Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Food display in a KL premiumly priced foodcourt

NWhat are your acceptable standards in a foodcourt located in a premium shopping mall?

Definitely no rats, scary insects or flying cockroaches. Clean tables and chairs from the outlook and hopefully not encrusted with cobwebs and bee hives where the sun don't shine or the cleaners don't wipe.

Chefs/Cooks wearing gloves and hair neatly tucked in their white hats and clean cutleries.

Yesterday, it hit me that all the above just plain hygiene requirements. Story below.

Queuing at the counter to make my order, my eyes wondered around at the colourful food presentations tucked in the showcase counter fridges. I'm lucky I didn't see a rat having it's lunch. But what I saw was worse as the rat wouldn't have chosen it for any meal if it knew. 

Ps. The fruits and peppers are fake.... I think. It looked faked to me. Something you can get from a novelty store kind.

Yummy Hummus looks so good with added herbs. NOT! Fur is growing on the food. It's turning feral. It's gonna grow legs soon and start walking. The platter too has a fur coat growing. It must be chilly in there. 

I am not sure if those green fur clumps are part of the serving. The tomatoes is heading back to nature and only the gherkins is proving it's worth. 

Food samples should be either moulded from plastic or made fresh and replaced before it turns to something else. 

Although the feral stuff is covered by cling wrap, doesn't this post as a health or hygiene threat? What about the ones not covered and exposed. 

No sort of servable or edible food should share a space in that fridge. Fungus and mold can cause many kinds of food poisoning and sickness. 

No wonder the Japanese spend so much time and effort and charge u a bomb for platic food replicas.

I am not sure if I will buy from this stall in future. But looking at the attention they give to their 'food models' I think not. Unless there is no other food left in this world, I hope the spinning kebabs are hot. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Be yourself - without harming others please.

Why is it that work starts Monday and days off are Sat and Sun? ( for me ) If I have the chance to be my own boss one day, I hope I can make some changes to allow my employees a better perspective to what going to work is all about. Automating processes till 10am so that people can start work then and have time for breakfast and a healthy throne visit.

Whilst routine work and life is quite important sometimes, in the long run you end up living within a set parameter and become a dull person with hopes and fantasies of doing many other things and activities if you weren't at work. The sad thing is all of us are bound by our monthly paychecks and are afraid to tough it out for a better future. Who knows you might win and u might fail too right?! Scary.

About building someone's dreams by working for them, well, they too are giving you a chance to build your own dream by giving you a salary and a job for experience. But most times you'll end up with the money but without the opportunity as the train has long ago, left the station. You would be less inclined to start a new venture but nevertheless it is never too late to be a grandpa boomer.

Don't let what you have learnt or have been taught be the only guide in shaping who you are. It's is compelling to be yourself and follow your heart. We don't need to meet another me or I everywhere we go. 

Why it's important to living a fulfilling life? It's not so much about you when you are dead and gone. It's about the people you leave behind. Imagine if you lived a stressful and unhappy life, your next of kin would feel like they never did enough for you and regrets will fill up the whole mind bubble and someone else is gonna be depressed. This will just turn into a vicious cycle and everyone will be depressed until one day they are strong enough to decide that it's enough and a change is mandatory. 

If you hate your job, find a new one. If you despise your partner and there is no return, then don't return. If you are ill, go to the doctor! If you need to lose weight, go exercise. Learn from those who failed and follow those who are successful. Don't deny yourself from learning new things and be curious to take on new adventures. You have one life and don't waste it. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Half boiled eggs - Gardens, Mid Valley

Not gonna name this place but this half boiled eggs look like 30% boiled eggs to me. Just give it to me raw instead next time. 

Trials of a mixed bag of sweets

To begin a new journey the people you surround yourself with are very crucial and important. They are the ones that will either walk with you thru your pain or just be there for the sake of being there. Either way someone there is better than no one there. 

Many will form their own presumptions of how you should feel and many assume what social norm is, and should be the way to go. I'm not a believer of just being normal. More so when in situations where emotions should be thrown out and your logical mind in. But some days emotions take the better of me. When you start to open up that is when you start getting hurt in different ways. Hurt can take many forms not only from pain or suffering. It can come from not being able to see yourself be like an ordinary person. 

The old wounds might have just remain a massive scar but the new wounds will continue to hurt and hurt even more when the wounds are so close to one another. But if you do not open up you will never allow yourself to feel like you are alive or the least to say to feel like there is hope in life. 

So far, wishes and hopes are just too hard to attain and remain a self portray of lies. When life is back to square one and you are at level zero, you have to face the same kind of experiences but at a different level. It's entirely up to you to intensify the happiness or even the pain. Nevertheless we all want to be happy. But happiness means nothing if you never felt sadness. There is no love if you have never felt abandonment. 

