Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Completed posting on Perth!

It's been a whole good two months but I have finally completed my posts on Perth in my traveblogue.
You can read it here

I am currently compiling on my Singapore trip; even though I have been to Singapore more than once, I still love this country for travel and shopping!
I was treated to interesting places and food during this recent trip which I can't wait to share about in my travel blog, so stay tune!~

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Conference in Singapore 2010

Yeah, it was yet another business trip (like I said, there were really a lot of travels these few months, and I can't say I am not enjoying it ;)

This time, I was bound for Singapore for an internal product launch and technical training cum conference on this new product.

Ironically, this was a training I never did look forward to, despite my love for Singapore (I always leap for joy whenever I plan any trip to Singapore).
Perhaps it had something to do with my motivation level?

The interesting part, it turned out to be an enjoyable trip for me!~
I enjoyed the trainings and meeting new people/colleagues from all over the world; Germany, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, etc

Oh, and we were definitely spoilt with the luxurious spread of food and after work activities organized by our beloved Singaporean colleagues every evening!
It exhausted us every night and we had to drag our feet to training every morning, but I dare say everyone enjoyed it still.

I loved the hotel I stayed in; it was my second time here and I still loved every bit of it! =)

Day Scenes of the Lion City
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When darkness falls in this modernized neighboring country
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The FOOD....
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I do missed the good times, and the FOOD too, looking back at the photos now...

Do look out for the updates on this trip in my travel blog

Annual Meeting Review in Johor Bahru

Shortly after my Perth trip (after all the fun and relaxing times I've had), it was soon back to reality as our working calendar hits the end of the Fiscal Year.

This means that we are to attend the yearly review meeting.
Last year, it was held in Penang and this year, they decided to choose the southern region and that meant our office in Johor Bahru.

It was rather a last minute notice, and it coincided with my dearest Mummy's birthday (actual day!) but thankfully, I had celebrated with her and the family over the weekend.

Frankly, I didn't look forward to this trip as I never did have a good impression of the state down south but it's not like I had a choise anyway, and so, here goes, the short two days 1 night trip to JB for our meeting.
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I think there seemed to be more food (and wine) involved compared to the actual business agenda when I compiled the photos.
There was nothing much really, besides work and food on this trip and I was glad to be back in Penang after the rather hazy and dirty air down south.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My trip to Perth

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Finally, I have had a memorable trip to Perth to unwind and relax after working like mad for two crazy years.
It has been stressful and I was looking forward to this much-needed vacation and it finally happened!! =)

I have enjoyed this trip so much that I wished I could go back to Perth all over again.
Furthermore, something important and lovely happened during this trip which made it more the memorable. *smiles*

I will never forget Perth, I will update on the "important" happening there soon in my blog.

For updates on my Perth trip, do check out my travel blog here

So much things, so little time......

The past month has been ridiculously crazy, it's like living on full-speed mode all the time and I felt myself losing my breath (and almost my sanity) trying to catch up with it all.

I have such a long list to-do after my trip from Perth, and yet, I don't get to slow down as work required me to travel here and there too, and preparing reports and pep talks for the meetings.
It was supposed to be a more relaxing moment, with the end of the fiscal/financial year for the company, but yet I felt like I was going in an opposite direction, with work and travel piling up.

I had to juggle between business and my personal life as well, with such a long to-do list which seemed to be growing in length by day.

Yeah, I am also complaining about how time seemed to be diminishing before my very eyes every single day and I need more time!

I need to calm down and recollect my thoughts and energy before I am all sapped out of my own breath.

It is time to spend some quality moments with my family and close friends, to enjoy their company and fill my ears and heart with laughter =D
I am not depressed, and I have learnt through the years to cope with insane moments like these, and I am glad to have had my family and friends and not forgetting the BIG HIM above who is always there with me every single moment.

A BIG Smile for myself and it is again, a BRAND New day....and back to the to-do list....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Let the travels begin!~

I remembered feeling agitated that I didn't get to do much traveling in the past year and the beginning of this year.
Well, to be fair, I cannot say that I have not been traveling much as well, if I were to take into account the frequent flying between Penang and KL.

The international and business/personal travels have finally begun officially in the month of September, with various places scheduled for travel and this will be continuing until the month of December.
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September is truly a month of events and celebrations; a month of bliss for myself too =)
I am happy and excited with the upcoming travels although that means I will be doing a lot of packing and unpacking and that also means exhaustion and less time at home.

Anyway, there are tons of things on my to-do list to do at the moment, and travel is adding to them but I am welcoming the travels =)

Let the travels begin!~

September, a month of celebration

I can't believe that it is already September so soon; actually it's almost October when I wrote this.

Month by month passed by, flying past us like there was nothing there but pure air.
I can't even believe that we are about to enter the fourth and final quarter of the year already.

September, to me, is a month of celebration, with all the birthdays, festivities, gatherings, and this means, it was all about food, drinks and entertainment.
There were a lot of traveling involved too, starting from the beginning of the month to the end of the month.
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It has been tiring, exhausting, and yet filled with fun and happiness.
I felt the weight lifted off my mind (and shoulders) and I just wished this would continue without returning to the actual reality.
I missed the fun that I have had during the whole month!~

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Journey Called Life...

My mind have been filled with thoughts recently; and I see flashbacks of my life and also my views of my upcoming future.
It was a crazy journey, with flashes of the happy and sad memories all running side by side like it was on a roll of film slowly exposing itself.

I smiled, laughed, cried and even pondered at some of these memories and asked myself question after question, whether it was all just so surreal.
I find myself looking at my own life which was like a huge atlas spread out before me, with marks all around and the gray areas left unexplored, and I felt overwhelmed at how things have affected me in every little way.

Surrounded by all the memories and my own life, I looked at in comparison to the big wide world out there and a sudden realization dawned upon me, I was such a small person living in a big big world out there and what I had journeyed so far, sadly seemed insignificant compared to the big globe out there.

I felt so tiny in comparison to the huge world and the things that I could do, or reach out to and I felt ashamed at the same time that I had simply not done enough to contribute to the world out there.

I am just but one person, it's true, but one hand which reached out is more than millions of hands which shrank back and I feel that I could have done something.

Perhaps it is maturity, or the recent events and happenings around the world which triggered my awakening, but I believe it was meant to be.

It was a calling from God, it was something that I should have done long ago, and I am sorting all this through, and I do want to make a change.
I want to be someone who is not just part of the audience, but to be someone who makes things happen.

I want to be there to help to make the world a better place to live in, and it does start from me.

I have been blessed with the fortune of having a good life, surrounded by loving parents and family and friends, who provided for me and made sure that I was not short of love and attention during my childhood.
Perhaps it was this that made me content with my life, and probably the reason why I take things for granted sometimes.

I whine for little things that don't go my way, or when I don't have the best of the situation.
Little did I know that I was just being silly, and spoilt amidst all the other unfortunate things in the world.

I am thankful for being one of the lucky ones, thanks to the Lord Almighty, and I am grateful for HIS ways in me.

I am thankful for the times HE reminded me of how lucky I was, and for constantly waking me up to the harsh realities of life.

It may be a long journey I know, and I am ready for it, because I realized how much I have to do.

I am thankful that I am aware of the world around me and how I could be a part of it, to make it a better place to live in....

It is this journey called LIFE....