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You can start anywhere and do anything with a good attitude and willingness to learn

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

3rd week

Tup tup dah 3 minggu bekerja.

Kadang2 rasa masih dalam internship. hahaa.

Dulu masa internship counting days, now xleh nak count pape.

Hopefully this path is the best for me.

So far im still adapting.

Dulu i mite b a senior. Full with experiences.


I am just a piece of blank paper.

Need to de-learn. Need to start from scratch.

Jadual pas raya sangat penuh yer. Trip, training, conference.

Tak sabar nak mulakan with full capacity :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010


This is a very good article. Those who are still single may learn something from here...
Those who are already married may take it as a guideline to improve your marriage & relationship ...

I got this from a friend in FB


During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said, 'How do I know if I married the right person?'
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, 'It depends. Is that your husband?'
In all seriousness, she answered 'How do you know?'

Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.

Here's the answer.
EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their
idiosyncrasies (unconventional behavior/habit).

Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to
DO anything. That's why it's called 'falling' in love... Because it's happening TO YOU.

People in love sometimes say, 'I was swept off my feet.' Think about the imagery of that __expression.
It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened

Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria (excitement) of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's
idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.

The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will
notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, 'Did I marry the right person?' And as you and your spouse reflect on the
euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown. People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfillment.

Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work,
a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it. I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else.
You could.

And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):


SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVERjust happen to you. You can't 'find' LASTING love. You have to 'make' it day in and day out. That's why we have the __expression 'the labor of love.'
Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.

Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.

Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships.
Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship
WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable... you can 'make'

Love in marriage is indeed a 'decision'... Not just a feeling.
Remember always this:

'God determines who walks into your life.It is up to you to decide who you let to walk away,who you let to stay, and who you refuse to let go.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Update Jap

Dah start keje dah..

1st day yang penat

Kena report kat Damansara..dari Bangi.

Jem teruk...kuar rumah 6.45pagi, kol 8.20 baru sampai opis..

Dahla first day pose..dugaan2. hahaa.

Then, ada onboarding session. Rupa2nya cik orkid sorang je graduate program..

For me, on boarding session ni memang beyond my expectation la. Warm welcoming. Very structured program.

Berkenalan dgn yang sama dept. Semua mmg best2. Sangat baik.

First day lagi dah join aktiviti dept, wat short film. Kena buli ke? Ntahla. Yang penting seronok gak. hahaa.

Perasaan takut tu da takde, tapi semangat berkobar2 makin membuak. cewah.

InsyaAllah, sinilah tempat bermulanya kareer cik orkid.

Banyak sangat belajar pasal culture Shell, dan masih terlalu byk yg perlu dipelajari.

Hopefully, semuanya ok...n a diamond can be created. hehe.

Masa first day tu, kuar opis dlm 4.50pm. Sesat jap. Dahla terlampau pening.

Jem sangat teruk.. sangat2. sampai berapa kali termuntah. And tertido masa jem. Syukur panjang umur. Hujan lebat sangat sampai takleh nampak apa2. Tup2 berenti kat shell, beli coklat n air milo. Tunggu masa berbuka, pastu tertido. 40minit tertido. Memang pening sangat masa tu. Angin dah naik kepala. Mamai semua ada.

Sampai umah kol 8.30pm...Bayangkan..balik2 solat, makan semua terus tido. Syukur ada housemate penyayang yg belikan makanan..

2nd day..

Makin jatuh hati kot kat Shell. hahaha. Rasa macam nak share every single thing. Tapi poyo lah sangat kan. haha. Sangat suka dgn opis. Tempat yang spacious. Byk fasiliti. Colleagues yg sgt kelakar and helpful. And paling penting, tak jem. hahaa. Jem gakla, tapi at lis grk sikit2.

Nak sangat diskas pasal my career progression dgn colleague. InsyaAllah akan approach diorg nanti :)

P/S: Jeles dgn kwn2 yg da stat keje gi sane sini. Labuan la, Johor la, mane la. Paling tak leh blah Korea!! Jeles!! ahahha :P

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My new Life

The clock is ticking...

I cant wait to explore the new adventure.
I kept it as a secret. At least at facebook and my blog.But I had shared with my friends.

This is my new place of adventure..

