Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tak seindah dulu (not as wonderful as before)

Update on 90/60,

What I did to pump up some adrenalin and hoping to also improve 90/60:

1) Outdoors cycling morning and evening - sweating a lot!

2) Bowling - not bad at all for a beginner. Score: +/- 110

3) Another spa treatment called "Just relax" at Jentayu spa. The package includes:
15 mins body steam
30 mins body mask & scrub - honey and sesame seed scrub
75 mins body massage with jentayu bliss oil
15 mins herbal bath (milk bath)
Jentayu bliss body lotion
4) Catching up some lost time with my partner in crime... errrgg... this one cannot provide detail...:-)
But but...my BP still does not improve much... yes it improve a bit only...
If it is still like that then I will resort to doctor as advice.
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Outdated story to share on the entry title (written on Feb 14, 2007):

Yesterday was my first day report duty to the company I worked with. I was excited and anxious the nite before thinking about going back to my old place. A place which develop my career within the company since the first day I stepped in many years ago. A work place which has transformed many time back and force. And I used to the transformation as I make a choice for what is good for me and what is good for the company. I lead my way and follow my instinct in some areas under my responsibility and knowledge. I never let the environment affected me much as I had goal to achieve and I create achievement to satisfy both myself and the company I worked with. It is a win-win situation. This is what keeps me going through out my career life.

Interesting thot I had in mind thinking about which cloth I should wear to office. Obviously I am so used to faded jeans and very relaxing outfit. But as usual black and white is my preference for office outfit.

In the morning, my big man dropped me at LRT station so I could proceed to HQ for my letter of appointment. I kissed both lil and big men before parting. The big man asked me if I have sufficient money. I nodded my head. As expected the LRT station was packed with people early in the morning. It took me more than 30 minutes to wait for the train. The train was unusually late. Not so used to be in a crowded and congested area for sometimes I almost forgot how impatient the train commuters were. It was so normal to be pushed by the crowd until I could enter into the train.

After getting my letter of appointment at HQ, I proceeded to my old work place. Thinking of taking taxi to go there. However, my conversation with someone (a stanger I met) in the lift somehow change my mind as she suggested me to be more adventures apart from save some money on taxi fare. I followed her suggestion as I also wanted to experience this mode of traveling which I never tried before. I ended up taking a LRT, then a commuter train then a taxi to my old work place. Quite a journey for that day. I had a chance to observe rapid development around the commuter track after many years I left this country.

As I reached the security room at the main gate, I had to stop there to activate my pass card for entering. There I had a chance to talk to those nice people in security that used to check on me and ensure my safety during some period of my nite stay in office to come out with a technology proposal many years ago. They were happy to see me back after a long period of away. I reminded some of them who thot that I was doing my PhD at that time due to my several nite stay in the office. We had a good conversation talking about happenings around here.
But but…as expected…I was reminded by the chief security that all the good memories that I had 4 years ago can only be kept in my mind. Now everything has changed. "Tak seindah dulu dan tak seceria dulu lagi". The place has become a desserted place. Most people had gone somewhere else and loads of empty places due to recent restructuring. The security people suggested me to check those places. From a business entity we were seems to go back to square one, even worse situation than the square one. I just listened to what they had to say and acknowledge their frustration and low spirit on the happenings. Anyway, I said to myself.. life has to go on…

I walked through the path and building where it was used to be so lively and full of activities, people integrating and communicating. I can feel the loneliness and the emptiness of all those places which was mentioned to me.. My impression was like “padang jarak padang terkukur” or “Singapura dilangar todak”…It was true only the memories running through my mind visualizing the place which used to be so alive and full of energy.

As I moved on to the building housing technical people then I met old faces and also mostly junior some who only knew me by name. The old friends were particularly happy to see me back as they had lost many frens who had gone for the grass is greener on the other side of fence. I was happy to see them too. Catching up with happenings was the time mostly spends at the office. I had tried to confine myself not to meet too many frens yet as I need to focus on my remaining writing. So keeping a low profile was what I wanted to be for the remaining few weeks to come until all get done and then plan my next move.

