Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Managing Yourself - Part I: Motivating Yourself

OK, so Amon and I kinda read the first part of Grolier Business Library's 'Managing Yourself'. And I found out that I am a person that may be motivated by what I want to ACHIEVE and the feeling of BELONGING to something, someone or a group.. Amon is definitely a person motivated by the need to have influence.. hehe..

This book further explained that while we are either (or may be influenced by 2 or all 3) of these motivators -- needing to achieve, needing to belong and needing to influence... we are driven by factors that may motivate us. The author setted up 5 drivers that dictates on how we do things, which individually for each person might be different. These drivers may be used for us to set our own standards when we do things... These drivers are: Speed, Perfection, Approval, Effort and Strength. Speed is the standard of a person who's always in a hurry. These people will never miss deadlines, are known to be efficient, may need less time for preparation, are quick-thinking and works best under pressure..with strict deadlines. Unfortunately, these are the people who would tend to be impatient and may pressurise others, who's always hasty and are prone to mistakes, talks quickly and may be interrupting (plus won't be able to listen to other people), rushes a bit too much to be on time and may not have enough time to check on potential mistakes. (This is soooo Amon and Sin)
A person bound on the standard of perfection are known to be accurate at making any jobs, less likely to make mistakes, will always have contingency plans for potential problems, reliable, well-organised and are always well-presented. On the other hand, these people may be so detailed that they may confuse others, would be a bit slow because they always have to make sure that their work is right, very critical, may lead to hesitation, often have hard time to trust others so that everyone will abide to the perfection standard as well, and may be quite poor at meeting deadlines. (Mommy, Nabs, and sometimes me)
The person who'd standardise him/herself to the Approval of others are usually those who are called pleasers. These people are good at smoothing things over, who are also good-listeners, intuitive, kind and considerate, understanding and well-liked. I want to admit that I am this, but I am not sure that I am always a kind person, although I always put other people's feelings before mine :P.. The disadvantages for these kind of people is that they may cause misunderstandings due to acting on intuition rather than checking facts, may not tell people the truth although they know that these people are wrong (because they'd hate to upset people), may be seen as weak, due to reluctance to put forward ideas and opinions, they might also have difficulties in saying NO (nang aku la),... and take criticism too personally (emotional).. (Yep this is me.. and Amon padah Liyana too.. because she's a sweet and sensitive person.. I'm not too sweet I guess)..
Forth driver is the standard of the Trier, a person driven by Effort. These people are hardworkers and they will never give up...They are enthusiastic, thorough (will look at all the possibilities and options), well-motivated, and yep, they work HARD! The downturn of having this as a driver is that they can turn simple tasks become hard due to the enthusiasm, they may start things, but never finish it..may volunteer for too much, becoming over-committed, and will be more concerned with effort rather than success! I know Sin is a hard-worker who's well motivated, but I think he always finishes his work ba...
Strength reflects the standard of the coper.. they never over-react and panic, they deal calmly with angry, upset or difficult people, and they could deal with difficult and stressful situations. They are very good at handling crisis when others panic, they are very honest, predictable, reliable and steady. But they may have the tendency to be afraid of letting people down. They can be hard to know, because their feelings are covered up. Besides that, they might not be aware of this, but being so strong may make them feel over-loaded inside, because they'd refuse to seek help from people and they hate admitting weakness. They see failure to cope with everything as a weakness. I see a lot of this in Athila. She's a very strong person, but I doubt that she's all emo inside. Maybe she is, who knows... but we love you just the same, hunny :)

I'm gonna continue with this soon... this kinda things are a bit eye-opening when you read more and more on it :P It may not be too accurate, maybe it'd help me work out my hidden strength :D

I'll come back with more... gotta do some work now..


Monday, December 28, 2009

Fortune Cookie Reading: 28-12-2009

Come to Momma, Money! HAHAHA

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas :)

Had a really simple Christmas Eve with Sin ~~ My rendition of CAKE's 'Walk on By' Merry Christmas Everybody :)
Good night~

What the Cookie says:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Everytime We Say Goodbye (Song by Cole Porter)

Every time we say goodbye
I die a little
Every time we say goodbye
I wonder why a little
Why the Godss above me
Who must be in the know
Think so little to me
They allow you to go

When you're near
there's such an air
of Spring about it
I can hear a lark somewhere
begin to sing about it
Theres no love song finer
But how strange the change
From major to minor
Every time we say goodbye

When you're near
Theres such an air
of Spring about it
I can hear a lark somewhere
Begin to sing about it
Theres no love song finer
But how strange the change
From major to minor
Every time you say

Theres no love song finer
But how strange
The change from major to minor
Every time we say goodbye

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Time and Time Again

Sometimes some things are not what it seems? Usually it's like that, but who am I to argue? Life is what life is. It goes round and round.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

If You've Been Wondering What I've Been Doing.. :)

I spent a little time with family... (next to me's Carmelia)...
I went to the office (to work *ehmm ehmm*) with Amon.. and we had our own work space :)
I did some drawings.. (this is NOT it! I did this months ago lol)..
... and I attempted a bit of this~.. (sewing)... not done yet.. no time to finish.. :(
Oh yeah.. and yesterday I went hiking and got myself a sprained ankle on the way down. UGH!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let's view today's reading.. (15-12-2009)

mmmhhhmmmm....mhmmmm...uhuh... okayy.... :Pbila gik duit nak masok??? =.= boleh le.. hehehe... :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Points to Consider

1) Sleeping hours -- EARLY
2) Eating portion -- SMALL
3) Work out hours -- INCREASED
4) Mood -- POSITIVE 24/7
5) Spending -- REDUCED

Anything else? I'll update soon!

