February 28, 2011

HRMD Teambuilding 2011

If I’m not mistaken the last time I engaged with teambuilding was like 5 years back. Quite sometimes huh? I believe such team activities do have an impact to re-energize you after hectic work at the office. So when I was thrown with the opportunity to attend PETRONAS’ HRMD Teambuilding 2011 venue at Awana Genting Highlands, nobody could force me to say no go.

The teambuilding was with objectives to introduce HRM’s transformation, reinforce the culture of good behavior & mindset and at the same time building strong network between OPUs under HRM division. The event started off with presentation by Cik Lah & Pn Nornisham during the introduction and team formation. Pn Norni in her speech stressed the importance of having transformation of behavior and mindset to propel HRMD in particular and PETRONAS to a higher level (especially during economic turbulences). Eight behaviors identified and should be created to ensure high performance culture within PETRONAS’ staff: Ownership and Accountability, Focus and Discipline, Open Minded and Approachable and finally Adaptable & Resilient.

To enforce those behaviors the two days teambuilding was occupied with an outdoor and indoor activities. Our Venezuela team (participants segregated into 16 national teams) started off with a chill but thrill outdoor experience. We came out strong and were declared an overall winner during the ‘Wild Wild West’ theme dinner. It came no surprise to me cos’ the team members were committed, devoted and full of hardwork, including a GM from Instep. Those people really got into it. In the afternoon, the team did a considerably good display during the business simulation but did not come top in overall. The games was tiring, bring the very best of you to complete it but one thing I must say, the teambuilding do brings teambonding among team members. I feel connected and it will sure help with career networking in the future.

On the final day, when we were asked to write down one plan following the workshop to help make a difference in our workplace, I pledge to do work with integrity and positive mindset.

Thanks a zillion HRMD. My two thumbs up for good handling of the event by the organizer, consultant TMI assisted by ‘connector’ from in-house HRMD’s. George was hilarious and ‘connector’ Wawa was damn sexyyyy with her yeeha kind of cowboy costume!! Hehe.


Sebab aku hepi Teambuilding satu lagu Nurlela untuk semua participants..


Ahai Nurlela sukanya berlagu Mambo Chacha
Hatinya takkan senang duduknya tak tenang
Dengar bunyi gendang ingin serta berlenggang
Hai Nurlela mendengar Calipso dengan bongo
Ingin menari sajo menari baduo siapo yang suko
Nurlela memang cantik siapa kena lirik hati bak dijentik
Sopan sapa tegurnya manis senyumannya itu yang menggoda
Aduh kalau berdendang lagu dendang sayang rasaku di awang
Joget tari Melayu Nurlela pun senang mengayun kaki tari serampang
Ahai Nurlela kalau dengar gitar ting ting ting klang
Tari apa tak pantang Nurlela menentang apa suka Mambo Calipso dan Chachacha
Hai Nurlela.....

February 22, 2011

Famili

February 21, 2011

Skype, Amanah & Positive Thinking

Semasa aku skype untuk sessi interview petang tadi, aku teringat kisah kali pertama dipertemukan dengan mesin fax. Huhu..peristiwa berlaku semasa kami sedang dalam pra-persediaan untuk Operasi Khidmat Masyrakat (OPKIM) IV Ulu Pauh lewat 1992. Kami diberitahu betapa bertuahnya kerana dikalangan pelajar-pelajar Intekma kamilah kumpulan pertama yang diperkenalkan dengan mesin fax yang serba canggih itu. Canggih sebab benchmarkingnya adalah phone ATUR yang sebesar paha, baling anjing sure koma 2 setengah bulan..