Tak seindah dulu…that is how it goes…but but…I will not want the environment to influence me much. Looking at the positive side of it is more important than worrying about what will happen in the long run even though it is very predictable the difficulty to operationalise this place to improve the efficiency. It is more of like starting back to square one for some areas.

Well…that is not for me to worry about it right now as I have more than enough to settle my current heavy load on my shoulder which I need to let go.
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As start, today (Feb 21, 2007), I invite fellow friends to join me for a "sofa talk" for 15 minutes to have a chat about anything. It is more of like getting to know the juniors in our group and what they are doing. Many I have not had a close contact. A very informal gathering, this will be everyday activity that we will do together to spice up our day, to have a laugh and to "merapu" as well, more important to have a short break from our normal day to day work and spice up the day.
We have an enjoyable and inspiring "sofa talk" for today. It inspire me as much as I could inspire others in whatever that we are doing to live our life. Tomorrow will be a day we look forward to meet again and share our experiences, hobbies and also anything which helps us to move on...
Tak seindah dulu (not as wonderful as before) should not be a road block for us to grow and make the best of our talent and interest if we choose to be where we are...
p/s my entry and blog hop is very limited to my available time at home with a very slow rate to log on. Nevertheless, we keep in touch!
Mental note for future entry:
1) My promise to Sir Gab to share my fear factor seing dentist...will do...but need mood to write about it.. You may know me by know. Kalau tak ada mood tak menjadi buat apa pun..:-)
2) Tagged by k.d. dear on 6 weird thingy... (Kak Ruby darling intent to tag me too). I will share it..Had drafted but need to ask my big and lil man for feedback. They might know better of weird thing in me as they have to deal me as much as I have to deal with them...hehehe
3) Bro Idham, feeding duck on campus with pic tu...I plan to post...it has some memories
4) What else???

8 comments:

maklang said...

eh..dah balik malaysia ke? kalau dah nanti kita jumpa pulak ye...

my bp pulak asyik tinggi aje....

~ GAB ~ said...

It must've been a mixed feeling for you to see the old place. I am very sure you'll get hold of it as time goes by.

I am still guessing...what industry are you actually in.

Welcome back to Malaysia... Welcome to the world!

Kak Lady said...

AM...dah kat Malaysia ke...Welcome back..

AM boleh join ngan kak lady PB rendah...tapi jarang pengsan kecuali kalau nampak darah....hehehe..

Was wondering...kat maner Jentayu spa ni eh? Puas sudah kak lady nak cari spa kat S.Alam ni...tapi tak jumpa jugak...Ada satu kat kaw. perumahan ni kelmarin dah pun ditutup....

cikdinz said...

main bowling, bagus.
nnt leh kasi balance itu BP.
score +/- 110 dah kira ok....

Queen Of The House said...

Iron Lady ... you're zip zapping here and there and I lost track on your whereabouts. Dah balik KL ke?

Queen Of The House said...

p.s Jentayu Spa yang dekat-dekat dengan KLCC Park tu ke?

D said...

women of wonders,
breakfast in ediburgh, lunch in london, dinner in bangsar. ish..ish..ish... jeles!

anggerik merah said...

Maklang dear,

Insyaallah when time permitted. Right now I focus on my family..spend loads of time with them to catch up.

Tu lah BP ni memang yoyo.
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Sir Gab dear,

Yes..but I enjoy every moment meeting with those who are still around..life must go on..

What industry?...emmm..Siti kata biarlah rahsia..hehehe.. rasa malu pulak nak cakap.

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Kak Lady,
TQ. Aha samalah kita takut darah jugak. But dah masuk senjakala ni dah ok dah sikit. If not dulu dulu asal tengok darah terus tumbang..hehe

Jentayu spa..I will post next the detail and contact..Di damansara
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cikdinz,

tu lah baru nak belajar bowl..
Cikdinz pandai bowl ka? Boleh lah bagi tips..

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QOTH,

hehehe...sekejap kat sana sekejap kat sini...yes ada kat KL.

Jentayu kat Damansar. Will post the detail

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d,

hehehe...tu lah..main lompat sana lompat sini...you ok ka?