Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Model Employee

If you agree to carry the calf, they will make you carry a cow.

This sentence carries two meanings;
If once you know that you can carry certain responsibility and that is within your capability, then there is always s way that your management team or your boss will top up some more works on to your shoulder. So if you think positively, you would be glad to take the responsibility, sooner later you will be doing more advanced work than you are supposed to handle. This can be a very natural move for your boss to promote you when the time comes.

GIE, Global Integration Enterprises which means that we have to select the best people in the right place at the right time for the best benefit of the company. If this GIE meets the right proactive staff, the promotion is just within days to come!

See yourself as the valuable person you are. Leave all inhibitions behind. If
you feel inferior to your coworkers or supervisors, your meek attitude will
top you from shining.. Before heading out to work, look at yourself in the
mirror and have a long conversation with yourself. Speak positive
affirmations about yourself and your life. Do it every morning and feel the
energy of success seep into your entire being. Some successful executive
has to listen to his favourite music before leaving for office. He may read a
chapter of his favourite book.

Recognize your own worth and visualize yourself succeeding beyond your
wildest dreams. In your mind, form a clear picture of where you would like
to be, of where you would be the happiest. Do you want to work behind a
desk; do you want a position in marketing, in Sales or service team
member? If you can visualize it in your mind before it ever comes to pass,
you can achieve it. Because your level of expectancy will be higher, you will
be charged with more energy to accomplish what you want.

Your boss always pick up some of your error and mistake, do not be
frustrated as that is your strength, he sees your strength and he can only
find mistake on your strength. If you feel frustrated on that you are totally
wrong…you should be happy with that. As you boss is trying to make
you perfect! As you know there is never any perfect staff nor executive.
JFK is blamed to be having no much experience and he was the
youngest president at that time, but his strength is having a passion to
be serving the people, the country and all these good basic requirement
to be a a good president.

Let go of the fear of success. Too often, our inner voice haunts us with
negative messages, such as "you will lose all your friends if you get
promoted, you will never be able to handle all the responsibility, and you
don't have enough education." Don't give in to the fear. Replace every
negative thought with positive thoughts, such as, "I am able, I am
equipped, I have what it takes to accomplish my dreams, I have the right
to be successful, I am not afraid, I am powerful, I can do."

How to control stage fear, see the past presidents, most of the had to
face with these issues, but they have his own way to solve the problem
and turn this to be a power tool for attracting the audience

These are the few ways
Deep breath before you start the first few word. Look at the people
forehead, half an inch above their eyes middle of forehead, to them he
see you have a close eye contact, to you, you could feel more easily to
wait for the stage fear to go away in few seconds to a minute… after
that, nothing is difficult.

Hold something in your palm, like a paper clip, one coin; you can be
more focus in your speech. Beware not to make any noise from it.
Try to perform rehearsal in your material in advance is very important
and helpful
The audience is all on your side they do no want to see you to have
good presentation… so you do not have to worry too much they will give
you a difficult question.

Don't wait until you are in a better position to change your behaviour.
Always try to do more is the way to get people to like you more. Do it
now so your supervisors can take notice of you and promote you when a
new position opens up. Take initiative.
Take an inventory of your personal appearance. Is your hairstyle
Appropriate, is your new hair colour a culture of the company? Are your
clothes neat and pressed, is your posture stooped, giving you the look of
defeat and fear? Make necessary changes so you can project a
confident image.

Remember, you may not feel confident, but you can act confident. With time, your fear will be replaced with genuine confidence.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

10 Health Tips

Ten Heath tips

Growing older can be wonderful if we make healthy changes to our diet and lifestyle.
Eating well and living an active life can make you work or play longer than people much younger than you are. Looking beautiful at your age will also be an added bonus.

These are 20 important steps to help us through our journey in life.

Think healthy weight
Set a balanced diet
Drink plenty of water
Take care of your bones
Cut back on salt
Avoid indigestion
Keep you Iron and Vitamin C connected
Finding the right supplements
Fill up on Antioxidant
Never too late to exercise

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Penang best Curry Fish Head?