Banyak yang kami pelajari daripada OPKIM IV. Daripada pra-persiapan belajar surat menyurat, belajar budaya desa (belajar bagaimana hendak tertib makan minum) hinggalah kepada penyemaian jati diri melalui kursus bina semangat di Pusat Peranginan Sik. Di kem tersebut ada dua perkara yang pernah disampaikan kepada ku, mengambil iktibar dan beristiqamah dengannya sehinggalah ke hari ini. Pertamanya sifat amanah dan keduanya positive thinking. Aku masih berusaha dengan yang pertama itu tetapi bersyukur kerana agak berjaya dengan sifat yang kedua. Kudos pada Ust Shafiai Uda Jaafar, tenaga pengajar di kem tersebut yang rasanya tak henti-henti memberikan tunjuk ajar sehinggalah saat ini (beliau dah ada consultant firm sendiri sekarang).

Di OPKIM IV aku mengetuai biro sukan. Sukan rakyat dari permainan ting-ting, sepak raga, lari dalam guni, terompah gergasi hinggalah tarik tali semuanya di bawah takluk jajahan aku (ayat arrogant..). Seronok rasanya masa tu. Yang sedihnya bila terpaksa meninggalkan ayah & ibu angkat, Shahril (adik kecik masa tu 6 tahun) dan Shahrina (yang sekarang telah menamatkan pengajian di UiTM).

Teknologi cepat berubah. Itu aku amat pasti dan akan cuba mengikuti perkembangannya. Cuma aku harap sifat amanah dan positive thinking tidak akan berubah dari diri aku sampai bila-bila..

Lagu ni memang xde kena mengena dengan posting di atas, tapi cam biasa suka hati mak bapak aku la kan nak taruk lagu...kuikuikui..

February 20, 2011

267

Alhamdulillah personal loan dah approved. Next step is to confirm with the contractor and renovation work can take off as soon as possible. It has been like more than 12 years I'd left house @ no 267 dan sekarang aku akan kembali ke situ - my home since I was 7.

I'm pushing myself for career enhancement, children's better education and balance in life. Thou house no 267 might be a bit small for all of us, I guess relocating is the best possible choice at this moment. We'll have to wait and see.

My current house in Chemor? Lets make it a weekend house. I'll let my pet fish to take care of the house for now.     

February 14, 2011

Mawlid an-Nabī

Selawat ke atas junjungan besar Rasul SAW,

Dijangkakan Sultan Azlan Shah serta Raja Permaisuri Perak, Tuanku Bainun akan berkenan berangkat ke sambutan Sambutan Maulidur Rasul Peringkat Negeri Perak di Dataran Masjid Medan Klebang Restu (which located depan rumah aku) pada esok 15hb Feb. 2011. Agaknya itu sebablah divider jalan depan rumah aku ni dicat semula & DBI bermati-matian membersihkan lalang dan semak samun.


Selamat menyambut Maulidur Rasul 2011. May all of us be in forever blessings.. InsyaAllah!


February 13, 2011

Crisis: Sudan

The Sudanese got to accept the fact that the country is now divided into three groups; the going to be poor Muslim in the North, the resource rich Christian in the South and the left behind tribe in between. The North under the leadership of a president that has been indicted by the International Criminal court might find it difficult to progress economically with its 35 million populations. The South on the other hand, has huge economic potential in oil & gas reserves and with population only between 7 – 9 mills to take care of.

Western has long interest in Sudan’s O&G potential especially in the South and Western Sudan of Darfur. The human right conflict is no other than to create pressure to the President to release the South from Khartoum. President Bashir might no longer be able to withstand the pressure and probably by agreeing to the referendum and secession were the only way to maintain his position in Khartoum. I foresee the new independent Southern Sudan will be fully backed by Western countries considering its potential in producing oil & gas (85% of Sudan’s oil input comes from the South). The current O&G player especially China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and PETRONAS who both of them holds 70% stake of block 1, 2 & 4 will find it difficult to ‘maintain’ the relationship in the future. After all, both companies have been labeled as the ‘provider’ to the wealthy elites of Khartoum (reported almost 40% of O&G profit was siphoned by these elites). Ethiopia as its neighboring country will also play a pivotal role in ensuring Southern resources will be easily made available to the Western. I have for all time believed Ethiopia is a reflection of Israel in Africa (so as Singapore in South East Asia).