16 August 2010

My first day at Shell

Memang dari dulu tak pernah termimpi pun utk join this organization.
Kat UTP selalu je Shell jadi main sponsor. Sponsor mesti ribu riban. Booth mesti gempak2.
Saya tak berani pun nak dtg booth dia. Saya rasa it is a way beyond my capabilities. Memang tak layak.Kisah bermula bila Peah ajak pergi Shell Management Skill Games Workshop. Yela, as a final year student, mulalah cuak kan. Takut pulak underemployed.
Kat situ baru terdedah. Wahhh susah betul interview dia. Wahh banyaknya benefit dia. Salary pun masyuk. Tak mungkin la kerja sini.

So bila pergi workshop tu, mmg kena la isi online application. So isi la. Terhegeh2 isi. Banyak betul nak kena isi. Ish2.Then, pergi interview pulak. Mula2 dia screen by our application, then baru layak ke interview.

Tak prepare pun...cuma prepare mlm tu dgn Peah. Masa ni beriya sgt suruh Ojan join Shell. Biar saya join EY.
Masa interview...memang rasa macam org bodoh pun ada. haha. Susah gak la. Tapi masa tu mmg saya tak nervous so bykla idea2 mengarut keluar. Kenapa tak nervous? Sbb mmg pasti tak lepas. Berharap tak lepas gak sebab tanak tempuhi next stage yg lg horror.

Then, ojan dpt email yg kata dia tak lepas. Mira lepas. Masa tu rasa tabik sgt kat dia.
Lamaaaaa lepas tu baru dpt email yg kata saya lepas.
Serius tak sangka. Masa tu takut sgt. Sebab saya pikir mesti akan jadi org paling blur masa next stage. Tapi sebelum dpt result lagi dpt mimpi yg saya lepas that interview.
Management shell sgt bagus. Sgt structured. Sgt fair.Sgt professional.
Tu yg buat saya bertambah takut.

OK. Masa dapat mmg la nervous. Sampai satu mlm tu xleh tido coz risau memalukan diri sendiri. hehe. Masa tu study week.
Tapi saya ingat lagi, satu masa tu, mcm biasa study dgn ojan, sy terpandang majalah oil n gas. Terus mcm ada suara berbisik " Ambik majalah ni. Shell tempat kau nanti"
Boleh tak camtu? haha.Tapi sy mmg selalunya ada instinct yg kuat. Masa tu belum lagi Shell Recruitment Day.

Allah memang permudahkan segalanya.
Chen dtg membantu.. Mmg membantu tapi makin wat saya nervous. Dia sgt yakin saya akan dapat Shell. Thanks Chen!Sign tu makin kuat. Sign yg mengatakan rezeki saya kat situ.

Tapi memang la sgt nervous ok.
Perkara yg buat saya bertambah nervous bila Shell tolong arrange my flight from JB to KL. Two way ok. N stay kat Nikko Hotel.

Sy yg sgt tak mampu ni mmg la excited. Naik MAS n 5 star hotel. haha. Pdahal baru interview je.Pergi sana saya sgt enjoy. Kwn2 yg best. Hotel yg best. Travel alone naik MAS (perasan independent women kan ahaha).

Muka excited naik MAS. Ye. Saya jakun. hahaa. sume free sape tak excited kan? :P

Gambar kat hotel. Sgt spacious. Luxurios. Duk sorang2. Heaven! Tapi saya sgt flat on 1st day taw.
Katil sgt best tanak bangun je rasa. hehe

The best thing, ojan was there to support me (haiipp die bukan tmn kt hotel taw haha). To help me. Dia memang tolong sy sgt2. Sy akan ingat jasa dia :) He will be the first one I celebrated with afta i receive my first salary.

Masa first interview, sy sgt cuak. Gagap. Tak tahu ckp apa. N kertas yg saya tulis2 sume point tertinggal haha (masa tu kena present). Bayangkan! Masa tu rasa malu sgt dgn interviewer. Tapi i did try my best. Give out my ideas.

Kemudian, saya byk motivasi diri sendiri. Bergurau2 dgn other candidates. Tenangkan diri. Ambil air sembahyang. Eat chocs. Pulak tu tiba my heels koyak. Nasibla ada kasut backup. haaha. (Being typical me, mmg bwk kasut extra)

Ni gambar saya and other candidates.

Then, I did my best. Be natural. Relax.

So I think i did quite well at the 2nd n 3rd part.

InsyaAllah i will post tips on the interview k. This post is just to share my experience n feelings.

