Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 New year resolutionssssssss

New year resolution:

1) Quit smoking, as usual
2) Loose some weight, again as usual
3) Paying more attention to my mom
4) Ringing up my dad more often
5) Figure out what I want in my career
6) Pay off the XXX debts with NXX and KXX
7) Pay off my CC debts
8) Complain less with XXX
9) Make up my mind on XXX, whether its worth it at all
10) Last but not least, to love myself more

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Decision making

Please stop me in despising you... Live up the way LPY does... In grace and in honor

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sharing session of my work: AUDIT

We had a work-related sharing session dinner in Jaya One. Throughout the dinner, we discussed on how we shall seek help from peers in order for us to get through the next peak period. I thought some of the small talks were funny and meaningful and wanted to keep it in my memory lane...

"S gives weird coaching notes. Sometimes he would just title the coaching note as J35. I scratched my head to figure out the message he was trying to bring out. He asked if it was that difficult for me to understand the coaching note, followed by PP's laughters at the back of his workstation. By J35, he was actually referring to the cell in my excel working paper. I think he's probably drunk when he's raising the coaching note to me" Quoted by LYY

"I once had a disastrous associate. I told him to vouch to some supporting documents. And he replied me, why don't you vouch it yourself. Me and the client went speechless" Quoted by LYY

"I have more patience than you, PY. If I tell you the associate is disastrous, SHE IS." Quoted by LYY

"Please help me to punch holes for the documents and file them in. She replied him, Do I look like a puncture to you?" Quoted by LYY

"If you ask me if I like audit. I do. But I hate the deadlines." Quoted by LYY

"We have to understand our role as an auditor. We do not create evidence. We gather evidence. It is the client's responsibility to make the evidence available to us. If it's not there, then it isn't. It is their role to prepare the schedules and reconciliations. Tell them, we are unable to prepare and self review, as that would not be independent." Quoted by AS

"Not coaching your team well = Deep shit for you." Quoted by AS

"When you snapped at your team members, you are jeopardizing your relationships with them. At the end of the day, that would not be beneficial to you." Quoted by AS

"If you ask me if I like audit. I do. But I hate my pay." Quoted by AS

"PY, your style would be to figure out things by yourself rather than seeking help from peers. As you think that it would be the faster way." Quoted by LC

"Certain clients purely enjoy torturing you. I think there are certain elements of personality imbalance in them. It is as though the more frustration, irritation, stress and unhappiness they create in you, the more satisfied they are. I do not understand where they are coming from." Quoted by ML

"There's a manager who likes to tell us to perform work based on assumptions. Isn't audit about evidence? Since when we start to perform our work based on assumptions?" Quoted by ML

"I can't stand a job which gives me too much personal time too. But not to the extend that I do not have any personal time." Quoted by SA

"I just want to have a minimal 6 hours sleep per day." Quoted by LPY

Monday, December 6, 2010

The petrol case

At quarter past five, I began to pack my belongings. I drove happily out of the client's premise as I was looking forward to my weekend get-away.

Five minutes later, I was in the middle of a traffic jam trying to get myself out of Shah Alam. Thirty minutes later, still in the middle of the jam and I was only less than 1km from where I began my journey... One hour later, still in the middle of the jam and my love for KL grew tremendously in every second of the jam (being sarcastic)... Two hours later, I managed to reach office.

Feeling relieved that my long journey had finally came to an end, I turned into the car park. As my car was making its way up the slope, the engine began to make a strange noise. And... my car ran out of gas. For the first time after driving for more than 10 years, my car ran out of gas!!!

With the help from a lady in her mid thirties, we managed to push my car to one corner. It wasn't a 100% kind gesture. I was merely creating a long queue, blocking everyone from their way out of the car park. Alright, I should not be rude. She may not have been truly sincere, but it was a gesture that I needed badly at that moment. Thank you though...

Then came a cute guy...(Yeah, I love this part). He was getting into his car and I approached him. He thought I just wanted to park my car at his lot. I told him, " Yes, I would like to park my car at your place but do you mind helping me to push my car into your lot?" Hysterical, yes it is. He stood there dumb founded for a second. I quickly added in, " My car ran out of gas and I need to catch a 10p.m flight." Who could resist me with such a good excuse? (laughing maliciously) Alright, I should not put it in an ungrateful way. I'm just trying to tell the story in a light-hearted way. He is cute and helpful. Hmm, I wonder if I can use that as an excuse to buy him a drink the next time I bump into him in the office... PY, stop fantasizing... Anyway, thank you Mr. Cutie ...

I made a few calls to my colleagues, desperately looking for help. Finally one of them responded to the poor me. Angelic him came over to save me out of my mess. I passed him my car keys and he solved the rest of the dilemma for me. I managed to hop into the bus and catch my flight. While I was on the way to the airport, it was made known to me that my colleague was actually in the middle of a movie when I called him. With that, I confirmed to myself that he owned a pair of wings and a golden hoop above his head. Otherwise, how could he have been the angle of the day? Alright, exaggerations do add-in some colors to my story. Don't they... Anyway, thanks a lot and I bought you the freaking expensive Godiva chocolates.