Friday, September 02, 2011

Next Chapter

It's been nearly 4 years since I've started working. I was afraid when I started my career but along the way I became confident in what I do. The situation wasn't very good when I started but it was getting better gradually. I was learning a lot from people around me. Life was fill with ups and downs and same goes to my working life. I wanted to leave but for some reasons, I decided to stay when a lot of people were leaving. May be it was the right decision for me. Time fly very fast and before I notice it was already 4 years. I have decided to end one chapter in my career and move on to next one. I hope it is the correct decision. I just want to thank everyone for offering me a hand when I needed and the support I received.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

30

It's been over a year I haven't post anything here. What was I doing past 12 months and why was I so busy?

I have to say, it all started with this project that I am still doing. The project kicked off exactly 12 months ago and since then I didn't really have fun with my life, with my friends. I was always busy, I was always chased by the deadlines and I was most of the time, being angry. I always had to put a devil face at work to drive the project forward and for that I cannot have peace. I need to learn how to handle these kind of things better than this.

I even forgot my mum's birthday and didn't call her on that day. I really don't know how to tell her but I hope she understand me. Why am I so obsessed with my work and why am I forgetting these kind of things which mean a lot more to me then the project that I need to success. Nobody will appreciate me more than my parents do. I can't ever forget my parents birthday from now on, no matter how busy I am and no matter how stressful I am.

Recently, I learn a few things. One of them is letting go. I am a person who attached to something or someone too easily and I've learnt that sooner or later I have to loose these things and those persons. I've understand that I will be alone in life at some point and I need to able to take that. For that I value the friendship that my friends are giving me. For that I try to forgive those who I care yet hurt me. I'm trying my best to have forgiveness to everyone and how to smile more often.

I still have to learn how to forgive people working around me. Try to understand their side of the story. I have to accept that sometimes things are beyond my control and when it happens, I just need to accept the fact that other people are also doing their best.

I have to control my anger. Over the years, I've learnt how to hide my anger and smile at people even though I'm angry at them. But I still need to learn not to get angry easily.

There may be changes coming my way or may be not. But it doesn't matter, I'm not expecting the best to come but I'm prepare to take the worst it may happen. I have to prepare for the next thing, be it good or bad. I don't want to expect too much and being hurt when it didn't actually happen. I doesn't mean that I don't have confident. I'm just protecting me from myself.

Hope things will go smoothly. 2010 was indeed a busy and crazy year.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ေခါင္းစဥ္မရွိ

ဒီရက္ပိုင္း အလုပ္ရွဳပ္တယ္။ ဘာေတြျဖစ္ေနမွန္းကို မသိဘူး။ အလုပ္ေျပာင္းခ်င္ေပမဲ့ ဒီအလုပ္က မခြါႏိုင္ ျဖစ္ေနတယ္။ Project အသစ္တစ္ခု အလုပ္ေနရၿပီ။ ခရီးထက္ရအံုးမယ္။ ဘယ္ေတာ့လဲ အေသအခ်ာ မသိဘူး။ Visa ေလွ်ာက္ပါဆိုလို႔ သြားေလွ်က္ထားတယ္။ Visa ေတာ့ရၿပီ ဒါေပမဲ customer ကမအားေသးလို႔ အစည္းအေဝးကို re-schedule လုပ္ထားတယ္။

အလုပ္မ်ားေတာ့မယ္ဆိုမွ အိပ္ေျပာင္းရအံုးမယ္။ အလုပ္က ျမန္မာတစ္ေယာက္အိမ္မွာ ေနမယ္ဆိုၿပီးမွ ေနလို႔မရေတာ့ဘူး။ အိမ္လိုက္ရွာေနတယ္။ မေန႔က အိမ္သြားၾကည့္တယ္။ စလံုး အိမ္။ သေဘာမက်ဘူး။ အိမ္ေတြ လုိက္ၾကည့္ရအံုးမယ္။ ဒီမွာေနတာၾကာၿပီ။ အိမ္ တစ္ခါပဲ ေျပာင္းဘူးေသးတာ။ အခုေနတာက ဒုတိယ ေျမာင္အိမ္။ ပထမက ေက်ာင္းက အေဆာင္မွာ။ သူမ်ားေတြလို အိမ္ေျပာင္းရတဲ့ ဒုကၡ မခံစားရေသးဘူး။ အခုေတာ့ ခံစားရေတာ့မယ္။

