Tuesday, April 29, 2008
And I should keep getting better. Settling for something easier and being content are not options that should be entertained.
Oh and review past notes. They're useful.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
In order from right to left. MostlyBlack, Half Without, and Half With.
A hand and 2 legs ful.
Combined, the flu has caused more death, complications and misery than very possibly any other disease in the world.
And since there's never been any effective cure, we're screwed to suffer it one way or another till armaggedon.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thanks for the Hoegaardens that you always split with me the first thing I arrive at the bar every time.
Thank you, for sharing your dreams and excitement of being a dad for the first time.
Thank you, for the pranks you pulled on me, and we, on the other customers.
Thank you, for sharing with me what you wanted to do, so your family can have a better life.
Thank you, and I'll miss you Halid. There will be one more name to remember when the song plays.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Had a taste of what it's like to stay in a villa. Fucking Awesome. And doing the cannonball into the pool. Doubly Awesome.
Having allegedly the BEST sup buntut in the world. It's a taste explosion, that's what it is. Not as addictive as what the guys make it out to be, but 3 bowls in 4 days. Well, absence makes the heart fonder does it not?
Had a manicure AND a pedicure at the same time. My fingers are shiny.... getting... hyp... no...tised.....
Got to ride a bike again. Man I missed it, even if it's just a 50CC scooter. Petrol in Bali is sold in fucking vodka bottles. Talk about high octane fuel.
Ku De Ta. Fuuuucking amazing view. I think, the view's actually better than the food. And the food was pretty damn good
Learnt how to counter exchange rate cheats. The HARD way. Lesson cost me 100k rups.
Bak Mee Goreng. Another taste explosion. How the hell do they make it taste so good?
Partying ain't all that great. Where the hell are the RnB clubs dammit!?
Getting a king sized bed all to myself. I still sleep on one corner of the bed with 2 of the 4 pillows. I don't think I'll ever get used to luxury. Maybe the extra space is used for other things. Hmmm...
Right. That's all for now. No pictures, at least this time round, and nothing more... adventurous. Or at least, I'm not telling. Heh heh heh.
Friday, April 11, 2008
The person with coffee in his hands, and the one with the broom.
Never look down on anybody.
On that note, there are 2 kinds of people that wear anything they want in a high level corporate office. The boss and the sweeper. Chances are, you'll never quite figure out which is which.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
So I've been told that when it comes to negotiations, that I have a tendancy to be condescending.
What's being condescending? It's hard to put an exact finger on it, but it's almost like you're "talking down" to somebody. Professional maybe, but the same way that counter officer at certain government agencies are professional. Cold, mildly degoratory, and basically just looking down your nose at somebody.
I never knew I was like that. Quite a shock really. But looking back I realized that I am. Mildly condescending. And having been on the receiving end, I must say, it is a good lesson learnt and a valuable mirror held up against myself.
And today, I read this in my email,
"When people are aware of the good or bad opinions other people have about them, they want to live up to those opinions. This is why we act out the roles assigned to us. If we receive praise, we want to be worthy of that praise.
"I heard of a police officer who always seemed to be able to get even the toughest criminals to open up and tell him everything. His technique was to tell the criminal, "I know you have a reputation for being the tough guy who's been in a lot of trouble, but everyone tells me the one thing that stands out about you is that you never lie. They tell me that whatever you say, it's always the truth, no matter what."
"Honestly assess how you think you make others feel when they're around you. Do you make them feel small and unimportant, or do you inspire them to achieve more? Your actions towards others will tell them how you feel or think about them, which will in turn determine their behavior!"
"The German writer and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once stated, "Treat a man as he appears to be and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he already were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be."
- Kurt W. Mortensen
What a wake up call.