Friday, April 13, 2012

Post #0192 -Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life

Dear Earthlings, 

I think I've been busy lately though I'm not quite sure what has been tiding me up. D'uhh! 

Office workloads are as always, except that I just got to know that my colleagues are part of my silent readers! (*wave* *wave* Miss Shop-a-Lot, Miss Drama-a-Lot and Miss Skinny-a-Lot). It is not that I mind these people know about my private life (It has been a month since I approved my boss on my FB, as well as my colleagues) but it is just a totally new thing for me. I'm sorry because some of them feel like I am not telling the truth.

Previously, I only add my (ex) colleagues once I left the company (and) didn't mixed up between office and personal. But working in the BlueCompany, I guess it has totally changed the landscape.  Mostly because these people are not office mates per se, they are also gossip buddies, good friends as well as fashion polices. If you want the truth (just about anything) go ask them.

Anyways, for the past 5 months, GadgetGeek has been hinting me to stay at home. (haiyaa.. should I be telling you this? Afterall, I bet my colleagues are reading this. wadehek). However, the answer is still NO, as Miss Shop-a-Lot says,
"I work because I'm giving space to my husband and kids"

No worries, my condition is simple. I only resign if we need to migrate (or if my boss resigns). If not, whatever I said still stand (for now :)
Like last week.. GadgetGeek asked me to extend my leave. Couldn't do so because of limited leave days I have.

GadgetGeek : Resign jelah.
Me : Don't want lah. Nanti bosan tak kerja. Kids at school the whole day. If ada maid, all housework will be done by her. 
GadgetGeek : That's easy. We remove the maid.
 _   _

I couldn't believe I'm saying this.
It's not that I don't priorities my family.. I believe that I need to work in order to keep my insanity. I have to admit that it's more tiring to stay at home.
You can just ask my schoolmates. All of them know that my ultimate ambition is not to work but to be a fulltime housewife. But later I realised, I couldn't leave my (current) job and enjoying every minute of it. (this is a true story okay. It is not because I know that my boss is reading this!)

What more, GadgetGeek always on the go. Sometimes he only realises that he needs to fly somewhere on the morning itself. Even worse, I only know that he is outstation, but don't know his whereabout.

I shouldn't be blabbering about this. It always happened when I'm too lazy to upload pictures.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Post #0191 - Aw-Shucks!

Dear Earthlings, 

March was a handbag galore month for me. Didn't expect it at all, but received it with open arms :)
Got three handbags from GadgetGeek. You heard it. Not one, but THREE! -

and (super unexpected) one from my Mom in law & Sis in Law.

So far I've been only using these three (except the black one). 
Not that I don't know how to appreciate.. but the feeling I have right now is w.e.i.r.d.
I normally use one handbag until lunyai, and then only buy a new one. That is how I treat a handbag. 
But having four handbags at one time.. hmm.. I must have been a reallllly good girl :)
Muahahahah (evil laugh)

ps - mmm.. on a second thought.. was GadgetGeek did something wrong? was he redeeming himself?? hmm..

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Post #0190 - 90/10 Rule

Dear Earthlings, 

Years ago, GadgetGeek emailed me on the 90/10 Rule. I totally forgot about it until Miss Shop-a-Lot bring it up. Basically, it reminds us how not to spoil our day with minor things.

By Steven Covey 
(Author of best seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations). What is this principle?

10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean?
We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%. 

How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light. 
However, you can control your reaction. Do not let people fool you; YOU can control how you react.
Let us use an example: You are eating breakfast with your family.
Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt.
You have no control over what just happened. What happens next will
be determined by how you react. You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. 

A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. 

Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit zone. After a 15-minute delay and throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started terrible. 

As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home, When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter. 

Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day?
A. Did the coffee cause it?
B. Did your daughter cause it?
C. Did the policeman cause it?
D. Did you cause it?

The answer is "D".
You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. 

Here is what could have and should have happened.
Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, "Its ok honey, you just need to be more careful next time".
Grabbing a towel, you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having.
Notice the difference?

Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended different.
Why? Because of how you REACTED.
You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by your reaction.
Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle.

If someone says something negative about you, do not be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You do not have to let the negative comment affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc.

How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic?
¡¤         Do you lose your temper?
¡¤         Pound on the steering wheel? (A friend of mine had the  steering wheel fall off)
¡¤         Do you curse?
¡¤         Does your blood pressure skyrocket?
¡¤         Do you try to bump them? 

WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the cars ruin your drive. Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not worry about it.

You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It
will work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job.

The plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger.
Why are you stressed out? It will just make things worse. Now you know the 90/10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results. You will lose nothing if you try it.

The 90/10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle.
The result? Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and heartache.
We all must understand and apply the 90/10 principle.
It CAN change your life!

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