Hi there,

  • It was a busy week for me, last week. Maybe this week too.
  • My brothers and my father were here last week for my 7th brother, E, convocation.
  • My 4th brother, Faiz was here too last Sunday – he had some course to attend at his HQ in Jalan Ampang
  • I was in KL from Thursday to Sunday – was a participant/secretariat for a world congress
  • Before staying at the accomodation – I was running (driving) from home to KL and back for like everyday from Monday – Wednesday and in between entertaining my guests (family) who stayed at my home.
  • The congress was a success, I really hoped that all of people involved had a great time.
  • I think I love my job.

Have a great week ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚


Bebel lagi, I kan suka bebel…

Tapi rupanya ada orang yang lagi suka bebel! HAHA.

No, malas nak cerita pasal orang, clever girls don’t talk about other people. Instead, we talk about perception. Adeh. Bolehlah kan labu.

Case 1 : Breakfast apa pagi ni?

Oh well, it’s not that I don’t appreciate your thoughts, but I don’t think I like being asked about this kind of things. Alamak, jahat tak kalau marah orang tanya I macam tu. Or adakah itu faktor umur? Teringat pula pakcik I pernah cakap, kalau SMS setakat nak tanya “dah makan ke?” Tak payahlah! Membazir katanya. Tapi tu dulu, masa kos satu sms ialah RM0.20, sekarang ni pakai apps dah tak rasa kredit habis for satu satu text, kan? Tapi masalahnya, (no, it’s not really a problem) orang yang tanya I tu lagi tua dari I. Takde kerja ke dia? Mungkin sebab dia boss kot? Or mungkin itu salah satu small talk? Tapi takkanlah terjadi hari-hari. If you have nothing to talk about, please don’t talk, boleh? Oh, cerewetnya I!

Case 2 : Nak orang macam I!ย 

I selalu rasa I adalah seorang yang balance. Gitu (perasan, biasalah) so I was like, hmmm if I want someone, I want it to be just like me. Hmmm. Tapi Ted dan Robin kata (or was it Barney and Robin, or maybe Lily and Marshall – belasah) katanya kalau dua-dua awesome (ehem!) nanti susah jugak! Like, hmmm I peninglah! I selalu terfikir, if I didn’t get a reply from this one, perhaps it was because I also didn’t reply someone else’s text. You see that one I hoped would reply my text, was just like me! He didn’t reply because he was like, meh… malas. Did I send a trivial text, like “dah makan ke?” hahaha. Funny! Kena sebijik kan? Nope I would text nothing important, like “hmmmm” – this is only if we got along very well and we understood each other lah. But hmmm… entahlah. I pun tak faham. But I concluded that I am a bit complicated so I hope for someone that is much more simpler but at the same time, could conclude things for me. I have so many questions, I think – don’t you think so? I hope my significant other (if there’s one) would be able to solve these questions like – nak makan mana? biru ke merah? whatever lah.

Case 3 : Hormat-menghormati, menjaga hati

Kadang-kadang bila I rasa orang tak hormat I, I would just keep myself quiet and then, would find time to reflect on my behaviour, if I was lucky I would be guided by good people. But most of the times, I would just realized that I was being too kind. (I know, perasan). Tapi ia tidak mustahil kan? I rasa semua orang ada rasa diri mereka patut dihormati, dan dijaga hati. Sebab tu dia berang kalau kita tersalah cakap or anything kita cakap akan sampai di hati dia, menyebabkan dia berperasaan diri dia tak dihormati (I pernah juga rasa) tapi… sebenarnya, if things are not related to us, we could just laugh about it kan, if things were on us/about us, we felt like, eh… what the hell? Oh, I malas nak fikir.

I lupa I selalu cakap macam ni, kalau benda tu sampai directly to u, your name was on that thing, then kita kena fikir, betul ke kita buat benda tu? If tak betul, then kena betulkan. Tapi, kalau kita cuma dengar someone said “tadi Mr A cakap pasal you pasal ni pasal tu, tak puas hati dengan u” tak payahlah nak sentap apa-apa. If betul si Mr A tak puas hati dengan u… biar dia cakap sendiri dengan u. But then, I sendiri pun lupa, okay! next time if tak puas hati dengan orang, teruslah pergi cakap dengan orang tu, okay?