Laptop အသစ္တစ္လံုး ဝယ္ထားတယ္။ Payment approve မျဖစ္လို႔ နဲနဲ ၾကာသြားတယ္။ မေန႔က ဖုန္းဆက္ၿပီး ဒီေန႔ လာပို႔မယ္ ေျပာတယ္။ ရံုးလာပို႔ဖုိ႔ ေျပာထားေပမဲ သူတို႔system မွာ အိမ္လိပ္စာပဲ ေပၚလို႔ အိမ္ကိုပဲ လာပို႔မယ္တဲ့။ ဒီလူက ၆ နာရီက ၁၀ နာရီၾကား လာမယ္တဲ့။ ၇-၁၀နာရီ လာ လို႔ေျပာလိုက္တယ္။ ဒီေန႔ အလုပ္မ်ားေနတဲ့ၾကားက ၆း၃၀ အိမ္ျပန္လာတယ္။ Parking ေရာက္ေတာ့ ဖုန္းၾကည့္ေတာ့ miss call ေတြ႔တယ္။ ရံုးက နံပတ္။ ရံုးက ဖုန္းကို အျပင္က တစ္တစ္ေယာက္ေယာက္ကဆက္လို႔ ျဖစ္မယ္။ ရံုးက ဖုန္း call ေတြကို ဟန္းဖုန္းကို transfer လုပ္ထားတယ္။ outside call ေတြလာရင္ ဟန္းဖုန္းမွာ ရံုးနံပတ္ပဲ ေပၚတယ္။ ဒါနဲ႔ အိမ္ ျမန္ျမန္ျပန္ေတာ့ အိမ္ကို delivery man လာသြားၿပီ။ ဒီလူကလဲ ၇ နာရီ ကြက္တိလာတယ္။ ၿပီးေတာ့ ဟန္ဖုန္းကို မေခၚပဲ ရံုးဖုန္းကို ေခၚသြားတယ္။ ၅ မိနစ္ပဲ လြဲသြားတယ္။ ဟန္းဖုန္းကိုေခၚရင္ သူ႕ကို ျပန္ေခၚလို႔ ရေသးတယ္။ အခုေတာ့ အားလံုးလြဲသြားၿပီ။ အလုပ္လဲ မၿပီးေတာ့၊ laptop အသစ္လဲ မရေတာ့ဘူး။ စိတ္က တိုေနတယ္။ ဖုန္းဆက္လာတဲ့သူနဲ႔ စကားမ်ားတယ္။

ဒီေန႔ ၁၂ရက္ေန႔ ရွိၿပီ။ ၁၅၊ ၁၆ မွ အိမ္မေျပာင္းရင္ ေျပာင္းဖို႔ အခ်ိန္မရွိေတာ့ဘူး။ သူငယ္ခ်င္း မဂၤလာေဆာင္က ၂၂ ရက္။ ၂၃ရက္ မေလးရွားကို ကားေမာင္းသြားဖို႔ စီစဥ္ထားတယ္။ ကိုက္ က ကားေမာင္းပို႔ရမွာ။ ၂၅ ရက္ေန႔ ျပန္ေရာက္မယ္။ ေရာက္တဲ့ညပဲ Korea သြားရမယ္လို႔ ဒီမနက္ ရံုးကလူက လာေျပာသြားတယ္။ ၂၈-၃၀ ခရီးသြားဖို႔ လက္မွတ္ဝယ္ၿပီးသြားၿပီ။ Korea က ၂၈ရက္ညမွ ျပန္ေရာက္မယ္။ လက္မွတ္ ဆံုးေတာ့မယ္ ထင္တယ္။ ဒါက သိပ္ ကိစၥမရွိ။ ျပသနာက သူငယ္ခ်င္းေတြနဲ႔ ခရီး အတူတူ မသြားရေတာ့ဘူး။ ေနာက္တစ္ခုက အိမ္ရွာၿပီး အိမ္ေျပာင္းဖို႔ အခ်ိန္မရွိေတာ့ဘူး။ လက္ရွိအိမ္က လုကုန္ ေျပာင္းေပးရမယ္။

