Board a MRT train filled with M1 advertisement. Even the windows are not spared. Half of the window is covered with picture of a man on a boat. Can’t really see what is outside.

That is alright with me actually. Anyway, its not the first time they covered the window with advertisement. The bus are famous for doing that too. But the annoying part is that they also play a pre-recorded advertisement thru their PA system before the train reaches every station.

And its the same bloody message.

“*tut* *tut* *tut* *tut* *tut* *tut* *tut* *tut*
Live your world mobile with M1. One Life, live it.
*tut* *tut* *tut* *tut* *tut* *tut* *tut* *tut*”

The *tut* is similar to the sound they play when the door is closing. Anyone got any good website to recommend so that I can upload the sound files?

What the heck is wrong with the marketing people at M1?
Firstly, why the need for that irritating *tut* sound?
Secondly, if I want to use your product, I would had done so after seeing that guy on the boat. If I don’t want to use your product, no matter how many times you play that annoying advertisement, I still won’t use your product. Isn’t the printed ads enough already?

Try imagine taking a train from Bugis to Lakeside. Total 14 station. Which means I have to listen to your bloody advertisement 14 times. And I’m actually paying for my ride on the train. Why am I being tortured by your annoying advertisement?

If your marketing director cannot imagine how annoying this stupid advertisement is, perhaps you can try playing the advertisement in his office every 3min interval and see if he gets annoyed or not. Wake up your ideas!

Luckily I have a quality noise reduction earphone for my MP3 player. Else I’ll get off the train and wait for the next one.

Another colleague will be leaving us. Going to have another reshuffle soon.

Wondering who will take over his position.

We are really going shorthanded soon. 3 person left our team within 1 month. 1 person on 3 month maternity leave. Another person on 1 month MC after an operation.


I don’t have the experience to take over his position. But experience is not the considering factor. Nobody have experience from the beginning. Its only when you jump into the water then you’ll learn how to swim.

I feel that the only thing that is holding my teamlead back from giving me his task is my level. I’m still a Junior Officer. He is a Senior Officer. Everyone who is doing that task is a Senior Officer.

Although I don’t have the experience to take over his task, I feel that I could still handle it with some guidance. The only issue is my level.

And it is not that my teamlead doesn’t want to promote me to Senior Officer. It because I haven’t got my degree yet. HR rules says that Senior Officer need to have a degree. End of the day, its still that stupid piece of paper.


He gave me some good advice. He suggested that perhaps I should change the way I do thing. Instead of going into the codings myself, I should change my focus to assigning them to the outsource staff in china. And I should concentrate more on cross team coordination.

Which in a way make some sense. Isn’t that what my teamlead does all the time? Perhaps I should do that too.

Number of chin up: 0
Number of days to ICT: 27
Number of RT I’ll need to attend if I fail my IPPT: 20

I’m in deep trouble….