Tapi masa tu saya sgt tak confident. Siap cakap dgn sume org, 80% fail lah. haha.
Ojan je tak percaya. haha. sebab dia ckp everytime saya ckp cm2, sure dpt. so dia mls layan. haha.

Tapi saya sikit pun tak rasa menyesal. It was such a great experience. Ada 4 org interviewer yg sgt nice. Sume manager. 2 hari bersama Shell mmg buatkan saya betul2 nak join them.

Besoknya, Jeslyn call. Lama baru angkat. hehe. Pastu die start dgn strengths and comment. OK, not bad la. Then dia bgtaw result siap ckp "Jeng jeng jeng"


Terus menjerit taw. Melompat2 keluar bilik. Masa tu on da phone lagi. Byk kali tny is it for real?

So itulah ceritanya.. Maybe ada org lain rasa secure a job satu mende yg biasa. Yela, bukan saya sorang pun dpt kan? Tapi it really means something to me. A mark in my life.

I dont know what future will bring me. But what I know I must give the best in everything. Believe in myself and work with full of integrity. I believe this is the trusts that had been given from Shell, family and Allah.

Please pray for my strength, health and rezeki yerp!


P/S: Anyway, congratz taw kpd sesiapa yang baru dapat placement kat Petronas and tempat lain. Korang memang gempaklah!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rindu Sangat

Ramadhan sudah menjelma.

Satu perasaan yang sangat susah nak describe.

Kehadiran ramdhan memang sangat bermakna kan?
Ramadhan lepas memberi satu makna yang dalam. Malam2 diisi dengan terawih, tidur di masjid, qiamullail, renungan, iftar beramai2, bertadabbur. Best sgt2

Indah sangat..

Ramadhan kali ini mungkin tidak dapat mengalahkan amalan ibadah seperti tahun lepas. Tetapi ramadhan kali ini cik orkid akan bekerja. Semoga pekerjaan cik orkid menjadi tasbih2 zikir kepada Allah. Setiap jalan cik orkid ke tempat kerja adalah sejadah bagi sujudnya cik orkid kepada yang Esa. Setiap langkah dan setiap tangan yang bekerja menjadi zikir memohon dosa.

Ketika ini, jika berkesempatan bersedekalah. Belai kepala anak yatim. Jika sukar untuk menderma di luar, dermalah kepada ahli keluarga. Anda akan dapat 2 pahala, satu untuk sedekah, satu lagi kerana mengeratkan silaturahim.

Saya rindu dengan ESQ team UTP. Dari situ saya kenal Allah. Saya tahu makna silaturahim. Pengisian yang sangat bermakna. Menghargai kehidupan dan bersyukur kepada nikmat Allah. Di hadapan mata terlihat kebesaran Allah. Jika itulah dikatakan sesat, cik orkid tak tahulah lagi apa ertinya benar. Walau betapa tinggi kejayaan kita, Allah bisa menariknya bila-bila masa. Carilah rahmat Allah. Cik orkid sentiasa terlupa. Sentiasa.

Maafkan saya ye kawan2. Kalau ada yang tersimpan, beritahu ye! :)

I am officially released!

Dapat surat ni tgh hari tadi.

Official letter from Petronas. Thanks abg Ujai for making this process smoothly.
Jangan risau untuk fail. Bukan cik orkid kata marilah kita fail. Bukan. If you fail on something that u really wish for, its ok. No worries.

Lately ramai kawan2 batch july call/sms/gtalk tanya pasal ni.
Memang susah untuk cari kerja selagi belum release. All petronas scholar are obliged to serve petronas. So my advice now is just to prepare on your resume. Brush up your communication skills, thinking skills and current issues.

Do not ever think to fail. Because this is very dangerous unless you have secured a stable job.
Focus more on your FYP. Hunting for jobs tu as aktiviti sampingan je. Jgn jadi stress pasal cari kerja ni. Belum tiba masanya lagi. Hunting for jobs should be exciting.

Untuk my dear friends yg dah grad, tgh carik kerja, or dah bekerja, gudluck! Jgn stres2 kalo fail SI. Petronas sgt baik hati dan bukan mintak in short period. They will give u time. Ample time. Ye ye saya tahu adalah jugak yg ckp, saya yg da secure job bolehla cakap mcm tu. Tapi dear, mungkin ini bukan ditakdirkan utk kita. So just move on!