Korea ခရီးစဥ္ ျဖစ္မျဖစ္ နက္ျဖန္၊ သဘက္ခါေလာက္ သိရမယ္။ ဘာေတြ ဆက္ျဖစ္မယ္ မသိဘူး။ စိတ္ညစ္တယ္ . . . စိတ္ရွဳပ္တယ္ . . . အရက္ေသာက္ မူးၿပီး အိပ္ေတာ့မယ္ . . .

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Beginning Of New Chapter

Thank you my dear mum and dad for bringing me into this world and for your incomparable love. I am what I am today because of you!!!

Thank you God for letting me live long and letting me to grow with wonderful parents, friends and family.

Thank you my friends for making me understand you guys more and grow. Thanks for your friendship over the years. May be I didn't tell how I appreciate your friendship but I always had and always will appreciate your friendship.

Thanks to my colleagues for giving me a hand when I needed most.

Last but not least, thank you to those who accompanied me, loved me and gave me unforgettable memories.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Review Of The Decade

The very first decade of the millennium has come to the end in a few hours. I want to look back what I've done and what I had achieved in past 10 years since I had made some critical decision for my life during this period.

The efforts I had put and the decision I had made in the 90s which put me into Yangon Technological University for my first degree. But unfortunately I was put to attend the YTU at Hmawbi GTI by the government and for that a lot of YTU students were unhappy about the facility, the efficiency of the academic staffs and above all, the government educational policy for the future engineers. I was really disappointed with the education system and I was dying to get out of the country to study abroad. During that time, we voiced out our disappointment to the government. We didn't expect the system to be changed in no time but fortunately they accepted our demands, moved us to new place in Hlaing Thar Yar, so called Yangon Technological University, let us attend our six years course and agreed to give us Bachelor of Engineering degree what we initially planned to attend. But one thing that we didn't expect was they try to finish one year course in six month time. May be it was a bad idea but for that I was managed to finish my degree in more or less 3 years time.

During my study in YTU I realized that I can't do much with the degree I was about to earn from YTU. The job opportunity in our country is also not much for me. So I decided to get a second degree from well known university and I started looking for university for my post grad degree. Before I finish my first degree in 2003 I decided to get a Master Degree from Singapore well known university, Nanyang Technological University. As soon as I finished my degree from YTU, I started to apply for NTU and finally in 2005, I was accepted to attend a master degree programme in NTU.

During my study in YTU, I did a voluntary position in Yangon Sailing Club as the Sailing Secretary to manage the club's sailing activities from 2000 to 2004. I was recognized for my service to the club until I set my journey for next adventure for my post graduate degree in Singapore.

It was a good experience for me to study in Singapore. The education system in Singapore is much differ from what we used to in Myanmar. The professor just give us the lecture but we, the students, have to study the lessons and solve most of the problems by ourself. I realized that I had to do everything myself and I realized that I can't rely on anybody except me. For that I did my best to finish what I had started, the post graduate degree. Finally my efforts pay-off and I got my second degree (Master of Science) in 2007.

But the journey didn't end there. Since I finished what I had set, my first goal, I realized that my actual journey is just about to begin. I was started looking for a job. Well, I actually didn't start immediately.

Just after my final exam, I was invited to help in the Asian Games in Doha at the end of December 2006. I worked together with Singapore Sailing team in Doha Asian Games for two weeks. I was able to travel to middle east for the very first time and I was being paid for my expertise.

I took a break and decided to have fun before I enter into new battle that I have to fight till I decide to retire. I enjoyed the new year eve with my friends, I go around and had fun in January and I rested during chinese new year in February. When I decided to start looking for a job, March is about to end and it is time for me to go back to Yangon for the water festival which I pre-booked my flights in November. I came back from Yangon at the end of April. And yet, I was still enjoying myself with a newly acquired girlfriend, I was still having fun after 5 months (after 4 months from exam results) from my final exam.

