to speak to the HR manager, I was at the end of my ropes due to some issues, and I told him either give me a confirmation that I can apply and move to a new department or else. And I was informed by him that there is an opening for sales assistant and he will help speak to the department manager. The next day I was called for an interview - they had 2-3 interviews that day.  For me it wasn't an interview even, it was more like an open discussion. I just had to say yes and my predecessor had to give the okay and I got the job.

So now I have to work to get a new replacement for my position and started the work hand over. As of today I have about 2 weeks to learn. As most of the team members said that it was good that they took me in as they didn't have to waste time teaching a new person the company's IT platforms as I am quite familiar. I still have to learn, but it is not foreign to me.

Today, after coming home from grocery shopping, I started to do some homework on how to create weekly reports through excels. Thank goodness you can find just about anything on google from guitar center locations california, to excel tutorials. :) Tomorrow, I will go to the first team building with the team which is out of BP. And we have to stay over a night there.

So this is another change in my life. It feels strange, and my work will be totally different again. But I need to get out of my comfort zone if I want to do well. I am indeed grateful.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

I'm grateful

Been doing a seesion of positive vibe session with 2 other colleagues. Usually after lunch for 15-20 mins. Many times we had to skip due to business.  However we try to make it up.  I do.  I would still do them at home.

I love my Positive Vibe book. Just makes me feel so blessed,  happy and motivated. 

Monday, September 05, 2016

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