I always believe this. Always

"We always do not get what we want, but we always get something better"

Believe in Allah :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Very Nice Sharing

Millionaire (worth to read)

A Blog posted by Singapore's Youngest Millionaire by Adam Khoo in Money

Some of you may already know that I travel around the region pretty frequently, having to visit and conduct seminars at my offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Suzahou (China). I am in the airport almost every other week so I get bump into many people who have attended my seminars or have read my books.

Recently, someone came up to me on a plane to KL and looked rather shocked. He asked, 'How come a millionaire like you is travelling economy?' My reply was, 'That's why I am a millionaire'. He still looked pretty confused. Thes again confirms that greatest lie ever told about wealth (which I wrote about in my latest book 'Secrets of Self Made Millionaires'). Many people have been brainwashed to think that millionaires have to wear Gucci, Huggo Boss, Rolex and sit on first class in air travel. This is why so many people never become rich because the moment they earn money, they think that it is only natural that they spend more,putting them back to square one.

The truth is that most self made millionaires are frugal and only spend on what is necessary and of value. That is why they are able to accumulate and multiply their wealth so much faster. Over the last 7 years, I have saved about 80% of my income while today I save only about 60% (because I have my wife, mother in law, 2 maids, 2kids, etc. to support). Still it is way above most people who save 10% of their income (if they are lucky). I refuse to buy a first class ticket or to buy a $300 shirt becauseI think that it is a complete waste of money. However, I happily pay $1,300 to send my 2-yearold daughter to Julia Gabriel Speech and Drama without thinking twice.

When I joined the YEO (Young Entrepreneur's Organization) a few years back (YEO is an exclusive club open to those who are under 40 and makeover $1m a year in their own business) I discovered that those who were self-made thought like me. Many of them with net worths well over $5m,travelled economy class and some even drove Toyota's and Nissans (not Audis, Mercs, BMWs, etc.)

I noticedthat it wasonly those who never had to work hard to build their own wealth (there were also a few ministers' and tycoons' sons in the club) who spent like there was no tomorrow. Somehow, when you did not have to build everything from scratch, you do not really value money. This is precisely the reason why a family's wealth (no matter how much) rarely lasts past the third generation. Thank god my rich dad (Oh no! I sound like Kiyosaki) foresaw this terrible possibility and refused to give me a cent to start my business.

Then some people ask me, 'What is the point in making so much money if you don't enjoy it?' The thing is that I don't really find happiness in buying branded clothes, jewellary or sitting first class. Even if buying something makes me happy it is only for a while, it does not last. Material happiness never lasts, it just give you a quick fix. After a while you feel lousy again and have to buy the next thing which you think will make you happy. I always think that if you need material things to make you happy, then you live a pretty sad and unfulfilled life.

Instead, what make ME happy is when I see my children laughing and playing and learning so fast. What makes me happy is when I see by companies and trainers reaching more and more people every year in so many countries, What make me really happy is when I read all the emails about how my books and seminars have touched and inspired someone's life. What makes me really happy is reading all your wonderful posts about how this BLOG is inspiring you. This happiness makesme feel really good for a long time,much more then what a Rolex would do for me.

I think the point I want to put across is that happiness must come from doing your life's work (be in teaching,building homes, designing, trading, winning tournaments etc.) and the money that comes is only a by-product. If you hate what are you doing and rely on the money you earn to make you happy by buying stuff, then I think that you are living a life of meaningless.

P/S: TRUE! Kaum kita selalu disogok, dapat kerja je terus plan macam2 nak beli itu ini. Kena sesuai dgn gaji kononnya. haha. Kalau sesuai takpe, kalau tak sesuai, sebab tu lah jadi macam kaum kita sekarang.

P/P/S: Tapi susah nak buang mindset tu. Try ubah. Sikit2. Dgn bersederhana. InsyaAllah..

A Quick One

Dah ramai sangat dah tanya pakai baju ape first day?


To be honest, cik orkid tak risau pun pasal baju.

Tapi cik orkid lagi risau pasal what shoes to wear?

So memang dah beli awal2. Sebulan lepas kot. Try pon byk kali.

"Coz i believe a pair of right shoes just give u all the confidence that u need".

