Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Akhir Tahun, Tahun Baru..

I’m leaving for Kuching tomorrow for some work reason. Seems like I’m going to have my new year’s night in Kuching. Can’t think of what to do yet or what to buy yet in Kuching since I don’t plan to go for shopping yet. Just figured out that my camera cannot be used, so I’m looking for someone who can lend me the camera. Err, anyone out there?

Talking about New Year.. Last year I made so many plan, hope etc etc. Most of them were carried from the previous years. Nampaknya masih banyak lagi yang tak terbuat, atau sebenarnya hampir tiada yang selesai dibuat. Setiap tahun mesti bertanya kepada diri, “Apakah perancangan sepanjang tahun, apakah yang saya nak capai tahun ini?”. Since setiap tahun perancangan asyik terpilih yang tidak dapat diselesaikan, tahun ini kena buat pilihan yang betul..

Lalu-lalang di office lobby, nampaklah karakter kartun-kartun berdiri. Salah satu karakter tu tulis : Tahun Baru, Azam Baru.

Apakah Azam Tahun Baru Anda?
Azam Saya Pada Tahun Baru Ini Ialah Mencari Azam Baru..

Boleh kan? :p

Friday, December 23, 2005

Imagine a Tortoise

The chemistry existed between 2 persons years ago.
But never being said between them.
And then, they lost contact.

Few years later, somehow the met.
They remain friends.
Year comes, year end..
Finished studying life, and start working life.
They still contacting each other.
Talking to each other.
Meeting each other.

One day they had a conversation.
Only to realize they did like each other years ago.
But he's taken.

He said, " Laa..apasal ko tak cakap dulu?"
She said, "Laa.. ko lah apesal tak tanye dulu. Aku kan perempuan, takkan aku nak cakap dulu kot. Lagipun, manalah aku tahu yg ko ada rasa apa2 kat aku"
He said, "Laa.. isk, betul jugak.. la.. kalau ko ckp dulu, mesti cerita dah lain"
She said, "Haah lah.. Jadi cerita lain kan.. "
They were laughing.

Lastly, they agreed they will be friends only. Good friends.

One day, she received SMS from him.
"I'm getting married", he said.
She smiled and replied, "Congratulation".
Later at night, she can't sleep.

Cerite di atas tiada kena mengena dengan orang lain samada yang masih hidup atau telah tiada.

1. Abg Nazri, i guess you were rite. I'm too slow, slower than a kura-kura (tortoise).

2. Aida, how i wish i have the gutts like you sometimes. Byk sgt dlm kepala aku yg difikirkan. :p

Terlepas lagi.. hahahahahahhahahah

Monday, December 19, 2005

It's December 2005

It has been a week away from the office. I was on MC last week due to illness: food poisoning and gastric. Al-Hamdulillah feeling better now.

Seems like this year i made a record for myself. Met 9 doctors in total including 1 specialist to seek medical treatment, advice and check up; plus all the MCs i had, it's a new record. Last week alone i met 4 doctors and almost warded, but since i felt better i requested to stay at home (upon signed the surat mengingkari arahan doktor..hehe). There is something i learnt from the illness: stomachache. But i will share it later when i have time to do so.

It has been a year..
I remembered last year, at this moment @ period of time i was unable to open blogs (esp. those few blogs including mine) as i will cry infront of the PC. Watching my name to be among the first typed on her blog triggered my heart. Listening to Sami Yusof's song al-Muallim also made me felt something. Even until now, i still miss her. Apatah lagi keluarga dia kan.

DariNya kita datang, kepadaNya kita kembali. Moga dia tenang di sana.

Added to this December, one of my close junior was married yesterday. I just can't believe that this girl who used to come to my room every nite at 1.00 am in the morning just to disturb me which usually ended up i pretended fall asleep already was getting married yesterday with a guy from Belgium. Ntah manalah dia jumpa mamat peghancis ni.