“The Jews and the Christians will never be satisfied with you, O Muhammad, until you follow their way” (Al Baqarah:120). Everyone knew about this verse but what amaze me is how they able to manipulate the situation to achieve their goals.

Whether separation is good? Well, the feeling of oppression and marginalized for decades has turned Southern peoples’ attention from poverty, instability and struggle in maintaining a new nation to a jubilant 98.8% voters agreeing to the secession.

What will happen to the tribes in between? I suppose they will be forever in their uncivilized world. I was in Khartoum, Gezira and Addis Ababa in 2006 following a business trip to Sudan & Ethiopia. How I missed friendly Sudanese, the famous Blue & White Nile and Pak Mandy?

February 12, 2011

Cycle

This week was like a yoyo. Up and down. One thing for sure the Potential Leader’s interview last Wednesday really pushes me to the corner. Not that I did not do my homework, needed preparation but I wasn’t expected the kind of questions that would came out. Let’s view this in an encouraging mode. If I were not to be chosen, then I probably not ready with the promotion, the new challenge. If I get the nod, I’ll have to work extra hard. Harder than now? O..too hard to think..

On the same day, our team lost our game to eventual winner of the inter-department volleyball tournament, the Mechanical Dept. We did not play our usual game thou. I guess we came short of our confidence in handling the pressure playing in the semi. It was also a tall order for a short guy like me. Well, bak kata David Teo “Ada masuk musti ada keluar,ada menang mesti ada kalah, ada naik mesti ada turun, ada bukuit mesti ada gunuing…”

Thursday, we had our accreditation visit. The blaming culture and bad attitude co-existed simultaneously to the extend of claiming the material produced was not his. “Bukan…ini bukan kerja saya ni..tak tau sapa yang buat ni…”. Entah sapa pulak yang buat kalau bukan dia. Donia, donia..macam-macam ada.

Late in the afternoon the cycle turned back in style. To begin with, we fought our heart out to win the volleyball 3rd placing game. Just look at the happy lot in the pic. Seems like we were happier than the 1st & runner up team.
Saturday morning I was invited to attend the St Micheal’s Hari Anugerah Akademik Cemerlang 2010. Kiki was in the list this year. I hope this will encourage his siblings to follow suit. Kiki was ecstatic for his first time; I had a happy face that morning. Chinese and Indian students were in the list of recipients even for courses like Bahasa Malaysia and Mathematics. Not that I was being envious of but I must admit Chinese and Indian found no barrier anymore with courses be it in Bahasa or English.

P/s - Hope the cycle stays a bit longer to provide me with some breathing space.


February 06, 2011

RIP: See Kim Leong

Physiotherapist Kim Leong, known to us as coach Leong was a good man. He used to coach us during football preparation for the 6th Yayasan games (Pesaya) back in 2001. With a background of a physio, he taught us not only how to play a technical/tactical match but also how to handle our physics in a challenging games like football. At the end of the tournament, Yayasan Perak ended up in third place, a notable position for a new team grouped and blended for the last 3 months.

Coach Leong had that characteristic of a man that anything came out from his mouth will be obeyed without much confronting. Thou some of us might ended up vomit at the far corner of the field resulting from his daring style of coaching. Within 3 months he turned us from a bullied 4 nil team (at a frendly by Tambun Army) to a 2-1 quarter final wins against Pahang (with the likes of Azharuddin Aziz, a prominent semi-pro player at that time). We lost to eventual winner Sabah 6 nil thou in an opener (hehe..). Coach Leong made us walk heads up every time we entered the field. And that feeling of high spirited, full of confident player was all over for the next few years playing football.

Thank you from all of us – the Yayasan Perak 2001 footballers under your service, Riazuan, Shahrul Izham, Zaraq, Suhaimi (GK), Yusri, nawawi, Anwar, Syed, Jefri (C), Zulkifli, Fadil and Team Manager, En Shafaruddin.

Coach Leong died of a heart failure at the Seremban General Hospital yesterday at 2.13am.