P/S: Tadi ada org ym saya dan berjanji sesuatu. Sangat berharap walau tak lah berharap. Eh? Apa ni. OK. Sangat hepi kalau dapat even tak mengharap. haha. U know who u r, MR silent reader :P

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dialah idolaku..

Seawal 5 pagi, dia sudah bangun, ketika seluruh isi rumah sedang enak diulit mimpi
Dia mengemas dapur dan memasak air untuk sarapan nanti
Kemudian, dia bergegas ke tikar sejadah, menunaikan solat sebelum azan subuh berkumandang
Setelah azan subuh, dia mengejutkan anak lelakinya untuk berjemaah bersama. Kemudian isterinya.

Selepas selesai subuh, dia duduk mengalunkan bacaan quran.

Kemudian, dia menyediakan sarapan buat isterinya yang tidak sihat. Tanpa sedikit keluhan. Kerana dia sedar, lebih 20tahun isterinya sudah menyediakan sarapan untuk seisi keluarga.

Ketika inilah dia bersama2 isteri tercinta menikmati sarapan sambil berbual.

Setelah selesai, dia sambung melakukan kerja rumah. Membasuh baju, membasuh pinggan, membersihkan rumah, berkebun. Sesekali paginya terisi dgn joging.

Dia kemudiannya keluar bersama motor krissnya untuk membeli sarapan berat buat anaknya.
Dialah yang melayan, mengurus dan melakukan hampir semua hal kebajikan keluarganya.
Jika dia kerinduan, dia akan hubungi anak-anaknya yang jauh di mata.

Kerap juga dia singgah ke rumah ibu mertuanya, bertanya khabar. Dia disenangi keluarga dan jiran. Mungkin itulah sebab rezekinya murah apabila saban hari keluarga mertuanya tak lupa mengirim lauk.
12.10PM. Masa untuk menghantar anak bujangnya ke sekolah.
Hari-harinya terisi dgn pelabagai aktiviti.
Dialah imam di rumahnya setiap kali sampai waktu solat. Suara merdu alunan quran selalu menghiasi rumah sederhananya.

6.10pm. Masa untuk mengambil anaknya dari sekolah. Ketika ini, tiga anak saudaranya datang ke rumah untuk belajar mengaji dan mengulangkaji pelajaran. Juga seorang anak jiran yang telah kehilangan ayahnya turut datang ke rumah. Ramai yang ingin menghantar anak2 untuk menjadi anak muridnya, tapi terpaksa ditolak. Khuatir tidak dapat memberi sepenuh perhatian kepada anak murid yang sedia ada. Begitu jugalah rutinnya ketika anak perempuannya masih kecil. Kejayaan mereka berkat sabar ayah mereka mengajar dari kecil. Tanpa perlu guru tambahan, cukuplah guru di sekolah, juga di rumah.

Upah? Walau sesen pun tidak diminta. Dia mewarisi neneknya yang juga mengajar al quran.
Rumah di Jalan Nikmat itu tidak pernah sunyi dgn bacaan alquran dan gelak tawa anak-anak kecil.

Setelah solat isyak berjemaah, dia memulakan ulangkaji pelajaran bersama anaknya dan yang lain. Dia sabar menghadapi keletah anak2 kecil yang macam2 ragam. Tidak pernah bosan. Itulah rutinnya.
10.30pm. Selesailah tugasnya bersama mereka. Ketika itulah baru dia menjamah apa sahaja yang tinggal untuk makan malamnya.

Dia tidur hanya beralaskan cadar biasa di lantai. Menemani isterinya. Biarlah isterinya shaja di atas katil yang empuk kerana sakit.

Dialah ayahku...idolaku..
Tidak pernah kulihat mereka bertengkar walau sekali pun. Mungkin berkat sejuk alunan alquran setiap hari di rumah.

Dia tidak pernah curang. Tidak pernah mengeluh walau isteri tak berdaya. Dialah yang melayan selagi mampu. Dialah penghibur kami. Dialah yang aku sayang walau sentiasa bergaduh. Dialah yang sentiasa sembahyang malam setiap kali kami ingin melalui peperiksaan atau hari penting kami. Dialah ayah yang kami cintai sekeluarga.