This is Malay restaurant name "Restoran Pen Mutiara" which is about 15 mins drive from Intel
The food is cheap and Authenitic, I could see every table has a wok of Curry Fish head...
The Taste is strong, not oily and loaded with my best vegatable Lady's finger!
Two person, with a Curry fish headed, fried resorted vegatable, a plate of squid, a pot of plain rice, and 4 lemonades. All of these, I paid RM57.00!

All time favourite Hong Kong Food

Egg Tart
It is one of the favourite foods of last governor Chris Patten, one of the quintessential East-meets-West taste sensations that makes Hong Kong such a great place for food is its baked egg tart. In old days, locals worked in western restaurants learned how to cook western dishes and desserts. The Cantonese egg tart, called “ Daan Tart” is a local twist on the popular English custard tart but was modified with some Chinese way of baking cakes. They used lard to replace expensive butter for the preparation on the outer shells. They used egg instead of custard. The outer shells is either crumbly or puff pastry. The Daan Tart is served hot. The egg tart has become Hong Kong’s most popular delicacies. Now some of the traditional way still using lard for the preparation of the outer shell, So make sure you do not take so much because of its great taste!

Pineapple Bun
Bo Lo Baau is the Cantonese way to call these great Hong Kong’s inventions
There is no pineapple being used for making such bun, but the hard crunchy sugary top of the bun looks like surface of a Pine appple. That was why we call Pineapple Bun!
Imagine, the bun is crunch on top and soft on the inside. One common way of serving this bun is to slap a dollop of hard cold butter inside. Another great taste as another Hong Kong invention

Milk Tea
Hi Tea and tea with milk are two of the legacies of Colonial practice in Hong Kong. Unlike Chinese tea which is drunk straight. Hong Kong-style milk tea is made of several kinds of black Ceylon tealeaves with evaporated Milk served in cup of western style. Nam Heung Yuet tea house invented a special way of filtering the tiny tealeaves by using white sackcloth. Thus the tea will be tasted smoother. The mesh of this tea-making contraption resembles pantyhose. So later on we gave it a name of silk stocking milk tea. The milk tea is served in the local tea house and its preparation is closely guarded trade secret.

Wonton Noodles
In Cantonese we call Wonton Min, and some of the older shop call Sai Yung ( Small Wonton Noodle). This classis noodle was firstly introduced in the 1940’s by GuangZhou chef came to Hong Kong to set-up their own noodle shop. Cantonese-style wonton is pre-wrapped with fresh shrimp, pork, some of them may add with very litt;e portion of minced mushroom. The wrapping is a thin piece of flour made with a special technique and it will not separate and break when cooked. When we ear Wonton noodle, you should eat the noodle first, then Wonton and finish the soup. We can not alter the sequence. As if you eat Wonton first, the noodle will be soaked in the soup for too long and will be too soft and lose it texture.
It can be served dry in which case you should ask for Lo Min and the Wonton are placed on a bed of noodles. In my child age., a bowl of Wonton noodle with 4 pieces of Wonton was 30 cents, after 40 years, a Bowl of Wonton noodle with five Wonton is HKD16.00, that is 53.3 times more expensive that the one we used to eat when I was young. But I can see that some of the Wonton is no longer using Tai Di fish as the basic ingredient as for the soup... Time has changed ans people should maintain the good classic traditions.

Char Siu or Barbecue Pork with rice
Barbecue pork (Char Siu in Cantonese) is one of the most popular foods amongst roasted meats.
Char Siu is roasted by fork or literally the meat is attached to forks or skewers which h are then placed in a covered oven or directly over a fire. The Pork has to be marinated with a special blended mixture of spices, fermented tofu, soy source, sugar, salt, water, sherry and rice wine. Before they are put into oven, we have to apply a layer of honey on the surface.
It is usually go with plain rice and some Choi Sum (a kind of vegetable).

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Typical Breakfast in Penang

Wan Ton noodle, Lo Di and a glass of Ice Coffee is the fuel for a Day in Penang

Restaurant at sea side of Penang

Balihai is a sea food restaurant in Penang island, very commercialized.
A local attraction for forgners and tourists, you never can find empty seats there especially Friday night.
A hot place for people who loves sea food, opposite is a cool place for couple afte the dinner!