February 03, 2011

Happy CNY 2011




Kong Hei Fatt Choy! Wishing a prosperous Year of Golden Rabbit...

February 01, 2011

Sustainability Siti

Utusan Malaysia 28/01/2011
Siti Nurhaliza dicadang jadi Duta Kebudayaan Melayu

BANDUNG 28 Jan. – Di sebalik hubungan Malaysia dan Indonesia yang kadang kalanya “panas”, artis popular dari Malaysia Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin dicadangkan menjadi Duta Kebudayaan Masyarakat Melayu dalam usaha mengakrabkan hubungan rakyat di negara-negara Nusantara.Cadangan itu dibuat oleh Ikatan Setiakawan Wartawan Malaysia-Indonesia (Iswami) berdasarkan penerimaan besar masyarakat terhadap personaliti Siti Nurhaliza.

"Lebih baik gelar itu datang dari masyarakat, lebih baik beliau diterima masyarakat, kerana gelar itu akan menjadi abadi,” kata Ketua Iswami Indonesia, Saiful Hadi Chalid ketika ditemui Bernama di sini hari ini. Ketika menjelaskan lebih lanjut cadangan beliau itu, Saiful Hadi berkata beliau yakin Siti Nurhaliza boleh memainkan peranan amat berkesan untuk “menyejukkan suasana” ketika berlaku krisis dalam hubungan Malaysia dan Indonesia, misalnya. "Ketika ada isu-isu hangat, tak perlu bersusah-payah kita mengirim delegasi Malaysia atau Indonesia untuk menenangkan keadaan, cukup dengan mengirim Siti Nurhaliza menyanyi dan mengatakan buat apa kita bermusuhan.

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Social context in the case of Malaysia and Indonesia has been long debated due to the egocentric-freak, self-centered-dumbass of cultural dispute i.e. problem of having commonality in its culture, art, society etc. At least that’s how I perceive the problem was. Kelakar bukan? A neighboring nation having an almost same ethnic, culture, religion and art, aggressively fighting each other over who’s having the right for lagu Terang Bulan, who’s the first to discover tarian kuda kepang, tarian Bali, tarian entah apa ntah dan sebagainya. It would have been more appreciative if the questions were dari mana datangnya wali songo ke?, kitab-kitab ugama asalnya dari mana ke? Tapi permasalahan ini semuanya sebab budaya, seni dan perkara-perkara melalaikan yang seangkatan dengannya. Hence, with the decision to send (mengirim melalui FedEx?) Siti for a round of performance to cool things down might be acceptable. Lepas tu orang Indonesia takkan marah2 lagi? Bak kata Tuan Sadiq Segaraga dalam film Tiga Abdul “Tidakk..dansinglah sampai pagi…” But then the question was will it sustain? If it does then for how long?

Sustainability atau kelestarian dalam bahasa Malaysia, refers to ones capacity and capability to endure, to tolerate and to survive his/her life. World Summit in 2005 noted three pillars of human sustainability; environmental, social and economic; the potential for a long-term maintenance of human’s well being. Putting Siti into the platform is just like having Maher Zain performing at a dangdut festival. Relevant at the point of performance but definitely not after dangdut performer takes center stage. Will Mr Zain able to handle the heat? Innalillah, innalillah you’ll find your wayyy..

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CARI perhentian di mana nak berhenti CAMAR kesucian satu cinta abadi DI MANA dia SEDANG aku terlena AKU yang terjatuh TERCICIR entah dimana HILANG dalam jasad sendiri AKU yang mencuba CARI dan kutip kembali KU basuh dengan peganganku HARI berganti masihkah aku di situ MEMERHATIKAN segala dalam pandangan kekaburan MELIHAT diri sendiri AKU yang terjatuh TERCICIR entah dimana HILANG dalam jasad sendiri AKU yang mencuba CARI dan kutip kembali KU basuh dengan peganganku.



P/s – Congrats to Siti Zubeq for her 15 Jan’s engagement. May things go well as planned. Sabar 6 bulan je lagi..:)


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