"Ya Allah, Kau berkatilah kehidupan ayahku. Berikanlah dia kekuatan dan kesabaran untuk memimpin keluarga kami. Kau jadikanlah setiap perbuatannya tasbih2 zikir untuk pengabdian kepadaMu. Ya Allah, Kau berikanlah kesihatan dan kesejahteraan kepada kedua ibu bapaku. Merekalah yang telah banyak berjasa kepadaku. Amin"

Semoga aku mendapat pasangan yang sentiasa di sisiku ketika sihat dan sakit, mempunyai ciri-ciri idolaku. amin...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What to Wear for Work?

Tiba2 perasan jadi image consultant kan?
"I am starting a new job soon that has a "business professional" dress code. What is appropriate for a twenty-something to wear in the office? I don't want to stand out too much, but at the same time I don't want to dress like and old lady either. Please help me!"

When I was working at Ernst & Young, we had been given a thick manual on what to wear. Being a worker in a consulting firm, we must wear the appropriate and professional attire to convey the best image of the firm.

I can say, it is BORING and CONSERVATIVE.But I like it tho, looks very professional. Y.U.P gitu (Young urban Professional).

#1) All companies are different in their definition of what's appropriate. Stay on the conservative at first, then ease up after you figure out what is acceptable. Take a look at the highest woman executive in the company. Check out what she is wearing. Use her as a point of reference- DO NOT use your peers as your point of reference. You never want to dress for the job you have. You always want to dress for the job that YOU WANT.
#2) Invest in some basics that can be mixed and matched. Professional clothes are expensive when you get them to fit right, however it's worth the money. Stick with one color scheme and then everything will look good together. Try and keep your work clothes wardrobe as minimal as possible. It saves you money and eliminates the "what to wear??" stress in the morning.

Here is my rule of thumb for dressing for work in any corporate atmosphere:

Jewelry: Stick to studs or pearls. Never large hoops or anything dangling. A very small hoop or "cuff" earring is OK as well. One item of jewelry per each wrist. Never anything the clinks together and makes noise. It's distracting, and you can't type effectively with too many things on your wrist. Less is more here.

Scarf: Please use minimal printed scarf. For me personally i didnt use funky scarf like polka dot, cartoon or wordings. I think the most suitable scarf to match with formal attire are satin-like or silk scarf. Because it looks expensive haha and more professional. Geometric or minimal flower prints also encouraged. Or ariani scarf also good. But be careful, some of awning scarf really makes u look like "makcik" rather than professional. Do not by the thick awning, and try buy the quality fabric with minimal print. Do not overdo your scarf. Keep your arabian or siti style for outings, not office. Wear medium sized brooch with minimal blings. You dont want ppl think u want to go to weddings. I love tie rack scarf. Perfect for work. But too expensive :(

Shoes: Personally, I say always closed toe. In my past working place, they always use this formula, closed toe for every attire (skirts or pants) except baju kurung. Not even peep toe. However most companies accepts "peep toe". Anything that shows too much of your toes, I would stay away from. There is something very casual about showing your toes. Stick to a standard pump or a ballerina shoe. However it is highly advisable to stick to closed toe when u are attending interview, u do not want the interview to look more at your toes rather than ur face.
One more thing, pls wear at least 1 or 2 inch heels. It looks more professional instead of using "grandma's black shoes" or mcm pengawas sekolah shoes. I always love pointed toe heels.

Skirts: A couple inches above the knee is OK. Try sitting down in your skirt, if it's showing enough of your leg to turn your coworker on... don't wear it. I personally like pencil skirts. They are very flattering, and look professional. Work dresses are also awesome.

Shirts: Never show cleavage or anything close to it. If you are wearing a button down shirt, make sure there is no gapping in between the buttons in the chest area.

Underwear: Never let your bra straps show. Always wear nude color underneath light colored clothes because it won't be seen through them. Esp for scarf girl. White blouse with red bra. OMG. No no no.

In summary, don't let your outfit overshadow your skills. Just because something might seem conservative to you, it might not be conservative to your boss, or your boss' boss. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Use your own judgement, and just because your peers are showing cleavage and wearing flip flops, doesn't mean you should too.

Below I attached some of the pics of office attire. Maybe you can have some ideas from here (Including me)

Long skirt! Very suitable for muslimah. I love her look but maybe need to change that shoes. Pair it with closed toe.

I love this look. Apa ntah nama belt kat baju tu with wide pant. Im sooo gonna get this. haha.

Cardigan! Match it with belt.

I love ribbons! and ruffless...

OK. What about baju kurung?

