Saturday, May 31, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 107

I'm thankful for:

  1. waking up early. I guess I am excited for my weekend classes.
  2. reaching on time and at the same time with my friend. Comfort level of mixing around is still not there yet.
  3. meeting and talking to an interesting person.
  4. being pushed out of the boundary again. Hope my presentation skills can really improve.
  5. ice cream and cake.

Being Thankful: Day 106

I'm thankful for:
  1. an outlet of my frustration. Silence doesn't mean I'm OK with it.
  2. a break and a movie. Leaving earlier from work is becoming a privilege.
  3. someone to listen to my predicaments and actually understand what work struggles I'm going through.
  4. the sting didn't hurt as bad after talking it over.
  5. complimentary movie - X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 104 & 105

I'm thankful these past two days for:

  1. achieving much every day.
  2. becoming a stronger person.
  3. learning to handle situations.
  4. always being polite, even in the face of confrontation.
  5. not caring so much about how others feel anymore - I will stand up for what I know is right.
  6. having the courage to state the truth in an email, so that whoever (especially in higher places) reads it will know who is not performing.
  7. first board meeting experience - dealing with multi departments have been surprisingly ok.
  8. learning new facts. Interesting.
  9. my lovely phone covers have arrived! Will pen a review if I have time - since there seemed to be a lack of headcase reviews around when I was searching for them.
  10. tomorrow being Friday? haha

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 103

I'm thankful for:

  1. parking space in the 2nd row.
  2. a smooth day.
  3. a new challenge coming up.
  4. being able to go home before 8pm
  5. an earlier night.

Being Thankful: Day 102

I'm thankful for:

1. Realizing that I may have cleared many of my outstanding tasks unconsciously. Not to say I don't have any work anymore, but what I worried about is steadily getting done.
2. An "unfortunate" mistake which I will turn it to a positive angle - go spread the news that I actually rejected an offer. Then everyone will know that I wasn't disloyal.
3. Doing what I said I would do.
4. Getting the long outstanding invoices to the finance people. It really isn't rocket science to make a few calls and find out who the PIC is. And this has been pending since December 2013!
5. Helping mum prepare father's day cards for the kids.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 101

I'm thankful for:

1. Having the ability to step back and let go to those who want to dominate.
2. The funny experience where first time in Genovasi history where the paper plane flew up into the plaster ceiling and got lost forever.
3. Completing week 1.
4. Completing my BSF homework in a night.
5. Watching Across the Universe. Finally.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 100

Ah it's the 100th day!!! Eventful indeed.

I'm thankful for:

1. Surviving 100 days of brain rewiring.
2. First day of design thinking.
3. Meeting new people (and a familiar face from uni aisecer days).
4. Pushed out of comfort zone in the assignment by interviewing the man (or lady) on the street on their opinion of motorcyclists in Malaysia.
5. Attending celebration although we were half an hour late.
6. Ramen at Banraku in Avenue K.

Being Thankful: Day 99

I'm thankful for:

1. Getting the board files out.
2. Finalising a number of tasks.
3. Learning that not only I was having such thoughts.
4. Help given.
5. Tomorrow is the first day of class!

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Right Choice?

So last week I turned down an offer which in every sense, with some exceptions, was a better deal. The basis for my decision was:
  1. distance
  2. environment - many unrelated acquaintances had some sort of negative perception on the place
  3. learning experience
  4. workload
However, now that I'm ladden with so much work in the new portfolio at my current place, I am starting to wonder whether I have made the right choice.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 98

I'm thankful for:

  1. being able to reach office on time for the past few days.
  2. not being sleepy at all during working hours for the past two weeks. Productivity is the name.
  3. running up and down. I think now I'll be able to meet more people and test my PR skills.
  4. my colleague who waited for me till late. Work never seems to get done with this new portfolio.
  5. home-cooked meal.
  6. receiving by post my first casing for my Nexus 5.

Being Thankful: Day 97

Oh gosh, plagued with the wifi adapter issue again. One day off course, here's the debt paid.

I'm thankful for:

  1. slowly learning through trial and error.
  2. a day without the bosses.
  3. getting started on a couple of the outstanding tasks (not all yet though).
  4. internet and the power of Googling - ah, sweet evidence of your attendance in the form of group photos with the required info in the backdrop!
  5. finally finished checking my last outstanding task from my previous portfolio.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 96

I'm thankful for:

  1. getting some outstanding work done and out for circulation.
  2. being able to reach office on time. Leaving earlier helps but the parking lot seems to be getting full fast.
  3. having nasi lemak for lunch!
  4. not being sleepy after that - wow! I think the brain has been overworking.
  5. reaching over 90 days of brain rewiring!