Friday, December 11, 2009


B-E, A-G-G, R-E-S-S-I-V-E!
This photo was taken this morning. I found these pair while I was trying to find my other skirt (was late for work!) lol. Sempat~ :P

Remember those things you did in secondary school. Those little tiny things that some of us might regret now, some might just laugh it all, and some would actually be proud over it. This is mine. Hehe. I kinda miss my team mate. This morning I found my cheerleading uniform (lalu la reminiscing kejap tek). Cheerleading was so short-lived in our school. There were no support to prolong the activity. But I remember that Mr Tan (our secondary school principal then) was so supportive of us (or was he just indifferent over it? lol). For this blogpost, I'm just going to tag those cheerleader members from not just our team, but also those from other teams. :D If I missed some of the names, please tell me. I think I'd want to include your names here. And I think it'd be best if you have the complete photo of the teams. I'd love to post it in here as well :)

Good Morning~

Thursday, December 10, 2009

21 Types of Negative Friends

Does being a bad friend make you a BAD FRIEND?

This image here is of a book I think :P I googled for it~ ngehehe..

I actually got this from a magazine (was it herworld or female or marie claire? I don't remember) But can get a glimpse of it here: "When Friendship Hurts" by Jan Yager.. (title nya ya emo eh!)

Nobody's perfect, so I think I am these:

2. The Taker Borrows (I almost always loses my friends' things~ Sorry, Munee --CD and DVD *sobs*)

5. The Self-Absorbed (Especially when I am busy with studies/work... I feel like I've done this to Mai lately :( )

12. The Downer (This WAS me. Not anymore. Things have changed me to become better I guess? CONFIDENCE baby, CONFIDENCE!~ Kesian Aizud, my mangsa emo... and Saiful too sometimes :P~ Love you two! )

15. The Loner (NOT ALL THE TIME. Just when I need the space. I can't even be with Chee Sin then... I bet nobody ever notices much... at least I hope that they don't :O )

16. The Blood Sucker (Chee Sin, I'm your girlfriend, yet I am not THAT overly dependent~ :P just trying to make a point here.. :P )

17. The Therapist (kadang2 ingin nak rasa smart ba LOL, I'd only do this when friends are willing to utilise my service :D)

21. The Caretaker (WAS. Naby suka bully me. Whatever~ lol. 21's my favourite number ;) )

heehee... do you think I am any of the rest? TELL ME!!!~~ Because through self-evaluation, I can't really feel the rest :D

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

First Day at Work!

The pictures taken weren't from work itself though,... it was taken during lunch time. Best aie, because I didn't know that Ezra and Al-Azfar was like working nearby. Mun gitok, ada la lunch buddy!! heehee.. :D And yea.. Amon suroh upload cepat2 so that Liyana will check it out and makin rindu him. Liyana! I'm like so ingga here!!! LOL... xx

OK OK.... I've gotta go do work now :D



I do think that 17 year old Taylor Lautner is hot.... what HE HE-ed me was this part: "... and Taylor Swift Barbie is sold seperately." HE HE. Gago kali jak :P

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Trust Me...

... This Is...

A D E S P E R A T E C A L L F O R H E L P !
"My gift is my song
And this one's for you
And you can tell everybody
That this is your song
It maybe quite simple
But now that it's done
Hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is now you're in the world"
Tell me which girl will not fall for this. One important thing that any girl would expect in a relationship is to be appreciated (although I know that we would rather have guys know about this themselves, kan?~ seems more magical that way, lame, but where's the fun without that mystery, kan?). Picture a guy who sees all the best things about her behind her arrogance, stupidity or naivety... I strongly feel that guys seek for the same thing as well... but they are always afraid to admit it, and mostly too dumb to realise it... oh well, your loss :P
I better start praying now. God Bless~

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Let us see if this will work....

Reminiscing the times when the 'parents' of my family would sit together with the younger ones talking about what they wanted to do when they were younger led me to think: "Do I want to ONLY talk about what I always wanted to be when I have childern one day?" ~ Because you know how people always say that "Talk is Cheap!" If you really want to do some thing, forget about the possibilities of failures that are about to befall you, since you know that when you fall, there will always be a reason for you to jump back up when you want to right? So where am I now? I just recovered from fever. I am done with final exams that I am hoping so badly to pass (Please, God, Please make sure that I pass all!), and I have so many things that I want to do, that is actually waiting for me to choose which to do first.
Motivation? I need self-motivation. I have family and friends who believe in me (maybe not all, but most of them could see what I see). Money? Boleh dicari. I can start selling things as soon as I wish to, right?

Should I think over on this?

It was..

an excrutiating pain. betol sik spell ya? I'm very tired and sick.