Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Parting of A Great Colleague

I was quite surprised when I heard that this colleague of mine decided to leave the company after 4 years of service. I have always felt that he has always done a good job.

This colleague has a hearing problem, which I came to know of when I joined the company. To allow him to hear me better, I always stand close to him and talk slowly to him so that he could catch what I was trying to say.

He had wanted to leave when another close colleague of ours had left but I asked him to stay on for the sake of his family commitments. But I guessed he could not take the stress of being scolded by the bosses, and decided to throw in the towel. I think my gossip colleagues played a part in his leaving too.

I hope the audit partners do know what they are losing as the good staff are all leaving one by one and the morale of the department is pretty low at the moment. It is having an impact on my department as well, since we need to work hand in hand with them. 

 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Extended KTV Saturday

I had wanted to blog about this for quite a while, but was too busy and I was recovering from my flu that had bugged me for about two weeks since 9 Sep.

It was an unusual rainy Saturday for a KTV session for the group and most of the group committee members are not around. It was left with me, Alex (who offered to help me) & Wendy (Chairman’s gf) to run the session. The session was held at International Building.

Fearing that there would be hiccups like the one in July, I was there pretty early, as well as to get a birthday cake for the birthday gal, Jessica. It has been a tradition of my group to help to celebrate the birthdays of group members whose birthday are near to the date of KTV session. I was glad that Jayce was willing to share the cost of the birthday cake with me.

My worst fears did come true. There were some hiccups at the session that made me launch a complaint to the Partyworld management again. I am glad to have been given a reply and some options to ponder before the next group gathering.I

This was our cake for Jessica from TCC.

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Photo courtesy of Serene

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Jessica with her birthday cake

I m glad that she liked the celebration & the cake, as I had to seek the manager’s permission to use the VIP room (Room 23) for the cake cutting. The fortunate thing was that the manager was rather accommodating to the request, and knowing that we had been unhappy with the service in some of the rooms, he added another additional hour for us. =)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mid Autumn Festival Celebration With Jalan Kayu Residents

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This was my second RC event that was held on last Saturday, which I thought it was more meaningful to be posted today as it is Mid Autumn Festival today.

I thought that the event was well organised, except that the rain made it impossible for the children to do the lantern walk and the balloon sculptor who failed to show up, otherwise the program would have been more exciting.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ordered To Rest @ Home

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My throat had felt a little itchy since Monday. From then on, I knew that I had to try to drink loads of water to try to counter the bad throat. The bad throat appeared to subside on Tuesday & Wednesday, but came to its fore on Thursday morning when phlegm came out and I started having a runny nose. Since I knew I had some work to clear, I decided to report for work first. Unfortunately, the throat and runny nose got worse, so I decided to drag myself to the doctor.

The 24hr clinic doctor, Dr Phan, said that my throat was badly inflamed and gave me a strong course of antibiotics with a dosage of 625mg, a runny nose medication & a phlegm dissolver to counter the phlegm. He was concerned by the fact that I seldom fall sick and this could be a prelude to a strong virus, therefore he decided to give me a day of medical leave to rest at home. I decided to take his advice as readers of my blog would know why I decided to take his advice.

Also the thought of having some activities over this weekend and the next weekend, which required my presence, I felt that a break would do me good.

Meetup With ACCA Classmates

The meetup took me about half a day to co-ordinate. I am thankful that there is Whatsapp now, as the four of us installed the application on our handphones. The venue was finally settled at  Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant at Vivo City.

It was a pity that Tammy was not able to join us. This was my first time at this German restaurant, which Elaine recommended. Although it was her 1st time there too.

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I felt that the chicken & sausages were great but not so for the salad and apple struddel. It was fun catching up with Elaine & Peggy especially after not meeting up for close to 5 months. It was good to know that Elaine is pregnant again and will be a mother for the second time next March.

Till we meet again next month for Peggy’s birthday at the request of Tammy. 

Monday, September 05, 2011

Last Minute KTV Session & Shopping Trip

I was asked to tag along by my mum for her classmates’ gathering. It was an interesting ktv session as this was the 1st time I had the opportunity to sing in a secondary school. I did not know that Yuying Secondary School has a KTV room for its alumni.

After the session, we went down to Nex Shopping Mall. I had the opportunity to try out the new Mercedes Citaro bus. It is definitely much better than the Scania bus in terms of design & seats.

I also had the opportunity to tour the new bus interchange which was opened yesterday. The concourse is much smaller than the old one but it is more convenient now as it is linked to the shopping mall & MRT station.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Happy Birthday To Curryegg

I knew I was supposed to do this birthday post on my dearest sister’s birthday but I was too busy with my work. The fortunate thing was that I managed to leave a birthday greeting on her Facebook wall on her birthday using my beloved Samsung Galaxy S handphone.

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I hereby would like to wish her a happy birthday once again. Hope that she study hard and stay pretty and cheerful always. =)

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