The Unspoken Truth of Independence

Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka
Today. August 31st. We are celebrating Independence Day, which we celebrates every year at this time of the year. But, what is Independence actually? When people was asked the meaning of Independence, the answer has been the same, "Independence means 'We are free from the  British Colonist'." For some of us, it means that we are free to think, free to talk and free to do anything. The keyword here is FREE. However, the ability to be free consumes the true meaning of the independence itself.

Towards High Performance ~ The Challenges

Keep on Smiling!!!

A few days ago, I went to this talk about "Challenges in Developing High Performance". It was a great talk performed by Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching and I learned a lot from her, where I reflected situations that I had faced before. Then, I was thinking. I should share this. What's the point of learning if you don't share a thing? At least, this is my part to share some useful knowledge that I had acquired.

So, did u noticed that, since the appointment of Dato' Seri Najib Razak as our Prime Minister, one of his vision is towards high performance of our nation. That's the reason why, he created 4 pillars towards realizing Vision 2020;

Pāto 7 ~ To Go Or Not To Go

Which one is the correct answer???

It was a lovely afternoon, when suddenly a guy from Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Unit (UPUB) came to our office and asked whether some of our Muslims CBGs would like to go for  a video recording session at Islamic Information Centre(IIC). At first, I thought it was just a voice recording session but after I signed the participation forms(its just a plain white paper actually), I was soon to find out that its a video recording session. So, I guess I just have to deal with it since I had no other plans to do.

Pāto 6 ~ Simplicity is the Key to No Misery

you see...everything is not so much complicated than you think...

Today. Yeah today. Today is the day where my misery ends for a while, coz it's the day I presents my pamphlet design to BB. I was supposed to present to our second-in-command-officer, our chief of assistant directors, Mr A but unfortunately, he was not in Kuching since he'd went to Miri for a meeting. So, whether I like it or not, I had to pass my design to BB through my supervisor.

As I expected, he didn't accept a single one of my four designs, instead I had to redesigned a bit to his satisfactions (luckily its just a simple design).

Pāto 5 ~ Here We Go Again

First Draft

Two days ago, I presented my first draft design(pamphlet of our national day) to my supervisors to get their comments and they gave me some good reviews.

'Just need to add a few more details', they said. And some said that I need to change the background into a bit lighter and I also need to change the flower because it doesn't look natural without its real color.

So, I said, "That's fine, I can do that." So, I worked tirelessly tweaked the design a bit. I changed the background and I added a few details. And so, here comes the big day;submission to the Big Boss(BB). It's not that I was the one who presented the design, but a colleague of mine. Lucky me, coz I'm not a big fan in meeting with my BB.

Pāto 4 ~ Fight or Flight

you get the idea...right???

TWO days ago, I received a message about a job vacancy on management and professional group  in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak(UNIMAS) from a friend, who is now working there. And yesterday , my mum gave me a list of vacancies at the same place and she told me to take this opportunity. Then, I started to wonder. Should I take it or shouldn't I?

Hurm....actually, there were many times, where I got the opportunities to work somewhere else. BUT, I took them lightly, where I used my defense mechanism effectively. I started to give excuses just to ignore the opportunities that I got.

Sarawak ~ The True Flag

Sarawak (pronounced /səˈrɑːwɑːk/) is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Known as Bumi Kenyalang ("Land of the Hornbills"), it is situated on the north-west of the island. It is the largest state in Malaysia; the second largest, Sabah, lies to the northeast. Both of them are located to the east of Malaysia, where they shares the island with Kalimantan, a part of Indonesia.

With its 11 divisions, Sarawak comprises about 27 ethnic groups, where we all live together happily and peacefully. But today, I'm not going to talk about our ethnic groups but rather on the subject of our state flag.

Wawasan Inn ~ Sarikei District

What good criteria I could say about this place...hmmm~~~

It is at 69-72, Jalan Masjid Lama, Sarikei, Sarawak. It is quite near to the city, where we could take a 10 minutes walk. So, it is a good place to stay, BUT, there is a catch.


Their service is the worst so far. I can accept their presentation is nothing compared to a hotel. It's just a place to sleep after all. It's not a place to have a luxury vacation.

Pāto 3 ~ Almost There

I used to be a button collector but not anymore...

My lovely weekend is almost over. Well, what I've done today. I slept for a few hours in the morning after a sleepless night focused on doing something for this new addictive blog. Then, soon after woke up in the afternoon. I helped pa to clean the fridges. Not the fridges to be exact, but under the fridges. It's been a while since the last time we cleaned the fridge because I didn't have much time during weekends. It took about an hour to finish. I guess doing such a good thing like that doesn't take much time.

Pāto 2 ~ Long Awaited Weekend envious of him...
A weekend for me is not much different from weekdays. I still have to think about work and sometimes, I even have to go to work. Our department is quite different from the others. We are specialized in protocol task. So, when there is a function will be hold on at certain places and time, we have to be there and work. So, an organizer does not care whether it's a weekend or not. What they do care is that some of our staff will be there to arrange seating or tables for our VIPs. Well, that is not my part of the job. My part is about being usherette, that serves VIP to their seating or table. In order to do that, I have to recognize their faces and Alhamdulillah (Praise to God), I have recognized our CM(of course...who doesn't), DCMs, Cabinet Ministers and some of our 'Menteri Muda'. Even though it is quite hard to work at field during weekends, our work is not just in the office and the best part is that we can claim for our willingness effort :).

Pāto 1 ~ The Beginning

Assalamualaikum(peace upon you),

This is just the beginning.
Hope everything is doing great wherever you are. and yeah, Happy Fasting Month to all Muslim. Hope everything is going according to plan until syawal arrives...:) Talking about plan, believe it or not, I did not plan to have this blog. When I was reading some of my friends' blogs last nite, something occurred inside me saying, "Why don't I start a blog? Maybe I could use this as a platform to learn something new. " After all, life is a journey and throughout the journey, we have to learn in order to create a better path of life in the future.

Actually, I used to write blogs years ago, when I was studying in university. After a while, I stopped. Maybe because there is not much time to write blog or perhaps the internet speed connection at the time was too slow. Now, I'm back with a new blog and a new objective even though at this moment, I'm still not sure what is the objective of this blog. Well, that is what I'm going to find out. Hopefully, this Tour of My Existence(TOME) will be able to find out the reasons why I'm here and create a path for my future.
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