Finally in October of 2007, I found myself a job. I was so excited to start my very first job and was trying my best to pass the probation period. With the kind help from my extremely nice and helpful senior, I manged to handle the project I was tasked for. I become somewhat good at what I do at the company. For that I would like to take this opportunity to thank my senior who teach me everything when I joined the company and my second senior who helped me make myself confident in what I am doing.

In 2009, I manage to get my very own bike for the very first time. I was sent overseas on a business trip to Thailand. I was part of the a team to secure one of the biggest project that our company every had.

I was able to visit Hong Kong and Macau which I never thought of visiting before. I was able to visit UK for the very first time on business trip. I was able to lead my two men team to UK to inspect the testing with the end user for my client. I was given credit for the work I've done and efforts that I put in for the project by the client and the end user.

I was able to take my dad to the F1 very first night race in Singapore. I was able to give my very first expensive gift to my mum for her birthday. I was able to take my parents for vacation.

To conclude, I am glad and happy with the decision I had made over the decade. I am happy to achieved my first degree from Myanmar and my second degree from Singapore. I am happy with my current job and the nature of my work. Overall, I am happy with what I am today and what I had achieved over the decade.

I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, prosperous and a peaceful new year 2010!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Burma VJ

Today I've learnt that there is a documentary about our beloved country's military junta's crack down on peaceful monks demonstration in September 2007 over the economic crisis which had effects on the lively hood of the citizens of our nation.

The monks lead demonstration was caused by the increased in the commodities price which was actually caused by the 13% increase in fuel price. The documentary covered the whole incident that happened in September 2007 and it is showing the world that how brutal that the military junta of Burma is. For that the documentary was awarded for several film awards in 2009. The following is the link to its website (Burma VJ).

The film will be shown in Singapore till 27 December 2009 at Cathay (Click here for Cathay website). The documentary is available in THE CATHAY - THE PICTUREHOUSE).

For those who wants to watch it online, you may also be able to watch on (Youtube).

Seasons Greetings



Another year has come to the end and a new year is about to begin . . .
I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year 2010 . . .

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Are you in DEEP SHIT?

It's been really stressful at work past few weeks at work. Attending meeting nearly everyday and doing other people's job. I don't want to say that other people are not doing what they are suppose to do but it seems to me some of the people in my team is not doing what they are suppose to do.

I saw people fighting each other and blaming each other on office email. I saw some stupid managers sending out email to everyone saying that he will shut down electricity in certain part of the office on MONDAY. This stupid guy said he has to carry out the work on Monday coz the IT guy cannot come and help him on Saturday. I don't know what some of the stupid managers thinking. This weekend, I can't relax at home peacefully coz people calling me about work and the problems that we had last week is still on my mind.

I'll stop talking about my work and I'll start sharing what I profit from the office mail. Last week my boss send an email to all of us and one of the manager respond to his email. I didn't have time to read the email at that time but when I finally read it, I realized the truth behind the story and I want to share it here so I can come and read it whenever I want to. These are some of the moral story I learn from reading my colleague email.


Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel". After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gest to the bathroom, her husband asked "Who was that?"

"It was Bob the next door neighbor", she replies.

"Great" the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.


Lesson 2:

A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.

The priest nearly had a accident.

After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

The nun said "Fater remember Psalm 129?"

The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.

The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?"

The priest apologized "Sorry sister but the flesh is weak."

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."

Moral of the story:

If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.


Lesson 3:

A sales rep, an administration clerk and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out.

The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish"

"Me first! Me first! says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world."

Puff! She's gone . . .

"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life."

Puff! He's gone.

"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager.

The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch"

Moral of the story:

Always let your boss have the first say.


Lesson 4:

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

The eagle answered: "Sure, why not."

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:

To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up!


Lesson 5:

A turkey was chatting with a bull.

"I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree" sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."

"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings? replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients."

The turkey packed at a lump of dung, an found i actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:

Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there . . .


Lesson 6:

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out!

He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Moral of the story:

(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enermy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mount shut!

I hope you guys get something out of it and thanks for reading it till the end.