Thursday, March 17, 2011

Impromptu presentation

Let me share the new experience i got today.

I was asked to attend a meeting today. This meeting was held to discuss the project kickoff timeline and tasks of respective departments.

Since this product is handled by me and my colleague was too busy with other task, i was required to attend the meeting alone. However, i have been busy with other task, so i have never properly go through this product. I just roughly read through the benefits of this product a day before.

Ok. People from respective departments started to fill up the meeting room and someone called out "let's start". But no one actually started talking. The one who held the meeting is quite new. Then, suddenly someone said let's get actuarial to talk about the product feature since it was never been discussed before.

Then i said and laughed: I was never told to do so in this meeting. The person who held the meeting looked at me and said let's discuss this first.

I was like: "huh, really? Me? Shit!" I have never prepared anything before the meeting and i'm not familiar with the product yet.

Everyone turned to me and waited for me to start. I have no choice and there was no escape road. I don't even have slides to present. Everyone was holding the product specification documents that prepared by my colleague and i have never seen that before. Luckily, i did bring along other related documents.

And so i started my presentation. I just looked at my documents and simply crapped. Haha...
The hardest part was not to do the talking but to answer all sorts of questions. I just pretended like I knew very well when answering questions but actually i was not too sure. For those questions that are too hard, i just replied : i'll get back to you. LOL.

When i was almost done, my boss came in suddenly. Good, because they all turned to him and asked the questions that i can't answer. Somebody joked: you secretly text your boss for help huh? LOL.

Although my presentation was quite terrible this morning, it wasn't too bad after all. It was impromptu anyway. At least i have gained a new experience today.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Life. Ups and DOWNs

Life is hard. Ups and downs. I'm at the down side now.

Having a lot of stress recently.

Last week, i received a really bad news from home. Unexpected thing just happened. The worst thing was I could not do anything to help out.

Yesterday was really a bad day for me. Everything i did was not right. I kept it cool.

And today? Not smooth either. But i still smile and talked nicely to people.

I have been staying positive all this while. Just laugh it off and forget about it. Be optimistic.

But sometimes, it is very hard to stay cool all the time.

I can't take it anymore. I am feeling down now. Feel like getting a warm big hug. Any free hugs? >.<

How is my tomorrow like? I hope it is a good one but i don't think so.

Anyway, life goes on. Cheers! Stay happy always!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How clumsy can you be?

I admit I am a clumsy person. Always forget this and that, do all sorts of careless mistakes, blah blah blah...You should know this if you know me well.

Well, today will be marked as the most blur moment in my life so far.

The story is like this:

I was out of cash so i planned to withdraw money today. So, i just grabbed my card and went to ATM machine before going for lunch. I performed the transaction as usual while chatting with my colleague. So far so good.

After i chose the amount i want, i was asked to key in my ATM pin. I tried but the pin no. is incorrect. I was very sure that was the correct pin so i keyed in again. But, it was still wrong. Then, i tried again and end up the card was retained by the ATM machine.

Huh, what's wrong? Am I that blur till i forgot my ATM pin? Impossible bah! Well, i thought may be I was too hungry as i just had a packet of biscuit this morning before my VEE exam and nothing went in my stomach for the next 5 hours. I blamed my blur-ness to the hunger.

Next, i called the bank customer service to inform them about the fate of my ATM card so they can disable the old card and reissue a new one for me. Done. I was going to my collect my new ATM card at the nearest branch after back from lunch.

Oh wait, this is not the end of story yet.

I think i got my conscience back after I had my lunch.

OH MY GOD! The card that had been eaten by the ATM machine is not an ATM card. It is a CREDIT CARD. I realized it suddenly and I tried to tell my colleagues, but i kept on laughing till unable to speak. I should have sensed something amiss when I was asked to key in the pin no. only after select the amount to withdraw. But, it was too late.

The BEST part is, I have lost BOTH of my cards. ATM card has been blocked and credit card has been retained. =.= One word: "Excellent"

If it happens on you, how will you react in this situation? For me, I just laugh! Laugh off my silliness. Ya, i tend to laugh at myself at this kind of silly situation. I don't know what reaction should i give other than laugh. And my colleague said: "You still can laugh at this moment."

Net loss for this clumsiness?
Cost of reissuing new ATM card = RM12
Cost of replacing new credit card = RM25
So, this lesson has cost me RM37

Luckily, i set different pin for ATM card and credit card, else RM50 will be charged for withdrawing money from credit card. So, it will cost me extra RM13 if my card was not retained by the ATM machine. This is the optimistic side of thinking. Haha

End of story. Thanks for reading. That's life. Hope you will have a good laugh on this.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Exam exam exam : VEE - Corporate Finance

Oh dear, another exam is coming up >.<

Study look...haha

Pray hard i can go through...

Friday, March 4, 2011

You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me

Song of the day~ A soundtrack from the movie Burlesque:

You haven't seen the last of me by Cher

A meaningful and beautiful song.

"I'm down now
But i'll be standing tall again
Times are hard but
I was built tough
I'm gonna show you all what I'm made of"

Yea, you'll never see the last of me...