Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Last Friday was my last day at my client's venue. It is extremely difficult to get an empty parking bay at this particular client's parking area. Over the pass 2 weeks, I've had to go round their venue 2-3 times at least or park at the highest floor of their multi-storey car park. This client is EXTREMELY strict with their parking rules and I've seen SO many cars being clamped during my 2 weeks there. Sigh, so anyway. I was thanking my lucky stars when I spotted a car coming out after just 1 round. Wah!! ACCELERATION to the max man! *ZROOM*ZROOM* Furthermore, the parking bay was like super near to the building so I was darn satisfied.

However, as we were coming back after lunch, I realised they had clamped my car!! OMG OMG OMG!! OH THE HORROR man!! I was in a super foul mood after that. I mean it's kinda obvious that my was a legitimate parking bay. After calling the guy that had clamped my car and talking to him, I was told to refer to some dumb ass "boss" of his which would only be back after 4pm and I had to pay my RM 30 fine before 430 pm. BULLSH*T man. So never mind, after being passed around a couple more times, a nice Indian gentleman attended to me. He explained that there's nothing I can do but pay the summon and get my car unclamped first, and if I'm really discontented I can write an official letter of complaint. (ps.. not to be racist but this was the only guy who was extremely nice and helpful because he's not like the rest of them. *if u get what i mean. OH! he's not chinese either ;)

So I took a couple of photos, paid my summon, got my car unclamped and wrote an official complaint letter. It's not an issue of RM 30 but a matter of right or wrong and of course I felt so cheated! WAH! I was really thinking of all the vulgar words in every single language i know man. KNN CCB! MCH! @$$HOLES! F**KER!! PERGI MATI LARH!! KI KUNNNN LARH!!! :p I was discontented and unsatisfied at first, but after writing the letter, I felt so much better. My senior realised I was in such a foul mood because she was with me at the time we noticed my car was clamped and she was really kind and nice about it. :) Anyway, here are 2 photos for you to decide if I should have been clamped or not.

Oh oh, and in my letter of complaint; I was SO tempted to write a disclaimer at the bottom which would say

"Jikalau pihak tuan tidak faham apa yang ditulis di dalam surat ini, sila berhubung dengan saya di alamat di atas supaya saya boleh mentranslasikan surat kepada Bahasa Malaysia agar pihak tuan dapat memahami ia. Terima kasih"

but in the end I chose not to. :p I still want my RM 30 back.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I took some time off to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at GSC with Lik, Akmal, Soo Yee, Yoong and some of his friends last night. I had quite high expectations for the movie because I absolutely love the book. Although I read the book ages ago, must have been around a decade ago but I still remember many of the important parts of the book. I can gladly say that the movie exceeded my expectations. Although I didn't laugh all the way through the movie but I must admit that it was extremely delightful to watch. I did laugh when laugther was due but mostly, I just enjoy the sheer brilliance of Roald Dahl brought to live on the big screen.

Although the movie did not excel in any way but it was an utter delight to watch it. It's like the vanilla of ice creams. Plain yet delicious to be eaten or in this case watched. If you ask me, I would say that you would prolly enjoy the movie even more if you had read the book first and remembered what exactly happened. Eventhough the movie did alter a few aspects of the book but the bottomline is they kept true to the key points and elements and made fantasy a reality to all eyes. I'd give this movie a 9/10 but do factor in the fact that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was prolly one of my favourite if not my utter most favourite book when I was little. :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


I don't know about the other working people in the world, but I have to admit that I wear my Ernst & Young doggie tag with pride. Although Ernst & Young isn't such a big organisation like McKinsey, BCG or even Accenture, but I do feel proud that I'm working in EY. Even while I'm at the client's, I still try to keep on my EY tag where possible. I can proudly say that I'm honoured to be working in my department in EY.

I'm not too sure about the rest of my colleagues or friends but I feel that being proud of your company is very important. Its not like EY had some training program to instill the sense of loyalty and honour to them but I just feel that I'm really glad to be where I am currently. Whenever people ask me where do I work, I pump up my chest, put on a sincere smile and tell them with a hint of happiness and a pinch of eagerness in my tone, "I work in EY, Ernst & Young." Occassionally I do get dragged down to Earth to crash and burn when they reply me, "Oh ok ok... what's that?! What do they do ah?!" Haha... Although it's perfectly normal not to know what or who EY is but I can't help but feel a little embarrassed. Nevertheless, even more people don't know who McKinsey and BCG is, so I guess it isn't all that bad anyway. :p

I feel that as long as you have the sense of pride in whatever you're doing and whoever you're working for, the willingness to learn and to perform to your best abilities come out naturally. Whenever I do a project or meet a client, I always remind myself that they don't care what I have to say. After all, I'm a small little plankton in the sea. What they care about is what EY has to say and I'm representing EY. Hence, I always do my best to portray my best image to the client. I always enter with a smile, greet them as how I would like to be greeted, ask them questions that I've have already prepared supporting evidence for and finally thank them for their time and exit with a broad and pleased smile.

For now, I wouldn't mind staying in EY for the next 2 years because I'm still learning a lot of new things. Maybe my mind will change 2 years from now or even 1 year from now, but until then, my pride is high for Ernst & Young!

Monday, August 01, 2005

I'm BACK!!

WOOHOO!! Just came back from Rompin, Pahang for my Department's Trip. My department, RaBS went left for Summerset Resort in Rompin on Saturday morning for our team building/bonding trip. It was definitely SUPER DUPER fun man. I had a terrific time there. Although my teams did not win the team building games I still had so much fun just participating in them. I also got to know many of my colleagues whom I had no idea existed before the trip.

Besides team building games, I played beach volleyball and beach soccer! I've never really been a beach person but I really totally enjoyed myself this time. I guess it pays to let yourself go at times. I guess the best thing about the trip was the DRINKS!!!! Well, actually I'm supposed to say it was the bonding of colleagues but to be honest, it was the bonding of colleagues during and after a few drinks!! WOOHOO!! Haha... I had a couple of drinks for the 2 nights and eventually I lost my voice after the second night. :p Whoops! Guess I'm a little too loud while I'm in my "HAPPY" mood.

Fooh! During the first night there, the newbies had to put on a performance for the joy and pleasure of those that have already been through the ordeal. SO embarassing man!! But at least it's past me now. Hahaha... pai seh! I had to admit that a couple of drinks before going up on stage really helpd build up a little courage. :p I'm a little disappointed that I've to start work tomorrow after such a great time off but I guess that's life. We can't just have fun all the time. Unfortunately lar. :(

Anyway, when I came back I was rather surprised to see that petrol has gone up by 10 cents per litre. WTH man?!?! Wasn't it just a couple of weeks back that our Prime Minister ANNOUCED that the price of petrol won't go up so fast. Sigh, BULLSH*T man! Dr. Mahathir was such an excellent leader and still is such a GREAT well-respected individual in Malaysia. Just look at how he handled himself during the AP situation. The current Prime Minister has such HUGE shoes to fill and he seems a couple of socks short of filling them. Sad to say, I'm sure a couple of Malaysians other than myself probably felt extremely cheated by his earlier comments. That's politics and I guess when you're a slave to the government you just have to live with such horrendous decisions.