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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tired and Saturated

This week has been crazy to me. I usually take things very easy at work, as I believe I have all the capability to solve issues within time. But this week is different story. First, when I reach office on Monday morning, suddenly I was told that I will be the owner of MID product. Not that I don't want to own the product, I have so many products in hand and most of the products are still in development stage and some are still seeing issue at the customer's site. I'm not the only one worry about taking the ownership of that product, most of the colleagues also same. I was lucky though, as my manager asked my workload and bandwidth before committing to the other manager regarding the product ownership, hence I rejected it and in the end, another guy will take over the ownership of that product. Then I was requested to do some looping test over one of the board which has ECO (the looping still ongoing now). Next another board also required looping as we are seeing some issue in customer site and the design engineer did some ECO to the board. This is not all. I'm still in the learning phase of developing an executive to run test program and was already assigned to do some of the more advanced development. Well, I do enjoy my work, but at the same time these workloads were enough to almost prevent me from blogging as I'm quite saturated and exhausted. Anyway, just to vent out something that come across my mind. Again, I would like to stress that I enjoy my work, but this week has been real crazy to me :)


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Prejudice and Despise

During the last weekends, I was talking with my brother regarding my attitude towards others and his reply really kept me thinking. To me, there are different classes or ranking for each people, family and friend as well. Taking myself as benchmark.....some will eventually falls to higher rank than me or lower rank than me or just the same rank. Everything is just based on my perception taking into account a lot of things (in which I won't be able to disclose it). What I hated most is that I judge others so harsh and that I judge my family members even harsher. It's like for those not so close to me, their passing marks can be just 20%, and they are like the same rank as me, above the passing marks meaning they have high ranking. For those closer to me especially my family members, I'll set their passing marks higher like maybe 3x or 4x more. Eventually my perception as the Judge leads to some straineous relationship with some others falling under the lower ranking. In actual fact, I will despise those from the lower rank category, if they do not show any initiative to change to better.

This one attitude, which my brother told me, makes me lose respect to those I despises, even family member. His feedback really troubles me, as what he told me was quite true. I have becoming someone I have hated to become.

I will really have to change from becoming the man I despises. Not only it has change me to become an arrogant monster, it also ruin some of my relationship. Well, guess I'm done venting my anger towards it is time for me to change to become better. Remember.....I despises those who do not want to change to become better, especially when they are from lower rank category.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Political Turmoil In Perak

This post may come in a little bit late, but still I want to post it because it happened to my beloved hometown. While the Chinese were still celebrating Chinese New Year, or at least still in the Chinese New Year, something 'BIG' happened. It's the switch of power from PR to BN. Probably this is one news that is very hard to swallow by some people, but still BN will rule Perak as of now until further changes..........maybe few other by-elections, Sultan suddenly changes his mind, some politicians change mind and jump to PR.

The situation is pretty simple. Perak Sultan couldn't agree with Nizar to dissolve the State Assembly, and give the power to BN to rule Perak. BN and PR both have 28 seats. While dissolvement of the State Assembly is what the Perakians expected, the Sultan proved to them everything is possible. Many Perakians feel that they were robbed of democracy and that they deserve to choose again if there is snap election going.

Probably the biggest mistake is that PR welcome the assemblyman from BN a week before. The way PR choose to welcome those who leave BN is opposite the PR's principle which is for the Rakyat instead of Power. The acceptance of the assemblyman make it looks as if PR is strengthening, or at least still have more seats than BN, even though at that time 2 assemblyman from PKR (PR) were about to leave the coalition. While dissolvement of the State Assembly looks a better choice due to uncertainty, PR choose to just accept the assemblyman though there's discussion on the possibility of getting a by-election if there's defection.

Next, by judging at the situation, the unity among the PR component parties are still in a doubt. It is always more transparent and open if the component parties have their own stand and principles. But, the way Karpal Singh voice out for the president of PR to step down makes them looks like sore loser.

The PR may have lost the battle at the moment, but if PR is to win the heart of the Rakyat, PR has to become an effective opposition and stand up for the injustice and to stand firmly on their principles, for the Rakyat, snstead of wasting time to go politicking. In this way, people will know that PR is for them. The PR government has been doing quite well during their 10 months as the Perak, so it only make sense if they continue their good job as opposition.