Personally, i do not opt to wear baju kurung to office. I rarely wear them until my ex-colleagues (mostly chinese) noticed and asked about that. haha. I just do not really confident in them and hard to move, considering i was an auditor last time which needs me on the go everytime.
If i were to wear baju kurung, i love to wear plain or modern baju kurung. Or with geometric pattern. I dont like wear too flowery. I dont think its really formal.

Some of ideas from here

Sabar Jelaaa

When ppl dun like us, why bother?

As long as u dun hurt the person, u'll be ok.

Sometimes, we try to be nice to the person.

But out of jealousy and wrong perception, the person just dun like u.

Yes, u win but why make others lose?

placement, dpt offer, or apa2lah mmg semua tu rezeki. tak bermakna we are superior than others..

again, im sharing my happiness..also my sorrow here. xde niat lain..

Its ok.... :)

P/S: Sdg PMS. huuu

Monday, August 2, 2010

Eggless Choc Chips Banana Muffin

Sorila gambar buruk. besela kamera hp cikai je.

Motip letak nama panjang2? haha.

OK. Disebabkan ramai tanya, so cik orkid bagilah resipi tak seberapa nih.

Kat rumah nih cik orkid penganggur, so xde keje, masak je la haha. Pisang banyak sgt kat umah. So if selalu wat jemput2 pisang sangatlah tak sehat. Mama berpantang mkn telur. n selalu bg pisang kosong je mesti bosan. so bg la muffin ni. hehe

So i try this recipe. Dgn byk edit2 suke suki cik orkid.

Resipi asal boleh dapat dari sini

Memang best muffin nih. Lembut je. Sebenarnya cik orkid tak suka kek pisang, so cik orkid edit resipi dgn tambah oat dan choc rice utk rasa ringan, kurang muak. Makan mmg best je esp bila gigit choc rice. rangup! hehee.

OK. byk pulak cakap kan. ni lah resipi nye

Boleh utk 12 muffin (cik orkid dpt 10 je coz guna cup yg bsr bapak haha)

Pisang masak - 4 biji
Brown sugar - 3/4cup (resipi asal guna gula halus, saje guna brown sugar utk lebih wangi n sdp kot hehe)
Minyak masak - 1/3cup (resepi asal guna melted butter, tp mls nk melt2 ni hehe)
baking soda - 1tbs
tepung berserbuk penaik - 1 1/2cup
choc chips
choc rice
oat - satu genggam. haha

1. Amek mangkuk dan campurkan tepung, baking soda, oat, choc rice
2. Mangkuk lain, penyekkan pisang, masukkan minyak, pastu masukkan gula. gaul sehingga sebati
3. Kat mangkuk yg ade tepung tu, wat "telaga" or lubang kt tgh2. masukkan adunan pisang dan adun sebati.
4. jgn over mix. just 1-2 minit jer. pastikan adunan tu "moisten" if x, tambah sedikit minyak. jgn guna hand mixer k. gaul pakai whisk or senduk pon ok.
5. masukkan dlm cup dan tabur dgn choc chips / ape kacang jika suka
6. bakar sesedap rasa (saya xde auto oven, guna oven zmn jepun, kena cek slalu ahaha) tapi pre-heat dlu yer oven. and guna lidi utk taw da masak ke x

tu jeee sgt senang kan? hehe.

Selamat mencuba :)

Of Me and Shoes

Mr. Blahnik says, "Shoes should be an investment, as we do spend all day on our feet. So why not add some class too! And you should go as high as you can!"

Oh oh
I agree with u Mr Blahnik. Ohhh why dont u just LEND me at least a pair of your shoes to me? hahaha.
Mase wedding aritu pki heels kejap. OMG. Dah berbulan xpakai (except for interview). Make me remember how great the feelings of wearing high heels. haha.

I cannot resist the tempation to own high heels. You know, like having sinful indulgence. Hummm..

I still can own heels but i put some rules:

1. Wear it occasionally
2. Wide heel
3. Reduce my weight
4. Switch with flats
5. Maybe i will consider to hv my customized heels. hehehe. but it will cost me the bomb la

I dont know, i find flats are boring. But thank God, now ballet shoes are in. Like cotton on/rubi. Or maybe eclipse. Suka suka suka.

Tapi nak jugak heels... hahaha

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sharing for My B

Tomorrow is his first day.

First day for his real job.

Excited, nervous, happy...all in one.
I know his feeling. haha.