Case 4 : Jangan perasan diri tu baik sangatย 

Ye, Aishah… you ingat you tu hebat sangat ke? Entahlah kadang-kadang okay je nak rasa hebat because sometimes we deserve it. Asal tak susahkan orang ikut sukalah kan.

Case 5 : Jangan ingat kita je busyย 

Betul tu… especially bila kita buat kerja melibatkan orang ramai. Kita jangan ingat part kita je yang penting, dan kita juga yang banyak kerja. Eh, ke I dah pernah tulis pasal ni? Tu jelah, gist dia, semua orang pun sibuk dan kita kalau tak boleh membantu, jangan menyusahkan. (Ingat tu aishah!)

Sekian dulu bebelan I pada minggu ini! Selamat hujung minggu semua!



Bebel lagi, macam biasa

Case 1

  • The argument that we had with some people we called friends could somehow led to an awkward situation, I think. Last two weeks one of my friends suddenly blurted out about PM’s visit to US. Apparently she was mad about what she read online; something sceptical on the deals/agreement PM closed with the POTUS. I said to her, don’t just believe what other’s people thought – because all she read was perception/thoughts/points of views from other people. I could understand if she wanted to be mad by looking at the official press statement/notes from the PMO but no, she read the article/summary/studies/perception of others. Plus mostly from the opposition.
  • While I was trying to look from her point of views, I couldn’t do much because I found the article were mostly one-dimensional. When ย I tried to invite her to look at the trusted statement e.g from the PMO itself, she refused and changed topic. IDK what to do with this kind of people.
  • And today we planned a day out with the other friends, I was like hmmm(?) I don’t really wanna be around her. HAHA is that not nice?

Case 2

  • End of August, before ย I went to Tokyo I had one of my assistant prepared me a draft on an assignment in October. It’s sort of an approval memo that had to go through few layers until we were allowed to do what we wanted to do. To cut the story short, until today the memo is stuck at the third level. We have another two layers to go before everything could be finalised. Something like that.
  • Another assistant (A2) was aware about this and told me that the date is near she’s afraid we couldn’t make it. That I need to rush the third layer boss to approve it. So I was like, I gave that thing a month ago but the unit took it for granted, and now we are all busy, apparently last two week the assistant no. 1 wasn’t in the office, last week it was me out of the office and this week, the assistant no.1 (A1) isn’t around (again). Looks like it was me who will be the one who gets it done anyway.
  • There were few times that I needed to remind myself and my unit (people who report to me) that “we are not the only ones who are busy, we need to work with other (who might be busier than us!) and we have to do within our power/means at our level best”.

Monday (not-so) musing.

All the best everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tokyo, first time

Ingat tak dulu I buat study pasal rantai sejuk? Sebenarnya itu adalah untuk presentation I di meeting di Tokyo ni. Alhamdulillah, meeting went well and I am not sure how to say, tapi I was being frank when I did my presentation. If I don’t have the details, I wouldn’t say I have, something like that.

I am here on the invitation by the MLIT, Japan. I wasn’t sure if this is a good thing but I was once asked them (MLIT) why don’t we have a meeting in Japan? (We used to have it in BKK and KUL since 2010) so the officer was like, maybe we can look into that… and here I am. It’s like a wish came true too for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Although I don’t really have any intention of coming to Japan (except for work, if I need to and if there’s a chance) but I can’t be thankful enough.

The meeting ended yesterday and today we had 2 technical visits to the cold-room logistics services providers (Nichirei and Yamato). Both days, are fruitful and a success, I think.

I worked hard to prepare for the meeting because it’s a sponsorship and of course I don’t want MLIT to feel that their investment of taking us here-a waste and also, I hope my presentation/input would help to benefit both Malaysia and Japan, and maybe the ASEAN region as well.

I am looking at the positive side of this but I can’t help but feel like that there will always be someone who look at a different point of view. Whatever it is, let’s hope for the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

Think positive!