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Bad Translations

The Word F*** can not be used as "Dried" in Chinese meaning by direct hard translation!

Lo Sher Tea house

This is a small tea house converted by another heritage reserved stone house built in the 1930's
Behind is a small kitchen which has its own Penang favour mixed with some Thai influences by use of sweet and sour favour and Thai Lemon leaves.
The Tea has a good palate as the shop keeper brings jars of water from The Penang hill. This is a lot of works, and is necessaary for a cup of good tea.
Lao Sher is place for gathring and chat with friends who appreciate the culture of tea.
Thanks for CK for buying such a great lunch for us!
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Victoria Station

Victoria Station is a Local Penang restaurant famous for it beef steak.
I like most its Home Made Oxtail Soup and Rib eye steak, but you have to order for rare cook!
If you order medium, it will be well-done, rare will be medium. This is a standardization issue only. Do not related to the quality of the beef!

Electronics Industry in Penang

From Top downward
1. Church in old Geroge Town
2. A Multitape in Kulim
3. World's No. 1 Semiconductor equipment supplier sales and Service support office
on the far right concern is the Intel
4. A new set-up for electroncs assembly house opposite Osram
5. New established estate
6. Highway across the city

Fat Mother Chicken Restaurant

A Chicken restaurant in Shan Si of China...

Direct translation to English is "Fat XXXX Mother Chicken"!

Sent from a visiting colleague in 2006

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Newly purchased Vinyl Sep 2008

Stewed Goose leg on Pomelo skin

This is a great dish with major ingredient of Pomelo skin, a thick yellow shell of pomelo.
We have a lot of Pomelo in the Mid Autumn as this is one of the popular fruit in Mid-Autumn-Festival.
Get a raw skin of pomelo, soak in water for 8 hours, sequeeze out all the water.
Put goose feet into hot boiling water for 15 minutes, rinse under cold water and ready for use.

Prepare a clay pot, stir fry garlic on hot palm oil, pour in Abalone and chicken broth, put goose feet into the pot and boil 10-15 minutes. Add prepared wet mushroom, add in seasoning: salt, Soy Sauce, sugar, Khnoor Chicken powder, put the pomelo skin and cook under mild fire for 30 minutes... stir it once for a while.

Yummy! A lot of fibre, and very low cholesterol delicious dish!

Suvarnabhumi Airport

A lot of issues when this airport was built, and nice to see a lot of effort has been made to improve the slippery floor, inadequate illumination and restroom, too narrow the check in counter...
A huge beautiful airport in Asia

Love is a...


This was taken by Leica M6 M90 F2, using F16 F2. That was the beach in Penang

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Citizen Hotel Amsterdam

This is a new hotel opened in April 2008, running by CitizeM group.
There is no staff for check in, and self check in is required. There is a bar serving sandwiches, Sushi, Cakes and drinks on 24 hours but quite expensive.
A bottle of orange juice and two slices of bread plus one coffee costed me Euro45.00!
A Fully customizable hotel concept 'One Star is Born' (OSIB) designed for hotel company citizenM.

The solution puts the consumer at the heart of the hotel experience and enables the hotel owner to optimize their operating costs.

(RFID, WIFI, Ethernet, VOIP, Ethernet) technologies
Philips expects the concept has potential for use in a variety of other environments, including businesses, hospitals or even nursing homes.
The heart of control portable interface "Moodpad"
The mood light lamps are all Luxeons LEDs.
Simplicity benefits for the hospitality industry in addition to the benefits to guests
Offer hotel staff and owners an integrated solution that can deliver cost savings of up to 50% due to a remote maintenance system.
The RFID enabled self-check-in and check-out service
During the next stay, the key will recall the set-up programme for last visit for room temp, TV Channel selection and ligthing preference...
Cleaning personnel can work more efficiently as the house keeping status of a room is automatically communicated to a central office.
Remote monitoring checks ensure all equipment in the room is working and confirms the availability of room accommodation.
100% running on Philips Products, including door Key, SSL, LCD TV, door sensor, window control, Air con sensors and Remote Control
It is very convenient and it is just 6 minustes walking distance to the Amsterdam air port
It is around 90 Euro for one night!
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