Well..his new place is actually the place i used to intern there.

I love the company. I supposed to start working there on 6th July.

Can i say my path is "twisted"? Alhamdulillah. I want to challenge myself.
It is hard to tell the HR that I have to "quit" the job (I had signed the agreement btw). Ohh and the manager called, said she was very sad for the news and she said i can come back anytime if I do not like the job. haha. Thx for the trust :)

Anyway, for Ojan's case. I know a lot of mulut jahat said that he was offered because of me. With the name of Allah, I did not help him anything except for giving him the address of HR and explain to him the jobscope. Not even giving him tips on interview (because i didnt go thru the normal interview). All because of his efforts. He did not believe at first that he was offered the job. He suspected me recommended him to the manager. No i didnt. Not for Ojan. But I did it to few juniors for intern place, but not for him. I can do it for him. But I believe in his own ability.
Ohhh dah merepek jauh. I want to share few tips to him. I write it here so dat he can refer it frequently. I think maybe others can do it at other organization as well.

1. Introduce yourself. Do not be ashamed. This is the thing that I didnt do, and I regret it the most. EY is a place where ppl are so bz going here and there. And I can say quite many of them do not know each other. We do not have our own cubicles, just free seat because majority of us station at clients' place. So, pls have courage to introduce yourself. I didnt do it because the environment was not really welcoming, very quiet, all ppl sit infront of laptop, look very bz, all chinese.
2. Ask for help. (but of course after you have tried it yourslef few times). Setting your laptop, password that changes every second, a lot of applications, fax, printer, wifi. OMG. It was very stressful. I tell you, EY has a lot of security appliances. Very cumbersome. So pls ask for help. You will go few times to IT dept. hehee. Sabar je la k~ :P

3. Know your timeline and manager. Know your client ahead. You will be assigned to clients. Every project has different managers, so introduce yourself to your manager saying that you will be working with him and ask for past financial year doc. It will be very helpful. And ask them if thay need you to help him (You get extra points there hehe).

4. Do your homework. First week after orientation can be very disappointing. You know very little. You have a lot of questions. Therefore, open any applications that are related to your jobscope like ITGC application, EY Random, CAATS application (this application is very #^&&!@). Try to use mock data and play around with it with the help of manuals. Yes, there will be training but you must be proactive! cewah. Plus point: Email the training manager to include you to any suitable trainings.

5. Lunch with them (even kdg2 tempat sgt mahal). Not only that, COMMUNICATE with them. I know, speaking english all the time will be very awkward. haha. Because you and your colleagues will be very busy and we hardly talk to each other during work. So use one hour lunch to know them. Do not be afraid. They are at your age even some of them hold very high position but they are really nice.

6. If you are left unoccupied/idle (jarang berlaku). Take this chance to ask around manager whether you can help them or your mentor. I know memang penat but you will learn a lot.

7. Discuss with your mentor on your strengths and weaknesses. They are usually your partner/director. Majority of them are nice. They want to help you. So discuss with them on how you can contribute to the firm.

8. Join EY Club. Hockey, tennis, badminton. They always have game tournament between big four. Once a year they will have vacation also. Also, they are active in organizing bbq outing, clubbing, camping, paintball, movie, so participate minimally. haha. You have to participate but not too often. You do not want your life surrounded by WORK only right,no? haha

9. Please be anal on your documentations. I warn you. No TYPO-TYPO ok! They are very meticulous. They can see even the tiniest mistake. Improve your business english. Do your documentation with full heart or else u will end up getting a lot of red marks (its ok to get that but pls reduce it)

10. Communicate clearly with your client. Know what you want from them. It is not about getting the right answer but also the right question for them. Start meeting your new client with exchanging the biz card. Prepare your interview with them. Be clear and professional.

11. Pls plan your career milestone. You are the one who will decide on what next. Not your manager, not your mentor. How you can plan? Have rough idea. Example:

2010 - Associate 1
2011 - Associate 2
2012 - Senior Assoc. 1..... blablabla. and also what job you are interested to pursue in the next few years. It really helps you to know where you are heading to and you will get promoted earlier because you know what you want.

Semua ilmu dah bagi ni. Ni setakat yg saya taw and saya buat spjg intern je la. hahaa. You know i'll always available for u k? I know you can do it!!
All the best my dear :)

Motip letak gmbr ni. hahaa :P