She put my friend and I in a very special place - among her husband's friends. Indeed we felt proud for such an honor, but the problem is met these france speaking people i was so shocked that i forget how to speak a proper english. The foreigners asked us a lot of question, one of the question was about Menepung Tawar. How do i explain this thing in English?

In the end i have to apologize to them for unable to explain because (i said) nobody asked me before. Well, nevermind i'm not the only one having difficulties to explain the custom and culture. The person sat next to me said "I'm from Germany and has been talking France for such a long time. I have to convert the words from France to Germany to English and I have forgotten my English" when i asked the person about the wedding custom in their place and the replied of some words were in France. But of all, we were having good time and yes some of them are handsomes too :p.

Anyway, congratulation to my dear Samira & husband Hadrien@Nasir for their wedding. May your marriage be blessed.

Time's up. Have to check up a lot of emails. Insha-Allah see ya all around later.

Monday, December 05, 2005


The news is spreading all over.
Shocking, but expected.

After all, it just a matter of time.

I am feeling annoyed now.
And Disturbance.

May I not burst as what I used to be when it comes to the interview day.

Cry? No.. That was not me.
But being sarcastic and argumentative.

They said,
Think positive.

I say, Isk.. I am trying!

p/s: Aida, sorry.. for letting you feel stress again with my posting.

Di PaGi iNi

Headache ....

Is that due to :
1. Ate too much chocolates ?
2. Drank too little water ?
3. The weather was too hot ?
4. The weather was too cold ?
5. Rain dropped on your head ?
6. Slept too much during the weekends ?

Sakit penghapus dosa....

Friday, December 02, 2005

Think about it

Someone said that my blog seems to be so ‘personal’, guess I will have to reserve some.

Another friend said that she feel stressed reading my blog because I was always in a rush telling people I’m busy with work, too busy in fact. Err, is that so?

Another people asked me if I am married. They told me I *do* look like a married someone. Gosh! No wonder.. hahahah..
NVM, I realize it is all right not to get married yet since I myself for the last few weeks seem to be in unable to manage-myself-well situation.

Everyone seems to do this blogthingy quizzes; saw the ‘how-your-mind-look’ quiz results in their blogs. Those who are closed to me knew which one I will choose, aren’t you people. (siti, hany, mudin.. you are the first in the list to guess which pattern will I choose? : )) )

I tried one quiz, which-heart-color-you-belongs-to (search it for yourself, will ya). Guess what the answer? It’s PINK! (again, those who knew me well should know the hidden message here). Is that the reason why I am actually quite allergy to certain level of pinkness?

Think about it…
A friend of mine shared this with me the last few months but only have the chance to post it now. I don’t know whether it can work or not since I remembered Aida tagged that “kalau dekat Malaysia harga barang turun, kiamatlah kot” which indirectly says the drop in oil price in Malaysia will give bad impacts on our future.

Points to ponder…

Probably doesn’t quite work here since prices are controlled but still no harm trying. At least mess with their logistics.

Read it! The theory is quite rational even though might be messy a bit.
Subject: Think about it .........

This is a rather lengthy story but if the concept is applied to the petroleum industry en masse, it just may work.

A man eats two eggs each morning for breakfast. When he goes to the grocery store he pays 60 cents a dozen. Since a dozen eggs won't last a week he normally buys two dozens at a time. One day while buying eggs he notices that the price has risen to 72 cents. The next time he buys groceries, eggs are 76 cents a dozen.

When asked to explain the price of eggs the storeowner says, "The price has gone up and I have to raise my price accordingly".

This store buys 100 dozen eggs a day. He checked around for a better price and all the distributors have raised their prices.

The distributors have begun to buy from the huge egg farms. The small egg farms have been driven out of business. The huge egg farms sell 100,000 dozen eggs a day to distributors. With no competition, they can set the price as they see fit. The distributors then have to raise their prices to the grocery stores. And on and on and on.