Being Thankful: Day 95

I'm thankful for:

1. self acceptance.
2. assigned help.
3. not letting someone ruin my plans.
4. going out of my comfort zone & going places alone.
5. always being alert during God's message at BSF.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

How to Export Your Phone Calendar to Google Calendar

I recently switched phones from my old HTC Sensation 4G to my new Google Nexus 5. Migrating my contacts and app information were easier than I had anticipated, thanks to syncing and the cloud.

However one of the challenges I had was the transfer of my calendar entries which I had accumulated since 2011 - many of which were birthday reminders and future appointments (the valuable entries). I tried to find out how I could sync the HTC calendar with Google calendar but I didn't find a solution (Not too sure if there is such a function). After much Googling, I tried out one of the suggestions in a forum thread and it worked! So here it goes:

Being Thankful: Day 94

I'm thankful for:

  1. rest. I think the only time that I can pay back my sleep debt is on the weekends. Yes, it has come to this - such an old lady! haha
  2. cool day. When it's sunny, we complain it's hot. When it's rainy, we complain it's gloomy. But I think I should make a conscious decision to be thankful for each day - at least it's not freezing cold like winter (I cannot tahan!)
  3. bread and butter. Simple pleasures in life. It tasted even better (and more satisfying) than the myKuali Penang White Curry Mee I had for lunch.
  4. managing to find a solution to export my calendar entries in my HTC Sensation to my Google calendar. More on that later.
  5. troubleshooting my laptop's wifi problem where the wireless adapter disappears from time to time and no wireless connection is available. I sort of uninstalled the wireless adapter driver (yea, smart aleck) without first noting down its name and then panic! Thankfully I could still use the LAN cable to connect to the internet and find a solution. In the end I found a driver from the HP website and tried downloading and installing it. Thus far it works! I hope this new driver will resolve the dropped wifi issue that has been plaguing my laptop since I bought it over a year ago.

Being Thankful: Day 93

I'm thankful for:

  1. a gloomy day - not so hot when I have to be driving up and down from SA to KD.
  2. the rain - somehow driving in heavy rain during the day just gives that feeling of total aloneness. Good time to really think of the things that matter.
  3. buying breakfast for the family.
  4. being able to wash my car without soap and in the drizzle - finally after how many months?
  5. home-cooked dinner. Always cherish home-cooked meals.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 92

I'm thankful for:

  1. the help given.
  2. reaching a decision and saying no. I'm choosing experience over money.
  3. being able to eat fairly normally. I hope my stomach has healed completely.
  4. starting to get the hang of things.
  5. friends.

Being Thankful: Day 91

Debt from yesterday.

I'm thankful for:

  1. having the courage to reject the offer.
  2. full day of work.
  3. getting a counter offer that met my minimum salary expectation.
  4. pretty blinky notification light which isn't an LED.
  5. surviving the day.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 90

I'm thankful for:

  1. feeling better after feeling bad everyday. I'm learning to accept people's nuances and well, when I get things done faster then it reflects well on my work and the perception I am creating with my new customers.
  2. not feeling sleepy anymore.
  3. learning more everyday.
  4. another friend to join our 10 week learning experience!
  5. a lovely dinner.

Being Thankful: Day 89

I'm thankful for:

  1. quality time.
  2. good rest.
  3. a walk in the park.
  4. home-cooked meal.
  5. witnessing the cycle of life - Mr Lizard Jr serves some purpose.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 88

I'm thankful for:

  1. meeting a new colleague and finding a link.
  2. first day with my orange phone.
  3. telling a colleague what I wanted to say and seeking her advice.
  4. having someone to confide in on my decision. Industry and prospect.
  5. having almost made my decision.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 87

I'm thankful for:

  1. my mum and the relationship we have. She is my best friend and the only person I can count on whenever, wherever, whatever.
  2. having the resolve to say "no" nicely (indirectly). No, you may not take my work and pass it off as yours.
  3. stepping back before answering.
  4. finally getting my iWant and for a little lesser! Red Nexus 5!
  5. syncing - made my life much easier. Now to audit the sync results and find a way to transfer my calendar entries!
google phone kit kat
Unboxing my red Nexus 5 D821!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 86

I'm thankful for:

