Dear Readers,

Salam & Good day to all... I hope you'll have fun reading and probably collect something useful here. I welcome all comments & commends. Please don't be anonymous. I'd like to know my visitors :)

"La Tahzan, InnaAllaha ma'ana" (Al- Quran: Surah At- Taubah- Verse 40)
Translation: "Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us."

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." ~Edmund Burke~

'It's not what the world holds for you, but what you bring to it' ~Anne of Green Gables~

Friday, July 28, 2006

Don't Quit!

Something to lift up your spirit…
Also one of my favourites ever since school times.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but Don't You Quit!

Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up through the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems
to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem the worst,
That You Mustn't Quit!

Success is never final, failure is never fatal.
It’s courage that counts!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Selamat Jalan Jimi Asmara

Semalam terkejut betul bila kawan- kawan di pejabat beritahu 'Hani Mohsin dah meninggal'. Ya Allah! Memang terkejut dan memang terasa sedih. Hani Mohsin masih muda. Baru diawal 40-an. Hani Karmila pun masih di sekolah rendah. Sedihnya. Tapi, ini semua sudah takdir yang ditetapkan. Ajal pasti menjemput kita semua. Tiada apa yang boleh jadi penghalang. Tak kira muda atau tua, sihat atau sakit. Semoga kita semua sentiasa menyediakan persiapan untuk menghadapi kehidupan selepas mati. Dan, jangan lupa sedekahkan Al-Fatihah untuk Allahyarham Hani Mohsin. Semoga dia sentiasa di dalam perlindungan & kasih sayang Allah s.w.t.

Saya bukan peminat besar Hani Mohsin. Walaupun begitu, sudah cukup untuk merasakan sedikit kesedihan di atas permergiannya. Bagi saya, di Malaysia sekarang, hanya ada 2 orang pelakon yang sesuai untuk menjadi pelakon utama dalam filem romantis. Hani Mohsin M. Nasir . Saya tak mungkin dapat melupakan watak Jimi Asmara. Kawan- kawan yang sama- sama menonton filem tersebut tentunya setuju dengan saya, tambahan pula kami mempunyai memori manis berkaitan dengan filem itu. Selepas ini, hanya tinggal M. Nasir... terasa kehilangan besar dalam dunia seni tanahair.

Kepada seluruh ahli keluarga Allahyarham Hani Mohsin, saya ucapkan takziah.

Jimi Asmara tetap dalam ingatan.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Confusion? Maybe...

I was shocked when I logged on to my email today. I got 84 new and unread emails. This is the first time I've ever received so many emails in a day and it's more than just breaking a record. Apparently, all the emails I got were sent by a comment left by an anonymous person on my blog area.

I was so happy! Is my blog suddenly so hot and interesting that people care to leave comments? Wonderful comments! But, as I read through the comments, I'm pretty sure there are some mixed up with this 'blogger' network coz I feel that some of the comments are not relevant to my blog.

For example;
"What a great site, how do you build such a cool site, its excellent."

"Nice! Where you get this guestbook? I want the same script.. Awesome content. thankyou."
"Your are Nice. And so is your site! Maybe you need some more pictures. Will return in the near future."
"I say briefly: Best! Useful information. Good job guys."

Well, the last one confirmed that there was definitely a mixed up. *sigh*

I'll let the administrator know about this. We sure want the good words to go to the person who deserves it, right?

Until then, I'll enjoy the praises... it helps to boost the self esteem. *wink*

But, all the praises could really be for me, right?


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

We clicked!

2006 is the first year I got myself involved into consulting. So far I liked it. I learned most about patience, persistence, endurance, perseverance and how to maintain a calm face under 'torture'. I tell you, I'm lousy at all of the above. But, I got through it and now I can say that I'm quite proud of myself.

You don't think that I made it through the depression period all by myself, do you? No, I did not. For there is no 'I' in 'TEAM', I made it through the help of my amazing team members. I've never met a group of people that can all 'clicked' the first time they met. But, that's what happened and I'm so happy that it did. I was also lucky to get to work with a wonderful group of customers. They were kind, understanding & cooperative. Not all of them, of course, but I'd rather look on the bright side.

I've always thought that handling customers' requirements and expectations are the hardest part of being a consultant, but apparently it's not. At the end of the project, I learned the harder than hardest part.

Parting. Believe it or not, but try to imagine that you've spent six whole months, day and night with your team members. By now, they are no longer just team members, they are your good friends. The friends that had supported you, motivated you and kept you moving. Since we all come from different countries in Asia, we all have to go back. And saying goodbye was the hardest part because there will be a slim chance that we will ever meet again.

A friend told me that this is the part of consulting that I have to bear with, so get use to it. The truth sometimes hurt, but in this case I wouldn't get upset because of it. Our 'world' is so small. I'm sure we will meet again... someday.

To all my team members, I had a great time working with all of you. Hope our paths will cross again. Take care!!!