Monday, September 29, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

At last, it’s weekend again! There quite a lot of things happened in the office during our extended training. One of our Japanese speaker almost kick the butt of the other for being such a b*tch. It was really traumatic and for some reason I almost left my post there because I really can’t stand such environment where arrogance and politics exist. All I want is a workplace where I really can work, no competition but of course full of challenges to help me develop my capabilities and technical skills. I remembered during my final interview I really emphasized those things and was told that I don’t have to worry because we are all family there. However, that’s not the case with one of our batch mate... It disappoints me but what can we do? We are all unique, we can’t impose things to others and most of all we can no longer change someone’s ways but we can avoid them from treating us badly. Well, this is reality! I know! Different words are coming out of their mouth about it, it was already known by the concerned department and so we just don’t know what they would be doing. Anyway, I don’t want to think about it anymore since next week I will not be seeing her nor hearing her so by then, all I have to do is work, work & work!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Here are couple words again for those who are learning Indonesian language...

Ability = Kemampuan
Above = Di atas
Accept = Menerima
Accidental = Kebetulan
Accomplish = Menyelesaikan
Action = Tindakan
Across = Di sebrang
Activity = Kegiatan
Add = Menembah
Address = Alamat
Admit = memperbolehkan
Afraid = Takut
Ago = Yang lalu
Agree = Setuju
Alongside = Sebelah
Already = Telah, Sudah
Also = Juga
Altogether = Sama Sekali, Semuanya
Always = Selalu

I hope this helps in some way...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Why does this thing happen? Before I thought that power interruptions or change power happens mostly during storms, but I noticed that our beloved main supplier of energy does this often. Is it due to maintenance or just a lousy tactics to make our electricity fluctuate and cause high readings on our meters? My main concern here is that, appliance will be broken with this! So aside from paying high for electricity it doubles the cost since you have to have your appliance repaired or worst buy a new one. Just the other day, it happened twice and today thrice! Can you believe that? That’s why, I had to buy a UPS for my PC. Nevertheless, the rest of the appliance is not using one. I really want to know the reason why they do that... I’m really mad about this but I know that when you call them they’re just going to give you those lousy answers assuming you don’t know what you are asking them, so I didn’t bother anymore. I just want to vent out this one and probably get some answers or thoughts from you guys... If you experience this kind of thing as well and if you have tips or suggestion what could help us prevent having faulty appliance due to this kind of power interruption.

Alzheimer's Memory Walk
We are hearing of this Alzheimer’s disease very often and we know that it is an illness in the brain but how far do we know about it? Alzheimer’s is a disease that damages the brain cells causing problems with memory, thinking and severe behaviour disorder that would really affect how an individual lives daily. It is a fatal disease because it gets worst overtime. It has different stages and there are quite a lot of groups and organizations who are helping in the awareness of this disease as well as movements or events that not only gives information but as well as show support to those who are fighting this illness. The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is an event that will promote care, raise funds for Alzheimer’s care and most of all continuous research about it. Everyone can walk for a purpose! Let’s fight Alzheimer’s disease together to have a world free of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

Friday, September 12, 2008

It started last Monday when rain pours non-stop. I had difficulty going to the office, who didn’t? Yesterday, when I arrived in the office the air-conditioner is colder than normal, good thing I brought my jacket and I wore jeans ‘cause if not, my goodness I would be freezing to death. After having a meeting and some applications overview we went on a break, take note just a 15 minute break! One of my friends there, Norie wasn’t able to bring a jacket with her, so she asked me if I can accompany her to walk to the mall and buy one and probably grab some snack there... The moment we got in, we headed to the department store to look for a cute, simple and affordable jacket since payday is a few days away...HEHEHE... I was really amazed that she just looked around a few seconds and grabbed one over the other and then said ok this is it, I’ll get this! Me, I also shop fast specially if I know where and what I will be buying but normally I look around first just to double check ‘cause I might missed the good stuff on the rack, I was really laughing yesterday because honestly, that was the first time that I had a 15 minute shopping! Crazy, I know! But I enjoyed it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

It has been quite a tough week for me that had passed. After two weeks of learning the process and the applications that I’d be dealing with for how long I don’t know, last week made me felt like I’m really starting over. Most of them said, I’m really good in what I am doing, but for some reason I wanted to object. It’s not that I don’t believe in me however, I know that I still have a lot to learn and make sure that I know not everything but most of it. Seriously, I felt like I just graduated from college that everything I do is different. I’m excited though, for I know things will get better and better. In some aspects, I think the reason I felt this way is that for years this is the first time that I’m concentrated on myself, I get to do what I want, I get to really voice out what’s in my head without leading to arguments or biased criticism. I really am hoping for more opportunities as well as challenges that would really make me a better person I chose to be.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

10 Signs It's Time to Quit

"I like what I do. I just don't like where I work." Sound familiar?
From unbearable co-workers to depressing work environments, there things that can make even the best job a living hell. Here are some signs it's time to look for a new job.