If you are that person helping someone walk thru fire, be committed to hold their hands till the very end. They have opened up to you and given their trust unto you. Do not let them down. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breaking the silence - Sam Chee Tat, gone too soon

The day came that I lost my true love.
The day came that I will never hear his voice speak to me again.
The day came that I will never get to touch him again.
The day came that I have lost it all, so I think.
The day came that I will never have a normal life.
The day came that I will be alone once again.
The day came that I am no longer in a live relationship.
The day came that I am reminded of how precious life is.
The day came that I am no longer a wife but I am now a widow.
The day came and I never wished for it to ever come...

I have lost all tears,
I have lost all faith,
I have lost all hope,
I have lost it all.

I have with me, the love he loved me with,
I have with me, the memories that I shall never forget,
I have with me, the greatest years lived with him,
I have with me, the sadness and pain that don't seem to go away.

I am strong because he loved me
I am awake because he loved me
I am sad because he loved me
I am speechless because he loved me
I am lost because he loved me

To my dearest husband Sam, I know you will never get to read this, but I believe that no one would have ever loved you more than I did and not even your own family. I might have been horrible at times, but my love and feelings for you have always been real and true. You showered with me with what true love and affection. Never one day did you ever lose you patience with me. I am sorry that I might not have been the perfect wife and that I may have given you bad days. No one will understand me the way you did. My heart is broken and I want it to remain that way, for it was only for you.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A day in a life of a Bank relationship manager

This might not apply to many lucky RMs out there but this is how serious I take my job. 

First then when you open your eyes...

Check phone for any messages or missed calls
Read news related to industries less favored
Think of excess and how to inform clients
Think of renewals and hope limits don't get suspended 
Think of ongoing crap that u left home for late last night
Think of whether you should drive or catch a train 
Think of any appointments you have for the day
Think of whether any of your clients have decided to default 
Think if your clients remembers to pay their dues on time
Think of what to wear to work 
Think of that payment didn't go thru
Think of that payment that went thru but u were suppose to intercept
Think of how your bosses feel
Think of your colleagues
Think of how to increase utilisation
Think of how to improve services
Think of how to communicate nicely to annoying clients 
Think of the shit that you have to clean every day anyway
Think of that phone call u want to avoid
Think of that text you wished you never read
Think of whether any of your clients might have disappear or just call it quits
Think of the people u need to rely on to get things moving 
Think of that pile of paper and files that just keeps getting higher
Think of the beach where you once enjoyed so much u had to go back to reality cause someone had to pay the bills
Think of the calls you need to log everyday
Think of the stupid ridiculous requests people asks of you
Think of all the reports you were meant to submit last month
Think of the bloody forms you need to ensure your client initials on every damn corner
Think of how you are gonna justify the sky falling down and it ain't gonna be clouds
Think of people who have created more shit to do just cause they needed to prove their existence 
Think of your parents, family and pets longing to just catch a piece of you but you come home all grumpy or it's past bed time
Think of dinner at supper hours
Think of no time to pee I'm gonna pee on my chair 
Think of bonuses, incentives
Think hard when can you bloody leave for the damn block leave
Think of shutting off your phone just for that one hour 
Think of clean desk policy when clearly the floor is covered with files
Think big they say but all the big I can think of is a big headache
Think risks 
Think defaults
Think collateral and securities
Think main bank
Think of ten thousand log in passwords
Think of solutions when there is just none
Think of improving taichi master skills
Think of how to complain less and do more (tried and it doesn't come thru)
Think of the grass over the fence, most days it looks shittier 
Think of penalties, discounts, waivers, fees, charges, claims and bills
Think of additional facilities but get additional work instead 
Think of your future and realise it looks kinda bleak
Think of working from home but the damn wireless ain't working
Think of that support personnel who hates replying emails and they don't have a phone line
Think of account plans 
Think of renewals
Think of risky accounts and monitoring shit
 Oh my it's time to shut my eyes now!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Foodtique @ Bangsar

I regularly eat at Foodtique so this post is really something which was quite a disappointing post. Too bad the bosses were not there and the waiter just stares  at you. 

I'm not commenting on their main menu as the food is quite good. But one morning I decided to try out the dim sum and maybe I expected the same quality and great tasting food.... I was disappointed and didn't even finish half of what we ordered 

Fried Prawn dumpling. Not crispy but has been fried twice. Hard crust. By the time you get to the fillings, scores already dropped. 

Steam meat buns. Worst I've had. The bun is hard and crusty as if steamed multiple times and the dough has given up. 

Radish cake, the only dish we ordered that had acceptable texture and taste. 

We did not enjoy our brunch on a Saturday. Won't come for dim sum anymore. Sticking to the main stuff. 

Maybe the chef was having a bad day, but ya whatever.