Friday, December 18, 2009

In Good Company

My mum, aunty and niece was here for a week.

That simply translated to a week worth of good night sleep for me. I can never get a good night sleep whenever Deli's away for overseas assignment. Thank God for the pleasant company!

I didn't get to bring them to lots of places to go/shop due to the training I had to attend. We did however, shopped till we almost dropped on Saturday and Sunday.

It was not easy shopping with 2 adults and 3 kids.

We lost a bag full of newly-purchased clothes while shopping for something else. It was frustrating but we had no choice but to make peace with the fact that it might not meant to be ours. Oh well. Things happened for a reason.

Yesterday, the wonderful lot made their way back to BP. It's sad to see them go after all the fun we had. I guess time goes by so quickly when you're having fun.

Looking forward to seeing them again. Soon.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Refresher

Was away for training since Monday.

I was a bit hesitant to go at first - have tons of things to do in the office, especially BSE UAT that was scheduled to end on Thursday.

Almost as instantly, i found the session surprisingly interesting. The trainer was a pleasant man with a talent to hold the attention of each participant to the very end.

The course was nothing new to Pea and I. We're familiar with the processes and stuff though a little bit different in practice. The principles are somewhat the same.

Made some new friends from Touch n G and some other companies. Very friendly lot, I would say. Trainings are always the best place to make new contacts and make new friends.

All in all, the course was interesting and serves as a refresher for us since we are pursuing the PMP certification. Don't know when that will be, still.

The session ended on Wednesday with lots of new little things to apply and of course, a couple of pounds to boast from the yummy meals.

It was indeed a welcomed distraction from work. Definitely.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Right Stuff

Do the right thing for you.

I have heard it often enough but never really grasped the meaning of the phrase.

What is exactly the right thing for me?
How do I know if it's right?
Does good equals to right?
Does it mean conforming to the norm? Society standards? Cultural practices?

What is the right thing, exactly?

At this moment, I am really in need of an answer.

I have been going back and forth, thinking what is the right thing to do.
Sticking to my principles? My beliefs? Making sure everyone is pleased?

I want to be happy with my decisions but that would mean possible severe impact on other matters.

How can I do what's right for me when there are so many things to consider?
How can I do the right thing for myself without being selfish?

I know that life is unfair.

I was merely hoping that it would give me a break once in a while.

Now - seems like a good time for one.