  1. firm stool! (yea, I know... gross... but it's been a week of fearing the loo and eating bland food)
  2. a last minute opportunity to watch Spiderman 2 with mum.
  3. pretty sandals on sale - this always happens when you try to spend less!
  4. home-cooked meal by AY.
  5. not being pulled over by the cops at the roadblock although one of my headlights had blown. Really thank God!

flat sandals diamante
My sandals from Vincci - 70% off! Always wanted the teal pair

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 85

I'm thankful for:

1. My mind starting to accept change.
2. Starting to break the ice.
3. Completing the first draft of my first new assignment.
4. Getting an offer so fast, although did not meet my expectations.
5. Chatting with the HCBs.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 84

I'm thankful for:

  1. talking it over with a sister. The more I repeat it out loud, the more reason I drum into myself.
  2. the prayer.
  3. sucking it up and starting to embrace change.
  4. friends whom I can share with.
  5. hearing a funny but true quote on BFM: Please engage brain before releasing mouth! Totally changed my mood for the day.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 83

I'm thankful for:

  1. a smooth day.
  2. my car.
  3. a good talk.
  4. a hope.
  5. fellowship, although a very short one.

Being Thankful: Day 82

Ah, missed one day. Tuesday had been a very very trying day. What with the nerves of "the day before" and coupled with the disappointment when the portfolio reshuffle was announced. I don't really know why I am so mad at the decision made or maybe because I was sort of told to finish up other people's outstanding work on top of my own work. I just got so riled up with the injustice of the day and the accumulation of some time.

Anyway, here's the debt paid.

I'm thankful for:

  1. coming back to work after my sick day.
  2. although I'm still sick, it isn't torturing like it was on Sunday.
  3. having balance of home-cooked food for lunch.
  4. opening my first CDS account! Time to learn to trade.
  5. having the strength to not blow up at the wrong time.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 81

I'm thankful for:

  1. much improved health!
  2. feeling pain - humanises me.
  3. the 'just do it' attitude. Get things done although it may feel so out of character at first.
  4. a good day of rest.
  5. funny moment when I forgot my own blood type and when I checked, a silly joke popped into mind! *kiasu*

Being Thankful: Day 80

Yesterday was a horror. The heart wanted to do so many things but the body was not willing. It is hard to feel positive when you're feeling absolutely like shit (literally). Anyway this list is from yesterday.

I'm thankful for:

  1. going to church and not throwing up there.
  2. no more headache.
  3. able to make it through the greater part of the day although the nausea was there.
  4. finally getting the toxic out after some apple cider vinegar.
  5. the doctor giving me a day off without me asking for it.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 79

I'm thankful for:

1. Early morning start out.
2. Walk in the park.
3. Fellowship.
4. Some rest.
5. Food. I never stay hungry for long.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 78

I'm thankful for:

  1. realisation. It's time to listen to myself. Why did I even listen to those people whom I've just only known in the past few years. Their advice, although sound, were probably applicable to themselves but everyone is different. Our suitability, our drive, our goals are different.
  2. eating healthier - organic, vegetarian.
  3. starting the real process. Details are coming in.
  4. going to the shop and finding out it is out of stock! Bought me more time to think about it.
  5. the feel and smell of a dry clean towel!

Friday, May 02, 2014

Being Thankful: Day 77

I'm thankful for:

  1. long overdue meetup.
  2. sharing of experience.
  3. email on May Day - next week it is.
  4. finally getting to try the softshell crab burger - now I know what not to order.
  5. getting a good kind of nervousness. I've got nothing to lose. I'll just try.
  6. this coffee for breakfast!
bear foam art

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Need Vs Want... Oh which colour should I get?

The past few days I have been deliberately tempting myself to get my current dream smartphone - to buy or not to buy? This is the question. And every hiccup my two current phones make becomes an added excuse to justify buying the phone! The best part is that I know all this mind trickery serves no good purpose.

Being Thankful: Day 76

I'm thankful for:

  1. an exciting day. Less work doesn't mean it gets boring. Always keep emails and know what you replied people. Thank goodness I had more patience than to reciprocate daftness with deliberate daftness!
  2. an unexpected call. Lesson learnt - always prepare for the unexpected. Never thought that they would call, let alone call this fast. I surrender this into Your hands.
  3. the Thai lunch treat by Treasury and a sort of forced charity cupcake treat by one of our bosses.
  4. meeting up with cell members, although we went through a sucky jam.
  5. caramel stripe frap something in my tumbler! First time drinking a Starbucks drink since Japan and first time using my tumbler here! RM2 off!