Thursday, May 20, 2010

better facility, better worklife?

yes and no...yes, if the facility is for the manufacturing line, which is the skin, the bone and the heart of the company...and when it is a 'must-have or else die' condition...for example...u sign a contract with a customer, to bake and sell bread, only to realize later that you don't have an oven...makes sense?

no...when you know for sure that this facility would only add up to your current headache...for example, a device which could haunt you day and nite...the company blackberry...honestly, i am looking forward to the features it may have...if u knew me better, im the type who'd only buy a phone for the functions of calling and messaging...the rest...is luxury (monetarily), which i'd rather put aside for my hobbies...

the thing is...the yes is usually a no, and the no is usually a yes...get why im stressed?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

bread craze

easiest bread on earth - take 3 cups of flour, 1.5 teaspoon dry yeast, 1 teaspoon salt, and whisk this together (as much as you can anyway) add in water slowly, while rubbing, till it gets into a gooey mess (this is about 1.5 cups later) cover the bowl with clean cloth, let it sit overnite...next day, scoop it up and smother it with more flour...put the lump into a cloth full of flour, and let it sit for another 2 hours...then bake and eat it with butter...this is french loaf, ladies...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

great day

its been a while since i've actually said in sincerity that i had a great day...every time my customer asks me out of courtesy how i'm doing, i'd say out of courtesy that i'm doing great...no, in actuality, i'm not doing so great...but who wants to know anyway...

anyway, bitter aside, today i had a great day...this is sincere, seriously...we had a company-wide gathering today to talk about the company achievements for the 1st quarter...for all the work we've done, increment was announced (minimal, but syukur alhamdulillah), and i had few surprises myself...

hard work pays, i now believe...i was awarded future leader for the 1st quarter 2010! for that, i got myself a signature pen, a hamper, and a shaded (and branded 'future leader') parking lot...how cool is that? aside from that, there's also another surprise, which i don't intend to mention here, as reward for my hard work :) great day indeed...

latest misses

watching julie and julia this evening made me realize how much I miss writing and how long i've neglected cooking...well almost...most i did recently was baking french loaf, which by the way turned out perfect...have it with pure butter, right out of the oven...yummm....

i've been a busy bee...work has been both good and bad to me...good in sense that i travel on company's money, i go to 5-star dinners on company's money, i am well loved by the bosses and i have a kingdom (as my ceo had put it; he was referring to my office :) ) bad in sense that they love me so much, that they want me to do everything, regardless i'm merely human, i only have 2 hands and 2 young boys working for me (which in fact are great guys who learn so fast, but still, boys) and i think i'm losing hours and life for work...

love life...hmm...very dry season...

family life...well, mom's with nita at mekah right now, performing umrah...got a call from mom about an hour ago, with a worried note in her voice, asking if i was alright...she had a bad dream of me...hmm...not something u'd want to hear from someone in mekah...gave me the chills, and contributes to about 70% of why im still awake, crapping...other than that, all is well with them at holy land, alhamdulillah...

i'm still not done with the pom-poms...kinda worried, coz i just got news that i'm shooting off to china in 1.5 weeks...i have no idea what that is about, though, since somehow the bosses decided to keep it a secret until they announce it tomorrow at the assembly...am i gonna be exiled there? sent for another 'special' mission which would lead to a pile of work when i get back home? let's see what happens tomorrow...

i'm still awake...my online bf has gone to bed, so i don't have anyone else to talk to but you...but nothing else to talk about for now...sigh...is that all in my life right now? i should be worried...

love,
olyn

ps: happy mother's day mummy dears...especially my mom, kak dudi and zai, my 3 fav moms in the world...