Sign No. 1: Your co-workers are annoying.
Obnoxious people can invade your work life. Let's face it, not everyone gets along perfectly. But you need to have some sort of harmonious relationship with fellow employees to get the job done. How are you supposed to get any work done when these guys keep getting in the way? They are distracting and impede productivity. Most offices have a Gossip, that one person who has the "scoop" all the time and is not afraid to share it. Misery loves company, and finds it often in the Whiner, who isn't afraid to complain and bellyache. And everyone has the Neighbor whose noisy distractions include his cellular ringtone, speakerphone and radio.

Sign No. 2: The environment is toxic.
Everyone experiences job highs and lows, but discontent could also be a sign of a chronically depressing work environment or even a company in peril. A bad work environment is reflective of the culture of an entire business. Do you work in a less-than-nurturing atmosphere? Is morale constantly low? Have you been complaining for two solid years? It could be an organizational problem that applying feng shui to your cube just won't fix.

Sign No. 3: You're mentally exhausted by the end of the day.
Stress can cause low morale, decreased productivity and apathy towards work. Plus, it can spill into your personal life and even have a negative effect on your health. Today there are fewer people who are taking on more and more work. American workers experience burnout at an alarming rate. According to CareerBuilder, 68 percent of workers feel burnout at work, and 45 percent said their workloads are too heavy. Yes, we all have to pick up some slack and "take one for the team" from time to time. But if there's no end in sight, do yourself and your health a favor and dust off your résumé.

Sign No. 4: Your boss is a nightmare.

Even though this person is your boss, it doesn't give him license to do anything he wants. If you have a lousy boss, even the best job in the world can make life a living hell. Your relationship with your supervisor plays a big role in your overall professional happiness and success. Fighting to have your boss removed or waiting for your boss to change or get fired are rarely successful tactics. If you are working for someone who is always absent, unavailable, self-absorbed or untrustworthy, it's time to look for a better supervisor and a better opportunity.

Sign No. 5: You're watching the clock... every 10 minutes.
Though you might not like to work, it's even worse when you are bored while you're there. One can only watch so many videos on YouTube or bid on unneeded things on eBay. If you aren't feeling challenged, that's a sign that you need additional responsibilities or a change roles. And be warned, if you don't have any responsibility or find yourself with nothing to do, management might be trying to phase you out and you might be in danger of losing your job.

Sign No. 6: You get no respect.
Does any of this sound familiar? Your ideas aren't taken seriously; there are no opportunities for advancement; the boss ignores you; co-workers alienate you; you're discouraged from improving skills with a course or seminar; you're passed over for a promotion -- again; or you're excluded from key projects and strategizing sessions. So why are you still giving this organization your time, energy and great ideas?<

Sign No. 7: Your co-workers act like animals.

They live for themselves and only themselves. They irritate you. They offend you. They have no manners or ethics. And you work with them all. There's the Office Thief who steals your ideas. The Shirker arrives late, leaves early and disappears whenever work is near. The Buck-passer unloads her work onto everyone else and blames others for her mistakes. The Procrastinator delays things until the last possible minute, slowing you down by not having the information you need to meet your deadlines. The Interrupter stops by your cubicle 10 times a day to chat about her latest boyfriend despite your ringing telephone and pressing deadlines. And don't forget the infamous Elevator Person who rides up only one floor instead of taking the stairs.

Sign No. 8: Nobody communicates.
Although we live in a world of e-mail, cell phones, instant messages, Blackberries, WiFi and, yes, even face-to-face conversation, there can still be a complete lack of communication. Whether it's a co-worker who's not returning your voice mail or the CEO not conveying a company's goals and accomplishments, the breakdown of communication can be frustrating and detrimental to your job. It can cost you an account, make you to miss a deadline, cause you to lose a client, and even get you fired.

Sign No. 9: You're not valued.
Forty-three percent of workers do not feel appreciated, and one-fourth of workers feel that they are just a "number" within their organization. You need to realize that you deserve credit for your successes. Recognition is important, and good companies implement programs to let employees know they are valued. Is your company doing anything to reward your efforts? Do you ever receive bonuses, perks or positive feedback? If your boss has never heard of positive reinforcement verbal or otherwise, find a company that will value your talents.

Sign No. 10: You feel stifled.
What kind of quality of life do you have? Is your 40-hour week turning into a 24/7 grind? While salary may seem like the end all and be all, your quality of life determines your overall happiness. How much time you spend on the job, working conditions, supervisors and subordinates can positively and negatively impact your job outlook. If you dread the time you spent at work, it should be a clear indicator that it's time to break free. A job shouldn't stifle you creatively, mentally or physically

Bottom line:
Considering what you don't like about your current situation should give you insight into what you are seeking in future endeavors. If you know what your priorities and preferences are and actively seek them, work can be an enjoyable experience.

If, however, you've answered yes to more than four of these signs, then you might want to get started on a new job search.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Our days can sometimes be very confusing. We seem to have too many things to do, too many problems to solve., and not enough time to accomplish everything. We tend to forget that each day is a beautiful miracle, and there is much love and enjoyment to be experienced. You don't have to solve every problem or accomplish all your goals in one day. Finish what you can today, and leave the rest for tomorrow. Allow yourself time to relax, time to be with your friends and loved ones, time to play, and time to sit in the sunshine. Be easy on yourself, and you will find your problems are easier to solve and that you can accomplish more with your time. And you will also find that your life is more peaceful, your days are more fun, and that you are happier and more content.

Monday, September 01, 2008