2020 too haha!

Orang kata, kata-kata itu doa! Alright, hopefully yang baik-baik sahaja tahun ini. Selamat tahun baru ya semua.

Tak pasti kalau ada lagi yang baca blog lately tapi tiba-tiba hari ini rasa mahu menulis, ketip-ketip keyboard. Asah kemahiran menaip dan rasa mahu juga asah kemahiran menulis yang dah macam apa ni. Makin lama, makin mudah penyampaian maklumat kan. Dari surat ke emel dan sekarang pesanan di WA pun boleh dikira sebagai arahan rasmi kalau bekerja.

Hmmm. Kerja, masih lagi di tempat sama sejak dari 30 Oktober 2017, tahun ini akan jadi tahun kelima. Biasanya, sudah boleh mengira due untuk tukar, tapi belum pernah lagi la I dapat tukar on time. Takpelah, mana-mana pun okay. (Kot).

Minggu pertama ini masih lagi perhalusi perancangan tahun baru ni. Ada beberapa (ehemm 4) program yang perlu I dan unit I laksanakan… plan, implement and monitor. Tugasan biasa yang sudah tentu ada perancangan kan. Tapi belajar dari tahun 2021, tak semua yang unit kami setuju, disukai/popular pada mata boss. Jadi… tahun ini kami lebih berhati-hati dan cuba baca gerak dan perasaan boss. (Maklum saja, kerusi boss Bahagian ini agak panas, setiap tahun kami merasa boss baru). Tahun ni… kita tunggu… biasanya pertukaran berlaku pada Feb/Mac. Tapi tahun ni, rasa macam takde apa-apa lagi.

Unit I pun semakin kecil (it’s a blessing) sebab I cuma perlu tumpu kepada perkara dasar, tidak lagi perlu uruskan/lead/coordinate perkara grey/admin/finance dan lain-lain seperti 4 tahun sebelum ini. Alhamdulillah, setelah beberapa lama, kami punyai ketua unit yang cukup tahun 2022 ini!

Amer dan I ok, alhamdulillah. 2021, kami diuji dengan positif Covid-19 tapi alhamdulillah, masih di tahap 2 yang masih boleh kuarantin di rumah, dan telah potong gelang pada hujung November.

Adik beradik I, I pun hanya mampu doakan yang terbaik untuk semua, dan sentiasa berharap mereka dapat buat apa yang terbaik untuk diri masing-masing dan keluarga. InsyaAllah, semua perkara sudah baik susunan Allah.

Harapnya tahun ini pandemik ni akan lebih mudah dihadapi. Semoga yang terkesan pandemik boleh bangkit semula dengan baik, semoga apa yang kami cuba buat dapat beri manfaat insyaAllah.

All the best everyone.

Planning/Implementing

During this pandemic season which saw us spending most of the time of the day at home, we realized that (or at least I have realized) that there’s so much chores/task/work could actually be done online. I like having back to back meeting/focused meeting/discussions online to sort/clarify things out before we started implementing our programs once we were allowed to. But, that’s my plan.

I sometimes forget to include other factors especially the most important factor – that is my boss – and his boss, sometimes our point of views or our target aren’t really on the same pages. (Should I say, mostly). Anyway, I believe that, that is my limit due to my experience and insights which is of course limited if compared to the bosses. Still I can’t help feeling frustrating because of this limitation…

For me, I’d like to work as close as possible to the plan, so that if there’s anything unexpected coming our way, we could still mitigate it, and work our way accordingly. But now it seems some parties thought that it’s better to just postpone some programs to the next year. I mean, I’ve learned enough that time could be anything… could bring anything to us now (since the pandemic) that we shouldn’t take anything for granted.

Anyway I should be grateful that there are still things that could go on as planned albeit the delay. Once we had a yes, it’d be such a joy to get any program/plans started with the strategic partners/agencies. I’ve got few key activities outlined this month, and some trips too for these two final months. Still don’t know how to manage some tasks because it seems that we are trying to compress all those 10 months work into these 2 months with very few resources, but I guess, we’ll work accordingly and as much as we could. InsyaAllah…

I hope the programs that I’ve had chances to work on will benefit the target groups. (and my team will experience the satisfaction of doing good job).

Research/Consultation

In my close to 16 years of services in government administrative ecosystem, I’ve participated in some consultations/negotiations/meetings/researches as well as presentation or seminars. I can tell it if you are not really prepare or do you study enough to participate in some specific topics.

Usually I would be feeling disappointed and frustrated when some expensively paid consultant can’t get what I meant… or didn’t really know the issues yet they are holding to something that they have decided earlier… and they would fight me because I wouldn’t agree/listen to them. It’s my portfolio, it’s where I’m coming from but it seems like you don’t want to acknowledge my input. It’s funny? I know that you’re the researcher… yes you’ve done your research, but like, I’m here, I’m doing it now, so can you take note and then, improve your findings?

Penat tau?

When we have meeting on Tuesday, I would appreciate the reports would be out on at least Thursday/Friday, better yet on Wednesday but this one… they posted the template for feedback after almost two weeks of our discussion. Hmmm.

I just hope you do better, I would appreciate if…

  • You study the background/core business of the agency/company that you are going to meet
  • You come back with the report as fast as you can after the discussions/if there’s any updates needed?
  • You are able to receive any inputs and study your findings later…
  • You believe in your respondent? and try to be understanding even if you don’t really understand? You can understand later?

Is it too much?

Vaccinated.

Alhamdulillah I got vaccinated for the first dose of AZ at 5pm yesterday. Since husband’s turn is today, (InsyaAllah) we decided to stay at the nearby hotel to minimize travelling back and forth from home to the vaccination centre.

Before making reservation for the hotel stay, I made calls and checking to ensure that we are allowed to travel together to the city as well as could we stay for the night.

The hotel is allowed to receive guests as long as the guests adhere to all the SOP and Covid-19 related matters. Once we arrived we need to share the screenshot of our vaccination appointment with the hotel as a proof for the stay.

Anyway, hopefully everyone will get their vaccination soon.

Oh, the second dose of AZ will be received within 9 weeks now instead of 12 weeks before.

Take care everyone!

P.s; it’s sad to see the road is that empty during weekend morning. Hope we’ll get better soon. InsyaAllah.