Friday, February 26, 2010

Lately i'm easily get upset with people. Even yesterday, 2 of my colleagues made a remark on ths. I don't blame me. When work is stressful, when 24hrs is not enough, sapa yang tak cepat naik angin.. with so many initiatives in the company and the same people who's involve in the task force, maunya tak easily aggravated.

Next week i'll get new staff to replace my "wing"man who's going to that war torn country yang our Holding company just won few oil blocks there. So we'll see, if she's good, i'll be my usual bubbly self. if she's not, then datin harimau will still be in action lah.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Yesterday i'm sad. Today i'm pissed..tomorrow hopefully will be a good day.

Yesterday, was informed that my right hand man will be transferred. There goes my succession plan into the drain. The opportunity is actually good for him. In fact i'm happy for him. He is going to assist my boss in our newly secured mega project in a foreign country and he will be relocate. Last time, i suggested his name to replace me in Dubai but he decline. He told me that he's not ready. I guess the stress and responsibility did scare him. Well his older appearance and maturity despite his young age tend to make us forget that he is actually young.
My company is big in succession plan, esp with the new management team. All managers have to have succession plans otherwise we are not going anywhere. It's in our KPI ok, that's how important it is, staffs development and coaching..

Now that Azam won't be with me anymore, i'll be cripple for awhile. FYI, i didn't really look into operational issues anymore since it's all manage by Azam. i only intervene when there's a need for it. I just concentrate on strategic planning and business proposal since there's so many new initiatives going in the Group and concentrate in 1 client who really need my attention since the team in-charge is rather weak in developing the buss. Now, i guess while finding a replacement, i have to suffer la. Of course Tasha is next in line, but there's certain quality that she still need to develop.

But since management agreed for Ida to join my team, i'm quite relief. At least ths difficult client that she's going to handle is very comfortable with her. I'm optimist within next few weeks, she can take charge and release some of my burden from some initiatives.

Key takes for today: I shouldn't have only 1 next in line to me. Shud develop few more. lesson learnt.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A place called home

I'm having the biggest headache in my life so far.. reason sebab nak beli rumah. FYI, aku tengah house hunting now. My husband and i dah tengok a place, a 4 story duplex yang memang tranquil and so la chanteks that we love it so much. I'm like falling in love with it straight away esp it's partly furnish with all the fixtures and fittings semua dah ada and it looks great. But i think it's overprice. For that price tag, we can get a semi-d in a nearby area. But my husband reason that the place suit our lifesytle does make sense. It's strictly guarded, so it safe for me who always work till late and furthermore my husband also selalu outstation. we will have our privacy as the unit face a lush green well taken care of garden . Oh i can keep on writing about all it's good quality as i really love it.

My sister sceptical about ths possible purchase as she think it's overprice as well. Also, the monthly maintanence fee pun not cheap.

FYI, my last property purchase is base on love at first sight as well. I bought it because the design is so modern with lots of windows and it look so different. I dont give a heck about value because who care, i bought it because i want to stay there not for investment. It sell out like hot cakes, sekejap saja dah habis, even when i have a secod thought as i want to change to different unit in front row instead of middle row after 2 weeks pun dah tak ada. Lots of people think it's not a good investment since area tu macam a little bit inside from main highway but not for i say i bought it since i fall in love with it.

The house siap early last year and due to our busy schedule, we didn't do anything. sampai aku merajuk with husband since he didnt take any action and whenever i want to decide, he vetoed my decision..mana tak marah. aku dah put initiative to check things/contactors/ID but ada je comments dia, mahal la, tak cantik la etc etc. Sampai my sister cakap "kakni dah tak payah la check since kakni tak ada LOA to decide pun"..marah tak..

So after almost a year tak buat apa while ada some neighbours dah masuk rumah pun, aku dah tawar hati to stay there esp when some renovations are done badly jadi menhodohkan rumah yg originally cantik. In my eye, the original design is so unique but after some tasteless renovation, the once expensive house now looks cheap.

Last week, we decided to put the house for sale. Appoint an agent on Saturday and saw his advertisement on Sunday nite. After few sms and few attemps to nego, which i decline to turunkan price (not because i'm smart but because my husband tak bagi, if up to me i thought nak turunkan sikit as good gesture whc my husband think it's nonsense hehe).. the buyer paid the booking fee on thursday. I always know that i wont have a problem to sell the house. if i can fall in love with the house, i'm sure ramai lagi orang yg sentimental like me. It just that i didnt expect that it will be snatch from the market so fast..not even a week and at our asking price.

So i've proved the feeling does make a different if i sort of fall in love with this duplex, i'm sure in future akan ada orang yg akan feel that way kan ?? not that i want to buy it for investment..