BN, on the other hand, force their way to become the Perak Government. Given the way they provoke the anger of the Perakians, this is definitely their last chance to prove their worth. I am quite positive we can see more development happening in Perak as if BN cannot deliver during this 3-5 years, this could spell the end for BN reign in Perak.

With this political turmoil, it gives the Perakians one very valuable lesson, which is we cannot put our trust on some Tom, Dick and Harry politicians just because we do not like the other party. The politician should stand firm by his or her principles. Another lesson we get from the situation is never let one party to have slim win. If they are to win, let them win by a miles, well at least if the defection occurs, then it will not happen so easily. Or the best way is to propose a ruling to prevent defections to occur.

As of now, I do wish all the best for BN in their reign in Perak. As for PR, we all feel for you guys. You all have been a great government during these 10 months stint. But, sometimes you need to lose a battle to win the war. BN might have won the battle this round, but if they cannot deliver, in the next GE, PR will have convincing win, provided PR also do their part in becoming an effective opposition.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chinese New Year Photos - Part 2

Yesterday marked the final day of Chinese New Year which has been ongoing for 15 days. It was consider the so-call Chinese "Valentine's Day" where the females will throw mandarin oranges and the males will be fetching the oranges (of their other half) at the other side. But I think this tradition is not practiced anymore.

Anyway, here are the continuous photos from the Chinese New Year.........

Continue from the "tea" session from Part 1

Getting red packet from parents :)

Next day, at my 1st uncle's house visiting them and my grandparents (father side)........

1st uncle and his family (one of his son don't want to take the picture)

My father, 1st uncle and their parents, my grandparents :)

Me (white shirt) and my brother Kian Hin

At night, we go Old Town Kopitiam "tea" session again............

Tai Ka Jie

Kian Hin and Yen Leng
Mum and Dad

Me and Kian Hin

My younger sister and me :)

2nd day.....prawn "Har"(which sounds like laughter) day at Tualang

The place

Har - sounds like laughter

My cousins

With grandma
The Young family

The Hiong family

Busy eating....Kian Hin is the cameraman because he don't eat prawn

The result from me ..... actually this is 1/3 of it

My cousin camwhoring at my house

That's all the 2 days Chinese New Year photos...

The political situation in Perak is in quite a mess since the Chinese New Year, which I think could be a good topic to blog on my next post. Well, I'll see how as I want to stay as neutral as possible.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chinese New Year Photos - Part 1

The Chinese New Year celebration reach the 10th day and I have all the photos that were taken during the first two day of the Chinese New Year and the Chinese New Year eve.

Today I will post those taken in the Chinese New Year eve. :)

Having 'Yee Sang' in my grandmother's house. 'Lou Yee Sang' means increasing in abundance.

Still Yee Sang

A closer look at the Yee Sang (鱼生)

The reunion dinner

Have to split in two tables, cause the table is too small :p

Back home, while awaiting for "tea" session, we watch some Chinese New Year specials

Nien Gao for our "tea" session

Helping out in preparation

All the food are ready


Monday, February 2, 2009

Moody To Work is the official day at work after a week off from job. I woke up 5.45 am and then hv a shower and took my breakfast at home in Ipoh. Then at about 6.30 am, I started my journey from Ipoh to Kulim, the place where I work and stay during the weekdays. The journey to my office took about 2 hours, when I reached office and parked my car, it is already 8.30 am. I have a meeting at 9.00 am, which will be reschedule to 11.00 am next round. Basically this is the only meeting that I have on Monday. So, usually on Monday, I will be kind of moody to work. Maybe because I need to wake up early, so it will be kinda tiring. Next after the meeting....all I do was just check and reply emails.....which is not tough, as most of the people were on leave the whole last week. Then I take online course....and after that surf net. Feel like there's something holding me back from really working, but anyway, this is usually the case after long break. Let me take about 2-3 days to come back to reality where I need to really work things out. Another "bullshitting" post here again. Sigh....when will I regain myself....Lolz.

Signing off here for today. Hopefully the next post won't be this kind of bullshit. But I've already downloaded Chinese New Year photos to my laptop, so I think I can post on what I did during the Chinese New Year next post. :)


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