Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Don’t get mad and don’t get even. Just try to ignore

I think it’s normal that at some point in our life, we are bound to meet people who we can’t get along with. This could be due to several reasons like difference in opinions, clash in personality or had a bad history with the other person. Each of us also deals with these people differently. Some would fight back and some would just choose to ignore and continue with their lives. Of course our patience does have a limit and if the situation gets worse, we would want to stand our ground.

I am a patient person and would always choose to ignore. I don’t like confrontation and most definitely would want things to remain peaceful. The most I would do is bitch about it but I would not try to get even. However, I have to admit when things get out of hand, it does stress me out a bit.

I got caught into this situation some time ago and knowing me, when I worry, I tend to get overboard with it. A colleague advised me not to worry too much about people who have nothing better to do than make our life difficult. It’s a waste of time and energy. She recommended this book from Dale Carnegie: How to stop worrying and start living. I read a few chapters of it and now understand what she meant.

I’d like to share some interesting advice that Mr Carnegie mentioned in the book:

“When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil”.

To cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness, remember this rule:

“Let’s never try to get even with our enemies because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let’s do as General Eisenhower does: let’s never waste a minute thinking about people we don’t like”

Ok, maybe ‘enemy’ is too harsh of a word. I’d rather put it as ‘people I can’t get along with’.

So friends, if there are these type of people in your life, just let them be. Think of it this way: the more we choose to ignore them, the more pissed off they’ll be. Teeheeheehee….

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” -Eleanor Roosevelt-

Monday, October 22, 2007


Back at work. The first day after about 9 days of raya leave. *groan* It kinda feels like the first day of school... So lazy and rasa nak nangis :P.

Was shocked this morning when someone called to say a friend of ours passed away this morning. Sudden heart attack. He was just 31 years old and left behind a pregnant wife and 3 small kids. I am very saddened by this news.

Not in the mood to work

Monday, October 8, 2007

Things people do...

I find it fascinating how some people would go through great lengths to get what they want. It can be through doing something dangerous, something funny or something weird but they don’t really care. The drive to get that certain prize is so strong that they are willing to endure all sorts of pain.

I wasn’t sure whether to be shocked or laugh when I read this brief news that came up in the The Sun last week.

HongKong- A Beijing woman won a car after kissing it for 27 hours and 40 minutes to beat 120 other competitors in a bizarre contest.

Real estate saleswoman Zhang Chunying was allowed two 10 minute breaks and had to stand on one leg after 24 hours were up in the contest run by a shopping mall in the capital.

With 6 contestants left after 24 hours, one collapsed from dehydration after 25 hours of kissing the Chevrolet Lova, the South China Morning Post reported yesterday.

The four others dropped out over the next two hours, unable to remain kissing and standing on one leg long enough to win.

The winner did not come out unscathed. “I can’t walk now” Zhang said. “My legs are numb and my waist is aching but I’m happy I got the car”


I personally would rather spend all that time to kiss my man :)

Note: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all Muslim blogger friends out there. Please also forgive me for any wrong doings. Have a safe journey back to your kampung and make sure you don’t each too much!! I'm sure you guys are gonna have a great time but don't forget to come back to work!!
Take care everyone :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Those 5 things...

I don’t usually do tags but since this isn’t so hard plus Ms Sherie asked so nicely, I guess it wouldn't hurt to give it a try :)

5 Things In My Handbag

  • Wallet, coin wallet and card holder

  • Make-up stuff (lipstick, lip liner, eyebrow liner, compact powder, lip balm, blusher, perfume)

  • Mobile phone (Nokia 6300. Nothing fancy or high-tech but I love it!)

  • Facial blotter (what to do…got oily face)

  • Car key

5 Things In My Wallet

  • Money

  • I.C and Driving License

  • Cards (ATM, Credit Cards, Isetan, Bonus Link, ING)

  • Stamps (Need this when I pay for my credit cards. I know I should be more tech savvy and pay on-line but so malas to go to bank to activate, ask for i.d and all that)

  • Receipts (I do spring cleaning once a week)

5 Favourite Items In My Bedroom

  • My hairbrush (I have to brush my hair before going to bed. Its one of those habits)

  • My bolster (Tak puas tidur kalau takde bantal peluk)

  • My blanket (This is definitely a must. Otherwise, I’ll have nightmares of Toyols coming to get me)

  • My bed (Very welcoming especially after a hard days work)

  • My clothes

5 Things I Wish To Do

  • Move out from this department (It’s been so long. I’m turning into a dinosaur!!!)

  • Exercise and workout so that I’ll have a gorgeous body like Angelina Jolie (of course this shall remain a wishful thinking because I know I’ll be too lazy to do it)
  • Have the guts to tell this person to “shut up and buzz off!”

  • Take a long break from work and do some traveling

  • Go on a hot date with Brad Pitt

5 Things That I Am Doing Now

  • This tag

  • Listening to my favourite songs on ITunes
  • Hugging my pillow (supposed to be for my back but I like to hug it more)

  • Warm myself up (Already wearing a jacket and pashmina but its still freaking cold!!)

  • Daydreaming of Brad Pitt (oopps…better not. Kurang pahala puasa nanti. Teeheehee)

Ok Sherie, I dah buat homework. Hope you're happy!! :)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Lets celebrate!

Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)

There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times, and your laughter too

We gonna celebrate your party with you
(song from Kool and the Gang)

Today marks my 9th year in the company. Woohoo!! Can't believe how time flies by so fast! I’ve got a LOT more years to go though. *Groan*

There have been sad and happy moments throughout the 9 years. Some of which I made the right decision, some I wish I could have done better and some I know I would never want to repeat again. I had good bosses, I had crappy bosses. There were great friends and colleagues and not to forget the annoying ones also. Good or bad, I must say I learnt a lot through all the experiences.

I know there is still a lot more room for improvement and I’m looking forward to many more productive years ahead!

Happy Anniversary to me! :)