Sunday, May 20, 2007

looking for travel mate


i just realised i qualify for a free roundtrip ticket to Tokyo (or Nagoya).

makes the uncomfortable and short of pleasant flights on this airline worth it. i only clocked 3 trips and 4th one is free.

so, anyone interested? i plan to go around oct / nov period. summer's too hot, autumn can enjoy red leaves and hotspring... and lots of yummy food.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007


i went to kinokuniya today after my jap class, and found neko magazine in the same usual spot.

turned and look at the price tag.

nabeh chee bye!

$20.80 for a 880 yen magazine!

hello, kinokuniya, who are you kidding? Yen has devalued to 1.25 ok!

time to switch to for my supply of jap literature.


i've been in my job for a month now, and lo and behold, the 5 staff in my dept i am managing, are all older than me!

it's not easy, i have been accused of "throwing my weight around".

i also segregate the company staff into 2 camps, "new school" and "old school" (it helps me manage them better).

"old school" are all the people who still believe in hoarding information, who draw very clear (and deep) lines on depts, job and responsibility, that if the customer gave wrong part number and that caused a delay in fulfilment its the damn customer's fault.

wah piang eh, dealing with uncles and aunties is a big challenge man. and i am sure 他们吃的盐比我吃的米多。

alas they are so outdated. we are in the 21st century, and virtual team is a buzz word not a myth liao.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

my life is back to normal

it has been a bumpy start to 2007.

after 4 months of struggling and coping, i think my life is finally back on track.

i gained some, i lost some.

that's ok. i am now a stronger gal :)

this morning, i am finally going back to my japanese class, which i stopped for 3 months.