As the man kept buying eggs the price kept going up. He saw the big egg trucks delivering 100 dozen eggs each day. Nothing changed there. He checked out the huge egg farms and found they were selling 100,000 dozen eggs to the distributors daily. Nothing had changed but the price of eggs.

Then week before Thanksgiving the price of eggs shot up to $1.00 a dozen. Again he asked the grocery owner why and was told, "Cakes and baking for the holiday". The huge egg farmers know there will be a lot of baking going on and more eggs will be used. Hence, the price of eggs goes up. Expect the same thing at Christmas and other times when family cooking, baking, etc. happen.

This pattern continues until the price of eggs is 2.00 a dozen. The man says, " There must be something we can do about the price of eggs".

He starts talking to all the people in his town and they decide to stop buying eggs. This didn't work because everyone needed eggs. Finally, the man suggested only buying what you need. He ate 2 eggs a day. On the way home from work he would stop at the grocery and buy two eggs. Everyone in town started buying 2 or 3 eggs a day.

The grocery store owner began complaining that he had too many eggs in his cooler. He told the distributor that he didn't need any eggs. Maybe wouldn't need any all week.

The distributor had eggs piling up at his warehouse. He told the huge egg farms that he didn't have any room for eggs would not need any for at least two weeks.

At the egg farm, the chickens just kept on laying eggs. To relieve the pressure, the huge egg farm told the distributor that they could buy the eggs at a lower price.

The distributor said, " I don't have the room for the %$&^*&% eggs even if they were free". The distributor told the grocery store owner that he would lower the price of the eggs if the store would start buying again.

The grocery store owner said, "I don't have room for more eggs. The customers are only buying 2 or 3 eggs at a time. Now if you were to drop the price of eggs back down to the original price, the customers would start buying by the dozen again".

The distributors sent that proposal to the huge egg farmers but the egg farmers liked the price they were getting for their eggs but, those chickens just kept on laying. Finally, the egg farmers lowered the price of their eggs. But only a few cents.

The customers still bought 2 or 3 eggs at a time. They said, "When the price of eggs gets down to where it was before, we will start buying by the dozen."

Slowly the price of eggs started dropping. The distributors had to slash their prices to make room for the eggs coming from the egg farmers.

The egg farmers cut their prices because the distributors wouldn't buy at a higher price than they were selling eggs for. Anyway, they had full warehouses and wouldn't need eggs for quite a while.

And those chickens kept on laying.

Eventually, the egg farmers cut their prices because they were throwing away eggs they couldn't sell.

The distributors started buying again because the eggs were priced to where the stores could afford to sell them at the lower price.And the customers starting buying by the dozen again.

Now, transpose this analogy to the gasoline industry.

What if everyone only bought $10.00 worth of gas each time they pulled to the pump? The dealer's tanks would stay semi full all the time. The dealers wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the huge tank farms. The tank farms wouldn’t have room for the gas coming from the refining plants. And the refining plants wouldn't have room for the oil being off loaded from the huge tankers coming from the oil fiends.

Just $10.00 each time you buy gas. Don't fill it up. You may have to stop for gas twice a week but, the price should come down.

Think about it.

As an added note...When I buy $10.00 worth of gas that leaves my tank a little under quarter full. The way prices are jumping around, you can buy gas for $2.65 a gallon and then the next morning it can be $2.15. If you have your tank full of $2.65 gas you don't have room for the $2.15 gas. You might not understand the economics of only buying two eggs at a time but, you can't buy cheaper gas if your tank is full of the high priced stuff.

Also, don't buy anything else at the gas station; don't give them any more of your hard earned money than what you spend on gas, until the prices come down..."

.............please pass this concept around.... reaching out to the mass.. The world ...the universe

P/s: Senangnyalah hidup kalau cerita sara hidup yang makin meninggi ni macam cerita telur ayam tu kan..