Archive for October 2006

Bryan Adams – Never Let Go

I was attracted by this song when I watch The Gaurdian last friday. They played this song at the ending credits, while showing old pictures of the coast guards. And I just sat there enjoying the song.

Very nicely written song.

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Bryan Adams – Never Let Go

can ya lay your life down – so a stranger can live
can ya take what ya need – but take less than ya give

could ya close everyday – without the glory and fame
could ya hold ya head high – when no-one knows your name
thats how legends are made – at least thats what they say

we say goodbye – but never let go
we live, we die – cause you cant save every soul
ya gotta take every chance to – show that you’re the kinda man who
will never look back – will never look down
and never let go

can ya lose everything – ya ever had planned
can ya sit down again – and play another hand

could ya risk everything – for the chance of being alone
under pressure find the grace – would you come undone
thats how legends are made – at least thats what they say

we say goodbye – but never let go
we live, we die – cause you cant save every soul
ya gotta take every chance to – show that you’re the kinda man who
will never look back – will never look down
and never let go – never let go

ya gotta take every chance to – show that you’re the kinda man who
will never look back – will never look down
and never let go

we say goodbye – but never let go
we live, we die – cause you cant save every soul
ya gotta take every chance to – show that you’re the kinda man who
will never look back – will never look down
and never let go

never look back – never look down, and never let go

Inflexibility

Had make up lesson yesterday because Tuesday was a holiday.

Exams are coming and we had finish our lesson. So the tutor is giving us revision and exam tips. He prepared a powerslide with key points that we should take note while doing our revision. It also includes model answer for the assignments questions which he thinks its important. We were all copying whatever thing that is on the powerpoint slide like mad.

It was crazy. He could had made it simply by giving us the powerpoint slides so that we can concentrate on his talking and read the powerpoint slide later. But he said he couldn’t give us the slides because there are model answer for assignments and the school doesn’t allows the tutors to distribute them. But we can look at it and copy down whatever we want.

Isn’t that a very stupid ruling?

I told the tutor that he could just give us the ppt and I’m sure nobody will report him to the university. But he refused. While I understand his concern, I’m just not happy with the schools’ inflexibility. What the heck, its just model answers. You allow tutors to show the slide, but not distribute. What the heck are you all thinking about?

I could had use my cameraphone to take picture of all the slides, but I guess it will be abit hard to refer back to. So I copy the main points, just like everyone else does.

I can’t stand inflexible rules and people.

Just like what Donald Trump said:
“You need flexibility or you’re never ever going to be successful.”

New Template

Work in progress…..

Finally finish changing my template. Been saying that I wanted to change my blogskin since long long time ago. Its not that I’m busy or lazy to change. Its just that I haven’t bump into a blogskin that I really like.

Well, finally found 1 beautiful blogskin call make my way.

I took 1 hour to tweak the template. This CSS stuff is making HTML harder and harder to understand. Too bad we didn’t get a chance to learn CSS back in school.

Please let me know if there is any problem viewing my blog. Think there might be some problems for firefox users.

Drunk and high

Just came back from a colleague’s wedding.

Lost track of the number of glasses I’ve drunk. Damn… I’m bound to have a terrible hangover tomorrow.

Funnily…. I’ve been looking for this high-ness feeling for a long time. Yet I didn’t achieve it until today.

Oh well…. whatever sorrow you have, just drink up to it. CHEERS!!!!

Junk Mails

Getting quite irritated by one of the admin staff that mass mail useless email to everybody in the company.

Here are couple of example.

Hi everyone,

One of our colleague here has lost her new Nokia handphone. She has tried the nbr but it has been switched off.

So if anyone has found the phone appreciate if you could give it to us in central admin.

Helping one another is really a great way of life.

Thank you and have a great day !

If the finder switched off the phone, then obviously he/she wants to keep the phone for himself/herself.
If the finder wants to return the phone, he/she would had done so without anyone emailing.

So why bother sending this email???

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The water dispenser was faulty and sent for repair. Few days after the water dispenser came back from the service centre, the admin staff send this email.

Hi everyone,

For your info

Someone asked me yesterday if the water is drinkable. Yes the dispenser is repaired and clean for drinking.

Thank you.

If the water dispenser just came back from the service centre, isn’t it obvious that the water is now drinkable? If it is not drinkable, why would the water dispenser be send back?

Common sense would had answered the question.

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The car park pass was missing and the admin staff send this email out to everybody.

Hi,

CAR PARK PASS 14 IS MISSING.

ITS NOT BOOKED OR SIGNED IN.

WHOEVER HAS TAKEN THE CARD PLEASE RETURN IT IMMEDIATELY.

BE PROMPT IN RETURNING THE CARD AS IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO RETURN WHAT IS TAKEN.

THIS WILL ALSO ENSURE A GOOD FLOW FOR EVERYONE TO USE THE CARDS.

IF YOU ARE TAKING LEAVE EITHER YOU DO NOT TAKE THE CARD OR FIND WAYS TO RETURN THRU SOMEONE AS THERE WILL BE OTHERS WHO NEED THE CARD.

WE NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION TO HAVE A GOOD SYSTEM.

THANKS

While I agree that there is a need for this mass mail, but there isn’t a need for you to type everything in caps. Come on… show some professionalism.

The next day, everyone got this email.

Hi,

Card 14 is returned still with no signature. Thanks for returning the card.

Pse do take note to book and sign before taking the card and to return the card PROMPTLY.

Thank you.

What the point of sending this email?

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Got this urge to set a rule in my outlook to auto move all emails from that admin staff straight to the deleted item folder. Most of her emails are those minor issues that normal common sense will tell you what to do.

And she always mass mail to the entire department, which is more than a hundred people.

Assuming everyone spend 10 seconds reading her email, do you know how much time the company has wasted?