  • I met a friend at a Pasar Malam last Tuesday. He heard that now I am known as a Subject Matter Expert for a thing that I do now. So I asked him where did he hear about this, apparently it’s a talk among our mutual friends. I hope they talked about me in a positive way;
  • I was appointed to hold some extra curricular activities in the office, and now currently I am the chairman to represent the staff, it was by voting system by the staff too. I hoped people chose me because they believed in my capability to represent them, not because they just wanted to play me – I don’t know. Things like this do happen, no? I think too much – my friends told me;
  • I was chosen to represent the Ministry to be one of the few ones to move the latest national initiatives, I hope that I could contribute accordingly, if not more; and
  • I hope that bosses believe in me, and they way I see/saw things.


Self taught


These past few days I attended few meetings.

It was frustrating to see that ada orang yang tak reti nak berhenti bila dah start bercakap. It’s a skill that you have to pick up in your years of working, I think.

Frust sebab apa, sebab orang yang saya berhadapan ni, orang yang hebat in their bidang, sangat master… but, kecewa sebab they don’t know when to stop.

Like, yup, I know that was what you’re trying to say, and ada orang ni tak puas hati or salah faham dengan apa yang awak nak sampaikan, tapi you don’t have to argue to that extent yang tengok macam you pulak nak menegakkan benang yang basah.

Contohnya bila chairman kata “okay, this is it… you go back and review this this…” you should respect what the chairman said, bukannya nak bergaduh lagi. In your review nanti you boleh state what you tak puas hati about.

Sometimes you also have to sedar diri that, maybe dalam meeting, ada boss you… you should respect what came out from your boss’s mouth. Kalau berbeza arah dengan you pun, you should respect him/her. As your boss. Cuba fikir balik, maybe you yang tak update boss you? Bila boss you kata “okay, kami faham and kami akan bincang semula” you should just shut up. Bukannya you laung lagi dekat chairman tu “tapi kami dah buat ni dah notis kan ni ni ni”… Tak perlu. Boss you jadi boss ada sebab, you.

Memang you betul and mungkin dia tak berapa faham isi minda you, but there’s always a reason for the boss or the chair cutting down your speech.

Mungkin nak kejar masa, kita kena hormat masa orang. Mungkin nak jaga kepentingan ahli-ahli mesyuarat yang lain. Mungkin nak elak timbul isu yang maybe out of topic. Hmmm.

Sebijak-bijak mana pun kita, bila kita ada dalam meeting orang, kita kena hormat Pengerusi. Biarlah Pengerusi tu baru habis belajar pun, sedangkan kita dah 20 tahun kerja? Kalau you nak, you lah jadi chair, ok?

Hormat, and think before you speak? Is it necessary? Don’t repeat what you’ve said. Unless you are requested to do so.


Sibuk macam lebah


Apparently up until today, saya ada mesyuarat setiap hari. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Penat tapi apa boleh buat. Ada orang lain yang lagi penat. (My assistant). ๐Ÿ˜›

Tapi kan, sebenarnya kerja yang banyak tu tak adalah memeritkan sangat, yang paling perit adalah melayan karenah manusia yang seperti tidak bertimbang rasa. Sentiasa ada keperluan yang adhoc yang perlukan pada masa itu dan itu juga. Seperti kerja kita ni hanyalah untuk melayan permintaan dia sahaja.

Like today, tetiba saya mendapat tahu saya dapat new boss to report to. What’s worse adalah, dia baru kenalkan diri pada hari ni and nak info by 1 pm. Whatever. Saya tak tahu bila dia masuk, sedangkan apa yang dia minta tu saya baru present kepada MITI semalam. If he really cares, he would get the information at the first place. Sakit pulak hati. Sakit hati bukan pasal dia minta info macam-macam tu, sakit sebab kita ni ada kerja lain, macam hari ini saya ada dua meeting yang perlu dihadiri, kedua-duanya dah planned terlebih awal, tiba-tiba dia minta itu ini with such a short notification.

If he is really the boss he claimed to be, he would have the info at the tip of his hand.

Memang saya poyo, saya nak dia mengadap saya dulu, eh???? banyak cantik muka you Aishah. Oh, yes, thank you!

Okaylah I nak contact my boss ni tanya dia apa yang patut. Bosan.